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Where do we all live - a Poll

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by BillN, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    As I sit down at my computer with my morning coffee and a slab of chocolate checking my finances, (I'm retired - it's not easy, maybe I should ask for contributions like that Ken Rockwell "guy" of equipment review fame?), my grey cells start to "fire up"

    If it has not been done before it would be nice to know where we all live or are situated - just a "bit of fun" which we all need "over here" in this grey, (gray to the US), winter

    This thread is suppose to be a "Poll" but I may fail in execution so Luke may have to step in and help

    I will attempt to list countries, or regions - but will clearly leave some out which I hope can be added as we go along

    Just would be interesting to know how far the SC worldwide community extends

    Hope you are all happy with it and no one is offended by my question

    I live in France - but I'm a Brit - so I have ticked La Belle Vie, (depends on your point of Vue)
     
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Scandinavia ? also needs splitting
    Africa ?

    its a massive Task
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I live in the United Kingdom of Nowhere, maaaaaaaaaan ...
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    As my old Audit Manager used to say, (I,m a UK FCA - I suppose you call them CPA's in the US), just "tick something" for now and we'll sort it out as we go along
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Is that the Beatles - "Nowhere Man" ………….. please listen, take your time etc.,

    great song, brings back memories - play it - it will brighten up you morning!!

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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    a Utube song is always nice to embed - appropriate as I'm listening to Ken Bruce - The Pop Quiz master for you non-Brits and (Polly)

    The UK national Anthem - I think not

    scoundrels

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  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Come the Referendum ... Scotland & the Disunited Kingdom
     
  8. BigTam

    BigTam SC Regular

    98
    Jun 23, 2011
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    I'm Scottish, but I live in Germany. Will be interesting to see the poll results when a few hundred answers are in ...
     
  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    This is just a starter, as you say interesting, see how it develops, when you place your vote mention the country if it is not there and maybe a change could be made.
    You never know how useful the info may be
     
  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I am not a nationalist nor am I offended, but "Other - EU" is a bit too broad for me. So no vote yet. :smile:
    Nice initiative.
    Peter
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Peter - I indicted that this was "work in progress" and could be developed - I'll try to add, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, The Ukraine, Latvia, etc., ………. or maybe we should just forget about it judging by the comments so far.
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I do not seem to be able to add countries to the Poll.

    Coffee now drunk and chocolate consumed so maybe it's not such a good idea - must be the caffeine

    Maybe it's time to say "Goodbye" to the Poll

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    or maybe not as the US will be online soon!

    I,m over to the watch forum to annoy those guys and discuss Kevin Pieterson, (Cricket again!)!
     
  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I think the whole debate is stupid - but I'm in favour of them leaving if they want to, (but that's political and we cannot discuss that).
     
  14. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I realise we cannot discuss it but its nice to have a choice & not feel like you are taken for granted.
     
  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I know I also missed Eire and N Ireland and have probably upset the Welsh and I'm not happy as I'm from Yorkshire.

    I have a Basque representative knocking on my door and a Transylvanian monk has just sent me an email

    All in good fun

    this evenings curry that my wife is cooking smells good!!!
     
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  16. qhs232

    qhs232 SC Regular

    196
    Oct 6, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Gary
    My wife is English….can I vote twice :smile:
     
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  17. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I think it's a multi choice poll - so you can tick all the boxes if you want
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The poll itself can not be edited or amended in any way that I can see. So people can feel free to vote for whatever seems "closest" to their heart, or as Bill cheekily suggests......just check 'em all.

    I live in the USA only because it is where I was born. If it were by choice, I think I would live on some deserted island, but only after I could set-up a reliable wireless network.
     
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  19. FetterSteve

    FetterSteve New to SC

    6
    Oct 20, 2011
    Another Scot hoping for a Yes vote!
     
  20. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    If I'd known I could vote for more than one, I'd have chose the US - lived here all my life - and the Arctic Region, because the Arctic has been visiting the northeast and midwest US with amazing regularity this winter so far. It's either been brutally cold or snowing or freezing raining pretty much since the new year. I think we've maybe had 4-5 nice winter days where it's cold, but you can easily spend a chunk of the day outdoors, this year. My wife is a teacher and they've been working through the cold (the heating the school buildings has held up well enough) but this week she missed Monday and Tuesday morning due to snow, taught for a few hours Tuesday afternoon, then was off yesterday for ice and today (and likely tomorrow) because the majority of our county is without power after yesterday's ice. We're expecting another dose of snow this weekend, but hopefully not enough to close the schools any further. And we haven't even had a big dump of snow this winter, just a few of them in the 8-12" range, but we'll probably get a good 20-24" dump before the winter's over...

    -Ray
     
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