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What Do You Think Of The USA?  
User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

For people living outside of the USA, I was wondering what you think of it here and where are your favorite cities to visit?


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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

won't your parents have a lot to say about that?

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

It´s a great country with a lot of great people that desperately deserves a better government at this time. I hope for the best and I´m confident that things will get better again.

So far, I´ve been to Chicago and to the SF bay area, and I´ve got very positive memories of both.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

Well, as US american citizen and former resident of Ohio and Colorado, I say the following:

The country indeed is beautiful. My favorite state without competition is california, especially the bay area. Some of the east coast is nice too... I am planning to come back to the West Coast

And, as Klaus says, the government sucks. Here abroad, I feel ashamed for it and ask myself: why do so many people hate us? No wonder, we think we are the world police, we can act in the name of god and democracy to pursue our own interests, we have a terrorist as leader, we think we are the most important people etc etc etc.

When I come back I will do my best to change things. But the autocratic system does not permit major changes...


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17829 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

I hate the US. I'm moving to Venezuela and/or Zimbabwe. Viva la revolucion!!!


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the USA, except its current administration. It has it pros and cons, like any other country in the world.

The one thing that worries me the most about the USA, is the visible and growing gap that exists between the haves and the have-nots (sp?). Recently I read a paper from an economist (I know, I had time to waste...) who said that the American miracle is the fact that 200 millions poors accept to wave the flag alongside the 80 millions riches who exploit them. Even Warren Buffet, in his recent letter, mentioned his concerns about that. Something like: "If there is a class struggle in the USA, obviously my side is winning". Anyway...



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Apart from GWB I like the USA. I have only visited Florida (though I will change this). My favorite city was Key West. The people were extremely friendly to me. Even the most patriotic Americans - guys with an oversized flag and huge banners like "God bless our troops" in front of their house were very friendly to me although I am a German. I'm not sure whether all of my fellow countrymen would be so nice to US-Americans nowadays. I liked the positive attitude of the Americans.
But I have to admit that I had some problems with wasteful way of live in the USA.

BTW How long will it last until this thread turns into a nasty USA-rest of the world bashing?

pelican

[Edited 2004-05-26 18:29:31]

[Edited 2004-05-26 18:29:58]

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

love it.

even more than the UK, which is a very VERY close second. maybe if a banana republic opened up in the UK it might move up a bit.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

I live here (have always) but I'll comment either.

Aside from being the richest, absolute most powerful, and among the most beautiful/diverse of Earth's current nations...

...never has any any union in history achieved such power, but abused it so little. Says a lot in favor of America.


User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

N6376m,
won't your parents have a lot to say about that?


Whats that supposed to mean?



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User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

ConcordeBoy,

couldn't agree with you more.



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Why so much self-praise here?
For people living outside of the USA


User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

"never has any any union in history achieved such power"
How do you know that??? It is common sense to say that nowadays but what about the romans, Egypt, the portuguese, the britsh empire, Napoleon...

Also isn't it strange that all the world hates us because of GWB and he still gets 50% in vote intentions? What does the world know that we don't?


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

The fuck cares? ...we're American, we'll do whatever we goddamn please!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



~he he he, this oughta be rich!  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

How do you know that???

...oh I dunno, something about none of those civilizations having the ability to strategically vaporize the entire populace of their opposition in less than a second, if desired?  Yeah sure




Also isn't it strange that all the world hates us

What would you expect from those weaker than you ...adoration?



What does the world know that we don't?

...what it's like to not be a superpower?


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Also isn't it strange that all the world hates us because of GWB and he still gets 50% in vote intentions? What does the world know that we don't?

Fantastic, Dirkou. Let me reemphasize this statement! Nice to see other americans apart from me who see things critically and don't go: we are the best nation in the world, the best people and we rule!

Well, the world knows at least one thing more: Iraq doesn't have WMD! The second we know - almost in consensus - is that GWB is a threat to world peace


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

CB, could you come back when you´re sober again? You´re clearly intoxicated...  Wink/being sarcastic

By the way, somebody actually wanted to know what foreigners thought about the USA. And until you butted in, the results were quite favourable, in case you haven´t noticed. But it seems you´re set to change that...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

It's the country where I was born and raised, and wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm proud to be part of a nation with such a heratige, and proud of the people who protect it, and honored to have that opportunity for myself one day...

