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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2009 01:51:12 PM »

Ah, thanks!
You learn something new every day.  Cheesy

« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009 03:28:29 AM »

hex patriot...
 Expatriates who never actually leave the country. They just speak ill of America's corruption and lack of refinement. Cheesy

OTOneH, those folks should NEVER leave. We should have some sort of "sense and sensibility" test before we let that sort of American loose on the rest of the world. Do they have any sense? Do they have any sensibility? If not, stay home until you get some. Reading Jane Austen is a good start.

OTOtherH, Maybe we should force them to travel. As Kipling said, "what do they know of England, who only England know?", which works for America, too. You can dis America all you want--it's in the Constitution--but/and you ought to know something about the world beyond the states.

"For what do we exist, but to laugh at our neighbors and be laughed at in our turn?"

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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009 05:42:39 AM »

That's really the point of being a hex patriot.  You DO know something of the world beyond and having compared, feel that your part of the world falls short.  That possibly there is a better way of doing things and your part just hasn't figured it out yet.

I think that the ones you're thinking of...the ones that complain and don't really know anything about anywhere else...have a whole different label. Cheesy
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2009 06:50:38 AM »

Also, it's always easier to see the flaws in your own country, especially when you only have a beneficial perspective of another one... But ONLY complaining about where you live is kinda pointless.

But on a positive note, I did see some study that said Americans and the British were both viewed as polite, kind tourists! So, contrary to popular belief, I guess we're not too bad when out of the country  Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2009 09:45:26 AM »

graciedoo - I think that was a lovely point! Smiley  I love where I live, I just have complaints about some of the craziness - but there's crazy everywhere I'm sure. Cheesy
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