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Old 06-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #651
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Americans #1 in arrogance. Euros lose! USA! USA!
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America #1 in delusions. Euros lose again! USA! USA!
I think a good reading of this thread will prove both these statements to be untrue.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #652
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #653
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Anyone who is liberal implicitly thinks America is better than the other nations. It relates to a primitive mindset in their psyche. It harkens back to the day when a member of your tribe killed a mammoth and shared it with the other tribesmen.

The outside tribes are the enemy. How else do you describe a movie like Michael Moore's Roger and Me's success. Heres a movie about jobs going from rich americans to poor foreigners. Yet the Moore takes a moral high ground. Because the people outside of the tribe are considered inferior. The tribe is the United States.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #654
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Lol u watch Michael Moore movies. Also, Hello Panda rocking a real football USA #1.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #655
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Epic Ownage.


BTW Britain also has access to printing presses and has injected billions of pounds into it's economy aswell. I think Europe and America are both ****ed and will be kicked from the throne in the near future.


In fact, it would be a nice debate:

Who's more ****ed the USA or Europe?

Also, I like how Zimbabwe's banknote has a pile of rocks on it as it's national symbol.
This would be a very short debate yet it would still be very boring. It doesn't even seem reasonable for anyone to say Europe is in better shape financially than the US. Sorry if this comes off as American arrogance, but it is the truth.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #656
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Lol u watch Michael Moore movies. Also, Hello Panda rocking a real football USA #1.
The panda in the top right is holding a football, but the picture of the actual cookie the panda is kicking a soccer ball. That is one tasty looking two sports athlete.

Agreed watching any Michael Moore movie is -EV.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #657
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Lol u watch Michael Moore movies. Also, Hello Panda rocking a real football USA #1.
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The panda in the top right is holding a football, but the picture of the actual cookie the panda is kicking a soccer ball. That is one tasty looking two sports athlete.

Agreed watching any Michael Moore movie is -EV.
Its a rugby ball, and fwiw he is wearing a rugby shirt which is what puts it beyond doubt.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #658
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Definitely a rugby ball. Football laces don't extend that far.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #659
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I've gotta give the world that, Rugby is far superior to US football.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #661
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #662
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #663
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Epic Ownage.


BTW Britain also has access to printing presses and has injected billions of pounds into it's economy aswell. I think Europe and America are both ****ed and will be kicked from the throne in the near future.


In fact, it would be a nice debate:

Who's more ****ed the USA or Europe?

Also, I like how Zimbabwe's banknote has a pile of rocks on it as it's national symbol.
The country of Zimbabwe is named after that pile of rocks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #664
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This would be a very short debate yet it would still be very boring. It doesn't even seem reasonable for anyone to say Europe is in better shape financially than the US. Sorry if this comes off as American arrogance, but it is the truth.
The us has a debt to gdp ratio of ~ 100% and its rising sharply.
The eu27 has a debt to gdp ratio of < 90% and its actually going down a bit afaik. Obv. the euro crisis is scary and pigs suck, but I would say there is a lot of room for debate.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #665
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no pokerstars tho and $500 red light and $185 jwalking tickets **** you america
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #666
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More like very immoral imo.
It's a lot more humane than killing them, which is what will happen if the colony overbreeds and becomes a nuisance.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #667
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:22 AM   #668
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Its a rugby ball, and fwiw he is wearing a rugby shirt which is what puts it beyond doubt.
Rugby ball doesn't have pointy ends like a football so we can easily segue to lol foreigners can't draw USA #1.
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Comparing a population of 300, 000, 000 to 60, 000, 000 is verging on ******ed.

It would be better to compare the USA to Europe.

