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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:43 pm

I received this in an email last week and I felt it was important to share it with all of you to remind you just how great America really is.

It's long, but please take the time to read it carefully.

To Kill an American

You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually
a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a
reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.



So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let
everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one.
(Good one, mate!!!!)



"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish,
Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican,
African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or
Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.



An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho,
Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.



An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than inAfghanistan. The only
difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them
chooses.



An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer
only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for
the government and for God.



An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence,
which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of
happiness.



An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other
nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.



When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans
came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!



As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other
nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of
everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best
food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.



The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired
and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless,
tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.



Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11,
2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World
Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures,
and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.



So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General
Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the
world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because
Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the
embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that
spirit, everywhere, is an American.



Please keep this going!
Pass this around the World ?
then pass it around again.

It says it all, for all of us
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Unread postAuthor: FiveseveN » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:55 pm

So the fat guy in the window having a Big Mac and a Coke is the
embodiment of the human spirit of freedom?
Sorry for the tongue in cheek, I guess you caught me in a "political" moment.
It's just that there are soooooooo many downsides to The Great American Way. You talk of freedom like you invented it.
Americans have helped out just about every other
nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Where do you think the gas in your car comes from? God? Perhaps from the hundreds of oil rigs off the West Coast? Maybe this little map will help you: http://planb.org/resources/beyondoil/11_map.php
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:58 pm

Wow :shock: .......that was pointless.
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Unread postAuthor: Darkerweb12 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:22 pm

actually, about 1/3 of american oil comes from our own soil, the southern states, offshore, alaska...
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:35 am

FiveseveN, limewire "Phil Hendrie - Feb 28 2005 - Hour 3 - Mar 02, 2005 13.02.56"

I find it odd that all attacks on America have to resort to our fast food idustry. I mean what in the hell does that have to do with anything?! Second whos got all the athletes? Whos country are people running across the border to? I guess im just satisfied that 4 gureillas in the back of a Toyata with AKs and a RPG cant take over my country.

I guess your country is cool because there isnt any fat people, any cholestrol packed foods, or soda. O your country must not consume oil either. Or everybody is so damn broke they cant affoard a car. Right...

So what makes America so bad? Lay it out. Just because were the super power means that we have to be uber perfect. Like America has to act and play to your standards. How about instead of telling others to do, rather show by example? All this America bashing just gets annoying after hearing people b*tch and moan every single day...
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Unread postAuthor: FiveseveN » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:25 am

You got me all wrong. I didn't say my country is better than the US. HELL, no.
I'm just saying Americans should first solve their problems and THEN continue promoting themselves as The Greatest Nation on Earth.
Right... 4 gureillas in the back of a Toyata with AKs and a RPG can't take over your country. But a couple of religious fanatics hijacking two planes can.
I don't think you'd want to bring History into this discussion. I think I can remember a certain country withstanding invasions by three Empires over the years, while another certain country freaked out when a handful of terrorists attacked it.
But please go on. I haven't had a serious discussion in months. This is quite entertaining.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:55 am

The hijackers didnt take over our country. The rather had to commit sucide in the attack because they knew that was the only way they could be successful in a attack. Whos in there country picking them off like a bunch of rabbits? We by far didnt get our ass taken over.

Also our country doesnt switch ownership like a rental DVD. I find it quite entertaining to prove you wrong ;-) Ill stop when I get tired, but I also love these politically charged discussion. Dont mind small spelling errors since im lazy at times such as these to spell check :-p
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Unread postAuthor: FiveseveN » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:05 am

our country doesn't switch ownership like a rental DVD

What THE HECK are you talking about?! :lol:
The spelling part is understandable. After all, your president is Dubya.
It's all good fun.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:41 am

For our next president will make sure he meets your standards. I mean since your not even a member of this country and all. If you want so much control over American politics why dont you move here so you can vote? Shouldnt you be worrying about your country before ours? Or is the fact that we are kicking some peoples asses that rightfully deserve it justify such b*tching and moaning?

Sorry that you dont have the honor to live in such a country. For now if I could, id advise that you worry about yourself, and we will worry about us. Why do you show so much concern in what we as America do?

Thank you for informing me that you can judge someones ability to run a country off there accent.

I was just speculating you were from one of those Russian off-shoot countries.
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:57 pm

"They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom" I wouldn't fell free if I have to pay all this large bills and credits all my life.Slaves of their own credit cards.Can you throw a 20 gram bomb in the center of the city and get out with it?Or how much is the ensurance of a big american style mussle car-one of the many symbols.I've herad it's cheaper to rent one.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:52 pm

Freedom doesn't just have to do with money and how people spend it. If someone goes into debt it's not because their country isn't free. Also, American's aren't the only ones with debt issues.

What about bombs in the city? If you break the law you lose some of your rights and have to go to prison.

And no way would it end up cheaper to rent a car than to buy one. And personally I'm not too big of a fan of the huge trucks and such. I think that they are a waste of gas. But at least we don't drive those european smart cars. What a joke, smart!
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:45 pm

Damnit, stop getting all your info from these main stream sources... lol.

"large bills and credits all my life"
Good job over-generalizing the American people. The reason that happens is that we make like 20x times more money then other countrys and as we all now with larger quanities theres more errors.

At least we can buy muscle cars :wink: Its called when we crash a car that money for a new vechile is provided, and in the event it was our fault the others car is payed for. Seems like in other countrys both of you are pretty much f*cked regardless of whos "fault" it was. I guess you like your country and I dont know sh*t about it since its so damn insignifant. Arent you the one that said your military patroled your streets?! Only time that happens here is in the case of a natrual diaster. Are cops actually have enough money to have cars :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:46 pm

hey hey now, on the bright side pimp, at least us americans dont smell bad....


oooooooooooooooo now you got burned.
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:20 am

Don't know what military are you talking about."you like your country" Absolutly no.Specialy the people in it.Americans don't have problems such as our jipsy problem(reminds me France).Just don't like american polityc.All these duble standarts.I'm sure there are more bad smeling americans on this world then bulgarians.With out our jipsys the procentije may be even.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:47 pm

Unamericasns are just mad cause they don't have a 4th of July/baseball/basketball/football,(NFL)/Areosmith/or THE WWE, like we do! So there it is, the real story!


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