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Originally posted by undo
reply to post by antonia
it's not bad mouthing america. it's bad mouthing the people who live in america, as if a border changes everything regarding beauty, sexuality, exercise, and etc ad nauseum etc. that op is the biggest piece of discrimination i've seen in a while. and i've seen alot on ats.
Peace and nonviolence? Cmon. THe carribean, Africa, South America, Central America, you know what never mind. The global intentional homicide rate is 7.6 per hundred thousand, North America's is 6.5%. As far as being involved in wars, your clueless. You have no idea what we've done for the rest of the world.
The US has ton's of protected environmental areas. We have tons of environmental activism and we have more laws protecting nature than almost any country in the world. There is nowhere in the US that is on the top 10 most polluted places in the world list.
“The US contains 4% of the world's population but produces about 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions. By comparison, Britain emits 3% - about the same as India which has 15 times as many people.”
Free healthcare is a myth. Taxes pay for it. SO you can pay for insurance or you have the government take your money and decide how it should be spent. Freedom to choose. But free healthcare isn't a human right. Universal healthcare is a financial burden on every country that has it. And no American can be refused energency medical treatment.
Most scientiffic innovations come from the US.
Evoloution is taught in schools.
Gay marrige? The US is one of the most liberal countries in the world with gay rights.
ANd again North AMerica is below the global intentional homicide rate.
Everyone else on earth has an ounce of compassion for humanity? THe US gives more foreign aid and does more to benefit the rest of the world than any other country. Gawd you are misinformed.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
Out of everything you said, I think you only achieved in getting one point across to me...
You are right - we don't care about other peoples thoughts.
Especially when it is filled with so much propaganda.
Yet for some odd reason...America is still considered one of the best places in the world to live.
Just imagine if we fixed all of them problems! We would be a Utopia!
Originally posted by antonia
I've never understood why people get upset when America gets badmouthed.
Originally posted by Ghost of Chewie
If you live in the USA and dont love it, GET THE HELL OUT!!! We don't want you anyway.
I am a dyed in the wool, red-blooded American, and this kind of BS pisses me off. The USA may not be perfect (Not by a long shot), but we dont go around bashing other countrys for their shortcommings.