posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 12:40 PM
posted by tomzhang430: “Hello, everybody, I’m a Chinese man. (1) I want to know more about your country and (2) what is happening in
your country. (3) Can you tell me the best general forum and [the forum] having most registers of your country? Thanks a lot for your help!
(1) Our country - the US of A - excluding Alaska, is about the same size as your country. Disregarding Alaska and Hawaii, our country is sometimes
called the “lower 48.” It is about 3.1 million square miles. 8.2 million square kilometers. Our population is given as 300 million and we are
told China has 1.3 billion people. 4 1/3 times as many people as in America. About 2/3rds of our people live in the eastern one-third of the country,
much like I am told is the case in China. Our largest city is New York City which I call the “capital of the world.” Between 1945 and say, 1985,
that was probably true. However, this is becoming less and less true, especially as your country grows more and more economically speaking. And
Brussels is the capital of the European Union. And India, too.
(2) Baseball has just opened its annual season. I’m an Atlanta Braves fan. I live in Florida, and the University of Florida just won our annual NCAA
basketball tournament. Jacksonville, my city, just hosted the 2004 Superbowl for professional football fans. Cities pay the football league for the
privilege to hold the game here. I believe Jacksonville paid $75 million.
(3) I find this forum a very good one although I am not into UFOs or space aliens or JFK conspiracies and so on, but I do find more than enough
informed posters and challenging “threads” to post to. I spend too much time here. But I am a retired person who has a lot of free time. I’m
glad to have you. We have a lot of people from outside the US of A who post here. I like that. I do not know where this forum is headquartered. But it
is well operated. I recommend it to you.
[edit on 4/12/2006 by donwhite]