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mpyre99 wrote:

America and Israel are the terrorists of the world. With consumption and the perception of power, security has never felt better. Yet we are all haunted by the specter of capitalism and as that as it may at least I'm not Canadian.


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What do you call a person that speaks three languages: TRILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks two languages: BILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks one language: AMERICAN






Ohh come on ..... Dont be like that, it was only a wee little joke
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CheckSource wrote:

What do you call a person that speaks three languages: TRILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks two languages: BILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks one language: AMERICAN






Ohh come on ..... Dont be like that, it was only a wee little joke


jajajajajajajaja
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genjiworks wrote:

I could say the same thing as to why in American media... the French is the butt of their jokes.... ^^;
Many countries always have someone they make fun of it's a part of lfe and civil pride...

It's very interesting the way america works.... there are so many americans with different opinions... but the loudest and the most obnoxious ones are the ones that seem to be in the media spotlight... which makes us look bad. LOL... Damn I hate Nancy Grace, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Pat Roberts, etc... It's true America is very outspoken and very opinionated...

We don't go around suicide bombing each other.... hoping to get a lot of virgins.... like Islamic Jihadist.
Nor do we supress media, internet, movies, etc... cause it makes the country look bad... like china.
Nor do we have a crazy dictator, who is superstitious, and thingks he is perfect... like North Korea.
Nor do we treat women like they were merchandise... like Saudi Arabia.

We just talk a lot... and sometimes the wrong people represent a small majority... That's what we call diversity. Probbably why Mexico keep sending people across the border to work here... instead of fixing the problems of their country... America is a big post of freedom and diversity. -.-


this person shows so much ignorance its not even funny...
i actually envy you ignorance is bliss
but its not as bad here but the us's leaders are screwed up bastards that only want power, wealth, and sex (some of them)
thank GOD bush is getting his ass out of the white house soon and hilary or obama (i hope) is going to take over soon
im pretty sure they have some selfish goals too but at least its going to be trillions of times better without bush around....
well no really we're still going to follow a damned constitution written by a bunch if hypocritical white males
but i can't deny that it is the best in the world
the world is screwed

btw i believe in god but i hate religion

america was so much better off with the natives ruling the land
why did they have to be so nice??? they should have killed them all off
fir that i must blame europe - yeah yeah whatever it is your fault deal with it and dont try to flame me you know its true
if only either the natives or britain never gave up screw king george! both of them!!!
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esilabet wrote:

i don't hate america... but (and yes there is a but)
I find it annoying that with americans, history doesn't seem to be a great teacher. they just don't learn....

I actually pitty the poor americans and their so called freedom, because of the gouvenment, they're hated everywhere. Even though they seem to be the more evolved, more advanced, the just and the brave... balabla... They still use the same means to get what they want, it hasn't changed in over 300 years, -> If they don't think like you, and they're not scared of you - kill them!
Either way the american system is great, for them, I think it would be great country, hold dear to the world is the US gouv. were to stop trying to spread the ''freedom'' and mind their own business.... solve the problems inside before trying to get involved outside.

200 years ago a great dude called Black Hawk said that the americans had no honor, that they sent young men to be killed in wars that could be solve without the shed of blood.



I remember him...a very honorable man. we as Americans have done some very unforgivable acts since this nation was brought into existence. what we did to the native Americans is unforgivable. does anyone remember the Trail of Tears?
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genjiworks wrote:
As for comparing your 10 year old sister to a 15 year old American... That's like me compairing a 10 year old american kid with a PHD to you... Also not sure if you checked but the US is Ranked 15 on Literacy Rate... while Singapore is ranked 85!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

Don't want to debate... but Civil Pride made me want to show you this...


If you have looked into it, Singapore has only had the last 40 years of developing from a third world nation to a developed one. Whereas US has had over two centuries. So, while our literacy rate is low, but that's because most of the illiterate are the elderly who grew up in times when Singapore was never a developed nation. The elderly of US on the other hand, grew up in times when your nation was a developed nation.

Just as a comparison of the Math and Science standard between our countries:

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ranked Singapore first globally for both Science and Math educational scores of 13-year-old students in 1995, 1999 and 2003. As for USA, in 2003, it was ranked 11th and 15th respectively, overall, 12th.

Anyway, I don't dislike Americans, just really dislike the way some of them act superior when the truth might be otherwise. I met some of the nicest people in the world and they are American. But I have also met some of the worst people in the world and they are American. One guy deemed it fit to hit his friend's son because the boy was taking a photo with me, a Chinese. It was possibly the most horrifying experience ever. What was a perfect homestay barbeque night ended with people screaming at each other, the poor boy with bruises / marks and little children crying their heads off.
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toelovehan wrote:

For my English paper yesterday, there was an comprehension passage which was written by an American. It had most of us in tears of laughter when we read about how he feels that the education in America is world-class. Seriously. That's why my 10 year old sister can solve a math question that 15 year old Americans can't solve.


American schools are shit but when it comes to unviersities and colleges America has some of the world's best.


