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    I was born in the great desert state of Arizona.

    We as a family lived in a little suburb of Phoenix. My parents, some of my siblings, and I now live in Paradise Valley. I have other siblings living in Glendale, Chandler, and in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    burnettenudistwife burnettenudistwife 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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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    I'm from West Virginia.

    Our pepperoni rolls are a sight to see!
    hannahlulz hannahlulz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    And America was founded on many different

    ethnicities so the idea that prejudice still exists in this day and age blows my mind!
    Needlepokes Needlepokes 26-30, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    painforpleasure painforpleasure 31-35, F 13 Responses Feb 1

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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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    I was born in Phoenix,

    Arizona. I was home schooled then went to college at ASU. My husband, kids, and I moved to Las Vegas, (Henderson), Nevada, about seven years ago, to accept a position as a CPA of a local accounting firm. I have and I am living the American Dream.
    businesswomanathome businesswomanathome 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    CAUSING INTENTIONAL PAIN TOO MY BODY IS ON A

    CAM GUYS .....ANOTHER FAILURE FOR NOSH OLE
    dumbfcksandra123 dumbfcksandra123 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I am a veteran of the Army.

    Sometimes I miss it, most days I remember that what made it great was the right mix of youth and arrogance.
    wildeire wildeire 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I am a redneck country girl!

    ! Fishing and hunting or dirt bike ridding and shooting I'm there! Proud to be free to be me...
    ladybugluck09 ladybugluck09 31-35, F 12 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    I was born in Hawthorne,

    California. I graduated from high school there. I moved south outside of Los 'Angeles. I recently attended and graduated from USC. I have been modeling for seven years now and have been very successful in my endeavor.
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I am American, I feel American.

    I was born and raised in Ohio, never moved anywhere else. I'm a son of Ghanaian immigrants but I swear I love this country more than I love a whole of things. I go crazy on the 4th of July and I cry on September 11th. The United States is my country, I don't know any country's...
    MO513 MO513 13-15, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Q. How many Muslim extremists will it take to

    destroy America? A. None, American Liberals can do it all by themselves, thank you.
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 10 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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 41 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Read This And Thought It Was Funny

    A man goes into the hospital for a vasectomy. Before the procedure a very attractive nurse comes in and takes his vitals, then tells him to take all of his clothes off. When he is fully undressed she instructs him to lie down on the table. The man obeys. The nurse then takes all...
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 23 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Boston

    Thoughts and prayers to those in Boston. God bless America.
    indyeagle indyeagle 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    Life is a blessing.Having life

    and being born and raised in the USA is a gift from the heavens above.I love NY and am very proud to be an American!
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I'm an American I'm a born

    and raised Texan and proud of it!!!!
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 12

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    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 23 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I am a young American college female

    who loves the life I lead here. I am proud to have been born in the USA. I will take my voting rights very seriously in the midterm elections in November 2014 because I want someone who will represent and speak for me and not just themselves, if they were to be elected. I...
    geminifemalecollegecoed geminifemalecollegecoed 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    thank you those who served

    and those still serving,
    bluesky52 bluesky52 51-55, M 4 Responses May 26, 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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 83 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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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 80 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    It irritates the hell out of me that

    so many Americans missed the point of this day, memorial day. There are 364 other days to show your respect and appreciation for my fellow veterans and service men. Memorial day is just that, a memorial, for those that have died serving our country. Today we should honor and...
    Matte201422 Matte201422 36-40, M 11 Responses May 26, 2014

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    RULES FOR KICK'N *** Rules

    for the Non-Military (Make sure you read #13 twice) Dear Civilians, we know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 17 Responses Feb 23

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    I am a chinese-japanese american.

    I was born in the USA with a US birth certificate but people will still say no you are asian or a dirty communist (people tend to attack my chinese ethincity more than my japanese ethincity) geez, i cant believe people still think you are only american if you are white. America...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 3

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    I am an American female.

    I was born, raised, attended and graduated from college, and lived in Washington D.C. for 43 years. I am now semi-retired in a Phoenix, Arizona suburb. I am still professionally employed and just love owning and running my own law firm.
    femaleofficeworker femaleofficeworker 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Yeah yeah yeah America is great.

    Blah blah blah. I'm an American who is tired of people automatically assuming uneducated about the world and simple geography like some of my fellow citizens are. Every time someone foreign messages me they dumb stuff down and question if I even know where their country is. I...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    It's not that bad to be American.

    I don't know much about stopping world hunger or war, but we haven't been doing a great job on out own. It is a joint effort, and everyone must be willing to at least make an effort. Everyone can try.
    AscherLukasValentine AscherLukasValentine 16-17 2 Responses Feb 15

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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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 66 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I'm pretty sure that my family came from England

    and France. Just like everyone else here except for the American Indian I am in the immigrant.
    lovlife777 lovlife777 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I am not an American

    but I love Americans
    GauttamRR GauttamRR 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    I'm not a fan of the current Progressive

    movement currently enveloping our country. In fact I hate it. The movement that tells me that I HAVE to side with Trayvon Martin/Michael Brown because I'm black or face the consequences. The movement that tells women that they HAVE to be feminists or face the consequences...
    Air6 Air6 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 9

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    Yes, I am very proud to be an American

    as most all other citizens here in this nation are. I do support our military forces in keeping us safe from others who want to hurt and even kill us because of our traditional beliefs.
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 16 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Can't wait to get that golden brown tan back,

    and be rejuvenated by the salt water of the ocean!
    Lipsmack37 Lipsmack37 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am the all-American female.

    I am 35 years old, single, and live in Tampa, Florida. I do have children; two younger ones and three teenagers.
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I was supposed to have met my friend this

    afternoon. He stood me up, though. He's a proctologist so he couldn't be arsed, I reckon. Or maybe he's just down in the dumps.Being a proctologist can be a crappy job.I was looking forward to shooting the **** but I guess we have to do that another day,
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M Feb 4

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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 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I happen to be an American female born

    and raised here. I am in my middle to late 30s. I am married and have three boys. I was hoping for a girl someday. This may not be in my cards. I am willing to try one more time. I found about EP from one of many girlfriends of mine. She swears by it and I am to new to...
    momfromusa momfromusa 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    Grew up in Texas but have lived in

    Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and in Maryland.
    kmac72 kmac72 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 6

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    My profile might get deleted please people in

    my circle add me again my new profile will be younggayteen69696969
    younggayteen69 younggayteen69 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    In America we have Red,

    Blue and White lies!!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I was born and raised in the same town in the

    same state in the same country, but I have not once felt like I fit in here. I do not feel any 'patriotism', even during national holidays, nor do I enjoy anything about our culture. I do not see value in what our youth admires. There are two prerequisites that qualify me as an...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    We Used To Be A Proud Nation

    The most recent debate about "Obamacare" and all the embedded hypocrisy speaks to a larger problem: We are the most polarized we've ever been as a nation, and yet, at the core, we all maintain the same principles. Liberals and Conservatives will all generally agree on the...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 22 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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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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