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"...and in this hall, we have the Ugly American exhibit."
Ugly and proud.

Death from above. That's my kind of foreign policy.

Who's John Galt.

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Ugly and proud.

You left out 'poorly educated'.

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A social experiment that went wrong. Never heard of us characterized as such.

Sorry for what exactly? Just give us all back our trillions of foreign aid from the government and the trillions of donations from the private citizens given to the red cross, crescent, etc.

Oh and be sure not to use the assembly line, the lightbulb, the computer, polio vaccine, the sewing machine, and the sticky note.

You can the pet rock though. That way you can throw it at us when we do our flyovers in B-52's

Poo for brains. America! Hell Yeah!

Well Poo for brains, Pray tell when Alan Turing turned American?!,

do you think a B-52 or anything else you have could get by the Eurofighter Typhoon - 'Nothing Comes Close' !

Only shit gets made on an assembly line, master craftsmen work at a bench but you would know about high quality being American, unless you shop oversea's

You can stick your sticky notes were the sun doesn't shine, we use our memory for that simple task, but I can see why you invented them.

Now if you fancy a list of inventions fight between the UK and the USA, I'm on, you have listed your lot, bar Auto transmissions and evaporated milk so be ready to weep.

The United Nations Report analyses how to make aid-giving worthwhile and usable and does not just concentrate on quantity of aid. There are factors which reduce the usability of aid, including corruption and unpredictability of aid quantities. Yet, "perhaps the most egregious undermining of efficient aid is the practice of tying financial transfers to the purchase of services and goods from the donating countries." This kind of "tied" aid is selfish and counterproductive.
The most generous countries are also the ones that do not tend to tie aid to their own products and services. The stingiest countries also, almost spitefully and nastily, force countries to buy their own services and products with the aid they give; which reduces free trade and commerce and harms the countries economy, as well as being simply selfish and conceited. Thankfully, many countries do not tie their aid. Countries that tie less than 10% of aid include Ireland, Norway and the UK, then Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. The USA is the worst, and ties nearly 90% of its aid to developing countries. Italy is the second worst with 70%. The two worst countries for this obnoxious practice in aid-giving are also the two countries out of the most developed countries, who give least generously!

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Careful, he could be a "union jacker".
Is that spelling supposed to be Jacker or Jerker

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Never forget that your Founding Fathers, your earliest colonial settlers from England in the 17th century, were those strange folks known as Puritans. Frankly, England was very pleased to see the back of them...

They left, not just for the often stated reason that they were being persecuted, but because the rest of the nation were enjoying themselves too much with plays, bawdy entertainment, games of chance, and dancing - all of which they disapproved of.

What a miserable lot they must have been.
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Never forget that your Founding Fathers, your earliest colonial settlers from England in the 17th century, were those strange folks known as Puritans. Frankly, England was very pleased to see the back of them...

They left, not just for the often stated reason that they were being persecuted, but because the rest of the nation were enjoying themselves too much with plays, bawdy entertainment, games of chance, and dancing - all of which they disapproved of.

What a miserable lot they must have been.
Maybe they were on to something, since our piddly youthful country full of puritans has routinely cranked out 5x more products and services than the limeys on a per-person basis for the past 50 years.
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WTF happened to the Cascadian language?
Fuckin' Anglish speakers killed them all off
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Maybe they were on to something, since our piddly youthful country full of puritans has routinely cranked out 5x more products and services than the limeys on a per-person basis for the past 50 years.
If you're thinking 1950 on, then puritans didn't account for that much. The youthful country was by then full of Italians, Irish, Eastern Europeans, Jews, Latinos, Asians and blacks who did the actual work. The descendants of puritans turned into old-money (or just old) whose claim to fame and status was solely based upon the fact that their great great great ancestors came on board the Mayflower, and they were reduced to martini-sipping country club set in Newport, RI or just plain alcoholics. The original Puritans would have no doubt lamented their descendants turning into what they detested.

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