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Are Canadians that laid back////

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 10:44 AM
I was watching hbo;s Shock Video,do you guys really have something called Naked News????

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 10:51 AM
Yeah, I've never seen it, it's on a Pay Per View channel - porno I guess.... It's a bunch of girls that strip when they tell the news... I don't know that it's a Canadian production though...?

Are Canadians that laid back? Come on, you how we jump down everyone's throats when they ask a question here, more like uptight....LMAO!! :D

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 11:06 AM
Hee!!! HEE!!! YEAH THAT IS TRUE,I thought it was on regular tv,that is why i was impressed with the laid back attitude,the other thing they showed on there were from differnet countries and i cant believe how non uptight some countries are about sex,here is america i think we are a little uptight,take amstredam for example pot and prostitutes are legal and there is like no crime rate..............

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 11:29 AM
Hee!!! HEE!!! YEAH THAT IS TRUE,I thought it was on regular tv,that is why i was impressed with the laid back attitude,the other thing they showed on there were from differnet countries and i cant believe how non uptight some countries are about sex,here is america i think we are a little uptight,take amstredam for example pot and prostitutes are legal and there is like no crime rate..............

See, I think it's the other way around. I find that the states are VERY laxed about alot of things, that's just my opinion. When I watch American tv - complared to Canadian tv, there is a huge difference in lauguage used, it's much more "sexy" and sex oriented than our CBC!! LOL!! Gun Control for one. I realize it's in your constitution, but I think that's ridiculous. Have you seen Bowling for Columbine? SOOO many Americans are killed every year by guns, MANY more than many other coutries. I don't get it. It's funny because by household, Canada has more guns, but nearly a quarter of the deaths by guns...

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 11:36 AM
Yeah we are,and the language and sex is getting to be alot more on tv after 8:00 at night.....The gun thing i have no good answer for that....

Lucky Rescue
July 22nd, 2004, 11:37 AM
I"ve never seen Naked News and hope I never do!! :D

But yes, Canada ( and particularly Quebec) have a much more open attitude towards sex and nudity than Americans do, and always has.

Years ago, I watched a movie called "The Red Pony" - once on Canadian TV, and once on American. The American version censored the scene of a mare giving birth, as though it were obscene!

it's much more "sexy" and sex oriented than our CBC!!

That's true, but it's done in a snickering, high-school-boy locker room way. Here, it's just part of life.

Besides, we're too preoccupied with trying to stay warm to get excited about too much! :p

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 11:39 AM
That's true,i cant imagine living in weather that gets that cold,when it hits 70 here i am feezing...

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 11:46 AM
Besides, we're too preoccupied with trying to stay warm to get excited about too much! :p

LOL!! Better watch what you say!!! People from Heidi's end of the coutry still think that we all live in igloos and have only sled dogs!!!

Funny: A friend of mine lives in Niagara Falls Ontario. A family from the states came across and had gotten lost and ended up stopping at their house asking for directions. We were enjoying the wonderful July weather (this was a couple years ago) sitting on the porch drinking some beers. ANYWAY, this car pulls over loaded up with all this gear, and a ski rack on the top. The man gets out and asks us which direction they had to go to get to the ski hill. I was dying!! LMFAO!! Trying so hard to keep a straight face!! My friends mom walks out to the road and directs him back to the highway, she tells him to drive north for a while and he'll know when he gets there... :D

Heather MH
July 22nd, 2004, 12:09 PM
The naked news is on Playboy which is American.
:D

Lucky Rescue
July 22nd, 2004, 12:18 PM
The naked news is on Playboy which is American

Thanks! That's a relief to know. I was afraid I might accidently stumble on it while surfing. :D

Donna Marie
July 22nd, 2004, 12:19 PM
See, I think it's the other way around. I find that the states are VERY laxed about alot of things, that's just my opinion. When I watch American tv - complared to Canadian tv, there is a huge difference in lauguage used, it's much more "sexy" and sex oriented than our CBC!! LOL!! Gun Control for one. I realize it's in your constitution, but I think that's ridiculous. Have you seen Bowling for Columbine? SOOO many Americans are killed every year by guns, MANY more than many other coutries. I don't get it. It's funny because by household, Canada has more guns, but nearly a quarter of the deaths by guns...

I would have to disagree with the idea that the US is more laid back than Canada;

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2004/07/20/Arts/degrassi040720.html

Do you have the stats that show that Canada has more guns per household than the US? I don't know a single person who owns a gun, and I live in Vancouver.

