Jake just asked if thanksgiving was an american thing...I left the table
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Of course it is. Only America would turn the memory of the total destruction of another culture and usurption of their lands into a celebration of gluttony. The rest of the world has more taste.
China has been manufacturing "parts".....they are not constructing our fighter/stealth jets....you know the thinsg we sell to other countries for a crapload of money
pretty sure canada also has a thanksgiving, just different day...
Switzerland are banning minarets because they do not want their 90% Christian country's architecture to be mixed with Islamic cultural architecture, but they have not banned mosques or practicing Islam. France have banned all head coverings in their schools, headscarfs included - they have not banned headscarves. As usual, your media is censored in order to give the most biassed viewpoints possible.
No one asked you to "care" about our "turkey day" you presumptive prick.
I think it's funny people argue over a text from last night. It's just an app! Read it, laugh, and have fun
''Because your not us....bottom line''
that's the attitude that makes people hate you.
China does not make our military equipment...we are far more advance then them with military equipment because thats all our government cares about. We sell many of our aircraft to foreign countries including china.
10.02 - I don't think 9.56 actually used any statistics there. But he/she is right. China is more powerful than America now. They even make all your military equipment for gids sake - the American militarystill has no way of knowing whether or not they included killswitches. And you do have the highest infant mortality rate in the west. Your education system has been inferior to europe for decades.
For most Americans, Thanksgiving is about celebrating and giving thanks for family and friends. Not about what we did to the Indians.
Every country has parts of history they are not proud of, even yours.
wait a minute 9:16---the UK is a country famous for at one point being the largest empire in history. Now I'm not saying that you're not more tasteful than us Americans, but how are you not also responsible for the destruction of native peoples and cultures?
i have to say....i have lived in america for the past three years although i am not from here! i have to say that americans are the most arrogant, stuck up people i have ever met! i am not refering to all americans but to the vast majority! so materialistic! and no one likes you.....if they say they do then they are lying! sorry! :)
10.50 What exactly are you proud of? Your gun crime, illiteracy and unobtainable healthcare for the poor? Your massive national debt? The oil wars you start? Are you proud of the natural resources your country has raped and the people your international corporations have killed and enslaved?
4:19 You're an idiot. Obviously you don't know what Universal Health Care is if you think it's paramount to an HMO. I can get free prescriptions and health care and it's free to have kids here, not $15,000.00 like it is in the states. But feel free to say "we don't give a fuck about you", we don't give a shit about you either. I'd wish that someone would drop an A Bomb on you guys already but I'm too close to the border and wouldn't want the radiation.
Your healthcare is a shambles, your education system is inferior to the rest of the western world and millions of your people live in abject poverty. Do enlighten me - how are you better?
12:26 = winner
We Americans don't celebrate the slaughtering of the Native Americans on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is quite simply a time of giving thanks for what we have. Nothing more
9.07 thats a great example of why people hate you - you have no idea where teh person criticizing your culture is from, but you're so up yourself that you assume that they have to be from a third world country. Why do americans not see that the rest of the world thinks we'd all be better off without them?
Aww look, yet another dumbass American who is too ignorant to even know what Easter is. Don't talk about holidays if you don't even know what they're about.
Everybody hates America because they think it's made up of redneck morons (which it DEFINITELY is) however... not everyone is like that. Just 95%. :/
FYI..... Canadians have thanksgiving too
yeah noone cares about your turkey day - just another excuse for you all to spend more money you sheep. anywhere else in the world would be a bit more sensitive about wiping out the people who owned their lands before then instead you through a party. thats why everyone hates you guys.
Definitely not. The invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan was a huge mistake, and most of the Americans I've encountered know that to be true.
The difference between the Brits and the Yanks is that we KNOW we have blood on our hands, and we've done a lot to try and atone for it. We've also done a lot to try and help hte nations our forefathers royally screwed.
I hate you all. Don't blow up America I hate mcdonalds and ignorant people. Prick.
Yeah! And on Easter I celebrate the murder of Christ, and on the 4th of July I celebrate kicking the shit out of buck toothed limey fucks, and on Halloween I celebrate....shit ran out of stuff to celebrate
Why am I an idiot for pointing out one of the many, many reasons the rest of the world has for viewing Americans as overweight, insensitive morons?
Yeah right.....no one "likes America" until they get their asses in a war, then they just love us "arrogant Americans".
