This was supposed to be a post about how I searched around town (and a couple other towns) to find a bottle of Clearly Canadian – but ended up empty handed. Well, if you find one at some point – do yourself a favor and try it. And then send any leftovers my way.

Well instead, this post will be about Canada, and the US, and Norway.

For many years, Norway has been rated as the worlds best country to live in by the UN or whatever good organization that do this kinda ranking. Hey this is a blog ok, not some freakin’ encyclopedia. Lately though, I believe we have been passed by Canada. Good for them. I like Canada.

Yet, I think many of us still look at the US as the “holy grail” – the “promised land” or whatever else sounds nice and dandy. Cheap gas, cheap cars, cheap everything. A strong army, high crime percentage.

Canada has the best of both worlds. Prices might be a bit higher, I don’t know, but seeing how the welfare is better, I guess it would have to mean more taxes. But not ridiculous Norway-levels. And without that “Oh lok at mista G.W. he is like vewy tuff and all” leader.

Gas prices. Stop complaining. $3/gallon – “ooo it be so much!!!”. Well come visit us, and you too can enjoy the price of $7/gallon. Now stfu.

A Ford Mustang will set you back anywhere from about $20.000 to $30.000 in the states. Over here, the few I found were anywhere from $115.000 to $130.000. All 2005 models. Now $130.000 may sound like a lot. And it is. But here’s the deal: without the taxes, it would “only” be about $45.000.

With prices like that, I’m even a bit surprised there is any market at all for used cars in the US. But hey, I’m not the brightest guy on the block – just so you know. Now go spend some money – wherever you are.

End of stupid rant with no final conclusion or point.



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