The World According To Americans

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Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

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I like it! 

I like it!

 

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And we have Sara Palin to

And we have Sara Palin to thank for making most Americans realize that Alaska is part of the USA. Unfortunately, Obama didn't do the same for Hawaii, I'd change Hawaii to Hula skirts. Also in the middle of Evildoerstan, you need Jesus' hometown.

 

 

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Our economy sucks bigger

Our economy sucks bigger dick than John Holmes, but "We're number one".

That map sums it up.

Whats worse is that some fuckwads here think that because I bitch about what my government does makes me a traitor?

HOLLY MOTHER FUCKING FUCK! If anything we ARE "Number one" in protecting dissent.

I love my Mom, and I may love my co-workers, but that does not mean I agree with everything or like everything they do. Why should the country I live in be any different?

Our country has had done good and bad over it's history. Just like an individual human does good and bad in their life.

 

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BobSpence1 wrote:I like

BobSpence1 wrote:

I like it!

Of course you do, because letting some other group be on the receiving end of negative emotion is always fun (oversimplification, I know.) But you are also allowed to express that view. At least... I think you are in Australia; I'm not a legal expert.  In other places of the world and, indeed, other commonwealth nations, there are thoughts and sentiments so toxic and destructive, that they cause irrevocable harm should they be expressed, and no one must be allowed to speak them. "God" forbid that anyone should make fun of your accent, or the accent of any number of fools advocating the integration of Church and State. It's "racism", in the UK anyways.

 

My point being, we at least pretend to take certain inalienable freedoms seriously even in our wonderfully "fucked up" state of affairs. No, we're not #1 anymore, but there are still things that many of us hold near and dear to ourselves; bedrock principles if you will; that fools and parasites have lost sight of... steadily and over time.

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Kapkao wrote:BobSpence1

Kapkao wrote:

BobSpence1 wrote:

I like it!

Of course you do, because letting some other group be on the receiving end of negative emotion is always fun (oversimplification, I know.) But you are also allowed to express that view. At least... I think you are in Australia; I'm not a legal expert.  In other places of the world and, indeed, other commonwealth nations, there are thoughts and sentiments so toxic and destructive, that they cause irrevocable harm should they be expressed, and no one must be allowed to speak them. "God" forbid that anyone should make fun of your accent, or the accent of any number of fools advocating the integration of Church and State. It's "racism", in the UK anyways.

 

My point being, we at least pretend to take certain inalienable freedoms seriously even in our wonderfully "fucked up" state of affairs. No, we're not #1 anymore, but there are still things that many of us hold near and dear to ourselves; bedrock principles if you will; that fools and parasites have lost sight of... steadily and over time.

I like it, but not because it puts the USA in a negative light, and I don't live there. It would have to do a lot more than simply trash America for me to react that way. And it does.

I like it because it so amusingly sums up the kind of common attitudes of US citizens to various other parts of the world, as well as its own self-regard, consistent with what I have come to expect from long experience from watching US shows and movies, listening to radio programs and podcasts, and visiting the place seven times.

Of course virtually all other countries display aspects that would drive any intelligent person to a face-palm, and I would probably also enjoy an equivalent treatment of Australia, if it also pretty accurately identified our common delusions. In fact, it is widely acknowledged that, unlike most US citizens, we have a strong tendency to poke fun at ourselves, almost to the point of not recognizing when we have 'got it right'. 

http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/australian-sense-of-humour/

From there:

Quote:

Australian humour has a long history that can be traced back to our origins as convict colonies. It is therefore no surprise that a national sense of humour quickly developed that responded to those conditions. This unique sense of humour is recognised (although maybe not always understood) the world over as being distinctly Australian. Our humour is dry, full of extremes, anti-authoritarian, self-mocking and ironic.

So I think you have seriously misjudged things, as you often do, probably in not fully taking inte account how differently other people often see things, compared to your own somewhat quirky PoV, which you yourself have acknowledged, IIRC...

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Kapkao wrote: BobSpence1

Kapkao wrote:

BobSpence1 wrote:

I like it!

