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Madman Attacks Store Clerk & Customers

Hits: 10159 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Gerry1of1
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jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:25:39 PM
@Gerry: No man, that's what we were trying to say: the US has fallen from what it once represented. What we were exemplifying was the extent of the mark

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:26:04 AM

Yes, the US does take on many influences. We're a nation of immigrants.
But to listen to the people here, you'd think the USA has had no impact whatsoever.
The more things I pointed out that are American & now worldwide the more people denied US influence. Is it so shamefull? We used to be a really great country. Shame we've fallen from grace but I guess all nations do. But empires do leave their mark. The romans influenced the world. As did the british during their colonial time. Now the USA has, why all the anger at this suggestion?

Oh, I get it. You hate the US so you'd have to hate yourself if you were anything like us. Well, that's okay, I understand.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:04:59 AM
@Gerry1of1: By that logic your good ol' USA takes influence more than it exports it, as loads and loads of the Billboards are either Canadian or British.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 11:25:25 PM
Ignorant even in the face of facts. I had a much higher opinion of you.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 10:37:48 PM

Y'all can deny all you want, you know it's true and it's a truth you hate to admit about yourselves. US culture has shaped your own countries. That doesn't mean, and I never said, you gave up all of your culture, just that while the world hates us, you're all doing you best to imitate us.

@ jendrian, you forgot LMFAO - they're americans. So 3 of the top 10 are US. How many mexicans are on the top 10 in the US ... oh, NONE. Point made.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 4:26:00 PM
and oh yeah, those are just the songs by ratings via label purchases, most of what you will ever hear in Mexico is that dreadful sh*t called "ranchera" music and "reggaeton".

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 4:00:36 PM
yeah Gerry, you're dead wrong in the extent of the popularity of the US.

These are the 10 most popular songs in Mexico right now, a country that lives and breathes US influence:

MEXICO
1.- "Después de tu adiós" - María José
2.- "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO
3.- "Peligro" - Reik
4.- "Vestida de azúcar" - Gloria Trevi
5.- "S&M" - Rihanna
6.- "Un grito en la noche" - Alejandra Guzmán & Moderatto
7.- "Judas" - Lady Gaga
8.- "Labios rotos" - Zoe
9.- "Esta noche" - Enrique Iglesias
10.- "Hello" - Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Recognize anyone? There's Rihanna and Lady Gaga! Wow, 2/10 You must be proud. Do people in Mexico eat at McD? Sure, but put anyone in Mexico in front of pastor meat tacos and a burger and let's see which one they pick.

(cont)

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 3:59:19 PM
(cont)

As mentioned before, you're confusing awareness with cultural preference and your own blissful ignorance. That's what we mean with "your X is deeply f*cked", to try and get you to get a grip on reality.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 2:25:55 PM
Ad forcing your culture, tell that to the countries you "brought democracy" to.

Or take a look at what this debate has been essentially about. Review and reconsider what you wrote. It is basically what you have been doing all along.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not talking down your cultural heritage, history nor achievements. Nor your right to be proud of yourselves for what you really achieved. You just take way too much credit for stuff that you are by far not entitled to.

A little bit of objectivity and modesty would do you no harm.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 2:19:59 PM
"US didn't invent pizza, but it's american style pizza that's spread. It is the US influence that is copied."

Oh right, that's why the original Italian is so popular everywhere I go...of course. Because you spread it. Well guess what, there were Italian pizzerias in these parts before the influence from West came here. And your Pizza Hut has come here only recently with little to no popularity. Tell me again how you made cuisine popular there, where its roots are.

With all due respect, how much of the world have you really seen? How many different countries have you visited personally? How many different cultures have you come in contact with?

I am not saying that you had no influence in the world culturally, but those days are gone.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 2:03:17 PM
@Gerry: All I'm seeing is products and you're inferring culture from that. Would a widget(in this case say, being a part of a large manufacturing machine) originating in America and then used all over the world be considered American culture?

This whole thread reminds me of this @ 1:20.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 1:34:07 PM

"...you force it down thier throats.

LOL that's a good one.
No one is making you pay for 501 blue jeans.
No one forces Turkish kids to wear Star Wars t-shirts.
We're not lining people up at McDonalds at gunpoint.

You may hate us for our attitudes, pride, and politics, but the world does copy US culture. Admit it and move on.

