A reason to like America

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    >>The US was the first country to actually implement a FAIR
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    >Actually France was the first country to do so, in 1688.

    The American Constitution was the first complete written national constitution. But the Greek had constitutions on the old-time, when their cities were states. The old cities had governments and written constitutions. Like the Athenian Constitution, which was written by Aristotle in 350 B.C.E. And don't forget about Plato's paper on the republic.

    >>Actually scientific research/methods probably didn't start in
    >>Europe, however, not to say that it started in the US.
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    >Have you ever heard of the "Renaissance", which started in Europe?

    A lot of current math is from Europe, by mathematicians like Erdos, Laplace, Fourier, Lagrange, Descartes, Newton, Babbage, Riemann, Euler etc.

    But a lot of people don't know that also Arabian, Japanese, Indian and Chinese math was also very well developed at same time. One of the greatest mathematicians ever was Ramanujan, a mathematician from India. He taught himself mathematics and did an immense contribution to mathematics and number theory in special.

    >Although, over the past century or so, most scientific
    >breakthroughs have taken place in the US, thought up by an
    >American, or had Ameriacn influence somehow someway. "

    A reason why most scientific breakthroughs have taken place in the US is because the US stimulates scientific research more than most European countries do. This is also one of the reasons why European scientists go to the US. European scientists like Einstein, Mandelbrot, Dijkstra did great contributions to science, but most of those contributions was done at American research centres.

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    The US has Yellowstone, one of the most beautiful areas on Earth. It also seems to be some kind of required Mecca for Germans. Sometimes I think there are more Germans in Yellowstone than Americans. Can't blame 'em, I'd live there if I could.
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    There's at least one reason to like the US. It's not France.

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    Guys isn't it time we dropped this anti other country stuff, There are enough terrorists out there trying to bring down the civilized world without us helping them. Besides it's getting really boring anyway!!!

    "We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, will swell when again touched as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

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    "Guys isn't it time we dropped this anti other country stuff, There are enough terrorists out there trying to bring down the civilized world without us helping them. Besides it's getting really boring anyway!!!"

    I'm not anti america, but anti american policy, and anti americans dissing canada, and probably most of the people here who are criticising america would say the same.

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    Great mike_k, but nobody CARES if you're opposed to American politics. Don't you see? All 5 billion of these debates...and noone cares about any point brought up by anyone! Barely anyone is arguing open-mindedly, espescially you...

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    >Guys isn't it time we dropped this anti other country stuff

    No. The Welsh are a bunch of weird ****ers, Scotland's a bleak ****hole and the less said about some of the other European countries the better.

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    i like america, aslong as bush is not involved
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    Actually France was the first country to do so, in 1688. You didn't do so until 1776. And you borrowed many ideas from it.
    Oh sorry, the first fiar constitution that is still in place today. Not to mention, when France recreated a constitution some time later it borrowed many of the ideas from the American constitution...not the other way around.

    Have you ever heard of the "Renaissance", which started in Europe?
    Have you ever heard of the times before the Renaissance? Just because that was the flourishing period for Europe does not mean it was the flourishing period for the rest of the world in terms of scientific research. Science was not started in Europe, so get over it? I don't even uderstand why you're taking a defensive position with that anyways?

    The immigration....
    The immigration what? All you did was write immigration and then a bunch of numbers. Care to explain a little further than immigration?

    what I object to is bragging about all your inflated accomplishments and calling Canada "a jealeous little brother thats never good enough"
    I challenge you to find a comment made by me that states anything closely related to me having harsh feelings towards Canada or feeling that the US is far superior. You might be able to do so with other posters but not with me, so don't bring that up as an argument against me. Get your facts straight first.

    Another reason to like America:

    A reason why most scientific breakthroughs have taken place in the US is because the US stimulates scientific research more than most European countries do.
    Thanks, Shiro, for bringing that great point up.

    Guys isn't it time we dropped this anti other country stuff,
    Actually enough I haven't been anti-[insert country here] at all. I've only been pro-American. Is there anything wrong with defending your country from false remarks?

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    Reading this thread I'm getting the mysterious feeling of déja vu...

    ...and another one saying:'haven't we already exhausted this argument a few times over?'

    GET OVER IT!

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    >haven't we already exhausted this argument a few times over?


    Not quite yet, you still have to wait for the "Another reason not to like anybody and everybody on this freakin planet" thread.

    With that said, I hate everybody in the entire world including myself; they're too freakin humanoid.

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    >>GET OVER IT!

    Thanks Pendragon. I was about to post the same sentiments myself, albeit with a few more of those *'s decorating the text. As I've had a few too many suped up Cokes tonight, I've thrown diplomacy to the winds.

    >>'haven't we already exhausted this argument a few times over?'

    The only problem is sifting through the pointless name calling and finding the little nuggets of intelligent conversation nestled within. If only we had an immaturity filter... One can always dream.



    So guys: Get off each others throats. I'm sick of people trying to "defend" their country against people expressing valid opinions regarding something their govorment implimented. On the other hand I'm also sick of people jumping on the bandwagon and tearing a strip out of entire countries because of a few bad seeds.

    I've considered making a private board somewhere for intelligent discussion of world events and the like. Admission by invitation only. Of people that have participated in this thread: Novacain, Pendragon, nvoigt, salvelinus, you've all been pre-approved (for platinum account of course).
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    ah whathe heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SO, WHAT DO CANADIANS HAVE TO BE PROUD OF?

    1. Smarties

    2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

    3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down

    4. Apple pie is Canadian

    5. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass

    6. Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Donuts ass

    7. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed
    the Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it...and most of Washington, under the command of William Lyon McKenzie who was insane and hammered all the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied...Go figure..

    8. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to
    Germany.

    9. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere.

    10. Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour.

    11. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American
    mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing... but showed up just in time to get caught.

    12. We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.

    13. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company.

    14. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes.

    15. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo.

    16. We don't marry our kin-folk.

    17. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

    18. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

    19. A Canadian invented Superman.


    BUT MOST IMPORTANT!

    20. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. OOOoohhhhh Canada!!

    Oh yeah... and our elections only take one day. surprised??




    I AM CANADIAN!!!

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    >I've considered making a private board somewhere for intelligent discussion of world events and the like. Admission by invitation only<

    Hmmm, sounds like fun. Just like something from some backward dictatorship (or the British House of Lords). Nobodies forcing you to read anything, but if your sensibilities are offended close the thread. Are you Canadian?

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    >>Hmmm, sounds like fun.

    It was said in jest, my friend.

    >>Nobodies forcing you to read anything

    Of course not. I chose to read it.

    >>if your sensibilities are offended close the thread.

    It doesnt work that way. My personal views dont factor into my Mod duties. And no, i'm not offended in any way. I'm merely disapointed in some of the attitudes being irrationally expressed.

    >>Are you Canadian?

    Maybe, eh.
    "There's always another way"
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