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71. Posted by China2006 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

The Great Wall, Three Gorges, Guilin landscape, all these grand buidings and beautiful are the pride of China.;)

72. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

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What am I proud of in my country? Bands and performers like PEARL JAM (Eddie Vedder), BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN , etc who sing about things that make you think and question things and ask why. That's it. My country is mainly (but not totally) full of lazy, non-thinking slackers that don't pay enough attention to anything to even know who or what they're voting for. They're one notch above retarted living in some little one horse sh*t hole town somewhere (most likely cold) paying a lot of money to chase the sun once or twice a year. They don't travel anywhere real where they can learn something about life or other cultures but instead spend their time on travel sites all day long (even though since they don't really travel they don't belong there IMO). The rest of the time they're either drunk or high as America slides away into a giant toilet cause very few are paying attention (but they do know how to make bumper sticker comments - brilliant suggestions to straighten out a very damaged America - like "work for change" but can't explain what that means.) Maybe, like GW Bush, it's massive alcohol damage to the brain. Not much to be proud of unless Cheap Mall Rat White Trash is something to respect and be happy about. Zoom PS. A shout out to Sanders who is one guy around here that has some brain power going on - nice to see.....

[ Edit: mind your manners please.. ]

73. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Zoom

Quoting JRockwellC

President Bush...

just kidding. He's a fuckin idiot.

j

Even though I TOTALLY AGREE with EVERY WORD of the above comment it also shows how inconsistant the monitors around here are...ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION PETER?? HERE"S YOUR ANSWER (since you have my E-mail blocked - don't send me E-mails with questions if I am blocked from responding to you - DUH)

What am I proud of in my country? Bands and performers like PEARL JAM (Eddie Vedder), BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN , etc who sing about things that make you think and question things and ask why. That's it. My country is mainly (but not totally) full of lazy, non-thinking slackers that don't pay enough attention to anything to even know who or what they're voting for. They're one notch above retarted living in some little one horse sh*t hole town somewhere (most likely cold) paying a lot of money to chase the sun once or twice a year. They don't travel anywhere real where they can learn something about life or other cultures but instead spend their time on travel sites all day long (even though since they don't really travel they don't belong there IMO). The rest of the time they're either drunk or high as America slides away into a giant toilet cause very few are paying attention (but they do know how to make bumper sticker comments - brilliant suggestions to straighten out a very damaged America - like "work for change" but can't explain what that means.) Maybe, like GW Bush, it's massive alcohol damage to the brain. Not much to be proud of unless Cheap Mall Rat White Trash is something to respect and be happy about. Zoom PS. A shout out to Sanders who is one guy around here that has some brain power going on - nice to see.....

This is everybody except you of course Zoom?

74. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Quoting xxpacerxx

HP Brown Sauce. Yep Im pretty easy to please.

I believe HP sauce has just been sold to the Dutch or the French..not exactly sure. Still proud?

75. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

...No, not at all, see where it says "My country is mainly (but not totally)" that would mean I'm not talking about "everyone" because there is no such thing as absolutes in human behavior. For every type of group anywhere there's always one or more in that group who's not really "following the plan" or part of the status quo so you can never say "everybody" because that's ALWAYS a false statement - the Nazis even had non believers in their group so there is no such thing as 100% when it comes to this topic. I think a country that votes in someone who spends half a trillion dollars (mainly borrowed) and kills tens of thousands of human beings by invading a country (Iraq) that never did anything to us is not a very bright country in general. 50% of America doesn't vote and out of the other 50% half of the population Voted for GWB. That means that at least 75% of the country is responsible for his position of power (50 + 25 %). 75% is a big Chunck IMO. If you disagree that's fine, no reason to be sarcastic but since I can dish it out I should be able to take it so the sarcasim is fine IMO. All the best, Zoom

76. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

I'm proud of New Zealand for relentlessly pursuing the French since 1985 to finally - this year - get them to confess to full government participation in the bombing the Rainbow Warrior. I'm equally proud of New Zealand for never overturning the Anti Nuclear legislation of 1984 - effectively aimed at the USA - and yet NZ still manages to make a big footprint in the world with or without the USA. A risky economic move, yes. But we didn't lose our nerve and now the USA loves us.

77. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Actually I think the French owned HP and just sold it to Heinz who will shift manufacture to the Netherlands

78. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

In 2004, 142 million people registered to vote (18 yrs and over) which was 72% of the 197 million eligible to vote. Of that 197 million, 64% (126 million) actually voted. Of that 126 million votes - 50.73% for Bush, 48.27 for Kerry, 0.38% for Nader, 0.32% for Badnarik and 0.30% for write-ins (other).

Census Bureau
Election Atlas

79. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

I dont live in Germany anymore,but I'm still proud to be German.

classic music
Literatur,Goethe,Schiller,Lessing...
Humbold,for me pers.the "Greatest"

the beatyfull Landscape along the Rhein,the traditional houses and castles,the wineyards,the food..

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut,Bier,

Bavaria and the bier gardens,Neuschwanstein....

Mercedes,BMW,VW Beetle,....

Made in Germany

Ralf Schumacher,Boris Becker,Steffi Graf/Agassi,.....

Black Forest and the Kuckucksklock.....

and The Pope

Marlis:)

80. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting Zoom

50% of America doesn't vote and out of the other 50% half of the population Voted for GWB. That means that at least 75% of the country is responsible for his position of power (50 + 25 %). 75% is a big Chunck IMO. If you disagree that's fine, no reason to be sarcastic but since I can dish it out I should be able to take it so the sarcasim is fine IMO. All the best, Zoom

I disagree with your math. If 50% do NOT vote...you SUBTRACT that...which leaves the other 50% and if only half of them voted for Baby Bush, that means only 25% of Americans voted for him.

(62 million people out of 300 million people voted for Bush, so technically only about 1 in 5 voted for him. Which is about 20%)

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 12, 2006 4:43 PM by Cupcake ]