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Old 11-25-2012, 07:59 AM   #57
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yup it also means we dont have deal with a turkey & family hang over when we get up in the wee hours to head across the the border for the Black Friday sales!
So far, this is the best explanation between the Canadian and US Thanksgiving differences I've read yet!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #58
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It is interesting that even in the US most (but not all) engineering is done in metric because of its simplicity, and ability to work with worldwide standards.
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Yes, I was a auto engineer for 27 years and it was metric the whole time. I was amused to help out a neighbor kid with his truck. He kept rounding off bolt heads. I explained to him that he should be using metric wrenches. "What?! When did they change?" ..."Ummmm....before you were born........"
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #59
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Well...also except for that "newly painted/protected from the snow" part. Plus I'm pretty sure I won't win that Canadian Lottery..
To bad, you might enjoy the fact that Canadians dont pay any tax on Lottery wins no matter how big a win!
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER/ ADMISSION OF SOUR GRAPES ETC....

To my neighbors-to-the-North:

This is just to admit that I'm still really really mad about that whole border thing, hence my nitpickyness....

Love, Francesca...left behind in 1846

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It's not too late to try again, you know....here's a map in case you forgot!
Oddly, my house is on that map just about where the last "d" in "disputed" is...it's like they knew me!


Wish they had included the fort.
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I love Canadians (living 30 minutes from Windsor), but I'm curious why there are so many Canadian FG trailer manufacturers and such a large (comparatively) following here? Do Canadians just live more modestly than Americans and are attracted to a more practical trailer? Government regulations or tax laws?

I think that Americans are really good at modifications to products already out so we get to pick your brains for ideas.
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It is an interesting thought that the maybe the Canadians caught the Fiberglass Trailer bug quicker than the US. Gas has always been more expensive to use in Canada. I don't think the Canadian Economy has had quite as wild swings of Boom and Bust as the US, almost always closer to a Bust with much higher taxes. The more economical Fiberglass trailers seem like a more logical choice.

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It is interesting that even in the US most (but not all) engineering is done in metric because of its simplicity, and ability to work with worldwide standards.
Yeah...sometimes they even use both at the same time without telling each other!
Wait a minute...were you Folks by any chance "helping" us with this project?
MARS ORBITER LOST IN NASA METRIC MIX-UP

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Two countries, one mother country, how did that happen?
Two navies full of sailors...think about it...

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #64
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People here complain that we shouldn't change to the metric system because it's "too hard" to learn BUT I'd bet there isn't a single 5 year old kid that couldn't make the right choice when told to go get a 2 liter bottle of Coke. Almost 40 years ago the school where I was teaching had a 20-30 minute class in metric conversion. That is hard and there's really no practical reason to switch back & forth between systems. If you're gonna buy that steak anyway, what difference does it make if the label says pounds or kgs? We should just switch whenever mfg retooling or repackaging goods. BTW, there is a stretch of interstate highway in Arizona between Nogales and Tucson where the "mile" markers are in kilometers.
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Hi: rgrugg... How about the Air Canada pilot of "The Gimli Glider" who glided his new jet to a dead stick landing, on an old Canadian forces base, after running out of fuel. Only trouble was those kids playing on the tarmack couldn't hear him coming!!!
Seems Litres aren't as big as gallons.
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Two countries, one mother country, how did that happen?
Probably for the same reason I'm in Southern California and my Brother is in Upstate New York. We get along better that way.
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I'm curious why there are so many Canadian FG trailer manufacturers and such a large (comparatively) following here?
When you're snowed in, cooking fiberglass helps keep you warm. They might as well mold it into Trailers to keep it from piling up.

We have the sun shining all winter, which toasts our jeans and our money keeps burning holes in our pockets... some of us can't be satisfied with just ONE trailer, which is why I have 2.
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Excuse the small hijack, but anyone out there watching the Grey Cup? Guess I'll support the Argo's this year.
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The Grey Cup?

Is that the Early-Bird Special Dash at the Walmart Golf Cart Crossing across from the Old Folks' home down in Florida?


The Race To Walmart

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