The world will now end

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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:42 am

Innuendoes wrote:Ahh. I get ya. I used to go to Memphis often, long ago. We'd then go into Mississippi and drive around looking at the old plantation land and cotton fields. I was shocked back then, to find out people still lived in shantys down there.

Houses that looked like these with people sitting out on the porches.

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Yeah, exactly.
Some of them even had corrugated iron roofs! I remember driving through one such town and the only building that was made with bricks and cement was the school!

Then of course there are the various Tent Cities that are cropping up across the USA - Fresno and Sacramento have pretty big ones apparently.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:49 am

Yea, what you describe-- houses like that one and these. They are all too familiar to me as having seen loads of them in Missouri.

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Re: The world will now end

Postby Delilah » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:52 am

Innuendoes wrote:Ahh. I get ya. I used to go to Memphis often, long ago. We'd then go into Mississippi and drive around looking at the old plantation land and cotton fields. I was shocked back then, to find out people still lived in shantys down there.

Houses that looked like these with people sitting out on the porches.

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Oh yeah, definitely a lot of that here in the South.

Seriously, the unemployment rate in my hometown is almost 12%. 12 out of every 100 people can't find a job. They live wherever and however they can. I personally saw an underground room for rent in the middle of someone's backyard about 10 years ago!

A hole dug into the ground. Three rooms: bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Tiny. I almost considered renting it just for the novelty of putting up a fake gravestone and climbing out of the trapdoor in front of it every morning. :mrgreen:
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:52 am

Add a little of this for good measure. ;)

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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:01 am

I guess it's because America is such a vast and varied country. In the UK, the temperature very rarely goes above about 80 degrees.
In states like California, there are enormous cities like LA but also huge areas with hardly anyone living there.
In Jackson's old neck of the woods, not all that far away from LA, you drive for about 5 miles and don't see a single structure until you reach his pad!
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:09 am

That's true. Neverland is actually on the edge of a National Forest -- also right on the verge of some oil fields, too.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:12 am

Innuendoes wrote:That's true. Neverland is actually on the edge of a National Forest -- also right on the verge of some oil fields, too.


Los Olivos is nice. Lots of wine-tasting places. I had fish and chips there (typical Brit), and a glass of the local vino.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:45 am

Yes, nice.. if you like wine. Fish and chips, eh? LOL. Maybe you should have tried something local. :P

With states like Missouri, you get this..'

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And the other extreme, like this...

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It's a good mixture. :mrgreen:
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:47 am

Innuendoes wrote:Yes, nice.. if you like wine. Fish and chips, eh? LOL. Maybe you should have tried something local. :P



I did, the wine! They didn't really have anything local on the menu.
Although that evening I had a SLO steak - see what they did there? Slowly cooked, and in San Luis Obispo. Classic wit.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:54 am

Elessar wrote:
Innuendoes wrote:Yes, nice.. if you like wine. Fish and chips, eh? LOL. Maybe you should have tried something local. :P



I did, the wine! They didn't really have anything local on the menu.
Although that evening I had a SLO steak - see what they did there? Slowly cooked, and in San Luis Obispo. Classic wit.

LMAO. No shrimp, I guess.. LOL
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:57 am

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Innuendoes wrote:Yes, nice.. if you like wine. Fish and chips, eh? LOL. Maybe you should have tried something local. :P



I did, the wine! They didn't really have anything local on the menu.
Although that evening I had a SLO steak - see what they did there? Slowly cooked, and in San Luis Obispo. Classic wit.

LMAO. No shrimp, I guess.. LOL


I think I had that in Monterey.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:01 am

You don't know if you had shrimp or not? :shock: :lol:
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:03 am

Innuendoes wrote:You don't know if you had shrimp or not? :shock: :lol:


It was two years ago, I can't remember! I think I did though, as all the restaurants seemed to be selling just sea-food.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:07 am

OK. LOL. Yea, lots of seafood in that area of the US. Where I was living in Missouri, there were only 2 seafood places. The rest were either Mexican or Chinese -- or Thai.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Kes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:31 am

Food aside, the feeling I'm getting from this discussion, is that although the overtones of State healthcare is beneficial to all of the population who aren't millionaires, the political party that isn't in power, are using whatever moral issues they can to try to derail the process. Abortion's a hot issue, so let's see how we can alienate a third of the population from the side of State healthcare, by bringing what JESUS would think was right into the argument.

Honestly, if you guys can't see the f*cking politicians are preying on your peripheral beliefs, then you need to momentarily need to step away from the issue, and look at how and why these guys are making their points. I'm not too sure the anti-ones are actually anti-healthcare reforms, any more than just being anti-democrat purely for the sole purpose of discrediting the opposition.

I heard one of the twats the other day, refer to it, as turning America into a European nanny state. This strikes me as complete neurotic rhetoric, as about a third of America don't even seem to know where Europe is, let alone understand how state healthcare works. The only place currently in Europe that condones euthanasia, is Switzerland, which isn't even part of the EEC.

You know those discussions where we rattle on about the extremists of Al Qaida latching onto people who can't understand the Koran? How is this different from republicans exploiting their followers who don't understand European healthcare? This is all based in people believing everything that those they've come to respect, are telling them. No difference!
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