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North Korea Threatens War Over James Franco/Seth Rogen Comedy


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    Dutch Wrote: Troy, a very good worded piece, compliments. However I must say that when I travelled to the US in the sixties the people here had a total different attitude; much more friendly and generous behavior; just after WWII they were the hero's and handed out food and bread airdroppings. I do not see them do that anymore, instead they will only sell you weapons or want your oil. A lot has changed, but not for the better.
    Thank you. This country has always treated white people quite nicely, no one can argue against that. Are you actually from The Netherlands? If so, everyone loves Dutch people, doesn't matter where you go. :)

    I can go to any part of the US now and still be treated well and people are helpful to me, for the most part. This is, assuming I am a white person.

    I am not sure which part of the country you traveled to before, but it wasn't like that everyone, I can promise you that. Still isn't, for some people.

    As far as "We were the heros", well.. some would argue that we have always been the heros. I have heard older men who fought in WWII say stuff like, "We didn't win the war because we were better soldiers, we won because we are American.. and you don't mess with America." Of course, I've heard two of these same men say that "Ni*gers didn't contribute to the war at all."

    It is true that we have helped a lot of people in the past and we help them now still. We also sell our guns to third world countries so that they can kill each other. You know what others countries do the exact same thing? Russia, Germany, China and France.

    I cannot argue with you about the oil though, it is true. We don't seem to get involved in another country's conflict unless there is some reward in it. That's the main reason Republicans are always trying to get into another war.. assuming there is a prize at the end of the tunnel. Also, in their eyes, it's not enough that we assist another country in fighting, we have to be the ones to lead the way. Unless it is some African country without a prize, then Republicans want nothing to do with it.
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    "Troy" I think what may be most people here do not realize that due to the huge gap between rich and poor as well as the "greed" factor has changed the mentality here. Compared to the sixties; who had a cell phone; flat screen TV; a Porsche etc. Also the "gun" violence has changed this country; Then on top of it we were involved in the wrong wars and get our youth back in a certain mental state.Thenwe have the increase in drug use; plenty more around than in the sixties. More traffic on the roads and little done related to infrastructure, which leads to road rage etc.
    So in other words; this does affect mentality. Go visit Detroit; I think it is quite changed from the 50's; not for the better I guess.
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    Dutch Wrote: "Troy" I think what may be most people here do not realize that due to the huge gap between rich and poor as well as the "greed" factor has changed the mentality here. Compared to the sixties; who had a cell phone; flat screen TV; a Porsche etc. Also the "gun" violence has changed this country; Then on top of it we were involved in the wrong wars and get our youth back in a certain mental state.Thenwe have the increase in drug use; plenty more around than in the sixties. More traffic on the roads and little done related to infrastructure, which leads to road rage etc.
    So in other words; this does affect mentality. Go visit Detroit; I think it is quite changed from the 50's; not for the better I guess.
    Well, It was the 60s, no one had a cell phone or a flat screen TV. Just like now, people with more money than I have Porsches.

    Gun violence has always existed. There was still gun violence is poor parts of the country where crime was the highest. It just now, gun violence has spilled over into white suburbs, so now it is suddenly more of an issue? It's always been around.

    I am not sure what you mean by "we were involved in the wrong wars and get our youth back in a certain mental state."

    I would say we have a higher number of drug users, I guess. The problem is, our drugs are more intense now. We still had drug problems back then, this is also not a new thing. Opium dens?

    More traffic on the road, because we have more people than we did. The infrastructure is a terrible problem, I can agree there.

    I have been to Detroit many times. It is partially how it is because the Big Three, as they are called.. the auto manufacturers made poor managerial decisions, regarding the future of US auto demand. They thought all we would want would be Hummers and other overly large vehicles.

    I think, for some aspects of American life, life has gotten better since the 50s. Some aspects are worse, yes.

    Here is a quick list of people who have a better life now than they would have in the 50s:

    Black people, any non Christian, any gay or lesbian person, certain foreigners, etc.

    Sorry, I didn't have time to format this very well, but I think everyone can follow.
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    Slight update on this story. North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam sent a letter to the U.N. on June 27th, and the contents were made public a few days ago. Here's a bit from it, courtesy of Reuters:

    "To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," Ja said.

    "The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism," he wrote.

    North Korea complains to U.N. about film starring Rogen, Franco
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    ..... I guess they don't understand the concept of free speech.
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    TroyRC Wrote: ..... I guess they don't understand the concept of free speech.
    Neither do we; ask the NSA!
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    A really great thread. But good grief, another country (Korea) wanting to go to war with us? While blaming us, due to a movie! Yes, those commie movie producers have struck again, with evil weapons of history & satire. Isn't there still an unAmerican Activities Committee? Why didn't they put the evil producers & directors immediately into a gulag? Sad that so many people of the world cannot grasp the simple concept of "freedom" of speech.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    TroyRC Wrote: ..... I guess they don't understand the concept of free speech.
    Neither do we; ask the NSA!
    Oh, we have free speech! We just.. also have it all recorded.