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Old 03-02-2010, 04:46 PM
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I wish we could clone this guy and send him to Washington.

I could listen to him all day, he is eloquent, humorous and nails it.

Not to mention that divine accent...
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I wish we could clone this guy and send him to Washington.

I could listen to him all day, he is eloquent, humorous and nails it.

Not to mention that divine accent...
That made me listen.


Glad I did though. I will listen to more from him. lol
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:48 AM
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Thanks, Denise, for the comment :-)
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:36 AM
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I've noticed that as an American it seems my Country can do no right in the eye's of the world. It don't matter what we do we still get accused of and blamed for all kinds of stuff. So I figure we need to do as we see fit and if the others don't like it tough. As long as we think what we are doing is right and just!
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I've noticed that as an American it seems my Country can do no right in the eye's of the world. It don't matter what we do we still get accused of and blamed for all kinds of stuff. So I figure we need to do as we see fit and if the others don't like it tough. As long as we think what we are doing is right and just!
Agreed. I think the stupidest thing that America, as a nation, should be concerned about is how popular we are with all the other nations of the world. I absolutely do not understand why we should even care what any other country thinks of us. We've NEVER been liked or respected, except when our military might was necessary, so the world's opinion of us is completely irrelevant and always will be.

That's what I liked so much about George W. Bush's way of doing things: America is going to do what we think is right and if you don't like it, that's your problem not ours.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:45 PM
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Great video! That guy has been on FoxNews a couple of times and I always enjoy listening to him because 1. he's European who is not an idiot and 2. he has a great accent.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:11 PM
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I absolutely do not understand why we should even care what any other country thinks of us.
...because one day, believe it or not, you might need our help.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:23 PM
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...because one day, believe it or not, you might need our help.
So we should spend the rest of our lives pandering to your nation's silly public opinions just on the off chance that we might need some assistance someday? Sorry, but no, that doesn't work for real people in real life, so there is no reason to believe that it would work for nations either.

Besides, if the need is dire, then whether you like us or not shouldn't even be a factor. Did we take a public opinion poll on Haiti to see if we liked them before sending earthquake relief? No, we did it simply because the need was there and it was the right thing to do.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:24 PM
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He's giving his own opinion about the United States...but he's not talking about America...he's talking about Beauracrasy in the European Union. You have to understand that he's Actually speaking against Europe, rather then For America.

England has never truly embraced Europe, which is why the majority of English Minsters for the European Parliament, are Nationalistic. You have the United Kingdom Independance Party, you have the British Nationalist Party


he is Against the War Crimes Tribuneral that prosecutes world leaders for Terrorism, and he dislikes the National Health Service, the Single Currency, The Lisbon Treaty, ANYTHING European or slightly communistic at all. He is also anti-Immigration, which is a trademark of these Nationalistic leanings.

So he dislikes Europe Completely, and Dislikes England mostly. He is however terribly Patriotic, he just hates what he believes his country has become, thats why he gets on so well with the Americans
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