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Old 04-05-2014, 06:56 AM
 
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Cubans are Westerners?
What are they then, Easterners?

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Apolitical people don't interest me. Ignoring politics is ignoring life. You don't have to be a radical to follow politics, and understand the connection between it and your well being . It is essential to a healthy society.

If you have no interest or do not follow politics, at least on some level, you have no right to complain about what is happening politically.

If it weren't for politics, most of us would't be free.
Exactly!!! +1
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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What are they then, Easterners?
I'm not sure if I do regard Cuba as classic Westerners, because of the influence of communism.

Was the term Western applied to Russians during the cold war? I don't think it was in general, and see Cuba in much the same way now.

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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I've never experienced any anti Americanism in the UK, I don't think there is much of it in the rest of Europe either.

The rise of china and the bric countries has done a lot to bring the western countries together and realise that they are all very similar to eachother and have the same national interests and goals and culture compared to the very different countries in Asia and Africa etc

The anglo countries UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are very close and act as one unit most of the time
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Some one mentioned TRYING to use Canadian currency, in the USA.

In my personal experience, even a random Canadian dime, given in a hand full of US coins, to pay for a bottle of coke, at a small town corner store in Georgia, resulted in having the coin thrown back at me by the red neck behind the counter. I'm serious.

In general, no American retail store, is going to accept ANY foreign currency, in payment. In some specific situations, such as in Buffalo New York, they MAY take it, or they may NOT take it .

Jim b.

Toronto.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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LOL @ overweight. Your quarters feel like toy money Trust me, that drives me crazy too. I wish we used at least 1 and 5 dollars in coins more often.



It's slowly happening. the difference isn't as big as with Canadian money but perhaps enough once familiar with it that you'll know what you have.
In Britain the smallest note (bill) we have is the 5 pound bill, which is about $7 dollars, anything less than that We use coins for. It always feels strange in America that they have one dollar bills. its crazy having bills for such a small amount as one dollar, it's less than about 70p in Britain.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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In Britain the smallest note (bill) we have is the 5 pound bill, which is about $7 dollars, anything less than that We use coins for. It always feels strange in America that they have one dollar bills. its crazy having bills for such a small amount as one dollar, it's less than about 70p in Britain.
I love the coins for 1 and 2 pounds: easy to find and to grab.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What about people who just follow politics during election season
Better than nothing, but they probably aren't going to be as versed in what's really going on, if all they listen to are campaigns.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I love the coins for 1 and 2 pounds: easy to find and to grab.
I think most Canadians love our one dollar doing ( Loonie ) and our two dollar coin ( Twoonie/Toonie )
Works great in vending and ticket machines.
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