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Old 03-31-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What's with this European anti-American crap? I can name you tens of countries that have a problem with America - none in Europe.
Well you're not American so you wouldn't understand.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I don't think the outspoken Fox news types are doing too much travelling. That's gotta be a big part of it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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i'm not ashamed to be an american, but i don't feel the need to advertise it, either. The stereotype that australians have about americans is particularly galling given the effusive patriotism of the average aussie.
lol.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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lol.
Do you agree or disagree?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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What's with this European anti-American crap? I can name you tens of countries that have a problem with America - none in Europe.
Anti-Americanism in Western Europe is widespread.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Do you agree or disagree?
I like how you refuted one stereotype with another.

I think there are overly patriotic people to be found in any and every country.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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I like how you refuted one stereotype with another.

I think there are overly patriotic people to be found in any and every country.
It isn't a stereotype. It's conventional wisdom in Australia that Americans are over the top in terms of patriotism. As someone who has lived for years in Melbourne the hypocrisy of that belief is not lost on me. It's really bad here. It's like Australia is always in competition or something. Aussie winners of Olympic medals are listed without listing the actual winner of a competition. There isn't a story about Grammys or Oscars, but which Aussies won or were "snubbed".
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Anti-Americanism in Western Europe is widespread.
Yeah we all spend our time talking about America!

News for ya ......... you are just another country to us.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Yeah we all spend our time talking about America!

News for ya ......... you are just another country to us.
The proliferation of media, technology, entertainment and exported foreign policy for well or ill make sure that the US isn't just another country to you. I think that the cultural invasion for which most of the people are willing consumers is the cause of a lot of anti-US sentiment.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: southern california
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not near as taboo as expressing it here. the shame game is not owned by foreign countries its owner is right here.
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