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Author Topic: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D  (Read 3248 times)

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Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:30:47 PM »
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You know, when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage, and when it comes to the security of our nation we have to focus on security first, and then people’s right to know. Because it’s so important that everyone in our borders is safe, and so we can’t let things like that happen, and they must be handled properly, and I think that was the case.

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Just an airhead talking to an airhead demographic audience.


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Why are so many pretty and talented people who are filled with ambition, such complete moral midgets.

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 08:05:16 PM »
Pleased to learn she's interested in pursuing a career in politics. I'm sure I'll sleep better nights knowing that. :)

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 02:02:04 PM »
Apologies in advance to my American friends  ;)

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

Though of course we have no way of knowing how many smart people they had to edit out  :)

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 03:24:08 PM »
 :huh: ...Okay, I'm speechless.

...But the word vapid does come to mind.

 :D

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 04:26:16 PM »
I guarantee she's never visited the site, much less read any one of the recent cables. Confirmed: Idiot.

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 06:32:29 PM »
Apologies in advance to my American friends  ;)

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

Though of course we have no way of knowing how many smart people they had to edit out  :)

What state is KFC from? Um... :wallbash: ...You gotta be kidding me!

I knew most of the correct answers ... But I've also met some of these (rather frightening) people.

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 02:06:17 PM »
Apologies in advance to my American friends  ;)

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

Though of course we have no way of knowing how many smart people they had to edit out  :)

Poor Australia. Or was it Korea? Or was it France? Or was it Austria?  :P


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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 10:34:08 AM »
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Apologies in advance to my American friends  Wink

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE


Why the subtitles?  I guess they figured that people who watched the video would be just as lost as the people in it.
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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 04:19:58 PM »
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Apologies in advance to my American friends  Wink

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE


Why the subtitles?  I guess they figured that people who watched the video would be just as lost as the people in it.

it is all pretty confusing...
but it does bother me that the makers obviously set out with an agenda - the maps have the countries all mislabeled - that way you can laugh at the people even if they're just reading the map...

In my experience people from bigger countries, especially better off countries, tend to be very ignorant of the rest of the world, even if it is on their doorstep, and you dont get much bigger than the US of A, but, OTOH, as KatyKaty says: of course we have no way of knowing how many smart people they had to edit out...
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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 06:33:14 PM »
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Apologies in advance to my American friends  Wink

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE


Why the subtitles?  I guess they figured that people who watched the video would be just as lost as the people in it.

it is all pretty confusing...
but it does bother me that the makers obviously set out with an agenda - the maps have the countries all mislabeled - that way you can laugh at the people even if they're just reading the map...

In my experience people from bigger countries, especially better off countries, tend to be very ignorant of the rest of the world, even if it is on their doorstep, and you dont get much bigger than the US of A, but, OTOH, as KatyKaty says: of course we have no way of knowing how many smart people they had to edit out...



I find that pretty much no matter where you go, you'll find brilliance and idiocy, good and bad.

The thing with American ignorance, is that when you go to other places, the ignorance is just different. I remember years ago it was very common for people to tell me all about how Korea had 4 seasons, and how special that was... Ummm... Ok. They really thought that it was special. (The comparison being to places like SE Asia where you basically have a wet and dry season.) That was the product of an education system under a few dictators that ingrained a massive degree of patriotism and nationalism in people to motivate them to work harder "for the good of the country". But wherever, while the reasons for some ignorant behavior may change, it is what it is.

The rest of the world looks to the US for policy, fashion, trends, entertainment... etc. etc. So they also seem to get closer scrutiny than other places. But on closer examination... I'm sure you'll find the same things wherever you are and wherever you go.

e.g. Australia would be perfect it it weren't for all the Australians.

Now sub in <country> and <nationality> there and you'll see it works for anywhere and any people. (I love that joke~!)

The "ugly American" is pretty much a cliche, but you get the same from every place.

My dad overheard a woman from the southern US on a trip to the Caribbean as she looked at some souvenir calendars, "Oh... Is it January here too?" Yep... Stereo-typical and trite cliche.

Canadians can be pretty ugly as well. A pet peeve of mine is how insecure and petty so many Canadians can be when it comes to being compared to Americans/the US. You see this a lot in Canadians overseas that haven't been out of Canada for long. (Newbies!) It's embarrassing to hear someone go on about how they hate to be confused with Americans... Sigh... While Canadian and American accents are almost identical, they differ in only very subtle ways. Americans around Fargo in Wisconsin speak pretty much the exactly same consonants and vowels as Canadians (same accent), but that's really nit-picking. (Particularly the vowels in "about" let you pick out a Canadian accent.)

I've heard the same confusion for Aussies and Brits. A quick way to tell the difference is to listen to the way people speak with an upswing at the end of their sentences. If they do, chances are they are Australian.

Those "stupid American" videos really aren't very accurate portrayals of Americans. You could do the same thing anywhere. However, in other places you'd likely run into serious problems with people hating you for it. Americans seem to be pretty thick-skinned when it comes to the topic. I've seen national news coverage and nation-wide outrage over late night talk-show jokes. Some people are pretty thin-skinned.

The world is just hyper-aware of the US. It would likely do a lot of people a little bit of good to reflect on themselves for a few moments. :)

People in different places have different quirks. It's just a matter of figuring out what they are.
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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 07:19:41 PM »
Australia and New Zealand have subtle differences in accent as well.
Interesting that separation is focused on so much speaking of wikileaks.
I'm quite sure there are many governments with major abuse.

This girl spoken of has no idea what she is saying.
Wait till you get a bit educated before taking shots at things.
A lot of folks will not take it upon themselves to learn.

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 07:36:24 PM »
I'm quite sure there are many governments with major abuse.

I thought "government" and "abuse" were synonyms~! :P
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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 07:56:00 PM »
My dad overheard a woman from the southern US on a trip to the Caribbean as she looked at some souvenir calendars, "Oh... Is it January here too?" Yep... Stereo-typical and trite cliche.

Just for the record, I'm from the southern US, and I've been here for well over 40 years. So while that comment did surprise me ... it didn't shock me... ;)

However you do make a good point about the down-side of putting people under a microscope.

I'm quite sure there are many governments with major abuse.

I thought "government" and "abuse" were synonyms~! :P

*Shrug* ...They are in my book.

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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 08:28:22 PM »
However you do make a good point about the down-side of putting people under a microscope.

We all do things that are really stupid sometimes. I know I have.

...and I think that was the case.  :tease:  :eusa_dance:
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Re: Miss America Hates Wikileaks, Might Be An Idiot =D
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2011, 01:37:53 AM »
this appears to be xkcd's response:

http://xkcd.com/850/