>bored and want to play a new game
>vidya costs like 80 bucks per game plus tax
GOOD NEWS. Iran sanctions are now lifted and they can trade internationally and they're the 4th largest oil producer on Earth.
Our dollar is about to plummet ANOTHER 15 cents!
>Everything costs double what it did 5 years ago
>Average wages haven't budgeted at all
This country is going to go Greece by 2018.
S T O P
J U S T
S T O P
>>Average wages haven't budgeted at all
>they keep raising min wages
>all it does is inflate shit and keep people on shit jobs to be replaced by automation soon
someone save us
just anyone at this point
Only one thing can save us from our suffering, anon.
Digital is shit. Not him but I buy my PC games in physical format whenever I can. Helps that I'm an Aus fag and Steam charges us full RRP in American money, so it is usually cheaper to buy the physical copy than it is a digital one.
>fall into deep depression
>vidya doesn't bring you joy anymore
>nothing brings you joy
>bored and want to play a new game
>vidya costs like 80 bucks per game plus tax
>torrent on PC
>emulators on PC
Doesn't work like that in Canada, bud. You save $100 today, it's worth an equivilent $70 next week.
Our currency is in free fall. Our finance minister passively mentioned the fact that some countries can go backrupt while doing a talk. That's some BAD OMENS about what might be coming.
Considering food has been going up at an astronomically high rate, I need all the canuckbux I can get.
>high oil = high shipping costs = food prices going up
>low oil = bad exchange rate = food prices going up
>whatever happens = food prices going up
>Dollar is sliding at lightning speed
>Saudi Arabia confirms they'll keep pumping oil even if it falls under $10 a barrel
>Iran can now export its giant oil production globally
>Harper nearly liquidated the Canadian mineral export industry to focus entirely on oil
>Harper also sold absolutely all the billions of dollars in company shares owned by the government in many Canadian mega companies
We are LITERALLY doomed, people. Our dollar will not recover.
Mulcair should've won
I'm genuinely concerned for the future of my country because justin "it's 2015" trudeau is the leader of it
>Harper made a secret cabal of Chinese investors rich as fuck by going full retard
>he'll never be held accountable for it
>everyone will either blame Trudeau or not know what happened
I'm in the fucking hills of Kentucky and don't even have that shit.
snow niggers on suicide watch. just pirate some PC and 3ds shit familia.
>Checking price on 980 Ti on NCIX and Canada Computers
>So to sleep
>It went up $100
Literal overnight price hike, holy shit.
Thanksfully Newegg and Amazon kept it the same price.
I'm pretty sure NCIX, Can Comp, Direct Canada, and a couple others all get their shit from the same places and store them in the same factories too. Kind of like futureshop and bestbuy
>when games are 40+ gigs now
>when Canadian internet speeds are amongst the slowest in the world
>when Canadian ISPs introduced extreme bandwidth caps
Nope, sorry I'm not a steamcuck.
It's pretty much the cold weather that ends up being the final nail in the coffin TBQH. I know that around this time if you have an elderly person in the hospital everyone starts prepping their death goodbyes
cheer up fellow Canadians!
at least we FREE healthcare.
Man, I feel like a woman ba ba ba banana na na
listen up you son of a bitch if you ever fucking call that shit free one more fucking time I will ship you to scandinavia
Is there seriously no conservative politicians in Canada?
Every election seems like left wing vs faaaar left wing.
I'm no /pol/ack and nor am I canadian but that seems a little strange.
>Comparable to Australia
Come on bud, we HAVE decent speed options unlike them, it's just ultra expensive and capped most of the time.
Play old vidya mang,
Our healthcare was defunded by $48b annually in 2014 by Harper so he could claim a surplus for the election season.
Thanks to his tax breaks, we can't get that money back into the healthcare system anymore, so it's busted for life.
Oh you don't even know the HALF of it.
A week ago Dragonball Xenoverse was $20 one week, than $40 the next.
It's fucked up.
There's one Conservative party, and it's been messed up ever since the party lost last year, which is an IMPROVEMENT from the last Conservative leader.
Telus, Rogers, Bell and Shaw are all in bed together and introduced bandwidth caps. Only really old grandfathered plans don't have them, but your speeds are going to be even more subpar
I have no cap
harper was branded as basically robot hitler here
and the conservative policies aren't all that conservative, here's the refugee debate (most simple one tbqh)
cons: we only want to allow 10,000 refugees
ndp: no we should do more 25,000 refugees + 1,000
libs: lel guys what if we invest 60 BILLION on green energies and let 100,000 refugees in?
