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    Default Americans maintain pre-Obama levels of self centeredness

    The economic meltdown hasn't altered Americans' self-centered world view. (yay?) According to Buzzfeed, America's top five Google searches during the Mumbai attacks included "sears, pam dawber, mork and mindy." Two victims of the Mumbai attacks were Americans Alan Scherr and his daughter Naomi. The pair were traveling with a religious group called the "Synchronicity Foundation," which managed to be the 4th most popular search term.

    What was your first response when you heard about the terrorist acts of Mumbai?
    5% Horrified
    50% Where's Mumbai
    10% India. Oh, OK
    35% Where's India?
    Hilarious.
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    worrying!!

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    Funny! It reminds me of talking to an American Ambassador who kept saying America was the world's largest democracy and I kept saying nooooooo, India is the world's largest democracy. He jsut didn't believe me so I finally told him google was his friend. Unsurprisingly, he was a Bush appointee.
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    thankfully not all Americans feel this way or are that stupid

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    I'd like to think not but sometimes I'm astounded at how insular we are.
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    Maybe a few idiots at ,say, Bob Jones U. This has been first in every news cast since the beginning. What a horrific thing.
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    Any category for the people think it's a tad silly that people have decided Bombay should now be known as Mumbai?
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    uh.. Mumbai was its original name before the British came and conquered the country and bastardized it.
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    Yeah, but the fact remains that a lot more people know where you're talking about when you say Bombay. You don't even have to say Bombay, India.

    But whatever floats the collective boat. I've read some interesting discourse on this.
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    People will have to ingest some new information then lol
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    gawd forbid!
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    Well, I still call that place in Europe Czechoslovakia, so whatever. It doesn't mean I don't know where it is. It just takes a while to catch on whenever a country or world famous city changes its name.
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    Are you still hanging on to Peking as well?
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    I admit, Bejing does sound better...

    But Peking duck will never be anything but.
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    Don't forget about Siam!
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