However, how long have I been monitoring and posting on this list as one of less than (say) 10 Americans (probably 3 at the moment) listening to anywhere from 250 (in 2008) to 50 (today) UK and Ozzie folks talk? Fifteen years?
And how many posts have I read? I'll bet it's north of 200,000 posts.
That's a LOT of information from a LOT of different people on a LOT of different subjects, with whom I share a common interest (Old Bikes) but who have widely varying opinions and life stories.
When I average all that out, and take everything I've heard into consideration, I'll bet I have a damn good idea about a lot of facets of life in your countries without having to depend on "Well, this bloke told ME, now, and this is noshyte, he sez ...."
Not so much for you, though. For some of it, like the fact that I can't just go to the gun store and buy a machine gun, and that blacks aren't dying in the street outside the hospital because they don't have health care, you'll just have to take my unsupported word for it!