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Submitted by denis duka (United States), Feb 18, 2007 at 17:36

The problem for America and Americans, is that the rest of the world is not paranoid, and certainly not afraid of America. Last year when US Authorities insultingly insisted that all 'foreigners' including British and Australians be fingerprinted, photographed and retinally scanned before being issued a tourist visa to visit Disneyworld, the overwhelming response was "Sod you, you paranoid bastards..." There is a alternative Eurodisney near Paris, France, anyway, and besides, who really wants to talk to Mickey Mouse? America, already in free fall on the stock exchange and with its dollar, started to rapidly lose its critical tourist revenues.

The bottom line for ordinary Americans, is that it is way past time to start making friends with the rest of the world again. Where thirty years ago Americans were genuinely hated only in Korea, Vietnam, and sections of Germany, this hatred has now spread to more than one hundred countries across the globe, with everyone hoping [and many praying] for a swift Armageddon in North America.

So wake up people, it is time to go to work. First catch your war criminals, second bring as many live troops back from the Middle East as you can, then finally get on with running America the way it should be run. Stay away from the rest of the world though, or the rest of the world will completely destroy you. This is not a warning, but a promise.

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