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alaskanassasin
alaskanassasin Posts: 7,659
edited February 15 in EggHead Forum




I had no idea, the comments make me not want to pick on Canada anymore.

https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/1aqxq91/the_other_immigration_problem_too_much_talent_is/

 

South of Columbus, Ohio.


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  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,731
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    Meh. A bunch of <35yo's whining on reddit. 

    Nearly every one one of those comments mentions higher salaries in the US (mostly for IT type jobs, which are very "pink slip-able"), without mentioning all the other expenses that go with it. Anyone who thinks healthcare in the US is the gold standard (from a policy perspective) needs to step back from their beer for a moment. The $$ signs look great, but there's a high price to pay.  

    Not one of those comments mentions the absolute shite-hole we are in politically Or, the fact that you are far more likely to get shot on this side (as a school kid!), than in Canada. 

    Some years ago, I gave serious thought to donating combat tourniquets to caliprince's daycare, after he told us about an active shooter drill they had there. If that doesn't break your heart, I don't know what will.

    Reading about the Stop the Bleed campaign made me consider it.  Some context:
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/turning-bystanders-into-first-responders


    I'd gladly take a salary cut, and pay more for housing (which are the main gripes in the reddit thread referenced above). Too old, and lazy, to emigrate now. Took me this long to figure out how things work on this side. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,350
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    I don't care which country or city subreddit it is you're going to find many threads that are pretty much the same sort of bitching and moaning about how "life in "x" sucks and things in "xx" are much better and I'm moving there as soon as I can". As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side.

    It's funny tho to see so many in that Canada thread think that life will be easy and they can double their salaries and afford a place to live in such places as Seattle, San Francisco, NYC while the folks in those subs complain about how outrageous rents are.

    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    Really thought this would be about breakfast choices, maybe even smoked meats given it’s posted on the main forum.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • alaskanassasin
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    Really thought this would be about breakfast choices, maybe even smoked meats given it’s posted on the main forum.
    Sorry John, this might be hard for you to hear, but nobody visits your OT section, where you commonly post your thoughts and opinions.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    Really thought this would be about breakfast choices, maybe even smoked meats given it’s posted on the main forum.
    Sorry John, this might be hard for you to hear, but nobody visits your OT section, where you commonly post your thoughts and opinions.
    Yikes, that really stings.  I’m not sure how I’ll make it through the day now.

    Back on topic, it was pretty funny to me to read all these comments from Canadians who apparently view the US as some kind of utopia.  Especially given how much bitching and moaning we seem to hear every day about how awful things are and how lousy the economy is.  Sounds like we’re maybe doing pretty well.  Who knew?  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • alaskanassasin
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    HeavyG said:
    I don't care which country or city subreddit it is you're going to find many threads that are pretty much the same sort of bitching and moaning about how "life in "x" sucks and things in "xx" are much better and I'm moving there as soon as I can". As the saying goes, the grass is always growing greener on the other side.

    It's funny tho to see so many in that Canada thread think that life will be easy and they can double their salaries and afford a place to live in such places as Seattle, San Francisco, NYC while the folks in those subs complain about how outrageous rents are.

    On the few occasions that I have visited Canada everything was really expensive, so I assumed Canadians made tons of money. I guess they might have before their current administration was put in place? 

    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • unoriginalusername
    unoriginalusername Posts: 1,065
    edited February 15
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    I live in Canada 45min away from Buffalo, NY. The average home in the GTA is $1.1m vs half that in the nicer neighborhood's outside of Buffalo (my wife grew up in Clarence Center). 

    My marginal tax rate last year of employment was 48%, everything I buy has HST costing 14% and there are normal things like property tax etc

    I worked in high tech so employment is based where those firms have head offices / major campuses. There is not comparable employment roles and or income 45min south so any fantasy about moving to the US for what would be lower taxes like Florida doesn’t really apply as the jobs are in California where the taxes aren’t as significantly cheaper and the cost of living to be less than an hour from work is higher

    i have a family member with chronic leukaemia, kids or parents who have needed hospital visits which cost $0 for the ambulance and care provided 

    our news media is government owned, subsidized and or regulated so there is hardly any coverage that’s not overshadowed by global events. While almost every Canadian bemoans the government’s inefficiency, higher taxes and or general execution against campaign promises nobody organizes to do anything about it as complaining at work to a coworker over a cup of Timmie’s wins out every time 
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,385
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    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • fishlessman
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    the canadians in the boston area move down for work, move back to die.......they dont take advantage of the hospitals in boston even if its employer paid, dont use the free healthcare in canada......seems you cant make people use their health ins.  maybe the newer generation wises up
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,385
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    If you want to get concise updates on Israel-Hamas, Russia-Ukraine and the Red Sea and Houthis it's all right here in the OT section-
    OT subject but worth a main-stream read- OT News Feeds...  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?



    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?



    We tried that.  The Buffalo was not amused, plus this gold should have its own stand alone thread.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?



    We tried that.  The Buffalo was not amused, plus this gold should have its own stand alone thread.
    Fairly faulty memory/logic there, mr real estate man.  What he did was to sink the thread, just like he sinks just about all OT threads posted to the main board.  So if he wasn’t amused by that, he’s not going to be amused by this either.  

