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The Fat Rant ROCKS! [Mar. 28th, 2007|10:45 pm]
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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2007-03-29 03:32 am (UTC)
if you ask me, they're the reason our country is so far behind, globally and socially.

I agree with the other things you said, but how can you say that our country is behind the others?
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[User Picture]From: lex_vc
2007-03-29 03:40 am (UTC)
I probably put too much emphasis on the "so", and my enthusiasm for the topic got the best of me. However, it's well-known that our country is handling education in a mediocre fashion--particularly when compared with Japan and China--not to mention we have a significantly higher crime rate than many other countries. Granted, we are extremely lucky in that we live in a fairly stable society, with a freedom you can't anywhere else, but our society unfortunately puts some constraints on that freedom by maintaining these terrible biases towards some "minority" groups.
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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2007-03-29 03:44 am (UTC)
That, I will agree with.
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-03-29 03:47 am (UTC)
America consumes a far greater share of the earth's resources than the others by population and consumption ratio. The entire world could not possibly live at that rate of consumption as America. Other (certainly not all other!) countries are way ahead in terms of conservation, mass transit, energy efficiency and recycling. Other countries (certainly not all others) are way ahead of America in terms of providing quality health care for people of all income brackets. Other countries (not all others) are ahead of America for providing paid leave from work for mothers raising small children, with a guarantee of the same job when they return from maternity leave.
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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2007-03-29 03:50 am (UTC)
Okay, that's true.

I'd give you a paragraph reply but I'm not good at those. XD
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-03-29 04:14 am (UTC)
Having said all that, America is one of the better countries of the world to live in :)

(I forgot to mention the bit about America being behind in terms of providing free higher education for people of all income levels.)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-29 06:02 pm (UTC)
Precisely.

America has a lot of catching up to do.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-29 06:01 pm (UTC)
Definitely depends on which countries we're looking at.
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