"Moron...Man-Child...Trump"

Nov 2016
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#41
I have been in many foreign countries over my many years. And I have not noticed that much difference from country to country. The big difference tends to be the behavior in large city as opposed to behavior in more rural areas. That applies to other countries as well as the US. People in rural areas tend to be more polite. Those in the larger cities tend to be in too much of a hurry to be polite.
Don't forget that, for very understandable and cogent reasons, there is a great deal of anti-Americanism in most countries. Even if you are a polite gentleman, you may be tarred with the same brush applied to your more repulsive fellow-countrymen. For that reason, savvy American travelers pretend to be Canadians and wear red maple-leaf pins on their clothes. Obviously, it wouldn't work for you in Canada! Besides, here people would recognize you by your accent.

What you write about urban and rural people has some truth to it. However, in the USA, in both urban and rural areas, there are a hell of a lot of people who are socially and mentally defective and/or criminally dangerous.
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Nov 2017
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FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#42
Don't forget that, for very understandable and cogent reasons, there is a great deal of anti-Americanism in most countries. Even if you are a polite gentleman, you may be tarred with the same brush applied to your more repulsive fellow-countrymen. For that reason, savvy American travelers pretend to be Canadians and wear red maple-leaf pins on their clothes. Obviously, it wouldn't work for you in Canada! Besides, here people would recognize you by your accent.

What you write about urban and rural people has some truth to it. However, in the USA, in both urban and rural areas, there are a hell of a lot of people who are socially and mentally defective and/or criminally dangerous.
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Soooo much delusion! :D Old fashioned JEALOUSY is confused with anti-Americanism.
 
Jan 2018
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#43
However, in the USA, in both urban and rural areas, there are a hell of a lot of people who are socially and mentally defective and/or criminally dangerous.
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How much time have you spent in the US? I guess a better question is in what parts of the US have you spent much time? I have passed through Vancouver BC a couple of times and through the NW US, but have not spent much time there. I am surprised that you would have had contact with someone who is mentally defective or criminally dangerous.

I can assure you that down in the heartland, US citizens are very courteous. I don't know that I ever met anyone who was criminally dangerous. I have to admit that I was concerned about few of them because of their mental health.
 
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Nov 2017
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How much time have you spent in the US? I guess a better question is in what parts of the US have you spent much time? I have passed through Vancouver BC a couple of times and through the NW US, but have not spent much time there. I am surprised that you would have had contact with someone who is mentally defective or criminally dangerous.

I can assure you that down in the heartland, US citizens are very courteous. I don't know that I ever met anyone who was criminally dangerous. I have to admit that I was concerned about few of them because of their mental health.
When my son spent the day in Vancouver (B.C.), his car was broken into and a laptop stolen. :mad:
 
Nov 2016
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#45
How much time have you spent in the US? I guess a better question is in what parts of the US have you spent much time? I have passed through Vancouver BC a couple of times and through the NW US, but have not spent much time there. I am surprised that you would have had contact with someone who is mentally defective or criminally dangerous.

I can assure you that down in the heartland, US citizens are very courteous. I don't know that I ever met anyone who was criminally dangerous. I have to admit that I was concerned about few of them because of their mental health.
I was born and raised in California up to the age of 24, mostly in the Los Angeles region --- I know whereof I speak about the USA.

I admit that a case can be made that there are more nasty, mindless people in Southern California than in other regions of the US, but I have travelled extensively all over the USA and find the same sorts of sociological degeneracy as in LA --- somewhat different neuroses and mental aberrancy, but not a great deal different.
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Nov 2017
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#46
I was born and raised in California up to the age of 24, mostly in the Los Angeles region --- I know whereof I speak about the USA.

I admit that a case can be made that there are more nasty, mindless people in Southern California than in other regions of the US, but I have travelled extensively all over the USA and find the same sorts of sociological degeneracy as in LA --- somewhat different neuroses and mental aberrancy, but not a great deal different.
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It is NOT the 60s anymore!!! :rolleyes:

Heck, in the 60s they shouted "Yankee go home" at my elementary school in small town B.C. when they saw Illinois plates still on our car when I was being picked up - PURE JEALOUSY!!! :D
 
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#47
I was born and raised in California up to the age of 24, mostly in the Los Angeles region --- I know whereof I speak about the USA.

