Only in America - Page 8




 
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Boots
 
November 30th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
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we don't condone people for being foreign or participating in one of their cultural events.
I'm pretty sure you meant that we don't condemn people. I know what your grandmother meant. When I grew up I had a Chinese friend and he refused to speak Chinese even when the teacher asked him to in front of the class. I have known this man for 40 years and have never heard him speak one syllable on Chinese. I also grew up with Italian and Spanish friends who did the same thing.
Back then it seemed that when immigrants came to America they wanted their kids to fit in and become "Americanized" ASAP. They thought that was the way to give their kids access to all the benefits this country had to offer. You know what? At the time, considering the intolerance you spoke about, they were right. I'm sure that being of European stock made it a lot easier for some.
I think it's good that we are now embracing the cultural differences a lot more these days. Still, there's always room for improvement.
November 30th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
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Originally Posted by DTop
I seems to me that we are more of a mosaic than a melting pot. Many groups keep some form of their ethnic traditions, foods, etc. for many generations. Some of these become incorporated into general culture of America while others never do yet they may still remain within a specific group. That's why I think a mosaic might best describe what we are. What do you think?
Yeah, I like the mosaic analogy. As long as each piece is necessary to form the complete picture. One of my heroes, not simply because of my German heritage, is Charles P. Steinmetz. This is my idea of coming to America disadvantaged and turning that into almost unrivaled success. It's pretty long but you can't help but keep reading once you read the first paragraph.

http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/~eugeniik/...steinmetz.html
November 30th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Everyone who's studied electricity has heard of Steinmetz but That was a very interesting story. I wasn't aware of the details of his life. He was certainly an amazing man.
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Boots
December 1st, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Although we really can't see what sort of firearms they were using, the report of the AK-47 can be easily distinguished immediately from the distance. But, that's not what I had in mind when during that situation, I was scared to h*ll!!!
Did you know a 30-30 has the almost the same ballistics as a 7.62x39? And more than a AK47 uses the 7.62x39 including US made weapons. I have heard the 30-30, SKS and AK47 up close from both ends, unless you see the weapon, it would be hard to distinguish what weapon was being fired.
December 1st, 2004  
Kane
 
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Did you know a 30-30 has the almost the same ballistics as a 7.62x39? And more than a AK47 uses the 7.62x39 including US made weapons. I have heard the 30-30, SKS and AK47 up close from both ends, unless you see the weapon, it would be hard to distinguish what weapon was being fired.
Although I have never heard of a 30-30 or SKS report before, they might be using some other 7.62X39 rifle, but I don't know. Nevertheless, they were definetly rifle shots on auto.
December 2nd, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
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Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Doc.S

Before "thinking" about going to US of A, you gotta to inform how bad it is when a man/woman is fired from the company, they will get NOTHING, no medical care, no money, nothing.
That's why workers in the United States are so hardworking. They know that if they are laid off or fired, they have no recourse and no means of support...hence, they work their asses off and try their best not to get fired. However, in a socialist or communist nation, there is no incentive to work hard because if you get fired, you're supported by the government and don't have to worry about money. This is exactly the idea that Gorbachev based his Glasnost/Perestroika plans off of for the Soviet Union.

And about the AK-series of weapons, all but the newest NATO 5.56 series Kalashnikov rifles have a very distinctive report. It's qa much more hollow sound in a way than other rifles. This includes both the 7.62mm AK-47 and the 5.45mm AKS-74U.
December 3rd, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
And about the AK-series of weapons, all but the newest NATO 5.56 series Kalashnikov rifles have a very distinctive report. It's qa much more hollow sound in a way than other rifles. This includes both the 7.62mm AK-47 and the 5.45mm AKS-74U.
7.62x39 and a 30-30 are within 50 fps at muzzle and 100 meters, same length barrel and a semiauto action will produce the same sound when using the Soviet std and a 124 grain 30-30. The sound is based on the action type, bullet velocity and bullet type, not the weapon manufacturer. Also, a Ruger Mini-30 has the exact same sound as any AK as it should since it is using the same ammo.