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Old 11-20-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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From a Saudi Arabian
Fast Food EVERYWHERE
People are very welcoming and friendly
The Women really expose there body
Advertisements EVERYWHERE, Driving on a American highway there's just a endless line of billboards.
Much more green with trees and grass everywhere
Driving laws are really well respected
Gas is very expensive
I bet you loved that women really expose their bodies huh?

Arabs are always really strict in their own countries, but they go crazy when they see all the women here wear short shorts or miniskirts. Inside, they know they prefer to live in our type of society but act self-righteous while secretly lusting after our women.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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I came to the realization that Americans are similar to where certain 90's era video games had an unrealistic scale in relation to the size of the character. Where everything was gigantic in comparison to a virtual human character.

America is exactly like that, the scale of everything is comedic in how big stuff is, roads, houses, yards, cars/trucks, buildings, etc. It's like Americans are just spoiled overgrown children compared to their European counterparts.

Why do Europeans who come to work in the US buy big houses and big cars?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Why do Europeans who come to work in the US buy big houses and big cars?
To act like everyone else that buys a big house and big cars, act like they're rich.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Ka-nah-da
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Worst: The superiority complex most American's have and the ignorance about other countries (look at post 551 for example)....let's not forget racism, but I guess that goes back to the superiority complex and ignorance.
Funniest: Some of the accents in America need subtitles
Best: All the beautiful regional and national parks, didn't realize there were so many
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Many foreigners I know were shocked at how fast everyone walks here, always in a rush. Of course, many of them first came here via New York...
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Manila
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From my observations as well as of most Americans I know, most are surprised that Americans have such a wide range of opinions regarding everything!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:45 AM
 
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From my observations as well as of most Americans I know, most are surprised that Americans have such a wide range of opinions regarding everything!
That's funny because that's how I felt about Manila. You have almost every American food option I can think of, from fast food to fine dining.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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I came to the realization that Americans are similar to where certain 90's era video games had an unrealistic scale in relation to the size of the character. Where everything was gigantic in comparison to a virtual human character.

America is exactly like that, the scale of everything is comedic in how big stuff is, roads, houses, yards, cars/trucks, buildings, etc. It's like Americans are just spoiled overgrown children compared to their European counterparts.
So having large roads, houses, yards, cars and buildings means you're an overgrown spoiled child?

Maybe it's just our culture that we like things big and we have enough room to make things big. I love how Europeans always think they know everything and are so judgemental. They're taught that everything they do over there is the "correct" way of doing things. Don't dare bring up any of their shortcomings or you'll suddenly get an earfull about everything you do wrong. And this coming from someone who absolutely loves and respects Europe.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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So having large roads, houses, yards, cars and buildings means you're an overgrown spoiled child?

Maybe it's just our culture that we like things big and we have enough room to make things big. I love how Europeans always think they know everything and are so judgemental. They're taught that everything they do over there is the "correct" way of doing things. Don't dare bring up any of their shortcomings or you'll suddenly get an earfull about everything you do wrong. And this coming from someone who absolutely loves and respects Europe.
Yeah if you're oblivious to the environmental effects our way of thinking has. Use up all the world's resources, outsource dirty jobs to third world countries, consumer based economy with disposable goods. Who pollutes the most per capita? Who uses up energy the most per capita? It's not Europe. Americans are selfish immature brats, "don't tell me how to live, I don't care that my SUV pollutes more per year then a 50 fuel efficient vehicles combined, why should I recycle, why is it wrong for me to live alone in a large house that consumes as much energy as 5 typical European households, why should I use my money to educate kids if I don't have children, why should I pay money to educate inner city children, why should I pay for healthcare for poor people?"

It's a concept called "for the greater good" which is why America is in decline because people here don't get that concept, don't understand they have a responsibility to the rest of society and the rest of the world. It's all about us, **** the rest of the world and their problems, even if those problems were created by us.

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Why do Europeans who come to work in the US buy big houses and big cars?
Eh, a majority of recent European immigrants tend to cluster in large dense cities where you're less likely to have big houses and big cars.
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