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  • Eye exams in the United States are a scam

    In many countries you can buy inexpensive eyeglasses and contact lenses without a prescription. That's not the case in the United States. In 2016 the American Optometric Association (AOA) spent $1.8 million lobbying and another $1.4 million in campaign contributions to ensure corrective lenses are expensive for Americans, and therefore highly profitable. Yascha Mounk, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, writes in her article, "The Great American Eye-Exam Scam:" When I last went to an eye exam...

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  • Spanish accents spoken in the United States

    More than 41 million people in the US speak Spanish, but they don't all speak it the same way.
  • United States Marine Corps, 2019

    This is the last face you'll see before being shipped off to Saudi Arabia to "ensure the free flow of resources necessary to support the global economy."