WTF America? [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago

What is wrong with Americans?
There are 54 comments:
Male 24
If this information was true, then why has nothing changed? Email me at [email protected] because, I dropped out of college after my XO told me of the things to come in the near future...if
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Male 462
Also, preparing our youth for the future without slapping on a mountain of debt increases the odds of finding ways to wean off our dependence on oil, a resource that when runs dry will endanger the very way of life that allows us to go to school in the first place.
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Female 313
Because posting pictures on the internet changes people`s minds.
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Male 2,592
So yeah.. $350 a month in student loan bills from one of those fake "for profit" schools (shame on me, but most of all shame on them), hiring managers laugh at my credentials, no health insurance, just above minimum wage, fxck this place I`m going to whatever the hell country this black man is from.
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Female 349
And we, as American citizens can control everything in America. Us citizens will fix it. -eye roll- We can`t do too much about it, because as you can see, America isn`t too free. Hell the founding fathers just took over another region instead of fighting for a change.
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Male 1,341
Oh, and I have less than $1000 in credit debt. Vehicles are paid for.
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Male 1,341
@YugureKage

Same situation a lot of my friends are going through. I went the other direction, and did not pursue a college education. While my friends out of college are trying hard to find work and pay off their loans, I am already well established in my career and have a house, cars, and if I want something I buy it. These days, who knows what the better route to take is..
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Male 3,425
America: you`re the richest country in the world. So stop burning your money maintaining your massive political penis, and invest some of it in giving all citizens a quality of life that is not below the standard of many smaller poorer countries.
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Male 135
This post isnt 100% accurate. To receive higher levels of education you have to take loans, but a certain percentage of that loan is made into a grant if you should pass your exam.

However, the payment rates on the loan is very reasonable, and its not usual to have loans over 250 000 NOK (or rougly $42.000).

However since people with strong educations earn so much in this country, starting salaries ranging from 450 000 - 500 000 ($75-85 000) and upwards, people who graduate have no issues being able to pay back their loans in a small period of time.

There is however other "wings" of student societies that does receive benefits, aswell as student appartments to live in.

Being a Norwegian myself who have benefacted from our education program, aswsell as health program and other social programs.

To us and other countries who are doing both what we do, and are doing it even better in some instances. While most love america, we pity the
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Male 2,096
Two media related to this are required: Jesse Ventura`s new book "Democripts and Rebloodlicans" and "Inside Job" the movie documentary of five administrations (going back to Reagan`s deregulation of banks) financial monkeying that continues under Obama. We are, indeed, doomed by the two party system OWNED by the fat cats.
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Male 29
I have a better idea, how about we dismantle all the political organizations and let the people decide how they want to live. The IDIOTS are the reason why we suffer in America. Because the IDIOTS can`t possibly make choices for themselves I have to suffer and pay with my hard earned MONEY to help the retards. As if I like to have my PAYCHECK which IS MINIMUM WAGE TAXED into a oblivion to help the IDIOTS. I have managed to take my minimum wage which is GIVEN to the IDIOTS and a LITTLE AMERICAN HUSTLE to make money. I don`t have one kid or GF. But in AMERICA our CORRUPT government rewards irresponsibility of the IDIOTS by given THE IDIOTS my hard earned MONEY. The IDIOTS RICH and POOR make me POORER.
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Female 1,205
I`m facing this right now. Just graduated from college with about 40 thousand dollars of debt and a bad economy to welcome me. I feel like I`m being punished for wanting higher education.
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Male 440
That`s the solution, remodel ourselves after the European Union! Oh, wait, they`re going to Hell in a hand basket. never mind
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Male 1,397
Some of these replies....talk about deeply in denial!!!
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Male 72
Good logic viking, I`d advise basing which country you live in purely on that statistic, take your pick, suicides are per 100,000 deaths.

Syria 0.1
Egypt 0.1
Honduras 0.0
Haiti 0.0
Azerbaijan 0.6

All seem like fine choices.
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Male 2,859
*sigh* The UK has spent the last 20 years dismantling all of it`s free higher education system. We`re so screwed.
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Male 881
MeGrendel, Food stamps vs feeding the animals? So we should all be like you? We should all not give a poo if people die because they can`t afford basic things like food and healthcare? Because that is what your post suggests.

The Park service knows that some animals will starve as a result of their policy. That kind of policy is unacceptable when it is people who are starving. What doesn`t seem to sink in with conservatives is that we form towns, and cities, and states, and countries because we are all better off together than we are alone. That means that the well off do better in the long run when they help the less fortunate.

I do not accept that it is OK for society to let the weak wither while the strong exploit the infrastructure that we all paid for.

History has shown that charity isn`t enough, "trickle down" is a lie, and "letting the markets sort it out" is the enemy of stable economies.
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Male 14,775
Finally you`re all getting the message. At least you would be if you as a nation decide to change your ways.
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Female 267
@ Viking864 - not much more than here really, and the reasons for it are varied. http://chartsbin.com/view/prm
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Male 1,444
....and yet suicide is so much higher in the Nordic Countries.
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Female 261
I`m American, and I`ve been wondering all of this for years.
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Female 2,764
Reading all your posts makes me sad, but it`s true.

We have become a Country of entitled, lazy, self-centered, instant gratification minded, people who lack any real responsibility.

