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  •  To be fair ... to Americans at least (3+ / 0-)

    It is unclear who posted those comments.  They could just as likely come from patriarchal third world readers/viewers of NBC News. Some aboriginal, women-subjugating readers in some far off country.


    But that comparison really isn't snark.  There are some areas of this country where isolation and xenophobia and tribal adherence to "tradition" has caused these areas to fall far behind the rest of the contemporary world.  It would miff them to say that pretty much all of the rest of the US and Europe have evolved culturally to a higher plane.  It would downright insult them that most of the other "emerging world" countries have middle and upper classes that have evolved culturally as well.  That they are the "new primitives" would be rejected ut of hand.  But they are.

    "Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum

    by Glinda on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:30:56 PM PST

    •  Glinda, I lived in Europe. There are jerks there (3+ / 0-)
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      Most Awesome Nana, Noddy, worldlotus

      too, and purse snatchers.

      My experience has been, that a lot of factors come into play.

      I had an easier time, in areas where I looked like the locals, and more difficult times in areas that were poorer and more prone to macho bullshit.

      On base, off base, in American, In Europe.

      But I will say, there is no better feeling than returning home, if only because the familiarity you feel, makes you believe you are more secure, when in reality, what it really is, is that you feel more confident in decoding the signals that other people send out.

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