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posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 03:44 PM
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america is really really weird




posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . so they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 11:05 AM
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America is a country that's citizens, (for the most part) are slow to notice what is going on around them, too accustomed to taking orders from their government, but also a country who's citizens are slowly awakening after nearly 5 years to the truth. Slow is better than never.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 03:02 PM
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America is everything and nothing.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 03:05 PM
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Why don't you guys try something different for a change.
The anti-America baiting is sooooooo ... *yawn*.

Start a thread - France is _______ (fill in the blank)
Or a thread - Saudi Arabia is ________ (fill in the blank)
Or even more fun - China is _________ (fill in the blank)



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Why don't you guys try something different for a change.
The anti-America baiting is sooooooo ... *yawn*.


Why don't YOU try something different for a change?

Why wait for someone to do it for you?

If you don't like this thread then go make your own and quit whining.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 07:55 PM
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America is home of the BSB, and a messed-up political country.

Love, Peace, and Backstreet. KTBSTA!yay!



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:01 PM
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America Is...temporarily out of order. Will reopen again soon under new management.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:21 PM
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The United States of AMERICA is the land of the FREE, home of the Brave. That is what the rest of you do not understand. We have a seemingly endless supply of men and women willing to volunteer to protect our values and way of life. This ensures that we will remain the greatest civilization for many years to come. Unless you are an American(or desire to be one) you cannot understand this. It is for this reason that we will persevere above all enemies foreing and domestic. Do not think for one second that the petty bickering between political parties or ideologies will bring our great nation down. We as a people are above this. We are the United States of America. We are one nation, under god, indivisable, with liberty and justice for all.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:44 PM
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America is the envy of the world, the only place with true freedom and democracy, and hated by terrorist, communist, Socialist and anarchist, because of its successes across the board.

American is not going to fall, and even when we change Presidents as we do every four or eight years, policy will change little.

What much of the world doesn't seem to understand is that the president of the United States serves at the pleasure of the American people, not the other way around like in most other countries.

Americans are American not the person temporally occupying the White House.



posted on Nov, 27 2005 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by sleeper
America is the envy of the world, the only place with true freedom and democracy, and hated by terrorist, communist, Socialist and anarchist, because of its successes across the board.

American is not going to fall, and even when we change Presidents as we do every four or eight years, policy will change little.

What much of the world doesn't seem to understand is that the president of the United States serves at the pleasure of the American people, not the other way around like in most other countries.

Americans are American not the person temporally occupying the White House.


Well said sleeper. Bottom line is 90% of the people who don't live in the US but who complain about the US would move here if given the chance in a heartbeat.



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 02:04 AM
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America is full of some seriously delusional people who have no idea what freedom is...

Obvioulsy



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 02:18 AM
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America is where I live.



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by ANOK
If you don't like this thread then go make your own ....


politics.abovetopsecret.com...

Fine. I did. It'll give ya'll something else to whine
about for a while other than America.



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by ANOK
America is full of some seriously delusional people who have no idea what freedom is...

Obvioulsy


The left is a lost cause and is made more evident by your signature.

Americans are America, if you hate America you hate what Americans stand for.

The buck stops with all of us who claim to belong to the most prosperous, most free, and most generous country in the history mankind.

Obviously that fact has made many hate us----but we can live with it.



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by sleeper

Originally posted by ANOK
America is full of some seriously delusional people who have no idea what freedom is...

Obvioulsy


The left is a lost cause and is made more evident by your signature.


Hey man keep your labels to yourself! I won't be part of your mind control games...

Left wing right wing, you can stuff the lot....

Think for yourself. They can fool you, but they don't fool me...

If you have to keep reminding yourself and others how America is no.1 there is something wrong...It's called lack of self esteem...
Check your facts, America isn't the what you seem to think it is and until people realise that and fix the problems, then the rest of the world will go on "hating" (your word not mine) you.
Personally my motivation isn't hate, it's love...Love of planet Earth, love of the Human race...Your kind doesn't care as long as YOU are OK...The World shouldn't be about being the best, the World should be about freedom, liberty and equality for ALL, not just the privilaged few...

