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Why are the British such Rude Pompous Ass Holes to Americans?

 
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Come on Brit, do not be a Cobbler. Do not hold Obama over our heads. Some of us "Yanks" as you say are also part British and vise-versa. Besides Life is to short for all your anger. Sit back, have some Tea, and watch the Blue birds fly over.

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When I was 14, (the child of American hippy/Academics)I went to visit my British cousins with my British "public school" grandfather. At dinner, the family tried to entrap me into a display of bad manners... which I thought was a really strange waste of energy. Really... why bother hazing a defenseless 14 year old that you will only see for 2 days and then never probably see again? Ego trip?

The head of the household (my aunt's husband)served me a small slice of roast beef. Before everyone at the table was served people started eating, so I started eating too and finished my slice of roast beef since we kids had been swimming all day and had not eaten. The head of the household then asked if I wanted a second helping and I enthusiastically said, "yes" without realizing that he had not served himself yet!

Why didn't he just serve himself BEFORE he asked whether I wanted a second? The answer is because he WANTED to trap me into bad manners! What an ass-- it was clearly a silly contest made to humiliate me --- a guest--- which is the ultimate in bad manners.

Later, I was severely scolded by my British grandfather about accepting the seconds, and I was very very humiliated embarrassed and bewildered as to why this was so important..

I will never forget being a 14 year old American sitting at a table with 10 older British relatives. They made me feel so unworthy, and now I know that it was THEIR manners that were atrocious.

A guest should never be openly humiliated in your home, especially if they have not meant to cause offense..
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most amusing thread I have read in a long time, thanks for the laughs.
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My Husband and I just spent a fortune traveling to the Canary Islands which turned out to be a big "holiday" place for the rude, pompous, ugly, fat, British.

We went to five of the Canary Islands and were treated like shit by the British every where we went. They were snobbish ass holes to us even though we were very kind and polite.

One young British cunt was sitting next to us in the restaurant at the hotel and would cover her fucking ears with her hands. My husband and I were talking very quietly like all the other diners.

The snobbish Brits act like the Canary Islands belong to THEM and not the Spanish.

Last year we took our family to Norway for vacation and also noticed that the British we encountered were very rude to us for no reason what so ever. Basically, just being at the same hotel they were in.

The Brits call us fat Americans, etc. But let me tell you, Almost every single one of them were FAT and they all really did have bad teeth and OMG! You should see their feet! The resorts we stayed in were all 5 star so you had to have some money to go there. You'd think these "well to do" Brits would invest in some dentistry and a good pedicure. Yuch.
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haha u lost me when u said "british cunt" somehow dont sound right when a yank saids it(pronounced cuuunt)..well this british cunt was proberly holding her ears due to your potty mouth op..and dont call us brits unlike americans we do have a identity.ie english ,scottish,irish..and another one sorry forgot there name,and trust me the girls down here in essex are far from fat and vain as fuck but man they look good!.So open your eyes stop spreading the hate and peace yo!!
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They are the SPAW of SATAN!
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crap, They are the SPAWN of SATAN.

There...
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They are insecure about their teeth.
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Bravo Freud
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I love my mans sexy teeth with that little cute imperfection, its those rows of plastic shiney ones that look so false that I see in America these days are gross, but I suppose they match the plastic faces and it all gels with the cheesyness of the culture really.
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I like Americans. But some of you guys hold some seriously fucked mindsets and views. I travel a lot, so I know this from firsthand experience (maybe stop drinking that fluoride water...)

Plus, the people who travel to places like the canary islands are normally cunts lol

Much love, op.
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Well, we mainly traveled there to see the volcanoes. Not to lounge at the pool. I just thought it would be interesting to talk to other people from others cultures. We were very polite to them.

But I can tell you that if you came to America we would make you feel welcome and wanted. We would probably even buy you a drink.

The Brits made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome. The Germand were nice, the Spanish were ok and the French were rude, arrogant assholes too.
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I was raised in a diplomatic family, my mother was a diplomat, her brother was once the Ambassador from Brazil to the Court of St James, and I was raised in schools abroad, and finished up university back here in the US. I've been blessed with a fairly decent range of experiences which allowed me to watch this kind of interaction

Because the family I grew up around were largely Italian, French and Portuguese, I believe I understand the European mindset, even the table manners and the unspoken subtleties of body language and shibboleths of behavior

However, that said, I have to say that many in Europe and by contagion, in Canada, have become down right rude if they even suspect you are at all American.

I have experimented and seen it first hand, where if they thought I was Brazilian or Argentine, they would treat me one way, if I introduced myself as American, I was treated entirely differently - and my behavior and manners had not changed at all. There was a predisposition to dislike Americans which runs very deep

I've been shocked at the lack of courtesy and basic hospitality I've encountered at times, and what makes me saddest is the fact that most Americans I know are very good people. They are amongst the most welcoming people on the planet, and would open their homes to a stranger in need, something I can't say about many countries.

