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Old    DJ (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-26-2005, 7:27 AM Reply   
I know the USA is where the majority of people are from on this site but making the US a choice, and then listing Canada as "Other North America"? I am no geography major, but is there any other North America besides the US and Canada? Could have made "Canada" a choice seeing as though that is where I am guessing the second most people on here come from. Sorry for the rant, just my $0.02.
Old    mike sasser (msasser)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-26-2005, 7:58 AM Reply   
i think like mexico and central america count as "other america." im not saying that lots of poeple from mexico come, it just makes it so they dont have to single out anyone, i mean, so everyone has a choice. i thought canada should have been an option as well, but this is so central america and mexico can have choices, as little people as there are from there on this site.
Old    Melissa (psych3060)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-26-2005, 8:13 AM Reply   
Actually North America is comprised of USA, Canada and Mexico.
Old    wallyworld (wallyworld)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-26-2005, 8:17 AM Reply   
dood, yoo can ride in Canada for aboot three days before winter starts again, eh
Old    tED nUGEnt (fumanchoo)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-26-2005, 8:21 AM Reply   
It should read other than California.
Old    DJ (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-26-2005, 8:41 AM Reply   
Wally, an educated comment eh? Actually I have been trunking it since the beginning of May and plan on doing so for another month at least, then time to break out the dry suit eh.

Melissa thanks for that, I should have known that one myself, my bad. But as far as listing the US and then following it up with "Other North America"....just does not sit right.

Jim.....
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 8:44 AM Reply   
Well, after the USA, "All Others" would've sufficed, IMO.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-26-2005, 8:47 AM Reply   
The whole objective of the question was to break it out by continent and then further break out the U.S. since that's far and away our biggest market. No offense intended to specific countries that weren't listed.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-26-2005, 8:49 AM Reply   
people are so quick to be offended by the most insignificant things.
Old    DJ (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-26-2005, 9:15 AM Reply   
I agree that the US is the biggest market for wakeboarding but that is not because Americans likes it anymore than Canadians do, it's the sheer number of you with the addition of a great climate for the sport, and a good bang for your dollar. Canada has offered and continues to offer a lot in terms of wakeboarding. David, I just think that is the way SOME not all of us Canadians think. We are a little touchy when things like “Other North America” is where we are grouped while the US is always on the list.

Thanks Joe, people are also quick to post messages that really have no bearing on what is being asked.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-26-2005, 9:17 AM Reply   
you're welcome.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-26-2005, 9:37 AM Reply   
They could of refered to Canada as U.S. Jr. That would have made you hosers happy, ehh?
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 9:39 AM Reply   
That would be America Lite.
Old    Blair (twitch)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-26-2005, 10:41 AM Reply   
dont start comparing us to your crappy beer
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 11:04 AM Reply   
It beats French beer!
Old    mile_high_rider            08-26-2005, 11:42 AM Reply   
I thought North America was all up to the panama canal, costa rica, banana republic etc???
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 11:51 AM Reply   
That's Central America.

I think part of Mexico is also considered part of CA (south from the tip of the Baja Peninsula).
Old    Gerald (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-26-2005, 11:58 AM Reply   
But if you were splitting it into only North and South America (unless we all of a sudden have 8 continents...) I thought Central America was considered part of North America.
Old    Gerald (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-26-2005, 12:02 PM Reply   
"Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. Some geographers classify Central America as a large isthmus, and in this geographic sense it sometimes includes the portion of Mexico east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec,"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_America
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 12:07 PM Reply   
Fine!

Tell me where I can find the Banana Republic on a map then, smartie.

(Message edited by swass on August 26, 2005)
Old    Jonathan Metherell (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       08-26-2005, 12:11 PM Reply   
I don't know how anyone can afford to live in the Banana Republic. It must cost a fortune to dress themselves.
Old    swass            08-26-2005, 12:19 PM Reply   
lol...I'm sure he knows what a banana republic is. I was just trying to make myself feel better after getting punked. No offense.

In the words of Andy Z: "I'm no geologist!"
Old    Gerald (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-26-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
haha. My 6th grade teacher was hot! I knew she wouldn't have lied to me.

I've also heard the plane tickets to Kokomo are outrageous.
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-26-2005, 1:13 PM Reply   
Maybe Canada would be recognized if it became a world power, and like took over countries and stuff.. and corrupted the youth of today..ya know, all the sweet things us Americans do..Police the world!
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-26-2005, 1:52 PM Reply   
I think most us wish we'd stop policing the world. Lock ourselves down, worry about the messed up things going on here, take care of our own. The only problem with that, the world would move from "stop the US world police", to "why don't you care about anyone else, you snobs"
People don't like us, they never will regardless of policy change. Most are jealous, and want what we have. How many "American Immigrants" do you hear of? Plenty of other countries people come here (including people from good places to live - Canada, england, france, australia), but few of us leave.
Old    wallyworld (wallyworld)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-26-2005, 3:22 PM Reply   
screw the metric system you litre loving hosers!
Old    Blair (twitch)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-26-2005, 3:49 PM Reply   
yeah well... ahh crap i got nothing... screw you all im going to the lake... see yall monday
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       08-26-2005, 5:19 PM Reply   
Canadian bacon & pineapple rock. I like Mexican food, too.
Old    DJ (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-26-2005, 5:36 PM Reply   
I just got back from riding and its about (a-boot) 8:34pm and I didn't think that this thread would have opened a political can of worms. I didn't mean to do this, although for the record, I have chosen "Other North America" for todays poll. At least we can all agree on something, wakeboarding rules, right behind hockey.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-26-2005, 6:10 PM Reply   
Behind hockey ! Ok now you've gone to far.
Old    socalgrl79            08-26-2005, 8:04 PM Reply   
HOCKEY? Those are fightin' words!
Old    micjam            08-26-2005, 8:12 PM Reply   
This is driving me crazy there are only 7 continents and Central America is not one of them. I have only a ninth grade education, but have to have this argument with the Mexicans who work for me. Everything north of the Columbian and Panamanian border is North America.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-26-2005, 8:38 PM Reply   
I'm not a Canadian, but a Detroiter and now that Daniel spilled the 'H' word; HOCKEY RULES!!!!



don't be hatin'
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-26-2005, 9:40 PM Reply   
what's hockey?

hoccc-keyy?

..
Old    aaron guy (wakeboarder123)      Join Date: May 2004       08-28-2005, 9:28 PM Reply   
canada was voted the best place to live in i herd. we say "eh" yes i no
but what word sets aside the americans........
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-28-2005, 9:45 PM Reply   
wow well ignorance isnt far behind on this post....
Old    lunaraven            08-29-2005, 9:04 AM Reply   
All this lernin is giving me a headache...Central America is my favorite continent!

I'm from canada and i think we have low self esteem. I also ride here 10 months of the year and dont eat whale blubber...

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