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    Everyday there's an incident involving a cop

    who makes a horrible decision. Whether it be murdering or physically abusing an unarmed person, or enabling the incarceration of a non-violent offender (usually drug user). Everyday these stories reveal that the cops never act alone, sometimes 6 officers at a time will act...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 17 Responses Jul 11

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    Lady Gag Gag

    Okay so the supreme court has just handed homosexuals a golden plate.Yay for You.I was watching the news just now on the CW.They showed a Clip of Lady Ga Ga waving her little rainbow flag and singing Her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner,with word changes ending with "the...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 65 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Zimmerman Trial What Really Happened?

    No trial has divided this country in such a way since the O.J. Simpson trial. One of the biggest reasons is the media’s decision to exert their power and try to influence public opinion. The most noteworthy example is NBC and their edited 911 tape of Zimmerman’s call in. What...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Uber-capitalisms rot has no boundaries

    unfortunately. It's just sad, education should be the primary concern for a nation that wants growth. If anything I think higher education should be free. Just think about the principle of the matter, what civilization had older generations charge younger generations for the...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Waiting for my country To stop being

    moronic And shine bright Like lincoln did. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=FxKkD2VX-Jc Easy way to understand Gun control. And why they Scare you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Does anyone else notice how teens these days

    have no respect? I'm only 25 but atleast I have manners. Ugh, I feel for Americas future.
    esaeger418 esaeger418 22-25, F 39 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    "What's your nationality?

    " "I'm American." "No, I mean where are you from." "Oh right, I was born in Minnesota." "No like what country are your people from?" "(Sigh) Asia." "Cool, I have an Asian friend." Sigh...
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 17 Responses Apr 7

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    GUN CONTROL: Almost nobody in America is

    talking about "let's ban guns", some people are saying "maybe guns should have tighter regulations". Now, I know that wouldn't stop all crime or anything like that. You guys can still play cowboys and Indians all you want- "yeah I got ****** shot at I'm badass"- you can do that...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 13 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My dad is intending to vote

    for Donald trump, and that disappoints me. When I asked him why, he said "because anything he says makes sense". So I asked my father how he knows this,he responded "because I agree with him". This line of thought disgusts yet fascinates me. Isn't it the pinnacle of narcism...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 31 Responses Jul 18

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    I am proud to be American.

    It's not the country that is bad it is the actions of others. I think a lot of things need to change and hopefully they will but I also think it could be a lot worse. America wasn't founded on very good means. We have a rough history but it is still my home. And every single...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    MsSaraahLVivian MsSaraahLVivian 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 1

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    The best place to live

    and die since 1776!
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    Why do other countries hate us

    so much? Why do they feel the need to terrorize us? Attack us? Threaten us? Kill our people? Our friends? Our loved ones? Why are they keeping our soldiers captive and chopping their heads off? For what? To send us a message? What message? The only message they're sending us is...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 77 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    I don't fault the police.

    Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash. Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash! Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em got em on a short leash. Well I don't fault the police. Cuz the people that run em...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=wKav0SxjTU0 Best three minutes ever!. Could we change american paths? perhaps be all that we can be, and perhaps be thankful for the freedom we have?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I am also of African decent.

    I am grateful everyday that I was born in this country, and with that gratitude I think about my ancestors. I don't dwell on their pain, I honor them by utilizing every tool available to achieve the American dream. I go to college, I work, I respect my fellow man, and I respect...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses a week ago

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    I was born and lived with my parents in America

    until I was 18 years old. At that time, my parents moved to Europe because of my father's job. Today, I live in a town where the military is huge and they are well respected by the community for their service to this country. America is a great country and that is because of...
    singleprofessionalfemale singleprofessionalfemale 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I am a citizen. I do not try to make rules

    for anyone. I don't "police" the world. I have not invaded anyone's home, nor have I started any wars. I am not prejudice and do not judge. I don't stick my nose in where it doesn't belong. I am just a citizen of the U.S. I'm just a mom and a wife, and by no means do I see...
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    (Randomly walks up to you) You know.

    .. The greatest comic book superheroes and super villains were created and born here.......... (Walks away)
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M Jul 16

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    My parents, siblings,

    and I were not born in America but in Europe. When I was 13 my parents, siblings, and I moved from France to America. We all became citizens of the USA then.
    femaleatthelake femaleatthelake 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 7

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    I Think George Zimmerman Didn't Do Wrong (another update)

    Warning Warning! This is my opinon and only my opinon and have no scientific proof to back anything up. I posted this to I Am American because this is a story I feel should scare every person in this country of ours. When that whole horrible shooting happened, if you recall the...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy 46-50, M 76 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Thank you to all the men

    and women who have laid down their lives in service to God and country.In remembrance here is video of a poem entitled "Just A Common Solider".
    GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy 51-55, M 5 Responses May 23

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    Proud To Be American, Sad To See What America Is Becoming...

