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Should Scotland be an independent country?

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Post #51 by AD » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:27 am

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:You think France is a shithole? Sure, like most big countries it has it's shitty parts, but the country as a whole a shithole?


I think you mean "Sure, there are nice things in every big country. Hell, even the presidential palace in the Baghdad green zone is pretty nice.. but you think its not a shithole?"
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Post #52 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:31 am

Isn't Luxembourgish basically French?

How about Monaco? Highest GDP per capita in the world.
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Post #53 by PPJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:41 am

Is Monaco actually a country though?
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Post #54 by IcE ColD » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:43 am

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:Is Monaco actually a country though?


Sovereign city-state, apparently
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Post #55 by BlackRedGold » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:52 am

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:You think France is a shithole? Sure, like most big countries it has it's shitty parts, but the country as a whole a shithole?


With all the asshole surrender monkeys that live there how can it be anything other than a shithole?
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Post #56 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:03 am

BlackRedGold wrote:With all the asshole surrender monkeys that live there how can it be anything other than a shithole?


They could make nice buildings and fill them with attractive furnishings, art and tasty food.
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Post #57 by Dog » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:06 am

Craig wrote:They could make nice buildings and fill them with attractive furnishings, art and tasty food.


Their ladyfolk are also tenfold more attractive than the wenches from the british isles. That's also a plus.
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Post #58 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:16 am

embracedbias wrote:guys, you're derailing our quebec thread :colbert:


Speaking of French Shitholes, has anyone else noticed that pretty much all of Quebec that isn't Montreal or wilderness is basically a giant strip mall?
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Post #59 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:28 am

[quote="Big#D"][/QUOTE]

Almost none of Toronto is a stripmall. London definitely falls in that category though.
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Post #60 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:53 am

Big#D wrote:Toronto is a big version of London. I was there a couple of weeks ago. Same shitty stores. Same shitty stuff to do. Toronto is the definition of the shitty part of Canada.


Are you sure you weren't in Mississauga?
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Post #61 by Dog » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:03 pm

I like Toronto.


Then again, I like Costco.
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Post #62 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Big#D wrote:perfectly sure.

to show it to be true, i went to google maps and dropped a streetview pin randomly in the city and then looked around to see a bunch of shitty little stores grouped together. i didn't have to even move. just turned around.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Toronto,+ON/@43.703073,-79.296888,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sSa21e6RjSRZpsWp33Z24ZQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d4cb90d7c63ba5:0x323555502ab4c477


Man, that's Scarborough.
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Post #63 by IcE ColD » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:10 pm

The Bytown Boozer wrote:Just popping by to remind each & every one of you that our good friend BRG's face is also a giant shithole.


Did it really need reiteration?

If so, thank you very much, you're a gentleman and a scholar.

If not, well the usual, go fuck yourself.
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Post #64 by PPJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:12 pm

Craig wrote:Man, that's Scarborough.


Which is part of Toronto.
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Post #65 by NyQuil » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:13 pm

Mustafa wrote:Too bad New Orleans french dont exist anymore, the work of the white english men once again. SHould be a warning for us though.


Actually, French in Louisiana is on its way back up.

Mrs_NyQuil attended a francophone legal conference in Lafayette and the number of French speakers is on the rise.

Plus, they use civil law there much like Quebec. And government services can be accessed in French as of 2011. You can attend school in total immersion or bilingual from K to Grade 12 in a number of cities and parishes.

Once again, there's a lot of hysteria but not a lot of accuracy.
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Post #66 by NyQuil » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:18 pm

Lord Chezz wrote:Is Mrs Nyquil attending any of the Congres Mondial Acadien activities?


I don't think so.

However, I think the francophone legal conference is going back to Louisiana again (?) so I might tag along this time.
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Post #67 by Craig » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:18 pm

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:Which is part of Toronto.


Lol, sure it is.
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Post #68 by Dog » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:20 pm

What does mrs nyquil do?
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Post #69 by NyQuil » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:22 pm

Dog wrote:What does mrs nyquil do?


What doesn't she do.
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Post #70 by PPJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:23 pm

Craig wrote:Lol, sure it is.


Well, Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto, and he's your mayor and he's Scarborough's major. Ergo, Scarborough is part of Toronto.
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Post #71 by Dog » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:33 pm

NyQuil wrote:What doesn't she do.


Attend cheese's acadian conferences?

:dunno:
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Post #72 by Mufasa » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:12 pm

NyQuil wrote:Actually, French in Louisiana is on its way back up.

Mrs_NyQuil attended a francophone legal conference in Lafayette and the number of French speakers is on the rise.

Plus, they use civil law there much like Quebec. And government services can be accessed in French as of 2011. You can attend school in total immersion or bilingual from K to Grade 12 in a number of cities and parishes.

Once again, there's a lot of hysteria but not a lot of accuracy.


Trying to make everything look good and shinny; French as a first language is almost completely non-existent for anyone under 40 years old, universities had special classes in French founded by the federal government, doesn't exist anymore. I'm pretty sure you are talking about French as a second language, as your immersion classes indicate.

If that's how you see the future of Quebec... That's laughable.
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Post #73 by BlackRedGold » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:41 pm

The Bytown Boozer wrote:Just popping by to remind each & every one of you that our good friend BRG's face is also a giant shithole.


