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What's "Right" About America?

Spinning off from the "Why Do People Hate the UK?", someone mentioned that American expats don't see the "right" in America. (and I'm guessing they were referring to the good qualities, not to the Republican party).

So, on that note: What is "good" or "right" about the USA? Here's my short list:

Driving at 16
Freedom to train for whichever profession you choose
"I Love Lucy" reruns
Vast acres of (somewhat) prinstine wilderness
Cultural Diversity and Regional Diversity

Any others?
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Something that's often forgotten: giving the world cheap, easily available technology for simple everyday things such as laptops or PCs. Yes we might have these things without the US but it may have taken longer :-)

Oh, and Muscle cars
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Old 05.08.2011, 08:31
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Cadillac
Drive-Throughs
The idea, that the pursuit of happiness is a right for everybody.
Fruit of the loom
The notion of "if we can't beat them, we buy em, analyze why they beat us and then improve their strategy to our own advantage"
You don't ever need to worry about laundry days, when to go shopping or whether the current item is out of stock.
Grizzly Wintergreen Chewing tobacco
Cars that come standard with cupholders, ac and leather seats.
Some of the greatest music (Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Rock n Roll, Country, Rap, Gospel)
Some of the greatest food
BBQs
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Old 05.08.2011, 08:39
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

in n' out burger, that's all it needs to be great.
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

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Grizzly Wintergreen Chewing tobacco
used to be a fan...now it's not so much fun
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Baseball
Chicago (I´m biased)
That feeling you get when you´re surrounded by strangers but you´re all in the same situation waiting for MBTA that will never show up ("we´re all in this together")
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

It remains a land where everything is possible.
The American dream is still a reality.. a self made man can make it.
Spoke with many people who felt 'American' after a relatively short time there.
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Falls City 40oz bottle.
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

I admire the massive movement of local breweries there, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, too many to name, influenced from the great beers of Germany, Britain and Belgium.
What we miss is the positive forward thinking, no matter the circumstance. The society there moves forward at a great pace. People here think I am weird because of my outlook and influence from spending many a great year there.
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Turning right on red lights
Free overtaking left and right on freeways
Consumer purchasing power
All day shopping
Domestic flights pairing most cities
College Football
NFL
Fall in New England
Customer service
NASA
Dream Theater
National Parks
Apple Pie
California Girls
San Francisco
Cruising on the 405 in LA
Mojave Desert
Indianapolis Colts
Cape Canaveral
Smithsonian Museum
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

silicon breasts ...
Harleys driven by really bad boys, not accountants ...
The scenery
New York
The "can do" mentality
V8 muscle cars
The way they mange ski resorts so no pushing / shoving /standing on skis !
Andy Warhol
The Velvet Underground
The National
Band of Horses
TJ Maxx
Motown
Stax Soul
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

The Pacific (SoCal gal here)
Costco
In n Out - I'll take that animal style, thank you very much
Not having to distinguish between ein freund, mein freund, or kollege (this took me a while to figure out)
Easy access to a variety of ethnic foods
Driving 80mph on the freeway and not getting a speeding ticket
I love that the US is such a melting pot of people from around the world
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Never been there, but one day i will xD

Jeeps (you can guess by my avatar and nickname)
offroading parks
muscle cars

jejeje i really like cars
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Never been there, but one day i will xD

Jeeps (you can guess by my avatar and nickname)
offroading parks
muscle cars

jejeje i really like cars
I can also guess from your jejeje that you're Espańol. Mucho gusto conocerte, admirador de los Jeeps. (I also like Jeeps. Hey... doesn't someone have one for sale somewhere???)
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Hoosier girls.
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

I'll soon be reclaiming the colonies So that's a good thing
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Great for shopping at Outlet malls YAY!
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Canada....
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Canada....

Everyone knows Canadians are just americans who specify they're not american. (and are phenomenal at hockey)
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Re: What's "Right" About America?

Mark Twain
The Marx brothers
Buster Keaton
Billy Wilder
Conan o’Brien
Larry David
Woody Allen
The Coen brothers…
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