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    The only thing I would add is besides all the time spent at work, many Americans spend an inordinate amount of time getting to and from work.  Long commutes of an hour or more-EACH WAY-are the norm where I live.  My own workplace moved someplace much further from where I live just last week, which means I've spent all this past week getting used to being a "commuter" (I used to live and work in the same town).  It really, really sucks.  I used to have an extra hour or so a day to read the news and stay informed.  No longer.  Lemme tell ya, I can't fill out the work at home paperwork fast enough.  Most Americans don't have that option, however.

    •  I have been lucky. (3+ / 0-)
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      When I lived in Brooklyn for a while, I got to read on the subway.

      Now I live in PA, but take the bus to work: so I have time to read there, too.  Sure beats sitting in traffic, fuming.

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 11:37:55 PM PST

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      •  You are so very lucky :) (1+ / 0-)
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        My city is trying to get better transit options, especially for those that live south of downtown, but it's slow-going.  I don't get it-I live outside of Seattle, so you'd think all us god-hating liberals would have come up with some awesome public transit options by now. In reality however, not so much.  

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