And NASA does metric. Iirc, the US is sort of officially metric, it just hasn't widely adopted it. Part of the culture of ignorance, I suppose.
Most salads actually have more calories than a cheeseburger, look at their nutrition page here: https://www.slideshare.net/DriveThruDiets/mcdonalds-nutrition-facts
Edit: I actually got a salad at McDonald’s once and the cherry tomato was surprisingly fresh and tasty, the rest was shit.
> This has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard a politician say in my life
I see your Rand Paul and raise you a Dan Quayle. Also not just a politician, vice president of USA.
Top 20 best selling fiction books of all time
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
紅樓夢/红楼梦 (Dream of the Red Chamber) - Cao Xueqin
She: A History of Adventure - H. Rider Haggard
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
O Alquimista (The Alchemist) - Paulo Coelho
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) - Gabriel García Márquez
Number of American authors in top twenty = 3
Number of books in top twenty from some rainy boring island off the north coast of France = 13
(I only did this list, because I was recently reading an Economist article about how successful British authors have been at selling Britishness to an international market over many years, and it quoted top fiction books as one example of this phenomenon)
There is someone in my neighborhood that has a sign that says "nothing here worth dying for." The sign bugs me because in my mind there is nothing in their house worth killing for either. But the mentality in America is that you shoot people, even to protect material objects.
> The United States population is equivalent to 4.38% of the total world population.
So using those figures, basically 95% of the world uses the Metric System.
And the metric system has been officially sanctioned for use in the United States since 1866 According to Wiki
This really just boils down to "this is what i use and is my only frame of reference, therefore it is better than what you use"
In a way, he's not wrong. It is a culture thing but it's a culture that needs changing. The emphasis is on fixing health issues, not preventing them in the first place. There's an attitude that there is a device/procedure/medicine that can take care of anything, which leads to stupidly large sums of money being spent chasing lost causes and ridiculous medicines to the masses.
As for administration, of course the costs are out of control. Each medical facility has to bill multiple (in the dozes if not 100+ in some cases) insurance companies. Every procedure has to be "coded." The current ICD 10 coding book runs to 1250 pages.
Then there are the doctors. Some are people who are in it because they want to help and it's a calling, not a job. In my experience though, most are there purely for the money and prestige. Six-figure salaries is putting it mildly. Most I've known have been making closer to 7 and running all kinds of businesses and ventures on the side. They seem to like to dabble in property and politics mainly.
Of course, there's a fix for all this. Expand Medicare to all. That would take care of a lot of the admin overhead. Make medical school free or highly subsidized and encourage people who want to be in medicine for the right reasons.
No, I think their priorities are exactly as they intended them to be. They'll blame doors before they blame guns, so this doesen't seem that far off at all.
> in Britain can't, aunt, and taunt all rhyme
Can't: Sounds like Carn't
Aunt: Sounds like Ant/aren't (depends on region)
Taunt: Sounds like Torn't
No-one in the UK rhymes taunt with can't/aunt.
Editing to add a source(rhymes with horse, of course): https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/taunt
Because that's how they got the country in the first place. And because that type of person who takes and "defends" "his" land by force has been glorified since the very beginning. I recommend this book, especially if the claim that the second amendment and gun culture today stems from the trauma of British rule always seemed somewhat fishy to you as well (or maybe especially if it didn't).
Follow that rabbit hole and read..
It goes into detail about how the motor industry in the US made cars the norm by removing sidewalks, creating jaywalking laws, protecting the drivers rights and educating children to comply to the necessity of the car.
In fact the US military uses the military base in Ramstein[*] for its drone strikes. Which is why some/a lot of Germans want it to be closed.
~~[*] Not related to the German band Rammstein.~~
21 in Scotland and I've already been asked to put my name on the register for an appointment. Just waiting for the text now.
According to this it will be any day now
Can't be all the corn sugar they put in literally everything. Here, you can buy it straight from the source. Or if you prefer liquids.
Someone wrote a book in the 60s about it, so it's basically tradition at this point.
