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OOPS sorry forgot about the firearms rules.....Must try harder
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Many firearms rules - or lack of rules - in the US puzzle me also and I've lived here all my life. In other words, probably too complex and controversial to discuss very much on this site.
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No less the prohibitions in the posting guidelines.

Perhaps it would be better to discuss the American misuse of the term "football"?
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Arizona has open gun carry laws that allow firearms to be carried with you wherever you go except fir places set out in the law and places where signs are posted prohibiting guns. Gun laws very by state but few are as unrestrictive as Arizona. Plenty of info on the web if you want to learn more without discussing it here.
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A weak attempt at humor. My apologies.
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Ok, rather than hinting, let me quote the posting guidelines:
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I'm sure there are plenty of other confusing things about the US that are available. How about 50 states with 50 different driver licenses and driving laws? (Driving, not helmet laws)
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Ok, rather than hinting, let me quote the posting guidelines:
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I'm sure there are plenty of other confusing things about the US that are available. How about 50 states with 50 different driver licenses and driving laws? (Driving, not helmet laws)
I would begin the confusion with 50 quasi autonomous states.
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The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.

How many of those are related to the use of weapons?
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I live here and I am confused. I don't blame you one bit for being confused too.
Totally agree with the above. And, one would think...that we would at some point be getting smarter, more logical and realizing just how far out to lunch we really are. We have some of the finest schools in the world and it seems that too many major in "Counter Productive 101."
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The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.
I see a lot of examples on this forum about crime in the UK. Maybe they don't mind criminals walking the street. Stiff upper lip Razz emoticon
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At least you don't have to wonder why we have a royal family that has no authority, but is financially supported by public funds. Laughing emoticon
So we support politicians with public funds who abuse their authority....... Not sure which is worse
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Rusty rope wrote:
The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.

How many of those are related to the use of weapons?
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At least you don't have to wonder why we have a royal family that has no authority, but is financially supported by public funds. Laughing emoticon
If you mean UK royalty, then you are oh so wrong. Laughing emoticon

Check out this video why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=bhyYgnhhKFw
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DRWeside wrote:
At least you don't have to wonder why we have a royal family that has no authority, but is financially supported by public funds. Laughing emoticon
If you mean UK royalty, then you are oh so wrong. Laughing emoticon

Check out this video why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=bhyYgnhhKFw
Wow, you are a loyal subject. Such high regard for the property rights of the royals. Well, I guess they acquired it in a fair manner. Someone call Oliver Cromwell and tell him there still are a few more running around. And tell him to add rusty rope to the list.
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I grew up outside of Detroit...and I never needed anything but a fast wit and a quick tongue.

Or visa versa.
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I grew up outside of Detroit...and I never needed anything but a fast wit and a quick tongue.

Or visa versa.
Ditto from me when I lived in SoCal. In fact, that works in many parts of the world, if my experience is anything to go by...

I've always said, "If you're going to insult someone, do it eloquently." Clown emoticon
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Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

Daylight saving time and the resistance to adopting the metric system
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Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

Daylight saving time and the resistance to adopting the metric system
Agreed, I don't know why more states don't follow AZ's lead regarding DST.
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DST is not a USA thing only. It's done all over the world.
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Olestra wrote:
Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

Daylight saving time and the resistance to adopting the metric system
Agreed, I don't know why more states countries don't follow AZ's lead regarding DST.
Fixed that for ya
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Olestra wrote:
Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

Daylight saving time and the resistance to adopting the metric system
Agreed, I don't know why more states countries don't follow AZ's lead regarding DST.
Fixed that for ya
DST = daily scooter therapy?

Ding ding. We have a winner. 8)
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I was going to offer a point for debate:

Why do 49 states ban lane splitting and filtering yet California allows it?

The state of CA got it right on this one.
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Olestra wrote:
the resistance to adopting the metric system
Resistance, apathy or inability? Been a topic of "how the world has changed" discussions at class reunions. Back in the early 50's in junior high, we really thought it would happen.
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Opifex wrote:
I was going to offer a point for debate:

Why do 49 states ban lane splitting and filtering yet California allows it?
For many states, PTWs represent such an insignificant portion of the vehicles on the road that it probably doesn't make the radar screen. Can you envision a state legislator thinking, "Wow, allowing lane splitting will get me six more votes", and then doing the work necessary to push such legislation?
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Olestra wrote:
Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

resistance to adopting the metric system
i hope they don't, Imperial (is it called Imperial over there?) is quirky, quirky is good

and have we ever truly adopted the metric system in the UK?

I'm 5'7", weigh 15 stone and have a 38" waist (yeah, eaten too many quarter pounders) so i was sweating cobs yesterday coz the temperatures was 80f. My car has a 10 gallon tank which will get me about 400 miles which is pretty good but i can't get 8 x 4 foot sheets of plasterboard in it.

and i was only taught metric at school

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink in litres
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Terryvanman,
Thought you were vacationing in Sarasota.
what prompted this post?
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Olestra wrote:
Things that Puzzle me about the USA, that aren't related to subjects verboten by posting guidelines...

resistance to adopting the metric system
i hope they don't, Imperial (is it called Imperial over there?) is quirky, quirky is good

and have we ever truly adopted the metric system in the UK?

I'm 5'7", weigh 15 stone and have a 38" waist (yeah, eaten too many quarter pounders) so i was sweating cobs yesterday coz the temperatures was 80f. My car has a 10 gallon tank which will get me about 400 miles which is pretty good but i can't get 8 x 4 foot sheets of plasterboard in it.

and i was only taught metric at school

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink in litres
Yeah but when it is cold we go metric 1c 2c 0c

the thing that confuses me about america is how come their pints are so wee? for that matter their gallons. Are miles smaller in america?

And why do the drive on the right? They are not french.
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Consider the plight of the American Soldier:

Tactical maps are km. Ground vehicles calibrated in miles and mph. My helicopter airspeed indicator? Knots. (Nautical miles/hr for you land lubbers)

After 35 years, it was difficult not to be schizoid.
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Grits. I don't want to eat "grit".

"Stand in line". Aren't I queuing?

"Fixin's". Toppings? Condiments? I have no idea.

Tri-Tip. Huh?

4-way stop. Ridiculously confusing. Just put in a roundabout! (Traffic circle)

55mph or 65mph on a freeway? Why?? It's 16 lanes wide, go faster!

Ice in an already cold drink. No thanks, I want drink, not ice!

These are a few of my puzzling things.
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