Juries love to award tons of money. Is this related to the “american dream”?
I know some people here who sue repeatedly, but these people are looked upon as useless, incompetant parasites.
Cystic, you seem to be very anti-American on a lot of your posts in the general discussion area. Why all the negativity against us? Don’t judge us all by the small percentage of people that you hear about in the media or by our politicians. Most people here are solid, hard-working people. However, we do have our share of useless parasites who seem to always be the ones in the news. The sad fact is that the negative and controversial means ratings & sells newspapers here, so the worst of our country are always in the spotlight.
my father too accuses me of anti-Americanism. This is unfair, and i would even say a paranoia that is a feature of Americans. Why is it that criticism of actions, activities, and policies is considered “anti-Americanism”? I am sharply critical of my own gov’t (which happens to be the party that i am in line with) - does this mean that i am "anti-my-own-views? For your sake, i will assume that this is less an American whining characterisitic, and more just yours.
Please don’t consider my attitudes with regards to American foreign policies, pop/crap culture, gun-culture, war/violence culture, and lack-of-responsibility-taking/sue-sue-sue culture as my being anti-American. In fact, many of the Americans i have met are marvelous people. I have considered one day practicing in your country, and i have always enjoyed my visits there.
so chill, my American neighbour.