O yea the rest of the world is sooo sensitive to other cultures... See Switzerland banning minarets, France Banning headscarves, hell Sweden was still sterilizing their lapplanders until the 1970's. But America is the asshole for eating Turkey and saying thank you for not wiping out the first settlers....
Gotta agree with the anti-Americans. We've made every holiday "BUY-BUY-BUY". Black Friday, Christmas, Halloween, fucking over excessive government just wants money.
- Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
Thank you 1:59, same thing I wanted to say!
We all smell like McDonalds? Funny because other countries seem to like McDonalds enough to have them in their country too...
I didn't get a gift for Thanksgiving..when did that start? - You talk about our education system but yet your grammar isn't that good and you apparently do not understand the things we do on Thanksgiving..Maybe you should start reading up..If thats not too hard.
Just wanted to point out that non-Muslims are not treated with much respect outside of the western world, especially in the middle east (such as Saudi Arabia, where non-muslim religious activities are not tolerated in public). Just recognize that everyone is discriminatory about what they include in their history books and travel guides..
Ummm it was the pilgrims and the indians who had supper together....french/indian war and the trail of tears was over 200 years later. The two had nothing to do with each other...anti american morons
Thank you. And no, I don't really care whether Canada has thanksgiving. Seeing as the continent wasn't divided into America and Canada at the time the natives were slaughtered and dispossessed I do't really see that it makes that much difference. You red white and blue morons would probably have a party on 9/11 if it involved shopping, eating, drinking and spending money. Because you have no taste whatsoever.
Canada has their own Thanksgiving... Jake asked a valid question
Hush 5.02. Drown in maple syrup :)
You all sound like fucking 'tards trying to debate politics on TFLN.
Hahahahahajaha jahahajhaj 4:45 ily
2:02, thank you :) appreciate the support!
9.52 yes, but we don't get together once a year and celebrate it.
gotta love the philly area
4:55. Because what we do on a holiday is exactly the same as why we celebrate it. I don't see people giving birth to Christ on Christmas. Because that's what Christmas is SUPPOSED to be celebrated for.
n stp tlking lyke dis its stpid
''and that's why we should try to stop the cycle of nations preying on other nations.'' how about the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan to secure American oil supplies? Is that breaking the cycle?
9.07 - where do you assume I'm from?
Canada celebrates thanksgiving it's in October and was originally to celebrate a sucessful harvest and now mostly families just get together eat a nice supper and give thanks for all the great things in their lives I'm not sure how Americans celebrate it but if someone could let me know that be sweet cause now I'm kinda curious
I just hate americans. You all smell like mcdonalds and ignorance. except your president, I'd blow him, and people from NYC. The rest of the world should put a protective dome over that city and just blow the rest of your stupid country up.
And I'm not jealous. I'm Canadian. And I have universal health care and an excellent post-secondary education that costs under 17 000$. And access to maple syrup. THAT'S RIGHT, MAPLE SYRUP, BITCHES!
haha 907... pretty sure since the GEC most of the western world can afford more "gifts" than you, even China can for crying out loud. America also has the highest infant mortality rate in the western world (apart from turkey), but since ur education system is so poor i wouldnt expect any of you to understand this.
If you're going to bash America's education system, please at least learn to spell correctly and use proper grammar before you do. Hypocrites.
Britain invaded Africa...left them as a world power too....oh wait. So are we being blamed for all the Indians that were killed in Canada and Mexico too? Guess well take the blame for that one too.....and who was with us the whole time we were figthing in Irag and Afghanistan....oh yeah...it was the Brits. Take a look at your own history book before pointing the finger. Britain invaded and slaughtered hundreds of cultures before America was even a thought.
And China have been manufacturing American weapons and weapons parts for years now.
10:50 I agree! 11 am Fuck You!
well actually not the largest empire in history, but pretty damn big
Oh and everyone does not hate us because we buy gifts for every holiday....you hate us BECAUSE we can buy gifts for every holiday....and no one can F with us...we are better then you and your women know it ;)
Actually Thanksgiving is not a purely American tradition. Canadians also celebrate Thanksgiving, whether you are less informed or more ignorant is debatable.
@ 8:36- Suck my d- i- c- k. I am an American and proud of it.
