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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Mar 2016 2:52 a.m. PST

I've put this is ranting because it seems to have caused a few.

Sadly, although I think she was probably joking, some of the things do sum up an attitude of some Americans – note, some – the 'if it's good for America it's good for the world syndrome.

Anyway, I think best way to treat this one is 'less than serious'…

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 4:51 a.m. PST

"Red buses everywhere".

The American who wrote this clearly has never tried to catch one.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 4:52 a.m. PST

BTW it was such an obvious wind-up, you would be foolish to respond heatedly.

JSchutt30 Mar 2016 4:53 a.m. PST

While Millenials claim to be a tolerant people and preach inclusion….neither of mine really were when push came to shove.

The tweeter did claim she considered herself a kid at 18 and represents a minority of "noisy"…. bored and otherwise intellectually lazy Internet trollers found in every population.

I've been to England several times and found all the people I encountered on the streets of London and thereabouts to be a very pleasant, helpful and and unexpectedly diverse population (even that I was robbed on the "tube").

To quote axioms found on TMP "don't paint with too broad a brush" and …"don't judge a miniatures line by a few lousy figures they may make."

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 5:44 a.m. PST

it was such an obvious wind-up

Concur.

The overwhelming majority of teens I have met across the planet consider themselves adults with respect to privilege* around 13 or 14. Certainly applies to the USA in my experience, where most start drinking then or shortly thereafter.

* Not rights, though they prefer that term. Privilege is one component of a right. The other, inseparable component is the commensurate responsibility.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 6:23 a.m. PST

Anyway, I think best way to treat this one is 'less than serious'…

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it was such an obvious wind-up

I'd like to think that and it is the best reply even if she was (and I suspect she may have been) serious.


some of the things do sum up an attitude of some Americans note, some the 'if it's good for America it's good for the world syndrome.

With a number of the Millennials I've come across, it isn't about America. It's all about THEM. What they think, want, decide, dislike, and so forth for nor reasons other than they think so. Her postings are relatively shallow, but extend that logic and judgmentalism into acceptable speech, action and political processes, and you have the mess we have today. And they vote.

Since this is the ranting board…
Take a look at the colleges and universities all for diversity and inclusiveness as long as you AGREE with their positions. These towers of higher learning and education to a great extent have become or are becoming the place where minds are expanded by the educators and students vigorously agreeing on "the position." It's where the pampered entitled weaklings need to have professors dismissed for microaggressions and safe spaces need to be had incase someone LOOKED at you in a way that hurt your self esteem. Or, they may have THOUGHT of looking at you in that abusive manner. The opinions and values of all are valued and respected, so there are organizations that support just about every hyphenated group, every subdivision you can think of so (sarcasm for the point of making a point) you have groups dedicated to the plight of and support for red haired but balding left handed, height challenged, weight enhanced, Gaia worshipping omnisexual, ambidextrous (it means they run with BOTH legs) krill saving tree hugging lemmings…just not conservatives. Can't even stand to have well known and well spoken leaders from various fields of politics, thought art, science, philosophy even speak at their campuses. God forbid that their be an alternative view, a counter thought, a counterpoint or a chance for objective thinking.

They are so self absorbed and so disconnected from the real world that had they been told that the masses were starving (despite food stamps) they'd likely reply "Well, let them eat cake."


I've been to England several times and found all the people I encountered on the streets of London and thereabouts to be a very pleasant, helpful and and unexpectedly diverse population (even that I was robbed on the "tube").

I agree, and always try to be one of the ones assigned for the projects over there. I've had several. I wasn't robbed in the tube though.

Well, I was pickpocketed if that counts.

In 1998, I was hit by one of those large black cabs you see everywhere you know, right behind all of those red busses.

Oh and on a different trip my luggage was broken in to before it came out at Heathrow. Stole among other things, my shoes. Ever try to buy 11 1/2 EEEEE shoes in a shop? Can't be done. Spent the week at meetings in coat and tie and running shoes.

In a different year, my CC was stolen at an ATM by some VERY slick con artists working as a team.

And in 2005 I was there for the tube bombings. There, as "in London" not there as "in the tube."

What does it all mean? Check with me before you go to London…if I'm scheduled to go, you might consider it a bad time…or, you might prefer to go then because just like trainwrecks and shark attacks, if someone else is having the problem, then it is far less likely that you will concurrently.

And I think I've proven that I've clearly passed the "Been there…done that…got the tee shirt" test for London!

And I'd leave for there later today, given the opportunity.

"Red buses everywhere". The American who wrote this clearly has never tried to catch one.

My experience has been quite different. I typically have seen and have pictures of several in a row. All going somewhere other than where you need to go, but no shortage of them! 8)

JJ

dapeters30 Mar 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

I think if you moved her 300 miles from where ever she lives you she might have had similar tweets. And yes this is a millennial thing.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Oh, and for your viewing enjoyment – this mindset in action

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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Mar 2016 7:03 a.m. PST

'BTW it was such an obvious wind-up, you would be foolish to respond heatedly.'

Normally I would agree, except that I once met a 16 year old American girl who had a virtually identical point of view, totally serious.

Zargon Inactive Member30 Mar 2016 8:03 a.m. PST

The good news is when WW3 hits next week this lot will be in the first draft (us older wiser lot will be in the Homeguard) and as its a more equality based world the girlies get to be there too. Our Chinese overlords are going to have a field day ;)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

I think if you moved her 300 miles from where ever she lives

300 miles hmmmmm….

and not just western states …

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Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2016 1:00 p.m. PST

Well, the answer to her questions is obvious. We just do these things because we like to confuse foreigners….

Garand30 Mar 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

Point of order: I live in Pennsylvania, and we talk about grated cheese here. Shredded cheese is in fact a totally different product (the former is granulated, like cheese dust, and the latter is the small strips of cheese).

Damon.

JSchutt31 Mar 2016 12:04 p.m. PST

Somehow I don't think Randy Newman's solution would be too popular….

youtu.be/EqBrw3rQvKo

Streitax Inactive Member02 Apr 2016 2:06 p.m. PST

So some teen said something stupid and now 'some of the things do sum up an attitude of some Americans note, some the 'if it's good for America it's good for the world syndrome.' Says more about the OP than anything else.

Bangorstu07 Apr 2016 9:11 a.m. PST

For the record, London isn't really British. If you go there, it's so different to the rest of the country it feels foreign to many of us.

And that's not so much down to the fact half the population wasn't born here…it's just the people are rushed, self-obsessed and frequently rude.

And spectacularly disinterested in what happens outside the M25.

Which is, from what i gather, pretty standard for a capital city.

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