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Old 01-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #176
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Based on 1 incident? Any other reasons?

I'm from there. People used the N word like it was the word "Hello". I have a big nose and curly hair and got called "Jew" on a regular basis. I remember walking into a store and someone joking about picking up some fried chicken after they finished buying their watermelon.

Its a bunch of little things that contribute to it being a racist place. That, and there are no jobs there. Its a town full of minimum wage service positions so there are next to no opportunities there.

Its good in short doses I'll bet though. As a tourist and all.
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I'm from there. People used the N word like it was the word "Hello". I have a big nose and curly hair and got called "Jew" on a regular basis. I remember walking into a store and someone joking about picking up some fried chicken after they finished buying their watermelon.

Its a bunch of little things that contribute to it being a racist place. That, and there are no jobs there. Its a town full of minimum wage service positions so there are next to no opportunities there.

Its good in short doses I'll bet though. As a tourist and all.
Interesting.

Yeah, I usually just go there for day trips while my GF goes snowboarding on Mount Washington or if we go camping at Miracle Beach. Never really noticed anything like that.
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Each town has its own seedy elements if you spend enough time there. For instance, I legitimately like Duncan. I always thought it was a nice spot situated in a great little valley with easy access to both Victoria and Nanaimo. But I've also heard the "Drunken Duncan" stories.
Any place sounds like the worst place in British Columbia if you read enough of the local paper. Except for Surrey. This place really is the worst place in British Columbia.
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I think many people on RS would find themselves at home in those cities. Lots of blue collar jobs, cheap housing, and a place to work on their stable of 5-6 cars, bike, quad, etc. The only thing that would suck about living in those cities is getting parts to service the toys - you'd have to pay local distributers an arm and a leg, or wait like 2-3 weeks to get an exhaust shipped from the States to the Peace River.

Finding a wife might be difficult too, I suppose, because how many good looking and smart women stay in small towns? Not many, I reckon.
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I don't know about you, but the valley women are damn fine. Anything past Langley is where you find all the hot caucasian chicks.

If you go to a hospital anywhere in the lower mainland, you'll get served by the old filipino and old caucasian nurses where all the new hot nurse grads come out to the valley.
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I think many people on RS would find themselves at home in those cities. Lots of blue collar jobs, cheap housing, and a place to work on their stable of 5-6 cars, bike, quad, etc. The only thing that would suck about living in those cities is getting parts to service the toys - you'd have to pay local distributers an arm and a leg, or wait like 2-3 weeks to get an exhaust shipped from the States to the Peace River.

Finding a wife might be difficult too, I suppose, because how many good looking and smart women stay in small towns? Not many, I reckon.
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Currently living in a shitty, small town. Not complaining too much, though. 22 acres on the top of a hill that I can snowmobile on in the winter and 4x4 during the summer... 10 minute drive from a super popular river float pick up point, so there are a million hotties during the warm season. Sure, getting car parts kinda sucks 'cause I'm no longer a two minute drive from the border, but gas is super cheap up here (filled up the other day @ $1.06/L) and I've got a hugely discounted account with Lordco, so replacement parts rarely cost me more than what I'd be paying at RockAuto anyway.

Best of all, no fucking Lower Mainland traffic. I'll gladly take the monthly semi-truck roll over on Hwy1 between Sorrento and Chase over Hwy1, 10 and 99 clusterfucks back on the Coast.
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You're Brown!? Sorry, but on RS you have to assume everyone is asian until you meet them.

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I'm from there. People used the N word like it was the word "Hello". I have a big nose and curly hair and got called "Jew" on a regular basis. I remember walking into a store and someone joking about picking up some fried chicken after they finished buying their watermelon.

Its a bunch of little things that contribute to it being a racist place. That, and there are no jobs there. Its a town full of minimum wage service positions so there are next to no opportunities there.

Its good in short doses I'll bet though. As a tourist and all.
Interesting, I have by no means spent a lot of time in Courtenay, but I have been there about 6-7 times, and I thought it was really nice and friendly. I pictured it as a pretty nice retirement place...
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Interesting, I have by no means spent a lot of time in Courtenay, but I have been there about 6-7 times, and I thought it was really nice and friendly. I pictured it as a pretty nice retirement place...

