July 4 in USA 2009

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July 4 in USA 2009
The USA citizens are a lucky bunch of stiffs; they are naïve as to what the rest of the planet has to tolerate from their governments. We as USA citizens think our government abuses us; however, the truth is we are the best of the bunch; we tolerate the least amount of abuse on the planet.

The fourth of July is the date when the USA told England, it was enough; we will not tolerate abuse anymore.

Declaration of Independence

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Thammasat University
Rangsit Campus,
Thailand, Southeast Asia
Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Example: I am in Thailand, one of the better countries on the planet. However, an Australian was incarcerated for talking about this government.

I wrote something last year, I removed it because I was afraid of going to prison in Thailand.

It is dangerous to write this.

I am grateful my Mother has never had a big fat Mexican police officer come up to her and ask for money. Why, because the person had the power and abused it. This happened to me in Mexico.

I am grateful my Mother never had a police officer enter here Hotel and say to leave the city. This happened to me in Colombia.

I am grateful my Mother has never had a police officer come to her door, demand she open it her Hotel door, and ask,
“Why are you here?”
This happened to me in India.

I am grateful my mother never had a police officer ask
“Why are you taking photos?”
This happened to me in Niger, West Africa.

I am grateful my mother has never live in a Hotel room, had a person bang on the door, not announce themselves, not explain, and demand you open the door.
“This happened to me in Hong Kong.”

I watched as my friend Rishi had a Maoist enter his business, ask him for money and him too afraid to say anything.
I saw this in Kathmandu, Nepal.

I daily see police officers with Machine Guns; it is so common I do not even pay attention. I never saw a large machine gun until I left the USA.

Why is the USA hated by many countries on the planet, including Canada and Europe? Because the USA says,
“Stop abusing your people.”

Of course there is abuse by the USA government, however it is the still less than any other country I know.

What do I know; I have only visited 85 countries and live in each one of them for 1-5 months…?

I am not sure if I can ever live in the USA again, I am not sure I can listen to them complain, nothing worst than listening to a bunch of ungrateful people. Truly clueless and naïve, just a bunch of lucky sperms.

I am going to the Philippines today, it is the country where I learned the term."Extrajudicial Killing." I hope my Mother and Father have no idea what this means, I hope my nieces, and nephews are uneducated.

The right to bear arms was an attempt to stop "extrajudicial killing."

July 4 in USA 2009

Happy 4th. of July. Yes, you are right...Americans do not appreciate the freedom they have. There is nothing worse then listening to some person wine about THEIR government when they have never experiences 3rd. world enviroment.
Once you have, you are never the same.
I object to the statement that Canada hates USA!!!!Most of us love you and consider you a brother...although we have free health care...ha ha.
We have also been arrested for taking pictures, deported for helping the poor, and have also experienced the abuse of power by authority.
Hopefully the Phillipines will be kinder to you.
Blessings, Jack and Jane


Little Blossom

Frank,

Bravo!

However, there are many, many more factual reasons than what youve listed. But I think you already know that. :-)


Motorcycle Bob

Jack and Jane Verburg said: ***Happy 4th. of July. Yes, you are right...Americans do not appreciate the freedom they have. There is nothing worse then listening to some person wine about THEIR government when they have never experiences 3rd. world enviroment.
Once you have, you are never the same.***

From my perspective, there is nothing worse than someone whining about how their Goevernment is not doing enough about something or another. The less involved the Govt is in our lives, the better.

I have experienced the 3rd world. (OK, maybe the 2nd world....) It has made me complain about my Govt even more. I have seen what a Govt can become, and the more I complain, and the more I do the better of a citizen I am. We must fight every law and every decision that does not make sense. Even if it does not affect us directly at all. We must also consider what each law would be like if taken to the extreme, as laws tend to get stronger and more extreme over time. Recently our state made it ILLEGAL to have a diving board on your pool that is on YOUR property. I fought against this law, even though I do not have a pool and dont know anyone else that has a pool. I fight against tobacco taxes and regulations even though I dont smoke. Anything that can stop the encroachment of big governent. This will keep our country from becoming like the others.

You dont think it can happen here? I know a man that was working on a project that required taking a photos of the outside of courthouses around the country. He was repeatedly harrassed. In one case he was surrounded by SWAT like police and held for questioning. All in the name of Der Fatherland Security, or whatever. Did I happen to mention that this man was a retired judge?

I am more concerned about the person that does NOT complain about the Govt. It means he either does not understand, or is a sheep.

Bob L