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10 Things That I'm Dislike About The U.S.

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Christopher47, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Christopher47

    Christopher47 Same Song, Fourth Verse

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    I'll say this from the outset. I'm an Amerophile.

    I love the very fabric of American society, it's history, it's people, what I saw of the countryside itself. Every Westerner, particularly english speakers, should visit.

    But, like any ravishing beauty....there are flaws, imperfections if you will. Heres my top ten.....


    1/ THE KARDASHIANS

    Is there anyone outside of their neighbourhood that actually gives a dead sqirrel WHAT these people are up to? I find following the lives, loves and dinner menus of celebrities hard enough to swallow, but what, exactly have these attention seeking idiots done to deserve any attention whatsoever? I understand Mr Kardashian is a plastic surgeon, and has 'fixed' the bodies of his children, to what end? Isn't there a better role for someone like that, fixing people in the poorer quarters of the country, much less putting forward your family as 'celebrities' when their contribution to such 'celebritydom is their ass? Truly, these people should get an education about the state of the world or about America, and cease making the U.S. look as if it's populated in it's well healed regions by shallow, self-centered wierdos with far too much time and money, sitting around farting in armchairs and doing nothing for the same america that put them there.

    2/WWF

    Does anyone really take the World Wrestling Federation seriously? When I used to watch people fighting one another, I used to see actual blood spilt, bones broken, saliva come out in great gobs. When you perform choreographed gymnastics using steroid affected people, do you actually get something that people take without a pinch of salt? I remain amazed week after week that anybody would plonk down hard earned cash to see this, let alone be entertained by it. And those terrible microphone monologues, with the steroid heads looking earnestly into the camera, telling so-and-so that he'd better watch out next week. Awful. Or the comentary that goes with it, with descriptions of moves that don't exist anywhere outside of WWF, or the commentry yelling at the ref "Thats not fair!". America would be much better of without WWF. The crowd might spend their money on something they actually need. Do it, buy something for the kids, go on, I dare you.

    3/ DEREGULATED WALL STREET
    Can somebody tell me exactly why this section of American business continues to operate any damn way it pleases? Since deregulation, there has been so much thats dodgy coming out of the largest financial sector in the world that it's undermining confidence in the system. And, if banking and finace are such vital sectors of the economy, why oh why leave it in the hands of private enterprise? The government has to bail out these idiots anyway, so why not simply re-regulate and take over this vital cog in the wheel? Further, why are the people from this sector, who cause far more chaos than youth gangs ever could, why do they never get the punishment that makes repeat offense deterred? Makes me wonder whether we can get along without Wall Street altogether. What a marvelous discovery that will make for america, when they finally break free of the tyranny of Wall Street.

    4/ JUSTIN BIEBER

    "What a minute", you say, "Bieber is Canadian!" Well, that much is true, and while he stayed there, he was like most Canadian celebrities, invisable. The problem occurred when he became something in the United States. The U.S. entertainment media made Justin Bieber a "celebrity", and I'll never understand why. I'm not even sure the kid can read music, or play an instrument. He certainly cannot stand in front of a camera without removing his shirt, . You get tired of these manufactured nothings becoming somebodies after doing less for the music business than Milli Vanilli. Why can't American talent scouts do the same as England, and let the cream rise to the top, so that we get a constant supply of good musicians, or great vocalists. No. America has got this manufactured star routine, and really what's it all in aid of? People with talent are out there, you've just got to be patient and search. Who remember's Fabian now? Justin Bieber certainly won't be on the next Voyager probe golden disc, like Beethoven, Mozart and the Beatles. He'll be just another TV bore, going from one 'ten' era party to another, boring the pants off one and all. Get rid of the Bieb, you won't miss him!

    5/ THE DRUG WAR

    Isn't there a better way to solve your drug problem that turning your neighbourhoods into warzones? Surely, lawmakers in the country can see whats happening in America's cities. Don't they care? Can't alternatives be found? The way to cut the rug out from under the gangs is to make their drugs worthless. It's that simple. However you do it, it's got to be achieved soon, before another generation of American urban youth get sucked in by this. Rap music doesn't help. It makes heros of people who get shot, and makes the whole gang life seem like such a lot of fun and games. You've got to do something about that too. It's all connected. The very first rap song tried to tell ya'all what was coming. Nobody listened. And it was called "The Message", (Grand Master Flash and the Cadillac Five). "It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how i keep from goin' under....." Remember? No-one listened.

