Couple of US Things

Mostly, I try to stay away from politics and/or US bashing but I saw a couple of things today. In Wired.

Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World, written by three contributing writers to Wired magazine and a former editor of that publication, asks why, if our society is one of the most technologically advanced in the world, we can’t protect ourselves from threats to our safety.

Emphasis mine. In this case society means the US. I wouldn’t say they are the most technologically advanced. Neither are we (Canada). I’d give that to Japan or some Scandinavian countries like Sweden or Finland who have all the same technological advances we or the US do while being ahead 2-3 years in cellular tech and having more advanced government services, automation and web wise. Social and ecological awareness vs technology are also miles ahead. Agree, disagree?

Not directly related but also having to do with the US not dominating as much (except army wise of course). China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest consumer

Brown warns that the United States, which is the world’s leading debtor nation, now depends heavily on Chinese capital to underwrite its fast-growing debt.

“If China ever decides to divert this capital surplus elsewhere, either to internal investment or to the development of oil, gas, and mineral resources elsewhere in the world, the U.S. economy will be in trouble.”

The commies are underwriting the greatest capitalist country. Whodathunkit!

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