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North America 238 38.64%
Central/South America 11 1.79%
Europe 267 43.34%
Asia 38 6.17%
Australia 39 6.33%
Africa 4 0.65%
Elsewhere 19 3.08%
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Old 07-21-2014   #81
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The very idea that we're not "Europeans" because we come from/live in one part of Europe instead of another is downright silly. We've all ancestors from many, many places (well, most of us, anyway), and many of us have moved from one place to another: the idea of a "pure blood" is dangerous lunacy.
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Where am I actually from ?

I am from Finglas,
where's that - to the North West of Dublin City
where's that - in Ireland, to the North West of Europe, with the sea all around us.
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Aren't we, the Europeans, the ones who gonna decide whether or not you Brits are considered part of the Abendland?

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Yeh, this started as a geographical question and easily blossoms (sp ??) into a social / political question.
Socially & politically, I equate the differences between the various states here in the USA ("United" States ? ... highly arguable) to the various countries in the EU. We all like to think of our tribe as "united", but it just ain't so.
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Aren't we, the Europeans, the ones who gonna decide whether or not you Brits are considered part of the Abendland?

Spengler's Der Untergang des Abendlandes...?

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Yeh, this started as a geographical question and easily blossoms (sp ??) into a social / political question.
Socially & politically, I equate the differences between the various states here in the USA ("United" States ? ... highly arguable) to the various countries in the EU. We all like to think of our tribe as "united", but it just ain't so.
Well, there are the language differences in Europe, which are even greater than in the USA, but broadly, I think, kinda, y'know, like, well... You might be right. Know what I mean?

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I am Scottish and have always lived in Scotland. I was born and brought up in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire which used to be a prosperous industrial town but which has sadly now lost a lot of its industry. Even Johnnie Walker has moved. I now move between rural South Lanarkshire and the Isle of Skye, both beautiful in their own way.

I am a Scot married to a Scot. Researching our family trees has shown that my ancerstors are Scottish and English (Yorkshire) and my wife's are Welsh and Northern Irish. This makes the upcoming independence referendum particularly interesting.

On the subject of Yorkshire, the best quote I heard was that you can always tell a Yorkshireman but you can't tell him much!
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I have heard that the cost of film in Scotland after independence will double due to hugely increased shipping costs and import duties. The cost of film in England will halve because we won't have to subsidise the costs of shipping the stuff up there

Assuming of course we still actually make any in the UK
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Considering the above posts, may I presume that the 14 members from "Elsewhere " are all from the continent of "Albion". (I believe this name covers all "countries" across the Northsea from the European continent).
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Viewing the poll results, I'm surprized. I did not think there were so many Europeans!
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I have heard that the cost of film in Scotland after independence will double due to hugely increased shipping costs and import duties. The cost of film in England will halve because we won't have to subsidise the costs of shipping the stuff up there

Assuming of course we still actually make any in the UK
Very funny but sadly there's a lot of truth in what you say.

I wish someone would subsidise the cost of my postage. Living on Skye means having to pay ridiculous delivery charges or not being able to get delivery at all. When we wanted to buy a small couch and two chairs from a Welsh company, they wanted 150 for delivery. We eventually bought from Asda - delivery 9.99 - the furniture made in Eastern Europe.
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Viewing the poll results, I'm surprized. I did not think there were so many Europeans!
Or, conversely, that there were so few North Americans!

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Or, conversely, that there were so few North Americans!

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I added one 'vote' for N.A.

I was born in Washington State where my dad was stationed in the military, spent my early life there. Since then I have bounced around for school and work.

Philadelphia is the longest residence I have had as an adult, and since my kids both grew up here (and youngest born here), it feels like 'home' more than anywhere else.

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The Netherlands.

A grieving country these days, for reasons far more serious than the world cup
Johan, that was a horrific loss for your nation, a horrible and stupid tragedy. While no one deserves such a fate, it is especially poignant that a country that has tried to maintain civilized and humane ideals was the primary victim.

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I added one 'vote' for N.A.

I was born in Washington State where my dad was stationed in the military, spent my early life there. Since then I have bounced around for school and work.

Philadelphia is the longest residence I have had as an adult, and since my kids both grew up here (and youngest born here), it feels like 'home' more than anywhere else.

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Dear Randy,

At 12 years here in Moncontour, this is the second-longest time I've lived continuously in one place (13 years in Bristol). But wouldn't you have guessed, before this poll, that the forum was predominantly North American? Not much, but slightly?

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Or, conversely, that there were so few North Americans!

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True, but that's only sampling those who are actually voting
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only 3 so far from South America. this poll probably needs to run for a while, not just two days
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True, but that's only sampling those who are actually voting
Very true. I hesitate to draw conclusions, at least so soon.

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I was born in Washington State [...]
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Or, conversely, that there were so few North Americans! Cheers, R.
Yes, but the poll isn't yet closed.
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I voted North America, though I supposed if one wanted to argue semantics, I'm actually "from" Europe. Born in Germany to American parents and lived there for 6 years. Another 29 in the US, less an extended, compulsory trip to Southwest Asia.
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Dear Randy,

At 12 years here in Moncontour, this is the second-longest time I've lived continuously in one place (13 years in Bristol). But wouldn't you have guessed, before this poll, that the forum was predominantly North American? Not much, but slightly?

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Yes, I agree, I am surprised as well.

Given that the forum, while broad in scope, does focus on classic rangefinders, perhaps this indicates that you Europeans are a bit less shallow and consumerist compared to North Americans (and especially the ones sandwiched between Canada and Mexico)

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Spengler's Der Untergang des Abendlandes...?

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We need to non-dimensionalize the statistics, based on population. Europe has 742M people and NA has 529M people.
So actually, on a per-capita basis, we NA's are way more attendant to the forum here.

Okay .... we win .... close the poll
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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143602

Unlike many, my home is in my location..
I don't use puzzles.
Some use these strange words and phrases.
Thought it was a 2nd language problem or were aliens.
If it was Yahoo asking, well they would NOT accept answer.
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Yes, I agree, I am surprised as well.

Given that the forum, while broad in scope, does focus on classic rangefinders, perhaps this indicates that you Europeans are a bit less shallow and consumerist compared to North Americans (and especially the ones sandwiched between Canada and Mexico)

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