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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 9:22pm

 westslope wrote:

1.  The 1990s was overall a terrific decade for the USA. It was by far the favourite destination for academics and high-power technical folk.  The torture and terrorism-filled Revenge Crusade following the Sept. 11th attacks took away some of the appeal.

2.   Despite all the fumbles,  US freemarket capitalism works well.  From a strategic and military perspective, Russia and China will never catch up unless they adopt more western-like institutions.

3.  The USA remains one of the world's most popular destinations for refugees, economic and political.

4.  All the ridiculous silly contradictions that one can (easily) find in the USA can be found in much greater quantities in most EME and poor developing economies.   For perspective.

US hegemony is in full decline and current US policy choices appear to be accelerating that rate of decline but the USA will remain a relatively powerful country with a robust economy for a very long time.   Yes, social mobility is not that great but most Americans, immigrants and refugees will continue to behave like anything is still possible. 

What he said.
I'm staying.



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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 7:14pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 thisbody wrote:

The pic shows, what's been evident for the last 30-40 years. Now it seems merely, what Americans keep dreaming of, despite the utter reality, but yet inspired by the capital (in a sense of Marx) and the media.
I always figured that Russian/English Google Translate would produce gibberish.
 
It's like he isn't even trying.{#Snooty}
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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 5:11pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I always figured that Russian/English Google Translate would produce gibberish.

Yes, for one thing: the comma placement is intriguing.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 3:12pm

 thisbody wrote:

The pic shows, what's been evident for the last 30-40 years. Now it seems merely, what Americans keep dreaming of, despite the utter reality, but yet inspired by the capital (in a sense of Marx) and the media.

1.  The 1990s was overall a terrific decade for the USA. It was by far the favourite destination for academics and high-power technical folk.  The torture and terrorism-filled Revenge Crusade following the Sept. 11th attacks took away some of the appeal.

2.   Despite all the fumbles,  US freemarket capitalism works well.  From a strategic and military perspective, Russia and China will never catch up unless they adopt more western-like institutions.

3.  The USA remains one of the world's most popular destinations for refugees, economic and political.

4.  All the ridiculous silly contradictions that one can (easily) find in the USA can be found in much greater quantities in most EME and poor developing economies.   For perspective.

US hegemony is in full decline and current US policy choices appear to be accelerating that rate of decline but the USA will remain a relatively powerful country with a robust economy for a very long time.   Yes, social mobility is not that great but most Americans, immigrants and refugees will continue to behave like anything is still possible. 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 2:19pm

 thisbody wrote:

The pic shows, what's been evident for the last 30-40 years. Now it seems merely, what Americans keep dreaming of, despite the utter reality, but yet inspired by the capital (in a sense of Marx) and the media.


I always figured that Russian/English Google Translate would produce gibberish.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 2:04pm


The pic shows, what's been evident for the last 30-40 years. Now it seems merely, what Americans keep dreaming of, despite the utter reality, but yet inspired by the capital (in a sense of Marx) and the media.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 - 12:49pm

US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality
The United States may regard itself as a “leader of the free world,” but an index of development released in July 2022 places the country much farther down the list.

In its global rankings, the United Nations Office of Sustainable Development dropped the U.S. to 41st worldwide, down from its previous ranking of 32nd. Under this methodology – an expansive model of 17 categories, or “goals,” many of them focused on the environment and equity – the U.S. ranks between Cuba and Bulgaria. Both are widely regarded as developing countries.

The U.S. is also now considered a “flawed democracy,” according to The Economist’s democracy index.

As a political historian who studies U.S. institutional development, I recognize these dismal ratings as the inevitable result of two problems. Racism has cheated many Americans out of the health care, education, economic security and environment they deserve. At the same time, as threats to democracy become more serious, a devotion to “American exceptionalism” keeps the country from candid appraisals and course corrections. (....)

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Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S. Should Be World Leader
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Posted: Jul 10, 2018 - 6:33am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

According to that Twitter feed, that guy was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.


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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 11:37pm

" ... we protect Puerto Rico"  

.. who from?
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 10:40pm

 islander wrote:

Yeah, I'm all for a very wide, very public name and shame campaign so that his department feels he needs several months of inside desk duty (fire? yeah, they don't fire cops when they shoot people).

 


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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 9:59pm

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She should'a just shot the SOB and then the cop that wasn't doing anything to stop the SOB.  Both worthless people.

This is what guns are good for.  

USA !  USA !  USA !

That's what yer really thinking  ... 


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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 9:35pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
The cop that was there the whole time should be fired asap.

 
Yeah, I'm all for a very wide, very public name and shame campaign so that his department feels he needs several months of inside desk duty (fire? yeah, they don't fire cops when they shoot people).
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 7:01pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
The cop that was there the whole time should be fired asap.

 
Agreed.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 6:52pm

The cop that was there the whole time should be fired asap.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 6:39pm

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Doubtless a Trump voter. Filled with fear and anger.
 
A Fukkin' Awesome Patriot (FAP).
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 6:32pm

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Doubtless a Trump voter. Filled with fear and anger.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 6:24pm


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Posted: May 13, 2015 - 12:31pm

The United States Considers Itself a Human Rights Champion. The World Begs to Differ. | American Civil Liberties Union
(...) The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is part of a regular examination of the human rights records of all 193 U.N. member countries and will be the second review of its kind for the U.S. since 2010.  The review comes at a critical time when the U.S. human rights record has been criticized for falling short of meeting international human rights standards. From racially biased policing and excessive use of force by law enforcement to the expansion of migrant family detention and from the lack of accountability for the CIA torture program to the use of armed drones abroad, the U.S. has a lot to answer for. (...)

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