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Old 04-09-2003, 05:09 AM   #1
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Hey all my Canadian homies and backpackers heading up that way.

Be careful about this SARS thingy, especially if you work in the travel/tourism industry. Im sure that you all know by now that it spreads by air and originated from China and has spread to many Asian countries.
So, if you are constantly in contact with people/travelers from Asia, be on guard!
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Old 04-29-2003, 09:46 PM   #2
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I think I may be your only canadian homie (or hoochie... ^_^ _ ) on this site...Yeah sars. The world health organization has now pulled the travel advisory to travellers heading to toronto. Thank goodness. I think the whole thing went way to far. I think it may have slightly hurt the industry in vancouver. People hear Toronto, Canada and they think vancouver is right beside it. They have no idea how big the country is. If it's not the war, then it's sars!! geesh. With my new tourism job i haven't really encountered many asian tourists. Just mostly aussies, brits and americans (ewwww...hehe joking) But I'll be careful! no fear.
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Old 04-30-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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Yeah, looks like you the only "hoochie" represent'n Canada . It's a good thing that SARS is seemingly on the decline. Whew! I was getting nervous on the plane ride back to LA from Madrid.
Hows Canada these days? Anything exciting up north?
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no, canada is definitely not exciting right now, especially on the praries! :P
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ewwwww crionnacht you stuck in the praries!!! sorry

Vancouvers good. The weathers gettin nice. i got the shades out and in a couple weeks I'll have the shorts out. aaaah life is good.
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the weather is surprisingly normal right now. *knocks on wood* very sunny out and mucho warmo. but grrrr, no mountains to climb
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Ya I won't go home via anywhere in Asia, I think thats BAD NEWS!
Good to hear we've straightened it out in Canada, thats great news!!
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Welcome to the boards, Canuck!
Yeah folks, avoid anything ASIA right now, until they give the "greenlight." I've been hearing that the number of SARS cases are actually higher than what was reported. Scarey
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crio-no mountains to climb, but lots of long, straight roads for you

Yeah avoiding asia is a good idea right now. It's even scary for people who have connecting flights thru hong kong etc...I wouldn't want my plane going anywhere near there. But then again sometimes the media (as in the toronto case) blows things up. I think the only way of knowing what's going on there is too see it first hand. A friend of a friend is a nurse in hong kong and beginning next week she has to work in the sars ward. They have a whole apartment building just for the medical workers working with sars. She has too leave her family for a few months and can't have any physical contact with them. What a shitty job. Hope the government is paying her well!
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Dude! Time for your friends friend to change careers d'oh !

I don't care what they pay me! Better to get less pay, be with my family, and live to see another day, than to sign a death warrant . Don't ya think?!
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oh my goodness dio! sounds like your friend has THE scariest job at the moment. did you hear how that politician in toronto (obviously not a very popular one at the present time) wanted to place any asian person living in the toronto area in an internment camp, similar to that of the way the japanese were treated in WW2. My sister told me this and I was absolutely shocked.

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Damn! What's going on up north of the border, folks ?!
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Heck who knows....Now theres news that in alberta a farm has some cows with mad cow disease (suspected cases). ah geesh. what's next!
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Good thing I'm mostly vegy...
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damn i'm proud to be a canuck. sars....mad cow disease....what's next? ( or dare i ask? )

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Ohhhh Canada...SARS, Madcow, Tiffany, what next ?

Hey, I've got a vegetarian friend that eats a Big Mac every once and a while because he says it's know among vegetarians that the meat in a Big Mac is made of something other than beef. Soy or something? Is it true ?
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Lol, mystery "beef?"
Well, I've heard that if you read Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, you probably won't be eating at McD's too much anymore...
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I am NOT reading that book. There are too many mcdonald haters in this world. "Like omigod I hate mcdonalds, it makes me feel ill whenever I eat there" Then ten seconds later they go and have a quarter pounder meal. I love mcdicks. It's cheap and good and frankly just as long as you don't know where the meat comes from then you'll be fine!
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I love how this thread mutated from SARs to 1/4 lb's lol... what next?
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I heard about that book and Ive stayed far away from it !
I agree with Dio, Micky Ds is all good :P Been eatn there all my life and Im still gling strong...at think Id like to think that I am
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