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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:05 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

I think it's a stereotype coming from some of the worst or poorly-ran branches. The food quality can change depending on location too, as with Singapore even for the same franchise.

It's just like that sometimes.
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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Farnhamia wrote:I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

Personally, I think it'd be more of the former: "look, it's something! From America."
Imported stuff, and especially Western stuff, is extremely popular here.

Then again, we only got a Krispy Kreme branch last year.
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Dumb Ideologies
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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Dumb Ideologies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.


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Eternal Lotharia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2017
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:07 pm

Valentine Z wrote:
-Astoria wrote:...
That's our next-door neighbour Niger you're looking for. :p

We have nothing against someone because of nationality or ethnicity, no worries. ^^

With that said... I have to admit that I nearly fell trap to a "Nigerian woman". I was young and naive, and she was asking me if I could help her out and that she needs funds for education and loans. It's obvious that she was asking for a wire transfer or something.

I didn't do the transfer because I have no debit card or anything then, I was a 14 year old! But I told her, I can help donate my old textbooks to her. "She" said sure!

... I have yet to hear from her.

:lol:
You're adorable. :hug:

I only know about the Nigerian memes because of my emails-never replied I was smart enough.
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"Local Candidate Admits To Enjoying Human Flesh; Police Seeking Missing Family Members"

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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Valentine Z wrote:I think it's a stereotype coming from some of the worst or poorly-ran branches. The food quality can change depending on location too, as with Singapore even for the same franchise.

It's just like that sometimes.

So can the methods as well, come to think of it.

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Xuloqoia
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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:The best fast food is Five Guys. Only been there a couple of times. They're only in big towns and cities over here and I'm faintly sceptical of whether tall buildings are the devil's work so opportunities are limited. I don't think I've tasted anything as good as their burgers or milkshakes from anywhere, let alone another fast food place.


Five Guys is reasonably common in my part of the United States, and I must say that of the fast food chains, it is among the best, if not the best.
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Edict of Emperor Swag of Mohist Thought upon ascending the throne wrote:"Previously our subjects cherished selfish and egoistic thought and had no concern for the greater good. The world has thus become disordered and living beings lived in a state of animalistic hostility to each other. But now Heaven has granted us the throne and we shall restore the Proper Way of the Collective Harmony. Huá and Yí will live in peace, yin and yang shall interpenetrate, the exemplary behavior of Yao and Shun will be followed by all."

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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
-Astoria wrote:Sambal, by any chance?

Yes, sambal. Some people get too far to even eat cabe rawit.

*laughs in piri-piri sauce*
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Nov 21, 2019
Astoria Today: 2nd gold medal for Astoria in IDU Olympics

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Samudera Darussalam
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Founded: Aug 05, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

Personally, I think it'd be more of the former: "look, it's something! From America."
Imported stuff, and especially Western stuff, is extremely popular here.

The case in many places not Europe/Canada/the States/Australia/NZ I guess. My sister used to beg my mom to buy an......imported Swiss orange marmalade, although we already have local ones at home.
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Eternal Lotharia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2017
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 pm

So uh guys.

I speak more Ancient Chinese than I do my native ethnic language-Spanish.

...

Am I going to not be able to appeal to Latinos?
#Yang2020
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Farnhamia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:You scare me sometimes, Loth.

"Local Candidate Admits To Enjoying Human Flesh; Police Seeking Missing Family Members"

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Geneviev
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Founded: Mar 03, 2018
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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

I still didn't get first post. :(
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Nationalism, white supremacy, cutting music and arts programs, Donald Trump, AfD
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Xuloqoia
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Founded: Oct 05, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:So uh guys.

I speak more Ancient Chinese than I do my native ethnic language-Spanish.

...

Am I going to not be able to appeal to Latinos?


The only language you need to speak is American. :p
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Hanafuridake wrote:
Edict of Emperor Swag of Mohist Thought upon ascending the throne wrote:"Previously our subjects cherished selfish and egoistic thought and had no concern for the greater good. The world has thus become disordered and living beings lived in a state of animalistic hostility to each other. But now Heaven has granted us the throne and we shall restore the Proper Way of the Collective Harmony. Huá and Yí will live in peace, yin and yang shall interpenetrate, the exemplary behavior of Yao and Shun will be followed by all."

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Eternal Lotharia
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

:hug: :hug: :hug:
#Yang2020
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
A little too obsessed with food.
Farnhamia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:You scare me sometimes, Loth.

"Local Candidate Admits To Enjoying Human Flesh; Police Seeking Missing Family Members"

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Eternal Lotharia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2017
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Xuloqoia wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:So uh guys.

I speak more Ancient Chinese than I do my native ethnic language-Spanish.

...

Am I going to not be able to appeal to Latinos?


The only language you need to speak is American. :p

Yeah but I need to appeal to Latinos for my 2022 run.
#Yang2020
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
A little too obsessed with food.
Farnhamia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:You scare me sometimes, Loth.