23andme - you spit into a vial and they test it in a lab. They accurately predicted my eye colour, hair colour, ear wax type and reaction to alcohol, so I know it's not nonsense.
> Fast food company concludes agreement with embassy - employees to connect Americans to emergency number
> Vienna - Those in need abroad usually don't think first of all of burgers, chips and McNuggets - this applies to US travellers as well as to everyone else. At least the former, however, should perhaps still look out for the next "Golden Arches" in the future if they lose their passports or similar unpleasantness: The Austrian branch of the US fast food group reached an agreement with the US embassy in Vienna on Monday, as the latter announced via Facebook.
> Of course, the agreement does not apply to "serious cases" - US travellers still have to apply for visas at the embassy or consulate instead of buying them together with garden salad and McFlurry at the drive-in. Moreover, according to the embassy and the frit company, the offer is only limited to US Americans anyway.
> But the supply has apparently come about in response to multiple demand. McDonald's spokesman Wilhelm Baldia said that the consulate had requested it. The reasons are "the high awareness of the brand" among US travellers and the fact that there are at least 196 branches of the company in Austria.
> Anyone who prefers to avoid them can still call the 24-hour hotline. The US embassy lists the necessary numbers on its homepage. (red, 13.5.2019)
Sure but this article is "pat yourself on the back you went somewhere FAR AWAY. Put it on your resume!" nonsense.
Also here is a $325 ticket from LAX to Mexico City. Really not that expensive and that is from a 5 second search.
When they're not jamming it into a sweaty armpit as part of a vest pattern or wiping their noses with it (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Imports-Americana-Stripes-Jacquard/dp/B07C39PJQL).
Can't get much more respectful than that.
OMG it’s real:
GI JOE LIGHTED VIETNAM WAR WALL MEMORIAL
But I don’t think it’s bad. I’m American, though, and the daughter of a Vietnam vet, so I’m probably biased. That was a ridiculous, bloody war, and I kinda like how GI Joe put its guns down and showed that America doesn’t win all the time and that there’s a horrible price to pay when you fight.
You guys are allowed your opinion, though, and I have to say, I often upvote in this subreddit. :)
Eh, I’ll probably upvote this, too...
EDIT: Oh, wait, they’re trying to sell it to children. It looks more like a GI Joe collector’s piece. Gawd, no, don’t buy this for kids!
Why are Americans so scared of looking at the [true size](http://thetruesize.com/#?borders=1~!MTYwNzg2NTc.MTA2OTcxNzU*MjM5MTU1MDY(NzE3MjM0Mg~!US-CA*OTc2MzY4NQ.MTk3NDg0MzY\)Mw~!US-TX*MTA2NTU4NDU.MjE0MzkyOTA\)NA~!US-NV*ODA4MDcxNA.MjA2MzkxMzk\)NQ~!US-AZ*ODczMDMxOQ.MjAwNjE1NTg\)Ng~!US-OR*OTYyNzYxMw.MjA0MTE0M...) of their states when they compare to the US?
He chose Denmark as a size comparison, Denmark is 2,210,410 km^2, Alaska is 1.7 million km^2 so no US state is five times the size of Denmark.
My city (Pittsburgh) does this once a month in the summers
There's yoga on the street, and lots of cyclists. It's pretty great.
> 1. More technologically advanced
Dishwashers? You mean that thing that clogs my kitchen or my washing maschine with drying mode included that clogs my bathroom? Amazon.de or Uber.com/de. I hope he understands that those are multinational companies. And eventhough German internet isn't that awesome, I still can write posts like these on reddit.
> 2. The size of everything
Including their waistelines, right? Big isnt always better. I have always seen American House building using wood as unsustainable way to build. House might be bigger, but for how many generations one can live in that house? I've seen hundreds of pictures with entire cities flatened by a tornado or hurricane. Insulation is pretty shit and wood can rot away. Dont get me started on windows ...
> 3. A shared culture and language
Good thing that a lot of Europeans speak two languages. Some, like me, are fluent in three languages (will add two more with Spanish and French) and others went over the top witg 5+ languages. I've went to all of Western and Southern Europe and guess what: due to people speaking languages that I speak too, I've felt at home too.
