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Are You Ashamed Of Certain Parts Of Your Country?  
User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

I sure am. Here are the three parts of the U.S I'm most ashamed of:

1) Puerto Rico. That place is where I've found categorically the WORST drivers I've ever driven among. They tailgate, they drive in the rain without lights, and the sheer number of cars with dents in them reveals a very low level of automotive skill.

Poor driving skill only keys into further indictments of Puerto Rico as a part of the U.S. I've noticed that they seem ungrateful for the disproportionate benefits they take from being part of the U.S. They castigate the government for bombing Vieques but refuse to become fully a state and bound by federal taxation, etc. Their women have a habit of growing their fingernails to the point at which no useful work (outside of bed) can be accomplished. To that end, they breed at TREMENDOUS rates, burdening their own (and the rest of the U.S') welfare system and creating a demographic majority that forces the rest of us to follow what they do.

2) California. This state is SO big that every Presidential Candidate has to basically go over there and perform fellatio, ignoring the rest of the U.S and smaller states. The state is home to Lefties like John Walker and Berkeley. It's home to Hollywood, the most insubstantial and useless part of the U.S where style and superficialness is everything and substance means very little.

3) Vermont and Connecticut These states are filled with people who exist in a little self-satisfied world, unwilling to change or achieve substance to their economies. Vermont seems to pride itself on "cuteness" - i.e, preventing meaningful industry and commerce from ever taking root in the state and damning it to a single path of attracting WASPy tourists from places like Connecticutt. Look at the Communist zoning laws (no houses on ridgelines, no Non-Victorian architecture) and obscene taxation that occurs in Vermont and you'll see a poseur, a People's Republic where only one form of organization - the small village - is allowed to exist.

Connecticut is damned in my book for basically trumpeting the fact that they're the richest state in the U.S (finally New Jersey took that away from them) and failing to note that they're the richest state because rich people live there and commute to New York, not because any money is generated there. Everyone I know from Connecticut speaks with a sort of self-satisfied accent as if they have some sort of superiority over everyone else. Everyone from Connecticutt has family that came on the Mayflower. They pretend they have a status that they don't have. I would like to say that the emperor is naked. Connecticut is a money slurper with towns like Greenwich taking the money from other places with industry and commerce and spending it on their useless rich boy lifestyles.

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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

my addition:

Florida: there are some skeevy places there. of course, there are some really nice places too. stay out of Desoto county and polk has some creepy spots too.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Of course I'm ashamed of certain parts of the US, as anyone should be ashamed of certain parts of their country.

The parts I'm ashamed of are the run-down & crime-ridden areas, and those places where development has either been foolishly undertaken or, not undertaken where it should have been.

It's simply stupid to condemn an entire state or geographical region...that shows a lack of proper thought towards the matter.

Aaron G.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4992 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

I'm ashamed of certain parts of my own city, Toronto where gangs have gone out of control and the police do little about them. I also feel depressed that there are so many homeless people on the streets.

I'm ashamed of the right-wing bigots in the west who think they are smarter than the rest of the country just because they are lucky enough to have oil exports to pad their budgets.

Many Canadians are ashamed of Newfies...but I love them personally...they have a great sense of humour...as do Quebecers.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

"Coal Country USA" it is sad that one of the world's wealthiest nations has so many people living in poverty in Kentucky, West Virginia, etc..

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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Ashamed of parts of my country? Hmm...

--crime-ridden areas
--Berkely (you would think they are a PRC annex!)
--the name-calling, race card-pulling idiots

I'll keep thinking.  Big grin

BUT, our great republic is still great, despite some things that are wrong. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

I agree with Tvlr.
I am also most ashamed of the Deep South where they insist on holding on to an 18th Century way of thinking. There are many parts of the south that is "foolishly undertaken or, not undertaken where it should have been."
Texas and Utah are a bit of an embarrassment too.

Look at the Congressional leadership of both parties!
How many come from California?
As far as the Presidential elections, we haven't had a real race since 1988. GOP candidates no longer waste there money here anymore because they are guaranteed an asswippin' at the polls.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

<>i>the name-calling, race card-pulling idiots

Are you ashamed of yourself?  Confused

You are very guilty of that yourself.
Why do you think Johan locked up your last 'race' thread?

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

>Are you ashamed of yourself?
>You are very guilty of that yourself.
>Why do you think Johan locked up your last 'race' thread?

Um, I don't believe I was the one pulling the race card there. Or calling names. Ok, called the kid a terrorist, but if you fly a plane into a building, mimicking terrorists, I DO consider you a terrorist.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Hey Superfly, come to Texas anytime you want and I'll be happy to show you that we live in the 21st century.

