Americans....Have you ever wanted to Leave?

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  1. jhuskey

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    I would agree with your IQ statement however,what then would be your measure of success. Wealth,happiness,enlightenment,spiritual well being understanding of the possibilities of particle constants in relation to the "Grand Unification Theory"

    My discourse only becomes evident when someone makes a blatant,demeaning remark that is personal or generalized to a given group or individual and cannot possibly be defended.
    A persons intellect is also not define by race,religious belief, national origin or area origin or political affiliation.
    By the way I am not a moron and.....can prove it.
     


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  3. jhuskey

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    Yes I saw that movie "Gone With The Wind" about the War of northern aggression.
    He is right about a couple of things .I have not developed aa agenda for world peace,cured cancer,fed the hungry or proved Lance is doping( thats a biggie with some people, rated right up there with the invention of douche and developing cold fusion for an energy source) but I will keep trying.
     
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    I've lived in Indonesia and Australia, both coasts. You certainly get a greater appreciation for what the USA stands for and for what you've been taking for granted after living in a place like Jakarta.

    In my opinion most people outside of the USA have no clue what it means to live in the USA or be an American. They assume that what spews forth from their TV representing America is what America truely is.
     
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    Australia is a really bad place to live. The cycling is uninteresting and all the beaches are infested with sharks and stinging jellyfish. All you Americans take my word for it you would not want to live in Australia.
     
  6. jhuskey

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    As I understand persons of your region "first hand "and I wasn't trolling just responding to what I felt a direct attack.
    I will endeavour to find some redeming characteristics in said persons as time goes by.
    If I live that long.
    Hope you find a place you will be happy.
     
  7. jitteringjr

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    When you are not too busy stereotyping people try reading Milton Friedmans, "Bright Promises Dismal Performance an Economist's Protest."

    It will give you a clue as to why the economic plan of the Democratic party is inefficient and thus didn't win out again.

    From a Midwest born and raised, living in the south person who doesn't read.
     
  8. JohnO

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    Faulkner and the Cumberland area are not in the south. They are Appalachia, which is a world unto itself. Dumb? They were smart enough to sit out the Civil war, and are smart enough today to bilk the faux liberals who come to the hills to pretend they're actually being liberal. Those hill people are remarkably perceptive, especially when it comes to another phony northerner with their thinly disguised patronizing attitude. I'm surprised they let a person like you live there for ten years. Unmolested, that is. Perhaps that's where your bitterness comes from.

    Can you squeal like a pig?
     
  9. szbert

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    Sounds like schizophrenia.
    They can treat you for that, you know.

    A little electro shock ought get get a commie lib you back on the straight and narrow. Perhaps a lobotomy for the candy ass lib?


    Never argue with a lib. Just piss 'em off and move on.

    Have a nice day!


     
  10. jhuskey

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    Actually the Cumberland Plateau is just south of my location in Middle Tennessee but you are right in some measure about The War of Northern Aggression that you refer to as the Civil War. The area that I am in was actually Union sympathetic and never wanted succession but did because the people in this area are very loyal although believing in the Union.
    Tennessee being the last to leave the Union and the first to rejoin.

    You are also right about making a living from tourists in this area.

    Bottom line we are loyal to our country no matter who is in the White House. Slick Willy or George W. Hillary...... I will cross that bridge or burn it when I come to it.

    And yes we do like things simple and that is why we love the hell out of S. Upper Lip. As simple as that even!!
     
  11. szbert

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    And you, I suppose, would be the expert on what the homosexual community finds attractive. You've been bitch slapped a few times haven't you?
     
  12. szbert

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    And they wonder why . . . .



     
  13. Bob N.

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    Replying to the original question...no not really. I try to visit Germany/Europe as much as I can, but the taxes are too high and it's a tad too crowded. It's funny though, when I return home I almost immediately role my eyes when I encounter my first American knucklehead, kind of a love/hate thing. I Love visiting though, and Montreal Canada is very nice as well. Love the Canadians and I feel for them when they are mistaken for Americans.;)

    My family is heavy on the German and my mother is from Central America so I'm not completely ignorant of the foreign view of this country. I try not to hold it against folks though. People are the same all over and it works both ways. Europeans talk about "ugly-american" tourists but then proceed to behave the exact same way when they visit this country.

    It would be nice if travel abroad were mandatory for Americans as being the lone "superpower" it behooves us to understand the world we live in, a lot of Americans don't. That said, quite a few foreigners do not understand us as well as they might think.

    Only time and the increasing globalization will help us understand one another better.:)
     
  14. Saucy

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    I feel your pain.

    I really do. Last night was sad for american liberals and/or bush-haters. The electoral vote was bad enough, but losing the popular vote and congressional and senate seats was the nail in the coffin.

    Leaving one's country is a bit drastic. But if I were in a conservative area I would certainly move to a more progressive state. I always thought that a lot of legislation is passed at the state level anyway. New jersey is a "blue state", no? Washington, Oregon and California all seem fairly progressive and the riding weather is pretty good. Massachusets also seems pretty livable. Those would be my first choices.

    Good luck american liberals. I tried to help you guys out. I had that "vote kerry-edwards" thing as my signature for months. Sigh.

    An article you may be interested in
     
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    I don't have the time to teach you things. Read the book. Then I suggest finding a book to read about not being an ass.
     
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    Hmm Hate Monger. I am not quite sure what a hate monger is. Is it someone who gets online and stereotypes half of the country?

    How about this, don't degrade other people until you have at least removed your own arrogance. And don't try to pretend to be intelligent because if you really were intelligent, you would realize that your own statements place you in the same arrogant group that you have tried to remove yourself from.
     
  17. jitteringjr

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    My point is not about what the book has to say and I am not going to spend the next year teaching you economic theory. My point is that not everyone in these states you insulted is a moron who doesn't read books.

    The only person that I am placing myself "above and beyond" is you. Also, if I am a jackass towards an arrogant bastard from New Jersey, then that pleases me. (and the other half of the country you insulted. I'm sure.)
     
  18. jitteringjr

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    What could be more 'dumbassed' then your stereotyping. Relatively speaking, it makes you look dumb.
     
  19. ddeand

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    . . . I get up and say, "It's a great day to be an American!" I will admit that I'm as unhappy as anyone could possibly be with the performance of our government over the past four years - abysmal and atrocious behavior! And I'm terrified for what's going to happen in the next few years. It will take decades for many of the incredibly stupid wrongs to be righted - my grandchildren will be paying for the ineptitude, arrogance, and spinelessness of our lawmakers.

    But - There is still no better place than the USA for living, raising families, and making a difference in the world.

    So, I say again, "It's a great day to be an American!"

    Dean
     
  20. velogal

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    you certainly define the stiff upper lip of american politics



     
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