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    Avatarjester jin lacoy
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    WELL AMERICANS ? ARE YOU ONE ? or what is your general thoughts about the usa .

    im an american and very open minded i would like to no what every one elns thinkes?

    #1103416
    AvatarRaj
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    They are like every other country – a combination of nice folk and people I would not give the time of day to…..

    Its a shame that the nice people have such a low profile compared to the others really

    #1103408
    AvatarTechno Viking
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    I think the majority of americans are very decent people with honest views and aspirations, it’s your media and government I’m not fond of…

    #1103426
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    three americans i dont like, mr bush, mr bush senior, and ronald mcdonald

    #1103435
    Avatarjester jin lacoy
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    Playground Politics wrote:
    three americans i dont like, mr bush, mr bush senior, and ronald mcdonald

    ronald mcdonald why

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald’s

    #1103427
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    1 cos hes a clown
    2 cos hes caused so manyppls deaths, unintentionally
    3cos his food sucks, most of the time, sometimes u get it all cooked right
    4cos he could change his huuge corpertation into something amazing

    #1103406
    AvatarAnonymous

    Ronald’s burgers are really foxes’ sphincters

    #1103423
    AvatarDigital-A
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    Playground Politics wrote:
    three americans i dont like, mr bush, mr bush senior, and ronald mcdonald

    haha … i just laughed for like 10 minutes, wasnt expecting that clown wanker on the end of adrians three most hated :laugh_at: :laugh_at:

    #1103436
    Avatarjester jin lacoy
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    Playground Politics wrote:
    1 cos hes a clown
    2 cos hes caused so manyppls deaths, unintentionally
    3cos his food sucks, most of the time, sometimes u get it all cooked right
    4cos he could change his huuge corpertation into something amazing


    he has its called the ronald mc donled house . the corperation helps low income famlys and the children when the are hospitlized providing a fun helthy enviormen for the family in harsh times its pritty cool.:wink:

    #1103421
    AvatarMisterDuck
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    Yankee dollar talk
    To the dictators of the world
    In fact its giving orders
    An they cant afford to miss a word

    Im so bored with the u…s…a…
    But what can I do?

    Never mind the stars and stripes
    Lets print the watergate tapes
    Ill salute the new wave
    And I hope nobody escapes

    Im so bored with the u…s…a…
    But what can I do?

    #1103428
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    jester jin lacoy wrote:
    he has its called the ronald mc donled house . the corperation helps low income famlys and the children when the are hospitlized providing a fun helthy enviormen for the family in harsh times its pritty cool.:wink:

    yeah that maybe true, but i think he could do more, like the mcdonalds corperation is worth billions, they could wipe out third world debt(maybe), but they would never do that cos they are corperate loonies

    #1103422
    Avatarhedmekanik
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    Hmmm.
    Jester, that’s quite a Pandora’s Box you’re playing with there, mate. I agree with Raj on the “…like every other country – a combination of nice folk and people I would not give the time of day to…” comment. I’ve met some really cool Americans, and some not so nice.

    Not any old President & Co takes it upon themselves to police the world. The world, rudderless and in crisis as it is, needs firm and considerate leaders who show compassion and vision. The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld gang…all they care about is oil, cash and pushing the US economy to more and more (unstable) boom times to suit their greed. This dovetails well with big business, which doesn’t care much for namby-pamby environmental issues or the well-being of consumers. Don’t think. Just buy it.

    The Bush administration’s handling of international and domestic crises has been reactionary and ill-informed, and despite plain-faced truth and proof, they do not back down and they do not show any humility or grace in the face of hard facts. And yet they continue to take aim at percieved or imaginary enemies, and continue to do as they wish, wherever they wish.
    What they do is puff out their chests and thump their war chests when threatened or pointed out. They’re bullies. And unfortunately all the other kids on the playground have either taken their side or are feeling the heat.

    Ronald McD is a symbol of all that’s wrong with the greed of big companies – selling unhealthy food to kids by using sophisticated advertising to get at the parent’s pockets. That’s foul play. They might do a little window-dressing and support some good causes (and ‘healthify’ their products), but they don’t do that to actually make a difference, it’s just good publicity.

    Maybe things will change soon.

    I hope so.

    #1103410
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    I think there are lots of decent Americans but they are held back by the bad ones… there are people who think that being “liberal” is a crime out there and too many religious fundamentalists in positions of power for my liking…

    he has its called the ronald mc donled house . the corperation helps low income famlys and the children when the are hospitlized providing a fun helthy enviormen for the family in harsh times its pritty cool.

    they might do this, but the unhealthy food they produce puts many more people in hospital in the long run (didn’t the MacDonalds CEO die recently of a heart attack?)

    I’m not even against fast food; but MacDonalds has been shown over the years to use more unhealthy and poorer quality ingredients than competitors.

