Calling all Americans~~

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    Dec 10, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Proof that your country is generally less knowledgeable about the world than most first-world nations:

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    Dec 10, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    More ignorance revealed:
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Please icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is definitely not a uniquely American phenomenon. I'd say every country has plenty of people who have no idea what goes on outside (sometimes even inside!) their own borders.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 10, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    What's worse - ignorance or having knowledge and doing nothing?
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Anduru saidProof that your country is generally less knowledgeable about the world than most first-world nations:



    Funny, you don't look like trueblueaussie.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    Kobaltjak said
    Anduru saidProof that your country is generally less knowledgeable about the world than most first-world nations:



    Funny, you don't look like trueblueaussie.

    Ha ha ha
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidPlease icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is definitely not a uniquely American phenomenon. I'd say every country has plenty of people who have no idea what goes on outside (sometimes even inside!) their own borders.
    People outside of the US have easy access to international news, whereas the media in the US will seldom discuss news from outside the country, unless the US is directly involved.
    Whether people choose to read a newspaper or watch the news on TV is irrelevant, what I'm saying is that the option for international news is not readily available to the average American.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    pocketnico saidPlease icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is definitely not a uniquely American phenomenon. I'd say every country has plenty of people who have no idea what goes on outside (sometimes even inside!) their own borders.
    People outside of the US have easy access to international news, whereas the media in the US will seldom discuss news from outside the country, unless the US is directly involved.
    Whether people choose to read a newspaper or watch the news on TV is irrelevant, what I'm saying is that the option for international news is not readily available to the average American.


    unless that average American has access to the internet
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    Timbales saidWhat's worse - ignorance or having knowledge and doing nothing?
    Your point is immaterial because we're not discussing whether countries should or should not "do anything", but that American media woefully inadequate when it comes to reporting international affairs.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    Timbales saidunless that average American has access to the internet
    Do you really think that the average American would even think to search for international stories online? There are plenty of people who use the internet for nothing more than facebook, e-mailing, and porn.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    This forum needs more members from Quebec to post anti-Anglo-Canadian opinions icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Timbales saidunless that average American has access to the internet
    Do you really think that the average American would even think to search for international stories online? There are plenty of people who use the internet for nothing more than facebook, e-mailing, and porn.


    as much as the average non-American seeks out the news on TV

    More people in the US get their news through the net vs TV or newspapers
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidThis forum needs more members from Quebec to post anti-Anglo-Canadian opinions icon_rolleyes.gif
    Actually, the Quebec sovereignty movement is at it's lowest ebb for the last 40 years.
    Thought I'm not surprised you would say that, since people who live in Washington aren't aware of anything beyond the Potomac.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I got rid of cable 4 years ago. I only use my TV to watch movies. Otherwise, I get all my news online. Fortunately knowing another language other than English allows you to access all sorts of different information. But I must say that not everything American is terrible or unreliable. In fact, I even question the validity of some things I read through through the UK or Spain. But you're supposed to be critical and skeptical with most things you read, no?
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    pocketnico saidThis forum needs more members from Quebec to post anti-Anglo-Canadian opinions icon_rolleyes.gif
    Actually, the Quebec sovereignty movement is at it's lowest ebb for the last 40 years.
    Thought I'm not surprised you would say that, since people who live in Washington aren't aware of anything beyond the Potomac.


    Maybe you'll be lucky enough to get banned some day so you'll never have to step foot in the US again.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    Anduru said
    Timbales saidunless that average American has access to the internet
    Do you really think that the average American would even think to search for international stories online? There are plenty of people who use the internet for nothing more than facebook, e-mailing, and porn.
    as much as the average non-American seeks out the news on TV
    More people in the US get their news through the net vs TV or newspapers
    Really?
    If they search online, most of the news that Americans are searching for online is from their newspaper's website or their TV station's website. That's not a whole lot different than just picking up the paper or tuning in on TV.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    oh wow...another 'I HATE AMERICANS" thread

    Anduru...please...stop with this...it is insulting.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    And yet most of the world still can't tell Americans and Canadians apart (because we're culturally more similar than different).
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI got rid of cable 4 years ago. I only use my TV to watch movies. Otherwise, I get all my news online. Fortunately knowing another language other than English allows you to access all sorts of different information. But I must say that not everything American is terrible or unreliable. In fact, I even question the validity of some things I read through through the UK or Spain. But you're supposed to be critical and skeptical with most things you read, no?
    You aren't the face of America though. Nobody that will post here will be.

    You are an intelligent, bilingual homosexual - hardly a typical Fox-watching bible-loving Walmart-shopping American.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    pocketnico saidI got rid of cable 4 years ago. I only use my TV to watch movies. Otherwise, I get all my news online. Fortunately knowing another language other than English allows you to access all sorts of different information. But I must say that not everything American is terrible or unreliable. In fact, I even question the validity of some things I read through through the UK or Spain. But you're supposed to be critical and skeptical with most things you read, no?
    You aren't the face of America though. Nobody that will post here will be.

    You are an intelligent, bilingual homosexual - hardly a typical Fox-watching bible-loving Walmart-shopping American.


    LOL! A moment ago you were saying I don't know shit beyond the Potomac. Sadly I know more about other places than my own backyard.

    Yes, those people certainly exist. But do you realize just how many people we have? Hello, over 300 million! There's bound to be variation within that number. There are lots of people who don't fit the description you seem to be stuck on. There millions of Americans who hate Walmart (or even live in areas without a Walmart) and don't give a shit about Jeebus.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidAnd yet most of the world still can't tell Americans and Canadians apart (because we're culturally more similar than different).
    Irrelevant. That's like saying most people can't tell the difference between an Australian and a New Zealander. Just because we have a similar accent and similar ethnic makeup doesn't negate the real differences that exist between our cultures.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    Yes, if we're judging American intelligence based on the covers of Time (snicker) Magazine, we are indeed ignorant rubes.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Im not saying you are completely wrong but there are plenty of other sources to learn of international news than just TIME magazine. So our issues of TIME magazine are different that the issues of the rest of the world... so what.
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    pocketnico saidAnd yet most of the world still can't tell Americans and Canadians apart (because we're culturally more similar than different).
    Irrelevant. That's like saying most people can't tell the difference between an Australian and a New Zealander. Just because we have a similar accent and similar ethnic makeup doesn't negate the real differences that exist between our cultures.


    Put Americans and Canadians in a room full of strange foreigners, the Americans and Canadians are going to stick together because they have more common with each other than with any of the other foreigners (even if these foreigners were British, Aussie, Kiwi, whatever).
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Oddly enough, I would accuse Spain and Russia of being almost exactly the same as the US regarding their ignorance and attitude of superiority.