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Posted 8/19/08

Bleachloverf wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:


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thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


Kind of agree with the credit cards for small purchases but ouch... credit cards at fast food places... I can understand having to use an ATM card but thats a lil extreme.

<sigh> All these "american" threads just make the USA look overrated. I'd rather try to judge someone on they person they are than rather where their from. You can take all the statistics you want but unless you were to poll every single britian and american it isn't going to be completely true or accurate.


I'm am irritated with the fact that these anti-american threads are here just so a bunch of people that may have never seen or talked to an american can complain about them. How can you possibly say that a whole population of 300 million of one nation are lazy or greedy? It is just unbelievably incredulous. :\


Well thats the false image that is sometimes portrayed by the media. Well as everyone knows the media is an indefinite usage of propaganda so more than likely such sentiments aren't even true. I have met several Americans and in most cases are far from the typified greedy/bombastic American that is portrayed.


You'd think that people would realize that but most it seems do not. It isn't just the Americans either, another example would be the Chinese nation. The bottom line is that you cannot generalize a whole population as one sterotype no matter which country it is.

I guess it's easier to be told what to think by the media then to research yourself and form your own views and opinions :\
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08

thenatureofthings wrote:


Bleachloverf wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:


Shmookle wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


Kind of agree with the credit cards for small purchases but ouch... credit cards at fast food places... I can understand having to use an ATM card but thats a lil extreme.

<sigh> All these "american" threads just make the USA look overrated. I'd rather try to judge someone on they person they are than rather where their from. You can take all the statistics you want but unless you were to poll every single britian and american it isn't going to be completely true or accurate.


I'm am irritated with the fact that these anti-american threads are here just so a bunch of people that may have never seen or talked to an american can complain about them. How can you possibly say that a whole population of 300 million of one nation are lazy or greedy? It is just unbelievably incredulous. :\


Well thats the false image that is sometimes portrayed by the media. Well as everyone knows the media is an indefinite usage of propaganda so more than likely such sentiments aren't even true. I have met several Americans and in most cases are far from the typified greedy/bombastic American that is portrayed.


You'd think that people would realize that but most it seems do not. It isn't just the Americans either, another example would be the Chinese nation. The bottom line is that you cannot generalize a whole population as one sterotype no matter which country it is.

I guess it's easier to be told what to think by the media then to research yourself and form your own views and opinions :\


Well people believe the concert of information the media offers instead of contesting its authenticity. The media is also a resounding basis for 21st century culture as well , which intern imploring contentious quandries which appeal to the average person. Who doesn't want to degrade someone else? It envokes Narcissim and to full interrigate themselves as being dominant. Thats the horrible obstinance of mass media poliferation , it purges on the weakness of the dilapidated parties.

This is not a generalization keep in mind its my explanation for the recent stereotypes in the last 5 to 10 years.
Posted 8/19/08
1. Do not belive what the medai tells you alirght
2. yeah we american do somethimes inervein when not needed
3, there is a reason why britain is the leadin power in the world
4. were not an imperial power were currently goin through a damn ression
5. the hell did you get this innaccurate information
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
both countries are pretty much the same to me.
the only difference is the accent's and the customs.
i dont get why people think one country is better then the other.

no one has room to talk about being BETTER with the way the world is today.

so i think we should all STFU about each other and move on.
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08

midnightwishes wrote:

Most british don't really care, to be honest, we just think americans are americans...... nothing complex about it.... theres more discrimination between english people and welsh people... trust me, I live in wales...


Yeah, most of Britain don't even care about America :|.
There is a lot of discrimination between England & Wales (& other surrounding countries), though, as you said, I've noticed that, and I live in England.


thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


The situation isn't the same here in England, the problem's not that we don't have any money, it's that the price of food, toiletries etc is now a lot higher than it was just a few months ago. In the last few months, our weekly shopping has gone from just over £200 to nearly £300 (we buy the same things practically every week.)

It's crazy that people are using cards to buy a cheeseburger though :|.
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Aye but americans are just as guilty of doing the same things . People just read/watch whatever media about <insert country> and assume everyone from that country is the same way. Or they have a bad experience with someone from <insert country> and they automatically assume anyone else they meet from that country will be the same way.

