Johann Wagener 11-3-13
Which might be extremely helpful for the "exceptionalists" unles they think being somewhere near the middle or lower than most "civi;ized" nations is their definition of exceptional.
All that money. All that power. The largest ego, and self-centered arrogance ever. And yet, we can't make the grade.
This year’s findings show that Iceland continues to be at the top of the overall rankings in The Global Gender Gap Index for the fifth consecutive year. Finland ranks in second position, and Norway holds the third place in the overall ranking. Sweden remains in fourth position. Northern European countries dominate the top 10 with Ireland in the sixth position, Denmark (8) and Switzerland (9). New Zealand (7), Philippines (5) and Nicaragua (10) complete the top 10.
The Phillipines? Nicaragua (Contra Country)? in the top 10? Why? You might ask. That is if your head is not you know where;
Here's a few examples;
1) Nationalized Healthcare (no rocket science degree required)
2) Equal rights for women; especially when it comes to the pay check.
Read the report if you dare. And remember, Americans are optimistic and industrious so there's really no excuse for being less than #1 (or at the very least 10) in role modeling civilized world leadership.
Maybe a few less guns and tanks and a little more service and projects for the people that live, work, and die here?