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Re: OT: Where? and What?

From: Cimode <cimode_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 17 Feb 2007 07:34:42 -0800
Message-ID: <1171726482.106996.123680@m58g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>


On 16 fév, 23:02, paul c <toledobythe..._at_oohay.ac> wrote:
> Cimode wrote:
> > On 16 fév, 14:42, paul c <toledobythe..._at_oohay.ac> wrote:
>
> >>Bob Badour wrote:
>
> >>>I would not be comfortable in SA or Asia. For one, I am allergic to
> >>>tobacco smoke. For another, market dominant minorities tend not to do so
> >>>well in the long term.
> >>>...
>
> >>I'm not sure I understand what "market dominant minorities" means,
> >>guessing it has to do with economics but I'm pretty sure we're all
> >>allergic to hydrocarbons. Africa and Asia are fond of leaded gasoline too.
>
> > As most Americans, he means that he has no clue what's happening in
> > the rest of the world and pretty much relies on nothing else than a
> > limited distorded stereotypical perception of it.
>
> Well, I suspect he's not a Yank. I've lived in a few places in Europe
> and Africa and noticed limited distorted stereotypical perceptions in
> those places too. Suspect it's the same in the rest of the world. Must
> be a bunch of reasons but human nature and the generally flunky press
> are two.

In all history, all nations demonstrated stereotypical attitudes towards one another but only dominant nations add arrogance to the equation.... Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 09:34:42 CST

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