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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

I really like America.

America is a wonderful place, and Americans are nice people. I’ve lived in London for a few years and can say with certainty that it is as nice a place to live in as New York – I’ve been there four times. I like the way Americans are fully aware that they are open to other cultural influences – Bill Clinton said:

“We are living in the most multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-cultural society in human history”

If only us Europeans were so tolerant and open to new ethnic groups, people, and cultures. We are still arguing over who hates whom more, and generally screwing each other over, and getting screwed (some more than others), and this will not change – there is too much history in the past, lies and greed in the present, and uncertainty of the future for this to get any better anytime soon. The US has an awful lot going for it.

I’ve had a hot air balloon flight at dawn over the Grand Canyon. A helicopter flight over the same place at sunset. I’ve rafted down the Colorado, and skied in Mammoth Lakes. I’ve walked all round Yosemite, and cruised around Lake Tahoe. I’ve eaten clam chowder in Boston, Steaks in Rawhide, and fine, fine ribs and cornbread in Atlanta. I’ve cooked in Pasadena, and been cooked in Monument and Death Valley. I’ve gambled in Vegas, and rambled around Fresno. I’ve cheesed it in Monterrey, and freezed it in Maine. I’ve eaten more Taco-Bell than is probably good for me. Point is, ive been to America and I know it pretty well.

· I like getting the life story of random people when you go and buy coffee.
· I like having normal, sane, sober people talking to you on the tube/subway.
· Popeye’s chicken.
· BBQ Ribs.
· Biscuits and Gravy
· Breakfast Burrito
· The ranch chicken and bacon burger they do at McDonalds for 99c.
· Pancakes.
· Waffles.
· Bottomless coffee cups.
· Onion rings you can put your fist through.
· Betty Crocker.
· Rootbeer
· Proper steaks.
· The 777
· Phoenix Suns basketball team.
· Boston Red Sox baseball team.
· Pittsburgh Steelers American Football team.
· San Francisco.
· Hollywood movies.
· Very large trucks.
· Humvees.
· Dodge Vipers.
· Abercrombie and Fitch clothes.
· The M1A2 Abrams.
· Aegis Class Guided Missile Cruisers
· Seawolf class AB / Sinchonri (K-16) (SSN / RKSM), South Korea">SSN’s.
· Miami cruise Terminal.
· Key West.
· Breast enhancement technology.
· Steven King
· Jack Nicholson.
· Helen Hunt
· Jay and Silent Bob
· Seattle and specifically, Pearl Jam and Counting Crows.
· Metallica.
· The Gibson Les Paul.
· Eddie Van Halen
· Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Erick Morillo.
· New York House Music.
· Very, very tall buildings.
· Snoop Dogg.
· A 4.2 litre sunburst red softtop Ford Mustang and very straight roads.
· The MD11.
· FedEx.
· New Orleans style food.
· Stupidly busy airports.
· A CBG. Usually several.
· Very large pockets on American Pool tables making it very easy to win lots and lots of money as long as you have a good cue (I do!)
· Twinkies.
· Shania Twain.
· Jackass.
· MTV
· Massive expanses of land where hardly anyone lives – like Wyoming or Nebraska
· Really cool fire trucks.
· Having the two largest oceans on either side.
· The Remington pump action twelve gauge.
· Jimi Hendrix.
· Star Wars.
· Tom Clancy.
· The B52.
· The B2 Spirit.
· Dodge Ram Charger.
· RV’s that are actually recreational.
· Automatic cars.
· Yellow taxis driven by people who are sure they will die unless they travel at 50 mph the whole time. Even in Traffic.
· Motown.
· The Kennedy Space Centre.
· The Space Shuttle.
· The Saturn V rocket.
· Route 66
· Block Parties in the Projects.
· London Bridge somewhere in Arizona.
· Being able to see both concordes together.
· Miller Time.
· Rolling Rock.
· Art Deco architecture.
· The sexual revolution.
· Perfect teeth.
· Fat bottomed girls.
· Loyal, honest patriotism.
· A penal system that works (better than ours)
· A Government that actually governs.
· Trains and Buses that people use.
· Miami Vice, and Magnum PI.
· Fraggle Rock and the Muppet Show.
· Having racial minorities, and now an HIV Positive muppet on Sesame Street.
· Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and Chris Tucker – great standup.
· Mullets and rednecks called Cletus, with wives called Arlene, and about ten kids.
· Texan BBQ beans.
· Matt Groening.
· Ghiradellis.
· Cookie Dough Heaven Ben n Jerrys.
· Hershey Bars.
· Reese’s butter cups.
· Cheery Coke
· CNN


