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What Is Wrong With The US

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:35 pm

" An eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with contraband candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.

Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael Sheridan's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's record and restore him to his post.

Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate's suspension also will be expunged, school officials said.

The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy, school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo said."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337419,00.html

what is wrong with this school? do they have nothing else to worry about? This is also not the 1st time i heard something that stuid from schools in the USA.
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"Eighth graders get detentions for paying for lunch in pennies"

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/200...tudents_get_detentions_for_pa.html

Last time i looked pennies were LEGAL TENDER and you were able to buy stuff with them.

This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:38 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Do you have a paypal acct where we can send you some cash so we can expedite the process?
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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:46 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):

This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Maybe there can be a program in which US citizens can transfer their citizenship to illegal immigrants who want to be productive members of society..
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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:50 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
What Is Wrong With The US

Too much to list. It doesn't help that our government has long let the fact that we are the most "powerful" country in the world get to them. It has made them arrogant, and able to feel like they can get away with whatever they want, whenever they want. It also does not help that necessary funding does not go where it should go, and goes everywhere it shouldn't. This is not the sole fault of one man, but many men and women over the past 100 years. Several have tried to fix it, and have failed. The US is a very arrogant country, and while some parts of this country make me proud to be here, the majority do not. I for one am ashamed to admit that I live under our government. Our Dollar value is down, our president sucks, and our entire law system is warped. That is not to say that other countries are not worse, because they are. However, the US do the most work in creating a "mask" for EVERYTHING.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:53 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Doesn't take much to get you to cave in, does it?  Yeah sure

You're leaving the country because of silly stuff? Wow. At least you could have cited a more serious reason to leave.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:56 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with contraband candy



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
detentions for paying for lunch in pennies

If you've ever wondered where the cliché of Americans being, uh, stupid, came from, it's new bits like these... Sad, ain't it... I think I'm gonna forward this to my friends now...  stirthepot   duck   Wink

Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

There's a lot of bullshit in the world... This particular kind of crap may be limited to the US (although I doubt it), but trust me, you'll see mind-boggling stupidity wherever there are human beings, i.e., everywhere.  Sad
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:08 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 3):
Too much to list. It doesn't help that our government has long let the fact that we are the most "powerful" country in the world get to them. It has made them arrogant, and able to feel like they can get away with whatever they want, whenever they want. It also does not help that necessary funding does not go where it should go, and goes everywhere it shouldn't. This is not the sole fault of one man, but many men and women over the past 100 years. Several have tried to fix it, and have failed. The US is a very arrogant country, and while some parts of this country make me proud to be here, the majority do not. I for one am ashamed to admit that I live under our government. Our Dollar value is down, our president sucks, and our entire law system is warped. That is not to say that other countries are not worse, because they are. However, the US do the most work in creating a "mask" for EVERYTHING.

This shit is funny and pathetic at the same time.

I'm sure that you'll improve the global warming overload from the US by removing two sources of swamp gas from our immediate vicinity.

Kind of like trading CO2 credits: "Here. I'll trade you two douchebags for one working stiff."



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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:35 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

That's right, that's right . . . rather than stick around and try to HELP FIX the problems in this country - you run away . . .

Well, good riddance to you, and don't let the door hit you in the rear when you leave.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Doesn't take much to get you to cave in, does it?

You're leaving the country because of silly stuff? Wow. At least you could have cited a more serious reason to leave.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:43 pm



Quoting Toast (Reply 5):
There's a lot of bullshit in the world... This particular kind of crap may be limited to the US (although I doubt it), but trust me, you'll see mind-boggling stupidity wherever there are human beings, i.e., everywhere.

The usual problem is that people go abroad and see other countries as a tourist does, not a resident. So all the crappy things in life get overlooked, and the only see the positives. Spend any length of time in a place and you soon find that everyone has to put up with their own miseries, wherever they live.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:00 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Well, at least you didn't go into a horribly composed, grammar error ridden tirade about how you are so much smarter than everyone else before you came to this decision.

I seriously starting to plan the funding to start up GTFO airlines. We'll fly discount rate, one way only trips to third world nations so all you guys pissed off at the US can have fun living up the good life.

