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2013-01-10 08:26:29 AM
I blame Ke$ha.
 
2013-01-10 08:53:09 AM
And Gawker thinks these things are in response to how much we spend on healthcare, instead of being the reason.
 
2013-01-10 09:14:58 AM
You'll get my STDs when you pry them from my cold, dead genitals.
 
2013-01-10 09:21:42 AM
Freedom has its costs.
 
2013-01-10 09:25:02 AM
Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.


We do?
 
2013-01-10 09:32:49 AM

Sybarite: I blame Ke$ha.


I was channel surfing and saw a clip of one her videos.  Now my television has crabs.
 
2013-01-10 09:34:38 AM
WE'RE NUMBER ONE
WE'RE NUMBER ONE
WOOOOOO USA
 
2013-01-10 09:37:23 AM

sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?


Yes. Good god yes. And it's not that it doesn't exist to some extent in other places, but not to the degree that it is embraced and celebrated here. Especially when it comes to "our" bodies and "our" choices, there's nowhere else where making crappy decisions is so greatly lauded.
 
2013-01-10 09:43:08 AM
Ironic that the nation with the most to live for isn't equipped to do so.
 
2013-01-10 09:53:18 AM

jaylectricity: Ironic that the nation with the most to live for isn't equipped to do so.


Hedonistic nihilism?
 
2013-01-10 09:59:15 AM

sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?


Nowhere else on earth would a first lady planting a vegetable garden be hysterically reported as a "war on cookies."
 
2013-01-10 10:09:17 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?

Nowhere else on earth would a first lady planting a vegetable garden be hysterically reported as a "war on cookies."


Now this is a game with potential--
Nowhere else on earth would a man arrested for urinating on the subway complain about not being respected.
 
2013-01-10 10:13:32 AM

Yes please: Now this is a game with potential--
Nowhere else on earth would a man arrested for urinating on the subway complain about not being respected.


Nowhere else on earth would a woman with 15 kids and another on the way say, "Somebody needs to pay for all of this."
 
2013-01-10 10:19:35 AM

Diogenes: jaylectricity: Ironic that the nation with the most to live for isn't equipped to do so.

Hedonistic nihilism?


It's more a problem with the existence of the American Dream.  If you don't have the ability to get through at least a Bachelors, which is nearly a requirement these days, then you have no real hope of ever succeeding in this country.  If you're not rich, the American Dream says you're not worth anything, so what's there to live for?
 
2013-01-10 10:22:10 AM

sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?


Only if you're not a homosexual, or transgendered, or a woman, or an immigrant, or have been convicted of something in the past, or poor, or someone of color.
 
2013-01-10 10:25:15 AM
And gold metals...
 
2013-01-10 10:26:39 AM
medals!!

Darn, need more coffee
 
2013-01-10 10:26:51 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And gold metals...


And education...
 
2013-01-10 10:52:02 AM

Diogenes: Yes please: Now this is a game with potential--


Nowhere else on earth would being called an Einstein be an insult.
 
2013-01-10 11:08:24 AM
Corporate Food, Abstinence Education, and Privatized Healthcare FTW.......keep us on top GOP.
 
2013-01-10 11:09:35 AM
I bet we poop more too!
 
2013-01-10 11:10:11 AM
If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.

/not sure how that applies, but it's a good saying.
 
2013-01-10 11:10:38 AM
So we are fat, lazy and will bang anything....

/I blame college.
 
2013-01-10 11:10:55 AM
Sometimes, I wonder if we should just burn it all down; collect the insurance money and start over from the beginning.

/ not often though
 
2013-01-10 11:11:03 AM
And you-sorority girl-yeah-just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know, and one of them is that there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. We're seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies. None of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt, a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world,I don't know what the fark you're talking about?! Yosemite?!!!
 
2013-01-10 11:11:15 AM

SurfaceTension: Diogenes: Yes please: Now this is a game with potential--

Nowhere else on earth would being called an Einstein be an insult.


You hit the nail on the head with this one. "Proud to be Ignorant" should be our new motto.
 
2013-01-10 11:12:26 AM
Nowhere else on earth would people let there home, on purpose, go into foreclosure because they paid too much, and not understand how they're farking everyone else
 
2013-01-10 11:13:42 AM
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fark yeah, America
 
2013-01-10 11:13:47 AM
It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
 
2013-01-10 11:14:30 AM
Pretty sure Australia's fatter.
 
2013-01-10 11:15:16 AM
If unhealthy behavior is so lauded in America, then why is it illegal now to smoke practically anywhere?
 
2013-01-10 11:15:24 AM

sigdiamond2000: The Stealth Hippopotamus: And gold metals...

And education...


You *could* have read the very next post.
 
2013-01-10 11:15:36 AM
Best health care in the world!
 
2013-01-10 11:15:50 AM
It only sounds bad when you say we lead in STD's, obesity and dying young. I prefer to think of it as living like a rock star
 
2013-01-10 11:16:14 AM
Oooh, I wanna play.

Nowhere else on earth would the 11 people that insist on calling it "the holidays" be waging a War On Christmas.