I’m sure there is a whole lot more besides, but these are a few of the things that I really really like about America. Might sound shallow and crap, but the list for most other countries aren’t nearly as long. What with all the US bashing going on in here, I thought I’d stand up in defence of the US from a steadfast European such as myself. I know the above list is a bit trivial, but it’s the trivial stuff that matters to trivial people like me, and lets be honest – there’s a bunch of things on there that are pretty damn good. It’s a great place and I’d move there tomorrow if I could – and whilst I can understand why they (the Americans) get vilified worldwide for their ways, perhaps if we were more decisive, direct, and not so worried about what people think of us, things may be better. Yes they can be arrogant, (though for my money not even in the same ballpark as some of the French folks I’ve met) and yes they can be overbearing. Remember I am British, and therefore naturally brought us to respect restraint, control and emotionlessness. Yes they can be tasteless and tacky – (There is no excuse for Jerry Springer, Oprah, endless Charity records etc) but at least they have an opinion and are prepared to share it, and are not worried about whether it is tacky or not – Brits are obsessed with being seen as tasteful and cool, and hence don’t often express themselves in this way. I think there’s a lot to be said for being expressive. American guys cry and are sensitive. European men are not. American women are more pragmatic and restrained – they do not have sex at 13 like British girls and boys do. Some even wait till College to do it, and at that age, if you are still a virgin in the UK- you are either ugly or fat or both – either way you get teased like it was some kind of defect. There’s a lot to be said for waiting till you are twenty-one to drink – most 18 year olds here are alcoholics. I certainly was when I was 18. Smoking. Horrible habit, and we, Europeans do it far more than the US folks do. 9/11. That is an example of how a nation can come together and get some kind of comfort out of unity and a patriotic pride – not wishing to appear cynical but would any of the European nations have done the same? Probably not, though I am obviously not qualified to make such an assumption – but I imagine it would have denigrated into backbiting, infighting and recrimination, blame, and anger. I don’t think its wrong to feel a sense of duty and patriotism, and occasionally some on here writing in defence of their beloved Boeing do tend to go above and beyond this, into the realms of blind pig headedness and crass small mindedness. But the Europeans all do the same right back, so it just becomes boring.

So fellow Europeans on here: sound off like you got a pair! What do you like about the US? Anyone agree that they do sometimes get a raw deal on here from us EU folks? Anyone else agree with anything I’ve said?





What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
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well....

I'm an American but wanted to thank you for that insight.

Often times I have to wonder where this country is headed. However, your insight offers such a fresh perspective from the other side.

I respect that you 'have a pair' and took the higher road, as you mentioned the pros and not the cons, as every country has their problems.

I love the UK and Australia and may want to retire there one day, but I still love the USA.

take care,

mirrodie-an American of euro-carribean descent.



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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Thank you for that post. Sometimes we need to take a step back when things get heated up. There are actually only 2 things I disagree with you on in your list.

1. You can never eat too much Taco Bell. My last boss proved that time and time again. He would complain that we were going there for lunch and then get 6 tacos and a few burritos!

2. As an American Male I do not cry  Smile/happy/getting dizzy This the land of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood!

There is a pool party going on at my friends house tonight. You are more than welcome to come! Fine beer, fine women and endless possibilities.



"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Miroddie:

Nice idea about retiring in the UK but try Aus - its sooooo much nicer.
I would miss my beloved Chelsea Football Club, "The Full Welsh" Breakfast, and my Mum and family, but for sure i'd move to America tomorrow if i could though.

Oh, and add Oreos to my list above.  Smile

CM




What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

I think the point being made in general on the other thread is that most Europeans actually LIKE the US, but NOT the current incumbent of the White House or his Government.

personally, I dont agree with the death penalty or the liberal gun usage but if that's the way Americans want it, thats up to them - I dont have to live there so I can't really comment. My problem comes when the US Government starts to think it can export its "way" to other countries.

