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Old 02-07-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: 406
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Originally Posted by tom77falcons View Post
America is Capitalism on steroids, and it certainly shows in our awful vacation time, worker rights, large gap between rich and poor, etc. etc. .
Your livelihood has never been dependent on an accurately termed "capitalist" economic system, my dear gullible friend. For better or worse, not you, I or any other citizen of an industrialized Western civilization has any experience with such a boogeyman.

I offer this advice: make the necessary effort to inform yourself of what our modern systems of corporate socialism and neoliberal mercantilism actually entail (HINT HINT: it isn't capitalism or free market activity) before you continue with this bizarro grandstanding (I'm sure the Euros will love you anyway, though).

 
Old 02-16-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Ireland
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Originally Posted by Xiph View Post
I think they're lying to you cause it's definitely jealousy. They want to be like us but their country sucks and the only way to ease the pain is to bash Americans. I can see it in their eyes that they want to be just like me, but never will.


Oh well, I give to charity every year to help their poor crap country cause I feel bad for them. I sleep better at night knowing deep down in my tender heart that I helped some poor innocent soul who had the misfortune of not being born in United States of America. God bless us.
My dearest Xiph,
As you are not a member you probably will not read this but here goes anyway.The initial thread was "Why is it cool to bash Americans" The answer my friend is in your post. Throw away the shovel and stop digging holes.All it will get you is a bad back.
"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett"
 
Old 02-16-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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My dearest Xiph,
As you are not a member you probably will not read this but here goes anyway.The initial thread was "Why is it cool to bash Americans" The answer my friend is in your post. Throw away the shovel and stop digging holes.All it will get you is a bad back.
"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett"

You are absolutely right. If most of us talked like that about others this country would have been bashed to pieces long ago. But please remember dpa...we Americans are neither known for our good manners nor our diplomacy.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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My dearest Xiph,
As you are not a member you probably will not read this but here goes anyway.The initial thread was "Why is it cool to bash Americans" The answer my friend is in your post. Throw away the shovel and stop digging holes.All it will get you is a bad back.
"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett"
Best post I have read in a while!
 
Old 02-19-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Because they think all of America is like Kansas.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Originally Posted by danpaddyandy View Post
My dearest Xiph,
As you are not a member you probably will not read this but here goes anyway.The initial thread was "Why is it cool to bash Americans" The answer my friend is in your post. Throw away the shovel and stop digging holes.All it will get you is a bad back.
"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett"
Don't understand where the answer in that users post.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Our foreign policies probably have a lot to do with it.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Well if this forum is any indication of how things are going it seems that China is winning the battle of the "most bashed". We're now second. Geeez we can't even be number one in getting bashed. Something has to be done.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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America and Americans have been getting way too much attention. Of all sorts.
Time for this to stop.

If the World really wanted to "bash" America, IT would need to quit paying so much attention to her. Contemporary America is the Narcissist by excellence and nothing fuels the Narcissist's ego as being the talk of the town. Good or Bad.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 11:22 PM
 
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America and Americans have been getting way too much attention. Of all sorts.
Time for this to stop.

If the World really wanted to "bash" America, IT would need to quit paying so much attention to her. Contemporary America is the Narcissist by excellence and nothing fuels the Narcissist's ego as being the talk of the town. Good or Bad.
Absolutely!! And on top of that we have now developed a persecution complex of industrial magnitude which just causes us more grief..
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