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Old 07-16-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Ummm...I think America is an entity created by other Countries and Cultures.

Thus, the answer is not only yes, but also more than 200 years old. When were you going to realize this.
Ahem!

Wasn't America made by God?

Or, are you saying one look at George W. Bush makes the case for evolution?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Xenophobia may come from experience. I am world traveled, couldn't wait to get back home. And would never entertain living outside this country....ever.
So you can't adapt to the world.
Got it.
That answers a lot.

xen⋅o⋅pho⋅bi⋅a
  /ˌzɛnəˈfoʊbiə, ˌzinə-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-] Show IPA
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–noun
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

xen·o·phobe (zěn'ə-fōb', zē'nə-)
n. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
xen'o·pho'bi·a n., xen'o·pho'bic adj.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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xenophobia [(zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-foh-bee-uh)]

An unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:46 AM
 
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America is a collection of people who's ancestors came from countries with cultures. However, America has stripped that all away and replaced it with materialism and consumption. It's too far gone, visit other countries if you want something more than a nation of idiots who sit in front of the TV all day long eating garbage.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by Visvaldis View Post
Can America Learn Anything From Other Countries or Cultures?
If not, why not?
If so, which countries/cultures, and what?
apparently not, because as europe is slowly shifting away from a socialist society because it is failing them, we are heading right down that road.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: The Shires
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All nations (including ours) could learn something from other nations, if they took the time and trouble to do so.

In our case, we could learn a lot from looking at how other nations manage healthcare, cover ALL of their citizens and at a fraction of the cost.

Sooner or later, we're also going to have to look at alternative fuels, or the days of the motor car and suburban living could be numbered for most people.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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So you can't adapt to the world.
Got it.
That answers a lot.

xen⋅o⋅pho⋅bi⋅a
  /ˌzɛnəˈfoʊbiə, ˌzinə-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-] Show IPA
Use xenophobia in a Sentence
–noun
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

xen·o·phobe (zěn'ə-fōb', zē'nə-)
n. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
xen'o·pho'bi·a n., xen'o·pho'bic adj.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

xenophobia [(zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-foh-bee-uh)]

An unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different.

Actually another, more grownup way to look at it, if something or someone external does not adapt to YOU, the wise thing to do is move away from it, or avoid it. And in an adult manner, find a place which is pleasing to YOU. Really simple. Requires taking charge, personal responsibility, planning and forethought, however, so may not be to your liking.

The impotent attempt at insult with a dictionary is well taken.
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