Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE: Chile not west?
by ebasconp on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:32 UTC in reply to "Chile not west?"
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

Agree with this...

Thom, why you are not counting Chile as a western country?

We, southamericans, are geographically in the west, our native languages are western (Spanish and Portuguese), our major religions are western; our clothes, education, music, etc. are western too.

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by fretinator on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:34 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I love western chili!

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:35 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, why you are not counting Chile as a western country?


Because I strongly believe South American countries - and the continent as a whole - is far too different and unique (in a good way) to be counted as a traditionally western region. South America kind of does its own thing down there, has its own unique collection of cultures and characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the world - again, in a good way.

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RE[3]: Chile not west?
by JoaoC on Thu 9th Jun 2011 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Chile not west?"
JoaoC Member since:
2011-06-09

So them you can say that West Europe is not west as well! Because Culturally and ideologically speaking there is minor difference, just geographical displacement. You also have to consider that French Guiana and Folkland are also European land at South America continent
Then considering that South America have Portuguese and Spanish as main languages, but also speaks French, Dutch English in small parts, all European languages. Sorry but I still lost on your explanations!

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RE[3]: Chile not west?
by PrimalDK on Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Chile not west?"
PrimalDK Member since:
2005-07-12

It also counts about 125 million catholics, which means a decidedly western -- as in "European" -- culture. Portugese and Spanish (their languages) seem less than indigenous as well. C# (the programming language, not the musical note) is apparently South American, but its originator seems to adapt quite smoothly to Redmond culture.

Western it may not be, but different it is not.

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RE[3]: Chile not west?
by pantheraleo on Fri 10th Jun 2011 13:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Chile not west?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Because I strongly believe South American countries - and the continent as a whole - is far too different and unique (in a good way)


We all know you hate the West Thom. You hate America, you hate the UK, you hate France. Get over it.

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 10th Jun 2011 01:45 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Plus, South America is awesome. That should get you double points.

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