BBC poll

andres

01-19-2005, 07:53 PM

It is well known that, in general, pinoys are a pretty pro-American people.
But how our attitudes compare with other nations’ perceptions?

This BBC news report is based on a poll conducted among 21 nations, including the Philippines.

Can you guess how we stack up?

“Global poll slams Bush leadership”
More than half of people surveyed in a BBC World Service poll say the re-election of US President George W Bush has made the world more dangerous.

Only three countries - India, Poland and the Philippines - out of 21 polled believed the world was now safer.

check it out > (BBC NEWS | Americas | Global poll slams Bush leadership)
and make sure you look at those graphs!

tenkei88

07-09-2005, 09:02 AM

Call that COLONIAL MENTALITY!:mad:

Anything america, trip ng Pinoy!

:bowdown: bow sa lahat nang idikta ni bush ang ating mga lider…

BAKIT KAYA?!:confused:

stanfordmed

07-18-2005, 01:28 PM

I actually voted against Bush during the election and re-election, kaya lang natalo kami ng mga tanga-hanga, I mean, tagahanga n’ya - mga red necks sa south! Lots of businesses supporting him, such as the oil companies, etc. who’s only aim is to get rich, up to no-good and do not care about the environment. He doesn’t really care about the people in Iraq - it’s the oil they want.
Iraq’s nuclear weapon was just an excuse to monopolize the country.
http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif DOWN WITH BUSH!! http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif

neblus

07-20-2005, 04:55 PM

Pero good point, bakit nga kaya mga Pinoy naniniwala na the world is safer now… hmmm.

Is it really pagkabilib sa mga “kano” or anything blue seal? or are we just looking internally lang na compared to Estrada (example lang po!), it is safer now…

Nice to hear some comments.

Raiden

03-09-2006, 07:07 AM

I actually voted against Bush during the election and re-election, kaya lang natalo kami ng mga tanga-hanga, I mean, tagahanga n’ya - mga red necks sa south! Lots of businesses supporting him, such as the oil companies, etc. who’s only aim is to get rich, up to no-good and do not care about the environment. He doesn’t really care about the people in Iraq - it’s the oil they want.
Iraq’s nuclear weapon was just an excuse to monopolize the country.
http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif DOWN WITH BUSH!! http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif

No WMDs found in Iraq. Iraq was proven to have no link to OBL or terrorism. Iraq is on the brink of a Civil War.

GREAT! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! :rolleyes:

abakitba

03-09-2006, 07:45 AM

Can you guess how we stack up?

“Global poll slams Bush leadership”
More than half of people surveyed in a BBC World Service poll say the re-election of US President George W Bush has made the world more dangerous.

Only three countries - India, Poland and the Philippines - out of 21 polled believed the world was now safer.

check it out > (BBC NEWS | Americas | Global poll slams Bush leadership)
and make sure you look at those graphs!
Did I look at the correct graph?

I saw UK, India, and the Philippines, which I thought was interesting since they are all English speaking countries.
Thanks for the post.

abakitba

03-09-2006, 07:49 AM

I actually voted against Bush during the election and re-election, kaya lang natalo kami ng mga tanga-hanga, I mean, tagahanga n’ya - mga red necks sa south! Lots of businesses supporting him, such as the oil companies, etc. who’s only aim is to get rich, up to no-good and do not care about the environment. He doesn’t really care about the people in Iraq - it’s the oil they want.
Iraq’s nuclear weapon was just an excuse to monopolize the country.
http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif DOWN WITH BUSH!! http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif

With stable oil prices, you’ll have a stable world.
My aim is to get rich and to help others get rich.
And I do care about the environment.
Would Kerry done better?

Raiden

03-09-2006, 08:07 AM

With stable oil prices, you’ll have a stable world.
My aim is to get rich and to help others get rich.
And I do care about the environment.
Would Kerry done better?

Stable oil prices? Dude, what are you smoking? Please send some my way.
5 Trillion Dollars in surplus when Clinton left office, turned into a budget deficit. So who’s getting richer? :confused:

3rdy

03-09-2006, 08:22 AM

Stable oil prices? Dude, what are you smoking? Please send some my way.
5 Trillion Dollars in surplus when Clinton left office, turned into a budget deficit. So who’s getting richer? :confused:

Don’t ya worry Raiden, they will be back to the White House come 2008.

abakitba

03-09-2006, 08:22 AM

Stable oil prices? Dude, what are you smoking? Please send some my way.
5 Trillion Dollars in surplus when Clinton left office, turned into a budget deficit. So who’s getting richer? :confused:

The average American’s net wealth is the highest in history. More Americans own their home than ever in history. Unemployment is currently lower than the average of the previous three decades. The average weekly pay for non-supervisory production workers has increased by almost 16 percent in the past five years while inflation has risen by 13 percent. Yet, Chris Matthews stated on “Hardball” Tuesday evening that the current economy is only helping the people at the very top.
more… http://newsbusters.org/node/4349
other topics… http://newsbusters.org/blog/26

Dang Americans are getting rich, I guess?

abakitba

03-09-2006, 08:31 AM

Who Are the Pro-Americans?

By Anne Applebaum
Wednesday, June 29, 2005; A21

So familiar are the numbers, and so often have we heard them analyzed, that the release of a new poll on international anti-Americanism last week caused barely a ripple. Once again the Pew Global Attitudes Project showed that most Frenchmen have a highly unfavorable view of the United States; that the Spanish prefer China to America; and that Canadian opinion of the United States has sunk dramatically. And once again the polls told only half of the story. After all, even the most damning polls always show that some percentage of even the most anti-American countries remains pro-American. According to the new poll, some 43 percent of the French, 41 percent of Germans, 42 percent of Chinese and 42 percent of Lebanese say they like us. Maybe it’s time to ask: Who are they?
go here…
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/28/AR2005062801246.html

Raiden

03-09-2006, 09:50 AM

America is a great country with wonderful people and tremendous global influence. But unfortunately, the current administration is neither great nor wonderful. :frowning:

But I have to give Dubya some props for being a great uniter. He united both sides of America’s political spectrum against him. :tongue:

Anyway, there is only 2 more years to go, then Hello Hillary…or not. :open_mouth:

stanfordmed

03-09-2006, 10:33 AM

The average American’s net wealth is the highest in history. More Americans own their home than ever in history. Unemployment is currently lower than the average of the previous three decades. The average weekly pay for non-supervisory production workers has increased by almost 16 percent in the past five years while inflation has risen by 13 percent. Yet, Chris Matthews stated on “Hardball” Tuesday evening that the current economy is only helping the people at the very top.
more… http://newsbusters.org/node/4349
other topics… http://newsbusters.org/blog/26

Dang Americans are getting rich, I guess?

The U.S. official poverty rate in 2004 was 12.7 percent. In 2004, 37 million Americans were in poverty, up 1.1 million from 2003. Thirteen million of those in poverty were kids under 18 years old.

U.S. homeownership rate in the second quarter of 2004 was at an all time high of 69.2 percent. Whereas, over 90% of Singapore residents own their own homes (http://www.infoforhealth.or g/pr/m16/m16boxes.shtml), a rate unmatched anywhere else. Singapore stat. on year 2000: 92.3% own their homes (http://www.singstat.gov.sg/papers/c2000/adr-progress.pdf).

