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Never visited the United States, I am afraid of America.

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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: CranialSponge





posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 08:16 AM
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I'm a rural Highland Scot. Visited Los Angeles on two occasions, stayed there for about 7 weeks. Slightly rough neighbourhood. Never saw any trouble at all. Heard zero gunshots. Walked the streets, at night.

Thought it would be really really scary, turned out to be just like any other city here in the UK.

Don't believe the Fear And Loathing in the media.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: Painterz
Walked the streets, at night.


Question.

When you 'walked the streets, at night' did you do so in a kilt? Also, did anyone ask you for, erm, 'gratuitous favors'?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Painterz
Walked the streets, at night.


Question.

When you 'walked the streets, at night' did you do so in a kilt? Also, did anyone ask you for, erm, 'gratuitous favors'?

That kinda stuff will cost you cash money, bud.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

So, a guy who has never been to the US believes all the negative hyperbole and garbage spewed on the internet about our country and is afraid to visit here? Furthermore, he posts examples with ridiculous, unsubstantiated claims (except for in the most extreme circumstances) and pretends that his comparisons and fortune telling about what would happen in the same situation here are factually based?

Dude, you have to experience that about which you speak ill, because right now, you sound like a scared, ignorant little kid who is afraid to get out of bed in the middle of the night because you watched a scary movie.

If you're afraid of America, it's your own fault. While there are some bad things we could point out, the truth of the matter is the vast majority of what you would encounter as a tourist would be perfectly fine, and quite honestly, you probably wouldn't notice a difference if all you do is go to Seattle. Now, there would definitely be a culture shock if you flew in to, let's say, St. Louis, or New Orleans, or Atlanta, but when you get into the older cities that have become cultural and moral Petrie dishes, yes, you'll possibly encounter some bad stuff.

But to pretend that all of America is terrible is absolutely asinine and really makes you come across as bigoted and stereotypical...and based off of ignorance, no less. Why would you want to be that way? Reminds me of a thread I just read that asked about the ideal balance of knowledge and ignorance--right now, your scale is way too heavy on the ignorance side.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

But I thought we had crappy healthcare? Turns out our people are doing just fine!



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: Layaly
I hear that America is full of people wanting to be trophy husbands ...

I am willing to take the risk and pick mine up ...

Should I bring some protection ? From what I read it's only 97% effective



(Desclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this reply do not necessarily represent those of the author.. but seriously I need to get there ASAP the savage bison is going to make jerky out of my trophy man)



Trophy husband,I think that I got the last one and I don't share.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: VanGcouverite
a reply to: MOMof3

Aaaaa

Like

If you want me to


Oh I get it, you were making fun of us "slow" Canadians




Naw dude, you just show common sense. That is something long gone in 'Merica. Critical thinking? You must be joking. Our politicians are the ones who can entertain and BS the best. The camera and the 10 second quote is what gets you elected. America has already failed and very few see it.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

I'm a New Zealander and I can say you watch too much news dude - America is safe. But there are parts of America safer than others. Just the same in Canada. But if you are Canadian I guess you don't live in Winnipeg, the crime capital of Canada.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: ParasuvO

I remember a story about a heavily pregnant woman from Canada who was crossing the border with her mother for day shopping. The border guards ripped her car apart and made her wait for 2 or more hours before letting her go. Sometimes they are just D*nks and you have to ask Why would they do that?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: SanitySearcher
a reply to: VanGcouverite

I'm a New Zealander and I can say you watch too much news dude - America is safe. But there are parts of America safer than others. Just the same in Canada. But if you are Canadian I guess you don't live in Winnipeg, the crime capital of Canada.


The west is having a problem. It's not Winnipeg again. Back in Alta:

www.edmontonsun.com...

It WAS is Sask. The Prairies do have a violence problem.... unless they deal with Scotians and then we kick their.... but I digress.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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Take out the "US" and insert in there any other country out there and the same can be said of everywhere and other places, for instance if you take all you said and insert a "Mexico" in there instead of a US and pretend your a US citizen talking about who scary it is to go to Mexico because there cutting peoples heads on the street every day and this and that, well who would say any different or be any the wiser? Most especially if they never been.

