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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2009, 03:38:27 AM »
Oh enough with Japanese.  You know why the Japanese never conquered Europe?  Fear of the Swedes.  Look it up.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2009, 03:39:22 AM »
And they never had the change. Ever.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2009, 12:55:22 PM »
Oh enough with Japanese.  You know why the Japanese never conquered Europe?  Fear of the Swedes.  Look it up.
A7. Should you ask for it.

I think it actually was fear of Swedish cooking. sweden has a lot of lakes and is never far from any coast so wherever you go you can find fresh fish. But what do we do? We dig a hole, put the fish in there, wait a year, dig it up and eat it. Or in some cases, let it ferment with some salt for roughly a year. Is this not enough for you? Take a fish, dry it, put it in a tub of lye and then boil it until can no longer be recognized. Serve any of this with potatoes.

Q8.I hate the taste of fish but I feel sorry for the poor bastards, how can they be allowed to do this to them?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2009, 03:31:08 PM »
A8:  Because lutefisk is awesome.  I could go for some right now.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2009, 05:57:59 AM »
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2009, 03:23:23 PM »
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?

Japan, duh.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2009, 06:34:25 AM »
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2009, 11:59:37 AM »
Q10. I heard this rumour that some american re-named french-fries to "freedom-fries", is this true?

Q11. Now that the Lisabon treaty got accepted (damn governments) the United States of Europe will unofficially get created, any suggestion where I could move to escape this madness when I am finished studying? I prefer not to far from the polar circle and a fairly left wing-oriented rule.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2009, 02:07:24 PM »
A10: When I first heard of that I had a check and, apparently, it is true.

A11: What's with all the panic regarding the Lisbon Treaty? A more united Europe is a better Europe. Nevertheless, you greatly overestimate the impacts of the Treaty, just give it a read here: The Treaty in its entirety.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2009, 04:26:54 PM »
A10b:  France strongly protested America attacking Iraq due to Hussein owing them a lot of money which would be erased as "odius debt" after we unseated their government.  Since they dared to tell us that there were other effects to unseating a legitimate government than we though, we took the name "French" out of everything.  Which is odd, I always heard that french fries were actually invented in Belgium.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2009, 06:49:29 PM »
Theoretically in Belgium. In practice, no, because Belgium wasn't a country until 1830.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2009, 07:28:04 PM »
Ah.  Did not know that. 
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2009, 08:19:53 PM »
Britain backed up its independence back then, which was the official reason they joined the WW I when Germany used Belgium's land to invade France.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »
A11: What's with all the panic regarding the Lisbon Treaty? A more united Europe is a better Europe. Nevertheless, you greatly overestimate the impacts of the Treaty, just give it a read here: The Treaty in its entirety.

1st. It was not long ago that people in Sweden voted "no" to change the currency to Euro, now the government just accepted this without asking anyone (most people I talk with do not even now what the Lisabon-treaty is, there is even a nice little mail the governemt got with instructions on how to cover the precess up a bit).

2nd. The entire EU is run by morons. "Hmmm, here we have an entire ocean almost depleted of fish according to the scientists and our own investigation but the fishermen gets mad if we lower their quota and/or change the quota system to a more stable one. Bah, who listens to a biologist anyway?"

3rd. The people had no saying in the question whatsoever!

4th. EU is supposed to be a trade-organisation (and a peace-organisation between France and Germany, I live in neither of them), they are walking on very thin ice, trade people, not a semi-nation, how hard can it be?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2009, 01:31:50 PM »
1. Undemocratic for sure and I don't like it either, but it's a good thing it finally happens. Sweden, my new habitat and, well, all countries that don't use euros yet should finally get to the 21st century.

2. Yet they just fined Intel over a billion euros for violating an antitrust law. Things like that don't work in single countries, but because the EU has so many people studying each case like that it becomes virtually impossible to buy one's way out. Do note that no country in Europe has done anything about the overfishing on a national level far as I know. I am not happy with all of their policies either, but there is no way for Europe to improve its habits and quality of life on such a vast scale without the EU. With the majority rule of EU it does not matter if, just an example, Austria is unwilling to change its regulations regarding global warming, because improvements can be enforced.

3. In the fishing question? Perhaps you have noted that pretty much all decisions made by your government work exactly the same way. Keep in mind that the Lisbon Treaty does introduce an option of getting issues raised by large groups addressed in the Parliament. It does require a lot of names, one million I believe, but in big issues such as this it should not be too difficult with the 500 million population. Granted, some of them are underaged.

4. I thought it was based on the original Treaty of Rome of 1957 that actually included the Benelux countries and Italy as well. Anyway, your argument is null in the sense that now the Lisbon Treaty defines what the EU is supposed to be, while you stated what it was. EU goes deeper than that though, including humanitarian aid for example, which is one thing I support.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2009, 02:03:07 PM »
Pro's and con's with everything, I can agree with you on several points. What disturbs me mostly is the fact that it was a close call that Sweden got into the EU and a lot of people still think it was a bad call, and when they want to take it a step further they don't give a (insert mad blabbering here) about the people, and what disturbs me mostly about this is that even if we had the left wing-government, they would probably have done the same thing.

I do like what the EU can become, but I dislike most of what it is, they have the potential to do great good and if they use it I am willing to change my opinion, so far I am not impressed. If I decide to move away from it it will probably another seven and a half year since I need to finish up my studies.


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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2009, 06:00:35 AM »
Q12: Where could I find a price for bulk paperboard/boxboard? I need a quote for a project and I can't for the life of me find a distributor price.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2009, 11:54:31 PM »
A12: Try your local art supply store or the UPS store. Neither of them have let me down yet.

Q13: Where can I get cheap animal organs without breaking any laws?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2009, 11:56:59 PM »
Q13: Where can I get cheap animal organs without breaking any laws?
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Depends largely on the kind of animal. When you buy a whole chicken, for example, it's often hollowed out with the organs (or at least the liver) in a separate package. Alternatively, ask your local butcher. I'm pretty sure you should be able to get a pig stomach and/or intestines with relatively little trouble.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2009, 11:22:57 PM »
Q14:
How the fuck does this add up?

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I can see why it's bigger.
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