Strange Map of the Day

Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Bearsy » Oct 15, 2017 3:54 am

or maybe its Kazakhstan!

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Oct 23, 2017 11:39 am

It should be it's own thread but what that data shows is that -on the surface- Quebec is an underdeveloped mess barely trailing Mississippi, as opposed to the contrast provided by areas enjoying high GDPPC like Alberta, New York and California.

Two of the missing components here are the HDI and the qualitative aspect of GDP. I would stack on a third variate to the
analysis: the economic outlook as some regions are clearly heading downward while others are getting their stuff together.

The percentage of entrepeneurs per region is also a good indication of vitality. I'd scope in also the amount of private sector capital investments, and maybe put it relative to government capital investment to see the health of things.

Quebec is at the mercy of democracy, where socialist inclined groups can hijack and quickly derail any attempt at restoring sound economic frameworks. Lastly, I'd like to add a fourth addition: historical trending of GDP.

I'd like to see snapshots of this same graph at difference times in history, going far back (1900, 1940, 1970, 2000). In fact if anyone can provide the data for some/any/all I could create the visualizations easily.

Contrast these two articles about Quebec for example: the first leads to despondence the second is much different in tone. Both are legitimate and valid in their assessments,

July 11th 2014
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business ... is-closed/

July 17th 2017
http://nationalpost.com/g00/news/canada ... cReferrer=

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Yet here's the outlook just today in the news:

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It's a mixed bag, but unlike Greece and Mississipi, (and even rich places like Alberta) Quebec has a diversified post-modern economy. It seems that English-Canada is falling for the social-democratic garbage just as Quebec is climbing out of it. But what I find most educative is that none of Canada's regions have a HDI above 9.50, the USA has many.

How long the trend will hold in Quebec depends on Couillards ability to play the democracy long enough that when the islamo-humanists take shit over again, they can't easily undo much of the prosperity and growth planning that is being incorporated into the system as we speak.

Ideally the media-educational system would need to be purged of these extremists so that the population becomes more responsible and ambitious, with simplified means of improving their education and creating wealth going foward. If the current trends last for a decade... Quebec may end up being a contributor to the equalization system rather than a recipient.

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This is the key right here, HQ2 for Amazon. If Montreal get it, zomg, the timing is really good for us to get it.

Toronto among 238 contenders.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/bus ... dquarters/

Montreal over Toronto
https://techvibes.com/2017/09/26/why-mo ... amazon-hq2

* Montreal has affordable housing
* Montreal has Bombardier, Seattle has Boeing
* Quebec economy is trending upwards
* Montreal has access to Atlantic shipping

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There is a confluence of things that seem to be point towards this game changing even possibly landing in Montreal.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Bearsy » Oct 23, 2017 10:38 pm

Americalex wrote:some stuff

I'm not even sure how relevant this data is. Saskatchewan's relatively high GDP per capita does not translate to quality of life. Rubbing alcohol is a behind-the-counter item here ffs.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Oct 24, 2017 9:14 am

I don't get the whole drinking alcohol thing anymore. I much prefer coffee. Potash and tar sands don't make a province great?

Somehow I get the feeling that this applies to North Dakota too.. Just find a job of equivalent quality here in Quebec, sell your house and move here before the housing market explodes from HQ2, that way you will be able to stalk me and break all my windows in the middle of night via aiding and abetting angry anti-annexation fellow english-canadians throwing rocks from all sides.

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Bearsy » Oct 24, 2017 8:42 pm

I don't get the whole drinking alcohol thing anymore. I much prefer coffee. Potash and tar sands don't make a province great?


Trust me they aren't limiting themselves to alcohol...

Never lived anywhere where every public bathroom has black lights installed (so you can't see your veins)

Somehow I get the feeling that this applies to North Dakota too.. Just find a job of equivalent quality here in Quebec, sell your house and move here before the housing market explodes from HQ2, that way you will be able to stalk me and break all my windows in the middle of night via aiding and abetting angry anti-annexation fellow english-canadians throwing rocks from all sides.

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Oct 25, 2017 9:37 am

If you have an IT (or any professional) oriented skillset it should be easy to be hired by large companies with good salaries without speaking a word of French. It happens all the time, I work with people who speak zero French, but it helps to learn it on the side once here to at least get by and open up more doors once you have a foot in the barn.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Nov 15, 2017 12:28 am

Now that is a very cool map, my kind of map for sure!

According to their formulation, Montreal is the only major hub not connected to any mega region.

I'd be curious to see if Torontonians agree with being lumped that way.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Nov 17, 2017 12:52 pm

^^^^^^
I can't read the key. What's it all about?
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Nov 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Current radiations floating above Europe from an undefined source emanating from a depleted nuclear materials facility inside Russia, detected and reported by the French monitoring agency, but so far not confirmed by Russia.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Bayowolf » Nov 17, 2017 6:40 pm

At first, I thought that it had something to do with Chernobyl but I discounted that because the pattern was too far east.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Windwalker » Nov 19, 2017 1:41 pm

Americalex wrote:Now that is a very cool map, my kind of map for sure!

According to their formulation, Montreal is the only major hub not connected to any mega region.

I'd be curious to see if Torontonians agree with being lumped that way.


The criteria the map's creators used was:

-Environmental systems and topography
-Infrastructure systems
-Economic linkages
-Settlement and land use patterns
-Culture and history


Certainly Toronto is more similar to Chicago and Detroit than it is to Montreal on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th points, but probably about the same on the 1st and 2nd points.
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Americalex » Nov 19, 2017 6:15 pm

The economic linkages are pretty strong between Toronto and Montreal, I'd like to see a comparison of Toronto's activities relative to Chicago and Montreal to see if that factor really comes to bear in the direction they chose to adopt. But it's pretty arcane data to search for so I'm not going to hold my breath about it!
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Dec 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Ruined areas in Marawi Phillipines.

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Fat Tony » Jan 05, 2018 5:35 pm

http://www.asia-atlas.com/kuril-islands.htm

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Kuril Islands. Nothing overtly strange. We might be running out of strange maps!
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Re: Strange Map of the Day

Postby Windwalker » Jan 06, 2018 9:59 pm

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How WW1 would have gone down in 1863 if not for the Tzar plopping most of the Russian Navy in and around San Francisco and New York's harbors. (The British had placed enough Troops in Canada to annex Maine, had completed Ironclads ready for deliver to the South that could break the blockade, and had assembled a Naval force for the purpose of destroying and burning New York City and Boston to the ground. Britain shit-canned their attack plan when they realized they might lose a few ships, and would have to face Russia and her Allies as well as America, thus putting off their Bank of England driven set-up for a global confrontation for a few more decades.)
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