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February 11th, 2017 at 8:26:06 AM permalink
stinkingliberal
Member since: Nov 9, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 731
Quote: SOOPOO
Just was in Rome/Vatican this summer. Who cares if it was hot. Travel is great. I've been to a lot of countries. To me traveling is more important than having a nice car, jewelry, expensive suits, etc....


Yeah, people rarely say on their deathbeds, "I wish I'd bought more stuff." I am probably much less wealthy than I might have been if I hadn't constantly obeyed the urge to just drop everything and go somewhere as soon as I had two dimes in my pocket (pisses off bosses, too).

When I said I had visited 70 countries, I thought the same thing as you said. At least a dozen of those countries have some kind of different identity now or no longer exist. Also, you even have a definitional problem in some cases. I've been to (among others) the Navajo and Hopi nations. Do those count?
February 11th, 2017 at 8:48:08 AM permalink
RonC
Member since: Nov 7, 2012
Threads: 6
Posts: 512
I hope you get to see the Pope!!

I have been to most countries in South America, some in Central America, a few in Africa, all in North America, along with Korea and Japan (I've lived in Japan three times for a total of about five years). I do enjoy seeing the different countries and I am looking for to adding Europe to the list of areas in the future.

SL has me WAY beat...I doubt that many is within reach for me.

The one thing I do comeback from each country with is the sense that they all have some great things (well, except some of the worst ones) but I'd rather live right here in our 50 little "countries" than anywhere else in the world. Some things suck here sometimes, but they suck way less than any place else I have been.
...While Mr. Wolf smoked opium and grinned at Mama Bear
February 11th, 2017 at 8:54:49 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 677
Posts: 7743
The United Nations geo-scheme lists every single territory as well. Following is the list of America and for Europe
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm
  1. 60 Bermuda
  2. 124 Canada
  3. 304 Greenland
  4. 666 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  5. 840 United States of America
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  6. 660 Anguilla
  7. 28 Antigua and Barbuda
  8. 533 Aruba
  9. 44 Bahamas
  10. 52 Barbados
  11. 535 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  12. 92 British Virgin Islands
  13. 136 Cayman Islands
  14. 192 Cuba
  15. 531 Curaçao
  16. 212 Dominica
  17. 214 Dominican Republic
  18. 308 Grenada
  19. 312 Guadeloupe
  20. 332 Haiti
  21. 388 Jamaica
  22. 474 Martinique
  23. 500 Montserrat
  24. 630 Puerto Rico
  25. 652 Saint-Barthélemy
  26. 659 Saint Kitts and Nevis
  27. 662 Saint Lucia
  28. 663 Saint Martin (French part)
  29. 670 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  30. 534 Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  31. 780 Trinidad and Tobago
  32. 796 Turks and Caicos Islands
  33. 850 United States Virgin Islands
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  34. 84 Belize
  35. 188 Costa Rica
  36. 222 El Salvador
  37. 320 Guatemala
  38. 340 Honduras
  39. 484 Mexico
  40. 558 Nicaragua
  41. 591 Panama
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  42. 32 Argentina
  43. 68 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  44. 76 Brazil
  45. 152 Chile
  46. 170 Colombia
  47. 218 Ecuador
  48. 238 Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  49. 254 French Guiana
  50. 328 Guyana
  51. 600 Paraguay
  52. 604 Peru
  53. 740 Suriname
  54. 858 Uruguay
  55. 862 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
 

  1. 40 Austria
  2. 56 Belgium
  3. 250 France
  4. 276 Germany
  5. 438 Liechtenstein
  6. 442 Luxembourg
  7. 492 Monaco
  8. 528 Netherlands
  9. 756 Switzerland
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  10. 248 Åland Islands
  11. 830 Channel Islands
  12. 208 Denmark
  13. 233 Estonia
  14. 234 Faeroe Islands
  15. 246 Finland
  16. 831 Guernsey
  17. 352 Iceland
  18. 372 Ireland
  19. 833 Isle of Man
  20. 832 Jersey
  21. 428 Latvia
  22. 440 Lithuania
  23. 578 Norway
  24. 680 Sark
  25. 744 Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  26. 752 Sweden
  27. 826 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  28. 112 Belarus
  29. 100 Bulgaria
  30. 203 Czechia
  31. 348 Hungary
  32. 616 Poland
  33. 498 Republic of Moldova
  34. 642 Romania
  35. 643 Russian Federation
  36. 703 Slovakia
  37. 804 Ukraine
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  38. 8 Albania
  39. 20 Andorra
  40. 70 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  41. 191 Croatia
  42. 292 Gibraltar
  43. 300 Greece
  44. 336 Holy See
  45. 380 Italy
  46. 470 Malta
  47. 499 Montenegro
  48. 620 Portugal
  49. 674 San Marino
  50. 688 Serbia
  51. 705 Slovenia
  52. 724 Spain
  53. 807 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Quote: stinkingliberal
Also, you even have a definitional problem in some cases. I've been to (among others) the Navajo and Hopi nations. Do those count?


