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Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 16:09:10


TRUMP 
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One reason I like playing this game is that there are players from all over the world. I often wonder what the perception of Americans overseas is.
I feel that my country is falling apart. I feel that we are creating more terrorists than we can ever "destroy" (to use the words of both Obama and the far right Republicans) due to killing civilians via drone strike. Nothing makes me more ashamed of my country than to know that the CIA is knowingly killing civilians via drone. And yet the rank and file citizens believe, or pretend to believe, that "they (radical jihadis) hate us because of our freedoms." Our citizenry is getting fatter and stupider. We pay banking CEOs and NBA and NFL stars 10s of millions of dollars per year while paying teachers almost nothing. We will destroy ourselves long before ISIS, ISIL or any terrorist-of-the-month club will. And yet, people do still want to come here. Immigration is high. So perhaps there is reason to hold out hope there is inherent goodness in this country.

Am I just bitter? Or is there any reason to hold onto a shred of hope for my country?

With love and respect

Merc.

Edited 12/7/2015 16:11:15
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 16:26:52


King C******* V
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Stop worrying about it so much. You must be reading the radical European posts on here.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 17:13:52


Angry Koala
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ahahah "radical European posts on here", I am really wondering what do you mean Mr Clit.


Merc, it is not only the US but the entire world overally getting worse, you seem to worry about your country, but the situation is not better elsewhere. NBA players are paid millions of Dollars while in Europe Football players are likewise paid millions of Euros. Education is not a priority whereas entertainment, military or the whole banking/finance system get much of the money. My father is himself a teacher, France is amongst the worst developped country in terms of salary (professors and teachers), and we wonder why young people are turning terrorists (most of the people who perpetrated the terrorist attacks in Paris last months were French not foreigners), the reason is clear and simple enough: the developped and western countries (not all of them fortunately) focus on wrong topics/priorities, blame the politicians for that.

Edited 12/7/2015 17:15:04
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 17:14:57

SVY
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It's important to know that people are extremely varied. I've met many Americans online and offline and only a small percentage were boorish and intolerant. Others had varying degrees of prejudice.
Once, I was in a bookstore browsing through some books and a female American expat came up to look at the books and said "hi" to me. I was really taken aback and looked at her coldly. At that time I was still somewhat prejudiced against Americans so she probably sensed the hostility in my eyes, and yet, she greeted me politely. I still feel ashamed of my discourtesy to this day and of the negative impression she must have gotten.
In general, I find Americans generous, passionate about what they believe in and blunt.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 17:17:57


TRUMP 
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Thanks guys , appreciate your perspective. Interesting.

Edited 12/7/2015 17:18:38
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 17:20:51


Angry Koala
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Nowadays people are bored of their "elites", especially politicians. Yesterday an important elections occured in France a majority of people did not vote because they are just bored of corrupted politicians who do not give a fuck of the people but prefer to focus on their ego and career. That's why a far right party known as the Front National won the elections yesterday. Our situation in France is way worse than in the US, so you see do not worry that much Mercenary, there is worse elsewhere.

Take a look on that:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/world/europe/frances-far-right-national-front-gains-in-regional-elections.html?_r=0

Edited 12/7/2015 17:22:08
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 20:00:41


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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LOL. You're mad because the voter turnout in France was only 51%. Try US state elections in NJ where the voter turnout was 5%. YES YOU SAW THAT RIGHT. 5% FOR STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS. The citizenry in America is a joke. 90% of the electorate are low informed voters who keep turning out for the Democrats because (in the words of my friends) they're "cool" and "let us do whatever we want".
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 20:12:45


Tiny Koala
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"Now, let me ask you something - what do you think about me?"
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 20:17:06


[IM]YouMustBeKidding
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My honest oppinion is that America is pretty awesome. You have the heart at the right place. Europe is full of totalitarian leftwing extremists condemning everything they don't understand ancd tyring to force their wicked way of life on everyone. Germans don't understand the American concept of freedom but prefer a strong state telling them what is right and what is wrong.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 20:22:17


