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Originally posted by openmind444
reply to post by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
There is no rioting in America because the citizens know that if they do local police and military forces will be sent out to distribute bullets through the air and "into" rioters, which would, in turn, lead to a civil war. And the sad fact is that their are more armed american citizens than their are armed servicemen and women, so you do the math.
Originally posted by guyopitz
Your making Germany sound real good. I have been working for 12 years and I never get a vacation. I was supposed to get a week paid vacation in 2008 but then my company cut my hours because the economy was in free fall and suddenly I was no longer eligible because I didn't work enough hours anymore to qualify. I seriously considered making a few gallons of napalm and setting the place on fire.
There are over 300 million americans.
1,426,713 serve in the military, we probably can't count on them because of all the indoctrination, brainwashing etc they go through in training.
20 million illegal immigrants who probably have no love for the constitution etc. la raza types etc.
maybe a million agents with secret clearance and above
millions more who earn a living from enforcing tyranny, prison guards, cops, FBI, DEA
so I figure that leaves around 270 million regular people
of that, I assume 50% will fall for the lies, buy into the big scam, blindly patriotic to the dream of what america is supposed to be while ignoring the unsettling realities of our modern USA.
That leaves 135 million Americans who genuinely believe in the American dream, the constitution, the bill of rights, peace, freedom etc who want to restore the USA to what it should be.
I say if there's 135 million of us, we have a shot. We can win this internal war. Don't let the elite make you feel powerless, we are legion, we can do this! we can fight the institutional corruption of America and restore our sovereignty. Never give up, never surrender.
Originally posted by WhiteDevil013
Originally posted by SpaDe_
Just because you have vacation days, doesn't necessarily mean that you can afford to take a vacation. I know it's nice to have time off and all, but I would like to take the time off to actually vacation and not just sit home broke with nothing to do.
I completely agree. What makes our country great in my opinion is the general willingness to work. Most people who retire, end up sitting around all of a few days before they have to DO something productive. Thats why we have something called the American Dream. This is one of the only countries in the world where hard work almost always guarantees success. Where else can a man be born poor, work his butt off and die wealthy? Not only is this possible, but its almost common place.
Originally posted by ledzeppelin489
Yeah but most loyal Americans won't just abandon this country for a better wage; we're here to make things better for anyone who comes here. America is still the greatest country on Earth, and the OP is just one defector we will not miss
I agree. We work hard so that people who come here (usually illegally) from a horrid place, can have free hospital visits, food, and education. Its a frustrating concept, but we still do it. We are a nation of people who dont mind looking out for others.
Originally posted by T0by
Why is America the greatest country on earth anyway?
I find it abit conceited to say that, it's like saying 'I'm the hottest guy on the planet. Everyone wants to be like me and you must love me'
In my opinion, every man who is proud of his country may make the same argument about where they come from. But to answer more specifically, if this country WAS NOT as great as people claim, why do so many risk everything to come here? Other countries have immigration issues as well, but no other place has such an influx of people coming in from all over the world, in hopes of something better. This has been going on since before this country had a name.
As I mentioned above, no where else in the world is it more apparent that social class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation are nothing more but road blocks to success. No where else in the world are you guaranteed success through hard work. If you truly work hard your whole life, you will not fail. Whether its studying, flipping burgers, playing sports.....
There are so many people in this country who were born with literally nothing, and now are some of the most successful people in the world regardless of whether they are black or white, gay or straight, male of female.
The American Dream is still alive, despite these hard times. Just like the original colonists who risked everything to start this country, nothing is achieved without risk, hard work, courage, and the will to succeed. If anyone ever tried to invade us, they would find groups of people normally at odds with each other feeling the patriotism that only an American knows, banding together and fighting alongside each other. Anyone who has served in the armed forces will attest to the fact that an Alabama farmer and a New York prep will put their differences aside and fight side by side, risking their lives for each other.
This country is also home to many beautiful natural wonders, terrains, animals. Even just a drive up the coast of California will leave you breathless as you witness beautiful beaches, snowy mountains, lush forests, and a melting pot of different cultures.
In my opinion, THAT is what makes this a great place to live. Despite all the anti-american sentiments on ATS, I am proud to be an American, and thankful to be born in this beautiful country.edit on 1-12-2010 by WhiteDevil013 because: grammar
Originally posted by thecinic
Some people get the weekends off right there is another 6=8 days a month off work it is not like those 12 days are your ONLY days off work. This does not take into ANY consideration actual facts, like teachers get a full years wage and then get the summer off..... Uhhh vacation days are not the ONLYdays you get off work... It all comes with the turf....Seriously 40 days vacation PLUS the weekends sick days AND holidays no wonder finland is the little crap we put around our tree at christmas... America is the big train that thunders around it.edit on 30-11-2010 by thecinic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by killallbullies
reply to post by Truth_B_Told
OP, your linked article is not the orignal source. The article is from the blog of Dmitry Orlov:
Dmitry is the author of the book Reinventing Collapse. He grew up in Russia and later moved to US. He has eyewitnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and he sees many similarities in the coming collapse of USA.
His blog is not updated very frequently but every article on his blog provides insightful views on the predicament of USA and the world, caused partly by the depletion of fossil fuel on earth.
He also offered many tips and clues on how to survive a collapse like the one of the Soviet Union. However, the current social structure and culture of the USA offer the least for American people to cope with the hardship they will face in the near future.
Long read but much fun.
Americans, I Have Some Bad News For You
Originally posted by enigma91
Yea the US is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. That's why everyone is stumbling over themselves to try and get here.
More immigrants to America than the REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED.
You can pretend and bitch that THE US IS SO UNFAIR MANNNN. CHRISTIANS ARE RUINING IT MANNNN. But the fact remains that everyone is besides themselves to get here.
America IS the greatest country in the world. If you disagree, you're just butthurt that your lesser country can't hold a candle to the US.