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Do you think Americans are idiots.


southern 75 | 7,096  
31 Oct 2009 /  #31
Russians are master tacticians too

Yes,they make some anorthodox thoughts.It is difficult to understand the russian midset.
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
31 Oct 2009 /  #32
scrappleton

It's a myth that the American health care system is the best in the world. Don't get fooled by the propaganda of your politicians. You as a veteran must know this better than anybody else.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #33
My personal observation is thus: In European society, there is no male of "masculine" component. therefore, all situations or problems are viewed from the female or "feminine" perspective. IMO, this only allows the European mind to see half of any issue.
Dice 15 | 452  
31 Oct 2009 /  #34
have you seen their tax rates? it's more than a "little".

Between what I pay for my health insurance and what my employer pays for it it costs me $750/month. Isn't that a tax?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #35
Don't worry, the Poles have them sussed out. They can predict everything ;0 ;0 ;)

As for Americans, look at their literary tradition. James Patterson outsold King and Grisham together, all brilliant authors! A bit like Fleetwood Mac did to the Stones and the Beatles.

Alex Kava also has a great character in Maggie O'Dell though I prefer Alex Cross of Patterson's great mind. Jeff Lindsay is also a genius for creating Dexter, a masterstroke! I enjoy reading such stories from American authors.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #36
I didn't say it was the best, Other. As a vet? I was never treated in another country. I didn't inspect foreign hospitals or anything.

Hey, a lot of Canadians come down here for treatment is all I'm saying.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
31 Oct 2009 /  #37
Everything American is rubbish...well , apart from my Jeep cherokee , and my Harley , and Bruce springsteen , and Bod dylan...oh pooh..i.ll get my coat...!
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
31 Oct 2009 /  #38
As a vet?

I was hinting at the Walter Reed hospital scandal a few years back and at the mess in other VA hospitals.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #39
Seanus
You should check out Hunter S, Thompson. A uniquely American author R.I.P.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

In his will, he requested that his body be cremated and his ashes shot out of a cannon while his friends drank glasses of his favorite scotch whiskey.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
31 Oct 2009 /  #40
Hunter S, Thompson

wrote a great book about the Hells angels....and got beat up doing it...
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #41
Everything American is rubbish...well , apart from my Jeep cherokee , and my Harley , and Bruce springsteen , and Bod dylan...oh pooh..i.ll get my coat...!

HEy throw a rock and you'll hit an anglophile in the states.. uh well a lot of rocks maybe.. but still there's a lot. My buddy has a Triumph Thruxton. Love that bike.

I was hinting at the Walter Reed hospital scandal a few years back.

All my health care comes from the VA. It's been pretty good plus I get to hear all the latest dirty jokes as I wait for Nurse Ratchit. Plus all my dope is free.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #42
I've heard of him, Timotei. I was very lucky to stumble across the abovementioned authors as they were in the bookcase at my English school. However, the general scene here in Gliwice is pretty dire so I may have to order such authors. I could join a library here but I may have to read him in Polish and I doubt his works were translated to Polish.

I have to defend the American corner. I have met so many smug Europeans that I felt like belting with a huge fish. Americans are more accessible generally. Europeans get caught up in their own perceived self importance but Americans tend to be better bar companions.
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
31 Oct 2009 /  #43
Plus all my dope is free

You're on medical marihuana? Nice. :)
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #44
Well, unfortunately I dont reside in Denver.
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
31 Oct 2009 /  #45
scrappleton

California is close enough to the source, isn't it... ;)
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #46
Seanus
Thanks Sean, Look, I dont think Americans are gods gift to humanity or anything like that. We have things we do well and things that we don't. Europeans are basically the same way. I think many people try to break us down using emotional arguments that really have no effect but to generally amuse us. You're dumb, you're fat, etc. That **** would devastate my wife, but not me. Our self-esteem just isn't that fragile.

It would be an honor to drink with you good sir.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #47
California is close enough to the source, isn't it... ;)

"I used to do drugs.. I still do, but I used to too."

Mitch Hedburg.

Uhh anyway.. moving right along, folks...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #48
Some of the tv shows in America blow the ones here away. They have so many charismatic talk show hosts with their fingers on the pulse.

Also, compare Polish comedy with American comedy. There is no comparison. Americans are much funnier and are straight talkers. Give me anything near as funny as the Blue Collar Comedy Tour here. Nothing gets close IMHO.

Dave Chappelle was funny til he exited the limelight.
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
31 Oct 2009 /  #49
Seanus

Craig Ferguson is funny, too, although that Scot is hard to understand sometimes.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #50
Craig Ferguson is funny,

Craig is a funny bastard. "It a great day for America everybody!".. lol.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #51
Dave Chappelle was funny til he exited the limelight.

Daves mother lives about 10 miles North of me. I met him at a restaurant where he eats lunch regularly. Nice guy. We have a mutual friend.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
31 Oct 2009 /  #52
Triumph Thruxton.

Funny enough my old Triumph trident is now in the USA...a guy in Ohio bought it...
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #53
I used to love watching Benny Hill and an Irishman named Dave Allen when I was a young lad.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #54
youtube.com/watch?v=_QVNmJh71iM
DrinkingwithBob.
This guy is hilarious. He has covered so much ground and is right on the money with almost everything he comments on. I recommend that people watch him.

youtube.com/watch?v=Z0CHSXuiMvU&feature=channel
this had me in stitches.
Obama NEVER should have won that award.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #55
Triumph

They are the best.. not a fan of the Daytona though.

Look at this baby.. beautiful retro look:

triumph thruxton
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #56
youtube.com/watch?v=tuMfXeL8lTE&feature=channel
frighteningly accurate commentary as ever.

Is this guy big in America as a Youtube phenomenon? If not, he should be. The Kimbo Slice of straight talking.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
31 Oct 2009 /  #57
Look at this baby..

Yeah...i would pay money for that...
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #58
Wow! Bob is cool as sh*t!!!!

You might like this guy.


Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #59
ROTFL, I got his point :) :) I doubt my wife would like him though. But, you know, Alaska oooover kaaawfee, LOL

Another major plus of America, the diversity among the states. Poland has little or no diversity outside of Silesia and Kashubia.

I remember my American friend laughing at a fellow American from Wisconsin due to his accent. WiskAAAAnsin, LOL. Americans can laugh at themselves for the most part.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #60
American from Wisconsin

Yeah. They speak minnewiegion. I left WI. 20 years ago but when I go home I pick up the accent right away. They tell me I sound like I'm from Alabama. -lol I can't even understand what those dudes from Alabama are saying. America is a pretty big place.

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