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General Knowledge/General Studies by Kid Loco on 2000-05-25 23:25:59

Right. I'm seething after our college made us take a General Studies exam, which was ridiculously easy. Over the next few days, I'll leave questions down and see if you can answer them. ALL are taken from the paper. 1) What is significant about July 4?

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Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Tetra Grammaton on 2000-05-25 23:43:19  |  Reply to this
  July 4 is when Abraham Lincolm comes out of the log cabin, and if he sees his shadow, we have 5 more weeks of summer.
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Wash! on 2000-05-27 17:50:49  |  Reply to this
  Well, i sat the exam, and im pretty confident i got this one right. Its the day before my dads birthday, right? Well thats what I put!
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by boolean girl on 2000-06-03 15:33:10  |  Reply to this
  I think it's when fat, pasty people from the Midwest travel across country in their mobile homes to crowd up the seashores like lemmings, only to 'accidentally' set their dog's face on fire (and leave him blind) due to an errant flash from the sparklers they brought AND also 'accidentally' grind up Gramma's legs in the jetski they rented earlier "Because I only had six sixpacks!" AND 'accidentally' kill an innocent bystander after shooting off rounds from the concealed weapon they had "Because by God this is America!" and if you CAN'T have a good time because of some past moment in American History, then, well, you're evil. AND Unamerican. Amen. The End. "An idiot's reach must exceed his grasp - or what's a holiday for?"
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by tommie on 2000-06-03 17:26:42  |  Reply to this
  Let's see... I spent a July 4 in Mexico City and it seemed like any other day.

C'mon, Kid... it's time for the next question!

Re: General Knowledge/General Studies Question 2. by Kid Loco on 2000-06-03 17:32:17  |  Reply to this
  By 2016, Britain will need 4,000,000 new homes. Why is this, and where should they put them?
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Wash! on 2000-06-03 18:07:47  |  Reply to this
  This one was tough, and optional, so i left it and went to talk about whether all religions are basically the same! Yeah-I can talk bullshit!
Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Kid Loco on 2000-06-04 07:40:19  |  Reply to this
  They're all the same to what extent? That they all have a 'deity' (that's a god - non-Latinates) or that people do them all. In essence the fact that people believe in some outside force is the same, but then not all outside forces are religion based. Look at Karma, (what goes around comes around typed principle) and Fate. Neither religions.....
Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Amelia on 2000-06-05 03:12:12  |  Reply to this
  Wow, I guess the days of the smug empire are truly over. We yanks imagine a Victorian sort of answer, like "All a bunch of nasty heathens from abroad."
But (hint, hint) isn't one monotheistic and the other polytheistic? And in fact, many Hindus consider their faith something they are born to and not a "philosophy" or "practice" which can be adopted by others not so born.
Karma and Fate are spiritual concepts, but they don't have all the accessories that constitute a full-blown religion. I think a Religion must have at least a published sacred text or text outlining the major beliefs, laws, and interactions with the Divine (i. e., services); and some sort of leadership, if only within the traditional political structure.
Re: Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Kid Loco (Newly Informed) on 2000-06-05 06:53:03  |  Reply to this
  You are SO right. I had totally forgotten the religious texts thing.
Re: Re: Re: Hinduism/Zoroastrianism by Wash! on 2000-06-06 03:47:39  |  Reply to this
  Shit! Hearing you talk like that Amelia, i think ive failed. I just wrote: After much consideration, yeah-there all the same!
Re: Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by tommie on 2000-06-04 07:57:22  |  Reply to this
  Certainly most have members who feel ordained to kill in the name of "God".
Re: Re: Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Kid Loco on 2000-06-05 05:32:45  |  Reply to this
  This is true. See the medieval crusades for an England related version of this...... Also, did the original American settlers have a religion, or were they atheist? You know, they that were here when Columbus' Crew came across.
Re: Re: Re: Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by tommie on 2000-06-05 11:59:37  |  Reply to this
  They all had religion after the witches were burned!
Re: Re: Re: Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Amelia on 2000-06-05 19:52:09  |  Reply to this
  Most early cultures are essentially theocracies, and those of North America were no different. While the specifics could vary quite dramatically from tribe to tribe, I believe that all the native peoples had some common threads in their overall spiritual views. Joseph Campbell writes about a lot of them.
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by tommie on 2000-06-07 14:13:18  |  Reply to this
  New question, Kid.
(And not regarding HTML.)
Question 3. by Kid Loco on 2000-06-07 23:03:43  |  Reply to this
  The Greens want to close all nuclear power stations. Is this a good idea? Discuss the points for and against. Oh, and if you can answer in GERMAN feel free.
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Wash on 2002-12-06 03:34:32  |  Reply to this
  Parce que les stations nuclear menacent largement l'environnement. S'il y avait un explosion, ou un accident comme meme, les vies de beaucoup de gens innocents seraient en danger Je parle pas l'allemand, mais, en lisant ce sujet, j'ai voulu qu'il soit rapporter. ENCORE UNE QUESTION, KID. (Si tu te souviens)
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Kid on 2002-12-06 05:13:51  |  Reply to this
  I don't really have time for a question memory session right now - I'm in full flow - so if anyone can tell me what the Chronic Town EP is about I'd be grateful. Expect a real question tomorrow.

Und danke schon Wash
No, I don't know where the umlauts are on this thing

Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Wash Its 5C on 2002-12-06 07:58:46  |  Reply to this
  Well, t chse swisy.. Ive tons of accents, but no umlaut. Got a degree sign which is always handy
Re: General Knowledge/General Studies by Wash on 2002-12-06 15:33:47  |  Reply to this
  No, but seriously, get this topic rocking again, coz it has potential See you soon, mon pote Looking forward to it more and more every day, Wash :-))))