Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 68
  1. #21
    Network Hub
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    353

  2. #22
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Nalano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NY f'n C
    Posts
    9,917
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    That's a good list. I'd have to agree with all. I'd probably list the space program as a whole on there, rather than just the moon. Voyager, Pioneer, Viking, Hubble, Pathfinder, Curiosity, Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, Kepler, Mars Odyssey, and Chandra , just to name a few.
    I thought the space program in general was implied, but yeah. That.
    Nalano H. Wildmoon
    Director of the Friends of Nalano PAC
    Attorney at Lawl
    "His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy." - Woody Allen

  3. #23
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus mickygor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    1,473
    Quote Originally Posted by Jockie View Post
    I voted labour because despite their many many flaws, their base ideology isn't inherently evil.
    You're kidding, right? Labour are even more authoritarian than the LibDems are, at the moment. Removing self determination from people is inherently evil. Enforced wealth redistribution is not a moral approach to the issue of poverty. For crying out loud, the best party to vote for if you're leftist at the moment is the Conservative party, and that's really not saying much. Labour is a shambles, and the NuLabour reactionaries are driving them even further towards a completely authoritarian system.


    As for the topic at hand... I'm proud of our Finest Hour. I think it's hard not to be, to be honest. I'm proud of our colonial history, that we managed to beat out continental Europe to become the dominant power. Punching above our weight, so to speak. There are too many figures to list them all, but top of my list, I'm proud of Alan Turing. Without him, I'd probably have a qualification in languages and be stuck just being a language teacher (ignoring the fact that someone else would've developed the tech, you know what I mean). Currently, I'm proud that we're the voice of dissent within the EU. Someone's gotta stand up to them, and Nigel Farage is the perfect figurehead. There are tonnes of things I'm proud of, I'll probably post again later when I'm not in game.
    Itsbastiat, Dawngate
    Bastiat, Planetside 2, Miller NC
    Therin Katta, FFXIV, Cerberus

  4. #24
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Nalano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NY f'n C
    Posts
    9,917
    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    I'm proud of our colonial history
    Eugh.

    10chars.
    Nalano H. Wildmoon
    Director of the Friends of Nalano PAC
    Attorney at Lawl
    "His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy." - Woody Allen

  5. #25
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Hypernetic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    2,154
    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I thought the space program in general was implied, but yeah. That.
    It was, but I wanted to add that anyway.

  6. #26
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus mickygor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    1,473
    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Eugh.

    10chars.
    You 1/32 native or whatever it is you have to be these days? There's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation's history.
    Itsbastiat, Dawngate
    Bastiat, Planetside 2, Miller NC
    Therin Katta, FFXIV, Cerberus

  7. #27
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Hypernetic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    2,154
    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    You 1/32 native or whatever it is you have to be these days? There's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation's history.
    Are you proud of slavery too?

  8. #28
    Lesser Hivemind Node lasikbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New York Shitty
    Posts
    543
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    Are you proud of slavery too?
    Evidently unless you are 1/32 black or greater you should be.

  9. #29
    I'm proud of our colonialism, but in the sense that we were a tiny nation, we were clever enough to hit the industrial revolution first, and we wasted no time in building one of the largest empires of the world.

    (How we handled it of course is another matter)

  10. #30
    Obscure Node JaminBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by NecroKnight View Post
    We invented the modern torpedo, we have one the cleanest seas, our handball team is among the best in the world, many of our cultural heritages are under UNESCO protection, Nikola Tesla was born and raised in our country and he was half Croatian.
    I have nothing against Croatia, I'm spending my honeymoon there in one month time. Everything you say is valid, although claiming the 'Modern Topredo', did made me snigger.

    You also have awesome bendy trains from what I'm told.

  11. #31
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Fumarole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,522
    I reserve pride for accomplishment, so no, I'm not proud to be American. My parents fucked here, I had no part in it. Other people took an active role in their citizenship, and good on them for it, that's something to be proud of. I'm happy to be American, yes, but that's a different thing.

