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  •  Our refusal to behave like European or Asian (0+ / 0-)

    Nations is what makes us the exception, thus the phrase. Obviously, this is not to say we don't make mistakes, but as a country, we are more than willing to embrace a path less worn.

    “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” Richard Nixon, 1977.

    by Kvetchnrelease on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 06:52:22 AM PST

    •  Utter Tripe (2+ / 0-)
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      we are more than willing to embrace a path less worn.
      You just scored a 10 on the Ignorant Bullshit Scale there matey boy.

      Some paths well worn you were somewhat late in leaving include:

      Slavery - carried on walking that path long after Europe had recognised it as full of weeds and pitfalls.

      Political Emancipation: Again, where Europe led you were slow to follow.

      Capital Punishment - still happily trotting down that path when Europe abandoned it long ago.

      and then of course there are ones you dont know the way to:

      Government run healthcare: - still not really got past the end of the drive on that one. Playing hopscotch in the yard doesn't count.  

      save the jingoistic hyperbole chum - it only works on GOP goobers whose closest brush with Old Europe is a bottle of French plonk.

      •  Yup, you so make my point, but that would escape (1+ / 0-)
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        lotlizard

        your old world thinking. Think Homestead Act. Think unconditional surrender then rebuilding after a war by Marshall plan vs armistice and reparations. Think democracy. Think dollar is world's currency. Now after some reflection, bow down to american exceptionalism and the concept our president Obama announces wherever and whenever he can, we are The Greatest Nation on Earth.

        “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” Richard Nixon, 1977.

        by Kvetchnrelease on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:26:31 AM PST

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        •  The Homestead Act was a form of genocide (1+ / 0-)
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          lotlizard

          The Marshall Plan was a tool to spread capitalism and enrich American corporations. Democracy was supported only in so far as the previous two factors were accomplished.

          The dollar is the world's currency due to two factors, WWII and oil resources.

          we are The Greatest Nation on Earth.
          Utter tripe

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