But the citizens of the US are generally great.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

CX747 - Your points duly noted and re. the pool party - fine women and good beer - this is when you regert eating all that Taco Bell - but yeah thanks for thew offer dude, shame i'm 3500 miles away but there ya go. Thanks for your comments re. the post too - nice to be appreciated - i'll be interested to see how many Europeans agree with me. I have my suspicions...

CM



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21470 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

CHRISBA777ER: We are still arguing over who hates whom more, and generally screwing each other over, and getting screwed (some more than others), and this will not change – there is too much history in the past, lies and greed in the present, and uncertainty of the future for this to get any better anytime soon.

Outside of Britain, there is far less fascination with these things. Most Europeans have better things to do than hate each other...  Wink/being sarcastic


CHRISBA777ER: 9/11. That is an example of how a nation can come together and get some kind of comfort out of unity and a patriotic pride – not wishing to appear cynical but would any of the European nations have done the same? Probably not, though I am obviously not qualified to make such an assumption – but I imagine it would have denigrated into backbiting, infighting and recrimination, blame, and anger.

Nope.

Remember the great flood in eastern Germany and the neighbouring countries last year? It was a great and inspiring example of what people can and will do when others are in need. Help was given freely within Germany and across the borders - in all directions (even russian emergency teams came to help).


The USA have a lot going for them; And among the biggest assets are the ordinary, decent people living there. It doesn´t take more to love another country, even though there is quite a bit more than that.

And the same is true for Europe. Maybe you should just experience a bit more of it to appreciate it.

There´s no need and no valid reason to look down on anybody. In any direction.


Be well!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

You know what's curious about Americans.

If let's say a visiting Belgian citizen visiting the U.S. got into a conversation with the average U.S. citizen and asked; By the way what are you?

He or she would say, "I'm Irish" (or Russian, Chinese, German, etc, etc).
This is odd since the overwhelming majority of Americans don't feel a higher allegiance to their ancestors birthplace yet feel reluctant or actually the thought never crosses their mind that being American is indeed their nationality when asked, "What are you?

In all my years I've heard only one guy say, "I'm American".

I might be wrong and this is not meant too offend (so please straighten me out if I'm out of line) but being American is not a nationality in the strictest sense of the word. I mean being French, Spanish, etc there is little ambiguity that these nations have a distinct sense of who they are and are relatively distinct from other nationalities. In other words, in being *French* you are French.

Being an American on the other hand is such an open ended and informal nationality that when talking among ourselves, only the rarest of individuals would describe his nationality as American and most naturally revert back to his *proper* ancestral origin for identity.



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I like America too.

I dragged my mate all the way from England to Panama City Beach for Spring Break this year too. I kinda hoped that 2 English dudes would go down a storm with the chicks, but I was sadly dissapointed. So much so that we drove down to Daytona Beach to try our luck there.

One thing I'd love to do is go to the US and hang out with some likeminded Americans who could take us round the clubs and show us how you guys party (we could show you how us Brits drink too  Big grin ). I'd like to be able to understand what all that Fraternity (sp??) stuff is all about too - that really looks like my kind of thing.

I was hoping when we went to P.City that we would meet some people like that, but when we spoke to people they just didn't seem interested and couldn't beleive that we would actually fly half way round the world then drive half way across Florida just to party - I think they must have thought we were lying or something.

I'm hoping to come back to New York later this year to go out and party in some of the bars and clubs there.

I do hope that one day I could meet someone from America who I could become friends with who could take me round and show me how you guys really do it.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Klaus,

I can only speak from experience - and my experience has been that generally, Europeans fight amongst themselves and are not particularly tolerant of each other - Lord knows my post on how much i dislike the French "input" to the EU proceedings illustrates this properly. I wasnt looking down on anyone because that implies that i do so from an elevated position. I do not do this. I am not elevating myself at all. I think Britain can be a truly horrible, God foraken place that epitomises everythign thats wrong with the world, so no, i am certainly no better mate, of that I assure you.

As for the floods - what i really meant was if a big terrorist attack happened - something man made - so that instead of rallying round and helping each other, all we do is have the scum tabloids telling us who to hate becasue they thing so and so is to blame, and then you get Tony Blair using the situation for political gain etc - and the Middle Eastern folks living here get a rough time off the small minded gutter dwelling scum that are taking over this continent. Thats what i meant by recriminations, anger and hate etc. If there is someone to blame, then Europeans will do it - the Americans could have done that in 9/11 but chose to rally round and save the recriminations for later. Blair would have been making speeches and kissing firemen with his crocodile tears wife before the dust had settled, trying to gain political advantage before the dust had settled had that been London. Thats what I mean.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Shania Twain is Canadian


Word
User currently offlineSilver_wing767 From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Shania Twain..........Is Canadian...... Just thought I would add that in!!!