>if I don't pay for it
But you do, unless you don't pay taxes nor shop, in that case reporting you to the authorities
Mulcair would purposely destroy this country while Trudeau is just a fucking dumbass.
Well America had Obamacare, nothing too out of the ordinary.
Australia's two leading parties are slightly-right-of-center and slightly-righter-of-center, both are less extreme than America's Republican party.
Both are shit.
>Every election seems like left wing vs faaaar left wing.
Like the US where eveyr party is right wing and more right wing?
Compared to here in Europe, what you people call liberal or "left wing" is fucking hilarious.
why would Canadians vote for such an idiot?
Conservatives get automatic votes from old people, which Canada has a lot of.
They also get massive votes by Chinese people due to Harper literally bending over for China.
Fun fact, Canada has always had a law where you could only own 1 house if you were a non-citizen permanent resident. You needed to be a Citizen to own more than 1 property. Harper removed this law, and that lead to the situation we have where 70% of the west coast housing is owned by Chinese billionaires who have never put their foot on Canadian soil.
Because he gave the oil rich parts of the country everything they wanted.
Now they're in the shitter.
Also one of his major rivals at one point was a french man who had a poor understanding of english. There was much spagetti
>Instead, it unilaterally imposed a new formula — which will cut federal support for health care by an estimated $36 billion over the next decade
Why are you lying though??
>Our healthcare was defunded by $48b annually
They are absolutely what they say they are, Bell is hyper Jewish but their speeds has always been rock solid if you live in any good city (boonies connections are shit). Here's my speedtest, I am on their 50/10 package.
>tfw haven't found a single player game fun in years
>only play competative games and even rarely at that
sf5 is only game im getting all of 2016
/tired gamer/ is finally paying off.
>mfw the average house price in the US is $188,000
>mfw the average house price in Canada is $469,000 and expected to rise by 12% annually with no end in sight
I realize I'll be a rentcuck my entire life.
>everything has gone up 40% in price
>our wages are still the same and will not change for another 7 years at least
>tfw rent prices in my city have gone up to insane numbers
>literally $1200+ for a tiny dumpy 2 bed basement suite in the sketchiest part of town not including utilities
>tfw 100 gb shared among household of 6
I just want unlimited already to watch animus..
I had a 60 GB limit among 7 family members back when I was in highschool. It was hell.
>1 bed would be $1400
doubt it tbqh
I mean, shit is bad but not that bad unless you're looking to live in the heart of toronto
my apartment just put up a sister apartment
$700 for some sick ass high ceilings 1bed
>mfw some cuckold on my fagbook wants to import 6 Rapefugees to the island he lives on
>mfw most of the population is homeless & off the grid hippies and artists who walk around essentially naked
>mfw a large portion is just legitimately homeless
>mfw these rapefugees are going to get some kickass house but then complain about the culture on the island
We dont even get to choose our president, and no , its not a woman
Democracy is nonexistent here, the government owns the votings and elections, so theres absolutely no way of making sure they are legit
gentlemen, i am calling upon the smartest of the smart in all of /v/, how do we increase the value of the Canadian dollar?
Is there nothing that can save us??
Russia here, glad to hear we're not the only one who's economy got nuked.
Vidya prices doubled since 2014, tripled in cases with some greedy publishers.
>tfw can't jump the VR train because it's expensive as fuck
I'm so fucking envious of US prices
Recently I was looking at some PC parts to get and the price differences make me so jelly
I know PIRACY and all that but building a gaming PC and pirating games really is the most cost effective way to play video games. Just buy the AAA faggot ones on sale after a couple years.
Hey, that all sucks, but at least you get that legalized weed your new useless prime minister promi- oh no. He can't do that can he because of the meanies abroad. Have a few hundred thousand more "refugees" to cheer you up.
>how do we increase the value
we change our canadian bucks into other currencies that aren't dead
>USfags always on about "cheap amazing PC's"
>realize it's only cheap in the US
>a $400 "console competitor" PC build is like 800 here
>her brother died
Literally who cares except her family? Holy shit. I could understand it if Celine had died.
>Not getting Indie ISP
I pay about $65 for this also uploads are unlimited.
