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    Easy with the reflexive anti-Americanism, it comes across like mindless food for the so called intelligentsia who are anything but the elite they wish themselves to be. Your not obligated to like us, but people should stop using emotional factors and at least get there facts straight when posting bs.

    America can stand on its own merits easy.

    The U.S. takes in more immigration than most other nations would dare dream, they understand what we have to offer those who want to work to get that standard of living and shall we even touch the VAST amount of technology the U.S. has created and spread throughout the world.

    Everything from inventing the telephone, curing tuberculosis, putting a man on the moon, the televison, the cat scan and MRI, breaking the sound barrier, the airplane, the computer, **** peeps....almost name it. This Republic has brought significant human achievement for the whole world to take part in.

    If any country is going to cure aids I would be placing my bets with the U.S.

    Plus shall we even bring up how much WEALTH America creates for the world economy and the VAST foreign aid it spreads.

    I am not discrediting any other culture's achievements but pointing out the farce some of these posts hinted at, lets be real here, this country is as close to the pinnacle of being free as you can get.

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    inventing stuff is all fine and well but its more like "what have you done for me lately?" inventing useful things is still not qualification enough for being labeled the greatest nation in the world

    the rest of the world is doing pretty fine in the wealth department by the way. can we even say we have the strongest economy anymore? is that even possible with a service industry based economy?

    it could also be argued that not only do we have a not so great standard of living ourselves, but actively had a role in lowering that in other countries.

    i think the Dutch have the freedom thing locked down pretty well to name just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Willow Sword View Post
    Look, it just goes to show you that a good majority of the american populous are morons and have no idea what is going on in our world, they take what they see in the mainstream media(run by the right wing) and the newspapers(most run by the right wing) and it keeps americans apathetic and YES QUITE MORONIC.
    Sorry dude, but the "mainstream media" is 90+% Democratic (and/or Socialist) by their own
    statements/admissions.

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    Does it belong on a news network? No.
    FFS people, it's a comedy show. Not a news network. This particular clip targets America. Being it's an Australian show I guess it's an expensive proposition to send a camera crew to America compared to "interviewing" regular Australians on the street. I've seen umpteen similar ones targeting Australians.
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    If any country is going to cure aids I would be placing my bets with the U.S.


    If any Country actually CREATED the VIRUS in the first place and spread it in 3rd world countries i would be placing MY bets on the United states.


    The U.S. takes in more immigration than most other nations would dare dream, they understand what we have to offer those who want to work to get that standard of living and shall we even touch the VAST amount of technology the U.S. has created and spread throughout the world.

    And yet the vast majority of the conservative american populous wants to build a fukin WALL and keep out the Mexicans who "Immigrate" to this country all the time to do the work that we as Americans wont do because we have this high and mighty standard for ourselves that we wouldnt dream of going out in a feild to pick strawberries and apples. We have a Homeless population in this country that would most likely want to do those jobs if they werent being given 20 dollar bills on the street by "concerned and generous citizens" the hypocracy and BS is at its best here.

    Everything from inventing the telephone,

    You know fuk Edison and what he and his cronies did to Nikola Tesla.

    This Republic has brought significant human achievement for the whole world to take part in.
    Oh yeah like the Korean War and Vietnam and Bombing the Japanese citizens in ww2 and 3mile island along with the highest rated violent crimes involving guns MORE so than ANY OTHER country in the world. Oh and let's not forget This President and his little vendetta with Iraq

    Oh and lets ALSO not forget the healthcare system in this country, what a monumental achievment that is

    Easy with the reflexive anti-Americanism

    Easy with the "lets call everyone who disagrees with the current state of affairs in this country" Anti-American.

    Its MORE American to disagree with and point out the failings of the government and system than it is to be a fukin sheep and blindly follow and eat what is spoon fed to us and have this Rosey high and mighty we are the greatest attitude, like the Nazis did along with the British royalty back in the days when they had control over EVERYTHING.

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    If any Country actually CREATED the VIRUS in the first place and spread it in 3rd world countries i would be placing MY bets on the United states.
    This statement above is like so many others why people think your a few cards shy of a deck.

    Where do you get this bizzare nonsense....don't you have any commonsense that is not crapped out by a paranoid based webzine??

    You have some serious issues dude with reality.

