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What freedoms do you have in America that other countries do not?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by non-hetero, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

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    Aside from the obvious examples. I'm talking the western "civilized" world.
     
  2. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    you dont get your pinky chopped off for sucking at graffiti
     
  3. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

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    do you mean what freedoms do you have in america that no other country has? otherwise its kinda hard to answer.
     
  4. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

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    Let's keep Canada out of this :)

    I'm Canadian by the way and I'm not really educated in this matter. I'm only raising this question because so many Americans feel pride in their freedom when so many other countries share those liberties without the... well you know, Americanism.
     
  5. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    well we got the patriot act....thats freedom right??? :D
     
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    there's speech... sort of...
     
  7. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

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    :

    I think it's that America did draft a great constitution earlier than most countries.

    Times have changed but the attitude is still there.
     
  8. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

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    'Bitches' can go topless throughout Ontario. I'm not sure about the rest of Canada but I know European countries are a lot easier about sexuality and an exposed breast would not create such a rediculous media frenzy.
     
  9. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

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    we can replay it without fuzzy squares covering it :D
     
  10. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    ^^^

    How do you say? ZING!
     
  11. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

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    i dont think alot of people really can define what freedom is..

    post modern living.. as cheesy as this may sound... make more people completely retarded as to seeing in context what freedom is...

    most dipshits. (tease....ola) can account for such things.


    most spit the we are the global dominant power rhetoric.

    merry go round status.
     
  12. Daddy Screw

    Daddy Screw Member

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    please elaborate on this. you're saying because we live in a post modernist age, (which my definition of is all cultures, periods etc are all are equal) people are more confused as to what freedom is because they see 'real freedom' and would rather choose not being free? sort of like in the first matrix film~the guy who wants to carry on living in the matrix because the real world is so shit?

    what freedoms does america have?
    lets see...
    ~all records of everything you do ever (where you shop,what you buy, what books you take @library, your job, what websites you visit countless other stuff) are stored on some huge database
    ~in order to weed out all the 'terrorists' everyone's profile is on some database
    ~cctv follows you everywhere

    not much freedom it seems. same in the uk, mind.
     
  13. Daddy Screw

    Daddy Screw Member

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    yeh big brother indeed. we love him really, don't we?
     
  14. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    http://www.dailykos.com/images/macleans.jpg'>

    [url=http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/article.jsp?content=20040209_74911_74911]Macleans[/url] is the Canadian equivalent of Time Magazine.
     
  15. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    'HOPE YOU LOSE, EH'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thats hillarious.



    this idea of america being the 'freest' country on earth, flat out, unequivecally, is a crock of shit. just about any of the scandanavian countries rival, if not surpass us in freedom, and most certainly equality in standard of living. unless one of you canadians can provide an example otherwise, ive never heard of a single freedom we have that you dont, and infact can think of more on your side.
    'free speech'?!?! again, a complete crock of shit. yes, for the most part, people can say whatever they want, but its not cause we're 'free', it's because no one cares, so the government can allow us such 'freedoms'. anytime someone has something important to say, it gets censored as being a matter of 'national security'. how is that free speech? yeah, i can say 'the government is lying to us', but all im doing is pissing into the wind, so who cares? i'd rather NOT be able to say it, atleast then the borders would be clearly defined as what they truly are.

    i think an easier question would be 'what freedoms DONT other countries have, that we do. pick any major western civilization, and i think you're going to be hard pressed to come up with anything.
     
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