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#91 SNACanuck

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

all the places I'd consider a worthwhile step up


The irony in this comment is that LA, LAS and some of the other cities people are talking about in this thread haven't been named to any top 10 list of best places to live. Van has... Just bust'n your balls a bit on that comment.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

Vancouver's rating decreased because of a highway closure on Vancouver Island. I don't rely on those surveys. Plus, the surveys are not subject to people's likes and dislikes. No survey can be. Theres's no way this city is liveable to people who love the heat.

Edited by chandlerbing, 08 May 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

From the survey I saw, LA was a moving up on the list. It's now 44th? Multiple Canadian and Australian cities in the top 10. QOL can be more important than sun for people(myself included). It's all about priorities which everyone's is different. I can respect that :) I'm at the point I've lived in Socal long enough I want to get the hell out! But circumstances won't allow that... for now. As soon as I can, I'm back in Van.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

The irony in this comment is that LA, LAS and some of the other cities people are talking about in this thread haven't been named to any top 10 list of best places to live. Van has... Just bust'n your balls a bit on that comment.

I'll take my criteria and my personal experience over reports crafted by British accountants...
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

One of my friends I graduated with, from Burnaby North, lives there and works for 20th Century Fox.

My wife lived there for a while when she was a couple of years out of high school - but didn't like it at all.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

One of my friends I graduated with, from Burnaby North, lives there and works for 20th Century Fox.

My wife lived there for a while when she was a couple of years out of high school - but didn't like it at all.


From your profile :picard:

I am a Christian because I have a personal relationship with God, it is my own, not my family, not my church, not my friends, but mine. I believe the Bible is the Truth, God's word. 2 Timothy 3:16 says "All Scripture is God-breathed". I love Him, He loves me, He is my friend, my comforter. I believe Jesus died for my sins and someday I will be with Him for eternity...

So what city does God love more? :sick:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

From your profile :picard:

I am a Christian because I have a personal relationship with God, it is my own, not my family, not my church, not my friends, but mine. I believe the Bible is the Truth, God's word. 2 Timothy 3:16 says "All Scripture is God-breathed". I love Him, He loves me, He is my friend, my comforter. I believe Jesus died for my sins and someday I will be with Him for eternity...

So what city does God love more? :sick:


Wow...that was really mature.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

The irony in this comment is that LA, LAS and some of the other cities people are talking about in this thread haven't been named to any top 10 list of best places to live. Van has... Just bust'n your balls a bit on that comment.


Best places to live surveys are based on the experience in the city as a whole. It's probably not the greatest quality of life to be born into a crime ridden ghetto of some kind. Canada doesn't have ghettoisation on the same scale. We have no history of slavery and overall better social services. These surveys are going to reflect that, but might not be the best measure of the non-ghetto experience most of us would have if we moved to LA.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Best places to live surveys are based on the experience in the city as a whole. It's probably not the greatest quality of life to be born into a crime ridden ghetto of some kind. Canada doesn't have ghettoisation on the same scale. We have no history of slavery and overall better social services. These surveys are going to reflect that, but might not be the best measure of the non-ghetto experience most of us would have if we moved to LA.


yeah, those railways built themselves...

well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

"Canada" had black slavery, its just that ball never got to get rolling much because what later became Canada was barely getting started when the British Empire banned slavery.

Anyway, I spent my day in Compton, Watts and East L.A. the other day and would rather live even in those over Surrey, no joke. All of those places seem a lot better than they used to be.

OTOH I was shocked about how much appearant decay there is in some of the more expensive neighborhoods, you've got these massive estates with wrought iron gates, statues and reflecting pools and all of that, which cost like $25K a month to rent and who knows how much to buy, and half of them are crumbling.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

Electro, what shaped your opinion of Vancouver?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

I grew up in Vancouver back when it actually deserved the positive hype, I've watched it change into something ugly. I also became familiar enough with other cities to realize what you miss out on by living in Vancouver. I would have moved out of Vancouver for good years ago if it hadn't been for certain members of my family sabotaging a job and immigration bid back when it was a lot easier to do.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

yeah, those railways built themselves...


Those were built by workers under extremely poor conditions, but they were not slaves. Sure the conditions were absolutely awful, but it was a step up from being someone else's property.

"Canada" had black slavery, its just that ball never got to get rolling much because what later became Canada was barely getting started when the British Empire banned slavery.


This is actually pretty close to the truth. Although technically black slavery was legal in Canada up until the early 1800s, we had no agricultural industry to necessitate them. Saying we "had no history of slavery" is techincally incorrect. It just didn't occur at the same magnitude to lead to many of the issues of disenfranchisement in the USA.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

Your last sentence is exactly why I made plans to move out. I don't want to regret it later.
Incidentally, I wonder why in my CPA class there was not a single Canadian. Every one of us is an immigrant.

Edited by chandlerbing, 10 May 2012 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:51 PM

Great win by the Kings. Another reason for me to move down to LA.
Thanks to those who contributed. I've booked a trip to LA this July for a week to check out the area and decide where I want to stay.




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