:(

I agree with the person saying they feel like they are drowning in a sea of ignorance and corporate greed.
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Male 36,590
[quote]on top of that I doubt they`d let us in.[/quote]
@PinkRhoid: If you head to Finland, those are mighty fine folks! But I`d suggest you:

A- never mention you`re on IAB
B- Just say: "No I`ve never been to Winnipeg an don`t know ANYONE named `5Cats`"

THAT will improve your chances greatly...
OH and mention Teemu Selanne a lot ;-)
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Male 1,341
I clicked this thinking "oh geez another anti-American crap submission.." Then I read it, and thought, "well... Yea, can`t argue with that.."

Trust me, most American citizens see it, we know what is happening, and we see our country in decline. There is just NOTHING we can do about it. Yea sure, let us vote some politician into position so he can break every promise that he only made to get into office.

Washington stopped listening a long time ago, we`re at the mercy of our politicians... I see the need for a "revolution" of sorts.
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Male 3,430
I say that we need to get our economy in check, well before we start worrying about other things like gay marriage, healthcare, and education.
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Female 267
I love you Scandinavia, I really do. <3
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Male 6,227
Randomxnp: Are you really European? If so, from which country? I`m an American who`s lived in Finland for one year, have traveled a lot, and have several close European friends. You seem more regressive, right-wing American than any European I know. Just sayin`.
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Male 840
The answer is simple: Some politicians don`t want young people to receive higher education. . . if the voters were smarter, they would no longer vote Republican.
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Male 1,582
Enough? I`m afraid I don`t know that word.
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Male 1,293
Why is it kitteh9lives seems to have no clue about the real world? No connection to reality at all. Not an "academic" are you, kitteh?
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Male 1,293
What a load of inane, self-righteous nonsense. It is simply loading fallacy upon fallacy; if this mode of argument was the expected result of education I would recommend not trying it.

The biggest farce is to specifically target "for profit" schools as "preying" on students. That is just ignorance. There is no evidence that commercial colleges are acting against the interests of their students; in fact the evidence is (for obvious reasons) that they have more care for their students interests than the none-profit establishments.

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Male 14,330
@ChrisP12

You left out Athletics.......
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Male 186
If the scholarships were offered to only our best and our brightest pursuing an education in math, engineering, and medicine I`d be all for it. No free education for, communications, art, or social science majors.
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Female 1,743
"What is wrong with Americans?"

Well, we`re simple creatures, you see. Americans like blowing up things and being afraid of things so we have an excuse to blow up things.
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Male 317
PinkRhoid: If you want something bad enough you`ll make it happen
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Male 1,239
I`ve been begging my wife to move to a Nordic country for years because we feel like reasonable people drowning in a sea of ignorance and corporate greed but life with kids doesn`t allow us to pick up and leave and on top of that I doubt they`d let us in.
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Male 3,631
Doesn`t 100% subsidy create infinite demand though? I have to wonder, compared to our own country in which education is attached to individual expense, and in which we are STILL experiencing a surplus of educated laborers and a shortage of jobs, how can this not be even worse for those regions represented in this opinion piece?
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Male 14,330
@MeGrendel

LOL!!


Don`t get me wrong our system is messed up for example.....
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Male 7,366
McGovern1981-"A generation raise on handouts what could go wrong...."


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Female 7,839
Yeah- no surprise tuition rates got put up under the Tories- they like the ignorant- the rich and the ignorant vote for `em!!
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Male 2,635
I guess it will be the start of enough when we can get someone to nuke D.C.- If I can suggest it happen on the 4th of July, it will enable us to combine holiday`s. Thank you.
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Male 3,578
You can’t brain wash patriots if the people are educated
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Male 14,330
Yes America is the only place people have to pay for college......

A generation raise on handouts what could go wrong....
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Male 5,811
@5cats: I wasn`t really commenting on the content so much as where it`s from, OWS stuff usually gets boo`d on principle.

Although I think the best message to take from this is that education IS one of if not the most important things in a country. Most everyone should be encouraged to take higher education, and should have access to it, because even the idiots will be weeded out in the first year. This is just America treating education as a business, just like they do with everything else. We follow the US example for many things like this, and I think education is now just a tool to keep the populace dumb and ignorant.
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Male 6,737
Aww man, they`re already here!
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Male 6,737
*Waits for the usual crowd*
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Male 636
They should just move over to the Nordic nations then... I doubt they`ll actually like any of it...
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Male 36,590
Oh, so sorry @patchy: Is asking for a fair comparison an attack? My bad...

(just joking! I know you posted first)
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Male 636
When you get out of the military, most companies prefer ex military over the next applicant so you`re most likely set for life.. Unless you make really poor choices..
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Male 36,590
"Occupy Posters Inc"???

LOLZ!

Ok, that explains everything!

LEts see: For starters: The Nordic Nations depend on the USA for protection, although both Sweden and Finland have excellent armies and navies. They also REQUIRE Military Service too.

How about a REALISTIC comparison: USA vs Russia? USA vs China? Yeah, didn`t think so...
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Male 636
You get free education, housing and you get paid on top of that to serve in the military... And you don`t have to pick infantry and kill people to do it... WTF poster maker?
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Male 5,811
Also it`s usually a good idea to avoid any post-secondary institution that has to advertise to get people to attend.
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Male 5,811
Oh, jeebus, it`s from OWS people AND it`s America-bashing? Here we go, conservicons: ATTACK!
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Female 8,044
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