    6/ GUN CONTROL

    Why is it that 4 million members of the National rifle Association can hold the rest of country to ransom batting on about their 'rights'? Well, buddies, people have 'rights' too. A right to live in a society without guns, for one. A right to expect that the police have sufficient power to be able to repond to a disturbance and not have the disturbees laugh themselves sick at the puny weapons they bring. I have heard some people say that the government, should they ever 'try to take our guns away', will be faced with them 'taking to the hills', 'camping out'. What a load of chest-beating nonsence. So, you are going to leave your wife, your kids, your other car, your dog, your freinds and family, all to sit in the bush, waiting for the government to blow your head off? What tripe. Simpler just to give up your guns. America will be better off without everyone armed and dangerous. It can be done. A google earth map and a bunch of tanks go from house to house, searching. Any found will be destroyed, on the spot. Yuo would have had your chance for a 'buy back', so don't whinge. You'll be making your beautiful country a better place to live, and giving those gangs a kick in the arse as well.

    7/ THE SHOPPING CHANNELS

    Is there any other form of advertising that dripping with more insincerity than a shopping network? I personally don't see why something like a TV channel on cable has to be wasted with this. People have got better things to watch with their TV time, surely.

    8/ THE LACK OF REAL KENTUCKEY FRIED CHICKEN

    In the seventies, when Kentucky Fried Chicken first arrived, its was dreamy. Cooked in animal fat, it was deep fried and pressurized. When you got it, after a forty minute wait in the line, and twenty minutes more as well, when you got it, the chicken was too hot to pick up. But, it was the best fast food EVER, hands down, no doubt about it. EVERY friday we looked forward to it. Then, something happened. They figured they wanted to make money, and stuff what the food tasted like. So they started to cook it, faster, and in some healthy bloody oil or anothr that doesn't have the flavour or the temperature of Kentucky Freid Chicken. They called this culinary disaster, KFC, and it's never been the same since. Can't Americans remember what actual Kentucky Freid Chicken was like as well? Or do we all have short memories? My taste buds sure remember it well.

    9/ AMERICAN CARS

    Here i take a leaf from Brit motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson. He calls U.S. cars "rubbish"; considering that Detroit is a disaster zone, I'm inclined to agree with him. Why oh why cant my beloved americans make cars anymore? They used to lead the globe. But my Toyota Corolla doesn't need me interfearing with it at all. I drove it across our interior, four days, without once checking anything except the tires. Thats reliability. And it's Japanese.

    10/ AMERICAN KETCHUP

    We have something in this contry called 'tomato sauce'. Its red, and usually in a squeeze bottle. We put it on pies, and sausages at BBQ. Its not a bit spicey.
    I had the rare privelage of trying some american ketchup that was imported at our local Woolworths. We looked forward to a taste sensation, from what we had heard americans describe, and from the enthusiasm dispayed on various Yank TV shows. I unwrapped it, and put it on my sausages, and my steak, smacked my lips, and tucked in.....
    For the very first and only time in my life, I had to run my food under a tap before eating it. By golly, the stuff was terrible, and spicey.....and I wasn't the only one. For the australian taste buds, it tasted like someone had put an Arab's toe in my mouth!


    Hope you enjoy! Don't take anything personally if you're a Justin Beiber fan. The world will wake up, and soon!
     
  2. CAC

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    I would add...
    American sitcoms...
    Cult of Celebrity...
    Watering down of other cultures (through no fault of their own mainly)
    Past foreign policy...ok I'm wrong, let's move on...
    The abortion they call the English language...ok I'm wrong, let's move on...
    What they and a large part of the world calls a 'movie' these days...watch some from Europe to see what CAN be done...
    I'm just getting warmed up...The Yanks played a big part in allowing me to be born in my beloved Darwin....so I won't hear a word against them!
     
  3. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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  4. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Agreed, I don't understand it and most people I know don't understand it.

