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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 06:10 PM
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50. Yet Americans insist on being a "superpower" and "leading the world."
The arrogance is oppressive.
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  -Does the world expect too much of ordinary Americans? KitSileya  Apr-24-08 12:00 AM   #0 
  - "With 2 out of 3 presidential candidates  madeline_con   Apr-24-08 12:02 AM   #1 
  - You mean the one who wants to bomb Pakistan instead?  Rage for Order   Apr-24-08 07:57 PM   #53 
  - No. If we're exporting democracy, we need to prove that we know something about it. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 12:03 AM   #2 
  - So says a supporter of one of the 2 nuclear war boosters. nt  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 12:57 AM   #8 
     - Aren't you afraid that hanging out with us "racists"...  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 01:19 AM   #11 
        - Racism is "good manners"?  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 01:21 AM   #12 
           - No. Here, let me explain.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 01:33 AM   #13 
              - Okay, so you're a racist and misogynist.  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 01:52 AM   #14 
              - No, it's just you I don't like. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 02:01 AM   #17 
                 - Oh, I know you don't like black people or women.  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 02:06 AM   #18 
                 - And all other women and black people. Good night, Mr. Hannity. nt.  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 02:20 AM   #20 
              - Ok, it seem there's more going on between the two of you  KitSileya   Apr-24-08 01:53 AM   #15 
                 - Ugh, I'd rather not. I've been stalked by far too many of his kind as it is. nt  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 02:13 AM   #19 
                    - The posts in this thread make apparent who's stalking who. Go away. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 02:25 AM   #21 
                       - Talk to me about stalking  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 09:27 AM   #26 
                          - no.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 09:56 AM   #27 
  - Americans are unbelievably ignorant regarding other countries.  DS1   Apr-24-08 12:10 AM   #3 
  - and other countries know it too.  alyce douglas   Apr-24-08 10:11 AM   #28 
  - ...as well as the true nature of their own.  Echo In Light   Apr-24-08 10:13 AM   #29 
  - Yet Americans insist on being a "superpower" and "leading the world."  Xap   Apr-24-08 06:10 PM   #50 
  - No other national is judged as harshly as our people are  melody   Apr-24-08 12:24 AM   #4 
  - protection? We use that LIE to build EMPIRE  Donnachaidh   Apr-24-08 12:34 AM   #6 
  - Beautiful, your response and what it was to.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-24-08 12:50 AM   #7 
  - Traditionally conservative? Why?  melody   Apr-24-08 11:49 AM   #35 
     - I didn't mean it in a bad way.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-24-08 11:12 PM   #54 
        - These views are deeply entrenched from decades of rightist propaganda  Echo In Light   Apr-25-08 07:10 AM   #57 
           - Melody - that wasn't directed at you in particular, as your views are more well rounded than that  Echo In Light   Apr-25-08 07:13 AM   #58 
           - I see it as the difference between Marxism and Soviet rule.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-25-08 12:53 PM   #59 
  - Whether we are or aren't "protecting" anyone isn't the question -- we ARE paying for it  melody   Apr-24-08 11:40 AM   #33 
  - I guess the question is whether the world appreciates having the US as police  KitSileya   Apr-24-08 01:57 AM   #16 
  - Oh, I hope they do -- and I hope they have to pay for it also  melody   Apr-24-08 11:41 AM   #34 
     - Well, Norway was the only one to voice concern about this shield  KitSileya   Apr-24-08 03:04 PM   #38 
        - Why blame a people who don't even have medical care or a decent educational system?  melody   Apr-24-08 05:34 PM   #45 
  - Well, I suppose you piss the rest of us off more than anyone else does  mr blur   Apr-24-08 04:12 PM   #40 
  - I haven't said a word to you ... when have I?  melody   Apr-24-08 05:36 PM   #46 
  - I think that protection probably is largely an excuse to sell military hardware.  lostnfound   Apr-24-08 05:27 PM   #44 
     - Yes, but the leaders share in the largesse. There are kickbacks and there are kickbacks  melody   Apr-24-08 05:38 PM   #47 
  - Not at all -- Americans need to step up to the plate.  Donnachaidh   Apr-24-08 12:28 AM   #5 
  - I'm not sure I understand you  KitSileya   Apr-24-08 02:43 AM   #22 
  - We're not arrogant loudmouths and most of us don't watch American Idol  melody   Apr-24-08 11:50 AM   #36 
  - Do we blame ordinary Germans?  snot   Apr-24-08 01:16 AM   #9 
  - Many "ordinary" Germans were onboard with Hitler  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 06:01 PM   #49 
  - Americans have had every conceivable advantage.  thecatburgler   Apr-24-08 01:16 AM   #10 
  - I completely agree, and they've had some stuff figured out for quite a while.  Peace Patriot   Apr-24-08 04:22 AM   #23 
  - Great post, especially the following:  raccoon   Apr-24-08 10:39 AM   #31 
  - Determining the nature of the majority by a sampling of a minority of its members is bigotry  melody   Apr-24-08 11:52 AM   #37 
  - I answer your question with another question.  canetoad   Apr-24-08 04:41 AM   #24 
  - One caveat - I'm not American myself.  KitSileya   Apr-24-08 07:18 AM   #25 
  - Good thread and important questions to be asked  Indenturedebtor   Apr-24-08 10:59 AM   #32 
  - Oops. Sorry about that  canetoad   Apr-24-08 04:52 PM   #41 
  - I like your bi line of Think For Yourself and Question Authority.  alyce douglas   Apr-24-08 10:27 AM   #30 
  - First of all your honesty is appreciated  Indenturedebtor   Apr-24-08 05:13 PM   #43 
  - naaa, they stupidly believe that we should stand up for our rights.  Javaman   Apr-24-08 03:30 PM   #39 
  - Yes, because we had the chance to elect those who make the policies  treestar   Apr-24-08 04:53 PM   #42 
  - As someone pointed out about the good Germans further up  Hydra   Apr-24-08 05:39 PM   #48 
  - Let's put it this way - not any more.  Canuckistanian   Apr-24-08 07:33 PM   #51 
  - Don't blame me. I wanted Edwards in the Oval.  bobbolink   Apr-24-08 07:36 PM   #52 
  - Well, I'm part of 'the rest of the world'...  LeftishBrit   Apr-25-08 03:09 AM   #55 
  - People from other countries don't understand how  clyrc   Apr-25-08 07:03 AM   #56 
 

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