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Post by Norc Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:06 pm

"armstrong walked on the moon, but... i think it was a russian, i'm not sure" WHAT?! SRLSY?!  lady, you're mixing up who where first in space and who were on the moon first.. jesus christ.. 


and apparently we have had 3 world wars... and what are nagasaki and hiroshima famous for JUDO WRESTLING! and about ten eiffeltowers in paris!

"what is the main religion of Israel?"
"muslim"

.. muslim isn't a religion, it's fucking called ISLAM! and why the hell would aklfsnkfb !!! does no one read history?! israel was given to the jews after the second world war as a consolation gift thing ..


and how and why would you think the BERLIN wall was in ISRAEL!? 


they're obsessed with israel and al-qaida what the fuck?!
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Post by Tinuviel Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Embarassed I've always had trouble being a proud American, but we do some things right! I mean, we... umm.... well we made the Avengers?

{{{{{{{{{Can't wait until I can study abroad in a few years. I'm growing tired of America, I need to sail west! Um, just kidding, east? Dammit east or west!!}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:57 pm

America do a lot of good in the world in fairness, its just they conversely also do a lot of bad.
For every misguided war they sell based on ignorance (selling the Iraq war as a 9/11 linked event when the two had nothing to do with one another for example) there is decades worth of aid programs, and relief efforts, such as that being provided right now to the Philippines.

Part of it seems to be a problem of education, and another part of it I suspect is that America is so big people there dont have much cause to look beyond it.

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Post by Eldorion Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:03 pm

The people who make those videos always edit them to include the dumbest people they can find (assuming they're not staged to begin with). They're often hilarious, but they're not making any serious social commentary.



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Post by Eldorion Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:07 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Part of it seems to be a problem of education, and another part of it I suspect is that America is so big people there dont have much cause to look beyond it.
Depending on where you were born, you can go your entire life in America without ever coming within a hundred miles of another country. And you don't have to stay at home to do so; you can travel around a fair bit and visit both major cities and national parks and still remain within America. Plus we have the benefit (or detriment) of not needing to learn foreign languages in order to communicate with much of the world. But I'm sure some of its down to chauvinism too. I think for young people especially there's a sort of attitude that Europe had its day, but now it exists primarily as a playground for Americans to vacation in rather than a relevant player on the world stage. It took me until my teens to overcome that assumption. I don't think this is necessarily a deliberate arrogance, but an unconscious thing that emerges in some environments.
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Post by Norc Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:11 pm

They seem to know "a lot" about the middle east and such (probably because of news) , but when u dig deeper they are quite ignorent to religion... And forget europe...
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Post by Eldorion Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:19 pm

Norc wrote:They seem to know "a lot" about the middle east and such (probably because of news) , but when u dig deeper they are quite ignorent to religion... And forget europe...
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:22 pm

hen u dig deeper they are quite ignorent to religion... And forget europe...- Norc

But is that a prejudice euro-view similar to the one Eldo had to overcome about Europeans?

Better to judge on personal experience where ever possible, we have a few Americans on here and they seem just the same as anyone else to the point where if I didnt know which countries people here were from, I couldnt begin to guess.
And I rather like that. People are people everywhere, dumb ones, smart ones, and most of us somewhere inbetween wondering what's for dinner.

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Post by Norc Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:26 pm

Yes, i know, that was a statement regarding the impression i got from the video, i know all of the americans here, and probably most, have some more meaningful filling between their ears.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:27 pm

Well some maybe, lets not be too hasty, they are still UShobbits afterall.

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Post by Norc Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:30 pm

True...... I was going to go back at u with a scot-stereotype, but then i remembered u'de probably just be proud.. Laughing
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:34 pm

Laughing 

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Post by Bluebottle Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:09 pm

So, did we really have 31 people on earlier today?  Shocked 

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Post by bungobaggins Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:12 pm

WE DID IT!!!!!  Very Happy 

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Post by Eldorion Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:31 am

Bluebottle wrote:So, did we really have 31 people on earlier today?  Shocked 

I hadn't even noticed that! Very Happy The number includes unregistered guests. I checked our Google Analytics and it doesn't appear that we were linked to from any big sites, so it must just have been a bunch of people interested in DOS coupled with our more active than usual base of regulars. Nod
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Post by RA Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:10 am

I usually forget to log out too  Razz 

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Post by Eldorion Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:26 am

The active user tally only counts people who have loaded a new page in the last five minutes from when the list is generated. Wink That's the default; I could change it to include people active over, say, the past half hour, but I haven't.
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Post by jon Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:13 am

This site seems to rank pretty high on searches for "Hobbit Movie" and "Forum".

You know, there's things that you can do to improve search results.  When I had my Lay of Leithian site up it would typically compete w/the Wikipedia article for the #1 spot.  Some days it would be Wikipedia, other days it would be my site.  Wikipedia is notoriously difficult to kick off of the #1 search result spot but it can be done.  (In my case it was OK... since I wrote part of the wikipedia article!  People would read my stuff no matter where they went!)

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Post by Bluebottle Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Well, that certainly is impressive. Nod 

I do wonder if I should maybe try and make my posts a bit more cohesive with all these people reading though.  pale   Laughing

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Post by Bluebottle Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:01 pm

{{{ I also wonder what stupid things I might have said while talking to myself today. pale I guess I'll find out soon enough. Laughing }}}

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Post by Norc Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Omg, people are watching this Shocked like outsiders!?!?!?
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Post by Bluebottle Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Well, there was apparently 31 poeple on in the same 5 minutes yesterday. Shrugging 

Though I do notice they're not on today. Laughing 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:35 pm

We're like a zoo, people stop by to look in at us.  Mad 

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Post by Eldorion Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Norc wrote:Omg, people are watching this :shock:like outsiders!?!?!?

They are always watching.

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Post by Norc Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:55 pm

I was being sarcastic Rolling Eyes
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