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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The guy in this video sums it up better than I ever could:

    Pitiful - particularly when he explains America USED to be great. Is he referring to the days of slavery or the great depression? Racial segregation or the Vietnam war era?

    Just I HATE AMERICA junk.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Computers and the internet? Both American inventions
    You're just wrong there. The computer was not invented by Americans
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The guy in this video sums it up better than I ever could:

    then you must be not be able to sum up your thoughts at all. This ****ing moron claimed the US was 178th in infant mortality like it was a bad thing, the lower you are ranked the less infants are dying.

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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.
    I'm nearly a millionaire, self made, and I'm in my early 30's. That would ONLY be possible in America.


    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Hardly true. Our best and brightest university professors also often originate from outside the US.
    Immigrants are one of the biggest reasons America is the greatest nation on earth. They come here to be great, rather than stay home to be mediocre.

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post

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

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    Who would be our contemporaries?
    Other countries in the modern world


    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    You go--ranch dressing kicks french dressing's ass with or without gloves.
    Ironically, French dressing is actually also an American invention. Look it up and be amazed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Hardly true at all.
    Totally true

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Nothing screams American superiority like us not even being able to put a man into orbit without paying the Russians 50 years later.
    Oh we're more than able, but you have to understand the American way is to farm out the mundane stuff to other nations and pay them to do it for us. We've already reached that benchmark. The first man on Mars will be an American.


    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Kween Kim Kardashian might have you drawn in Kwuartered.
    I find her strangely attractive and repulsive at the same time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Bashar al Assad remaining in power certainly proves your point there
    Let's see how long he lasts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post

    Got a link for that from a source other than Fox News?
    Yep. Ask and you shall receive. Would you like to hear how other nations are dependent on us for military support, for their economic well-being, for political support, or... you pick.



    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    with a five yard penalty and a repeat of first down.
    Football. Only in America.

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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.
    Internal Combustion engine: Belgian
    Telephone: Scottish guy in Canada
    Microchip: British guy
    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.
    Be sure and don't mention such as mass production of affordable automobiles.

    I bet the Japanese would mention the Atomic bomb - which caused their entire country to suddenly surrender - preventing a land war of millions of casualties.

    Any you posted that message on a computer running on software and an operating system invented by the French, right?

    But keep running down this country and believe you prove it up by searching for what was invented in other countries thinking you're proving it.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    then you must be not be able to sum up your thoughts at all. This ****ing moron claimed the US was 178th in infant mortality like it was a bad thing, the lower you are ranked the less infants are dying.
    Our infant mortality rate is still appalling, though, given our wealth.

    Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment - The Washington Post
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Totally get what lizzie is saying, but I'm appreciating your enthusiasm. I think expressing pride in this country is considerd sort of bad form by some. I still think we have a lot to be proud of.
    You know you have it made when stating simple facts about your accomplishments is seen as "bad form."

    You know you've got a ways to go when you beat your own chest, and people pity pat you on the head and give you encouragement.

    Part of being on top is that people will want to knock you off. When they stop trying to do that, that's when you know you're no longer on top.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You're just wrong there. The computer was not invented by Americans
    The software you are using was. So was the PC. Microsoft. IBM. Apple. But none of that counts, does it?

    But I guess let's point out the Chinese invented the computer thousands of years ago with beads on sticks. Or was it ancient Egyptians?

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    By most accounts on the subject of freedom the US hardly cracks the top 10. The usual reason for that is our issues with criminal justice, incarceration rates (all in disparate ways,) and obvious issues with government blanket surveillance of the populace. Our crime rates do not help the matter, but that becomes secondary argument. Diversity is still a bit of a mess, entirely for political reasons. When it comes to opportunity we face similar concerns but with real economic difficulty, usually held back by the increasing difference between income quintiles and low employment participation rate.

    How the hell can we be the greatest nation on earth given all this? I mean I know everyone wants to say so, but the reality behind the numbers should be telling us something.
    You don't have to be perfect to be the greatest. Just better than everybody else. And America is on top of the food chain, baby.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Depends on what variables you hold to come to the conclusion that we are the "greatest"
    I left that kind of open on purpose, as everyone will define it based on what's important to them.

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