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post #11 of 201 Old 02-13-08, 01:26 AM
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We still have it pretty good here in the USA, don't we?
Until a US citizen has a chance to travel to another country whether it be Mexico or Canada, Britain or France, a country in Asia or Central America, or where ever, they just won't realize how good we have it here. Watching TV, reading books, or using the internet will NOT do it either. PEOPLE . . . . . we have it good! It CAN be better of course we all know that, but if I hear about the Canadian National Health Care system one more time I'll vomit and that's only ONE (small) life's example.
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I live in a Australia , it is roughly the size of America . We have a population of 23 Million . I get around a lot and have not yet found anybody unhappy living here . I think you have 300 million living there . With that amount of people living there the amount of discontent per area would have to be higher . Maybe it is those people you hear . Contented people usually are not vocal . I visit America every year as my son lives in Virginia and all i hear is patrononic Americans praising your President and Country . I have never heard otherwise . Puzzled Kind regards Alan .
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You are right. The discontent are more vocal.

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To quote Saturday Night Live "GWB is working tirelessly 24-7, that's 24 hours a week 7 weeks a year".
post #15 of 201 Old 02-14-08, 11:39 AM
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Speaking of Socialists, ... at this point would it be considered inappropriate to post a picture, looks to be a screen capture of a C-Span feed, of Hillary picking her nose on the floor of the US Senate? ...


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I most certainly cannot say I fully understand American politics and or the American setup (for lack of a better word) so these couple of questions might be out of place or a complete m/understanding.

Richard, re your comment that you wouldn't want 'national healthcare' in the country, a) it means you don't have it now b) one of the 'proofs' you don't want it is your chinese experience with it. Maybe I don't know what national healthcare means, but from a distance it would seem that a frequent topic that comes up in American politics is the need for an inclusive healthcare system. I wonder if the healthcare system that we have here in Aus would be described as a 'national healthcare' system?? Sure, no-one could ever describe any government (human?) system as perfect, but by and large and in the main it does work well and very few people are left out of the loop.

I could have your comment totally backward but it got me wondering.

On a more humourous note re American elections etc, as 'what happens in American politics' (and so by extension American foreign policy, economic policy etc etc etc) has the capacity to greatly affect what happens in other countries so greatly, watching from the sidelines it is not too difficult to get the idea that (as it can affect us so greatly) we too almost have the right to participate in and help determine the election outcome!! ha ha

And who knows, with increased globalisation and interdependence between countries maybe in a hundred years this would not be such a crazy thought. I'm not particularly advocating it, just wondering aloud.
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... (as it can affect us so greatly) we too almost have the right to participate in and help determine the election outcome!! ha ha
Ummmm, hmmmm, .... NO!


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Personally, I see no reason to post unflattering pictures of any of our leaders, even those that I do not think very highly of, like Senator Clinton. I think in general, it is reasonable to show them the respect of their office by referring to them with their title. It may be old fashioned of me, but I believe that if you treat them like trash, you are more likely to get just that. If you treat them with respect, and expect more, and hold them to higher standards, then maybe we will get more.

I am sure that every one of our leaders has buggers and wipes their back side like every one of us. So what? I take no particular pleasure in ridiculing them. There is plenty of political humor to be had already.

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Fair enough.


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At age 65 sometimes I lose my enthusiasm for our nation. It often sounds like our nation has "gone to the dogs". But then along comes this piece in a place like this (HOME THEATER SHACK) filled with regular guys and gals, and I realize that THIS is a perfect example of the real "Heart of America". That other America, filled with naysayers and doomsday prophets, is the real illusion. I'll take THIS America . . . . . EVERY TIME!!!
Thanks Sonnie.
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