This isn't really relivant to this site or anything, but I am sure it is on everyones minds. What is your opinion of what happened yesterday with the World Trade Center, Pentagon etc. I still cannot beleive what is going on...
It was a terrible thing and many innocent people died. Certainly something that we could live without. There must have been tons of planning to execute that with such precision.
It's difficult to say this without being rude. Alot of people hate the US for various reasons, because the government gets involved in things that just aren't their business. This may be just because the US has power.. and someone needs to be a bully and show people that you can't do anything you want. But this is what happens when people hate you.
There's nothing you can really do about people hating America and it's not the their fault for being bullies. Someone has to or we're gonna have another World War II.
That's just my opinion, hope I dont start a flamewar
1989 Cavalier Z24
All I can say is that if there's a war, I'm going on my own power. No doubt, the U.S. isn't the most well-liked country, but for it to come to this - to essentially murder over ten thousand innocent people - I can't stand for that.
Today I was watching a bomb threat in Boston, right across the street from where I had my prom. One of my friends had a bomb threat near her home in Cali, though that turned out false. Not even two days into this, and look what's happening.
I agree with you Ironman, but I don't think it's always because of the US bullying people around...the people who follow bin Laden (and others) hate the US's way of life...mostly the freedom we have. They are, for some reason, against it. Sortof like Russia of old was against it, and China is now.
Anyway, my thoughts are with everyone who was there (and still is there), and my deepest sympathy to anyone who has a loved one they have not heard from yet.
hmmm... i still think that the U.S. is pretty stuck up.. and that this was eventually gonna happen... but i dont agree with what the terrorists did.. killing so many good souls.
but yes i do think that americans are really stuck up because almost all of them believe that they are "the shit". they have never seen anything like this and now they must re-place or step their boundrys. learn that they maybe they shouldnt push their weight around as much such as with veitnam and the israli's. but thats another matter..
For all those whos lives were lost i give my sorrows.
(Do not judge unless you judge yourself first)
> >This, from a Canadian newspaper, no less, is worth sharing.
> >America: The Good Neighbor.
> >Widespread but only partial news coverage was given
> >recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from
> >Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
> >commentator. What follows is the full text of his
> >trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional
> >"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the
> >Americans as the most generous and possibly the least
> >appreciated people on all the earth.
> >Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and
> >Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the
> >Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
> >forgave other billions in debts. None of these
> >countries is today paying even the interest on its
> >remaining debts to the United States.
> >When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it
> >was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward
> >was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of
> >Paris. I was there. I saw it.
> >When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United
> >States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59
> >American communities were flattened by tornadoes.
> >Nobody helped.
> >The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped
> >billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now
> >newspapers in those countries are writing about the
> >decadent, warmongering Americans.
> >I'd like to see just one of those countries that is
> >gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar
> >build its own airplane. Does any other country in the
> >world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
> >Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why
> >don't they fly them? Why do all the International
> >lines except Russia fly American Planes?
> >Why does no other land on earth even consider putting
> >a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese
> >technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German
> >technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about
> >American technocracy, and you find men on the moon -
> >not once, but several times and safely home again.
> >You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs
> >right in the store window for everybody to look at.
> >Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded.
> >They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless
> >they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American
> >dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.
> >When the railways of France, Germany and India were
> >breaking down through age, it was the Americans who
> >rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the
> >New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an
> >old caboose. Both are still broke.
> >I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to
> >the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me
> >even one time when someone else raced to the Americans
> >in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even
> >during the San Francisco earthquake.
> >Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one
> >Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get
> >kicked around. They will come out of this thing with
> >their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled
> >to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating
> >over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one
> >of those."
> >Stand proud, America!
> >This is one of the best editorials that I have ever
> >read regarding the United States. It is nice that one
> >man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the
> >world would realize it. We are always blamed for
> >everything, and never even get a thank you for the
> >things we do.
> >Maybe each of you can send this to at least one person
> >and they might send it to one of their friends until this letter
> >is sent to every person on the web.
> >I am just a single
> >American that has read this,
> >I SURE HOPE THAT A LOT MORE READ IT SOON.
thats how i feal