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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2004, 02:30:24 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

*Proud to be an American*

Are you proud of its history?

*Am Proud of most of it. I am ashamed of some of the past administrations sex scandals, but at the current time, am very proud, and proud of what we , and I stand for*

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

*Nope*
If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?

*I would make gay marriage legal. Enough of this "ban" (I think im the only Right wing who is for gay marriage. but whatever)*

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

*I wouldn't mind spending some living time in Ireland or something. But right now I think i'll stay.*

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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2004, 05:52:27 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
I am very proud to be an Italian. I love Italy though it's so lacking is some things. And I'm proud to be an European  I hope the EU would become more and more united, like the US

Are you proud of its history?
Italy has bot a glorious and a shameful past. We were the Roman Empire once, and then we had such a marvellous Rinascimento, everyone knows it. As Chant said, we are a people of sailormen (and Cristoforo Colombo, paid by Spain, descovered America). America took its name from Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer. We climbed up K2 for first. In our little (compared to other states) country we hold about the 15% of the total amount of artistic momunents in the whole world.
But our '800 is pretty ridiculous, and then we had Mussolini. Yeah it's unfair.
And we had and still have political corruption. There is unemployment and there are differences between the North (richer) and the South - where I live - poorer.
Anyway we had our glory 

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
No, never. When I'm abroad or online I'm even prouder to be an Italian.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
Pollution, polical choices, corruption, unemployment, racism from the Northeners to the Southerners, criminality, mafia, usury, beggary...
These are many things, aren't they? Well I say just one thing then: Berlusconi!

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
Yes, but not in my own city. I would like to live in the town of my parents, Pellaro, in Calabria, in the very South of Italy 
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2004, 04:07:36 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
i love America! We've got some things that other countries don't have. The people are really nice..

Are you proud of its history?
ya. I like American History.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
Not at all. I love America and i love Texas

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
the president

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
i don't know it really depends.
i love everything about Texas and America and it's my home.
but i would like to live some where over seas for a lil'.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2004, 11:33:51 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

I like living in England 

Are you proud of its history?

Most of it, Britain has a really long history, the only part I'm not that proud of is that Britain took people from Africa for the slave trade and made a lot of money from it.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

No.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?

More sun

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

Yeah, probably. If I moved to another country it would only be because of work, but I'll probably stay in England all my life, just move around within England
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2004, 03:22:18 pm »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

Damn right im proud to be scottish...We rock

Are you proud of its history?

Braveheart? lol Yeah William wallace...scaring the romans into building a bloody great wall...yeah i love it

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

Nah its great everyone knows scotland...its cool

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
Erm...id make kilt wearing a law...general pollution and slums and stuf

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

Eventually, i wanna travel for a while, see the world, but Yeah Scotland is my home, and always will be,
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2004, 11:32:48 am »

Yes, very proud, I 'm just against the government.  I'm a democrat.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2004, 11:49:11 pm »


Quote from: snoochieboochies on July 21, 2004, 01:05:45 pm   

Would I live anywhere else: not likely, unless they start to draft again, then I'm outa here.  I respect the soldiers who protect this country, but I think drafting sucks, whatever happened to free will?

America was built upon the idea of free will but we are aslo supposed to serve our country of we are needed. Plus my sociolgy teacher told us that they will not draft women but I believe it's just very unlikely but it could happen.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2004, 12:42:29 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
I an bi-racial, so I also consider Japan my country, (im going to Japan on monday!) I think that America is a wonderful country, but it sometimes irratates me.  Japan is wonderful, exciting, and everyones so friendly.

Are you proud of its history?
Yes! Wait, and no.  America just kicks out native americans, that is terrible.  We love going to war.  Japan was very violent in the past, but I strongly disagree with the choice of droping th A-bombs in Hiroshima and nagasaki!  People are still suffereing from it.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when your online or talking to someone while traveling?
No, most people I talk to are from America.  About the Japanese side, I love being from there, people like it too.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be? People being racists, anti gay, pollution, crime, our agressivness (it can sometimes be too much)

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
Maybe...Most likely.  I would love to live in Japan, but I need to fully speak the language before I do that.  I would love to live in Hawaii, see all the stuff when I lived there before.
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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2004, 11:57:57 pm »

Wow, this is a really amazing question. So here goes...

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
Right now, I'm pretty ashamed of my country. I just...wow...the things we've done in the name of "democracy". Just f*cking crazy.

Are you proud of its history?

Ohhh thats an interesting one. My last great in-depth study of American History was my Am. His. 101 & 102 classes my freshman year of college; 4 years ago. And, as you advance in school, you realize more and more just what a lie your younger exposure to American History was. We've done some amazingly f*cked up things. I can't really think of any one thing that stands out that we've done well in. Perhaps WWII. But even that, we got in so late, and only when the threat to us was real. So...it's really a double edged sword. I'm proud that we're the greatest nation in the world, but the lengths to which we've had to go to to get there is somewhat embarrassing and at other times, downright scandalous.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
If I was leaving the states tomorrow, and traveling to any European Country, I'd do my best to mask my "American"-ness. Simply put, I'm ashamed of what our country is doing right now, and quite frankly, I don't want to get chewed out in a foreign language.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
The administration, and thus, the majority party in our country.

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
As much as I'm disappointed in our country (picture me, shaking my finger "Bad America, Bad!"), and for all it's faults, it's an amazing place to live. However, being as how I'm an Army Wife (yes, not all of us military folk blindly agree with everything the Commander in Chief does) I'm sure my travels will take me away from this soil sometime in my life. As an Army Brat, I spent time in Germany, and absolutely loved it.

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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2004, 01:05:51 pm »



What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

At the risk of sounding ungrateful

I think that the US is kind of full of itself. I mean, I have this sort of general resentment about it because I always hear about how wonderful our country is and how lucky we are to live here. I'm not saying that I'm not lucky to live here (because in many way's I am), its just really annoying to be consistantly told something that's not true (ie "we're the greatest".) Especially when I know it's not true. (also, I'm famous for harboring grudges, so that might be part of it )


Are you proud of its history?

Er, no. (my classes now days may be a pain in the ass but they're good for figuring out how miserable our politics can really be)

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

Hm... I don't know about embarassing but it could be downright leathal; depending on who your talking to. (Also, I'll be dead and burried before I feel embarrassed for something I had no say in)

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?

Only one? Can I choose all of foriegn and domestic policy? Dude, I really wouldn't know where to start

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

Nope, I'm moving to either Austrailia or New Zealand (in other words, the exact oppisite of the globe; unintentionally of course) with the whole of my Global Experiance class ASAP. Higher standard of living, lower crime, less industry and pollution, and NOT in the world political spotlight. (You know, you would think the fact that all of the 'advanced' students that have taken an enlightinging course over US history leaving the country would be of greater concern. Apparently not )
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