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PostRe: US Politics 2
by KK » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 pm

Trump retweeted this today:


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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Memento Mori » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:08 am

More projection from Epstein's friend.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:12 am

Memento Mori wrote:More projection from Epstein's friend.


It's literally a school kid "NO YOU ARE" tantrum.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:48 pm

Just bewildering the stuff he will retweet


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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Lex-Man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:07 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Just bewildering the stuff he will retweet



Hang on is Trump trying to make me want to vote for Biden more?

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 pm



This explains a lot, actually. :dread:

Dread to think what the figures would be for the UK.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 pm

Knoyleo wrote:

This explains a lot, actually. :dread:

Dread to think what the figures would be for the UK.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... t-happened

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Peter Crisp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:39 am

Old but great.



I can at least find the UK and that big blob down the bottom is Australia :lol: .

I think I'd be able to get a fair few but I have a feeling Geography isn't important in the US.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Igor » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:18 am

I'm legit offended by that level of ignorance.

"haha no omg this is so bad haha I dunno africa? yes I do have a college degree why do you ask?"

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:13 am

Agreed, that is extremely annoying.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Victor Mildew » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:28 am

US tv would have you believe that the US is the whole world, and outside of that you have the holiday parks of Paris, Cancun and London. Eye rack is where the smelly people live and Russia is where the president lives.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Jenuall » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:43 am

That "name/identify a country" style vox pop has been done to death but it's still depressing how many idiots it manages to identify. :fp:

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:48 am

Thing is, they're propagandish in their own right, these Vox Pops. How many hours did they spend finding three people who don't know their arse from their elbow, and how many dozens or hundreds of people went past who could easily say "Mexico," or "Canada" or any country in South America, etc, before they found them?

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by Cuttooth » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:52 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Thing is, they're propagandish in their own right, these Vox Pops. How many hours did they spend finding three people who don't know their arse from their elbow, and how many dozens or hundreds of people went past who could easily say "Mexico," or "Canada" or any country in South America, etc, before they found them?

Reminds me of this:



That level of ignorance on world geography isn't going to be a uniquely American trait, even if it's probable that many Americans are on the whole much more ignorant and insular than others across the world.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Jenuall » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:57 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Thing is, they're propagandish in their own right, these Vox Pops. How many hours did they spend finding three people who don't know their arse from their elbow, and how many dozens or hundreds of people went past who could easily say "Mexico," or "Canada" or any country in South America, etc, before they found them?

Oh absolutely they will have picked the juiciest morons to stick in the video and if you looked at it statistically I would imagine that a majority of people they spoke to could name at least 1 country.

But I still imagine they didn't have to stand there long before they had enough footage of idiots!

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by Lex-Man » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:05 am

Jenuall wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Thing is, they're propagandish in their own right, these Vox Pops. How many hours did they spend finding three people who don't know their arse from their elbow, and how many dozens or hundreds of people went past who could easily say "Mexico," or "Canada" or any country in South America, etc, before they found them?

Oh absolutely they will have picked the juiciest morons to stick in the video and if you looked at it statistically I would imagine that a majority of people they spoke to could name at least 1 country.

But I still imagine they didn't have to stand there long before they had enough footage of idiots!


Yeah I thought that they were only showing the proper thick people but I can't believe that I'd get one person that dumb is I stood around my local town all day and I live in Southend. How can you not know where your own country is on a map.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by OrangeRKN » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am

In their slight (slight) defence the show deliberately chose a pacific centered projection to make the map less familiar. That's probably why that person pointed to Russia and said it was the US.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Peter Crisp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am

Surely everyone knows where New Zealand is just because we've all watched Lord of the Rings 5 times and know it was filmed there.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: US Politics 2
by OrangeRKN » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:28 am

Peter Crisp wrote:Surely everyone knows where New Zealand is just because we've all watched Lord of the Rings 5 times and know it was filmed there.


It's a map of the Earth so... somewhere in the middle?

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Peter Crisp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:30 am

OrangeRKN wrote:In their slight (slight) defence the show deliberately chose a pacific centered projection to make the map less familiar. That's probably why that person pointed to Russia and said it was the US.


Erm, that's being super generous.
The American continent is pretty obvious and should stick out like a sore thumb. It's understandable that Americans would be able to pick out individual European or Asian nations but again places like Australia should be pretty obvious and I'd say India should be as well.

I'd say most people should be able to identify the US and Canada though.

I do agree this is a pick of most likely the worst offenders though.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.

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