shrimpton - 10/19/2004 7:24 AM
...Your dissections are just plain boring, - guess your hobby must be fault finding for a dictionary publisher.
Again, another wrong assumption on your part. Were I to start dissecting your posts in that manner, my replies would be twice as long and truly boring.
Most have gathered that my thread is directed at non US forum members - puts you into part of the feverish throng of chest beaters for all things red or blue or bugger you!
Actually, you have only made that clear in subsequent posts while poorly defending your views
Other than yours, I have enjoyed the tit pulling responses - my question and comments deserved them. Jeez man, you have to lighten up and come to regard repartee, comment, and the fact that debate can have more than two sides as reality.
Agreed. Yet, you consider my posts an exemption to your own beliefs. Another one of your contradictions. You don't seem to mind the funny posts, but when challenged, you take great offense. As far as your reference to "repartee" and "debate", I'd hardly consider comments such as "ignorant precious puppy", "barf", "bugger you", "can't you read", or "6pack fewer beers" worthy of the terms.
If all that is too much for you, then to put it simply, what part of my thread question that has the words "outside the USA" don't you understand?
Ahhh, perhaps the first sensible thing you've written in a while. Very well, let's start with your own
words. Here's your initial post (the one that started it all) complete with heading:
- American politics - does anyone outside the USA give a sh*t!
Thanks to virtual instant global news, the whole world is being sucked in and I for one am sick to death of all the bullsh*t about whether Kerry or Bush will win .I don't give a rats arse who gets in. The whole US political situation is like another planet to my daily reality.I feel that China will soon be the driving force in the world anyway.
Your title isn't a question directed to those who aren't American. Rather, it is an emphatic statement of the core basis for your post. At which point, you then complain about the influence the Presidential election is having upon your (and presumably, the world) viewing/listening pleasure. You then end with a coment about China. Is there anything in this post to indicate you were directing it at a specific audience? No, of course not.
Now, here is your second post:
- Yup the time difference.... New Zealand to US
... I'm sleeping when your working, and vice versa - guess you know the score.
Whoever is your newly elected president - I still say - who outside the USA gives a Sh*t!. Many of you politically overwound US voters seem to think the world will stop turning if your favourite candidate doesn't succeed. I am saying BULLSH*T - and get a life. The world turning is NOT all about whether or not your US tie is red or blue. On your election night, the world news will show thousands of either Dem. or Rep. sycopants screaming with pleasure or mentally haemorraging (?spelling) depending on the result. Next day - daily reality - same for all us who live outside the Stars and Stripes world.
I AM NOT ANTI USA - I HOLD THE SAME VALUES YOU DO - and am just a normal bloke who works for a living.
My thread is just anti the hype crap over how the world is holding it's breath,- it's NOT!!!!
And as for starting my own thread on what I think - I am very grateful that our US hosted site allows me as a non US contributor the chance to view my opinion.
Again, we have the usual complaining about the influence on the world stage of the US elections. Again, nothing is specifically directed at non-American members of this forum. However, you do address American members directly. Therefore, I opted to answer.
Your third, fourth, and fifth posts were minor answers to others. For brevity, I won't print them here. However, anyone is welcome to look at them and, once again, take note that there is nothing to indicate you are only speaking to foriegn members of this forum.
Now, on your SIXTH post (also not reprinted - easy enough to look at) you note that you don't have a lot of foriegn responses to your notes. However, there is STILL nothing definitive about who you wish to consider your targeted audience.
Finally, on your seventh
post, you actually state that you're only trying to reach a certain audience. Here is the excerpt:
Still, I appreciate your effort - it's just that you are American, and yet again, have not understood that my thread is directed at those - who like me, - are not.
It is here, your seventh
post, where you are trying to redefine what you "really" meant. For an individual complaining about American politicians, you have certainly learned to dance around like one. Oh, judging by the paucity of responses from the foriegn members of this forum (of which there are quite of few) one might surmise that they didn't "get you" either.
Try posting after a good day, or a 6pack fewer beers. As for me, I've found my answer - it is obvious from a read through all the responses.
This must be some of the cleverness you were referencing in a prior post. I suggest you re-read the very posts you mention and, this time, apply some comprehension.
What good car have you made?
As noted previously, you've got me here. But, since this seems to be an important trump card for you, as you're bringing it up twice, I am more than willing to switch subjects and listen to your discourse on the powerhouse that is the New Zealand auto industry.