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u/JebusGobson · 1 pointr/ShitAmericansSay

Is it this one? I'd be honoured if you'd like to send it to me, but TBH it seems like you'd be better off selling it. It seems to be worth a lot of money - even if you'd only ask $50 it'd be worth the effort.

Also, the fact that the author is called "Landwehr" is pretty funny.

I used to read a lot military history - I studied history in university - but my interest has tapered off a bit because, honestly, I think I've learned just about everything I'd want to know. Still, this book seems interesting.

Also, you and your garage full of Nazi books is a sitcom "miscommunication" waiting to happen.

u/antonivs · 6 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

> Can you disagree?

Of course, because your position is false, not to mention ridiculous. The claim that the US has "yet to develop much of its own culture" is simple ignorance. I can only assume that you're merely doing what this sub criticizes Americans for doing, talking about something of which you have no direct experience or education.

> My point is that American refusal to just describe themselves as American, without all these ridiculous qualifiers, is part of why America continues to lack a distinct culture.

Your point is invalid in both premise and conclusion. You're taking anecdotes about silly behavior from a circlejerk sub, ignorantly extrapolating that to encompass an entire population of 320 million people consisting of probably hundreds of diverse cultures, to reach a conclusion that's every bit as silly as the silliest things Americans are made fun of for in this sub. Hence my original comment, this is just shityuropoorsay - you're the precise equivalent of what you're mocking.

There are many different cultures in the US, varying significantly by region. The book American Nations identifies 11 regional cultures in North America, and those are just broad regional divisions - there's significant variation within each of those. An example of an area where there's a great deal of local cultural variation is Louisiana, but there are many other similar regions throughout the US. The local culture in particular areas is often a variation of a larger regional culture, for example the Culture of Georgia is a variation of Southern US culture.

The US attitudes about ancestry and ethnicity have perfectly reasonable roots in the fact that many people in the US are in families that immigrated quite recently, often in living memory. For those families, their X-American identity is a real feeling that has to do with where they or their parents or grandparents came from, and the culture they brought with them and passed on, to some extent, to their children. It's not some sort of attempt to make themselves feel special, it's who they are.

Yes, you then also get people who try to turn their distant ancestry which is no longer actually remembered in the above sense into some sort of claim on the culture and identity of countries they've never visited. That's quite rightly made fun of here, because it's silly. But drawing broad conclusions from such behavior, while simultaneously lacking any real knowledge of what you're drawing conclusions about, leads to nonsense.

If you study cultures in the US, you'll find that the history of migration in a given area has a strong influence on the culture - the Louisiana example above is a good one. But the fact that these cultures are strongly influenced from the culture of earlier immigrants doesn't mean there's no unique local culture. Quite the opposite. When people live in a place for centuries, they develop a culture - that's just how human societies work. Your ignorance of those cultures doesn't mean they don't exist.

u/Icef34r · 9 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

> Thanks for the link about the Solutrean Hypothesis. It's not very convincing, but it's interesting to speculate about alternate histories.

It's an interesting hypotesis but has almost no basis. It is fundamented on some similarities between Solutrean and Clovis lithic assemblages. It particularly relies on a specific flaking thechnique called overshot flaking which is present in both Solutrean and Clovis and almost nowhere else. It is a very weak connection because while it is a very rare technique, it is perfecly possible that it developed independently. On the other hand, it has two strong flaws: one is that there is a gap of 4.000 years between one culture and the other, and the other is that genetic evidence points towards East Asia as the most probable origin of the American first settlers.

The theory itself has almost no basis, but the scientific debate is interesting. And the book written by its two main supporters (Bruce Bradley and Dennis Stanford) is one of the best books about Clovis culture and Clovis lithic technology ever written: Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture

u/LicenseToShill · 1 pointr/ShitAmericansSay

I do tend to do the bidding of Corporate America and so what you say is entirely possible.

However, I am pretty sure that shitAmericaSays is playing up stereotypes of American fastfood workers to the extent of finding it amusing for someone to say positive things about them.

I still believe in the American Dream

I suggest you read: "Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's"

But thanks for trying so hard.

u/armoured_wankball · 31 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

In a way, he's not wrong. It is a culture thing but it's a culture that needs changing. The emphasis is on fixing health issues, not preventing them in the first place. There's an attitude that there is a device/procedure/medicine that can take care of anything, which leads to stupidly large sums of money being spent chasing lost causes and ridiculous medicines to the masses.

As for administration, of course the costs are out of control. Each medical facility has to bill multiple (in the dozes if not 100+ in some cases) insurance companies. Every procedure has to be "coded." The current ICD 10 coding book runs to 1250 pages.

Then there are the doctors. Some are people who are in it because they want to help and it's a calling, not a job. In my experience though, most are there purely for the money and prestige. Six-figure salaries is putting it mildly. Most I've known have been making closer to 7 and running all kinds of businesses and ventures on the side. They seem to like to dabble in property and politics mainly.

