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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    So let me get this striaght, if someone risks there life to get here, it would be for no other reason than that we're not arrogant?
    No it says that they see the USA as better place than they left behind ans that is reason for us to be proud.

    I have accomplished a great deal in my life and I have never felt that I was arrogant but my accomplishments are worthy of me being proud of what I have done from High School to running a multimillion dollar business to my Radio Program to being a City Councilman I and proud about it,but never have I been arrogant.

    I believe anyone can accomplish any thing they put their minds to, and that is not arrogance in any way shape or form.

    You don't seem to know the difference.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    No it says that they see the USA as better place than they left behind ans that is reason for us to be proud.

    I have accomplished a great deal in my life and I have never felt that I was arrogant but my accomplishments are worthy of me being proud of what I have done from High School to running a multimillion dollar business to my Radio Program to being a City Councilman I and proud about it,but never have I been arrogant.

    I believe anyone can accomplish any thing they put their minds to, and that is not arrogance in any way shape or form.

    You don't seem to know the difference.
    No, not really. I think you're confusing different things. First, it isn't about you personally. Maybe you're nto arrogant. Maybe most in the country are. Maybe not. But wanting to come here doesn't say one way or the other.

    As for what anyone can accomplish, well, we do surprise at times true, but that kind of thinking has a double edge to it. Sure, it helps to believe that so we try, and it is important to try. But sometimes it deludes us, and doesn't realistically assess the obsticales in front of us, and more importantly, in front of others. It helps us blame them, even when in reality the hill was just too high for them. It cuts both ways. Few have the self awareness to knwo the difference.

    Anyway, the point is, I could think a place is full of arrogant jerks, but still want to be there because there are other benefits that out weight the arrogant jerk factor.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    True, at which point there will no longer be any hope for Humanity as a species.
    Yeah, I wonder what those people who complain about America will say when China-Russia rules the world...
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Yeah, I wonder what those people who complain about America will say when China-Russia rules the world...
    That China and Russia suck.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That China and Russia suck.
    And then they get rounded up and shot...
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Is America arrogant?
    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:


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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:


    Yeah, I would like to see some Euro bases on our border states with mexico to help us for a change. How about a German-Laredo, and British-San Ysidro base to support our border patrol, and a Italian-Miami base. Not only bases, how about navy patrols too, to police the Gulf of Mexico from drug smugglers and so on and so on. Most of the world doesn't have to do **** because of the US about their national defense, yet they question the manner in which we provide it. I guess that picture means that we the good old USA need to rethink what we are doing and take care of our affairs at home, which most won't argue. We need to find the right balance and improve how we do things but that picture doesn't mean we are arrogant. If anything is shows we care and are realists regarding world affairs, and how can we not be with appeasement bull**** doctrines that failed many times over from our superior, well cultured euro-cousins who don't seem to be in a rush to tell us yankees to go home anytime soon.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Is America arrogant?
    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Most of the world doesn't have to do **** because of the US about their national defense, yet they question the manner in which we provide it.
    Thanks for your answer!
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Thanks for your answer!
    You can't handle the truth Catawba! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Catawba? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
    We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Most of the world doesn't have to do **** because of the US about their national defense, yet they question the manner in which we provide it.
    Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!

    You make an excellent case that America is not arrogant!
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