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are you sick of america-based debates?
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amoania
Feb 12, 2007
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totally fed-up with americans thinking they're the only people on the internet


jonjax71
Feb 15, 2007
3 convinced
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The fact is that most so-called Americans don't even know the name of the country they live in, it is the United States OF America, not the United States IS America. The citizens of the US should be more properly called, United Statesians as all citizens of the Western hemishpere are Americans as well as their indivual nationalites. This is similar to how Germans, British, Irish, Danes, Italians, Portuguese et all are also Europeans, ditto for countries in Asia and Africa. As a non-US born person I was taught how we are all Americans and it created a sense of unity not diviision as is prevalent in the US. That arrogance of this nation is part of the reason that it is so disliked arounbd the world.

This attitude has always been part of the mind set of the leaders of the US which is why they created such insidous laws as the Monroe Doctrine and the Platt Amendment which empowered the gangsters of Washington DC to interfere, meddlle and over rule the actions of other countries in America if they passed a law the US didn't like. Panamá was a province of Colombia, then the US wanted to dig a canal through its itsmus thus suceeded Panamá from Colombia and creating a new country they could control. After the Spanish American war and the deliberate bombing of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, an excuse to entry the fray, the US appointed a US citizen to be the first "president" of Cuba and took over Guantanamo Bay and colonized the Phillipjnes and Puerto Rico, after WW2, they permitted the Phillipines to become an independent nation and over 100 years later Puerto Rico is still a colony of the US....

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amoania
Feb 12, 2007
2 convinced
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as a canadian, i find it ignorant that americans post up debates, assuming that everyone else online is also an american. debate topics should be broad, and not only relative to one nation.

 
rajio
Feb 12, 2007
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: xeno Show

US- 298million. World - 6.6billion.

Non-Americans are the majority by a wide margin.

The assumption that everyone online is American is hubris. Debating topics related to America is one thing but debaters having the running assumption that everything is american and having americentric debate topics leads to misundurstandings and ignorance.

 
rajio
Feb 12, 2007
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: orthopak Show

This isn't and never was a US vs Canada debate. The initial argument stated that they were Canadian but that is just provided as an example as being non-american. It is US vs the rest of the world as the rest of the world is not american. ok, lets limit to jus the english speaking world; americans are still a minority in that context. 1.2-1.6 billion people in the world speak english as a second language and over 370 million people in the world speak english as a first language. . that adds up to at least 1.57 billion people who speak english on the conservative end of estimates. In the context of english spears the American population remains a minority.

 
openears
Feb 16, 2007
1 convinced
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When will they relise the world doesn't revolve around them. If you pay attention to the news you can see very easily that everyone is losing interest in their self-obsession.

 
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hey! but i'm american!


xeno
Feb 12, 2007
6 convinced
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I'm also Canadian, and I'm not "sick" of statements that are directed towards America and Americans. I have come to expect them, considering there are more people from the US on this site than any other country.

Canada- 30 million, US- 298million. My friend we are a minority and simply need to think bigger and not be "sickened" by statements targeting Americans.

If anything I feel sick of posiitions like : "Hey but I'm american" vs "Totally fed up with americans thinking they are the only ppl on the internet". Biased sh*t like that makes it seem like you are either american or with the poster. No son I'm not american, regardless of what the title above me says.

I'd like to see more canadian and EU based stuff, as well as international topics, but I'm not "sick" of target demographics, because thats how things work here. If I were to be sick every time I saw "american" I'd have 3 tumors, AIDS, and a few other diseases with significantly longer names

 
riddar
Feb 12, 2007
4 convinced
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Rebuttal to: amoania Show

I can't possibly be the only person here annoyed with people considering every debate here an offer to them, and them alone. If the topic poses no interest to you, you do not know about it, or some other thing, ignore it. You think I care about the next 3 dozen Coke V Pepsi, Halo V Goldeneye, or otherwise useless opinion debate that shall pop up? Nope. I would honestly rather read about an honest political debate centered around Canadian politicians, so long as the debaters are any good, than another one of those.

Go ahead and post something that concerns you, while simultaneously ignoring what doesn't. There are no universal topics at all (wouldn't people who don't drink soda be offended by ignorant people assuming everyone drinks soda?), so let people post what they want. I am concerned with American politics and foreign relations, so I will post and respond quite a bit more there than in reference to Canadian politics.

 
thales
Feb 12, 2007
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: amoania Show

If it bothers you so much, then post up some general debates.

Some posters obviously prefer to specify a country, though, so that everyone is clear on the exact logistics of the topic. You are certainly free to specify Canada, instead--or anywhere else.

 

Feb 12, 2007
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: amoania Show

Here's a suggestion:

Start debates about Canada instead of debates complaining about how there are no debates about Canada.

 
ultradeepbase
Feb 12, 2007
1 convinced
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I'm sick of these Canadians all thinking they are better than the U.S. because they get to wear sweaters 11 months out of the year.

 
orthopak
Feb 12, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rajio Show

US- 298million. World - 6.6billion.

Non-Americans are the majority by a wide margin.

This is irrelevant because he was stating US vs. Canada, not US vs. The World. I don't think most countries can read and type english and by the looks of this site, it's mostly in english.

 
jonemi
Feb 15, 2007
0 convinced
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Yep, I'm another American claiming ownership of something else.

According to http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/noframes/nf.domains.html

net A top-level domain name used for Internet administrative sites in the United States.


Operative words in there are United and States.

Don't get me wrong, I welcome anyone from another nation.

 
beth27
Feb 17, 2007
0 convinced
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I seriously don't see anyone prohibiting others from posting debates that concern their country. I don't think "Americans" are doing it out of disrespect for others or doing it as a superiority complex. If there's something that you have an opinion about and want to know others, then make a debate. Who's stopping you?

 
beth27
Feb 17, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: jonjax71 Show

And what does this have to do about being tired of American-based debates?

 
somerandomhobo
Feb 18, 2007
0 convinced
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AMERICA!!!!

F*** YEAH!!!!!

 
riddar
Feb 18, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: openears Show

You name is not representative of your agument. While you claim to be open, as I interpret it, you completely misunderstand a very simple debate, generalize a country of people, and assume self-obsession based on what?

Every country has self-obsession. It is natural and expected. Am I into America based debates? Of course! I am very interested in Clinton's presidential chance, yet I could care less about Frances healthcare system! And if people in France really cared about our local issues over theirs, they have a strange motive set. So yes, all countries are self-obsessed.

All in all, next time include an argument. It may help.

 
right2write
Feb 18, 2007
0 convinced
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Easy solution: create your own debate with Canadian or non-American topics.

Maybe Americans are just more argumentative and willing to create debates? ;)

 
sabrejimmy
Feb 18, 2007
0 convinced
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We might not be the majority but everyone wants to either kill us or get into our country
So we have good reason to debate on a large variety of issues

 
shamrock
Feb 18, 2007
0 convinced
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I'd like to remind you, whether your from North or South America, your an American! That includes a lot of countries.

 
unlabled00
Feb 19, 2007
0 convinced
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Another canadian here. American's dominating an American-based site are a fact of life :P Best to get used to it eh

 
thewhitedwarf
Feb 25, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rajio Show

hahahahah,

why do you give a sh*t?

more ppl are voting for this side, which proves you wrong that most ppl aren't american on this site.

 
ankitag
Mar 29, 2007
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rajio

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