I admit that a case can be made that there are more nasty, mindless people in Southern California than in other regions of the US, but I have travelled extensively all over the USA and find the same sorts of sociological degeneracy as in LA --- somewhat different neuroses and mental aberrancy, but not a great deal different.
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That is a very different world than what I am familiar with. Too bad you got such a bad taste of the US, because I can assure you it is not typical.
 
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Mar 2011
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#48
Where do you get this stuff? I know of nobody who loves bullies.

Also, just because a boss would not be tolerant of his employees publicly criticizing him, does not make him a bully. It makes him a human. Most humans do not want to be publicly criticized.
Some perverts, quite a large minority, actually, show every sign of being deeply affected by Mr Trump, who is a bully or nothing, surely?
 
Oct 2012
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#49
How much time have you spent in the US? I guess a better question is in what parts of the US have you spent much time? I have passed through Vancouver BC a couple of times and through the NW US, but have not spent much time there. I am surprised that you would have had contact with someone who is mentally defective or criminally dangerous.

I can assure you that down in the heartland, US citizens are very courteous. I don't know that I ever met anyone who was criminally dangerous. I have to admit that I was concerned about few of them because of their mental health.
you are new here, so allow me to fill you in...

numan protested the Vietnam war and eventually fled to stay in Canada. The experience was apparently very traumatizing for him as nearly every post he makes here has something to do about the evil of America.

Oh, except for this one time where he accidentally lowered his guard and dropped the schtick:


I don't think Americans are that different from the rest of humanity"

- numan
I love that quote.
 
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Jan 2018
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#50
I served a year in Vietnam. I did not particularly want to go, but I was career Air Force and I served. I am proud of that year and am glad I went. I could say a lot more, but I will let it go at that.
 
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Nov 2017
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#51
I served a year in Vietnam. I did not particularly want to go, but I was career Air Force and I served. I am proud of that year and am glad I went. I could say a lot more, but I will let it go at that.
I really feel for you. Our son's Unit was called up, as a member of the FL Army National Guard, and was scheduled to go to, and trained for going to either Afghanistan or Iraq. Fortunately, he went to either Washington, D.C. or Crawford, TX, depending on where the President was at the time. :cool:
 
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#52
One of my sons served three tours in the Iraq Afghan area. I met him at the Colorado Springs airport upon his return. The people in the airport cheered as he got off the airplane. It made me feel good inside. Eventually, he outranked me and I very proudly saluted him at his promotion ceremony.
 
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Oct 2012
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#53
One of my sons served three tours in the Iraq Afghan area. I met him at the Colorado Springs airport upon his return. The people in the airport cheered as he got off the airplane. It made me feel good inside. Eventually, he outranked me and I very proudly saluted him at his promotion ceremony.
Many coming back from Vietnam were treated horribly by their own people upon returning back home.

I think, in part veterans are honored today as they come back from war because collectively as a nation, we are ashamed of how your generation was treated.

Thank you for your service.
 
Jan 2018
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#55
I have a feeling that could be grossly exaggerated by the news media (but I could be wrong).
That is no exaggeration. Now they openly wear their uniforms when travelling i the US. Back then, we were warned not to. I had no problems, but I did not advertise the fact that I was a returning veteran. I very quietly got on the airplanes and very quietly got off. It is a terrible feeling when you believe you have to hide your service from your countrymen.
 
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Nov 2016
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Victoria, BC
#56
numan protested the Vietnam war and eventually fled to stay in Canada. The experience was apparently very traumatizing for him as nearly every post he makes here has something to do about the evil of America.
Sorry to burst your cliche bubble, but from the end of the satanic Vietnam War up to the Iraq Fiasco, I thought very little about the Benighted States.

But when that Military War Machine Conspiracy happened in 2003, I was re-outraged --- I saw that, like the dog in the Bible, the USA had returned to its vomit.
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Jan 2018
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Sorry to burst your cliche bubble, but from the end of the satanic Vietnam War up to the Iraq Fiasco, I thought very little about the Benighted States.

But when that Military War Machine Conspiracy happened in 2003, I was re-outraged --- I saw that, like the dog in the Bible, the USA had returned to its vomit.
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I must have missed that Military War Machine Conspiracy while working for Lockheed Martin in 2003. However, it is long leap from that to characterizing all Americans as egotistical barbarians.
 
Nov 2017
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FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#59
I must have missed that Military War Machine Conspiracy while working for Lockheed Martin in 2003. However, it is long leap from that to characterizing all Americans as egotistical barbarians.
That's a coincidence! I too worked for them from '78 to '90 and '97 to '05 and I missed it also! :giggle:
 

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