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$500 for both sides, installed by a professional shop, I had them do my three trucks all the same and they are all holding up great!
I'm just wondering and I mean no disrespect but I wonder why I see the American flags on everything, on company t-shirts, on trucks, on tv ad"America's favorite" and literal flags in the front yard.

It's not a trend here. Having a Canadian flag in our front yard and you would pass off as someone a little off the wall.
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$500 for both sides, installed by a professional shop, I had them do my three trucks all the same and they are all holding up great!
I'm just wondering and I mean no disrespect but I wonder why I see the American flags on everything, on company t-shirts, on trucks, on tv ad"America's favorite" and literal flags in the front yard.

It's not a trend here. Having a Canadian flag in our front yard and you would pass off as someone a little off the wall.
Well to put it quite simply, I’m proud to an American. I had a long day and I’m in need of a beer..... but here you go

The U.S. government gives more foreign aid than all other countries in the world combined.

U.S. corporations and citizens make more charitable donations than the rest of the world combined.
Donations are the highest both in aggregate and per-capita.

Americans corrected it’s biggest historical sin, slavery, by fighting a war that cost a half million soldiers their lives. It has continually tried to make up for that mistake since then with affirmative action, civil rights laws, race-based college grants, and more.

The U.S. saved the world from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and many other totalitarian regimes.

America spent billions as part of the Marshall Plan, which transformed a continent ravaged from World War II into thriving, stable European nations.

A person living in poverty in America has a standard of living that would be considered wealthy in most countries of the world. Most Americans living below the poverty level are well-fed and have cars, TVs, clothing, a roof over their heads, healthcare, and many other items that would be considered luxuries in 3rd World countries.

No country in the world has as much race and cultural diversity. Nowhere else do you find whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, native Americans, etc. living together in such percentages. We truly are the “melting pot” of the world.

No country in the world is as tolerant of religious and non-religious beliefs. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindi, Dowists, atheists, agnostics, Satanists, and so on all live together in harmony. No one is prosecuted for their religious or non-religious beliefs.

No nation takes in more immigrants, both legal and illegal.

America spends more on education that any country on Earth, which is supplemented by an endless supply of free or low-cost educational opportunities such as Youtube, Khan Academy, and public libraries. And thanks to the internet, much of this education is available to the world.

The American government takes care of it’s poorest citizens with an endless array of benefits–welfare, food stamps, Medicaid & Medicare, job training, college grants, tax credits, and so on.

Along with the British, the United States put together a system of government that has become the standard in free democracies around the world.

America laws and its litigation system prevent discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

The U.S. has by far the largest annual trade deficit, meaning we export more wealth than any other country.

America has true freedom of speech and press, which means we can expose wrongs, debate courses of actions, and allow the best ideas to win out over the worst ones over time.

We have the strongest military by far, yet rather than use that power to take over countries, we use it to preserve world peace and stability.

America has an unmatched set of entertainment options–movies, Netflix, video games, TV, sports, plays, beaches, fitness clubs, music streaming, social media, art galleries, festivals, concerts, and on and on.

Americans have greater access to the Internet & cell phones than any country in the world.
The U.S. has a free market system that has led to the world’s highest per-capita income and standard of living. Anyone can start a business and go from rags-to-riches.

The U.S. has the strongest, most reliable system of public utilities–electricity, water, sewer, etc.

Most world-changing technologies–such as the Internet, personal computer, automobile, smart phones, and Google search engine–were developed in America.

The U.S. has among the best systems of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

Although still too expensive, healthy care accessibility to top physicians, medications, surgeries, technology, and other modern medicine is second to none.

Most of the greatest medical discoveries and life-changing pharmaceuticals have come from American companies.

The U.S. has a very stable system of police & courts to protect us while preserving our liberties.

American’s space exploration and contribution to the knowledge of the universe is second to none.

Our checks’n’balances system of government prevents tyranny and ensures smooth transitions of power.

American farmers produce more food than any country on Earth.

No country has as safe and plentiful of quality drinking water.

Some of the richest Americans, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have built charities to solve the world’s greatest problems.

The. U.S. is now the world’s largest energy producer.

The American dollar is the most stable currency, which is critical to the world economy.
Through Manifest Destiny, America has spread freedom around the world throughout the past few centuries. Every country in the world that has followed the American/British system of government and free market capitalism enjoys prosperity, while third-world countries have been born from socialism, communism, and dictatorships.

No matter what sin or mistake America has made in the past, we have a system in place to correct those wrongs and constantly improve. American citizens do our best to help the world, despite the fact the actions of our leaders don’t always reflect that.