I'm thinking I need a 747. Paint it like a giant flowing American flag with the blue field and stars to the front of the plane and a giant fraking bald eagles head on the tail. I'm even thinking of equipping it with loudspeakers so it can blast "America the Beautiful" as it taxies away from you after dumping you on the ramp of some god forsaken airport in some hell hole country.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:10 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 8):
The usual problem is that people go abroad and see other countries as a tourist does, not a resident.

Dang. Spot on Banco, absolutely correct. I could not have said it better.   

I moved to Ireland a few years ago, the first week as a "Tourist with a work-contract in his pocket". As soon as you settle in and the "normal daily life" (work) begins, things, your view, perception changes very fast, especially in, back then, more or less rural North County Dublin .

Last year I moved to Netherlands to work there - and it was basically exactly the same, except the fact that the dutch organisations like Belastingdienst etc. are more effective, which makes live easier if you just arrived in a new country and have to sort out a lot of stuff.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:35 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

You can't be serious! My daughter is fighting like hell to get a legal green card right now, and is coming up against all sorts of roadblocks......give me a frakkin' break.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 2):
Maybe there can be a program in which US citizens can transfer their citizenship to illegal immigrants who want to be productive members of society..

Maybe you can swap. you can live and work in Bermuda (if you're qualified to do a job no other Bermudian can do), pay our exorbitant rents and hidden taxes, and my daughter can stay in the US as a good and responsible legal tax-paying green card holder.


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Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:14 pm

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:18 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.



Poor, poor us. What will we ever do as a country without your presence?  Sad
 
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:28 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

There is a lot in this country that pisses me off, but not enough to make me leave, yet. There are things that happen around here that piss me off, so I go protest or write e-mails. You can leave if you want to. As for me, I am going to stay and fight as long as I am able. Getting that pissed off over something so trivial.... dude, lower your dosage.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:33 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 14):
There is a lot in this country that pisses me off, but not enough to make me leave, yet.

I got into a big argument with someone once who railed at life in Britain and how he was going to leave for something better. It was when I said "no-one emigrates because their life is such a big success story" that the trouble started. Big grin
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:16 pm

Every country has its problems, the US included, but here in Europe too.
But to legally enter a country to live and work there, the other country has to want you, and give you a visa. You can't just turn up in a foreign country...

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:22 pm



Quoting Signol (Reply 16):
Every country has its problems, the US included, but here in Europe too.

In the 1980's, I remember reading a story about a railway level crossing in the middle of nowhere in the UK. The rail line saw one train a day and the road was used only by one family to get to a "villa" on weekends. There was a picture of it with the sign posts, flashing lights, audible warning, and stop arms.

You'd think British Rail would have had a better place to spend its money.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:26 pm



Quoting Signol (Reply 16):
You can't just turn up in a foreign country...

 redflag  Sure you can

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:26 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 17):
You'd think British Rail would have had a better place to spend its money.

Indeed, it now goes to Train Operating Companies' shareholders...

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:27 pm

I want to see the whiny "I hate America and I live here. America is so arrogant!" people just up and move to a Refugee camp in Africa or the Middle East. Oh wait, you won't, you'll sit here, piss and moan about our great country, and leech off of all the great things we have here.
Are there problems in the US? Of course, but you people that piss and moan while you sit in the comfort of your home in the most powerful nation in the world could be in a whole worse situation.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:29 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 17):
The rail line saw one train a day and the road was used only by one family to get to a "villa" on weekends. There was a picture of it with the sign posts, flashing lights, audible warning, and stop arms.

You'd think British Rail would have had a better place to spend its money.

Ah, but if it was a BR train, then it could have turned up at any time during the day...  Wink
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:39 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Good bye. And change your flag before you leave.

 
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:44 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 9):
I seriously starting to plan the funding to start up GTFO airlines. We'll fly discount rate, one way only trips to third world nations so all you guys pissed off at the US can have fun living up the good life.

