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Old December 31st, 2012 (7:13 PM).
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Eh. The US isn't amazing, but it's okay. It's flawed, like every country. Honestly I get irritated that we get so much crap about us over the Internet, despite the fact that a lot of it is deserved. So I guess I can't be that ashamed.

It's amazing I don't hate it, considering I live in Kansas, a state that's in the Midwest/Plains and in the Bible Belt. Especially considering I'm an atheist. You would think this place would suck, but I live in one of the college towns, so it ain't so bad.

I'm not ashamed of my family, though. We're all awesome. 8)
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Old December 31st, 2012 (7:28 PM).
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Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
A: Half of my life I lived in Moscow and approx half of it here in Vladivostok. I'm always contented here and there as long it's in my home country.
Whether it be your family?
A: Contented with my family. Although we don't see each other often.
Whether it be your nationality?
A: I'm not a self-racist of racist.

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Old December 31st, 2012 (8:25 PM).
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Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
I live near the inner-city area of Sydney, and I've only moved house once in my whole life but still remained in the same area but a little further south.

Whether it be your family?
I'm not really fond of my family, especially my mother who always goes off at me, and my brother always plays dirty tricks on me that gets me embarrassed.

Whether it be your nationality?
The neighborhood I'm in is full of Indigenous Australians, so I do feel a little odd to be living in an area dominated by them. Also, I often feel bad around certain cultures given I am a sort of semi-racist.
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Old January 1st, 2013 (3:33 AM).
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Old January 1st, 2013 (11:02 AM).
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The town I live in is actually really nice and has lots of restaurants and shopping centers and is looked to as a great place, so I don't dislike it. My state, Alabama, has had it's fair share of bad pasts though. Civil rights, ya know? Yeah, most of that started here lol. Bus boycott, church bombing, the KKK, etc. I dislike that people like to associate that with the state of Alabama now though because it's in the past and we don't do that anymore. We grew from it, so it's a bit sad when people still think we're bad and that it's still going on. It's a nice state to live in honestly, especially if you like woodsy areas and not lots of traffic, and I just can't see myself anywhere else! You'd have to come here to love it yourself. I'll show you around. :)

As for my family, I think everyone has the things they love and hate about them haha. I have a redneck family, a liberal family, and a Jesus-y family. They all have their flaws, but I love them all and they're great people to be around! I couldn't ask for a better one.

All in all, I'm not ashamed of where I live, but I dislike when people, especially foreign, associate my state with the bad things. Like...move on, guys. :P If you want a BAD state, make fun of Mississippi!
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Old January 4th, 2013 (2:12 PM).
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Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
Nah, living in suburban Boston doesn't really get me any weird looks. :P
Whether it be your family?
My parents are reasonable, and although sometimes my siblings can be annoying, I'm not ashamed of them really.
Whether it be your nationality?
Haha, being Canadian gets me some teasing but nothing too bad. I like who I am and try to embrace it.
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Old January 9th, 2013 (4:45 AM).
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I wouldn't say I was proud (apart from in the family context), but I'm definitely not ashamed of where I came from.

My home city has been very good to me and helped shape who I am today. Even if has some of the highest teen pregnancy rates and binge drinking incidents and deaths from smoking, I always feel kinda happy whenever I return there to visit family. It definitely grounded me in a way that living somewhere else might not have done so. As for home country, I'm still there now, so that says something. I don't agree with everything that the UK does on the world stage, but I'd struggle to find another nationality that would really agree with me. I'd never say I was proud to be British and don't really care for patriotism, but I'm kinda happy I am British. It makes no sense, I know, but it's kinda how I feel. And I love my family and am ridiculously proud to be a part of such a great unit. No complaints at all from me on that front.
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Old January 12th, 2013 (8:57 AM).
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I am ashamed of where I come from on a huge level.
Mostly of the country as a whole but the town I live in is just as bad sometimes. I wish I lived in a more liberal area
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Old January 12th, 2013 (9:44 AM).
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I'm more ashamed of not really living up to my origins than my actual origins. I'm proud of my country, I like all of the places I've lived/was raised in, and I'm very glad to have been born into my family.

