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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

gshennon Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 12:32 AM
... - Third-shortest life expectancy at birth; behind only Denmark and Portugal. - Highest carbon dioxide emissions and water consumption per capita. - Second-lowest score on the World Economic Forum's environmental performance index; behind only Belgium and Denmark. - Highest rate of failure to ratify international agreements. - Lowest spending on international development and humanitarian assistance (we donate 1% a year of GDP to aid foreign countries). - Highest military spending as a portion of GDP - Largest international arms sales - Third-lowest scores for student performance math, behind only Portugal and Italy, and far from the top in both science and reading. - Second-highest school dropout rate; behind only Spain
Frank391 Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 7:33 PM
The people, not the government, the people of the US give more humanitarian aid than all other countries COMBINED.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...