Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by civconquer3000, Dec 31, 2006.
Well that would be less misleading...
Our punters would be very upset at that statement!
Is America the world's leading exporter of cork, no, Portugual is... So u lose!!! HA HA...
And to yor later statement, I do agree everyone should believe their home countrie is the best. Hail Mother Russia.
We all know its in good humor
US has good standard of living genrally, New Jersey is a nice place and so is California, Florida, New York, Hawii and Puerto Rico.
I dislike the government, the South, Bush, stupid age of conset laws, polocies, religous fantascisim, and stupid quirks the country has.
When I talk to most of my friends, they say USA ist one of the worse places to be. They sort of went there, and didn't like it because:
everything smells like fast food and everyones eating all the time
the towns are very related to each other
american people are dumb (they don't know where europe is nor nothin about something outside us)
american people are fat and lazy (always need a car even if its around the block)
there are many poor people who dont have a chance, dont have insurance and nothing
they think theyre the best
and the food is the worse in the world (hot dogs, hamburguers, coffee)
police of the world (they dont like wars... )
then i have to tell them, how beautiful the countryside is, the diversity of things you find is so vast. but this isnt enough to convince them, that usa isnt that bad.
I like America, and I like Americans too. I wont be so brash as to say we're the best at *everything*, but its my home. We've got great music, amazing cities, great places to camp and fish...
Sure, sometimes the government sucks...but politicians are corrupt in every country. I'm not willing to concede that things are that much better in Europe.
There are a lot of things we can improve, and a lot of things the rest of the world does better, but at the end of the day, there is no country I'd rather live in.
Lots of friendly people
Great entertainment industry
president is a moron
Cars are big piles of junk.
It is nice to love your country, but based in knowledge and reason not in delusions and fanaticism. So, objectivity first, then love.
It's my land. I was born here and I'm native to it. Putting all other issues aside, I will always love my land. The memories of my life are interwoven into this place, so nothing could turn me away from it.
Have you ever been somewhere outside the US?
'i travelled the whole world, i was already in new went straight from oklahoma to new york, talahasee to anchorage!'
Yes, why do you ask? Is it in any way relevant to my posts?
America. Like some bits, don't like others. It is full of contradictions. It's people and government often say they support 'freedom, liberty and democracy' (or whatever) but often don't....
Okay, here's mine.
The US are a huge, diverse, very influential, and very powerful country. The US took a huge part of the work to defend the free world on its shoulders, several times, while my own country, sadly, tried to conquer it and oppress freedom. I'm thankful about a lot the US did. I also like many aspects of American culture, music, movies, obviously computer games, etc. And I know many Americans that I regard as friends.
Lately however, the US wasted a great historical chance to propel our planet towards an age of more freedom, and more respect among the community of nations, and instead seems to act based on a "we're strong enough so we don't have to care about anybody else" position. For decades, the cold war blocked any progress towards a better world. After the USSR dissolved, there was a rare and precious chance to work towards a better global system. This would have required the cooperation of the sole remaining superpower though, and unfortunately this superpower presently seems to value the interests of its own economic elite higher than the interests of the rest of humanity, or even their own children.
I do however hope that the current course can still be corrected. The next chance for this is in 2008.
San Fransico is nice. It's really the only place in America I have been, so it is the only part I can comment on.
Other than that though there appeares that there is a rather large rightist population there, judging from the forums. This somewhat unnerves me as Norway spent fifty years trying to stamp it out.
On the whole, I think America is the best country on the face of the planet. (I'm American, though, so I'm obviously biased. )
A friend of mine was there for a year with his wife, he said it was interesting but he wouldn't go back.
It seems like this happens quite often. We arguably had a similar chance in 1919, but France (and England, to a lesser extent) insisted on a punishing treaty with Germany, and, well, we know where that got us.
I get the feeling that, unless something really crazy happens (like alien contact or something [ ]) then we will never see world peace, only edge closer to it.
What can I possibly say that hasn't already been said? America is the best country. Period. End. Of. Story.
American people are nice, have a good heart, are great with businesses, and their culture has great influence in the world. I really admire them, but sometimes they fail to realize how stupid and dangerous their foreign policy is. And how come the stupid people are the ones in power?
And yes, it's football not "soccer" !
Where I live we call it "American style football"
Well actualy just "American football"
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