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Old 11-08-2003, 02:10 AM   #1
salparadise
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help for Americans


1) When written alphabetically, United States does not come at the
top of the list of world nations. It comes AFTER the United Kingdom.

2) When it comes to sheer numbers, America is outnumbered, outgunned, out
resourced and outsmarted.

3) The rest of world is sick and tired of the US acting otherwise

4) It is not aceptable to send "valid in the US & Canada only" adverts to the whole world

5)Nor is it acceptable to notify that the said offer is only for Americans and Canadians
in tiny print at the bottom of the last page.

6) The internet is not an American possession.

7) The world is not American

9) The rest of the world is not desperately seeking to be American, to buy American or to hear American.

10) You are one nation among many. Try to remember that.

11) Hollywood is almost as embarassing as the White House.

11) Please wake up and join the human race.

(have built sandbag ring round my inbox)


 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:27 AM   #2
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No wonder they got on the boat and left the jolly old UK
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:35 AM   #3
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Despite the highly ignitable nature of the previous post , I'll comment on it.
First off :
There is no country , called "America" ; That's the name of two continents.
You are referring to "USA-ians" , also commonly known as "Yankees"
Claiming the name of an entire continent as a nationality is sheer , despicable hubris.

That said , there's a little , I have to say about a couple of points you made:

1-Who cares , what place one has in a dictionary. It's not like it's going to give you a bigger (ahem) "aparatus" now does it?
Why did you bother , typing it anyway? Are you also into pissing-contests?
2-This is only valid , if you consider the rest of the world as a united force , when we're talking the "outgunned" part. As it stands today , the US DOES have the "biggest" military as in : Combination of numbers and technology(Albeit not skill...)
In the current situation , one can say , that (Militaristically speaking) China and Europe are a close second each.
Military power consists of quite a bit more than just the number and technology of your guns.

And while I can feel your frustration with the US foreign behaviour , I can't agree with your wording.

(And YES : Hollywood should be wiped clean from the face of this earth.)

Last edited by Megamieuwsel; 11-08-2003 at 02:43 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:51 AM   #4
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Re: help for Americans

Quote:
Originally posted by salparadise
1) When written alphabetically, United States does not come at the
top of the list of world nations. It comes AFTER the United Kingdom.

2) When it comes to sheer numbers, America is outnumbered, outgunned, out
resourced and outsmarted.

3) The rest of world is sick and tired of the US acting otherwise

4) It is not aceptable to send "valid in the US & Canada only" adverts to the whole world

5)Nor is it acceptable to notify that the said offer is only for Americans and Canadians
in tiny print at the bottom of the last page.

6) The internet is not an American possession.

7) The world is not American

9) The rest of the world is not desperately seeking to be American, to buy American or to hear American.

10) You are one nation among many. Try to remember that.

11) Hollywood is almost as embarassing as the White House.

11) Please wake up and join the human race.

(have built sandbag ring round my inbox)


When I read posts like this, the first image that comes to mind is of a child jumping up and down crying, threatening to hold their breath until you agree with them.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:59 AM   #5
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rofl


well it wasn't 100% serious
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:02 AM   #6
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just point1 really

the rest sort of spewed forth

couldnt resist a little leg pulling

please don't take it as "the final word"
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:14 AM   #7
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Sal, you might work on your "numbering skills" also. Two 11's and no 8's. That may be where you came up with the numbers on the States, eh?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:35 AM   #8
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well
if you're going to pick me to pieces.....


sigh

post a wonderful post
screw the numbers up
upset half the internet

<crawls back into box>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:54 AM   #9
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Hey Sal, Neal called, he want's his continent back.

Anyway, yeah, speaking as a citizen of the United States, I would like to apologize for Hollywood and US Foreign Policy.

Didn't that sound silly....

I really would like to apologize for Hollywood, but I asked them and they're not returning my calls. Although you kinda have to love them anyway, for every hundred "Python the movie"'s they somehow eek out one "Citizen Kane". Okay, it might be a thousand to one.