[edit on 28/11/2005 by ANOK]



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK.The World shouldn't be about being the best, the World should be about freedom, liberty and equality for ALL, not just the privilaged few...



I have more compassion for the poor in my little finger than all the leftist in the world put together.

The poor can't eat leftwing propaganda; they need real food and real jobs to pay for the food and shelter, which only comes form capitalism.

Capitalism isn't perfect, but compared to left ideology, it is like a messiah.

Capitalism has its work cut out, every hole it plugs in the dike of leftwing tyranny and poverty more holes are deliberately made by leftwing nuts.

The left does not want Capitalism to save the world, and they will do everything in their power to stop it from happening.

I will do my two cents to expose the lies, the true greed, and the hate for their fellow man that comes from the left side of the political spectrum.

Money feeds people, not Marxist ideology.

Capitalism creates everything that is good in the world, Marxist consumes, and squanders all that is good.



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 03:46 PM
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Sleeper how do you define the "left" and the "right"? These terns are meaningless, you attach things you dont like as leftist, this is mearly your diatribe. Im so sick of these stupid mass generalisations, they are completely worthless. Bring us some facts.

Sleeper Quote "I have more compassion for the poor in my little finger than all the leftist in the world put together.

The poor can't eat leftwing propaganda; they need real food and real jobs to pay for the food and shelter, which only comes form capitalism. "

Quality-adjusted aid and charitable giving/GDP (%) 2002 (source oecd website)
1.Sweden
2.Denmark
3.Netherlands
4.Norway
5.France

I'm not in any way saying the U.S. doesn't give huge amounts of foreign aid, we do. I'm assuming you wouldn't consider the 5 nations listed above as a bastion of right-wing capitalists (your terms, not mine) so all those nations dont have as much compassion for the poor and downtrodden as your little finger? Please feel free to give me a history lesson but I wasn't aware that all those social programs in Scandanavia and other Western European nations was worthless leftwing propoganda.
Here a little science experiment for you. Define who belongs on the two camps "left" and "right" go down to your local homeless shelter or wherever you feel the poor are begin helped. Ask the people voluteering there where they stand politically, morally, etc. Dont you think there will be people helping the poor from all walks of life, or only the "right" and your "little finger"





posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Why don't you guys try something different for a change.
The anti-America baiting is sooooooo ... *yawn*.

Start a thread - France is _______ (fill in the blank)
Or a thread - Saudi Arabia is ________ (fill in the blank)
Or even more fun - China is _________ (fill in the blank)



Good point indeed. Though dont know how many people on ATS are from these nations so might be a ill-informed thread



posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by Bandar Paul
Sleeper how do you define the "left" and the "right"? These terns are meaningless, you attach things you dont like as leftist, this is mearly your diatribe. Im so sick of these stupid mass generalisations, they are completely worthless. Bring us some facts.


From the left comes the slander on Capitalism, and on America. If the right wing starts to demonize Capitalism to the extent that the left does, then I will use my two cents to let them know they are wrong.

The American left, and the European left hate Capitalism, and if they don't hate it like many claim then why not leave it alone?



Quality-adjusted aid and charitable giving/GDP (%) 2002 (source oecd website)
1.Sweden
2.Denmark
3.Netherlands
4.Norway
5.France


The last time I looked money didn't grow on trees, all these socialist countries and peoples help with what? With money I presume. How is money created? The exchange of goods from one country to another----that is Capitalism. Governments don't create money corporations create money. Socialist and Communist countries do participate with Capitalist corperations, China finally figurer it out, So has Russian and Vietnam.

Why don't these communist countries stick to their beliefs and feed their people without trade with other nations? Because it doesn’t work.

If you want to feed people and provide decent housing Capitalism has to be in the mix.

Kill Capitalism and every body looses.

I know no one wants to kill Capitalism----then they should quit stopping on it.



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