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#394466 --- 06/16/06 01:00 PM World View of USA ... Everyone wants IN
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The fact that so many millions are here illegally, and are pouring over our borders
by the tens of thousands nightly, and daily, pretty much says it all. Not to mention
we contribute more in aid to the world, to the UN, and react quicker with humanitarian aide
to every disaster in the world than any other country in this world.

One word sets the record on our two party system and how it is destroying our land. KATRINA.
Yet just about EVERYONE in the world wants to live here, be they ex-Beatles,
or Emanual the Farm worker, AMERICA is the land everyone wants to raise their family in.

To say otherwise would be to deny the millions flooding into this country on rafts,
in tunnels, hopping desert fences, crammed in shipping containers and into decrepid sailboats
meant to carry 6 people, barely afloat with 100's on board.


Yeah. It must be really freaking terrible to be living in the USA.
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#394467 --- 06/16/06 01:21 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Not necessarily everyone.

I received confirmation yesterday in downtown Vancouver that I am now a permanent resident of Canada. Makes for a really nice birthday present.

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#394468 --- 06/16/06 01:27 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Congradulations Japh. If that is what you wanted, and I know it is,
then more power and happiness to you. Vancouver is a BEAUTIFUL place to live.
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#394469 --- 06/16/06 01:29 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Oh BTW ... Happy BirthDay Japh! Hope it's a good one.
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#394470 --- 06/16/06 01:36 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Making it even better, the fees were cut, so I got a rather large refund. That refund will probably get turned into a weekend trip to the island.

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#394471 --- 06/16/06 01:38 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Enjoy! I am off for a lap around central New York on a HD. I envy you your trip to the island.
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#394472 --- 06/16/06 01:40 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Let's just hope the ferry doesn't sink... again.

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#394473 --- 06/16/06 01:43 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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OK
I just asked my diety of the Woods and Streams to protect you and the ferry.

Was that just last year it floundered in a storm?
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#394474 --- 06/16/06 01:58 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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#394475 --- 06/16/06 05:00 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Did I say anything about people wanting to immigrate to the US? I don't think so. The poll says that the US is no longer the admired nation it used to be when we represented freedom and democracy. We are now looked upon as a rogue nation that is dangerous to the majority (3rd world) and even our former allies. That is a fact. We used to be the world's defender from the Evil Empire. Now we reserve the right to attack anyone at anytime.

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#394476 --- 06/17/06 06:06 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants IN
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The fact that so many millions are here illegally, and are pouring over our borders
by the tens of thousands nightly, and daily, pretty much says it all. Not to mention
we contribute more in aid to the world, to the UN, and react quicker with humanitarian aide
to every disaster in the world than any other country in this world.




Statistics, statistics. Europe is also undergoing waves of undocumented workers from Africa and the Balkans, for the same reason. People want to improve their lives by going where the jobs and money are.
You can repeat the canard that the US is the most generous nation in the world, but that doesn't make it true. We spend less than most major western nations on foreign aid when you compare the amount contributed divided by GDP per capita. (Remember the parable of the widow who contributed all she had to the temple, compared to the rich man who contributed a huge amount?)

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#394477 --- 06/17/06 08:57 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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The U.S. has also spent a lot of money in foreign countries propping up oppressive regimes. That undermines the perceived benevolence of other contributions.

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#394478 --- 06/17/06 10:01 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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The U.S. has also spent a lot of money in foreign countries propping up oppressive regimes.




Not to mention electing Clinton here in the US.
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#394479 --- 06/18/06 07:25 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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America has problems.

We can fix that.

America is not THE problem.

Next time. Vote for the AMERICAN.


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#394480 --- 06/18/06 07:48 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Queen of the North




Wow. I hope you had a smoother crossing for your birthday, Japh.
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We can fix that.

America is not THE problem.

Next time. Vote for the AMERICAN.


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#394481 --- 06/20/06 02:40 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Bush, EU leaders to discuss differences

Abu Ghraib. Guantanamo. Haditha. America's problems in and over Iraq are casting a long shadow over US President George W. Bush's meeting with European Union leaders in Vienna this week.
With the meeting restricted to US officials and the EU leadership, the heads of major European countries such as Britain, France or Germany will not attend and the meeting is focusing on tamer topics, such as the need to abolish agricultural subsidies or strategies on reducing the West's addiction to imported oil and gas. Iran's nuclear ambitions are also on the agenda of the one-day event tomorrow.
But the United States' sinking world standing will be the unspoken theme on everybody's mind.
Ahead of the visit, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said he doubted Bush would have much to say about suicides and other concerns over the US detention centre for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, allegations of prisoner abuse in Iraq and an alleged massacre of unarmed civilians at in the Iraqi town of Haditha.
For millions of Europeans from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, however, these are the issues that matter and their concerns are shared by politicians from the local level all the way to the top of the EU hierarchy.
Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, plans to urge Bush to shut down Guantanamo. Peter Pilz, a senior member of Austria's Green party, says the centrist Schuessel should do even more by explaining to Bush "that the criminal actions of his government will not be tolerated in Europe."
Pilz is one of Austria's more outspoken public figures. Still, his sentiments that America is breaking the law in Iraq and in its larger fight against terror are widely shared by many Europeans angry over Haditha, the Guantanamo suicides and before that the torture at Abu Ghraib prison, the reported existence of secret CIA prisons worldwide and the Iraq invasion itself.

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#394482 --- 06/23/06 06:48 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Yup.
Misses about 187 countries, including the mid east ... but most come from there. Yup.
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#394483 --- 07/04/06 06:20 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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America seen as negative influence
By Anthony King
LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
July 3, 2006


LONDON -- A YouGov survey completed for the Daily Telegraph ahead of the July Fourth holiday suggests that British regard for the United States is lower than at any time in memory.
A majority of Britons think American culture and the actions of the Bush administration are making the world a worse place to live in, and almost no one thinks the United States is now, if it ever was, a beacon to the world, the survey found.
More than half of those interviewed regard the United States as an imperial power bent on dominating the world.
More than three-quarters of Britons think President Bush is a "poor" or even "terrible" world leader, and almost as many think his rhetoric about promoting the cause of democracy in the world is a cover to promote U.S. national interests.
Americans are still held in high regard in Britain, but America's role in the world is not.

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#394484 --- 07/04/06 03:19 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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I think their opinion of us in Briton's yellow journalism was FAR lower on THIS DATE in 1776.

But we did what we had to do to be free ANYWAY. Happy 4th of July AMERICA!
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America is not THE problem.

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#394485 --- 07/04/06 07:05 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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You need to read history before you make spacious statements.

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#394486 --- 07/04/06 07:32 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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You need to read about Canada. Japh can help you, and move there.
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We can fix that.

America is not THE problem.

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#394487 --- 07/04/06 10:41 PM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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Is there any way we can ship the north Korean's who are starving and being abused here? I heard on CNN that Kim "recruits" the teen age girls and pimps them to those close to him in power. Ya know, if they want to be communist, I have no problem with that, but why does the leader need to be so cruel to his people? That I have a problem with.
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#394488 --- 07/08/06 06:59 AM Re: World View of USA ... Everyone wants
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From every corner of the globe they come in cargo containers on ships,
in wheel wells of giant passenger planes. In leaky boats and on inner tubes tied together crossing oceans.

Yeah. America is REALLY hated. LOL So much so 26 million have snuck in over the past few years.


Sounds like a hated place to me. LOL !!!!! The only ones who hate us are the extemeists
and a few bummed out communists left over from the Cold War.
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We can fix that.

America is not THE problem.

Next time. Vote for the AMERICAN.


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