Sources: TSA Out of Our Pants [press release], [lawsuit], Daily Mail
quote: A free-market system with little labor protection...
quote: high murder rates; high rates of gun ownership...
quote: ...a large prison population; capital punishment...
quote: largely pointless wars with little to no benefit
quote: ...a brutal history of indigenous oppression and slavery...
quote: ...relatively widespread poverty.
quote: I'd struggle to say its the greatest country, nation, or empire in history. I'm sure those within the Greek, Roman, Mongol, Ottoman and British empires thought the same things during their period of hegemony. Where are these empires now? As they discovered, hubris has a nasty habit of biting people in the ass.
quote: but crimes prevented by the use of a gun are not reported on by media, since that would go against their bias against guns.
quote: Really? The rise of lawyers that are just itching to take on any cause for money has become the best labor protection there is in the US. Fear of class action lawsuits IMO is what keeps allot of large corporations in line nowdays.
quote: What is high to you? I would also think that you equate higher rates of gun ownership to higher murder rates, while the FBI has estimated that guns probably prevent at least 2 million crimes each year. Wish I could find the link on that for you, but crimes prevented by the use of a gun are not reported on by media, since that would go against their bias against guns.
quote: I will agree with you on this, something needs to be done about it.
quote: Afghanistan, started out as a war of vengeance and the people of Afghanistan did understand that, however it turned into something else for political purposes when people in DC took control from the soldiers. Iraq was pointless IMO.
quote: Old history and not really uncommon for any country in history.
quote: Well the poor here in the US are better off than most of the poor in the world, however IMO there is no solution to the poverty problem. Some people will excel within a given system while others will not be able to cope, a reminder that everybody is different. Offering equal opportunity to all will not give equal results to all.
quote: People in the US need a revolution, government has gotten to big and out of touch with the citizens. I think that one of the founding fathers said that revolution was necessary from time to time.
quote: We make more than enough food to feed everyone, enough money to give everyone a decent standard of living. Greed, corruption and indifference prevent this from happening - nothing more.