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Old 02-06-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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Women are hotter (by many orders of magnitude)

Women are hotter in...Switzerland than in America? you got to be kidding!
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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As others have said, it depends on where you move. I would think that if you move to either coast in the US you would be fine. However, there are still some backwoods backward thinking people in the middle and southern parts of the country who have never traveled and just dont understand things.



And as long as you learn to ignore stupid crap like this, you'll do just fine.

Sadly it just shows that prejudices are alive and well in any country.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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It will depend upon where you go. In my old neighborhood in a suburban community of Hartford, Connecticut, we had neighbors from England, Canada, Scotland and Germany. My family was from Sweden. I can recall people from India, Puerto Rico (technically not another country but the language differences and culture more or less make it seem so) and Greece (my friend's parents and Uncle) also living in town. Plenty of other countries surely were represented but that time is since long removed and I can't recall off the top of my head.

My belief is this. As long as you don't come over here and try to force your country's form of government and social policies on this nation, then you are welcome here. We already get enough of that from alleged reformists in our own nation that think the USA should be like the rest of the world or a European nation.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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What I like more about US:

- 24 hour stores are not a rarity.. you can easily buy things after, say, 8pm
- Much cheaper food
- No language barrier problems (with rare exceptions in LA)
That's probably why 70% of Americans are now listed as "at least somewhat overweight".

Maybe our food prices need to go UP.

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My belief is this. As long as you don't come over here and try to force your country's form of government and social policies on this nation, then you are welcome here.
Actually, that was something I was going to say earlier, and WILWRadio is right: If you come here and make comments like, "Americans do THIS, and it's stupid - here's how we do it back in XXX". Ok, now THAT will not earn any friends at all here, and in some regions you'll see an immediate change in a person's demeanor, possibly followed by a quick reply of, "Well then, why don't you go BACK to XXX then?".

In other words, we can complain about our own government and way of life, but if someone from another country does it, yes, it's seen as being some kind of personal attack. That's not a self-insult - it's just the way we think here. But then, it's not just a national thing, either - it can be very regional. For instance, if someone from New York City moves to the deep South and says, "I can't stand this - this is how we do it back in New York..."... they'll get that same negative reactions by the locals that someone from another country would get. So I guess it's human nature (on some level) to be protective of your region and/or country if others seem to attack it. Most Americans are no different.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Women are hotter (by many orders of magnitude)

Women are hotter in...Switzerland than in America? you got to be kidding!
I had a hard time finding an ugly woman in the Netherlands. Even the old gals were smokin'.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Women are hotter (by many orders of magnitude)

Women are hotter in...Switzerland than in America? you got to be kidding!
That's funny, I've met maybe 5-6 people in Europe who came to the US, and they all said "god, everyone is so hot over here!!!".

I said I thought the same thing about Europe....


Anyway, Americans love Europeans, we have no reason not to. People normally don't have really strong opinions, but I would expect to get attention since you're "different". In a good way though...
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:39 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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In general I think most people anywhere in the world like the RESIDENTS of other countries but dislike the GOVERNMENT/ POLICIES of other countries. I think most Europeans like America's people and places but strongly dislike our strong armed (and sometimes) illogical behavior across the globe. Americans tend to like the people and places of Europe but feel like the governments over there can be obstructionist in the UN etc
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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In other words, we can complain about our own government and way of life, but if someone from another country does it, yes, it's seen as being some kind of personal attack. That's not a self-insult - it's just the way we think here. But then, it's not just a national thing, either - it can be very regional. For instance, if someone from New York City moves to the deep South and says, "I can't stand this - this is how we do it back in New York..."... they'll get that same negative reactions by the locals that someone from another country would get. So I guess it's human nature (on some level) to be protective of your region and/or country if others seem to attack it. Most Americans are no different.
Think of your little brother, or if you don't have a little brother, think of someone you know who does. You feel entitled to pick on him and beat him up, but the second someone else does, you're his biggest defender. You'd fight another person to the death for doing the very thing you feel is appropriate for you to do.

As long as you don't pick on our little brother, you can be our friend.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: moving again
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You'll be fine! as long as you don't bring that superior attitude the occasion European has. But im sure if one moves to the US, they wouldn't have on in the first place! So yea, i think in most if not all parts you will be fine. People don't typically talk bad about Europe, in fact many people love it
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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You'll be fine! as long as you don't bring that superior attitude the occasion European has.
Um i think you'll find that is an American thing
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