Originally posted by vivify
How is it fair that this nation of jerkoffs gets to have an unbelievably high standard of living?
It isn't fair. The US gained that standard of living, partly off the backs of other countries.
How does the fattest nation on earth utterly trump the rest of the world in Olympic medals?
A large population.
Per capita, the US does rather poorly.
How does America's Dream Team team blow out it's competition in basketball while being comprised mostly of the racial group with the highest rates of obesity and diabetes?
Presumably, the members of the dream team are not obese. That tends to be the case with sports people. Its certainly a very odd thing to be proud of.
It hurts, doesn't it? That your country is no where near as powerful as this one?
Yes, nobody else in the world spends as much on arms. But this isn't jealousy, I am glad that most countries are more sensible.
That a nation of idiots is responsible for most of the technology that runs our world? You know, like the car, light bulb, airplane, ... and on and on and on?
Most of which was developed by importing brain power. The US seems to have great difficulty creating home grown genius. As long as you can maintain the prestige of your universities, you will probably continue to lead in technology sector. But I suspect the Chinese will soon make up with volume what they lack in prestige and quality.