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So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:59 am

Is the USA the best country in the world?

Let's look at it!

Low cost of living - check!
Low cost of housing - check!
Good education system - check!
Good infrastructure - check!
Sense of community - check!

Crime - depends where you live I guess...good in some places, bad in others.
Health - well that's probably a shamozzle to say the least....but you can get Health Insurance.
Working Conditions - well workers get less leave which isn't that great...
Gun crime - yeh it exists. Everyone has guns, including the kids :lol: No seriously, that isn't a very good thing at all. Last thing I want is to hear of another school shoot up. I mean seriously USA, got to do something here...But speaking to my Texan friend, it depends on where you live. As a pilot for AA or United, you will be in areas and in Schools where everyone is so hip, and more likely to give you a hug than pull out a gun or a knife. A place where they will tell you you dropped your wallet.

There are a few things about the USA I have noticed and I am starting to think Australia can jam it, Europe can also jam it too.

Whilst Australia is similar to a Scandinavian Country and more socialist than the USA and most people are in the middle and there is less inequality. It has the best health system in the world too, I am seeing that Australians and British people are prickly.

They cut you down whilst the Americans don't and they build you up. This is why all the brightest minds head for the USA. This is why the USA is responsible for most of the globes innovation.

In Australia, you can literally not know your neighbor. In America, your neighbor will knock on your door and get to know you. They are so curious, and almost quite innocent and naive.

I am tempted folks to move my family over to the USA. I'm getting very itchy.

Just a couple of things have pissed me right off with Australia as of late and the shortage is so chronic in America they will do anything to get pilots from anywhere right now. Lot's of Aussies over there right now and I haven't heard many complaints.

Wife wants to move to east coast whilst I want west coast. Freind told me west coast is more like Australia but also a lot more expensive.
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 am

Anyone read their Constitution?

That is the blueprint folks of what the world should be. You will only find it in the USA. No other country has placed a bigger emphasis on small Government, the rights of the individual, freedom of religiosity, and the pursuit of happiness.

Australia and Europe are moving away from that and as a result, they are imploding upon themselves culturally.

is there any wonder why the USA rules the roost and is pretty much responsible for all our enlightenment and innovation for the last 100 years?
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Maximus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 am

Their left side of the political spectrum has gone completely lunatic. They are borderline intolerant, communist, Marxist and potentially fascist.,

Their infrastructure is being neglected.

Their national debt is astronomical.

It is not a cheap place to live. No way Jose.

The US is a society in degradation.

Similar to all western societies, we have have sunk to the point where we argue about how many genders there are.

With a new breed of “educated experts” faking everything up :roll:
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:27 am

Maximus wrote:Their left side of the political spectrum has gone completely lunatic. They are borderline intolerant, communist, Marxist and potentially fascist.,

Their infrastructure is being neglected.

Their national debt is astronomical.

It is not a cheap place to live. No way Jose.

The US is a society in degradation.

Similar to all western societies, we have have sunk to the point where we argue about how many genders there are.

With a new breed of “educated experts” faking everything up :roll:


This is not what I am seeing.

The above seems to be more a depiction of Europe and Australia.

The left side of the spectrum seems to be more in check! The US Constitution can't be undermined. The USA is the anti-thesis of Marxism, Communism and Fascism. Everything in the USA is competitive. Sink or swim... :?

And I am not sure why you are saying the USA is expensive... :? Economy of scale. Everything is way cheaper over there. By a huge amount. Maybe not for Cypriots. Zimbabwe might be dear for you guys. :lol:

That is what the EU has done to you Max! :wink:
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 am

Also half the amount of tax than Australia - check!

More opportunity - check!

True freedom of the press - check!

Attainment of US Citizenship possible? - check (good for the kiddies) to attend university and be exposed to North America.

New York lifestyle - check for Mrs paphitis for some weird reason...i'm still trying to work that one out. :? seems to be an argument she will not back down on... :lol:

Oh and here is the thing. When I said I would rather the West Coast she told me about all the Earth Quakes and I told her you friggin want to go to Cyprus and Greece all the time. they are earthquake zones too. She wasn't impressed! :lol:

When she turns her back and walks away she is basically saying "i am not even going to dignify that with a response"! :?
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Maximus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:28 am

It sounds like you got it all figured out.