And please, I know we didn't invent the internet, that was Bob, he lives on my couch and drinks all of the scotch in the house.

Where was I? Oh yeah, Yankees or Yanks, be careful of that one... I live in a state where calling joe citizen (read: redneck), a yankee is indeed grounds for what they would refer to as a good ole' downhome asswhopin. Although really they would call me a yankee, but that's dead wrong as I'm not from that far North. Really its only about 8 states out of the bunch. There are many subtle rules... I guess it would be like calling a Scot a midlander... it just wouldn't go over.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:30 AM   #10
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Well, I may not agree with the way some things are done but.

If I lived in a country that has a brutal dictator and was killing his own people and I was scared to the point of having to change my underwear or wearing Depends all the time, I would probably kiss the first US Marine I saw, male or female, well maybe a little longer on the female . He/she would probably have to shoot me to get me away from them. Since that would likely be the only defense I would have. I guess you could say I would be grateful for the help.

I think sometimes we stick our noses where it don't belong or go about things the wrong way, but we usually do it for the right reasons. I feel for the people in Iraq and in the Serbian area where the Melosovich guy was. I feel for the people in North Korea too. There are a lot of people that needs help from somebody.

The problem is that we seem to be the only one the the gonands to do it. The UN just wants to shuffle paper about the problem and a few other countries want to turn a blind eye or stick their heads in the sand. The old see no evil thing. Ignoring a problem usually only makes it worse.

It's like when people drink to forget thier problems. When they sober up, guess what, their is that problem again. It may even be bigger, not to mention the thought process may be a bit slower.

I would lay odds that if any country were being invaded, including salparadise's, we would be the first one's called for help. And guess what, we would likely be on our way. Since they are our 'budies', I know we would. We would probably even help our 'enemies' if it was the right thing to do.

Some people may not like what we do, but we do our best. Look at Japan. What we had to do was terrible, but we didn't abandon them afterward either. Look where they are now. They don't have a brutal dictator, they have food to eat and a roof over their heads. That's more than some right here in the US or the UK for that matter.

My thought for the night.

Later

 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:26 AM   #11
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as long as ppl know that I wouldn't use this forum (or any other) to launch an attack
designed to hurt

which of course no one knows because you don't know me from adam

ok
i come in peace
but i come from sarcastic land (the uk police have sarcasm down to a fine art)
it's a national passtime near enough
and i guess it comes out sometimes

<checks depth of hole...looks worriedly at measuring stick>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:23 AM   #12
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Salparadise,

You want to quote The Book in your sig. I have one for you ->

Titus 3:1-2ff

And for those of you who don't have, or know, The Book ->

"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men."

Salparadise please read through v8.

 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:29 AM   #13
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Quote:
<checks depth of hole...looks worriedly at measuring stick>
LOL
I'd say your only up to your ankles yet.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:35 AM   #14
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Ming Dao
i'm not getting into a scritpture quoting contest
this is not the place

if you posted in love I'll receive it in love
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:02 AM   #15
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salparadise, why are you in that hole? Put those sand bags away. I believe in the second amendment and all put no hard feelings over here, not from me anyway. Those boots may be needed though.

Sometimes out goofy government does something stupid and I'm sure that everyone's does at some point.

I remember once making a big costly mistake at work. Yes, I admit it, I made ONE mistake, that's all though, just one. I was talking to my boss and it wasn't brought up so I did. He said this, 'show me someone who doesn't make a mistake and I'll show you someone who doesn't do anything'.

Switzerland doesn't make any mistakes because they are neutral. They don't do anything to make a mistake about. Which is OK. That's their position and they stick to it. They don't pick and chose. Even Hitler knew better than to mess with them. They may not stick their nose in someone else's business but you better not mess with them directly. Outlaw guns over here and I'll move over there. Hey, tomato stick at 100 yards, no problem. Make that puppy into toothpicks. Oh, I will NOT wear one of those skirt thingys.

Anywho, no complaints over here from me.

OK?

 
  


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