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I was asked in class a few days ago what I thought the American dream was and for sometime I have been pondering over it. I think that the American dream is stability, a life of happiness its a very generalized view but I think it's valid. So I'm asking you and this is for everyone even our friends from across the sea, what do you think the "American Dream is"?
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Posted: 2010-05-23 20:19:32

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  • BongoMan - replied 2010-05-24 07:36:51
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    American dream is an opportunity to achieve financial well-being starting with nothing but your work. i'm from eu

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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-22 11:20:26
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      thats a cool flash nice man
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    • Tiggy - replied 2010-06-24 09:22:27
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      I f you want to know just read 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck
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      • BadassSquirrel - replied 2010-06-27 09:31:21
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        NOOOOOOOOOOOO the horror!! the HORROOOORRR (only because i had to read and analyse it in english and the teacher for it was so BOOOORING :P
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        • Tiggy - replied 2010-07-03 12:27:08
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          i kno wat u mean but at least my teacher was decent...
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  • Goober - replied 2010-06-22 14:37:59
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    I think there is no American dream, But an Earthican Dream :D
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    • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-25 11:54:27
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      What is the "Earthican Dream"?
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      • Goober - replied 2010-06-25 18:45:32
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        Dream that every being on earth wants. Not just america.
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        • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-25 18:47:47
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          Okay.
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          • ZinkisaPrick - replied 2010-06-27 12:40:26
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            Earhican dream = financial peace, trying to make your children's life better than yours. It's not about big houses or nice cars, but those are nice to have.
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            • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-28 07:40:44
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              Oh well who doesn't agree with that. But if someone becomes the richest person in the world I have no problem with them, as long as it is done in a legal and ethical way. I would even say I admire them.
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  • Kradon666 - replied 2010-05-24 07:13:40
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    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
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    • johnecash - replied 2010-06-22 17:59:18
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      and bacon
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      • buddyfoeva - replied 2010-06-22 18:25:56
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        I can agree with bacon
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        • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-22 19:51:40
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          cant we all
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      • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-22 19:16:13
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        well of course bacon, happiness cannot exist without bacon.
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        • johnecash - replied 2010-06-23 05:33:51
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          that explains the Muslims
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          • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-23 07:10:08
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            epic sir.
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      • defmid26 - replied 2010-06-23 05:36:03
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        bacon falls under the pursuit of happiness
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        • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-24 04:26:05
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          then let it be changed to life liberty and the pursuit of bacon.
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          • defmid26 - replied 2010-06-24 05:06:44
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            Don't shoot me for saying this, but there is more to happiness than bacon... AW, Who am I kidding!?!?
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    • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-22 12:42:23
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      notice the "Pursuit of happiness", not the guarantee of it.
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      • buddyfoeva - replied 2010-06-22 17:55:12
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        yes but nothing in life is guaranteed. you just get a chance at it like everyone else
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        • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-22 18:22:29
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          Exactly.
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-05-24 14:39:12
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      nice quote.
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  • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-22 12:44:46
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    The American dream is being able to provide you and your family(if it applies to you) without some handout provided by the government. Being able to wake up every day and know that you are going to your job at which you do your best and enjoy the job. Working to get it yourself, not pushed along by someone else.

    This doesn't have to mean a nice big house and a BMW. You don't have to be rich. But if you can do it ethically along the way of pursuing this happiness by all means. I will never try to stop you.
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  • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-22 17:47:34
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    I don't think it can really be defined (because everyone has a different "dream")other than using your freedom to pursue the life you want to live. Now, let me clarify that. I do not mean that you should go kill someone to make yourself happy, because your rights end where someone else's begin. But you should pursue the life you want to live. Achieving the life goals you've set for yourself is, in my opinion, the American dream.
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    • buddyfoeva - replied 2010-06-22 17:58:34
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      doesn't that fall in the category of the pursuit of happiness? to do whatever makes you feel good.
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      • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-23 09:42:42
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        Yeah, just expanding on that
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    • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-22 19:26:32
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      You can have all these freedoms until you using your freedoms infringes on another's freedoms. ex. stealing, murdering, raping, ect...
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      • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-23 09:43:06
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        Yeah, that's a very important point
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-22 19:49:46
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      well put ertov you always have something to bring to the table.
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      • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-23 09:43:50
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        Thanks :) You too
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        • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-23 11:40:27
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          thank you
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  • Ruleb - replied 2010-06-23 06:03:03
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    Having an endless supply of readily-accessible oil, on America's doorstep.
    -The American dream, as brought to you by BP.
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-23 11:41:16
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      wow thats funny lol
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  • defmid26 - replied 2010-05-24 05:57:24
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    The freedom to pursue what ever you want to
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  • drakengard85 - replied 2010-06-22 12:37:25
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    God. I had to write an essay about the play "a raisin in the sun". the topic was how the american dream isn't always achievable to people born in unfortunate circumstances. I got an A on the paper but it was a beotch to write.

