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"6 - Instruction. The average american completely lacks of basic instruction. More than half
of 17 years old boys are unable to solve a first order linear equation. A recent poll show
that a majority of americans do not spot Irak on a map. The TV maintain purposedly this
low level of culture. It is true that you have a very good elite but as a population your level
is just above underdevelopped countries. "
to which is say:
no argument their, i am truly disappointed in my countries educational benchmarks. i blame it on Government Schools. our
private schools, however turn out some of the brightest minds in the world, and these students come from all over the world.
"7 - Income. You cannot say that the americans have a high income. Just dividing the GNP
by the population gives the highest numbers although very near of France or Germany but
the day to day life of the majority of the population is very different. You have millions of
poors that do not exist in Europe. I visited Washington and was afraid by the hughe
underpopulation that you see begging on the streets. There is a bigger flow of tourist from
Europe or Japan than from the US because the average inhabitant is wealthier in these
to which i say:
you must make this stuff up, Fouche.
click this linkhttp://unstats.un.or...ial/inc-eco.htm
to see not only is the United States(with $33,000) per Capita GNP 50% higher than both France and Germany(with $21,000 abd
$22,000 respectively), there are few countries that are higher, like Japan, Luxemburg, Norway, etc..
please... just the facts, Fouche. i should be charging you for this, man.
"8 - Basic supplies. All your electricity system is on 110 volts, consuming much more
copper than those on 200 volts. The system is aerial like in 1850. For long civilized
countries have switched to 220 volt, underground lines, at least for low voltage. "
to this i say:
all the houses get 240v, in U.S. and other countries it is stepped down to 110, while in Europe and other places its only
lowered to 220-230. as far as consuming more wire, that must just sound pretty to you, cause it dont make sense. higher
voltages require more, thicker cable, higher towers, etc. but power transmitted over distance is measured in kilovolts. not
sure what your trying to say there.
click on link below, young grasshopper.http://www.ieee.org/.../faqs.html#120v
110 volts was chosen by Edison, cause he wanted to limit distribution loss, but does not mean it was good idea.
i also think we should switch to Metric, it definitely is a less arbitray system of measurement.
"9 - Exposure to foeign investments. There is no protection in the US to foreign
investments and you are loosing big chunks of your economy. The debt of the US is the
biggest per capita, western Europe doing much better. Ford trucks and Chrysler belong to
the german Mercedes, Mack trucks to the french Renault, CBS to the japanese and so on.
he US economy is great in numbers but weak if you have a close look. It holds with the
help of the Pentagone. The big stick protects the investors and foreigners are still
confident to pay your extravagances. For how long? "
to which i say:
lol, this is the best club to dance in, if you are talking business, but i wont be able to convince you of that.
as far as foreign companies owning previously american based companies, more power to them. that is the free market working
at its finest. does not bother me a bit. CBS is owned by Viacom, see link: http://www.viacom.com
Ford is owned by Ford Motor Company, which also owns Mazda, Land Rover, Lincoln, Volvo, Aston Martin, Mercury, and Jaguar.
Chrylser is owned by Dailmler Chrysler, which also owns Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Sterling, Freightliner, Setra, Dodge, Jeep, and
Mopar. They are a German company, and more power to them, the Germans make some of the best cars in the world. see link:http://www.daimlerch...com/index_e.htm
"10 - Love. But this is personal."
to which i say:
ouch, Fouche. that was a low blow. i personally believe all humans are capable of love, but this is subjective. the French
have made great contributions to love though. everyone PLEASE see link below.http://www.nationall...oreigners8.html
lol, sorry couldn't resist.
i really should be charging you for this stuff Fouche. i would 'love' to see you respond to this, but people like you vary
rarely take the time to follow up with anything, much less the pursuit of knowledge, so i doubt you wil even click on any of
these links, much less respond to your sounding DEFEAT!
sorry God-n-Country, there are very few facts in fouches response.