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8 hours ago, sidnaq said:

you served ni the military? wow the new things i l learn about people  

if @notme wrote a story about her life, no one would believe it. shes seriously the #1 Badass in all of SC history. dunno how shes so modest and quiet about it. its so weird to see newer members not have a clue about her. 

I think america is actually the most creative and innovative society in the world right now. this is because the brightest and best from all over the world usually want to end up in the states. its the american dream isnt it? even einstein and tesla ended up there. the culture is one to attract the greatest minds, so in that environment they flourished. 

the british empire used to be similar, especially during the industrial revolution with the likes of brunel (even though he was born in britain). 

 

 

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Actually creativity is dead in USA and has been for more than a decade. Look at their films, all remakes.Now they switched to old comic books and even are turning to japanese anime and manga for remakes. The music industry is all sampled from old loops too. 

America was once creative, but not anymore. The Iphone and apple is dying. Steve Jobs was an innovator, but now he is dead. Actually I havent seen anything creative from USA in over 10 years. 

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21 minutes ago, kirtc said:

Actually I havent seen anything creative from USA in over 10 years

Elon Musk.

Everything he does is creative.

But your point is valid. Musk is an outlier, a rare genius polymath. American entertainment certainly is becoming repetitive and boring. 

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@notme @kirtc 

in terms of leading the world on scientific discovery, the usa is miles ahead of the rest of the world

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-worlds-best-countries-science/ 

I dont think you can see something like hollywood and say "look! theres nothing new in cinemas so america isnt creative" all the creativity is away from cameras. its in labs and patent offices and businesses and peoples garages. even elon musk is just a drop in the ocean. we take mobile phones for granted but they completely changed the entire global society - isnt silicon valley in some way responsible? or how about google android and apple? or windows? 

because we don't immediately know of many "big name" innovations in recent times, that doesn't mean the country is not producing anything innovative

the USA has a major advantage because of two things - its sheer size (the land mass not counting alaska or hawaii is the same as the entirety of europe) which means a wider selection of people likely to invent something, and the amount of money which drives innovation. no other countries can compare

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1 hour ago, DigitalUmmah said:

if @notme wrote a story about her life, no one would believe it. shes seriously the #1 Badass in all of SC history. dunno how shes so modest and quiet about it. its so weird to see newer members not have a clue about her. 

I think america is actually the most creative and innovative society in the world right now. this is because the brightest and best from all over the world usually want to end up in the states. its the american dream isnt it? even einstein and tesla ended up there. the culture is one to attract the greatest minds, so in that environment they flourished. 

the british empire used to be similar, especially during the industrial revolution with the likes of brunel (even though he was born in britain). 

 

 

incredible!! write an autobiography @notme

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43 minutes ago, sidnaq said:

incredible!! write an autobiography @notme

I'm just a simple stay-home mom. The greatness of my feats has been vastly exaggerated. 

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3 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

She was a cook or P-KP  l will guess.  :D

I worked in ammunitions. When on deployment in support of operations in Bosnia, I used my creativity to invent an easier way to count and sort bullets, and also built a speaker from an ammo can to amplify my little "walkman" cassette player/radio for the enjoyment of all. I also crocheted colorful hats, which everyone wanted to wear when they weren't required to be in uniform. 

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5 minutes ago, notme said:

I worked in ammunitions. This is called "ordnance"

When on deployment in support of operations in Bosnia, This is were the Pentagon didn't want to deploy their helicopters because the ground was muddy.

I used my creativity to invent an easier way to count and sort bullets, l read the numbers on the boxes.

and also built a speaker from an ammo can to amplify my little "walkman" cassette player/radio for the enjoyment of all. Did you have a MWO for that?

l also crocheted colorful hats, which everyone wanted to wear when they weren't required to be in uniform. Like this: :party: ?

 And the SC's July 4th Fireworks Show has begun.

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1 minute ago, hasanhh said:

 And the SC's July 4th Fireworks Show has begun.

1. Actually, my designation was "Ammunitions Specialist", 55B. (Not really more respectable than truck drivers, but slightly higher status than regular infantry.)

2. I was stationed at an old Soviet air base in Hungary. Those from my unit who got sent south did complain a lot about the mud. 

3. No, man, you have no idea! They just unloaded and threw everything out on a table loose, and we had to sort, inspect, inventory, and package for reissue. 

4. No, but my platoon sergeant thought it was pretty cool as long as I played his cassettes when he asked.

5. Precisely! The more big, colorful, and ridiculous the better! 

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31 minutes ago, notme said:

1. Actually, my designation was "Ammunitions Specialist", 55B. (Not really more respectable than truck drivers, but slightly higher status than regular infantry.) 11B -> 12B -> 19D -> other stuff

2. I was stationed at an old Soviet air base in Hungary. Those from my unit who got sent south did complain a lot about the mud. How were the living conditions in the bldgs.?

3. No, man, you have no idea! They just unloaded and threw everything out on a table loose, and we had to sort, inspect, inventory, and package for reissue. Typical Army.  Sorting for belt sequence -or whatever they called it?

4. No, but my platoon sergeant thought it was pretty cool as long as I played his cassettes when he asked. l kept telling them to turn down the boom boxes.

5. Precisely! The more big, colorful, and ridiculous the better!  For me, this characterization applies to "down range".

Bosnia was another "pipeline war". lt took canceling the pipeline project to stop the fighting. Last year l looked up the pipelines in the Balkans and they are now the same as 40+ years ago.

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