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Has America become better or worse since you came?

Old Jul 17th 2006, 6:43 pm
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Default Re: Has America become better or worse since you came?

Originally Posted by Hayley
defo think things have gotten worse- perhaps this is the honeymoon phase ending? I guess I'm also less tolerant as I thought that 4 years on I would have more friends and social life than I do.

The ways it has got worse are to do with Bush, he is to blame for everything!! Seriously though the rising cost of my health insurance (My hubbie is one of the uninsured) and the fact that the 2004 election bought all the bible bashing to the forefront and discovered that friends I had thought that divorced people go to hell (maybe this is why no-one talks politics)

That's why I'm off to Blighty!!
This is me talking must have a split personalty, 4 year's also, and making plan's for return home.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:18 pm
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My part of the US has become better since I move here. I think my presence helps!
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:30 pm
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Default Re: Has America become better or worse since you came?

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
In my little village there is zero crime and one family that is not Caucasian...not really a good example of life in America 2006.
Hmmm....said almost like having 'non-caucasians' is a bad thing.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by asdasd12345
For those of you who have lived here longer than just a year or two, do you think America is getting better or worse as a place to live? I can say that since I moved to Orlando in 92, its got a lot worse. Crime here has gotten much prevalent, and in general the place has become smellier and dirtier. There are so many hispanics now, its like basically living in Mexico, or at least Miami. I'm in Orlando right now, but I plan to move elsewhere as soon as possible. Maybe back to England yet again.
So what have you contributed to the US since you came to the US?
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:32 pm
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Detroit Tigers are the best team in baseball........USA is way better now.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ironporer
Hmmm....said almost like having 'non-caucasians' is a bad thing.
The college town where I live is so frickin white bread and cookie cutter its scary. Towns that are all caucasian remind of Stepford.
Bland, dull, robotic etc.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:36 pm
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No doubt that the US has become a "worse place" generally, and this is almost entirely down to President Asshat and his policies of 'fear' linked to his media manipulation and generally ignorant stupidity.

Worry about healthcare has got a million % worse too. Costs, out of pockets and premiums just rocketing with no apparent justification

We actually moved from somewhere that was almost entirely 'white redneck' (where neighbours used the 'n' word for the one family that wasn't) to somewhere that was supposed to be equally 'conservative' (which we are not) but turned out to be wonderfully cosmopolitan. We can spend time on equal footing with 'equals' and not have to be frightened about mouthing off about the whole right-wing/religious bullshit

I guess the trick to try and make the most of wherever you live, and if it doesn't suit - for whatever reason - you find somewhere else. Hey, it's a biiiiiiiig country.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:39 pm
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Default Re: Has America become better or worse since you came?

Originally Posted by Manc
Detroit Tigers are the best team in baseball........USA is way better now.
Especially considering that just 2 years ago they set the record for the worst team ever in baseball history (American league anyway).
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Originally Posted by ironporer
Especially considering that just 2 years ago they set the record for the worst team ever in baseball history (American league anyway).
And the National League would be??????? Drum Roll please........
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:48 pm
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And the National League would be??????? Drum Roll please........
62 Mets... or this years Cubs- the way they're going.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ironporer
Hmmm....said almost like having 'non-caucasians' is a bad thing.

No just simply stating a fact.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
No just simply stating a fact.
and what "fact" is that?
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Originally Posted by ironporer
62 Mets... or this years Cubs- the way they're going.
Go Cubbies We have a major post mortem in our house after every game, it's never pretty.
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Old Jul 17th 2006, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
and what "fact" is that?
See my post #3. It is on record at my local town hall.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
See my post #3. It is on record at my local town hall.
That was quick, haven't they got anything to do today?
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