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Originally posted by DrNotforhire
Doesnt england have cameras on every corner and is a step closer to a totalitarian government every day? Yeah there's a lot of hypocrisy coming out of the US (mostly from the left though)
Originally posted by LiberLegit
I'm sorry but is this...some kind of joke? Someone who doesn't even live in the United States talks as though they have figured the entire country out? Are MEMEs and political cartoons along with overly-biased Assange quotes your sources? I think you're going to have to try a little harder than that...
This country is so young, but in that time has become one of if not THE most powerful country in the world economically and obviously militarily. Rough patches happen, take a look at the joke of an economy Europe turned itself into, hell even China is slowing down. Take it easy there cowboys, being globally aware doesn't have to mean hating America.edit on 27-9-2012 by LiberLegit because: (no reason given)
Any stats that indicate what % of that 2million are actually cold blooded killers? You wouldn't want to accuse most from the actions of a few would you?
Originally posted by nightstalker78
Originally posted by Sinny
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by Sinny
Well, after reading this OP, I sure as heck am happy to be Canadian...
Not saying your facts aren't straight Sinny but there are always two sides to a coin. Two to tango...
Oh...and please do put some armored suit or sumtin'...I feel you're gonna need it...
Indeed, isn't the path this thread is taking most intriguing?
I'm currently searching for my suit of armour, whilst I reply to the 3 PM's I just received from American support, whilst they shudder from this public thread.. It's quite a reflection on the confidence Americans have to come out and say their piece, aye?
LOL.You start yet another America bashing thread and are now going to criticize Americans for defending their country? I don't even know why I bother opening your threads because really they ALL say the samething. America is badddddddddddddd mmkay. Seriously,get over yourself.Don't be mad at us Americans because YOUR country sucks.As someone else pointed out our government isn't the only one that's pulled this BS. Perhaps you NON Americans need to go revist the history you are all so quick to claim WE don't know.
Originally posted by nightstalker78
reply to post by MrInquisitive
"I don't see the OP blaming all the world's woes on the US. Her point is the hypocrisy of the US, which claims to stand for freedom, free speech and peace-loving intentions, and knocks other countries that don't hold to this line, but the US itself is one of the biggest offenders. Hence the post's title: US Hypocrisy"
Yeah,she does.She's calling the US hypocrites while letting the rest of the world off for doing the samething.It's typical of her.She constantly bashes the US,but fails to mention what other countries do. It's her style.It's rather comical actualy.Im sure she'll be along shortly to bash me too,because I don't agree with her.
ANYONE here who thinks the US is the only hypocritical nation seriously needs a break from ATS.
Originally posted by eriktheawful
Personally I feel that we should just pack up and leave. Go back to how we were prior to WW2 and practice isolationalism.
Bring home all our troops. Close all bases that we have in other countries, including those that have been there for 60 years or more. Just close them down, bring all our stuff from them and the personnel home.
Use those military personnel to simply protect our country's borders and territories. Have the US Navy to simply act as body guards for US shipping (IE escorts).
Cut all foreign aid to all other countries: yer off the tit. Good luck. Private companies and groups that want to help those people may do so, but with no government involvement on the US's part.
Close down the UN building in New York, and tell all the delegates to find a new home.
Maintain embassies in countries we have diplomatic ties with, however if said embassies get attacked, close them, bring the staff home, break off all diplomatic ties and remove their embassy personnel from US soil. Warn US citizens that they go to that country at their own risk.
Concentrate on our own problems, energy needs and feeding people here at home. Any country that screams for our help in anything, and I do mean ANYTHING, gets told simply: Zark Off. Swim or drown. It's not our problem.
But then, we'll have threads started up on here by non-US members going on about how the US should have been there, should have done something, how evil of the US to simply stand there and not do something!
As Skeptic Overlord told me on a thread of mine once: Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Kang69
Your history errors aside, and misquoting me aside - I did not say Hiroshima and Nagasake saved 60,000,000 lives. I said that 180,000 people died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ( directly and indirectly - and, again, I'm going by memory so my number might be a shade off ). Thus .003% of WW2 deaths were the result of atomic warfare.
Why so indignant about that, while willfully ignoring the 59,820,000 other deaths?
My post handed you a bunch of apples and a bunch of cherries. All you've done is come along, pull every cherry out, throw it down, and totally ignore the apples.
Great Satan. Wish you would Phuch off the 500 Marines stationed in Darwin Australia. Really could do without the American presence 'Down Under'. It won't matter in the end because you are rapidly sending yourselves broke with your endless militarism. Please do the rest of the world a favor and PISS OFF! Go eat another cheeseburger and mind your own business.
I stand by my original statement. America has done good things and it has done bad things.
But, frankly, I'm the one who's really laughing as the younger generation learns to hate the "great satan" because I'm wise enough to see that what will come along to "save" you all from it is going to be a hundred times worse.
~Heffedit on 9/27/12 by Hefficide because: typo