I'm thinking I need a 747. Paint it like a giant flowing American flag with the blue field and stars to the front of the plane and a giant fraking bald eagles head on the tail. I'm even thinking of equipping it with loudspeakers so it can blast "America the Beautiful" as it taxies away from you after dumping you on the ramp of some god forsaken airport in some hell hole country.

It's already been done. The Argentine Navy had a version of GTFO Airlines. They specialized in one way trips over the Atlantic with a couple of Shorts Skyvans.

I have a suggestion for you. I would probably use a C130 that was LAPES capable, that way GTFO Airlines wouldn't have to pay landing fees, because they didn't really touch down, doncha see.




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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:46 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Looks like our US hating member AFKLMLHLX is posting under a different name.
 
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:55 pm



Quoting Lobster (Reply 24):
Looks like our US hating member AFKLMLHLX is posting under a different name.

You noticed that too...well, when you have Mummy's mastercard you too can have as many phony a.net accounts as you like.

I'm going to call this one.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:12 pm



Quoting PAHS200 (Thread starter):
This bullshit is why im leaving the USA as soon as im able.

Soooooo...............you want to leave this country because some stupid little kid got into a little trouble for violating some stupid school rule?


Wow. And YOU are asking what's wrong with the US? I have you're answer for you........you'll need a mirror.





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Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:33 pm

To answer your thread question....

a lot of things.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:06 pm



Quoting Lobster (Reply 24):
Looks like our US hating member AFKLMLHLX is posting under a different name.

I was thinking that, too. Although, his post high seems too high to be AFKLMAOBBQ... and how many people are desperate enough to pay $20 to raise havoc again? ----- oops, nevermind.
 
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:04 pm

Hey Commies, If you are unhappy living in the U.S., we arent stopping you from getting out. Go to North Korea!

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:19 pm



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 29):
Hey Commies, If you are unhappy living in the U.S., we arent stopping you from getting out. Go to North Korea!

Who said anything about commies? Not allowing candy in a middle school is more commie than anything said here.

You can't eat skittles! This is the land of the freeee!!!!!!!!!!!

The rule is ridiculous, same with the penny rule. I'm not what's going on at school these days where they feel they need to ban everything???
 
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:31 pm



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 30):
Who said anything about commies? Not allowing candy in a middle school is more commie than anything said here.

You can't eat skittles! This is the land of the freeee!!!!!!!!!!!

The rule is ridiculous,

Ok, the rule is obviously ridiculous, but so are a lot of other school rules. Every American child that goes through the public system has been subject to that nonsense, but we don't see all of them bitching, now do we? We don't see the actual kids involved in the story becoming anti-American jackasses over it, now do we?

We all know the rule is stupid, but it's no excuse to sit there and use it as a reason to run away from a country like this that gives you unmatched opportunity. If you feel that strongly over something, you do your best to challenge or change it instead of threatening to run away like a little girl.

PAHS200, you need to get the hell over yourself and if you simply can't do that, then good riddance with you. Have fun wherever you go, and I hope the door hits you unbelievably hard in the ass on your way out.




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Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:31 pm

What I find really funny is that of the main players here who bitch and moan about how bad the US is, most aren't old enough to shave yet.

Kids, you haven't experienced shit in life.

You might of traveled a bit on mommy and daddy's dime, think your smart because you "real alot", and are all big and bad at 15-16 years of age. But in reality you are completely clueless as to the realities of life. You don't want to listen to those of us who have been around, experienced things much worse in life than going to Starbucks and having to wait in line or daddy not letting you take the SUV out on Friday night. The US like all countries has it's faults, but until you experience places and people much less pleasant than your 10 day trip to Europe, or Asia, you can't tell us how bad the US is. Go to Somalia, Iraq, Darfur, the slums of Brazil, and tell me how bad the US is and you want to move away. One day you'll grow up and realize that we do live in a great country with great people and places. There are 304 MILLION people living here, don't let the ridiculous ones that make the news taint your view. They are in every country.

In time, you'll grow up, and realize how immature you are right now.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:26 pm



Quote:
Who said anything about commies? Not allowing candy in a middle school is more commie than anything said here.

You can't eat skittles! This is the land of the freeee!!!!!!!!!!!

