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Never visited the United States, I am afraid of America.

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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: raymundoko

So "VanGcouverite wrote in OP"



I DON'T FEEL SAFE IN U.S.A.


acackohfcc wrote


acackohfcc
stay in your basement, and miss out on life if that's what it takes for you to feel 'safe'


I wrote in response to acackohfcc


Having recently been in US for 5 weeks I see most Americans "stuck in their basement with nary a book in sight" but 500 channels on TV

I saw the Stars n stripes everywhere and yet not much in the way of intelligence or much "informed" interest in politics.

I did see super big meals expensive drugs and "rehab centres" constantly advertised on TV. I saw large cars and cheap petrol.

Most are unaware that their lifestyle is contingent on Raping the world of resources/endless wars and the printing of money and the exportation of inflation by its dependence on the $US petrodollar,

to wit a blind selfish nation thats lost its way


You responded


Liar. You've never been here and if you were and started conversations with us raping the world as your lead off


Reread the above:
Where did I say I started a conversation with you "raping the world as my lead off?" I did rue the lack of critical thinking in politics - what you want me to be particular? Like how many times we got asked inane questions like "you speak Australian down under?" or, "thats the country where they drive on the wrong side of the road"

Reread the thread and who I responded to - in your fervour to defend your nation at all costs I think you are starting to rant, careful you don't get whiplash. Healthcare is becoming pretty unaffordable in the US!

What, do you think I prefaced my post with "having recently been there" for effect or gravitas?" See my posting history.

I reiterate, nary a book in sight, constant bombardment about medicines/hospitals and "wellness centres/rehabs" on TV ads, every public place had a screen to keep the citizens entertained.

....oh I should add "blind patriotism at all costs" after your attack on me




posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
Lol thats why you cant see a breakfast menu without syrup and waffles in the States


I suppose people like it, I am more of a savory then sweet kind of breakfast person anyway.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




Merka


Is it Murica, Murika, Merika or Merka? You yanks can't even agree on that?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus





I suppose people like it, I am more of a savory then sweet kind of breakfast person anyway.



I like both and indulged in sweet and sour flavours for breakfast at the hotels we stayed. Nothing like the smell of freshly made waffles. Being Australian I do prefer the Canadian type bacon however. I tried to emulate the US crispy bacon a few times by frying; all I got was a mouthful of carbon. After googling I discovered a great way to make it crispy using a microwave oven. Its always intrigued me watching shows where they grab the bacon by the fingers and it stays upright

Another weird one is some Aussies inherited baked beans for breakfast from the British...pass



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:35 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus





I suppose people like it, I am more of a savory then sweet kind of breakfast person anyway.



I like both and indulged in sweet and sour flavours for breakfast at the hotels we stayed. Nothing like the smell of freshly made waffles. Being Australian I do prefer the Canadian type bacon however. I tried to emulate the US crispy bacon a few times by frying; all I got was a mouthful of carbon. After googling I discovered a great way to make it crispy using a microwave oven. Its always intrigued me watching shows where they grab the bacon by the fingers and it stays upright

Another weird one is some Aussies inherited baked beans for breakfast from the British...pass


I will possibly get grief from my fellow Englisbhmen for this but there simply is no place in the modern world for baked beans from a tin.

To put them on a decent fried breakfast makes it even worse.


Myself and Mrsnonspecific argued about there suitability on a christmas day brunch this year.

She won as you can imagine.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

The best method to making crisp American-style bacon is to place it in a heavy, cold pan and heat on medium high until crisp. It will render properly that way.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific
I have yet to find the Heinz beans that are required for the British 'beans on toast'. I think that I read somewhere that they are not as sweet as our (American) canned baked beans.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: nonspecific
I have yet to find the Heinz beans that are required for the British 'beans on toast'. I think that I read somewhere that they are not as sweet as our (American) canned baked beans.


[url=http://www.amazon.com/Heinz-Baked-Tomato-Sauce-14-1-Ounce/dp/B001QTN58S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451572907&sr=8-1&keywords=heinz+baked+beans]link[ /url]

You can buy anything on Amazon these days


Do not blame me if you buy them and are dissapointed.