    I really don’t give a sh!t one way or the other.  I would be perfectly fine with people posting whatever they want, wherever they want.  I was just needling Alaskan because I knew exactly what he was doing and why and it’s fun to irritate him.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • alaskanassasin
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    I am casually trolling Canadians, and the only one who responded didn't open himself up to further scrutiny. I about spit my coke zero out when I read that your income tax is 48% @unoriginalusername ? plus 14% sales tax? did I read that right?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • alaskanassasin
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    According to google, our highest federal income tax bracket is 37% and that is for married making over 693K a year.  Does that sound right @Ozzie_Isaac?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • alaskanassasin
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    According to google, our highest federal income tax bracket is 37% and that is for married making over 693K a year.  Does that sound right @Ozzie_Isaac?
    Yes, 37% and for 2024 that is for joint income over $731K. You only pay that on the portion that bumps over that threshold after deductions and other CPA gyrations.  The real kick in the heuvos is self-employment tax of 15.3% on top of the 37%.  So in theory you could be paying 52.3%.

    I am not anywhere near that bracket, but it is a goal.

    I heard a saying yesterday that really rang true:  Being rich is easier than being poor, but harder than being fine.

    (This excludes being generationally wealthy, I think generational wealth would be pretty easy life, and would love to give it a try.)

    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • unoriginalusername
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    I am casually trolling Canadians, and the only one who responded didn't open himself up to further scrutiny. I about spit my coke zero out when I read that your income tax is 48% @unoriginalusername ? plus 14% sales tax? did I read that right?
    Yes combined provincial and federal income tax in my last year of employment was a marginal rate of 48%. Then with what’s left, everything you buy for goods and services has a 14% harmonized sales tax in Ontario

    if your a person who tithes first fruits you’re living off 28% remaining of your annual income including the tax on purchases …. Nuts 
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
    edited February 15
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    Does something need to be offensive to qualify as crap?   It's crap compared to some solid recipes for Canadian bacon, which can be delicious when properly made.  Plus, you just admitted to casually trolling Canadians...
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    According to google, our highest federal income tax bracket is 37% and that is for married making over 693K a year.  Does that sound right @Ozzie_Isaac?
    Yes, 37% and for 2024 that is for joint income over $731K. You only pay that on the portion that bumps over that threshold after deductions and other CPA gyrations.  The real kick in the heuvos is self-employment tax of 15.3% on top of the 37%.  So in theory you could be paying 52.3%.

    I am not anywhere near that bracket, but it is a goal.

    I heard a saying yesterday that really rang true:  Being rich is easier than being poor, but harder than being fine.

    (This excludes being generationally wealthy, I think generational wealth would be pretty easy life, and would love to give it a try.)

    The real crime is what generational wealth is taxed at in the US.  
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,770
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    Does something need to be offensive to qualify as crap?   It's crap compared to some solid recipes for Canadian bacon, which can be delicious when properly made.  Plus, you just admitted to casually trolling Canadians...
    The french,,,,,Texans,,,,,and Canadians are all open game 😝
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • unoriginalusername
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    Does something need to be offensive to qualify as crap?   It's crap compared to some solid recipes for Canadian bacon, which can be delicious when properly made.  Plus, you just admitted to casually trolling Canadians...
    The french,,,,,Texans,,,,,and Canadians are all open game 😝

    Technically Alberta has all three of those things 
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,770
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    Does something need to be offensive to qualify as crap?   It's crap compared to some solid recipes for Canadian bacon, which can be delicious when properly made.  Plus, you just admitted to casually trolling Canadians...
    The french,,,,,Texans,,,,,and Canadians are all open game 😝

    Technically Alberta has all three of those things

    How's their chili
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • unoriginalusername
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    lousubcap said:
    The OT section is where you can get "All the news that's fit to print."  
    I think Alaskan’s calculus here is that while nobody goes there because they don’t want to hear our views on random sh!t, they definitely will want to hear *his* views on random sh!t.  
    It is a pain to get to.  I prefer convenience.  The extra clicks just aren't worth the hassle.  Plus, nobody new gets to see the fun stuff and lurkers and noobs miss out.  That is why I like the main forum.  Open that robe for all the world to see.
    Even better, why don’t we all just start posting cr@p like this in the WAYDRN thread?




     That was harsh, calling my forum engagement crap. I don't think this reddit thread is particularly offensive to anyone.
    Does something need to be offensive to qualify as crap?   It's crap compared to some solid recipes for Canadian bacon, which can be delicious when properly made.  Plus, you just admitted to casually trolling Canadians...
    The french,,,,,Texans,,,,,and Canadians are all open game 😝

    Technically Alberta has all three of those things

    How's their chili
    https://youtu.be/kI9_wnlOx0Q?si=M63PCyglWkH7KWU5
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
    edited February 16
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    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Canadians are conspicuously absent on this thread. Just confirming their reputation of being polite, I suppose. 😂

    C’mon now OP; it’s not even Friday. 
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,977
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    Someone sent me this video and said it was @alaskanassasin on his farm, don't know if it's true:


    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,528
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    Yup, we have to bribe our kids to stay  =)
    https://youtu.be/f5onKVpI25E?feature=shared




    canuckland