Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by alfa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:48 am

It's a celebrity vs common man kind of thing.

For example, even if George Clooney leaves his profile blank, everyone will know who he is because he is famous.

The rest of us mortals can't do that.

Think of America as a celebrity among nations or the cool kid, the jock in high school who everybpdy knows.

They need no introduction. This is how the material world functions.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by No_Mind » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:56 am

alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:48 am
It's a celebrity vs common man kind of thing.

For example, even if George Clooney leaves his profile blank, everyone will know who he is because he is famous.

The rest of us mortals can't do that.

Think of America as a celebrity among nations or the cool kid, the jock in high school who everybpdy knows.

They need no introduction. This is how the material world functions.
Who said celebrities are not introduced .. Letterman introducing Clooney on his show.



Even President of U.S (or any other important person) is introduced always .. because that is the civilised way to do things.



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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by alfa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:14 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:56 am
alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:48 am
It's a celebrity vs common man kind of thing.

For example, even if George Clooney leaves his profile blank, everyone will know who he is because he is famous.

The rest of us mortals can't do that.

Think of America as a celebrity among nations or the cool kid, the jock in high school who everybpdy knows.

They need no introduction. This is how the material world functions.
Who said celebrities are not introduced .. Letterman introducing Clooney on his show.



Even President of U.S (or any other important person) is introduced always .. because that is the civilised way to do things.



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They are introduced, yes, but they need no introduction. Others don't fall in that category. That's what I am talking about.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by Dinsdale » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:14 pm

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Because we are more cultured.
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by alan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 am

Wel then, from now on, consider me a person who needs no introduction.
I am the most logical person you will ever meet.
Plus, might run for President in 2020.

Because someone needs to kick the Ass of God Dam Donald Trump.
Think I'm the right man to do it.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by binocular » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:38 pm

alan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 am
Wel then, from now on, consider me a person who needs no introduction.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by No_Mind » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:04 am

Wyoming, Arkansas, Bible Belt, Delaware, Ohio

Add to the list Cape Cod, MA

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by alan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:02 am

Well we have that in common. Would you like to see some nice photos from there?

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by ieee23 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 pm

One pet peeve of mine, on another forum, people will write "...in my country, blah blah blah ".

Makes me curious, then I have to ask them "what is your country?" to make sense of their comment. Um, why can't you just say I am from X and this is the case here? :-)
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by No_Mind » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:07 am

Wyoming, Arkansas, Bible Belt, Delaware, Ohio, Cape Cod, MA

Add to the list Spokane Washington

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:01 am

binocular wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:38 pm
alan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 am
Wel then, from now on, consider me a person who needs no introduction.
Hmm, that video is gone. Here's a version from my favourite incarnation of the Stones, and my favourite version of the song.

There is, of course some irony in seeing Mick Jagger singing Sympathy For The Devil.
surrounded by Hells Angels, and looking distinctly uncomfortable with the whole situation...

Actually, the video footage is from the infamous Altamont free concert, where the Angels stabbed a man brandishing a gun to death (you can see that at the end of this video), wheras the audio is from another show, since at Altamont they interrupted the song to try to calm down the crowd. The movie Gimme Shelter contains a lot of footage of the concert.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by JeffR » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 am

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:01 am
...the Angels stabbed a man brandishing a gun to death (you can see that at the end of this video), wheras the audio is from another show, since at Altamont they interrupted the song to try to calm down the crowd. The movie Gimme Shelter contains a lot of footage of the concert.

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All the Hell's Angels members claimed he was brandishing a gun, but no gun was found and it could not be collaborated by anyone not a member of the Hell's Angels gang that there actually was a gun. This information is from the docu-movie mentioned: Gimme Shelter.
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 am

Yes, you are correct. The details are disputed. The film, and the commentary on the DVD are fascinating. I saw the movie as a teenager when it came out and it is still an amazing slice from the period.


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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by binocular » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:26 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 am
I saw the movie as a teenager when it came out and it is still an amazing slice from the period.
I hate the Stones. "Paint it, black" is one of the first sounds that I remember in life. My father listened to them a lot when I was little.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by JeffR » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:34 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 am
Yes, you are correct. The details are disputed. The film, and the commentary on the DVD are fascinating. I saw the movie as a teenager when it came out and it is still an amazing slice from the period.


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Haven't watched the DVD, saw the movie sometime around 1978 on cable when cable was new and actually worth paying for (good programming and no commercials) at a freinds apartment. I found some parts of the concert footage disturbing; I attended many concerts in those days and there is an ambiance of togetherness and shared ephoria at them. Thanks to the presence of Hell's Angels as security at Altimont, it was completely the opposite. I was most disturbed during Jefferson Airplane's performance and what was going on.
Therein what are 'six (types of) disrespect'? One dwells without respect, without deference for the Teacher; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Teaching; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Order; one dwells without respect, without deference for the precepts; one dwells without respect, without deference for heedfulness; one dwells without respect, without deference for hospitality. These are six (types of) disrespect.
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by chownah » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:53 am

Why don't people have to announce which country altimont is in?
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by DNS » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm

I updated my profile info to include what country I live in.

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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by Coëmgenu » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:34 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:21 pm
I'm thinking of moving here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California,_Berkshire

- just to confuse people!
I live next to a very small hamlet.

Brazil, Canada.
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Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Post by JeffR » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm
I updated my profile info to include what country I live in.
I've updated mine to show what nation I live in.
Therein what are 'six (types of) disrespect'? One dwells without respect, without deference for the Teacher; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Teaching; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Order; one dwells without respect, without deference for the precepts; one dwells without respect, without deference for heedfulness; one dwells without respect, without deference for hospitality. These are six (types of) disrespect.
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