I haven't lived there in over a decade but those were my experiences growing up and living there as a young adult. Your mileage may vary.
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I don't know about you, but the valley women are damn fine. Anything past Langley is where you find all the hot caucasian chicks.

If you go to a hospital anywhere in the lower mainland, you'll get served by the old filipino and old caucasian nurses where all the new hot nurse grads come out to the valley.
Women in the valley are different from women in the towns on the list. The valley is still pretty urban, so there are opportunities to make a decent living and/or settle down with a high-earning, good-looking guy.

However, women from small towns tend to leave for the big city/Lower Mainland. Chat up any waitress working at the triumvirate of chain restaurants and you'll discover that many of them are from the interior. Young women come here, make good money (cash), live the yuppie lifestyle (whether its downtown or in Kits), and spend their spare time partying and shopping. Then, hopefully before they're 30, they'll find a good guy to settle down with. Their opportunuties for that lifestyle are prettty limited in small towns.
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You're Brown!? Sorry, but on RS you have to assume everyone is asian until you meet them.
Brown(Indian) are Asians ya goof!
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I'm brown/tanned during summer time.
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Chat up any waitress working at the triumvirate of chain restaurants and you'll discover that many of them are from the interior. Young women come here, make good money (cash), live the yuppie lifestyle (whether its downtown or in Kits), and spend their spare time partying and shopping. Posted via RS Mobile
You speak like this is a bad thing. Keep that hoe-train of young, na´ve girls rolling into Metro Vancouver.

Chooo Chooo!!! Welcome to Vancouver, Young ladies. This is your stop.

Oops, you've hit your thirties? The train back to the BC interior leaves in 30 minutes.
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You speak like this is a bad thing. Keep that hoe-train of young, na´ve girls rolling into Metro Vancouver.

Chooo Chooo!!! Welcome to Vancouver, Young ladies. This is your stop.

Oops, you've hit your thirties? The train back to the BC interior leaves in 30 minutes.


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You speak like this is a bad thing. Keep that hoe-train of young, na´ve girls rolling into Metro Vancouver.

Chooo Chooo!!! Welcome to Vancouver, Young ladies. This is your stop.

Oops, you've hit your thirties? The train back to the BC interior leaves in 30 minutes.
All the power to you guys. My overall point was that small town living is great for certain things (space and cost of living), but not so great for others (the lack of young, and attractive women).
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Brown(Indian) are Asians ya goof!
People say this, and TBH its normally Asians who say this, like the real asians, chinese people, japanese people, koreans, etc.

The truth is that no, it isn't the same thing. If you go back historically, and I am speaking as an iranian on this, but the story is simillar for Indian's and a lot of other middle eastern countries, we are decendants of the Arian race. Whereas Asians quite simply are not.

By your logic, russians are asians, but thats not exactly true now either, or another good one is that Jesus was Asian due to the fact that jerusalem is in "asia".

So no this generalization does not work, the middle east and "asia" are two very different places, and in general have a pretty clear divide.

EDIT: oh and I would refrain from calling people "a goof" online, because I do not know you and you do not know me, so I could easily mis-interpret this and think you are calling me by the very inappropriate meaning of the term. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=goof). I am going to take it as you meant goofball or w/e, but I seriously suggest you do not use that phrase around or against people you do not know.

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As discussed above, you are right we are a lot lighter skinned, but that comes from our arian decendancy, I have a few iranian friends who actually have blue eyes.
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People say this, and TBH its normally Asians who say this, like the real asians, chinese people, japanese people, koreans, etc.

The truth is that no, it isn't the same thing. If you go back historically, and I am speaking as an iranian on this, but the story is simillar for Indian's and a lot of other middle eastern countries, we are decendants of the Arian race. Whereas Asians quite simply are not.

By your logic, russians are asians, but thats not exactly true now either, or another good one is that Jesus was Asian due to the fact that jerusalem is in "asia".

