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Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by VinceP1974
Yeah, you only watched the golf swing, and enough to make the comment about throwing like a girl.
Then took the time to post the video on the thread.
Sure, we all believe that.
Exactly what does a gold swing have to do with being a good president?
You are a perfect example of exactly what the op is talking about.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
This post isn't just for Canadians, it's for all the nations around the world tired of Americans talking down to them and their way of life. We're tired of your crap America, and we won't bite our lips anymore.
[edit on 8/17/2009 by ZombieOctopus]
Originally posted by truthquest
Originally posted by LooseLipsSinkShips
You can't compare any country in the world to America. America has more guns, violence, lack of morals, etc. than Canada and France combined. there is only 1 america. What worked in Canada is assured to work here. America stands alone because there is only one country with america's people and america's past.
Please cite sources for the lack of morals of America. The French and Canadians believe theft should be legal (ie taking from people without their permission to fund social programs) which I view as highly immoral. Also, the French seem to have a habit of burning people's cars down... is that from a jealous rage they they themselves do not own a car... if not then what? I'm talking about the morals of people on the street and not those in political power. I can't say I'm particularly thrilled with America's moral values but they seem a slight improvement over those of the French and Canadians.
Generally moral values are not measured. However, one measure of moral values that is most meaningful to me that is measured is the level of generosity by individuals to others. So when you take two comparable disposable incomes... one in France in America... who is the more generous person? Of course that is only one portion of moral values.
A citation for the additional violence in America would be helpful too, as firstly I do have some doubt and secondly I am betting once you take out violence related to the war on drugs, America is actually a more peaceful country than either France or Canada.
Lastly I'd like to point out I believe the safest and least violent country by my theory would have a good fraction of its citizens carrying concealed handguns, but at the same time not having wars against matters of personal liberty.
Originally posted by Chewbit Wing
Come on in the waters fine!
Do it illegally and you even get free medical!
It is easy to speak from a vantage point far away.
Now if you lived here and actually saw the feedoms dissappearing you might think different.
But without this point of view I guess it is easy to make comments and grandiose statements isn't it?