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Let Us Stop Waving That Flag and Do Some Fact Checking
The 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) was an international professional baseball competition, held from March 2, to March 19, 2013. This was the third iteration of the WBC, following the two previous tournaments, held in 2006 and 2009.
Unlike the two previous WBCs, which consisted of the same sixteen countries, only the twelve countries that won at least one game in the 2009 WBC were guaranteed a berth in the main tournament. The automatic qualifiers were Australia, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United States, and Venezuela.
Japan entered as the defending champions. The four finalists were the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the Netherlands. The Dominican Republic team went undefeated (a WBC first) en route to the title, finishing with a 3–0 victory over Puerto Rico. Robinson Canó was named the Most Valuable Player of the Classic.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($8,608), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (17.9%), than any other nation in 2011. The Commonwealth Fund ranked the United States last in the quality of health care among similar countries, and notes U.S. care costs the most.
Is it time we all stood up and said that matters most of all is keeping the tree of freedom alive and not simply seeking to eat of its fruits?
Is it time for us to cast aside paradigm and conditioning and find a new label... New age patriots to fight a new age war against a new age oppressor?
I think it is. I think it's time for us, Americans, to live up to the destiny and responsibility that was bestowed upon us by right of birth... and to make that birthright matter again.
Around two thirds of that growth occurred in developing nations, which in 2011 held around half of the total land used to grow genetically modified crops. Among these nations, Brazil led the way with 30.3 million hectares of maize, soybeans, and cotton. The United States maintained the overall lead, with 69 million hectares devoted to eight different crops.
Originally posted by Perhaps
An emotive call to action is often impressive, yet more often than not - futile.
So what do you propose that your fellow citizens do to reclaim the perceived freedom of the past??... to keep the tree of freedom alive??
Originally posted by GeneralChaos
Your enemy is none other than Lucifer his own damned self.
And he is going to destroy this entire planet and take your ass with it.
With 104 operating reactors, the United States produces more electricity with nuclear power than any of the 30 countries with that capability. In fact, it generates about the same amount of nuclear energy as the next largest producers, France and Japan, combined.