Ending Apathy

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  1. Escaep

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    Greetings fellow forumites!

    So, for my International Studies class i have a project the teacher calls "A Social Awareness Project." For my project i chose to do a cross cultural study of different countries from around the world. For however many respondents i get, i want to match it with Americans.

    For a run down of the project i am going to ask my subjects a list of questions pertaining to their daily life and culture.

    So far i have people from:

    Australia
    Belgium
    Milano, Italy
    Holland
    Germany (2)
    Krusevic, Serbia.
    Finland
    Colorado, USA
    Palm Bay, USA
    Maryland, USA



    If you would like to take part, please let me know. The more people i get the better my project will become. Feel free to PM your answers. I plan on making a video at the end to compare everything. It would really be great to have a lot of people from around the world take place. I came here because i knew we have a lot of international members.

    Should take at the most 30 mins to complete.

    Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    Peace!

    =Escape=

    Questions:

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    [B]If any of these questions you feel are too personal you need not to answer them.[/B]
    	
    What is your name?
    
    What is your age?
    
    What is your gender?
    
    What city and country do you live in?
    
    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    
    What is your education level?
    
    Economic status? 
    
    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    
    Do you own your own home?
    
    Give your honest opinion of your country.  Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    
    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    
    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA?  For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States?  Be honest!!
    
    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    
    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    
    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    
    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    What in our future are you most worried about?
    
    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    
    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election?  And why?
    
    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day? 
    
    What is your religion? (optional)
    
    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    
    Do you own a car?
    
    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    
    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    
    Do you have a job?  If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    
    What is your nations government?  (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )
    
    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men? 
    
    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    
    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society?  Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    
    How important is having a good education in your country?  Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    
     Is school open for everyone?  Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    
    	Do you have socialized medicine?
    
    How bad is crime?  Is public safety a big priority?
    
    What about social issues?
    	Abortion?
    	Gay marriage?
    	Civil rights?
    	Immigration?
    
    What is your view on:
    		Global Warming?
    		Rising food and gas prices?
    		Darfur?
    
    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy?  Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    
    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    .
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    
    [B]Do you have any objections to this information being shared?  If so, please specify as to which information.[/B]
    
    
     
  2. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    Why can't we just post our answers?
     
  3. Ennui

    Ennui The Freeman

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    What is your name?
    Christopher B.
    What is your age?
    19
    What is your gender?
    Male
    What city and country do you live in?
    Durham, North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC during school)
    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    nope
    What is your education level?
    in university, rising sophomore
    Economic status?
    middle class
    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    no
    Do you own your own home?
    no
    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    Not entirely, there is a lot of room for improvement, especially in terms of foreign policy.
    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    It's awful and I'm sickened by how obvious it is that the powers-that-be have an agenda that has nothing to do with the welfare of the American people or the rest of the world.
    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Can't really think of an answer, "America" brings a lot of connotations in my head
    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    Afghanistan is justified, Iraq is a joke.
    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    We have one, don't we?
    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Stir people and get them to realize change is possible if they strive for it.
    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    The names of suburban housing developments... "Woodlake, Hope Valley, Westridge, etc"
    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Population growth, energy, poverty, religious fundamentalists
    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    In short... no.
    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    Barack Obama, I think it's self-evident.
    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    Don't have many struggles, other than my mom recently dying but that's not cultural or social
    What is your religion? (optional)
    atheist
    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    in the sense that i don't have them, sure
    Do you own a car?
    yes
    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    last I checked $4.05 for unleaded
    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    It's passably decent and no I don't use it (in Chapel Hill I do on occasion)
    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    Yes, I work in a LAN center, usually 10-20 hours a week.
    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )
    Theocracy, apparently. Although we're supposed to be a democratic republic.
    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    more or less yep
    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    it really depends on their parents
    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    no, there's a lot of intolerance from certain groups
    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    Fairly important, and yes.
    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Yes
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    Nope
    Do you have socialized medicine?
    Not really no
    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    Pretty bad, and yes
    What about social issues?
    Abortion? pro-choice
    Gay marriage? pro
    Civil rights? pro
    Immigration? pro

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming? it's real
    Rising food and gas prices? unfortunate
    Darfur? get out of Iraq and fix real problems like this one

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    mostly imported, especially OIL
    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    Wake up, eat, work/chill, get home, eat, smoke
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    family, honestly
    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    go for it
     