Angry Koala
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^ Eh you must be kidding right? (your name is well chosen congrats)
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 20:40:29


[IM]YouMustBeKidding
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Nope, I'm serious. America is just like Fizzer. Not trying to shove down his political views in the throat of the WarLight forum participants. It's unbelievable for totalitarian leftwing european extremists that there are different world views contrary to their own. If this forum was run by a classic european guy he would delete many stuff not to his liking. Master of Desaster would have been banned long ago for questioning the mighty admin authority for changing the 1v1 ladder.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:04:36


Cata Cauda 
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^
Generalising is stupid.. stop it.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:06:01


TRUMP 
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"America is just like Fizzer."

nah. I think Fizzer is atypical. Quietly gets things done, under the radar, non self-aggrandizing.

Edited 12/7/2015 21:06:26
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:09:36


DomCobb
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America- If you ignore Fox News and Trump, it is a much better place.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:17:45


Darth Darth Binks
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^Actually, we should ignore all television news sources and research on our own.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:20:34


Bane 
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i research boobies sometimes
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:21:04


King C******* V
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bobs that make the pee pee throb
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:22:38


Eklipse {TJC}
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You know why I hate Europe vs. America arguments?

Both sides are pretentious and arrogant, both try to shove their political views on the other, and both never come out and admit it....
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:26:11

wct
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You're not just bitter. The bitterness is from seeing what's real. It's being able to see reality that's the key here. The more Americans that wake up to reality, the better your country's chances are for the future. That's where the hope lies.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:28:44


Darth Darth Binks
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I agree completely, but many countries and people need to wake up.
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:48:14


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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^^

Any Americans get that strange feeling that Russia has become more Traditionally American than us?? In the sense that "American" means commitment to Christian values, limited foreign engagement, and economic nationalism
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 21:56:36


125ch209 
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i hope america will chose right next year. #feelthebern
Questions from an American: 12/7/2015 23:12:00


Eklipse {TJC}
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Any Americans get that strange feeling that Russia has become more Traditionally American than us?? In the sense that "American" means commitment to Christian values, limited foreign engagement, and economic nationalism

I wouldn't say that Russia is limited in it's foreign engagement, they're just more subtle about their interference than the U.S is.

However, in terms of Christian values/social conservatism they probably do exceed the U.S in several ways.
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 00:24:08

wct
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I agree completely, but many countries and people need to wake up.

Very true.
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 07:33:28


Angry Koala
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However, in terms of Christian values/social conservatism they probably do exceed the U.S in several ways.


Certainly not in terms of Bigotry.
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 09:54:39


BYG Jacob
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^^^ not true, there's zero chance of gay marriage being allowed in Russia
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 10:13:03


Angry Koala
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^ You are confusing everything it is even not a question of religion at all, but it is more a question of culture. Tell me if gay marriage was allowed back in the time of the USSR (atheist state)?
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 11:37:04


Thomas 633
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Well, I wouldn't live in your country. But I quite like my own, and you can't convince me its horrible. But fundamenally its your choice about your country, and if you think its fucked or not. Remember that if everyone thinks its fucked, then you're fucked and if you don't do anything about it, you're still fucked.

*apology for excessive swearing*
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 14:23:53


Eklipse {TJC}
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Certainly not in terms of Bigotry.

I'm sorry, but you'll have to specify. What are you referring to here?

The word "bigotry" is thrown around too much, at-least in the U.S, and more often than not is just a word used to demonize people with opposing view points.
Questions from an American: 12/8/2015 16:11:43


Angry Koala
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^ likewise, as you started it, I shall also ask you what do you mean by "in terms of Christian values/social conservatism they probably do exceed the U.S in several ways."?

Your own statement is totally unclear, unjustified and without any real meaning.
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