CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Rain Dog » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:33 am

Milord wrote:I see enough of it on TV. Too much infact.

When I was staying in Florida in West Palm Beach, I could not get over how F'n insular everybody was. Even my Aunt Peggy. Ask anyone for directions to Major Dept. or Grocery stores, not a clue. Later to discover that it was 1 Block away. OMG.

Worldliness? Nothing. Nice people for sure but not very Curious. Favourite white wine, Cha-Bliss. haha
Well Americans have no Monopoly on lack of curiosity about the world around them --- in fact I think Aussies and Kiwis might be even more insular than Yanks. I think it has to do with geographic isolation. At least a lot of Brits make it across the Channel into Europe.

One thing I do think is unique to American culture is the trend to not question anything. "Mainstream" Americans can be curious but seem to get most of their information passively (spoonfed) rather questioning things. It is a bi-product of TV and entertainment culture. If it's on a screen it must "be true" or somehow "representative" of truth. Americans have no idea how their "reality" (world view) is created for them. Leaving the USA for me was like being unplugged from "The Matrix". My return trips back were shortly after 911 --- and I swear it was like culture shock visiting there at that time.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Milord » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:39 am

Yup, siege mentality. And a Fear Mongering Press. Who's going to attack us next?

Although, scuba divers and pilots are a different breed.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:16 pm

Rain Dog wrote:Well Americans have no Monopoly on lack of curiosity about the world around them --- in fact I think Aussies and Kiwis might be even more insular than Yanks. I think it has to do with geographic isolation.
Surely you jest. No offence, but this is one of the silliest things I've seen you post. It's a truism that you can go to any remote location on earth and call "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and you'll get the familiar and somewhat annoying response.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby MoodyMonkey » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:23 pm

StroppyChops wrote: It's a truism that you can go to any remote location on earth and call "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and you'll get the familiar and somewhat annoying response.
Fuck off?
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Born-Confused » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:25 pm

Rain Dog wrote: Something to do with French Reluctance to support our noble efforts to bring freedom, peace, and democracy to the people of Iraq while at the same time generously assisting them to build up their oil industry infrastructure..
mmmmm - Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped Saddam Hussein build up his arsenal of deadly chemical and biological weapons, when he was an executive in the pharamceutical industry during Reagan's time.
USA supplied military weapons to Iraq during the Iraq:Iran war......
And do you really believe that USA's interest was to bring freedom, peace and democracy to the people of Iraq.......... God help America :please:
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby EdinWigan » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:28 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Rain Dog wrote:Well Americans have no Monopoly on lack of curiosity about the world around them --- in fact I think Aussies and Kiwis might be even more insular than Yanks. I think it has to do with geographic isolation.
Surely you jest. No offence, but this is one of the silliest things I've seen you post. It's a truism that you can go to any remote location on earth and call "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and you'll get the familiar and somewhat annoying response.
I would have to agree, the Americans IMHO, although very nice, do not seem to travel well.

Was it George W Bush who has a world class knowledge of the lends beyond US shores (not), he said:

“It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.”

but then again, in his defence he also said:

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby takeoman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:28 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Rain Dog wrote:Well Americans have no Monopoly on lack of curiosity about the world around them --- in fact I think Aussies and Kiwis might be even more insular than Yanks. I think it has to do with geographic isolation.
Surely you jest. No offence, but this is one of the silliest things I've seen you post. It's a truism that you can go to any remote location on earth and call "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and you'll get the familiar and somewhat annoying response.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Mrs Stroppy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:35 pm

MoodyMonkey wrote:
StroppyChops wrote: It's a truism that you can go to any remote location on earth and call "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" and you'll get the familiar and somewhat annoying response.
Fuck off?
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Born-Confused » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:42 pm

Rain Dog wrote: Well Americans have no Monopoly on lack of curiosity about the world around them --- in fact I think Aussies and Kiwis might be even more insular than Yanks. I think it has to do with geographic isolation. At least a lot of Brits make it across the Channel into Europe.
Seriously??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3RrqBqk14

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby General Mackevili » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:42 pm

Going to move this to the Asinine Arena, as previously discussed, to clear up the General Chatter section.

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