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September 17 2007 at 9:18 PM
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Brandon  (no login)
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All this gloom and doom talk in some of these other threads about how the country is going downhill is nonsense.

There has never been a better time to be alive in the history of human civilization than right now and the best country to be in is the United States of America.

100 years ago, most people worked in agriculture, this was back breaking sunup to sundown labor. Life on the job in the factories was also very tough.

The poverty rate in 1960 was 22.4 percent. In 2000, it was only 11 percent.

The crime rate over the last decade has been the lowest in years.

The average person living in the USA right now will live 30 years longer than the average person would have lived in 1907.

Most childhood diseases have been eradicated. Compare this to 1918 when 20 million people died of the flu.

Since 1970, pollution has been cut by 48 percent.

84 percent of Americans have a cell phone. 80 percent have cable tv.

It is estimated within 2 years, 71 percent will have broadband and 53 percent will have a laptop.

One of the biggest myths is people lack leisure time, although several studies have shown this not to be true and that leisure time has increased by 5 hours since the 1960s. Do you guys realize how much time people spend watching tv everyday.

While we face some major problems, there is no better time to be alive in America than in 2007.




 
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  1. Perspective - Bob on Sep 17, 2007
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  3. Spoken Like a "Have" - mackayla on Sep 17, 2007
    1. Re: Spoken Like a "Have" - R on Sep 18, 2007
      1. 'Relive your childhood" - Bob on Sep 18, 2007
      2. Re: Spoken Like a "Have" - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
        1. Re: Spoken Like a "Have" - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
          1. Re: Spoken Like a "Have" - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
          2. The great paradox of Christain conservatives - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
            1. Re: The great paradox of Christain conservatives - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
              1. Re: The great paradox of Christain conservatives - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                1. Re: The great paradox of Christain conservatives - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  1. One More Thing - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  2. Re: One More Thing - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  3. Re: One More Thing - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  4. Recourse - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  5. Re: Recourse - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  6. Re: Recourse - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  7. Re: Recourse - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  8. Government insurance - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  9. Re: Government insurance - Brandon on Sep 20, 2007
                  10. Re: Government insurance - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  11. Re: Government insurance - R on Sep 20, 2007
                  12. Lttle bureaucracies - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  13. Auto Insurance - Brandon on Sep 20, 2007
                  14. Re: Auto Insurance - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  15. Medicare Part D - Bob on Sep 20, 2007
                  16. Re: Little bureaucracies - R on Sep 20, 2007
                  17. Re: Government insurance - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  18. Re: Government insurance - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  19. Re: Recourse - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  20. Re: Recourse - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  21. Re: Recourse - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  22. Geeesh!! - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  23. Re: Geeesh!! - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  24. The money - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  25. Re: Geeesh!! - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  26. Re: Geeesh!! - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  27. Score One for Nat - Bob on Sep 20, 2007
                  28. Re: Score One for Nat - Brandon on Sep 20, 2007
                  29. Education - Bob on Sep 20, 2007
                  30. Re: Education - Brandon on Sep 20, 2007
                  31. Re: Education - Bobby on Sep 20, 2007
                  32. Re: Education - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  33. Lost talent - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  34. An Aside - Bob on Sep 22, 2007
                  35. College costs - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  36. Re: College costs - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  37. Re: College costs - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  38. France - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  39. Re: France - Marseil on Sep 23, 2007
                  40. A couple points... - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  41. Re: Score One for Nat - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  42. Re: One More Thing - Bobby on Sep 20, 2007
                  43. Re: One More Thing - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  44. Trains - Bobby on Sep 22, 2007
                  45. AmTrak - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  46. Right on Nat! - Cool beans boi on Sep 21, 2007
                  47. platitudes - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
                  48. Over Simplifying - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
                  49. Fish - Bobby on Sep 20, 2007
                  50. Re: Fish - mackayla on Sep 20, 2007
              2. The Poor.... - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
