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    Default How to be an American.

    How to be an American is easy for all we have to do is follow Thomas Jefferson who taught us to pursue happiness.

    And there is no need to be afraid of happiness because the pusuit of happiness is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

    This is easy to say but how do we pursue happiness in 2014?

    And the answer is as easy as falling off a log and as American as apple pie, and it is simply through self help.

    But just as we don't try and raise a barn alone, we don't try and help ourself alone.

    Rather we join a free self help group in America.

    A good place to start is Share! at http://www.shareselfhelp.org/

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    We can't ride kangaroos and barbecue shrimp, so we have to settle for this. We have things called cities here and can't just get by through stealing other people's sheep or whatever you guys do.

    Anyway, haters are annoying.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


    This is not going to go the way you think....

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    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nights and Days View Post
    Brb spiders
    A Huntsman spider? Like this one...

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    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft

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    Brb spiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    How to be an American is easy for all we have to do is follow Thomas Jefferson who taught us to pursue happiness.

    And there is no need to be afraid of happiness because the pusuit of happiness is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

    This is easy to say but how do we pursue happiness in 2014?

    And the answer is as easy as falling off a log and as American as apple pie, and it is simply through self help.

    But just as we don't try and raise a barn alone, we don't try and help ourself alone.

    Rather we join a free self help group in America.

    A good place to start is Share! at http://www.shareselfhelp.org/
    Says the non American...
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft

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    Default Mole and Alexis de Tocqueville

    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    Says the non American...
    The first person to tell you how to be an American was Alexis de Tocqueville who published, Democracy in America in 1835. And it is essential reading if you want to know how to be an American.

    And the second person to tell you how to be American is Mole, who bestirred himself by the river to write to you and acknowledge his predecessor, Alexis de Tocqueville, and bring you up to date, from 1835 to 2014, on how to be an American.

    Of course we do expect you to be grateful, for both Alexis and Mole are non-Americans, and so can advise you how to be an American, objectively.

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    I bet an equivalent thread on 'How to be an Australian' would be considered bullying, trolling, and a form of psychological warfare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    At self help groups like Share! we don't pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, rather we share our recovery with the group.

    They say the literate, individual American is never more themself than when they are alone, but the electronic American discovers themselves in the group.

    So we might say the self help groups take us from literate individualism to the electric world of shared feelings.

    At Share! we learn to share our feelings in a safe environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    At self help groups like Share! we don't pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, rather we share our recovery with the group.

    They say the literate, individual American is never more themself than when they are alone, but the electronic American discovers themselves in the group.

    So we might say the self help groups take us from literate individualism to the electric world of shared feelings.

    At Share! we learn to share our feelings in a safe environment.
    That isn't very American, my friend.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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