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America No. 1?
04-27-2010, 06:40 PM,
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RE: America No. 1?
I would normally agree with that argument except in the very stubborn sense that there is very little that is still produced in this country. Most manufacturers have left. They leave this country due to the fact that they don't want to pay the wages necessary for the people to live a somewhat decent existence. I am a single man working a regular job in aircraft maintenance. I maintain a house where I spend very little time throughout the year because my job requires that I travel. I live on the road for the most part. So I have to cover the bills of a house, PLUS I have to maintain myself while on the road until I get reimbursed once a month. That is taking into account that the company (which is American) can reimburse me as they are supposed to. I can't exist for $7.50 an hour, 40 hours a week. Can't be done. I make under $20 an hour and I don't have that many outstanding bills but I do have them. I don't have health insurance so I have to cover my own. But it is very hard to try to put back anything so that I can think about retiring later. I don't do 401K's or IRA's, those are rip offs. But I will tell you this much, I know for a fact that if my company can hire cheaper, they will do it. But they can't hire illegals because of the FAA. They would if they could. This is what I know.

What companies do exist here in this country are paying such low wages that the only people who will work for them are illegals. Or people who can afford to. That is the question in the end....what job can you afford?

We may have resources, raw materials and energy but you have so much politics being played that they never get utilized the way they need to. Do we need to refer back to JP Morgan and what he did with Tesla? Morgan was not about to give away electricity when he could slap up a meter and charge everyone for it. Same thing only magnified today. The people don't have the access to resources because of the elites controlling them. And if they do get access to them they pay a very exorbitant price for them. Most often times more than what the item is worth.

As far as a defense system? This country is stretched very thin if what you are referring to is a militaristic defense system. We can't be all over the world and here too, we don't have the bodies for that. We have over 20,000 troops in Haiti right now. You don't hear about it on the MSM but that doesn't change the fact that we are there. How many troops are in Afghanistan?, Iraq?, Pakistan?, Europe? Middle East? We are in those places because we maintain bases in those places. But how many troops are here? Could we defend ourselves if we had too? I doubt it. But then I would also consider that on purpose as well.

We don't enjoy the #1 status that we used to. Most all the other countries in the world hate us, see us as bullies and self appointed police. They see us as obnoxious, fat, lazy, imbecilic bags of flesh. The only thing that other countries want from us when we visit them is to stimulate their economies and then get the hell out.

I experienced that once when I was planning a trip out of the country and while at the Travel Agent the message that I was given in trying to decide where I wanted to go and for how long was that Americans were not that popular abroad. In talking to people from other countries I have heard the same thing.

A bully who controls a neighborhood block isn't necessarily #1 because he controls all the other people in the neighborhood. He rules by intimidation and force, which we do. That doesn't make us great, that makes us a bully who rules by intimidation and force.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken




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America No. 1? - yeti - 04-23-2010, 03:44 AM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-27-2010, 03:42 AM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-27-2010, 05:09 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-27-2010, 06:40 PM
RE: America No. 1? - jack - 04-28-2010, 12:19 AM
RE: America No. 1? - April - 04-27-2010, 07:16 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-27-2010, 08:08 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-27-2010, 11:19 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-27-2010, 11:56 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 01:28 AM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 03:00 AM
RE: America No. 1? - Deathaniel - 04-28-2010, 04:20 AM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 04:32 PM
RE: America No. 1? - Deathaniel - 04-28-2010, 07:04 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 08:04 PM
RE: America No. 1? - Deathaniel - 04-28-2010, 08:49 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 09:09 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 08:59 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 09:02 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 09:04 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 09:42 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 09:54 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 10:44 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 11:00 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-28-2010, 11:16 PM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-28-2010, 11:45 PM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-29-2010, 12:25 AM
RE: America No. 1? - Deathaniel - 04-29-2010, 12:45 AM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-29-2010, 12:42 AM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 04-29-2010, 12:51 AM
RE: America No. 1? - NickHedge - 04-29-2010, 01:48 AM
RE: America No. 1? - Melchor - 04-29-2010, 07:02 AM
RE: America No. 1? - TheQleaner - 05-01-2010, 07:28 PM
RE: America No. 1? - Deathaniel - 05-02-2010, 02:51 AM
RE: America No. 1? - --- - 05-03-2010, 12:10 PM
RE: America No. 1? - TheQleaner - 05-03-2010, 07:22 PM

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