I think that just about every tourist who has spent time outside of NYC or other big metro area, can say that Americans are friendly, helpful and very interested in foreign visitors. They deserve better than the image they've been pinned with, largely by people who are feeling bitter and angry at their own diminishing position in the world

I know I'll probably get blasted for saying this but I think it has to be said

Americans have become the world's scapegoat, and ironically, those who come on here slavishly apologizing to foreigners for the Americans, actually make things worse, because they seem ashamed and weak

No one respects a suck up. I hate to be blunt, but think back to high school. Americans, stop apologizing, and learn the truth about some of these countries so you can give push back a little. Not to be mean, but just to be able to knock a few people off the pedastals they've given themselves because they know you don't know their dirty little secrets

One poster said that he is a Texan and the Brits are nice to them, and I am observing that first hand as a Connecticut transplant in Dallas

Texans are proud of who they are, and they don't apologize to anyone. Sure they may irritate a few, but they don't walk away from an encounter feeling crushed or run over. Thats whats needed here.

Americans should cultivate good manners simply because it's respectful and shows pride in oneself. However they also must learn to give back as good as they get, in the same key. It shows self pride

I've often thought Americans traveling abroad should have a few good put downs at the ready, because I assure you our British and foreign friends have them so quick on the tongue that I think sometimes they rehearse this stuff in a mirror

A problem is that americans let it all hang out, while most of the world hides their flaws, hides their national problems, hide their problems and lash out at people pre-emptively if they think they even suspect the truth. In the US, generally speaking, people respect openness even about addictions and problems and everyone deserves a second chance no matter what their social background. What
they don't know is that this is incredibly rare in the world.

I thank my mother, who while elegant, could utter a quiet well timed put down with the best, and let me tell you, she was respected. I learned a few british style Oscar Wilde style put downs and facial expressions which have served me, but honestly I hate having to resort to that. I hate living that way. One of the reasons I CHOOSE to live in the United States, when I could live in quite a few countries is precisely because Americans are nice and often genuinely kind . It's quite easy to live well here, with more space, more comfort for less, and despite all the posts here on GLP about police state america, there is relatively more freedom than many places of late

Its sad it comes down to that, but I say this only because I hate to hear stories like the OPs because they didn't deserve this experience.

I feel protective of the United States, because I know most people here have a good heart and are the first to send money at the news of a disaster or misfortune, the first to volunteer to even go over and help.

The heart and actions of a person should be what matters most, but we live in a bitter cynical world which is currently looking for people to blame for their problems.

Americans, unfortunately are now the universal target, the one group of people it is 100% OK to hate and malign for every assholes self esteem issues, and it sucks.
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I can tell you that I have a great body and I go to the gym 5 times a week and eat healthy. I do not eat junk food. I don't ever think I heard a Brit say he/she was on her way to the gym. And you Brits are in worse shape than Americans. Honestly. The Brits I saw were all fat and out of shape. Do you guys even have gyms in Britain?


[link to www.wolframalpha.com]


potkettle

[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

British women officially the fattest in Europe

British women are the most overweight in Europe, according to official figures.


11:28PM GMT 25 Nov 2011

Between the ages of 18 and 24, almost one woman in four is so fat their health is suffering.

The figure is far worse than most other countries.

By comparison, 12.7 per cent of French women are overweight, 14.4 per cent of Spaniards and just 9.3 per cent of Italians.

Experts from the European Commission, which compiled the figures for the year 2008/9, are concerned at the number of young British women who are obese...

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BTW, my husband and I have vacationed in Florida quite a bit, and of course there are loads of Brits there on "holiday". Anyway, while staying in a motel near Disney World, we discovered some of the Brits staying there were walking to and from the park, and crossing multi-lane highways to do so. So my spouse, out of the goodness of his heart. took it upon himself to ferry a family of four to and from the park for three days so they wouldn't get run over on the highway. That's how "Yanks" do things.
 Quoting: INK 1421670


Well that was very good harted of you, give me a call when your economy bottoms out, ill send you some food parcels.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1424232



haha...nice try there...'

Again: :potkettle:


European Progress: over 30% of British children are live in poverty vs 21% of American children. In Wales it is over 33%

Today, 30 per cent of children in Britain are living in poverty.


[link to www.endchildpoverty.org.uk]


Pensioners Poverty Worst in Europe:


[link to www.google.com]

[link to uk.answers.yahoo.com]

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

TWENTY percent of Brits have less than 50 GBP in their account at the end of every month

Almost two in ten British workers get to the end of the month with less than £50 in their bank accounts. A new study has revealed how today's Brits are overstretching their budgets to make ends meet.

