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Things you love about the United States of America

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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 03:12 AM
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There is a lot of negativity on ATS...about America and about everything else, really. So I thought I'd start a more positive topic about a place I love: The United States of America. It's the place I'm from and where I grew up, although as some of you know I've been abroad for a long, long time. But I love my country and I miss it deeply and often.

I understand there are lots of reasons one might have negative feelings about America and that's OK...there are plenty of other threads where you can express those feelings. I can't make you play along, but this is intended to highlight the positive, if such a thing is even possible on ATS.

So...Americans and anyone else...share with us the things you love about America, be they big or small.

I'll start.

I love street hotdogs in New York
I love autumn in New England
I love Shaker furnature
I love the poetry of Walt Whitman
I love the sense of optimism that springs eternal in America
I love the way it's hard to breathe high up in the Rocky Mountains
I love the sound of insects on a country road in Georga
I love the beaches in Southern California and the rocky surf in Santa Cruz
I love the coffeshops in Ann Arbor, Michigan
I love to see American helping each other out in times of need
I love American dive-bars...the crummier the better
I love winter wheat in the north country right before harvest time
I love the old taciturn guys sitting on country porches everywhere
I love watching a roomfull of sports fans absorbed in the big football game
I love good old rock n' roll

How about you?

Seem corny to you? Guess what - I'm too old to care now.

And may God bless the United States of America.



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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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Blues - music that originated right here in the USA





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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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I love tree-diving.

A fun and ridiculous pastime.

Oh and all the fun things we make up in the country to entertain ourselves in the woodlands.

Firearms and Bombs that we use not for evil, but for entertainment.

Making bonefires so big that a party is thrown ,and the fire department shows up. Not to put out the fire but to join in on the fun.

So many things I have taking for granted that I used to adore back home. All in the name of self-sustainment here in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.

I also love living in a swingstate during an election like Ohio.

I love the diversity of the women here, too!
Different "strokes" for different folks, eh?

God Bless America and EVERYONE else!



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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The people i have met when i have visited the states (mind you, that can also go in the negative category!).

The general positivity. I'm a Brit, so your negativity is like the balmiest of British days.


Space exploration.

Loads of things really, i guess. Thinking about it, it would be far easier (and shorter) writing a list of things i don't like about the USA.


JAK

posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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*(Throws politics far out of the window)

This piece of history may be somewhat controversial for many on ATS and I'm sure there are those who would be quite surprised to see me post sincerely on such a thread too (though if so my points are misunderstood) but for me, in 1969 the U.S. achieved something which I think still stands today as an inspiration for the whole of mankind.


At 02:39 UTC on Monday July 21, 1969, Armstrong opened the hatch, and at 02:51 UTC began his descent to the lunar surface.


Although Americans may have, quite reasonably, claimed this as their own I see it as so very much more than that. It wasn't just U.S. citizens who were given a glimpse of the possibilities, of the potential within mankind, but the entire world.

That, in my childhood coloured glasses, is leadership. Inspiration without boundaries (no pun intended). To my eyes with so many territorial based arguments and conflicts still going on today and although there are desperate problems right here which need attention right now, it is there, in space and in friendship where our hope lies.

For me the (human, non-political) symbolism of that act is awesome in scale, beautiful to contemplate and at no other time before or since has the U.S. stood so tall for the world.


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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 04:01 AM
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I love NYC pretzels.

I love central park.

I love NY attitudes.

I love little Italy

I love NYHC,

I love pie.

I love southern ways of doing things.

I love driving across the desert.

I love waterfalls in Oregon.

I love the new England colonial houses.

I love small American towns.

I love BBQ´s

I love drive troughs.

I love gun shows.

I love our cars.

I love our can do attitude.

I love our people.

JAZZ

BLUES

ROCK

ALL GOOD MOVIES

ALL GOOD TV

ECT......
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 04:10 AM
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Well from someone from over the pond, I love visiting America. I have had some amazing trips.
I love, the friendly nature of the people, the breakfast cafes with those unhealthy breakfasts and coffee refills. The grand canyon, Yosemite, death valley, las Vegas, LA., the windy city of Chicago and all it's musical history.

I would love to go to America again, unfortunately can't afford the travel insurance.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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I love how I was so thoroughly propagandized and continuously lied to when I was an impressionable child, that I feel a personal liberation to have overcome patriotism, nostalgia, or sentiment about the U.S.A.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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Things I like about America...........

1965 Pontiac Tempest GTO
1969 Ford Mustang ‘Boss 429’
Jennifer Aniston
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda
Driving along California's Pacific Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Monterey
1969 ZL1 Camaro
Various pubs in New Orleans
Star Wars
Star Trek
Adam Richman (man vs food)
Awesome weapons
Jennifer Aniston
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas
Disneyland - Anaheim (1982 Childhood memory)
When the lads / Ladies from the US Navy visit Fremantle they are always so polite and well mannered.
Jennifer Aniston.
Skrillex
Metallica
Ozzy
Monster Jam
Lingerie Football

Just to name a few, Oh, did I mention Jennifer Aniston?

Things I don't Like............



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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I love summer nights,homemade ice cream, Friday night after a long week at work,sweet corn on the cob fresh out of the field, everything homegrown,country girls, 57 Chevy,all of our classics,right to bear arms.country roads,



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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WHOAAAA I can't believe I forgot these......

Star Wars

Star Trek

Awesome weapons

Grand Canyon

Disneyland /world

Lingerie Football

AND....did you forget to mention....

computers.....space travel....and .....everything cool about the 20th century....



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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Disneyland/california adventure park

My three sons

Muscle cars

Yosemite national park

The grand canyon ... ( took my breath away )

Monument valley ... ( relived a whole lot of John Wayne right there )

Vegas ... ( can't talk about that though )

The friendly and genuinely interested people.

The fact that good Aussie beer can be found.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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After I visited my mother's homeland (Philippines) in 1992, I came back and appreciated things I wouldn't even think of before.
sanitation- we really have no idea how clean it is here
huge grocery stores - we can get practically anything we want
our basic freedoms - to bare arms, practice religion, peaceful protest, etc.
quality control on products - consistency with goods
Rock -n - Roll
any flavor ice cream - especially in the fall when they have pumpkin
great beaches on both coasts
Fall in New England
Washington DC in the spring - those cherry blossoms look awesome
All our weird roadside attractions - too bad Big Tex got toasted
DINERS - the rail car ones, just classic
July 4th parade and fireworks - Bristol the road lines are painted red, white, and blue
AND we all have very funny distinct accents




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