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ok, who posted the pic? Is that legal?

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by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 10:02:44 AM EST
I did. Do you want me to delete it?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 10:04:20 AM EST
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I was thinking of doing so myself, but didn't know if it was allowed even under fair use. It certainly makes things more convenient.

Let it stay up. If the authors have any objection, I'd reply that all this disccussion amounts to free advertising anyway, and besides, I bought the damn book, didn't I?

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 10:48:03 AM EST
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One thing the picture does is drive home that the title of this particular diary borders on America-bashing. "Americans value rational reasoning less than any other country in Europe" with the exceptions of Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Turkey...

I'd like to see "error bars" on this stuff, if it were possible to come up with them...

by asdf on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 12:59:06 AM EST
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asdf:
this particular diary borders on America-bashing
America-bashing on ET normally comes from American writers.

Just sayin'

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 03:25:54 AM EST
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Listen to mig...he knows whereof he speaks.

Besides, Poland being on a par with the US on the secular/rationality scale, all of Europe lies north of the US on the rationality scale, except, like I mentioned, Ireland.

If you feel this diary only borders on America bashing, then I must be clearer: This diary definitely constitutes America-bashing.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 10:53:20 AM EST
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except, like I mentioned, Ireland.

And Portugal and Turkey, as asdf mentioned. (Portugal somehow got misplaced into Latin America.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 01:04:14 PM EST
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Just checked the map...good catch on Portugal, though I always thought Turkey fell in Asia.

Just checked an online map which puts Turkey in Asia like I thought.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 08:21:09 PM EST
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Though most of it is in Asia, Turkey spans two continents. The border of Europe and Asia is the Bosphorus, the historical core of Istambul is on the European side.

Meanwhile, in various fields, Turkey is bound to Europe stronger than to Asia: NATO membership, Council of Europe membership, aspiration to join the EU, UEFA membership [for the uninitiated: the European federation of football associations, which is something like MLB, NLF and NBA combined in importance], Eurovision membership.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 02:50:20 AM EST
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BTW, on the map you link, there is the area explicitely marked "European Turkey".

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 02:51:10 AM EST
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