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Offlinelonestar2004
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Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans
    #3597767 - 01/08/05 11:48 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/storie...5699&edate=

because we are not suffering from Socialism disease.

im sure the euros think its because we Americans are too stupid to know how desperately unhappy we really are.


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America's debt problem is a "sign of leadership failure"

We have "reckless fiscal policies"

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3597795 - 01/08/05 12:05 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

ja, we got all the rest of them countries beat! America is better because we have security. Even bums in boxes eat well.


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3598194 - 01/08/05 02:03 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

SIEG HEIL!!...

fuck you..asshole...


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: Annapurna1]
    #3598471 - 01/08/05 03:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Annapurna1 said:
SIEG HEIL!!...

fuck you..asshole...




not a very upbeat, positive example.


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America's debt problem is a "sign of leadership failure"

We have "reckless fiscal policies"

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: Annapurna1]
    #3598768 - 01/08/05 04:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Flaming is forbidden in this forum. Banned again.


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: Phred]
    #3598864 - 01/08/05 04:38 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Just knowing that we (Americans{United States of}) are already ahead of them (Europe) on the whole "United" concept makes me grin, but then again the euro is strong. I believe that Americans have always been more positive, upbeat, and optimistic than Europeans. That is why we are where we are today as a country.


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3598945 - 01/08/05 04:56 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

First of all, the article should be titled "Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans about their economic status". Economic status and quality of life are positively correlated, but not identical. A fact that is often overlooked in countries suffering from the neoliberalism disease.

Second, the questionaire asked about "improvement", a relative value, not an absolute one. A person that moved out from a worse slum to a slightly better slum could also say that his situation had improved (just as an overexeggarated example).


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: California]
    #3598985 - 01/08/05 05:03 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Oregon said:
Just knowing that we (Americans{United States of}) are already ahead of them (Europe) on the whole "United" concept makes me grin, but then again the euro is strong.




I don't think that being "united" is a value in itself. Being united can also mean oppression, loss of transparency, loss of influence of the individual on the whole. Too many people in Europe want the EU to be something like a superstate (resembling the USA), but I do not think that they really know why they want something like this and where the potential pitfalls are.

History is full of "empires", and all of them fell at one time or another. I'm not really sure what drives people (or the abstract construct of nations) to drift in this direction again and again.

I, personally, think that the EU will shatter in the next hundred years. It is sad, but that is my prognosis. I am just left to wonder if this will be a tragic or a necessary and positive event...


Edited by heidegger (01/08/05 05:04 PM)


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3599045 - 01/08/05 05:12 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Ignorance is bliss, my man.
:smile:


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Re: Americans more Positive, Upbeat, and Optimistic than Europeans [Re: heidegger]
    #3599662 - 01/08/05 07:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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I, personally, think that the EU will shatter in the next hundred years.



I, personally, think that Western supremacy will shatter in the next hundred years.

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lonestar said:
because we are not suffering from Socialism disease.



What is the link (if any) between socialism and happiness? What links real (objective) improvement and subjective improvement? Same answer.

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im sure the euros think its because we Americans are too stupid to know how desperately unhappy we really are.



I think polls aren't hard science, as they only measure opinions. I also think the U.S. will always do better economically because its government doesn't give a shyte about its subjects.


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