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 12:29 PM
Here's the "sources" that I got the information. As I said in my post the information was from Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine...weither it's credible source is your opinion... :p

The U.S. figure of 11,127 gun deaths comes from a report from the Center for Disease Control. Japan's gun deaths of 39 was provided by the National Police Agency of Japan; Germany: 381 gun deaths from Bundeskriminalamt (German FBI); Canada: 165 gun deaths from Statistics Canada, the governmental statistics agency; United Kingdom: 68 gun deaths, from the Centre for Crime and Justice studies in Britain; Australia: 65 gun deaths from the Australian Institute of Criminology; France: 255 gun deaths, from the International Journal of Epidemiology.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/wackoattacko/

And:

But across a Great Lake (and in the case of Detroit, across a river) is the great country of Canada, where 70 percent of the households have guns yet gun-related deaths are about one-fourth as common as in the United States.

http://www.geocities.com/~polfilms/bowling.html

Donna Marie
July 22nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
Here's the "sources" that I got the information. As I said in my post the information was from Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine...weither it's credible source is your opinion... :p

The U.S. figure of 11,127 gun deaths comes from a report from the Center for Disease Control. Japan's gun deaths of 39 was provided by the National Police Agency of Japan; Germany: 381 gun deaths from Bundeskriminalamt (German FBI); Canada: 165 gun deaths from Statistics Canada, the governmental statistics agency; United Kingdom: 68 gun deaths, from the Centre for Crime and Justice studies in Britain; Australia: 65 gun deaths from the Australian Institute of Criminology; France: 255 gun deaths, from the International Journal of Epidemiology.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/wackoattacko/

And:

But across a Great Lake (and in the case of Detroit, across a river) is the great country of Canada, where 70 percent of the households have guns yet gun-related deaths are about one-fourth as common as in the United States.

http://www.geocities.com/~polfilms/bowling.html


Yeah, I wasn't questioning the gun related deaths, but I guess I will have to find a source that shows the ratio per country about gun ownership.

I still say Canadian television is way more lax than American.....I am talking about general cable, not sattelite.

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 01:40 PM
Sorry Donna, I misread the information that I had gotten that from - Canada has almost as many guns as the United States... but like my previous post said the US has 11,000 gun deaths compared to our 300+ That's a significant difference. Sorry I had misrepresented the information that I had. :o

http://www.davekopel.org/2A/LawRev/Canadian_Gun_Control.htm

Canada does have one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world!! and ALMOST as many guns per capita...

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 01:41 PM
That is what i am talking about also,from what i saw the naked news looked like it was on regular tv,not cable..

Luba
July 22nd, 2004, 03:15 PM
Naked news...I thought that was an American thing?

And if it's here why haven't I seen it :eek: BTW tell me it's not just women...PLEASE!!

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 03:40 PM
It was on hbo called shock video,about tv shows in other countries,and one was naked news in canada it is a live news cast and they get naked throughout the broadcast and these guys were hot............

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 03:43 PM
http://www.nakednewsdailymale.com/

This apparently the male version (for females to watch) but the headline said something about gay?

If you open the link they are NOT naked... :D

Luba
July 22nd, 2004, 03:46 PM
well that sucks
no pun

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 03:47 PM
That is it..............................

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 03:48 PM
OMG, I think it is Canadian!!!! This news article talks about it being taped at a secret location in TO.!!! :eek:

http://www.canoe.ca/TelevisionShowsN/nakednews.html

heidiho
July 22nd, 2004, 03:51 PM
It is Canadian...........

Freyja
July 22nd, 2004, 04:06 PM
"two things Canada is famous for: News coverage and strip clubs."
http://www.canoe.ca/TelevisionShowsN/nakednews.html

Really!?!? I did not know this?

sammiec
July 22nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
Yeah, we pride ourselves on being dirty little perverts!!! LMAO!! I didn't know that's what we were famous for - I thought it was igloos and snow?!?! :p :confused: :D

glasslass
July 22nd, 2004, 05:00 PM
Actually, when I ever thought of Canada before, I visualized quaint little french cafes with lots of flower baskets. Must be the travel advertisements. :D

Kona Dawg
July 22nd, 2004, 06:01 PM
Search naked news out on google, they'll let you have a free preview online of the current show. while I wouldn't pay for a subscription for it, its still a novel idea.

melanie
July 22nd, 2004, 06:30 PM
naked news, OMG. ewwwww yuck do they have a version for the over 80's, oh sick so sick :D . well they must have good heating in toronto :D :D
11,000 gun deaths annually in US, that is sooo sad and now that freaks me right out. when ever i have thought about america i think of school kids killing each other, metal detectors in high schools and drive bys, not being mean but that is what comes to my mind, and maybe im not that far off, i would be way to scared to go to america, i would be constantly terrified, in aus we dont have many guns, and they scare most of us to death. i would love to see jerry and oprah but i doubt i will ever go there, way to scary for me. (this week our govt will destroy another 30000 guns as part of a scheme to reduce guns in aus, boy it is working very well i must say)
i would like to say also that 65 pa for aus, many of these are domestic related, mad husbands ruining lives, we do have a few gangs but the coppers in victoria are making up the rest of that 65 i assure you, never trust a vic copper, they shoot before asking 'judge, jury, executioner in one'.
i have always been told canadians are laid back, and that they are very similar to us in humor and attitude, talking with you lot i think you are to a certain extent. so any of you going for a job on the naked news, i bet it pays well :D :D ?????

wAggie
July 23rd, 2004, 10:07 AM
OMG, I think it is Canadian!!!! This news article talks about it being taped at a secret location in TO.!!! :eek:

http://www.canoe.ca/TelevisionShowsN/nakednews.html


absolutely, the location is toronto-based!!!

they were HIRING in the summer/fall!!!!!! (last I heard :o - and NO, I did not go to be interviewed TYVM!)

