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Old 06-27-2005, 08:36 PM   #141
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Re: China 'is more popular' than US

No trolling here. And no glee. Just saddened at the bile that spews from certain quarters at the first mention of something that those same "certain quarters" dislike/disagree with.

Maybe you have answered the question as to why the world has a low opinion of the US - it is because of this type of intolerent and overbearing behaviour and the fear in people that such beligerence lies at the wrong end of a gun. Note that Art's first, yes FIRST post on this thread was:
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It just proves what vile, worthless moral retards most of the citizens of those democracies are.

Makes me wish (kind of) we could follow the lyrics of that song:

"Let's drop the big one, see what happens...
BOOM goes London, BOOM Paree..."
So thanks, Whakamole and Art, and to some extent Ol_Rancher, now we know why the World hates the US. They think it is full of poeple like you.



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Re: China 'is more popular' than US
Old 06-27-2005, 09:12 PM   #142
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Re: China 'is more popular' than US

Hmmmm

7 more pages folks to break the record.

Where are the lawyers who read the fine print and the 'detail' en- ga -neers? On the same page of the original posted PEW link is another survey - wherein Turkey, Lebanon and the U.S. have similar views on what they like to see in a democratic govt - and a bunch of other stuff the muslim world 'wishes' they had in their govt.

The 23% in Turkey who view the U.S. favorably - reminds me of the best way to deal with so called conservatives - up close and personal - yes - outnumbered at the doughnut shop four to one - I got old Harry to turn red and choke on a doughnut while I was explaining how hot Jane Fonda was looking on tv in her old age - good thing he came early and sprang for box(cheaper by the dozen). Of course - that dirty old Republican Marine phart gets me good every once in a while.

Skins and shirts guys - get in there and fight for your team - never mind the odds.

7 more pages, 7 more pages.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:26 PM   #143
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Where is that good old American flair for total BS - now that we're in the home stretch.
I'm waiting for my shipment of BS to come in from China.
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So thanks, Whakamole and Art, and to some extent Ol_Rancher, now we know why the World hates the US. They think it is full of poeple like you.
Awww, you're so sweet!
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #145
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This is for unclemick, payback to you, because I enjoy your posts so much.

I suspect that the reason that the US's favorability rating has fallen below China's is that people's views emphasize dynamic factors (how the country is changing) as opposed to static factors (how the place is). China's economy is rising rapidly. They are growing their manufacturing and technology industries. They've become a major economic player. The US has a large trade deficit with China. Not only that, but China is a significant financier of the US government. Sure, they have lot's of problems, and many are due to their rapid growth.

Meanwhile, back in the USA, we're trying to ensure that the next generation have the similiar opportunities as the last. Jobs are outsourced, we need to 'save' social security, rising health care costs are a big problem. Manufacturing jobs are lost. We're bogged down in a war on another continent. We want lower taxes and increased spending. Even most Americans think we're 'headed in the wrong direction'. Just read the 'Young Dreamers' topic in this forum and you'll get the idea. Now imagine how a 'Young Dreamers' section in a Chinese forum might read. In the US many of our issues center around preserving what we already have.

Perceptions are largely shaped by how places are changing, not how they are.

Now for the diatribe...
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #146
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Welllll! - I'm old enough to remember 'the missile gap' and 'lets beat those evil Ruskie commies to the moon'.

China Gap??

Heh, heh, heh, heh. Maybe they have to buy something more dramatic than an oil co. to get us out of self -*

My Mom wouldn't mind if they bought The New York Yankees - she still thinks the Bums made a mistake by leaving Brooklyn.
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Perfect! You are a fast learner
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