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Beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can Be.

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Submitted: 07/09/2012
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User avatar #1091 - Mahazama (07/20/2012) [-]
Now see, I want to know what the world thinks....
Between The USA and the PRC (China)
who would you rather see managing the world?
Question to be answered by non americans only.
#1095 to #1091 - anonymous (11/06/2012) [-]
neither does, at least not alone which is what your post is suggestig.
there are no superpowers anymore. all the world is left with are regular countries. some are bigger, some are smaller, some teach their residents "we are the best/most powerful/purest/fattest people in the world" some don't. i like the way it is. no one is able to commit an aggression or even an act of war without fearing devastating consequences for themselfes.
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#1088 - bierhaus (07/17/2012) [-]
A little while ago I deleted my profile and now I've made a new one just so I could like THIS video and add it to my favorites. Well done OP.   
I give you buttered toast as a reward.   
A little while ago I deleted my profile and now I've made a new one just so I could like THIS video and add it to my favorites. Well done OP.

I give you buttered toast as a reward.
#1087 - anonymous (07/15/2012) [-]
No country will be the greatest country in the world. Almost every country is in debt. Money sets our values. You can't be the GREATEST country without taking away from other country. What does that mean? It means war.

For example the U.S. is $14 trillion indebted for China.
User avatar #1089 to #1087 - Mahazama (07/20/2012) [-]
While I agree that no country will ever be the true greatest, I would revise your little factoid about $14 trillion indebted to China. Those $14 trillion are spread out over many countries. And although $14 trillion is a ****** large sum, it´s manageable. Although we have the largest foreign debt, many countries have a much higher percentage of debt per GDP.
#1088 - kidwreckless ONLINE (07/13/2012) [-]
Damn. Harry from "Dumb and Dumber" got his **** together.
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#1076 - ZakyNine (07/11/2012) [-]
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#1073 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
I think the problem is that now most of our citizens now just point out all the problems and try to think that they're the hot **** with everything bad they will point out. You never see them try to help with anything, I still think the U.S.A. is the greatest country in the world, but I have had a great life in it so far, some people haven't though, but many of the people who live such a great life in this country still hate it just because they think that it furthers their intelligence or something. Patriotism is a great thing it's why we used to be such a great country. Patriotism is very low nowadays and I think that's a factor to the ****** generation.

Tl;dr Don't complain when you do nothing for the issue
#1070 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
The guy is pretty much dead on.
#1056 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #6988241 at FJ Pony Thread ** MFW he is right!
#1049 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
this guy is an idiot
User avatar #1066 to #1049 - asleson (07/10/2012) [-]
Shut the **** up
#1048 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
Does any other country have the nfl or nba? nope.... then yeah america is still the best country
User avatar #1090 to #1048 - Mahazama (07/20/2012) [-]
You´re why the world thinks we´re retarded.
#1086 to #1048 - benjibonz (07/12/2012) [-]
so overpaid sports 'stars' make this the greatest country on the planet? NO. Try using those millions of dollars to rebuild our economy to a time when America WAS the greatest country on the planet.
#1047 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
I ******* hate liberals almost as much as 9gag ******* .
#1085 to #1047 - anonymous (07/12/2012) [-]
so we have the greatest country in the world because we have basketball and football??? that's what you think??
User avatar #1045 - melkevegen ONLINE (07/10/2012) [-]
I think he have a point...
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#1032 - acksl (07/10/2012) [-]
That's some fine acting right there, I'll have to check out this show.
That's some fine acting right there, I'll have to check out this show.
#1030 - anonymous (07/10/2012) [-]
Beautiful video
User avatar #1024 - thebritishguy (07/10/2012) [-]
People have to learn the difference between opinions and facts, it's stupid to argue over opinions because that's how someone feels it's not based on facts and statistics.
#1022 - coralax (07/10/2012) [-]
I liked this because he mentioned Belgium =P
User avatar #1021 - goonmcnasty (07/10/2012) [-]
I see a lot of posters below (supposedly American) who seem angry about this video and saying "America is still the greatest country in the world hurrr" and quoting random facts and statistics. To some of those people i pose to you, have you ever been to another country? I'm English and have been on holiday to America four times and have enjoyed it very much, because it's so similar yet so different to here. The same as when I went to France (so many times), Belgium, Holland, Spain the list goes on. America is great. England is great. All of the aforementioned countries are great in their own respect. The world is there to explore for everyone, so why is there so much weight on this "greatest country" rubbish?

The differences between countries are what make this world interesting. For example, I can't imagine how different Chinese or Japanese culture is to the western world, and so one day I plan to go and find out for myself.

Does quoting facts and simply saying "Where I live is the greatest country in the world" due to STATISTICS really what makes you believe that?

Open your eyes and realise that we who are on FunnyJunk are all privileged enough to own computers/laptops etc, when there are some people who will never even get a chance to see what a computer is, and what it does.

Surely the comfort comes in the shape of food, water, and luxuries that other countries may not have so readily. It should be less about who is the best, and being grateful that we in the western world are not among the worst.

tl;dr Calm down America, you could have it much worse.
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