Right on! We do have some kick-a** universities.
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no, we are all the same...but different
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we dont hate americans....but its true we hate GEORGE BUSH
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i dont hate america..or the americans..i jus dont like their government...well..i dont like any government for that matter...but yea...sometime u wud hav to wonder y americans get attacked...not sayin that they deserve it..but yea i dont hate themm...my cus is from montreal...n some of em r in michigan (is dat in ameica or canada??) lol..but yea yay for americans...boo for the govt. lol...n well americans always seem to tust the media...so says my cuz's n auntys over there...soo yea...they shudnt let themselves be too vulnerable...if u know wat im sayin...lol..but i think media trustingness goes for all counties...even tho we all kno that the media duznt portray the truth all the time...*sigh*...lol..well ima go sleep now...
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CheckSource wrote:

What do you call a person that speaks three languages: TRILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks two languages: BILINGUAL
What do you call a person that speaks one language: AMERICAN






Ohh come on ..... Dont be like that, it was only a wee little joke


ahahaha i luv it!!

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We need more Buddhism for everyones' peace


genjiworks wrote:

I could say the same thing as to why in American media... the French is the butt of their jokes.... ^^;
Many countries always have someone they make fun of it's a part of lfe and civil pride...

It's very interesting the way america works.... there are so many americans with different opinions... but the loudest and the most obnoxious ones are the ones that seem to be in the media spotlight... which makes us look bad. LOL... Damn I hate Nancy Grace, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Pat Roberts, etc... It's true America is very outspoken and very opinionated...

We don't go around suicide bombing each other.... hoping to get a lot of virgins.... like Islamic Jihadist.
Nor do we supress media, internet, movies, etc... cause it makes the country look bad... like china.
Nor do we have a crazy dictator, who is superstitious, and thingks he is perfect... like North Korea.
Nor do we treat women like they were merchandise... like Saudi Arabia.

We just talk a lot... and sometimes the wrong people represent a small majority... That's what we call diversity. Probbably why Mexico keep sending people across the border to work here... instead of fixing the problems of their country... America is a big post of freedom and diversity. -.-


BTW

That's why I don't like America
Posted 3/2/08 , edited 4/21/08
i love america, i do, i really do..........it's quite romantic if you think about, with all the ideals that the forefathers of america passed on to the next generations and yeah, the government tramples on the constitutions and the basic rights of it's own people and worse to others, but i believe that the majority will one day free itself from ignorance.


generalizations are stupid.........saying that alot of americans have a superiority complex or are arrogant may be true, but thats because most americans who vacation and travel are either rich or retired, and are probably quite confident about themselves........also people in general are more free of their inhibitions online, so if thats where people are getting their info from......i would kindly ask them to rethink their assumptions....also.... not everyone in america believes in corporal punishment for children.........

yes yes, america holds itself to an intention of neo-imperialism, but that is only because the majority is easily manipulated by the government and large companies, we have been fooled by the need for oil for so so so long even before the oil embargo, but american people are very very stubborn and will not stop just because their desire hurts alot of people (i.e. manifest destiny)...............all in all, americans just want an easier, better life for them and their children and usually take the fastest, most direct approach (mostly the same with the government, bush-went directly for the oil, bush senior did something around the same lines right? the gulf war?)

so what, we dont speak many languages in america............has any seen a fucking map of the place? america by itself is bigger than europe >_>, thats why most americans see no need in learning new languages, almost everything they need can be found domestically...........(by the way almost all highschools have foreign language programs, so people do learn........also the only reason americans arent pressured to learn more languages is probably cause we arent bordered by many countries that speak different languages.....like singapore......another reason is that we havent been occupied by a country that speaks a different language, also like singapore, laos, thailand and india..........sooooooo.........fuck you countries raped by earlier imperialist countries ~_^ America has been rape free by other countries since 1783
(yeah i know......mexico, cuba, and almost all countries south of the USA speak Spanish, Brazil speaks Portuguese, and parts of Canada speak french.............but the dominant language of North America and possibly of trade world wide, is in fact english, yes? so yeah i dont promote ignorance in the learning of new languages though......im just defending my country >_>)


american education is in a decline, but its just that capitalist spirit again......there are people who work hard for what they want, and in some cases they get them.......so if only people in the states tried harder they would get better....but it isnt happening at the moment.......maybe because the biggest rule the government has for education is that all schooling is mandatory till you can get your GED or graduate highschool? maybe because they dont have any incentives besides an occasional grant or two that you have to compete for to a college you have to compete to get into too..............american education is a winner take all kinda thing, and yeah it is fucked up but whatever, it weeds out those who dont strive for an education......but by no means does an education guarantee success, it's only a stepping stone..........or a pastime

P.S..........im american so yeah if you didnt notice already
P.S.S.........some of what i said was pure speculation so dont quote me ok..........
P.S.S.S..........America has alot of crazy fuckers so if you're not used to rude, crazy and/or obnoxious people, dont talk to strangers >_>
P.S.S.S.S........there are good things about America too, but it's not like everyone will stop blaming such an easy scapegoat, and so yeah the good things arent that hard to find......its just that its alot easier to spy the flaws in America >_>
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i dont hate americans i just dont want to live there.....
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