I am going to be traveling to a foreign land called Kansas today, so I have decided to post a video on Al-Qaeda and Islam. I hope you enjoy!
Daily Archives: October 15, 2010
Politics is delicious, eat it up!
Top Global Issues:
NATO Helps With Afghanistan-Taliban Reconciliation\
France Union Strikes Continue
Clinton’s Tough Stance on Pakistani Flood Relief
Former President Carter’s Middle East Peace Tour
Northern Sudan Wants To Delay South Referendum
Venezuelan President Chavez Goes to Russia For Defense and Resource Talks
Japan Hopes To Relax Weapon’s Export Ban
Figures of Note:
Opinions Of Note:
Fred Kaplan on Afghanistan
Nicholas Kristof Explains What Oman Can Teach The U.S.
My First Thought: Understanding the U.S. Position
As I look at the two graphs about life expectancy in the U.S. I wonder why the strongest country in the world has a lower life expectancy than most of the countries on the graph. The same goes for education, gender equality, and healthcare. The U.S. never seems to rank at the top in any of these surveys. We are not a bad country, but we have a hard time being innovative. I wander why the U.S. is unable to tackle these problems head on. With all the resources that we possess we fail to tackle these problems. Yet, the people who also stand in the way are often the same people who will never change the U.S. identity because of the values we hold “sacred.” It’s the reason we can’t get a better healthcare system or a better education system. Its the reason we can’t narrow the income gap in the country. I hope everyone finds it as frustrating as I do. The best nation in the world should not have to suffer like this.