Different strokes for different folks.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by flydown, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. flydown

    flydown New Member

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    I would like to have discussions with others about differences in cultures. I am not wanting to insult anyone for their culture. I am merely wanted to learn different things about different parts of the world. <br><br>I have been told by several people from other countries "Americans are crazy for working all the time". <br>I believe that. There have been many times in my life that I have worked as many as 21 hours in a single day. When I was younger, it was not uncommon to work 80-100 hours per week. I have slowed down some lately usually only working 60 or so hours per week. <br><br>Guns are very common where I live. I currently own 4 and am about to purchase another. Almost everyone that I associate with regularly owns at least one gun and several of them own 20-50. I have been around guns all my life and was taught to use them when I was very young. <br><br>Most families that I know, both parents work a job outside the home. Many times that is required, to live the lifestyle that they do. <br><br>My job is 37 miles (59.5 km) one way from my home and I know many people who drive further than that to work. <br><br>If there is anything specific that anyone wishes to know about the area in which I live, ask and I will tell you what I can. <br>I would like for people to post things about the area in which they live that may be different from mine.
     
  2. zamarion

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    uhm well i live in the netherlands and its common for people to work 38-40 hours a week <br>when young people usualy go biking to work (biking is a huge part of the netherlands i think we actualy have the most bike roads in the world) and when older people go with the car and always end up in bad traffic<br>no guns here or .. any other weapons actualy holland is very strict on weapons and even slingshots are prohibited you may only carry a knive if the blade is max 12 cm long<br>we also are a very grey country wich means more old people then young people here<br>also lots of people from other countrys like maroco and turkey come here for work i can honestly say the place is crowded with them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>uhm anything specific you would like to know?
     

  3. flydown

    flydown New Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">uhm well i live in the netherlands and its common for people to work 38-40 hours a week <br>when young people usualy go biking to work (biking is a huge part of the netherlands i think we actualy have the most bike roads in the world) and when older people go with the car and always end up in bad traffic<br>no guns here or .. any other weapons actualy holland is very strict on weapons and even slingshots are prohibited you may only carry a knive if the blade is max 12 cm long<br>we also are a very grey country wich means more old people then young people here<br>also lots of people from other countrys like maroco and turkey come here for work i can honestly say the place is crowded with them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>uhm anything specific you would like to know?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It is difficult for me to grasp the concept of no weapons at all. I guess that means that there is no hunting. <br>Does Holland have any kind of large wildlife that would be a threat to farm animals? How do you protect farm animals?<br><br>Do people not own cars or do they own them and choose not to drive them?</span>
     
  4. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>flydown wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td class="quote">uhm well i live in the netherlands and its common for people to work 38-40 hours a week <br>when young people usualy go biking to work (biking is a huge part of the netherlands i think we actualy have the most bike roads in the world) and when older people go with the car and always end up in bad traffic<br>no guns here or .. any other weapons actualy holland is very strict on weapons and even slingshots are prohibited you may only carry a knive if the blade is max 12 cm long<br>we also are a very grey country wich means more old people then young people here<br>also lots of people from other countrys like maroco and turkey come here for work i can honestly say the place is crowded with them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>uhm anything specific you would like to know?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It is difficult for me to grasp the concept of no weapons at all. I guess that means that there is no hunting. <br>Does Holland have any kind of large wildlife that would be a threat to farm animals? How do you protect farm animals?<br><br>Do people not own cars or do they own them and choose not to drive them?</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>hunting with the right certificates is legal but only with weapons that the government says are ok and because we have foxes and boars but no other dangerous large wildlife i guess a<br>and you have to be 18 to get a drivers license and even then its kind of expensive so most people just take the bike</span>
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    its fun that you say how do you protect farm animals we have simple solution for that, we fill them up with medication so the other animals wont eat them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> (no but...)
     
  6. DaveN

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    and lucky us get to eat the medicated animals HAHAHHAHAAA
     
  7. Enoch1970

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    <tr><td class="quote">I would like to have discussions with others about differences in cultures. I am not wanting to insult anyone for their culture. I am merely wanted to learn different things about different parts of the world. <br><br>I have been told by several people from other countries "Americans are crazy for working all the time". <br>I believe that. There have been many times in my life that I have worked as many as 21 hours in a single day. When I was younger, it was not uncommon to work 80-100 hours per week. I have slowed down some lately usually only working 60 or so hours per week. <br><br>Guns are very common where I live. I currently own 4 and am about to purchase another. Almost everyone that I associate with regularly owns at least one gun and several of them own 20-50. I have been around guns all my life and was taught to use them when I was very young. <br><br>Most families that I know, both parents work a job outside the home. Many times that is required, to live the lifestyle that they do. <br><br>My job is 37 miles (59.5 km) one way from my home and I know many people who drive further than that to work. <br><br>If there is anything specific that anyone wishes to know about the area in which I live, ask and I will tell you what I can. <br>I would like for people to post things about the area in which they live that may be different from mine. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It is not that we are crazy, it is more that we want the same things we ourselves grew up with... the things our parents had. We want a lifestyle that is comfortable, however it's been a very long time since people were able to have this without working like mad. We could work less but then this would mean we would have to live under less than ideal conditions. If your unlucky enough to be uneducated and unskilled, you will be forced to work for next to nothing, and have a few of these jobs, just to live in the slums. IMHO, we as americans have de-emphasized education and innovation, in favor of profits for the upper classes. Additionally, we outsourced all of the jobs for the common man to countries where the workers live life in cardboard boxes or corrugated shacks outside of the factories, again in the name of profits. But we have lost our way of life, and it seems that we are heading back to a feudal system of Lords and peasants. We are trying our best to make education, healthcare, and liberty only to those who can afford it, and we are doing our best to prevent the minorities and poor people from voting. The Christian ideal is Marxist, yet the evangalists have twisted it into a tool to capture the poor people who can vote as votes for the conservative side, by using their way of life and there Christian beliefs, ie. Firearms and abortion are the best way to sway the poor and uneducated folks. Even though I am also a rat in this rat race, we as americans have made our bed. As we continue to not educate and overlook the common man, I see this as a trend that will continue in the USA. -Fellow Christian and Firearm owner.</span>