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Re:Bush will probably win again
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2004, 03:32:44 AM »
yup, i'm not german but i've lived in Europe, and people are a hundred times more concerned of worldly affairs than Americans are
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Don Seer

Re:Bush will probably win again
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2004, 03:38:18 AM »
plus americans are fed spin on there news, whereas we see a different side.

so many issues in the news here to do with america we never hear or see on american sites.


three quick examples..

1.. suicide rates among US military personnel in iraq right now are higher than those for vietnam.

2.. soldiers with mental problems/issues are being turned away by army shrinks and put back into service

3.. the real number of casualties has been 'massaged' + injured in the US media to keep the public happy.. there are 'forgotten' thousands of injured. theres a nickname for these people, cant remember what it is right now.
 

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Re:Bush will probably win again
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2004, 06:15:37 AM »
yup, i'm not german but i've lived in Europe, and people are a hundred times more concerned of worldly affairs than Americans are

Do people in Europe make broad generalizations about American's as well?
 

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Re:Bush will probably win again
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2004, 06:19:06 AM »
no, we understand that you have dumb people, and clever people just like anywhere   ;D
 

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Re:Bush will probably win again
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2004, 06:21:49 AM »
plus americans are fed spin on there news, whereas we see a different side.

so many issues in the news here to do with america we never hear or see on american sites.

1.. suicide rates among US military personnel in iraq right now are higher than those for vietnam.

2.. soldiers with mental problems/issues are being turned away by army shrinks and put back into service

3.. the real number of casualties has been 'massaged' + injured in the US media to keep the public happy.. there are 'forgotten' thousands of injured. theres a nickname for these people, cant remember what it is right now.

You'd be very suprised. With the internet, people in America are getting a much more balanced view of events than people expect. I get a bunch of articles from the BBC and other European news agencies as well as getting news from American news agencies. Much more rounded view that way IMO.

Also:
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-10-13-army-suicides-usat_x.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/14/iraq/main593160.shtml
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3956787/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/site/premium/access-registered.intercept

I'll dig up some more links later, but these things are being reported on, I guess you just missed them...