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    who? when? huh? GTI124's Avatar
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    Power Outage in the US

    How crazy was that??? How did our American and Canadian Froggers do over there?

    Some interesting pics:

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    After:

    <img src="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/nightlights/blackout081503-7hrsafter-text.jpg" alt=" - " />

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    Interesting pics....poor canada..... frown

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    Cool pics GTI124,

    thanks

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    Living across the river from NY in Bergen County we weren't effected by the blackout but neighoring areas were.

    No one in the world seemed to care about us this time. After the blizzard this year and after 911, we got calls from relatives and my parents friends from all over the world. This time no one called.

    My mom thought maybe the phones were out so she called my aunt in San Diego, but my aunt didn't seem to care about the blackout, all she wanted to talk about was Kobe Bryant and the heat in Europe. My mom got so mad she hung up on my aunt. My aunt called back and told my mom we thought we were the center of the universe, then my aunt hung up. My uncle sent us flowers yesterday.

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    Having relatives in the USA and in London, I was apaulled to learn that the rest of the world didn't care about the Bali Terrorist Bombing either. It just wan't big news, definitely not the headlines overseas.

    I don't know if it was the same case with the recent Mariot bombing in Jakarta, but I figure that since it was an attack on the US, it probably rated highly in overseas news. even though it had nowhere near the number of casualties of the Bali tradgedy.

    News rates deferently in different countries. The blackout was in the headlines here in Australia, but I am sure with europe being in the middle of their deadly heat wave, nobody there would give a s*#t about a blackout in the US.
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    NBJ, we heard about Bali, but it was reported on the news only in passing, and then only in relation to how few Americans were killed.

    If a plane crashes in Africa the news reporter here tells the camera about it, then adds "no Americans were on board", smiles, and moves onto the next disaster

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    Yeah just what I figured. It basically somes up americans (in general). If it doesn't effect them, why bother reporting it??? I am generalising here of course and not referring to every American.

    Never known a more arogant and insular bunch of people. For some reason world news and politics doesn't rate unless it involves America in some way.

    I am not American, but I did live in Plano, TEXAS for about 6 months and have visited almost every Major city in the US. It is one of my least favourtie countries to visit and to live in. After living in London for 5 months and being able to catch a train to France for the weekend you soon discover just how friendly, worldly and refereshing some people can be.

    Whilst there is a lot of American culture here in Australia, we are still very much european and our way of life is much more closely related to the UK and/or Europe then America. I hope it stays that way too.
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    One thing I've noticed in my travels, when it comes to world news, Australia is one of the best.

    Even though the UK and USA are big migrant melting pots, I've found their media is relatively insular - world news, what world news
    ? I'll tell you, I was reading more than The Sun in the UK too!

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