Comments on: America’s culture of no http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: neahkahnie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-642 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:40:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-642 I can remember the bank commercials on TV in the oh’ so recent past 1990’s. A happy banker with a cash register was at the door and when he came in he was throwing money about. He was saying, “Yes, you too can have everything you want. Your house is an ATM machine. It didn’t matter that we were building up great debt. That too was the culture of yes. See where it got us. I’m an optimist by nature, but it MUST be leveled with a sense of reality of situations. The American public, except those over 90, cannot remember the Great Depression with great knowledge. For most that period was and is a black and white documentary from U.S. History class or a film like, “They shoot horses, Don’t they?” It’s the reality of today that has people in shock. Thank the banks and the mortgage companies for pushing the obscene “borrow till the cows come home” philosophy that got us into this mess. They need to help us get out of it.

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By: DanG http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-641 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:53:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-641 What a poorly written article. It purports to be a story about how America has become more negative, but spends most of its effort dealing with the exceptions to that thesis. I suppose the author is still in mourning over the November elections. Another bang-up job by the editors at Reuters for producing a headline that misrepresents the article.

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By: mjimih http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-640 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:17:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-640 Fred We are a two party country because we embrace democracy, and having 34% of the people running 100% of us won’t fly, ever. Your right tho’ we need to reign in the Corporatocracy, and that won’t happen with a majority of congress getting elected with corp. money who don’t SEE or CARE about ideas and solutions that pertain to the folks on the ground. Congress is stuffed with rich people. The supreme court is stuffed with judges that came from districts judgeships and are also out of touch with the regular folks of America. There are no folks in power that have had to take a bus to work anymore. We need to elect middle-class reformists without using unlimited corporate donations.

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-639 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:13:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-639 I think that we got too far into the yes business and telling our kids they were winning when they were losing and expected all the benefits to be handed to them. I think a maybe, with ifs, is a better way to go. I think that a government that allows any merger to go forward, even though it eliminates competition is a poor government at best. We have too many career polititians and too few political parties right now. This will require a painful correction.

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By: dcrimso http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-638 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:44:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-638 Americans are good at denying reality. Thanksgiving is a real good example. We present the holiday as one of peace and thanksgiving with the Indians, when in fact it was the beginning of genocide. We paint our constant state of war as bringing democracy to the world, when in fact it’s destroying our economy. We enjoy watching reality shows like “American Idol” to tell ourselves how talented we are. How about we say NO to war?

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By: mjimih http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-637 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:39:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-637 Why should I get up in the morning if I have no college education, therefore not much spending money, therefore no chance to further educate myself in a school, I might as well stay in bed. Now if there was at least ONE factory in town I could get hired there and feel good about myself more because they would train me, pay me more than McDonalds, I’d be making something I could feel good about. And then I would have more money that I could then spend on some things besides food and shelter. But alas NO ONE rich in this country seems to have the desire to build, open, or re-open a factory, so that we “dumber” folks can have something to do, literally!

If we don’t stop outsourcing jobs and start buying American as much as possible, WE will be out matched getting weaker everyday. Don’t buy the “trickle-down lie” and or Fox snews garbage, think for yourself and demand your city build a factory. A factory in every town, that’s all we need. Oh and demand free colleges (most used to be free b4 Ronald Reagen came along and changed that model forever) that used to get us ready for factory jobs (many require an engineering degree of some kind to run the machines)

get to work people, demand a factory be built in your town! So your kids can afford to buy a house, a car, and raise a family on one income.

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By: osito3 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-636 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:11:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-636 How refreshing it would be to actually read an article in my local newspaper where some big project was not always being thrown to the way side because a few vocal opponents are screaming not in my back yard.

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By: trajan2448 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-635 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-635 Unfortunately right now the US has political leadership that denies American exceptionalism, disparages our history, and is hell bent on creating a miserable culture of dependency. The last time we had such a terrible president was Jimmy Carter era. Obama and Carter both believed in stifling competition through government mandated social engineering, and sophomoric socialism, which is failing not just in the US but globally. Look at the wreck of our pathetic union controlled public education system, which liberals have dominated for 50 years. Now that’s tragic. And yet we spend more per student than the 27 nations ahead of us in math and science.

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By: MikeinSanDiego http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-629 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:26:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-629 it is apparent the author doesn’t grasp why Americans are saying no to big business and big government. My guess is she is too entwined with one or both herself to understand. Ignorance is bliss and Orwell is still right.

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By: MikeinSanDiego http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/26/americas-culture-of-no/#comment-628 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:15:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=520#comment-628 If you title your article “America’s Culture of No” you could at least speak of the good doctor, Dr. No AKA Ron Paul. He will eventually be known as Dr. Know. For the writer to suggest that since one fascist front in America, Google is doing well, we should make them the goal of every big business/big government institution. Americans are saying no because George Carlin was right…the Nazis lost WW2, but fascism won. Americans are tired of big biz big govt and Google.

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