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    In fact Michael A. Terrell, like a number of the regulars on
    sci.electronics.design, seems to have been brainwashed early on to
    believe

    a) that the U.S.A. is perfect.

    b) that anybody criticising any aspect of the U.S.A. - no matter how
    imperfect - is a lying, jealous, crypto-terrorist.

    I'm inclined to blame the civics courses in primary school - a friend
    of ours spent a couple of years working in the U.S while his children
    were going to primary school. When they came home from school with
    strange ideas about the perfection of the U.S. system, their parents
    set them right - they were Australians, after all - which prompted the
    teacher involved to try to persuade the children that the parents were
    ignorant and misguided people. Since the parents were university
    educated, and very smart, this didn't work, but the parents were not
    well pleased.

    For reference, one of the "lies" that we tell on
    sci.electronics.design is that the U.S. medical system produces
    remarkably poor public health statistics

    http://mchb.hrsa.gov/mchirc/chusa_04/pages/0405iimr.htm

    http://www.marchofdimes.com/files/international_rankings_1998.pdf

    This is mainly due to inadequate support for the poor qand minority
    groups.

    http://www.cdc.gov/omh/AMH/factsheets/infant.htm#1

    Go figure. I guess it is a lot cheaper for the American government to
    brainwash its kids than it is to set up a comprehensive medical
    system.
     

  2. Exhibit "A". Need I say more?


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  3. Guest

    They didn't change the food safety standards. Rather, they insisted
    that the slaughterhouses in Australia conformed - in every detail - to
    the regulations applying to slaughterhouses in the U.S. This meant
    that the Australians had to build special slaughter houses for the
    beef they wanted to export to the U.S.A. and they had to be inspected,
    and approved by U.S. inspectors before the exports could go ahead.

    The inspections were very thorough - to the point of being quite
    unreasonably thorough - and it proved strangely difficult for anybody
    in Australia to build an acceptable slaughter house. Anything that did
    pass would fail a subsequent reinspection and have to be torn down and
    rebuilt.

    This is usually described as "a non-tariff barrier to trade", though
    the word "cheating" is often used as well.

    The relative involved was one of the daughters of my father-in-law's
    third wife. My father-in-law was not the father of the daughter
    involved, so the relationship was pretty remote. I originally got to
    hear of the scam from the farmers kids that I went to school with in
    Tasmania in the 1950's - it ran for many years.
    U.S. health care is remarkably poor for such a rich country. Child
    mortality is about the same as Cuba's, and significanty worse that
    France, Germany, the U.K., the Netherlands or Sweden. Afro-Americans,
    Red Indians and the Inuit do a lot worse than WASPs.
    Check out "The Omnivore's Dilemma" for a US-written take on US food
    safety
    None of mine are garbage. Mike Terrell just doesn't like being
    reminded that the U.S.A. hasn't yet solved every social problem, and
    - in some areas - could learn something from other countries.

    The electoral system is about due for an update ....
    And you'd avoid the distortions introduced by Mike Terrell's
    brainwashed perceptions.
     

  4. Exhibit "B". He'll keep this nonsense up for years, if anyone
    replies to him.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  5. Guest

    Which is Mike Terrell's response to evidence-based criticism. It does
    illustrate my point about brain-washing - the poor dear can't process
    any comment about U.S. imperfections.
     

  6. Yes, Bill, the whole damn universe is brainwashed, but you are an
    unemployable househusband who lives off his wife, and welfare.

    Anyone who doesn't kiss your ass is brainwashed in your opinion. Of
    course, your opinion is worth as much as your paycheck from last week.

    Next he will relive his past, rattling on about all the crap he
    designed. Pavlov would have been proud.

    All anyone has to do is mention your name and you show up, spouting
    your rhetoric.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  7. Guest

    The entire universe obviously isn't brainwashed. Quite a few people
    have gone through the U.S. educational system without being
    brainwashed, which leaves them free to perceive that U.S. society
    still has a few weak points which could be improved.
    I don't even own an ass, though I've probably got proprietary rights
    on a bunch of asses on sci.electronics.design who bray reliably when I
    push their buttons. You'd be a member of that undistinguished group.
    My most recent paycheck - for the preiod from the 19th February 2007
    to the 18th March 2007 was for $2872.02 before tax, $1933.26 after
    tax. I've converted from euros to U.S. dollars at today's rate of
    exchange.

    This has nothing to do with the value of my opinion, of course.
    And you behave differently?
    Why not? I've got nothing better to do.
     

  8. Look in your mirror, I'm sure you'll find an ass.


    Really? You've been kill filed there for about a year. I only see
    your crap once in a while when someone responds to you. like your
    mindless rants about anyone using a 555 timer for a project. You start
    bleating like the mindless sheep that you are.


    You're like that bunch of losers on soc.men who invaded several other
    electronics nesgroups, along with their pathetic claims that they "OWN"
    anyone who responds. Do you enjoy raping women, like they do? You
    sound just like them. Oh, that's right, you're just another gutless
    Eurosheep. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Do
    they have you stump trained yet?


    I didn't know welfare paid thet much in Nijmegen. Or do you get that
    much because your wife has a hig paying job?


    I've converted from euros to U.S. dollars at today's rate of

    You bragged about being paid for not finding a job on one of the
    other sci.electronics newsgroups.


    OK, Bill since you have nothing else to do I challenege you to find
    ONE post where I claimed the US was perfect.




    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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