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I Love This Country
rachellucas.com ^ | Rachel Lucas

Posted on 09/28/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by virgil283

"One of the most startling revelations of moving back to the U.S. is the ubiquitous friendliness and I’m rolling around in it like a dog in fresh grass....none of which could really explain this truly awesome bit of reverse culture shock for me.

It’s not that Europeans are exactly un-friendly, especially Italians, who are in fact very polite and kind to strangers, and warm to friends and family, but I lived in Texas for 15 years before moving to Europe and being openly friendly to complete strangers was (is) deeply part of my personality,....


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"Anyway, now I’m back in Texas, and OH MY GOD. I am drunk on the smiles and the “hey how’s it going?”‘s from complete strangers everywhere I go. ....the gigantic blooming rosebush that is a country with things like SuperTarget and Lowe’s and Costco and five trillion different kinds of restaurants all in the same two-block radius. ... do you have any idea of the sheer wealth of choice we have here? It overwhelms me. I wandered around Lowe’s with my mom the other day ... and literally could not comprehend what I was seeing. ALL THE THINGS. RIGHT THERE ON SHELVES. ...Oh and I hear folks bitching about the $3.59/gallon gas. Y’all. I know that sucks and I know we have to drive a lot more here but still. My husband back in Italy is paying the equivalent of more than $10/gallon. And don’t even get me started on the difference in food prices over here – for $55, I bought the same amount of food yesterday for myself and my parents that I buy for myself and my husband back in Italy, where that particular grocery list cost me 80 euro every time (about $105). HALF!! What sorcery is this?!?....All I know is I am pretty damn impressed with America right now. ..."...H/T maggiesfarm
1 posted on 09/28/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Now think back four decades or so ago in a war nobody in this country wanted, especially the Bill Clintons, the Hillary Rodhams (before they were famous), the Bill Ayers, the Bernadine Dohrns (when they were famous - for bomb throwing and not being ‘professors’) and think about spending almost 7 consecutive years in different places all over the world, and then you’d really see how much one can miss everything here.

I once had the pleasure to get a training class back in the states at Griffis AFB NY for three days. Do you want to know what everyone wanted me to bring back to our little island? Take a guess....

Can you imagine trying to board a C-130 with eight paper grocery bags of Wonder Bread?


2 posted on 09/28/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: virgil283

Nice to have you back in the good ole USA!


3 posted on 09/28/2013 10:36:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: virgil283

Cheaper, better, faster-—let freedom ring!

Let’s never give up our love of winning. Let’s never lose the American culture of Davy Crockett, living 24/7 hard work/hard play, and our happy, confident, good nature. That’s what stocks those shelves and makes America a great place to be. It’s what makes Americans fun to be around and inspiring to the world’s people.

I believe it was a Soviet premier who traveled to meet Ronald Reagan and was viewed by the Soviet people on TV. Those people were awe-inspired by the confidence, friendliness, and good power of Ronald Reagan, who represented American culture to the world. Reagan could show the world what it meant to be an American by just greeting someone.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 10:38:00 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: virgil283

I’ve experienced that same reverse culture shock a few times in this life, when coming home to the U.S. It can almost be overwhelming to someone who’s been away for a number of years.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 10:38:39 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: virgil283

And don’t forget the ultimate Texas friendliness — you can easily get a CHL.


6 posted on 09/28/2013 10:53:30 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: virgil283

Wow...A China Walmart and Muslim owned greedymart on every corner, with cheap foreign and Communist Chinese products jammed to the ceiling...

As our food costs and everything else except wages continue to skyrocket and our dollar becomes worth less and less, you fly around like singing like tinkerbell...

Ya come a long way America


7 posted on 09/28/2013 11:00:20 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

And you crawl around like Grumpy Cat.

Walmart is at this very moment reviving the Made In America stock. It is not Walmart that has caused American manufacturing to decrease. It is the Federal Government and if you aren’t aware of all the ways this is accomplished you read FR with your eyes closed.

