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    (Original post by TheRevolution)
    lol such a bad question. We owned you but you never owned us. We punch above our weight, while your contribution to the wprld, expecially in your poor campaign in Iraq as John bolton himself admite, is mismattched with your resources.
    What do you mean 'punch above your weight'? Iraq has been successful, in my opinion (dictator overthrow, democracy established, peace and stability looking more promising, more equality between different ethnic groups and sects etc).

    Isn't it amazing how English, the language of one of the smallest countires in the world, is spoken by the most powerful country today?
    Isn't it amazing that little America has grown and now has the most influence in the world? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...raq-usa-terror
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    (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
    I didn't realize how much people from different countries absolutely hate and resent the country that I absolutely love until I came across a post in this student website.

    I know I am going to get bashed for this post, but I am already aware of that and am fine with that fact since I just want to understand other countries views.

    I am American and I do know that our country isn't the best, but I am still proud to be born and raised here. For all of those who dislike me just because I am one, all I have to say is that you should really travel to see our country, to meet people here our different communities and backgrounds, and just to get to know more us instead of bashing us head on. I apologize for my rambling on, but if you were in my position what would you think? say? or even do?

    I want to know what you dislike about my country and why? Please don't be too harsh, I am not trying to insult or piss off anyone. I am merely asking the question to understand peoples views and hear different opinions.
    i got nothing against the americans except their accent. their accent is too moronic
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    *Realise.
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    (Original post by No Man)
    Actually, America probably gives the most British abuse. Abuse from the French doesn't count because they've had a long rivalry with us.

    Plus, Americans don't realise it. Now THAT'S irony.
    Thats what I mean't.
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    (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
    What do you mean 'punch above your weight'? Iraq has been successful, in my opinion (dictator overthrow, democracy established, peace and stability looking more promising, more equality between different ethnic groups and sects etc).



    Isn't it amazing that little America has grown and defeated the Brits and now has the most influence in the world? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...raq-usa-terror
    And another American strengthens the American stereotypes.

    Iraq is now in a civil war. How is that democracy, peace, and stability?

    And the second article is what British people think they are viewed as by Americans, not how they view Americans.
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    (Original post by No Man)
    And another American strengthens the American stereotypes.
    I wouldn't really consider myself an 'American'. I am more 'British' than 'American'.

    Iraq is now in a civil war. How is that democracy, peace, and stability?
    Wow, nice piece of logic right there. Anyway, like I stated previously early stages. It is moving more towards those things.

    And the second article is what British people think they are viewed as by Americans, not how they view Americans.
    I know...
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      (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
      What do you mean 'punch above your weight'? Iraq has been successful, in my opinion (dictator overthrow, democracy established, peace and stability looking more promising, more equality between different ethnic groups and sects etc).



      Isn't it amazing that little America has grown and now has the most influence in the world? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...raq-usa-terror
      mission in iraq qas successful. thats preposterous.

      britain itself is so small compared to america always has been.
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      American spelling is terrible. :mad:
      I'd like America lots if you could just remove all the people who support the Tea Party from your country.
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      (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
      I wouldn't really consider myself an 'American'. I am more 'British' than 'American'.



      Wow, nice piece of logic right there. Anyway, like I stated previously early stages. It is moving more towards those things.



      I know...
      and who has more credibility as captain or a trumped up doctor
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      (Original post by TheRevolution)
      britain itself is so small compared to america always has been.
      American wasn't always as big as it was now.
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      I dont hate America,and i have been there loads of times and the people are Okay. But there are lots of things i dont like about it. The media is so pro american it ignores everything not to do with america,meaning americans views on the world is generally bleak. I also hate the fact that over patriotic americans think they rule the world and all other countries are crap,thats obviously rubbish. Even though im fine with americans as individuals,its not a place for me,i only go to America for trips,and it wouldnt be somewhere i would choose to go...
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      Because you're EVIL! :mob:
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      (Original post by Jackthevillain)
      I want to move to NYC and America is a much better country than this sh*thole I believe so I cant really say I dislike americans.
      NYC Isnt that great. Its expensive and very uptight. Plus,you cannot say the UK is a ****hole just because you live in the West Midlands. I live in Northumberland,its twice as pretty and friendly as all the places ive been to in the states...
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      [QUOTE=Allie-23;28744245]Disclaimer: I am aware my spelling is bad. Please don't bash me too much for it.


      5) You are thinking Italian Americans, and not all of them! Just the stereotypical New York ones. Living here all my life and traveling to different parts of the world, I find America to have the friendliest people compared to other nations (Uk and Russia specificaly).



      What rubbish. The UK has some of the most witty,laid back,kind people ever. Some americans are okay but many are bigoted and rude. You claim that were stereotypical,but look what you did. If you think were misreable,what are you on this page for then???
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        (Original post by Cassandra_Z)
        I didn't realize how much people from different countries absolutely hate and resent the country that I absolutely love until I came across a post in this student website.

        I know I am going to get bashed for this post, but I am already aware of that and am fine with that fact since I just want to understand other countries views.

        I am American and I do know that our country isn't the best, but I am still proud to be born and raised here. For all of those who dislike me just because I am one, all I have to say is that you should really travel to see our country, to meet people here our different communities and backgrounds, and just to get to know more us instead of bashing us head on. I apologize for my rambling on, but if you were in my position what would you think? say? or even do?