    The things I'm less than pleased with about my country would have to be topped by how much our politicians bow to the ignorant masses, but I suppose that's all in the name of democracy, eh? Education can fix this problem, but likely not in my lifetime.
    The Medallion of the Imperial Psychopath, a Napoleon: Total War AAR
    For the Emperor!, a Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai AAR

  12. #32
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus mickygor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    1,473
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    Are you proud of slavery too?
    I'm not sure pride is the right attribute for it. Obviously it's difficult to justify something that has an obvious immorality, but you have to place it in its time. The slave trade existed in a time when owning slaves was by and large an acceptable policy. As such, I can hold pride in my nation's actions at the time. For example, keeping it on thee subject of slavery, the English empire was very progressive in the legalities of slavery and its eventual abolition.
    Itsbastiat, Dawngate
    Bastiat, Planetside 2, Miller NC
    Therin Katta, FFXIV, Cerberus

  13. #33
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Nalano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NY f'n C
    Posts
    9,917
    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    I'm not sure pride is the right attribute for it. Obviously it's difficult to justify something that has an obvious immorality, but you have to place it in its time. The slave trade existed in a time when owning slaves was by and large an acceptable policy. As such, I can hold pride in my nation's actions at the time. For example, keeping it on thee subject of slavery, the English empire was very progressive in the legalities of slavery and its eventual abolition.
    No, the English didn't need to uphold slavery. They made their money by subjugating entire nations and exporting foodstuffs while the locals starved. I'm pretty sure there was never a time when genocide was acceptable. And while America ended its "peculiar institution" in 1865, the Brits kept holding on to those territories straight to the Second World War. Funny, that.
    Last edited by Nalano; 23-08-2012 at 10:47 PM.
    Nalano H. Wildmoon
    Director of the Friends of Nalano PAC
    Attorney at Lawl
    "His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy." - Woody Allen

  14. #34
    Lesser Hivemind Node Jiiiiim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    754
    A great time for hats, though

  15. #35
    Network Hub
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    353
    I'm sorry Nalano but I'm calling fucking bullshit.

    How can you not have American cheese on your 'not proud' list?

  16. #36
    Activated Node
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    50
    I'm pretty proud my country's still here, being boxed in against France and Germany. Also, we're pretty good at trolling mother nature. And raw herring, of course.

  17. #37
    Activated Node
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    No, the English didn't need to uphold slavery. They made their money by subjugating entire nations and exporting foodstuffs while the locals starved. I'm pretty sure there was never a time when genocide was acceptable. And while America ended its "peculiar institution" in 1865, the Brits kept holding on to those territories straight to the Second World War. Funny, that.
    True, but the USA has been guilty of much the same in the Americas before and during the Cold War.
    E.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_republic

  18. #38
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Nalano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NY f'n C
    Posts
    9,917
    Quote Originally Posted by kalelovil View Post
    True, but the USA has been guilty of much the same in the Americas before and during the Cold War.
    E.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_republic
    Two things.

    1) If you'll notice, I already said it was something to be ashamed of. Pay attention.
    2) How does that in any way excuse what the British did for centuries?
    Nalano H. Wildmoon
    Director of the Friends of Nalano PAC
    Attorney at Lawl
    "His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy." - Woody Allen

  19. #39
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Skalpadda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,249
    Not sure I'd use the word pride, there are certainly things I like about my country but I can't take much credit for them.

    Some things I like:
    Our "Freedom to roam" laws and customs. which go a long way to making sure our country is actually our country.
    The general geekiness of our culture.
    That we've stayed away from wars for 200 years.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for IKEA.

  20. #40
    Activated Node
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Two things.

    1) If you'll notice, I already said it was something to be ashamed of. Pay attention.
    2) How does that in any way excuse what the British did for centuries?
    When did I say it did?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •