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Who Are We?

by soj Sat Aug 13th, 2005 at 11:27:18 PM EST

As ET is growing in leaps and bounds (yupi!), I thought it was time for an informal and completely unscientific poll to see who we are.  Or where we are from.

A lot of us move around and have origins in different places than where we currently live.  So for the poll below, just answer where you currently live.  If you're on vacation or about to move somewhere, put the place where you will be living.


Poll
Where Do You Live?
. USA/Canada 35%
. Australia/Pacific 7%
. Asia 3%
. Africa 0%
. Middle East 0%
. Latin America/Caribbean 0%
. European Union country 36%
. European - other (incl. Norway + Sweden) 17%
. Russia or CIS 0%
. Other 0%

Votes: 57
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As I'm sure all of you know, but just for the record, I live in Romania ;)

Pax

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by soj on Sat Aug 13th, 2005 at 11:31:30 PM EST
' morning, Soj.

I'm not sure if you can edit polls - but Sweden joined the EU in -95...

It's just we Norwegians that refuse to do so. We are too cool.

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 12:58:49 AM EST
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but they're not in the euro...

Maybe the poll should clssify us by the currency we use for our savings.... (that would be euros in Romania?)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 04:04:15 AM EST
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You can open a bank account in Euros but the currency here is still the lei, which is kinda cool because it's also the same word for "lions" as in the animals.

So a loaf of bread costs 14.000 lions ;)  Well shoot that's not right because we just got the new currency, so a loaf of bread costs 1,4 lions.  The prices on the register all show the new money but everyone talks the old money and it's just a big confusing mess :)

My bad on the Sweden, I honestly did not realize they were full EU now.  I guess I was thinking Finland because of the Euro.  

Pax

Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

by soj on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 06:03:03 AM EST
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For Sweden, shouldn't we read Switzerland?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 02:15:54 AM EST
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<yawn> Did someone say Switzerland? Here's one from there, with coffee in hand...

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by whataboutbob on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 03:35:03 AM EST
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Hey I see we got one vote from Asia.  Would the Asian visitor care to step forward and say where you're from?

Pax

Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

by soj on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 06:37:49 AM EST
I am a Japanese in Tokyo. I have been urging my government to accede to EU. If Europe can put up with UK, why not us?

I will become a patissier, God willing.
by tuasfait on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 11:09:40 AM EST
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With Japan and Canada in the Kyoto treaty, maybe we could create the Kyoto Treaty Union of sane rich countries to join forces and force that other rich country to see reason?!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 12:33:46 PM EST
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Great. I envy Germany who knows how to, and how not to, act internationally. Working together with UK and France make your policy stable and sane, whereas we are working with USA alone. A friend of mine in the Japanese foreign policy circle once remarked about the 1st Gulf war that Japan's foreign policy would be stable with USA as the anchor. I said, half-jokingly, "Do you really think USA would remain a stable anchor? I'm not sure."

I will become a patissier, God willing.
by tuasfait on Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 01:41:06 AM EST
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According to your poll, are we EU or other? The way things are going these days in both Romania and Bulgaria, maybe we should say "other Europe" or in my more recent, darker moments:

"the-almost-made-it-into-the-EU-but-botched-it-at-the-last-minute-Europe."

I'll let Sirocco decide if the Norwegian referenda qualify it for this category or if they deserve a special category along with Iceland. :)

by gradinski chai on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 08:08:15 AM EST
I'm afraid we're not in until we're in ;)

Pax

Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

by soj on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 09:05:40 AM EST
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So we have 8 US/Canada votes here...and I'm one of the US votes...from the state that seems to like to elect actors as governors.(and bad actors at that)

"People never do evil so throughly and happily as when they do it from moral conviction."-Blaise Pascal
by chocolate ink on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 01:41:03 PM EST
It's fantastic to have lovely Americans like yourself, Caldonia, and others around on ET. It's the best vaccine against reflexive anti-Americanism one could ask for!

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 03:04:25 PM EST
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Pssst...my friend here is keeping open a watchful eye for any such behavior.  ;)
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Seriously though, you all teach me so much every day and help broaden my world purview.  I am honored to be an invited guest in your home, the eurotrib home.  I intend to always comport myself with that thought in mind.

by caldonia on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 03:29:16 PM EST
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Come on - we're all equally at home here. Fellow residents of a small but charming virtual village, straddling the continents. :-)

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2005 at 05:08:26 PM EST
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Thanks Sirocco and to everyone here.  I remember when Boo announced Eurotrib was going to start up and I was so excited I waited up till midnight so I could sign up.

At first this was all a bit overwhelming as there are so many countries represented and the politics and customs to learn about which is also why I don't post extensively.  Unless it is a bit more relating to America which I of course feel more comfortable posting about.

I'd love nothing more than to be able to travel to Europe and other countries to meet local people, learn new cultures and as I know I'll never be able to do that being here at Eurotrib is the closest I'll be able to get to achieving that goal....so in other words-I'm dam happy to be here and nice to know I apparently don't sound like an ugly American.  

"People never do evil so throughly and happily as when they do it from moral conviction."-Blaise Pascal

by chocolate ink on Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 04:19:38 PM EST
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Ok I think you all know that I am Serbian woman that lives in Australia...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Aug 16th, 2005 at 12:19:31 AM EST


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