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    Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Hey, how about some good news for a change?

    Here it is:

    Why 2012 was the best year ever The Spectator

    2012 has been a spectacular year in terms of net global prosperity, accompanied by less hunger, less disease, and less war than ever before.

    ...Take global poverty. In 1990, the UN announced Millennium Development Goals, the first of which was to halve the number of people in extreme poverty by 2015. It emerged this year that the target was met in 2008.
    Yes, this is part of a long term trend that is seeing a better life spread to more of the world's people in terms of access to clean water, abundance of food, availability of affordable goods such as clothing, availability of modern medicine, especially vaccines, improved sanitation, access to technology and communications and so on. In addition, recent developments in technology both save energy and make more cheap energy available world wide.

    The West may be in the economic doldrums, but the rest of the world is charging ahead. Believe it or not we are living in a golden age.

    Happy Holidays!

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    People tend to view and evaluate all events as viewed through the prism of their own circumstances.

    It would be very difficult to convince Americans that the destruction that their country has endured in past years is easily dismissed as "The west May be in the economic doldrums."

    The far reaching consequences of the totality of the loss of the United States will be felt as nothing before in history.

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    I lived through it after my doctor said I would not! Plenty good enough.
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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Hey, how about some good news for a change?

    Here it is:



    Yes, this is part of a long term trend that is seeing a better life spread to more of the world's people in terms of access to clean water, abundance of food, availability of affordable goods such as clothing, availability of modern medicine, especially vaccines, improved sanitation, access to technology and communications and so on. In addition, recent developments in technology both save energy and make more cheap energy available world wide.

    The West may be in the economic doldrums, but the rest of the world is charging ahead. Believe it or not we are living in a golden age.

    Happy Holidays!
    How far can the rest of the world go without the West?

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    How far can the rest of the world go without the West?
    Exactly, look at how much better off the people in Beijing are thanks to us.

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    How far can the rest of the world go without the West?
    Quite far
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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Quite far
    How far?

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Hey, how about some good news for a change?

    Here it is:



    Yes, this is part of a long term trend that is seeing a better life spread to more of the world's people in terms of access to clean water, abundance of food, availability of affordable goods such as clothing, availability of modern medicine, especially vaccines, improved sanitation, access to technology and communications and so on. In addition, recent developments in technology both save energy and make more cheap energy available world wide.

    The West may be in the economic doldrums, but the rest of the world is charging ahead. Believe it or not we are living in a golden age.

    Happy Holidays!

    Yeah, and if a republican were president the article would read: "why 2012 was the worst year ever."

    How about; 2012 sucked?

    There are no jobs, people are losing their homes and our leadership sucks.

    The media just makes crap up to portray Obama (and democrats in general) as Jesus.

    It ticks me off that people believe this holly-jolly nonsense when it takes 2 seconds to realize this world is ruled by a bunch of authoritarian lunatics.

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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    How far?
    China up until around the 1800s was the largest economy in the world and manufactured more then any other country. It has at times in its history developed for more advanced technologies then other areas of the world

    India untill around the same time was about the second largest economy

    No reason to think that without the west that either country could not and would not be sucessfull and produce futher technological advancements
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    Re: Why 2012 Was the Best Year Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    China up until around the 1800s was the largest economy in the world and manufactured more then any other country. It has at times in its history developed for more advanced technologies then other areas of the world

    India untill around the same time was about the second largest economy

    No reason to think that without the west that either country could not and would not be sucessfull and produce futher technological advancements
    I agree with that.

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