  4. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    What is your name?
    Devin Spikowski
    What is your age?
    19
    What is your gender?
    Male
    What city and country do you live in?
    Westlake, USA
    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    3 siblings.
    What is your education level?
    Highschool
    Economic status?
    Middle class?
    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    Sometimes.
    Do you own your own home?
    No.
    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    I don't pay much attention to all that noise, but even if I try really hard to ignore all the shit people talk about America, I would definitely say America could get its act together.
    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    War = bad
    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Bully
    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    Evil and bad boo!
    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    Kind of frightening, as a citizen of the most hated country on earth (?)
    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    No war.
    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    I really can't think of anything on my own besides things I've read about. Dunno how this question would reflect my opinions.
    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Nuclear war.
    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Not really.
    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    I literally have not put one ounce of effort into learning about politics let alone the candidates, but Obama seems well-liked so I'd pick him if I had to.
    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    Getting motivated to change my life for the better.
    What is your religion? (optional)
    None
    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    N/A?
    Do you own a car?
    No.
    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    Something like over 3 dollars I think.
    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    There's a bus line I think. I don't know anyone who uses it.
    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    I'm sort of a self employed web designer/other software stuff for my dad's company and other companies. I have no estimatable hours/week.
    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc)
    Democratic
    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    Pretty much.
    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    Children's education seems to be cared for a lot in most of America.
    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    Treating homosexuals and lesbians fairly seems to be the hot new thing in America, with the exception of the people who are really deadset against it, who mostly keep their mouths shut anyway.
    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    I think they could yeah, mostly in the area of computers. I'm doing all tons of computer work without any formal computer education. All self taught.
    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    The public schools, yeah...
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    Er, I think?
    Do you have socialized medicine?
    I don't know this term!
    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    Crime seems to be no small problem in america, but for my city it's very safe.
    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Don't know.
    Gay marriage?
    No problem.
    Civil rights?
    What about them?
    Immigration?
    Welcome.
    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Kinda seems blown out of proportion.
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Kinda worrying.
    Darfur?
    Darwhat? Man I'm out of it aren't I.
    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Pretty much all electronics are imported I think, and a lot of food and clothing and stuff. I don't know much about this.
    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    Foruming and chatting on the pc, some pc gaming, some biking, some art related stuff on the pc, listening/composing music, hanging with friends/family.
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    My computer I guess. Unless you meant like an abstract thing, as for that I'd say optimism. It's what makes me tick really.
    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    No objections.
     
  5. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    What is your name?
    Sean Maloney

    What is your age?
    21

    What is your gender?
    Male

    What city and country do you live in?
    Connecticut, USA

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    3 siblings

    What is your education level?
    Bachelor Degree from a university

    Economic status?
    Middle class

    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    No.

    Do you own your own home?
    No.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    Absolutely not. Food prices are alright, but every other category I think America fails horribly.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    See above.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Arrogance.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    Afghanistan was a moderate failure, Iraq was a massive failure and caused by an illegal war.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    We should keep an eye on them and use diplomacy to keep them from doing anything rash. No military action should be taken until we are directly threatened by their government.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Get rid of the hatred that is caused by cultural differences.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    Baseball.

    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Brash military decisions made by leaders of powerful nations.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Not particularly.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    Obama. I'd feel safer with him in power than I would McCain.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    Finding a job in this shitty economy.

    What is your religion? (optional)
    Atheist

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    No.

    Do you own a car?
    Yes.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    4:30ish

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    Not around here.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    No job.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )

    Democratic

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    More or less.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    At least to aspire to a college education, and to behave well?

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    From where I am, there isnt a whole lot of hate, but this country isnt really know for its acceptance of the gay community.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    On occasion someone can advance pretty far without a college education. Though obviously different industries have different requirements, so its impossible to say really.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Well, public schools are.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    Nope.

    Do you have socialized medicine?
    Nope.

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    Pretty bad, and yes.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion- Iffy still
    Gay marriage- Pro
    Civil rights- Pro
    Immigration- Pro

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming- Exists, but im lazy.
    Rising food and gas prices- ****ing shit.
    Darfur- Bless you?

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Imported.

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    Look for jobs. Use computer. Hang with friends.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    My family.

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    My name.
     
  6. theotherguy

    theotherguy Newbie

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    If any of these questions you feel are too personal you need not to answer them.

    What is your name?
    Not answering

    What is your age?
    18

    What is your gender?

    Male

    What city and country do you live in?

    between Ft. Worth and Dallas Texas, USA

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?

    0 kids, 0 spouse, 1 sibling

    What is your education level?

    High school, going into college

    Economic status?
    middle class, just under 100k a year in total income.

    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    Not right now, but I do in the future.

    Do you own your own home?

    My parents own my home.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    I believe our country does a fairly good job of looking after our citizens, adressing social issues, etc. But it's not so great at foreign issues. I feel we could do better on all counts, but we certainly could be doing worse.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?

    American foreign policy is too interventionist. We should maintain a friendly diplomatic role with all nations of the world, but we should not have a military presence everywhere.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    The first thing that comes to mind is the flag, followed by the eagle-seal.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    We should be in neither place. Both are illegal wars fought for illegal reasons.


    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?

    No country should have a nuclear program, least of all insane and belligerent North Korea or theocratic Iran.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    I would eliminate oil and replace it with clean fuel (solar, wind, etc. but NOT biofuel)


    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.

    We have this tradition where every year the boys in the school will give the girls ridiculously huge flowers. I am not just talking regular flowers, but like, chrysanthemums the size of your chest, which are covered in ribbons, bells, and various Texas-themed orchestrations. The boys get "smaller" flowers, each easily the size of a small dessert plate, with streamers and bells. We have to wear them all day. I hate them.


