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Ken

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7 month long winter wrote:
Winnipeg is a fine city to grow up in and stay in; but folks, let's admit, although there's OK jobs availability and it's a good place to raise kids, it's terrible city to move to.
What Winnipeg has going for it:
1) 2/3 of the native residents own or have access to a cabin in the lovely Whiteshell to the East, or
on Lake Winnipeg to the north. They get away to their cabins all summer long with lifelong friends and family.
2)Every winter, all winter long they play and watch ice hockey and curling with their lifelong friends.
3) There is social hierarchy here, but there isn't an overwhelming social hierarchy based fundamentally on inclusion in or exclusion from the financial capitalist class. You can be working class or middle class and feel that you're not a failure, you're living the good life. That's less stressful for a lot of people.
Things that are soul-crushing in Winnipeg, primarily for Outsiders:
1) Every native-born Manitoban has a chip on his or her shoulder the size of the moon and the weight of a neutron star. They cannot, cannot accept that it is hard and depressing to live in a place that is flat, surrounded by corporate export-oriented agriculture and very polluted rivers, extremely cold and snow and ice ridden for 60% of each year, with terrible concrete infrastructure constantly assaulted by the terrible climate, and all thereby causing people to be generally cold, uninterested in the outside, relentlessly mannered and/or thuggish, and profoundly unsympathetic. Their fallback move is neurotic laughter and quick accusations that you are flawed (if you 'too often'(ever) wish you could see stars and feel fresh, warm air, go for a hike out your door, etc).
2) Winnipeggers are really smooth at the 30 second greeting; after that, their social skills collapse. It is only possible for "outsiders" to make friends in Winnipeg with people who are not from Manitoba--and there aren't that many; and even the folks who moved here and managed, by marrying in, with extremely hard work, and by exploiting every last ounce of their extroversion, to create a social network--they can't afford to be too cuddly to outsiders. You're an outsider? You're alone. For years on end.
3) If you ever imagined that Canadians were not racist/classist, move to Winnipeg. They think and treat poor First Nations people as if they were polluting lepers. It constrains possibilities for everything, from building decent relations to building decent infrastructure and amenities. In that way, like North Dakota, Winnipeg's kind of a conservative utopia--everyone's an individual, a 'family' member, or a nationalist. But a cross-class/race sense of community is a rarity, though that's what you'd need to build a better town. Well, they don't need it. They've got Jets tickets and their cabins.
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People can't get along much anywhere in the world. When they do it is temporary. In some parts of Canada the underdogs are the natives, in others the Chinese, others the blacks, the Jews, the English in Quebec etc. In Australia the Mauri's, in Northern Ireland the southern Irish, In England it is the cockney's, and on and on.North and south populations also seem to have problems - India, Korea, China, the US etc.
Having spent a lot of time in other major cities I have to say that I almost never saw stars in them either - it is about all of the light generated in the city and diffusion. Some of us have winter sports like cross country skiing which also meets our need for something like a hike. Most of us do yearn for warmth at the end of a winter like this one.
If the adjustment is too difficult either change your approaches or do the sane thing.....
Ilovemycity

Winnipeg, Canada

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#1938
Apr 12, 2013
 
I've lived here from childhood. I admit that our roads need improvement and parts of the city need sprucing up but there is much to do. We have night clubs and restaraunts, theatres, museums and much green space.
You have to be a hardy soul to survive the winter so the weather isn't for the frail and weak. As children we were always outside sledding and snowmobiling, ice fishing and drinking slurpees around a roaring fire. Lol! I think the gentleman who mentioned he had a difficult time meeting people may be able to chalk that up to his charming personality. Every city has its pros and cons. If you don't like it, no harm done. Go back where you came from.....pussy.
Gus

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#1939
Apr 27, 2013
 
Can you find any hookers in Winnipeg? And in what street and area.I would appreciate a honest answer. Don't be puritanical.

