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I Have Been to America

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    A Different Universe

    I am in Canada and I have relatives in the States that I visit every so often.  Once I drive over the bridge in Niagara Falls or step off the plane, it really is like I have traveled into an alternate reality.  Wonderful in so many ways, but totally alien in many others...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler 36-40, M Feb 24, 2012

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    I Kinda Live Here. ...

    I kinda live here. Never really left - except a few day trips over the border to Mexico.
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Dec 10, 2007

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    I Have

    I wa born here so I know it's hard to believe, but I've been to america
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 1 Response May 24, 2008

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    I've Been To America

    I've  been to America... just a visit in Detroit  that's all
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 20, 2011

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    Citizen

    I am an American citizen. So, of course, I have been to America.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 21, 2007

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    Just a Few Family Trips

    First of all, I'll point out that I am from England, and have lived there all my life.   When I was young, we went on a few family trips to Florida.  We'd always spend a couple of weeks in Orlando and then a week in the Everglades were it was nice and quiet. ...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Tucson

    Spent two weeks in a house miles from anywhere, in the Arizona desert, loved the peace and the desert museum was pretty good.
    WylThirsk WylThirsk 51-55, M Nov 30, 2007

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    America - The Land Of The Free

    I'm Canadian and happy to be one.  I also love America and I have been to America a few times.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    America?

    Yea.. sure, I've been there before.  I live there.  And I HAVE been living there my entire life.  I don't know if I plan on staying here, but as for right now, I do.
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    I Don't Like Homeland Security

    I tried to cross at Deroit a few years ago on a greyhound. I was refused entry because I was unemployed therefore I must be tryin to move to the US illegally. I spent a few days at a salvation army shelter in Windsor then crossed the boarder in a car with a few freinds, the...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Mar 28, 2008

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    Woo!

    I have been to America! In fact, I'm there right now! And, I was born here! Yay! Only not really, because America has a bad government and nobody likes us...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F Nov 16, 2007

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    Great Place

    I have been to a couple of places in Florida and California and loved them all.  I've been on holiday over there about 5 times and think America is a fantastic place.  If I won the lotto I would love to visit all the states.  The people are so friendly (or at least...
    Whitecloud Whitecloud 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2009

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    Living In Usa

    I had a girl friend in Australia who was from America ,, we were boy friend and girl friend for 7 months and then she went home to America and i followed a after her a few weeks latter and lived with her family for months and i had a great time i even turned 18 years old there...
    howieday howieday 36-40, M Jun 12, 2013

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    It's Certainly a Big Place

    I have a lot of memories of America, even though they might only have been 2 weeks worth. A couple of memories i will always remeber was the week i spent in New York visiting all of the great sights. the statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building and now to my great...
    Nelroy Nelroy 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Working On Making the Expatriation Legal

    I was born in New York and raised between New York and Quebec...  Now I'm living in Ontario and working on Permanent Residency.  I loved the conveniences of my life in the States but it's good to forge a life away from my parents and places that are so familiar. ...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2007

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    Ummm...

    Does it count if you were born here? And raised here? And have stayed here your whole life except for vacations?  
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    It isn't really a huge deal. But I'm Canadian for one. And I have been to the US, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint...
    thinisgoodana thinisgoodana 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I have been to America, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and China.
    LadySarahNight LadySarahNight 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just got back from Turkey a couple weeks ago. It definately tops my list of favorite countries! (Though Belgium was pretty great too.) I n total, I have been to Britain, Italy...
    WillowE WillowE 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been bullied growing up, by other African Americans, for simply being Nigerian.
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    What a difference a year makes. 12 little months......Wow! I can scarcely believe it. Today is the first anniversary of my EP membership! When l look back, the year has flown.The...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 15 Responses Feb 15

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    I upped the friendship level with a friend last night. She and I have been friends for 10 or so years. She knows that within the last 2 years I have been leaning to the nude side...
    cmcneal76 cmcneal76 36-40, M 9 Responses Jan 29

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    Women's roles in the Bible The status of women in the Christian Gospels Sponsored link. Women in ancient Israel: Women's status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jan 29

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    Time and time again, I have been hurt by ppl I believed in and thought were my friends. I have been hurt by someone who was stupid. I have been hurt by someone who is intelligent...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F Feb 1

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    i have been bullied since i was a kid i don't know why i'm depressed still going to school my sisters don't understand they also bullied me nobody understand how i feel i feel...
    gamergirlo gamergirlo 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This world is really starting to get to me...I have not been on here much because I have been so busy with other people who think I am some kind of angel...which I am not an angel...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I think my number is low for being almost 40 years old. I've only been with 28 different girls. I have been married for over 10 years though and only been with my wife since then.
    nccheatinghusband nccheatinghusband 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Wow! Violated doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now!! I was catfished by a girl by the name of "plunkedd" on okcupid! She was using pictures of a Russian model and I...
    idciloveit idciloveit 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    ^ i regret meeting you bt blessed to have known you,i hate you for making me feel that only love exited wit you & no1 else ,i hate you for making me fall deep in love wit you ,only...
    H143 H143 18-21, F Feb 2

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    A couple weeks ago, 6 days after my 20th birthday, I had had enough with stress and my depression. Granted, I wasn't taking my medication properly, which probably contributed in my...
    KorruptedKid KorruptedKid 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I'm glad to be here. Because before, I was past help. I didn't know how to voice my pain in any other way than that of self harm, and eventually, attempted suicide. But my mum...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Feb 7

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    I have been going out with my girlfriend for about 5 months.. before we started dating I knew she had a male friend for over 20 years. they would go to the movies go to his house...
    ihavesomeissues ihavesomeissues 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I have been called crazy multiple times in my life, I'm not fishing for compliments. They're right by the clinical definition. My past from what I can remember has been fairly...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    you knew i fancied you, your friends also knew. we had been getting along great, but i kinda knew we weren't going to go that way, you vaguely cited religion as a reason even...
    spiralvortex spiralvortex 26-30, F Feb 9

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    Well it's been a while since I have been on...I guess the reasons are...my boyfriend and I broke up...and I also lost my pappy about a week ago
    SexySam93 SexySam93 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    Things about where I live, my age and what I do, and about my health and my days. I have been asked why am I single.... And, now I have been asked what am I like in bed.... Am I...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Yeah, I think I have been forgotten by the most important person in my life. He has up and forgotten me. I was, wait let me rephrase that, I AM in love with him. I have been since...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict. We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Again, I have been blocked for no reason. I said Hi, she said Hi Baxk, then blocked me. no reason at all. grrrr
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 29

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    lately i have been starting to realizing so many things about life that just make me feel so dumb.I used to cry and make a big drama out of bad things that happened to me but now i...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I have been to many different countries during my life time. When traveling, I love to learn different cultures and languages.
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm proud to have been blocked by some of the people who have blocked me. They are the types that usually get blocked and thrive for that. I'm talking about the trolls. It feels...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    Stupid simply because I questioned what they believed. Abuse, because I have the capacity to use the powers of reason God given. Names and belittling because they have been...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have been told that I am beautiful many times. Even in a store, some people say I am beautiful. Those compliments give me a shot of confidence and make me happy for a little...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i never had them before this year. Last year was my 1st year at a new school, but i had no issues. At 1st they were few and far between...i would have one here or there and they...
    KizzieCamille KizzieCamille 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Can everyone please treat each other nicely?! Youngers, elders just everyone, treat them WELL, please. In going to tell you why- Your not born with a personality, it's your life...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Ageism has really messed me up. Messed is an understatement and I am really trying not to cuss but I can't think of another word to describe and make you understand HOW BAD AGEISM...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11