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Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bitů)
metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff

Posted on 07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT by vannrox

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I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it.

As well as get really angry as to what it has become.

Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss...

The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard and scrounging some spare parts.

Meeting some friends at the local bar, or club. Chatting about the latest movies. Depth-charges, and pickled eggs. Cleaning out the gutter, and raking leaves. (Yeah, really.) My riding lawnmower.

My tree stand and salt lick.

Chilling out with my uncle while jazz played on the stereo in his living room. Having a "Dagwood" sandwich. The editorial section of the Pittsburgh Press. Taking my motorcycle out for a spin on a nice sunny summer day. "Lighting up" next to a hopper while the Indian summer breeze blew some leaves about. You take these things for granted. It is not until you live without them that you begin to miss them, and appreciate them.

Here is an interesting little vignette from an American who went to visit a coffee-shop in Amsterdam, and discovers that instead of selling coffee, it sold weed and magic mushrooms!

...snip...

(Excerpt) Read more at metallicman.com ...


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1 posted on 07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox

Was in the military for over 20 years, mostly spent in Asia. Most countries have their plus and minuses. The one thing I found in Asian countries was that public transportation was easily found and for the most part cheap.

Not so in the states.


2 posted on 07/17/2018 1:57:00 AM PDT by Doofer
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I miss muscle car culture and guns. Other than that, I’ve got nothing to yearn for in the States. I’m sure that being from California has a lot to do with that. I love Texas to death and will move there if something causes me to need move back. I’ve been out 20 years and love it. Of course it is fun to visit the States for work and friends and family, but I’m always happy when I get to take the plane back home.


3 posted on 07/17/2018 2:02:11 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

In my humble opinion, the States is the finest place in the entire world to be from.

I miss it there. But I also am experiencing new things here.

Huge difference, though.


4 posted on 07/17/2018 2:11:35 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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I may piss some freepers off by saying this but so far I been away from the US for over 2 years and while I go home on leave to visit, it feels nice living in exotic foreign places for now,for you learn and experience new things.


5 posted on 07/17/2018 2:23:46 AM PDT by the_individual2014
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To: vannrox; Doofer
Interesting. I did not read it all but skimmed most of it. I will finish it later. Having lived in Japan for a number of years I can understand how it can be nicer abroad.

Water market in Thailand. Here, people sell things on the water by boat. This would be regulated into oblivion in the United States. Why you wouldn’t be able to do anything because of “mah children!”via

I liked the little neighborhood shops. They have been mostly zoned and regulated out of existence here. I liked how you did not need a vehicle to go to a super market. I liked the orderliness of driving and the way we people lined up and waited their turn for things. I liked how I could go anywhere and never worry about what kind of neighborhood I may be entering. I liked how I did not feel nervous when I saw a police officer. I liked being able to enjoy a beer anywhere. I liked the public transportation, clean and orderly and no drunks and derelicts acting up. I liked how an old person could run a group of kids off or correct them without fear of repercussions. I liked how Christmas was short and sweet, not a 4 month sale. I liked being able to buy a cheap good used car. Just a few of the things.

I missed my guns and shooting though.

A number of these things, not all, applied to Korea as well.

6 posted on 07/17/2018 3:01:16 AM PDT by BBell (Antifa are like house cats. One squirt from a squirt bottle and they scatter.)
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I have travelled to over 65 countries. I am now traveling full time. Every country has its pluses and minuses. There are some great alternatives to the US where constant liberal outrage and social justice warriors are rare and where middle aged white males are welcome. Not sure if I will ever return to live in the US. I don’t have many years left on this earth and I’m not sure I see the sense in spending what time and money I have left in a country where I am constantly attacked for my race, gender, and political beliefs.


7 posted on 07/17/2018 3:15:32 AM PDT by AC86UT89
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The parks. I loved the parks. Parks that could not exist here. Parks that would be an ambulance chaser’s (lawyer) dream here.


