How does the world view America

How does the world view America

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:32 am

With good reason things like this make me sick to my stomach...
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:28 am

Every country has random acts of violence. The British soldier having his head cut off in the street springs to mind.

I'll bet if I searched, I could find stories from Australia too.

This doesn't make it any less tragic, but let's try to keep things in perspective.
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:05 am

Where is Obama and Al Sharpton to speak out about this? If Obama, Sharpton and Jackson each had sons, Nevermind :mad: . It is amazing a Hispanic male shoots a black 18yr old who was far from being a model citizen while protecting himself and they are outraged and almost pushing for Zimmermans death. And yelling white on black hate crime. Yet this happens and nothing at all from them. Makes me wonder where the division of race in this country is headed. It is surely far worse since O has been elected. I honestly never considered race as a definition of a persons character before. But the media sure has a field day with it.
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:12 am

jpete's got this one covered nicely. Sad situation. For the record, fck the jacksons & sharptons of the world--they do nothing but keep the pot stirred---they are non-entities
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:51 am

I would highly doubt that he was shot because he was Australian, he was shot because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stuff like this happens everyday in every country, just lately there was a young Brit woman that was run over in NYC, she lived but may lose a leg which was severed, it's a shame but it wasn't because she was British. In just about every train, plane or any other type of accident I hear about overseas they always report # of Americans killed or injured, it happens everywhere.
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:56 am

samhill wrote:I would highly doubt that he was shot because he was Australian, he was shot because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stuff like this happens everyday in every country, just lately there was a young Brit woman that was run over in NYC, she lived but may lose a leg which was severed, it's a shame but it wasn't because she was British. In just about every train, plane or any other type of accident I hear about overseas they always report # of Americans killed or injured, it happens everywhere.



He was shot because 3 kids were bored. Instead of occupying their time by going to work like most of us were doing at that age and are still doing today.
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:41 am

we are viewed as suckers...been around the world and seen this...
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:17 pm

Funny that our A-hole politicians are the only ones that don't see or care about this. Although---money does trickle down don't it :mad: :(
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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:42 pm

Only as far as the politician and his cronies Fred.

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Re: How does the world view America

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:46 pm

And in my conversations with kids from overseas when I was at a small university all the time, they think the system they grew up in is supreme and America is a big bully. Just what they were taught by their country upon examination of where their notions come from. Now, they were generally far ahead of their age group when compared to our kids, but they were also the best or they would not be getting an education in the US. Most stopped talking when I told them to just go home and stop enjoying the freedoms our country provides. That is the tell all indicator. They would rather be here then there, bottom line.

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