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Old 12-26-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I think Europe's doing a fine job of cleaning up their own messes at the moment.
Yes, they needed our help during and after WW II; not so much since, and certainly not now.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I think Europe's doing a fine job of cleaning up their own messes at the moment.
Yes, they needed our help during and after WW II; not so much since, and certainly not now.
Bosnia?
NATO? Which Europe contributed and contributes very little financially to. But it is they who reap the greatest benefits.
Look I am not saying and have never said the USA is perfect and Europe is all bad. What I am saying is that Europe is a matter of taste. Some like it and some don't. Me? Not a huge fan and I especially disliked France.
Loved Italy and Spain. Liked England too. Detested Greece and Turkey. Really disliked the open sewer known as Egypt. Liked Israel but disliked how they treated the Palestinians as a whole. Brutal is what comes to mind.
Over all I wouldn't go back if I won a free trip. Now Asia? Love it there.
Its all a matter of taste.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Terra firma
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Why do you think I am a creationist? I am not. I am also not ignorant in the sciences, why do you think that? I do not even think that I have ever mentioned "science" on CD.
Yes, I believe RP would be a better candidate than the usual Dem/Rep candidates (I have nothing against Obama, however).
I looked what RP voted for/against and I liked most of it (not all).
I also liked how he handles himself when interviewed by Fox News. He usually outsmarts the guys from Fox news.
He actually makes sense. Just check out what he thinks about the Patriot Act.
It doesn't take a genius to outfox the FAUX News windbags.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Right here; Right now
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A person will learn whatever the person is interested in. If a person likes science that person will know allot about it and leave others in the dirt. If a person wants to learn about history, then they will know allot about history and again leave others in the dirt on the topic.

There is no one to blame, no one to call, nothing to get excited about. It's just geography.

Why do people not know about other countries---guess they weren't interested in geography.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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The Jay leno's "Jay walking" is a segment on a freakin' Late Night Talk show. Those type of segments are used around the world. They go on the streets and wait for people to say dumb things.

Anyone who finds it represenative or indicative of American people is a moron. And by extension anyone who watches TV to understand americans or american society is not only ignorant but most likely a bigot....
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Nebuchadnezzar
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Because when they were in school they were too busy learning how to put a condom on a cucumber.

I failed that class.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, IN
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A person will learn whatever the person is interested in. If a person likes science that person will know allot about it and leave others in the dirt. If a person wants to learn about history, then they will know allot about history and again leave others in the dirt on the topic.

There is no one to blame, no one to call, nothing to get excited about. It's just geography.

Why do people not know about other countries---guess they weren't interested in geography.
People will learn a lot about the subjects they are interested in, but there is something to be said for ensuring that people have a well-rounded, liberal (not in the political sense) education. Compared to most other developed countries (and, increasingly, several upper-middle income developing countries) our populace's education is really lacking. People should have a basic understanding of the world they live in, they should have a basic understanding of how our government works, of the basic of how economies function, of mathematics and science, etc. People don't need to be able to tell you who the King of Bhutan is but they should be able to locate Iraq on a damn map.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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i would say because the media keeps us blind to real issues outside of our country
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:23 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Please reserve your pious judgment for how easily your emotions are manipulated by the contents of a simple thread. Your entire attitude is akin to a child throwing a tantrum because he doesn't like something that he has just heard.
Sorry if looking beyond the obvious is so upsetting to you.

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I started this thread because I knew it would create a sh-t storm. I am utterly amazed at how big it has become.

Come on people, it's just a discussion. It's not like lives hang in the balance.

I have met some truly enlightened people on City-Data, and then I've met some first rate juveniles as well.

Have a nice day!
So, you don't really believe those silly things you posted when you started this thread?

That's good news!
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Europe
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You either have to be A. ignorant of the sciences, B. a creationist, or C. unfamiliar with the candidate if you favor to support Paul. Initially, I just assumed you were familiar with Paul, which I think is a fair assumption. Based on your posts, for you it's option A, possibly C.
I don`t think so, because RP does not make it a topic. He even did not like being asked this question.
RP is more known for his stance on totally different topics.
Also, someone that shares a highly edited video, should not make assumptions whether someone else is well informed or not.
If you share a video or an interview, show the whole thing, otherwise, it can be biased.
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