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Post time 2009-3-24 22:59:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by broken_heart at 2009-3-24 06:31

First wach it again and if you have notice the 'American cinamatic contrivance' the cops can't really 'go into their act' as they 'make the scene in a foreign country' until they utter the words "are you an American".




Hi Brokenheart,

As usual, I do have some difficulty in understanding what you say sometimes.  Maybe, my English is not so good.  Are you saying that "Are you American" is uttered because it gives permission for Americans to shoot the film in Manila?

The answer is definitely wrong.  I don't think American people are that modest or respectful, not especially in poor countries like Manila.

Just look at Mr Tradervic upstairs, do you think he behaves like a typical or atypical American?  Just look at him!  He's tricky and invasive!  Utterly disrespectful, I should say!!

Also, like I said, the film is American and the audience is primarily Americans.  Do you think the American people will not object if there is no truth in the story and the facts presented in the movie are false?


Even the US President knows jolly well he can't afford to make a gaffe in front of the American tv audience.  He immediately apologised and said some moving words to the Olympics Committee Chairman.

See my point?


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Post time 2009-3-24 23:08:04 |Display all floors

For the links - remove the spaces...

Originally posted by whampoa at 3/24/2009 09:40 AM

Thank you very much for helping or at least trying.  I am not sure if you have the correct link though as I can't open them.  There should be only one link.

Anyway.  Well, do you have the answer to my question then?  Why did the busters of the brothels ask "Are you American?"



... as for the movie, answer is simple - "Dramatic Effect" - which is used in the other two movies referenced.

Real life?  Most likely not - but, we will have to dig up some documented actual footage to confirm or bust that movie device.
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Post time 2009-3-24 23:12:30 |Display all floors

Aw... are you upset that...

Originally posted by whampoa at 3/24/2009 09:59 AM
Just look at Mr Tradervic upstairs, do you think he behaves like a typical or atypical American?  Just look at him!  He's tricky and invasive!  Utterly disrespectful, I should say!!


... that the movie that you tried to rant with was found for all to peruse and review for themselves, along with a couple of other films on the subject?

Sorry my dear, but Ad Homiem only works when the audience is exactly what you expect - and the peanut gallery in this theatre is anything but that.
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Post time 2009-3-24 23:49:47 |Display all floors

human traffickin is worldwide multi billions business...

the demand for that is not only happenin in the US but rather the entire globe even in my hometurf, viet nam (china is even worst)...for sure only the lucky ONES will end up in the shore of america, and i have seen a documentary film about this topic with russian human traffickin in istanbul  

BTW...many vietnamese girls got lure by japanese/t aiwanese businessmen to work abroad as mamasans  

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Post time 2009-3-25 09:31:36 |Display all floors

Reply #1 whampoa's post

"Every cop is a criminal" in desperation.

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Post time 2009-3-26 05:23:58 |Display all floors

Reply #1 whampoa's post

The interesting thing about the movie drama is when the American police and the Interpol led by the American special squad raided the brothels and arrested the perpetrators and “clients” who bought SEX, the first question they asked them (mainly gweilos) was:

"Are you American?”

"Are you American?”


WHY? I asked myself.  Why the question “Are you American?”


I have linked his to the situation with the ICE on American borders if they suspec any conraband articles are being smuggled into or out of the USA they pull the vehicle to a testing area and of all things they ask the quesion "are you an American?"

Laws require the proper authority at the border take custody of the suspect.

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Post time 2009-3-28 06:11:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by thepeop at 2009-3-22 19:43
OK, you asked me to comment on this thread, so I'll look past your mindless racism (you think 'gweilos' is a polite word?) to ask: why do YOU think they asked that?  Longzhou's answer seems reasonable, but I'd have to see the context in which it happens.  But what's your opinion?  



[Red]  why are you so finicky about words?  You're a stiff upper-lip?  You probably are.


To me, I am not sure if "gweilos" is an impolite word.  It is definitely a practical word.

Tell me, if I don't say "gweilos", what do I say?  "Americans"??

You think Americans are forgiving people?  Mr Tradervic is a forgiving man?  Hahaha !!!!

You're kidding yourself, really.

[Of course, Mr Tradervic is a nice and generous man.  He once invited me to come to Chicago and offered to stand me a drink.  Do I dare accept his offer?  Well, thepeop, maybe you can go...]  

For me, as long as you understand, I understand and everyone understands .... the word, that matters and all I care!  :) :)  Aiya, thepeop, don't be so finicky and let's look at the substance, the real issue and the topic for discussion.  Do you have anything else to say of own other than parroting my moronic friend, Mr Longzhou? :)


[Blue]  Let me clear all puzzles and possibilities first ... you see, I am a fair-minded person.



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