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Why should the South (to take one example) be viewed as an embarrasment? Are we basing this on ingrained stereotypes or facts here people?

Personally, I detest Vermont and anywhere else in the US where women aren't shaving their legs as a matter of habit.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Superfly doesn't like the South, Texas, and Utah because we are conservative. He prefers to hang out on the Left coast.

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

LOL... although I really like my little corner of the Left Coast, I do really enjoy states like Idaho and Utah. And I don't really like the stereotypes, either. Oh well, we know who is really right and thats all that matters, right?  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineILuvYak40 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Definitely those areas that are defined as slums and/or ghettos. Living in Cleveland, I have seen many of these. But the ones in Cleveland aren't what really put me on edge... the "ghettos" here, although rundown, poor, and mostly minority-based, (i.e. fitting the stereotype of a slum or ghetto), are among the safest such areas in the nation. It's high crime, violent areas in general that worry me... the ones found in L.A., D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, and to a lesser extent, in Cleveland.

Having spent a month in Germany over the summer (in the Munich vicinity studying abroad actually), I wondered why the US can't be more like Germany. The city of Munich has hardly a slum, and it seems everybody had money to feed and shelter their families. Of course, as a friend of mine there explained, unemployment packages are very generous - so generous that many Germans find it easier to be unemployed than to seek work!!! In addition, Munich is the richest city in Germany, and one of the top five richest in Europe. Now Berlin has quite a few slum areas (at least relatively).

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

FlyBoeing I agree with you on Conneticut and Vermont. Living in Brooklyn you see the difference. The saying is once you get past Poughkeepsie and you go farther north towards Albany then that's were it gets like Vermont and Connecticut. Many people of the 5 boroughs are down to earth (except for the rich snobs in Park Ave) and those from an area in NJ called Morris County NJ. My parents live there and the people are down right snobby esp in the rich towns. There are a few working class towns that do have a good majority of Puerto Ricans that do act like that but the ones I mostly met are nice and do care about the US and DO want to blend in.

I agree with you about the Berkly Liberals out in California. Just look how messed up certain areas in SFO is due to their ilk. LA ain't no better and both cities are getting high in crime and SFO is getting polluted like LA. With LA all you have to do is look at it from Mt Baldy and you can see smog all around the city. And I though the smog in Midtown was bad.

But is Puerto Rico really that bad? I did go there once and did see a few of those problems but Fly Boeing is it really that bad?

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3145 times:


I am embarassed about:

Bradford and Oldham - race problems
Much of the rest of the North Of England - grotty and full of poor people  Big thumbs up
Newcastle - stupid accents  Big thumbs up

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3143 times:
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Are you insinuating that

a) London and Southern England has no race problems?
b) London and Southern England has no grotty poor people?
c) London and Southern England have no stupid accents?

The biggest problem Britain has in the mentality that London is the only place which is worthy of having money, events, modern buildings, etc. put there. For example, the BBC's trailer on sport that they are to cover this year lasts about 2 minutes but there is NO mention of the Commonwealth Games. For heaven's sake, this is the 3rd or 4th biggest sporting event in the world and the BBC is the host broadcaster. Are they ashamed to publicise it?

I would suggest that you, the BBC and Southerners in general try to get past Watford Gap and see what's on offer up here!

David/MAN: 197 and counting to an event the BBC doesn't think is worth mentioning

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Nice one, Ryan. Insult half the country!

I'm ashamed of certain parts of Glasgow. How a rich country like Britain allowed those levels of poverty to develop is a national disgrace.

She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Please note the  Big thumbs up after my latter 2 comments.

 Big thumbs up

I still stand by what I said about Bradford/Oldham though.

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

I'm ashamed of southern California. Hollywood and Orange County, to be specific. Everyone is only concerned with themselves.
HOLLYWOOD: In my opinion it is HELL ON EARTH. Its only MY OPINION, so dont lash out at me. This is the place for idiots and posers. Almost everyone is full of Sh*t and hardly any brains. I really do not understand why people dream of this place. If your not rich and pretty, nobody likes you. Everyone thinks they know everything too.

ORANGE COUNTY: The landscape my look nice, but thats it! Residents are extremely rude and cocky for reasons I don't understand. Its full of mindless idiots. Here is what I mean: It woundn't occur to most people to realize that there is a world outside their own. They only think about themselves and believe what they are told. The teens are extremely unintelligent. The average O.C. resident wouldn't be able to discuss international matters, because they're only concerned with their houses, minivans, and bank accounts.

