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  •  We say, "Get In Line", which to me (1+ / 0-)
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    sounds very authoritarian,i.e conform.

    "Let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation....It's how we are as Americans...It's how this country was built"- Michelle Obama

    by blueoregon on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:10:41 PM PST

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    •  In Great Britain (1+ / 0-)
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      people seem to know that they are all in it together.

      I think it stems more or less directly from the experience of WWII. The war clearly changed the country forever. Perhaps the fact that we've never fought a real war on our own soil is the reason that we have been able to maintain our "every man for himself" way of doing business.

      The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

      by Mr Robert on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:40:36 PM PST

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      •  Of course, we fought and won (1+ / 0-)
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        or independence from Britain, but apart from that I don't believe we've ever had to defend our own turf in quite the same way that Britain and most other European countries have had to do.

        The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

        by Mr Robert on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:44:37 PM PST

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