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Originally posted by SaturnFX
I was saying that the focus of our high school (pre 18 year old education) is focused on the maths and sciences, and the history of this nation primarily...there is world history taught, but equal time is given
aka, you will know a year of what happened to this young nation, and a year of the rest of the world and all time
then 2 more years of various...point being, you can not cram in even the major events of the world in the time given...so, the american kid is taught specifics about the nation they live in, and very general aspects of the rest of the world.
Ya, my pet peeve are partisan threads
I totally hate it...its nonsense, it suckers me in often, and its not why I came to ATS.
I become grumpy and if I spend too much time in them, I end up losing my composure..yet it is hard to avoid.
But, well...there will not be any censoring of subjects because some members simply dislike the general context...thats not what ATS is about..so, you might as well just leave and save yourself some rightous indignation...because there will be plenty of anti-american threads, pro-american threads, anti and pro israel threads, etc etc etc..
I agree..irrational mindsets and posting is lame..however, debate and jabbing one another in the name of good spirited friendly competition is always welcome.
So, your tolerant of say...french people whom insist on disrespect, or chinese, but not americans?
Bit bigoted if you ask me.
There is a difference between insult and analysis
You are saying threads...chatter on the internet...text is having physical and mental consequences on you.
That is going far beyond the passionate distaste for a subject, that is taking it personally, taking it far beyond anything I could possibly do
and that IS a sign of something going wrong deeper than just a crappy day.
I totally envy you. Not only are you paid to travel, but to uncover really cool stuff,
What would you say is the most fascinating place you have been?
Its America, isn't it...
(I will force you to smile at it eventually...or explode)
But seriously, what is the job of a geologist today? what is the "hot spots" in the world at the moment?
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by SaturnFX
OK, normally I wouldn't nit-pick about something like this but, since you brought it up in a rant;
Why America is better than England, a Independence Day Thread
Shouldn't that read: AN Independence Day Thread?
Originally posted by IAmAnAlien
The main two reasons that America is better than England are:
1. They sell toothbrushes and toothpaste in America.
2. American women usually shave their legs and armpits.
USA USA USA
Originally posted by Muckster
13) Our Queen (God bless her) is actually the ruler of the entire world, unlike Obama who just runs America!.
Too funny. You actually did a nice job of pointing out what Americans are like in this post.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
oh yeah and we invented all your sports, the ones only you guys play now.
True, our sports may indeed have traces back to England, however....we simply perfected them
May I present to you
Lingerie Football League