    Professional Wrestling has been around since at least the 40's. Most people take it for what it is, entertainment. What's the difference between spending your money on a movie or to go see a WWF event? Do you actually only spend money on what you need? Or do you, like most people spend some on entertainment? BTW, I don't like WWF and don't watch it, maybe it's an American thing, but if it's not effecting me I really don't care what you do. Or as we southerner's say, I ain't got no dog in that fight.

    This another problem created by our activist government. They think the government needs to be involved in everything, why?? because that's how things are done in other countries. If we go back to what our Founder's considered governments role to be, you wouldn't need to regulate Wall Street or Banker's. If they make bad financial decisions they go out of business, no such thing as a taxpayer funded bailout. If they fraudulently sell a financial product, they go to jail for fraud. Their assets are taken and used to settle their oblications to their investors. If an investor put's their money into a "too good to be true" proposition, and it goes south, they loose their money. They knew better but decided to gamble on a get rich quick scheme. If they're paupered, well too bad, if there was fraud, see my previous comment of fraud. Simple, we go back to our American roots, problem solved.

    It's a teenage girl thing. I think he should be deported back to Canada. Nah, I like Canadians, I'd hate to do that to them. Put his silly ass in jail with some hard timers, no more liberal judges letting his high paid attorneys get him a slap on the wrist. Once, they've had their way with him and made him their bee-atch, he'll just disappear.

    The two, gangs and drug war, are not necessarily the products of one another. Gangs have always been with us, in Revolutionary War times, the Civil War Era (ever seen the movie "gangs of New York"?), the 20's, the 50's and 60's, today, and are most commonly found in economically depressed urban areas. The economically disavantaged have always been with us, some because they don' want to and will not work, some through lack of education, some through lack of economic opportunities. If you know the solution to this, throw it out there, you'll win a Nobel Peace Prize. Btw, gangs are not an American phenomenon, nor a capitalistic or western one. They exist in Great Britain, they existed in the former Soviet Union, they exist in China and Japan, Mexico, and virtually every country on earth in every era.

    First of all, who are you to advise me to give up one of the Constitutional, God given rights, I have fought to preserve and protect? There are millions of guns in America, and 99.9% have not or will not hurt or kill another person. It's not the gun that kills, but the person weilding the weapon. Criminals and murderers will get guns, illegally, even if they are banned. Most gun related gang killings occur in areas with very strict gun control laws. I am not an NRA member, many gun owners are not, so just because the NRA has 4 million members (your figure, I don't know or care what the actual number is) doesn't mean that every non-NRA member is for gun control. "A right to live in a society without guns" banning guns will not insure this as criminals will still probably have them, "because they will turn their guns in because it's the law!" Do you realize how stupid it is to think that criminals that are breaking other laws would abide by that law. As it is convicted felons and criminals on parole, who are not allowed to have a gun, when arrested or stopped and discovered to be in possession of one, are not jailed, but the gun confiscated and the thug released. Why new laws when the existing one's are not enforced?
    I have left my wife, my kids, my cars, my dogs, my freinds and family, all to sit in the bush (as has my father, brother, uncles, and sons, grand father and on and on). I didn't wait for my enemies to come kill me, I sought them out and killed them? I did that for my country and Constitution, why would I not do it for myself and my home? There are many things worth dying for, and living on bended knee isn't for me. I'd rather go out in battle!
    "What tripe." So I guess you don't agree with Martin Luther King's statement that, "A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."

    I don't watch it, but there are lots of things people do that I don't do. To each their own. If it makes them happy, who am I to complain, I can change channels.

    It's not KFC, but I've always preferred my great-grandmother's, grandmother's, mother's and wife's home made "Southern Fried" chicken. So what KFC does is no sweat off my back. If you don't like it don't eat it. that's the American way.

    All Detroit cars aren't made in Detroit, all formerly foreign cars aren't made in their former countries. We have a big Volkswagen plant here. There's a big BMW plant near Birmingham, Nissan has a plant up near Nashville in Smyrna, TN. Here in the US your car may have a foreign companies name, but more likely than not it was made here at home.

    We have a blue million varieties of ketchup, and the differences range from almost non-discernable to stark. One of my favorites is:

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    of course I'm a Cajin pepper belly so that partially explains it.
     
  5. Martin Bull

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    # 11 : Topics Like This.

    Which are totally, absolutely, definitively going to end in tears.
     