    What in our future are you most worried about?

    The environment.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Somewhat.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    As of now, Obama, simply because he is a democrat and ideologically supports most of the policy initiatives I support.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    Losing weight. Looking for a job.

    What is your religion? (optional)

    Atheist

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?

    Yes

    Do you own a car?
    Yes

    How much is gas? (per gallon)

    $3.88

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    No. My city in particular is the largest in the U.S. without a public transportation system.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    No.


    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )

    Federal Democratic Republic

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    They are not quite treated equally, but they have gained all of the civil and legal rights of men, but do not have the same pay or ability to gain promotion.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    Children are expected to be educated up to age 18, and are expected to obey their parents and stay away from drugs, alcohol and sex.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    No. Homosexuals are slowly losing their social stigma, but they are very much hated and feared by many people around here.


    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?

    Very important. It is very difficult to get a job without a college education.


    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?

    It depends on the school. Public schools are open to everyone.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    Everyone with enough money.

    Do you have socialized medicine?
    No.

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?

    Not terrible. Public safety is always a priority.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Gay marriage?
    Civil rights?
    Immigration?

    How do I feel about them, or people in my area?
    Abortion: I don't care about it, and think it should be legal. Most people around here are against it.
    Gay Marriage: I absolutely think it should be made legal. Many do not agree with me.
    Civil Rights: Should be awarded to everyone, no matter what.
    Immigration: Borders should be open to everyone, and citizenship should be made easy to obtain. Most people don't agree with me though.

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Darfur?


    Global Warming: Very important issue that we must act on immediately.
    Rising food and gas prices: Are unfortunate and will cause terrible inflation problems. We must act to decrease gas demand.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?

    Most US goods are imported. It is actually pretty bad for the economy.

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    1. Wake up
    2. Eat
    3. Get on the internet
    4. Go on a walk
    5. Hang out with my girlfriend
    6. Write music
    7. Sleep
    .
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    My girlfriend

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    My name.
     
  7. Atomic_Piggy

    Atomic_Piggy Newbie

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    What is your name?

    David

    What is your age?

    18

    What is your gender?

    Male

    What city and country do you live in?

    England, UK.

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?

    One older brother.

    What is your education level?

    Uni

    Economic status?

    Lower middle class

    Do you worry about making ends meet?

    No

    Do you own your own home?

    No.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?

    My country is a lump of shit. We have an incomptent leader who shouldn't be in power, political correctness has overrun the country and murderors are let out of prison after 5 years. And thats just the start.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?

    Its awful.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!

    The flag, which is admitly a pretty awesome flag.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?

    Waste of time, waste of life. Tony Blair, george bush, and the others should be tried for warcrimes.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?

    I don't believe they should have them.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?

    I would feed, cloth and educate every human being on the planet.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.

    The accents.

    What in our future are you most worried about?

    Peak oil.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?

    Nope.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?

    Obama. Mccain is certainly smarter than bush, but he is too militarily minded and IMO wouldn't be a good president.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?

    Hmmm...resisting the temptation to start smoking (I hang out with several smokers). I don't want to start because I have an addictive personality and I'd be scared that I wouldn't be able to end it.

    What is your religion? (optional)

    None/atheist

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?

    Nope.

    Do you own a car?

    Nope.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)

    Dunno.

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?

    Well, it always seems to be running late, but I do use it from time to time.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?

    I work in a supermarket, not sure how many hours a week.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )


    Democratic.


    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?


    They are treated equally.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?

    Way to much IMO. The sheer number of exams piled upon young children leads to a huge amount of stress.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?

    They are ussually tolerated, except by a few religious wackos. I wouldn't say they were treated as fairly as traditional married couples.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?

    Nope. If you want to make it big you need beyond high school.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?

    Yes

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    Yes
    Do you have socialized medicine?

    Yes

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?

    Crime is very bad. Where I live it is mostly minor crimes, but in the big cities there is an extreme amount of crime, many of it from teenagers.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Gay marriage?
    Civil rights?
    Immigration?


    Abortion should be legal for all up until a certain period, and after that only if the womans life is in danger or whatever. Gay marriage should be legal. Civil rights are very important, but are being steadily eroded. And immigration is good provided it is restricted.

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Darfur?


    I think global warming is real and is partly human caused. I think the rising food and gas prices send us a clear message - invest in alternative fuels guys. And I don't know much about Darfur.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?

    Nearly all stuff is imported here. The only time I have ever seen "made in england" was on a ruler.

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities

    On weekdays:

    1) Wake up
    2) Coffee
    3) Jog
    4) Breakfast
    5) School
    6) Come home
    7) Coursework
    8) Computer/xbox
    9) Dinner
    10) TV

    On weekends:

    1) Wake up
    2) Coffee
    3) Swim on Saturday, go for a walk with my parents on Sunday
    4) Spend the morning doing work, on the internet, TV, video games, etc.
    5) Lunch
    6) Go out with friends
    7) Dinner
    8) Party or date
    9) Get drunk or have sex, respectivily.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.

