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Re: Polite notice - Please stop, you know who you are!

Chris, I think the initial 'problem' was that some people were making blanket statements about all American's, rather than perhaps more constructive comments about individuals or policies that they didn't like.
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Frankly I can take an insult and draw a conclusion as to the nature of the insultor. I draw the line at physical abuse.
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Just as well probably!!
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Do I see our european friends rush to send thousands of troops to the gulf? Do I see any of our european friends rush to the Presidents side in times of crisis? And you call the population of the USA idiots

Please note I use USA in place of America as to do so would implicate all the other nation states of that great continent.

Personnaly I would sent both governments to camp X-Ray and throw away the keys

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Individuals being racially abused is out of order.Sweeping generalisation, while not at the height of intelligence, is something every nationality gives and receives. My teeth are lovely for instance.
Don't be so sensitive.

The last American I met was a thoroughly nice bloke who...

a) missed having his gun with him
b) hated 'blacks' - a brave stance for a white boy working in the Caribbean
c) told me that Hilary Clinton being elected would signal the coming of the anti-christ. We will be able to recognise him though as he will be sporting a scorpions tail. "It's in the bible".

Fortunately his influence on my view of Americans is cancelled out by my daily fix of John Stewart.
The Canadians are a nice bunch though aren't they

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Judging by thw only two people i've met, one of them being Toronto Spider, definately.
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Slightly off topic, but how many Americans have we actually got on this board?
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Three that I known of, including me. Probably more though.
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Judging by thw only two people i've met, one of them being Toronto Spider, definately.
Darn. You're not supposed to post statements like that. They spoil all the hard work I've put into creating a mean and nasty persona for myself here.


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I think I am nice thank you
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Darn. You're not supposed to post statements like that. They spoil all the hard work I've put into creating a mean and nasty persona for myself here.


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They spoil all the hard work I've put into creating a mean and nasty persona for myself here.
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Darn. You're not supposed to post statements like that. They spoil all the hard work I've put into creating a mean and nasty persona for myself here.


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Is that really what you were trying to do ? Cos if so you failed miserably

mean and nasty No way
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Is that really what you were trying to do ? Cos if so you failed miserably

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Have you not seen South Park the movie????
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What about the Italians? They can make some really good looking cars! It must be all the pasta their are eating - or is it the wine?
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I like American, and Canadians. My mum was born in Detroit during the depression and the family then re-emigrated to Scotland when the was 2 years old.

I also think that generalised insults are ok, though they seem to be against board policy so I suppose they are not OK here, a shame.

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What about the Italians? They can make some really good looking cars! It must be all the pasta their are eating - or is it the wine?
It's our enhanced sense of aesthetics developed over the last two millenia and nurtured by the beauty of our lands and people.
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Totally agree with you! If you don't throw you don't receive!
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Nearly ten weeks on, this thread LIVES AGAIN!

Personally, being British I'm perfectly happy for people to make sweeping generalisations about us as a culture/race/nation whatever.

I share uni digs with a guy who was "born in the Soviet Union" (technically a Russian now), we're always making jokes about where each of us comes from.

"More vodka, comrade?", "You off bear-wrestling tonight?

"Fancy some potatoes, Paddy?" "Party tonight? Who's dead?" (Irish by blood, British by birth)

Its all fun and games, people shouldn't get insulted so easy.
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When you know someone it's easier to crack jokes at each other Pud
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i'm just going to add my 2 penneth worth having read these posts with interest. All i'm going to add is that racism in effect is born from Persecution. I.e. the Jewish were pesecuted (my gran is Jewish), the Africans, afro americans etc etc...now apart from afor metioned afro americans, i don't ever remember in history Americans being persectuted (look what white america did to native americans). Correct me if i'm wrong, but if i say a huge majority of americans are thick hillbilly racist homo hating jew hating motherf**kers. i'm expressing an opinion..............
 
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You're wrong.
I don't see any good argument for it being OK to viciously insult people just because they've never had the ill-fortune to be part of a persecuted minority. It's still insulting, it's still offensive, it's still wrong.

And if your opinion is truly that you can judge the personality and believe of several million people from the few you've met, then you're an idiot.
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Ding Ding..... end of round one !!

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And if your opinion is truly that you can judge the personality and believe of several million people from the few you've met, then you're an idiot.

Not what i'm saying is it though. There arew some great American people out there, in life there are good and bad of all nations. All im saying is that you refered to me as an idiot, your opinion, not racist remark though in my eyes, and i'm not about to make it one because i'm half Jewish. My opinion on the Americans is the same, it's not racist to say i don't like racist bigoted jewhating Americans (of which there is a hell of alot)...
 
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