Indians and other East Asians own the convenience stores and the small rural motels because they have a financial plan and everyone in the family contributes to it by working hard. I’ve stayed in some of those motels and watched this dynamic in action. I’m willing to bet that the younger Asians all have university degrees in hard sciences, too or at least in economics. There is an intelligence about them and an intensity lacking in many young Americans.

While our food costs rise, the rise is way worse in Europe and other members of the AngloSphere. My experience is years out of date and is from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific islands and parts of the Caribbean, but I agree that we have more choice, more variety and better prices relative to income and taxes than do the Pacific democracies.

The longest I have ever been gone from America was 3 months. I literally kissed the ground when I returned. Not just the people, the choices and the goods, but the openness of the landscape and the orderliness.

None of us are happy with the present state of affairs, but this is God’s Country. You only know what you have when it’s gone.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 11:16:54 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

Homeland Security. NSA spying. IRS bullying. Drone attacks. Military detention. Who needs it? It’s hard to imagine that this is really the pinnacle of civilization you love so much.

Most of us have been bred to believe that where we come from, where we were born and raised, is “the best”. Of course, very little objective evidence conclusively supports this assertion.

Perhaps if you gauge a nation’s merit in Starbucks, bombs, or public debt per capita, the Western world might really have something.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 11:29:30 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: Windflier

The worst culture shock I ever had was coming home after a three year tour. We walked in to a supersized grocery store in SoCal and I had to leave. After shopping in our little commissary for so long, the choices truly overwhelmed me. Most people have no idea how blessed we are.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: reformedliberal
Oh yeah, Walmart is reviving America!

And those high paying jobs!

I personally look for products made in Communist Chinese sweat shops, Pakistan and Jackassastan.

And all these businesses owned by foreigners and Muslims are a great thing for America...The devalued dollar is also very attractive as is our lawless violent borders, which bring in lots of desirable low wage labor...Unlike lazy white Americans....Best of all, your corrupt controlling government at every level is most reassuring and key to a wonderful future.

It's like living in fantasyland Mr. reformed liberal!

11 posted on 09/28/2013 11:34:02 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

It’s Mrs. reformedliberal, thanx.

I didn’t say “reviving America”. I said “reviving their policy of stocking Made in America. There is a difference.

In my rural area, about 15% of my husband’s clients work at Walmart. Most have worked there for years. They like it. They advance into management if they are capable and want to. Some only want to work part time. They patronize us, so we reciprocate. Going to Walmart often results in appointments for him. The nice thing about our Walmart is the progressive hippies hate it and only shop there late at night. Many of the employees are conservatives.

I know people who have designed products they sell in America and they choose to make them in Pakistan. I don’t, but then, my product takes some skill and I am loathe to open up the proprietary production process or to accept a 3% rate of seconds. Selling to Walmart is a choice. I don’t, because I just hate all the ever changing hoop jumping they require. But then, those manufacturers pay US taxes, buy stuff here, etc, etc., so what goes around, comes around.

Your sarcasm is misplaced. I hate all the things about present day America that you list. But, I haven’t found anywhere else I want to live and I am over 70, so I guess I am stuck with it until it changes.

I actually live in reality. I know where I am, I know what it is like and I know every wart and wattle. I also have some experience in other parts of the country and other parts of the world and Mr. reformedliberal and I have decided that, at our age, we are best off here.

YMMV.


12 posted on 09/28/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal
But, I haven’t found anywhere else I want to live

Where you want to live or where you've been is not the issue to me.

Our country is in decline...There is no debate here. Those who walk around thinking everything is dreamy and peachy are either on government pensions or just naive to the core.

13 posted on 09/28/2013 11:58:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Caliban

It sux.

Tell me where in the world it IS different? I have spent an inordinate amount of time reading about other places to live, none of which would have me for a citizen and the citizens of which have less personal individual liberty than we do here. They often also have much less personal security, much less ability to control that security and the layers of nannydom start in the neighborhood block and extend all the way up to their national levels.

People abroad may like individual Americans, but to them, we are all Yanks. They have Starbucks or something like it, nuclear bombs, VAT as well as property and income taxes, all of it higher than ours for what they receive. All have public debt, fuel poverty, horrid death panel national health services and national governments working hard to replace the native born with immigrants of all sorts.

