I scored major points over a liberal once when I pointed out (having heard it somewhere else) that the US is the first time/place in history where those hit hardest by poverty are also those with the biggest obesity problem.
A few years ago, a woman on welfare in Seattle complained about the imposition of a $5 fee for health care. She caused a small uproar when she stated on the record that it might force her to have to cancel either her internet or her cell phone. (I can’t find a link to that news article…if anyone else can help me out with that, I’d appreciate it)
Well, here’s another metric: even our homeless have cell-phones w/ cameras.
Only in the US, folks.