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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby keatonatron » Fri 11.03.2006 12:04 pm

I'm 1/128th Cherokee.

My great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was a settler, and was kidknapped during a raid. Her husband tracked them down and was able to rescue her a year later. By that time she was pregnant with the chief's daughter, who is my great-great-great-great-grandmother.

Pretty exciting story really, I should sell the movie rights.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Dehitay » Fri 11.03.2006 12:12 pm

har har, I have no sense of patriotism. The US may have done a hell of a lot of good and bad. However anything major it's done, I personally didn't contribute much (maybe some taxes to fund it) so I don't really see any reason for me to be proud of it. I laugh when a person says something stupid like "We kicked you butt in World War II" unless that person is a WWII veteran, or when a person tells me "You really screwed up in Vietnam" (I am not a Vietnam veteran). All I think I've really accomplished is screwing with a lot of people's heads.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Infidel » Fri 11.03.2006 1:41 pm

Im Japanese but since people in the united states are all imagrents unless your native american, that makes me an american also.


By that logic, even Native Americans are immigrants--from Asia.

I'm 1/128th Cherokee.


37/1024 here. You made me look at my USDotIBoIATA card. I actually have more, but because of Virginia Racial Integrity Act I can only prove that much. Stupid law divided the entire world into two races, black and white. Which do you think the Indians registered as?
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 11.03.2006 3:39 pm

unfortunately 1/8 is the least native american you can be to be able to receive benefits from the tribes. unless they changed it..
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby kuroi » Fri 11.03.2006 3:52 pm

Neither. British. =)
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Naiko-chan » Fri 11.03.2006 4:06 pm

Thank You!I am very proud of the U.S.Not for the choices made but for the dream that was applied in the making.American started as a noble cause,but today the world has changed from the revolutionary war era.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 11.03.2006 5:26 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Schattenjedi wrote:
ashitaka wrote:
Im Japanese but since people in the united states are all imagrents unless your native american, that makes me an american also.


That's faulty logic...unless you're talking about colonial times...


My family is from Scotland, but has been living in the US since the 1700's.

His family is from Japan, but has been living in the US since the (we'll say) 1800's.

Are you saying I'm American and he's Japanese?


No, I'd say you are both American.

ashitaka wrote:
since people in the united states are all imagrents unless your native american


I was disagreeing with this bit.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 11.03.2006 5:29 pm

ashitaka wrote:
since people in the united states are all imagrents unless your native american


well i guess theoretically all natives of all continants are currently all immigrants if you go by that skewed premise. because what ever you believe we either came from adam, monkey, frogs/tadpoles or alien transplant.. so we all came from somewhere else..
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Infidel » Fri 11.03.2006 6:22 pm

I've always perfered Alien Transplant myself. I love Sci-fi.

Mutineer's Moon is a really good Sci-fi book with this premise.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Ryui » Fri 11.03.2006 7:41 pm

I was born/raised in California, USA. Its o-k here... but the government/polotics etc. bother me =="

one question for you would be...why don't you double space after .'s and ,'s? It's sort of annoying..and makes your posts harder to read. But that might just be me, I don't know. =/
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby keatonatron » Fri 11.03.2006 11:51 pm

Ryui wrote:
one question for you would be...why don't you double space after .'s and ,'s?


You can't double-space in HTML (what this forum is based on).
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Ashurii » Sun 11.05.2006 1:20 am

Mike Cash wrote:
mangamanzero wrote:
I'm USamerican :|, but I usually say I'm jamaican B).'Cause thats where my family came from.
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Not too much to be proud of in USamerica :|
...


Then take your butt to somewhere you would be proud to be.


I love Mike Cash. :D

Oyaji wrote:
I would also point out that calling people from the United States "Americans" is a centuries old, universally practiced convention, and I think it is silly to criticize Americans for calling themselves by the same word that the rest of the world uses. I am quite sure that when an Australian in Melbourne says "American" he is not talking about someone from Bolivia.


This is a good point as well!

Anyway, about the question, I'm American. (Delaware represent?)
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Feder » Mon 11.06.2006 9:45 pm

I'm a US citizen. Good times O-o
Can't say I'm proud of being an American, but I know it's not much better anywhere else so I will stay here. ^^;
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Sumi » Mon 11.06.2006 9:49 pm

I'm an American citizen, but my dad is a naturalized American citizen. He's from Kyotou and my mother is African American.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Sumi » Mon 11.06.2006 9:52 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
mangamanzero wrote:
I'm USamerican :|, but I usually say I'm jamaican B).'Cause thats where my family came from.
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Not too much to be proud of in USamerica :|
...


Then take your butt to somewhere you would be proud to be.


Hey, I'm not too proud to be an American either. Due to the government's potrayal of us, I wouldn't be. There is nothing wrong with not being proud of your country. Hell, over half of us aren't.
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