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  •  I (13+ / 0-)

    learned the lesson many years ago when I would visit Germany and all my friends who were students lived a better life then I as a working person.

    Their apartments were nice and fairly priced. Mine was what you would pay for a mortgage in most parts of the country for a ghetto apartment.

    They had money to eat and their university was paid for.

    I was paying off a student loan and never ate out nearly as much or well as they did.

    Their health care was basically free. I paid even then for my in my full time job.

    I already didn't have a pension. That was jettisoned by Ronnie and his criminal elite buddies instead the 401k was being ushered in with great fanfare.

    I knew something was wrong. I kind of knew it was because of all the military spending the US did. And I sensed even way back then the corruption at the top.

    •  A few years back ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Crazy like a fox, raincrow

      ... maybe 10 years back, actually, i had an on-line exchange with a boy from Germany.  Often, he would talk about what he was learning in high school, and his observations of the world.  It amazed me, amazed me, what they were teaching their high school students there.  It seemed like college level material to me .... even back then.

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