I can’t buy land in many of those places, only lease it and the terms can be changed at whim overnight. This is how business is conducted in many other places, as well. In some island nations, one person controls each imported commodity and if they wake up in a mood, there is suddenly none to be had. These are places where my idea of comfort food can be impossible to find or can be priced at about 5-6x what it is here, while I can go to several stores, even out here in Flyover Country, and buy imported food items for about what the people pay in its native place and sometimes for less.

I am not making an argument for Nirvana or Utopia. I am simply saying there is no other place I’d rather live and it can be as bad or worse, elsewhere.

It is disturbing to read, day after day, FReepers declaring they won’t shop somewhere because some CEO is a prog. Or they won’t watch a film, read a book,purchase a product or service, etc, etc. I imagine these folks committing suicide when they realize that some water companies, some toll roads, some power companies, some food conglomerates are owned, staffed and managed by foreign liberals. Having always been a minority or having been mistaken for a minority of one sort or another, it seems pretty futile, to me.

I am an American. This is where I have spent over 7 decades. I have a fairly nice life as do my friends and family. I have traveled. I am always happy to come home.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 12:08:56 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: dragnet2

Not dreamy. Not peachy. No government pensions here and I am far from naive.

The entirety of Western Civilization is in decline and it has been for over 50 years, maybe more.

I simply refuse to ruin whatever is left of my life being consumed with anger over things I cannot control. I have been badly hurt financially by this decline. I have seen the effect of this culture on my own children. I am sorry for the younger people who will bear the brunt of whatever future is in store, but they tell me that they like it this way, this is what they voted for and this is what they will continue voting for.

I have analyzed my situation and taken into account all the alternatives available to me. I have made my own plans accordingly. I no longer have the extra energy to fritter away in futile angst. I have decided to accept the reality in which I find myself and to make the best of it.

Flame away. It may help you to vent your spleen, but it actually changes nothing.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 12:18:15 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal
I have decided to accept the reality

Good luck with that.

16 posted on 09/28/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: reformedliberal

I live in Nicaragua, own a beach house and an 8 acre farm with house.
Unlike Mexico or Honduras you OWN land here, it s not a 99 year lease.

My spouse and I live on 1000.00 a month for everything.

My property taxes on each house was 300.00

Less BS here...my advice to people bitching about the USA and are approaching retirement, there are many very affordable options overseas...don’t kid yourself thinking that medical is supreme in the USA...it isn’t what is was and is only going to get worst.

Many USA doctors are moving overseas to get in on the medical vacation boon.

Many countries in this hemisphere are getting very modern hospitals to meet this demand.

Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Chile are all booming countries and offer quite a bit for the retiree dollar.

Better think outside the box, because the USA is crumbling and they have NO PLANS in having aging baby boomers around any longer the they have too.

ObamaCare will gauge a retirees finances to determine if keeping you alive to milk out more taxes or heather you are too much of a burden of social services.

Get out, live on your SS in a country where the money still has buying power and enjoy your nestveggbif you had saved one.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 1:09:13 PM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: antidisestablishment
Most people have no idea how blessed we are.

Indeed. It's why the poor of the world have beaten a path to our door. Funny thing is that most of them appreciate what we have, far more than the average American.

Even living in Europe for a while will make you appreciate the good ole USA.

18 posted on 09/28/2013 2:24:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

There’s no doubt of that. Experience is a great teacher. Every naturalized citizen that I have known is very conservative. They also know more American history than we do. Many Eastern block immigrants warn against accepting gifts from government.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: Caliban; reformedliberal; wku man
Most of us have been bred to believe that where we come from, where we were born and raised, is “the best”. Of course, very little objective evidence conclusively supports this assertion.

Ahem.....from your home page:

"Living in Nicaragua, as a retired expat...watching the politics from afar..."

Uh huh. So, you're another one of those expats who ran off to some imagined Shangrila, and now looks down his nose at the rubes back stateside. We've got a few of your type here.

spit...

20 posted on 09/28/2013 2:32:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: reformedliberal
This is where I have spent over 7 decades. I have a fairly nice life as do my friends and family.

That's great for you.

