Meanwhile, In America... (35 Pics)

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jul. 04, 2014

Happy birthday, America. As a gift, I put together this digital scrapbook chronicling the many things that make you the land I love. Enjoy!

100 comments
LaGringa2
LaGringa2 User

Bwa-ha-ha - too funny.  Extremists in the extreme!  Gotta love America for its diversity, and freedom of self-expression if nothing else!

gonzagylot
gonzagylot User

This really should have been called "Meanwhile, in right-wing, rural, America." 


It's not like this in the cities. 

Ax_InTheHole
Ax_InTheHole User

Damn right.  God Bless our Awesomeness.

Ryan Hamilton
Ryan Hamilton

Someone better be watching this guy just a few warnings signs I can see!!!!

Tomas Walsh
Tomas Walsh

Meanwhile ....everyone in the world uses us as their 911.

iduno2much
iduno2much User

and just think...all their ancestors came from other countries....So please take back your fat/redneck relatives. America never used to be this bad until everyone wanted to come here and live off the government!

nojanut
nojanut User

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  pretty sad you cant take a feckin joke about yourselves. 


"BOOHOO it's not fair Break, we only like taking the piss out of other countries, don't knock us".... Grow up and chill.

Brittiani Lynn
Brittiani Lynn

There wasn't anything funny or entertaining about this...

Thomas Edmonds
Thomas Edmonds

This is supposed to be for fun. Chill out. You can make a photo set like this bashing any country in the world. Its human nature to target the big boy on the block. Take it as a compliment.

Doug Brickwedde
Doug Brickwedde

I agree. America is the whole area, including the areas that can't stand us thats "america" the whole area.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

Well if your cou try was so great why would you be so worried about the comments of others. America is nothing compared to what it use to be.the folks in ourgovernment are to blame for all our problems y3t when its time for them to answer for these incidences like bengazi, hillery shuts up goes on defense, obama hides his true identity and then the rest of our government fails to act probably due to obama using the racial card. We shouldnt be on here condemning others etc. 2e should be pulling together more now than ever.

Zach Rivera
Zach Rivera

The sun never sets on the British empire, at least that used to be the case lol.

Jensen Schmunk
Jensen Schmunk

The funny thing is Europeans and the rest of the world thinks this then when it's time to put up or shut up , Olympics , Winter Olympics , actually most sports except for maybe soccer and skiing they we end up with the most gold , silver and bronze medals .

Scott-Johnson-464
Scott-Johnson-464 User

I smell freedom! For every one of these pics there are dozens of amazing things happening in peoples lives all over this greatest country on earth. Way to keep it classy Break.com..at least you are allowed to post this stuff here, why don't you go try this in another country less interested in your freedom of speech.

tuckcp53
tuckcp53 User

Don't show us the truth Break, it hurts.

Karly Ross
Karly Ross

This only shows some of america. We are all not fat, drunk redneck guys and not all of our kids are fat and not everyone is lazy like that. Goodness.

Violet Thompson
Violet Thompson

America is short for the United States of America just like the UK is short for the United Kingdom. Derp.

Jason Foster North
Jason Foster North

Not exactly proud moments. I laughed at a few, but mostly that sucked ass.

Somehungguy
Somehungguy User

This is pretty funny and all but I'd like to remind everyone outside the US that the Americans you deal with on a regular basis are some of the biggest lowlifes in this great country of ours. We have lots of open minded, hard working, honest, and polite people here who keep this entire shit show moving in the right direction every. single. day. The vocal minority you see pictured here are a plague on our society. Happy Independence day and best of luck to all these Republican idiots in the next election, they are going to need it.

Katrina Bobina
Katrina Bobina

Wtf happened to when break was cool?? That was shitty.

Michael-Wilson-589
Michael-Wilson-589 User

Ok, lets see:

Which country provides more aid both financial and humanitarian to developing nations than any other

Which Nation has Bailed Out England in 2 World Wars

Which Nation do more people immigrate to than any other

Which Nation after a war does not stay on to claim territory (ever)

Which Nation is almost always the first to respond to aid when another country has a natural disaster

Which Nation has never been under the rule of a King, Queen or Dictator

Which Nation after a war stays on to help rebuild the defeated enemy

Which Nation has never subjugated other countries

Which Nation leads the world in Contributions to the United Nations Assembly

Which Nation has never required “papers” to move freely

Which Nation has sent more men overseas to fight and die for other countries freedoms

Which Nation after doing so has not ask for anything in return

Which Nation has Inalienable rights spelled out in its Constitution, rights that cant be taken away

Which Nation was founded on a principle of religious freedom and the rights of man

Which Nation does the world turn to in times of crisis

Which Nation Gave us the Airplane, light bulb, sewing machine, penicillin and many more everyday items

Not the best? Maybe, but you will be hard pressed to prove it. We may have our faults but without a doubt so do other countries and this indeed is the best country on earth.

LaGringa2
LaGringa2 User

BTW people, geez...relax, laugh a little, live in the moment and learn to enjoy life.  This is the not a pissing contest...or World Cup Soccer.  Also, this is meant to be humorous, although it certainly shows the different forms of extremism in our country, and James Banks is correct.  We probably shouldn't be laughing at this people as they are just human, complete with addictions and weaknesses like everyone else.  But at least they still live a life and don't sit around trolling everybody else on the net.

