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Old 10th June 2003, 11:25 PM   #21
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Donīt take this critic on usa as the statement "its better here". no. i donīt say it is better in germany. but iīm something like dissapointed because it breaks my dream of amerika.
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Old 10th June 2003, 11:37 PM   #22
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Wink I've been through the desert on a horse with no name

"sorry fred, i never was in dallas. and in the momentary climate i prefer to avoid going into usa... as far as i know texas is a big pile dry soil/dust."

I thought you would be interested in the armadillos burrowing in the sand dune behind my house as I write. I will send a picture of the next sandstorm. One will surely occur within the next week.
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Old 10th June 2003, 11:52 PM   #23
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Jazz music?
Yes, Sir.

And please, oh please don't allow them to touch any of our classical music...they can only mess it up.
And they will...

No culture, no value...just a gun in their hand ready to shoot all that disagree...that, is America.

Brace yousrelf, five years from now you'll be living the same nightmare.

The American dream ?
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Old 10th June 2003, 11:59 PM   #24
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Anything America or it's "culture" has ever done is degrade whatever Europe had.
That so called American Culture has no, I repeat no value at all.

The only thing they want you to do is to consume...ad infinitum.

Cheers,

from a country which has been run over twice by your brethren to the East, an interesting comment. We didn't give the world Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini -- strictly your own invention.

and as one who had an uncle lose a leg in defense of your country, sit on it and spin.
 
Old 11th June 2003, 12:18 AM   #25
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You surely did miss the fact that the original post was pure satire and used it only to turn in a tirade of your own against the US. You hate the US, no problem. These days there is no doubt that we deserve it. Don't make the mistake that there aren't plenty of citizens over here who are as disgusted as you. Don't believe that all we have to do is rise up and things will change either. All things must make their cycles, and the right wing BS cycle were in will have to take it's course as well. We may be screwed, so be it.
Don't stand on a purist soapbox from europe however. It has been pointed out to you that we are the same blood as you, our institutions and cultures are directly related, and I can assure you that for every absurdity that our country has and will take part in, there will be a direct counterpart to be found in european history. History repeats itself ad nauseum. Don't be so shortsighted yourself as to think you are from a land where there has been only wisdom and not horrible political and humanitarian folly. If you do believe so, let me refer you to a few history books.
Meanwhile, keep up the anti-americanism. We need it for our own good. I will do the same.

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Aaron Copland?
 
Old 11th June 2003, 12:43 AM   #27
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Old 11th June 2003, 01:09 AM   #28
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From a European point of view nothing ever remotely "cultural" ever came from the US...
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Culture:

a. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
b. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.
c. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.
d. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.
Culture in itself is not something good or bad... it just is. There are many "cultures" in America and in Europe and in every other geographic, geopolitical, geocategorical... subset of the human population you choose to select...

Your extreme bigotness and lumping of an entire subset of 300+ million very diverse people is an insult to the entire forum. And you not only said it in one post, you emphasized it in many posts... bang, bang, bang.

I will not put up with this. Hence http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...416#post189416

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Old 11th June 2003, 01:12 AM   #29
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Wow, Dave, remind me to never make jokes about back bacon and Anne Murray.
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Old 11th June 2003, 01:17 AM   #30
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Wow, Dave, remind me to never make jokes about back bacon and Anne Murray.
Just say you are quoting Bob & Doug McKenzie, you'll be fine... those are both cultural jokes that Canadians are ptoud of... just like being overly polite.

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