Say something positive about the USA

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by MutantScalper, May 10, 2019.

  1. KingArthur

    KingArthur I look like Linkara on HRT

    Jun 25, 2018
  2. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    Wow, I really enjoy reading mutants posts when they are coherent and researched.

    But yea, as Crni, has pointed out as well, the U.S. isn't clean. We can only try to be less bad than our closest competitors.
     
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  3. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    This thread has taught me that Bill Gates is a good example of America's foreign aid. And that if you are American you should just leave the nation if you don't want people to hold you accountable for the government's decisions. Yes, the classic if you don't like it then why don't you leave your established life? Duh. Why didn't I ever think of that? Just, you know, sell all of my shit, buy a plane ticket and go to some other country where I'm not a citizen and start renting and working immediately in some job I'm overqualified for. Yeah, that'll show <Insert President name>, I'll never vote for them again!

    No one likes being ribbed for their country's fuckups, especially not when they don't agree with it. Not the British, not the French, not the Russians, no one.
     
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  4. TooManyFingers

    TooManyFingers Staring blankly

    10
    Mar 20, 2018
    Well, you fellers spawned Leo Fender, and I sure do like a tasty Stratocaster.
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Hm, yes... Also, Charvel, Jackson, lots of great guitars come from the US.
     
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  6. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    But yes you are right that according to the Paris peace treaty after WW 2 Finland was banned from having subs.

    "Under the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947 between Finland and the Soviet Union, Article 17 states "- Finland shall refrain from making, fabricating or testing any atomic weapon, self-propelled or guided ammunition, or equipment related to its launch (except for torpedoes and torpedo launchers included in the warships permitted by this Treaty). weaponry), non-contact explosive sensing mechanisms, sea mines or torpedoes, manned torpedoes, submarines, or other submersible craft, motor torpedo boats, or special types of assault craft."

    The Mir submarines, built in Finland in 1987, were designed in collaboration between Rauma-Repola and the Institute of Marine Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Built in the late 1980s, the Mir submarines represent state-of-the-art technology. The specialty of the ships was that they were able to withstand diving to a depth of over 6,000 meters. The US CIA suspected that Mir ships could be used against a superpower underwater information management system. The CIA and the Pentagon put pressure on Rauma-Repola to stop submarine production and the development of marine technology.

    In the 1980s, Finland was one of the leaders in the submarine industry. Mobimar is one of the companies founded in the wreckage of the shipping industry, Late, which closed down in Turku in the late 1980s. Mobimar has built 16 submarines, or nearly half of the world's tourist submarines. The last one went to Korea in 2003. No new ships have been ordered because the old ones are working and very expensive.

    Military articles of the Peace Treaty were abolished by a government announcement in September 1990, with the exception of the nuclear section. Nevertheless, no submarines have been purchased for the Finnish Navy."

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fns-ss.htm
     
  7. SpookyBees

    SpookyBees hiding in a small hole in the middle of the desert

    63
    Mar 12, 2017
    The NFL makes my life complete. Go Hawks
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I'm really looking forward to finishing my PhD in four years or so, because then I'll do a road trip through the US. Maybe some really cheesy "Harley on Route 66" type of thing.
    Remind me to get a motorcycle license first...
     
  9. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    How does international license work? I know different states are to respect other states' laws on licensing in the US but I didn't even think about foreign licenses. Can you get a German motorcycle license and come ride motorcycles here without worrying about being ticketed?
     
  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    As far as I can tell, yes. At least for a short term visit it should be fine if I have a valid license for whatever I'm driving from my country of origin. But I guess since licenses in the US have to be renewed (I think?), this is only temporary.
     
  11. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yeah they have to be renewed but not necessarily retested. It depends on what type of license and other conditions. If you miss renewal for normal vehicles here you have to retake a test or some shit but otherwise 90 year olds who bought a license back in their day (yeah, no tests, you just paid the government some money) who never missed renewal still don't fucking understand some traffic laws.

    But yeah, I guess it makes sense as long as the visit in the States isn't over a year or some shit.
     
  12. Hoplite

    Hoplite Worth 1/5th of 100 grams of tea

    288
    Oct 4, 2019
    Our Armalite rifles are known worldwide as THE weapon platform, along with the Kalash.
     
  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's apparently fine for 90 days, for longer visits it's recommended you get an international license, and it's recommended for a few states, while others don't readily accept the international one. Best way is to get the international one or a translation of your normal one and show it along with your original and your passport.
     
  14. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Might be a good idea. The best thing to do is not get pulled over though. Never have to worry about doing anything wrong if you don't get caught.
     
  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Absolutely. Well, it's still about four years until I'd do anything like that, and I need to get a license in the first place.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You can try ...

     
  17. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    They gonna magically scan his wallet from that thing? My point is don't break the traffic laws, if you do, you best make sure not to be near a cop. Also, just hope you never run into a checkpoint either but I don't know how other states do those. My area is extremely rare unless it's a drinking holiday or a missing person was spotted in the area.
     
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  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I know what you mean. I think. I have this habit where I 99% of the time stop at traffic lights with my bike even on roads that are not busy. Even though people particularly on bikes have this habit where they often just ignore it, oh? No car is coming! Then I can just pretend like there is no traffic light.

    One day I stopped at a traffic light on a road I often cross even though there was no car coming, someone else a woman on her bike, of course crossed the street despite the red traffic light... just to see a police car standing right next on the other side of the street. I didn't notice the police car either to say that. There never was one before. The woman tried hastily to steer away in to another street but the speaker of the police car was shouting after her and she stopped. I guess trying to escape at that point would have been much more risky and costly.

    I still remember it because if filled me with joy.

    I am pretty confident ... where the police is going, they will not need to scan your wallet. - Back to the future refence!
     
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  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    The best thing about the USA is people talk about you all the time even when you don't want them to.