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Old 12-05-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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When one party gets elected out of office, they leave, rather than holing up and causing civil war.

Even though we are in a significant recession, we have it better than 95% of the world.

The first base hit on Opening Day.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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That we really choose our presidents.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I like the diversity, Its really something I admire.
Especially the fact that in the near future(meaning 100-200 years), there will be no Majority population...
I admire the stability, and the lack of corruption. the US is a very stable country, I think that most of us can safely say that tomorrow will just be another normal day... people take that for granted. Corruption is rampant everywhere, but I think the US does a good job in the first and vital step of EXPOSING it.
I like the loud, sometimes obnoxious, different opinions. It exemplifies that we truly do have freedom of speech and that not anyone who hates Bush or Obama is hunted and killed by the federal government...literally...many countries will simply "disappear" you.
I admire the education, we steal the greatest minds of the world. The world's best universities are here. Excluding a few in the UK, most people probably couldn't name 5 universities outside the US. People from all over the world come to even our mediocre schools to study...not just Harvard and Yale...
This truly is a great country, and I think all this pessimism makes us forget how great we are; and how content we should be and blessed we are to live in this country.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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As Winston Churchill commented (the man's mother came from Brooklyn, you know), democracy is the worst form of government...except for all the others.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I love our natural diversity. I love that we invented the National Park and have so many beautiful ones. I love how you can live in almost any type of natural environment you choose to. We have great diversity of cultures here and so its as if every country in the world exists in one. It allows us to invent things the entire world enjoys like Jazz, Rock and Roll, Country and Bluegrass, Hip hop, R and B, Funk, Blues. As well as material things like the personal computer, the ipod, telephones etc.. I too am excited for the next 4 years.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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I think the best years for the United States will be the next 8 years. Such an exciting time to be an American.
What makes you say that?

I absolutely love this country for the reasons many of you have stated but hate how misinformed its people are and the people in its government. "A government within a government"
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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What makes you say that?

I absolutely love this country for the reasons many of you have stated but hate how misinformed its people are and the people in its government. "A government within a government"
What's wrong with saying that? I totally agree after what we've endured for two terms.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i thought you would never ask.
1 minute.
the ability to remove the skunk from under the house and get rid of the smell.

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Old 12-06-2008, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I love how in a tragedy/disaster we all band together for the common good even if it isn't for a long time.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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That we really choose our presidents.
Are you sure about that, tell that to Al Gore.
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