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    Now, my view on this is thus: It's not the...

    Now, my view on this is thus:

    It's not the physical actions that are taken that makes the hanami unique, but the combination of the social interactions as well as the cultural significance to the...
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    Just a minor nitpicky note - In the U.S. we...

    Just a minor nitpicky note -

    In the U.S. we always refer to a city as: City, Country or (if inside the US) as City, State. It's preferred in writing and other media. There is pretty much only one...
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    Poll: Yeah I think it could be used to refer to anyone...

    Yeah I think it could be used to refer to anyone who wasn't white. I think its actually considered rude now to use in modern parlance? I suppose that depends on where you are from, I have heard...
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    Poll: I'm willing to bet the points I got are because I...

    I'm willing to bet the points I got are because I answered the genetics and sports questions truthfully. :-) What can I say, I believe in science. I mean, its all a toss anyway. If you play the...
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    Poll: Re: Americans Saving I realize whenever...

    Re: Americans Saving

    I realize whenever someone makes a gross generalization on a Web BBS they ought to preface their statement with either "most" or "many" :-)

    But honestly, the central bank...
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    Poll: Americans don't save. We have one of the lowest...

    Americans don't save. We have one of the lowest rates of saving in the developed world, and are personally at an all time low. Generally we're ok, because its been historically very easy to get land...
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    Poll: If you are wealthy and don't show it then you are...

    If you are wealthy and don't show it then you are basically playing a game. People of your socio-economic level may act towards you in strange ways. Some may admire you if you profess to be doing it...
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    Poll: Well, you have to also realize that people...

    Well, you have to also realize that people self-identify in America. There is basically no formality, or way that someone can accurately judge where you are in society based on your manners or dress...
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    Poll: I can say without a reservation that class has...

    I can say without a reservation that class has both little and almost everything to do with American violence. However, not in the way that you seem to posit. If we can accept my asertation that...
  10. Thread: Geography test

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    Scored flawlessly on every one except for Africa...

    Scored flawlessly on every one except for Africa which I bombed horribly. Which is kind of funny because I know where Equatorial New Guinea is, but for the life of my I couldn't remember where the...
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    Poll: This is the thing though, in America social class...

    This is the thing though, in America social class is largely dictated by money. Why do you think we coined the phrase, "He was a scoundrel and a gentleman?"

    In order to understand this you have to...
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    Poll: This is quite an American view actually. We have...

    This is quite an American view actually. We have almost a pathological aversion to intellectualism unless it is couched behind a "folksy" veneer. The flip side of this is that its quite easy for us...
  13. This is pretty subjective, I've had great...

    This is pretty subjective, I've had great experiences in both small and large shops in many various countries and some pretty negative experiences as well. Also, while I can't quite put my finger on...
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