In which case,

Europe wins the prize for greatest scientists and scientific contribution. In fact, most of the greatest "American" scientists are European. Try getting to the moon without Europe.
Europe wins at literature
Europe wins at women, thanks to slavic girls.
America wins at Movies
Europe wins at Music thanks to Britain. (we give you Pink Floyd and you give us ****ing Snoop Dogg and Donny ****ing Osmond )
Europe wins at food (yes, I know cheese in a can is a delicacy for you, but Europe has much more variety in its food)
Europe wins at not being ******ed (in Britain Darwin appears on the banknotes, in America they debate whether he should be taught in schools)
America wins at commercialism
Europe wins at cars (Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Jaguar, etc, etc)
Europe wins at sport (most popular sports in the world arrived from Britain. Europe wins at Olympic medals tally)
Europe wins at history
America wins at military power
America wins at more diverse landscape/countryside (desserts/mountains/greenery)
Europe wins at more beautiful and diverse cities
The bolded are really the only ones I'll disagree with. British music hasn't been relevant for, what, 40 years? European music is so terrible David Hasselhoff is the best selling artist on the continent.

And America is the best at the sports that matter by a wide margin. Sorry rest of world, soccer is turrible.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #671
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This would be a very short debate yet it would still be very boring. It doesn't even seem reasonable for anyone to say Europe is in better shape financially than the US. Sorry if this comes off as American arrogance, but it is the truth.
Europe is dominating the headlines at the moment, but America has some serious near future problems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-w-8fXzwQE
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #672
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The bolded are really the only ones I'll disagree with. British music hasn't been relevant for, what, 40 years? European music is so terrible David Hasselhoff is the best selling artist on the continent.

And America is the best at the sports that matter by a wide margin. Sorry rest of world, soccer is turrible.
Lolwut? Radiohead > Katy Perry no matter what you say.

As for sport, I don't think it's even debatable. Europe has won more Olympic gold medals than the USA, and countries like Sweden, Britain and Germany have won as many medals per capita than the USA.

World sports originating from Europe: F1, Soccer, Tennis, Queesberry Boxing, Golf, Rugby, Cricket, Snooker (billiards),

World sports originating from the USA: Basketball. The most popular spectator sport in America is watching cars drive around in a circle.

You don't have to be a genetic freak to excel at Soccer unlike A. Football or Basketball. The best soccer player in the world, and maybe the best of all time, is this guy:



5'7
~150pounds

In America this guys talents would be ignored because he's not a genetic freakazoid
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Competitive eating, tho.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #674
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The bolded are really the only ones I'll disagree with. British music hasn't been relevant for, what, 40 years? European music is so terrible David Hasselhoff is the best selling artist on the continent.

And America is the best at the sports that matter by a wide margin. Sorry rest of world, soccer is turrible.
??? How are you determining relevence? And 40 years?

The 80's alternative scene was largely british bands. The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, the Clash (going until mid 80s). New Order. Many of these bands are still huge artists and hugely influential. Madness and English Beat. Elvis Costello. kate Bush, The Police

90s- Oasis, Blur, U2, Charlatans, London Sued, The Stone Roses - the entire Shoegazing genre emerged from UK- My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins,Lush, Pale Saints... this genre ultimately influenced American bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.,
Fatboy Slim

More recent from UK and Europe- The Vaccines, Libertines, Glasvegas, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Bloc Party, Feist, Florence and the Machine, Fratellis, Frightened Rabbit, Friendly Fires, Futureheads, Gorillaz, the Kooks, Manu Chao (little success in the US though Huge International star), Mumford & Sons, Peter Bjorn and John, The Streets,

Of course there's Radiohead... who many consider Gods now and incredibly influential.
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Grunch: "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind." - Einstein

I have to say that I agree.

The question is ambiguous though, are you asking if the USA is better than all countries?

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The bolded are really the only ones I'll disagree with. British music hasn't been relevant for, what, 40 years? European music is so terrible David Hasselhoff is the best selling artist on the continent.

And America is the best at the sports that matter by a wide margin. Sorry rest of world, soccer is turrible.
Both are subjective. However, are you trying to say that British music hasn't been influencial across the world for 40 years? If you are then that's pretty funny.

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