I don't think so, or you would really have problems. Canada has Nunavut and Nunatsiavut , which are "first nations". The United Kingdom is composed of four constituent countries (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) for example. The UAE is composed of 7 constituent emirates which often have the power of a country.

Emirate of Abu Dhabi (1971–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Ajmān (1971–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Dubai (1971–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Fujairah (1971–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Sharjah (1971–present; became subnational monarchy of the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Umm al-Quwain (1981–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah (1973–present; within the United Arab Emirates)
February 11th, 2017 at 12:32:09 PM permalink
kenarman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 3
Posts: 810
Quote: stinkingliberal
Olive oil. Lots and lots and lots and lots of olive oil. And herbs. The real question is, what was it like before traders/Marco Polo brought the idea of pasta/noodles back from the Far East?


Like many of your posts Stinky you are going with alternate MSM "facts". You really should stop taking your Facebook alerts at face value. While Marco Polo likely brought some noodles or the knowledge of them back with him from China archaeologist have found evidence of noodles in northern Italy from the 4th century.
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
February 11th, 2017 at 12:44:03 PM permalink
stinkingliberal
Member since: Nov 9, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 731
Quote: kenarman
Like many of your posts Stinky you are going with alternate MSM "facts". You really should stop taking your Facebook alerts at face value. While Marco Polo likely brought some noodles or the knowledge of them back with him from China archaeologist have found evidence of noodles in northern Italy from the 4th century.


Well, thanks for mixing that valuable info with an insult. Please provide a link to the Breitbart article about the fossilized noodles.
February 11th, 2017 at 1:00:23 PM permalink
buzzardknot
Member since: Mar 16, 2015
Threads: 7
Posts: 493
Quote: stinkingliberal
Well, thanks for mixing that valuable info with an insult. Please provide a link to the Breitbart article about the fossilized noodles.



Could you underline the insult? Or do you consider it an insult when someone points out an error?
February 11th, 2017 at 2:25:49 PM permalink
kenarman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 3
Posts: 810
Quote: stinkingliberal
Well, thanks for mixing that valuable info with an insult. Please provide a link to the Breitbart article about the fossilized noodles.


Since it appears research isn't your strong suit I will post a link for you although a simple google search would find many others.

Pasta
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
February 11th, 2017 at 2:34:36 PM permalink
stinkingliberal
Member since: Nov 9, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 731
Quote: buzzardknot
Could you underline the insult? Or do you consider it an insult when someone points out an error?


If I truly have to point out what was insulting about what he said, there may be no words in the English language that are sufficient to convey the concept to you. Nonetheless, I'll give you a hint. It's the difference between saying "you were wrong about this" and saying "you're always wrong." Get it? I didn't think you would.
February 11th, 2017 at 2:38:34 PM permalink
stinkingliberal
Member since: Nov 9, 2016
Threads: 17
Posts: 731
Quote: kenarman
Since it appears research isn't your strong suit I will post a link for you although a simple google search would find many others.

Pasta


Hey, nice job. That link says that some researchers agree with the Marco Polo/Eastern trader theory but that the authors of the article don't. In other words, they validated that the scholarly community isn't in agreement on this. So neither you nor I can claim to be absolutely right or wrong.

Still waiting for the Breitbart report about those Etruscan fossilized noodles. Actually, what I would take as a strong indication that pasta/noodles were a significant part of ancient Roman cuisine is a citation from some writing of the time-- any writing--that mentioned them being prepared or served. Should be easy, we have a really good idea of what they ate.

Of course, all this discussion is offered on the presumption that you actually give two shits one way or the other and aren't simply ragging on me in retaliation for my not liking your orange hero.
February 11th, 2017 at 3:44:48 PM permalink
kenarman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 3
Posts: 810
Quote: stinkingliberal
Quote: kenarman
Since it appears research isn't your strong suit I will post a link for you although a simple google search would find many others.

Pasta


Hey, nice job. That link says that some researchers agree with the Marco Polo/Eastern trader theory but that the authors of the article don't. In other words, they validated that the scholarly community isn't in agreement on this. So neither you nor I can claim to be absolutely right or wrong.

Still waiting for the Breitbart report about those Etruscan fossilized noodles. Actually, what I would take as a strong indication that pasta/noodles were a significant part of ancient Roman cuisine is a citation from some writing of the time-- any writing--that mentioned them being prepared or served. Should be easy, we have a really good idea of what they ate.

Of course, all this discussion is offered on the presumption that you actually give two shits one way or the other and aren't simply ragging on me in retaliation for my not liking your orange hero.


Thanks for making my point on research skills. Another quote for you.

"The History of Pasta! There is no documentation of it coming from or being invented by any one person. We can safely say that Marco Polo was not responsible for pasta being brought from China to Italy. In fact pasta was well on it's way to becoming a big part of Italian food history when Marco Polo returned from his journey in 1296. Pasta had already become a huge trading commodity in Sicily, Cagliari and Sardinia. In fact there is historical documentation and recipes dating back to 800 A.D. that included dried pasta made with durum wheat."
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
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