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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Hey kids! It's your friendly neighborhood moderator here...

As it appears, Atherinton asked his questions, got some answers (and did some research on his own) despite having to wade through the legality debate that has ensued. As for the general running commentary on freedom of speech and Canada - it's neither here nor there in relationship to the original topic.

There are two choices here: 1) bring it back on track or 2) continue the debate and force the thread to be moved to the Off Topic Forum. Personally, I vote for option #1 but the responses that will surely follow this one will seal this thread's fate. As always - think twice, type once. We're not here to be someone's conscience unless the poster requests it. Atherinton has not.

Isa now returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic.

22. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

Listen. Take whatever umbrage you want with the guy asking about the unemployment ¨wotthefigh¨...Ease up on my country, though, fella. It´s not like your country has the greatest track record for genius moves, is it? Let it end here, get me?

Proud Canadian
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I don't actually get you but have moved it offline to http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=54389#Post10

23. Posted by getgo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I fouind this thread because I have been laid off and I want to go visit an old flame in Europe who has suggested I relocate to her, where things will improve for me. I want to go check it out, but I don't think I can leave the country on EI. When I get back to work, it won't be acceptable to take a vacation for well over a year. This means I will never see the opportunity to exploit this option or see my friend. I work in Transportation and Building Trades, where a worker is generally used up six days per week and often mistreated verbally or driven to injury by very heavy lifting etc. EI installments come off of my cheque whether I like it or not. Further, I don't get that much money out of the program, since they pay out a percentage of my wage. This means that a white collar office worker downtown pulls as much as $60 000.00 in a year, out of the same fund that pays me $5000.00 if I am lucky. The way I see it, it is an insurance program. If I have been laid off, I am entitled to a certain period of payments, until either I am employed again or that period runs out. Banking investors, the benefactors of their parent's inheritance, the over-privileged in general are the parasites, not the people that they use up and exploit. You, who wave the flag of hatred and violence against the underclasses over a couple of hundred dollars in a month and who seek to limit their freedom of movement; it is you who have your heads in your bums. I want to go see my friend while I can, and I am curious if the departures and returns are monitored by Service Canada?

24. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 5y

Quoting getgo

I fouind this thread because I have been laid off and I want to go visit an old flame in Europe who has suggested I relocate to her, where things will improve for me
You, who wave the flag of hatred and violence against the underclasses over a couple of hundred dollars in a month and who seek to limit their freedom of movement; it is you who have your heads in your bums..?

Europe is cactus because of the belief that you are owed an income and lifestyle which the welfare state can no longer support.
Greek pensions were given out to garner votes for political reward and the French riot in the streets cause the government want to raise the pension age from 60 to 62.
The Oz government is going to raise the pension age from 65 to 67 in 2014 and nobody here gives a rat's arse.
Employment benefit or Insurance exists to allow the person to live while looking for employment whilst remaining in their own country.
It ain't there to allow you to shack up in a garret in the Deuxieme Arrondisment of Gay Paree quaffing vin ordinaire and keeping warm through mutual friction.
What's this hatred and violence nonsense?
In WA there are labourers making $80 - 120 thousand grand a year, driving brand new V8 utes and enjoying the high life.
Limit of freedom of movement?
You want the Canuck taxpayer to fund what is basically a romantic holiday?
Don't come to Oz.

Underclass?

My semi-skilled son-in-law makes twice my annual salary and I'm a software developer/analyst.

Anthony

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