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View Poll Results: Which statement of America do you agree with?
America is a superpower so it has to take care of world problems. 4 6.45%
American's only care about issues when it affects their them, like oil or trade. 35 56.45%
Americans are just big bullies that want to control the whole world. 13 20.97%
Many other countries are inept at managing themselves without the assistance of America. 10 16.13%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2005, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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For Americans and Non-American, which is worst about America?

Generally speaking, Americans think they are the best in the world and they don't have problems.

Non-Americans think the Americans (at least the Government) are abusive, arrogant, etc.

Which do you agree with?


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wow, such broad generalities. As everyone knows, I damn proud to be American and I don't know a single American who thinks we don't have any problems in this country. :retard:

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I see it both ways but these are all broad generalizations.

Yes, the lifestyle, to an extent, is great. Through traveling, I've grown to appreciate the convenience of certain things I loathe like Walmart.

I disagree with nearly every policy the current administration has and THAT is what I hate about America. In addition to the social problems that plague every society like poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

The thing is, you have ignorant people across the board, no matter what country they live in or claim as their homeland. Some people in America think America's shit doesn't stink and as a "world power", we can pretty much do whatever the fuck we want and everyone else better while some non-Americans who hate the American gov't and its policies, in turn, hate all Americans, think we all drive H2's, that we all have mansions and have no care in the world.

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"American's only care about issues when it affects their them, like oil or trade."


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True. I still find it funny how people were saying that Blair could lose because of Iraq. Well guess what, he is still around. I love how Gallaway who won a local election in a heavily musim populated area as a lib dem after being booted from labor due to charges of corruption was saying that Iraq will come and haunt Blair. He also recieved death threats from muslim fundementalists because he was not muslim even though he was on their side.
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Depends if you think Canada is in America

I hate when people think USA are America They're others country who are better, smarter and don't kill everybody for money
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American's only care about issues when it affects their them, like oil or trade. for example world war II the americans didn't bother to enter the war when people were dying left and right until japan attacked them at pearl harbor.

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Look I'm American and I could probably come up with 100 issues I have with living in this country.

But, there is probably no other place on the planet (ok besides Fiji) that I would want to live in except for good ol USA.

It's funny how the world wants to complain about the USA but yet have not qualms asking us for everything......that is why I chose the fourth answer.
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All of options have an element of truth to them but the same could be said about a lot of places.

Generally I think America and Americans are okay but I wouldn't want to live there.
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I can't pick all the options?


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American's only care about issues when it affects their them, like oil or trade. for example world war II the americans didn't bother to enter the war when people were dying left and right until japan attacked them at pearl harbor.

Of course our interests come first.....everyone is out for their own interests....that's what matters most to the American people just as Canada is first and foremost out for their interests....America bashing is just thinly dishuised envy and jealousy....

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Look I'm American and I could probably come up with 100 issues I have with living in this country.

But, there is probably no other place on the planet (ok besides Fiji) that I would want to live in except for good ol USA.

It's funny how the world wants to complain about the USA but yet have not qualms asking us for everything......that is why I chose the fourth answer.

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American's only care about issues when it affects their them, like oil or trade. for example world war II the americans didn't bother to enter the war when people were dying left and right until japan attacked them at pearl harbor.
your example about WWII is the worse example ever. a hell of alot more people would be dead if the US didnt help out when we did. what was canada doing during the war?? i agree with Jakeev's last line. everyone loves to hate the United States, we're so evil and only care about our selves. but when those same people who talk shit about us need something, who do they always ask for help? we also get critized for getting involved in things we have nothing to do with. and then when we do help out with those type of things we aren't doing enough. *cough* Tsunami *cough*
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your example about WWII is the worse example ever. a hell of alot more people would be dead if the US didnt help out when we did. what was canada doing during the war?? i agree with Jakeev's last line. everyone loves to hate the United States, we're so evil and only care about our selves. but when those same people who talk shit about us need something, who do they always ask for help? we also get critized for getting involved in things we have nothing to do with. and then when we do help out with those type of things we aren't doing enough. *cough* Tsunami *cough*
Canada didn't have the means to be able to do anything, I don't think.

And I can't stand when people say "we" reffering to the State, it's not like you too personally went off to war, or took the money personally from your pocket to give to other states.


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Of course our interests come first.....everyone is out for their own interests....that's what matters most to the American people just as Canada is first and foremost out for their interests....America bashing is just thinly dishuised envy and jealousy....
Ummm, no.


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