• How about Canada then?

    From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to All on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 03:09:49
    Now that we've established that any mention of USA, that is not in favour of the present POTUS, is proof of US hatred; can we at least move on to a country just north of said country?

    As a Scandinavian citizen I'm really interested in how Canada from it's severe problems in the 80's and 90's managed to get to where it is today in such a short period of time.

    Canada today has a better social welfare system than even Sweden, formerly one of the best in the world.

    It's PM Justin Trudeau is constantly enjoying an approval rate of around 70%
    (how about that, Trump?).

    So, please, Canadians all around Fidonet, tell us your secret! How could this happen in just a few decades?





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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 17:39:53
    Hello Bjrn,

    Now that we've established that any mention of USA, that is not in favour
    of
    the present POTUS, is proof of US hatred; can we at least move on to a country just north of said country?

    As a Scandinavian citizen I'm really interested in how Canada from it's severe problems in the 80's and 90's managed to get to where it is today
    in
    such a short period of time.

    Canada today has a better social welfare system than even Sweden, formerly one of the best in the world.

    It's PM Justin Trudeau is constantly enjoying an approval rate of around
    70%
    (how about that, Trump?).

    So, please, Canadians all around Fidonet, tell us your secret! How could this happen in just a few decades?

    Canadiens, please. Never Canadians. Do not want to insult my
    friends in the Frozen Nawth.

    Actually, it all happened quite suddenly. The Queecois found out
    Justin Trudeau speaks French. And also that he loves French food.
    That is what sealed the deal. Just remember not to tell his English
    speaking friends.

    --Lee

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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Lee Lofaso on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 19:57:27
    Canadiens, please. Never Canadians. Do not want to insult my
    friends in the Frozen Nawth.

    Depends of course. One is English, what you propose is French (as can be expected by a Cajun) with something around 21% having French as their mother tongue.

    That's another thing that I admire about Canada, it's so welcoming to immigrants. And of course, that's one of the "secrets" about it's success story. If only Sweden could take notice. USA is of course a lost cause with the
    Orange One, and his hatred for anyone non_US, in charge...



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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Lee Lofaso on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 20:21:19
    The Québécois found out Justin Trudeau speaks French.

    Just out of curiosity, how much in common has the Canadian Bungi Creole with
    the Kourí-Viní in Louisiana?





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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Bj÷rn Felten on Thursday, February 21, 2019 01:02:10
    Hello Bjrn,

    Canadiens, please. Never Canadians. Do not want to insult my
    friends in the Frozen Nawth.

    Depends of course. One is English, what you propose is French (as can be expected by a Cajun) with something around 21% having French as their mother tongue.

    The Quebeois are very proud of their culture, and heritage.
    Like Cajuns, they define their culture by their language.
    When in Montreal, do order in French. Or try to. Last time
    I was there it got me my meal for free.

    OTOH, Swedish might also work. As long as you compliment the chef.
    And also the waiter/waitress.

    That's another thing that I admire about Canada, it's so welcoming to immigrants. And of course, that's one of the "secrets" about it's success story. If only Sweden could take notice. USA is of course a lost cause
    with
    the Orange One, and his hatred for anyone non_US, in charge...

    I don't get what this POTUS is trying to do. He has banned
    immigrants from serving in our armed forces. That is something
    no previous POTUS has ever done. Even during WWII the POTUS
    welcomed German immigrants to serve in our armed forces. Some
    of those Germans having been imprisoned in Germany.

    Such "criminals" would never be allowed to serve in our armed
    forces today. Not by this POTUS.

    During the Vietnam War, many Mexican immigrants served in our
    armed forces. The POTUS did not turn them away, or have them
    deported. He welcomed them, and honored them. Especially
    those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for what was their adopted
    country.

    The Orange One has made them all "criminals" - regardless of
    where they are from. Why the hatred for humanity is something
    only he can answer. Not only hatred for humanity, but also
    for dogs. He is the first president in well over 120 years who
    does not have a dog in the White House.

    At least he cannot deport man's best friend.

    --Lee

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Bjrn Felten on Thursday, February 21, 2019 01:02:21
    Hello Björn,

    The Québécois found out Justin Trudeau speaks French.

    Just out of curiosity, how much in common has the Canadian Bungi Creole
    with
    the Kourí-Viní in Louisiana?

    There are three versions of Cajun French spoken in Louisiana.
    One version is spoken in southeast Louisiana, in the New Orleans
    area. This version is closer to Parisian French than the other
    two versions. Another version is spoken between southwest and
    southeast Louisiana, mainly by blacks. And then there is a
    third version spoken in southwest Louisiana, along Bayou Teche,
    around Lafayette. This is the version known as Kouri-Vini.

    The French spoken in Canada, mainly in Quebec and Nova Scotia,
    is spoken much faster than the French spoken in Louisiana. But
    we all understand each other just fine. Even though not all
    words are the same. Much easier for Cajuns to converse with
    folks from France rather than Canada since the two languages
    are actually closer, and spoken at about the same rate of speed.

    Here is an example of Kouri-Vini -

    ALBERT GUERIN SAIS SO CAJAIN

    Albert Guerin, who visited here recently writes the following in his
    beloved Cajun:

    ‘Jim, comment toe tay connais moe tay a St. Martin? Mo tay si content
    lire toe lette. Oui, moe rapelle les beau temps nous autre tay gain
    a l’ecole. Cest domage moe pas woie toi, peut-etre ain autre fois ma
    gain l’occasion woir toi.

    Ca ta pay fais labas dans ti village la? Ecri moi quelque fois. Mo
    sera content entendre de toe nouvelles. Mo passay quelque jours ici
    a St. Martin. Ca rapelle moi des bon souvenirs comme nous tay petit.
    Aurevoir Jim mo pay partie demain. Good luck and best wishes. Ton
    ami, Albert Guerin’

    St. Martin Weekly Messenger
    Friday, August 10, 1945
    Volume 60
    Number 22
    Page 4 Column 2

    [www.mylhev.com/kouri-vini-whats-name/]

    --Lee

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    Your Hole Is Our Goal

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