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Re: Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2012, 10:24:59 PM »
basically whatever I say on the forums- you say the opposite, there's just no need to point it out every time.
Why not? It keeps the masses entertained
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2012, 01:07:54 AM »
My personal take:

Living in Cleveland is like living in slow motion.

Obviously doesnt apply to Dan (or at least to his mileage accounts)
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2012, 02:59:22 AM »
I recently heard a story of a gadol that told someone about moving to Israel, that where he lives his kids grow up (מתחנכים) at home, while in Israel his kids will grow up on the street. (IIRC it was the chazon ish)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2012, 04:39:14 AM »
I recently heard a story of a gadol that told someone about moving to Israel, that where he lives his kids grow up (מתחנכים) at home, while in Israel his kids will grow up on the street. (IIRC it was the chazon ish)
sounds made up. And if it was the Chazon Ish, almost for sure made up
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2012, 04:57:34 AM »
*IF* you are paying 50%, yes. but vast majority dont pat that much or even pay much if anything...kollel, income levels etc; there are other new benefits that have been passed through after recent protests such as free pre-k and tax credits for those with children under certain ages...

in reality this has helped the middle class....immigrants can also benefit from tax free status on foreign income for up to 10 years IIRC and there are ways to structure taxes i imagine...

tuition is also very inexpensive....

My dads insurance and taxes monthly in the US came out to be very similar to the Israeli- rate. Unless i was was making a bunch more money and then i would be paying higher premiums. (but these numbers are very hard to figure out- bec my dads income is greater than mine)
Another point to keep in mind- for low income folk- they can actually afford in surance in Israel- unlike many americans.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2012, 04:58:24 AM »
Pros and cons of the old city- anyone want to venture? :)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2012, 07:53:04 AM »
Pros of Montreal... A prime minister who is a friend of Israel!

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Re: Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2012, 08:06:34 AM »
Pros of Montreal... A prime minister who is a friend of Israel!
+1
I like Montreal a lot.
(I'm Canadian at heart)
It just seems a bit too black and white for me sometimes.
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Re: Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2012, 08:08:03 AM »
+1
I like Montreal a lot.
(I'm Canadian at heart)
It just seems a bit too black and white for me sometimes.
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Re: Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2012, 08:10:03 AM »
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2012, 09:04:32 AM »
Pros of Montreal... A prime minister who is a friend of Israel!
That's the pro of Canada maybe, not Montreal. I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2012, 09:21:40 AM »
I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...
+1 I've been around and Quebec is the only country where I was made to feel guilty every time I opened my mouth in English.


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2012, 09:21:56 AM »
Did anyone mention Waterbury, CT ?? I have some friends up there & they tell me they love it.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »
Did anyone mention Waterbury, CT ?? I have some friends up there & they tell me they love it.
Visited a few times. looks nice and they have a good Deli.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
+1 I've been around and Quebec is the only country where I was made to feel guilty every time I opened my mouth in English.


+1
As a matter of fact the last time I was there I on purpose went through a stop sign and said if the police catches me I'll tell him it doesn't say stop. My uncle actually did that once and they let him go. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2012, 09:28:48 AM »
My uncle actually did that once and they let him go. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
Judging by the attitude I got from cops just for asking for directions in English I find that hard to believe...

. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
They are more French then the French themselves...

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2012, 09:29:46 AM »
Visited a few times. looks nice and they have a good Deli.

Unfortunately the Deli closed but they have a very nice Pizza store with great tasting Pizza & the Bagel Store there has the best bagels around & I'm from NYC & I've been around to a lot of bagel stores. & recently they opened their first all kosher grocery store that's the store attached to the Pizza Store. So it does seem like an up & coming neighborhood. & as far as the people I met there, they are super nice kind people from what I can see.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #97 on: November 07, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »
Unfortunately the Deli closed but they have a very nice Pizza store with great tasting Pizza & the Bagel Store there has the best bagels around & I'm from NYC & I've been around to a lot of bagel stores. & recently they opened their first all kosher grocery store that's the store attached to the Pizza Store. So does seem like an up & coming neighborhood. & as far as the people I met there, they are super nice kind people from what I can see.
Could be, I haven't been there in a few years.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #98 on: November 07, 2012, 10:27:15 AM »
That's the pro of Canada maybe, not Montreal. I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...

I have been living here for nearly a year and barely speak a lick of French. I know that the perception is that they all hate English-speakers, but I just haven't found that to be true. I have yet to find a French person who didn't speak to me in English or try very hard to help. I guess YQMV.

There are many other pros to living in Montreal, maybe I'll go into them when I have some more time!

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #99 on: November 07, 2012, 10:35:52 AM »
I have been living here for nearly a year and barely speak a lick of French. I know that the perception is that they all hate English-speakers, but I just haven't found that to be true. I have yet to find a French person who didn't speak to me in English or try very hard to help. I guess YQMV.

There are many other pros to living in Montreal, maybe I'll go into them when I have some more time!
It sounds like you havent been around enough. Maybe the local frenchies near the Jewish community are like that but not throughout the rest of MTL.
I lived there 2.5 years and couldnt stand the frenchies. FOr a while I was a salesman dealing with mom and pop shops, half couldnt talk to me and the rest just wouldnt out of pride... not a good combo to be a successful salesman.
The job market in MTL is horrible.

The only Pro that I found with MTL was that nobody mixed into my business. I did what I wanted, dressed how I wanted etc... and never felt uncomfortable.