    Also in many other countries, families aren’t plunged into poverty when someone gets ill, because most healthcare and particularly acute (emergency) care is provided as free at source (the money to pay for the health service is raised from taxation).

    #1103419
    AvatarAngel
    Moderator

    I don’t think Americans are better or worse than the rest of us :crazy_dru

    But you really bad government.. But so does UK … Right :weee:

    #1103424
    AvatarDigital-A
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    hedmekanik wrote:
    They might do a little window-dressing and support some good causes (and ‘healthify’ their products), but they don’t do that to actually make a difference, it’s just good publicity.
    .

    the dont have an emoticon that shows ”too true”

    #1103429
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    dunno weather u all know this but there new salads is the same “healthiness” as 2 fries and burger, isnt that insane, the little fat kid in me says bring back supersize me, cos when i infrequently go i wanna get filled up not to have a meal and feel like i could eat a donkey afterwards

    #1103433
    Avatarrach
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    i do wholeheartedly agree that macdonalds is a terrible corporation… but i do enjoy a cheeky one now and then.

    macdonalds strangely has a higher spec of beef in its burgers than waitrose does…

    #1103412
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    i’ve never been to USA but i’ve met a few americans. some were very sound people, some were total assholes. like any nationality

    something that stuck me though was that even americans who have university degrees seemed to have very poor general knowledge about anything outside USA and very poor knowledge of their own history, particularly foreign policy

    one example is when i was in chile and a spent a few days sharing a hire car with an american couple. they pointed out that every city, town and village has a street named “September 11th”. they thought that this was in solidarity with USA. I pointed out that is was actually the date that the CIA sponsored coup overthrew the democratically elected socialist government led by Salvador Allende and put Augutus Pinochet into power. they would not believe that USA would have been involved.

    so yeah, i despise your government, the CIA etc, but as individuals, I take people as a find them, no matter where they’re from

    #1103425
    AvatarDigital-A
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    globalloon wrote:
    something that stuck me though was that even americans who have university degrees seemed to have very poor general knowledge about anything outside USA and very poor knowledge of their own history, particularly foreign policy

    thats interesting, my friend marc in california (originally british, moved out there at 11) says that although they do of course take all lessons such as sciences and mathematics they have the equivelent amount of sessions studying history which is interesting see as how it is not considered, unless studying it in higher education, an important subject. In their history sessions they only really learn about topics surrounding Americas history although only hundreds of years old in a historical sense.

    #1103413
    Avatargloballoon
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    Digital-A wrote:
    thats interesting, my friend marc in california (originally british, moved out there at 11) says that although they do of course take all lessons such as sciences and mathematics they have the equivelent amount of sessions studying history which is interesting see as how it is not considered, unless studying it in higher education, an important subject. In their history sessions they only really learn about topics surrounding Americas history although only hundreds of years old in a historical sense.

    well maybe what i mean is that it’s a very subjective history that seems to be taught

    #1103407
    AvatarAnonymous

    yer , you’re both saying pretty much the same thing, and it’s true, some Americans seem to think you might know their cousin John Leyton from London, even though you’re from Midlands and even though London’s just massive anyway lol :weee:

    #1103430
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    rach wrote:
    i do wholeheartedly agree that macdonalds is a terrible corporation… but i do enjoy a cheeky one now and then.

    macdonalds strangely has a higher spec of beef in its burgers than waitrose does…

    what about wairose 100% angus beefburgers, what would waitrose do if they found out about this allegation….. hahaha

    #1103415
    Avatar3kilos
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    jester jin lacoy wrote:
    WELL AMERICANS ? ARE YOU ONE ? or what is your general thoughts about the usa .

    im an american and very open minded i would like to no what every one elns thinkes?
    sorry but they scare the shit out of me. global satelite defence network to beat some twat with a suit case bomb increased defence spending whilst every other nato country has capped or decreased. the increassed involvment with in countrys that hold oil deposits.
    #1103420
    Avatarmarcusblanc
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    The US has probably peaked, geo-politically, so maybe we don’t have to hate ’em as much, any more!:wink:

    I have always disliked most of the USA’s cultural exports and its foriegn policy, but on my only visit i found Americans to be open, warm and friendly, especially the girls!:weee:

    Of course, they didn’t really vote for GBJ, in any great numbers… so they can’t really be blamed for that, either.

    #1103411
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    from some of the reports I’ve heard I wouldn’t actually class the USA’s elections as free or fair.. :hopeless:

    here in “liberal, socialist” Europe we certainly do not get our cops to stop every black person they can and detain them until the polls have closed, we do not always use electronic machines built by companies with known political affiliations (a paper ballot is perfectly useable even in these high tech days), nor do nations remove remove voting rights from prisoners on parole (surely if they are safe enough to be on the streets they should be entitled to vote?)

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