Sick of America Yet?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by citizenzen, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I'm just curious ... because I know a lot of you aren't Yanks.

    Are you tired that most topics here focus on the U.S.A?

    I know that if I were living in another country, I would be pretty sick of it.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Feel free to enlighten us Americans that we aren't the only nation in the world that matters.

    What's happening in your neck of the woods?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Well Apple is a US company.

    Combined with the fact that the US has quite a bit more English speaking people than other countries.

    What did you expect?

    I for one like it the US emphasis.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Plus the fact that the majority of people on this site are American. But feel free to start topics on any country you like.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It seems only natural given that a large fraction of regulars are probably living in the US. We also communicate in English on this board, which biases topics in its own way.

    But to answer the thread title, yes. Yes I am. :p
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Well, I guess I see things from both sides of the fence....I'm an ex pat New Yorker, with dual citizenship....USA and UK...I've been around the block a few times now, and over the last year or so, have been thinking of returning home..Probably not to the city, maybe upstate...Maybe New England. I've enjoyed my time in the UK, I married a Welsh girl and we had a great life together until she passed away suddenly in 1997. I have friends here in the UK, and many in other parts of the world too...I like MR...It's not just the tech. side of things keeping me up to date with Apple products etc. It kind of feels like being "At Home"

    Just my 10 cents worth.:)
     
  6. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It is mildly annoying when you have thread titles like "our greatest threat".My own personal bugbear is the use of "Libertarian" to refer to right wing eejits which is at odds with how the word is used in the rest of the world (this is not to say many US people don't know the real meaning but most don't).Oh and anarcho-capitalism a complete contradiction in terms.
     
  7. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Sometimes but I find out about a lot of the craziness in my former home through this forum. Mostly I find it really disheartening because one day I might like to move back to the US but I have ZERO interest in doing so with the current state of things.
     
  8. Happybunny, Mar 16, 2012
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    Lommel verscheurd

    LOMMEL - Het Belgische Lommel is verscheurd tussen intens verdriet en hoop.

    De busramp die de gemeenschap met Belgische en Nederlandse gezinnen hard getroffen heeft, zal een eeuwig litteken zijn.
    De twee getroffen basisscholen worden langzaam ingesloten door duizenden kaarsjes, tekeningen en knuffels. Bij het busongeluk in Zwitserland vielen 28 doden. Binnen enkele seconden werd de complete klas van groep 8 weggevaagd.
    Vrijdag is door premier Elio Di Rupo uitgeroepen tot nationale dag van rouw om de doden en de gewonden van het fatale busongeluk in het Zwitserse Sierre te gedenken en te ondersteunen.
    Om 11 uur zal er in heel het land een minuut stilte zijn. Televisie- en radioprogramma's zullen onderbroken worden. Vlaggen gaan voor twee dagen halfstok en de ministerraad vergadert niet. Na de minuut stilte zullen in heel België de rouwklokken van alle kapellen, kerken en kathedralen luiden.
    In Nederland zullen bij alle hoofdgebouwen van de rijksoverheid de Nederlandse vlaggen halfstok gaan. Provincies en gemeenten wordt gevraagd dit ook te doen. Nederland kent het verschijnsel nationale rouw niet en kan niet verder gaan dan een vlaginstructie.
    Dinsdagavond kwamen bij een busongeluk 28 personen om, onder wie 22 kinderen. Ook raakten 24 kinderen gewond.

    This should answer your question why we use English, it's the only language that we all know.

    The above article is about a bus crash here in Europe. Belgium is in mourning today, at 11.00am there is a minutes silence to remember the dead.

    This is the talk of moment.

    But on this site we talk about subjects and articles that all of us can read and are interested in. That is the point so that we all have some thing that we can bring to the table.
     
  9. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    You need to come home. I'll start by taking you to some Jerry's Deli on Ventura in Studio City. Then we'll head to Van Nuys airport for the 94th Aero Squadron and a little Gulfstream celebrity geekery, finalized by some Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas.

    If you're good, I'll let you bring e. :D
     
  10. iBlue macrumors Core

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    :D FUN! Can we go to the DMV too?

    *sips tea, tries not to be impressed...by the plane bits*
     
  11. thekev macrumors 604

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    Have fun in 101 traffic:rolleyes:.
     
  12. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Of course! Once we're done with the DMV I plan on hitting up a track meet at Taft.

    Dude - everyone knows that you go E-W on Burbank during rush hour. ;)
     
  13. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's funny ... but I never did ask that question.

    Although now that you mention it, with the advances and availability of translators, it should no longer be a problem to speak in whatever language you like.

    I would encourage those from other countries to bring more to the table. Americans could use a little mind broadening. I know that I could.

    Here we talk about the smallest details about U.S. politics, and rarely even touch on the biggest ones overseas. Personally, I think it would do everyone a lot of good to look at more of these issues ... make PRSI less about the U.S. and more about the World.
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    No I like observing and commenting on American happenings... from afar. Politics are not as exciting here in my opinion.
     
  15. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    The corrupt Bob Ford doesn't provide enough entertainment for you?
     
  16. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Okay there are a few things that I find entertaining. So far I don't think Ford has done that bad of a job. He sure has the liberals frothing though. I guess time will tell. At least they are arguing over transit issues and budget cuts instead of birth control and abortion. Real issues.
     
  17. Squadleader macrumors regular

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    Actually we are....:rolleyes:
     
  18. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Usually I find it annoying when things are US-centric, but I must admit that the current US presidential drama is providing me with a fair amount of entertainment. I need to get some popcorn up in here whenever I read PRSI or Current Events :p
     
  19. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    At least put some effort into your troll.
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure the GOP primary is providing great entertainment for our friends overseas.

    Romney's flip flopping. Newt's moon base. And Santorum's santorum.

    I would find it entertaining if I didn't actually have to live in a country run by one of these *******s if they somehow got elected.
     
  21. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Speaking as an outsider, I'm quite sure Obama will get back in given the low standard of his competition. Santorum certainly won't get anywhere with all this "I'm gonna ban sex and porn!!!!" BS.

    Santorum reminds me of George Putnam :p

     
  22. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Keep telling yourself 'Only in America' :D
     
  23. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I'm American and I'm sick of our bull ****. I can't imagine how bad other countries are sick of it.
     
  24. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    As someone who wants to emigrate from the UK to the USA, I'm slowly trying to ease myself into it all, but yeah, American politics and politicians are an absolute joke. The ones who take things seriously never get anywhere because the ones who take things too seriously block everything in their power. It's a cycle that has crippled the country for a long long time now.
     
  25. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I have one question: WHY????
     

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