[link to www.everyday-loans.co.uk]


Britain's economy sinks into longest depression for 100 years

Slump in financial services, building and the high street mean it is unlikely economic growth can be regained until 2014

British Economy Now Doing Worse Than During the Great Depression


By Matthew Yglesias

| Posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:41 PM

[link to www.slate.com]

Shall I go on? I'm an analyst tracking global economic trends, and I have pages more to support what crappy shape the British economy is in. Not picking on you guys, but if you start flinging shit, expect to have it thrown back
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I like Americans. But some of you guys hold some seriously fucked mindsets and views. I travel a lot, so I know this from firsthand experience (maybe stop drinking that fluoride water...)

Plus, the people who travel to places like the canary islands are normally cunts lol

Much love, op.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1423323


Well, we mainly traveled there to see the volcanoes. Not to lounge at the pool. I just thought it would be interesting to talk to other people from others cultures. We were very polite to them.

But I can tell you that if you came to America we would make you feel welcome and wanted. We would probably even buy you a drink.

The Brits made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome. The Germand were nice, the Spanish were ok and the French were rude, arrogant assholes too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1423319


I was raised in a diplomatic family, my mother was a diplomat, her brother was once the Ambassador from Brazil to the Court of St James, and I was raised in schools abroad, and finished up university back here in the US. I've been blessed with a fairly decent range of experiences which allowed me to watch this kind of interaction

Because the family I grew up around were largely Italian, French and Portuguese, I believe I understand the European mindset, even the table manners and the unspoken subtleties of body language and shibboleths of behavior

However, that said, I have to say that many in Europe and by contagion, in Canada, have become down right rude if they even suspect you are at all American.

I have experimented and seen it first hand, where if they thought I was Brazilian or Argentine, they would treat me one way, if I introduced myself as American, I was treated entirely differently - and my behavior and manners had not changed at all. There was a predisposition to dislike Americans which runs very deep

I've been shocked at the lack of courtesy and basic hospitality I've encountered at times, and what makes me saddest is the fact that most Americans I know are very good people. They are amongst the most welcoming people on the planet, and would open their homes to a stranger in need, something I can't say about many countries.

I think that just about every tourist who has spent time outside of NYC or other big metro area, can say that Americans are friendly, helpful and very interested in foreign visitors. They deserve better than the image they've been pinned with, largely by people who are feeling bitter and angry at their own diminishing position in the world

I know I'll probably get blasted for saying this but I think it has to be said

Americans have become the world's scapegoat, and ironically, those who come on here slavishly apologizing to foreigners for the Americans, actually make things worse, because they seem ashamed and weak

No one respects a suck up. I hate to be blunt, but think back to high school. Americans, stop apologizing, and learn the truth about some of these countries so you can give push back a little. Not to be mean, but just to be able to knock a few people off the pedastals they've given themselves because they know you don't know their dirty little secrets

One poster said that he is a Texan and the Brits are nice to them, and I am observing that first hand as a Connecticut transplant in Dallas

Texans are proud of who they are, and they don't apologize to anyone. Sure they may irritate a few, but they don't walk away from an encounter feeling crushed or run over. Thats whats needed here.

Americans should cultivate good manners simply because it's respectful and shows pride in oneself. However they also must learn to give back as good as they get, in the same key. It shows self pride

I've often thought Americans traveling abroad should have a few good put downs at the ready, because I assure you our British and foreign friends have them so quick on the tongue that I think sometimes they rehearse this stuff in a mirror

A problem is that americans let it all hang out, while most of the world hides their flaws, hides their national problems, hide their problems and lash out at people pre-emptively if they think they even suspect the truth. In the US, generally speaking, people respect openness even about addictions and problems and everyone deserves a second chance no matter what their social background. What
they don't know is that this is incredibly rare in the world.

I thank my mother, who while elegant, could utter a quiet well timed put down with the best, and let me tell you, she was respected. I learned a few british style Oscar Wilde style put downs and facial expressions which have served me, but honestly I hate having to resort to that. I hate living that way. One of the reasons I CHOOSE to live in the United States, when I could live in quite a few countries is precisely because Americans are nice and often genuinely kind . It's quite easy to live well here, with more space, more comfort for less, and despite all the posts here on GLP about police state america, there is relatively more freedom than many places of late

Its sad it comes down to that, but I say this only because I hate to hear stories like the OPs because they didn't deserve this experience.

I feel protective of the United States, because I know most people here have a good heart and are the first to send money at the news of a disaster or misfortune, the first to volunteer to even go over and help.

The heart and actions of a person should be what matters most, but we live in a bitter cynical world which is currently looking for people to blame for their problems.

