Comments on: Real vs unreal Americans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: emelemel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-44465 Sun, 20 May 2012 02:56:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-44465 This Debusmann guy is obviously not an American guy. He appears to be one of those socialist liberal commies.

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By: Marilyn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-25633 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:22:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-25633 Well, I suggest that five generations of immigrant descendent should go to their original homes, and THEN we will realize who were here first. I don’t see why the Mayflower immigrant are less immigrant than the others, even the ones who cross the borders last night. Immigrant are that, no matter if you are a fifth or sixth generation of them. The new world, America, is full of us since Cristopher Columbus hint Europe about this land,; yes, about 200 years before the Mayflower appear on scene.

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By: Jean http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-973 Sat, 15 Nov 2008 08:06:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-973 tdog, don’t dare call anyone here an “unreal” American, expecially those who, unbeknownst to you, are retired USAF captains. Your parastic attitude typical of those who are greedy and have a complete lack of empathy or duty. Unlike you, I believe in giving back to my countrymen, and I believe that our choice of government – while imperfect – is worth supporting. Clearly you think helping anyone else falls on the shoulders only of private institutions. I believe that everyone in the boat should take a turn rowing.

If you think I don’t know the difference between a “socialist” country and “free” America, you have the wrong person. I love the USA. What have you done for the USA besides pursue your personal success?

You exemplify the closed-minded attitude that was just voted out of the White House. When someone proposes other ideas with which you don’t agree, you propose that they emigrate.

No one disagrees with working hard to achieve success and happiness. However, I guarantee that no business of yours or mine could succeed without government involvement, whether it be police law enforcement reducing crime or the postal service delivering your mail, or the public library providing educational resources and entertrainment, or the soldiers that protect the nation at home and abroad. But by all means, if you want to do everything yourself, then please choose not to use any of these public services.

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By: David Dee http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-391 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 19:19:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-391 To Jack Serkoff: I’m in favor of allowing all aliens to come to the United States, except those from
Bizarro World (Superboy #68 (Oct. 1958))

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By: Kristy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-390 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:49:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-390 The MOST patriotic thing we can do as Americans is to question our government, question our leaders, stand up for what we believe in, and voice our differing opinions. These are the very things we fought a revolutionary war over. They are at the very core of what it means to be an American. Yet the people who do this are the very people that the rest are calling Un-American or Anti-American.

That is what is most sad about this election and this article.

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By: David Dee http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-386 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:03:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-386 Eric said: “With the election of Obama I simply cannot consider myself a citizen of this country any longer”.

Well, Eric then its time for you to find another country, say Russia or Venezuela.

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By: David Dee http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-385 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:50:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-385 It is amazing to see the true values of the Republicans in this country. They have become mean, vicious and petty when they don’t get their way and have chased away any and all moderates, be they Democrat, Republican or independent. The party has been distilled to a loathsome and vile political entity. It will take years, if ever to rebuild it and it may even fracture and cease to exist.

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By: T from Tokyo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-373 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 06:31:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-373 I noted one previous commentator stated that: “Ag reform is a quite common policy of socialist governments and I challenge you to give me an example of when and where it has worked.”
To quote a bit of Japanese history, one of the major social reforms conducted by the US during its post WWII occupation of Japan was a massive redistribution of private wealth, through aggricultural reform and the break-up of industrial conglomerates. In fact, roughly 70% of the country’s agricultural land was confiscated and redistributed to peasants. According to historians, the US occupation forces thought that the best way to establish foundations for a democratic nation was to alleviate the economic inequalities which existed in Japan at that time. Well anyways, I just thought it was worth mentioning the irony that if you spoke with an elderly Japanese farmer, he would probably equate “American Values” more in line with wealth re-distribution and social engineering.

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By: Hans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-366 Tue, 04 Nov 2008 21:37:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-366 I believe the whole notion of “competition” is flawed and inefficient. why should there be a “loser” and a “winner” for eveything? Can’t we improve upon that? Constantly toiling away in relative isolation and being prorietary seems incerdibly wasteful and selfish – why not SHARE? if anyone loses, in a sense we all lose. shouldn’t we realize now that we’re all in this together and start working WITh one another and helping each other and cooperating? it’s so sad that we insist on being selfish and combative. our resources are dwindling, while poulation grows. Me only have ONE finite planet. it’s inevitable that we’ll be forced to cooperate or we won’t survive, so it seems to me you can get over your GREED and colossal sense of entitlement, and the quicker the better. Americans are unquestionably the most spoiled, narcissistic people on the face of the planet.. we consume most of the worlds goods and resources, including most of the oil, and are wasteful and arrogant in the extreme). We have a HUGE number of people in prisons, and the middle calss has been vainshing as the ranks of the poor and the rich grow. NOT a pretty picture.

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By: The King http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/10/29/real-vs-unreal-americans/#comment-361 Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:17:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=131#comment-361 Here Here Grantus.

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