I think the issue with this is there aren’t really a lot of “pitched battles” in the Revolution. I think this would need to be more on the lines of the AH “Battlecry” or DOW’s “Memoir '44” based on the commands and colors “engine.”
Well for me it was odd as i went to typically touristic places - Disney, Harper’s Ferry and a few Civil War sites, Arches Park near Moab Utah, as well as various places in South Dakota. Also i’m pretty chatty - i like meeting people, and i do everywhere i travel and make great friends. Still - no non-USies did i meet while travelling in the US. Just a weird coincidence.
You must of just had “bad” luck when going to Disney, I worked there for 2 semestesr and was just there over labor day - lots of Eurpeans. Hell, go to EPCOT, all of the people there working the foriegn countries are straight from their original country.
I remember 15 years ago (god am I old) I was working and had to take a lost child to main street in the Magic Kingdom (that is where we take them). It was so heart wrenching, this poor little french girl was so scared and I could say nothing to her because she did not speak English. When they find a lost child that does not speak English they call a call center with people who are versed in all languages who told her to come with me. She was holding my hand and I could feel her trembling.
I am getting off the point. Just suprised you didn’t see any non Americans at Disney (there are a bunch). Call it whatever you want, but since my Disney experience I have a dislike for Brazilian tourist (long story).
3. I don’t think Americans are offended by being stereotyped. I think it’s the IDEA of stereotyping that pisses us off. :x
No, I think there really is a constituency that gets pissed off when they are stereotyped. But in general (and here I am stereotyping, 🙂 ), I think many of us don’t like the IDEA of stereotyping, even if it is done accurately, but especially when it is done in-accurately.
They way they are representing this in the states is horriffic. I read a story on Yahoo news today that framed the story as though the Sgt Meyer was actually suffering from PTSD or had some other mental problem from his experiance in Afganistan. The article started with mentioning how President Obama commented that Sgt Meyer was very “down to earth” but then this is framed like some tragic statment implying that he is disturbed. Worse then that, the story has since been removed :oops:
I think we sold the US about 2B$ in military equipment for Vietnam. What a travesty.
Ghoul - you have a point, however i don’t know that the extent to which we are allied w/ the US and UK has been determined. Certainly we need to keep up w/ our NATO committments, however aside from basic peacekeeping what need have we for a large military? We sent at least 5 bronze star recipients to Afghanistan (in addition to our own highly trained PPCLI) as well as a lot of equipment the Americans did not have. Our country needs little defence irrespective of the US regard for our borders, aside from that required to make the US think that we have a military.
Of course we’ve discussed Liberal government failings, and i agree that Britain holds us in minimal regard (the bastards), but i do not think that the US is supporting our military to any real extent, but rather Canada supplies military equipment and infantry, not to mention diplomatic equity to American pet projects instead.
I agree, I don’t no the extent of our alliance with US/UK.
I assuming that some form of document was signed in reguards to Canadian military upkeep.
I just trying to justify the American commentary about our military.
It has to be based on something. I hope.
lol - true enough.
also give me a buzz sometime about a game. It’s been a while. Although play w/ Wild was good, i like a real person on the other end 🙂