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Message 1 of 46 (719681)
02-16-2014 12:05 PM


One in four Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 2 of 46 (719682)
02-16-2014 1:05 PM
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yea and Americans have the world's largest supply of nukes, worlds largest army funding by fare, and the worlds largest polluters per capita, second largest after china just by pollution. This is such a brilliant combination i cant see the downside.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Message 3 of 46 (719683)
02-16-2014 1:19 PM
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I think that education is important, but many people dont value anything much beyond basic reading.
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Message 4 of 46 (719685)
02-16-2014 1:29 PM
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Phat writes:

I think that education is important, but many people dont value anything much beyond basic reading.

Which is why the US is no longer among the First (and maybe even the Second) World Nations.

But don't worry, the Civilized Nations will always need folk to cut the grass, wait on tables, collect the trash ...


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 5 of 46 (719699)
02-16-2014 5:22 PM
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Which is why the US is no longer among the First (and maybe even the Second) World Nations.

Appart from military spending, i dont know if the us ranks first in anything any more.


Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Message 6 of 46 (719704)
02-16-2014 7:00 PM
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02-16-2014 5:22 PM


Entertain us
I think we are still first in entertainment. Every day is Reality TV around here!
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Message 7 of 46 (719710)
02-16-2014 9:31 PM
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02-16-2014 5:22 PM


quote:
#1 The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest total prison population on the entire globe.

#2 According to NationMaster.com, the United States has the highest percentage of obese people in the world.

#3 The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.

#4 The United States is tied with the U.K. for the most hours of television watched per person each week.

#5 The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.

#6 There are more car thefts in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world by far.

#7 There are more reported rapes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#8 There are more reported murders in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#9 There are more total crimes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#10 The United States also has more police officers than anywhere else in the world.

#11 The United States spends much more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any other nation on the face of the earth.

#12 The United States has more people on pharmaceutical drugs than any other country on the planet.

#13 The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world.

#14 Americans have more student loan debt than anyone else in the world.

#15 More pornography is created in the United States than anywhere else on the entire globe. 89 percent is made in the U.S.A. and only 11 percent is made in the rest of the world.

#16 The United States has the largest trade deficit in the world every single year. Between December 2000 and December 2010, the United States ran a total trade deficit of 6.1 trillion dollars with the rest of the world, and the U.S. has had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976.

#17 The United States spends 7 times more on the military than any other nation on the planet does. In fact, U.S. military spending is greater than the military spending of China, Russia, Japan, India, and the rest of NATO combined.

#18 The United States has far more foreign military bases than any other country does.

#19 The United States has the most complicated tax system in the entire world.

#20 The U.S. has accumulated the biggest national debt that the world has ever seen and it is rapidly getting worse. Right now, U.S. government debt is expanding at a rate of $40,000 per second.


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Message 8 of 46 (719711)
02-16-2014 10:12 PM


....and when a tsunami or an earthquake hits anywhere on the planet who is the first there to help....?

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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Message 9 of 46 (719712)
02-16-2014 11:38 PM
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02-16-2014 9:31 PM


Bones about Loans
#14 Americans have more student loan debt than anyone else in the world.
Because our college costs are higher. These poor kids could get educated in Europe far cheaper, were they in that system.
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Message 10 of 46 (719715)
02-17-2014 12:17 AM
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02-16-2014 10:12 PM


Not AmericanS, I assure you of that. AmericA, maybe, as in the gov't or military. But not AmericANS. This is about how stupid the people are as a nation relative to the rest of the first, educated world, not what the government or military does.

Edited by hooah212002, : gov't OF military works just fine, just not for this post


"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off." -Dawkins

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Message 11 of 46 (719716)
02-17-2014 1:16 AM
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02-16-2014 9:31 PM


LOL so USA nr 1, in everything negative.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Message 12 of 46 (719730)
02-17-2014 7:51 AM
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02-17-2014 1:16 AM


LOL so USA nr 1, in everything negative.

That is not a fair assessment IMHO. I agree with GDR, Amaricans are the first to come and help no matter where. In some cases the help has been a bit like an elephant is a glass shop but it does not diminish the basic willingness to want to help.

That said, it is also nothing short of amazing how religious fanaticism has led to a quarter of Americans being knowledgewise on the same level as a squid.


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Message 13 of 46 (719734)
02-17-2014 8:46 AM
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02-17-2014 7:51 AM


That said, it is also nothing short of amazing how religious fanaticism has led to a quarter of Americans being knowledgewise on the same level as a squid.

Don't knock squid: very intelligent creature, your squid.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Message 14 of 46 (719735)
02-17-2014 9:00 AM
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No it is not a fair assessment at all. The world is a better place because it exists.

There is some cause for concern though. They need to figure out that all of the guns in the world will not protect you from the perils of ignorance.


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Message 15 of 46 (719742)
02-17-2014 10:15 AM
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02-16-2014 9:31 PM


meh
So America is fat, ignorant, unhealthy,wasteful crime ridden druggies.

Given all that:
There is still much beauty in this country and much goodness as well imo. I'd rather live here than anywhere else in the world.

I can't wait for the first pitch of baseball season!


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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