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Unread 11-04-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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And many Americans need to realize that most European countries are smaller than Texas.What works there doesn't mean it will work here.My friend just went to Holland and France,she says people don't have what we have here,they eat bread for breakfast and don't have supersize stores filled with whatever you want.There are no 24 hour stores.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Americans took so much by using credit, we were so greedy, and lived lifestyles that most could not afford. I am ticked at the way Americans lived also. I always hated the American dream of sprawl, build houses, own two cars, and put it all on credit when you can't afford it.

This was not the American's my grandfathers knew and worked for. What is wrong with pointing that out? Am I being un-Pro American?

You dare question the motherland?
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Yes, because apparantly pointing out what is wrong with your country and wanting to make it better is anti-American, as opposed to sitting on the sidelines, doing nothing, and watching your country degrade into a craphole is pro-American. In fact, if you propose ways to make this a better place, you should just move to another country because clearly you don't like it here.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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A less arrogant America! Not likely. While they are too busy coddling their guns or listening to a Vietnam vet who chose an Alaskan she devil, I don't see how they can improve on their world social skills.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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And many Americans need to realize that most European countries are smaller than Texas.What works there doesn't mean it will work here.My friend just went to Holland and France,she says people don't have what we have here,they eat bread for breakfast and don't have supersize stores filled with whatever you want.There are no 24 hour stores.
Imagine that, eating bread for breakfast! Good lord, those must be some poor people. Wait, I must be one of them, I do that too.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Does the "world" think that every single American citizen is arrogant? Then they would be including you OP .

I can think of many atrocities and horrible things happening all around the world in different countries from slavery, prostitution of children, starvation, etc.. etc.... etc..... a few citizens with arrogance is really the least of everyone's problems. It's sad to see the "world" is concerned with arrogance vs. all the other things going on.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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And many Americans need to realize that most European countries are smaller than Texas.What works there doesn't mean it will work here.My friend just went to Holland and France,she says people don't have what we have here,they eat bread for breakfast and don't have supersize stores filled with whatever you want.There are no 24 hour stores.
Bread? For breakfast? ABSURD! What kind of 3rd world country eats bread for breakfast?




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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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Imagine that, eating bread for breakfast! Good lord, those must be some poor people. Wait, I must be one of them, I do that too.
It is not about being poor,it is about they are different.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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^God, the problem is we are so arrogant that we don't want to see the other world's problems.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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It is not about being poor,it is about they are different.
It is as if they are in another part of the world.
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