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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

how about not replying at all.. or unfriend him or her?
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Old 03.03.2011, 15:59
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I was more talking about hum-drum office jobs
And 10-15 days holiday vacation.
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Old 03.03.2011, 16:00
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how about not replying at all.. or unfriend him or her?
How about creating a thread on a non-related forum?
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Old 03.03.2011, 16:11
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I was more talking about hum-drum office jobs
I agree. In regards to employment laws, and such social contracts, the US does sorely lack. But in regards to entrepreneurship, it was practically made for it.
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Old 03.03.2011, 16:42
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

Just reply with another Colbert Quote

"...and if our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it!"
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Old 03.03.2011, 16:55
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Really? I didn't realize Colbert's a comedian.
Seriously, if you ask any American under the age of 75 who hasn't been out of the country for more than 3 years, they will know who Stephen Colbert is. This is pure irony, folks. Can't believe this thread is still going ....
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:02
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Seriously, if you ask any American under the age of 75 who hasn't been out of the country for more than 3 years, they will know who Stephen Colbert is. This is pure irony, folks. Can't believe this thread is still going ....

Sorry I'm a bit slow. What does irony mean?
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:05
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Seriously, if you ask any American under the age of 75 who hasn't been out of the country for more than 3 years, they will know who Stephen Colbert is. This is pure irony, folks. Can't believe this thread is still going ....
I suspect that Olygirl might have been out of the country for a little longer than 3 years...

(And I'd never heard of him, either. But then, I'm not American...)
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:07
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A friend (and relative) who has travelled the world has posted in facebook:

"We are America: greatest, free-est, best, country God ever put on the face of the planet." -Steven Colbert

How does one reply without starting WWIII?
Is this ironic or what? You are surfing on a digital application that was invented by the US (internet). You are specifically going on a social media product invented by an American in a Harvard dormroom. (Facebook) Another great product brought to you by the courtesy of America. Just by using the internet and Facebook you are spreading the proposition, that the US is still a dominant force in world, at least when it comes to entrepreneurial inventions.
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:09
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Is this ironic or what? You are surfing on a digital application that was invented by the US (internet).
Well yes and No.

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Old 03.03.2011, 17:11
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Just by using the internet and Facebook you are spreading the proposition, that the US is still a dominant force in world, at least when it comes to entrepreneurial inventions.
... or, of course, just staying in touch with family and friends...
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:20
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especially when staying in touch with family and friends
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:24
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Is this ironic or what? You are surfing on a digital application that was invented by the US (internet). You are specifically going on a social media product invented by an American in a Harvard dormroom. (Facebook) Another great product brought to you by the courtesy of America. Just by using the internet and Facebook you are spreading the proposition, that the US is still a dominant force in world, at least when it comes to entrepreneurial inventions.
Is that a Stephen Colbert quote?
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:30
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

No but Colbert would have a field day with your first post!
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:30
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Seriously, if you ask any American under the age of 75 who hasn't been out of the country for more than 3 years, they will know who Stephen Colbert is. This is pure irony, folks. Can't believe this thread is still going ....
Believe it or not, not everything that happens in America becomes an international success. I don't think 20 minutes has done an article on Stephen Colbert yet.

I've heard there's a popular boy named Justin Bieber though.

Oh, and can you name this year's Schwinger König? I can.
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:32
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

I wonder if this thread is going to continue being a "we're cooler than you because we know who Steven Colgate is and you don't, ha ha ha..." orgy, or are people going to acknowledge that the world does not revolve around tiresome, smug metropolitan American comedians...?
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:34
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

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Hey, with his kind of popularity, he might become America's next President.
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:35
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Believe it or not, not everything that happens in America becomes an international success. I don't think 20 minutes has done an article on Stephen Colbert yet.

I've heard there's a popular boy named Justin Bieber though.

Oh, and can you name this year's Schwinger König? I can.
You know the Schwinger König? ok you win.
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Hey, with his kind of popularity, he might become America's next President.
He couldn't be any worse than the current one.

... could he?
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:40
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Re: How does one reply to "America is the best country..."

I think most people who know of him see him as quite the famous figure. Sure a lot of people outside of the US don't know him, but he does have a strong following in the US and actually was a very popular possible candidate for president. He was also on Time's 100 most influencial people of 2006.

I don't think he's a comedian though, he's a satirist. Not exactly an Adam Sandler or a Seth Rogan.
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