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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:46 PM
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36. goes to the notion of our 'exceptionalism'.
we're not even #1 in who works longer, harder, etc -- all the kinds of things we like to break our arm patting ourselves on the back over.
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  -Who works hardest? Answer may surprise you seabeyond  Apr-14-11 06:22 AM   #0 
  - I was going to vote for women.  kristopher   Apr-14-11 06:48 AM   #1 
  - what is your point?  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 06:51 AM   #2 
  - Maybe this isn't a competition?  lunatica   Apr-14-11 07:00 AM   #3 
  - I don't want to be number one in the difficulty of having a decent life  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 07:02 AM   #5 
     - Bingo.  Scuba   Apr-14-11 07:13 AM   #7 
  - my point? we are in middle or not top by far. thought interesting. sittin  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 07:21 AM   #8 
     - 9th of 34 is hardly the middle. Also, the US is above the OECD average as shown in the graph n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Apr-14-11 07:24 AM   #11 
        - meh.... nt  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 07:27 AM   #12 
           - lol  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 07:32 AM   #14 
           - not intended to be a factual statement ??? n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Apr-14-11 07:33 AM   #15 
              - lol squared  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 07:35 AM   #16 
              - shruggin... not top by far, that is fine. the numbers we have are so close to so many others  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 08:07 AM   #22 
  - There ya go with that nationalism again. You need to look at it from...  Scuba   Apr-14-11 07:02 AM   #4 
  - this puzzles me  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 07:13 AM   #6 
  - interesting interpretation as i see it as we arent up there at the top so thinking we do better  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 07:22 AM   #9 
     - Mexico is a major world power now?  Syrinx   Apr-14-11 07:27 AM   #13 
        - It has the 11th or 13th largest economy...  a la izquierda   Apr-14-11 07:37 AM   #17 
        - I, for one, have a problem with Mexico  AlabamaLibrul   Apr-14-11 07:40 AM   #18 
        - Well, they have the US of A to thank for that...  a la izquierda   Apr-14-11 04:40 PM   #38 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-14-11 07:45 AM   #19 
        - i am not getting why people are flippin over this article really. was surprised we werent higher.  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 08:09 AM   #24 
        - and i said it was.... where? wtf, is everyones problem. jeezus. the outrage. nt  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 08:07 AM   #23 
        - The Outrage (TM)  JuniperLea   Apr-14-11 04:42 PM   #39 
           - lol lol  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 06:31 PM   #42 
        - The OP insinuated that?  chrisa   Apr-14-11 09:31 PM   #47 
  - I thought the people who made the most money worked the hardest. LOL  reformist2   Apr-14-11 07:24 AM   #10 
  - What is America still good at?  90-percent   Apr-14-11 07:57 AM   #20 
  - i wasnt looking at this as being number one or anything else. nt  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 08:10 AM   #25 
  - Not space travel for much longer  WatsonT   Apr-14-11 09:43 AM   #30 
  - I've worked in Mexico, Japan, & Germany  FLPanhandle   Apr-14-11 07:58 AM   #21 
  - interesting.  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 08:13 AM   #26 
  - I read the entire thread and don't understand why people are taking offensive  FLPanhandle   Apr-14-11 08:19 AM   #27 
  - FLP  90-percent   Apr-14-11 08:21 AM   #28 
  - The data counts who works the LONGEST.  Southerner   Apr-14-11 09:15 AM   #29 
  - "who works the hardest. Two totally different things."  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 01:29 PM   #33 
  - I blame it on all the hoarders, they are skewing the numbers  snooper2   Apr-14-11 09:47 AM   #31 
  - I knew there was something great about Belgium other than the beers  Taverner   Apr-14-11 12:51 PM   #32 
  - lol  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 01:30 PM   #34 
     - What - because of the beer?  Taverner   Apr-14-11 01:39 PM   #35 
  - goes to the notion of our 'exceptionalism'.  xchrom   Apr-14-11 01:46 PM   #36 
  - i really didnt get that from this article. i didnt know we were suppose to feel that.  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 02:17 PM   #37 
     - Really? All that business in our national myth - pioneers making a  xchrom   Apr-14-11 05:21 PM   #40 
        - really. i assumed that ship sailed in the decade of japan.....  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 06:30 PM   #41 
           - I think you have 'self interpereted' for your own  xchrom   Apr-14-11 08:19 PM   #43 
              - whatever. just dont give a shit. i clearly, consistently stated what i think about the rankings  seabeyond   Apr-14-11 09:15 PM   #46 
  - Does the unemployment/underemployment rate affect this?  Nikia   Apr-14-11 08:39 PM   #44 
  - Only 9th? May be because 22% of us are unemployed.  Kip Humphrey   Apr-14-11 09:01 PM   #45 

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