Is there really a McDonald's everywhere?
McDonald's is certainly the most popular fast food joint in the States, for whatever reason. What's really crazy, though, are the Starbucks. They're everywhere!
Is everyone fat and stupid?
No. I think the latest number of "overweight" people is 38%. However, the way the US measures what they call obesity is retarded, as they use the BMI (Body Mass Index). If you are 1.67m but you are ripped out like you never skip physical endurance day, congratulations, the US counts you as overweight.
Do you see famous people every day?
Does everyone have a gun (or two)?
Many people own guns. If a person has one gun, they typically have more than that one. I don't know if people know this, but the people with 5+ guns aren't the people that need worried about, they just like guns, or like having a selection for hunting.
What do most people think about Mexicans?
If you are legal and can speak English, we don't give a shit.
Is it true you have so much freedom you can't dry your washing outside?
What you opinion on America? Great or a shallow shell of its former self?
While I think that it was better in the past, I will say that I wouldn't live in many other countries.
What about American Armed forces and foreign policy? Acceptable for gains in influence? Impressive and needed? (TEN PLUS CARRIER FLEETS CHOO CHOO)
(America does have a hell of a navy though rip rip TRN)
The general consensus is that the American people do not want boots on the ground in or anywhere near the Middle East ever again, for better or for worse. I don't think influence is what is on the minds of the people, that's more what politicians think. We tend to have no opinion on it. We want to keep the strongest military.
Does anyone believe that "Good America vs Evil East" propaganda?
After all the shit that's been happening with Russia lately, I do believe many of us have reverted to not liking Russia, or Putin. I do not think that we think of all the East as "evil." We don't like China, Russia, or North Korea. That's about it.
Do brawls occur often in public places?
No, although you hear about them on the news more than you'd like.
Are people generally ignorant of significant historical and political events/persons outside their country?
We tend to know only who and what we need to know. Plus, since we are stranded in the middle of nowhere with an ocean on either side of us, we don't really get any news that is not controlled by the western media, especially since the US is a big source of it. I know Putin, Assad, Nyaho, and Markel. If you are talking about significant people and events that happened in the past, then that's a different story, but that's just me.
Are high school kids getting stupider and lazier?
Yes. I am a fine example of it. Not dumber, just lazier, although I do get all my work done on time. It has to do with a little bit of how good/bad teachers are, and a lot a bit of how parents suck at parenting. You cannot raise a hand against a child legally, for anything. If your kid figures this out, he can become a shitbag of a person, and nobody has the power or respect in his eyes to stop him.
America might have more freedom than the UK, but is your healthcare free?
No. Obamacare is a fucking joke. My family's health insurance cost didn't go down; it doubled.
Private healthcare is a fucking joke. I am not going to have any money to spend on healthcare when I am retardedly paying to go to college, only I have to because of fucking Obamacare, else I'll get "taxed" (it's actually a fine, which is illegal, but the Supreme Court that Obama has wrapped around his finger would tell you otherwise) for not having money to pay for healthcare.
Are you people actually caring about all the gun violence?
Yes, we do care, but nobody can meet in the middle on what we should do about it. You have people on one end of the spectrum, saying "If kids can be properly brought up by actual parents, this shit wouldn't be happening." On the other end, you have people who say "If we take the guns away, there won't be guns to commit crimes." Both of them are stupid.
Does anyone still build cars in Detroit?
My cousin works for Ford in the city, so they are still being manufactured there.
How many people in the US know that there is more than 1 country in the world?
Every single person old enough to comprehend what a country is, knows there is more than one country in the world. The "Americans are terrible at geography" stereotype is one that annoys me.
Edited 11/28/2015 16:25:36