Nowhere else on earth would approximately half the politicians hold an entire economy hostage to protest a situation which they themselves had created.
 
2013-01-10 11:17:01 AM
Basically, it's a great spot to live if you're old: "Americans who reach age 75 can expect to live longer than people in the peer countries," the report reads.

But if you're young, well, you should probably just move to France: "I don't think most parents know that, on average, infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. die younger and have greater rates of illness and injury than youth in other countries," Woolf said.


This should surprise no one. Old people vote, and politicians make sure that old people get exactly what they want.
 
2013-01-10 11:17:45 AM

Yes please: sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?

Yes. Good god yes. And it's not that it doesn't exist to some extent in other places, but not to the degree that it is embraced and celebrated here. Especially when it comes to "our" bodies and "our" choices, there's nowhere else where making crappy decisions is so greatly lauded.


The freedom to fail is the ultimate freedom!
 
2013-01-10 11:18:34 AM

tricycleracer: And you-sorority girl-yeah-just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know, and one of them is that there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. We're seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies. None of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt, a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world,I don't know what the fark you're talking about?! Yosemite?!!!


I loved that quote. Best comeback would have been "my generation didn't cause any of these problems, and it's not my generation that's fighting to maintain the status quo instead of trying to make things better. What's your excuse?"

I know it doesn't fit the theme for the show, but I think it would have made for a more interesting scene.
 
2013-01-10 11:18:51 AM
As long as I can continue to eat these:

i.cnn.net

I will love 'Merica.
 
2013-01-10 11:19:01 AM

Gwendolyn: sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?

Only if you're not a homosexual, or transgendered, or a woman, or an immigrant, or have been convicted of something in the past, or poor, or someone of color.

freethoughtblogs.com
 
2013-01-10 11:19:03 AM

BgJonson79: Yes please: sigdiamond2000: Who's to blame? According to the study's authors, American culture in general is at fault.

"We have a culture in our country ... that cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities upon our personal lives," Woolf said.

We do?

Yes. Good god yes. And it's not that it doesn't exist to some extent in other places, but not to the degree that it is embraced and celebrated here. Especially when it comes to "our" bodies and "our" choices, there's nowhere else where making crappy decisions is so greatly lauded.

The freedom to fail is the ultimate freedom!


And after you fail you blame someone else and sue them!
 
2013-01-10 11:19:24 AM
Errol Flynn lived by the credo of "live fast, die young and leave a good body." The USA changes that by "leaving a bloated, swollen corpse."
 
2013-01-10 11:19:51 AM

GAT_00: Diogenes: jaylectricity: Ironic that the nation with the most to live for isn't equipped to do so.

Hedonistic nihilism?

It's more a problem with the existence of the American Dream.  If you don't have the ability to get through at least a Bachelors, which is nearly a requirement these days, then you have no real hope of ever succeeding in this country.  If you're not rich, the American Dream says you're not worth anything, so what's there to live for?


Not just a bachelors, but a bachelors in something that proves you have the skills to succeed, and didn't waste money on something that will only allow you to be a barrista.
 
2013-01-10 11:20:11 AM
We are also number one at donkey puches also, but who's counting?
 
2013-01-10 11:20:18 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: sigdiamond2000: The Stealth Hippopotamus: And gold metals...

And education...

You *could* have read the very next post.


TOO LATE!
 
2013-01-10 11:21:48 AM
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-01-10 11:24:49 AM
For the record, whenever I see "USA! USA! USA!" typed out, I ALWAYS hear it in Homer Simpson's voice.
 
2013-01-10 11:25:26 AM

doczoidberg: If unhealthy behavior is so lauded in America, then why is it illegal now to smoke practically anywhere?


I think the fact that there HAS to be laws against it should tell you everything you need to know about Americans.
 
2013-01-10 11:25:31 AM

doczoidberg: If unhealthy behavior is so lauded in America, then why is it illegal now to smoke practically anywhere?


Because some whiny, albeit well intentioned, c*nts crawled up the politicians butts to get it banned in workplaces and restaurants/bars. That I have no problem with. But then they got drunk on their own self importance and kept kvetching and crying and the politicos went for the cheap and easy votes. It also had a side benefit of raking in another set of fines and allowed more intrusion into business owner and private citizens affairs. So instead of laws that makes sense and protect people in legitimate situations where the harmful effects of tobacco use are thrust upon those who opt not to smoke we can't even have completely sealed off, ventilated rooms that totally remove smoke from a public setting.

So essentially power tripping, greed, hysteria and ignorance is why. But heaven forbid anyone mentions that perhaps you should register you stockpile of of death inflicting boomsticks or teach kids to use condoms or pay for preventative healthcare.

What a great country!
 
2013-01-10 11:29:51 AM

Diogenes: Yes please: Now this is a game with potential--
Nowhere else on earth would a man arrested for urinating on the subway complain about not being respected.

Nowhere else on earth would a woman with 15 kids and another on the way say, "Somebody needs to pay for all of this."


On that note, the "COPS" show could spinoff a "FLORIDA COPS" show, like the "Florida" tag on FARK.

But then all the other Farkers - I mean, cops - would be jealous.

/bad boys bad boys
 
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