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  1. Considering moving to Canada. Is there anywhere there that's warm? Probably not..

    1. Nebulous112

      Nebulous112

      Absolutely. But I guess it depends on your definition of warm. The west coast is comparatively warm - Southern BC is where you want to be. It rains a lot in Vancouver, but it is surprisingly pretty sunny in Victoria. Much less rain. Beautiful little city, IIRC. And hardly ever snows. Small, though. Living on "the island" is it's own unique lifestyle. Pretty laid back.

      For big cities weather-wise, I would suggest Calgary or Vancouver. Calgary can get really cold, but it usually isn't, and it experiences "Chinooks" during the winter, periods of warm weather driven by winds off the mountains. It is sunny almost all the time. Economy is historically very good as well. People compare it to Denver because of the mountains.

      Vancouver's weather is like Seattle, but maybe a bit sunnier. Still wet. But rarely gets snow. Bigger city than Calgary, and more diverse. A large Asian population. Decent economy. Much better culture, and somewhat better nightlife than Calgary. But house prices are ridiculous. Does not get hardly as cold as Calgary can get, though.

      http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/10-reigning-weather-cities/

    2. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      Wow! Great info, thanks! I've been through Calgary once on my way up to Banff. I was a teenager then, but remember thinking it was a nice place. I would miss my mountains, so Calgary sounds pretty good. Though Victoria sounds nice too. Coastal would be a nice change from desert/mountainland. :D

  2. I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs.

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    2. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      Big surprise, the people lost out to corporate interests once again. Trump's America.. *sigh*

    3. Nebulous112

      Nebulous112

      The fight is not over yet...I hope the people of the US can keep raising enough of a stink for a bill to go through for Net Neutrality in Congress.

      It would put legislators on the record as to their support, either way.

    4. RavenMind

      RavenMind

      It would, but they won't. IF such a bill is brought, it's likely to be shot down in committee so that nobody is really on the record. Then they'll say the various states Attorneys General should bring suit. Which some have promised is coming, but it'll take a good while to get through the courts & then the Supreme Court has the option of not even bothering to hear the case. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic. There's always the chance that the average American could understand that the language about the issue got twisted around, and that it's going to hurt them in the end, then they'll care enough to do something about it... Okay, I couldn't keep a straight face for half the time it took me to write that sentence.

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