Too bad the young people and future American generations won't be able to say the same. For the most part, they'll be left with massive choking debt, decline, turmoil and more government control and corruption.

You called me a, "Grumpy Cat"?

It's unfortunate people like you have lived this long, yet are unable to distinguish the difference between a passive minor complaint, and the real brutal unvarnished truth.

21 posted on 09/28/2013 3:27:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: reformedliberal

Thank you for your thoughtful perspective. It was good for me to read that this evening!


22 posted on 09/28/2013 3:35:36 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: dragnet2

Those young people WANT exactly what they have. I speak with them regularly. They think they have nice lives. They are happy with things as they are, although they mostly want more government control and more uniform existences. They believe that the way of life we knew in the past was unfair, unjust and they do not want a return to something they never knew.

They will vote for progressives. They will vote for Hillary.

They think we are dinosaurs and look forward to our extinction, although not in a personal manner. They simply “have moved forward” (sic).

I am totally aware of the unvarnished brutal truth. I can do nothing at all about it. I will not spend whatever is left of my life in anger and mourning for what is gone and will not return.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Caliban; Windflier; NFHale; Marcella; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223
"Homeland Security. NSA spying. IRS bullying. Drone attacks. Military detention. Who needs it? It’s hard to imagine that this is really the pinnacle of civilization you love so much."

And what are you doing to fix it, sitting in your Turd World sh*thole? Nothing. You're just flapping your gums, talking sh*t. So why the h*ll should any of us listen to a word you have to say?

"Manger dogs", let's get back to work!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

24 posted on 09/28/2013 5:49:12 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Caliban

And when one of the influential locals starts yelling “Muerte de los Americanos!” all that you loathe about this country will look much more appealing as you’re hunted by machete-bearing gangs.


25 posted on 09/28/2013 5:59:03 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Marcella; DuncanWaring; NFHale; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Caliban
"Less BS here...my advice to people bitching about the USA and are approaching retirement, there are many very affordable options overseas...don’t kid yourself thinking that medical is supreme in the USA...it isn’t what is was and is only going to get worst.

"Better think outside the box, because the USA is crumbling and they have NO PLANS in having aging baby boomers around any longer the they have too.

"Get out, live on your SS in a country where the money still has buying power and enjoy your nestveggbif you had saved one."

Once again, we have another cowardly expat, too afraid to do his duty as an American and fight for his country, encouraging others to leave just when they're needed most. This makes me sick. JimRob, again, I don't presume to tell you your job, but this guy flies in the face of everything FReep stands for. Courage, loyalty, patriotism? He has none of it. He's a coward.

"Manger dogs", what do y'all think?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

26 posted on 09/28/2013 5:59:27 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: wku man

Too funny, I had seen this one earlier today on just about every thread, spreading their ‘sky is falling’ doom bullcrap.

Should have know it was another expat peddling their holier than thou newfound lifestyle. Sickening.

Thanks for the heads up, I really should have know!


27 posted on 09/28/2013 10:21:37 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: wku man

Oooooooooo lookie, a cyber bully calling his horde of cyber buddies to cyber bully a poster.....oooooo you are so scary....

I pity a person who has no breath to discuss a topic without being a puffed up cyber bully clown running around trying to fill his 3 ring circus with cheap entertainment....

Enjoy your fight with whoever you think you need to fight, you aren’t smart enough to pick a fight you can win...

Buzz off bozo bully...


28 posted on 09/29/2013 8:15:30 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thank goodness we gave had so much practice in the USA with violent illegal aliens, violent ghetto blacks and Muslim terrorists...

Funny we have none of them here!

Christians here, hate gays and gay marriage, abortions are illegal here and the people here have family values....which depends on extended family support because there is no welfare here...

The savages here hate what you embrace, welfare entitkements, abortion, gay marriage and atheism...

Lmao!


29 posted on 09/29/2013 8:24:49 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: Caliban

That would be “whomever.”


30 posted on 09/29/2013 8:24:57 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Caliban; Marcella; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Jim Robinson
"I pity a person who has no breath to discuss a topic without being a puffed up cyber bully clown running around trying to fill his 3 ring circus with cheap entertainment...."

