Dear Kyra,
Let me tell you one thing. I've met a few American people in my past and these are one of my favourite memories. You are not picked on aswell as your country. Everyone should be proud of were you came from and in every country there are bad and ignorant people. I did not really read anything like you said about America, but like Luc said, I too have been busy for a few days. But you should not let these things hurt you, don't let it chase you away from this forum, please, it's not worth it. You are a nice person and that is what counts on this forum. We have bad people too in Belgium like Dutroux and indeed our prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt, but are we Belgians hurt by things like that? Maybe we have a thicker skin, maybe we can laugh more about our people (we have a strange kind of humour <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) But I'm sure that anyone who attacked America in words on this forum did not mean to be aggressive and will apologise. But you should concentrate on your new friends you've met on this forum, because we always will be there for you!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/kissyou.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />