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1. crumbling infrastructure
2. excessive foreign influence from the East, too many foreigners from the East outside of Western culture
3. lack of manufacturing base on American soil
4. ignorance of people
5. poor English diction: making statements that sound like questions
6. acting as if one is hard of hearing in conversation
7. litter all over the place, trashed landscape: the loss of stewardship of the land
8. that gun control exists anywhere at all
9. pollution of bodies of water
10. lack of good personal grooming, hygiene, decorum and demeanor
11. the demise of ladies and gentlemen and good dress
12. very bad manners; interrupting people in conversation: I hate to hear "hold on" from the person being spoken to in the middle of a sentence
13. failure to listen
14. press 1 for English
15. hearing "you don't sound like you are from around here" when one is visiting Oklahoma and was educated in California
16. women in places of authority over men in the armed services
17. the demise of masculinity and handsomeness in men: the demise of femininity and prettiness in women
18. multiculturalism: America is a melting pot: I was raised the American way
19. poor healthcare quality
20. the demise of quality affordable housing
21. overpopulation
22. obesity and lack of fitness
23. the demise of the nuclear family unit: the loss of father figures for boys

Is this what a million or more Americans fought and died for?


The gentleman in this video is what an educated and genteel American should look like and sound like.

 

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All of your posts indicate you don't like women or anybody who thinks differently from you.

Some of what you complain about YOU have the power to fix.

If you are concerned about the lack of manufacturing, start a manufacturing company here at home. Employ other Veterans.

If liter bothers you, form a group & adopt a highway. Spend your weekends picking up trash to beautify your section of the world. Enlist the help of local kids to instill in them the value of taking care of the environment & having pride in where you live.

Lead by example. If you think people ought to dress better, make sure your dress & grooming are impeccable. People will follow your example.

Until we address civility & mental health, arming any idiot who wants a gun, especially in high density overpopulated areas is horrible idea that will have deadly consequences You need gun control just like you need to be 18 to vote, 21 to buy alcohol & have a license to drive a car, plus special training to drive a bus, a school bus, a tractor trailer or hazardous materials. Giving anyone & every one access to firearms is insane.
 

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What have you done to personally improve any of those 23 things ?

You should probably lay off the influence videos for a while and check out the good things in the world like puppies, cute gals, nice restaurants, good whiskey, sunsets, recreational boating, hot bread out the oven, and of course…titties and beer.

You have the choice to chose a better viewing lense into the world. Both misery and happiness come from the inside.
 

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What am I doing?

Physically and financially, there is not much I can do to improve a lot of things. I am disabled and housebound much of the time. I am not working at age 58. My finances are limited but I have an associate's degree. I receive a Pension living benefit from the Veteran's Administration. What I do do is be well-groomed and clean shaven. I keep my body clean and my clothes clean. I speak proper English and try to speak politely to people. I say sir and ma'am. I vote in elections and I am a life member of Gun Owners of America. This organization protects American gun rights under the 2nd Amendment. Firearms restrictions against the law-abiding have no place anywhere on American soil. Over 1 million Americans each year use a gun lawfully to thwart crime in the absence of police and most of the time no shot is ever fired. Over 90% of mass shootings occur in so-called no-gun zones where good people are not allowed to be armed to shoot back. The overwhelming majority of mass shooters got their guns lawfully. Gun control never prevents crime. It does handicap the law-abiding in threatening situations.

I do not contribute to litter whatsoever. I don't smoke, drink or do dope. I am an American Army Veteran who put in 7 years of honorable service to nation and the American People. As a soldier, I was sworn to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To run necessary errands, I drive a reliable and economical little automobile: a '95 Totyota Corolla (built in Fremont, CA on American soil) that gets 30+ on the highway to help protect the ecology. I drive about 2,100 miles per year on average and that is all.

Mr. GunBlue490 (the host of the video above) is what a properly-educated and polite American should sound like in speech or conversation. I'm an American Boomer myself who also served in the Army. Mr. 490 has good dress, decorum and demeanor as an American gentleman (or lady) should have. Shamefully, this nation's younger generations of people have fallen from this kind of good manners and grace. My 1937-born mother went to a Catholic school in the 1940's and was bred right. The nuns were tough and had tore her photographs up she had lying on her desk. They had a penalty box to put pupils in for talking in class. Ma did not tolerate backtalk or sloppy penmanship from my older brother and I.
 