"Local Candidate Admits To Enjoying Human Flesh; Police Seeking Missing Family Members"

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Samudera Darussalam
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Founded: Aug 05, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

:hug:
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Indonesian Muslim

Chrinthanium wrote:Deep fried NSG gives me indigestion.

Neanderthaland wrote:
Kowani wrote:Your defense is found insufficient, and thus, are sentenced to a year’s hard labor, mining crystals for the communist wizards.

In Gulazkaban

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Geneviev
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Also, hello! How's the campaign? :)
Hessisch, German, 15 years old, musician, also I don't agree with most of what I said before
Immigration, religious freedom, music education in all schools, die Linke
Nationalism, white supremacy, cutting music and arts programs, Donald Trump, AfD
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Xuloqoia
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Founded: Oct 05, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Xuloqoia wrote:
The only language you need to speak is American. :p

Yeah but I need to appeal to Latinos for my 2022 run.


What office are you running for?
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Hanafuridake wrote:
Edict of Emperor Swag of Mohist Thought upon ascending the throne wrote:"Previously our subjects cherished selfish and egoistic thought and had no concern for the greater good. The world has thus become disordered and living beings lived in a state of animalistic hostility to each other. But now Heaven has granted us the throne and we shall restore the Proper Way of the Collective Harmony. Huá and Yí will live in peace, yin and yang shall interpenetrate, the exemplary behavior of Yao and Shun will be followed by all."

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-Astoria
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Founded: Mar 14, 2019
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:Why do you have so many scammers though?

Seriously, it worries me.

And what's with the Prince angle they use?

Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].
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| Federal Republic of Astoria
| Republiku Linyxseqi e Astori'u
| Factbooks | Year: 2019
North Atlantic MT/PMT/FanT island republic in which humans & other intelligent beings peacefully coexist - well-known for its multiculturalism & mostly-boundless pacifism. | Themes: |
Nov 21, 2019
Astoria Today: 2nd gold medal for Astoria in IDU Olympics

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The New California Republic
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:14 pm

Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

I beat you to it.
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Xuloqoia
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Founded: Oct 05, 2019
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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:15 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Why do you have so many scammers though?

Seriously, it worries me.

And what's with the Prince angle they use?

Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].


... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?
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Hanafuridake wrote:
Edict of Emperor Swag of Mohist Thought upon ascending the throne wrote:"Previously our subjects cherished selfish and egoistic thought and had no concern for the greater good. The world has thus become disordered and living beings lived in a state of animalistic hostility to each other. But now Heaven has granted us the throne and we shall restore the Proper Way of the Collective Harmony. Huá and Yí will live in peace, yin and yang shall interpenetrate, the exemplary behavior of Yao and Shun will be followed by all."

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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:The case in many places not Europe/Canada/the States/Australia/NZ I guess. My sister used to beg my mom to buy an......imported Swiss orange marmalade, although we already have local ones at home.

Why do I feel that the "food at home" meme is appropriate for this?
Also, extra squick points! :hug:
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| Factbooks | Year: 2019
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Nov 21, 2019
Astoria Today: 2nd gold medal for Astoria in IDU Olympics

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Samadhi
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Anarchy

Postby Samadhi » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:15 pm

New thread
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Samudera Darussalam
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Founded: Aug 05, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

Xuloqoia wrote:
-Astoria wrote:Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].


... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?

One word. Free wifi :p
Embassy Link - This is closed for a while.

Indonesian Muslim

Chrinthanium wrote:Deep fried NSG gives me indigestion.

Neanderthaland wrote:
Kowani wrote:Your defense is found insufficient, and thus, are sentenced to a year’s hard labor, mining crystals for the communist wizards.

In Gulazkaban

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Geneviev
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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

The New California Republic wrote:
Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

I beat you to it.

I'll get it next time.
Hessisch, German, 15 years old, musician, also I don't agree with most of what I said before
Immigration, religious freedom, music education in all schools, die Linke
Nationalism, white supremacy, cutting music and arts programs, Donald Trump, AfD
#EternalLotharia2022

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Eternal Lotharia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2017
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

Xuloqoia wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Yeah but I need to appeal to Latinos for my 2022 run.


What office are you running for?

State Legislature.

I decided to drop out of city council race because UBI, a Living Wage, Paid Maternity Leave, Infrastructure Spending, Education Overhaul, etc. are more State stuff.

Also it's a smaller race and I formed a PAC that supports Disability Rights, UBI, A Living Wage, Paid Maternity Leave, Islamic Religious Freedom, Persecution Awareness, Racism Awareness, Infrastructure Spending, Youth and Latino turnout growth, with Jolthig and Kowani and plan to invite several NS'ers.
#Yang2020
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
A little too obsessed with food.
Farnhamia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:You scare me sometimes, Loth.

"Local Candidate Admits To Enjoying Human Flesh; Police Seeking Missing Family Members"

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Postby Kannap » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

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