But, some waitress spat in trumps sons face recently. this is becoming normal behavior for the political left in the US. They really are not tolerant of other people’s views. I can post many more examples...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eric-tru ... k7HUB0Icii

“So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience,” the statement continued. “We have voices and the means to be heard. A degrading act lowers the tenor of debate. To some it might feel good, but it is unlikely to serve any larger purpose. We hope this incident can, at least, serve to illuminate the current absurdity of the discourse in our politics.


That about sums it up in a nutshell over there. The left are as radical as fark.

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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:40 am

Maximus wrote:It sounds like you got it all figured out.

But, some waitress spat in trumps sons face. this is becoming normal behavior for the political left in the US. They really are not tolerant of other people’s views

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eric-tru ... k7HUB0Icii

“So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience,” the statement continued. “We have voices and the means to be heard. A degrading act lowers the tenor of debate. To some it might feel good, but it is unlikely to serve any larger purpose. We hope this incident can, at least, serve to illuminate the current absurdity of the discourse in our politics.


That about sums it up in a nutshell over there. The left are as radical as fark.

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No unfortunately. Definitely don't have it all figured out.

Wish I can say the process is an easy one or the decision is an easy one to make but I am also deciding on the future of my kids. It's likely they will go to school there, make American friends and never want to come back to Australia. America will adopt them I am thinking.

America is the land of the free. civil discourse is actually encouraged and promoted. You are allowed to burn the US Flag and disobey authority. It is a full democracy. Europe and Australia are not. And yet its just the few capable of so much noise and that is what you see, however, more than 70 million Americans voted for Trump. The sleeping silent majority Max that exists in Australia and Europe too who are saying enough is enough. :wink:

I will give you an example Maximus. America is deeply religious and Christian.

In Australia, and the UK and Europe, the authorities are trying to suppress religion and destroy it. They believe it is progressive. I use to be in favour but you know what, I don't anymore. I can see that religion in Australia is responsible for so much good. Fantastic schools and education facilities too.

An Australian Rugby player was sacked because he posted some scripture on his twitter Account. This would not be allowed in the USA. I am thinking the USA trumps us all mate.

I see a lot of decay in Europe and Australia because of it. In America, you can be whoever you like. Freedom of religion is what America was founded upon. Everything is enshrined in the most brilliant US Constitution which as far as I am concerned is the benchmark in human rights, equality and freedom. Americans cultivate talent and invest in success. Anglo Saxons try to pull you down. This is why they have achieved all the things they have in the last 100 years.

In Australia, people are going all crazy with 'progressiveness'. It's happening in America too, but the Americans are NEVER going to allow ANYONE or ANY authority to suppress anyone. You will have reedom of speech in America, you don't have this in Europe or Australia.

I am therefore asking some questions because there are a lot of positives on moving to America.

It seems to me that the Stars and Stripes is the biggest symbol of equality, freedom and human rights the world has ever seen and will ever see for many years to come. The Statue of Liberty means something!
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:45 am

America is literally today's Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome all rolled into one mate! :wink:
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Maximus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 am

Mate, if you see the decay in Europe and Australia, you haven’t had your eyes opened enough to the US.

Whatever you see in Europe and Australia, you can bet you bottom dollar the trend probably started in the US. You will find it there as well, but probably magnified.

Seek and ye shall find...
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Re: So what does the Stars and Stripes mean?

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:52 am

Maximus wrote:Mate, if you see the decay in Europe and Australia, you haven’t had your eyes opened enough to the US.

Whatever you see in Europe and Australia, you can bet you bottom dollar the trend probably started in the US. You will find it there as well, but probably magnified.

Seek and ye shall find...


No, these PC trends are starting in Europe and Australia not the USA. In fact Max, it's the friggin EU that is doing most of it.

The USA is a lot more conservative than Europe and Australia.

there are good sides to America and bad sides as well. America doesn't have a shred of Socialism whilst Australia and the Scandinavian countries are practically run like Socialist countries. There bad points seem to be a completely dysfunctional health system and a fair bit of stupid gun crime which is not good.

But other than that Max, America will not erode it's Bill of Rights and is the last bastion of freedom and democracy.

And whilst health services are not universally provided for, workers do keep more of the money they earn and as such should therefore provide for themselves.

America isn't going to let anyone suppress religion or prevent people believing what they want to believe in. That much is VERY clear to me. Read the US Constitution mate.
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