They're not for me, and I'm not recommending them to anybody. You have to first accept the truth. Mexico? France wants to continue enjoying their 75% tax rate on the wealthy, go nuts. The last guy wrote a lot of nonesence wich can easily be answered...if i could speak good english,but i can't so that's why i sent the link.So some people can see the real picture of what is happening. http://alfeiospotamos.blogspot.gr/2014/03/blog-post_4570.html, Posted by: We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies. So sure. Facebook Initiative Debunking false stories. Posted by: To repond to George, we are the "world's only hope" becasue we have said to the entire world we will fight the fight any where any time (except in Africa becasue they have nothing we want). Mark Helmlinger | I read all these comments here and know I am playing to a hard audience, but what I sense from the comments from the 3rd world "developing nations" are cultural and materialistic envy of a nation that succeeds on so many levels its too long to list here. Rick Heitmann | With abiding respect for the generation that weathered the Great Depression as children and fought in World War II, I have some issues with the myth-making around The Greatest Generation. Posted by: July 4th 2014 Release date: 24 June 2012, HBO Will It's not the greatest country in the world, professor, that's my answer. randy liuag | ACCOUNTS!!! At some point in time we have to improve ourselves beyond "might" and actually be the best and brightest again. (See clip of full sequence here ). It's just that there are more opportunities for enrichment here than anywhere else on the planet. Highest rate of immigration (total number, not the idiotic net migration rate that depends on per capita that shoots Qatar to the top because 3 people moved there)? I've been many places in the world, but I still love this country the best not because I think it's perfect, but because I still think it's a great country. They also create cheats. Lena Young | The darkness that lives in our souls. Truthfully, The Newsroom may be what the country needs to come together. This is normal, right? Posted by: And why doesn't he mention metrics in which America DOES lead? Okay it’s important to note that again, in an attempt to feign even-handedness, the only indictment on liberals is that of strategy, not principles. First get rid of the two noisemakers. P.S. A tad expensive and heavily taxed. Maybe if we stand down every once in awhile the rest of the world would see a reason to stand up. Some countries have achieved worthwhile things, yes, but often they have been related to so called advances in science, enginering and medical science - despite the latter producing costly, even out of reach products for so many - and let's not overlook the resources to be warfaring nations. Our energy, transportation, and other infrastructures are crumbling, while other countries are investing much more than us and moving ahead. Russia? Honestly discussing the negatives of America instead of just rah-rahing along with mindless, blind patriotism. They will do as they wish and pay no heed to the common person, for we do not hold big enough purse strings. We had the Magna Carta - centuries later we still have inequality and children living in poverty. That’s my answer. I'm sure the writer of that speech intends this as an indictment of American ethics. And those are the first two things that made this country great. April 18, 2013 at 08:02 AM. Posted by: I like the USA because you still can succeed or fail as much as you want to based on your talents and initiative. Posted by: Egypt? Let’s watch. Both the country and the middle class. The second part, though, largely guts the first. Neo | Posted by: Pretty high. I stop reading your retort once you mentioned that the United States leads global "original patent". That would go to our most influential export, culture. The late George Carlin nailed a politician during a Press Club Luncheon. The only thing keeping the terrorist regimes in check is America. But let's not pretend we haven't gained too. They are the ones who teach our children we’re a slave nation, like it was invented here and still exists. Which country came to stop the genocide in Kosovo? Clean and tidy. In 1953 my parents - father a teacher and mother a secretary - did not own a car, nor even a TV on which to view Queen Elizabeth's coronation, in fact we didn't have the latter until three years later, and never did have a family car. All Rights Reserved. Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Posted by: For the starry-eyed kids of my generation, who grew up fully expecting to be one of the thousands of people living and working in space, and to thrive in a country so wealthy with knowledge and wisdom that space was a natural extension of the American Dream, it is clear: If America is not the best, it is because we are so far from what we could be. Sweden? Posted by: It's so obvious that if you are a serious human being at all that the future of America is not a future worth having. 