> 4. Our laws
Mandatory sentencing, civil forfeiture, plea bargain, bail bond industry. I dont want to get startet on this Free Speech-thing, because we had this over and over here, but the thought, that only weapons can protect liberties is more than stupid. I've said this once and again: the attrocities of the "Patriot Act" were brought in even with AR-15s everywhere and this law alone pretty much turned the US into a paranoid police state.
> 5. Culture
Subjective. If you dont know anything else than your local stuff, you will view local stuff as your best. Narrow mindset.
Well, if you're going to be in Europe and use fancy words, you should know it's spelled "froufrou" with that weird Frenchy, Britishy "ou". You know, that froufrou kind of spelling.
Even Merriam Webster says so. And they're American. Like, super American. They're the ones who took the "u" away from colo~~u~~r! The monsters!
^(Sidenote: I actually like American spelling sometimes.) ^^Don'thatemeplease.
>This is the same reason "ship-to-residence" delivery services (amazon, ebay) aren't as popular over there unless you are seeking purchases out of country.
Bollocks. Presumably the additional presence of Tesco and Argos in the top 20 UK sites doesn't have anything to do with home shopping.
It's a horrendously tragic situation, and I feel for him and his parents but the poor kid isn't going to recover.
Edit: Actually, here's a better article from a doctor:
A bunch of dumbasses trying to glorify war by stealing from an entirely different culture. I bet half of them are totally bushido and claim to go the way of warrior as well...the "intelligent" guys among them probably pretend to have read Sun Tzu's The Art of War. If you get to know these guys better they will tell you that they are technically Aryan, that's after they showed you the obvious 20dollar replica SS-knife their grandfathers brought back home when they single-handedly saved Europe and pretty much the rest of the world.
>You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.
But he also said:
>None of the widely touted new technologies and weapons systems "would have helped me in the last three years [in Iraq and Afghanistan]. But I could have used cultural training [and] language training. I could have used more products from American universities [who] understood the world does not revolve around America and [who] embrace coalitions and allies for all of the strengths that they bring us."
Butchered Steinbeck, actually. The correct quote is:
>I guess the trouble was that we didn't have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.
And yes, as my flair implies I'm a titch of a pedant.
No, a hijab would be totally inapropriate. But a bikini, a boxer a g-string or basically any other piece of clothing is appropriate though. Heck even toilet paper is alright.
I would pick one and start there because in any of them there are literally hundreds and hundreds of books. For example, looking at strictly the RAF Bomber Command required reading a least a half dozen books usually around 900 pages long, downloading hundreds of RAF documents on flights, crews, incidents and joining about a dozen topic-related websites that do research.
Pick a war, go to Wiki and run a search then go to the very bottom and there will be a list of sources. That's where you start.
You can go here: https://z-lib.org/
Register and you'll find most of the books downloadable.
Got to warn you though, learning is hard work.
That’s accurate. Equality isn’t really conducive to capitalism (or conservative theocracy). As long as there’s division amongst genders, companies can make gendered products and make more money, usually charging more for the “lady” version.
Check out the questions and reviews on this.
Did you know that there is one in many countries? Fun to make people feel bad ;) For instance in Sweden there is an islet Bergen in lake Hjälmaren. (osm).
I tend to point to an actual village in The Netherlands instead, unless people specify they mean Norway. (osm).
This article does a pretty good job of the history of how it all started.
My guess is that due to it being such a big part of professional sports in the US, doing it at kids games makes it feel more real.
>We live in the greatest country in the world & we are able to live freely & there are men & women that have laid their lives down so we can enjoy those freedoms. So we have to ~~embrace~~ deport them
US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico
Please don't comment or vote on linked entries, whoever you are (same goes to the ones that upvoted them, too).
I like having a laugh at the shit that gets linked here... I don't want the admins to shut down this sub for brigading.
