Why america sucks

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    Well I for one hate the american govenment for its hypocrisy.
    You claim to support the global economy, yet slap tarrifs on any import you can't produce cheaply your self.
    You claim to be a "beacon of hope and freedom", yet go around terrorising some thirdworld country killing off a government you put in place.
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    Originally posted by shtarker
    Well I for one hate the american govenment for its hypocrisy.
    You claim to support the global economy, yet slap tarrifs on any import you can't produce cheaply your self.
    You claim to be a "beacon of hope and freedom", yet go around terrorising some thirdworld country killing off a government you put in place.
    That's just the tip of the iceberg, my friend; we also hold people on capital punishment for putting ketchup on hotdogs and double parking (OK, maybe not the government, but Crazy D. and his posse do the double parking thing and the southerners do the hot dog thing.)

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    >>I didnt mean I hate america

    If you didn't mean you hate America, I would suggest totally rewording the thread's title, body, and about everything else in it. Try "Pros and Cons of America" instead of "Why America Sucks". Do you understand what I mean?
    Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.

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    "You claim to be a "beacon of hope and freedom", yet go around terrorising some thirdworld country killing off a government you put in place."

    The Talliban really had to go. Not just for the US's sake either. The terrorist threat is a very real one, and it threatens all of the West.

    I think a lot of the problems are not with what America does but with the WAY America does it.

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    America is fine with me. Humanity is too currupted to make a decent workable government. I think the United States is a good representation of the curruption that has befalled our world. Sure, other countries may have better laws and more feasible governments, but the US has the most nationalistic, i'll-do-whatever-the-hell-i-want-because-i-come-from-a-free-country people with devil-may-care attitudes that don't give a single piece of crap about the ideals/morals of other countries because they think that their own is THE best and The most effective in the world. The problem is, Americans are SO strict about human rights... my God, we are in a WAR! Stop complaining about casualties.. there are casualties in a war, that's the nature of it. If you don't want people to die, then help them to realize that they should just bend to the little whims of the US instead of being obliterated because they try and make a stupid, poorly planned stand.

    I make no sense.... i'm realy not paying attention to what i'm writing.

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    >Well I for one hate the american govenment for its hypocrisy.
    You claim to support the global economy, yet slap tarrifs on any import you can't produce cheaply your self.<
    No one job is more important for one person then another. It does not matter if the one person lives in an area were there are other jobs if they are unable to do those jobs.

    >You claim to be a "beacon of hope and freedom", yet go around terrorising some thirdworld country killing off a government you put in place.<

    Where?
    I shall call egypt the harmless dragon

    -Isaiah 30.7

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    >>No one job is more important for one person then another. It does not matter if the one person lives in an area were there are other jobs if they are unable to do those jobs.

    Tarifs are the only thing preveinting a true global economy. America claims to support the creation of a global economy, yet as soon as American profits are in danger they pull up tarifs, derailing the entire process.

    >>Where?

    What have you already forgotten about your war on the "axis of evil"?
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    The only thing wrong with america is microsoft

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    Tarifs are the only thing preveinting a true global economy. America claims to support the creation of a global economy, yet as soon as American profits are in danger they pull up tarifs, derailing the entire process.
    why are some people against globalization? it's about the "race to the bottom". because of increasing competitiveness third world countries are competeing with each other, lowering their wages to favor us companies that pay out much more than they can get locally. besides, manufacturing can also be done at the expence of the enviroment. look at china for examples of this.

    in answer to the terrorist thing: it's a real threat. we can't just sit there absorbing attacks until our citizens become so paranoid and filled with hatred our government becomes extremist.

    in answer to the economic thing: it's politics. steel companies and labor unions want to boost profits to increase business (and also to gain crucial votes to win back senate control).

    germany is less and yet more nationalist than we are. they don't wave their flag like we do, or act unilateraly. but the work laws make it improbable for foreigners to get jobs. they favor german citizens(who until recently didn't include a turkish minority group, correct me if i'm wrong), then they favor european union citizens, and then everybody else. america is much more flexible. in germany citizens have to register for everything. german citizens are much less concerned about the government having a great deal of information about them. i know it's just a difference in culture, but i oppose any attempt for my government to get to know me better. to use C++ terminology , i like my government to be a C struct, rather than a C++ class.

    in the end, it doesn't matter. look at the statistics. we are the only superpower in the world. we opposed russia and the eastern bloc and saw its collapse during the longest period of economic growth in our history. our country is one of the largest(land-wise) and unspoiled in the world. our government was founded against the most powerful country in the world at the time. it was founded to keep people free, not to become the most powerful country, produce works of art, or specialize in tourism. in short, the united states has faced incredible odds in its founding and onwards, and it still becomes the most powerful country by far. so most citizens (including me) blame it on our principles of human rights.

    to make a long post short (too late), america is powerful. what can you do about it? argue? hope to convince an american that his/her country sucks? vent because you've been having a bad day and need to bring it out on someone/thing? unless you can compete with the united states on any front we won't take you seriously. that's just the truth, and the truth hurts.

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    Instead of attacking each other, I think it would be to our benefit to flame some nation that doesn't visit this forum; it's a good way to solve everyone's problem, I think. And the easiest nation to flame is: Atlantis. I'll start:

    Boy those Atlantians! I mean, come on, they're so pathetic that people even doubt their existance! Ha! Ha! Did you get a load of their entire continent sinking into the ocean? How's that for not appeasing their gods. How about that Utopian society those commies had going for them?




    I think this works for all sides.

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    Screw u loser americas the best damn place on earth

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    >>in the end, it doesn't matter. look at the statistics. we are the only superpower in the world.

    And how did America become a superpower?
    Wouldn't have had anything to with selling weapons to Germany now would it?
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    Originally posted by shtarker
    >>in the end, it doesn't matter. look at the statistics. we are the only superpower in the world.

    And how did America become a superpower?
    Wouldn't have had anything to with selling weapons to Germany now would it?
    Yeah, but we got out of the whole german thing a long time ago; we found out it's more economical to sell weapons to middle eastern rebels and watch them overthrow each other over and over again in a perpetual mobius loop, thus creating an endless market. It's good honest business, just like Enron, so shut up.

    As for out superiority, it can be seen by our NTSC standard. I mean, look: NTSC= 60 Hz and PAL=50 Hz . And 60 is more than 50, by like 10 or something.

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    >>As for out superiority, it can be seen by our NTSC standard. I mean, look: NTSC= 60 Hz and PAL=50 Hz . And 60 is more than 50, by like 10 or something.

    So what?
    In Australia we have digital tv!
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    Originally posted by shtarker
    >>As for out superiority, it can be seen by our NTSC standard. I mean, look: NTSC= 60 Hz and PAL=50 Hz . And 60 is more than 50, by like 10 or something.

    So what, in Australia we have digital tv!
    Yeah, but you also have Paul Hogan and Steve Irwin, so it's a trade off, just like the USA's right to bear arms being counter weighted by Carrot Top.

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