It may be fucking expensive but BUILD YOUR SHIT NOW. A fucking $1000 top end GPU now is going to be $1500 in 6 months, our dollar is projected to slide even more, to potentially 50 cents OR LESS this year.
Build that fucking PC now or enjoy paying 2x as much by the summer.
>how do we increase the value of the Canadian dollar?
Build a time machine and go back to around 2007 before Harper completely shifted the entire Canadian economy and took away our diversified fallback markets.
Honestly there is no way to fix the Canadian economy. Harper symbiotically linked us to the price of oil at the cost of all our other industries solely so we could exploit the 2008 oil price.
No, he doesn't mean as a national currnecy, he means convert your savings to a currency that isn't sliding in value.
Right now you could take your $10,000 and turn it into $6879 USD. Then in 6 months when CAD has dropped another 30% in value, your USD will be worth far more in the Canadian economy than your now massively devalued $10,000 CAD savings are.
>that feel m8
im desperately trying to get a loan from a bank to buy a single bed room with my 100k saved, i know my job is safe thanks to the chines hordes honestly HAVE to gamble or they will literally die. i thought this casino job would only last 2-4 years but i may end up doing this for the next 12 years
>that was supposed to be a temporary meme
>government still hasn't fixed it and wont ever fix it, instead accepting more refugees and selling more shit to china
we did it senpai
that's not a bad idea,
thank you anon, you gave me something to consider
>tfw actually have money for once in my life in my savings
>slowly losing all its value
holy shit, just kill me now senpaitachi
americans may be a lot of debt, but they seem to manage it well enough some how
if it can be raised, then it what sense is it a "ceiling"?
>the world seems to be shitting itself
>constant paranoia about society collapsing
I'm scared /v/
What will cause WW3? We all need it at this point.
because it's a ceiling, they aren't allowed/supposed to go over it for the set period they agree on
yeah but collapsing just means new opportunities so get gud
our student loans are trash here too because degrees are useless lmao
also fuck osap
why? are you canadian? you would lose against the usa lol
Because we threaten to not trade with you.
Then threaten to not pay the money we already own.
They aren't too terrible actually. The horror stories you hear are both always retarded liberal arts majors who encompass an entirely different issue with the US loans and dumb niggers who fail their classes by not showing up.
90% of the time they contact you a year after you graduate, pull your income from wherever you are working and work out a payment plan.
Don't get me wrong banks are fucking evil as shit, but there are tons of ways to pay off student loans for real majors, hell go work for the government and they will pay your school fees 100%.
The $80 mark pretty much guaranteed that I'll never touch a new release ever again. I'll just wait til all expansions/DLC are out for XCOM 2 and pirate it. I'm not fucking paying $80+ for a regular fucking edition, I hope vidya completely sinks in Canada so that publishers either Russia price us, or just completely abandon this market.
Everything's wrong with osap. The whole 30% off is a giant scam artificially raising tuition prices when they SHOULD already be that low. Grants aren't enough to cover entire semester costs unless you're a poorfag nonwhite aboriginal with disabilities too.
The $900 (see $2 in USD) grants are ok
>being in debt
>not wanting the war economy to jump start your economy back on track
>The $80 mark pretty much guaranteed that I'll never touch a new release ever again.
This. It's actually kind of ironic
>Usually don't pirate, but almost every game I play
>Publishers boo hoo over Canadians paying equal price to Americans (Steam used to be USD in Canada. Meaning when a Canadian bought a game, they paid directly converted USD price on their debit card/paypal/etc. We paid FAIR, EQUAL PRICE to Americans)
>Steam adds regional price for Canada
>Publishers get to jack up the price past conversion rate so they can get a few free dollars from Canadian purcahses
>I stop buying games and now they get $0 from me
Don't bite the hand that feeds, Schlomoberg.
>bored and want to play a new game
>can pirate anything that wasn't just released relatively easily for free
>bored and want to play a new game
>steam sales of 50%+ off and prices that lower all the time
>bored and want to play a new game
>play one of the 50-100 great games I haven't had time to play yet
>Because we threaten to not trade with you.
i dont give a fuck if you do not trade with me. if you not pay back the money i lent you then i will not lend anymore money to you.
now i have more money because i'm not giving it for free to americans anymore. problem solved
>tfw work in oil industry
>been working 80 hour weeks
>slowed down since november, now at 40-50 hour weeks
im thankful as fuck to be able to have a day or weekend off again so i dont really want oil or the cdn to surge yet
I got UTAPS and OSOG too so It's really good for me. I found OSAP to be quite helpful.