Or if you want insert any middle eastern or South American country in there and likely somebody somewhere has said it about and in comparison with there country. And likely they would be right on some things, and completely off on others.

For instance my experience of Canada has not been that what you wrote, so that means you must be lying about it right? In fact from what I remember it was more crazy and more party central then the US by far. Of what I remember because at some point I passed out I think after we left some sort of fancy upscale drinking establishment, the place was so hipster it freaked me out. I never been to a place were there are hundreds of different kinds of alcohol on the ordering pamphlet thingy, didn't know if somebody would go up to me and try to start a bar fight with me, or walk up to me reach in there jacket, take out a deck of cards and board and challenge me to a duel to magic the gathering, while ordering all kinds of variations of drinks going by the weird names having to do with Russians and what not, white, black, green, turquise, who the hell knows...It was a freaky experience I tellz you.

But that could have just been that I was only in party and crazy side...NO...NO. That makes no sense, all of Canada must be like that, I am just fortunate enough to have not run into any run on gags on constant fart jokes.

So anyways. I would say it depends on what part of America your visiting and why, and a whole bunch of factors. But for the most part it just depends, some of what you say is right on the money, others, well depends on what side of the street your on and such. But at least you got the gun part down.

Seems Americans love themselves some guns, dont know why. Plenty of other more dangerous and much more inconspicuous weapons out there. But must be the whole fact that this place is full of descends of indentured servants and peoples getting away from various monarchies and feudal cast systems from old Europe and such so the whole protect thyself from cast systems is ingrained deep, even though it is misunderstood these days. Though I do believe that on some things you hit the nail on the head, and some people here take themselves way to serious, and some more then others, no free muffins that's for sure.

Believe it or not at one point the American dream was much more simple, it consisted of people working there own land, taking care of there own family without government or others landlords or other lording over them or bothering them or getting in there business, as less tax as they could get away with, a big part of the dream that was. And well you know guns. Basically what guns did was, I have my gun you cant tell me what to do, so # off look to you and yours, that sort of thing.

But now a days the American dream consists of buying things, eating twinkies, while cheering for the next dushsnizle on the stage, then job, eat, sleep, #...And rinse and repeat tomorrow. I do believe it may have went a bit backwards even from back far as the 1930..Little house on the prairie it is not so much these days. How the times change...Eh?

But I know what your problem is. Somebody was a bad boy this Christmas and didnt get that 9mm. A bit jealous are we now? Don't worry my Canadian bro, there is always next year, and if you nice Santa will visit you, and if your really nice you may even get a desert eagle instead of that pee shooter. Till then you will have to make do with those nunchucks or whatever it is that Canadians prefer to conceal and carry.

I jest offcourse...Well kind of.



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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: mirageman
One of the best documentaries ever produced, it was that good. That is, till I found out that John Candy was Canadian...Makes you think no?



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

You're right...America's a bad place...Don't come here...



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

You live right across the Straits of Juan De Fuca, yet you know so little about us.

Going straight to Hell, are we? Seems unlikely. Do we have problems? Sure. Name a group of people as diverse as we are, that don't.

Speaking of Presidents, you just got rid of a Prime minister that was, by all accounts, actually worse... So careful with the aspersion casting.

Gangs? Really? They're not even remotely everywhere, and I daresay, there are more than a few in Canada...Vancouver, in fact, probably has at least one or two, maybe even *gasp* more.

If you're unwilling to look past what you see in the movies, or read in the papers, and see the rest of the U.S., just as well you don't come here...it'd be too much of a shock for you.

But, hey, if you should ever get over your fear, stop by... I'll get you a muffin.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 03:23 AM
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a reply to: Tucket

...and by that one example you judge others? Really? How does that make you any different from them?



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 03:29 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

don't forget wearing polyester Hawaiian shirts...while gunning down those forty seven folks.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: seagull

While wearing sandals with socks. . . . . .



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Hey. That's a little too close to home.

Boot socks and sandals, baby. Fashion forward American here.



posted on Dec, 31 2015 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




No, they built a wall to keep all the non-syrup chuggers out.



Lol thats why you cant see a breakfast menu without syrup and waffles in the States



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