The idea of having an open mind doesn't exist. If you want to be cool, then lower your Honda Civic, listen to Jay-Z or Linkin Park, go clubbing, wear your little backstreet boy haircut with pride, and follow every other trend out there.

----this is just my personal opinion. if you dont agree with me, thats fine, but there's no use in starting an argument because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.------

User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 931 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3124 times:


1. The appaling treatment of the refugees that seek asylum here.
2. The disgusting racism that still goes on, no matter what our government says.

User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3113 times:


I thought the biggest problem facing Britons, is that they think they still have an empire. I mean c'mon...a few small islands in the Caribbean and South Atlantic don't constitute an empire  Laugh out loud


Add to that the appalling treatment/conditions which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are forced to live under. Third world conditions at their worst.

User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

TRL and whoever attends it. MTV VJ's. Micheal Jackson. John Travolta. CNN. Public Schools. Jessie Jackson. Al Sharpton. Faith Healers. Woody Allen. O.J. Simpson. Clinton. NBA. Carrot Top.

I think that sums it up. I could probably live with all of em' but Carrot Top.

User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

I'm a born and bred Southerner, now live in Preston, Lancashire. Pretty far north of Watford and no desire to go back down to the snotty South!! Besides, here I can afford a decent, brand new 3-bed house, in Winchester where I grew up I could possibly buy a bedsit. Suits me here!!

However, parts of my country I'm ashamed of;

Burnley, Bradford and Oldham - packed with Nazi scum.
Blackpool - the UK's biggest tourist attraction, how embarrassing!
London - for being arrogant, capital or not!

Parts of my country I'm proud of;

Lake District,
Peak District,
Lancashire countryside,
New Forest,

Plenty more in both catergories.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Yeah, the Republican part!  Laugh out loud