Unemplyment rate in U.S. is 5.1% (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/us.html), Singapore is only 3.4% (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sn.html)

Dang Americans are big bully! (http://search.japantimes.co .jp/cgi-bin/nb20060309a3.html)

It would be nice to move or live in Singapore next…:slight_smile: Kailan kaya? :scratch: Wahihhiiiii… I haven’t started back to work yet and here I am daydreaming again. Japan (and the bird sitter) ate most of my dough, so back to work I go! :smiley: :lol:

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/graphics/listing.jpg (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2116.html)
Singapore, a highly-developed and successful free-market economy, enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP equal to that of the Big 4 West European countries.

abakitba

03-09-2006, 01:59 PM

The U.S. official poverty rate in 2004 was 12.7 percent. In 2004, 37 million Americans were in poverty, up 1.1 million from 2003. Thirteen million of those in poverty were kids under 18 years old.

U.S. homeownership rate in the second quarter of 2004 was at an all time high of 69.2 percent. Whereas, over 90% of Singapore residents own their own homes (http://www.infoforhealth.or g/pr/m16/m16boxes.shtml), a rate unmatched anywhere else. Singapore stat. on year 2000: 92.3% own their homes (http://www.singstat.gov.sg/papers/c2000/adr-progress.pdf).

Unemplyment rate in U.S. is 5.1% (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/us.html), Singapore is only 3.4% (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sn.html)

Dang Americans are big bully! (http://search.japantimes.co .jp/cgi-bin/nb20060309a3.html)

It would be nice to move or live in Singapore next…:slight_smile: Kailan kaya? :scratch: Wahihhiiiii… I haven’t started back to work yet and here I am daydreaming again. Japan (and the bird sitter) ate most of my dough, so back to work I go! :smiley: :lol:

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/graphics/listing.jpg (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2116.html)
Singapore, a highly-developed and successful free-market economy, enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP equal to that of the Big 4 West European countries.
I’ve been to Singapore. It’s nice. Three ethnics dominate, Chinese, Malay, and Indian.
Caucasians get preferential treatment, intenionally or otherwise, as they do anywhere in Asia.
Crime is minimal if nonexistent like in Japan.
I’ve seen their houses, no lawns, mostly big tall buildings.
Sensible toll system, increased cost during rush hour, Japan should emulate that.
I prefer to be in Japan however, English deficiency and all.
But I wonder how many immigrants Singapore accepts every year.
And how many of those immigrants get Singaporean citizenship.
Most Pinoys in Singapore are ‘bullied or coddled’ by their domestic masters/mistresses.
Go to Lucky Plaza on a Sunday afternoon.
Good luck on your move to Singapore.
Hope they give you a “green card” or a working visa, and hope you eventually get Singaporean citizenship.
Have you kept your Pinoy citizenship btw, or do you now have a ‘Bully passport’?
BTW, I noticed you used the CIA’s World FactBook.
Do you trust the 'Big Bully’s CIA?
Thanks. Interesting comparison.
Suggestion… Singapore is 692 square kilometers in area.
That could be one city in the USA. Perhaps you should only compare it to that city instead of the entire USA. Just a thought.
I know Singapore has some excellent points and I’ll probably be visiting there again.
Again, thanks.

stanfordmed

03-09-2006, 02:54 PM

I’ve been to Singapore. It’s nice. Three ethnics dominate, Chinese, Malay, and Indian.
Caucasians get preferential treatment, intenionally or otherwise, as they do anywhere in Asia.
Crime is minimal if nonexistent like in Japan.
I’ve seen their houses, no lawns, mostly big tall buildings.
Sensible toll system, increased cost during rush hour, Japan should emulate that.
I prefer to be in Japan however, English deficiency and all.
But I wonder how many immigrants Singapore accepts every year.
And how many of those immigrants get Singaporean citizenship.
Most Pinoys in Singapore are ‘bullied or coddled’ by their domestic masters/mistresses.
Go to Lucky Plaza on a Sunday afternoon.
Good luck on your move to Singapore.
Hope they give you a “green card” or a working visa, and hope you eventually get Singaporean citizenship.
Have you kept your Pinoy citizenship btw, or do you now have a ‘Bully passport’?
BTW, I noticed you used the CIA’s World FactBook.
Do you trust the 'Big Bully’s CIA?
Thanks. Interesting comparison.
Suggestion… Singapore is 692 square kilometers in area.
That could be one city in the USA. Perhaps you should only compare it to that city instead of the entire USA. Just a thought.
I know Singapore has some excellent points and I’ll probably be visiting there again.
Again, thanks.

