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    Keep jumping on them bandwagons.
    I'm serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyr3810 View Post
    An "Ignorant" American runs this site and give you all this shit free. Most of the mods are "Ignorant" Americans. You have a problem with us, fuck off. God the fucking ignorance I come across.
    Actually, at least half the mods aren't, I think. A ton of us are Canadian. Disproportionately so. Go us! ...But that's unrelated.

    The Internet has probably done a good job of educating people as to foreigners, if not their politics. It's really fun to talk to people from other countries and see that they're really not that different than... well, other people online, depending on their age and gender (which are definitely better indicators as to how they behave). I wouldn't have expected that had I not experienced it, actually. Even then, you do get uneducated people anywhere; anyone who claims to hate the US and that their citizens are all ignorant or stupid (or anything else that assumes something of an entire people) are great examples. Of course, I'm sure many, if not most, Americans are uneducated and uninformed. That's not to say they all are, or that it's a problem limited to Americans, though.

    Or maybe I've just been reading too much about people and their tendencies to be part of the ignorant masses and the like recently.
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    Actually, at least half the mods aren't, I think. A ton of us are Canadian. Disproportionately so. Go us! ...But that's unrelated.
    Canadians:
    Jyuu, You, Kaze.

    Americans:
    Jakko, Me, Vol, CPR, Kane

    Euros:
    Shautieh, Tet

    I'm seeing a majority of Americans... 5/10. (and I might be wrong on Shautieh he might be American, I forget).
    So again... I'm right.

    I'm sure many, if not most, Americans are uneducated and uninformed.
    I'm sure I can say that about the world or ________ as any other country too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyr3810 View Post
    Canadians:
    Jyuu, You, Kaze.
    Sorry, I was thinking of previous mods, too. I think I counted before Hisoka and Hell left. (Also, you forgot a bunch of people. Serenity and Madi are American, Kaom is Canadian, 98 is European.)

    I'm sure I can say that about the world or ________ as any other country too.
    Hence my following statement about how the problem isn't limited to Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyr3810 View Post
    You all do realize thats -staged- right, and not actually a news report? Thats why its CNNNNN in the bottom right. Not CNN. (If I remember right, the people in it aren't even Americans, they're just reading their lines).

    Personally I'm not surprised the average American couldn't tell you shit about Korea... what the hell do we have to do with them? Basically no trade, basically no immigration etc... Just for one example.

    Nevermind the fact that other countries are hardly different. The number of foreign nationals I see in TOTAL IGNORANCE of American politics and how it works is still mind boggling. Commenting about shit they don't know about == not an American only problem.

    P.S. Just going to point something out...

    An "Ignorant" American runs this site and give you all this shit free. Most of the mods are "Ignorant" Americans. You have a problem with us, fuck off. God the fucking ignorance I come across.

    Note: This is mostly directed at the original poster. Mostly.
    Yeah, I do realize that the news thing was pretty much made up (as you said, with the CNNNNN thing), but I thought they actually did interview people.

    I'm not making generalizations, and as some people have pointed out earlier, it depends where you ask the questions in. I'm not familiar with Texans or anything, so I'm not going to say anything about them. But what I think is, it's just amazing about the things they ask in the questions and how many people can't figure it out.

    Even if you ask certain groups of people in other countries, you'll equally dumb responses. This one just happens to be in the US. Heck, I know someone who thought Pearl Harbour was the Chinese attacking Perth in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyr3810 View Post
    You all do realize thats -staged- right, and not actually a news report? Thats why its CNNNNN in the bottom right. Not CNN. (If I remember right, the people in it aren't even Americans, they're just reading their lines).

    Personally I'm not surprised the average American couldn't tell you shit about Korea... what the hell do we have to do with them? Basically no trade, basically no immigration etc... Just for one example.

    Nevermind the fact that other countries are hardly different. The number of foreign nationals I see in TOTAL IGNORANCE of American politics and how it works is still mind boggling. Commenting about shit they don't know about == not an American only problem.

    P.S. Just going to point something out...

    An "Ignorant" American runs this site and give you all this shit free. Most of the mods are "Ignorant" Americans. You have a problem with us, fuck off. God the fucking ignorance I come across.

    Note: This is mostly directed at the original poster. Mostly.
    Way to be overzealous... next time try reading the thread or even understanding the reason why qualia posted it in the first place. Notice there was a question mark at the end of his post? The fact that this wasn't a real news report had already been discussed too, so no reason to be so angry.

    If that was only "mostly" aimed at qualia, who else was it aimed at?

    Last but not least, the people in the video were real Americans (do you think they got Australian people to put on accents or something?). Most of it seemed real, but a couple of people looked like they had caught on to it and were playing along. Of course, anybody who got the questions right would have been edited out of the video, so you can't assume this is an accurate representation of people's knowledge. This was just The Chaser crew's attempt at poking fun. They make fun of everybody, Australians included, so I don't see why you should take this video more seriously than anything else they've made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyr3810 View Post

    Personally I'm not surprised the average American couldn't tell you shit about Korea... what the hell do we have to do with them? Basically no trade, basically no immigration etc... Just for one example.
    I'm going to have to disagree. Not so long ago there was speculation that North Korea was building up a nuclear weapons program. It was a big deal.

    EDIT: also, for what it's worth, i'm american.

    also, if someone came up to me on the street accompanied by men with earpieces and suits and said he was the Prime Minister of Australia, I wouldn't be inclined to say "heellll no you arent!" That being said, I'm pretty sure the last name of the PM of Australia is Rudd, but I don't pretend to know anything about Australian politics. For all I know, he could well be the youngest PM ever.
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    Some of these people where nervous so it's okay. What's surprising was that people agreed on the military actions on "kazahikstan" or whatever that country is, even though they knew nothing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aikido View Post
    also, if someone came up to me on the street accompanied by men with earpieces and suits and said he was the Prime Minister of Australia, I wouldn't be inclined to say "heellll no you arent!" That being said, I'm pretty sure the last name of the PM of Australia is Rudd, but I don't pretend to know anything about Australian politics. For all I know, he could well be the youngest PM ever.
    The video was made when John Howard was still our prime minister. Of course, he looks nothing like John Howard, but I guess you wouldn't hear about him or see him much on American TV so it's excusable that the people in the video wouldn't know. What cracks me up, though, is the lady that says she's seen him on the TV.

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    yeah, australian politics don't make a big splash over here. for better or worse.

 

 
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