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Response to airmid (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

17. Meanwhile, the physical foundation is also collapsing.

As the USA descends in most international quality of life rankings, so too does our infrastructure.
Many bridges are deemed unsafe, roads are woefully undersized and ill-maintained, alternate means of mass transportation are - in many notable cities - antiquated and severely underfunded. Our education system, once an example of success to the world, is under attack from our own government - both state and federal. Alternative energy sources are threatened.
Basically, we're a mess. Flying into this country, even as a citizen, is a nightmare of near-Kafkaesque proportions with ridiculously long treks through barren, dirty corridors to long lines and interminable waits for one's baggage. Dour Customs and Border agents (can you blame them?) "greet" you - if your papers are in order. No wonder tourism from other countries is off.
In the midst of all this, a significant number of Americans rally behind a con-man as their leader and expect this fool to restore the country - to what, I have no idea.

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