The truth hurts, but at times it's exactially what we need to hear. I applaud your bravery, and I for one agree with you. Even after reading this article and being guilty of bias myself.
You're right! And you deserve to be recognised for it.
LOL, the West is starting to fall so far behind now.
If your idea of quality of life is sitting at your computer playing WoW all day in a cramped apartment, yes.
First you guys lost all of your industry to Asia.
Outsourced - bad, but nowhere near as bad as "lost" may imply. As quickly as tax stops favouring outsourcing and workers abroad start getting treated like human beings, it'll come back onshore.
Most of your university-level STEM students are foreigners.
There are more people living outside the US than inside. Everyone wants to study in the US. So there are more foreigners in US universities.
The United States has had a particularly bad flare-up of religious stupidity over the past few decades.
No, it hasn't. Religious influence on law and culture has been rampant throughout the life of North America. But enclaves of religious stupidity have received an inordinate amount of airtime recently - partly as a neat distraction from important stuff, and partly because it makes the strange new breed of Fanatical Atheist feel better about himself.
The American Dollar is devaluing extremely quickly.
Compared to which other period of fluctuation?
Now you can't even get Internet access that's comparable to what some Asian nations had a decade ago!
Oh no! And twenty years ago hardly anyone could get the Internet at all. We must have been as neanderthals.
Hooah @ you sir! Seriously! Preach the truth, more of it! Can't get enough in fact!
- The solder still in Iraq!
Not if you're a real man!
Then again, that would suggest a real man could easly smuggle a HTC EVO in his butt o.O
I vote no, here's why...
It's nearly at the point that only someone well off can actually file for a patient. This will ensure that a corporation will have to sponsor the patient, thus; the individual will only get a partial amount of the funds he potentially would have created. Only, the corporation owns the patient.
How much further are the "power elitist" going to push away the middle class? Is it really a goal for them to rid America of the middle class? What the hell would be their motive? Perhaps to create a surplus labor force (this would take generations)? Meanwhile, exploiting "lesser" nations? At this rate we're the lesser...
When will we (what's left of the middle class) step up and take part in OUR democracy, or what's left of it? When is it that we will unite ourselves and stop arguing semantics (mostly over religion)? The same religion that was ment to unify the people is now being used to destroy it for profit. I feel the future is bleak; I really have no hope in our bi-partisan (separatist) voting methods. We're fooled; they've been burning our churches down whilst robbing our banks on the other side of the town!
conclusion: this is all apart of a much larger problem.
The only certainty in all governments that I can see is that you present yourself by a code of ethics, however; behind closed doors and amongst your corrupt peers you do quite the opposite.
This is the means of which you move to the top, and without this type of behavior you're slowly but surely weeded out.
The theives and charlatans will always have free rule in a system that they created.
Backed up the system lately?