Of course, there's a fix for all this. Expand Medicare to all. That would take care of a lot of the admin overhead. Make medical school free or highly subsidized and encourage people who want to be in medicine for the right reasons.

u/vintage_dirt · 3 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

I personally think this started as satire, more for people who don't like Trump, but then some of the not very brilliant Trump supporters took it seriously and started buying them. If you want a good laugh, take a look at the questions people asked on the Trumpy Bear Amazon listing.

u/MMSTINGRAY · 1 pointr/ShitAmericansSay

The closest thing I've seen here in Britain is when UKIP types stick little British flags over the EU sign on the license plates. Something like this

Some people have one or two things in their back window. Occasionally the badge of their football team or something but most often either for a charity or a national trust parking sticker.

u/Paremo · 8 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

But what is the product?! Why is there no (obvious) link back to its page? Why, Amazon?

E: It's these, but going to the userpage to see the picture and then searching for sennheiser earbuds to look through the thumbnails doesn't seem like the correct way to do it. (Thank god our buddy ben is a fucking normie that bought the third best selling sennheiser earbuds.)

u/Bullshithistorian · 2 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

purchase it on for most American feel

Read the reviews for it if you really want a laugh

Better yet pick up some spray butter and some sesame loaf rolls and make yourself a grilled cheese!

u/TheSciences · 12 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

> yet when it comes to music, suddenly popularity becomes a marker of quality.

It's a bit of a tangent – and you might be completely across this anyway – but plenty has been written and spoken about the collapse of traditional "low" and "high" cultural distinctions, with instead a focus on popularity as the indicator of worth, validity, etc. I really enjoyed this book on the subject.

u/Paradoltec · 1 pointr/ShitAmericansSay

Ah yes, they NEED to have these prices.

A nice little 5555% markup of a consumer available non-bulk purchase for the convenience of slapping them in a separate package. Truly an efficient system that worries about paying the employees and not at all inflating Pharma company vaults.

u/yankbot · 6 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

[The US], the nation of innovation (at least historically) would have never been with socialist principles. Socialism promotes laziness. Capitalism promotes ingenuity. This is indisputable as communist countries have always had to steal their best stuff from capitalist, innovative societies.

[...]The only difference between [socialism and communism] is communism incorporates much more of a police state in their dealings with their own citizens. If America's founders were socialists, I believe there is a very high probability that Thomas Edison, Alexander Bell, The Wright Bros., Louis Pasteur and the Apollo Program, among other examples, never happen. I love our socialist Euro friends and all, but they have not surpassed America's accomplishments despite the fact that America has existed for far less time.


u/lolmodel2 · 8 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Depends on the purpose. Plenty of right-wing folks who get all torn up inside about the flag are perfectly fine supporting this.

u/Afflo · 5 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Because American culture rewards confidence.

Slightly off topic: If anyone is interested in learning about some of the history of the American psyche, I highly highly recommend the book "Born Fightin'" by Jim Webb. He traces the immigration and influence of the Ulster-Scots (known here as Scots-Irish) in the US, and the ways that they have influenced, and continue to influence America, from militarism to suspicion of outsiders and government to country-western music to feuds in Appalacia.

u/Chive · 1 pointr/ShitAmericansSay

I've used Rick Stein's court bouillon recipe for poaching skate and I would highly recommend it- bonus is you can use the liquid as the base for a stew after you've poached fish in it.

I've found his book English Seafood Cookery helped me a great deal when trying to work out what the hell to do with fish.

u/Flat_prior · 16 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Here too. I was raised in Michigan and our history courses were a joke. I also learned we dominated the world in WWII, saved the allies, we're the reason you aren't speaking German, Reaganomics propelled capitalism to Super Saiyan level two, which killed communism, etc. Also, we gave black people rights but they haven't quite managed to get it together.

If you want to learn the things the Republicans don't want you to know, you can either read A People's History of the United States or watch it on Netflix.

u/fredagsfisk · 2 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Well, you also have books like this being read and rather praised in reviews;

> The name “Donald” means world ruler, and no he is not the antichrist, but he is a man of destiny. Open a King James Bible and read Daniel chapter 8 with a dictionary and you cannot help but see that he is the prophesied king of the west who “at the time of the end” will fulfill the prophecy in making his nation “very great.”

The same guy also wrote some trilogy of books about how the theory of evolution came around because English slave traders wrote out "the father of the Black race" from the bible to justify slave trade, etc.

u/GHWBISROASTING · -5 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay this would be a good place to start.


The idea that mob mentality and a tyranny of the majority would occur under direct democracy is incompatible with how the system actually works and did work in places like ancient Athens.

​ If you want a more thorough resource on what direct democracy is and why it's much more democratic than representative democracy.

u/Daaachiefs · 6 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Yes. You could write a book with this as a premise. in fact there is a book that everyone in this sub would like. It's called "a people's history of the United States" by Howard Zinn. It's a classic book that is a detailed criticism of the US policies over the years. Treatment of native Americans, slavery, women's rights, treatment of immigrants in the early 1900s, Vietnam, all the way to bush and Iraq. All the stuff we didn't go into much in school. We have a very biased version of history taught in our schools. Everything is spun in a way to make America good.

Link to book