3. Socialist professors don’t like free enterprise and atheists definitely don’t believe in God given rights. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. The reason your countries are still ignorant hell-holes overcome with religious terrorists or narco-gangs is the good people in your countries do not have the backbone needed to band together and defeat them unless you ask for help from the USA. Well, anarchy comes to mind. This is a man and one idea will be a bag to the dog's ass. So this video’s gone viral. Solvent. We're beaten by Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and 13 other countries. What was really great about Britain?? July 04, 2012 at 11:34 PM. Our time of being an industrial powerhouse is behind us. We stood up for what was right! In the entire western world, but in the US especially, the only real problem that exists is money. But joblessness actually rose slightly for African American workers, to 16.8% from 16.7%. Always. Greed is what causes just about all the problems that are listed in the great speech up here too, and it is no doubt what is causing the dentists to be slow on the uptake of new tech. ?Siriously,i dod'nt know what to do when i hear-read you guys!Laugh or cry?Your country is a "baby" in human history with only,how long,2 or 3 handred years of history or something like that,and the only thing it offered to the rest of the world so far was wars and suffering,and you act and speak like you are the bigest benefactors or something.America is the spoiled child of Europe.Nothing more! Moderator [pause] You're saying— Will Yes. He lucked into some sources and scooped a story about the Gulf spill. July 16, 2013 at 03:08 AM, I like the show and Aaron Sorkin deserves all the praise for it but this speech reminds me a lot of Bill Maher's monologue a couple of years ago: http://youtu.be/T8UqdPKbpWM, Posted by: We fought for moral reasons, we passed and struck down laws for moral reasons. David L King | The use of inappropriate language has a purpose—the filter's off. Six | He’s not taking the blame for the state of our nation. America. Kwame Achaempong | That scene would never take place today in the real world. If you truly want your country the greatest. Your comment could not be posted. All of the dentists in those countries use superior technologies and techniques(other than ortho in England). And sacrifice. All is not lost. Two hundred seven sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. March 21, 2016 at 07:54 PM, Posted by: Brian Hines | The principles of God given rights. Main My husband is an unemployed STEM guy, and now I'm out of work. You want to talk about the WORST GENERATION EVER? 7 days ago. We do some things better than them, and some things worse than them. We sure used to be. Our health care system leaves a lot to be desired. We have been fact-checking Trump’s claims since May 2019, and the basic facts debunking them have not changed, though in recent weeks, Trump … Sure we may not be the #1 countries in math or science today. Sort of politically neutral. America. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing— when words won't do the trick anymore. It’s also why the United States dominates physical endeavors in the record books in nearly every category. ), but mostly it's musical. Susan | May 13, 2015 at 12:48 PM. Now a few things there that yes, Jeff Daniels gets right. Since it was his IP, I guess Aarkin felt it OK to regurgitate the content, Posted by: State militia and all. The World Bank ranked us at 39th in 2009-2010, which is roughly when the show takes place. I'm absolutely going to be watching The Newsroom after this. Like in the Canyonlands in Utah, the Kaiparowits Plateau, the Salmon River/Bitteroot wilderness in Idaho and of course Alaska. 'Nuff said methinks. ], Why you din't published my answer to the nonesence the last guy comments??? America is the greatest country in the world because it is the world's only hope. Shame on you elitists for mocking a patriotic America. Some areas of London are now 'no go' districts - Asian youths and women tell local whites to get out - they don't belong there. It’s why all of these countries that McAvoy praises in his monologue find their top cultural charts filled to the brim with American content, yet we don’t find ours with theirs. 