    Anyway, bongoman was right, the American dream is that whatever your background in life, if you work hard enough you can achieve whatever you want.
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  • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-24 12:44:15
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    THIS IS the American dream
    big burger
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    • johnecash - replied 2010-06-24 12:48:58
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      i still disagree. no read blooded American will ever prefer fast food over a home made, home grilled burger.
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      • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-24 13:55:21
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        red blooded Americans shot their food then eat it like this guy
        redneck gun

        and technically red blooded Americans are these people
        indians 1 - the american dream
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        • johnecash - replied 2010-06-24 19:11:15
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          if you have never known the thrill of skinning and eating a deer you killed then i don't feel you have lived life to its fullest.
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          • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-26 13:11:07
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            unfortunately killing deer with guns in my country is frowned appon however i would prefer to use this weapon
            bowpic - the american dream
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            • johnecash - replied 2010-06-26 20:37:53
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              i have hunted with the bow but prefer a rifle. the kills are usually much cleaner. that being said where do you live and what do you hunt?
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              • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-27 01:27:15
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                england and i dont hunt much but i prefer to use a bow to a gun - a gun scares everything of, a bow u can kill 3-4 things in the same area
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                • johnecash - replied 2010-06-27 06:36:09
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                  i only want one deer a day.
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                  • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-27 11:24:48
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                    i want 3-4 rabbits or small deer a week
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                    • johnecash - replied 2010-06-27 11:33:57
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                      does england have seasons? we only hunt during the season.
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                    • BEASTY - replied 2010-06-27 12:25:38
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                      well rabbits are out all year and deer are out spring - summer and autumn
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                    • johnecash - replied 2010-07-03 14:41:12
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                      rabbit hunting is fun. i use a 4-10 breach action shotgun. have you tried the flavored shots yet? you can get the bird shot for hunting small game this is made of spice. it melts in the animal when you cook it. i highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it.
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                    • BEASTY - replied 2010-07-03 22:58:38
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                      prefer to use a bow its a ancient craft and is allot harder to kill something with however you cause less trauma to the meat and you feel better when you do it - also you don't need to buy ammo all the time use the same arrows unless they get damaged and you can but all kinds of shit on the arrowheads
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        • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-26 13:46:21
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          That's red-skinned, not red-blooded, lol.
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    • SkinnyBill - replied 2010-07-30 01:42:02
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      aww nipples you copied my idea ^^
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  • SkinnyBill - replied 2010-06-23 06:52:08
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    • Jofus1992 - replied 2010-06-23 21:50:31
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      It's a lie...there is no bacon on that burger.
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      • johnecash - replied 2010-06-24 09:29:51
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        no bacon and that burger came from a fast food joint. the real dream is to make a jumbo bacon and swiss burger on your own grill, while watching football, while getting head.
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        • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-26 13:45:37
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          in hawaii, with beer.
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          • johnecash - replied 2010-06-26 20:35:50
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            i can dig it
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    • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-23 09:44:21
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      Hahahahahahaha oh so sadly true
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  • CrazyJay - replied 2010-06-27 07:10:28
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    "It's called the American dream becuase you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-27 13:35:37
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      wise words from a wise man lol
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  • willwhite007 - replied 2010-07-30 05:21:24
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    The American Dream is : working your ass off to try and make your way through life to live free and be happy -

    The American Reality is: Working your ass off to make others rich while you end up in debt and a slave to the cycle.

    Great post TB - I don't know how I missed this - I enjoy your posts and cant believe that I didn't see this before.
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    • johnecash - replied 2010-07-30 06:31:07
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      i am sorry but that statement is not always true. it is a possibility but not a fact.
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      • willwhite007 - replied 2010-07-30 07:13:52
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        I said it mostly joking - America is pretty much the ONLY place that not only allows you to follow your dreams , but will finance you as much as possible to assist the small business become a big business. I wouldn't want to live ANYWHERE else in the world. We do have our flaws and you know what I am talking about - nothing is perfect but our society is the best its ever been.
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        • johnecash - replied 2010-07-30 07:19:52
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          well said. we ain't perfect but we are the best there is around.
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  • ElverGon66 - replied 2010-06-24 19:15:15
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    well actually the mexican dream cuz ima move back and be a drug dealer
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-25 11:51:40
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      ok have fun do you think your friends on sharenator can get a discount?
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      • ElverGon66 - replied 2010-06-26 10:42:53
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        depends
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        • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-26 13:56:21
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          ok on what
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          • ElverGon66 - replied 2010-06-27 05:21:56
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            what u want
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            • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-27 07:05:49
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              pot
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              • ElverGon66 - replied 2010-06-27 14:58:11
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                if u buy in bulk
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                • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-27 15:58:09
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                  lol
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                  • ElverGon66 - replied 2010-06-27 20:41:37
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                    nah u yeah but other fags like peace no
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                    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-28 18:08:07
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                      yes lol
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  • Ertrov - replied 2010-06-28 19:27:22
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    Also, I'd like to add that the American dream involves helping those less fortunate than themselves, and being able to stand up for what's right.
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    • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-28 21:06:14
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      that's why i donate to the red cross every year
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  • Ruleb - replied 2010-07-31 01:13:50
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    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happy-Meals
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  • luminosity - replied 2011-01-04 21:06:01
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    I think Jofus's take on it is awesome, but I myself would like to think that the American Dream is to have the freedom to achieve the power to help more people in better ways than you currently can.

    I can only hope that makes as much sense as it did in my head.
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  • Lucky - replied 2010-06-25 15:54:18
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    six pack, bj, and a fresh pack of smokes.
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    • defmid26 - replied 2010-06-27 06:00:56
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      that is the american white trash dream
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      • triclebickle - replied 2010-06-27 07:06:43
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        redneck 101 life becomes very simple as do your wishes
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        • Lucky - replied 2010-06-27 11:19:17
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          It is what it is
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