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Posted: 7/28/2013 7:02:38 AM EDT
This guy is new here from Germany.  He wants to know about us and he is bright.

I'm trying to help him understand the difference that he asks about the north and south.

This is south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRcspRopsnQ

I'm just starting to compile these vids that will help explain us to him.
Any addition is appreciated.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:04:17 AM EDT
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just like Germany's north and south.

Bavarians are German rednecks. not sure if they have an Appalachian inbred hillbilly equivalent?
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:18:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:25:20 AM EDT
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He equates with me but with east and west Germany. What ever that means.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:27:34 AM EDT
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This wount end well....  
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:28:23 AM EDT
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Can't give you anything nationally.
As far as NYS goes....



The area by the arrow is like East Germany
The rest is like West Germany

Unfortunately for all of us , the NY East Germans are running the show for the whole state
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:29:30 AM EDT
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He equates with me but with east and west Germany. What ever that means.
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Your post get a 4.7 from the East German judge  
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:30:45 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:31:57 AM EDT
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Doesn't "My Cousin Vinnie" do that for you?
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:33:40 AM EDT
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Can't give you anything nationally.
As far as NYS goes....

<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/user/tc556guy/media/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/tc556guy/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg</a>

The area by the arrow is like East Germany
The rest is like West Germany

Unfortunately for all of us , the NY East Germans are running the show for the whole state
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This may be a stupid question, but what are the unshaded parts West of Watertown? I've been to Fort Drum before, and I seem to remember that part being part of America and New York...
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:37:31 AM EDT
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This may be a stupid question, but what are the unshaded parts West of Watertown? I've been to Fort Drum before, and I seem to remember that part being part of America and New York...
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I stole the graphic from elsewhere on ARF, so whoever did the graphic probably forgot to shade in that portion
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:43:36 AM EDT
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Can't give you anything nationally.
As far as NYS goes....

<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/user/tc556guy/media/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/tc556guy/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg</a>

The area by the arrow is like East Germany
The rest is like West Germany

Unfortunately for all of us , the NY East Germans are running the show for the whole state
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but sadly, your picture is a perfect example of the asshole wagging the dog (no offence intended to any NYC residents on the board)
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 7:58:03 AM EDT
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Its not as simple as north south, it's really more regions.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:03:37 AM EDT
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I see, I was not taking into account the cold war legacy. I left Germany within weeks of the wall coming down, and I suppose that certainly put a new spin on things.


I would imagine that the West Germans would see the East Germans as being slow, poorly educated, lazy and unsophisticated, even more so than the Prussian vs Bavarian prejudice. Do not be fooled, Germans have an immense capacity to rationalize prejudice and bitterness, all the while genuinely feeling that they are open and accepting.
 
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He equates with me but with east and west Germany. What ever that means.
I see, I was not taking into account the cold war legacy. I left Germany within weeks of the wall coming down, and I suppose that certainly put a new spin on things.


I would imagine that the West Germans would see the East Germans as being slow, poorly educated, lazy and unsophisticated, even more so than the Prussian vs Bavarian prejudice. Do not be fooled, Germans have an immense capacity to rationalize prejudice and bitterness, all the while genuinely feeling that they are open and accepting.
 



Ok,

I think, as far as I can tell, he thinks the south is like the east Germans.

I'll have to ask him about this.

He defiantly does not like people that sponge off of the system, and he does not like people who get a free ride. He says that if you choose to do nothing in Germany you can do so and live a decent life because of what we call welfare. He does not like that at all.

But on the other hand he talks like a dem and likes the idea of big goverment and free health care. He always talks about how in Germany you get 6 weeks vacation and so on.

It's strange, It seems that he thinks everything in Germany is better than America. Yet he always complains about having to work. He want to win the lottery. He is always so negative.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:06:17 AM EDT
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He always talks about how in Germany you get 6 weeks vacation and so on.
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I've read articles that say we take less time off than almost any other nation out there
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:08:31 AM EDT
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Its not as simple as north south, it's really more regions.
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It's more like city vs country.

Or costal vs fly over country

Or religious vs atheist

Or dem vs rep

Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:10:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:10:59 AM EDT
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Can't help you much -- but THIS was West Germany



THIS is East Germany

Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:15:28 AM EDT
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This guy is new here from Germany.  He wants to know about us and he is bright.

I'm trying to help him understand the difference that he asks about the north and south.

This is south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRcspRopsnQ

I'm just starting to compile these vids that will help explain us to him.
Any addition is appreciated.
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So how old is this guy, & where is he from in Germany (might give us an idea of his perceptional view)
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:16:16 AM EDT
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just like Germany's north and south.



Bavarians are German rednecks. not sure if they have an Appalachian inbred hillbilly equivalent?
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Yep. And the northeast is full of commies in both Germany and the US.

 
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:19:51 AM EDT
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Can't give you anything nationally.
As far as NYS goes....

<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/user/tc556guy/media/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/tc556guy/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg</a>

The area by the arrow is like East Germany
The rest is like West Germany

Unfortunately for all of us , the NY East Germans are running the show for the whole state
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It's like Seattle and WA State.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:24:08 AM EDT
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I'll help with pictures...

North:



[b}South:[/b]



Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:26:31 AM EDT
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So how old is this guy, & where is he from in Germany (might give us an idea of his perceptional view)
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This guy is new here from Germany.  He wants to know about us and he is bright.

I'm trying to help him understand the difference that he asks about the north and south.

This is south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRcspRopsnQ

I'm just starting to compile these vids that will help explain us to him.
Any addition is appreciated.

So how old is this guy, & where is he from in Germany (might give us an idea of his perceptional view)




25 approximately, not sure where from.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:30:28 AM EDT
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"yoda voice on" 1000 words, is a picture worth.

(I'd rather be in the south for what it is worth)
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 8:43:19 AM EDT
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The south looks a hell of a lot more fun, just sayin'.
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 9:30:41 AM EDT
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This may be a stupid question, but what are the unshaded parts West of Watertown? I've been to Fort Drum before, and I seem to remember that part being part of America and New York...
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Can't give you anything nationally.
As far as NYS goes....

<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/user/tc556guy/media/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/tc556guy/allNYS_zpsabd643d9.jpg</a>

The area by the arrow is like East Germany
The rest is like West Germany

Unfortunately for all of us , the NY East Germans are running the show for the whole state


This may be a stupid question, but what are the unshaded parts West of Watertown? I've been to Fort Drum before, and I seem to remember that part being part of America and New York...

It's ice. Same along Lake Erie. Duh!
Link Posted: 7/28/2013 9:32:43 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/28/2013 9:36:07 AM EDT
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