Yes, Americans are overly positive, overly cheerful, sometimes to the point of disconnect from reality (and you so have to wonder if it's a shell, like our shell of mordant British stoicism, and what soft, vulnerable, thing lives within). But that isn't why we (humans) love the terminal man who runs marathons or the… » 10/25/14 3:26pm 10/25/14 3:26pm

I wonder how these compare to the RNs Astute class subs. The Astutes are quieter than American Virginia class, and have a longer operational range for reasons of being nuclear, but they also happen to be monstrously big and prone to malfunction... » 10/24/14 4:20pm 10/24/14 4:20pm

It sounds like an average value, thence the relatively tiny percentage of their income that the few very rich households spend on food is counteracting the relatively large percentage that the majority of people probably pay. I spend about 50% of my take home pay on food (soup, bread, and peas, but mostly caffeine of… » 9/12/14 11:04am 9/12/14 11:04am