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Old January 12th, 2013 (2:58 PM).
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Not really, I mean, I was born in Canada, but have a Jamaican background; I'm proud to be partly Jamaican! I like to think that my Jamaican heritage helped me shape up into the guy I am today, since my parents have been taught to try and perform each task with 100% effort, sooo I guess they passed that on to me! My hometown is pretty quiet, so, I have no issues with it either.

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Old January 15th, 2013 (3:27 AM). Edited January 15th, 2013 by Rodriguezjames55.
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i'm from a place where we elect a man after he f'd up our country where we elected a man who said change who last election they blocked the best candidates (Gary Johnson Ron Paul) yes im ashamed of my country not my city tho NYC all the way

im more than half Puerto Rican im Irish German French Portuguese Brazilian Spaniard Black British and i could have roman blood they were everywhere
only thing im ashamed of is my Spaniard blood the reason i have it is cause of rape
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Old January 15th, 2013 (4:13 AM).
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Living in the US is alright, it has flaws, particularly how idiotic some people can be but I'm sure every country has some idiots. So I'm some what ashamed of how the country is runned, though I'm not ashamed of the city I come from, St.Louis.
Sure it's not the biggest city or the safest, but I still like living here. It's also got crazy weather sometimes, but I don't mind that cause it leads to interesting situations. (Like last week it was all mid 50s to low 60s and now it's suddenly in the teens and 20s) So I don't really plan on leaving any time soon.

As for my family, the only person I'm really ashamed of is my older brother. He's always being negative and complaining and is a total jerk to everyone. He's especially a jerk towards me by insulting me for no reason. Though we get into arguments alot, my dad's pretty nice and I love him for always being there and raising me well. Not ashamed of my little brother at all but rather I'm pretty proud of him. He's done a lot for someone his age. It's sad that he's been more successful than me and he's only 17. But that's definitely something to be proud of instead of being ashamed of.
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Old January 15th, 2013 (9:01 AM).
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Overall I'm not ashamed by I'm not proud either.

Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
I lived in Denver until I was 14 and now live east of it. Not a huge fan of that city, but I do kinda enjoy where I live now. People here are rather mellow, and like the rest of the state the weather isn't too predictable.

Whether it be your family?
My grandmother was always really good about keeping everyone in our family together no matter what happened. The thing is though, is that she's gone now, so now our family doesn't really meet up like it used to anymore.

Whether it be your nationality?
I love the United States... but at the same time I hate it. I supposedly live in one of the more uh... healthy states, but that doesn't keep me from being disappointed of elsewhere. I'd like to try living elsewhere, but currently that's too difficult.
On another note, I'm 1/4 Cherokee, so I sometimes take pride in that.
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Old January 15th, 2013 (11:55 PM).
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Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
Currently, no. I'm perfectly fine with where I live now, but my family's house is in a city well-known for producing the lesser beings of society. We're not even from this state and I make it a point to tell people that, so 9 times out of 10 nobody gets the wrong idea.

Whether it be your family?
A bit, but the reasoning's changed over the years.

Whether it be your nationality?
Extremely, actually. I'm really embarrassed to be from the US because my best friend and his family are Canadian and every time I go with him to see them they drop a few snide remarks about how it's a shame the US is doing so poorly and its bickering makes it an international spectacle.
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Old January 16th, 2013 (1:53 AM).
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Whether it be where you live in your particular town?
Not really, it's a really quiet place so there really isn't much to be ashamed of.

Whether it be your family?
Never, I honestly love them so much and I'm usually the one that keeps them together.

Whether it be your nationality?
Not really, being Malaysian is something I take pride in. I want to go there one day though, and see how it's like.

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Old January 16th, 2013 (2:40 AM).
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I keep putting off answering this thread

I don't really like living in here north Scotland as the people here are just rude.

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I don't like being british as the media goes OTT with some things if you know what I mean.
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