There were 8 years, 1992-2000, where I couldn't stand the government, and this country was starting to smell, but now things are getting better. As long as the Republicans stay in office, this country will be alot more comfortable Big grin

*dons flamesuit*
DeltaGuy


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Yeah, I love the place.
Things a little more open and relaxed than over here.
So far, have been to:
Boston, New York, San Francisco, Vegas, San Diego, LA, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver and Oahu.

Not saying it is / isn't the best country in the world - don't want to get into that - but always have a great time over there. Actually, a few years ago I turned down a job in Boston or New York. What was I thinking - jeez!

Hard to say a favourite - all great places. Miami / South Beach is hyper-cool, San Diego is beautiful, San Franciso trendy and wacky, New York, well no words needed, and to me, Boston just ooozes money.
Not that the other places weren't nice - Orlando is a fun place, Vegas is extraordinary, Denver - what a location, Chi-town great bars and music, New Orleans 100% fun and Oahu / HNL has the climate. LA is probably the only one that I wasn't over keen on - maybe I was looking in the wrong places. However I would have to say that the first few were amongst my favourites.

Next on the list is DC - don't quite know why I haven't got there already. Always flying through IAD, but never stopping. Weird.

But to be honest, I have always found the welcome to be warm as well - much more so that many of the tight - ar*es in the UK. People just strike up a conversation anytime anywhere. Try that in the UK and see what happens!

Mark


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12898 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4631 times:
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The fuck cares? ...we're American, we'll do whatever we goddamn please!

Exactly the kind of arrogance that make many despise the US. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

I love America (as in the country). I've been to New York city, Florida, California, Dallas, Niagara Falls and Oklahoma (don't ask!), and generally the people are friendly and take an interest in foreigners (in the case of OK, this is normally expressed as a question - "You ain't from round these part are yer?" Big grin) Next on my list is New Orleans (watch out CB  Smile)

The only problem I have with the US is the current administration's policies. I hate your politics, but I love your country and most of your people.



Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana! #44cHAMpion
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

CB, could you come back when you´re sober again? You´re clearly intoxicated...

Please. For once, I'm not even stoned while on this thing!
(reels in the line for KROC  Laugh out loud)



Exactly the kind of arrogance that make many despise the US.

....and that amounts to?


User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

>The fuck cares? ...we're American, we'll do whatever we goddamn please!

Another common sense. Vaporize all the world? Who cares about that?
That's like saying I've a weapon at home and I can kill all my family...but what about that? Would that make me happy? The ruling of the world is in your head not in weapons.

If you tell me we have companies that are all over the world I agree but weapons...come on...you need to travel a little to know what the world is...


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12898 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
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....and that amounts to?

Fair enough, not a great deal at the moment if, as you say, you don't give a fuck. However, a sound piece of advice is "Be nice to people on the way up, because they are the same people you meet on the way down." America will most likely not be the World's only super power for ever - you simply cannot continue to run the current budget deficit rate. It's entirely possible that China and India could overtake the US in your lifetime.




Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana! #44cHAMpion
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Can the Tina dude... create a coherent thought  Big grin



you need to travel a little to know what the world is...

Hmmmm, having visited 43 different countries, 42 states in the US, and two territories; none of it mandated and all before the age of 25.... I find it rather amusing that you'd be attempting to preach to me about seeing the world  Laugh out loud







[Edited 2004-05-26 19:38:05]

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

The fuck cares? ...we're American, we'll do whatever we goddamn please!

exactly. thats what makes america great, and moreover, as cb stated earlier, what have we done with that power? on the balance it would be foolish to even suggest america has abused its power since being in such a situation of power. generally, if anything our power has been focused on aiding the rest of the world either personally via military aide or monetarily.


