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    (Original post by MasterJomi)
    Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind going over to America on holiday or something but to live there? No way.

    So many reasons really, I just generally detest the culture. I dislike the obsessive patriotism that just causes trouble, Americans just can't seem to be able to back down.

    There's actually way too many to list, someone made a list earlier and that only covers a fraction.

    And besides, when your teenagers learn to stop insulting anyone they hear with a British accent and mentioning the war of independence/tea drinking/yellow teeth, then I might just give you guys a shot at not hating you. But I don't see that happening, it seems to deeply rooted.
    Hmm, If I could I would give everyone that disliked our culture here a tour of my favorite parts of the U.S. I can't say that all aspects of the culture here is something to be proud of, but there are still the few things here that make all the negative aspects be forgotten.

    Also, I cannot say anything for our teenagers, since I myself have issues with how most of them have a lack of manners and respect.
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    (Original post by 'James Hunt')
    One of the few things i like about your country is Alaska.

    I hear they pay you $1000-$2000 a year if your a citizen planning to stay there indefinitely. :eek:
    Lol, I heard that last year everyone recieved $1,300. I wasn't able to recieve that money since I am currently working on getting resident tuition in the state of Arizona. The last time I recieved a state dividend check it was for around $3,000. Helped me pay for a little bit of my education. ^_^
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    (Original post by jamesman13)
    your country killed them too you dumb c**t
    I'm well aware of British involvement in the Iraq war, and for that, I find those involved deplorable. However, the United States of America was the architect of that war and that is undeniable. The UK (as well as other nations) went along with it on the principal of going along with an ally.
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    I'm well aware of British involvement in the Iraq war, and for that, I find those involved deplorable. However, the United States of America was the architect of that war and that is undeniable. The UK (as well as other nations) went along with it on the principal of going along with an ally.
    The UK were the one's who "sexed up" the Iraq dossier over the 45 minute bomb which the US then proposed to the UN that UK intelligence tells us that Iraq is capable of launchin WMD's in 45 minutes. So the UK hardly played along.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    I think America can be annoying sometimes because they think they invented everything, like the world wide web and Stephen Hawkins, for example.

    I think you mean Stephen Hawking, not 'Hawkins'
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    (Original post by 'James Hunt')
    The UK were the one's who "sexed up" the Iraq dossier over the 45 minute bomb which the US then proposed to the UN that UK intelligence tells us that Iraq is capable of launchin WMD's in 45 minutes. So the UK hardly played along.
    And why do you think it was "sexed up" in the first place?

    Once again, I agree with you. The UK's involvement in the Iraq war is absolutely unforgivable, and should be held directly responsible for its involvement. However, did we instigate the war? Were we the architects of the war? Were we the main military force there? Would we have invaded Iraq if the United States hadn't?

    Hell. No.
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    (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
    No. Was my statement offensive? I would never become a politician. I don't have the characteristics to be one. (Please note I am not trying to be offensive. Just answering your question.)
    nah, chill haha. It was a joke because you just seem like you are trying very very hard to not offend anyone. Your response was a perfect example of that.
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    (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
    Hmmm, If I could I would give everyone that disliked our culture here a tour of my favorite parts of the U.S. I can't say that all aspects of the culture here is something to be proud of, but there are still the few things here that make all the negative aspects be forgotten.
    Well, I've been to New York. It was okay, as a holiday. Very similar to London. I'm sure there are nice aspects of the culture, but as an outside viewer the pure blind patriotism overshadows everything else. Come on, school children having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Wow.

    (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
    Also, I cannot say anything for our teenagers, since I myself have issues with how most of them have a lack of manners and respect.
    From what I've noticed, american kids/teenagers are generally ridiculously ignorant. This is only from the 2 weeks of Holiday there and the year and a half of owning an Xbox.

    Literally two days after landing in New York some guy no older than 18/19 asked me if I was from London - Paris... Seriously? I know there are ignorant teenagers all over the world but seriously?

    But the most common, and probably most annoying is the 'We saved your ass in WW2'. Oh please. You sped the victory. And most likely no, we wouldn't be speaking German if you didn't step in.

    Apologies if this seems like a personal attack to you. It isn't. This is probably the only thread I can vent myself from Americans.
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    (Original post by MasterJomi)
    Well, I've been to New York. It was okay, as a holiday. Very similar to London. I'm sure there are nice aspects of the culture, but as an outside viewer the pure blind patriotism overshadows everything else. Come on, school children having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Wow.



    From what I've noticed, american kids/teenagers are generally ridiculously ignorant. This is only from the 2 weeks of Holiday there and the year and a half of owning an Xbox.

    Literally two days after landing in New York some guy no older than 18/19 asked me if I was from London - Paris... Seriously? I know there are ignorant teenagers all over the world but seriously?

    But the most common, and probably most annoying is the 'We saved your ass in WW2'. Oh please. You sped the victory. And most likely no, we wouldn't be speaking German if you didn't step in.

    Apologies if this seems like a personal attack to you. It isn't. This is probably the only thread I can vent myself from Americans.

