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      08-15-2006, 10:22 PM   #23
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Fair enough but then you have little right to impose your culture on other nations who are not interested
Its funny how not many nations turn down our financial aid or military protection when they need it though.
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Fair enough but then you have little right to impose your culture on other nations who are not interested
Who is "you"?

Just me, or is it us?

Just wondering who's side you're on.
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Its funny how not many nations turn down our financial aid or military protection when they need it though.
I don't think there's a country on the planet we haven't helped at one time or another.
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Who is "you"?

Just me, or is it us?

Just wondering who's side you're on.
Such a typical american response


There are no sides. You basically stated that people should accept that america has right to establish its own cultural norms in a period of outrageous US cultural imperialism. To be consistent the US should extend the same courtesy to other nations.
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I don't think there's a country on the planet we haven't helped at one time or another.
So what? Most western nations provide aid to other less fortunate countries. However most nations including the US ignored the massacres in Rwanda and Dafur. That is to say the "aid" is usually a strategic decision based on politics not philanthrophy
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British giving you your independence

Come now...

Doesn't that smack a bit of revisionist history.

Most historians agree that the Americans won the war with victories over Burgoyne and St. Leger at Oriskany, New York; Bennington, Vermont; and finally at Saratoga, New York. Prior to these defeats the British were still in an excellent position, but a variety of mistakes probably prevented them from winning the war.

These American victories were critical because they convinced France to recognize American independence and brought the French directly into the war as military allies. The French Alliance changed the face of the war for the British; because it evolvled into a world war.

Even without the French, we were doing pretty damn well on our own, so don't go getting all uppity.
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That's such a typical American repost when talking to a Brit - why do you live in the past so much? If it wasn't for the British giving you your independence, you would still be our little muppet. How far back do you want to go?
We TOOK our independence, the UK didn't give it to us. What are you taking about?
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You didn't give us independence, we took it by force from that wanker King of yours, George III. Who's writing your history books over there?
So much for the 'special relationship'
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I'm not sure what your point is? Just because George III was a wanker doesn't mean all Brits are wankers.
I am not sure if he was a wanker (but who isn't if we are being honest ) but he was certainly a complete fruitcake with red coloured wee.
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That's such a typical American repost when talking to a Brit - why do you live in the past so much? If it wasn't for the British giving you your independence, you would still be our little muppet. How far back do you want to go?
Just back to when we kicked your a#! at Yorktown!
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Just back to when we kicked your a#! at Yorktown!
You do realize the debt that we owe the French for that one, don't you?
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You do realize the debt that we owe the French for that one, don't you?
Yes, and we have had no problem repaying that debt since then. (WWI, WWII ect.)
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You do realize the debt that we owe the French for that one, don't you?
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lets just all get drunk and have one big phat orgy....
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by the way ...i hope i didn't offend anyone with that comment

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Such a typical american response


There are no sides. You basically stated that people should accept that america has right to establish its own cultural norms in a period of outrageous US cultural imperialism. To be consistent the US should extend the same courtesy to other nations.
You seem delusional, my friend. You're not serious, are you?
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The important point here is that we do not want to let one other migrant culture dominate ours. I agree that America is a melting pot of all nations and people. But I also more importantly believe that there should be a balance...meaning an influx of people who overtake our culture and society should be dealt with accordingly. Stop illegal immigration soon and deal with other issues in the near future.
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The important point here is that we do not want to let one other migrant culture dominate ours. I agree that America is a melting pot of all nations and people. But I also more importantly believe that there should be a balance...meaning an influx of people who overtake our culture and society should be dealt with accordingly. Stop illegal immigration soon and deal with other issues in the near future.
Great - a balanced and non-offensive post - I agree.
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Great - a balanced and non-offensive post - I agree.
There must be something wrong with the post if you agree. LOL j/k buddy
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