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What am I doing?

Physically and financially, there is not much I can do to improve a lot of things. I am disabled and housebound much of the time. I am not working at age 58. My finances are limited but I have an associate's degree. I receive a Pension living benefit from the Veteran's Administration. What I do do is be well-groomed and clean shaven. I keep my body clean and my clothes clean. I speak proper English and try to speak politely to people. I say sir and ma'am. I vote in elections and I am a life member of Gun Owners of America. This organization protects American gun rights under the 2nd Amendment. Firearms restrictions against the law-abiding have no place anywhere on American soil. Over 1 million Americans each year use a gun lawfully to thwart crime in the absence of police and most of the time no shot is ever fired. Over 90% of mass shootings occur in so-called no-gun zones where good people are not allowed to be armed to shoot back. The overwhelming majority of mass shooters got their guns lawfully. Gun control never prevents crime. It does handicap the law-abding in threatening situations.

I do not contribute to litter whatsoever. I don't smoke, drink or do dope. I am an American Army Veteran who put in 7 years of honorable service to nation and the American People. As a soldier, I was sworn to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To run necessary errands, I drive a reliable and economical little automobile: a '95 Totyota Corolla (built in Fremont, CA on American soil) that gets 30+ on the highway to help protect the ecology. I drive about 2,100 miles per year on average and that is all.

Mr. GunBlue490 (the host of the video above) is what a properly-educated and polite American should sound like in speech or conversation. I'm an American Boomer myself who also served in the Army. Mr. 490 has good dress, decorum and demeanor as an American gentleman (or lady) should have. Shamefully, this nation's younger generations of people have fallen from this kind of good manners and grace. My 1937-born mother went to a Catholic school in the 1940's and was bred right. The nuns were tough and had tore her photographs up she had lying on her desk. They had a penalty box to put pupils in for talking in class. Ma did not tolerate backtalk or sloppy penmanship from my older brother and I.
Forgive me, but you sound like a total douche bag grandpa yelling at the kids to get off his lawn. I know that is harsh, but it is how you come off.
 

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I do so shamelessly. Your mother or father never spanked you, did she or he?
Yes they did. I even got the wooden spoon a few times from Mom after using her hand caused a bruise, on her! I don't hate her for it and at the time I actually laughed it off, but doesn't make it right. Same thing could have been accomplished without it.

My wife and I raised two great kids to adulthood, both are college educated, well spoken, polite and on the road to long term success. We did not beat them.
 

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1. crumbling infrastructure
Cool
2. excessive foreign influence from the East, too many foreigners from the East outside of Western culture
NOT COOL - you are considered from EAST you know, taking over American Indian lands and killing them all. you can start by leaving the country
3. lack of manufacturing base on American soil
Cool
4. ignorance of people
Cool
5. poor English diction: making statements that sound like questions
Cool - need improvement to our school and make education a must
6. acting as if one is hard of hearing in conversation
Cool
7. litter all over the place, trashed landscape: the loss of stewardship of the land
Cool
8. that gun control exists anywhere at all
F guns
9. pollution of bodies of water
Cool
10. lack of good personal grooming, hygiene, decorum and demeanor
100% COol
11. the demise of ladies and gentlemen and good dress
Cool
12. very bad manners; interrupting people in conversation: I hate to hear "hold on" from the person being spoken to in the middle of a sentence
Cool
13. failure to listen
Cool
14. press 1 for English
Ok we will make it Press 2 for English
15. hearing "you don't sound like you are from around here" when one is visiting Oklahoma and was educated in California
Huh? sooo people must speak with the same accent?
16. women in places of authority over men in the armed services
Everyone qualified and can do the job should be placed. not about the sex or color
17. the demise of masculinity and handsomeness in men: the demise of femininity and prettiness in women

18. multiculturalism: America is a melting pot: I was raised the American way
what is American Way?
19. poor healthcare quality
I agree
20. the demise of quality affordable housing
I agree
21. overpopulation
we should nuke everyone
22. obesity and lack of fitness
we need to stop GMO food and other non-natural products
23. the demise of the nuclear family unit: the loss of father figures for boys
 

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16. women in places of authority over men in the armed services
I served in the Army, about the same time as you if I recall correctly, and I've had females in leadership roles over me. Never a problem. Why in the world do you have a problem with this? Do you lack respect for women authority figures, unless they are nuns abusing children?
 