Even though the variety of English taught in Europe is predominantly British, the English-language media consumed is mostly American, films and television at the forefront. This might explain the use of AmE instead of BrE.
Around half of all redditors are American.
In modern times, it's socially taboo. It wasn't always this way: Exhibit A. Released apparently in 2006 and still orderable on Amazon.
For those who can't speak German, it's exactly what you think it says.
Let's not go overboard here. Germany as such did not exist before the USA was a country, it was fractured into several Principalities that could be quite different from each other
The Wealth of Nations was published by Adam Smith in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. Serfdom was only abolished later, at least in most parts of Germany. Germany was certainly not capitalist in the modern sense of the word before that.
Also as far as I know there were no significant democratic movements in Germany before the French Revolution and even afterwards nationalism and the goal of unification seemed to be bigger driving forces than a desire for democratic rule.
The funny thing was that there was no female suicide bomber/jihadi bride. But that picture below isn't Diesel, given the American flag (Diesel was a French dog) and black fur... and that Diesel died in an explosion.
> My favorite is the implication that the city can just make them disappear when it becomes politically advantageous.
Well, Los Angeles seems to be giving it a go...
You know what would be awesome? Europe granting asylum to young black men because the US is showing no signs of not killing them. True justice ✊🏿
Ask yourself why you are so convinced that humans are not capable of living in societies without a hierarchy. Recommended read: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
I already said in the beginning we were not gonna agree. Not for now. I enjoyed the convo though, have a good one.
>TBF I agree with you on fireman/policeman/EMTs.
>These people are all, in my mind, volunteering to do a life risking job, that the majority will not do.
Those jobs are generally (barring what you hear about American police on Reddit) ones which directly benefit other people. The military doesn't, so in this context what sets them aside from loggers? This article claims that loggers and fishermen are more likely to die at work than the military. They're all volunteering to do those jobs.
So why single out the military for special treatment?
Pharma companies are known to be the worst astroturfing offenders. The same guy who was Jeb Bush's campaign manager also owned a ~~professional shill company~~ PR company that ran campaigns for big pharma, pro GMO campaigns for Monsanto and anti immigration campaigns. He was also caught trying to discredit an union protest by joining the protesters waving the Russian flag. Basically he is worldnews personified.
That makes this comment right below the one OP posted even more hilarious
>Your comment has been removed and a note has been added to your profile that you called a user a "shill." This is against the rules of the sub. Please remain civil.
On worldnews the first amendment is taken seriously: hate speech, racism, sexism, every is welcome. But don't you dare call a shill a shill because that is downright uncivil, y'all.
Let's all discuss exactly where we were and what we were doing on that date, for the millionth time.
But when it comes to other country's tragedies? Yeah, just edit them out.
Odd, considering that "elegant speech" is used quite commonly. It's quite ignorant to assume that two things can't sound similar.
Used in a translation of Voltaire: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=did;cc=did;rgn=main;view=text;idno=did2222.0000.232
Since you seem hungry for definitions, here's one of elegant from the Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:
> Expressed with taste and neatness; correct and polished in expression or arrangement: as, an elegant style of composition; elegant speech.
Not the half of it. I didn’t realise how much til I watched this. If you like documentaries and you can access it get a load of these. 3 parter. Fucking amazing. Adam Curtis- The Power of Nightmares pt 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p088s5rv
According to this Denmark has a population of 5.7 million, of those 5 million are urban. So Denmark has a higher percentage of urban population than the US (88% vs 82%). I really don't think the city argument is very compelling here as an explanation of the use of plastic bags in the US.
Now, let's take a look at [The True Size!](http://thetruesize.com/#?borders=1~!MTYzNTI1OTI.MTE2MzQ0Njc*Mjc4NDgyODA(MTEwODc1Mzg~!US-CA*OTc2MzY4NQ.MTk3NDg0MzY\)Mw~!US-TX*MTA2NTU4NDU.MjE0MzkyOTA\)NA~!US-NV*ODA4MDcxNA.MjA2MzkxMzk\)NQ~!US-AZ*ODczMDMxOQ.MjAwNjE1NTg\)Ng~!US-OR*OTYyNzYxMw.MjA0MTE0...)