Americans, unfortunately are now the universal target, the one group of people it is 100% OK to hate and malign for every assholes self esteem issues, and it sucks.
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Not many nations like the U.S, Ive been there and was treated badly by you guys, it works both ways
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BTW, my husband and I have vacationed in Florida quite a bit, and of course there are loads of Brits there on "holiday". Anyway, while staying in a motel near Disney World, we discovered some of the Brits staying there were walking to and from the park, and crossing multi-lane highways to do so. So my spouse, out of the goodness of his heart. took it upon himself to ferry a family of four to and from the park for three days so they wouldn't get run over on the highway. That's how "Yanks" do things.
 Quoting: INK 1421670


Well that was very good harted of you, give me a call when your economy bottoms out, ill send you some food parcels.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1424232



haha...nice try there...'

Again: :potkettle:


European Progress: over 30% of British children are live in poverty vs 21% of American children. In Wales it is over 33%

Today, 30 per cent of children in Britain are living in poverty.


[link to www.endchildpoverty.org.uk]


Pensioners Poverty Worst in Europe:


[link to www.google.com]

[link to uk.answers.yahoo.com]

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

TWENTY percent of Brits have less than 50 GBP in their account at the end of every month

Almost two in ten British workers get to the end of the month with less than £50 in their bank accounts. A new study has revealed how today's Brits are overstretching their budgets to make ends meet.

[link to www.everyday-loans.co.uk]


Britain's economy sinks into longest depression for 100 years

Slump in financial services, building and the high street mean it is unlikely economic growth can be regained until 2014

British Economy Now Doing Worse Than During the Great Depression


By Matthew Yglesias

| Posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:41 PM

[link to www.slate.com]

Shall I go on? I'm an analyst tracking global economic trends, and I have pages more to support what crappy shape the British economy is in. Not picking on you guys, but if you start flinging shit, expect to have it thrown back
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4268494


Dont get me started on US economy,its a joke, if it werent for the Chinese buying your bonds you would be a banana republic
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Perhaps where your First Lady demonstrated a
complete absence of etiquette, grace
and good manners during her recent visit to the UK
then as an American you might expect to be
tarred with the same brush while on holiday
by British holidaymakers.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 920969


So despite previous first ladies who were polite and gracious, one bad experience therefore justifies rudeness and lack of courtesy

Pretty appalling.

I'm glad to say my mother was a lady, and no matter how poorly she was treated, she would never lower herself to reacting in kind

She always said the mark of a lady or gentlemen is how they behave in a fight, how they behave when badly treated.

If you truly believe that the brits OP mentioned were somehow justified in their beastly behavior because of something done by a third party not even present, that speaks WORLDS about their upbringing, and I might add, your own

Sounds more like the kind of insecure social climbing wankers depicted in 'Keeping up Appearances'

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BTW, my husband and I have vacationed in Florida quite a bit, and of course there are loads of Brits there on "holiday". Anyway, while staying in a motel near Disney World, we discovered some of the Brits staying there were walking to and from the park, and crossing multi-lane highways to do so. So my spouse, out of the goodness of his heart. took it upon himself to ferry a family of four to and from the park for three days so they wouldn't get run over on the highway. That's how "Yanks" do things.
 Quoting: INK 1421670


Well that was very good harted of you, give me a call when your economy bottoms out, ill send you some food parcels.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1424232



haha...nice try there...'

Again: :potkettle:


European Progress: over 30% of British children are live in poverty vs 21% of American children. In Wales it is over 33%

Today, 30 per cent of children in Britain are living in poverty.


[link to www.endchildpoverty.org.uk]


Pensioners Poverty Worst in Europe:


[link to www.google.com]

[link to uk.answers.yahoo.com]

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

TWENTY percent of Brits have less than 50 GBP in their account at the end of every month

Almost two in ten British workers get to the end of the month with less than £50 in their bank accounts. A new study has revealed how today's Brits are overstretching their budgets to make ends meet.

[link to www.everyday-loans.co.uk]


Britain's economy sinks into longest depression for 100 years

Slump in financial services, building and the high street mean it is unlikely economic growth can be regained until 2014

British Economy Now Doing Worse Than During the Great Depression


By Matthew Yglesias

| Posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:41 PM

[link to www.slate.com]

Shall I go on? I'm an analyst tracking global economic trends, and I have pages more to support what crappy shape the British economy is in. Not picking on you guys, but if you start flinging shit, expect to have it thrown back
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4268494


Dont get me started on US economy,its a joke, if it werent for the Chinese buying your bonds you would be a banana republic
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1321544



LMFAO! Oh, nothing like Europe, which is falling apart even as I write this, this weekend, not in the future, or have you been in a cave?