No matter what the circumstances in life, a person in America has more opportunities than any other to become wealthy, change the world, and achieve greatness.
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I'm just wondering and I mean no disrespect but I wonder why I see the American flags on everything, on company t-shirts, on trucks, on tv ad"America's favorite" and literal flags in the front yard.

It's not a trend here. Having a Canadian flag in our front yard and you would pass off as someone a little off the wall.

I fly an American flag at all of my properties....Proud to be American....now if these a$$hole politicians got behind the same idea like the president, this country would be a whole lot better...
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Well to put it quite simply, I’m proud to an American. I had a long day and I’m in need of a beer..... but here you go

The U.S. government gives more foreign aid than all other countries in the world combined.

U.S. corporations and citizens make more charitable donations than the rest of the world combined.
Donations are the highest both in aggregate and per-capita.

Americans corrected it’s biggest historical sin, slavery, by fighting a war that cost a half million soldiers their lives. It has continually tried to make up for that mistake since then with affirmative action, civil rights laws, race-based college grants, and more.

The U.S. saved the world from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and many other totalitarian regimes.

America spent billions as part of the Marshall Plan, which transformed a continent ravaged from World War II into thriving, stable European nations.

A person living in poverty in America has a standard of living that would be considered wealthy in most countries of the world. Most Americans living below the poverty level are well-fed and have cars, TVs, clothing, a roof over their heads, healthcare, and many other items that would be considered luxuries in 3rd World countries.

No country in the world has as much race and cultural diversity. Nowhere else do you find whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, native Americans, etc. living together in such percentages. We truly are the “melting pot” of the world.

No country in the world is as tolerant of religious and non-religious beliefs. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindi, Dowists, atheists, agnostics, Satanists, and so on all live together in harmony. No one is prosecuted for their religious or non-religious beliefs.

No nation takes in more immigrants, both legal and illegal.

America spends more on education that any country on Earth, which is supplemented by an endless supply of free or low-cost educational opportunities such as Youtube, Khan Academy, and public libraries. And thanks to the internet, much of this education is available to the world.

The American government takes care of it’s poorest citizens with an endless array of benefits–welfare, food stamps, Medicaid & Medicare, job training, college grants, tax credits, and so on.

Along with the British, the United States put together a system of government that has become the standard in free democracies around the world.

America laws and its litigation system prevent discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

The U.S. has by far the largest annual trade deficit, meaning we export more wealth than any other country.

America has true freedom of speech and press, which means we can expose wrongs, debate courses of actions, and allow the best ideas to win out over the worst ones over time.

We have the strongest military by far, yet rather than use that power to take over countries, we use it to preserve world peace and stability.

America has an unmatched set of entertainment options–movies, Netflix, video games, TV, sports, plays, beaches, fitness clubs, music streaming, social media, art galleries, festivals, concerts, and on and on.

Americans have greater access to the Internet & cell phones than any country in the world.
The U.S. has a free market system that has led to the world’s highest per-capita income and standard of living. Anyone can start a business and go from rags-to-riches.

The U.S. has the strongest, most reliable system of public utilities–electricity, water, sewer, etc.

Most world-changing technologies–such as the Internet, personal computer, automobile, smart phones, and Google search engine–were developed in America.

The U.S. has among the best systems of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

Although still too expensive, healthy care accessibility to top physicians, medications, surgeries, technology, and other modern medicine is second to none.

Most of the greatest medical discoveries and life-changing pharmaceuticals have come from American companies.

The U.S. has a very stable system of police & courts to protect us while preserving our liberties.

American’s space exploration and contribution to the knowledge of the universe is second to none.

Our checks’n’balances system of government prevents tyranny and ensures smooth transitions of power.

American farmers produce more food than any country on Earth.

No country has as safe and plentiful of quality drinking water.

Some of the richest Americans, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have built charities to solve the world’s greatest problems.

The. U.S. is now the world’s largest energy producer.

The American dollar is the most stable currency, which is critical to the world economy.
Through Manifest Destiny, America has spread freedom around the world throughout the past few centuries. Every country in the world that has followed the American/British system of government and free market capitalism enjoys prosperity, while third-world countries have been born from socialism, communism, and dictatorships.

No matter what sin or mistake America has made in the past, we have a system in place to correct those wrongs and constantly improve. American citizens do our best to help the world, despite the fact the actions of our leaders don’t always reflect that.