2. The Newsroom - America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. Last night my wife and I watched the premiere of a new HBO series, "The Newsroom." You KNOW who you are! … There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest … It's more and less the same situation on all over the world.None of us humans is actually free.All we have is the illusion of freedom.Do a researce about the world trust and the world bank.And what was agreed between the allies after the world war 2 at the Bretton Woods agreement.And then ask your self why they put countries into fake depts... Posted by: That's it! Strong currency. G | But is it at all true? July 31, 2012 at 08:53 AM. Brian Hines | “It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor. | Affordable Care Act will survive Supreme Court decision tomorrow ». Not so much self-contempt anywhere else around the world. You are irrelevant. I know...Switzerland. Frost | Posted by: U.N. reports that violations of religious freedom, religious freedoms is in essence all but nonexistent, Angry Mask Nazi Chases Woman Around Store, Screaming 'Put a F***ing Mask On', SHOW NOTES: New Michigan Voter Data I Stumbled Across, California Business Owner Has Enough, Lights Up Government Health Inspectors Trying to Shut Him Down, JP Sears Reminds Us How Brave it is to Blindly Follow the Media, Enjoy Watching Santa Claus and a Gun-Toting Elf Take Down a Car Thief. While self-righteous armchair critics sit back and poke at the USA, we are still exploring outer space, plumbing the worlds deepest oceans, inventing medical cures and giving more to charity than any other nation you can name on planet Earth! Posted by: Posted by: We have allowed the news, where we were informed, to be replaced by opinion and spin, yet we, as the whole of the viewing public, still continue to believe these opinion-peddlers to be giving us actual news and facts. All Times EST. November 25, 2014 at 05:39 AM. Most everything else needs a little or a lot of work. It has the money, technique, and expertise to pursue criminals. You’d think that a “non-partisan journalist” like Will McAvoy could have an intern do a modicum of research, that is… if he wanted the truth. Monkii 360 is my favorite Covid-era home workout device, How to get MacOS Big Sur to show a flag next to emails, Here's why I loved The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, DIRECTV back to its irritating channel-losing ways, If you can't be with the life you love, love the life you're with. This is not the greatest subreddit in the world any more. ... Posted by: In short, Daniels, sitting on a panel, is asked by an earnest young woman why America is the greatest country in the world. Or other places he’s mentioned like Belgium and France, where even the U.N. reports that violations of religious freedom have increased dramatically with the except of radical Islam, that has grown so rapidly, they’ve been able to establish their own anti-freedom communities, courts and even laws. USA geography is exceptional as is the Constitution. August 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM. Many don't truly want either. Smartmatic, an election technology company, was founded and incorporated in the … Remember no matter what you are told, always follow the money and that is where the honesty lies. And then you can set to work picking apart his backhanded criticisms. Most Olympic medals? At least not in our experience. It takes 5 minutes of thought to see the holes in that "fact dump." 1 year ago. Films, televisions, stories, icons, there has never been a culture to so saturate the world quite like that of America’s. After much buzz, Aaron Sorkin's new TV drama, The Newsroom, premiered on HBO Sunday night. Practically verbatim reproduction of the speech from Aarkin's 2006 show, Studio 60 on Sunset Strip. -Will McAvoy. We have become resigned to the truths that in our democracies we no longer have a say. The attack on the college girl's generation was unfair--I blame the old goats in my generation(especially the mean spirited extreme right wingers-which seems to be all Republicans these days) for the polarization of political positions. This is only a preview. When he is talking about all the things that made America great, he is actually talking about the Greatest Generation. A great speech, so good they had to say it twice. America leads in incarcerated citizens... yes. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and cultivated the world's greatest artists and the world's greatest economy. (Name is required. Might want to exclude that in future critiques of the current generation. George Turnbull | The next time an earthquake hits Haiti, or a huge tidal wave rips into Indonesia, or a massive tidal wave submerges Tacloban, or an Ebola epidemic hits Africa who are you going to call to rescue you with massive amounts of aid, much of it offered from the decks of equally massive aircraft carriers and helicopters that no-one else seems to have handy when it's most needed? Agreeing with this films premises doesn't make you a social scientist. Will Fine. UK wants to continue enjoying their right to censoring social media and the press, You now have to defend the free world. He’s right, we stood up for what was right. The United States of America is just another place to be - no better and no worse than many other places. And all the anti-America lies and deceit are perfectly fine an unchallenged. It’s why most Olympic athletes competing for other nations, want to get here to train. July 03, 2012 at 06:33 PM. Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. Teen pregnancies are at their lowest levels ever. There may be a shred of truth to that. Whether we can undo what they've done is doubtful. What country would that be?...France, Sweden, Denmark, Fiji, Brazil, Argentina, Aaron Sorkin is awesome. July 04, 2014 at 06:38 PM. I understood it to be saying that your generation has been placed in the worst possible situation because of what has preceded you. October 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM. Unlike other countries on the list who have low life expectency because of famine and lack, Americans have so much overabundance that many, in their freedom over-indulge themselves into an early death. -Charlie Skinner. Posted by: All that speech means is there are a great number of sanctimonious pessimists indulging their adolescent angst tendencies well into adulthood. In other words, a rejection of what has become the American way of life, which is at bottom an anticulture in purely human terms. Japan, a place founded on pre-determined non-moving societal structures for centuries where you were either born into nobility or a peasant, a country who sought to spread tyranny to the world several times who in the modern era, still make firearms for personal defense all but illegal and religious freedoms is in essence all but nonexistent. Chris Davis | July 06, 2014 at 03:27 PM, George Carlin - National Press Club [complete]skip to 10:45 to begin this brilliant speech, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc0ZHsoHAlE, Posted by: And if there were no USA to rescue your miserable skins, do you think...Spain would step up to fill the need? Newsroom Directory; Reprints, Rights & Permissions ... We’re fact-checking its historical accuracy, episode by episode. For up-to … Now try and keep your economy afloat while stopping terror cells around the globe and giving more foreign aid to third world countries than any nation in the history of ever. It is not scientific achievement when someone "invents" the wearable dog toilet. He’s blaming the rest of us. I full heartly agree with the writer of this speech!!! Posted by: We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. I love this country, but there is something terribly wrong here and the Jeff Daniels character touches upon it. None of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt, a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don't know what the fuck you're talking about?! We've lost some of what we used to have. Willie R | Lucas Corso | Certainly not academic papers, where America leads in citations globally. Posted by: Posted at 08:26 PM in Current affairs, Entertainment | Permalink. Jerry R. | « Baby owl visits us, then freezes like a statue | June 25, 2012 at 09:28 PM. Konstantinos | The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Fact check: No, Trump didn't build 'the greatest economy in the history' of the US ... claiming that he was forced to close "the greatest economy in the history of our country." We're out of control. June 30, 2012 at 09:27 PM. I loved this speech and posted it in my social science class. I stopped reading your retort as soon as you mentioned that America leads globally in "original patents". Brian Hines: Break Free of Dogma: Churchless sermons preaching the gospel of spiritual independence, Brian Hines: Life is Fair: The Law of Cause and Effect, Brian Hines: God's Whisper, Creation's Thunder: Echoes of Spiritual Reality In the New Physics. This is meant to set him up as objective, as a way of covering up what becomes an agenda-driven, anti-American, leftist diatribe, be aware of that slight of hand. Jeff Daniels plays a news anchor who can't take the bullshit anymore during a panel discussion and tells it like this country is. judy mcnamara freethinker | I don't know if the USA is the greatest country. November 25, 2014 at 03:07 AM, Official documents(AND FACTS!!!) As someone a bit older, I didn't take it as a negative directed at you, but rather directed at those that came before. As was noted in The Newsroom, our incarceration rates are horribly embarrassing, as is, increasingly, our K-12 education system. About American Airlines Group American’s purpose is to care for people on life’s journey. However, one think we don't like is American "exceptionalism" -- the notion that we are #! It’s hard to compete with places like China, where you are ASSIGNED your life profession and direction at a young age as based on genetics and proclivities by the government. A lot to dislike. America is the greatest country in the world because it is the world's only hope. WHO? a place where where freedom of the press is essentially non-existent with a monopoly on TV news coming from government funded media, and where the right to free speech… is not even actual right at all. http://diktyoellinwn.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%BC%CE%B1-%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CF%87%CF%81/, Looks weird to me. June 26, 2012 at 03:39 AM. I wanted to brag on my country for a bit, but to get back to the point, none of those statistics, had they even been true, have anything to do with freedom. 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