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Calebowhunter, not to be critical, but I really believe you neglected the most important Scottish contribution. No not kilts, no not bagpipes.

Scotland gave the world the very best 007 James Bond - Sean Connery!!!! Thumbs up

LOL Sir Sean Thumbs up

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So Calebowhunter points to one industry that scotland was best at and actually asks where American products were the envy of the world? Any causual reading of history will clue ya in. [/quote

You don't know yer history neener! Your country is what 300 years old. I wasn't talking about 1 industry, where do you think everything was first build? Europe.

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Oh I will give credit to scotland for it's single malt. I'm a hell of a fan, but those charred barrels the scots use actually come used from our Kentucky Bourbon distillers. Scotch has some Bourbon in it, so I guess that makes it okay. Maybe that's it's saving grace

Sorry dear but i think you will find we were making scotch WAYY before you were making bourbon. Theres a distillery near me and that brand is exported all over the world, scotch is the most famous whisky in the world a trademark of Scotland as are many things.

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There was a time in this country (of course before I was born) when the USA produced some exceptionally fine products, everything from automobiles to precision scientific instruments. Nobody remembers when it was the USA who was the finest watch and clock producer, not the Swiss.

I'm sure the U.S has given the world fine products, as my dad has a harley, like i said - best bikes ever made. Though before the U.S was discovered we were on top with many industries and inventions as was all of Europe too.

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I will give the scots another bit of credit. If it weren't for the vast majority of scottish citizens immigrating to the USA we probably wouldn't have had the workforce here to accomplish what we have over the last few centuries.

Yeah during the highland clearences that was when many thousands moved to the U.S because of the English invasion. But many Scots feel they pioneered the world, we have very intelligent people here, from famous engineers to scientists. Makes me very proud.

Especially for the size of this country, we've made a big impression in the world.

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No doubt the scottish have made their mark. But there must be a reason why your distillers began using our charred barrels.

We are actually younger than 300 years old and we've made the largest impression the world has ever known. What other empire has done that? No doubt that europe was doing and inventing long before we were, but it took Europe how long to do what it's done? Compare that with what we've done in the short 233 years that we've been a country, and mainly within only the last 70 years. But I will admit, Europe has produced some darn find stuff in it's long histroy, even today.

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You know, there once was a time when the UK was absolutely crazy with desire for American goods -- aircraft, vehicles, ships, weapons, munitions, pilots, etc...

Calebow reminds me of an old Mike Myers SNL skit where he ran a store called "All Things Scottish." Motto: "If it isn't Scottish, it's CRAP!!"

I'm also shocked to see him say that Scotland is part of the UK. I always thought a good Scot believed the UK was part of Scotland.

As far as age goes, I was in Egypt once and a tour guide was pointing out the pyramids and going on about all the amazing things about Egyptian culture...4.000 years ago. I looked around at Cairo and thought, "Yeah? But what have you done lately?"

The last words of the movie "Patton" are "...all glory is fleeting." It wasn't that long ago that the British Empire was the dominant force in the world far beyond anything we've ever accomplished -- and they'd held that position for a couple hundred years. We've only been the dominant power for less than 100, and indications are that we're slipping. The sad thing is that while the British Empire declined due to two world wars and rising nationalism in former colonies, we have only ourselves to blame for our current path.

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Well my grandparent's were Polish emmigrent's and without us there would have been no one to taste all the world's booze. Everybody had the gut's to try and make booze, nobody befor the Pol's would taste it! If the great Poilsh, Polish, invasion of 2500 BC into Scotland and in 2450 BC over the rest of Europe hadf, had, not happened, the world would be in sorry shape right now. And what about that Polish baby born in, in, in, oh well his name was Eiensteinsky. And many people thought that Ronald Reganski was the greatest president ever, I prefer Thoedore Rooseveltski. Yes

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Don how many Poles does it take to screw in a light bulb? Laugh Laugh Actually Einstien was a German Jew, perhaps of some Prussian, but I believe more Stuttgart Jew than anything. And I agree that Teddy was a great American president. We need one like him today.

I think every empire has had it's time in history. We critcize the Chinese now and blame them for now copying our stuff, but look back several centuries and see who actually invented much of what we have developed on today - yeah the Chinese, the Arabs, etc gave it to Europe, which brought it to America.

I was onced asked if there was anything left for the Chinese to copy. After thinking about it for a second or two I concluded that they have not yet copied the whole idea of working themselves out of a job. We seem to be the masters of that lately. Everything I mensioned about American made products once being the envy of the world is true, but the key word here is "once", at one time. Maybe to some degree our stuff still is sought after by people in other countries, even sought after by Americans here.

Of course there will always be those small tiny countries with a modern day Napoleon complex who still hold onto the false belief that their country is the best, and can't face the fact that the USA is still the biggest, badest, toughest kid on the block. So enjoy it and appreciate it now while we still can. Right now it's still the best thing going. Yes Even if most all of the worlds products are currently being made by the Chinese. Brick Wall,)

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I have a simple solution...everyone should buy Canadian Thumbs up

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I have a simple solution...everyone should buy Canadian Thumbs up

I would say yeh to that, but the Chinese now make your stuff too.

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I have a simple solution...everyone should buy Canadian Thumbs up

I like that solution. I'd much rather help our friends up north, than sweat shops overseas.

After reading through this whole thread, looks like we have a full-blown pissing contest going on. Laugh

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I like that solution. I'd much rather help our friends up north, than sweat shops overseas.

It's too cold in Canada to have a sweat shop

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I keep up to date with our latest creations, we still produce alot of goods and inventions, medical breakthroughs etc. You just have to find the news reports etc.

We are still building ships at the Clyde, there are still aircraft, cars etc being made etc etc.

Bionic fingers were the latest invention recently the first of a kind being launched to help people with no hands etc.

Every country is unique but we cannot pin point just one and call it the greatest, that would be very ignorant. Of course I am proud of my people and my country. We're the most patriotic people that I know, second is America.

I am not so sure about the charred barrels, every place is different as you can imagine there are alot of places that make whisky here.

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