Hello abakitba,

I visited Singapore beginning of this year and kinda like the tropical feel and the simple and clean life. Not to mention all those other neighboring countries to venture out to - that would be exciting! I just left Japan a few weeks ago and now back in California, where I’ve lived the past 27 years. I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to many countries (Europe, N. America, Asia, etc.) and experienced different cultures, yet given the right opportunity I would prefer to live in Asia, but somewhere where women are treated equally with men. :stuck_out_tongue:

As for Singapore, I just want to live and experience life in different country - no plan of giving up my USA Nationality. :slight_smile:

Suggestion… Singapore is 692 square kilometers in area.
That could be one city in the USA. Perhaps you should only compare it to that city instead of the entire USA. Just a thought.
Singapore maybe small, but it’s still a country, an exemplary one!

abakitba

03-09-2006, 04:01 PM

Hello abakitba,

I visited Singapore beginning of this year and kinda like the tropical feel and the simple and clean life. Not to mention all those other neighboring countries to venture out to - that would be exciting! I just left Japan a few weeks ago and now back in California, where I’ve lived the past 27 years. I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to many countries (Europe, N. America, Asia, etc.) and experienced different cultures, yet given the right opportunity I would prefer to live in Asia, but somewhere where women are treated equally with men. :stuck_out_tongue:

As for Singapore, I just want to live and experience life in different country - no plan of giving up my USA Nationality. :slight_smile:

Singapore maybe small, but it’s still a country, an exemplary one!
Thanks for the reply.
I figured that if one has an American passport, it would be very very difficult to give the US identity up. I wonder why that is?
Perhaps it is because an American passport allows one to do this… “” I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to many countries (Europe, N. America, Asia, etc.) and experienced different cultures, “”, in spite of coming from a 'Bully country".
Perhaps some other reason.

Singapore is one of the leading nations in the world, but my point was, it is so small, and to compare it with the United States would be difficult, perhaps even unfair… the island of Oahu is bigger than Singapore.
Perhaps one should compare it to one of the nicer cities, or uglier cities of the USA.

BTW, did you find out how much it takes to own a car in Singapore, and how much the price of gasoline was?
I know the Japanese would love to have US gas prices:)
How long did you live in Japan btw?

stanfordmed

03-09-2006, 04:37 PM

Thanks for the reply.
I figured that if one has an American passport, it would be very very difficult to give the US identity up. I wonder why that is?
Perhaps it is because an American passport allows one to do this… “” I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to many countries (Europe, N. America, Asia, etc.) and experienced different cultures, “”, in spite of coming from a 'Bully country".
Perhaps some other reason.

Singapore is one of the leading nations in the world, but my point was, it is so small, and to compare it with the United States would be difficult, perhaps even unfair… the island of Oahu is bigger than Singapore.
Perhaps one should compare it to one of the nicer cities, or uglier cities of the USA.

BTW, did you find out how much it takes to own a car in Singapore, and how much the price of gasoline was?
I know the Japanese would love to have US gas prices:)
How long did you live in Japan btw?

Very expensive (http://www.expatsingapore.c om/once/cost.htm), but that’s where I’ve seen 2 privately owned Lamborghinis parked side by side at the Ministry of Sound (http://www.ministryofsound. com.sg/v2/index.aspx)Club venue. :slight_smile:

Yep, the US passport has lots of advantages - a friendly companion for travelling is one example…:slight_smile:

U.S. is big, but not that interesting to travel to especially the middle states - east coast and the west coast are the interesting ones.
Hawaii, well, I considered moving there after college, but lets just say my road changed. So I just visit now and then when I want a quick get-away. Actually, if my travel arrangement with my parents was not postponed by Martial Law back in the 60’s, Hawaii would have been our destination instead of California.

