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Re^5: How many continents have you visited?

by LanX (Canon)
on Jun 07, 2013 at 17:20 UTC ( #1037715=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: How many continents have you visited?
in thread How many continents have you visited?

> I'm old enough to be educated in an old soviet school.

Did you also learn handling a kalashnikov at school? (no joke =)

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> Things are more complicated than I thought before =)

Look, the source of the classification is Greece and their perspective.

They knew the Mediterranean area and the Black and the Red Sea, but things like Ural were out of scope.

It's pretty much impossible to have a logical definition which is acceptable for the masses...

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


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Re^6: How many continents have you visited?
by fisher (Priest) on Jun 10, 2013 at 14:57 UTC

    Did you also learn handling a kalashnikov at school? (no joke =)

    Not in a school but later, being a student, at 18 yo, yes.

    In many countries you can actually buy and even use AK-47, so I can't understand why do you find it so exceptional about soviets.

      > In many countries you can actually buy and even use AK-47, so I can't understand why do you find it so exceptional about soviets.

      Well, not in (West-)Germany and I doubt in other Western European countries. =)

      It's rather a taboo (or at least not PC) to let children play with weapons.

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

        a) 18 years old is not a child.

        b) there were strong rules and safety procedures.

        с) I actually meant USA.

        Even today, there is a mandatory military service in some countries, do not know about Germany in particular, but in Switzerland, for example, they are all obliged to undergo military training. The same is for Israel.

        And just to preanswer your possible question -- despite of mandatory military training in USSR, I wasn't in the army. I was declared unfit for combat due to medical issues (small weight/height ratio. I was what it is called 'nerd' nowadays, thin and weak).

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