Hey man all agreed. Trump is 50/50 on saving the US or destroying it in a horrible horrible fashion so flip a coin.
The issue is Sanders will do jack shit except continue the trend of doing nothing and refuse to rock the boat in any way so we would just continue the descent.
>>tfw work in oil industry
>>been working 80 hour weeks
You're part of the reason this country is in its current state. I give you no sympathy and hope you're working 100 hours next week.
It never fails to make me laugh when someone posts a screenshot of some tumblr/reddit/etc rant about how they're in 80k in debt for taking liberal arts and refuse to workout a repayment plan
Being a slow gamer is beneficial
>Get goty edition year(s) later for dirt cheap
>have all the content
>all been patched up and give you a smooth experience
>mods and community fixes
The only downsides are multiplayer games where you miss short period of game it being popular and servers being well populated.
Also you can get spoiled on story heavy games while you wait.
>dont give a fuck if you do not trade with me
You clearly don't understand the US' affect on the global market.
The US refusing to trade with someone would very likely collapse their economy, mind you it would do the same thing if one of the world powers would do it to the US also but thats simply how interconnected the global economy is, literally no one is independent anymore and everyone would collapse if the US dipped out.
I'm on rogers but I think I've been paying around $50 a month for 270GB usage with 30 Mbps (actually getting 36 Mbps down through speedtest though).
Website is under maintenance so I can't check. I wonder what happened to the old plans
what ever happened to the peak oil concept?
Third year. Going to do my second work term next summer since I also have co op. Co op fees are pretty bullshit imo but the works terms have really nice pay so it's a win win. And yeah I know a few people who switched fields cause they couldn't handle it. Management is a main thing. I don't blame though. I rarely passed some courses back in second year. It was tough, but I persevered and now all is going well.
Its bizarre, mind you as I said banks can be massive faggots. They are tremendous fans of really shitty loans that appeal to idiots which should be borderline illegal and the banks flat out admit are scams.
Yet the last fucking thing banks want is to have people declare bankruptcy, they are 100% ready to work out a plan for you or freeze interest rather than have people default.
It reminds me of a story from a few years back. There were a bunch of churches telling people to not pay their mortgages because they for whatever reason believed the government wouldn't let the banks take their homes. So you had banks literally flat out telling people you are 6 months late, we really don't want to seize your home but god dammit pay your fucking bills. Then shockingly enough the banks seized their homes.
Long story short, people are fucking retarded, especially in regards to loans and "free money" in general.
but oil is a infinite resources that the world needs.
the price should be going up
the supply should be going down
not the other way around
>Economy going to shit.
>Only getting college diploma.
>Most people I remotely know off getting University Degrees.
Roughly how many uni fags in this country actually go in for something useful rather then just something arts/English degrees? Internships are part of my program and everyone says companies are decently fond of my school but it's still worrying.
people are just really fucking retarded when money enters the picture.
Like "I have to buy an iPhone with my school loan that I should be using for next semester but I'll save up the rest of the loan in the bank because interest savings will magically be high enough to pay for next semester" retarded.
there is just wayyyyyyyyyy too much. the price will go up if people stop production but my guess is a good amount of companies still want to drill to get oil and sell when prices rise?
something about fracking or whatever technique that the US proved to be cheap and practical
heck I wonder if China has even bothered to tap into their reserves because it's probably still cheaper for them to just buy oil from everyone else.
Are you retarded? You can always declare chapter 7, the issue is whether or not your liquidated assets are enough to pay off your debts.
But that has nothing to do with declaring bankruptcy that just affects your 10 year credit report afterwards.
Yeah but they're also super desperate to help you land a job they literally will undervalue you. I remember when my cousin first graduated, the unis form of primary help was "apply to at least 30 places this month".
look for internships during the first semester of your senior year.
during the second semester of your senior year, you should be doing an internship AND applying for jobs
that's what i did and i got called in for an interview 2 weeks before my finals (they called ma back and got the job)
Good luck anon!