So why not call him a fool? That is hilariously bad reasoning.
You could easily run around yelling "NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER" and then use the same excuse, and it would be just as laughable there as it is in this situation.
Here are some better words that are more commonly used. Notice the absence of the word "monkey"
You can order those exact pens from Amazon - they really are very good. Skilcraft, the company that makes them, hires blind employees to put the pens together. You can also dissamble the pen and use it to launch the inner ink tube as a projectile.
Source: worked in an office of former Army brats, none of whom was personally in the service, and we ordered these pens anyway.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
New York Times, 2012:
> Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.
The Intercept, The Drone Papers, 2015:
>THE FREQUENCY WITH which “targeted killing” operations hit unnamed bystanders is among the more striking takeaways from the Haymaker slides. The documents show that ... nearly nine out of 10 people who died in airstrikes were not the Americans’ direct targets. By February 2013, Haymaker airstrikes had resulted in no more than 35 “jackpots,” a term used to signal the neutralization of a specific targeted individual, while more than 200 people were declared EKIA — “enemy killed in action.”
>In the complex world of remote killing in remote locations, labeling the dead as “enemies” until proven otherwise is commonplace, said an intelligence community source ... who provided the documents on the Haymaker campaign. The process often depends on assumptions or best guesses ... particularly if the dead include “military-age males,” or MAMs, in military parlance. “If there is no evidence that proves a person killed in a strike was either not a MAM, or was a MAM but not an unlawful enemy combatant, then there is no question,” he said. “They label them EKIA.”
I mean, there's several things to say to this. America exports culture, without importing any. And if you live somewhere that not insipid enough to believe in normative values, you'll have a higher degree of cultural empathy which means you assume less and conclude more from research.
And no, no it's not false: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-great-american-passpo_n_1920287
The Things They Carried (1990) by Tim O’Brien.
A Rumor of War (1977) by Philip Caputo.
The Sorrow of War (1987), by Bao Ninh
The Vietnam War by Geoffrey Ward and Kenneth Burns.
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
A Vietcong Memoir by Truong Nhu Tang
You should be able to find these and more here for free:
This idiot on /r/SAS:
"Ees okay little rowboat occupier - - they mostly whinge over being powerless."
What a cunt.
I always see people here on reddit being super afraid of raw chicken. Like AIDS will penetrate your skin if you touch it. But I guess I know why: 97% of the breasts we tested harbored bacteria that could make you sick.
I will just go circlejerk my dirty European self in a corner
I mean we're going on 3/4 of a century since U.S. anti-intellectualism hit the mainstream in the fucking U.S.
The problem is, obviously, that those who need to be educated about the issue are those most reluctant to understand it.
I don't even know what does a "new york slice" mean but ok...
edit: I looked for it, it's the Spizzico pizza ahahahahaha https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=spizzico%20pizza%20italia#id=6454C8BEA0BDF3849AEF1864877C7642C9D98074
the link you gave shows it isn't. First of all you had a huge chunk hanging in the ocean offset NW. A more accurate representation would be:
~~in which case the the rest of eastern europe would easily fill in any seas.~~ That's entirely excluding russia of which either 100% or 30% is european depending on who you ask.
Edit: Filled in most of the seas as best i could with the excluded countries. Much of ukraine and all of russia still excluded.
Most regulations in the USA vary by state. However, they typically focus on keeping them out of the hands of children, or preventing them from being carried in public. There are rarely restrictions on purchases by adults.
In most cases, you can go to a specialty store or online and buy all sorts of crazy knives. As long as you keep them at home or in sealed containers when transporting them.
For example, Amazon has tons of things just like this.
Should go to this comment:
>Congratulations to the author for yet again demonstrating why journalism majors are regarded as the least employable in America. Here's a better reading list:
>2nd Treatise on Government by John Locke - The definitive writing on the concept of Natural Rights and individual liberty.
>The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith - The seminal work of modern economics.