No matter what the circumstances in life, a person in America has more opportunities than any other to become wealthy, change the world, and achieve greatness.
Now I know most Americans can't but help jump to the typical "you don't like America if you don't think it's the greatest place on earth" but oh my what typical brainwashed patriotism you wrote just there. Don't hate me now because this despite your most likely first thought is not bashing on USA at all. I am originally from Denmark and am now a dual citizen of DK/USA and I do believe USA is a good place to be but I do not think it to be the overall greatest place. There are no greatest place overall because often the places are better in some areas and worse in others. Knowing both the USA and DK my opinion is that they are equally good but simply in different ways. I'm not going to waste time disproving many of your claims here but before making claims you might want to double check if they are accurate or maybe just propaganda or simply facts twisted in to what ever best fits your view.

Being proud to be an American is great and you certainly should be but there is no need to be so obnoxious about it.

Oh and I proudly fly the American flag on a flagpole in my front yard as well as a Danish flag (they take turns to fly for a while)

Oh and did someone ask why there are USA flags everywhere? Just so you know in Denmark it is the same. Flags on birthday cakes flags on holidays and even little flags on a string around the Christmas tree some times. Having pride in your country what ever one it might be is a good thing so maybe try some flags and see how it feels.

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Now I know most Americans can't but help jump to the typical "you don't like America if you don't think it's the greatest place on earth" but oh my what typical brainwashed patriotism you wrote just there. Don't hate me now because this despite your most likely first thought is not bashing on USA at all. I am originally from Denmark and am now a dual citizen of DK/USA and I do believe USA is a good place to be but I do not think it to be the overall greatest place. There are no greatest place overall because often the places are better in some areas and worse in others. Knowing both the USA and DK my opinion is that they are equally good but simply in different ways. I'm not going to waste time disproving many of your claims here but before making claims you might want to double check if they are accurate or maybe just propaganda or simply facts twisted in to what ever best fits your view.

Being proud to be an American is great and you certainly should be but there is no need to be so obnoxious about it.

Oh and I proudly fly the American flag on a flagpole in my front yard as well as a Danish flag (they take turns to fly for a while)

Oh and did someone ask why there are USA flags everywhere? Just so you know in Denmark it is the same. Flags on birthday cakes flags on holidays and even little flags on a string around the Christmas tree some times. Having pride in your country what ever one it might be is a good thing so maybe try some flags and see how it feels.

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I mostly agree with you but I don't think he's being obnoxious.






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I mostly agree with you but I don't think he's being obnoxious.






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When I said obnoxious this is what I meant. Americans don't seem to realise it but to most people in the world Americans are often seen as a bit obnoxious and mainly because of that exact attitude that USA is the GREATEST and everyone else is less than USA. Because face it by saying USA is the greatest and then follow it up by stating a whole bunch of reasons (often propaganda the person did not bother to fact check) you are insinuating that you are better than other countries. Ok USA might be the best place for you but not for everyone and maybe you would one day realise that other places can actually be just as good but just in different ways.

Take food for example. You might like both pizza and also sushi will you absolutely state that one is the greatest or maybe admit that it kind of depends on your mood that day if you feel like pizza or sushi.

Now for obnoxious. Well take a dinner party, for example. You have guests at your house or you are a guest at someone else's house. Would you not find it obnoxious if a person said you are a good cook but he is a greater cook because your meatballs just are not as great as his pizza? Both can be great cooks but have different styles of food that they are great at making. Most people find it obnoxious if that person insists on being the greatest cook overall instead of acknowledging that both people can be great cooks but in different areas of cooking.

It's like that annoying guy at a social gathering that can not stop talking about himself and never thinks that maybe someone else is also worth listening to.

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Well to put it quite simply, I’m proud to an American. I had a long day and I’m in need of a beer..... but here you go

The U.S. government gives more foreign aid than all other countries in the world combined.

U.S. corporations and citizens make more charitable donations than the rest of the world combined.
Donations are the highest both in aggregate and per-capita.

Americans corrected it’s biggest historical sin, slavery, by fighting a war that cost a half million soldiers their lives. It has continually tried to make up for that mistake since then with affirmative action, civil rights laws, race-based college grants, and more.

The U.S. saved the world from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and many other totalitarian regimes.

America spent billions as part of the Marshall Plan, which transformed a continent ravaged from World War II into thriving, stable European nations.

A person living in poverty in America has a standard of living that would be considered wealthy in most countries of the world. Most Americans living below the poverty level are well-fed and have cars, TVs, clothing, a roof over their heads, healthcare, and many other items that would be considered luxuries in 3rd World countries.

No country in the world has as much race and cultural diversity. Nowhere else do you find whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, native Americans, etc. living together in such percentages. We truly are the “melting pot” of the world.

No country in the world is as tolerant of religious and non-religious beliefs. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindi, Dowists, atheists, agnostics, Satanists, and so on all live together in harmony. No one is prosecuted for their religious or non-religious beliefs.

