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FML - The follow-up

Today, my daughter's obsession with Canada got out way of hand when she was suspended for climbing up the flagpole, in an attempt to replace the flag with a red-and-white maple leaf one. FML

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OP here. I made an account so I could follow up. For those of you doubting my parenting: in my household, no banshee-like deed goes unpunished. Yes, this was a school suspension, for those unsure, and it was three weeks, which is pretty reasonable. Sadly, this is a continuation jr. high school for kids who've been permanently expelled (I'm surprised no one asked why she's still in school during the summer), where banshee-like behaviors such as this are not rare.
By VictoriaLeavitt - / Tuesday 25 June 2013 00:35 / United States - Las Vegas
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She just wants to ride our pristine moose over to the store to get some maple syrup and bagged milk,Then of course go to Tim Hortons. That should be everyone's greatest ambition.

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181- that depends where in Canada you are, actually. Here in Nova Scotia we have lots of ocean to keep the temperatures regulated. Not too hot in summer, not too cold in winter. I could go into all the super fun details of how and why that works but I'm not in the mood to be all science-y so you're on your own. It is a fact, though!

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Our taxes aren't even that insane haha and it's a lot more convenient not having to worry about huge hospital bills while someone is sick or having to pay to ride in an ambulance.

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Taxes aren't insanely high, but they ARE high..... gotta pay for the healthcare system somehow right? Canada chooses to put the tax money towards healthcare and taking care of its citizens, rather than putting it towards the army and going off to far off places, sticking its nose everywhere and policing the world according to how it thinks everyone should run their own countries. A different set of priorities.

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Canada doesn't need an army anyway. I think that if there was a world-wide attack the last place that would get attacked would be Canada. They don't try to be the hero like other countries. (BTW, I live in the U.S. so this is unbiased)

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@89, I didn't miss anything. Did you miss the part where I said "I'm not saying that would ever happen?" I'm just saying why many Americans rejected the opportunity to acquire a Canadian-type health system here, among other reasons. America is supposedly about equality too--it's the subject of the opening line in our Declaration of Independence. Yet that didn't stop the IRS from royally fucking people of certain political persuasions.

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Okay let's clear up some stereotypes against socialist Canada. We do spend money on our military! We have a military I was in it so was my husband and brother and sister and several friends! Our military isn't quite like the states but we went over sea's and helped in World War II that's why we call out music awards he Juno awards after Juno beach. Back to health care though you know what I pay for prescription drugs $0 because I have insurance and even if I didn't which would probably mean I di

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Actually 88, we have the most fresh water in the world. If a country wanted our water as bad as the States wanted oil from Iraq, we could find ourselves under attack.

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Working in pharmacy (in both retail and hospital settings) I truly appreciate the government health care. The hospital I work at is an oncology hospital, and seeing the price of those medications I am more than willing to pay taxes towards helping these people. I haven't needed a hospital yet thank god, but when I do I'm glad to know I can leave without worrying about a new debt.

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61, Canadian forces went to Iraq and Afghanistan. They were all hush hush about it though. They used small groups to take out persons of interest. I didn't believe it, I mean it's Canada and all haha, but check it out.

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#137 I didn't say Canada doesn't fight, or that we don't have a military (Canada has been part of most, if not all major war operations globally) I just said that we don't throw a massive chunk of our dollars towards it, we instead choose to fund healthcare to take care of our citizens instead of arming up with expensive weaponry to go around killing others

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162- they could, actually. Fresh, drinkable water is a limited resource and if we reach a point where other countries are desperate for fresh water and realize that we pretty much have it all, they could conceivably decide to "steal" our water. Not saying this would happen any time soon, but in the future, yes, it is a possibility.

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Next time you're at the store, look at the prices for a bottle of water, then look outside at the price of gas. Compare them volumetrically in terms of pricing, you will be surprised.

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First of all stop saying it is free. You had no upfront costs. You probably pay more in taxes then what you actually get out of the health care system. For a young healthy person they get screwed with the taxes. Also because of the system like you said you can go in for anything, which actually drives up the cost of health care which they would need to charge more in taxes because of how much people use. The healthy people get screwed over while the unhealthy get their moneys worth. The money yo

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