>Common Sense by Thomas Paine - One of the chief catalysts of the Revolution.
>The Declaration of Independence - The philosophical basis of our nation.
>The Federalist & Anti-Federalist Papers - The philosophy of this nation expanded upon & explained in great depth.
>The Constitution - How we put the philosophy of this nation into practice.
>The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln - The speech that redefined our nation and began the drive for true equality of rights.
>Das Kapital & The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - The better to understand the thinking of the domestic enemies of this nation.
>Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinksy - Dedicated to Lucifer, the better to understand how the domestic enemies of this nation seek to achieve their goals.
>1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley & Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - The better to understand what happens if those domestic enemies win.
These apps are helpful
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fluffydelusions.app.clipboardadmin - lets you create folders too, so you can categorise links you want to keep a hold of.
With Reddit is Fun long pressing on a comment lets you copy text or markdown of a comment to your clipboard.
> Sorry, using copypaste is just pain in the ass on Android. Otherwise I would've quoted.
Not perfect, but gets the job done.
It's not a US based company. The product she's complaining about is made in New Zealand and is mostly sold in Europe.
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That's why you should use https://www.deepl.com/translator
Translates whole paragraphs from scientific papers with barely any wrong translation and keeping context true to the source.
I can't tell how good it is outside of English-German translations though.
Did you read the linked thread? Cause this is like the sixth comment there. The link says 43.6% of the visitors of reddit are from the US, so it is not 'mostly' used by Americans.
> parents =/= me, not all of us are teens in our parent's basements.
you will still be a milionaire once you get your heredity.
> I highly doubt you're paying $6k/year for your education.
>even if we assumed you paid the full average cost for your healthcare (about $8k
More around 9k
>According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.
Anyway the statistics for median income show very different results:
Median income. You can compare the US to Germany or France since they are both pretty populated and diverse.
Ford Prefect on humans talking all the time:
> One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in It's a nice day, or You're very tall, or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you alright? At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. After a while he abandoned this one as well as being obstructively cynical.
> It's not in any way justifiable or provable statement, it's entirely based in assumption and anectdote.
This subreddit is an endless string of anecdotal evidence that results from a society that you can very much prove to be closed off and self centered. There are plenty of statistics to back that up. We know that the majority of US citizens have never left the US and even more have never left North America. We know that very few English native Americans speak another language. We know that US students do far worse when it comes to Geography than other developed nations.
I mean, just read the result transcript of this 2006 Geographic Literacy Study:
>With an average of 40 correct answers out of 56 (about 71%) Sweden came in top place.
Germany and Italy were tied for second averaging 38 each.
The U.S. ranked second to last with an average of 23 (or 41%).
Mexico came in last with an average of 21.
>63% couldn't locate Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map of the Middle East & 75% couldn't find Iran or Israel also, 88% couldn't find Afghanistan.
>Respondents in all countries outside of the U.S. were better able to identify the U.S. population than young Americans could.
Only 25% of Americans correctly identified U.S. population as falling in the range of 150-300 million.
Close to 30% said the population was 1-2 billion.
Almost every officer in the Wehrmacht was a member of the Nazi party and they all had to pledge to Hitler.
They were responsible for a large number of massacres on both fronts.
Got a source.
I actually went and looked it up to make sure I'd spelt it right, and according to this it's a 19th c anglicised version of the French saying. Also here.
It's a translation made out of practicality. La Real Audiencia de México was the highest Court in New Spain, and calling it the Supreme Court is a shorthand to calling it The Royal Audience of Mexico and then at the bottom the page the explanation that it was the Supreme Court.
As a native speaker I feel like "Ich befürchte" would be better, but overall I would say it more like... "Lieber Herr. Mit Bedauern muss ich Ihnen mitteilen, dass ich nicht der deutschen Sprache mächtig bin.". Sounds formal, but not too formal. It's something a company would write you maybe. Try to work with this website here https://www.dict.cc/ instead of G-Translator. It's a dictionary. :)
A few years ago a story went viral that said Atlantis was found in Cuba, so it's not "solitude" so much as an embargo. Cuban mermaids are still part of the embargo being in the territorial waters, so we can't contact them. Besides, who's got time to learn Spanish Mermish?
