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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5685 on: April 23, 2024, 01:28:16 PM »
Over the years i've seen plenty of videos of people in the UK being very similar to that. We can also forget just how big the US is when we think of them as insular.

This is just Texas when compared to Europe.


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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5686 on: April 23, 2024, 01:39:41 PM »
They have a whole continent to explore within their own country with just about every habitat, type of weather and animals galore to gawp at. Having been a few times myself I quite understand why theyíre happy to stay at home.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5687 on: April 23, 2024, 02:54:57 PM »
Itís extremely difficult to manage the transition from USA to UK education and vice versa.

That's understandable, especially when it comes to maths and geography.
https://twitter.com/LarryDa57487286/status/1754346362186182789


Not surprising, they donít do Geography in schools and no one is interested in anything outside the US.
All History is American history which there isnít much but they get totally fixed on it.

Can confirm.  Both of my kids would be totally ignorant in world geography and history if it wasn't for what they learnt through me and their own interests.

Let's be honest though, when we were at school history was very European centric.  I don't remember learning about the Ming dynasties or the revolutionary war for just two examples.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2024, 03:09:42 PM by usav »

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5688 on: April 23, 2024, 02:58:42 PM »
I did history to A level and can't remember a single lesson that wasn't about Europe.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5689 on: April 23, 2024, 03:02:08 PM »
We did things like Sutton Hoo. We did bits about Africa, USA etc in history, geography and even RE but the vast majority was UK, with some about the rest of Europe.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5690 on: April 23, 2024, 03:02:20 PM »
I did history to A level and can't remember a single lesson that wasn't about Europe.

SnapÖall the Louis the whoever knowledge has also come in massively useful down the years.  Obsessed with 17th Century history they were

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5691 on: April 23, 2024, 03:10:11 PM »
Ghana.  There was a time I could have told you about the economy, demographics and cocoa plantations.  It was tediously boring.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5692 on: April 23, 2024, 03:23:27 PM »
I only did History until year9/3rd year senior but in the last year we did the US civil rights movement and the crusades (which is of course somewhat European) but i think that's pretty unusual and once you get into GCSE and A level the curriculum dictates that you can't do stuff like that.

As for Americans leaving the US, I don't have a huge problem with it but I do find it weird that more than 1 in 10 have never even crossed a stateline, I know some people just don't have that travel bug but to be that insular just feels completely alien to me.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5693 on: April 23, 2024, 03:41:59 PM »
I'd imagine a similar percentage have never left England, or Scotland.

And this may be a reason as well. Ease of travel.

An example, assuming it is accurate, passenger train lines in the US v Europe.



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« Reply #5694 on: April 23, 2024, 04:20:51 PM »
Finding that both interesting and surprising I had a mooch about the internet, the US one appears to be an incomplete version of the Amtrak network which doesn't include all the state city to city lines. Still pretty meagre mind.

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« Reply #5695 on: April 23, 2024, 04:29:46 PM »
I did history to A level and can't remember a single lesson that wasn't about Europe.

A Level for me, at Halesowen, half of it was on US history. Not sure why, but it has lead to me having an interest and therefore be doubly depressed about world events.

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« Reply #5696 on: April 23, 2024, 04:32:27 PM »
Can we get to not building a new stadium chat please 😉😳😃

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5697 on: April 23, 2024, 04:42:34 PM »
Over the years i've seen plenty of videos of people in the UK being very similar to that. We can also forget just how big the US is when we think of them as insular.

This is just Texas when compared to Europe.



20 years ago I worked for a software company based in Texas.  Global customer base, we had half a dozen banks here in the UK as customers. I went over to Dallas one year for the company's annual kick-off, and got chatting to the "Global Marketing Director".  She was from Dallas, was in her mid-40s, and had never, ever, left the state of Texas.  When I appeared incredulous at that fact, she basically said, "Why would I leave? Texas has absolutely everything anyone could ever need!"   It turns out, she wasn't that unusual.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5698 on: April 23, 2024, 05:07:08 PM »
I did history to A level and can't remember a single lesson that wasn't about Europe.
I remember the only times other continents were covered it was from a European perspective - Conquistadors, American War of Independence and colonialism in Africa. I don't remember covering Asia or Australia at all.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2024, 05:10:10 PM by Exeter 77 »

Offline Paul.S

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5699 on: April 23, 2024, 05:10:39 PM »
I've been thinking about this situation, and as much as I don't want us to move from Villa Park, I just hope that if/when we do it's not for the addition of a poxy ten thousand seats. Actually, even twenty thousand wouldn't be enough to move in my view.

If we're going to move, it must be for 70,000+ seats, with provision to expand even beyond that.

If people say we won't fill it, it's missing the point. The game really is all about the money now. 15,000 empty seats won't matter if the total receipts are (plucking a figure out of the air) ten million quid per game thanks to the corporate.

As for getting the extra people in and out? Dunno. Don't care. A problem for the club/authorities to sort out.

It occurred to me that every other club in the area hates the Villa. Wolves have invented a rivalry with us, so did Coventry a quarter of a century ago. I've even met Walsall fans who hate Villa. Fucking Walsall, ffs. Well I say let's shoot for the stars and give them even more to be green with envy about.

I think Wolves are moonwalking away from their imaginary rivalry. Some of the wifeís family are dogheads and I was told after we beat them that it was all just a laugh and they hate Smethwick really. Youíve just got to sit back and smile.
The rest of them as we know are just eaten up by envy. Apart from Small Heath who are building the Wembley of the midlands and will rule the world in a few years!!!!

 


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