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Never been in Chik-fil-a. But for burgers Hardee's are #1 no question.
Chili's rocks dude, ball game on the TV, cute waiteresses, nothin better, oh food pretty darn good too.
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The general tone of American foreign policy this century has been pretty awful. They seem unable to strike a balance between isolationism and interventionism. The interventionism has got them in trouble in places like vietnam and now iraq. While isolationism was one of the major reasons for the 2nd world war. At the moment i think America is too agressive in its actions and its saddens me that as a country Blair is taking us with them with out in regard to the people of this country. However I dont think America is solely to blame. If you have a big country you are going to want to trade to achieve wealth for all your citizeans and so to trade effectively you need to protect your interests with force.

The things that do really annoy me particularly about American culture is the fact they cannot accept other peoples ways of doing things. Thus we have the sprawl of mcdonalds and starbucks as they try to teach us how to live properly. Oh their calims to be the leaders of liberty in the world annoy me too.
Sorry rant over now, and i would add i have nothing against the people.
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The general tone of American foreign policy this century has been pretty awful. They seem unable to strike a balance between isolationism and interventionism. The interventionism has got them in trouble in places like vietnam and now iraq. While isolationism was one of the major reasons for the 2nd world war. At the moment i think America is too agressive in its actions and its saddens me that as a country Blair is taking us with them with out in regard to the people of this country. However I dont think America is solely to blame. If you have a big country you are going to want to trade to achieve wealth for all your citizeans and so to trade effectively you need to protect your interests with force.

The things that do really annoy me particularly about American culture is the fact they cannot accept other peoples ways of doing things. Thus we have the sprawl of mcdonalds and starbucks as they try to teach us how to live properly. Oh their calims to be the leaders of liberty in the world annoy me too.
Sorry rant over now, and i would add i have nothing against the people.
Well, nobody is forced to eat MacDonalds are they? If Paris and London mushroom with those "big happy M's" then surely that's a product of demand isn't it?

And America IS the leading free world nation and proponent of liberty and democracy. If America isn't who is? France?
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Well, nobody is forced to eat MacDonalds are they? If Paris and London mushroom with those "big happy M's" then surely that's a product of demand isn't it?

And America IS the leading free world nation and proponent of liberty and democracy. If America isn't who is? France?
no one is forcing me to do anything but that doesnt stop me from disliking it.

sweden or switizland for that matter
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no one is forcing me to do anything but that doesnt stop me from disliking it.

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But surely the point is that MacDonalds are everywhere you turn because people like the taste of them? If they didn't like BigMac's then they'd be no demand for them and hence no MacDonalds outlets.

I don't think it's fair to blame America for creating a restaurant that lots of people enjoy eating in just because you dislike it.

And what's wrong with Starbucks? Fuc*in good coffee isn't it? Sandwiches aren't bad either.
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no one is forcing me to do anything but that doesnt stop me from disliking it.

sweden or switizland for that matter
Sweden or Switzerland! Porn and cuckoo clocks!
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Sweden or Switzerland! Porn and cuckoo clocks!
haha at least they arent imprisoning people without trial. But more to the point its my general belief that even if you are the best you shouldnt shout about it. America claims to be whiter that white which is what makes it worse when they support the leader of Ubekistan for example who has an awful human rights record for political reasons. You are proberbly going to ask me whethe i get the impression about them claiming to be so great and in truth i can not direct you to some where particular but it seems ironic to me that they have the declearation of independance and the consistution which seem to lay down a good set of morals for american law yet they dont feel the ideas behind them apply to foreign policy or blacks or latinos or french for that matter
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America claims to be whiter that white which is what makes it worse when they support the leader of Ubekistan for example who has an awful human rights record for political reasons.
That might be true. But frankly you can thank Islam Karimov for virtually guaranteeing central asian stability these last 10 years. Uzbekistan would have fallen to pieces years ago if it wasn't for him the rest of CA would surely have followed. He'd never have done it had he been a "nice man" who was too worried about his human rights record.
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As usual you're right Howard. European snobbery with its supposed haute couture, yet what we really like eating is greasy burgers and watching Hollywood movies. Time we pulled our heads out of our arses and stopped believing we're superior to everyone else.

On another note: how weird would America look to us if English wasn't there at all?
speak for your own tastes we dont all like gressy cheese burgers not only do they taste like something a dog reguitated but as the rising obestity levels in America show are unhealthy. I suspect that alot of people are swayed by popular culture and the media which is heavily dominated by american companies.

