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What country are you from?

What country are you from?

  • North America

    Votes: 63 46.3%
  • South America

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Asia

    Votes: 12 8.8%
  • Africa

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Antartica

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Europe

    Votes: 52 38.2%
  • Australia

    Votes: 6 4.4%

  • Total voters
    136

Angie Brown

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I was thumbing through some threads, when I noticed that the conversations between members are from across the globe! These conversations would not be happening if it were not for the Internet. Now the following observations do not include members that do not state where they live, and of course I have not listed everyone but check this out -

Shanghai - BJY
New Zealand - Robin
Sweden - Veronika & Shield
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Charles
Finland - Josefina
Canada - Aili; Ben, Peter V & RayGavel & AnnaBella

England - Nerthus & Gemini & RebeccaG
Europe - Althia
Belgium - Eevee
Kiev - Candide
Holland - Moss &TriniTY
Boca Raton - TaoistGuy
Victoria, Australia - Halenka & Kelly H
Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Titus Rivas
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico - Marita
USA - too many to count

So where are you from? You can vote and be specific by posting a reply.

I am in California...North America.
South East England :)
 

Angie Brown

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I live right on the south coast of England, in a city that has often been described as a mini-London: Brighton. It has a risque reputation - probably deserved - and was the sort of place in decades past where unmarried couples would head to for a weekend of illicit passion! Now it hosts the annual Brighton Gay Pride festival, and, every June, the naked bike ride through town (I kid you not!).


I've never really lived anywhere else; Brighton is not the sort of place people tend to leave, as there's always so much going on. Plus, I don't think I could live somewhere that wasn't on the coast: as it is, the English Channel and "award winning" beaches are just five minutes walk from my front door...
Haahahah I remember when the nudist beach first opened there a couple of lads where I worked went, expecting to goggle at nude nubile beauties. They were most disappointed to find it was only a tiny few out of shape aged wrinklies there. I doubt you are old enough to remember that. It was a chuckle
 

Angie Brown

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We're most definitely European. We're part of the EU~ (Hopefully we'll stay that way...)
I agree we are indeed European - and none of us know what we will be in any future lives so no point being 'ist' about who and what others are, is there? Lol.
I hope we leave the political EU superstate, though ☺
 

Angie Brown

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To clarify:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Europe


Re the E.U. - British opinion is divided as to whether it is a good thing to be in the E.U. or not. We were originally "sold" the idea as being a Common Market with limited number of countries in membership (I was young at the time and got taken in by that and went round calling myself European and wanting to be part of a super-country called "Europe". I've since realised rather more about what it has really entailed for us). It does look rather like the E.U. is trying to regard itself as a super Nation State these days. It is certainly the case that it has a lot bigger membership than it used to have and is concerning itself with a lot more than trade.


Many British people are now accordingly against E.U. membership and wish to withdraw. The majority of us now wish to withdraw and there is a lot of pressure on our current Government to agree to a referendum as to whether we will withdraw or no.


Errr...yep..it would have been better if Britain had been listed separately in the poll originally, but mistakes can be made and those who believe we are part of Europe and/or want us to be in the E.U. have probably ticked that they come from Europe.


Others of us who take Europe as being continental Europe and/or are looking forward to when we are no longer part of the EU will have searched in vain for an option to tick and wont have ticked one.


Personally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will indeed be withdrawing and the sooner the better.


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On a different tack, usual lack of memories prevailing, but I have strong inkling I've been Greek, Arabic, Turkish and from Scandinavia (Denmark I think) before now.
Geographically, we are in N Europe and are therefore European.
There is nowhere to tick France, Germany, Italy, Poland or anywhere else but none of them complaining. It is merely a geographic fun survey, not a politcal bashing party enjoy it for what it is :)
 
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Angie Brown

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DNA tests give us a few shocks. I have 2% Middle Eastern and am also related to Oetzi the Iceman. My ancient heritage is mostly Viking. It goes to show that we can't say much about our 'enemies'.
Yep, because even if we know who we were before we don't know who we will be if we have to return here again. Lol.
 

