If people criticise the US, it is because we still expect a higher standard from the US than from the "corrupt, despotic, oppressive hell-hole", not because the US is worse. Nobody expects rule of law in central Asia, but we still get upset when American 3-letter agencies or others can ignore the law with no consequences. Is that unfair? "But mom, China did it first!" is no excuse.
I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them J F Davisam.
It sounds like education in the US is a lot like heath care.
The US governments spend about 8% of GDP on health care, more per capita than most other developed countries, but most people get little of no cover from that.
Apparently the US spends an awful lot on education, more than many other countries where anyone can afford college without risking bankruptcy.
Neat fact: If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could go ahead and make tuition free, or close to it, for every student at every public college in the country.
if they take the phone they need to take your index finger too?
Maybe you have been watching too much TV. The article is about the US, not Jamaica or the Congo.
Its not small like a typo or misspelling an uncommon word. It makes it look like the poster never reads, but only learns English from the spoken word.
Definitely uncouth and affects his credibility.
Don't we always say here, "obscuring is not securing"?
that should mean that the farthest objects we can see should be 6,000 or less light years away.
Don't be silly. God created the universe with the light already in place between the stars, so we could behold the wonder of His creation.
This is easy for a being who can create a world with fossilised bones in place to test our faith.
How can you hope to disprove a magical being with tricks of science and logic?
Mod parent informative. Breast-fed baby poo smells very nice. Hold off on solids as long as you can
Some of the surprises in parenthood are actually pleasant.
That sounds like a US perspective? Atheism is often the norm in more educated people in other developed countries.
Just goes to show how badly proper education is needed there.
If only it were that simple. this is Africa - even the school-teachers believe that sort of thing.
Thabo Mbeki, educated in London, still goes around saying AIDS is not caused by a virus. Normal for sub-Saharan Africa, sadly.
Believers are more likely to be less intelligent, which may reduce the risk of depression.
UK and catholic ? Really ?
Yes, the UK church still claims to be Catholic, just without recognising any authority outside the island that might stop the king from getting a divorce.
if it weren't for the French, you would be writing English.
The Canadians might disagree with the implication that they are English, or somehow enslaved because they did not violently secede.
Do you know a country where they don't play by their own rules?
Iraq and Tibet come to mind.
I got the feeling the Kurds actually liked us.
The Kurds were very appreciative of the 1990 gulf war, and quite happy with the sanctions and no-fly zones that were working perfectly well, thankyou very much.
Nothing was gained by the 2003 invasion.