View Poll Results: Is the US a benefit to the World?

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  • Yes, absolutely. The world will kill itself without us.

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  • Yes, I believe so. I think we do more good than harm.

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  • Not sure.

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  • No, I don’t believe so. I think we do more harm than good.

    10 16.67%
  • No, absolutely not. The world will kill us if we don’t get out of its way.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The American way has always been "everybody makes his own success". Why do you try do undermine it with world involvement?
    Because we've been underming the nature of the world for decades now.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I dont see how anyone could possibly say we dont do more good than harm...We sure as hell arent perfect and we do alot of things out of greed, but we still do more good than bad...americans are the most generous of all the industrialized nations

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I dont see how anyone could possibly say we dont do more good than harm...We sure as hell arent perfect and we do alot of things out of greed, but we still do more good than bad...americans are the most generous of all the industrialized nations



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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I'd say that historically, we've done more good than harm.

    However, in the last decade or two I'd say it's been 50/50 at best, and in a few cases we've made things worse.

    So how do i vote in the poll?

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    We have supplied all the money in the world that is used for trade. That's no small thing.

    In the past, we have been a force for the greatest good. We make bad judgements from time to time, some really bad ones. Overall, the world without us would probably be quite primitive.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Generally, we've been a positive, for things like food production, human rights issues, and scientific advancement. That being said, we are sealing our own doom by trying to take the weight of the world upon our own shoulders, and supporting societies which appear unable to take the leap into the 21st century.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    We have supplied all the money in the world that is used for trade.
    You find this positive? Wow, just wow!

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I beelive we have done more good than harm. Especially our foreign policy in the last 50+ years or so. Our foreign policy has been disastrous.


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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Perhaps a dark and lonely job but dammit, somebody had to do it.

    Try to imagine a world with not one single base currency.



    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    You find this positive? Wow, just wow!

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Perhaps a dark and lonely job but dammit, somebody had to do it.

    Try to imagine a world with not one single base currency.
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