As much as this may be a blow to your overinflated ego, you're not the first cowardly expat that I've called out for his cowardice. But what makes you "special", so to speak, is how you are encouraging others to turn chicken a** and run away, just when their country needs them most. Not only are you a loser who's disparaging his nation from the "safety" (for the time being) of a Turd World sh*thole, but you're encouraging others to do the same. Worst of all, you disparage this once and future Republic, yet aren't lifting a finger to fix the mess you helped create.

"Enjoy your fight with whoever you think you need to fight, you aren’t smart enough to pick a fight you can win..."

Can't win this fight? Hehehehehe...yeah, keep thinking that way, coward. As I said before, you're not the first cowardly scumbag my fellow "manger dogs" and I have called out on the carpet.

When the smoke clears, and good patriots like my fellow "manger dogs" and I have cleaned up the mess, don't even think of coming back. You won't be welcome. Not that you'd be able to in the first place, though...as my fellow patriot DuncanWaring alluded to earlier, once the world economy collapses, there'll be a dull, rusty, Sandinista machete waiting for you and all the other gringo outsiders who turned chicken a** and ran away from their home nation.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 09/29/2013 10:15:09 AM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Caliban; DuncanWaring; Marcella; NFHale; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223
"The savages here hate what you embrace, welfare entitkements, abortion, gay marriage and atheism..."

And you, as a gringo, represent all of that. Who do you think they'll turn their dull machetes on WTSHTF?

Not only are you a coward, you're delusional as well. Just like the other expat chickens on FReep.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

32 posted on 09/29/2013 10:18:51 AM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: wku man
Who do you think they'll turn their dull machetes on WTSHTF?

The arrogant, chickensh!t cowards never think that thought through, do they?

33 posted on 09/29/2013 11:26:36 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Caliban

That’s nice.

How many of your neighbors are willing to defend you to the death against their less-Anglophilic countrymen?


34 posted on 09/29/2013 11:42:54 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: wku man; Caliban; Marcella; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Jim Robinson

Holy cow...

The Return of AlexW... this time, he turned chickensh*t and ran away to Nicaragua???

It’s like a virus...


35 posted on 09/29/2013 12:26:43 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; wku man; Jim Robinson
We have a thread about a citizen who is delighted to be back in America and Texas and extolls the difference of being in a foreign land for a long time and then coming home to friendliness and the choice of many goods at low prices compared to where she has lived overseas.

She is exactly right. I have lived for weeks in various countries and weeks for over 20 years in England. When I would take my son’s wife and small child to lunch in an everyday sort of restaurant, the cost was over $100 American dollars. I would go to the grocery store and you won’t find one like our big ones. We would go to a “big” one there and choices were very limited and very expensive.

If you took American products out of that store, it would be close to being bare. Our companies make the size containers for there and you won’t find a big bottle, say, of dishwashing soap – instead it is tiny and costs a lot more than one of our big bottles you buy to put at your kitchen sink. I recall a bottle of Johnson Wax. It was the only choice there and the bottle was tiny and highly expensive. I would pay for a small bag of groceries and it would cost over $100 American dollars. Plus you eat at home due to going out to eat there is very expensive.

When she would come to this country, she would buy their clothes here because they were so cheap. My grandson walked into Academy and wanted to live there. He has never seen a store that big with sporting goods. Walmart was like a whole different world to them, so big with so much in it at cheap prices.

Then, we have Caliban who shows up and wants everyone to leave this country and go to Nicaragua. He’s got a beach house – where have we heard that before – foreign country living on the beach? Here is a summary of why Caliban was us to desert our country like he did:

“Nicaragua, own a beach house and an 8 acre farm with house.”
“Better think outside the box, because the USA is crumbling and they have NO PLANS in having aging baby boomers around any longer the they have too.”
“Get out, live on your SS in a country where the money still has buying power and enjoy your nest egg if you had saved one.”
“The savages here hate what you embrace, welfare entitkements (sic), abortion, gay marriage and atheism...”

