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Is America the best country on Earth?

He11 Yes!
26 (56.5%)
Heck No! (And Im a commie pinko...)
20 (43.5%)

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Why America is better than the rest of the World

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Why America is better than the rest of the World
« on: May 31, 2007, 07:20:40 AM »
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in this thread, we will highlight why we are better AND why other places suck...

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 07:27:26 AM »
I love a lot about this country and feel very fortunate to have been born here (compared to MOST other places, but not all of them).  But if I could pick which country to have been born into, I'm not sure I'd pick this one.  Maybe I would have, but maybe I would have picked a country with less religious influence on government.

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 07:34:30 AM »
There's a good chance that I'll be staying in American full time, but I have to say that I'm glad I wasn't born here.  There are many aspects of my country and childhood that I would not have experienced if I grew up in the US that are invaluable, especially since I'm a minority in the US (but not at home).  In fact, I'm a little sad that my kids will have a completely different childhood from mine.  Not necessarily better or worse, but very different.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 07:36:24 AM »
There's a good chance that I'll be staying in American full time, but I have to say that I'm glad I wasn't born here.  There are many aspects of my country and childhood that I would not have experienced if I grew up in the US that are invaluable, especially since I'm a minority in the US (but not at home).  In fact, I'm a little sad that my kids will have a completely different childhood from mine.  Not necessarily better or worse, but very different.

sigh, the correct answer is

he11 yes, america is the best!

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007, 07:37:34 AM »
There's a good chance that I'll be staying in American full time, but I have to say that I'm glad I wasn't born here.  There are many aspects of my country and childhood that I would not have experienced if I grew up in the US that are invaluable, especially since I'm a minority in the US (but not at home).  In fact, I'm a little sad that my kids will have a completely different childhood from mine.  Not necessarily better or worse, but very different.

sigh, the correct answer is

he11 yes, america is the best!

:P

tiNtcr, but thanks for coming out

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 07:38:57 AM »
commie....

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 08:40:30 AM »
"I don't have to listen to you. You're a dog. You can't see colors. Which means you can't see the colors of the American flag. Commie."

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 08:44:36 AM »
"I don't have to listen to you. You're a dog. You can't see colors. Which means you can't see the colors of the American flag. Commie."

Indeed! Could this dog even tell if the flag - may God forbid - was on fire???! Doubty

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007, 12:23:22 AM »
America rocks, I love it, and I truly feel blessed for having been born and raised here.

However I feel too few people treat American citizenship as the privilege it is, and take it for granted.  There's so much good we could be doing w/ our status and power that we aren't doing. 

We're not perfect, but I think we come damn close in many ways (given the constraints of reality).

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Re: Why America is better than the rest of the World
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007, 12:25:41 AM »
Hey Denny.  How are things?