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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    For those that don't think America is the greatest country, tell us which country is and why.
    Exactly only one person has had the guts to say which country they think is better

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Let's look at a few of the inventions that make the modern world what it is today:

    Antibiotics: A Scottish guy.
    Louis Pasture was Scottish?

    Who knew?

    Internal Combustion engine: Belgian
    Difficult to say, internal combustion has been around since the 1300's with no clear inventor named. The modern engine using spark plugs and distributed charge for combustion is American.

    Telephone: Scottish guy in Canada
    Bell was hardly a Scot, and he was an American citizen, regardless of where he did some of his research.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_telephone

    Microchip: British guy
    Bovine feces, pure fabrication on your part.

    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments created the integrated circuit. Bill Shockley of Bell Labs created the modern semi-conductor using silicone. Robert Noyce of Intel invented the microprocessor.

    Television: A brit, a German, and a Scot invented the precursors, a pair of Russians invented the first television based on their work.
    Computer: A brit if you count Babbage, Turing, or Flowers. A German if you go with Kuse.
    Cars: a German
    Satellites: Russians
    Spaceship: Russians
    Light Bulbs: Americans
    Airplanes: Americans

    On that list, the US has TWO things. Hell, the first personal computer was made by Italians. We often assume things are invented by Americans, when they aren't.
    The Babbage analytical engine was not built until the 1990's - the first digital computer was the 1890 census calculator - in America.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You are making all of that up and pretending it is true. That does not make something an "irrefutable fact", it makes it made up bull****.
    An irrefutable fact is not bull. I haven't made up anything. However, your attempt to refute these facts is most certainly bull.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    With pleasure - there is none - the entire concept is a nonsense. I am sure my ancestors thought Great Britain was the greatest nation on earth, just because they got to boss a third of the world about, and had better grenadiers and men o' war than the French and the Spaniards - but that was just as much a bit of grandiose self-delusion. There is simply no such animal. If a nation is to be judged upon anything that matters, it is how the least advantaged fare - and neither Imperial Britain nor the current USA score particularly well there.
    The bottom 10% in America live better lives than the bottom 10% in any other nation on the planet with the exceptions of Canada, Sweden, and Australia. There are 195 countries on this planet, and our bottom 10% are better off than the top 10% in all but eleven of them.

    'Merica.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Is America the greatest nation on earth?
    in what category? we have free speech, which is good. our health care system sucks, and we spend too much on war.

    either way, how do we judge that? standard of living? nuclear arsenal? who knows? who cares? America is a first world country that is nice to live in. when we start getting caught up in nationalism or questions of empire, though, it usually has no positive effect. **** the contest crap. just enjoy living in your country and strive to make it better.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If you extended the scale all the way to zero, no one would look bad. Almost all listed are 0.9 or higher.
    The top ten would appear as a tighter grouping, yes. The same would happen if we rounded all baseball players' batting averages to the nearest tenth, but the point is to compare the distinction.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Unless your last name is Walton, Gates, Jobs, or Zuckerberger, you might want to double check your online banking balance.



    Hardly true. Our best and brightest university professors also often originate from outside the US.



    Modern society as I know it was perfected by the Japanese, Sony in particular, revolutionizing personal electronics.



    Who would be our contemporaries?



    You go--ranch dressing kicks french dressing's ass with or without gloves.


    Hardly true at all.


    Nothing screams American superiority like us not even being able to put a man into orbit without paying the Russians 50 years later.



    Kween Kim Kardashian might have you drawn in Kwuartered.



    Bashar al Assad remaining in power certainly proves your point there



    Got a link for that from a source other than Fox News?




    with a five yard penalty and a repeat of first down.
    Actually Japan just picked up Americas old Electronics manufacturing base and its inventions and ran with it.

    Fundamentally, these personal electronic devices that Sony builds use technologies that were invented and developed right here in the US decades ago.

    From Tube Circuits to Microprocessors to Integrated circuit technology and software. All of it was initially developed right here in the US.

    And Japan perfected the modern society ?

    Huh ?

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    One possible measure of "greatest" would be net immigration. How many try to get in vs try to get out. It could be argued in that context that America is indeed "greatest".
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    I've seen Europeans trying to mitigate away the Moon landings as American money funding German Rocket technology.

    Well, we weren't the only Nation to abscond with German Scientist plus, Wermer Von Braun wanted to land the entire Appollo Rocket on the Moon.

    It was a American Engineer who came up with the concept of a Lunar Lander and it was another American Engineer who programed the Lunar lander Computer

    To compromise for the lack of onboard memory he developed a process of using interrupts which would over ride less critical functions when memory ran low.

    Windows to this day uses interupts.

    The Computers for the Apollo Rocket Guidance system were IBM.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Actually Japan just picked up Americas old Electronics manufacturing base and its inventions and ran with it.

    Fundamentally, these personal electronic devices that Sony builds use technologies that were invented and developed right here in the US decades ago.

    From Tube Circuits to Microprocessors to Integrated circuit technology and software. All of it was initially developed right here in the US.

    And Japan perfected the modern society ?

    Huh ?
    The US stole german scientists to make it space program as well. Forgot to mention that.

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