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    Oct 26, 2011 10:34 AM GMT
    In keeping with the tropics, , I mean.., topics....

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    Not that we seem to be as poplar as gingers icon_razz.gif Maybe I should have made it "caribbean" guy.. hmmmm
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:41 AM GMT
    Do you worship some kind of pagan deity?
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:42 AM GMT
    Can you fix the size of my head?
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:55 AM GMT
    How do I sink your island?
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
    @Pure: Yes we do... In the form of Mary, Jesus,. and a plethora of other saints... we also take a bunch of Native American spirits and African spirits, and worship them as saints....

    Most often a native american, nature, and african deity will be fused with a particular saint.... Such as the mother goddess.. who can be seen as the north star, as the moon, as the sea, as the earth, and as the Holy Virgin Mary.. in many forms... she may even be depicted as a black woman....

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    This type of fusion of Native, African and European religion is found through out the continent... from Mexico to Brazil...
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:03 AM GMT
    @Frosted: depends which one...
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    @Footballhawk: Just come here and it will automatically sink itself into the sea to avoid meeting you
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:05 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said@Footballhawk: Just come here and it will automatically sink itself into the sea to avoid meeting you


    Oh good, saves me all the work
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    FootballHawk said
    GreenHopper said@Footballhawk: Just come here and it will automatically sink itself into the sea to avoid meeting you


    Oh good, saves me all the work


    Haha.. but seriously.. you can't sink islands... they don't float... what doesn't float can't sink...




    Edit: You could theoretically sink a continental plate though, since they float on the planet's magma and that is liquid... but how? This I do not know
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:14 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    FootballHawk said
    GreenHopper said@Footballhawk: Just come here and it will automatically sink itself into the sea to avoid meeting you


    Oh good, saves me all the work


    Haha.. but seriously.. you can't sink islands... they don't float... what doesn't float can't sink...




    Edit: You could theoretically sink continental shelves though, since the shelves float on the planet's magma and that is liquid... but how? This I do not know



    I like your thinking, I was thinking of imploding the planet's inner core anyways sorry my cylon tendencies are acting up haha
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    How much curacao is drunk on the island of curacao? Do you drink more than other people per head?
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    shutoman saidHow much curacao is drunk on the island of curacao? Do you drink more than other people per head?


    Actually no... nobody on Curaçao drinks Curaçao.. we drink a few other local drinks.. but the famous Curaçao orange coloured liquours never got popular here... only abroad....

    The main Island drinks, like most in the area.. are Rum and mixed drinks of that.... and beer....
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
    my island is better than your island ;-)
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    If I want to plant a tree in you... procedure? LOL

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    Oct 26, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    1. Do they grow pineapples and coconuts on your island?

    2. What is a typical day of an islander like? Relax relax and relax? Sounds awesome to me.
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    Kanaka: I refrain from island battles if I dont know yours and you dont know mine
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidIf I want to plant a tree in you... procedure? LOL

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    Ehm, is that an island question? lol
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Cityaznguy said1. Do they grow pineapples and coconuts on your island?

    2. What is a typical day of an islander like? Relax relax and relax? Sounds awesome to me.


    1) yes

    2) Same as anywhere really... get up , go to school/work.., go home to family... eat... hang out with friends... usually the latter is very spontaneous and does not require much planning.... weekends are often spent on or near the water....
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Where/when did you learn Spanish?
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Do you eat people?
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    Oct 26, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Why is No Man an Island?
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    19c79 saidWhere/when did you learn Spanish?


    it was a surprise to me that they speak spanish in Curacao. Wait, do you guys?, or is it just you greenhopper?


    Oh Lord ....
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    19c79 saidWhere/when did you learn Spanish?


    Spanish is the predominant language in the region... so most everybody does speak it to a certain degree, just by hearing it being used in the surroundings

    @Art: actually most ppl here speak it better than I do icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    I was in / on Curacao in March of this year with my partner.. now ex. I was surprised at the number of gay (assumed) men on the island. We both got hit on a number of times. We sat at the Casino bar one night, as this Black guy rubbed his "black bannana" on my knee (his term not mine haha) and offered to pay us $5 (hahaha) if he could join us. Is there a large population of gay men on the island? If so.. im visiting alone this winter.. this time alone!
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidDo you eat people?


    Well the tradition of eating people has died out in the islands.. since the inrtroduction of Christianity.. before this, there were select tribes, called "Cariban" or "Caliban" which used to ritually ingest their victims of war.. this is where the Europeans got the term "Canibal" and the name of the "Caribbean" sea, as well as inspiring Shakespeare in his last written play, where the island beast is called "Caliban"..
    However, "man-eating" is a mistranslation of the word, as "Calibe" simply means Brave Warrior ...

    Nonetheless... the traditions of ritual ingestion and human sacrifice were widespread in the region and some tribes in the Amazon have held on to their ways.... they normally burn the bones of the deceased, make it into a porridge, and the porridge is ingested by the living relatives while wailing and moaning to mourn the loss of a loved one while taking in the ashes into their own bodies in a symbolic way of always carrying their loved ones with them, even in death