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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#7 - scant
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Things aren't invented "by" America.
America can't invent anything.
It is a name given to a particular section of a giant landmass made of rock.
Also, it has no arms.
#9 to #7 - anon id: fceabdfc
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It's psychokinetic.
User avatar #215 to #7 - failtolawl
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if the USA isn't called America for short, than we might as well call China "the people's republic of" and spain "The Kingdom of",

The United States is a prepositional phrase. You want to bitch about how it's wrong, go back 300 years and do it to the founding fathers.
#222 to #215 - fractalius
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That logic is backwards.

United States of America
People's Republic of China

Saying America == Saying China
Saying United States Of == Saying People's Republic Of

We say either USA, United States, or America. They usually just say China.
User avatar #224 to #222 - failtolawl
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... that is exactly what I am saying...
#226 to #224 - fractalius
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Oh you said "IF usa isn't called america"

I thoght you just said "The USA isn't called America"
#264 to #7 - redorbit
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bite your pillow im going in dry
bite your pillow im going in dry
#275 to #7 - jinkazama
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>Stephen hawking has no arms
>Invented science

>Lawyer'd
#32 to #7 - osirusrising
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Everything in the damn country in made in china. My brother works at a international shipping warehouse and one day he got a box of knifes that were issued for the marines one fell out so he took it, the damn thing was made in china.

MFW.
User avatar #95 to #7 - profarnsworth
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We have BEAR ARMS! Jeeze don't you know the bill of rights.
#141 - ninjabadger
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"Invented America"   
   
I believe they (colonists) decided to leave the British and the British were trying to suppress America's formation.   
   
That's not inventing.
"Invented America"

I believe they (colonists) decided to leave the British and the British were trying to suppress America's formation.

That's not inventing.

User avatar #142 to #141 - WwIiSsPp
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you're correct. and i don't know why people thumbed you down. no one invented america but the colonists
User avatar #160 to #142 - Hoobling
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B-But the colonists were English
User avatar #239 to #160 - spartusee
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English people that no longer wanted to be English.
User avatar #280 to #239 - arstya
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But to not be English they had to "invent" America.

*sillydance*
User avatar #159 to #142 - Blargosnarf
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They didn't even invent it, they founded it, you can't just make a several million year old continent.
User avatar #161 to #159 - pseudobob **User deleted account**
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America is a country.

Unless you're the kind of person that thinks "America" isn't an acceptable name for the USA in which case **** off, it's called colloquial.
User avatar #163 to #161 - Blargosnarf
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America... refers to the continents of North, Central and South America... all of which can be called America. The United States OF America was founded by the colonists, not invented, and the Americas were founded by the 17th century explorers.
#180 to #163 - pseudobob **User deleted account**
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www.google.ca/search?q=America&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a [LINK]   
   
dem top two results (are equally reasonable)   
   
I will concede that it is the official definition, but we all know what we're talking about and the context of America is clear in this thread.
www.google.ca/search?q=America&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a [LINK]

dem top two results (are equally reasonable)

I will concede that it is the official definition, but we all know what we're talking about and the context of America is clear in this thread.
#145 to #142 - ninjabadger
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I mean it is 4chan... so I suppose it should be an acceptable mistake.

#4 - thetower
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User avatar #36 to #4 - andnowducks
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Russia invented space travel, before you go ranting on about how you landed on the moon, which you didn't even do, you had help from Germans as well.
#38 to #36 - anon id: 503b7487
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Implying soviets didn't had any help from germans.
User avatar #40 to #38 - andnowducks
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I never said that.
#13 to #4 - ruinsage
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Congratulations, your countries last major achievement took place decades before you were born. How proud you must be
#93 to #13 - thetower
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Yet no country has yet to top it.
User avatar #8 to #4 - thisisspartah
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Russia invented space travel
#34 to #8 - comradewinter
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They also invented satelites.
And space stations.
And rovers.
They also sent the first animal into space, first man, first woman, as well as being the first to conduct a space walk, and lots of other achievements. All the US did was make an actual landing, which is indeed a bigger achievement than all of the USSR's individual ones, but not all combined.
User avatar #48 to #8 - zaggystirdust
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>discovered
User avatar #39 to #8 - baltman
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Russia didn't invent **** except for driving drunk with a dashcam you ******* retard, it was The Soviet Union that sent a man into space and **** like that.
#59 - felixjarl
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Beat it America!
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#70 to #67 - captnpl
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The American Navy was invented by a Scottish immigrant.
User avatar #100 to #59 - drastronomy
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NORWEGIAN MASTER RACE
#105 to #100 - felixjarl
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Feel the power of our might paper clip!
#202 to #105 - vuican
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#206 to #202 - felixjarl
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User avatar #108 to #105 - drastronomy
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THE MOST INNOVATIVE ******* INVENTION IN THE WORLD
User avatar #122 to #108 - lolnose
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we still love it
User avatar #30 - brosanction
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common sense
User avatar #218 to #30 - waaw
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He said something you use on a daily basis
#87 to #30 - apothicary
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User avatar #253 to #30 - alexandereissa
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I GET THIS. THANK YOU SCHOOL.
#205 to #30 - partnerintroll
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orly?
#47 to #30 - sidathon
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User avatar #1 - kwanzalord
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that was too easy.
I mean there's a ton of stuff:
trees, rocks, vegemite, air, China....
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#5 to #1 - jewnicorn
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Paper. Gunpowder. Horse saddles. Agriculture.
#11 to #5 - mattkingg **User deleted account**
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Television, electricity
User avatar #12 to #11 - anbieter
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me
User avatar #16 - dunkleosteus
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free health care >_>
#338 to #16 - anon id: dcfec40d
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It's not free. Canadians and Scandinavian nations have ridiculous taxes.
User avatar #339 to #338 - dunkleosteus
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I'm Canadian, I'm aware of that
#54 to #16 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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There's no such thing as "free" healthcare, unless doctors and nurses work for no pay, materials and tools are provided to the hospitals free of charge, and pharmaceutical companies provide drugs at no cost. If it's free for you, someone else is paying for it for you against their will.
User avatar #56 to #54 - dunkleosteus
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it's subsidized by the government. Comes out of the same pool of money that builds roads, etc
#60 to #56 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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ROADS ARE NOT FREE EITHER. None of that is "free". "Free" is when I give you a product or a service and get no compensation for it. When I give you a service and then force someone else to pay for it, it is not "free".
User avatar #88 to #60 - dunkleosteus
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No, it's not free, it's payed for by my taxes. Taxes which amount to a considerable deal less than the health care would cost if I had to shoulder it myself, or the insurance. I say "free" because I don't pay a dime when I go to the doctor's office.
#91 to #88 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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Yeah, because other people make up the difference. Government subsidies don't just make healthcare costs vanish magically. You're getting the service on someone else's dime. It's only as "free" as the flat screen TV I stole from my neighbors was free.