No nation takes in more immigrants, both legal and illegal.

America spends more on education that any country on Earth, which is supplemented by an endless supply of free or low-cost educational opportunities such as Youtube, Khan Academy, and public libraries. And thanks to the internet, much of this education is available to the world.

The American government takes care of it’s poorest citizens with an endless array of benefits–welfare, food stamps, Medicaid & Medicare, job training, college grants, tax credits, and so on.

Along with the British, the United States put together a system of government that has become the standard in free democracies around the world.

America laws and its litigation system prevent discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

The U.S. has by far the largest annual trade deficit, meaning we export more wealth than any other country.

America has true freedom of speech and press, which means we can expose wrongs, debate courses of actions, and allow the best ideas to win out over the worst ones over time.

We have the strongest military by far, yet rather than use that power to take over countries, we use it to preserve world peace and stability.

America has an unmatched set of entertainment options–movies, Netflix, video games, TV, sports, plays, beaches, fitness clubs, music streaming, social media, art galleries, festivals, concerts, and on and on.

Americans have greater access to the Internet & cell phones than any country in the world.
The U.S. has a free market system that has led to the world’s highest per-capita income and standard of living. Anyone can start a business and go from rags-to-riches.

The U.S. has the strongest, most reliable system of public utilities–electricity, water, sewer, etc.

Most world-changing technologies–such as the Internet, personal computer, automobile, smart phones, and Google search engine–were developed in America.

The U.S. has among the best systems of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

Although still too expensive, healthy care accessibility to top physicians, medications, surgeries, technology, and other modern medicine is second to none.

Most of the greatest medical discoveries and life-changing pharmaceuticals have come from American companies.

The U.S. has a very stable system of police & courts to protect us while preserving our liberties.

American’s space exploration and contribution to the knowledge of the universe is second to none.

Our checks’n’balances system of government prevents tyranny and ensures smooth transitions of power.

American farmers produce more food than any country on Earth.

No country has as safe and plentiful of quality drinking water.

Some of the richest Americans, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have built charities to solve the world’s greatest problems.

The. U.S. is now the world’s largest energy producer.

The American dollar is the most stable currency, which is critical to the world economy.
Through Manifest Destiny, America has spread freedom around the world throughout the past few centuries. Every country in the world that has followed the American/British system of government and free market capitalism enjoys prosperity, while third-world countries have been born from socialism, communism, and dictatorships.

No matter what sin or mistake America has made in the past, we have a system in place to correct those wrongs and constantly improve. American citizens do our best to help the world, despite the fact the actions of our leaders don’t always reflect that.

No matter what the circumstances in life, a person in America has more opportunities than any other to become wealthy, change the world, and achieve greatness.
Now I know most Americans can't but help jump to the typical "you don't like America if you don't think it's the greatest place on earth" but oh my what typical brainwashed patriotism you wrote just there. Don't hate me now because this despite your most likely first thought is not bashing on USA at all. I am originally from Denmark and am now a dual citizen of DK/USA and I do believe USA is a good place to be but I do not think it to be the overall greatest place. There are no greatest place overall because often the places are better in some areas and worse in others. Knowing both the USA and DK my opinion is that they are equally good but simply in different ways. I'm not going to waste time disproving many of your claims here but before making claims you might want to double check if they are accurate or maybe just propaganda or simply facts twisted in to what ever best fits your view.

Being proud to be an American is great and you certainly should be but there is no need to be so obnoxious about it.

Oh and I proudly fly the American flag on a flagpole in my front yard as well as a Danish flag (they take turns to fly for a while)

Oh and did someone ask why there are USA flags everywhere? Just so you know in Denmark it is the same. Flags on birthday cakes flags on holidays and even little flags on a string around the Christmas tree some times. Having pride in your country what ever one it might be is a good thing so maybe try some flags and see how it feels.

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Silliness..., is an American flag on my truck obnoxious? Or having pride in my country?

Or maybe stating my opinion is obnoxious because is doesn’t align with what you have been bred to believe?
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Or maybe stating my opinion is obnoxious because is doesn’t align with what you have been bred to believe?
Flags or pride, absolutely not obnoxious. (Big sigh) stating your opinion is not obnoxious just because it's different. You must really not have bothered to think about what I wrote but just automatically feel attacked when seeing the slightest sign of someone stating USA is not automatically the greatest at everything and then jump in to defend it.

It's not at all your national pride that is obnoxious. It's how you say it.

I don't know what you hear in your head when you say the things you said in your post but what most of the world hears is this (I am with no exceptions better than every one else at everything)

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Well, this thread has been successfully derailed.

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