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Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:18 PM

What does the world like about us?

I am in the Netherlands today and I had a long conversation with 6 people from Spain and France about "my country". I began with the statement that I did NOT vote for that jackass. After much discussion back and forth, it was decided that there are three great things about the US.
1. Our Constitution
2. Our Jazz
3. Our baseball. This one gathered the most discussion time. They are all passionate about baseball. Even the women.

It was a universal truth that our political system is corrupt, we all agreed to that. BTW, they all agreed the Macron is a POS. I was surprised to hear that, but they feel that he could not care at all for the common man.

So what do we like, and what are we willing to fight for? I hope it's more than baseball.

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RainCaster Jun 2017 OP
Xipe Totec Jun 2017 #1
bagelsforbreakfast Jun 2017 #2
lpbk2713 Jun 2017 #3
elleng Jun 2017 #4
pablo_marmol Jun 2017 #5
guillaumeb Jun 2017 #6
NCTraveler Jun 2017 #7
July Jun 2017 #8
Stuart G Jun 2017 #9
Stuart G Jun 2017 #11
YCHDT Jun 2017 #10
mnmoderatedem Jun 2017 #12
bettyellen Jun 2017 #13
RainCaster Jun 2017 #14

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:21 PM

1. That we always do the right thing

After all other avenues are exhausted.

(Thank you, Winston Churchill)

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:32 PM

2. Interesting...

 

by the way, are there (or have there ever been) any French or Spanish MLB players? I have no idea.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. Coca-Cola and McDonalds




I don't necessarily share their enthusiasm.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:36 PM

4. Not pleased to hear this about Macron but

one never knows, really, what someone else really 'cares' about/for; one only knows by examining the actions of others.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:37 PM

5. 'Our Jazz'


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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:39 PM

6. Baseball is boring.

No mention of the blues? Also a US art form.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 06:44 PM

7. Sounds like it was an enjoyable conversation.

 

I like the struggle that has been set up with the two party system. As flawed as it is, I feel we have a pendulum swinging back and forth, while ever so slowly extending further and further to the left.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 07:43 PM

8. Well, #3 sounds strange to me.

Were the Spaniards all from one area where baseball is a topic of interest?

I ask because I've lived in Spain and have many friends there (from different parts of the country) and I have never (and I mean NEVER) heard a Spaniard talk about baseball or had a Spaniard ask me as an American to discuss or explain anything related to baseball.

Great if they like our baseball, but you may have met over 50% of the Spaniards who are passionate about the game!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 07:50 PM

9. Some of our medical advancements are amazing...

Polio Vaccine, cancer medications, preventive medicine, technologies of many kinds..you name them...
assembly lines to produce many instead of a few, ...how about TV, radio..computers..etc..etc..etc..
The world likes a whole lot about us................................oh....a very important one.......which I left out..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 07:57 PM

11. Our diversity...unmatched..by anyone.

...our diversity...many cities have people living there from all over the world..you name it....people from
Asia,...India..Korea, Pakistan..etc..
Europe- Russia, Poland, Ireland, Germany..etc..
North America...Mexico..Puerto Rico...etc..etc..etc..
South America..
etc.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 07:53 PM

10. For the most part we try to do the right thing ...

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 08:01 PM

12. that we may impeach trump

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jun 8, 2017, 08:03 PM

13. They like the international quality of true cities, What they know from Hollywood movies and

 

And for some people the big cars and wide open spaces!
A lot of it is about the diversity.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 02:15 AM

14. I see the world as being more diverse than us.

The exception being Japan.

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