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Old 02-11-2018, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...tell me about america..." smiled the goblin wanting to hear first hand what ameircans thought was happening there)




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Hoo, boy - I'm gettin' chills just thinkin' of this topic's potential.
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Worthy of it's own thread I say.



To get the anal retentive stuff out of the way:


America is Two continents connected by a land bridge. There is North America, which contains Canada, The United States and Mexico.


There is South America, with Columbia, Brazil, etc.



But when people say "tell me About America" they mean "Tell Me About The United States."


So, for the sake of this thread, America will equate to The United States.



We're a people of deep political divisions and rifts.



We're a people who recognize the danger of career politicians, but often leave incumbent pols in place. It's the other guy's Senators and Representatives in those other states that are the problem, you see.



We're a place that went from having four distinctive cultures, to a melting pot philosophy and now to a multicultural society.



In spite of a century spent trying to convince everyone that we were a melting pot, there are still marvelous distinct regional differences, especially in the backwaters.



We were once a union of states that is now a nation.



We have always been a country where people will pack up and move long distances to try for a new life.



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("...me, I like your peanut butter, though it's never quite become a staple in europe like as in the states there, though I imagine it could be grown easily enough..." mentioned the goblin not sure what he mention about the states these days)
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America is the country that fascinates the rest of the internet connected world with it's antics.
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Your refusal to switch to the metric system is bonkers. I have also met many Americans who were shocked having learned I had never eaten mac and cheese.

I could never understand the shop prices without tax. Is there a reason for that?
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Your refusal to switch to the metric system is bonkers. I have also met many Americans who were shocked having learned I had never eaten mac and cheese.

I could never understand the shop prices without tax. Is there a reason for that?
Yeah. It's to get more money from the buyer.

And don't get the McDonald's thing out of proportion. Lots of us Yanks stopped eatin' crap food years ago.

Witness the growing market presence of Whole Foods. 'Course low income earners like me call it Whole Paycheck.


And as for the metric thing - I got two sets of tools. Probably another scam by big business to lighten my wallet.
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Is any country more self obsessed?

I love the fact America is the only country with bombs in its national anthem. Says it all, really.
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Is any country more self obsessed?

I love the fact America is the only country with bombs in its national anthem. Says it all, really.


It is self obsessed, but we refer to that as “American exceptionalism” so it’s justified.

We are, in fact, the greatest country that has ever been on the face of the earth. The Romans? Yeah, they owned like most of Europe and the Mediterranean. Phfffft! Pussies!

We own the whole damn world except for Russia and North Korea.

The Canadians don’t realize we own them, but we do. The Chileans don’t realize we own them, but we do. You Brits think you are autonomous, but you are actually our bitches.

Oh yes, we both pretend that you “let” us cum in your mouth, but we also both know the truth, don’t we? Deep down?

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If you lot own the world how come most of you are skint?
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If you lot own the world how come most of you are skint?
Because world maintenance cost is a pretty penny.
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Because world maintenance cost is a pretty penny.
Sounds a pretty rum deal to me.
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Sounds a pretty rum deal to me.
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Seriously, you'd be better spending your money important things. Ruling the world is overrated. And it's not like you're any good at it.
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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
Seriously, you'd be better spending your money important things. Ruling the world is overrated. And it's not like you're any good at it.


Oh we do, we do. We blow up a lot of other countries (which is expensive) and then pay our contractors to rebuild them in our image. You know, the “job creators” we need to lower taxes for so they can continue creating more jobs. It’s all about Jobs over here. You’re welcome for yours.

We also pay appeasement money to lots of dangerous countries and factions to keep them from starting world war three. You’re welcome for that too.




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[QUOTE=flyingtart

Ruling the world is overrated. And it's not like you're any good at it.

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I seem to have a recollection of y'all havin' a go at Empire.

Somethin' about "Hail, Britannia" and so on.


Do wonder who you think would be "good at it".

Ready to stop pointing a finger at the (perceived) problem and start pointing it at the (as you see it) solution?
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I don't think anybody would be good at it. I don't believe anybody should be trying to rule the world. Empires rise and fall, and people never learn.
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I don't believe anybody should be trying to rule the world.

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Now if only those who believe differently would see things your way.

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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
Seriously, you'd be better spending your money important things. Ruling the world is overrated. And it's not like you're any good at it.


Ah, you see dear tart, we ALREADY rule the world. I’ll bet you have access to a Big Mac and a coke within walking distance of your home. Not that I’d recommend eating or drinking that poison. It contains chemicals that make you want Hollister jeans, and a new Ford pick-up. Both, very expensive.


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I’ll bet you have access to a Big Mac and a coke within walking distance of your home. Not that I’d recommend eating or drinking that poison. It contains chemicals that make you want Hollister jeans, and a new Ford pick-up. Both, very expensive.


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Yes, what a legacy. Morbid obesity.


You shortchange us...

There’s also:
Hypertension
Depression
Anxiety
Diabetes
Heart disease
Addiction
Cancer
Chronic pain
And according to Kirk Cameron, moral depravity😀

Don’t forget those lovelies.




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And according to Kirk Cameron, moral depravity��

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