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    Yep, Martin Bull, good point. It's not a good idea for a thread. This is not a 'Socialist Worker' forum!
     
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    I liike your reply, and agree.
     
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    I'm lurking too. There shall be no U.S bashing here, nor any other country bashing. While it's your freedom to like or not it's our other members right not to be offended. I'm sure there is no intend to offend in this thread , but this is opening the Pandora box. There are things I like and hate about any country in the world and that's why I don't mention them . If we did not like Amercans we wouldn't be on this site for so long for a start. I leave this open for now. Punishment is cooler time with Justin Bieber .
     
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    Bieber is Canadian. Ketchup originated in Europe and there are a hundred American varieties. Ketchup isn't even the favorite condiment here any more, people have moved to various salsas. TV? Change the channel. Wall Street? Hey, trading is international. Wall street is just one of a hundred across the globe.

    Gun control? Come and take them.
     
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    I believe this is known as a "Canadian winter"
     
  13. Biak

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    I'll bite;

    #1 - Who? I've heard something about being "famous" for being 'famous'.

    #2 - Anyone who ever took the WWF ( or any television wrestling) seriously, definitely wasn't American.

    #3 - It's not the deregulation but the lack of consequences.

    #4 - That's Canada's cross to bear.

    #5 - War Zones & Rap music ? Me thinks too much stock being put into cable News hyperbole. Lived here all my life and I ain't never felt like I've been in danger.

    #6 - Fully agree with gun control. Grip firmly, only point at what you expect to hit and don't forget to say: "Feeling lucky punk?"

    #7 - You're joking right? Never in the 20 odd years I've had cable have I clicked one of those. Another thing I Like about America - the right to choose.

    #8 - Don't know how they cook it down there but it's still "finger-lickin'-good" here.

    #9 - Put 175,000 miles on my 2000 Silverado and never had a problem. Guy I sold it to has over 230,000 miles and uses it as his primary vehicle. Have 140,000 on a Ford Explorer and again, nary a problem.

    #10 - Sauce isn't Ketchup & if you're putting it on pies I don't want to even think about that!
     
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    Right, because the police always get there in time to save everyone. And it's not like the police have ever been used against the people, especially in these modern times. Gimme a break. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wait? What?
    So 'the forum' has a political stance?
    That's... interesting...
    Part of the fun here used to be it's wide church international nature.


    For any passing browsers, here's the 'like' US thread.
    http://www.ww2f.com/topic/53867-10-things-i-love-about-the-united-states-of-america/
    Much less sensitivity there. ;)
     
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    That's a fair point. I worded my comment poorly and I'm sorry for that. I should perhaps have written that a thread such as this would prove contentious.
     
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    Isn't this a WW2 forum? I don't see the benefit of topics like this.
     
  19. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Well said, Price. I would only suggest one change:

    And Martin in 100% correct. This type of topic, though in the FFZ, is likely to end in a train wreck.

    Pass the popcorn, Martin. I'm a spectator from here on out. ;)
     
  20. Christopher47

    Christopher47 Same Song, Fourth Verse

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    I might point out, Martin, I am also the author of the "Like' thread of the U.S. In both threads I pointed out that I was an Amero-phile. I still am an admirer of the Greatest Country on Earth. And thats part of the reason I hate to see it go to pot.

    Freedom is also about standing up for whats wrong as well. The founding fathers sure knew the value of it. They wanted to encourage people to do their utmost to make a Great country Greater still.

    May the Great and Good Republic last , and last and last.

    Besides, Martin. We are all going to show what well adjusted people we are, aren't we? We don't have to be reduced to the level of teenagers, making faces and telling each other that "my dad is going to get you ..."

    Good journalism requires balance. If you are going to sing the praises of something or someone, it's also your duty to provide the flip side of the coin as well.

    All of the above is fixable if enough people stand up and be counted.

    And as for wishing to die for something, I'm a civilized urbanite with a small daughter to consider. If I go out tilting at windmills and blow it, what would she do? gotta think about who's the most important. I marched on Martin Luther King Day while I was in the states. It felt good, and I wasn't the only whit guy there either. All one has to do is stand up and be counted. If you've got to die for a cause, then somebody, somewhere, is making money from it.
     

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