The rule is ridiculous, same with the penny rule. I'm not what's going on at school these days where they feel they need to ban everything???

I was making a statement. Calm down. I was referring to some of these morons who live in the U.S. but hate the country.

The rules that you stated are ridiculous and schools are a joke these days.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:36 pm



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 33):
morons who live in the U.S. but hate the country.

I don't hate this country... I absolutely love the place. BUT.. I hate the morons who are currently running it into the ground  Angry
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:39 pm



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 34):
I hate the morons who are currently running it into the ground

Which is completely off topic and totally irrelevent to the discussion.
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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:43 pm



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I don't hate this country... I absolutely love the place. BUT.. I hate the morons who are currently running it into the ground

Like ANCFlyer said, this has nothing to do with this thread. If you want to bitch about the morons that run this country (Democrat and Republican) start another thread.

Still work at Wal Mart?

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:49 pm



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 35):
Which is completely off topic and totally irrelevent to the discussion.

Respectfully, I think you will find it has to do with the discussion. The thread started asks what is wrong with the nation, which would be ones opinion. So it is BR715's opinion that the current Administration is bad. Whether others here agree with that IS for another thread.

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Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:51 pm

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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:14 am

Come on guys, what's with this piling on the OP?  Confused

Contrary to what many of you seem to believe, there is no mystic, sacred and unbreakable link between a person and the country he was born in. The country you want to live in is a matter of preference. Not everybody is tailored to live in the US. Although rabid nationalism is deeply ingrained in American culture, not everyone has to agree the sun shines out of America's ass. Why are you people so disrespectful toward the original poster?

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 29):
Hey Commies, If you are unhappy living in the U.S., we arent stopping you from getting out. Go to North Korea!

I believe you may have missed the boat by a few decades there. Communism has been dead for a long time, and so has Senator McCarthy, but Cold War rhetoric seems to die hard. Please update your knee-jerk drivel to "terrorist, go to Iran".  Yeah sure

Take a chill pill, people, for Chrissakes. Why is it so difficult to understand someone finds other countries more appealing than the US? You'd be surprised how many Americans live here in the EU and, for some unbelievable reason, like it and don't want back. Surely there must be more to it than the Communist brainwashing we subject them to in our gulags.  Yeah sure

I'm especially surprised by those who have lived abroad... You should know from first-hand experience that the world outside the US is not a wasteland of poverty and oppression. Some places are even quite decent and livable, as hard to believe as it is.

/moralizing lecture
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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:18 am



Quoting Toast (Reply 39):
Why are you people so disrespectful toward the original poster?

Because his reasons for hating the US are nothing short of insane.

Quoting Toast (Reply 39):
Communism has been dead for a long time

 rotfl 

Quoting Toast (Reply 39):
Why is it so difficult to understand someone finds other countries more appealing than the US?

And who is it that you think has a problem understanding that?

Read the thread carefully - loving another country is not the issue people are taking with him.




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Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:26 am



Quoting Toast (Reply 39):
I believe you may have missed the boat by a few decades there. Communism has been dead for a long time

I believe you may not be living in "present" terms.

Theres commies everywhere, still. Especially the liberal controlled western European nations. A bunch of socialist wackos. Although its not limited to just them.
 
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Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:35 am



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I believe you may have missed the boat by a few decades there. Communism has been dead for a long time, and so has Senator McCarthy, but Cold War rhetoric seems to die hard. Please update your knee-jerk drivel to "terrorist, go to Iran".

Come on dude I'm like Superfly and stuck back in the 70's. If I was calling him a terrorist, I would tell him to go to Saudi Arabia rather than Iran.

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Take a chill pill, people, for Chrissakes. Why is it so difficult to understand someone finds other countries more appealing than the US? You'd be surprised how many Americans live here in the EU and, for some unbelievable reason, like it and don't want back. Surely there must be more to it than the Communist brainwashing we subject them to in our gulags.

If someone in the U.S. wants to move to another country more power to them. If they are whining about how much they hate the U.S. then I have a problem with it. I love a lot of countries outside the U.S. including your country and wouldnt mind living abroad sometime.