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    i never buy that Mexicans inherently want to do jobs that Americans refuse to or that Americans even refuse to do these jobs in the first place. most Americans just dont want to work for the slave wages that are forced on the Mexican immigrants.

    i think alot of the blame can be placed on the employers who actively seek out immigrants and overlook American citizens so that they dont have to pay decent wages. thats just my opinion though, but i, like most people i know would shovel sh!t if i could make a living out of it. too bad the pay scale for the middle class is increasingly lowered even for careered professionals. why should someone go find a job picking fruit for 4 dollars an hour after being fed the "American dream" that if you only educate yourself "you too can own a home in the burbs with a white picket fence and a 2 car garage". so they put themselves in debt to get a degree and 10 years later their still struggling to pay rent for a 1 bedroom apartment and to pay medical bills to the point that easily curable ailments transform into debilitating diseases. i wouldn't blame them for not settling. why should a born and bred citizen do so in the so called land of opportunity.

    my aunt died when her acid reflux degenerated into esophageal cancer for the same reasons i stated above. so i have personal experience as im sure most people unfortunately do in that matter..... but socialized anything is the ultimate crime against democracy right?

    im running off on a tangent though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterPalm View Post
    That's a good point. I would add that the fact that they try and claim to be the best is the point that irks me. They are way down the list of ideal places in the world to live...certainly they have the strongest economic clout and military, but many other countries with way less in both departments have higher standard of living.

    They may the best, but at what cost? And are they really the best? Their claim to fame globally is their military and they can't even use it effectively against a small nation like Iraq.
    America / Canada, same difference . For us in the rest of the world, we dont see much difference between you two
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    America / Canada, same difference . For us in the rest of the world, we dont see much difference between you two
    Actually, the rest of the world sees a HUGE difference between US, ask any tourist.

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    not down here. these days you cant even distinguish between which movies or tv programs are Canadian and which are American. So, to simplify it all, we just refer to both as American

    sorry if that offends you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    not down here. these days you cant even distinguish between which movies or tv programs are Canadian and which are American. So, to simplify it all, we just refer to both as American

    sorry if that offends you
    Movies...

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    but thats where all of our american knowledge comes from.

    if you'd know how many people down here speaks with american accents, or rather... try to speak with american accents, its just so funny. I once met a guy from Malawi, but he spoke with a heavy American accent. Typical gansta style and had the clothes, bling and attitude to match. I asked him where in America he was from, and it was only then when I found out he was Malawian

    Canadians play Ice Hockey and Americans play Basket ball, right? Do Canadians play American Footbal too? Do you guys also have soccer, Cricket and rugby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    but thats where all of our american knowledge comes from.

    if you'd know how many people down here speaks with american accents, or rather... try to speak with american accents, its just so funny. I once met a guy from Malawi, but he spoke with a heavy American accent. Typical gansta style and had the clothes, bling and attitude to match. I asked him where in America he was from, and it was only then when I found out he was Malawian

    Canadians play Ice Hockey and Americans play Basket ball, right? Do Canadians play American Footbal too? Do you guys also have soccer, Cricket and rugby?
    We even had indoor bathrooms !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Willow Sword View Post
    Its MORE American to disagree with and point out the failings of the government and system than it is to be a fukin sheep and blindly follow and eat what is spoon fed to us and have this Rosey high and mighty we are the greatest attitude, like the Nazis did along with the British royalty back in the days when they had control over EVERYTHING.
    Wow, all that in one sentence.

    You are quite right, though. The idea of independence became full fledged rebellion because of Taxation Without Representation. The majority rules in this country, but we don't prevent those who disagree with the majority from expressing thier own veiws so long as they don't trample another person's rights.

    That's not to say sertain people don't still trample other's rights- no country or person is perfect. But we do make changes when we see the need and we punish offenders to the best of our ability. Do some slip through the cracks? Yes. Do we, as a country make mistakes? Yes.

    Is there any country in the world that doesn't? Nope.

    Let them talk sh!t about my country; I don't care. Make that smak-talk personal to me for no good reason I will object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    Let them talk sh!t about my country; I don't care. Make that smak-talk personal to me for no good reason I will object.
    but thats my point. Impose television sanctions on the rest of the world and dont allow american films, music (ok that would actually be a blessing), and tv shows in any other country. That way we'd be stuck with BBC (actually i like bbc) and those funny Auzi programs (i still get nightmares from 'neighbours' and ' Pacific drive' or something like that). See how the world react to that.

    We bash america. Just ignore us. We mean no harm
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