Angie Brown

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Hoping we have some kind of choice in location, If so US, or Canada or maybe UK again
I've been in England in all but one of my handful of remembered pl's. The one where I wasn't was in a quite primitive tribe of golden skinned people who had almost died out. There was only maybe two or three dozen of us left, and I can't remember any children or whole families left. Maybe they had all gone elsewhere to try and find a way to sustain themselves.
 

briski

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I've been in England in all but one of my handful of remembered pl's. The one where I wasn't was in a quite primitive tribe of golden skinned people who had almost died out. There was only maybe two or three dozen of us left, and I can't remember any children or whole families left. Maybe they had all gone elsewhere to try and find a way to sustain themselves.
I think you are south east england as well yeah?
 

Angie Brown

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I think you are south east england as well yeah?
Yes. Lovely part of the country even though much of this area isn't rich, and we are a bit hard up now.
Not far to sea and to countryside and well away from outer SW London where we used to live and where I was raised. It had been pleasant there but changed for the worse.
The msm make fun of what was suburbia but the relatively quiet and trouble free suburbs, with its sense of community, was a great place to grow up in the 60's/70's.
 

Ritter

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DNA tests give us a few shocks. I have 2% Middle Eastern and am also related to Oetzi the Iceman. My ancient heritage is mostly Viking. It goes to show that we can't say much about our 'enemies'.

Also did a test some years ago. I am in the high 80's Scandinavian, 10% finnish and slightly below 2% baltic. Which is pretty much standard results for anyone from Northeastern Sweden, judging by several other results from people I know. Don't trust 23andme, though. They tamper with results (of white people only) for the sake of political activism, and have admitted as much. I took mine at myheritage and I know people who have gotten pretty different results when they checked some other site.

As a reply to the thread in general, I come from rural northern Sweden, near the arctic circle.
 

Angie Brown

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Also did a test some years ago. I am in the high 80's Scandinavian, 10% finnish and slightly below 2% baltic. Which is pretty much standard results for anyone from Northeastern Sweden, judging by several other results from people I know. Don't trust 23andme, though. They tamper with results (of white people only) for the sake of political activism, and have admitted as much. I took mine at myheritage and I know people who have gotten pretty different results when they checked some other site.

As a reply to the thread in general, I come from rural northern Sweden, near the arctic circle.
I have read quite a few poor comments on 23&me. I have never done a dna test as it could be misused for surveillance of demographics and my children share part of my dna. Also, all my family and my husbands have known their heritage anyway. In the end, we go back to Sumaria, the cradle of civilisation, imo.
I was born in London of Italian parents in a Geogian/Victorian life, and was golden skinned in an almost died out simple tribe in an earlier life. The few other pl's I have remembered seem to have been in Derbyshire, London and somewhere else in England.
This life I was born just on the edge of Surrey prior to it being swallowed by The Blob (as per the vintage film), by which I mean London. Seems I love my deep ancestral homeland to keep returning here, but it is so changed even in my current life that I don't want to return here, or anywhere, again. The more media the more we realise what this world is. There seems to be nowhere for common people to have a pleasant enough, reasonably crime, war and poverty free place to go to anymore. At one time, people could 'flee to the hills' and with a bit of hunting, growing and gathering food etc still be left to live out their lives in relative peace.
 
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Angie Brown

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I currently live in the Midlands (UK) but have lived previously for some years in Spain nr Madrid and Tomelloso which is a small town in Castilla La Mancha (Don Quijote land).
Town or rural? Parts of the Midlands are very beautiful indeed. The countryside of S Derbyshire took my breath away when we went there a few times.
 

landsend

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Town or rural? Parts of the Midlands are very beautiful indeed. The countryside of S Derbyshire took my breath away when we went there a few times.

Unfortunately I’m near the urban centre for work and family. Yes it is a land of contrasts. Rural Shropshire is very beautiful and not too far but unfortunately too expensive to live and commute for us currently. Would like to move somewhere more rural in the future, not sure where — maybe we will move back to Spain (northern Spain is very beautiful).
 
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