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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:53 AM

What in the wide world of sports is going on?

The United States has about 30% of the worlds wealth.
The United States has 5% of the worlds population.
The United States has 20% of the worlds Covid-19 cases.
The United States has 20% of the worlds Covid-19 deaths.
The United States does not by any stretch of the imagination have the worlds worst government.

What in the wide world of sports is going on?

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:59 AM

1. Idiots, Grifters and Trumpaganda....nt

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:00 AM

2. Plenty of other nations have that and more.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:01 AM

3. Because of all the world's worsts that you cite, we may very well have one of...

the world's worse govenments. We certainly do have, IMO, the world's worst head of state.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:03 AM

4. You know....

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:15 AM

5. Part of it is botched handling here, part are oppressive countries lying

I don't remotely believe the statistics out of Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and other corrupt countries.

So yes, our handling of this absolutely sucks, but we also might not have accurate stats for comparison either.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:53 AM

6. We have huge contingent of reckless, stupid, and irresponsible people ...

As well as probably a below-average level of healthiness in our population vs. many other parts of the world. Lots of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high BP, poor diets, drinking, drug abuse, etc.

A lot of the world does smoke tobacco at higher rates than people in the US however.

Widespread testing DOES in fact increase the 'known cases' (not 'cases' like Trump inaccurately says all the time) which is what is measured in the '20% of cases' in the OP.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:55 AM

7. Repubs have been working on "world's worst government" for decades...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:02 PM

8. I really believe it started with local school boards.

Hardly any normal ~30 year old can tell you:

How long can a person serve as president
How long is a term
Are there any limitations on what a president can do while in office
What is a constitution

I was surprised when I talked to my neighbors.

It started when I showed them a video of Musk's Falcon rocket going up and the 1st stage separated (They thought something went wrong and part of if fell off) and then the first stage landed. They have not been taught anything about science or civics.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:07 PM

9. Donald tRump, under the direction of Vladdy Putin, is turning the USA into a 3rd world country

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:11 PM

10. Its clear these sports organizations are now just going to keep playing until someone croaks

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