    Go ahead, vent away. Just remember there are ignorant people in all countries. Generalizing and entire country by a few idiotic New Yorkers isn't the best way to go.
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    (Original post by Allie-23)
    nah, chill haha. It was a joke because you just seem like you are trying very very hard to not offend anyone. Your response was a perfect example of that.
    It is because of that. I've learned in the past that trying to argue with people will not do me any good and have also been told in the past that I am a rude and b*tchy. :\ Ick now I feel horrible since I took it the wrong way. By the way politicians dont care for manners anyhow. 0_0
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    (Original post by MasterJomi)
    Well, I've been to New York. It was okay, as a holiday. Very similar to London. I'm sure there are nice aspects of the culture, but as an outside viewer the pure blind patriotism overshadows everything else. Come on, school children having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Wow.



    From what I've noticed, american kids/teenagers are generally ridiculously ignorant. This is only from the 2 weeks of Holiday there and the year and a half of owning an Xbox.

    Literally two days after landing in New York some guy no older than 18/19 asked me if I was from London - Paris... Seriously? I know there are ignorant teenagers all over the world but seriously?

    But the most common, and probably most annoying is the 'We saved your ass in WW2'. Oh please. You sped the victory. And most likely no, we wouldn't be speaking German if you didn't step in.

    Apologies if this seems like a personal attack to you. It isn't. This is probably the only thread I can vent myself from Americans.
    I am sure you already know that I agree with the post above by Texan88. Like I have told others before, not everyone is like that here. However, I do agree that it was quite stupid what the Americans you have came across have said, but I believe you should try traveling to different areas of the U.S. No worries. Everyone has the right to their opinions. ^_^
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    (Original post by MasterJomi)
    Well, I've been to New York. It was okay, as a holiday. Very similar to London. I'm sure there are nice aspects of the culture, but as an outside viewer the pure blind patriotism overshadows everything else. Come on, school children having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Wow.



    From what I've noticed, american kids/teenagers are generally ridiculously ignorant. This is only from the 2 weeks of Holiday there and the year and a half of owning an Xbox.

    Literally two days after landing in New York some guy no older than 18/19 asked me if I was from London - Paris... Seriously? I know there are ignorant teenagers all over the world but seriously?

    But the most common, and probably most annoying is the 'We saved your ass in WW2'. Oh please. You sped the victory. And most likely no, we wouldn't be speaking German if you didn't step in.

    Apologies if this seems like a personal attack to you. It isn't. This is probably the only thread I can vent myself from Americans.
    The irony of deriding a country's people as 'ridiculously ignorant' having spent only two weeks in one of said country's cities :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ebbson)
    The irony of deriding a country's people as 'ridiculously ignorant' having spent only two weeks in one of said country's cities :rolleyes:
    You've got a good a point, however, you're aware surely that most people in the UK born after 1980 have lived their whole lives as consumers of American media, from Films and TV Shows to Computer games and news.
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    You've got a good a point, however, you're aware surely that most people in the UK born after 1980 have lived their whole lives as consumers of American media, from Films and TV Shows to Computer games and news.
    Fair enough... Being a consumer of said media, though, I've never gotten the impression of the American people being ignorant... I don't think films or tv shows have given me any reliable impression of what the American people are like... (I'm English, by the way)



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    (Original post by Allie-23)
    Sadam Hussen. member of Al Quida
    No he isn't you silly silly girl. Is this what your lying media tells you to justfy your illegal invasion?
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    I think America can be annoying sometimes because they think they invented everything, like the world wide web and Stephen Hawkins, for example.
    Do you mean Stephen Hawking? If so, he's English I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by ajtiesto)
    I wasn't comparing you idiot, I was showing the list of countries the US has attacked. Your telling me the Americans didn't kill Iraqis, those tortues in Abu Gharaib didn't take place did they? I'm sure you loved all that. :rolleyes:
    May I ask how you come to the conclusion that the US attacked Japan first in World war 2?

    Did I say anything about Abu Gharaib? Even so what a small minority of soldiers did who were then put on trial after and punished is no way to judge the entire American population.
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    (Original post by Texan88)
    Go ahead, vent away. Just remember there are ignorant people in all countries. Generalizing and entire country by a few idiotic New Yorkers isn't the best way to go.
    (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
    I am sure you already know that I agree with the post above by Texan88. Like I have told others before, not everyone is like that here. However, I do agree that it was quite stupid what the Americans you have came across have said, but I believe you should try traveling to different areas of the U.S. No worries. Everyone has the right to their opinions. ^_^

    I'm not generalising, just giving you my opinion based on the experiences I've has so far. And I do know for a fact that not everyone is like this, just the frequency in which I've come across them is quite high.

    (Original post by Ebbson)
    The irony of deriding a country's people as 'ridiculously ignorant' having spent only two weeks in one of said country's cities :rolleyes:
    I already mentioned before that my opinions were based on the experiences I've had with Americans...
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    I think you mean Stephen Hawking, not 'Hawkins'
    Ahh, thanks. Not really a science-y person at all so sorry for that.

    (Original post by Aurora.)
    Do you mean Stephen Hawking? If so, he's English I'm afraid.
    Yes this was my point.
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    (Original post by MasterJomi)
    I'm not generalising, just giving you my opinion based on the experiences I've has so far. And I do know for a fact that not everyone is like this, just the frequency in which I've come across them is quite high.

    I already mentioned before that my opinions were based on the experiences I've had with Americans...
    Ahh I see. Understood then.
 
 
 
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