Except in your case, the Chinese HAVE given up on buying your euro crap bonds, and the shit is hitting the fan big time, or weren't you aware of that?

[link to www.zerohedge.com]

Are you also unaware that if the eurozone breaks up, which looks increasingly more likely, that the German economy could take a big hit?

[link to moneymorning.com]

Meanwhile, the US becomes a petroleum and energy exporter starting next year, a trend which has already created economic booms in North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and more...in North Dakota there is less than a 3% unemployment rate because of this bonanza

[link to www.zerohedge.com]

[link to www.google.com (secure)]

European companies, including BMW and Audi, are closing plants in europe and Canada, and opening them up in the US where the cost of doing business is lower:

[link to sccommerce.com]

Daimler plant closing compounds Canada’s manufacturing pain

[link to www.theglobeandmail.com]

BMW closing plants in europe as the economic crisis worsens

[link to www.caranddriver.com]

Meanwhile even as Daimler closes plants in Canada, they are opening ones in the US, esp the Carolinas

[link to www.daimler.com]

Big Expansion at BMW, Daimler Plants in Carolinas

Spartanburg set to become BMW’s second-largest line.

[link to www.thedetroitbureau.com]

[link to www.insideline.com]

Is there one place in Europe experiencing this kind of growth, one place which looks capable of digging themselves out of the hole you're in? And this is just one of our many natural gas deposits revolutionizing the US economy. Remember what happened to the Russian economy when they began to capitalize on their sizeable energy reserves?

Oh but I forgot, that's a sore spot for you guys, because Russia has you by the balls every winter when you need their gas, something the US as the latest natural gas exporter, will never experience

[link to www.businessweek.com]

[link to thehill.com]

[link to www.cleveland.com]

Should the US Join OPEC:


[link to agmetalminer.com]


Again, if you weren't such arrogant pricks who don't even acknowledge that you're sitting on a house of cards which is crumbling as we speak, if you weren't still gleefully insulting the United States at every opportunity, I wouldn't feel the need to be impolite and point out the crapfest you now find yourselves in the midst of

A little civility and mutual respect would have gone a long way, but I doubt that is something many Europeans are capable of, even now, as their economies fall to pieces in a most spectacular implosion
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Well that was very good harted of you, give me a call when your economy bottoms out, ill send you some food parcels.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1424232



haha...nice try there...'

Again: :potkettle:


European Progress: over 30% of British children are live in poverty vs 21% of American children. In Wales it is over 33%

Today, 30 per cent of children in Britain are living in poverty.


[link to www.endchildpoverty.org.uk]


Pensioners Poverty Worst in Europe:


[link to www.google.com]

[link to uk.answers.yahoo.com]

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

TWENTY percent of Brits have less than 50 GBP in their account at the end of every month

Almost two in ten British workers get to the end of the month with less than £50 in their bank accounts. A new study has revealed how today's Brits are overstretching their budgets to make ends meet.

[link to www.everyday-loans.co.uk]


Britain's economy sinks into longest depression for 100 years

Slump in financial services, building and the high street mean it is unlikely economic growth can be regained until 2014

British Economy Now Doing Worse Than During the Great Depression


By Matthew Yglesias

| Posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:41 PM

[link to www.slate.com]

Shall I go on? I'm an analyst tracking global economic trends, and I have pages more to support what crappy shape the British economy is in. Not picking on you guys, but if you start flinging shit, expect to have it thrown back
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4268494


Dont get me started on US economy,its a joke, if it werent for the Chinese buying your bonds you would be a banana republic
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1321544



LMFAO! Oh, nothing like Europe, which is falling apart even as I write this, this weekend, not in the future, or have you been in a cave?

Except in your case, the Chinese HAVE given up on buying your euro crap bonds, and the shit is hitting the fan big time, or weren't you aware of that?

[link to www.zerohedge.com]

Are you also unaware that if the eurozone breaks up, which looks increasingly more likely, that the German economy could take a big hit?

[link to moneymorning.com]

Meanwhile, the US becomes a petroleum and energy exporter starting next year, a trend which has already created economic booms in North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and more...in North Dakota there is less than a 3% unemployment rate because of this bonanza

[link to www.zerohedge.com]

[link to www.google.com (secure)]

European companies, including BMW and Audi, are closing plants in europe and Canada, and opening them up in the US where the cost of doing business is lower:

[link to sccommerce.com]

Daimler plant closing compounds Canada’s manufacturing pain

[link to www.theglobeandmail.com]

BMW closing plants in europe as the economic crisis worsens

[link to www.caranddriver.com]

Meanwhile even as Daimler closes plants in Canada, they are opening ones in the US, esp the Carolinas

[link to www.daimler.com]

Big Expansion at BMW, Daimler Plants in Carolinas

Spartanburg set to become BMW’s second-largest line.