    I live in America. I am a US Citizen.  I could be considered a mutt with all my ethnic heritage, but I don't refer to myself by any of them.  I am not German-American.  I am not Swedish-American.  I am not French-American.I am simply American.I don't understand why people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    While my other experiences make it look

    otherwise, I was born and raised American! 3rd Generation on both sides of my family (for those of you confused, I mean my great-grandparents were immigrants)
    EgoSumProdigiosum EgoSumProdigiosum 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 19 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    'Moronic' is a subjective word.

    Believing you are entitled to free stuff, and/or to my stuff; bricking and looting and robbing neighborhood businesses; demanding 5 days (40 hours) pay for a 4 day (32 hour) work week; to me such beliefs, whatever the reason, are moronic. (and counterproductive)
    roleplayladyfoottickler roleplayladyfoottickler 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    How can the common man be expected to

    effectively comprehend and participate in the web of american bureaucracy while he's also required to work meticulous jobs to maintain his life?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M Jul 13

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    With Memorial Day weekend upon us,

    I would ask that you keep a good thought for all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Although what today's military is doing is not as clear cut and easy to understand as in earlier times, the United States is still a damn fine place to live and raise...
    jesluken jesluken 51-55, F 6 Responses May 22

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    I love my country. I am very proud of my

    country. Perfect? Of course not. But still a great country. Do NOT misunderstand my love of country for love of government. "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master." George Washington
    Marlin3030 Marlin3030 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sympathy from Germany

    for the four marines killed.
    EngelH EngelH 18-21, T 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Proud to be an American.

    Thanks to all the veterans
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    A real American. Because -as opposed to people

    just born here and taking the United States of America for granted- mine was a complete choice that started 22 years ago. I was born in a different country, I migrated legally looking for educational opportunities. Went back to my country of origin only to realize I did not fit...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 11 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Opinions of Donald trump.

    Also I'd love to know how he's leading the GOP--is this what Republican Party has come to ?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 18

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    They should keep the confederate flag up In SC.

    After all its part of our american heritage!
    sarahEhlVvian sarahEhlVvian 18-21, F 84 Responses Jun 22

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    I was born in this great nation of ours.

    My father, uncles, and brothers all served this nation with honor by distinctly serving in the military. If America calls you then you go without any questions asked. I hate cowards. I lost a brother in Iraq about 10 years ago. I am very proud of him for serving as well as...
    familycamping familycamping 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm so tired of American hypocrisy,

    everyone is so afraid of Islamic extremism- "extremists in Iraq, extremists in Iran, extremis in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan"- but crickets over Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia: an official Sharia state that helped Pakistan acquire nukes, and is half way to acquiring their own. A...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Do you recall the President referring to the

    Benghazi incident as" a bump in the road?" Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi , and of...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 5

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    I am food compromised daily I don't feel very

    loved at all, just forgotten
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    I am a very proud American military wife

    and mom. My husband is an officer in the Air Force. We are celebrating his 30 years in the service of his country. I support and salute all of the American troops; male and female, who keep us free from known and unknown terrorists.
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    The biggest crime in America right

    now is hurting a police officers feelings.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Camping. Near a gun range.

    Trying to heal from cornered By bullies. Lmao. Wishing those bullets were in me. Or my enemies. Or that i had the cash To buy all of the noisemakers heard. So that i could replace What i left for the bullies. And sue them Or just start over Away from...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 11

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    Question! Do you feel

    that illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain a drivers licence in the US? Do you feel that illegal immigrants children should be allowed to receive an education in the US? I asked my mother the first question, and she said no, they shouldn't be allowed to have a drivers...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 63 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Why is it that people allow themselves to act

    absurdly whenever someone speaks critically about American soldiers. It just boggles my mind that a soldier can do anything- carry out any illogical or incoherent order- and be absolved of all sins in the public eye. On Facebook I get ignored, but on other social media outlets I...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I see news stories about the US House of

    Representatives and Senate writing a bill to block Obama's Iran nuclear arms deal. Obama threatened to veto any such bill passed by Congress. WTF? Whatever happened to the US Constitution? Article II, Section 2, "He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 25

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