You need to use really crappy white bread for the toast for a proper beans on toast experience.
edit on 31/12/2015 by nonspecific because: (no reason given)


Link seems to be spooning out and I cannot fix it.
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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn





Vigilance for ones own safety requires effort, repetition, and training.

The expectation that people and places should make you "feel safe" is a rather simplistic and childish view of the violent universe we live in.


Judging from your avatar pick I would expect that response from you. Just something to bear in mind is that the USA in the last century was involved in over 150 military wars/conflicts...gotta keep those arms manufacturers on the gravy train...



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: projectvxn





Vigilance for ones own safety requires effort, repetition, and training.

The expectation that people and places should make you "feel safe" is a rather simplistic and childish view of the violent universe we live in.


Judging from your avatar pick I would expect that response from you. Just something to bear in mind is that the USA in the last century was involved in over 150 military wars/conflicts...gotta keep those arms manufacturers on the gravy train...


Some places are more dangerous than others.

The reasons for this are in many cases self evident.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: queenofswords




mean ole bad US of A because they keep trying to get in by hook or crook and STAY!


You would be talking about Mexico only I'm afraid. Of course the disparity in wages and the laziness of americans encourages one to have cleaners, gardeners and cooks.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

I can't help it you aren't quick enough to follow along with yourself"


Most are unaware that their lifestyle is contingent on Raping the world


Your words. So I stick by what I said. You are a liar and have never been here, or your were a total douche and people treated you accordingly. Most probably the latter. That means the second one...

Here is a funny statistic:


The United States is by far the largest book market in the world, followed by Germany, China, Japan and the UK in that order.


Source

I guess we don't have books though and everyone is in rehab.
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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: dogstar23




but almost every citizen of the US does not want us involved in wars in the Middle East (or anywhere) - ironically, the main supporters of such wars are also supporters of Donald Trump


I wont bother with most of your post but this has me tripping over...In an alternative Universe the Dems pulled out of the Middle East after the Bush Regime change in Washington? /sarcasm/



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific
Thanks, I will do a google search.
Now, crappy white bread, that may be subjective.
I'll give it a whirl.
I had 'toad in a hole' yesterday and was not disappointed.

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posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: raymundoko




You are a valuable asset to this community.


Well we cant allow only you to shed some light on us foreigners...



and it's all about NYC and SoCal.



Perhaps the fact that they are the major centres/flight routes for visitors from the East and West of the globe escapes you? Ever looked at an atlas or globe?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: nonspecific
Thanks, I will do a google search.
Now, crappy white bread, that may be subjective.
I'll give it a whirl.
I had 'toad in a hole' yesterday and was not disappointed.


That is a different story although round our way it is "toad in THE hole".

Did you have it with onion gravy?

The first meal Mrsnonspecific ever made me was toad in the hole but she forgot to put eggs in the batter.

Can you imagine sausages baked in milk and flour...



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: raymundoko




signs every 10 ft in ND?


So is the memory retention of the ND'ers indicative of the rest of the USA...every 10 feet! you dont say!



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: nonspecific
Thanks, I will do a google search.
Now, crappy white bread, that may be subjective.
I'll give it a whirl.
I had 'toad in a hole' yesterday and was not disappointed.


That is a different story although round our way it is "toad in THE hole".

Did you have it with onion gravy?

The first meal Mrsnonspecific ever made me was toad in the hole but she forgot to put eggs in the batter.

Can you imagine sausages baked in milk and flour...

Most definitely had it with the onion gravy, I tried a bite without at first, but wouldn't want to eat it without after I had eaten it with it. Not sure how milk and flour would bake up... like glue?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: intrepid




Only from Nov to May in most areas


Only? ONLY 6 months! arrrgh. Honestly Canada does look beautiful, just as beautiful as the USA...but then there's Perth W.A.

I'll say no more...we dont need any more imports.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Wait, wait, wait,wait...are you implying that people only go to SoCal and NYC because they are on a flight path? Do you even know how tourist visas work? I can't even take you seriously.



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