User currently offlineModernArt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Where is "The Alamo" on that list?

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Hehehe, Silver_wing767! I beat you by 58 seconds.  Big grin  Big grin


Word
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

What I find highly interesting is the fact that this sort of thread is now started by Brits, Aussies, discussing with Americans with the inevitable occasional European speaking up...just a few months ago, this sort of thread was generally started by Germans who were completely flabbergasted about the harsh reactions of the Americans concerning the German Iraq position.

Times are changing...  Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Canadian, well close enough.  Big grin

How about Niagra Falls you get Canada and America there.



The Ohio Player
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Apologies - replace Mrs Twain's name with that of Vanessa Carlton and Norah Jones.

Better....


CM



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8115 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I agree with the list, except for the guns and the government. The rest of it makes me want to go there right now. Of course it's a great country, packed with great people - it's just that none of them live in Washington.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offline727_gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

What a great thread starter, I am so impressed - welcome to my respected users list  Smile

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Thanks 727_gal - wasnt meant to be obsequious, but cheers anyway - i think it needed saying.

CM



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

The ranch chicken and bacon burger they do at McDonalds for 99c.
Breast enhancement technology.  Big thumbs up



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Oh and FYI - In case you were wondering, the "Full Welsh" breakfast is as follows:

Three sausages
Three rashers of bacon
8-10oz Steak
Baked Beans
Scrambled Eggs
Fried Egg
Mushrooms
Black Pudding
Fried Bread
Fried Tomato half
Fried saute potatoes or bubble and squeak
Fried kidneys
Toast
Coffee
Rennies  Smile

...Ok i admit there is nothing welsh about that, but its done best by the welsh - its sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen, and it probably is, but its real good when you have a hangover!

Another clear illustration as to why USA is good - Breakfast is better than the above!



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

CHRISBA77ER: At 5'8", 125lbs, I can eat just about anything I want! They are correct in stating that Shania Twain is Canadian. She lives down here in the U.S. now though  Wink/being sarcastic

Leezyjet: You too are welcome at the upcoming party this evening. As stated earlier. Fine beer, fine women and endless possibilities. Speaking of Shania Twain, did I tell you that I socialize with a female who is pretty much a dead on look alike? Ahh the lovely Stacey, like I said, endless possibilities. Sorry to hear that Spring Break didn't work out for you. I think NYC will work out for you. Spring Break is a crazy time and people are out there to do 2 things. Drink and have relations. Half drunk women aren't going to be impressed with where you are from. Just how much more alcohol you can buy them. The more sophisticated crowd that socializes in Manhattan's bars etc should be more than hungry for you.

An earlier poster asked a question on why Americans answer "I'm Belgian" when asked what nationality they are. It might just be a difference in our culture. When a friend asks you that question they are looking to see what your history is. We are all Americans, but where were your grandparents from etc? I am American. My ancestors came from etc, etc, etc.

While Europe is a great place, I agree with the statement that a 9/11 type act would have lead to fighting etc among the countries. Individually the countries are fantastic. But try as you might, bringing 10+ personalities and nationalities to the table only results in spinning of the wheels.




"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21470 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

CHRISBA777ER: I can only speak from experience - and my experience has been that generally, Europeans fight amongst themselves and are not particularly tolerant of each other - Lord knows my post on how much i dislike the French "input" to the EU proceedings illustrates this properly.

That´s got very little - if anything - to do with europeans fighting each other. It´s simply politicians in the ring for different interest groups, trying to serve their respective constituencies, which just happen to be spread over several nations. You´ve got almost exactly the same effect when you´re watching a fight in any national (or regional) parliament when it´s about who gets what and who has to give up what else.

My experiences meeting fellow european civilians (or non-european ones, for that matter) are rather positive and I can therefore say with some authority that your observations are not representative of our societies as a whole.


CHRISBA777ER: I think Britain can be a truly horrible, God foraken place that epitomises everythign thats wrong with the world, so no, i am certainly no better mate, of that I assure you.