[link to www.thedetroitbureau.com]

[link to www.insideline.com]

Is there one place in Europe experiencing this kind of growth, one place which looks capable of digging themselves out of the hole you're in? And this is just one of our many natural gas deposits revolutionizing the US economy. Remember what happened to the Russian economy when they began to capitalize on their sizeable energy reserves?

Oh but I forgot, that's a sore spot for you guys, because Russia has you by the balls every winter when you need their gas, something the US as the latest natural gas exporter, will never experience

[link to www.businessweek.com]

[link to thehill.com]

[link to www.cleveland.com]

Should the US Join OPEC:


[link to agmetalminer.com]


Again, if you weren't such arrogant pricks who don't even acknowledge that you're sitting on a house of cards which is crumbling as we speak, if you weren't still gleefully insulting the United States at every opportunity, I wouldn't feel the need to be impolite and point out the crapfest you now find yourselves in the midst of

A little civility and mutual respect would have gone a long way, but I doubt that is something many Europeans are capable of, even now, as their economies fall to pieces in a most spectacular implosion
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kiss this ameritard s226
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Here, a little reading to catch up with present day reality, not the stories from 10 years ago you keep repeating to make yourselves feel superior:

[link to thehill.com]

The NY Times agrees, quoting Rex W. Tillerson, the chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil at a recent conference where he said, “The transformation unfolding in North America represents a potentially decisive shift in the history of energy.” The article explores the potential for North America to be self sufficient in hydrocarbons by 2020.

The National Petroleum Council in a study last year gave a low estimate of 10 million barrels a day by 2035 and a high of 20 million barrels per day, but some experts are even more bullish. Citigroup forecast that North American oil production could reach 27 million barrels per day by 2020, almost twice the rate of production of 15 million barrels per day at the end of 2011. Production from the United States could grow to 15.6 million barrels per day by 2020, up from 9 million barrels per day in 2011.

If that proves correct, the growth in oil and natural gas supplies in the next decades could turn the United States into a top energy exporter, rivaling some members of OPEC.


Natural gas is already lining up to become a significant export as LNG. Refined petroleum products, and even crude oil, could find customers in Europe and Latin America.
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This unexpected windful of income has the potential to allow the US to reduce our deficit within a few decades

[link to www.instituteforenergyresearch.org]

Just one of many similar headlines coming out in the past year...but I'm sure this isn't being reported in the foreign press, because it would interfere with the bash america fest which distracts the population from realizing how bad their own situation is

Western O&G Development Could Create over 120,000 Jobs, $383.5B in Revenue

by Karen Boman|
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

[link to www.rigzone.com]

UK Telegraph:

Gas fracking will revolutionise the US economy

The revolution in the natural gas sector promises to fundamentally rewrite the US economy and strengthen its position in the world order, according to new analysis.

[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

7:00PM BST 25 Mar 2012

I realize these are recent articles, and as you've been in a cave where you didn't even realize the European union was on the brink of collapse, I can't expect you to have been aware of these developments. Enjoy catching up!
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HAHAHHA...oooohh "ameritard" I'm so wounded!

Again, you guys make me laugh.

I guess reality isn't your cup of tea

It interferes with the comfy little story you tell yourselves to feel better about your diminishing lifestyles

everything I posted is reality documented by links, often European or British

You're funny. Your only response is to hurl an insult worthy of a 2nd grader

it's kinda sad

Enjoy your not so slow trip to euro collapse
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HAHAHHA...oooohh "ameritard" I'm so wounded!

Again, you guys make me laugh.

I guess reality isn't your cup of tea

It interferes with the comfy little story you tell yourselves to feel better about your diminishing lifestyles

everything I posted is reality documented by links, often European or British

You're funny. Your only response is to hurl an insult worthy of a 2nd grader

it's kinda sad

Enjoy your not so slow trip to euro collapse
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BTW. The Canary Islands sucked, mainly because of the British assholes. It took us 2 entire days traveling by plane and it was not worth it at all. I would go to Hawaii any day than to be around those pricks on Holiday.

They were so judgemental. Even the young ones. They would criticize everything. Even the fact that we eat with our right hands.


I was telling my Husband how shocked I was by how rude they were. If those assholes came to America people would be very nice to them and strike up a conversation with them to make them feel welcome and to hear there stories and what they did for a living, etc.

Not these British assholes. They turned their noses up to us every where we went.
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Th Brits as well as the rest of the world see White Americans for what they are buffoonish apes who's empire is the result of murder,invasion and three hundred years of exploitation of Blacks. They don't respect you or your elitist blame the victim and why aren't you kissing my ass(?)mentality.
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Why are the British such Rude Pompous Ass Holes to Americans?
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Im trying really hard to not sound like a rude pompous arsehole, but i'll be buggered, I can't.