    Girlfriend

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.

    Nope.
     
  8. Acepilotf14

    Acepilotf14 Sucked so much dick for this title

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    What is your name?
    Garrett

    What is your age?
    15

    What is your gender?
    Male

    What city and country do you live in?
    (Near LA), California

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    A moderately autistic brother.

    What is your education level?
    10th grade, so far.

    Economic status?
    Poor/medium.

    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    Sometimes.

    Do you own your own home?
    My parents rent a small house.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    Compared to other countries? Yes.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    Fine.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Freedom.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    I don't really care.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    Kim needs to stfu.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Global warming. It's getting really hot.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    Equal rights for women.

    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Oil.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Yes.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    I think they all sucked, but I did like John Edwards.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    School, money.

    What is your religion? (optional)
    Orthodox Christian.

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    Yes.

    Do you own a car?
    My parents do.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    4.50+

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    Yes, no.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    No.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )
    Constitutional Democracy

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    Equal.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    Varies.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    Varies. Here in California they can marry now, though.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    It's very important. You can't expect to make it very far.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Yes.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    No. It costs.

    Do you have socialized medicine?
    No.

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    We get a robbery or a baby murdering now and then. Nothing daily.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion? I think it's wrong, but some people disagree.
    Gay marriage? Couldn't care less.
    Civil rights? Very important.
    Immigration? We really need to keep the population in check. Make it harder to immigrate.

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming? A very serious problem. Should be attended to immediately.
    Rising food and gas prices? See above.
    Darfur? That's their problem.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Nearly everything is imported, but it's been like that for ages. It helps other country's economies.

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities.
    Wake up, go to school, ponder, homework, games, ponder, sleep.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    Nothing's really that important.
     
  9. Que-Ever

    Que-Ever Newbie

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    What is your name?
    Wesley Russell
    What is your age?
    17
    What is your gender?
    M
    What city and country do you live in?
    California
    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    four siblings, two parents
    What is your education level?
    High School Graduate
    Economic status?
    None :p
    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    No
    Do you own your own home?
    See above
    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    I think it says and maybe even plans to do a lot of good for everyone, but on the way down from being an idea to being enforced a lot of things get in the way, though things not necessarily solely to do with my country... things like greed, corruption, laziness ruin a lot of good ideas that could greatly improve life.
    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    Honestly, I don't know why we can't just be friends with all the countries and settle disputes peacefully. Maybe I'm just thick.
    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Stephen Colbert
    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    *groaan*

    and that's pretty much it.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    Well, we're kind of at a stalemate, what really needs to be done is to have someone peaceful and capable put into power, but that ain't gonna happen.
    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Make it turn the other way, just to **** with people.
    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    Halloween?
    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Some big horrible disaster that will affect me and many others greatly.
    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Not really.
    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    I don't know anything about any of the candidates, other than what people think of them.
    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    I don't face any relecant struggles.
    What is your religion? (optional)
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (mormon)
    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    Yes
    Do you own a car?
    No
    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    In my area, about $4.50
    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    I hear people complain about it all the time, but it seems fine to me. I use it occasionally, but usually my parents drive me to places.
    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    No
    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc)
    "democratic"
    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    They're supposed to be, but not all the time.
    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    From what I've seen, not much. Little bastards.
    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    Well, obviously viewpoints vary, especially in my area. I live relatively close to San Francisco, which has a reputation of being friendly towards and full of gay people. It seems that most people under the age of thirty (and those over the age of thirty who had close relations to hippies) are totally cool with gays, while those over thirty (and those under thirty who spend most of their time being brainwashed in church) are totally not cool with gays.
    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    Nowadays you can't do much with only a high school diploma, you need at least a four-year college education to do most good jobs. However, our educational systems are very underfunded and also lax on standards (except on the most rediculous and useless standards), especially when compared to other countries in Europe or Asia (them Koreans, wow)
    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    School, yes. Healthcare, if you can afford it.
    Do you have socialized medicine?
    Personally, or the country? I don't think so, either way.
    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    In my particular city, not really. But right nearby are Richmond and Oakland, both of which are notorious for crime and gang-related shit.
    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Gay marriage?
    Civil rights?
    Immigration?
    What about them? Lots of young people seem ok with abortion, gay marriage, and most everybody I can imagine support civil rights. As for immigration, there are a lot of mexicans by home depot.
    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Darfur?
    Global warming- bullshit.
    Rising Prices- gonna suck for me once I have to go live for myself.
    Darfur- mein kampf? what the hell is darfur.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Most manufactured goods are imported from china. I think most agriculture is local.
    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    Babysit children, visit friends' houses.
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    I don't want to sound like a dork, but I think my computer is basically what keeps me from goign crazy from tediousness and constant interaction with small children almost exclusively.
    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    not really.
     
  10. Geogaddi

    Geogaddi Newbie

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    What is your name?