Or you get the threads along the lines of "the grass is greener over there" or "my country is better than yours". I'm not saying againts anyone, heck I've probably done things similar in the past, whether I orginally wanted to or not , but these type of threads eventually just turn into flame wars or boasting matches...
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08

Chance16 wrote:

Brits > Americans

btw OP it's British.


Lol really? Funny how England's about the size of Texas and they're always calling for back up from the US ... *sarcasm*


J0hNNy2 wrote:

LOL damn America is fucking popular look at these god damn threads pointing at our country, you guys must think were fucking badasses or something.


haha .... There's been alot of them floating around


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xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:

wtf is up with all the fucking american threads? Like seriously if you don't like the US then stfu. I'm fucking tired of these pointless threads, all it's going to do is cause flame wars.

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Don't believe everything the media and a stupid ass poll says.


nicely said.


Lol American threads annoy me
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Posted 8/19/08
pointless.... just start a damn war if you dont like them.... stop wastin time...
Posted 8/21/08
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Please stay on topic

For those people who are saying that the media cannot be relied upon all the time - let me just inform you that the poll given in the link in the first post is from YouGov which is the most reliable and unbiased polling organisation in the UK. Their findings are always weighted and measured to make sure they are representative of the population.

I know this cos I had to study polling as part of my Mod St course....-_-
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Posted 8/21/08

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Chance16 wrote:

Brits > Americans

btw OP it's British.


Isn't it Bretons?


nope Bretons are from Brittany - which is a region in the north west of france

most british people dont mind being called brits - its only an abreviation

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Please stay on topic

For those people who are saying that the media cannot be relied upon all the time - let me just inform you that the poll given in the link in the first post is from YouGov which is the most reliable and unbiased polling organisation in the UK. Their findings are always weighted and measured to make sure they are representative of the population.

I know this cos I had to study polling as part of my Mod St course....-_-


im not sure though...its like saying you can rely on government statistics -
example - in Slough, Berkshire, the population has increased by a large number due to the large number of immigrants which have arrived in the last few years. however, government statistics claimed that the population has fallen over the past few years. so the government slashed the budget for Slough who now have serious financial problems.


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i lived in london for about three years really recently, and it completely depends on the social group and individual but a good majority of ignorant british people see americans as fat, loud, and generally rude tourists that eat too much fast food.
That seemed to be the popular stereotype, but there are plenty of other negative ones.

Although a lot of the youth culture in england(i don't know about the other places) see americans as cool... at least the chavs do as far as i can tell.
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why are you calling british people " britons" ????
Posted 8/21/08

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Well people believe the concert of information the media offers instead of contesting its authenticity. The media is also a resounding basis for 21st century culture as well , which intern imploring contentious quandaries which appeal to the average person. Who doesn't want to degrade someone else? It evokes Narcissism and to full interrigate themselves as being dominant. Thats the horrible obstinance of mass media proliferation , it purges on the weakness of the dilapidated parties.

This is not a generalization keep in mind its my explanation for the recent stereotypes in the last 5 to 10 years.


I've noticed the same thing. Even though it may sound hypocritical from me I do not think that being critical of the media is necessarily generalizing them. For one I guess that it must be impossible for a person to detach themselves 100% from a story and keep from being biased. It must be human nature to want to take sides. But honestly news studios today take it to the next level to almost fabricating their stories so that it suits their show best. And it's incredibly annoying because it's almost like being lied to (especially if you're taken in and believe whatever you heard on TV like gospel). How else can a normal person expect to get world news and the truth if it isn't from the news station that they watch.

It's like being kept in the dark :\

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Posted 8/21/08 , edited 8/21/08

animoo_x wrote:

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Please stay on topic

For those people who are saying that the media cannot be relied upon all the time - let me just inform you that the poll given in the link in the first post is from YouGov which is the most reliable and unbiased polling organisation in the UK. Their findings are always weighted and measured to make sure they are representative of the population.

I know this cos I had to study polling as part of my Mod St course....-_-


The poll may be true but until all British (England) citizens take it, the poll is inaccurate. People make polls all the time but it doesn't mean the results are always true. You can't select a few people to take a poll and say it's the results of a whole country. In my opinion. 100 people or so doesn't make the whole country =/
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