Singapore is an ideal homebase to visit all the other countries nearby. Its public transportation is not bad either - the MRT is fast and a convenient way to zip around, with trains arriving and leaving every few minutes -they are currently expanding more routes, so it will be more convenient.

'Moved to Japan June of last year - planned to live there for 18 months, but plan changed.

Raiden

03-09-2006, 04:50 PM

I figured that if one has an American passport, it would be very very difficult to give the US identity up. I wonder why that is?

Wonder no more, it has its travel benefits, gives one the right to vote, and eligibility to work for the US goverment. Despite with all these benefits, it doesn’t mean that we should just look away, pucker up and not call a spade, well…a spade. BTW, it’s the current administration that we are referring to as a “bully” not America as a whole. Luckily, we live in California, 65% of the population share the same views we have.

BTW, did you find out how much it takes to own a car in Singapore, and how much the price of gasoline was?
I know the Japanese would love to have US gas prices:)
How long did you live in Japan btw?

Singapore has an efficient and economical public transportation network, which offers taxis, buses, and modern Mass Rapid Transit rail system. So tell me, with this excellent public transport system, would it still be necessary for most people to buy a car and gas for it to get around a country smaller than Oahu?

abakitba

03-09-2006, 07:07 PM

to Raiden
“BTW, it’s the current administration that we are referring to as a “bully” not America as a whole.”
Got it. So if a Democrat like Clinton is in office, and not a Republican like Bush or Reagan,
USA is no longer a ‘bully’.
I remember some movie stars saying they’d leave the USA if Bush got re-elected. Don’t know if they left yet.

“65% of the population share the same views we have.”
Makes me wonder why Arnold (Republican, like Bush) beat Gray Davis (Democrat) with 65% sharing same views.

would it still be necessary for most people to buy a car and gas for it to get around a country smaller than Oahu?
Of course it would… with a Lamborghini, no less. (thanks stanfordmed) And specially for people who enjoy being chaffeured occasionaly.
Don’t Californians love their cars? One reason why the buses there and trains have such a small ridership. But Hawaii’s ‘The Bus’ is an excellent system, perhaps rated the Best in USA at times. Thanks for your reply.

abakitba

03-09-2006, 07:18 PM

U.S. is big, but not that interesting to travel to especially the middle states - east coast and the west coast are the interesting ones.
.
I agree with most if not all of your comments on this post.
I agree even this quote that I’m commenting on.

Texas is interesting and fun. Lots of fiestas and senoritas, lakes and rivers.
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico have great winter activities, snowboarding for one.
Great outdoors if you like the outdoors can be had at Yellowstone.
Someone told me once, find out what the best is where you are at (for example; fishing, skiing, clubbing, drag racing, scuba, camping, horseback riding, motorcycling, shopping) and learn to enjoy it. Don’t just do interesting things you like. Learn other things.

stanfordmed

03-10-2006, 03:03 AM

I agree with most if not all of your comments on this post.
I agree even this quote that I’m commenting on.

Texas is interesting and fun. Lots of fiestas and senoritas, lakes and rivers.
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico have great winter activities, snowboarding for one.
Great outdoors if you like the outdoors can be had at Yellowstone.
Someone told me once, find out what the best is where you are at (for example; fishing, skiing, clubbing, drag racing, scuba, camping, horseback riding, motorcycling, shopping) and learn to enjoy it. Don’t just do interesting things you like. Learn other things.

What I meant by ‘interesting’ when it comes to visiting other places is learning and experiencing the culture, the people, the food, etc. - that’s the most important factor of travelling; It is more enriching by not just being a ‘tourist’.

abakitba

03-10-2006, 07:13 AM

What I meant by ‘interesting’ when it comes to visiting other places is learning and experiencing the culture, the people, the food, etc. - that’s the most important factor of travelling; It is more enriching by not just being a ‘tourist’.
that’s funny because that’s what I meant too.

stanfordmed

03-10-2006, 08:37 AM

I agree with most if not all of your comments on this post.
I agree even this quote that I’m commenting on.