25 Worldoftui : All very interesting posts, but this is getting way off topic. Mark
26 AATriple7 : Wow sorry guys, I didn't mean for this thread to get out of hand. I just wanted to hear what people thought of this great country. Its kind of a bumme
27 NWA742 : The fuck cares? ...we're American, we'll do whatever we goddamn please! Exactly the kind of arrogance that make many despise the US. Just because you
28 Sebolino : USA is a great country that I really would like to visit. BUT, I think the American society is sick. I don't have anything against individuals of cour
29 QR332 : I personally love the American people and have heard many great thing about the USA as a country, and would love to visit it - but you people make tha
30 ArmitageShanks : I like America. If the few countries I have visited, I like America the best. It's the small things about America that I really like. For example, in
31 Qb001 : Wow sorry guys, I didn't mean for this thread to get out of hand. Yeah, thanks to some right-wing, warmongers nuts who were not asked to answer the qu
32 Post contains images Leezyjet : I too like the UNITED STATES of America. (I also think the Continent of AMERICA is pretty nice too ). The place is nice with some great scenery and pl
33 AATriple7 : Man who here likes Prez Bush!! I do.............Hes a strong president
34 British767 : I really enjoy coming to the US. So far I have been to CA, FL and MI.
35 PH-BFA : I think the US is a great nation. I am admiring their way of thinking, since the narrowminded people in the Netherlands drive me mad from time to time
36 Agill : I like USA, especially NYC.
37 QIguy24 : I love the US. Have been there 11 times my self now. The only things I don't like about the US is your current government and some people who think th
38 Delta767300ER : I love being from the USA. It is a great country to live in. Some of my favorite cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houson, Los Angeles,
39 Mark777300 : I don't get it, are Americans the only people in the world to have pride in their country?? Of course there will be people who think that this country
40 Post contains images Scbriml : I think he was being sarcastic, so stop being a crybaby. Your opinion. If he was, then he should have used the appropriate smiley. No?
41 Post contains images Tubbyboeing : Love it! Been there 4 times, and I am going there again in October. I have been to New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle.
42 Post contains images Mdsh00 : If he was, then he should have used the appropriate smiley. No? To his defense, he did have that laughing face and the small text underneath it... CB:
43 Post contains images Scbriml : "~he he he, this oughta be rich! " Hmm, maybe.
44 Post contains images JCS17 : I like it. I probably wouldn't move from America just because I wouldn't want to take it up the ass in taxes. Things I like about America: -Blatant ca
45 Pacificjourney : ... but you are keen to take it up the arse in any other way no doubt !!! US has high taxes, look around before saying something so ridiculous ... yes
46 Worldoftui : Big ass malls -Big ass SUVs, and the fact that everyone drives them A thing for big asses......? Hot women -Cheap beer The other way round over here.
47 Post contains images Klaus : Just ignore him when he´s frothing at the mouth again. I´m not sure if it´s contagious, but it sure smells funny!
48 Arcano : AA Triple 7: If you want an honest answer, in very general terms USA is not very well rated among South Americans. Brazil treating you like that at th
49 QANTASFOREVER : While I don't always agree with certain things the government does, it doesn't stop me loving the overwhealmingly friendly people, beautiful countrysi
50 AA777 : Its too bad some of the members of this message board seem to have forgotten that there are other nations that do matter outside of the United States.
51 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : As fast as the U.S. is making enemies Bullshit Name a single "enemy" the USA has made that didn't already get wood over anti-Americanism LONGGGGGGG be
52 Post contains images AA777 : France. When did they make "soo much trouble for us"? So much so that we go to the idiotic lenghts to boycott their products and re-name food Freedom
53 ConcordeBoy : France bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
54 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : --continued from previous post ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
55 Post contains images AA777 : Hey, I can laugh at your ill-mannered, uneducated self also. I love the fact that you cant even come up with a rebuttal to my remarks... thats rich. B
56 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : I can laugh at your ill-mannered, uneducated self also The former? ...perhaps. The latter? ...methinks your reality check just bounced I love the fac