Well this ones easy of course it's hard to root for golliath you guys don't like the big guy in the room who could easily beat you up and has more than you. U.S.A
Actually, I don't think they have one over in Europe
If we Americans cared about what you thought about us then we would have asked. But we didn't :)
I have friends who live in and are from N. Ireland, Scotland, England, Switzerland, and Thailand. They do not find me "utterly tasteless" as you term it. I wonder why that is? Oh! It is because they know me as a person and do not subscribe to ridiculous stereotypes.
hah, know the feeling. I'm from Sweden and an american asked me if we celebrated it. That probably tops the questions if we have polarbears and penguins.
Why does everyone hate Americans? Were not ALL fat.
Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October.... It is thanks for the successful harvest....
it is not for any of the same reasons.
9:16, Might I point out that gifts aren't given on this "tasteless" holiday. That would be Christmas, and if I recall correctly that was started in Europe.
Pretty sure Christ was resurrected on Easter, not murdered.....
I'm just pointing out a fact.
Yes, and a good deal of that is due to the way that the muslim world has been treated by america in the last few years. Atreas where westerners could previously travel safely are now dangerous and hostile. American foreign policy has been a disaster sonce before teh first Bush administration and has done irreprable damage to the reputation of westerners in the eyes of the islamic world.
, I live in the UK so you're not exactly better or richer than us. And the average European woman is approximately half the size of the average American. We also give each other gifts. Just not in memory of tasteless occasions.
Hahah the first 8:36; you are an idiot!
i love america!
why are people from the other countries so mean to us?
I got asked a lot why I didn't celebrate Thanksgiving and I am Australian. Some Americans need to help themselves.
Canada doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving the same way. We also didn't butcher Natives and then gourge ourselves because of it. Every time I go to America I'm shocked at how horribly fat and ill educated most, if not all, of you are.
@9.52 the difference between the settlers wiping out the native americans and the British Empire spreading over the world is pretty obvious. The nations that were once part of the empire - India, Hong Kong, Australia etc - are now world powers in their own right. Yes, the Crown has blood on it's hands in some areas, but the Empire left the countries it occupied more advanced and better educated.
This is pretty political for TFLN, chillax everyone, take a poli-science class if this is what interests you
Hahahah wow. No words. At all.
U guys r stupid! Thanksgiving was to celebrate when the North Korean army invaded central canada. God u people make me sick. Learn ur world history!
Of course they are! That doesn't mean we have to celebrate their bloody demise!
Excellent point. Such as the British colonies in India etc.
Textbook hypocrisy and ignorance
I love America. High five.
British empire's hands hold a lot more blood.....yet you are the ones pointing fingers at us making us defend ourselves. Our holiday , our business.....why do you even care? Why do you hate us so? Because your not us....bottom line
Omfg u ppl r fucking retarded. Thanksgiving is not celebrating the killing of Indians. Jesus fucking Christ Its a holiday so that ppl can spend time with family. U don't see ppl goin around doin fuckin indian slaughter reenactments do u? Pricks
@ 9.32 Heh I think Christmas actually started in the middle east... with the birth of Christ! Christianity didn't arrive in England until the Romans came.
oh sweet jesus. it's a 610. someone from my hometown area, the philadelphia main line.
they're all idiots to the max.
The truth is written by the victor
^ seconded. we havent ever tried to say it was a great thing or whatever.
americans, you fail. you're just too arrogant and ignorant to really notice.
5 02.....universal health care? That's worse than an HMO! That plan is set for a nation of a million, Canada is even too big for it, no or on one time with your doctor, and shitty care at that. There isn't one part of Canada I'd be jealous of, because no one cares. I've got plenty of maple syrup and health insurance where I'm at, you Mounty fuck. Do us all a favor and stay there!
Americans just -think- they're the best out there and don't bother with anything/body else. Generalisation obviously.
Yes, and then the pilgrims ended up leading to the destruction of the native americans (I think you'll find that Indians live in India) by introducing syphalis and other diseases. This was the beginning of the end, and in celebrating it you are also celebrating the destruction that it later lead to. Why do you think the settlers were allowed to settle? The best way to start an invasion is to start living somewhere and building up a base. The fact that you celebrate this is utterly tasteless.
Nov 30 - 10:42; You took responsilbility when you declared 'Independance'. And then you elected someone to rule you. Great work.
Murdered on Good Friday, resurrected on Easter.
11:35. word! just all of you political assholes get off tfln and take it someplace else
You can fabricate statistics all you want, it still doesn't prove anything
This was most likely my brother... Ohhhh boy.