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I don't mean to offend anyone with this post, especially those of you on the North American continent!!

How to lie with maps is one of my favourite books and here is something that reminded me of the many ways you can make the same data look quite different!! Follow this link, remember I mean it in the nicest possible way :D

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I'm not a nationalist at all so that doesn't offend me at all. And the dragon gave me a good laugh. Overall though the map is not marketable. :lol:

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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I'll never look at North America the same way again! Great link.

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Poor flaming Newfoundland!

Fun picture. How would this offend?

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Fun picture. How would this offend?


You can never be to careful!

I observe you as a very patriotic bunch over there, I didn't know if a picture showing your continent as a fire breathing dragon would offend or not?!?! Glad that it didn't!

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Fun picture. How would this offend?


You can never be to careful!

I observe you as a very patriotic bunch over there, I didn't know if a picture showing your continent as a fire breathing dragon would offend or not?!?! Glad that it didn't!

You've been watching too much of the coverage provided by your compatriot Mr Murdoch ;) . Besides, it's of the continent, not the nation of the US or Canada. And what kind of patriotism is it if it can't have a little humor inserted? Oh, right, the humorless kind. Never mind...

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That is a very fat dragon!
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I think anyone that gets offended at this needs some serious help. I guess if that was a certain province though, Canada might be going through another referendum right about now.

I guess I just don't really get the statement the drawing is trying to make though and maybe that is why it doesn't offend me :).
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Hey, what's wrong with being offensive?
The North American Dragon replies...
Australia ,land of the drunk barfing sheep! :lol:
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hahaha :D

It kind of does - not as scary as a fire breathing dragon, but I think it could hold its own if a fight breaks out between the two!

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Leo Belgicus defeats them all!

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That last map is gorgeous! Those are exactly the kind I am looking for. The North American dragon is certainly humorous but perhaps is a more telling political statement than was originally intended. I am not sure that same can be said about Australia.
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Now all I'm going to see when I look at a map of North America and a dragon.
Thanks! :P

hahaha

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Well at least a dragon is in keeping with the latest Harry Potter movie just released !

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Man, I would also love to trace out of Philippine Map but that would be R18......




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