By savages, he means those like him living there – “they hate what “you” embrace” I put the “you” in quotes as he means we approve of welfare, abortion, gay marriage and atheism, because if we didn’t, we would move to Nicaragua. That is a disgusting charge to level at Freepers – if I had a zot button, that charge to Jim Robinson and the rest of us, would put Caliban away.

Caliban is a disgrace to FR. We aren’t running away like he did, we will keep trying to save our country, not desert her and we certainly wouldn’t call our conservative friends lovers of welfare, abortion, gay marriage and atheism because they live in the USA – that malevolent charge is a vicious attack on Freepers.

36 posted on 09/29/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: NFHale
Maybe he got scared with all the Mooselimb troubles of late in his "safe" Philippines. Nicaragua is sooooo much safer, doncha know? After all, nothing bad's ever happened there, has it?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 09/29/2013 1:00:04 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Marcella; Caliban; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; wku man

I think ol’ Caliban and AlexW would get along nicely, hanging out with commies, moslems, and assorted other fun, wonderful, exciting, tolerant, peace-loving cultures.

Funny thing about cowards... they aren’t content to just do it alone. They seem to need approval, or affirmation, as if that will somehow expiate what’s going on in their minds. They can dress it up any way they want; but at the end of the day, they still ran away, and left other people holding the bag...

And every time they look in the mirror, it just reaffirms it.

I think THAT’s why these morons come out here and post their bullsh*t - hoping somebody somewhere will say “Hey... it’s okay what you did... we still love you... Do ya need a HUG?”


38 posted on 09/29/2013 1:02:01 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: wku man

Sure as hell sounds like the same assclown... sign up dates are close too.


39 posted on 09/29/2013 1:02:46 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; wku man; TheOldLady; Old Sarge

Caliban, has become zot. Telling Freepers we approved of depraved conduct if we didn’t leave this country, was the last proverbial straw. He can take his Nicaragua and ....


40 posted on 09/29/2013 2:49:28 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: NFHale
Funny thing about cowards... they aren’t content to just do it alone. They seem to need approval, or affirmation, as if that will somehow expiate what’s going on in their minds.

That's exactly it. They seek to assuage their personal guilt for abandoning their countrymen by encouraging others to also turn and run. It's a sick mindset that can't be fixed, except through an honest admission of guilt and the making of amends to their country. Few, if any of them, are capable of such honest self assessment.

41 posted on 09/29/2013 2:55:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Marcella
Caliban, has become zot.

Well, there's a bit of good news for a Sunday afternoon! Thank you, Marcella.

42 posted on 09/29/2013 2:57:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dragnet2
Though your points are valid, I'll bet that gettin' laid prolly wouldn't do you any harm.

/.02

43 posted on 09/29/2013 3:02:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Caliban; wku man; DuncanWaring; Marcella; NFHale; Windflier; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; ...

“I COMMAND THEE TO FORNICATE THYSELF, AND THINE EQUINE CONVEYANCE!!”

44 posted on 09/29/2013 3:04:59 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Marcella

45 posted on 09/29/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: NFHale
The Return of AlexW... this time, he turned chickensh*t and ran away to Nicaragua???

There's a small band of turncoat expats on FR who like to sit by their beach sipping mai tais, telling us poor saps how stupid we are for sticking by our beloved country.

Lest anyone get the wrong idea, we also have a lot of expats here who remain stalwart patriots who love their country. I'd share a foxhole with any one of them.

AlexW.....is that America-hating, mai tai sipping weasel still here?

46 posted on 09/29/2013 3:07:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL. Brilliant!


47 posted on 09/29/2013 3:08:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: virgil283

Virgil, welcome home!

I can’t say we tidied the place up for you, but we’ll break out the sweet tea for ya.


48 posted on 09/29/2013 3:09:21 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Marcella; NFHale; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Windflier; Jim Robinson
Outstanding! We'll never get rid of all the cowards, but maybe we'll encourage those who like to shove their cowardice in our faces to shut up. Thank all y'all for your hard work. Prayers for you, Jim Rob.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

49 posted on 09/29/2013 3:11:48 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Windflier
AlexW.....is that America-hating, mai tai sipping weasel still here?

Yes, and still just as smug.

50 posted on 09/29/2013 3:11:51 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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