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10 Things Most Americans don't know about America

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Great article. Sad, but true. The current state of things emphasizes this even more. 

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Take this claptrap to the politics forum.

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11 minutes ago, Gawain said:

Take this claptrap to the politics forum.

Nothing political about this. When you label anything you disagree with as “ politics” it just means you are a fool.

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4 minutes ago, RokNRole said:

Nothing political about this. When you label anything you disagree with as “ politics” it just means you are a fool.

From the article:

"Despite the occasional eye-rolling, and complete inability to understand why anyone would vote for George W. Bush (twice)," is not why we're here.

Being implied a fool by a fella who has wasted his potential, has an existential crisis every week or so, refuses to listen to advice and is the biggest joke on the forum since Eminence is the best complement I'll get all day.

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Just now, Gawain said:

From the article:

"Despite the occasional eye-rolling, and complete inability to understand why anyone would vote for George W. Bush (twice)," is not why we're here.

Being implied a fool by a fella who has wasted his potential, has an existential crisis every week or so, refuses to listen to advice and is the biggest joke on the forum since Eminence is the best complement I'll get all day.

You are unable to sift the informational wheat from the chaff?

 

A fool is incapable of seeing all sides of the picture.

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You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power—he's free again.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Only 1% of people know #7!

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This was an example of how worldview and hasty generalizations can lead one to an uninteresting and uninformed article.  

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That guy sounds fun at parties. What a #### article. 

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"10 Strawmen I Invented To Describe How Dumb I Think America Is"

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1 hour ago, mr roboto said:

That guy sounds fun at parties. What a #### article. 

I'm pretty sure the brother isn't really an alcoholic. He just can't stand to be around this guy without at least a buzz every time he sees him. 

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2 hours ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Only 1% of people know #7!

i knew it :shrug:

 

 

 

(i also know that you didn't think i knew it)

:scared:

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2 hours ago, Dan Lambskin said:

Only 1% of people know #7!

I've taken to referring to the Weather Channel as the Disaster Channel. 

Fear marketing is relentless.  

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12 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

i knew it :shrug:

 

 

 

(i also know that you didn't think i knew it)

:scared:

I didn’t even read the article to be honest (or even click the link), I was just responding with clickbaity shtick

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18 minutes ago, Dan Lambskin said:

I didn’t even read the article to be honest (or even click the link), I was just responding with clickbaity shtick

so my paranoid shtick went for naught - i ####### knew it would!

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Just now, Magic_Man said:

Stupid list

And factually inaccurate.  The Russians didn't "mostly beat Hitler".  Revisionist history.

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11. Americans often don't look at the dates of articles and as a result often share outdated material.

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21 minutes ago, Magic_Man said:

Stupid list

Take that back!

This isnt one of your whore dates!

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40 minutes ago, Magic_Man said:

Stupid list

Why? Just because you don't agree with the premise? Most of his points, I've experienced first hand. Our view of ourselves as a country vs what the rest of the world thinks of us (when they do) is very different. There's a reason why we get labeled 'ugly americans'. 

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34 minutes ago, TobiasFunke said:

11. Americans often don't look at the dates of articles and as a result often share outdated material.

:P True. But I would argue his points are more true now than when the article was written.

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5 minutes ago, skycriesmary said:

Why? Just because you don't agree with the premise? Most of his points, I've experienced first hand. Our view of ourselves as a country vs what the rest of the world thinks of us (when they do) is very different. There's a reason why we get labeled 'ugly americans'. 

the rest of the world can kiss my hairy American 🇺🇸 ### 

:bye:

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7 minutes ago, skycriesmary said:

Why? Just because you don't agree with the premise? Most of his points, I've experienced first hand. Our view of ourselves as a country vs what the rest of the world thinks of us (when they do) is very different. There's a reason why we get labeled 'ugly americans'. 

Because it's a asinine sweeping generalization with no way to quantify it.

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6 minutes ago, skycriesmary said:

:P True. But I would argue his points are more true now than when the article was written.

Yeah, probably most of them.  Not #2 though. People are definitely paying a lot of attention to us now.

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You'll NEVER believe #8!

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28 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

the rest of the world can kiss my hairy American 🇺🇸 ### 

:bye:

The irony in your post is strong. Thanks for proving my point.

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11 hours ago, skycriesmary said:

Great article. Sad, but true. The current state of things emphasizes this even more. 

What's so great about it?   

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7 minutes ago, skycriesmary said:

The irony in your post is strong. Thanks for proving my point.

 

:cry:

:ptts:

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I was hoping for a fun facts article :kicksrock:

Chicago is the birthplace to the ferris wheel

The Statue of Liberty technically is located in New Jersey

Philadelphia was the first capital of the US

Miniature golf was invented in Georgia

Although grizzly bears are the state animal of California, they haven't been residents of the state in almost a century

Things like that...

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6 minutes ago, fantasycurse42 said:

I was hoping for a fun facts article :kicksrock:

Chicago is the birthplace to the ferris wheel

The Statue of Liberty technically is located in New Jersey

Philadelphia was the first capital of the US

Miniature golf was invented in Georgia

Although grizzly bears are the state animal of California, they haven't been residents of the state in almost a century

Things like that...

FAIL. 

not enough self-loathing/flagellation goin' on up in there.

:popcorn:

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15 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

 

:cry:

:ptts:

No :cry:at all, just reflection. Let's just appreciate we see our country and culture differently. :banned:

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14 minutes ago, skycriesmary said:

No :cry:at all, just reflection. Let's just appreciate we see our country and culture differently. :banned:

how do you know for sure that we see things differently? we may be a lot closer than you are allowing here.  

i will agree with the  :banned:, of course. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, otb_lifer said:

how do you know for sure that we see things differently? we may be a lot closer than you are allowing here.  

i will agree with the  :banned:, of course. 

 

 

True, context is often lost with the digital key punching. 

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Nothing about how fat we are? 

Or how fat I am?  

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2 hours ago, TobiasFunke said:

11. Americans often don't look at the dates of articles and as a result often share outdated material.

12. Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more

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the article states that other countries don't care about Americans. but as an American, I fail to acknowledge other countries. so it's a wash.

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#11 - American Cheese actually comes from El Salvador

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Meh.  Some truthiness to it but these are hardly facts.  There are a lot of blanket statements and strawman arguments.  You could probably write a similar article about France or Spain or England.

 

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