You are right to say that they are popular in our societyy however the fact that biggest largest country in the world promotes food that is funimentally evil is surely a bad thing
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As usual you're right Howard. European snobbery with its supposed haute couture, yet what we really like eating is greasy burgers and watching Hollywood movies. Time we pulled our heads out of our arses and stopped believing we're superior to everyone else.

On another note: how weird would America look to us if English wasn't there at all?
Absolutely. An American eats a burger or rack of ribs and he's deemed "uncultured" But how sophisticated is the Frenchman tucks into a lunch of snails and frog's limbs:rolleyes:
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That might be true. But frankly you can thank Islam Karimov for virtually guaranteeing central asian stability these last 10 years. Uzbekistan would have fallen to pieces years ago if it wasn't for him the rest of CA would surely have followed. He'd never have done it had he been a "nice man" who was too worried about his human rights record.
when you say fallen to pieces what do you mean? would be in a situation unfavorable to american trade or something different? And i would personally say that Ubekistan is in a bit of a mess anyway and he is only prolonging the time to its downfall
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Absolutely. An American eats a burger or rack of ribs and he's deemed "uncultured" But how sophisticated is the Frenchman tucks into a lunch of snails and frog's limbs:rolleyes:
snails and frogs legs are at least natural metal rather than being mechinically recovered. also i havent yet seen someone get too fat from eating snails :rolleyes:
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speak for your own tastes we dont all like gressy cheese burgers not only do they taste like something a dog reguitated but as the rising obestity levels in America show are unhealthy. I suspect that alot of people are swayed by popular culture and the media which is heavily dominated by american companies.

You are right to say that they are popular in our societyy however the fact that biggest largest country in the world promotes food that is funimentally evil is surely a bad thing
Well, that's fine. I personally find Swedish roe about as repugnant a dish as you can get, with that meatball dish a close second.

Hamburgers are no more "fundamentally evil" than any other food unless you gorge on nothing else.

MacDonalds might advertize BigMacs but they've never said "Hey, we're the answer to all your nutitional needs so come on..........give up eating everything else and come and live exclusively on BigMacs and thick shakes"

If people are too stupid to understand that if you over endulge on burgers and combine that with not taking any excersise then that's not really Ronald's fault is it? Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
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The things that do really annoy me particularly about American culture is the fact they cannot accept other peoples ways of doing things. Thus we have the sprawl of mcdonalds and starbucks as they try to teach us how to live properly. Oh their calims to be the leaders of liberty in the world annoy me too.
Sorry rant over now, and i would add i have nothing against the people.
oh dear, how embarassing...

i suggest you listen to Howard...
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I like the caramel cream frappucinos they do. Mmmm.
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With food, my philosophy is I eat what I like the taste of. I could swan around eating pate de fois gras and sipping chateau petrus, but what would be the point if it tasted awful?
so as long as the companies put enough addicitves and list of E numbers are long enought that ok with you regardless of what it does to your body
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so as long as the companies put enough addicitves and list of E numbers are long enought that ok with you regardless of what it does to your body
None of these additives and E numbers will do you the slightest bit of harm unless you are such a moron that you decide to live solely on BigMacs.

A healthy diet is nothing more than a question of moderation. If moderation is abandoned in favor of devotion to a single food type health problems are bound to ensue.
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Well, that's fine. I personally find Swedish roe about as repugnant a dish as you can get, with that meatball dish a close second.

Hamburgers are no more "fundamentally evil" than any other food unless you gorge on nothing else.

MacDonalds might advertize BigMacs but they've never said "Hey, we're the answer to all your nutitional needs so come on..........give up eating everything else and come and live exclusively on BigMacs and thick shakes"

If people are too stupid to understand that if you over endulge on burgers and combine that with not taking any excersise then that's not really Ronald's fault is it? Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
agreed on the last bit but its a sad fact that many people are too stupid to understand and thus we do need to act some how before the next generation end up all fat and useless.
hamburgers are soo dense in calories that even if you eat a normal diet, what ever that maybe, the rest of the time your would still end up fat. They dont need to be soo unhealthy, however it would cost money to make them healthy so it isnt done. So unless there more corperate responisiblity then we are going to have alot of problems in the future.
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McDonalds is no worse for you than anything else. You need a varied and balanced diet and a couple of trips to McDonalds a month aren't going to do you any harm. No one is forcing anyone to eat there!

The people who get fat from it have only themselves to blame.
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None of these additives and E numbers will do you the slightest bit of harm unless you are such a moron that you decide to live solely on BigMacs.

A healthy diet is nothing more than a question of moderation. If moderation is abandoned in favor of devotion to a single food type health problems are bound to ensue.
if the additives are canicogenic? (excuse spelling) http://www.preventcancer.com/press/e...march10_92.htm
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