Of course you do, because letting some other group be on the receiving end of negative emotion is always fun (oversimplification, I know.) But you are also allowed to express that view. At least... I think you are in Australia; I'm not a legal expert.  In other places of the world and, indeed, other commonwealth nations, there are thoughts and sentiments so toxic and destructive, that they cause irrevocable harm should they be expressed, and no one must be allowed to speak them. "God" forbid that anyone should make fun of your accent, or the accent of any number of fools advocating the integration of Church and State. It's "racism", in the UK anyways.

 

My point being, we at least pretend to take certain inalienable freedoms seriously even in our wonderfully "fucked up" state of affairs. No, we're not #1 anymore, but there are still things that many of us hold near and dear to ourselves; bedrock principles if you will; that fools and parasites have lost sight of... steadily and over time.

I live in America and am grateful to be a citizen. We do have freedom of expression where some countries do not. Does their lack of freedom mean I cannot poke fun at the knowledge of most US citizens? What is the point then of having this freedom? It is light hearted and humorous.

I like this quote

Bob Newhart wrote:

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

The ability to laugh at ourselves is a great strength and personally I know I took myself way to serious before (with god and baby jesus). To laugh at my foibles allows me to see it from a different perspective and change was a lot easier. I have heard others say this before and it is true in my case, one of the things that allowed me to let go of religion was George Carlin's stand up act. 

 

 

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

http://jesus-needs-money.blogspot.com/


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And it is flat which satisfies a huge voting demographic.

If the world weren't flat they couldn't draw it on a flat map. Good enough for me.

 

Jews stole the land. The owners want it back. That is all anyone needs to know about Israel. That is all there is to know about Israel.

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I completely agree with Bob.

I completely agree with Bob.

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BobSpence1 wrote:Kapkao

BobSpence1 wrote:

Kapkao wrote:

BobSpence1 wrote:

I like it!

Of course you do, because letting some other group be on the receiving end of negative emotion is always fun (oversimplification, I know.) But you are also allowed to express that view. At least... I think you are in Australia; I'm not a legal expert.  In other places of the world and, indeed, other commonwealth nations, there are thoughts and sentiments so toxic and destructive, that they cause irrevocable harm should they be expressed, and no one must be allowed to speak them. "God" forbid that anyone should make fun of your accent, or the accent of any number of fools advocating the integration of Church and State. It's "racism", in the UK anyways.

 

My point being, we at least pretend to take certain inalienable freedoms seriously even in our wonderfully "fucked up" state of affairs. No, we're not #1 anymore, but there are still things that many of us hold near and dear to ourselves; bedrock principles if you will; that fools and parasites have lost sight of... steadily and over time.

I like it, but not because it puts the USA in a negative light, and I don't live there. It would have to do a lot more than simply trash America for me to react that way. And it does.

I like it because it so amusingly sums up the kind of common attitudes of US citizens to various other parts of the world, as well as its own self-regard, consistent with what I have come to expect from long experience from watching US shows and movies, listening to radio programs and podcasts, and visiting the place seven times.

Of course virtually all other countries display aspects that would drive any intelligent person to a face-palm, and I would probably also enjoy an equivalent treatment of Australia, if it also pretty accurately identified our common delusions. In fact, it is widely acknowledged that, unlike most US citizens, we have a strong tendency to poke fun at ourselves, almost to the point of not recognizing when we have 'got it right'. 

http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/australian-sense-of-humour/

From there:

Quote:

Australian humour has a long history that can be traced back to our origins as convict colonies. It is therefore no surprise that a national sense of humour quickly developed that responded to those conditions. This unique sense of humour is recognised (although maybe not always understood) the world over as being distinctly Australian. Our humour is dry, full of extremes, anti-authoritarian, self-mocking and ironic.

So I think you have seriously misjudged things, as you often do, probably in not fully taking inte account how differently other people often see things, compared to your own somewhat quirky PoV, which you yourself have acknowledged, IIRC...

Listen dill weed, you are not one to talk. You have slow bears. Pouches? What the fuck? And you have nerve when your country was started as a penal colony and ripped off our Constitution. AND HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEE UPSIDE DOWN?

(note to self: Did I think this or type it?)

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