Re: Applying Extropian Religion to Faith-based Public Works...

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Jul 14 2001 - 17:10:22 MDT

"E. Shaun Russell" wrote:

> Better yet...let's see USA swallow the nation of Canada and immerse it with
> its own constitution. At least the Western half wouldn't mind so much,
> since there is such an unfair dichotomy between the views of the East and
> that of the West. BC and Alberta (Calgary in particular) would benefit
> greatly by incorporation into the United States, and the rest of Canada
> would have more than enough resources to essentially continue without undue
> hardship (other than a deflated economy...though that wouldn't be anything
> new).

I am not Canadian so I no doubt do not appreciate all that went
into this suggestion of immersion of Western Canada into the
US. However, I did spent a wonderful six months in 1994 living
and working in Calgary. I fell deeply in love with the place
and the people, even with their -35F occassional extended winter
temperatures and those crazy fast temperature changes (shinooks?
or do I miss remember. It isn't in my dictionary). Both its
similarities and its differences were quite wonderful. I made
more really good friends there in six months than in as many
years in Silicon Valley. I honestly have never experienced any
part of the US that I liked more or felt more at home in.

So I would hate to see that lost or threatened by such an
immersion. It is very good that some places are not US.

- samantha

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