57 AA777 : Please, there was once a time when America was everything other people wanted, where they wanted to be. Why do you think the mass-immigration of the e
58 Vafi88 : AA777 - Quit while your IQ is high - ConcordeBoy doesn't have any idea that the survival of this nation depends not only on the inside stuff, but also
59 Arcano : AA777: Thanks a lot. You give us hope in the United States of America future. Your analysis was incredible, solid, cold, and yet full of pride and lov
60 Qantas077 : visited New York recently and absolutely loved it, the people were so friendly and it had a great buzz! don't care to much for George Bush! planning t
61 RT514 : Thanks for your posts, AA777. Despite all of the wonderful things the USA is capable of, I always joked that such a county cannot make a good pint of
62 Buckfifty : I still think there's no America for most intents and purposes. In fact, I stronly agree on Republicans and Democrats getting their own passports, and
63 QIguy24 : AA777, That was a great post! . And you seem to know what you are talking about. I just wish that more of your fellow citizens could have the same vie
64 Post contains images Klaus : AA777, don´t worry, the distinction between the american people and the current government is pretty clear to most people abroad. It was a political
65 LBA : Visited Chicago at the beginning of May. First time to US. Great place, great people, great food and plenty of bars. Billy Goat tavern is my kind of p
66 FDXmech : >>>Please, there was once a time when America was everything other people wanted, where they wanted to be. Why do you think the mass-immigration of th
67 Derico : I honestly find nothing wrong or that I dislike about these 'what do you think' threads. What I do find interesting is that the these posts have alway
68 Post contains images Klaus : FDXmech: We've always been disliked. My brother in-law spent the summer in Europe during the mid-1970's. Please understand, he was a long haired, easy
69 BMAbound : As in most cases, the morons in a specific field also make the most noise (this forum included...) Americans are hospitable and kind, sadly enough the
70 FDXmech : >>>And we all know how this one turned out - yet again! It´s not been the first time this kind of approach has gone down in flames, nor would it be t
71 Klaus : FDXmech: Which approach? As I´ve said: The approach of coddling an equally (or even more) problematic adversary. In this case, it "gave us" Al Qaeda
72 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : and more than 500,000 dead Iraqi children due to OUR embargos ...those embargoes just magically place themselves? and perhaps lets LIE to the U.S. pub
73 MaverickM11 : "and more than 500,000 dead Iraqi children due to OUR embargos" During said embargo, the Kurds managed just fine under their slice of the oil for food
74 FDXmech : >>>As I´ve said: The approach of coddling an equally (or even more) problematic adversary. In this case, it "gave us" Al Qaeda and 9-11. Really a goo
75 AA777 : In all seriousness, of course they do, in some aspects... just that their opinion of the USA is of nigh-negligible consequence to this Administration,
76 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : stop your spinning... I said their opinion doesn't matter. Its also an oxymoron... Actually, in the event your post was anywhere near accurate, my sta
77 Post contains images AA777 : ...those embargoes just magically place themselves? They were placed when there was a valid reason (Iraq INVADING Kuwait...) ....but then many years p
78 AA777 : Nothing else to say to you C-boy... although its highly unlikely that you will change your opinions... you should at least consider the truth... as pa
79 L.1011 : OK. Back to topic. I love the USA. It is the greatest nation on Earth. Why? First of all, we got a damn good piece of land to build a superpower on. S
80 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : Unfortunately there is no proof that Saddam did have WMD programs... ...other than the indesputable fact that HE USED THEM ON HIS OWN CITIZENS?!?!?!?!
81 Post contains images Arcano : For people living outside of the USA, I was wondering what you think of it here and where are your favorite cities to visit? Funny thing how the origi
82 RT514 : That's why America is the only place where you can eat bacon, eggs, and sausage next to a Christmas tree with cold lo mein in the fridge while a rocke
83 Post contains images L.1011 : Huh?!? Only in America?!? I must repectfully point out that you have just listed realities in at least 20 different countries around the globe. In fac
84 RT514 : Canada. America's Red-Headed Stepchild Ummm... OK. Does that make Australia our hip and rowdy sibling, then? I remember when I myself was 13-15 years
85 GDB : Been to FLA, Vegas, San Francisco, LA, Kansas (on a stopover), Washington, NY, NY the most times, from what I've seen, it's my favourite place in the
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