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 1:31:17 PM
@ Gerry: Yes, the world has assimilated parts of american culture.. None of them recent though.. Thank the flying spaghetti monster..

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 1:30:29 PM

Patch...sorry, but though Beau orignated the suit & tie, it was american industry, movies & culture that spread it world wide as appropriate business attire.

US didn't invent pizza, but it's american style pizza that's spread. It is the US influence that is copied.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:41:56 PM
Sorry Gerry, but Beau Brummell from Britain was the originator of the modern business suit and tie. So I guess that's not exported from America but rather imported from GB.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:28:46 PM
continued: because I prefer healthy food. And local cuisine. And Japanese cuisine. And French, German, hell pretty much any other cuisine.

With all due respect, get over yourself sir.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:27:42 PM
Do you know the name of the US president? I haven't a clue who's in charge over in Japan. That is again your own ignorance. As I watch news from all over the world I know pretty damn well what goes around the globe and not just my country or Europe. The other fact being that you guys just force your way everywhere.

Yes the world does copy the US culture.
Oh of course, because your culture is the only original thing and has roots in itself, right?

Ad your last post: some may emulate, yes. Some are choking on it whilst you force it down thier throats. Some stick to their own culture. Some may mix elements of several. But if you think that you are the only real deal with no outside influence whatsoever and that only you influence the world, then you should really pull your head out of your rear end.

Oh and for the record if you're gonna nitpick: I do not wear jeans because they suck. There's a plethora of better fabrics to wear. And I do not eat McD nor hamb

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:23:12 PM

You guys hate it when I'm right, don'tcha.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:22:45 PM
Do you wear blue jeans or eat hamburgers? No and no. Do you wear jeans only or also different fabrics? That stem from oh say China or Europe? Or Middle east? And Hamburgers? Dude, the origin of hamburgers are disputed, but a very similar dish called fasirka has been present in our and surrounding cultures for centuries. Do you not eat chinese for example? Mexican?

Do you know the top US film and tv stars? I can't name any from france or germany {ecxept David Hasselhoff} Yes. A pooload. Might be because I am European, but on the other hand I know a pooload of actors from all over the world. Your lack of perspective and narrow view do not mean your stars are the only ones on the planet. For example the late excellent Louis de Funes.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:21:39 PM

I see where you're headed. The wrong way.

Yes, rock and clothing HAS become a global phenomenon... American culture exported. The world copying or emulating that culture. Just 'cause they translated the rock into chinese doesn't mean they aren't still emulating US culture.

Everyone loves to hate on america while doing their damndest to copy us. And no one wants to admit they're copying us. Tell you what, throw out your blue jeans in protest. Stop eating american foods. Listen to polka instead of rock.

See where I'm headed ?

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:17:39 PM
1. Do businessmen in japan wear a suit & tie or traditional garments? Yes they do, as well as the whole damn world. Although: 1. Japan does stick to own traditional clothing as well, many heads of businesses do so formally as well. The rest fullfills what they think is expected of them. And with all due respect, suit and tie is not an American invention.
2. Does the entire world listen to rock-n-roll or their cultural traditional music? The world listens to thousands of music genres. Music itself is a mix of local and worldwide influences, intermixed, intertwined. Oh and rock and roll has roots in jazz, gospel and Afro blues. Now if we goo deeper... See where I am headed?

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:13:11 PM
@Gerry1of1: Wow. I usually agree with your points of view but now you went out of it. Do not confuse own ignorance with interest on the other side.

With all due respect, the saying "dude, you just went full retard" quite fits this time.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 10:44:56 AM

"I don't know where you got that idea, ..."

? Do businessmen in japan wear a suit & tie or traditional garments?
Does the entire world listen to rock-n-roll or their cultural traditional music?
Do you wear blue jeans or eat hamburgers?
Do you know the top US film and tv stars? I can't name any from france or germany {ecxept David Hasselhoff}
Do you know the name of the US president? I haven't a clue who's in charge over in Japan.

Yes the world does copy the US culture.

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 9:11:50 AM
@gerry: I don't know where you got that idea, but as far as I can see, it's not true.. Might have been partly true up until the 80's, early 90's.. Nowadays most Europeans look at America with sympathy, and a little bit of fear.. Like a drug-addicted cousin, that's a little bit insane...

At least that's my experience..

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, September 10, 2012 8:47:57 AM
was that in the UK

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