8 posted on 07/17/2018 3:17:33 AM PDT by BBell (Antifa are like house cats. One squirt from a squirt bottle and they scatter.)
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To: vannrox

Spent a week in USSR back in the 70’s (student exchange program). Kissed the ground when I came back to the good ol’ USA


9 posted on 07/17/2018 3:19:17 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: vannrox
Why a American Man should Leave America

Not quite up with

"The law is a ass" (Mr Bumble, "Oliver Twist")

"But can it core a apple?" (Ralp Kramden, "Better Living Through TV", The Honeymooners)
10 posted on 07/17/2018 3:38:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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I like “We’re a American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad.


11 posted on 07/17/2018 3:47:26 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: P.O.E.

There is a plus or minus to every country. Having had the opportunity to visit but not reside in places other than the U.S., I’ll take the U.S. any day. Granted there are the liberal whiners, the totally biased news media telling what they want you to think or believe here at home but is a damn site better here. Yes, I’ll keep my guns and Bible and ignore the liberal whiners. There is one thing I do miss here is respect for our laws by the very people who created them. When someone like the pant suit hag Hitlary can get away with what she has pulled, I have some very serious concerns. Wish we could go back to the days when out laws really meant something, she would already be doing her extended sentences..


12 posted on 07/17/2018 3:47:32 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Dr. Sivana
"But can it core a apple?"


13 posted on 07/17/2018 3:49:51 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: DaveA37

From what I’ve seen in my travels, people are people just about everywhere. Especially when you get out of the cities and ignore the newspapers - most places and people are pretty nice.


14 posted on 07/17/2018 3:50:10 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: DaveA37

Most “men” who move to foreign countries are looking for young pussy and a more subservient type of woman. They can’t handle strong American women. Nothing sleezier than a fat old American walking around
With a young Thai chick.


15 posted on 07/17/2018 3:59:10 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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The wife and I were career military, been all over the world. Would not trade our experiences for anything but these days when I want to visit a “foreign” land it’s on my Harley and, no matter where I go, it’s always nice to see that “Welcome to Texas” sign.


16 posted on 07/17/2018 4:02:48 AM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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"....The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow...."

I could certainly identify with a lot of that.

After being retired for a decade in Southeast Asia I miss hunting, I miss just going out on a weekend and punching a few holes in a target with a .22, a .223 or my .44mag. I miss roll casting under the overhanging tag alder in pursuit of a brookie that is sipping flies just up that little stream.

I miss courteous drivers who understand traffic laws and yield to a pedestrian. The public transport is cheap and plentiful here in Southeast Asia, but the buses and taxis all look like they are on their last legs and you only hope the driver doesn't fall asleep at the wheel.

I miss courteous shoppers who actually wait their turn instead of crowding around, just waiting for a chance to step in front of someone who they know was there before them. Confronted face to face they smile, give you a "wai" and behave deferentially. But you know the best choice is to have good locks and sometimes bars on the windows. I lived most of my adult life in small town America where you knew most everyone and you could take someone at their word. Here it is wise to not pay anyone until the product is in hand or the work is fully completed because once they are paid they don't know you anymore and do not pick-up or return phone calls. The Asian mindset is very foreign until you get used to it.

But America is an expensive place to retire. Here I live like a king; back there I would be very average and women wouldn't know me. Here, it is very, very easy if you catch my drift?

I've had my share of hunting whitetail with both a rifle and a bow. There are no trout in these warm waters but I have my memories and I have friends and relatives still working in America. The internet is a terrific resource for those who have chosen life in a different time zone.

I'm getting old and I doubt I will be going back again, but America is a great place to live and work. I hope it continues to be a great place for my grandchildren.

17 posted on 07/17/2018 4:05:19 AM PDT by Sa-teef
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To: AC86UT89
There are some great alternatives to the US where constant liberal outrage and social justice warriors are rare and where middle aged white males are welcome.

Could you name a few please? Thanks.

18 posted on 07/17/2018 4:07:12 AM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: Fred911
strong American women.

Haha. Yea, that's one word for it.

Are #YouWithHer?

Bagster


19 posted on 07/17/2018 4:11:45 AM PDT by bagster
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To: vannrox

Why does this only apply to men?


20 posted on 07/17/2018 4:19:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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