The U.S. likes to think we are the paragon of the world, but we gloss over many things, such as ...... Did you know that upwards to 1.6 million of us do not have indoor plumbing? A small percentage of our total for sure but still unacceptable to me. We ARE "the richest country on earth" you know. Did you know that 7.3 million American children have NO health insurance? And that number is set to skyrocket once the repuglicans get their wishes and kill the Affordable Care Act. Unacceptable imho. Did you know that in the Land of Freedom we have 6 million people in jail or prison? The highest number AND percentage on earth. More than were in Stalin's Gulag btw. About 49.3% of them for non-violent crimes. We also stand 5th in the world for executing our citizens. Behind only China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Not the best company to be in imho. Did you know that in this Age of Information we still have close to 10 million people using dial up for internet access? (9.4 million at last count) This does count the people who refuse to upgrade as well as the ones who only have access via dial up. Did you know 46.2 million U.S. citizens live in poverty? Approximately 15 percent of us are third world poor. Did you know that we spend close to 600 BILLION dollars a year on the Defense Dept.? That's 54% of our entire budget. Anyway........ those are a few facts we like to sweep under the rug. Do you all have any "dirty little secrets" your Government likes to pretend aren't there?