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
25 JonPaulGeoRngo : B757300, Superfly would rather go to - and speaks more highly of - 19th century Cuba, the second poorest nation in North America (by its own design mi
26 BCal DC10 : I'm ashamed of the M4 that goes into London from Heathrow, to the west of the capital. It has a bus lane on it where lane 3 should be. Thanks to the d
27 Lowsonboy : If you got a bus I'm sure you wouldn't agree!
28 Banco : The buses are empty most of the time. And since the "bus lane" only continues for a few miles it just gets jammed up a little further down, whilst the
29 BCal DC10 : here here Banco. Lowsonboy... tell me what buses use the M4 buslane. Useful ones that is... None that I can take commuting into London. Unless you are
30 Lowsonboy : It goes down to two lanes when it goes to the elevated section anyway, so the bus lane just means it goes down to two lanes a bit earlier. Being one o
31 Banco : That's precisely the point Lowson Boy! It DOES go down to two lanes a few miles on. So what's the bloody point? If it went right into London it would
32 Lowsonboy : The point is that those few miles will make a big difference for using buses (and taxis). Public transport needs to be made as attractive as possible,
33 BCal DC10 : I agree with you on principal Lowsonboy... I'd use public transport if it was a viable alternative, but there's never anything on it except cabs from
34 David_itl : Guess I'm lucky, living on the Wilmslow Road corridor in Manchester with buses every minute and with three companies offering passengers their variat
35 Climbout : ALL 50 states in this country has some parts of it to be ashamed of, not just certain states. I can point out monstrosities in every state that I have
36 Lowsonboy : ...Anyway... What makes me ashamed of Britain: - ignorant right wing attitudes fostered by many people and enhanced by misreporting of issues by the p
37 Banco : I'll tell you one thing that really made me ashamed. The Stephen Lawrence affair. When you have a choice between believing that the police were stagge
38 Lowsonboy : Too right Banco. A very unsavoury affair. I don't think the reputation of the police has recovered fully yet.
39 Heavymetal : Since the original poster seemed to have it in for areas known for their progressive populations, let's look at some conservative strongholds, shall w
40 Post contains images FlyBoeing : Wow, I unleashed a firestorm of shame! This is almost like a therapist's chair! We're revealing the seamy underbelly of each nation represented on A.n
41 MaxPowers : Alot of places in the south are still bitching about loosing the Civil War. I hate every single person who talks about loosing the civil war when they
42 OH-LZA : Finland 1. Racism, even i sometimes get bad comments if i speak my mother tongue, Swedish on the Bus, I consider myself having two mother tongues thou
43 Canadi>nBoy : Boys! Boys! You're forgetting the one part of your country which should be nuked the hell into orbit. And I'm a talkin about Buffalo, NY. Why, as a Ca
44 Airlinelover : I'm ashamed of part of my STATE, The city of Pontiac.. All I have to say is DIRTY, DRUG-INFESTED, BOOZE-RIDDEN slum town.. Chris
45 Post contains images Superfly : N400QX: Now you know if the boy had looked like Timothy McVeigh, blond haired, blue eyed, they would have had a yearbook picture around the globe.. it
46 Pendrilsaint : Maxpowers, I suggest you read "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz...Might give you insight into why people are still "bitching" about losing t
47 Superfly : N400QX: BTW, you'd love Berkeley, CA! It is far from liberal. I try to avoid that city as much as possible! It was liberal from 1967-1969. Just for tw
48 Heavymetal : That was a funny post CB... Here's a really nasty story that took place in Buffalo... Many years ago, a buddy of mine worked in the newsroom of WGY, B
49 Post contains images Mcringring : I'd have to say that something isn't quite right with the Southern US. I spent 4 years 'down there' in college with the majority of students being fro
50 Turbolet : Parts of Malta which are crap: 1. Valletta - I mean the part of the city with government housing and slums. 2. Paola, see above 3. Gzira, especially T
51 Superfly : Mcringring: I totally agree!
52 Canadi>nBoy : Ugh! what a ghastly story! Tragic. I think I too would head to the nearest bar. Friends and I drove to New York City last year. We stopped off in.....
53 Eric505 : SC was the last state to fly the Confederate Flag on top of the statehouse. Then the NAACP boycotted SC and all the media gave the state a bad image s
54 174thfwff : Yea it's sad Eric...when people who never fought in this war, a war which was a long, long time ago, before you, I, or anyone who was born, even thos
55 Twa902fly : Personally i think Utah is the best place in the world, or close to it. there are enough non-conservatives in utah to make it good. except for the sta
56 Hepkat : Well, I've gotta agree with a lot of you about Buffalo and other upstate NY towns. I went to school in Binghamton, NY and frequently drove around to p
57 Eric505 : I'm not defending any of that, just telling facts. But.......... I do think it is unfair that everyone has sterotypes about the South and who have nev
58 174thfwff : I do help out. It's called taxes. And I feel as though if I didn't have my computer job, then I would be giving more then 30% of my wages to the gov..
59 Hepkat : Well, I've never spent much time in the south, but a very good friend of mine's from Alabama, and what he has is say is not very flattering. He's told
60 Yyz717 : I'm Canadian but spent a few months in Memphis TN (on the border with Mississippi) a few years back. MEM should be called Apartheid USA. It's approx 5
61 N960AS : Ok, time to stop the California bashing, do you know where this country would be without califnia, well not as well off, the film industry is a huge f
62 Yyz717 : Actually the 3 most diverse cities in the Americas aren't even in the US. They are Rio, Sao Paulo, Toronto...in that order. According to the UN.
63 Heavymetal : Great rage, bad geography... The Matthew Shepard incident took place in Laramie Wyoming...two residents of that town abducted him, beat him and left h
64 N960AS : Thank you for the exact details, I couldn't remember, I read an article about it in the LA or NY times when it happened, but I couldn't remember the d
65 Hoffa : Actually the 3 most diverse cities in the Americas aren't even in the US. They are Rio, Sao Paulo, Toronto...in that order. According to the UN. How e
