You used the word 'ripoff', and AC used that to try to pull us into his worldview. We didn't invent shit; we ripoff the world, so on and so forth...
Yeah, we took everything the Germans had, including rockets, after beating them in the war. Germans are pretty smart btw, so after that man had whipped them into a frenzy, they had the best rockets by far.
Which they got from Robert Goddard, an American. Of British descent though. So, who gets the credit?
AC misses the point of America. Everything we have is 'ripped off', from somebody, or somewhere. We've got nothing of our own. We don't even get to 'have' our own Native American culture. That belongs to them; we don't get to be a part of it. But that doesn't stop us from using it all the time and ripping it off. Same way we absorb everything else we have from every other immigrant.
By having nothing of our own, we get to have everything. That pisses you off, doesn't it, AC?