    What is your age? 18

    What is your gender? Male

    What city and country do you live in? Mobile, USA

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings? No

    What is your education level? High School grad, starting college soon.

    Economic status? Lower Middle class

    Do you worry about making ends meet? Sometimes

    Do you own your own home? No

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?

    America has a great foundation but has been headed in a shitty direction as of late.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?

    It's disturbing how our leaders obviously don't care about the welfare of our citizens and there isn't much we as individuals can do about it.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!

    A giant red, white, and blue dildo ****ing everyone who gets in its way.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?

    Afghanistan justified partially, Iraq is a travesty.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?

    It's mildly unnerving
    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?

    I'd make the sky purple.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.

    The southern U.S. slang "fixing to" meaning "about to". To add further confusion, this is sometimes shortened to "finna".
    Ex: I'm finna go to the store.
    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Environmental and economic issues.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?

    nope

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?

    Obama has the strongest voting record on matters of civil liberty.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day? Finding good work, preparing for college, deaths in the family

    What is your religion? (optional)

    None. (or Atheist, whatever you want to call it)

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?

    My lack thereof maybe, in that I'm a minority.

    Do you own a car?

    Yes

    How much is gas? (per gallon)

    $4.00

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?

    Yes, but it's nowhere near the scale it would need to be to fit my needs, so no.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?

    Not at the moment.
    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )

    Democratic Republic

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?

    Not yet, but things have improved greatly.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?

    Varies wildly.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?

    No, but things are improving. They aren't thrown in jail.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?

    Vital, but you can if you're lucky.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?

    Yes
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    Eh, not everyone, but you can get treatment if you need it.

    Do you have socialized medicine?

    no

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?

    Only bad in extremely poor areas. To a degree, yes.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion? Hate it, but support it over the alternative
    Gay marriage? Support
    Civil rights? Support for all individuals
    Immigration? Support if controlled properly

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming? It's...bad, but I'm lazy
    Rising food and gas prices? They suck
    Darfur? It's tragic, but I'm lazy

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Almost all imported

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities

    Computer, friends, pet cat, fap, job hunt
    .
    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.

    Friends/family

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information. Please don't tell your professor that I fap daily, sometimes two or three times.
     
  11. Letters

    Letters Tank

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    What is your name?
    JP

    What is your age?
    22

    What is your gender?
    male

    What city and country do you live in?
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    2 siblings

    What is your education level?
    high school and 2 years of college

    Economic status?
    lower middle class

    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    no

    Do you own your own home?
    no, rent

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    For the most part

    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    I'm pretty ignorant of most of our foreign policy really so I can't really say... Iraq was obviously a blunder, though

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    I still have that melting pot metaphor stuck in my head from back in school :p

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    I'm just hoping it's over soon... at least to the point where they can't be called "wars"

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    For power, fine (weapons, no)... let them have it sp they don't have to hide it and do it anyway. That way we can at least keep an eye on them. Again, I don't know how this shit works, though, so I claim ignorance again.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Is this where I say "world peace" and win the pageant? No, I say we need a new big island at least the size of Australia populated with dinosaurs

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    Uuuuuh, we're normal here. We don't even have accents.

    What in our future are you most worried about?
    The really cool inventions not coming about until I'm an old man or dead

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    What resurgence? Believe it or not, terrorism existed before 2001

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    Obama because he won't die of old age... and he's not an idiot (or at least covers it well enough)

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    none

    What is your religion? (optional)
    none (not atheist either, just none)

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    nope

    Do you own a car?
    yep

    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    $4ish/gal

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    No, and no

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    Yes, airport security, 40 hours/week

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )

    Republic

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    yes

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    go to school, don't shit yourself, don't hit

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    No, this country is polluted with bigots

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    high school education is fine, but college is really pushed on kids, leading some employers to have silly degree requirements for even bottom-feeder jobs

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    yes

    Do you have socialized medicine?
    no

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    depends on the area... got yer shitholes and yer rich neighborhoods

    What about social issues?
    Abortion? fine
    Gay marriage? fine
    Civil rights? yes
    Immigration? sure


    What is your view on:
    Global Warming? lawl
    Rising food and gas prices? god damn it
    Darfur? what the hell is darfur


    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Uhhhhhh, I'm no economist

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    work
    eatin'
    brushin' my teethies
    showerin'
    drivin' around
    rockin' out
    practicin' drums
    readin'
    shoppin'
    visitin' people
    runnin'
    playin' pc games
    postin' on this here forum
    launderin' (clothes not moneh)

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    Uhhhhh, world peace?

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    nope
     
  12. repiV

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    Why not...


    What is your name?

    Harrison

    What is your age?

    22

    What is your gender?

    Male

    What city and country do you live in?

    London, UK

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?

    A brother

    What is your education level?

    A-levels (roughly equivalent to a high school diploma in the USA)

    Economic status?

    The family survives on welfare, I work a low income job (for now, anyway)

    Do you worry about making ends meet?

