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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:44 AM
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Been awhile since ranted and after a few beers and long talk with my drunk macaque ..
Decided to attempt to cut through the propaganda that some of you are fed and sadly believe ..

You see contrary to what your government and media tell you .. americans on average are actually liked around the world by many .. what gives your country the negative image is the idiotic foriegn policies of your government around the world .. for the most part people live their lives and carry on like normal - no matter where one goes in the world human nature is the same .. all groups sadly have their village idiots ..

Holding dual japanese / u.s citizenship and having travelled pretty much everywhere .. except the polar regions too damn cold and I hate snow .. found in most (99% ) cases got treated well by the locals had many interesting conversations over the years in pubs .. coffee shops market places etc .. many times people told me it was their dream to visit america - some just to study , some wanted to live there others just to visit and see the country ..

I realise travel can get expensive .. but do yourselves a favour .. get a passport .. leave your preconceptions behind take a trip and see what the world is really like .. rather than what your government and state run media tells you its like .. you will be surprised at the difference between what youve been told and what the world is like in reality ..

Now back to my drinking before sun wukong finishes off my beer ..




posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

So let me get this straight...

You own a drunk monkey?

Im so Jealous...



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:55 AM
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Yep .. the little rascal drinks like a fish ..
On the downside.. you dont want to see a monkey with a hangover.. gets very ugly..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: Expat888


originally posted by: Expat888
The world is NOT out to kill you ..

It's funny how that works...

Because I get the impression,
the world feels America is out to kill 'them'.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

Im not sure if I should laugh or cry...

Cheers!



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Have a beer and laugh .. its the only way to stay sane ..

Though if you choose crying make sure theres a cute lady around to comfort you..

Erm.. scratch the last .. thats how ended up with 13 ex wives around the world..

Think will stick to drinking rather than advice giving ..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: iunlimited491 one cant hold the people responsible for what the corrupt bastards they call leaders do .. all governments are led by corrupt bastards ..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

Agreed. Broadening your horizons as they used to say, is a wonderful perspective changer. Walk in a town somewhere and see buildings over 1,000 years old still in use daily. Makes our 200 to 300 year western history look almost insignificant.

But, as a motorcyclist I must say that all road users are out to kill you.

Drunk Monkey, much better than a smoking monkey.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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I can second what Expat says, and I can give it back - all guys I ever personally met from the US were really decent people (haven't met as many gals, sadly).




originally posted by: iunlimited491
It's funny how that works...

Because I get the impression,
the world feels America is out to kill 'them'.

Same thing - US foreign policies - its your Government, not you people.

Thing is, you people in the US are the only ones who can change both... and to do so, you'd first have to know that they are not acting in your best interest, and that they are lying to you.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:59 AM
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originally posted by: Expat888
a reply to: iunlimited491 one cant hold the people responsible for what the corrupt bastards they call leaders do .. all governments are led by corrupt bastards ..



I am extremely glad to see that there are folks out there that realize this. I often wonder how many realize it, and I quickly become aware that I can't really blame those that don't. We haven't put our best foot forward in an awful long time and that is a tragic thing. Not everyone visits sites or forums where there are a clear amount of Americans that are just as displeased with our government as they are.

I can only imagine what some folks from other countries think about us from time to time.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: Oldie48

Oh.. the monkey smokes too .. he picked up some bad habits from people .. thinks he is a person too as wears clothes .. takes baths and has been banned from a few bars in tokyo for among other things pinching girls bums and stealing kisses .. hes incorrigable ..

Not rode motorcycle in years .. but true on that..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:10 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Most rational people do .. sadly its most often the views of the irrational that get heard most .. people are starting to learn ..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:30 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

Tell me about it..I think thats why my wives divorce me
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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:47 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Look at it on the bright side .. you can pop down the pub for a pint without getting nagged .. flirt with the barmaids.. then theres the fun of searching for the future ex wife .. life is good neh..



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 05:54 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Expat888

So let me get this straight...

You own a drunk monkey?

Im so Jealous...


Firstly, I am very very jealous of you. I have a fascination with monkeys probably because I resemble one so closely

I have a chihuahua who likes to drink ale and cider!

Now to your post. I agree that for the most part the outside worlds perception of America is largely based on their government, foreign policy and big business.

As far as the American people go, I have a love hate relationship. My partner is American and really really proud of it and in a way I am envious of how damn proud Americans are to be American and in another way I think it does help cloud their view of the rest of the world. Being British, excuse me, Scottish! our upbringing tells us that being overly nationalistic is a negative trait.

I also love the false optimism and happiness of Americans "Have a nice day" the wide smiles and in my experience the confident social people that they are. BUT that clashes with the way us Brits are and the old grump in me at times grumbles about it.

If I could be anything other than Scottish/British, I'd probably be American if I could stay anywhere other than Scotland, It'd probably be in the states.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

That is a great rant Expat and some of the best advice I've heard in ages. You cannot help but learn when you travel, and it really does teach how similar we all are. I've lived in Mongolia, Spain, Morocco and Paris for a while, and visited countless other places.
'Where ever you go, there you are' - I think that was Mark Twain. But it is true, he was right, you find you can adapt and live in other cultures fairly easily.

S&F



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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The world might not be out to kill us but I have request for you. Can you please do a thread about your awesome monkey? I will pay you 1 star and 1 flag.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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Oh dear...

Seems like you might need Alka Seltzers... or your monkey?

Maybe you should have a chat with Rodinus one of our members here, he is a veterinary specialised in Primatology.

Great rant by the way... S+F

Nibs



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:22 PM
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Only two countries i have visited are Mexico and Canada. Loved both places. I like see the different culture of other places. Like in Mexico for example children everywhere play outside and hangout together. Something i feel is dying here in America with video games and phones the way they are I never see kids playing outside or with others anymore. Its sad.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 11:58 PM
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It's always been a dream of mine to travel the world and see what it's really like. I just got my first job, and since I live with my parents (and don't have to pay rent) I'm hoping I can save up some money and start doing that.





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