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You'd only have to compare standards of living. US is the bottom with 50% as middle class and Europe being 64% all the way to 80% in Norway. A good indicator is the happiness index and wealth disparity. This is why the Nordic countries rank so high. True to some extend for those you've listed except the last bit. If things breakdown then you're in the shits. You can't raise a family if you only got money enough for yourself but, who wants to live like that? Slaving away just to get by. Not much of a life. Still misery but less being homeless. Mm yes, because if government pulls back, those people in medicine and housing will surely play fair to benefit the people with Capitalist love. Martin Shkreli and many of his bros say hi. That graph link just shows me that mass-produced products have been offshored to other nations hence the cheaper cost while the rest is domestic. Too many factors lead to their rise, regulation has little do with it. Simple search for healthcare shows reason for rising cost is population growth, population aging, and rising prices for healthcare products and services. Increase in chronic illnesses also attribute. Junk food and fructose are a fine example of no government regulation leading to an obesity crisis in America. Plastic surgery financing has become common. For most patients, the plastic surgery costs are too much to pay at once. Most doctors now offer payment plans which allow patients to pay in installments for their cosmetic procedures. They were giving him the ovation of wasting $38m of his own fortune on a flop. No actor is as brave enough to do that other than Kevin. Needs like Taylor Swift as the hooker, Nick Jonas as the love interest or something. They also need to hiphop the music and black people doing gang signs while riding on dem hos erm horses. I tried to warn Costner to do a pilot movie first to gauge audience reaction before going full in on his money but nooo, he didn't bother to read my forum message because he's too high on himself. So rare to see horror movies rated this high. Usually they're mostly around mid 5's to mid 6's. Nah, no hate, I am rootin' on him to grift you and other MAGA ilk. I also will join in on the free money Barron will help me make like the Don already does. They're good sources of easy revenue. But the one battle he cannot win is the fight against time. None of us can. It’s devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe “big F-ing deal” Biden of 2010. He wasn’t even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate. Was he tired? Yes. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn’t see what we just saw. We’re all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we’ve opted to ignore every warning sign. The George Stephanopoulos interview only reinforced what we saw the week before. As Democrats, we collectively hold our breath or turn down the volume whenever we see the president, whom we respect, walk off Air Force One or walk back to a mic to answer an unscripted question. We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won’t win the House, and we’re going to lose the Senate. This isn’t only my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator and Congress member and governor who I’ve spoken with in private. Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly. Left love to shoot themselves in the foot time and time again. Ruth Bader Biden at your service. I think 3 did bad because Eddie followed a script. In 2 they mostly adlibbed the whole thing due to Stallone taking the script and leaving to do Cobra with it and was replaced with Eddie. Funny, I visited my friend in hospital some weeks ago and he complained about the food there so another friend that I went along with had to order takeout for him even though the menu looked decent. I mean it isn't fine dining but it's still edible and all right. Rofl! Never heard of any of those shows. Titles alone sound like VOD/STD. Concur. Problem is, this Nationalism aspect is of a certain sect of Christianity, the theologian regime kind akin to Sharia Law of an Islamic State. They're fine bashing those folks but will gladly implement their own as being nothing wrong with that. It's a special kind of cognitive dissonance. It also ignores all the schisms that have taken place with Christianity as a whole. Lucifer is the great deceiver, easily can corrupt the weak, especially the lowly educated. This is the bug of humankind that puts humanity into perpetual war with itself leading to utter destruction. Why I hope we never colonize another planet because that shit is only just going to repeat. There are no traditional values, only suppression values. No one's stopping you from living your suppressed lifestyle, don't mean you can force it onto others. And yes, I am against Pride as well. Two wrongs don't make a right. This is probably Exhibit A of people into this stuff, don't recognize their own extremism. They sure as hell can recognize others other than their own though. A sane person can recognize both sides of the spectrum. You must looove the ayatollah. Oh c'mon, there is no way you could've thought of all these off the top of your head. Must've looked it up.