Where are you from?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Where are you from?

Europe
129
32%
United States
143
36%
Canada
27
7%
Australia
16
4%
New Zealand
7
2%
Asia
54
14%
Middle East
3
1%
South America
9
2%
Central America & Caribbean
6
2%
Africa
6
2%
 
Total votes: 400

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mikenz66
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:40 am

New Zealand first equal? I'm sure it won't last... :toilet:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:21 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Chris,
Chris wrote:Australia is a continent in itself - and maybe ought to have a category of its own.
Does that mean that since Tasmania is not geographically connected (above sea level) to the continent of Australia that we can finally declare that Tasmania is not part of Australia?!

:tongue:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:48 am

Ben wrote: Typical north-islander!
Yes, typical Aucklanders --- oops wrong country ---- :rolleye:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:13 am

Was the UK option removed from the poll?

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:54 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?
I guess you're Europe - like it or not... :thinking:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:58 am

Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:03 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>
Well you could vote "New Zealand". Currently we are losing to Australia, which is never good...

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:22 am

mikenz66 wrote:
Mawkish1983 wrote:Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>
Well you could vote "New Zealand". Currently we are losing to Australia, which is never good...

Mike
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Stiphan » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:28 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?
Yes, I removed it so that both Australia and New Zealand can fit in due to the limited number of poll choices to 10.

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:46 am

Stefan wrote:
Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?
Yes, I removed it so that both Australia and New Zealand can fit in due to the limited number of poll choices to 10.
An excellent decision young Stefan!
Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:07 pm

Ben wrote:Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
:) You know I love you Ben

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by woini » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:28 pm

(Ethiopia)

Yay ! Africa is on the list !

Am I the only African here ? :)
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:35 am

Greetings Woini,
woini wrote:Am I the only African here ? :)
I know we have a member, Sally Gross, who is South African (I assume by birth, though I'm not totally sure) but she doesn't seem to be an active member unfortunately. Unfortunate because she's very knowledgeable and I know her input has been respected by several people here in the past.

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:16 am

Hi Mawk
Mawkish1983 wrote:
Ben wrote:Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
:) You know I love you Ben
I'm so glad you appreciate my wicked sense of humour! Speaking of all things English, my daughter arrived in London a few days ago amidst the heatwave.
Metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:45 am

Ben wrote:my daughter arrived in London a few days ago amidst the heatwave.
I hear it reached 35 in London, which I suppose is not that high compared to Australia in the height of summer, but we as a country not equiped to deal with it. It was very dangerous. Was your daughter okay?

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