Re: The United States of America
The author of this piece doesn't see the irony of their own mindset.
The moment their pen, or keyboard strikes started in motion, they demonstrated the greatness of this country. Free speech! Freedom of the press!
Persons such as this have not the depth of critical thought to even fathom such an idea. It's incredibly pathetic. By doing so this person validated their own complaints. Had this person learned how to compare and contrast, as well as use any bit of an analytical thought, there either would have been no desire to write such a "fabricated" piece, or the person could have placed facts within the diatribe, and then opined to each one.
Instead, this person wants you to believe that corporations are bad, that you should think about this next time you go to Wal-Mart. How's this?
Corporations, whether you like them or not, create jobs. When you're going to Wal-Mart think about the cashier, the stock boy, the truck driver who delivers products and how they tend to their families. They want you to believe there is a war against poor people, that we as a country are no longer great.
We are the most benevolent country that has ever walked the face of this Earth. We have gone to wars for other countries, with other countries and among our own country. Men and women have lost their lives preserving freedom, may it be internationally with our military, or domestically with our law enforcement personnel.
Our doctors and scientists continually are steps way from breakthroughs that will cure, or help curb serious diseases.
Desire to learn is still seen in the faces of children who will someday become the leaders with the mindset to do just that: lead. I find that better than the antitheses of what this writer jotted down, failure.
Why not look for answers? Why not demand that our government lower corporate taxes and repatriate jobs that were outsourced overseas with incentives, resulting in jobs brought back to our shores?
But no, sit in your room, and think of nonsense on how we, the USA, "[...] wage war on countries to steal their natural resources and scare us into subservience [...]."
As opposed to striking back at those who would do/did us harm and inevitably bringing democracy to these countries that now live in freedom, and not fear that their own leaders will douse their villages with poisonous gas.
Persons like you have a deep hatred for the very idea of difference of opinion, persons that do better than yourself due to personal choices and hard work, men and women who place themselves in harm's way for the very freedom that you are using in this forum.
Loathing the United States of America, and living within its shores, though allowed, is pretty hypocritical and holds little to no honor.
Your spew is based on envy and you don't even realize it. It's quite sickening. Where on Earth, in what period of history, has there ever been a country as great as ours?
Stop hating this country and start helping. Most importantly, grow up and start using your ideas, not that from television, especially not from an HBO series about a newsroom. Understand the difference between "earn before deserve" instead of "deserve before earn."
I commend the editor for exposing the writer for what they are, like those in the past, not only a plagiarizer, but worse than that, a manipulator of facts, based on fictitious ramblings.
Outstanding fact checks Mr. /Mrs. Editor. Apparently this writer did not read the preamble, which states: "Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy."
In my opinion, this person needs to watch less television and take their own advice of opening up a book, and one that doesn't say Marvel or DC comics on the header.
More flags, fewer fireworks
While riding my bike around the area the morning of July 5, I noticed debris from the fireworks enjoyed the night before. I also noticed there was no flag displayed at some of those same houses.
Apparently, some people are happy to support the Chinese by buying their fireworks but don't feel it necessary to display our flag which hopefully had been made in this country.
Our hard-earned money goes to the Dade County politicians who use it to purchase a fleet of Prius automobiles. Turns out they don't work so they hide them in a garage. Now, we learn they are rusting out and may have to be sold for junk.
Autoblog.com implies that there is no accountability. However, there is much evidence of waste, inefficiency and possibly, fraud.
Health care argument
Democrats and Republicans are arguing whether president Obama's new health care law is a tax or a penalty. Whatever. It is money coming out of an individual's pocket and going to Washington.
The federal government is getting bigger and more powerful at the expense of the individual. If this trend continues, what's next? What's allowable? Taxes on people who refuse to eat tofu or refuse to drive a Chevy Volt?
Ironic or not?
The food stamp program, administered by the Department of Agriculture, is proud that it is distributing the largest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.
The National Park Service, administered by the Department of the Interior, instructs us to "please do not feed the animals."
Their stated reason for the policy is because animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.
There is a lesson here.