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It's because, as a whole, Americans...
I don't give a flying rat's ass what you say after this phrase. Simply starting out your sentence this way reveals your bigoted group-speak.

Name me one time Americans did ANYTHING "as a whole"?
 

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Then let's clear this up. Quote the question that I asked, that caused your answer.

I made an observation of inconsistent standards and you've given your rationale for being inconsistent. A bigoted one, IMO. You should stop by my church and stand up in front and make your observation about our citizens. You obviously have no idea what an average American is like. The vast majority of us are unhappy with our own government. I've also been in every corner of this planet and I'm more likely to find people fascinated by and appreciative of Americans than not. Not perfect, by any means.

Further, the Canadian's seem to admire their Mayor in Toronto. Should I judge all Canadians as crack smoking, drunken idiots? I haven't, as of yet.
The vast majority of people are also allowed to express their unhappiness, unlike so many other places with ugly, abusive governments. THAT's the difference. Try going into those government offices in Mehico and expressing your dissatisfaction with the way they are doing their jobs. Let us hear how that works out for you (if ever heard from again). I get really upset at America bashing. It's mostly JEALOUSY because with all it's faults it is still by far the best place to be.
 

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ah man this thread just got dumb and way off topic

best place to be is dependant on the person not the place for starters so lets get back on topic


plenty of places where you can go complain and get things done even in our measly countries...and surpirsingly it happens sometimes...
 

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Got fatter?
Hated New Coke?
Refused to adopt the Metric System?

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Naw - There's still a FEW thin people left in my circle. Also, there were a few socialists who LEAPT ALL OVER becoming more like Europe. I mean the metric system.

But you may be right about the New Coke. The only people who "liked" it were already Pepsi drinkers, and hated all coke products on principle.
 
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I have heard they require you to carry your passport at all times, in a land of increasing armed robberies, where a passport is extremely valuable on the black market.
Think I'll give Mexico a miss!
 

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i leave my ppassport at home in the boat where it belongs and carry my visa with me. that is all they want is to see your visa when stopped inside towns during routine checks to prevent trafficking of humans and guns as well as deadly drogas.....
inmy 3 years here in the different estados and ciudades and pueblas i have been able to support with my purchasing of provisions and use of locals to employ for boat repair, i have never been stopped nor checked despite going thru checkpoints. all is well no problem.
i guess those who fit a specific profile (--yes they do that profile thing here, as it is not unconstitutional-) should be more concerned than those who do not fit this profile. usually, if you appear to be a local, they will stop you. if you look like a gringo turista, they will not bother you. unless you act suspicious.
 

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I have heard they require you to carry your passport at all times, in a land of increasing armed robberies, where a passport is extremely valuable on the black market.
Think I'll give Mexico a miss!
When we were in Mexico, AND when ever we go foreign, Or even some places in the US (like for Mardi Gras) we use the following method!

WORKS GREAT!!

Greg

 
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