Sunday, July 01, 2007

First in Amputations

Some time ago, I did my own research on America, to see where it is the best, first, most, etc. I didn't find anything positive to report:

Essentially America leads the world in expenditures and revenues for the military, and in many facets of business/economic affairs. It also has the highest percentage of its population imprisoned, and performs the most amputations. 

The US ranks miserably on measures of social welfare education, health, work hours, obesity, and poverty. Oddly, a majority of Americans believe this country is great or best, according to a poll last year. American's have little idea of what the rest of the developed world is like...
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