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I generally have a negative view of the USA but would love to go and work/live there. 10 19.61%
I have a negative view of the USA and consequently would never go and work/live there 17 33.33%
I generally have a positive view of the USA and would love to live/work there 11 21.57%
I like the USA but not some Americans - I think 50% of Americans are kinda stupid for voting for Bush 13 25.49%
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post #1 of 290 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2004, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Pol: Who has a negative view of the USA but would love to go and live there?

I have a negative view of the USA but would love to go and live/work there
I have a negative view of the USA and would not go and live/work there
I have a postive view of the USA

This poll is for non-United States Citizens only, so anyone from the rest of America can vote. I suppose the vote is open to People from United States commonwealths. I hope I did the poll options correctly otherwise it will not be in the form of a poll.
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I have both a positive and negative view of the US, I guess I could and would work and live there, but not for the rest of my life and not in just any part. I love NY, love Chicago, love Boston, I could live in those cities. LA, Texas? No thanks.

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please excuse the first 3 lines of my thread. its the first poll i ever posted and i did not intend that text to be there.
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Im not against American culture, just American policy
See all the Americans on this board that rubbish the country Id shoot the fuckin lot
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ok, i know youre out there. when my wife and i waited for countless days in immigration lines in New York we met zillions of people who didnt like the USA and Americans but were trying like hell to get green cards. come on, show yourselves...
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Well I love America and most Americans
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lol DD don't own up to reading my posts (there would be a wink here but I don't do winks)
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...I always enjoy the irony when Americans claim the only reason people are negative about America is because they are jealous...thus displaying precisely the kind of small minded arrogance people are accusing Americans of in the first place...I don't have a problem with America but it's a long way from the top of my list of countries I'd like to live or work in...
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can i get that in writing Willow? I dont claim Americans are jealous. But America is by far the country where people from other nations most want to go to fulfill their dreams. That or the UK, Canda or France I suppose. I am sure you are well in the minority.
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I meant to say i dont claim that people from other nations are jealous of Americans, not 'Americans are jealous'.
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I like Americans and I like Bush. I know quite a few Brits that are like me.

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can i get that in writing Willow? I dont claim Americans are jealous. But America is by far the country where people from other nations most want to go to fulfill their dreams. That or the UK, Canda or France I suppose. I am sure you are well in the minority.
I'm sorry, but you're being ridiculous here. Plenty of people *gasp* rather like the countries they currently live in. The reason why people like to emigrate to the U.S. is because it's the only first world country that welcomes immigrants. Europe is, on the whole, much too densely populated to take in vast numbers of immigrants. Quality of life is, in many people's opinion, much nicer in Europe.

Edited to add - I also agree with Willow's point that this "people are just jealous of us" attitude exhibited by Americans doesn't for some reason make Americans better liked.

It's not that I don't like Americans - my boyfriend of 1.5 years is an American ex-pat - but the idea that the U.S.A. is the paradise that all people aspire to is just rubbish. I happen to really like Europe in terms of culture, lifestyle and politics. I don't find the lack of history in the U.S. appealing, I don't like the "screw the planet, I'll drive everywhere" lifestyle and I most emphatically don't like U.S. politics right now. That's not to say that I'm rabidly anti-American, but it's not somewhere I would want to live at least not until it's politics are less driven by the Christian right and it develops a foreign policy that isn't completely guided by self-interest. Individual Americans are often and especially my lovely boyfriend, but I've no desire to live or work in the U.S.

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I meant to say i dont claim that people from other nations are jealous of Americans, not 'Americans are jealous'.
...but you're not American...?...I'm saying Americans often claim other people only slag of America(ns) because the other people are jealous...which is a perfect example of the narrow minded arrogance they are often being slagged off for...
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