        I want to know what you dislike about my country and why? Please don't be too harsh, I am not trying to insult or piss off anyone. I am merely asking the question to understand peoples views and hear different opinions.
        I'll tell you why (some) people dislike Americans: a lot of you seem to have this arrogance about your education system, your money, your... well, everything. I once had a conversation with an American who insisted that the reason why you stay in school until you're eighteen is because it's more thorough. Yet you don't go straight from school to university, do you?

        Your depictions of us in media show us either as villains or as fancy-pants halfwits who are preoccupied with traditions and the Queen. And we all, apparently, speak with Southern accents, as though all English were the same, yet we're as diverse as you are. The differences between out North and our South are as vast as you can imagine, yet we're all lumped together as one. On that note, the majority of you call us British, yet Scots are still Scots and Welsh are still Welsh...

        Basically, those of use who dislike you do so because you claim to know so much, yet you actually know very little, on the whole.
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        (Original post by ussumane)
        The dude that writes conspiracy theories on a blackboard? :rofl:
        Glen Beck, Jon Stewart does an awesome piss take of this dude.
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        (Original post by Eldedu)
        You're entitled to like your country. I'm entitled not to. Here's why (a few choice reasons, there are many more)

        1.) You are home to more extreme religious fanatics / right-wing nutjobs per capita than any other country since Nazi Germany (with the possible exception of Iran).
        2.) For the past 100 years you have flouted the sovereignty of countless other nations to further your own aims, values and religion.
        3.) Recently, you set off a war which has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and we still don't know why you did it.
        4.) You re-elected Bush
        5.) The Americans we get to see abroad tend to be loud, arrogant and somewhat brutish.
        6.) You're sore losers.
        7.) Some of you actually listen to Glenn Beck.
        8.) Others amongst you considered voting for the bimbo-***-lunatic that is Sarah Palin.
        9.) You are a country built on immigration, and yet you are now doing your best to persecute immigrants.
        oh and
        10.) Despite the guaranteed right to freedom of speech, the liberty which is mentioned so often as sacred in your consitution, and so many other big statements, when a normal, everyday man tries to expose your inner dealings to the public, your leaders accuse him of terrorism and start an international manhunt for him.
        11.) Socialism is practically a swearword in your country.

        Of course no one is perfect, so here's a few reasons I do like your country.

        1.) You are home to some of the most intelligent, witty and kind people in the world.
        2.) You are home to the worlds finest universities.
        3.) You elected Obama
        4.) Family Guy
        5.) Great TV in general actually
        6.) American football (not quite as good as rugby but still awesome)
        7.) You have an astounding amount of places that have amazing natural beauty.
        8.) NYC
        ^This.
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        (Original post by Blondshavemorefun)
        Glen Beck, Jon Stewart does an awesome piss take of this dude.
        I know, Eldedu showed me the video of the piss take, pure lulz, full of win :rofl:
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        (Original post by Bazlehman)
        A kind of violent, indefatigable credulousness.Objecting to the invasion of countries on grounds of how much it will contribute to the deficit.
        bazlehman stop waht yourre talkig about, you aren't a good director

        you'ee don't even ahve any cameras.


        (Original post by Eldedu)
        You're entitled to like your country. I'm entitled not to. Here's why (a few choice reasons, there are many more)

        1.) You are home to more extreme religious fanatics / right-wing nutjobs per capita than any other country since Nazi Germany (with the possible exception of Iran).
        2.) For the past 100 years you have flouted the sovereignty of countless other nations to further your own aims, values and religion.
        3.) Recently, you set off a war which has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and we still don't know why you did it.
        4.) You re-elected Bush
        5.) The Americans we get to see abroad tend to be loud, arrogant and somewhat brutish.
        6.) You're sore losers.
        7.) Some of you actually listen to Glenn Beck.
        8.) Others amongst you considered voting for the bimbo-***-lunatic that is Sarah Palin.
        9.) You are a country built on immigration, and yet you are now doing your best to persecute immigrants.
        oh and
        10.) Despite the guaranteed right to freedom of speech, the liberty which is mentioned so often as sacred in your consitution, and so many other big statements, when a normal, everyday man tries to expose your inner dealings to the public, your leaders accuse him of terrorism and start an international manhunt for him.
        11.) Socialism is practically a swearword in your country.

        Of course no one is perfect, so here's a few reasons I do like your country.

        1.) You are home to some of the most intelligent, witty and kind people in the world.
        2.) You are home to the worlds finest universities.
        3.) You elected Obama
        4.) Family Guy
        5.) Great TV in general actually
        6.) American football (not quite as good as rugby but still awesome)
        7.) You have an astounding amount of places that have amazing natural beauty.
        8.) NYC
        generaliziationing! it really works.,


        (Original post by alharrison4)
        In my opinion, it's stupidly narrow-minded to dislike someone soley on account of their country of origin. Cultures differ, but that's no reason to tar all people in one country with the same brush.
        There are stereotypes and charicatures about most nationalities. For example, while some people might view all Americans as obese and dumb, the English might be percieved as snobby tea drinkers, the French as smelly and the Swiss as a nation obsessed with nothing but watches and cheese. All ridiculous notions, of course.
        Most people I've encountered, upon actually meeting someone from a different country are able to put aside various vague opinions they have on the country and judge that individual on their actual personality and own merits, rather than jumping to conclusions. There are the odd few that seem to think it's acceptable to voice assumptions...

        I'm sad to hear you've come across people ****ging off your country, OP. I thought we were a nation of tolerance
        What kind of remarks have you had to put up with?
        you're a bit of hippioe but better than general generalizsation.
       
       
       
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