Texas is interesting and fun. Lots of fiestas and senoritas, lakes and rivers.
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico have great winter activities, snowboarding for one.
Great outdoors if you like the outdoors can be had at Yellowstone.
Someone told me once, find out what the best is where you are at (for example; fishing, skiing, clubbing, drag racing, scuba, camping, horseback riding, motorcycling, shopping) and learn to enjoy it. Don’t just do interesting things you like. Learn other things.

that’s funny because that’s what I meant too.

U.S. doesn’t realy appeal to me as an interesting place for culture, food, art, shopping, etc. (With an exceptions of few States with high percentage of immigrants). American food? = :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:… American Culture? = :drool:

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored - why limit it to your own backyard?
Just my subjective view …:slight_smile:

abakitba

03-10-2006, 08:50 AM

U.S. doesn’t realy appeal to me as an interesting place for culture, food, art, shopping, etc. (With an exceptions of few States with high percentage of immigrants). American food? = :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:… American Culture? = :drool:

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored - why limit it to your own backyard?
Just my subjective view …:slight_smile:
Sounds like you’ve limited yourself by eliminating most of the US.
I’m the one who’s in Japan btw.
Perhaps you should return. :smiley:

stanfordmed

03-10-2006, 09:29 AM

Sounds like you’ve limited yourself by eliminating most of the US.
I’m the one who’s in Japan btw.
Perhaps you should return. :smiley:

I guess I’ve been in the U.S. too long. Sawa na siguro - perhaps we should trade places :smiley:
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great land of opportunities.

This thread had taken another turn - way, way out of topic na. Sorry…:open_mouth:

Raiden

03-10-2006, 10:55 AM

to Raiden
Got it. So if a Democrat like Clinton is in office, and not a Republican like Bush or Reagan,
USA is no longer a ‘bully’.
I remember some movie stars saying they’d leave the USA if Bush got re-elected. Don’t know if they left yet.

Well Reagan is cool in my book, far cry from Nixon and Dubya. JFK, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton administration ran the USA pretty well, and projected a positive image for the world to see.

Makes me wonder why Arnold (Republican, like Bush) beat Gray Davis (Democrat) with 65% sharing same views.

Davis dug his own grave. The Republicans took advantage of that, and milked the hell out of it. Arnold chose the party that would give him more leverage, but he is not really a far-right politician. Anyway, Californians are getting tired of him too, because his governing skills is as good as his acting. :smiley: FYI: 65% of Californians voted Democrat last presidential elections.

Of course it would… with a Lamborghini, no less. (thanks stanfordmed) And specially for people who enjoy being chaffeured occasionaly.

For the upper echelon of Singaporean society, yes. But the middle class are the most people that comprise Singapore’s population, so all of them will drive Lamborghinis? :confused:

Anyway, we’re getting more and more off topic. Time for us to move on or open a new thread. :slight_smile:

rajjah

03-26-2006, 11:38 PM

I actually voted against Bush during the election and re-election, kaya lang natalo kami ng mga tanga-hanga, I mean, tagahanga n’ya - mga red necks sa south! Lots of businesses supporting him, such as the oil companies, etc. who’s only aim is to get rich, up to no-good and do not care about the environment. He doesn’t really care about the people in Iraq - it’s the oil they want.
Iraq’s nuclear weapon was just an excuse to monopolize the country.
http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif DOWN WITH BUSH!! http://www.timog.com/forum/images/icons/icon13.gif

Heh he he he . . . this is very hilarious Bush is still up there in whitehouse.

Come to think about it, the U.S. action in Iraq might in the long run have an important benefits to all the countries in the world.