Canada is the New Texasby
A fellow blogger at Metroblogging – Chicago pointed this out. It’s an interesting map compiled by a Norwegian blogger, placing countries (based on their GDP) in corresponding US States [TheBigPicture]
Canada: 1.035 trillion USD
Texas: 989,443 billion USD
If you want to get really picky… you could break it down by Canadian province. British Columbia being at 168 million behind Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. You could say, BC is the new Connecticut, or Alberta is the new Missouri… or just let Wiki do the rest of the comparisons for you.
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I’m living in Santa Barbara California. My girlfriend and I are trying desperately to finish up my grad school (Library and Information Sciences) and get enough money and a job offers to get ourselves to Vancouver. We really want to live where you live. I want to get my citizenship but who knows how difficult that is, and at this point getting to Vancouver is like some sort of golden dream. Just want to finally write you and tell you I read your blog almost every day and consider it one of my windows into the emerald city. Thanks for writing!
My girl friend is from Texas, South West Texas. Members of her family have proudly described white flight to me. They live in Jasper, the Jasper where they dragged a man till his head fell off. I really hope the comparison to Texas ends at Gross Domestic Product.
Now somebody has to break it to Matt M. that he’s now moved from Texas to…Texas!
That Jasper! I remember reading lots about it at the time, but that they had a black mayor when it happened, yet no news covered that part of the story.
David, unfortunately, we don’t have the Tex-Mex food.