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Postby nakatago » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 8:34 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:
taxico wrote:
nakatago wrote:That is why you Americans can't have nice things. Even your GSM is screwy...


why you so like that. amerikaa #1 okay.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/usa-1-40-embarrassing-things-that-america-is-the-best-in-the-world-at

Very manipulative list.


Agreed. Biased and lack of citations with obvious agenda.

I was going to link to a dozen or so "America F-ck Yeah!" jpgs, but im lazy.



At least America is open to criticism--warranted or not.

Imagine if China becomes the world's number one economy and will be in the spotlight (y'know, after it overtakes the US). Do you think China can even handle jokes at its expense?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:24 pm

nakatago wrote:At least America is open to criticism--warranted or not.

Imagine if China becomes the world's number one economy and will be in the spotlight (y'know, after it overtakes the US). Do you think China can even handle jokes at its expense?


I think acceptance of self-criticism (aka a part of a healthy debate) is a sign of a mature democracy. Countries that are not democracies, or are immature ones tend to maintain that self-criticism in counter-productive vs the greater good of society, and so should not be tolerated.

Kinda like, we can discuss this, but only once we've arrived at our national destination ok?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 8:25 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:
taxico wrote:
nakatago wrote:That is why you Americans can't have nice things. Even your GSM is screwy...


why you so like that. amerikaa #1 okay.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/usa-1-40-embarrassing-things-that-america-is-the-best-in-the-world-at

Very manipulative list.


Agreed. Biased and lack of citations with obvious agenda.

I was going to link to a dozen or so "America F-ck Yeah!" jpgs, but im lazy.



At least America is open to criticism--warranted or not.

Imagine if China becomes the world's number one economy and will be in the spotlight (y'know, after it overtakes the US). Do you think China can even handle jokes at its expense?


China as a nation, or its people? Check out chinasmack.com, it is English translations of Chinese blog and news posts, followed by translations of all of the comments. Plenty of Chinese self-deprecation and acknowledgments of China's faults there, along with plenty of mindless macho bravado by zealot nationalists. Quite a bit like comparable posts in the US.

As opposed to Singapore, where any post about anything (could be announcing new McDonalds menu items) turns into xenophobic rants that make no sense.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 8:58 am

zzm9980 wrote:
China as a nation, or its people? Check out chinasmack.com, it is English translations of Chinese blog and news posts, followed by translations of all of the comments. Plenty of Chinese self-deprecation and acknowledgments of China's faults there, along with plenty of mindless macho bravado by zealot nationalists. Quite a bit like comparable posts in the US.

As opposed to Singapore, where any post about anything (could be announcing new McDonalds menu items) turns into xenophobic rants that make no sense.


China as a state.

For the people, how will they react once outsiders join in on the smack talk.


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