Thin Hide? Hmm. I can see how you might interpret that... I think it's more of a case of my generation growing up pretty quickly in the last year or so and having to tread carefully. I see no problem with using hindsight as a guide to do so - fwiw, we are located next to one of the most populated Muslim nations in world. Indonesia with around 213 million ppl. I'm sure you're well aware of that as well.
If that's the case... well good. The impression is that *some* Americans are generally insular.... a stat I heard not long ago was only 4 in 10 Congressman have passports....means of course that 4 in 10 have been overseas. You'd think someone like Congressman would get OS even if it was a political junket.
You generally get bad press with regard to your "gun-toting" antics as well. Something that I heard recently was some wacko county making it law to possess a firearm. Lambs to the slaughter for a saying we use "only in America..."
Nice one Al - I don't know what you expect me to say, I'm certainly not going to kiss your arse or come out swingin' punches. I'll rely on my typical Aussie larikin sense of humour to laugh it off.