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  • No, not at all

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  • May be a little

    13 10.83%
  • Yes, it is

    55 45.83%
  • Oh, very arrogant

    26 21.67%
  • I can't decide

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    You would be correct that not everyone in the NAZI party were evil. There were around 15 assassination attempts on Hitler's life by NAZIs. One of the prominent attempts is outlined in the movie, Valkyrie.
    43 attempts, a lot of which were high ranking officers. (Sorry for the :nerd: I just watched a documentary on it)

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    43 attempts, a lot of which were high ranking officers. (Sorry for the :nerd: I just watched a documentary on it)
    Interesting. Then the end of Valkyrie that said there was around 15 attempts was incorrect. 43 attempts is an even better case. Thank you.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Interesting. Then the end of Valkyrie that said there was around 15 attempts was incorrect. 43 attempts is an even better case. Thank you.
    Yeah, Nat Geo has a documentary on it called something like "The 43 assassination attempts on Hitler"

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I have been lucky enough to have lived in many countries, the US is the 7th country and one thing seems consistent and that is that most countries are arrogant! Most countries are proud and stubborn and America is just the same way. Maybe the biggest difference between America and other countries I have visted is that many Americans remain a little naive about the rest of the world. In Europe its very common for young people to go on gap years and see a bit of the world and most people in Europe vacation in different countries etc, where as in the states it is still a minority of Americans who own a passport. Most Americans dont leave the country and therefore dont know anything else but America. They never get to see how amazing a high speed rail system is and how efficent it can be or how amazing the autoban is etc. Every countries people have their faults and I think this is Americas!

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What an arrogant statement! Thanks for keeping us at the top of the list!
    Wow, I speak for America. If I had that kind of power do you think people who hate America such as you appear to would have any say ? or even live here anymore?



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I don't really think America can be deemed arrogant. There are a lot of humble people in America, too. I've been put in my place and humbled irl a few times and it's clear that being humble is much better, imho, than being arrogant.

    OK, a fun fact: Did you know that "humble" came from the word "numble" which then became "umble"? Numbles, iirc, were the organs of animals used to make meat pie in the distant past. The term "eat your humble pie" came from the eating of this pauper's dish.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    That is my theory on all of this. There will come a day when we wont be known as The Great America, land of the free, etc etc. We will still be a country, we just wont be a great country. We will be like England or France...
    England isn't a great country? Stood on their own aginst the Axis in WW2 and actually stopped the Germans from launching operation sea lion! Havent been conquered for nearly 1000 years! Backed America up in the war on terror, these are just a few great things about England!...America is still young don't forget that!
    Also who calls it the great America?
    Last edited by Higgins86; 10-18-11 at 06:36 PM.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    England isn't a great country? Stood on their own aginst the Axis in WW2 and actually stopped the Germans from launching operation sea lion! Havent been conquered for nearly 1000 years! Backed America up in the war on terror, these are just a few great things about England!...America is still a baby don't forget that!
    Also who calls it the great America?
    AND they have great cheese and crackers.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    England isn't a great country? Stood on their own aginst the Axis in WW2 and actually stopped the Germans from launching operation sea lion! Havent been conquered for nearly 1000 years! Backed America up in the war on terror, these are just a few great things about England!...America is still a baby don't forget that!
    Also who calls it the great America?
    Just about anyone with a brain and a sense of perspective

    anyone who was liberated from the German Death Camps

    all the Chinese who were doomed to be Japanese slaves or genocide victims

    South Korea

    all the people who benefited from the BILLIONS we have spent on eradicating AIDS in sub-saharan Africa

    Israel

    etc
    etc
    etc
    etc



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Just about anyone with a brain and a sense of perspective

    anyone who was liberated from the German Death Camps

    all the Chinese who were doomed to be Japanese slaves or genocide victims

    South Korea

    all the people who benefited from the BILLIONS we have spent on eradicating AIDS in sub-saharan Africa

    Israel

    etc
    etc
    etc
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    oh I forgot America was the only country fighting in World War Two and the Korean War...yawn
    Last edited by Higgins86; 10-18-11 at 06:31 PM.

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