"...do Canadians ever threaten to move to America? Not really. They just
"According to a report by Statistics Canada about 167,300 Canadian residents
moved to the U.S. between 2001 and 2006*. That’s about 33,000 per year. By
comparison about 9,000 Americans move to Canada each year, and the U.S. has
nine times as many people. "
There's a psychological syndrome that seems to be in play here. It goes like
this: When you're miserable compared to someone else, you can feel
relatively better off by finding faults in the other.
It's sorta "I'm OK, You're Not."
Yes there is.
Let's explore it by posting some additional information from the story
you linked to:
==========Update, June 29th, 2012:
The Statistics Canada report provides data from both the Canadian
census' Reverse Record Check (RRC)—the data cited in the piece—and the
American Community Survey (ACS). The American Community Survey
estimates that, in 2006, 73,000 people residing in the United States
lived in Canada one year earlier; 34,000 of those people were born in
Do emigrants from Canada to the U.S. stay in the U.S.? For 2006 the RRC
data suggests that "approximately one-third of emigrants from Canada to
the United States intended to return to Canada".
How many retired Canadians LIVE in the US -> vs how many working-age
Canadians move to the US (and bring their families) to work and live in
the US and/or become US citizens?
There are a shit-load of retired Canadians that spend more than half the
year living in the US. Technically they can say that they "live in the
US". Keep that in mind in the context of the story that you quoted.
Those people hang on to their Canadian passport and maintain legal links
to Canada for one very important reason: HEALTH CARE. They'll return
in a second when they get sick.
Second, look at the update. Half of the so-called "Canadians" that
"resided" in the US in 2006 weren't even born in Canada. And a third of
all "Canadians" that moved to the US intended to return to Canada.
So none of this helps to make your case that proportionately more
Canadians become US citizens than vice-versa.
And while you're here, you haven't responded to this:
Remember this thread?
Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:53:43
The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of
the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to
arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
Now do you want to take your foot out of your mouth and formulate a
cogent response to the new law that your congress has just passed?
And you might want to look at the USA section here:
I never said, or implied, that Canadians become U.S. citizens. In fact, I
didn't do anything - I just reported and linked to a factual story by
others. Nevertheless, it is clear that considerably more Canadians move to
the U.S. from Canada than the reverse.
The bill you reference, S1867 passed the Senate 93-7. It passed in the
House, 283-136. It was signed into law by our beloved president, Barak Obama
December 31, 2011.
You might actually, you know, "read" the bill.
SEC. 1032(b)(1) Applicability to United States citizens: "The requirement to
detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to
citizens of the United States."
As for "arrest American citizens in their own back yard," no law is needed
to codify the president's Article II powers. That is, unlawful enemy
It all depends who you are. I just happen to choose to live here in
Alberta. Having spent years working for U.S. military as civilian I
am OK with U.S. too. I just don't like too crowded environment. U.S.
and Canada is inseparable friends like twin brothers. I feel sorry for
anyone who can't be happy and content with themselves. He always blames
or picks someone else for his unhappiness.
Alberta is very friendly, highest per capita income, no sales tax,
lowest income tax, business friendly place. We are celebrating 100th
year edition of Stampede in Calgary , come on up for all the fun.
Why do you ask?
Is there a prize for the largest number? The most original? The most
eco-friendly? For the one using the most native ingredients?
Does killing miniature horses count as a full horse killed or one-half a
horse killed? Which possibility do you prefer?
Would that be Transactional Ramboism? It's been a while since I was in
I'm thinking a book from Dr. Eric Berne, "games people play".
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Ah yes, reminds of my old self-help book based on the theory of Gestalt
Ramboism: "I'm Okay, You Should be Taken Out and Shot".
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
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