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Happy Canada Day! / Happy Fourth of July!

Have a Happy Canada Day! Have a Happy Fourth of July! Have a nice weekend. Whether you're Canadian, American, or whatever. I hope you're having an awesome day. Be safe. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Jul 1, 2017 - 47 comments

Looking for a post about an awesome judge

I am looking for a post I saw a while ago- maybe last summer? Maybe before? In the last five years, probably the last two years. It was about an American judge, an older white man, who was fairly conservative, absolutely demolishing the arguments of a lawyer against.. gay marriage? Some form of gay rights? This judge is known for doing this sort of thing. I think he's a fairly high placed judge somewhere in the middle of America. Thanks!
posted by Adridne on Oct 1, 2015 - 12 comments

(mis)handling non-US content

Between the comments on this post about a story written by a Singaporean writer and the framing of this post about Storypick, I feel like Metafilter does not do non-American content well. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 18, 2014 - 330 comments

Use of the "we" when referring to the United States

Since not everyone is USian, I think it would be a good idea for people to refrain when possible from using "we" when discussing the people of the United States. This especially rankles when discussing military action, as in "we should drop a nuclear weapon," as even fellow citizens may not want to be included in that "we". [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Feb 28, 2014 - 652 comments

Freindship is Magic

Can we take the derail about whether its okay to say Americans or Danes have a collective identity out of the fun horsey thread and thrash it out here? Cheers.
posted by Artw on Oct 18, 2013 - 116 comments

I'm afraid of Americanisms

This comment got me thinking about regional slang and different dialects of English on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jul 3, 2012 - 372 comments

Help me find a comment about an American in an Australian hospital?

Please help me find a comment about an American who ended up in the hospital in Australia, and burst into tears when he/she realized that it would not cost them anything. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 27, 2012 - 323 comments

Meta Book Club: The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club will be held in MetaChat on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book (or watch the video), and join us!
posted by zarq on Apr 1, 2011 - 9 comments

Seeking an old post

Can anyone guide me to a post about USian education in which it was described how the POTUS met with business leaders to determine the course of public education in the U.S.? I think they were events that happened during or just after the industrial revolution.
posted by snsranch on Mar 11, 2008 - 20 comments

gobble gobble

What gives with all these turkey-related posts? Reminds me of elephant day...
posted by Mister_A on Nov 22, 2006 - 49 comments

US-centric posts on 9-11

A usa-centric post is surely not the best of the web.
posted by sgt.serenity on Sep 11, 2006 - 82 comments

Missing Thread

Quick question: A couple weeks ago someone asked how to get a job in England as an American who just graduated from college. I can't find that thread, can anyone here help me track it down?
posted by cloeburner on May 18, 2006 - 6 comments

2 manE W2 ?s - no more US taxes

Maybe that's enough US tax stuff on AskMe now? I mean, seriously.
posted by reklaw on Apr 13, 2006 - 67 comments

US-centric MeFi bias

I just know I'm going to get beaten up for this comment, but a lot of FPPs seem to assume that the audience is entirely American, or at least North American. The level of unthinking parochialism seems to have increased recently (or maybe it's just me). The Guidelines are silent as far as I can tell on whether MeFi has a particular cultural focus or bias, is there or should there be a policy on this?
posted by wilful on Feb 1, 2006 - 202 comments

Always blaming the US media/government

WTF is up with the "blame the U.S. media/government" derail which occurs every time there's a disaster abroad? Why do so few seem to be bothered by it?
posted by dhoyt on Dec 27, 2004 - 117 comments

Only America Cares About Newsfilter

Pointless Meta callout for YankeeNewsFilter
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 26, 2004 - 46 comments

Who is right, in the US centric vs Newsfilter debate

What does the reaction to this post tell us? Myabe it's just a statistical blip, but I'm a bit surprised at the very vocal negative reaction to this bit of US-centric front-page/TV news as contrasted to the reaction to the NewsFilter posts we get every single day. Why are the naysayers in this thread right when the anti-NewsFilteristas are not? What, exactly, is different?
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Aug 18, 2004 - 78 comments

mefi is an american weblog

MetaFilter is an American weblog. Europeans here, whether British or continental, are mere tokens. Perhaps we should all give up the international pretense. The truth is that MetaFilter, for those of us not lucky (or, to be frank, unluckly) enough to live in the U.S. or Canada, is fast becoming a domestic concern with an ever-decreasing regard for what happens in the (enormous) rest of the world. Whereas (the few remaining) Europeans here are curious about America, Americans here seem boringly and predictably obsessed with themselves. Is isolationism the growing trend on this board? It certainly seems so. Say the word, by the way, and you can have it all to yourselves, no hard feelings.

It is not a good idea but it's a stone's throw away...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Aug 15, 2004 - 373 comments

U.S.A. bad, kills civilians (again)

U.S.A. bad, kills civilians. Guess what folks, we've done this before, several times. Isn't it time to declare a moratorium?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Oct 21, 2003 - 202 comments

U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match

The ongoing U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match is unnecessary and annoying, especially when it's off topic.
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 10, 2003 - 54 comments

Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.

Another post praising Howard Dean leads to charges of DeanFilter. There may be something to those charges: there have been several uncritical and laudatory Howard Dean posts on MetaFilter over the past few months, some of which seem interchangeable. And, as matteo points out, it's probably only going to get worse. We complain (rightly) when a post reeks of viral marketing; why shouldn't this be any different? Shouldn't we be more skeptical of breathless posts that coo over politicians? Aren't we (well, not me per se, but American voters) being sold something? Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.
posted by mcwetboy on Jun 4, 2003 - 17 comments

America-centric attitudes on MetaFilter

American attitudes on the net... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 6, 2003 - 63 comments

America: Love it or leave it

Iran? Berlin? Or maybe we should just shoot ourselves because we all hate America so much. Does MetaFilter have a term yet that abbreviates "Telling me I should leave the country because I disagree with your viewpoint is a tired, wasted, pathetic retort, and all it does is make you look like a loser with nothing new to contribue to the conversation?" Maybe if we make one we can discourage its apparent growing abuse. Thanks, all.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 28, 2002 - 52 comments

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