Sunday, July 15, 2007

I Hate Toronto

I don't, as far as I know, hate Toronto but apparently there are lots of Canadians who do for some reason. This is all news to me. First of all, who knew that there was more than one city in Canada? I was under the impression that all the English speaking people in Canada lived in Toronto, the Inuit lived in Nunavut and the French in Quebec. Apparently Canadians have opinions too? Who knew? Canada is big, nearly twice as big as the contiguous 48, which is interesting since 90% of their 33 million people live within 100 miles of the US border, it makes you wonder what the hell is going on in the rest of that God forsaken icebox. It's like a gigantic Alaska except it's not part of a viable empire, at least not anymore.

According to the CIA fact book Canada spends 1.1% of it's colossal GDP- about half of California's, on defense. France spends 2.6% of it's much larger GDP on defense and think of how wussy they are. Supposedly there was a time when Canada had the third largest navy in the world, after Great Britain and the US . Man how things change.

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