NewUser2014
NewUser2014 User

Except it's a 911 that steps in whether or not you call

Coctails
Coctails User

Not really. That's only your media trying to let you believe that :)

Cymru123
Cymru123 User

...apart from the funny and entertaining bits.

gonzagylot
gonzagylot User

Could you? Could you make a photoset like this for Argentina? How about Croatia? How about Iran, or North Korea? 

gonzagylot
gonzagylot User

Birtherism AND Benghazi.... nice. 


What do you say Michael, let's split this country into three parts: West coast, Middle, and East Coast. All the tea partiers can just stay put in the middle, and the all the disgusting liberals can live on the coasts. Meanwhile the new confederation will share a common currency, but be able to mint their own money, and they'd share costs for a military. 


I'm afraid the constitution is no longer working, maybe a drastic change is needed. 

LawnBuffalo
LawnBuffalo User

Is that how you define your country?  "We're better in sports than you" and that's it?  There's no put up or shut up.  People will have opinions about your country. Look above at how the world sees you, and you're worried about how they think you do at sports.  There are some seriously misplaced priorities here.


Your country has a ridiculous amount of really awesome things about it.  You should pick one of those next time.

Cymru123
Cymru123 User

I'm pretty sure USA is short for United States of America, that's why they're called abbreviations.  By your logic you may as well say Wales is short for the United Kingdom.

Llnkn0wn
Llnkn0wn User

@Michael-Wilson-589 America might have a ton of population but if you compare against the number of population in other countries, then some have accomplished more.

Mekon
Mekon User

@Michael-Wilson-589  The US did not 'bail out England' (the Scots, Welsh and N.Irish also fought in the British Army/Navy/RAF).  The combined allied forces (worldwide) helped end the war.

"almost always the first to respond to aid"??  National news wherever you are on the planet will always report to you that that country will be sending aid.

"Which Nation does the world turn to in times of crisis"?  I'm pretty sure that's the United Nations.

'You may have your faults'... well your entire post is a good starting point.

-First-
-First- User

@Michael-Wilson-589 Doubt you've ever been to any other country to make a comparison.  Like most Americans you probably don't even have a passport.

LawnBuffalo
LawnBuffalo User

@Michael-Wilson-589 Most ridiculous comment ever, mainly because of this line: Which Nation after doing so has not ask for anything in return


If you really think that you, or any country that's come to assist, including mine, hasn't asked for anything in return, you can't really make any other valid point.


Every country has a list of accomplishments. Posting them doesn't mean anything at all.  It's all part of the global contribution.


And you didn't give the world penicillin. 

gonzagylot
gonzagylot User

@newuser2014 okay, that's pretty spot on. 

gonzagylot
gonzagylot User

@LawnBuffalo What's wrong with taking pride in sports? I won't begrudge Brazil or Germany for being proud of winning the world cup. 


Would it have been better if he talked about our military superiority? Or the fact that our technology permeates the world in one way or another? How about the fact that our culture sets the pace in most of the world?


Michael-Wilson-589
Michael-Wilson-589 User

@Mekon @Michael-Wilson-589  You are pretty sure that's the United Nations, hmm, why don't you look and see where most of the UN's budget comes from, hint: It isn't Canada or Britian, or the USSR or Mexico. I never said other countries didn't contribute to the ending of the wars, I said show me one that has given more, in men, material, money. Name one. And yes the US is the first to respond, in times of Natural Diaster, famine, floods whatever. The US (and you can verify this via the Un or UnICEF or many other agencies) the US is the first to respond with aid, be it money, humanitarian or military. Your wishing it to not be so does not make it less true. 

Michael-Wilson-589
Michael-Wilson-589 User

@-First- @Michael-Wilson-589  , that's where you are wrong and right I currently don't have a passport. But I have been many places, from VietNam to New Zealand to England to the Philipines. You really don't have a clue about me or what I have done or where I have been so please regal us with your worldly experiences.. 

Michael-Wilson-589
Michael-Wilson-589 User

@LawnBuffalo @Michael-Wilson-589  I stand corrected on Penicillin. I can admit when I make a mistake, however I posted many other valid points including this one. I never said other countries didn't contribute in lives, I said what country has contributed more and I believe that is true, in both men, material and money. From Germany to France to Iwo Jima there are huge cemetarys of americans who never came home. And what did we get in return? Please tell me what we ask for, what we demanded following the conclusion of both world wars. You make a statement now back it up. As for posting a list of accomplishments, please show me where any other country can claim what the US has done. Show me where any of my claims are false. You have your opinion and I have mine, which I backed up with statements as to why I think so. Please prove me wrong, name another country that can make all those claims.

LawnBuffalo
LawnBuffalo User

@Michael-Wilson-589 @LawnBuffalo What do you want me to do, list my country's accomplishments?  Haha that's what the internet is for, and it's all right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_inventions


To me it doesn't matter at all why my country has invented.  I reap the benefits of the things that every country has invented, and I don't take personal pride in what other people have created because they happened to be born in my country.  That's just me, and I don't need you to feel the same way.  Americans have invented far more things than what you've listed, but I wrote what I wrote because listing it out like that is you trying to make a point that doesn't need to be made.  Your country isn't superior for those inventions, and neither is mine.


War boosts national economy, that's usually the first reason that countries go to war. The US joined in WW2 because they were attacked, and said right as the war itself started that they will not fight in another foreign war.  They joined anyway, and congress agreed (ALL except 1) to go to war.  As a result of WW2, you became a super power.


Anyway, I shouldn't have to teach you about your own history.  Every country has a reason for going to war, it's all a Google search away.

Cymru123
Cymru123 User

@gonzagylot By which you mean the combined allied forces of Russia, Britain, America, allied Europe and Commenwealth such as Australia and Canada.