Members from countries other than U.S.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by D_chris anthemum, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. D_chris anthemum

    D_chris anthemum New Member

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    To those members who are citizens for other countries: Do you enjoy/disllike reading about all the crap we Americans argue about in this section? Please let me know if you don't mind!
     
  2. Rugbypup

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    Yes and no.

    It's wonderful to hear American perspectives on issues their nation is involved in but not so much when you get insular peons screaming 'anti American' at you if you disagree that the US is not the greatest nation on Earth.

    Between the UK to NZ, the US has a somewhat relatively negative cultural, political image. Often augmented by the media for the sake of it. It's good to hear things from the horses mouth sometimes.

    www.lineinthesand.co.nz

    Worth a watch...
     
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  3. Elmer Gantry

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    It is fascinating to see a nation so divided politically and yet those political views are so close to one another that they are sometimes difficult to determine.
     
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    There appears to be a large number of americans at lpsg compared to other nationalities as english is the forum language so its no surprise.
     
  5. Drifterwood

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    There's a lot of hate.
     
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    Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
     
  7. pym

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    That's hardly American.
    Britain/Ireland
    lost count of tribal fueds in Africa
    Kosovo: serbian/croation
    Spain/basques
    greece/macedonia
    Israel/palestine
    Japan/Korea
    Russia/and several eastern blocks and ex southern states
    Armenian/turkey
    America vs. axis of evil{?}
    TIMOR
    etc..................
     
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    You actually nailed this one, PYM. Good post. I can't believe i said that.
     
  9. Drifterwood

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    And?

    You can't side step a Welshman that easily Boyo. :tongue:
     
  10. pym

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    Didn't think i tried to. I near as i can tell......were relative newcomers to the game. I just love the story of Oliver Cromwell.
     
  11. dong20

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    Three thoughts spring to mind:
    1. It can be a bit ... repetitive - especially of late.
    2. A notable tendency to insult based on a poster's [real or assumed] political affiliation or ideology - as opposed to their actual argument.
    3. An almost total lack of interest in [or ignorance of?] events occuring in the other 95% of the world (outside small sections of the Mid East and perhaps the DRK) continues to dismay me.
    None of the above are unique to Americans of course, and not to all of them either and there are a few notable exceptions in respect of all three.

    A preponderence of US members skews the perception ... to a degree, at least in respect of 1 & 2. But [again with a handful of exceptions] when it comes to ignorance of [or indifference to] foreign affairs, I think America is entitled to claim its position as world leader. :tongue:
     
  12. pym

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    It can get very exasperating to argue the same point of view, OVER and Over again. I don't mind to listen to good sense. But my resources are as good as anybody elses {i suppose} to research an issue. What can you do when relentless belligerancies {spelling.....i know?} keep cropping up. Look at Flashys Aids thread.......You can't even get idiots to stay on the original THREAD topic! Like i said Exasperating. I just TRY to stay on the best side of a thing as i can. But i do make an effort to stay abreast of world issues through the most humanitarian resources as possible from my niche.
     
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    Tru dat. But there's also a lot of opinion and open dialogue. I'll take that over the alternative any day.
     
  14. Drifterwood

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    I want to go and read a book, but consider that perhaps a two party system has some profound effects.
     
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