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Old 06-18-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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For July and August:
Daily highs are usually around 90 F (32 C).
Occasionally it reaches 35 C or higher. The record is a little over 40 C.

Thunder storms are common.
wow okay so just as hot as miami
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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it's nice to know that we will be able to speak in Spanish among st ourselves so we can avoid people eavesdropping.
What city in the world can't you speak whatever you want among yourselves?
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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What city in the world can't you speak whatever you want among yourselves?
you always CAN but the question is can you do it without offending the people of the place you are visiting.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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The correlative, on a Chinese web forum about visiting the USA:

Social contact: People will seem very friendly, but they really resent you coming to America and not paying any taxes, and using free facilities that have been paid for with tax money stolen from them, even though there isn't anything free anymore. Americans wear yellow happy-face buttons that say have a nice day, but what they really mean is "give me money", so they can buy "the next big thing" that was made by your friends back home. If an American tries to engage you in a friendly conversation, you can be sure that their purpose is to persuade you to come with them to their church on Sunday morning. Just show no interest in Christianity and they will then completely leave you alone and not bother you anymore. If they see you again later, they will turn their back or walk on the other side of the street.

Strangers: If you think someone is saying something friendly to you in the street, they are actually talking to somebody else on an invisible device implanted in their hoodie. Do not make the mistake of smiling back or speaking to them, they will report you as a stalker, because they are all very sexually insecure and fearful. In any case, you cannot talk to a stranger until you wait for them to take out their earbud, and even then, they will not hear you because their hearing is permanently damaged from decades of high-volume otic trauma. Similarly, do not make any eye contact with an American in a supermarket or shopping mall, it makes them feel very uncomfortable. If they notice you, they will curl up the lip into a fake smile that lasts exactly one second, and then look away. This is a conditioned reflex, which is not to be taken as having any social meaning.

Hygeine: Be sure to put on all freshly-laundered clothing every morning. Americans will consider you "dirty" if you do not smell like dryer towels and/or some dreadful spray-on or roll-on scent, and their homes are shielded from all odors except Glade plug-ins. This is extremely important, Americans are transfixed with a hysterical phobia about personal odors. Never blow cigarette smoke in the face of a stranger after sitting down uninvited at their table in a restaurant.

Safety: Remember that one percent of the adult male population of the USA is in prison right now, and about half the boys who are non-white will be in jail at some time in their lives. Very, very few of them have had a courtroom trial. You must always consider the very high risk that you will be one of them. If by chance you are driving a car, your few remaining constitutional rights are then null and void. Keep in mind that most Americans own handguns, many are carrying one concealed as you encounter them, and the reason they do is to shoot to kill any human being of whom they are suspicious, which is permitted by law in most states. And as an alien who does not understand the language or customs, you are considered suspicious by definition
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Link please.
How pathetic. Googled several phrases from this (with quotes) and they all showed 1 result - this manifesto you made up and tried to pass off as authentic. Unless jtur88 can produce a link it appears this person is a fraud and will stop at nothing in his hatred for the US.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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How pathetic. Googled several phrases from this (with quotes) and they all showed 1 result - this manifesto you made up and tried to pass off as authentic. Unless jtur88 can produce a link it appears this person is a fraud and will stop at nothing in his hatred for the US.

Hm, I googled the first phrase of the second paragraph and came up with the same...
https://www.google.com/search?q=Peop...w=1366&bih=659

If this is the case, I don't understand why they wouldn't just say it was their opinion rather than trying to pass it off as that of someone from China. I did find it somewhat surprising that the (supposed) OP had enough of a command of the English language to use the term "high-volume otic trauma" and specifically spoke of the superficiality of Americans and their inability to be pleasant to someone without an ulterior motive in nearly the same tone that they themselves have used in the past, but hey: birds of a feather flock together.

I actually enjoy a lot of jtur's insights and comments, but we definitely have butted heads over their (what I perceive to be) sometimes over-the-top and inaccurate portrayal of life in the US. Oh well... we all need something to hate, I guess. I hate Kimya Dawson's music; hating a whole country or society is a bit heavy for me.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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How to act, hmmm - like a human? Some people really overthink the act of traveling to another country. Sure there are local customs, etc., but don't stress on it. When in doubt - simply act conservativley.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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How pathetic. Googled several phrases from this (with quotes) and they all showed 1 result - this manifesto you made up and tried to pass off as authentic. Unless jtur88 can produce a link it appears this person is a fraud and will stop at nothing in his hatred for the US.

HAHA, he is infamous for doing that in these forums. Start a topic on basketweaving and he will insert some strong anti-US diatribe in response. That's just his schtick. I'll stop short of calling him a troll, more like a unusual character with a one track mind and one subject agenda. Just ignore him and don't encourage him.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Unlike the USA, people are not reviled or vilified in other countries if they if they speak their own language to each other while traveling abroad. Nobody there will wonder "why can't these rude and ignorant people speak (and think and dream) in Chinese when they are in our country?"

The Chinese have seen plenty lf American films, so they are very familiar with American social customs, and will not be offended if you address them in a way that would not be offensive to an American. Meanwhile, watch them for clues about body language, personal space, etc.

The most important thing is to, before you even depart, assume an attitude and mindset that the Chinese are nice and honorable and moral and honest and hospitable and friendly people, whose culture has served them well for many centuries, and make it a point to treat every single one of them with respect and mindful if his dignity. You will meet a few who are having a bad hair day, or too busy at the moment to deal with you, or, like in the US, just nor very nice individuals. Get them behind you and move on. In general, the Chinese will return to you the same respect that you offer them -- but don't expect more respect than you are wiling to give.

All of the above applies to all countries, and China is no different from anywhere else in that respect.
I honestly don't know anyone that accts like that in the USA....
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I honestly don't know anyone that accts like that in the USA....

'What Would You Do?' on Route 66: The All-American Burger - YouTube
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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Always carry some toilet paper or tissues with you as most public toilets will not have any toilet paper at all except in fancy hotels.
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