Home will always be the best and the worst of all places. Everywhere.  Wink/being sarcastic


CHRISBA777ER: all we do is have the scum tabloids telling us who to hate becasue they thing so and so is to blame, and then you get Tony Blair using the situation for political gain etc - and the Middle Eastern folks living here get a rough time off the small minded gutter dwelling scum that are taking over this continent.

You´re speaking of the british continent, I´m sure?  Big grin
Sorry, couldn´t resist. Just kidding.

I agree that it´s highly strange how many britons (and americans!) let a formerly-australian-now-american media modul tell them to distrust foreigners...  Big thumbs up

But the real world is still inhabited mostly by people who think and feel for themselves.


CHRISBA777ER: Thats what i meant by recriminations, anger and hate etc. If there is someone to blame, then Europeans will do it - the Americans could have done that in 9/11 but chose to rally round and save the recriminations for later. Blair would have been making speeches and kissing firemen with his crocodile tears wife before the dust had settled, trying to gain political advantage before the dust had settled had that been London. Thats what I mean.

Excuse me, but wasn´t that exactly what G.W.Bush did? The styles differ; But there´s nothing inherent in either the american or the european political culture that magically turns selfish and manipulative politicians into altruistic saints. As nice as that would be...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

The thing I like most about the US is that it's a whole continent-size country still left for me to discover!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
25 Post contains images DoorsToManual : A few things I like about that great country: New England Boston All Boeing aircraft Great airports, with lovely big glass windows to see all the acti
26 PHX-LJU : I'm an American now, but because I'm European-born, here's my list (that I've posted here before): Old-Fashioned small towns Breathtaking mountains (c
27 GDB : Of the parts of America I've visited, I've liked San Francisco and NY the most, I realize that those two are pretty liberal and cosmopolitan so more a
28 Post contains images AC320 : Remember, every time a European says they like America, an angel gets its wings
29 CHRISBA777ER : Klaus, I do not want to get in an argument with you matey- but EU is NOT the "british Continent" - ok? In the terms of what I said, the unpleasant fac
30 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : I have two points to raise having read through the thread again. First - the only people who are disagreeing (over semantics and detail no less) on he
31 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : Doors_to_Manual = the film to which you refer is "The Big Lebowski". Ive been meaning to start an appreciation thread for this movie on here. One of t
32 GDB : Jeff Bridges reckoned his role in that film 'was the nearest I've ever been to playing me'. So he's got funny burn marks in the laps of his trousers t
33 Post contains links and images Klaus : GDB: I do like that that film, and Fargo too. Oh, yeah! CHRISBA777ER: Do you remember my point about Europeans who are too busy disagreeing with each
34 AerLingus : CHRISBA777ER... Thanks for the great note about the US...you've listed a lot of the things that we take for granted here. I've been exploring the midw
35 LH423 : Thanks, CHRISBA777ER. I'm glad you like my country so much. You can now keep the following in the UK with you (PLEASE!): Popeye’s chicken Humvees Ab
36 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : Klaus, Having seen much of Europe, and much of the States - i know where i would rather be - its not that i hate this country (though sometimes i devo
37 CX747 : CHRISBA777ER: Next time you are in the U.S. let me know. You definately have an invite to a party. One great American restaraunt that has yet to be me
38 Klaus : CHRISBA777ER: Having seen much of Europe, and much of the States - i know where i would rather be - its not that i hate this country (though sometimes
39 PHX-LJU : Klaus wrote: "Outside of agenda-driven propaganda, neither Europe nor the USA are hellholes filled with vicious subhumans jumping at each other´s thr
40 CX747 : Give it a rest. The entire point of this post is to discuss why one likes the United States of America. You have proven his point over and over and ov
41 CHRISBA777ER : CX747 - Cheers mate. Couldnt have said it better myself. Klaus, I'm weird? Lopsided? Unrealistic? Can I just ask you to leave the condescending tones
42 Post contains images 747-451 : "Why does national pride and stupid politicking prevent us from learning how the US deals with issues that are incredibly relevant in the EU currently
43 CX747 : Actully we formed a "Union" several hundred years ago and learned how to get along with one anothe relatively well using one currency.
44 CHRISBA777ER : CX747 - of course it is going to happen, and i welcome it, but i have reservations about the practicality of it how things stand. But lets hope it goe
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