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Heaven is wide open spaces - at least, it is for most people, according to a massive new data set of happiness in Canada.

A team of happiness researchers at the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University recently published a working paper on the geography of well-being in Canada. They compiled 400,000 responses to a pair of national Canadian surveys, allowing them to parse out distinctions in well-being...Are happier communities richer, for instance? Are the people there more educated? Do they spend more time in church?

Their chief finding is a striking association between population density - the concentration of people in a given area - and happiness. ...

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/People-who-live-in-small-towns-and-rural-areas-12922528.php
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I would believe so. I like both city and rural living, not too fond of suburbanite living.
I won't accept.

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You can't extrapolate what a bunch of funny speaking Hosers have to say about things with regard to the American condition.

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Do I have to haul out the 'Blow up your TV' vid again, Frank?


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Do I have to haul out the 'Blow up your TV' vid again, Frank?

Have you been to Canada? It's like a foreign country up there.

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Have you been to Canada? It's like a foreign country up there.

You forget I am only 60 miles from the Alberta border, eh?


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You forget I am only 60 miles from the Alberta border, eh?

"Eh"? Better be careful using that. After we take care of this Mexican problem we are going to have to round up these Canadians and get them back to where they belong. These illegals gallivant around drinking OV Splits with a weird beer bottle sizing that must be some sort of Canadian measurement. Hell, do you know that Gordon Lightfoot travels around the US freely singing about sinking boats and worrying about the lack of daylight? I've written the President many letters for him to address that outrage.

Sorry...

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"Eh"? Better be careful using that. After we take care of this Mexican problem we are going to have to round up these Canadians and get them back to where they belong. These illegals gallivant around drinking OV Splits with a weird beer bottle sizing that must be some sort of Canadian measurement. Hell, do you know that Gordon Lightfoot travels around the US freely singing about sinking boats and worrying about the lack of daylight? I've written the President many letters for him to address that outrage.


One word:

Poutine.

You lose, hoser.

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One word:

Poutine.

You lose, hoser.

Sir your knowledge of those peoples ways has me suspecting you are in reality 60 over the border there. I'll be informing the President in my weekly letter to him that out interwebs is being infiltrated by you northern bastards.

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Sir your knowledge of those peoples ways has me suspecting you are in reality 60 over the border there. I'll be informing the President in my weekly letter to him that out interwebs is being infiltrated by you northern bastards.

You are obviously mistaken, as the only possible way that could be so is if I were an undercover RCMP... The only entity north of the border with the facility and expertise to pull off such a plan. And everyone knows I look lousy in red. And the only words to Oh Canada that I know are exactly those: Oh Canada... Like every other true American at the Calgary Stampede, we just mumble 'watermelon' through the rest of the tune...

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One word:

Poutine.

You lose, hoser.

Ah, Poutine!  There's a gourmet food truck around here that serves it.  They get the cheese curds from the local milk factory.  They sell fresh curds every Thursday at the factory store.
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I would believe so. I like both city and rural living, not too fond of suburbanite living.

I've been living the Phoenix 'Burbs for 35-40 years, and I'm tired of it.  I have a new place about 4 hours away...will be moved in by the end of January.
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Ah, Poutine!  There's a gourmet food truck around here that serves it.  They get the cheese curds from the local milk factory.  They sell fresh curds every Thursday at the factory store.

You know what that is? Am I going to have to add you to my list of illegal northerners that I send to the President every week?

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Ah, Poutine!  There's a gourmet food truck around here that serves it.  They get the cheese curds from the local milk factory.  They sell fresh curds every Thursday at the factory store.

Ain't that a contradiction in terms...  :silly:

I do love poutine. I can get at it around here, though you have to go up a bit north of right here... But even that ain't the same as 20 miles north of the border...  :shrug:

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You know what that is? Am I going to have to add you to my list of illegal northerners that I send to the President every week?

The Preezy already knows about Meezy.  Half the legal people in Phoenix are transplanted Yankees.
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Ah, Poutine!  There's a gourmet food truck around here that serves it.  They get the cheese curds from the local milk factory.  They sell fresh curds every Thursday at the factory store.
I wouldn't exactly put the words "gourmet" and "poutine" in the same sentence....
 
 ...but if you want the real thing and other equally tasty breakfast foodstuffs (especially the Eggs Benedict), and if you're ever in my neck of the woods (still-a-small-town-at-heart Manchester, New Hampshire) feel free to check out this place:
 

Chez Vachon, on Manchester's west side. Sunday brunches are awesome. 
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Ain't that a contradiction in terms...  :silly:

I do love poutine. I can get at it around here, though you have to go up a bit north of right here... But even that ain't the same as 20 miles north of the border...  :shrug:

A food truck that serves Poutine does fall into a category separate from Roach Coaches.  I'm sure gen-you-ine Canadian Poutine is better, but it doesn't exist around here....
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I've been living the Phoenix 'Burbs for 35-40 years, and I'm tired of it.  I have a new place about 4 hours away...will be moved in by the end of January.

I never quite got the burbs. I can live in the urban downtown fine, rural and small town fine. But the burbs just suck. They will be the death of this country.
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I never quite got the burbs. I can live in the urban downtown fine, rural and small town fine. But the burbs just suck. They will be the death of this country.

My workplace was in the suburbs, so I had a 1-mile commute, each way.   It's why my 2009 Escape had 21,000 total miles when I bought new tires the other day.
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My wife and I moved to a rural town of 500 people on a small horse farm(wifes hobby) .

 Give and take.

 Closest good food store is 30 minutes drive one way. Zero crime on our road  rarely lock our doors except when we go away. Zero traffic of course.  Housing and land is super cheap.

Have to drive a considerable distance just to see a movie. We live and hour and half from two large cities so we can drive there.

All the good looking people and ambitious folks move away. Minimal job oportunities for most people though we are self employed.

 If something ever happened to my wife I would move away


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I never quite got the burbs. I can live in the urban downtown fine, rural and small town fine. But the burbs just suck. They will be the death of this country.

I will never ever live in a city. Or the 'burbs'. Folks living that close together with nothing else on the land makes me crazy. a small town is bad enough. Since I got divorced I got out of town, and I am happy.

If I ever get my pins back under me, I will be back in the sticks where I belong.
Then I will be happy, happy, happy.

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I wouldn't exactly put the words "gourmet" and "poutine" in the same sentence....
 
 ...but if you want the real thing and other equally tasty breakfast foodstuffs (especially the Eggs Benedict), and if you're ever in my neck of the woods (still-a-small-town-at-heart Manchester, New Hampshire) feel free to check out this place:
 

Chez Vachon, on Manchester's west side. Sunday brunches are awesome.

I thought Goffstown or Auburn is where you go for upscale dining.
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Never trust a toque wearing hoser.  Take off.

They call it a toque here too...  :shrug:

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They call it a toque here too...  :shrug:

Frank was correct then.
“Here’s the truth. Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high. And our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you there are only two genders.”


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