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what country do you come from

 
 
jmars
 
Reply Sun 24 Jan, 2010 09:34 pm
im from nz
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jan, 2010 09:36 pm
@jmars,
The New England region of the United States.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jan, 2010 09:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
California, a state in the USA that is next to the Pacific Ocean.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jan, 2010 11:11 pm
Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:25 am
i live on the big west island of New Zealand. There are kangaroos on this western island.
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:26 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.[/i]

Thats not necessarily a good thing.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:35 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
i live on the big west island of New Zealand. There are kangaroos on this western island.
Is there a relationship between New Zealand and Austrailia ?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:36 am
@jmars,
I 'm in America, specificly: New York
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:47 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

dadpad wrote:
i live on the big west island of New Zealand. There are kangaroos on this western island.
Is there a relationship between New Zealand and Austrailia ?

Similar to the relationship between the US and Canada i would guess.
NZ ers are able to claim social services (like unemployment benefits) if resident in Aust and a reciprocal arrangement is in place for Australians resident in Nz
NZers refer to Aust as the western island as a joke.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:52 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:

dadpad wrote:
i live on the big west island of New Zealand. There are kangaroos on this western island.
Is there a relationship between New Zealand and Austrailia ?

Similar to the relationship between the US and Canada i would guess.
NZ ers are able to claim social services (like unemployment benefits)
if resident in Aust and a reciprocal arrangement is in place for Australians resident in Nz
NZers refer to Aust as the western island as a joke.
I see; so neither one of them owns the other one.





David
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 01:55 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
NZers refer to Aust as the western island as a joke.


And you guys sometimes call em the "seventh state" right? Seems way closer than US/Canada from here.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 02:05 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

I see; so neither one of them owns the other one.
David

is that a question or a statement.
aidan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 03:09 am
@jmars,
I would really love to go to New Zealand. Two couples with whom I'm friends, have gone to New Zealand and they don't know each other but both couples are very well traveled and have been all over the world and both said without knowing the others that New Zealand is the most beautiful place they've ever seen. And that includes Australia, North America, South America, Europe and Asia! I asked them that specifically - knowing they'd been all around the world and thinking they might just be being effusive.
So it must be very, very beautiful.

I'm from the United States. Born in Texas - 2 years in New York, 15 years in New Jersey, 4 years in Pennsylania, 12 years in North Carolina and 11 years in Maine- so New Jersey wins - I consider myself to be a New Jerseyan- and proud of it! (although I'm sure I'd be envious of your scenery in New Zealand).
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 04:09 am
@dadpad,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
I see; so neither one of them owns the other one.
David
dadpad wrote:
is that a question or a statement.
an acknowledgement
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 05:37 am
There is no such reciprocal agreement between the United States and Canada. Additionally, Canada has a Westminster-style of government, which is not at all the same as the United States. The governors of American states which border the Great Lakes act cooperatively with the Canadian government, but only one Canadian province borders the Lakes--Ontario. That's the International Joint Commission, which was formed in the late 1970s. The United States and Canada worked together to build the St. Lawrence [sic] Seaway, which also involved the province of Québec. In Québec, they call that river the St. Laurent (and i follow that custom, since they named it that before the English showed up). During the Second World War, shipping from the Great Lakes could not get to the Atlantic unless it was small enough to get through the Rideau Canal. There were lots of shipyards on the Great Lakes, but they couldn't be used to build ocean-going warships, because those ships couldn't get to the ocean. The Seaway made good sense.

So, Canada and the United States can and do cooperate, but nothing so close as the reciprocal agreement which you described, DP.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 05:43 am
I am from Texas, although I grew up in California and feel a great loyalty to that state.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:03 am
I am from California. (A true San Fernando Valley girl) but I live in Arizona. USA
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:10 am


i only speak a little french
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 11:40 am
@jmars,
I am a tumbleweed. No roots whatever, just go where the wind blows me. Born in the Republic of Latvia (that's northern Europe), came to the USA as a child, lived mostly in Boston, New York and other parts of the Northeast quadrant of the US. Reside in Hawaii now.
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AbbieMcKenley
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 03:43 pm
@jmars,
Lived in England, moved around with in it a lot over the last few years.

Cornwall until i was 10, Devon for a year, then in London for 2 years, back to cornwall was 5 moths, back to Devon for another year, back to Cornwall since then, don't intend to leave again.

A lot of the Cornish don't like to think of themselves as part of England, more another country in the United Kingdom, which is amusing.

Of the parts of England i've lived, Cornwall has to be the best, closely followed by Devon and a long way off, trawls London.


Cornwall; http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:VglyaUe3xdinDM:http://www.coastal-cornwall.co.uk/images/beach%2520cornwall.jpg http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:MF8cxAKa1uj56M:http://www.harboursedge.co.uk/harbours/accom/Views%25201.jpg

Devon; http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:xWg6ij8VE13SuM:http://image64.webshots.com/64/4/76/32/529947632uEAWCl_fs.jpg  http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:DGF3nu51ebjtMM:http://people.exeter.ac.uk/trkaplan/met/conference_files/ExeterCathedral.jpg

London; http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:J9HS1TBmnRVZdM:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3253727690_e63ba4c3f2.jpg http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:BgYmN8wXBRvoPM:http://davesworldtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/london-eye-whizzy-night.jpg
 

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