66 Yyz717 : The UN measures diversity by the obvious in terms of % of the different races/religions, but also the less obvious such as rate of integration, mixed
67 N400QX : >The Matthew Shepard incident took place in Laramie Wyoming...two residents of that town abducted him, beat him and left him crucifixtion style on a f
68 N960AS : Fine N400QX -- [btw, I always see N400QX at PDX, anyway...] Hollywood, the industry itself you have qualms with? Well, considering you were just pushi
69 Post contains images N400QX : >I always see N400QX at PDX, anyway... Yeah, I see her a lot at SEA, too. Niiiiice bird. I love it. >Well, considering you were just pushing for Alask
70 Post contains images VonRichtofen : I've seen N400QX @ YYC several times as well, it is a nice bird!! Made in Canada baby!! Regards, Kris
71 Post contains images N400QX : LOL... sure is. A great addition to the Horizon fleet. The Canadians sure make great short-range turboprops!
72 Hoffa : Agreed, the US has nothing on Brazil where almost everybody is a 'mix' (descendant of interracial union) of some sort. Admittedly, interracial couples
73 Post contains images Superfly : N960AS: Man, you make me want to move back to Los Angelas! That was beautiful and I am glad that you pointed that out. N400QX: It seems like almost th
74 Hoffa : Although I should add that diversity by no means predicts racial harmony or racial equality on a societal level. .
75 N960AS : Wow, Superfly, I didn't mean to accomplish that! But thanks anyway, sorry for the prodigous amount of typos, I rely on spell check [absent on a.net..]
76 Post contains images Superfly : N960AS: You were up here and didn't track me down?!?!? I love being a tour guide and showing all of the finer (raunchy) parts of San Francisco! CstarU
77 BCal DC10 : Kind of mentioned it already, but I'm going to say it again. The British Rail system. Don't think any further comment is necessary.
78 Heavymetal : I'll have to keep thinking of where it was that two gay men abducted a little boy and raped and tortured him to death... Let me help you out with that
79 Pendrilsaint : Just a little reminder...The Confederate Flag never flew over a place of government in the confederacy...It was a battle flag...Do you really think a
80 Climbout : N960AS, I agree with what you wrote. I wasn't really bashing Ca, eventhough this state has lots and lots of problems. It's just that it's much easier
81 NUAir : I cant believe this posting is going this long without a response to FlyBoeing's initial comments on Puerto Rico! Please realize that only about 30% o
82 Hepkat : NUAir, if you guys pay federal taxes (U.S. taxes, as you said) and territorial taxes, then why not just become a state? You'd get much more back in be
83 Heavymetal : And why on earth should Puerto Ricans be forced to adapt to an American society which gives them nothing?? Nothing? No US federal aid at all going to
84 FlyBoeing : Please realize that only about 30% of PR's population want to become a US state the same number of people want independence from the US!!! Actually, I
85 Post contains images TWAneedsNOhelp : I have to disagree with Hepkat regarding upstate NY. I love it. I think its absolutely beautiful and while parts of Binghamton are pretty run-down, I
86 Post contains images LH423 : With people like this, who could EVER be ashamed of parts of the US? LH423
87 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : I have to say, first of all, the Ghettos, Gang turf, and other generally run down areas in the U.S. I am also ashamed of certain places in Idaho (the
88 PROSA : [re Puerto Rico] The US provides inferior education, infranstructure, health care, and disaster relief while they continue to tax us (yes we pay both
89 Hepkat : I've never been to Puerto Rico, but from what I've heard and do know, Puerto Ricans have got to be some of the luckiest residents of the Caribbean. Th
90 Post contains images Flight152 : Some blind idiots such as Canadi>nBoy and Hepkat sould stop generalzing about Buffalo by just looking at the awful downtown areas, which are bad. They
91 Climbout : I happen to LOVE upstate NY. It's beautiful. I've only driven through Buffalo on the way to Niagara Falls, and can't comment much on it. But the Roche
92 Post contains images Superfly : Rick James is from Buffalo. So it can't be that bad!
93 Flight152 : ooops! My bad, please delete the above post.
94 Acidradio : People talk all this trash about Alabama but I beg to differ on some of it. I lived there for a year and while some parts were backwards, find me a pl
95 GKirk : London(some parts), Manchester (some parts), Birmingham (some parts), Bradford, Bolton, Glasgow (some parts).
96 Go Canada! : in the UK im ashamed of north belfast, espeicall after the holy cross shool riots. for those who need enlighterning: There is a catholic primairy scho
97 LH423 : Would you want Lake Champlain to look like Galveston Bay (Houston, Texas area)? Well...Lake Champlain has, in parts, been a very polluted lake, due to
98 JAL : I'm proud of my country!
99 USAir1489 : I'm proud to be an American but I'm not too fond of New Jersey having the highest taxes for auto insurance and property taxes. Steve
100 SQ325 : east germany---> dark germany---> the zone! after more than 10 years I can't accept that they crashed the wall! regards Bjoern
101 Petertenthije : My back garden, does that count?
102 Post contains links David_itl : Go Canada The initial Beeb trailer did not mention it! As for the lack of Manchester promoting the Games nationwide, this was reported on 7th January
103 Lt-AWACS : yes one Oklahoma, very sad
104 Post contains images Strickerje : How about the Northwest terminal at DTW? To think that that's the first thing some people see when visiting our country for the first time is rather s
105 Alpha 1 : -Ronald Reagan's legacy -Oliver North -Pat Robertson -Pat Buchanan -Jesse Helms -Jesse Jackson -N.O.W -NRA -Antonin Scalia -David Duke -Timothy McVeig
106 Pendrilsaint : Mmm...carrot top...disgrace to North Carolina =s somebody needs to kill him....*shifty eyes*
107 Scotty : I am not ashamed of any part of my country. I am ashamed of certain of its people who, over the years, have made it the way it is, rather than the way
108 Post contains images Superfly : Alpha1 I am glad I made your list.
109 BH346 : I lived in Arkansas for a few years, I loved it there. I lived near Little Rock in a small town. It was a nice little town and it had a really friendl
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