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Message 1864851 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 20:12:50 UTC
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A thread dedicated to how we, European and American, see it differently.
A visit to some of Norways prisons that houses inmates who’ve committed violent crimes but are being rewarded for good behavior.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDjISR5OHa4
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Message 1864854 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 20:41:05 UTC

Janneseti,

I hope that this thread does not turn into a flame-fest.

Many in Europe see quite a number of things quite differently than many in the USA, and vice-versa.

But then, the same can be said about various groups in just Europe, as well as various groups in just the USA.

We are not all the same.

We do not think all the same.

We all have different ideas and opinions.

We ALL do need to (at least in my opinion) gain some tolerance and acceptance, learn about each other, and celebrate our diversity, not continually tear each other down.

Why can't we all just get along with each other?
https://youtu.be/iY57ErBkFFE

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Don't blame me, I voted for Johnson(L) in 2016.

Truth is dangerous... especially when it challenges those in power.
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Message 1864858 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 20:58:03 UTC - in response to Message 1864854.  
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I hope that this thread does not turn into a flame-fest.

So do I.
Russians are also welcome.
They are after all neighbours of mine.

SETI rules apply in this thread but I have also some extra rules.
Don't name calling and please just comment on the topic.

I think the British word "Behave" is a proper word for it.
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Message 1864870 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 22:00:10 UTC
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Now there is also similiarties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc0RVhKS_Og
Funny to see that they from that video first chose Anja Pärson as typical Sami person.

Well she is:)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anja_P%C3%A4rson
She has a also bonus daughter.
Ha. I have three bonus grand children:)
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Message 1864879 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 22:32:33 UTC - in response to Message 1864858.  
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I hope that this thread does not turn into a flame-fest.

So do I.
Russians are also welcome.
They are after all neighbours of mine.

SETI rules apply in this thread but I have also some extra rules.
Don't name calling and please just stay on topic.

I think the British word "Behave" is a proper word for it.
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Message 1864884 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 22:50:12 UTC

I have friends in the Netherlands, and they were amazed when they saw pictures of some remodeling I had done in the basement. Our electricians used metal conduit piping and metal receptacles for the outlets. Seems normal to me, but they(in the Netherlands) supposedly only use plastic for that sort of thing.
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Message 1864891 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 22:59:43 UTC - in response to Message 1864884.  

I have friends in the Netherlands, and they were amazed when they saw pictures of some remodeling I had done in the basement. Our electricians used metal conduit piping and metal receptacles for the outlets. Seems normal to me, but they(in the Netherlands) supposedly only use plastic for that sort of thing.

The Hollanders (why call them Netherlanders) was so good at building ship so they came here and made the finest Navy ships in the world.
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Message 1864898 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 23:16:45 UTC - in response to Message 1864891.  

I have friends in the Netherlands, and they were amazed when they saw pictures of some remodeling I had done in the basement. Our electricians used metal conduit piping and metal receptacles for the outlets. Seems normal to me, but they(in the Netherlands) supposedly only use plastic for that sort of thing.

The Hollanders (why call them Netherlanders) was so good at building ship so they came here and made the finest Navy ships in the world.


When they visited me a few years ago, they brought some shoes over they had hand made for me. Here's a picture of my Dutch shoes:


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Message 1864904 - Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 23:34:23 UTC - in response to Message 1864891.  

LOL:)
I have been to Edam.
Lot's of cheese and clogs.
At christmas we eat a lot of cheese from there.

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Message 1865031 - Posted: 1 May 2017, 15:32:54 UTC

Does this mean that US students has too much fun in campus?
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Message 1865725 - Posted: 5 May 2017, 15:13:12 UTC

American pastor Marty McLain visits the secular Nordic countries.
What role does religion have in the Nordic society? How do the Nordic people relate to God, faith and spirituality?
How does it differ from the US?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o01ye43jSMk
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Message 1865864 - Posted: 6 May 2017, 13:18:06 UTC

Does American food differ from European?
Well kid food does:(
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Message 1866312 - Posted: 8 May 2017, 23:29:21 UTC

It is strange being underaged in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1h7Q-EMEs
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Message 1866320 - Posted: 9 May 2017, 0:44:01 UTC - in response to Message 1866312.  

It is strange being underaged in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1h7Q-EMEs

In America, if you are under 21. You cannot be trusted to buy nor consume alcohol.

In America, if you are under 21. You are trusted to kill, or to give the order to kill, as many people you believe is necessary (Military).
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Message 1866332 - Posted: 9 May 2017, 1:46:45 UTC - in response to Message 1866312.  

It is strange being underaged in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1h7Q-EMEs


Yeah, that is weird.

When I was 18, it was legal in the USA for an 18 year old to buy vodka. I've been legal since I was 18. Times have changed.

That same year, I was in France. I saw 5 year olds buying bottles of wine. No parents there, just the kid.

You are right, it IS strange.
https://youtu.be/iY57ErBkFFE

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Don't blame me, I voted for Johnson(L) in 2016.

Truth is dangerous... especially when it challenges those in power.
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Message 1866390 - Posted: 9 May 2017, 11:29:01 UTC - in response to Message 1866332.  
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It is strange being underaged in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1h7Q-EMEs

Yeah, that is weird.
When I was 18, it was legal in the USA for an 18 year old to buy vodka. I've been legal since I was 18. Times have changed.
That same year, I was in France. I saw 5 year olds buying bottles of wine. No parents there, just the kid.
You are right, it IS strange.

Many countries in Europe has the same strange law.
Here when 18 you can vote.
When 18 you could be drafted.
But bying alcohol you have to be 20...

And theoretically you can be a member of the parliament when 18 and propose legislations.
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Message 1866397 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 0:45:10 UTC
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@Clyde
I say, ““I’m a liberal.”
That says nothing about whether I’m left or right, but I believe in free and fair elections, rule of law, respect for human rights.”
TOOMAS HENDRIK ILVES

http://www.presidentilves.ee/bio
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Message 1866420 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 2:58:49 UTC

We was talking Swedish with some Americans in Los Angeles, strange but they were very nice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_z976xnmgc
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Message 1866432 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 4:10:28 UTC

Presidents in Europe:)
Toomas, born in Vällingby Stockholm and brought up in New Jersey :)
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