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Can someone name one thing an American can look up to and be proud?

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 02:28 AM
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Just because you put a hamster in a much larger cage doesn't mean it's free...

Atleast here in America, you can be flat broke,have a job, own a car, an apartment and be considered middle class. Yes we do have a higher standard of life compared to other nations, but ...I'd rather not ramble on and go off topic and make people angry.


-peace




posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by BornPatriot
I mean, every thing we have done as a nation seems to turn out to be more sinister that as reported.. you name it... Operation Galdio, JFK, USS Liberty, 911, WWII, Ok City, Ruby Ridge, Waco, WTC'93, IRAQ, Afghanistan, Gulf War, Vietnam, war on drugs, NASA etc. etc...
I guess Life Is A Conspiracy, after all we are all here but none of us can tell another why, we just are.

[edit on 23-8-2008 by BornPatriot]

[edit on 23-8-2008 by BornPatriot]


Here ya go: Jim Beam distillery is making product on a daily basis.

U R WELCOME, pal.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by sc2099

Telegraphs.
Telephones.
Computers.



Those three are British mate.

But you've still got loads to be proud of!!

inventors.about.com...
www.turing.org.uk...



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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America has lots to be proud of these are only a few of hundreds

Strongest Military in the world.
First man on the moon
President Bush
Hollywood
Mcdonalds
Freedom
Democracy
Baywatch
Electricity
War against Terrorism
War against Drugs
Coca Cola

We are pretty much ahead of the world in everything and if it wasn't for us the rest of the world would still be living by Candlelight and likely speaking German.

God Bless America



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by alundaio
Just because you put a hamster in a much larger cage doesn't mean it's free...

Atleast here in America, you can be flat broke,have a job, own a car, an apartment and be considered middle class. Yes we do have a higher standard of life compared to other nations, but ...I'd rather not ramble on and go off topic and make people angry.


-peace


In other words, we have certainly taken greed to another level here, via this absurd exploitiative credit system in place. Of course, it's not the "fault" of the banks, credit card companies, etc....the responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the public, who've chosen to buy into this rigged system.

And now we face the largest recession in the past thirty+ years, with no relief in sight.


edit for patriotism, lest some angry American try and challenge me...

That all said, I am eternally grateful that I'm an American citizen. The opportunities are limitless here...

[edit on 8.25.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by Shamanator
America has lots to be proud of these are only a few of hundreds

Strongest Military in the world.
First man on the moon
President Bush
Hollywood
Mcdonalds
Freedom
Democracy
Baywatch
Electricity
War against Terrorism
War against Drugs
Coca Cola

We are pretty much ahead of the world in everything and if it wasn't for us the rest of the world would still be living by Candlelight and likely speaking German.

God Bless America



You forgot books...



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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We invented books? Wow.

New Addendum of Addendum:

Books.

Any American Novels and literature.

Our colleges (not saying we invented them).


reply to post by Shamanator
 


Mcdonalds and Coca Cola are nothing of which to be proud. Both are not good for you.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by ItsTheQuestion
 


We invented books? Wow.




Watch the YouTube clip all the way through, my fellow American. Trust me, it's well worth it.

The Chinese invented the printing press, as far as I know. I was being sarcastic about the books. And it was the mention of Coca-Cola and McDonalds that sparked what we're talking about here.



[edit on 8.25.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:19 PM
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The concept of personal freedom and liberty.
The ability to worship any god of one's choosing.
The right to protest.
The ability to speak.
The ability to Assemble.
The right to have children (boy or girl).
The right to get rich by hard work and personal effort.
The right to choose my own doctor or dentist.
The right to refuse suspiscous government flu shouts etc.
The right to own property.
The ability to enter political parties.
The right to keep and bear arms.

Those are just some.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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After 232 years we are still here. People list all these atrocities and wars etc..., but we are still here with our Constitution and freedoms. I'm proud to be here and speaking English.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by Solarskye
After 232 years we are still here.


Great point, Solarskye. Proof of the rugged determinism of the American.


People list all these atrocities and wars etc...


Which is part of the beauty of what our nation was founded on...elucidated and guaranteed in our First Amendment. No nation is perfect, obviously, and we are free to debate and even to affect change where we perceive erroneous policy, at home or abroad.


...but we are still here with our Constitution and freedoms. I'm proud to be here and speaking English.


Let's hope that globalist greed doesn't try to tamp down our inalienable rights any more than they already have.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:40 PM
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Guess you are already getting your answer. I would suggest that you only see the negatives and none of the positives. We aren't perfect, but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Ok......Maybe Bora Bora, but I'd still want to be a U.S. Citizen.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
The concept of personal freedom and liberty.
The ability to worship any god of one's choosing.
The right to protest.
The ability to speak.
The ability to Assemble.
The right to have children (boy or girl).
The right to get rich by hard work and personal effort.
The right to choose my own doctor or dentist.
The right to refuse suspiscous government flu shouts etc.
The right to own property.
The ability to enter political parties.
The right to keep and bear arms.

Those are just some.


Nice list. Nice wording too. CONCEPT I like!


We have to watch the right to own property because even though we have the right, many people are letting or coerced into the "banks give us loans" deal. The banks then own our property until the loan is payed which can be many a year before that happens.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 01:00 PM
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Watched it and it was definitely very interesting. I.e. Funny.

I thought it was more of a propaganda movie than anything.

Forgot all about the fact that the U.S. did not invent books. How silly. (Just woke up that's why; late bed time)


[edit on 25-8-2008 by Unlimitedpossibilities]



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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I will name several,
We emit the most CO2, drive the biggest cars, have the biggest homes, are the most materialistic, have the highest personal debts, are the most overweight and out of shape, and have slipped the most in basic education.


[edit on 25-8-2008 by whatsup]



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 03:26 PM
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Sorry to pop your bubble a bit, America has done some kick ass stuff but the Internet was invented by a Brit



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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I look up to the constitution. I believe it is the most sacred document for governments in known history. A document that put limits on those in power to give the people rather than the government the power.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
The concept of personal freedom and liberty.
The ability to worship any god of one's choosing.
The right to protest.
The ability to speak.
The ability to Assemble.
The right to have children (boy or girl).
The right to get rich by hard work and personal effort.
The right to choose my own doctor or dentist.
The right to refuse suspiscous government flu shouts etc.
The right to own property.
The ability to enter political parties.
The right to keep and bear arms.

Those are just some.


to be fair most of those were options of people in many cultures before america even existed by quite a long long time.



posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Most of the things listed on here were invented by Brits, including America!



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