>'being the first one against the wall when the revolution comes'
i live off of 60% of my post tax income and save/invest the other 40%
people do not know that I am rich. they think i am one of them lol
US is doing the same thing with natural gas. Sort of. It's so fucking inexpensive that it costs more to extract it than you'd make by selling it. When the time comes, we'll be sitting on one of the largest stockpiles of that shit in the world.
what, just a bachelor's? good luck getting anything higher than 15/hour. If you want to make money, you go into a professional degree afterwards like pharmacy for 40/hour.
Otherwise, you should have went into college instead if you just wanted a decent job, you'd have gotten a job at at least 20/hour instead (like RPhT or a QC analyst in a pharmaceutical).
I graduated last year and I'm stuck with 14/hour, thinking of going into pharmacy after a couple years.
Same here anon I didn't do internships and haven't had work for 6 months finally had a company reach out to me and in just preparing to fuck everything up next Wednesday at the interview.
that's just some people though, like those med radiation co-op people who come out of uni with $40/hour
What do you think most of the losers in life sciences (or even just plain Chemistry with no co-op) are going to do?
I graduated in Chemistry, even had a summer internship after graduation, and I still couldn't get an entry-level position in a lab so I ended up going for a data entry position somewhere else instead.
>twilight princess hd 79.99
>xenoblade chronicles 74.99
>naruto storm 4 79.99
wtf! hold me Canadabros im not gonna make it
Literally what? The only times you can't declare bankruptcy are when you committed a crime or fucked up a bankruptcy process in the last 3 months, have committed bankruptcy in the last 6 years
in which case you are a fucking moron for pulling yourself into crippling debt when you cannot even get credit loans, or when its for a non asset like child support or a student loan.
>in just preparing to fuck everything up next Wednesday at the interview.
make sure you actually prepare. My first interview I sort of just came in and talked with them normally like I was talking with anyone else. This was a bad idea.
They always ask you what you know about their company so they know you actually give a shit (this is really huge in job fairs because a lot of other people don't come in very well prepared).
They also want to see that that you actually understand what they need from a candidate for a position, but don't come off as a superficial perfect candidate (i.e. show a slight weakness but explain well that you can work to improve it through more experience or whatever). When they ask you if you have any questions, that's where it'll make or break it (if you haven't fucked it up yet). Ask them what qualities a candidate should have to be highly successful in the job, and hope you can somehow explain and relate your own experiences to that.
oh and they always ask that "tell me about yourself" thing. You did prepare a quick summary of yourself customized for that interview already, right?
I've never held a gun in my whole life, just like most Canadians, actually. Why don't you like anons pic? I've always liked it.
>game is 25% off
Do you understand how much it hurts?
Why can't that be now
It's hard to believe it cost ~$1100 just to get a rig with a 4690K and a 380 (fucking $150 more for a 390) DURING boxing week.
and to think I've always laughed at people spending $1500-2000 for a computer.
First it's Greece, then it's Canada, then it's us.
We're doomed, folks. American's swan song is at hand. Learn your chinese, boys, because the ching-chongs is going to outproduce the entire fucking planet once they buy out our meaty countries.
So I guess we're going to play free MMORPGS and MOBAS for the rest of our lives while breathing smog and eating dumplings made of our home pets.
>Live in Bumblefuck nowhere
>Jobs are scarce
>Sometimes have to drive long distances for work
>Drive 2-4 hours to commute a day.
>Hehe! At least my rents homes cheap :^]
That reminds me
>get bored of vidya
>Get a job in hopes it will refresh me
>makes it worse
Now I am even more drained and cant be fucked playing anything and I've started drinking even more than I did when I was unemployed.
I should've learned how to draw or something
>prices go higher
>wages don't go higher
>wages go higher
>prices go higher again because "how are we supposed to pay higher wages without more money?"
>prices go higher again for whatever reason
>Mfw Tales of Zestiria for PS4 is $75 + 13% sales tax
And not once has it been on sale. Thank god I pirated it for PC
During the latest election, I just had this overwhelming sensation that no matter who I picked, it was the wrong answer.
FUCK YOU TRUDEAU LEGALIZE WEED THEN FUCK OFF 420 BLAZE IT I'LL GET SO HIGH I FORGET MY PAIN
>vidya costs like 80 bucks per game plus tax
consolenyggar problems... hahahah!!!
>not singing your national anthem like it's a love song
That's what you get for not being part of the greatest country on earth!
>cucknadian consolefags right now
I was actually considering getting a PS4 over uprgrading my PC, guess that's not happening.