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stephen-worobec:

this is why i love my city :)

First Muslim mayor of Canada, urgh, why couldn’t you be the mayor of Toronto?!

Here’s to democracy, may you get the government you deserve.

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carthaginiansandelephants:

Women’s Hockey in Canada: 1914 and 2014.  

It’s not just a sport, it’s part of what we are.

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Tessa and Scott teach Rick Mercer how to ice dance. [x]

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nexttimeforever:

Canadians really love their hockey.

nexttimeforever:

Canadians really love their hockey.

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So, what was the football score in metric?

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edwardspoonhands:

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cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

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kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

Holy shit I was going to make some joke about my $0 Canadian medical bill (or the cheap Canadian baby bill in the bottom pic) but this is beyond joking. This is genuinely horrific and upsetting. We need to organize a militia to liberate the United States.

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terresauvage:

Rick Mercer + Tom Thomson = <3

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macintush:

jail sure did change the biebs

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sassysarahlikes:

RMR: Rick’s Rant - Home Mail Delivery Ends

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jacnoc2 asked: If you add Fahrenheit in parentheses the Americans will never switch to Celsius. I'm an American and I switched to Celsius last April (to "rebel" against the United States) and IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER than I thought it would be that I was left wondering why the f**k the US hasn't switched yet!

I’ve refused to learn Farenheit. I have no idea when an American tells me a temperature and I refuse to learn. I’ll labouriously convert it on my phone, and be like “OHHHH YOU MEAN 20 DEGREES” and then keep on using Celsius in my conversation.

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magnass:

me: ooh it’s such a nice day today
me: *rolls down window on the drive home*
me: it’s so warm i wonder how warm it is
me: *checks weather*
weather: 1° (34°)
me: oh

You know you’re Canadian when you put in a Fahrenheit translation for Americans just to be polite.