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November 9, 2010
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Greetings Everyone!

This blog is written to introduce you to the culture and daily life of the United States.

Because the American society is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural one,  I will focus on the common items that transcend the many cultures and the experiences that Americans encounter in everyday life.  The society is very diverse, therefore, the blogs I write will not apply to every person, but in a general sense.  Hopefully enough information will be provided to help you imagine that "You Are There!"

 

02:20 PM Nov 09 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

The U.S. Presidential Election was held yesterday (11/8/16) and Donald Trump is the President-Elect.

Time will tell how he performs as president. Furthermore, the Republicans (Donald's political party) have a majority vote in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Therefore, two branches of the U.S. Government (President and Congress) will be controlled by the Republicans. The Supreme Court is the 3rd branch of the U.S. Government which has a vacancy that the President will have the privilege to fill. The person to be selected will likely be a conservative. Stay tuned.

01:35 AM Nov 04 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

The U.S. Presidential Election takes place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

It has been the most tumultuous campaign season in memory. The candidates have been slugging it out for over a year and a half. Nevertheless, the million dollar question of who will succeed President Obama will be answered soon.

Most U.S. Americans will be glad when it's over!

11:30 AM Sep 25 2016

WobblyJoe

WobblyJoe
United States

We agree on rent control in certain areas. Income diverse cities are critical to the preservation of a class mobile society.

10:52 PM Sep 24 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Please bear with me as I inform you that I recently wrote and published my first eBook entitled: "How to Own a Car on the Cheap (without sacrificing quality). 

https://payhip.com/b/A9i2

It was a new experience for me to learn how to do things that we take for granted such as a clickable table of contents, headings, research, formatting, editing, book cover, hosting, etc.

I invite you to buy a copy and read it not only for the automotive content but to read an English topic other than learning English to develop your comprehension of English.

Furthermore, I do plan to compile my English lessons into eBooks for your convenience.

Finally, if you have the time, I encourage you to write your own eBook to develop your writing skills and make a little money to boot.

12:22 PM Sep 19 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

WobblyJoe, you are correct. Let the marketplace use supply and demand to dictate the prices. Although I do believe in rent control in high-priced markets.

08:09 PM Aug 23 2016

WobblyJoe

WobblyJoe
United States

"if the government adjusted the incomes to the price increase"- President Nixon tried this in 1971. It was a disaster. It failed completely. There is a cultural bias here against such governmental powers, it wasn't well supported by the people.

12:25 AM Aug 21 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Hi Anja, your assessment of the current U.S. presidential campaign is right on. Typically, presidential campaigns are intense between the candidates, however, in this campaign season all the stops were pulled out and this one takes the cake.

Nevertheless, I believe that after the election, things will settle down, although we'll be at a crossroad of things getting better or worse. Time will tell.

Grocery prices have been incrementally inching up over the 2 years since you were here but some food prices have come down such as milk, eggs, and some produce. Many people shop the sales and use coupons.

The demographics of the country are changing rapidly and some people are not accustomed to seeing it change before our very eyes. Keep hope alive and stay tuned.

12:24 AM Aug 19 2016

buttafly

buttafly
Germany

Hello Alston! It's nice to read a comment from your perspective. The two presidential candidates clearly seem to divide America. In an established magazine I read that the campaign has "morphed into a movement". As outsiders we read and hear all kinds of words- vulgar ones, embarrassing ones, angry and dishonest ones..and many, many lies. I truly hope for the American people that who ever wins the election, will not demolish the hope for a better America.

Exactly 2 years ago I spent two weeks in Miami. First thing I noticed was the prices for groceries that have sky-rocketed since my last visit. When I asked if the government adjusted the incomes to the price increase as well, I only looked into frustrated faces. It's clear to see that the trust in the US government is at its lowest since the last decade. Well, it's on all of the US-voters alone to make a difference - especially for the younger generation!

01:47 AM Aug 15 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Well AnjaWobblyJoe has summed it up pretty good in a nutshell. Our country is split right down the middle politically and in many other areas. Much of the greatness you mentioned is momentum from the past which is the theme Donald Trump uses to try to recapture it.

Back in the 1980's our Japanese vice president of the company I previously worked for said, "The U.S. is a great country!"

Objectively speaking I can see certain aspects of his point from the perspective that the U.S. is a vast country with a lot of useable land (less than 10% is developed) many natural resources, agricultural technology, research and development, and a host of other areas.

Nevertheless, I would have to take a sober position with WobblyJoe on the current assessment of our country. Previously the U.S. was in the top 10 in many areas but unfortunately we are now in the top of lists that we don't want to be.

We are at a critical point for our country and the politicians can say this, that, and the other. However, the bottom line for the vast majority of Americans is their ability to provide food, clothing, and shelter for their families.

11:53 PM Aug 14 2016

oblaco848

oblaco848
Russian Federation

Thank's, very interesting blog!

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