Jokes aside- this was a major story here that made it onto local news and everything. Don't remember when they first started saying it, but I was young enough to think Atlantis was real.
You really need to stop posting Telegraph links.
The first one you got completely wrong - the kid wasn't facing jail, he was facing prosecution because the police misinterpreted the law.
Obviously he was not charged:
The second story is also misleading. You are allowed by law to defend yourself within reason. ie you can remove the threat, but you can't murder someone, or shoot them in the back as they run away or whatever.
This is to prevent vigilante justice.
The guys in that story cornered a burglar and beat him so severely that he suffered serious brain damage.
> Munir and Tokeer brought Salem, a criminal with more than 50 previous convictions, to the ground in a neighbour's front garden. Salem was then subjected to a ferocious attack which left him with a brain injury and a fractured skull. Witnesses said about four Asian men were seen battering Salem with implements including a hockey stick and cricket bat. One witness pleaded with the attackers to stop, telling them that they were going to kill the man on the ground, but she was disregarded.
This is, quite rightly, an offense. The court system exists to prosecute criminals - you have no right to murder a burglar, no matter how aggrieved you feel.
> Keir Starmer QC (the Judge in the case):There are many cases, some involving death, where no prosecutions are brought ... We would only ever bring a prosecution where we thought that the degree of force was unreasonable in such a way that the jury would realistically convict. So these are very rare cases and history tells us that the current test works very well.
I hope that clears up your confusion around UK law, and hopefully it's a bit of a lesson for you when it comes to taking the stuff a right-wing news source prints at face value.
You are welcome.
Yes any outdoor cookout or large gathering deemed paper plates. Although often my grandmother enjoyed the plastic compartment divided plates which she washed and reused along with our red solo cups with names sharpied on.
"The Dixification of America" was a really good book on the topic. George Bush I & II and their CIA had a lot do with it, pushing their Texas oilman culture on the country
Maybe vs more reliable than cheaper domestic brand cars, but the data doesn't back up what you're saying vs Japanese/Euro cars.
Ford, GMC and Dodge are all in the bottom half of the table, Toyota and Lexus are at the top. There's plenty of 90s Hondas around that have done more than 300,000 miles with even cheaper repairs.
Yeah there are reliable trucks out there for sure, but there are plenty of reliable cars that cost way less, the idea you buy it for reliability is bogus unless you refuse to buy foreign cars.
I don't know if even that would do it. A pro-gun group recreated the Charlie Hebdo attack and decided that they'd find some way to just easily excuse the fact that the results didn't quite jibe with their rhetoric. I have a feeling that the NRA would do something similar should it happen.
Cinema is a technology. Reddit is a specific website run by a specific company with a userbase of known demographic makeup.
A better comparison would be a movie studio. There are French movie studios and American movie studios. A French movie studio is more likely to produce content about France/for French audiences. An American studio is more likely to produce content about the US/for US audiences.
Reddit, by the same token, is an American site, based in California, with a large number of American users. None of this has anything to do with the inventors of the technology that reddit is based on. There are similar internet forums based in many countries with all sorts of userbases. I just think it's weird to go on an American website and complain about comments that do nothing but mention the US/California. It would be like me going on vk.com, making a post about the US, and then complaining when a Russian comments and relates my post to something going on in Russia. It’s stupid, it’s petty, and it’s boring.
Like this and this I reckon. It's not a cube, but it has two sides.
Here ya go.
Even funnier, the one pictured is for kids. Here it is.
Yes, and massively so.
Part of it comes from projecting the surface of a space potato unto a rectangle, and part of it is politically motivated.
This is a somewhat better projection. Link
Or if you feel like playing around, there is this game were you can move countries around and see them shift with the projection. Link
> However us Americans feel smug that we have true freedom of speech.
Which types of speech are not protected by the First Amendment?