Damn! I knew I shouldn't have let your mother sit on it!
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Post #74 by RTWAP » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:44 am

Big#D wrote:perfectly sure.

to show it to be true, i went to google maps and dropped a streetview pin randomly in the city and then looked around to see a bunch of shitty little stores grouped together. i didn't have to even move. just turned around.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Toronto,+ON/@43.703073,-79.296888,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sSa21e6RjSRZpsWp33Z24ZQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d4cb90d7c63ba5:0x323555502ab4c477


Looks charming.
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Post #75 by NyQuil » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:12 am

Mustafa wrote:If that's how you see the future of Quebec... That's laughable.


You really do have poor confidence in your fellow francophones.

The funniest anecdote from the entire Lafayette conference was when Mrs. NyQuil's boss was asked by a Quebec participant how he learned French to such a high level.

Her boss is a Franco-Ontarian from Sudbury. The woman expressed her surprise that anyone was capable of learning or retaining French outside of Quebec.

He was forced to actually make a statement in front of the entire group about how French does not only exist in Quebec after another native Quebec speaker gave a speech alluding to the fact that it was impossible to maintain French beyond the walls of la belle province.

The only people who dislike militant Quebec francophones more than Quebec anglophones are francophones from outside of Quebec. But it's understandable why. It's easier to pretend that draconian measures are needed rather than acknowledge the continued existence of francophones elsewhere in the country.

For the record, there are at least a million francophones outside of Quebec who are doing just fine.
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Post #76 by mayoradamwest » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 am

NyQuil wrote:
For the record, there are at least a million francophones outside of Quebec who are doing just fine.


i think a few of them have diabetes. :(
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Post #77 by Mufasa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am

NyQuil wrote:You really do have poor confidence in your fellow francophones.

The funniest anecdote from the entire Lafayette conference was when Mrs. NyQuil's boss was asked by a Quebec participant how he learned French to such a high level.

Her boss is a Franco-Ontarian from Sudbury. The woman expressed her surprise that anyone was capable of learning or retaining French outside of Quebec.

He was forced to actually make a statement in front of the entire group about how French does not only exist in Quebec after another native Quebec speaker gave a speech alluding to the fact that it was impossible to maintain French beyond the walls of la belle province.

The only people who dislike militant Quebec francophones more than Quebec anglophones are francophones from outside of Quebec. But it's understandable why. It's easier to pretend that draconian measures are needed rather than acknowledge the continued existence of francophones elsewhere in the country.

For the record, there are at least a million francophones outside of Quebec who are doing just fine.


Haha so your delusion about Louisiana turns out to actually be Quebec bashing, interesting. You should know that the proportion of French speaking Canadians is become smaller every years, services in French outside of Quebec is an everyday fight, the assimilation of French speakers outside of Québec is a problem, in Ontario more than the third of the French population speak English at home, that's a situation where the Next generation will be anglophones, considering almost 100% of the immigration is going to choose English for their children education (can't blame them) , those comunities are going to become a fraction in their regions while English will keep on growing, it has been like that for generations actually, just look at the French population in Canada 50 years ago compared to today. We'll look again in 30 years when the baby boomers will be gone. The only thing that has been slowing the process is bill 101.
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Post #78 by PPJ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:39 am

Mustafa wrote:Haha so your delusion about Louisiana turns out to actually be Quebec bashing, interesting. You should know that the proportion of French speaking Canadians is become smaller every years, services in French outside of Quebec is an everyday fight, the assimilation of French speakers outside of Québec is a problem, in Ontario more than the third of the French population speak English at home, that's a situation where the Next generation will be anglophones, considering almost 100% of the immigration is going to choose English for their children education (can't blame them) , those comunities are going to become a fraction in their regions while English will keep on growing, it has been like that for generations actually, just look at the French population in Canada 50 years ago compared to today. We'll look again in 30 years when the baby boomers will be gone. The only thing that has been slowing the process is bill 101.


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Post #79 by Mufasa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:51 am

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:Alas, a dieing tongue.


Every tongues are dying in your mouth.
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Post #80 by PPJ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:05 pm

If the french language was guitar music, this would be Paris French:

[YOUTUBE]L3FlG2uJgY8[/YOUTUBE]

This would be Quebec French:

[YOUTUBE]2MI-_jWAmlE[/YOUTUBE]





Why exactly is that abomination worth saving?
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Post #81 by IcE ColD » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:47 pm

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:If the french language was guitar music, this would be Paris French:

[YOUTUBE]L3FlG2uJgY8[/YOUTUBE]

This would be Quebec French:

[YOUTUBE]2MI-_jWAmlE[/YOUTUBE]





Why exactly is that abomination worth saving?


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Post #82 by Mufasa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:25 pm

embracedbias wrote:I don't get it. Why do you care?


To tell you the truth I don't care much, I just wanted to show how NyQuil is a vile individual.
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Post #83 by AD » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Mustafa wrote:To tell you the truth I don't care much, I just wanted to show how NyQuil is a vile individual.


But you could just ask him. I'm pretty sure NyQuil would be happy to admit being vile.
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Post #84 by Mufasa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:30 pm

AD wrote:But you could just ask him. I'm pretty sure NyQuil would be happy to admit being vile.


His opinion is as vile as himself, why should I trust it when it comes to self assessment?
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Post #85 by NyQuil » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:09 pm

I'm just speaking up for the minority of a minority.
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Post #86 by PPJ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:03 pm

The Bytown Boozer wrote:It's always the assholes with the thickest of Canadian accents who make this argument, just sayin'...


I am an asshole, but my accent is pretty mid west neutral.

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