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View Diary: Are you still 'proud to be an American?' I'm not so sure (88 comments)

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  •  Isn't pride one of the 7 deadly sins? eom (2+ / 0-)
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    figbash, dinazina

    Existence always was and always will be.

    by Seattle Mark on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:17:35 PM PDT

    •  The sin is that chest-thumping blinds us (1+ / 0-)
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      Janet 707 both problems within the country and opportunities from outside.  

      When so many believe that the United States is superior in every possible way to every other nation on earth, it is impossible to adopt things they are doing better than we are, from healthcare, to rail and bus transit, to educating a manufacturing and service workforce.  Except for a few multinationals selling U.S.-branded (but not manufactured or designed) goods, we also fail to see opportunities in selling our products to their countries.

      Large-scale immigration to this country is from much-poorer countries.  Except for a few Brits who will go anywhere with a warm beach and a low cost of living, few people from developed countries want to come here for keeps.

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