1. When you next encounter Brits, give them a demonstration of your excellent cutlery handling. Be obnoxious with it, order a hamburger and proceed to cut it up and eat it with a knife and fork.

2. Practice saying "I'm an American!" and be proud. We hate it when we hear Americans claiming "Oh! I'm Irish!" as if being the descendant of a potato farmer is something to be proud of.

3. Learn to compliment us on our ability to not use tooth whitening toothpaste, really it's not good for your teeth, it takes off the enamel.

4. If you encounter 'Chavs' on your 'vacation', do as the Brits do, do NOT make conversation with them, do NOT attempt to be nice to them, doing so may result in damage or loss to your personal property. In more extreme cases it may cause long lasting mental scarring, similar to gulf war syndrome only with fake burberry memory imprints.

5. If anyone, of any nationality insists on wearing their sweaters tied around their neck, this is international code for "I find my sister attractive, we have sex but it's purely casual, so it's ok". Do not under any circumstances approach them, let alone make any sort of eye contact.

6. Saying "What do you do for a living?" to anyone falling under category 5, will be considered an insult. Try something more sarcastic like "You don't look like a cunt at all, can I borrow your sweater for a minute so I can remove all apparent cuntness from my visual presentation". This will be met with a blank stare, it will probably go over their heads, and you will be considered an intellectual from that point on. Ultimately you will have made some new friends, albeit new cunt friends.
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Because you have lost your entrepreneurial edge - forgotten what it is to be cutting edge - no longer hold the the dynamism to boldly go where no person has been before - you procrastinate to much about costs to get to the moon - you lost your space industry to apathy - your stars dont shine like they used to - you still hold your crudeness however and you still spell words incorrectly like colour.

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And you dont listen..!

I said a FROZEN RIGID CANOPY ZEPPELIN BALLOON with 100% helium Lift NOT 75% helium lift - Try again and make it BIGGER this time to increase the lift...!

Errmmm

And tell Kelly Osbourne to start her own magazine and stop rimming the maelstrom she isn't good enough or strong enough to be her dad...!

Errmmm

Tell the youngsters to have more manners when they go into Maccy D's and frequent shops etc - there is only so much a person in the service industry can take..! Manners MAKETH MAN..! The yanks were always best at understanding their customers - and tell that fucking virus / protection software company to give me my fucking refund and answer their emails, bastards charged me 71 euros when I thought I was being charged 29.99 US dollars..!

Ermmmm

Get a National Health Service and only pay 2 child benefits - here and there are the only countries in the world where the poor have more children than the rich...!

Ermmmm

Abide by the rules in regards to hunting - don't be ruled by fucking greed, dont kill predators unless they are about to kill you - Dont kill for the sake of killing (kill only what you are going to eat) Restrict salmon fisherman from taking more than two fish home a day - use the beat system on rivers and STOP ruthlessly killing the goddamn carp - we carp fisherman go crazy for the big ones..! Carp are tasty -chargrill one and taste the bloody things - best sport there is on a fly...! Think Aligator farms for clothing and carp as their food ... dont WASTE what you dont understand is potentially a resource its obvious the carp LIKE your rivers - Carp are bottom feeders they are a bit like beavers they stir up the river bed and CREATE healthy environs and feed the trout and salmon when they are small..!

Ermmmm

Stop the sterile agriculture - MIX your crops - start to give the land of the massive farms to some of the homeless that are interested in 20 acre plots, get the water from the AIR idiots stop redirecting all your rivers...! Create tower block agriculture in some of those old building in detroit etc etc - LOOK IT UP ON THE NET...!

Start to use FUCKING hydrogen in your cars you polluting beasts - they dont know this yet but co2 build up has a part to play in obesity - nature trying to assimilate the excess into the bones of animals - bigger bones means bigger muscles, obesity is a sign of global warming and survival of the strongest etc as the bigger muscles turn to fat due to using cars etc etc.

Ermmmm

Stop being so goddamn 'gay' or PSD and self obsessed - stop taking your goddamn shirts off and stop rolling out the demasculination agenda, or you'll have every bloke in the US carrying their lasses handbags..!

Ermmmm

Send me a toots over with blue eyes and freckles that aint scared of a 42 year old creative middle class bum for a husband - she has to be midle class educated between 24 and 30 a girl - 5 6 to 5 8.5 between 8 and 11 stone maximum - tell her the only way ill ever meet her parents is if they fly here as I aint getting on a plane that pollutes the environment.

Ermmmm

There is much more but its late here...!

Conduit Closing.....

