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Old 03-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #676
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i think the non-americans in this thread are very good at recognizing that we and most americans on fym don't fit their stereotypes of americans in general (and hey, even if we see those stereotypes too, we also know that they are exagerations or the lowest common denominator, and we good americans exist in force too). just sometimes they forget that when they rail agaisnt "america" and "americans" they do offend us, because after all that is what we are, even if many of us feel alienated from the concept.
exactly. the people they're thinking of as the typical american don't exist here on interference. even the republicans on the forums here are intelligent and well-spoken. the problem is with the president we've got elected and the policies put forth in the past eight years, it really hasn't helped foreigners get a good idea as to how smart we are. we're not all like that.

like you said, it's easy for them to forget it offends us and we're nothing like the image they have in their minds.
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finally on page 4 out of 4 we get to organ donation!
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exactly. the people they're thinking of as the typical american don't exist here on interference.
have you read fym? i said most....there are some notable exceptions. and there's a few that are conservative wackjobs that don't think things through...and aren't even americans! but there are some americans too.
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i'd be with these soft paternalists if they weren't so privitization-biased. i'm with them on default choices for government policies or whatever, but not on bullshit like "school choice" which is the latest adp eafopgepuargiapi pisstifying euphemism for a conservative policy. it's fucking voucher education that drains the public education and hurts poor kids even more and damages equality of opportunity even more, you pissheads, it's not "school choice." fuckign asshats, why did the boston globe buy the euphemism?
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born and raised. never lived in the burbs except for college. study abroad and summers have been spent in cities too, except the summer in africa, well and camp as a kid. but the point of camp was to get away from the city.
I'm originally from close to the city, and I still spend quite a bit of time in eastern Delaware County for things, and often those things end up in Philly, so I'm used to the area. I think I'd enjoy living in a city. I can't go anymore rural than the suburbs, I just can't do it.
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I'm originally from close to the city, and I still spend quite a bit of time in eastern Delaware County for things, and often those things end up in Philly, so I'm used to the area. I think I'd enjoy living in a city. I can't go anymore rural than the suburbs, I just can't do it.
i can't get any more rural than a fairly central part of the city. no outer districts/outer neighborhoods for me, thank you.

college excepted, because i wanted a campus, and urban campuses just don't count.
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mmmmmm thin mints.

you know what america does right? GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.
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have you read fym? i said most....there are some notable exceptions. and there's a few that are conservative wackjobs that don't think things through...and aren't even americans! but there are some americans too.
no, i only read it occasionally
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oooh i've had like 40 posts in the last hour. i'm one away from 5885. i love palindromes.

45'd. damn. x2 3
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no, i only read it occasionally
hey that's not anything to hide in a box over. i only read it occasionally now, partly because it's gotten ridiculous and partly because i have people at school to have those conversations with - i got really into fym when i was abroad and last summer, so, when i'm away from school.
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better make it special!
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ok must. not. eat. another. thin. mint.

oh fuck these things are heaven. saturday afternoon heaven.

ugh it's gonna be rainy and cold tonight.
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better make it special!
oops.

6000 isn't that far away.

i wonder if i'm up on ian again...

damn 45. i'd totally be way above him if i were premium.
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hey that's not anything to hide in a box over. i only read it occasionally now, partly because it's gotten ridiculous and partly because i have people at school to have those conversations with - i got really into fym when i was abroad and last summer, so, when i'm away from school.
yeah, i hear you. politics is something i kind of prefer talking about in person, although i'm not really sure why.
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for example, my last 2 posts could have been broken up into 6-7 posts. i guess 6, because if i were premium i wouldn't be complaining about not being premium.

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