    Constantly

    Do you own your own home?

    No

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?

    No. This government does seemingly everything in its power to screw the people over at every opportunity, passing hundreds of ridiculous new laws each year, taxing people to destruction and not even delivering decent public services in the process.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?

    Idiotic - unless it really is some sort of conspiracy to secure oil supplies for the future, then it must actually be fairly intelligent I suppose.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!

    The flag, the national anthem and those cheesy American shows like World's Scariest Police Chases or Dog the Bounty Hunter.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?

    Pointless - Iraq anyway. Afghanistan was a good thing but it's dragged on for so long now I just don't care anymore.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?

    Anyone who thinks it's a good thing needs their head examined.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?

    Pass. It is what it is.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.

    The envy, spite and reverse snobbery that's sadly endemic to British culture.

    What in our future are you most worried about?

    The way that "free" Western countries are becoming increasingly totalitarian in nature. It's becoming more and more the case that to have freedom you have to live in the third world.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?

    Yes, although mostly home-grown terrorism and the segregation caused by multicultural nonsense.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?

    They all suck. I really don't get the Obama mania, he brings nothing interesting to the table. He's just a black Tony Blair - all charm and style, no substance.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?

    Money worries, dealing with my bad leg (can't walk far, one leg is slightly shorter than the other, painful to walk and I have to make do without crutches most of the time as I can't carry them on my bike), surviving my motorcycle commute through the worst traffic this country has to offer

    What is your religion? (optional)

    None

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?

    No

    Do you own a car?

    No - I ride a motorcycle.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)

    US $9 per gallon

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?

    London has a very extensive public transport system, although it is very unreliable, horribly overcrowded and the most expensive of its kind in the world. I don't use it because a) I prefer to use my bike, b) it's cheaper and quicker to use my bike, c) they wouldn't transport animals in these conditions and d) because it's not even remotely disabled accessible, especially in rush hour and I'm not physically capable of using it to get to work on a daily basis.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?

    Yes, although I'm not working this week. I do business-to-business telemarketing within the IT industry, 40 hours a week.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )


    Democratic...in theory.


    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?


    They receive preferential treatment - men get the raw deal in relationships, divorce settlements, family courts, employment (positive discrimination in the police force for example, or lower physical fitness requirements for military service, it's acceptable for a woman to do a "man's" job, but good luck working in childcare as a male)

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?

    Far too much in terms of education and far too little in terms of behaviour.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?

    It's generally a non-issue.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?

    Yes, university is largely irrelevant except for certain highly specialised careers. A total waste of three years and 15k if you ask me.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?

    Yes.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    Yes.

    Do you have socialized medicine?

    Yes

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?

    We have the worst crime rates in the developed world. Unfortunately the justice system in this country is completely ****ed, the police spend their time persecuting law-abiding citizens for minor infractions and the courts hand down draconian punishments for the same. Yet the real criminals have little to fear, from either the police or the courts.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Gay marriage?
    Civil rights?
    Immigration?


    Our abortion laws are fine as they are - up to 20 weeks or so.

    Don't really care one way or another about gay marriage, although if you realise that the whole purpose of marriage is to provide a framework for a family - it's not about the couple, it's about the kids - it kind of makes a mockery of the whole concept of marriage.

    Civil rights - everyone should be free to do as they wish unless it infringes upon the rights of another to do the same.

    Immigration - when it contributes to the economic prosperity and social cohesion of the nation, then fine. Otherwise, no. At the moment it seems to be easier to immigrate to the UK if you're a radical Muslim with anti-Western views and a family of seven living off benefits than as an American who would contribute positively to the economy and to the community in which they live.
    Also, this country is massively overpopulated beyond sustainable levels.

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Darfur?


    Global warming is a convinient excuse for socialists to take a swipe at commerce and industry, for envious turds with a complex to hate people with money and nice cars, and for governments to tax the living shit out of the productive classes.

    The prices of food and fuel at the moment are obscene and getting worse on a weekly basis, largely due to hyperinflation caused by excessive taxes on fuel in the name of "green".

    Darfur is a tragedy, obviously.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?

    China...

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities

    It really depends on the day. On a weekday I get up at 6:45 to leave for work at 7:45, so that I arrive in good time for a 9am start. Leave at 5, get home at 6ish. I'll either spend the evening relaxing in front of the TV or PC, at the pub with a friend/friends or if the weather's nice and I'm not too tired I might spend some time out on the bike. Usually read in bed at night (sci-fi).
    Friday nights are usually spent with friends on the bikes, unless it's sub-zero temperatures or chucking it down with rain. On the weekend I either go out on the bike all day, by myself or with friends, chill out at home or visit my best friend in Exeter.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.

    Motorcycling. My life revolves around it.

    [​IMG]

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.

    Nein.
     
  13. Solaris

    Solaris Party Escort Bot

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    'Do you have socialized medicine?'
    What a stupid term.
     
  14. Jintor

    Jintor Didn't Get Temp-Banned

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    *proceeds to datamine the hell out of everybody who has already posted*

    I supsect I will be answering this questionaire pretty soon anyway.
     
