When asked about the economy, Bush said, “You know, you need to talk to economists. I think I got a B in Econ 101. I got an A, however, in keeping taxes low and being fiscally responsible with the people’s money.” In college, he actually got a C- in Economics.
List of countries by their account balances. Who is in the red? It took me a while to find the United States.
Jon Swift asks the question: Are We Tasering People Enough?
So you’re about to be invaded by the United States. Advice for Iran. (via Grow-A-Brain)
The US Embassy in Baghdad. This is the largest US Embassy built – roughly the size of Vatican City – and at $600 million (£300 million) the most expensive. At a time when millions of Baghdadis outside the green zone receive only a couple of hours of water and electricity daily, Iraqis observe that this project has been completed on time, on budget, and is entirely self-sufficient with its own fresh water supply, electricity plant, sewage treatment facility, maintenance shops and warehouses. (via Grow-A-Brain)
British health care professionals react to Michael Moore’s movie Sicko. They are appalled at the American system, think that the British system may not be as great as the movie paints it, but that’s only because the British don’t spend nearly as much money on health care as Americans do.