So no this generalization does not work, the middle east and "asia" are two very different places, and in general have a pretty clear divide.

EDIT: oh and I would refrain from calling people "a goof" online, because I do not know you and you do not know me, so I could easily mis-interpret this and think you are calling me by the very inappropriate meaning of the term. (Urban Dictionary: goof). I am going to take it as you meant goofball or w/e, but I seriously suggest you do not use that phrase around or against people you do not know.



Haha gotcha.



As discussed above, you are right we are a lot lighter skinned, but that comes from our arian decendancy, I have a few iranian friends who actually have blue eyes.


They're technically "Asian" because they live in Asia... not because of their skin colour or anything else...



The same way we're North American because, well, we live in North America...



Edit: Oh, and the word goof may be slang for what's been written in the Urban Dictionary online, but it's real meaning is that of a simpleton or of a mistake...
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People say this, and TBH its normally Asians who say this, like the real asians, chinese people, japanese people, koreans, etc.

The truth is that no, it isn't the same thing. If you go back historically, and I am speaking as an iranian on this, but the story is simillar for Indian's and a lot of other middle eastern countries, we are decendants of the Arian race. Whereas Asians quite simply are not.

By your logic, russians are asians, but thats not exactly true now either, or another good one is that Jesus was Asian due to the fact that jerusalem is in "asia".

So no this generalization does not work, the middle east and "asia" are two very different places, and in general have a pretty clear divide.

EDIT: oh and I would refrain from calling people "a goof" online, because I do not know you and you do not know me, so I could easily mis-interpret this and think you are calling me by the very inappropriate meaning of the term. (Urban Dictionary: goof). I am going to take it as you meant goofball or w/e, but I seriously suggest you do not use that phrase around or against people you do not know.



Haha gotcha.



As discussed above, you are right we are a lot lighter skinned, but that comes from our arian decendancy, I have a few iranian friends who actually have blue eyes.
I'm pretty sure you are talking about Aryan which is not really a race. Nor would it be politically correct to consider yourself Aryan given the political context of the term. I'm pretty sure the jews would like to have a talk with you and your iranian relatives who call themselves Aryan.
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They're technically "Asian" because they live in Asia... not because of their skin colour or anything else...



The same way we're North American because, well, we live in North America...



Edit: Oh, and the word goof may be slang for what's been written in the Urban Dictionary online, but it's real meaning is that of a simpleton or of a mistake...
I know exactly why they are calling me asian, my point was that while technically I may be "asian", calling me asian in reality is not really fair.

When we refer to someone as asian in day-to-day society, we are talking about chinese people/ japanese/ korean, etc. When you refer to someone from india, or iran, or serbia, etc. most people would call them brown.

Again this has nothing to do with skin colour, so do not get that impression, this simply has to do with how the word is associated. As I previously mentioned if you were describing a russian friend of yours would you refer to him as "an asian buddy of mine"? Probably not.

About the term Goof, while it can be harmless in many contexts, I do not recommend anyone uses this word, as some people can take it as extremely offensive. I would rather be called an idiot or stupid, than be called a goof.

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I'm pretty sure you are talking about Aryan which is not really a race. Nor would it be politically correct to consider yourself Aryan given the political context of the term. I'm pretty sure the jews would like to have a talk with you and your iranian relatives who call themselves Aryan.
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You apparently have a very short understand of history.

Just because Aryanism/Arianism (i have seen this spelled both ways I think the former is the more current usage) was used as a qualitative requirement by the Nazi's it does not mean that Aryan's agree with the philosophy. Also it the word was there long before the Nazi's so it is not something that will go away just because it was tied to a very unfortunate Genocide.

You guys have to understand that the Persian empire at one point encompassed much of what is now europe. Many of the Iranians in Vancouver and California, are atleast in part Zoroastrian, which means we direct descendants of the persian empire, very different from a lot of other Iranians. I guess the most easily identifiable comparison would be French-canadians and other canadians. While we both live and come from the same country the two are not exactly one and the same...
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