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What am I doing?

Physically and financially, there is not much I can do to improve a lot of things. I am disabled and housebound much of the time. I am not working at age 58. My finances are limited but I have an associate's degree. I receive a Pension living benefit from the Veteran's Administration. What I do do is be well-groomed and clean shaven. I keep my body clean and my clothes clean. I speak proper English and try to speak politely to people. I say sir and ma'am. I vote in elections and I am a life member of Gun Owners of America. This organization protects American gun rights under the 2nd Amendment. Firearms restrictions against the law-abiding have no place anywhere on American soil. Over 1 million Americans each year use a gun lawfully to thwart crime in the absence of police and most of the time no shot is ever fired. Over 90% of mass shootings occur in so-called no-gun zones where good people are not allowed to be armed to shoot back. The overwhelming majority of mass shooters got their guns lawfully. Gun control never prevents crime. It does handicap the law-abiding in threatening situations.

I do not contribute to litter whatsoever. I don't smoke, drink or do dope. I am an American Army Veteran who put in 7 years of honorable service to nation and the American People. As a soldier, I was sworn to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To run necessary errands, I drive a reliable and economical little automobile: a '95 Totyota Corolla (built in Fremont, CA on American soil) that gets 30+ on the highway to help protect the ecology. I drive about 2,100 miles per year on average and that is all.

Mr. GunBlue490 (the host of the video above) is what a properly-educated and polite American should sound like in speech or conversation. I'm an American Boomer myself who also served in the Army. Mr. 490 has good dress, decorum and demeanor as an American gentleman (or lady) should have. Shamefully, this nation's younger generations of people have fallen from this kind of good manners and grace. My 1937-born mother went to a Catholic school in the 1940's and was bred right. The nuns were tough and had tore her photographs up she had lying on her desk. They had a penalty box to put pupils in for talking in class. Ma did not tolerate backtalk or sloppy penmanship from my older brother and I.
First off, I don't live in the US, but would like to thank-you for your service.

Secondly, in relation to your very last paragraph, the world doesn't run like it did in the 1940s, which I'm sure is unfortunate for some, but very fortunate for others. As a mid-40s woman, I'm pretty happy that I can vote and am treated a little more equally to men in my working field. For years, I wasn't, and it was terrible to struggle financially all the time. It's nice to be on more even ground. I do agree about the younger generation not having many manners these days; I know few children who do.

As to your mother's nun teachers destroying her personal property (photographs), that's all kinds of wrong, and it's terrible to destroy something that probably has great sentimental value to someone. I'm glad that penalty boxes no longer exist for speaking in class/at work/speaking one's opinion.
 

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I served in the Army, about the same time as you if I recall correctly, and I've had females in leadership roles over me. Never a problem. Why in the world do you have a problem with this? Do you lack respect for women authority figures, unless they are nuns abusing children?
I was shocked to find out there were women drill sergeants in the Army in 1988. I could never have imagined this on my own. Army recruiting materials in magazines and Hollywood films only portrayed men in Smokey Bear hats. Having watched MASH on TV, I knew there were women nurses in the service. A younger man I knew back in my home town had already been in the National Guard shortly before I signed up for Army Reserves and told me that I might get a woman in a "hat". This was about two weeks before my shipping out to basic. I signed up and went one 1-month DEP. He did basic/AIT at Jackson as well. I would have never have dreamt that there would be woman drills in a million years. I did 6 months reserve time following AIT and signed up for active duty in the fall of 1989. There were a few young women officers that were kind of cute, though, at permanet party. At permanent party, all the NCO's in the motor sections at various units and duty stations I was in were male. I was a motor pool mechanic, 63B, and there never was a female NCO in the motor section ever.

I've always hated the notion of having women screaming and growling at grown men and telling them what to do. It is contrary to human nature. A woman's authority is over children and other women, not grown men. I do believe what the Holy Bible says about this.

Aside from the drill sergeants in Australian bush hats, I did not have much problem with women in higher ranks. My platoons, squads and sections were always lead by male NCO's from permanent party on up. There were woman privates and specialists in various army motor pools but never a single female NCO or officer there.
 
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