While some countries have a uniform cultural society, such as the Netherlands and Japan, both Canada and the United States have rich multicultural landscapes founded upon Germanic and Celtic traditions. The U.S. and Canada are remarkable examples of multicultural countries which equally struggle and benefit from the diversity of their societies. Assimilation has often been difficult for the host country as well as for the immigrant but the respect and courtesy with which migrants have assimilated has allowed these countries to embrace foreign cultures and to guide the uninformed.
This forum will allow us to talk about the cultures we have roots in as well as those we have experienced. Curious and sometimes fascinating differences between cultures include food, clothing, gestures, facial expressions, and idioms. Religion is also a significant part of culture and comments or stories of how one's religion has shaped or impacted society are welcomed. To kick off with some Americana culture: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Violent Femmes:
Two descriptions of multiculturalism are used in North America; In Canada they use the expression "cultural mosaic" whereas in the U.S. they use the expression "melting pot". Which do you like…Continue
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") and the other half are pro-Syria because they feel that the Assad regime protected Lebanese Christians during the Syrian occupation of Lebanon and has always protected the Christian minority in Syria.
For the past month I have been roasting batches of green beans I got from a wholesaler in Washington off of Craig's list. I have been mixing and matching and came up with what I consider a fine brew. 1/2 Guatemalan for the sweet high notes, 1/4 Ethiopian for the richness and 1/4 Sumatran for the heavy notes all roasted just past the 2nd crack. Yow, it's good. I give it away to the relatives for Christmas. What are you guys roasting?See More