That being said,
1. Agree. This is a global recession though.
2. Agree. I also got a good laugh from the way you worded it.
3. Agree. Japan has a lot in terms of technology, quality of life and education on America. (Let's not even get into entertainment or food)
Looks like we agree on all counts. I love the ideals America was founded on.
I don't think we are the only country to have freedoms at this point and I would not call us the "greatest" country either. I don't know where we got off track as a country. We have a lot to work on here. For all of her flaws, America is my homeland. Any country that allows me to spout my nonsense is all right with me. I give it credit when it deserves it. Ridicule likewise. Thanks again