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  1. 1. What best describes your feelings about the US of A?

    • Love America
      32
    • Like America
      40
    • Couldn't Care Less About America
      15
    • Hate America
      7
    • Like America, Hate Americans
      15
    • Hate America, Like Americans
      9
    • Bored With America
      1
    • World is Better Off with America
      2
    • World is Better Off Without America
      4
    • Why Do They Use the Letter "Z" Inappropriately?
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If america was an animal, i'd have sex with it.
This - but up the wrong un

People are confused with the good ol US of A

They like to go there, they enjoy the country, they partake.

But.

And there is a big but - they hate the the politics of US of A, including the arrogance and / or ignorance that they would title a thread "America" when it is only about one little country in America - it's much bigger than the USA.

But mostly it's the politics people don't like.

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It's where good people go when they die (kudos if you get the reference).

Seriously... I'm never been to America and have only met about 5 Americans in my life. They've been nice enough people in the main. My problem with America comes more from it's image and it's actions, and some of it's culture. America has given the world many good things and done many good deeds, but it has also done some reprehensible things. The seeming belief that the American way is the right way gets on my tits. As does the immense beaming self satisfaction that seems to come in tow with this, I believe Team America is a fairly good example of a parody of this when applied to politics, the need to meddle and the need to fulfill some paranoia that what isn't in their control is out to get them. I also dislike the preponderonce of religion and it's seemingly immense amount of sway in some states. Any state that can, with a straight face, encourage intelligent design to be taught in science class is moronic and dangerous.

Beyond that, a lot of my own problems with America come down to my own leftish ideology, as I suspect quite a few Europeans might feel. The healthcare stuff recently more or less sums that up.

Otherwise though, I don't have a huge problem with it.

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Like most Americans whom I have met.

Like those areas of America which I have visited.

Abhor American foreign policy which has been visited upon the rest of the world (and the attitude that the good ol' has taken towards my country).

Don't take it personally, any and all septics, but when you are no longer the great 'I am', we'll probably still be your friends - **** remember that.

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It's where good people go when they die (kudos if you get the reference).

Isn't it where bad Americans go to? (The Picture of Dorian Gray) - I'll check my copy...

Far lower brow but right medium.

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Only been to NYC and Vermont. Could never imagine being in NYC longer than say 10 days, ( but that'd be the same I figure for many big big cities ). Vermont was just greeeeeeen.

My housemate is American, she is mostly nice, but never **** stops talking, and it seems like quite a normal thing for her. An incessant need to talk constantly, filled with a lack of self awareness that those "listening" checked out minutes ago and are too polite to walk away. Who knows maybe I'm anti social, but a voice in my head does just yell " seriously, just shut the **** up for 5 minutes?!". Even withmy door always closed, it still doesn't stop her knocking when its evident I'm either with my girlfriend, or just not in the mood.

But that's about as far as personal interaction with Yanks goes. Met loads of Canadians though, and they're cool.

like most countries though, good and bad bits.

really do dislike the vanity and the arrogance and the need to be **** loved ( in some quarters ), and the getting all pissy if people don't support the US. ( pretty sure there was another story recently, where there was going to be another "freedom product" campaign. Possibly Belgian. Or Irish. Can't remember now. But yeah, that annoys me.

But frankly we're catching up, they're just ahead of the curve on these trends. So thanks for that.

But then again, technology wise so much good shit that side too, and culturally of course, without question, so. Yeah.

Like the US band NOFX's song Leaving Jesusland. On the coasts is where its at.

And US politics is really quite ghey. Not that ours is better, I mean it's all shit, but it's the scale of stupidity and obssessive partizanship ( especially on the right ) which makes me depressed. I used to enjoy reading loads of Al Franken books and initially it was just amusing, but thinking of it seriously, definitely one of the shit elements. An extreme and more wide reaching form of tabloid columnists etc.

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It's where good people go when they die (kudos if you get the reference).

Seriously... I'm never been to America and have only met about 5 Americans in my life. They've been nice enough people in the main. My problem with America comes more from it's image and it's actions, and some of it's culture. America has given the world many good things and done many good deeds, but it has also done some reprehensible things. The seeming belief that the American way is the right way gets on my tits. As does the immense beaming self satisfaction that seems to come in tow with this, I believe Team America is a fairly good example of a parody of this when applied to politics, the need to meddle and the need to fulfill some paranoia that what isn't in their control is out to get them. I also dislike the preponderonce of religion and it's seemingly immense amount of sway in some states. Any state that can, with a straight face, encourage intelligent design to be taught in science class is moronic and dangerous.

Beyond that, a lot of my own problems with America come down to my own leftish ideology, as I suspect quite a few Europeans might feel. The healthcare stuff recently more or less sums that up.

Otherwise though, I don't have a huge problem with it.

Regarding to what's in bold, I agree, I'm in the same boat...and I'm American! How do you think I feel - like a cilly sunt!

The issues with healthcare right now shouldn't even be in question. It's so downright obvious to the rest of the world that we have got it wrong. We should move to a "single payer system", but that right there is a mistake. Calling it something so damn complicated sounding. But since we are so scared of the left here in the USA (and of socialism in general) we can't call it what it is, and that's free healthcare for all.

Basically greed has taken over in the USA, it has for a while. If it wasn't for so many money hungry people, then we wouldn't be in the situation we are. Too many people are so conservative and greedy that they feel they shouldn't have to pay the taxses to help everyone get free healthcare, when in fact they have in all likelihood taken that same money from the people who need it most! i.e. subprime credit card companies and the fat cats that run those, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and worst of all, the **** politicians!!

It's a damn shame that we have a two partied system here in the USA, and as long as the democrats and republicans keep butting heads then we'll never get anything accomplished. Especially with the media giving their own two cents and supporting who they like, not giving a damn about the American people.

/rant over

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It's where good people go when they die (kudos if you get the reference).

Isn't it where bad Americans go to? (The Picture of Dorian Gray) - I'll check my copy...

Far lower brow but right medium.

Good Americans go to Paris according to the previous para. :D

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