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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Unemployment is still under 10%. 9 out of 10 eligible adults have a job, that sounds like plenty of opportunity to me.
    Well you'd better not come to Michigan. It has the highest unemployment rate of the nation.

    Yeah, I don't think it would be wise for anyone to immigrate to the US to find a job right now. The "American Dream" is pretty hard to achieve with the economy today. But everything will get better. It might get worse before it gets better, but it will eventually get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Are you saying you can go from malnourished to fat from a single episode of stuffing your face?

    Do you think before you type or are you genuinely mentally challenged?

    Anyway, I can't imagine starving to death in America, unless you are insane and can't think straight enough to go to a local shelter or a food kitchen.

    For all the years I lived in this country, I am yet to see a single person eat from a garbage can. And I lived in shitty parts of New York. Now I've seen bums fish out recyclable cans from garbage, but they eat in McDonalds. You might say McDonalds is a "garbage food", but there are a lot of people around the globe who view a hamburger as a fucking thanksgiving feast.



    Newsflash: the world is in a deep recession. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.

    When I said "plenty of opportunity" it was in relation to opportunities afforded in other countries. So yeah, chances are you'll have a bit of difficulty finding a well paying job during current economy. But hey, you can afford a computer and internet that allows you to post about how shitty America is - a lot of poor people around the world could feed themselves for years just for the price of your computer.
    I agree with a lot of what you're saying, it's true, it's true....and I'm thankful for many things about the US...but it's as though you're comparing the US to third world countries, which is a mistake that I see people make over and over again.

    The US is a first world country. Let's start by comparing it to other first world countries. There in lies the rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I agree with this statement.
    Is everyone here a retard?

    Am I missing something?

    Do you understand that more calories means more energy? As in more calories give an organism more energy to survive, with excess energy being stored in fat? The problem is that people eat too much, which leads to obesity and health problems. It's a common theme, people in America are too fat because they overindulge.

    OVERINDULGENCE means you eat MORE than you should. As in you are in a position to afford MORE food than your body requires. Meaning you are surrounded by excessive resources. The problem is NOT LACK OF FOOD.

    Sweet Jesus, no wonder you people are fucking broke. Idiocy will do that to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Are you saying you can go from malnourished to fat from a single episode of stuffing your face?

    Do you think before you type or are you genuinely mentally challenged?

    Anyway, I can't imagine starving to death in America, unless you are insane and can't think straight enough to go to a local shelter or a food kitchen.
    Not a SINGLE episode. Dear GOD. Obviously bakeries throw away stale bread and donuts every day, so there's more than one opportunity there. But you have to eat it quickly before another homeless person tries to fight you for it, or the business owner chases you away.

    You don't usually see it, but it happens... and those local shelters and food kitchens aren't nearly as accessible as you think.

    Are YOU mentally challenged? Because as much as you're misunderstanding me, I think you must be.

    You INTJs can be insufferable.

    For all the years I lived in this country, I am yet to see a single person eat from a garbage can. And I lived in shitty parts of New York. Now I've seen bums fish out recyclable cans from garbage, but they eat in McDonalds. You might say McDonalds is a "garbage food", but there are a lot of people around the globe who view a hamburger as a fucking thanksgiving feast.
    Why do you project stupid thoughts onto me? I never said McDonalds was garbage food. I eat there and I like it. Geez, what is your problem?

    Newsflash: the world is in a deep recession. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.

    When I said "plenty of opportunity" it was in relation to opportunities afforded in other countries. So yeah, chances are you'll have a bit of difficulty finding a well paying job during current economy. But hey, you can afford a computer and internet that allows you to post about how shitty America is - a lot of poor people around the world could feed themselves for years just for the price of your computer.
    Ahem. Actually, I can't. I live with my mother, and I've been looking for work for a long time. Unsuccessfully. My mom can afford the computer... barely. If it weren't for her, I'd probably be eating out of trash cans and sleeping in the streets right now.

    You're completely misreading everything I say. I'm talking about finding a minimum-wage job, not a well-paying one. It's too hard to find ANY job. I'm serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I agree with a lot of what you're saying, it's true, it's true....and I'm thankful for many things about the US...but it's as though you're comparing the US to third world countries, which is a mistake that I see people make over and over again.

    The US is a first world country. Let's start by comparing it to other first world countries. There in lies the rub.
    Sure, let's start comparing it to first world countries.

    What is the unemployment rate in Germany and France (Europe's leading economies)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Is everyone here a retard?

    Am I missing something?

    Do you understand that more calories means more energy? As in more calories give an organism more energy to survive with excess energy is stored in fat? The problem is that people overindulge, which leads to obesity and health problems. It's a common theme, people in America are too fat because they overindulge.

    OVERINDULGENCE means you eat MORE than you should. As in you are in a position to afford MORE food than your body requires. Meaning you are surrounded by excessive resources. The problem is NOT LACK OF FOOD.

    Sweet Jesus, no wonder you people are fucking broke. Idiocy will do that to you.

    Anyone who knows anything about nutrition knows that all food does not affect the body equally. A vegetarian with a low-fat diet can actually consume more food than a person with a fattier diet and still weight less, despite the volume of food eaten.

    Lack of fiber in the diet also contributes to gastriointestinal disorders which can lead to weight gain. So can eating at McDonald's every day, which apparently wrecks all hell on one's liver, which is a necessity is burning fat.

    For the record, I'm a college student with a 3.9 GPA and a job. Your oversimplication of the matters at hand make you look like the idiot here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Sure, let's start comparing it to first world countries.

    What is the unemployment rate in Germany and France (Europe's leading economies)
    Most of the unemployment in France is centered on young people, most of whom are in college, because OH YEAH it's free for them to attend university as long as they can pass the baccalaurette.

    Again, you're oversimplifying matters. French people also have more affordable and consistent health care in addition to their superior education system.

    The quality of life there balances out better across different socio-economic spheres of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Not a SINGLE episode. Dear GOD.
    Ok, let's backtrack then: Are you stating that people cycle from malnourished to fat on regular basis?

    Ahem. Actually, I can't. I live with my mother, and I've been looking for work for a long time. Unsuccessfully. My mom can afford the computer... barely. If it weren't for her, I'd probably be eating out of trash cans and sleeping in the streets right now.
    There are social safety nets afforded to people such as unemployment insurance, welfare, and foodstamps.

    Yes living on either one of those sucks (I would know), but you won't starve to death.

    You're completely misreading everything I say. I'm talking about finding a minimum-wage job, not a well-paying one. It's too hard to find ANY job. I'm serious.
    I know you are serious. I was out of a job just this year, so I would know first hand.

    All I'm saying is, you won't starve to death in America, unless you are clinically insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Most of the unemployment in France is centered on young people, most of whom are in college, because OH YEAH it's free for them to attend university as long as they can pass the baccalaurette.

    Again, you're oversimplifying matters. French people also have more affordable and consistent health care in addition to their superior education system.

    The quality of life there balances out better across different socio-economic spheres of people.
    Really?

    Read up on Algerian ghettos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    All I'm saying is, you won't starve to death in America, unless you are clinically insane.
    And one of the finest things about the US is that in most of our major cities we allow our clinically insane to wander around the streets without factoring mental health care sufficiently into the state budget.

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