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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Not at all -- I just didn't have the time to pop online.

    Actually, this is the answer I was hoping for -- I'm pleased to see so much interest and adventuring spirit amongst the Debate Politics community.
    I assume this is a natural human condition


    I'm actually kind of sad and distressed to see the negative responses here. It's like some people are stuck in middle school for their whole lives...awful.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Lot's of people do that, with many of them being European, as well. Ironically, such attitudes can also be thrown in a variety of directions.

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    Actually, I really agree. I think American tourists get a bad rap, when really they're some of the better ones out there. Americans, at least coming to Europe, are always appreciative and interested in the history and culture -- because there's really nothing like Edinburgh Castle or the Houses of Parliament in the US.

    Some Europeans, though, travel out to the wide world, and they say "Hah, colony. Hah, we have a better one. Hah, infantile culture." They're total arrogant dicks about it. Obviously, not all of us -- I love history, I love culture, and I wouldn't dream of being a rude, brash loudmouth wherever I go. But there are some.

    The worst you'll get from Americans is a comical inability to speak other languages, and occasional surprise at the lack of free refills.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Anywhere? How brave you are! See you in Pyongyang?
    Lol! I wish!

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Not at all. Just interested to see who would go, and who wouldn't.

    I heard somewhere that something like 72% of Americans don't have passports, which surprised me. I'm interested to find out if that's because there's no interest in going to other places, or if it's more because of financial reasons, time reasons, etc.

    So I decided I'd ask who would go to a really famous place outside the US, and the most famous city in the world is probably Paris by my reckoning, though I could be wrong.

    A pretty harmless poll!

    America is just a huge country, that offers a wide range of travel opportunities, so Americans naturally have less use for a passport. In europe you can cross national borders in 2-3 hours in some cases

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    only in a vintage B26 with a full bomb load
    Yes, that's the spirit -- do what even Hitler wouldn't, and bomb one of the world's most beautiful cities out of jealousy and vague political disagreement.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I assume this is a natural human condition


    I'm actually kind of sad and distressed to see the negative responses here. It's like some people are stuck in middle school for their whole lives...awful.
    Yeah, it's pretty pathetic, eh?

    I couldn't believe a couple people said "I'm just not big into travelling." How can that be? How can you have no innate human curiosity about what another place is like?

    Not to mention the one or two idiots who said "Only to bomb it" or something like that. Hell, I think the world would be better off if most of America besides New England, California and the Great Lakes just combusted, but I would never advocate bombing those places out of political disagreement.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Yeah, it's pretty pathetic, eh?

    I couldn't believe a couple people said "I'm just not big into travelling." How can that be? How can you have no innate human curiosity about what another place is like?

    Not to mention the one or two idiots who said "Only to bomb it" or something like that. Hell, I think the world would be better off if most of America besides New England, California and the Great Lakes just combusted, but I would never advocate bombing those places out of political disagreement.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Sorry mate. Now, I did follow that up by saying I'd never advocate actually having all those places destroyed -- that was the point of the post. I disagree with the political slant of those places, and I think they're holding us (Western civilisation) back in some ways from further dominating the globe, culturally speaking. And I think the Western world would be significantly more progressive without these regions included.

    But I still like the people there, and I enjoy the culture, and it's a fascinating collection of peoples and states and identities.

    I visited Tombstone, Arizona recently. Is it a progressive place? Hell no. Is it fascinating, and was everyone I met perfectly lovely? Of course!

    Your own South Carolina is another great example. Politically, I'll bet we have some significant differences. Historically and culturally, I think SC is fascinating, as the Union's most rebellious state (three declarations of secession, no?). I think the Carolinas' history as a pirate haven with the Outer Banks in North Carolina, or the Roanoke Colony, or the Shelling of For Sumter... All of it great. Absolutely riveting history, and it has spawned an interesting culture.

    It's not just America -- I think if the entire population of Cornwall or Devonshire disappeared, Britain would be more progressive.

    If the entire Middle East disappeared, the world would be more progressive.

    I still don't want to bomb these places.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Yeah, it's pretty pathetic, eh?

    I couldn't believe a couple people said "I'm just not big into travelling." How can that be? How can you have no innate human curiosity about what another place is like?

    Not to mention the one or two idiots who said "Only to bomb it" or something like that. Hell, I think the world would be better off if most of America besides New England, California and the Great Lakes just combusted, but I would never advocate bombing those places out of political disagreement.
    So you complain about another poster about saying something negative about France and turn around and do the same thing about the United States? Classy! There are plenty of good people and places ALL OVER the United States.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Anyone who thinks Paris is a "dirty, crowded city" has obviously never been to Asia.
    Compare Paris and Kabul?

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