Sh*t on America

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    Nov 04, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    What are some of the worst things that have come out of your country?

    Today I was a little exasperated with the umpteenth RJ topic that got turned into a shit on America thread. Hopefully by making the first post, I will be able to make a good example and disarm some of the finger-pointing that inevitably occurs here.

    The goal is for you to post an example of one of the worst things that has come out of your own country. Include an informed and reasonable account of your post. Try to discuss things that challenge stereotypes. It is ok to reference other countries, but the goal here is for all of us to ride the same bus, so to speak, and to remind ourselves that we all have glass houses.

    To start, I think that one of the ugliest (and most forgotten) things that came from the US was our pioneering tests of nuclear technology. I got this idea from an old RJ post last month. The worst part about this time period, is that we used our own population as Guinea pigs. For a period of about ten years after WWII, more than 110 above-ground nuclear explosions were tested in southern Nevada. Nuclear fallout was documented by the US government as far away as New York state. Immediately after the first round of testing, widespread examples of radiation burns and sickness turned up in the "downwind" communities of southern Utah. The government began a ten year P.R. and "safety" campaign, and swept the problem of fallout exposure under the carpet. These people were not recognized or compensated until decades later, and full disclosure of the weapons testing was not declassified until 1997.

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    Nov 04, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    Remember- this thread is not for finger pointing!
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    Nov 04, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    The ugliest, most diabolical sh*t to ever come out of America...

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    Children everywhere have been poisoned for decades, tricked into eating what they thought was "food".
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    omfg guys, off to a nice start icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidThe ugliest, most diabolical sh*t to ever come out of America...

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    Children everywhere have been poisoned for decades, tricked into eating what they thought was "food".



    Ugh! Preach it, sistah!

    This shit is an absolute abomination to all things American. The first and only time I tried a Velveeta product was a day I've been desperately trying to forget.
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    This bitch:
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    Anduru saidThis bitch:
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    You guys can keep her. Take Jim Carrey back while you're at it, too icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    Anduru saidThis bitch:
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    Scary and evil... lol!
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    Nov 05, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
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    I wouldn't shed a single tear if his career ended tomorrow. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    The Global Gag rule, exported by US (except during Clinton and Obama's terms).
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    The Gag rule denied foreign organizations receiving U.S. family planning assistance the right to use their own non-U.S. funds to provide information, referrals or services for legal abortion or advocate for the legalization abortion in their country. Family planning providers that declined U.S. funding while the Gag Rule was in place were forced to close clinics and cut services, and some of these organizations have yet to resume services with U.S. government assistance, due to fears that their funding will once again be cut off under a future administration.


    Pretty soon, it'll be sold in the US as well.
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    Nov 05, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Wow. What a train of hatered. Now do u understand why the rest of the world hates Americans
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidshorejpg-a14c0a054689f7f0_large.jpg


    ...And I'm proud to say that I'm one of the few who have never watched even 15 seconds of this shit.
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidWow. What a train of hatered. Now do u understand why the rest of the world hates Americans

    We can criticize ourselves. Hopefully you will never set foot in our country.
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Wait? What? OP is Canadian and making a sh*t on America thread? icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    I nominate this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_internment

    That said, this thread would be more interesting if people from other places posted about their own countries. (And, yes, I wasn't born in the US, but this is the only country I love and consider my own.)
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Incomplete list of Great American Stuff (No, not one picture of Woodstock, thankyouveryfuckingmuch):

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    Nov 05, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    barriehomeboy saidWow. What a train of hatered. Now do u understand why the rest of the world hates Americans
    We can criticize ourselves. Hopefully you will never set foot in our country.
    Oh dear god, hopefully he WILL.... and STAY THERE.
    We certainly don't want him.
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Are we talking the entire content? If so....

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    If not, then...

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    *Up there I meant continent..hah
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidIncomplete list of Great American Stuff (No, not one picture of Woodstock, thankyouveryfuckingmuch):

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