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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    This is the movie speech:

    What movie was that?
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, y'all are certainly world champs at one thing; I don't think anyone measures a dick quite as enthusiastically as you guys.
    Well one thing's for sure: USA > UK


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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Well one thing's for sure: USA > UK

    You don't seriously want me to measure that little chipolata, do you?
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You don't seriously want me to measure that little chipolata, do you?
    I see we are maintaining a truly intellectual level of discourse.

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    I see we are maintaining a truly intellectual level of discourse.
    A thread about claims to being 'the greatest country' has no level of intellectual discourse to begin with. To treat it as if it had would be sillier still.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    I'm sorry you're so uninformed.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. And no, the US presence has in fact been a source of stability in the ME. The Shah would have come to power with or without us, and led a relatively progressive regime for 25 years. The Muj whom we backed against the Soviets were not/are not just the Taliban. ISIS is a creation of our premature departure from Iraq, and our failure to act in timely fashion (early 2012) in Syria.
    Agreed with the exception of your claim that almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. Perhaps the following will help:

    Fueling Terror

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Agreed with the exception of your claim that almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. Perhaps the following will help:

    Fueling Terror
    That's an eleven-year-old advocacy piece written to argue for reduced oil consumption. It is without value as an intelligence assessment of terrorist financing.
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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Agreed with the exception of your claim that almost none of the first world's transportation fuel money goes to terrorists. Perhaps the following will help:

    Fueling Terror
    Better:

    Next The Economist explains: Where Islamic State gets its money

    Jan 4, 2015 ... Instead the bulk of its money comes from oil revenues from fields under its .... " Levitt is a national expert on terrorism and its financing, working ...
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    Financial sanctions: The pros and cons of a SWIFT response | The ...

    Nov 22, 2014 ... Though most of the terrorist group's funding comes from local oil revenues, ransoms and shakedowns of businesses in territories that IS ...
    http://www.economist.com/.../2163383...access-worlds- financial-messaging-network-potent-measure

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    Re: Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    The fact that anyone in 2015 can argue that his country is objectively the best in the world is risible beyond belief. I just hope that this is a mental affliction that not too many Americans suffer from.

    We can talk about the relative contributions of different countries to the outcome of WW2 in more detail if you like. Have a read of this in the meantime Battle of Stalingrad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    We did save you during both world wars and, while we may puff our chests out annoyingly and we might overstate our relative contribution to the European front (similarly, many Europeans completely forget that WW2 had a pacific theatre in which the USA fought almost exclusively in addition to our assistance in Europe)....one cannot escape the fact that the United States did ride in on its white steed to your rescue....and keep in mind we were not directly attacked like the Russians were, we just showed up in the nick of time with the sole purpose of rescuing your ass. Had we not done so, the Germans would likely have succeeded in pressing west toward Britain.

    Now, the U.S. Has been compensated for this, as this was the rise of America as a global superpower, replacing Great Britain. However, history is what it is.

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