questions about the States... i just had to ask

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  1. right...

    Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?

    Is junk food still a big factor in most peoples lives ie burger and fries?

    Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?

    Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?

    Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?

    Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?

    Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?

    Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?

    Can you get a colledge degree just for playing basketball or sport?

    Do they have University over there?...or is that just Colledge? so you go from Highschool into Colledge?

    Can anyone get a gun licence as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?

    If you have a gun licence can you carry for self defence reasons?

    Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defence reasons?

    Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?

    Is new york subway safe?

    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?

    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels

    thanks:D
     
  2. yes
     
  3. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    yes...everything you see on TV and on the net is true
     
  4. Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?
    I'd have to say no
    Is junk food still a big factor and most peoples lives ie burger and fries?
    Sadly, yes
    Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?
    Hmm...I'd say the majority of people believe this to be true
    Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?
    So I've heard
    Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?
    I uh....:confused:
    Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?
    no
    Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?
    Nope. And it's have, not has :spit:
    Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?
    So I've heard
    Can you get a colledge degree just for playing basketball or sport?
    You can get a scholarship for athletics, yes. Still gotta go to class, though (or at least, the professors have to "pass" you )
    Do they have University over there?...or is that just Colledge? so you go from Highschool into Colledge?
    There are Universities, and there are Community Colleges. In most cases, you can only get up to a 2 year degree at Community College. Usually, when someone mentions "going to college," they are talking about a University.
    Can anyone get a gun licence as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?
    Iono...depends on the State you're in. But I'd wager a guess that the amount of guns you can buy is limited
    If you have a gun licence can you carry for self defence reasons?
    I'm pretty sure you can
    Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defence reasons?
    Ironically enough....I think that nunchukas and tonfas are illegal to carry
    Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?
    Yes!
    Is new york subway safe?
    I wouldn't know
    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?
    wouldn't know
    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels
    wouldn't know
     
  5. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I still drive my Ram 1500 HEMI
     
  6. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    University generally denotes an institution of higher learning that grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees, whereas a college generally only confers undergraduate degrees (e.g., Bachelor's, Associate's, certificates). However, as Macacroni Tony said, "college" is generally a catch-all term used for pursuing an undergraduate degree, regardless if that degree is pursued at an actual college or a university.
     
  7. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    right...

    Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?
    -depends on where in the US you're referring to, but generally, no.

    Is junk food still a big factor in most peoples lives ie burger and fries?
    -depends. It's a common food but I'd venture to say that most do not live on it alone.

    Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?
    -UFO fans believe so, others believe that it is simply a place where our military tests their technology.

    Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?
    -There never were to begin with. It's blown out of proportion but a fun myth nonetheless

    Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?
    -skin cancer is very publicized here and suinblock is a great product to invest one's money in :)


    Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?
    -no

    Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?
    -depends on which one(s) you're referring to. Some, yes others still have lingering issues.

    Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?
    -probably though I've yet to see one in 45 years of living.

    Can you get a colledge degree just for playing basketball or sport?
    -You can get a scholarship that will help you afford it. You can then learn there how to spell "college" :)

    Do they have University over there?...or is that just Colledge? so you go from Highschool into Colledge?
    -yes, we have lots of universities AND colleges.

    Can anyone get a gun licence as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?
    -no. Gun laws vary from state to state and one should NEVER assume to know US gun law as we dont even know them all at times.

    If you have a gun licence can you carry for self defence reasons?
    -depends on which state you're referring to. See answer directly above.

    Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defence reasons?
    -depends on which state. Laws on "weapons" can vary from state to state

    Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?
    -yes

    Is new york subway safe?
    -if you know where to go and what to do, yes.

    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?
    -dont know. there are plenty of gangs though.

    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels
    -Guardian Angels, yes. They are not necessarily "vigilantes" though as they are more of a "citizens watch" then law enforcement.
     
  8. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Only answered where I had any information.

    College=University
     
  9. Those road diners man....just for emphasis, if you could find a good one with good steak and eggs, and fresh brewed coffee, with only a couple of people inside and a nice waitress (and it wouldn't hurt too much if she has a nice ...) you have found true happiness!
     
