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Old 10-28-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: S. FL
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Wow. Do you have ANY idea how arrogant and offensive your comments are?
And just how are they offensive?! America needs to hear some tough love criticism because obviously passive-aggressive suggestion for the past 20 years to lose weight and stop looking sloppy has not been working! We need standards in this country! What part of that don't you people understand?!
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Although I love the European culture and think that there are definitely some elements of their culture that I think are better than ours I'm glad we have our own culture. If I really wanted to live like Europeans in every aspect I'd move there. (Which I'm not ruling out &#128526
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If America became more like Europe, what would European visitors have to brag about once they returned back home?
What exactly do they have to brag about now? I mean if noticing a country you once had domination over now has domination over you is something to brag about, then so be it. I'm sure Europeans admire just as many American things as we do European things.

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This is what is wrong with this country. People that don't think anything is wrong with being overweight and being a slob. Look, I'm not trying to interfere with anyone's lifestyle. I just think the new generation needs to set a new high standard in regards to the way they dress, look, and act. Hopefully this will shame alot of the overweight people into losing weight and the slobs to get some class and presentable clothing. Nowhere but here and maybe Australia are these things acceptable in the first world.
Why is anyone else's weight and look important to you? Are you a doctor or something?

If you're implying the United States & Australia are the only two countries with large amounts of overweight people, who don't dress to your liking, you're definitely wrong.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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In cities, layout, architecture yes. Our 20th century urban planning was largely a disaster. France, Spain, Italy tend to have higher end food cultures. UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland etc? Not so much...But the U.S. is more influenced by the latter ones, and mostly the lower classes that left these countries, so... there you go.

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Old 10-29-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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And just how are they offensive?! America needs to hear some tough love criticism because obviously passive-aggressive suggestion for the past 20 years to lose weight and stop looking sloppy has not been working! We need standards in this country! What part of that don't you people understand?!
I don't understand why it's important and why people are obsessed about telling people how to live ther life
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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In cities, layout, architecture yes. Our 20th century urban planning was largely a disaster. France, Spain, Italy tend to have higher end food cultures. UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland etc? Not so much...But the U.S. is more influenced by the latter ones, and mostly the lower classes that left these countries, so... there you go.
Uggghhh no thank you....
I can't stand European cities, way too old and very ugly.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Uggghhh no thank you....
I can't stand European cities, way too old and very ugly.
Highly disagree. Also if you think euro cities are ugly, wait and see the monstrosity of america in another 200 years, the buildings will need to be bulldozed in many cases as they aren't built to last that long.

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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"Do you ever wish that the United States had an overall stronger European cultural influence than it does?"

No. When I want a taste of Europe, I go to Europe. I prefer the United States each have their own unique flavor.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Uggghhh no thank you....
I can't stand European cities, way too old and very ugly.
Have you ever been to Europe?
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