Yeah if it looks like I won't have room over my seat I'll dump my bag 5+ rows forward; I can grab that on the way out, but not if it's behind.
Actually, with the prison population being as high as it is in the US, it's possibly the only country in the world where more men than women get raped nowadays.
I think it's safer to say that most human beings will eventually abuse any power given to them. Since governments are run by human beings, it's also safe to say that all governments abuse their power. That's why the US Constitution tried so hard to limit government scope and power. Unfortunately, since governments abuse their power, and sheeple want "someone" to take care of them and protect them, those protections have been whittled away, anyway, but it was a good effort.
Banning prostitution and gambling is just as stupid as banning drugs.
Yeah I don't believe that's the case. The provinces have agreements, but I don't think there's any country-level reciprocity.
A tourist visiting Canada and staying in a hotel is generally not eligible for their nationalized health system. They expect payment/etc just like most other countries would. I don't know the details, but I wouldn't be surprised if they offer free healthcare to citizens of comparable countries that reciprocate for emergency conditions/etc, which would be fairly logical.
I doubt it. I think you're expected to carry travel insurance. I know as a Canadian I don't get covered out of the country by provincial health care.
And people here routinely get screwed by discount travel insurers that refuse to pay up when they get sick in the US. My extended medical insurance, provided by my employer, includes decent travel medical, though.
I said consumer debt.
Borrowing money to make more money can make sense, but that is not consumer debt. Consumer debt is borrowing money to buy stuff now that you can't actually afford.
In a country like Canada you can't just move there for six months to have your cancer fixed.
Sure you can. You just have to call yourself a refugee.
All consumer debt is a scam.
The only debt you should ever take on should be for a first home, and you should pay it off as fast as possible.
You will always be further ahead financially if you never pay interest charges.
There is also a small argument for a car loan if you need one to get a job and can't come up with the cash.
And then the FBI will walk in with an NSL and demand the keys. Just like they do now.
What numbers? The ~13 million extra unemployed adults since 2001? The lowest workforce participation rate since the 60s? Average wages that have actually gone down over the last 20 years. Those numbers?
~20% of the population is getting ahead in this economy. I'll work however much unpaid overtime I need to in order to stay in that 20%. If I get really lucky I might even be able to save enough to retire some day.
Robbing unemployed people of jobs
Not quite. We get screwed for over $.25/litre here in greater Vancouver from provincial tax, transit levy, and a carbon tax, compared to what appears to be $.22/litre in Montreal.
Unfortunately, in today's America pretty much everyone is looking to screw everyone else, and do as little actual work as possible while doing it. Blue collar workers included. We just notice the guys at the top more.
Toyoto only sold that many Corollas because it's a quality car that runs forever. Also, you're off by a factor of 10. 4B is nothing to sneeze at, but it's not 40B.