                1. Re: The Poor.... - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  1. Help - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  2. Re: Help - Brandon on Sep 19, 2007
                  3. Re: Help - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  4. Re: The Poor.... - mackayla on Sep 19, 2007
                  5. Re: The Poor.... - Brandon on Sep 20, 2007
                  6. Re: The Poor.... - mackayla on Sep 20, 2007
                  7. Re: The Poor.... - Bobby on Sep 20, 2007
                  8. Re: The Poor.... - cool beans boi on Sep 21, 2007
                  9. Re: The Poor.... - Bobby on Sep 22, 2007
                  10. Re: The Poor.... - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  11. Re: The Poor.... - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  12. Re: The Poor.... - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  13. Christopher Hitchens - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  14. observation - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  15. Oh Yea! - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  16. Re: observation - Brandon on Sep 23, 2007
                  17. Re: observation - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  18. Re: observation - Brandon on Sep 23, 2007
                  19. Re: observation - Marseil on Sep 24, 2007
                  20. Name calling - Marseil on Sep 24, 2007
                  21. Absolutely! - mackayla on Sep 24, 2007
                  22. Re: The Poor.... - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  23. Re: The Poor.... - Marseil on Sep 24, 2007
                  24. Re: The Poor.... - mackayla on Sep 24, 2007
                  25. Re: The Poor.... - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  26. Question, Marseil - Bob on Sep 22, 2007
                  27. Re: Question, Marseil - Bobby on Sep 22, 2007
                  28. Religions - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  29. Re: Religions - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  30. Religious wars - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  31. Re: Religious wars - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  32. Re: Religious wars - Nat on Sep 22, 2007
                  33. Re: Religious wars - Brandon on Sep 22, 2007
                  34. Let Me Ask This... - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  35. Re: Let Me Ask This... - Marseil on Sep 24, 2007
                  36. just a small answer - mackayla on Sep 24, 2007
                  37. Re: just a small answer - Marseil on Sep 24, 2007
                  38. Re: just a small answer - mackayla on Sep 24, 2007
                2. Re: The Poor.... - Bobby on Sep 20, 2007
                  1. judgement - mackayla on Sep 20, 2007
                  2. Re: judgement - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  3. Re: judgement - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
                  4. Please . . - Bob on Sep 20, 2007
                  5. Re: Please . . - mackayla on Sep 20, 2007
                  6. Dooh! - Bob on Sep 20, 2007
                  7. now now - Nat on Sep 20, 2007
                  8. Re: Dooh! - mackayla on Sep 21, 2007
                  9. Because - Bob on Sep 22, 2007
                  10. Re: Because - mackayla on Sep 23, 2007
          3. Re: Spoken Like a "Have" - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
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  4. Re: Life Today - Nat on Sep 17, 2007
    1. Re: Life Today - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
      1. One other fact - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
        1. Very true - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
        2. Re: One other fact - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
      2. "Diversity" - Bob on Sep 18, 2007
        1. Re: "Diversity" - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
          1. Re: "Diversity" - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
            1. 1957 vs 2007 - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
              1. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
                1. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - mackayla on Sep 18, 2007
                  1. Simple life - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
                  2. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                2. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
                  1. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
                  2. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
                  3. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Anonymous on Sep 18, 2007
                  4. Above Post Is From Me - Brandon on Sep 18, 2007
                  5. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Nat on Sep 18, 2007
                  6. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  7. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - R on Sep 19, 2007
                  8. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                3. Yes, and No - Bob on Sep 18, 2007
                  1. "a house of cards" - Nat on Sep 19, 2007
                  2. Re: "a house of cards" - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                  3. Gravitating Toward The Middle? - Bob on Sep 22, 2007
                  4. Re: Yes, and No - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
                4. Re: 1957 vs 2007 - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
            2. Re: "Diversity" - mackayla on Sep 18, 2007
            3. Re: "Diversity" - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
              1. Re: "Diversity" - R on Sep 22, 2007
                1. You! - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
        2. Re: "Diversity" - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
          1. You struggle to misrepresent, Marseil - Bob on Sep 22, 2007
            1. Re: You struggle to misrepresent, Marseil - Marseil on Sep 22, 2007
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