Bill & Bob
July 24th, 2004, 01:53 PM
My understanding was that the Naked News originally broadcast in England, and then it was tried in Canada. Could be wrong about that, but I remember catching a glimpse of it one day on the news when they were going on about it coming to Canada. They had the British version on, and since I tend to find accents pretty hot it was hard (forgive the pun) to not watch.

I've also seen a naked cooking show on here. I think they've had it on the food network. Boy you'd want to be pretty careful with spillage of stuff as it comes off the stove! That would smart!

Iggette
July 26th, 2004, 12:47 PM
I must ask!

They do a naked news show of naked women then someone gets an idea to do a naked men show, then labels it gay friendly? :confused: Do they not think straight women would watch naked men? I don't have cable myself and have not seen these shows :) but if I'm at your house ya might catch me surfin the channels if ya have satelite :o :p Now that I know....lmao

chinacorey
July 26th, 2004, 10:25 PM
11,000 gun deaths annually in US, that is sooo sad and now that freaks me right out. when ever i have thought about america i think of school kids killing each other, metal detectors in high schools and drive bys, not being mean but that is what comes to my mind, and maybe im not that far off, i would be way to scared to go to america, i would be constantly terrified, in aus we dont have many guns, and they scare most of us to death. i would love to see jerry and oprah but i doubt i will ever go there, way to scary for me.

11,000 gun deaths/365 days a year=30.13 people killed by a gun per day (30.05 if it's a leap year) in the US
300,000,000 people/30.13 people killed each day=Odds are 9,956,856.63 to 1 that you'll be shot and killed in America on any given day.

Add to that the fact that people don't usually get shot by strangers, and you're even more safe.

Watching Bowling for Columbine introduced me to the Culture of Fear, something definitely perpetuated by the US. I'd be only marginally less safe in the US than I would be in Canada, and the same goes for Australians.

chico2
July 26th, 2004, 11:17 PM
Yes,look at the difference in population,Australia I am not sure,but I guess around 20 million,Canada 31 million and then the US 300 million.
Mel,I've travelled through the states by car at least 20 times and have never been afraid,most Americans are just like you and I,they want a good life,family etc....The violence and ugliness is what makes headlines,sure there are places in the US I would stay away from,but that goes for anywhere in the world.All the US needs to do is get rid of"you know who",that gun happy Cowboy :D

glasslass
July 26th, 2004, 11:46 PM
Have to share this story that is somewhat related.

My mom's neighbor immigrated here from Hong Kong. My mom was born in Hong Kong and spent her childhood there so speaks Cantonese fluently. They often talk about Hong Kong together. Her neighbor was talking about Americans killing each other with guns, not in Hong Kong. My mom reminded her that they have murders there too, but with knives. The neighbor responded, "Yes, but with a gun, you're more dead!" LOL :D

TalonsMa
August 13th, 2004, 06:10 PM
I was watching hbo;s Shock Video,do you guys really have something called Naked News????

LOL Naked News! My hubby & I would sometimes watch it on the internet, they have women and men who would strip, We couldn't help but laugh while watching it!!

Babs
August 13th, 2004, 10:51 PM
Just had to put this in.

Most Canadians who own guns also own bright orange jackets and hang antlers over their mantlepieces. Not sure if you've noticed, but about 95% of Canada is bushland.

That is to say, we're not toting them in purses, stockings, boxer shorts or any other interesting place on our person while heading out to Arby's.

Most Canadians will tell you they've never laid eyes on a real gun, other than what might be in the holster of a Policeman/woman.

I worked for a short period of time on site in downtown Kansas City, MO, where people I worked with wouldn't let me go home after dark "unescorted" to my car. I was told never to go anywhere alone in fact. It was a bit strange coming from Toronto, where we could walk down Yonge Street heading to the Subway at 1am alone feeling pretty safe.

That's not to say there isn't gun crime in Canada, sure there is. Toronto faces an average of 40 gun related deaths per year in gang/drug related crimes.

I'm not sure what the difference is, but I suspect it is because the law here doesn't permit just anyone to own and carry a gun. There's a certain sense of security that comes with the knowledge that only criminals will have guns. I'm sure we'd all be a lot more scared of strangers if we were 90% certain that the people around us were "packing". There's a lot of really stupid people in this world, and I wouldn't trust the majority of people with a weapon.

Probably as much as I don't trust a lot of people to own an animal.

Iggette
August 14th, 2004, 09:10 AM
LMAO .......MORE DEAD.......Too funny