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Do I hate Americans? No. However I detest their current leader and what he's doing to the world. To those who voted yes in this thread, remember there were millions who voted against Bush.
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(Original post by ancientone)
Do I hate Americans? No. However I detest their current leader and what he's doing to the world. To those who voted yes in this thread, remember there were millions who voted against Bush.
Doubling aid to africa? dropping agriculture subsidies?

also millions voted for him, its all relative.
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Doubling aid to africa? dropping agriculture subsidies?

also millions voted for him, its all relative.
All true and I wouldn't argue with any of that - I still detest the man, but I'm aware he won an election. That means I have to accept he's the leader of the most powerful country in the world. I do. It doesn't mean I have to like it.
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(Original post by ancientone)
All true and I wouldn't argue with any of that - I still detest the man, but I'm aware he won an election. That means I have to accept he's the leader of the most powerful country in the world. I do. It doesn't mean I have to like it.
If he was just a bumbling TV presenter everybody would like him, I imagine.
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(Original post by silent p......?)
If he was just a bumbling TV presenter everybody would like him, I imagine.
I'm only saying that whilst I appreciate that the American people have the right to elect whoever they wish to elect, and that decision is one for them to make and not me, I don't have to agree with it. That's a personal view that I have a right to hold.
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(Original post by ancientone)
I'm only saying that whilst I appreciate that the American people have the right to elect whoever they wish to elect, and that decision is one for them to make and not me, I don't have to agree with it. That's a personal view that I have a right to hold.
Yeah, but everyone has something good about them, and detest is probably to great a word for someone youve never met and don't know the full story about.
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(Original post by silent p......?)
Yeah, but everyone has something good about them, and detest is probably to great a word for someone youve never met and don't know the full story about.
I'm sure that George W does have some good points. I can only judge my personal view based on two issues - a) my personal beliefs and b) how he measures up to them. That's not to say that my personal views are more important than anyone elses- it's to be honest about the only way I can evaluate my personal opinion of him. And that's the original point I made about not hating Americans, but detesting their leader, whilst appreciating that the choice of their leader was theirs and not mine to make.
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I hate americans, yet i dont know why?
Maybe its just prejudice! Or maybe i despise them at a subconcious level.
Whatever it is, i do hate them.
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oh, and this might not hav much to do with this topic,
but i jus got a LEVEL 7 in maths and science in my year 9 SATS!
wooooooooooooooppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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One thing that quite surprises me, is how confident Americans are. I was watching MTV's Made and all the teenagers didn't seem to be shy at all, always showing how their feeling, never nervous etc...
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i do like them, i do not find anything wrong wiv anyone woteva race, culture, or country
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**** YEAH!
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I got negative reputation for that. I hate Americans because of their attitude towards life. I am opposed to their moral code and their belief that everybody else must comply with their buy-all sell-all philosophy. I hate the way they consume fossil fuels like it's anyone's business and their complete ignorance of the rest of the world's attempts to change things. I just think they're selfish and worthy of contempt. Sign your rep next time or at least give some kind of reason.
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Right, because no one else uses fossil fuels? :rolleyes:
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Right, because no one else uses fossil fuels? :rolleyes:
No, not in the magnitude you do. :rolleyes: Take a look at some figures of world consumption and try and brush it off then.
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No, not in the magnitude you do. :rolleyes: Take a look at some figures of world consumption and try and brush it off then.
But you have to peg that number against production. It's cheap to say that the US consumes a lot of fossil fuels, without qualifying it against the productivity of the nation.
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If it's more productive it should invest more heavily into non fossil fuel energy sources. It doesn't seem to do this.
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(Original post by psychic_satori)
But you have to peg that number against production. It's cheap to say that the US consumes a lot of fossil fuels, without qualifying it against the productivity of the nation.
I don't really think that the environment gives a flying **** about what you do with the energy you use.
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I don't really think that the environment gives a flying **** about what you do with the energy you use.
I don't think the environment has feelings to opine one way or the other. People, on the other hand, have the ability to rationalize whether the harm done by fossil fuels is counterracted by the output of those fossil fuels. The US use of fossil fuels parallels the GDP, suggesting that American use of fossil fuels is no more objectionable than the use in the UK.
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(Original post by psychic_satori)
I don't think the environment has feelings to opine one way or the other. People, on the other hand, have the ability to rationalize whether the harm done by fossil fuels is counteracted by the output of those fossil fuels. The US use of fossil fuels parallels the GDP, suggesting that American use of fossil fuels is no more objectionable than the use in the UK.
We focus alot more on renewable sources of energy, we take the rest of the world into account. I don't think that your country does use an amount of fuel comparable to the UK, if GDP is taken into account. It's partly in your mindsets I guess, driving big fuel guzzling cars and basically not giving a ****. This is why I said I hate America. You can't justify to the generations of the future that they get messed up weather and all kinds of problems (this will happen to people all over the world, not just your jumped up mutinous colony) because America wanted high productivity to fight off the Chinese or whatever it is they want.
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