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  •  I love Germany (3+ / 0-)

    I love spending time there.  I admire much about the country, including their social safety net.  My heritage is German and Swiss.  And yet... very little sticks in my craw more than German critiques of the US.  Not sure why that is.  Might have something to do with every solution to every business problem I've ever been involved with only being objected to (out of dozens of countries) by... the Germans.

    Just a personal note.  Nothing substantial.  But still.  Grr.

    Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows, ---- Paul Valery

    by huckleberry on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:04:32 PM PST

    •  To huckleberry - You make a great point (0+ / 0-)

      I think that while we can all be proud Americans, we don't have to be proud of the broken American social safety net. If someone else builds a better mouse trap, heck, let's use it.

      sig...You just ran into a hardcore progressive who's just another working stiff with an MBA degree & therefore a vociferous labor union supporter [smile]

      by Democrats Ramshield on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:06:25 PM PST

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