fred smith wrote:Funny that he should mention New York. The obvious example is Detroit where the depopulation occuring is something like that in Rome following the fall of the Empire or Constantinople after the Latin Fourth Crusader Sack. What is going on in Detroit is an obvious example of how socialist, group think, grievance purveyors destroyed what was the fastest growing city IN THE WORLD from 1910 to 1940. Yet, within two decades it dropped precipitiously and then the past two decades have seen it drop into a death spiral.
SillyWilly wrote:World famous billionaire investor, Jim Rogers, recently called New York City "Third World."
Here's his exact quote:
"Everything works in Singapore; it's wonderful to be here. It's not a third-world country like New York City or some of the third-world countries and cities I've been to."
Link: http://jimrogers1.blogspot.com/2012/05/ ... rs+Blog%29
I thought it was interesting for Rogers, an American citizen, to call one of the greatest cities in the world and surely the greatest city in the USA, third world.
stevef wrote:Yes, the world needs the USA, they brought us...
- genocide of the North American indians
- slavery and the slave trade
- senseless wars of aggression against Vietnam, Iraq, the list goes on...
- the tobacco industry and the millions it kills
- the NRA and the gun nuts
- nuclear power
- nuclear weapons
- crank fundamentalist religions
- support for murderous dictators like Suharto, Pinochet, Kabila
(the list is too long, see http://tinfoilpalace.eamped.com/2011/01 ... by-the-us/ )
- Recording every email or phone call you make
- Torture in the 21st century
Yep, the world sure needs the USA! USA #1!
America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a good margin.
Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese.
The United States leads the world in credit card fraud.
The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.
The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world by far.
There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.
The United States has the highest child abuse death rate in the world.
The United States produces more pornography than any other nation in the world.
More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in America than anywhere else on earth.
The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire globe.
Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do.
The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.
The United States has the most total reported crimes in the world by far.
The United States has the most complicated tax system on the entire planet.
The United States has the most laws on the entire planet.
The United States spends more on the military than the next 12 nations combined.
The United States has the most foreign military bases in the world by far.
The United States exports more arms to other countries than anyone else in the world.
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