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agallag
2nd October 2003, 12:28
Article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 2003.

http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/20030730sam0730p1.asp

DukeP
2nd October 2003, 12:36
Good.

Real Good.

Although it will propably be jumped by some guntoting rightwing american nationalist.

They are SO fond of name calling and generalisations...

:D

~~DukeP~~

The Rock
2nd October 2003, 14:02
I cannot believe what I just read: an American saying nice things about Canada without saying "but we're still better". It's a miracle!! :D

Byock
2nd October 2003, 14:49
Bah! That is just nothing other than trolling for flames. The article is fine, but the comments after? When you consider all the people on the board from the US, and how few comments about how much better we are than everyone else, (Excluding the obvious), I find your statements without merit. This seems more like it should go into the temp forum. :rolleyes:

az
2nd October 2003, 14:59
Wonderful little article. And I really wish germany was that cool.. unfortunately, we're moving right [pun intended] in the direction of the USA :(

AZ

Admiral
2nd October 2003, 15:08
And then one day you discover that he has pot in his basement, spends his weekends at peace marches and that guy you've seen mowing the yard is his spouse.
LMAO :D


...and accepts more immigrants per capita than the United States.
This is the only point I would disagree, they have the room and need, the US could do without.

bsdgeek
2nd October 2003, 15:15
But we have Fonzie! :D

Tjalfe
2nd October 2003, 15:19
Originally posted by Admiral
LMAO :D


This is the only point I would disagree, they have the room and need, the US could do without.

New immigrants never seem to settle in the sparsly populated areas..( and yes there are lots of those!) they all flock to the big cities, where it is crowded already.. I know .. we did :D

Admiral
2nd October 2003, 15:25
oh ya, never thought at that.
Build new cities in those areas and give some benefits for settling there.

Joel
2nd October 2003, 16:39
So any American who disagrees with this woman's, I think it is so much cooler somewhere else but you don't see me high tailing it out of here, opinion is considered a "guntoting rightwing american nationalist" who is "SO fond of name calling and generalisations".

Sounds like to me that there is alot of "name calling and generalisations" occuring in this thread but it is not the Americans doing it. :rolleyes:

Why does it seem that everyone hates America so?

I guess it's like that situation you usually see in school, sometimes, where all the not so pretty girls hate the prettiest girl no matter what she says or does. Jealousy can be such a terrible thing. ;)

Joel

The Rock
2nd October 2003, 16:54
Touchy touchy. :) You'd be shocked to find out that most Canadians are not even close to being jealous of the USA. I stand by my comment. Every time I read something about Canada written by an American, its usually condescending and looks down on us. Happens quite a bit.

Admiral
2nd October 2003, 17:21
Originally posted by Joel
Why does it seem that everyone hates America so?

I guess it's like that situation you usually see in school, sometimes, where all the not so pretty girls hate the prettiest girl no matter what she says or does. Jealousy can be such a terrible thing. ;)


Well, I don't hate America, I just don't like most of your leaders, whom might not be all too different than the politicians in other countries just that their actions influence not only your destinies but mine and of people from around the world as well. It's one thing to have a stupid president here but to be doubled by one at the White House too ?!
(I also don't like the bureaucrats in Bruxels or how most of Western European leaders act, so you might call it thirded)

About the jealous girl thing, you could certainly find a better excuse than "They hate me because I'm beautiful".

Leaving that aside, the US is a great country with people alike, just try not to spoil it with lack of common sense, too much pride or greed ;)

Joel
2nd October 2003, 17:26
You'd be shocked to find out that most Canadians are not even close to being jealous of the USA.

And you would be shocked to find out that most of those not so pretty girls will say they are not jealous either but they still hate the pretty girl just the same. :D

Oh BTW:


I cannot believe what I just read: an American saying nice things about Canada without saying "but we're still better". It's a miracle!!

It's not a miracle. Why should we have to keep telling you something that you already know. :D

Joel

The Rock
2nd October 2003, 17:29
You yankees is funnah. :) I still love my country. I still think this is the greatest place in the world to live in bar none. No yanker, err I mean yankee, is going to convince me otherwise. :D

thop
2nd October 2003, 17:29
I like Canada :)

Joel
2nd October 2003, 17:33
Well, I don't hate America, I just don't like most of your leaders, whom might not be all too different than the politicians in other countries just that their actions influence not only your destinies but mine and of people from around the world as well. It's one thing to have a stupid president here but to be doubled by one at the White House too ?!

Well we do try to do the best with what is presented to us. I wish they would have a catergory on the ballot as "None Of The Above". :)

Joel

Joel
2nd October 2003, 18:23
I still love my country. I still think this is the greatest place in the world to live in bar none. No yanker, err I mean yankee, is going to convince me otherwise.

Wow! If I was to say something like that I would be accused of lacking common sense, having too much pride or being greedy. I'd probably also be called a name calling racist too. :rolleyes:

Joel

The Rock
2nd October 2003, 18:25
Saying you love your country is fine. Saying your country is better than everyone elses is different, arrogrant, narcissistic (sp?), etc. And if you took offense to what I said, notice the smileys.

Joel
2nd October 2003, 18:41
And if you took offense to what I said, notice the smileys.

I'm not. I did. I guess you didn't. :)


I still think this is the greatest place in the world to live in bar none.

And that is not...


Saying your country is better than everyone elses

Just because you didn't say the actual words doesn't mean that the meaning is not seen there by someone else reading your words. :)

Joel

agallag
2nd October 2003, 18:42
Whoa, guys, I didn't mean for this to become a flame-fest! Chill, eh? :D

I just posted it because it's such a rare thing. Not that it's an American saying nice things about Canada, but because it's an American saying anything about Canada. Sometimes we get the feeling that you don't even know we're up here. It's nice to get confirmation once in a while that other countries know we exist. :)

I think it was John Stewart (comedian, Daily Show guy) that said the following (paraphrasing):


Canadians are always asking me what Americans think of them. The answer is simple. We don't.

The Rock
2nd October 2003, 18:46
No flaming going on here. Just discussion. :)

Joel: what I meant was saying your country is the greatest is fine, but saying "my country is better than yours" is insulting, and deserves flaming. I'm not saying YOU said that, but a lot of Americans come across that way, and it pisses people off. If they just said "we love America", not many people would have a beef.

GuchiGuh
2nd October 2003, 23:05
GERMANY |20CKz0|2z Yoo B0X0Rz!!! :D;)

K6-III
3rd October 2003, 04:49
Well, Joel, in response to your earlier comment about not hightailing it out of here...well, assuming I can find work in my field upon finishing school in Canada, you can very well assume I'll move...