That money comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is people. There's nothing "free" about it, and it's childish to think otherwise.
User avatar #98 to #91 - dunkleosteus
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of course it does. The taxes are affordable though. We could have an economy where the healthy have a higher standard of living and the unhealthy lose their homes etc, or we could have an economy where everyone has a slightly lower, but affordable standard of living.

FYI, when your health care system isn't for-profit, you only really pay for the utilities needed to perform the operation. How much does an ultrasound cost in America? I just looked that **** up, and it's $100 - $1000 depending on what type you get. How much does it cost here? $150 (which ISN'T subsidized btw).
#114 to #98 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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I'm not interested in a debate about your healthcare versus mine. My point is that it's not FREE, which you JUST confirmed by pricing an ultrasound as something other than $0.
User avatar #162 to #114 - dunkleosteus
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yes, it's not free by the literal definition of the word, being "without cost", but by the metaphorical sense as in "It doesn't bankrupt me" or "being healthy and without sickness is within my financial grasp" it may as well be free by comparison.
#165 to #162 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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That's an incredibly self-centered view of the word "free" then, and inventing "free healthcare" under that definition is just another way of saying inventing a way to force others to pay for your ****, which is hardly an invention worth bragging about.
User avatar #185 to #165 - dunkleosteus
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Forcing? **** no, bro. Just because you don't live in a society where people reach out and help eachother, where your neighbour's well-being and happiness MEAN something doesn't mean you should assume the rest of the world is as selfish as you.
#236 to #185 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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Taxation is taking by force. If you didn't need force it would be done voluntarily, not through taxing. Thinking otherwise is just naive. And between me, who wants to keep what I earn and live my own life, and you, who is the one having other people pay for your healthcare, I'm the selfish one? Lol.
User avatar #259 to #236 - dunkleosteus
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I think the people in my country understand the connection between the taxes they pay and the services they receive, like untolled highways that are well maintained. Streetlights that are repaired when they break, roads that are salted and plowed in the snow, and many other things that make our lives better. I pay my government to take care of me and the country I live in, and I see no problem with that, if it's the cost of living here, so be it. If I didn't want to pay the taxes, I could move to africa or somewhere where no govenment could tax me. But then I wouldn't have all the fine things I've gotten used to here.
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#174 - EdwardNigma
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Bones. Skin. Heart. Lungs. Oxygen. Mouth. Liver. Dick. Brain. Rammstein. Veins. Blood. Body hair. Anus.
User avatar #63 - dreadedsin
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Democracy
Computers
Internet
Television

All stuff that America claimed to invent, Democracy was invented by the ancient Greeks. The first programmable computer was called Zuse Z3 and was built by a German called Konrad Zuse. The internet was created by Tim Berners-Lee, who was British, and Television was invented by John Logie Baird, who was Scottish
#139 to #63 - miaandvinny
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I find that a lot of people mean a full democracy when they say America invented it. Athens did not allow women or foreigners the right to participete. Although I think Finland was the first country to allow women to vote in the democracy....
#243 to #139 - hewhoepicfails
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If memory serves me correct, the first country to have women's suffrage was New Zealand in the late 1800's.
#328 to #243 - miaandvinny
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Ah, it's been a while since we've learned about that. Thank you. I think Finland was 1915 or somewhere around there.
User avatar #17 - inkfox
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The TV,phone and The radio
User avatar #19 to #17 - jacksterlad
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when philio fansworth invented the tv he said "yeah but there is never anything good on "