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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Why are we still so obsessed with talking about the U.S., a mere developing country?
    Just because it is culturally and politically a developing country doesn't mean that it is one technologically or militarily. That would and should have been obvious from my post, but you dismissed what I actually meant in favor of the strawman here-above, because you're feeling butt-hurt in your American pride.
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Why are we still so obsessed with talking about the U.S., a mere developing country?
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Just because it is culturally and politically a developing country doesn't mean that it is one technologically or militarily. That would and should have been obvious from my post, but you dismissed what I actually meant in favor of the strawman here-above, because you're feeling butt-hurt in your American pride.
    You're not very good at reading people. That's three in a row you've missed by a country mile. Besides that, any comment I made concerning that anti US rant you would have called butt hurt, I think your addendum tucked in at the end very nicely predicts that:


    <end rant and cue the US-nationalistic butt-hurt reactions>

    Dude, I happen to have chosen that particular quote because it can be seen as punching down from your lofty position. I really don't care if you carry on with the continual ranting about Captain Chaos and the U.S. until your damn head explodes. The culture, the politics, the military, the technology, or if we talk funny. All of it. Do it until everything feels all better again.


    Now to the point. What my question was referring to is the other ongoing rant from your alter ego, the rant based on frustration as to why most conversations wind up turning U.S. centric. If you're sick and tired of hearing about the U.S., and talking about the U.S., then stop talking about it. Pick one or the other you can't have both.
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    I would suggest, and I won't pull any of that it's my thread bullshit, that counter-arguments reach the level of the argument, comments empty of intellectual depth are useless in this 'context'. What has been historically demonstrated is that any body politic that doesn't have a balance of technology, spirituality, and culture cannot survive in the long term.

    And everyone's head will occasionally explode, it's the nature of the HUMAN head.
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    You're not very good at reading people.
    That comes with the autism. And that is why I myself go to great lengths in trying not to sound ambiguous in my use of language. I wish other people would put in just that little bit more effort at not sounding ambiguous either.

    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Now to the point. What my question was referring to is the other ongoing rant from your alter ego, the rant based on frustration as to why most conversations wind up turning U.S. centric. If you're sick and tired of hearing about the U.S., and talking about the U.S., then stop talking about it. Pick one or the other you can't have both.
    You're not very good at reading people either, then. I have no objections to discussing US American politics on threads that center around that subject, or that regularly return to that subject. I do have objections to that stuff spilling over into other threads when those other threads have nothing to do with US politics or even with the US itself as a nation.
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    I'll second that!

    We were driving through Carroll County yesterday. It's a rural county in my state. We saw a family on a street corner holding up signs. There were a couple children. It was a white family. As we approached I looked at the signs, thinking it would be something local, like a car wash offering. It was signs supporting Floyd and saying that Black Lives Matter. I would have taken a picture if I wasn't driving.



    I'm not sure how the US can be considered a 'developing' country. We're a first-world country with a currency which is the world's baseline and we outsource the manufacture of most of what we consume to other countries. That's what developed nations do, not developing ones.

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    Wise saying there...and eminently true...

    From the mouths of morons!

    lol, Just yanking your chain Wind...I'm feeling like a kookaboo, today
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    Just don't go burning down your local Walmart, NAP.

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    lol, never Walmart, I love Walmart...
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    yes, thank you Wind...
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    Ok, Elen, it's your turn...Scotland right?

    Robert McGuire and here are his family surnames: Damron, Childers, Henry, Walker, Standridge
    Nichols.

    Just for fun, Elen...
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    Here in Scotland we don't say Robert...it becomes Rabbie. And the best Rabbie I know is Rabbie Burns.


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    Translation:

    Small, crafty, cowering, timorous little beast,
    Oh, what a panic is in your breast!
    You need not start away so hasty
    With your hurrying scamper
    I would be loath to run and chase you,
    With murdering plough-staff.

    I'm truly sorry man's dominion
    Has broken Nature's social union,
    And justifies that ill opinion
    Which makes you startle
    At me, your poor, earth born companion
    And fellow mortal!

    I doubt not, sometimes, but you may steal;
    What then? Poor little beast, you must live!
    An odd ear in twenty-four sheaves
    Is a small request;
    I will get a blessing with what is left,
    And never miss it.

    Your small house, too, in ruin!
    Its feeble walls the winds are scattering!
    And nothing now, to build a new one,
    Of coarse grass green!
    And bleak December's winds coming,
    Both bitter and piercing!

    You saw the fields laid bare and wasted,
    And weary winter coming fast,
    And cozy here, beneath the blast,
    You thought to dwell,
    Till crash! the cruel plough passed
    Out through your cell.

    That small bit heap of leaves and stubble,
    Has cost you many a weary nibble!
    Now you are turned out, for all your trouble,
    Without house or holding,
    To endure the winter's sleety dribble,
    And hoar-frost cold.

    But little Mouse, you are not alone,
    In proving foresight may be vain:
    The best laid schemes of mice and men
    Go often askew,
    And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
    For promised joy!

    Still you are blessed, compared with me!
    The present only touches you:
    But oh! I backward cast my eye,
    On prospects dreary!
    And forward, though I cannot see,
    I guess and fear!
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