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Drive down Sargent or Ellice. There are plenty of hookers there.
(Mind you, I wouldn't do them with YOUR di ck personally.)
Jonny Two Shirts

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#1941
Apr 27, 2013
 
Gus wrote:
Can you find any hookers in Winnipeg? And in what street and area.I would appreciate a honest answer. Don't be puritanical.
no greeks allowed eh
EZ Money

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#1942
Apr 28, 2013
 
If you don't like Winnipeg, move to Baltimore. Then tell me how that works out for you.
Jonny Two Shirts

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#1943
Apr 28, 2013
 
proud native wrote:
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I'm calling total b.s.!! Quit trying to tarnish the First Nations even further with your lies you racist scumbag!!! White people like you make me sick. The fact that you even mention that they were natives in your alleged story is racism at its finest!
Heh Heh sounds like my people to me eh
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Finally after 8 months of studying here I am going away. I have been around the world and this city is really a depressing place. Ciao

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Francesca wrote:
Finally after 8 months of studying here I am going away. I have been around the world and this city is really a depressing place. Ciao
I'm sure it will be a better place with your departure.
Francesca

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Up yours turdbreath
Reko

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Glad to be out wrote:
Winnipeg would be a great city if you could clean out the drunks and native gangs.
Unfortunately that makes up %40 of the city.
You're more likely to get your car stolen, mugged or murdered in Winnipeg than in anywhere in the states. That's pretty sad.
But you can't say anything about the fact it's all natives or your a racist.
Couldent agree with you anymore. The moment you say it's becuase of them I'm considered a asshole or racist. But it's true there the reson why Winnipeg sucks. I'm sick of working hard to see the government take almost half of my check to support there drug and alcohol addictions. There are good natives in Winnipeg who work hard and what not I feel bad for them buts we need to clean out all the scum out of the city. I live in the south end of the city nice home respectful people but no matter were you go. There is always the "bad natives" waitng to steal something or hurt someone over nothing.

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Reko wrote:
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Couldent agree with you anymore. The moment you say it's becuase of them I'm considered a asshole or racist. But it's true there the reson why Winnipeg sucks. I'm sick of working hard to see the government take almost half of my check to support there drug and alcohol addictions. There are good natives in Winnipeg who work hard and what not I feel bad for them buts we need to clean out all the scum out of the city. I live in the south end of the city nice home respectful people but no matter were you go. There is always the "bad natives" waitng to steal something or hurt someone over nothing.
It doesn't take much from some to spoil it for the others.

Nobody seems to notice the Indians that get up every morning and go to work.

There are a couple of issues that make it hard for Indians...the poverty most are brought up in (exclude the chiefs and families) and the Reserve system.

Until such time as those two things are changed (imho) nothing will improve.

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Francesca wrote:
Up yours turdbreath
Geez...haven't you left yet...need bus fare?
Tom

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Every time I slam into a pothole, sit at a red light, navigate over crowded congested streets, deal with a-hole drivers who are always in a race for position to get to the next red light, I think 'what a great city to live in'..
EZ Money

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Canada makes me laugh, eh.
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Bod23 wrote:
I've lived here for over 38 years and I dont consider my self a werdo. I may be a bit on the shy side or maybe i dont smile enough. I found women in clubs like Republic and Alive and Whisky Dix to be very mean and shallow when all i was trying to do was talk to them. I'm sure you will get shallow women in any club in any city in Canada or US but because of the fucken snobs and just how mean and ignorant they are I'll probably never go into another night club again. So you picked up a lot of sluts good for you fella...
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Maybe it's because your over fourty at a night club you plug. Try the retirement home maybe.
EdWin

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These threads are old news, and the complaining comes from the same one or two people under the same name. It's just a couple of sad lowlifes who have no life.

Thankfully these kinds of attitudes are becoming an extinct species, and the city will thrive because of it.
MrPoint

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Were you banned from Zoom after that comment about Rosencrentz? Munchkinguy wants us gone, and is prepared to tolerate MizPoint, Liv, and DC in order to do so.

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#1958
May 5, 2013
 
MrPoint wrote:
Were you banned from Zoom after that comment about Rosencrentz? Munchkinguy wants us gone, and is prepared to tolerate MizPoint, Liv, and DC in order to do so.
Liv thinks the quality of the posts has become better.

Pavlov/OldChum is one of the leading posters for chrissake. Mind you Liv's Christmas tree has very few lights and they're pretty dim, so what he said means sht.

That's too bad about that site.

If they (He or Elle..?)had banned that idiot Coutu to begin with, when he started all his bullshit, none of this would have happened.
Benny

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May 5, 2013
 
EdWin wrote:
These threads are old news, and the complaining comes from the same one or two people under the same name. It's just a couple of sad lowlifes who have no life.
Thankfully these kinds of attitudes are becoming an extinct species, and the city will thrive because of it.
The worst is Just The Figs the original. The only thi g original is how lame he is.

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