JP - [i]"America - Third largest population under China and India"[/i]
Population has nothing to do with economy or living conditions. Look who's just below USA on the population lists - Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.
I think USA's power will continue to be at a par with what it is now - much to my displeasure. If wars were based on manpower alone China or Russia could easily take the USA, but because of the greater technology available to America at the moment, they would win a nuclear war as it stands now. The problem is that USA has few real allies apart from Britain, so a coalition of powerful countries could beat America easily. All it takes is one accidently fired warhead.
ALSO! when ever we go to america there always seems to be one clever devil that cant resist doing the typical 'i say old fellow' queen speech. Jeesh if only they realised that english people have so many dialects. But i love them for Disney land ill give them that.
ER NO! as if you just said men in turkey n greece are more overweight! Omg, i had this discussion with my family the other week! Greek people, especially those on the smaller islands, are very healthy indeed. Have you ever been to greece? Ive never, in all my trips to greece, seen a fat greek man.
All I said is I feel shamed whenever I drive by a school here, I mean these little girls are flaunting it and it's quite disturbing. I'm aware that little girls dress like whores all over the world, it just seems to be worse here. And uniforms have almost nothing to do with shootings at schools. The columbine wasn't about uniforms or how people dressed, it was about how people were treated. Now gang related, that's a bit different, that happens sometimes.
To clarify, I was talking about American girls, not english, I misread that part in my orig. post.
Let's all making sweeping generalizations about all citizens of various countries based on the limited numbers we have actually seen in person or in movies. I, for one, firmly believe that all Somalians work at Sears when they are not trying to kill the dudes in "Blackhawk Down."
Yeah so what I made a typo, the r and the e are right next to eachother.
I'm glad your mom and your uncle can back you up, but I have the AP backing me up.
BRUSSELS, Belgium Mar 16, 2005 — At least seven European countries now challenge the United States in size at least around the waistline. In a group of nations from Greece to Germany, the proportion of overweight or obese men is higher than in the U.S., experts said Tuesday in a major analysis of expanding girth on the European continent.
"The time when obesity was thought to be a problem on the other side of the Atlantic has gone by," said Mars Di Bartolomeo, Luxembourg's Minister of Health.
In Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Malta and Slovakia, a higher percentage of men are obese or overweight than the estimated 67 percent of men in the United States, according to a report from the International Obesity Task Force, a coalition of researchers and institutions.
The analysis was released as the 25-nation European Union announced an initiative to enlist the food and marketing industries in the fight against fat.
Obesity is especially acute in Mediterranean countries, underscoring concerns that people in the southern region are turning away from the traditional diet of fish, fruits and vegetables to fast food high in fat and refined carbohydrates.
In Greece, for example, 38 percent of women are obese, compared with 34 percent in the United States, the group said.
Even in countries with low rates of obesity, troubling trends are emerging. In France, obesity in women rose from 8 percent in 1997 to 11.3 percent in 2003, and from 8.4 percent to 11.4 percent in men.
The change in diets, which the obesity task force said has occurred over the past two decades, affects children most because it is reflected in school lunches.
The task force estimated that among the EU's 103 million youngsters the number of those overweight rises by 400,000 each year. More than 30 percent of children ages 7 to 11 are overweight in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Malta, it said.
That matches estimates for American children. Among American adults, about two-thirds are overweight or obese; nearly one-third qualify as obese.
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