Re: OT: Where? and What?
Date: 17 Feb 2007 07:34:42 -0800
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 - 16:34:42 CET