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Does everyone in Australia drive an old Land Rover ?
     
  11. Got any shrimp on the barbie?
     
  12. Yeah, this is what I wanna know!

    Also, how is it ever possible to keep clean being surrounded by all that dirt? Or are you guys just permanently kinda dusty? How often do you see kangaroos? Fight kangaroos? Host kangaroo fights? What does Koala taste like?
     
  13. Fixed.




    :ninja:
     
  14. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    We only recently discovered toilet paper as well.
     
  15. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    WOW!!!
    The west coast gets all the cool stuff first.
     
  16. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I own a pickmeuptruck but it's a v6. The answer to most of your questions is yes actually.

    There are aliens in New Mexico.

    I own several firearms, but the biggest thing I ever shot was a deer that ways around 120lbs. (60kg ish).

    Coffee generally has free refills, and you're more likely to find fries to be all you can eat as opposed to steak.

    BTW, the lamb you export is far inferior to US lamb. What's up with that?
     
  17. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    In Australia, are there motorcycle bandits that travel around murdering people for petrol and is it really that bad in Bartertown?
     
  18. Interesting questions. Not all answers are simple.
    I'll just expound on a few.

    -Do most people still drive those large V8 pickups?
    They are very popular in rural areas; not so much in the
    cities and suburbs.

    -Is junk food still a big factor in most peoples lives ie burger and fries?
    We like our fast food but I don't think it nears the
    european stereotype of a junk food-eating American.

    -Is it generally believed that Area 51 is where the Gov found a space ship?
    No. Some may believe but most consider it somewhat of
    a joke.

    -Are there still weird things happening in the Bermuda triangle?
    That's a myth and virtually everybody knows it.

    -Is skin cancer due to sun exposure not something most Americans care about?
    Certainly, but some more than others. Americans still
    insist on getting a tan as much as possible.

    -Is it easy to bump into a movie or rock star cause there are so many of them over there?
    It happens but very infrequently.

    -Has all the oil spills in the oceans been cleaned up yet?
    I believe that last big spill either sank or dissipated.
    It is virtually gone.

    -Are there still little one sheriff towns down south where you wouldnt go alone? like on Rambo first blood?
    There isn't a town in this country that I would hesitate to
    enter alone. That doesn't mean you can go antagonizing
    the local police department.

    -Can you get a college degree just for playing basketball or sport?
    Technically, no. Realistically, some schools will bend over
    backward to help a valuable athlete pass a degree program.

    Do they have University over there?...or is that just College? so you go from High school into College?
    We use the terms "college" and "university" almost
    interchangeably. When we say we're "going to college,"
    that could very likely mean that we are going to a university.
    I think the technical difference is that a university consists
    of multiple colleges. So, even when we go to a university,
    we can be in a college.

    -Can anyone get a gun license as long as you are over the age then go and buy as many guns as you want?
    In most states, yes -- as long as you have not been
    convicted of a felony (a serious crime). Often, you don't
    even need a license to own or carry a gun; you need a
    license to carry a concealed weapon. Despite being legal,
    almost nobody (except law enforcement) openly carries
    firearms. It's provocative, an invitation to trouble and
    tips off would-be criminals of your ability to defend yourself.
    Most people who carry get a license and keep it concealed.

    -If you have a gun license can you carry for self defense reasons?
    Absolutely.

    -Can you carry nunchuka or tonfa's for self defense reasons?
    I'm not sure.

    -Are there road diners where you can get great plates of steaks and fries all you can drink coffee?
    Everywhere.

    Is new york subway safe?
    Within reason. Use your head and you should be fine.
    Don't go wandering off into dark, shadowy areas.

    Are there still new york gangs like Niky Cruz was involved in?
    There are gangs. Again, use your head and you should have
    no problems.

    Are there still those vigilante dudes with maroon beret's that patrol the trains...they called them the something Angels.
    I use to see Guardian Angels. I haven't seen them lately.
    I'm not sure if they're still around.
     
  19. Yer dumb, they drive KANGAROOS
     
  20. Ever have a run in with the prime ministah?



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