  15. Cormeh

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    What is your name?



    What is your age?

    24

    What is your gender?

    Male.

    What city and country do you live in?

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?

    No, girlfriend, no.

    What is your education level?

    Highers (A Levels), NC, Merit level HNC (incomplete)

    Economic status?

    Working class

    Do you worry about making ends meet?

    Yes. Cost of living is always increasing whilst requirements to be insured for everything you own or owe takes strain on monthly funds.

    Do you own your own home?

    No. House prices are too expensive and some mortgages are too much to pay back.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?

    At the present time, no. Citizens who work for their living along with raising families are under constant pressure from taxation and price hiking. Food prices are reasonable if you can budget, petrol prices have taken a sickening rise since recent industrial action and just recently it has been revealed energy prices will up by 40% over the next few years. Foreign issues seemed to be based on the current US political climate.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?

    Poor. It has been wasteful and costly with regards to the wars in the middle east and all at the expense of the American taxpayer.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!

    Food portions and prices. The portions are plentiful and the prices are incredibly low.

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?

    Needless. These conflicts will likely cause the US economy to implode, whilst the US political system will continue to be bogged down by religiously driven voters and candidates.

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?

    Unsure. If it was strictly for the research of providing alternative energy for the population with a responsible and regulated approach to handling waste, then fair enough. I hate the thought of any nation on Earth possesing nuclear weapons.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?

    Ehhhhhhh, I would probably change the weather in Scotland from shitty cold and rain to lovely sunshine. :p

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.

    Alcohol. Our national pastime of binge drinking would leave some begging belief.

    What in our future are you most worried about?

    Security. As a species entirely reliant on machinery and energy and fossil fuel, it would only take one to cease before we knew how to continue to survive.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?

    Yes, but only by how terrorism is coming to light in the UK with British citizens being brainwashed by radical thinking.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?

    None of them, mainly because I don't think there's any canditate at this time or the next to tackle the countries deep rooted problems.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?

    That what I'm doing with myself at this moment in time isn't what I want, and the realisation that any move I make to attain what I would truly want will set me back severely socially and financially.

    What is your religion? (optional)

    Jedi. Oops, none. :p

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?

    N/A

    Do you own a car?

    Yes.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)

    It's about ?1.20p a litre. I'm not what the conversion is on a gallon.

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?

    Yes it actually does. There are frequent buses and trains. The trains are sometimes questionable in terms of service but all of the localised travel is fine. I use it when I must but most of the time I drive.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?

    Yes. A civil engineer. about 40 hours a week.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc
    )


    Although there is a monarchy in place, it would best be described as democratic.

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?

    Women for the most part have equal opportunities but certain recruitment policies such as emergency services give preferential selection for female candidates.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?

    Children are expected to finish school up until their final year and apply for a placement at a university. Due to harsher laws on parents for a childs upbringing, behaviour is a big problem. Children are not expected to behave automatically, the parents are assumed to be able to make their child behave.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?

    Yes. Civil partnerships allow gay couples the same rights as any married man and woman. Homosexuality has no bearing on employment status.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?

    Fairly important, but equally unnecessary. High profile educations such as degrees, masters, doctrates are all important for a specific career path which can let people be rewarded in work and finance. On the flipside, minimal standard grades (o Level) can lead to modern apprenticeships which can open into self employement and homemade businesses.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?

    Yes.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?

    Yes.

    Do you have socialized medicine?

    Yes.

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?

    Crime is at a bad level. Public safety is not as great as it once was with a dwindling police force and increased knife and gun crime.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion?
    Gay marriage?
    Civil rights?
    Immigration?


    Abortion laws are good for those who need to consider it.

    Gay marriage is lawful although it is probably more fitting to call it civil partnership in the strictest meaning of the word.

    Civil rights are reasonable.

    Immigration is fine for people willing to take jobs and contribute lawfully to society. Many immigrants come here and do jobs no native Britain would ever want to do in the first place.

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming?
    Rising food and gas prices?
    Darfur?


    Global warming, be it a man made problem or a problem that we can't percieve as a natural cycle for the planet should at least encourage us to do our part by recycling whatever we can and using less energy. It shouldn't be used as an excuse for the government to tax the population on using plastic bags and their own vehicles.

    Food prices are excessive for people with more than one mouth to feed. However, with some effort a budgeted diet can be effective and healthy with a little cooking knowledge, rather than reliance on convenience products. Petrol prices have been hiked by an obscene amount due to industrial action at refineries. Suppliers have recently taken a sickening advantage of this and the government have done nothing about it. This recent hysteria is threatening a lot of businesses across the country.

    Saddening.

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?

    Foreign trade is what gives us access to the majority of products on the shelves. It's made overseas for next to nothing in poor conditions and then sold at maximum price. This means that money continues to circulate whilst lining the pockets of the already wealthy.