Also military secrets, student speech, public employee speech, inventions, nuclear information, weapons etc etc
Seems that the famous American 'freedom of speech' is not really any more free than it is in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Also military secrets, student speech, public employee speech, inventions, nuclear information, weapons.. the list goes on.
This looks to be pretty much exactly the same set of restrictions on 'free speech' that exists in most other western countries.
> It still seems to be a contentious issue on how "rightly" those prosecutions were.
Well in the first case no one was prosecuted, and never would have been.
In the second case the only contention came because certain papers misrepresented what happened in order to drum up outrage and sell papers. It's pretty clear cut - you can defend yourself within reason, you cant chase someone down and murder them, or give them brain damage.
Not really that hard to understand.
As I explained, we have a justice system that exists to punish offenders, and vigilante justice is the kind of thing that is acceptable in parts of Africa and South America, not in a civilised country.
> As to UK law on free speech, The Human Rights Act goes a long way to replacing absolute free speech with Political Correctness.
I have no idea what that means.
Here is a summary of the UK Human Rights Act:
Any specific parts you disagree with? The Human Rights act removes power from the government and protects citizens - it's fundamentally a good thing.
The US routinely infringes on human rights.
Assassinations, indefinite detention, arbitrary justice, warrantless searches, secret evidence, allowing US agencies to commit war crimes, secret courts, immunity from judicial review and extraordinary renditions.
All of these go against basic Human Rights.
And lets not forget the death penalty - well barbaric.
This is an interesting look at how others see us.
If I may add, the real reason is tribalism. And the Human desire to not be alone. So we latch onto whatever tribe we can to help our identity. If you want to read more, I highly suggest Tribe by Sebastian Jengur
Might as well go all out and get this final countdown app and tape his phone to the "bomb" so that he can conveniently cut the licorice with 1 second remaining.
If that fails, try ExpressVPN and go to the advanced options (rather than just picking a country) and you should be able to pick by city. They're blocked on a server-by-server basis so just try a few different ones. Often the lesser used, higher numbered ones are more successful. For example Los Angeles 1 might be blocked but Los Angeles 3 is good to go. Or, if what you are looking for is on Canadian Netflix, just connect to a Canadian server, they seem to give exponentially less shits about blocking those than the USA ones.
I recommend Relay for reddit. The free version only has an add banner at the bottom. The pro version has no adds whatsoever.
"When in doubt, double down.
When people call you out, double down.
When people point out how petty the original point is, Double Down.
No matter what, get the last post, and DOUBLE the fuck DOWN."
- from The Art of War, Turbohessu
Now I have. Thank you for sharing.
Here’s the weather for the town I lived in until last year, if you notice neither uses decimals. It’s just not something seen here because Fahrenheit is more accurate than Celsius without the use of them.
They were sorted for many reasons. See the evidence here https://www.amazon.com/IBM-Holocaust-Strategic-Alliance-Corporation/dp/0914153277
Furthermore, Europeans literally invented race (as we know it today) as part of colonialism.
While also asking that everything in Paris be marked in English as well as French, for the convenience of tourists (yes, even private companies):
Nee nicht ganz. Das was du beschreibst ist eine Kippendrehmaschine. Eine Stopfmaschine sieht so aus. Du klappts sie auf und legst Tabak darein, dann steckst du vorne die Zigarettenhülse (sieht aus wie ne Kippe, nur dass da kein Tabak drin ist) dran und kannst dann mit so nem „Tschick-tschick-Mechanismus“ den Tabak in die Kippe stopfen.
When I moved out, my family gifted me one of these - with the notion that I might not feel like using it because it is something for grannies:
Best thing I ever owned - made my shopping trips quite pleasant on foot.
Third time now you have asked for a very stupid and easily answerable question so I would say you are sealioning hard.
I know you won't read a single word of it but putting the link here for any poor sod who actually is interested and is reading this;
Physical controls and the computing power necessary to fly, was way too heavy to fit on the Apollo missions, especially with the extra weight of life support. The manned spacecraft were all still piloted by the ground crew just like all the previously unmanned missions were.
That's all the fish you get buddy.