Jules
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Maybe they do not like ignorant , fat , loud ,obnoxious people

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The next time you travel abroad wear a Canadian flag on your luggage/clothing and pretend you are a Canuck. They hate you guys, but they love us.
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come to aussie next time, you wont get that crap here.
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The magazine should be called the 'The Mud Lark'

It will feature regular fashion pieces (obviously of both genders) a food critic and hotel report section - interviews with the stars, literary section, general news gossip and goings on around the USA.

A cross between time, vanity fare, Cheshire life and the Tamworth Chronicle lol.

Make it SO - ..!


I see in my 'crystal ball' (so to speak) that she is coming upto a crossroads in her life and if she doesn't choose the right road, it will be a no go back situation which will fail and she will be the victim of vanity greed lust avarice etc etc and lost forever.

But she must choose one of the two roads of her own free will, one leads to probable doom the other (my one) leads to a good life and plenty of hard work and fulfillment and decency..!

Conduit closed

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who cares

inbreds with a queen

we whipped them a few times and i mthink the CIA cvalls mi5 "the druid girl scouts that kiull black babies for their queen"

crap race the dfruids

who do as told

duirng ww2 they were like "the yanks are so disrepectful"

lol

yoiu got that right

bang their broads , split and lewt the ottemnes take over

over
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Some of us quite like Americans you know. Thing is, you can't get away with using the 'c' word. That is the worst of all cursing words here.

Be a little kinder about the appearance of fellow human beings. Sounds to me that is it you who is overly judgemental and a tad pompous. Live and let live, eh.
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kiss this ameritard s226
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1412767



HAHAHHA...oooohh "ameritard" I'm so wounded!

Again, you guys make me laugh.

I guess reality isn't your cup of tea

It interferes with the comfy little story you tell yourselves to feel better about your diminishing lifestyles

everything I posted is reality documented by links, often European or British

You're funny. Your only response is to hurl an insult worthy of a 2nd grader

it's kinda sad

Enjoy your not so slow trip to euro collapse
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4268494


Well I'm English- used to the constant, verging on racist comments from the Scots, Welsh, Irish towards us and despite this and the fact Ireland has casually dropped a couple of bombs in our town centres in the last odd years (but the English are still the imperialist bastards) I still feel sorry for Ireland and the difficulties the people must be facing as a result of the economy(I know England's not a whole lot better, that's not what I'm saying).
Mainland Europeans generalise about the "Brits" being ugly, fat, rude ect (basically the same kind words Americans use)and although I completly agree that there's a part of English society that's got itself trapped in this cycle of nastyness (I wish I understood why) it's the tarring us all with the same brush that irks me.
Anyway what I'm trying to say is despite what they say that offends me (although I understand for many people its true- but actually not true for me and also many others) I feel sorry for the Greeks- their suicide rate has risen dramatically apparently- its so sad.
I'm not saying this in some patronising way (I know many Greeks are still proud- rightly so- your country doesn't define your spirit/soul), as I said England's not a whole lot better. It doesn't matter, what some people are going through must be horrible- I don't care what they've said, done, what their attitudes were like- it must be horrible.
SO many different factors have contributed to the current state Europes in (not least with a bit of help from the result of what is essentially American greed, sorry the "pursuit/right to happiness")- I'm not convinced it's just payback for being "rude pompous ass holes to Americans".
Because being rude to Americans is so much worse than being rude to anyone else- how dare we all! How can we be so arrogant!
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You won't like this but most Europeans consider Americans to be very loud and rude and to us you are.
It's a cultural thing, not necessarely personal or snobism (although it may be sometimes).
Your table manners are horrible compared to how we are brought up and even if you do make an effort you talk very loud.
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It's not just loudness. My wife is Belgian, my inlaws live there. you Belgians hate Americans more than anyone except possibly the French though they hate everyone. You guys are citizens of little failed nations with no future that will soon probably fracture. You bark alot in an attempt to get attention and console yourselves by calling Americans fat or stupid. We are your favorite scapegoat for all the worlds ills. But we are the first you whine to when you need something. {Libya a good example}I was stationed in Europe for years, I enjoyed every minute I was there but the next time there is a war in Europe I hope we leave your smug ungrateful asses hanging.
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Easy there tiger, European nations are the most successful the world has seen, you are living in a a European shaped world, The Europeans have survived major wars, plagues, famines......you name it...

The US is a very young country by comparison, yet to earn its wings, as it were, I think Europe is in much better shape mentally to take on any hardships that in may experience in the future, much better than a young, inexperienced nation like the US........
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And, the Russians will show both the Europeans and us Yanks a thing or two about soldiering on when TSHTF, because they have a loooong history of surviving misery. It's genetic by now.
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America saved their ass.

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