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities

    Weekdays consist of waking at either 6 am or 8:30 am and arriving at work early or late. Work until 4:30 ish or 6:30 ish to go home and either wash clothes, cook dinner, go to the pub with mates or play the odd videogame. Weekends consist of sleeping late, keeping up to date with any football, drinking at night and looking for a partner or someone to have sex with.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.

    Friends. It would be a really shitty existence without them.

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.

    None at all.
     
  16. Escaep

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    You can if you want, some people may not want their answers to be available to everyone to read.

    WOW! Thanks everyone for replying to this! I wasn't expecting this many responses! Thank you sooooo much! :bounce:
     
  17. Druckles

    Druckles Party Escort Bot

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    What is your name?
    David Buckley

    What is your age?
    19

    What is your gender?
    Male

    What city and country do you live in?
    Cambridge, England

    Do you have any kids/spouse/siblings?
    2 siblings

    What is your education level?
    A level/Undergraduate

    Economic status?
    Middle class

    Do you worry about making ends meet?
    No.

    Do you own your own home?
    No.

    Give your honest opinion of your country. Do you think your country does a good job of looking after its citizens, addressing social issues (food prices, gas prices, healthcare issues etc), addressing foreign issues, and maintaining good relations with other countries?
    I don't get a very good impression of my government itself. The people in it are even worse. Good god, I saw 5 minutes of Big Brother this morning.

    What is your view on American foreign policy?
    It seems incredibly arrogant.

    What is your cultural metaphor for the USA? For example. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the United States? Be honest!!
    Metaphorical fatness (as opposed to physical obesity).

    What is your view on the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan?
    I don't have as much an opinion of the Afghani war. Iraq is just disgraceful

    What is your opinion in Iran and North Korea having nuclear programs?
    Nuclear power isn't so bad. Nuclear weapons ain't so great either. But the hypocracy which comes from some of the "MEDC"s is just absurd. I fail to understand politics, obviously.

    If you could change one thing about the world today, what would you change?
    Stereotyping and prejudice. It causes most of the worlds problems and always has. It's involved in our natural fear of change and difference.

    Name one thing in your culture that an outsider may find strange, or amusing.
    Chavs.

    What in our future are you most worried about?
    Life.

    Are you concerned with the resurgence in terrorism?
    Moderately. I try not to think of it as media spin, but try to remind myself that it could be.

    Who do you feel is the best candidate for the 2008 U.S. election? And why?
    Obama. He seems like a nice guy, and no-one's complained against his views. I don't follow American politics strongly.

    What are some of your biggest struggles that you face day to day?
    Living.

    What is your religion? (optional)
    Atheist.

    Do your religious views affect your daily life?
    No.

    Do you own a car?
    No.

    How much is gas? (per gallon)
    N/A.

    Does your city/country have a good, well-maintained, accessible public transportation system? If so, do you use it?
    Yes. To an extent. It's better than some places, but it's still appalling.

    Do you have a job? If so, what is it? How many hours a week do you work?
    Yes. Software Engineer. 37.

    What is your nations government? (Democratic/Monarch/Dictatorship/Communist etc)
    Monarch/Democratic.

    How are women viewed in your society? Are they treated as equally as men?
    Fine. Yes.

    What is expected of children as far as education and behavior?
    Depends where you live.

    How are homosexuals and lesbians viewed in your society? Are they treated as fairly as traditional married couples?
    No-one hates them, but there's still an awful lot of homophobia. And married? Hah.

    How important is having a good education in your country? Can someone expect to make it far on a high school education?
    It varies. Very strongly. There are those with high levels of education but low paid jobs and vice versa. I believe education can help if you are still willing to put the effort in.

    Is school open for everyone? Regardless of race, sex, or religious views?
    Yes.

    Is healthcare readily available for everyone?
    Yes. If you want to wait.

    Do you have socialized medicine?
    Apparently.

    How bad is crime? Is public safety a big priority?
    It depends where you are in the country. Crime isn't such a big deal around here. But even in Cambridge, it can vary quite significantly from area to area.

    What about social issues?
    Abortion- Sometimes
    Gay marriage- Sure
    Civil rights- Yes
    Immigration- To an extent

    What is your view on:
    Global Warming- What about it?
    Rising food and gas prices- Get an electric car if you're going to complain about the "gas". Food is just ridiculous.
    Darfur- You here a lot more about countries which aren't quite as bad off. So ones view really is stifled by the media, and Amnesty International can only do so much/

    What influence does foreign trade have on your economy? Are most of your goods made in your country or are they imported?
    Imported, I assume

    Give a brief synopsis of your daily activities
    Go to work, stay at work, go home, go to sleep. Simply because I don't have a computer currently. Next week it might involve a slightly larger social life, last week it would have involved far more computer.

    Name one thing that is most important to you in your daily life, if possible, a picture would be nice.
    My not-girlfriend.

    Do you have any objections to this information being shared? If so, please specify as to which information.
    To what extent would it be shared? As long as you don't use it against me or sell it, I'm sure I'll live with you sharing it.
     

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