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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:37 am



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 40):
Because his reasons for hating the US are nothing short of insane.

I highly doubt two trivial news bites were what sent him over the edge. There must be more than that.

A suggestion to the OP: since crap like this seems to tick you off, why not just turn off your TV. Listening to the media all day will turn you into a misanthrope sooner or later. Isolate yourself from the ambient bullshit overblown by sensationlist reporting, and look around. There is more to the US than vacuous celebrities and hillbillies.

Quoting Flanker (Reply 41):
Theres commies everywhere, still. Especially the liberal controlled western European nations

But of course! Proletarians of all countries, unite! Long live the 50th Congress of the European Union of Socialist Republics!  redflag   redflag   redflag 
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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:41 am



Quoting Toast (Reply 43):
I highly doubt two trivial news bites were what sent him over the edge. There must be more than that.

Not according to him. In his own words, he wants to leave this country because of "stuff" like the story he posted.


You didn't answer my question, BTW.




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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:51 am



Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 42):
If they are whining about how much they hate the U.S. then I have a problem with it.

Why? What makes the US a sacred cow exempt from complaining about? I understand nobody likes people who constantly complain, but people's fuses seem to be particularly short when it comes to complaining about their country. Why is it so much more annoying than any other subject people complain about? I for one think complaints about a country should be taken far more seriously than whining about a delayed flight or broken fingernail. There are many people who feel the US is headed in the wrong direction. It's a malaise that shouldn't be ignored IMO.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 44):
In his own words, he wants to leave this country because of "stuff" like the story he posted.

I think you people are taking this way too literally... And even if "stuff like that" were his only reason, I think a crappy school system that does stupid things like that on a regular basis is a pretty strong reason to want to move elsewhere.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 44):
You didn't answer my question, BTW.

I didn't mean anyone specifically. Just a lot of people taking a crap on the guy for no real reason IMO.
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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:56 am



Quoting Toast (Reply 45):
I think you people are taking this way too literally... .

His own words, not ours.

Quoting Toast (Reply 45):
And even if "stuff like that" were his only reason, I think a crappy school system that does stupid things like that on a regular basis is a pretty strong reason to want to move elsewhere.

Just because a school system has stupid rules (they all do) doesn't make it crappy. It doesn't mean the school isn't capable of providing useful education.

Quoting Toast (Reply 45):
I didn't mean anyone specifically. Just a lot of people taking a crap on the guy for no real reason IMO.

If you are talking about people in this thread you are talking about specific people.




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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:02 am

Perhaps the Mods should change the title of the thread while it may of happened in the US and if you spent enough time in this country you should know that the individual states have different rules and laws some understandable and some ridiculous however this has never made me want to leave.

Heres one from my area in Nevada. They areas where farmers cattle graze freely and some walk out in the Road/Highway to get to other pastures if you hit a cow by accident it is considered your fault even if the cow walked out last second and you can be fined etc... although I can sorta of understand it and most likely drivers wont hit cows as much as deer for example.

If you think the rules are crazy then beware because other countries have they're own Little quirks as much as the US some have more and some have less crazy rules. Just because you move away or not doesn't mean you get away from all the problems.

Perhaps there is more to the story than we now this doesn't mean I think its a fair rule or not.

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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:03 am

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 48):
If you think the rules are crazy then beware becuase other countres hve they're own litle quirks as much as the US.

Shhhhhhhhh..........perhaps we should let him find out on his own at this point.




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RE: What Is Wrong With The US

Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:13 am



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 47):
Just because a school system has stupid rules (they all do) doesn't make it crappy. It doesn't mean the school isn't capable of providing useful education.

True, but some stupid rules, if enforced, can exercise a profound influence on a child's psychology. I resigned from teaching in French-speaking Belgium because of idiotic rules that in the long run I considered produced docile, unimaginative sheeple. Sheeple with a good enough knowledge of history and biology, but sheeple nevertheless. That's for another thread, however...

The OP is apparently a guy who asks questions and can recognize bullshit, and I think it's a valuable asset for a teenager. I say let's give the guy a break - it's those all-American "hooray USA" kids I'd be more worried about...
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