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Old 08-31-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Milford
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maybe I'm biased, what do you think
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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maybe I'm biased, what do you think
If dealing with reality or actual numbers, not so much.


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Old 08-31-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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No sorry. It's my favorite state in the country, but best is different for everyone. It's only best for me because my heritage is here. My friends are here. However if you are looking to start a small business, or want to get a HUGE house for the money you may consider Texas or Oklahoma best... I've met very nice people from almost every state at this point. If I was looking for mountainous scenic beauty I'd be in Utah....

As far as this being the #1 country? No sorry. Only a jingoistic ignoramus who doesn't see what has happened in the country would still think we're number one. Our healthcare isn't in the top 10. Neither is our education system. We don't have the healthiest population, we also don't have the most charitable. We have a higher incarceration percentage than China and a higher percent of political official who are/have been in jail than many African countries!

Our country instead of running around and screaming "American exceptionalisim" and pretending we are number one should actually put in the work to become #1 as we once were.

The only thing we're number 1 in is the size of our military. Big deal.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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No sorry. It's my favorite state in the country, but best is different for everyone. It's only best for me because my heritage is here. My friends are here. However if you are looking to start a small business, or want to get a HUGE house for the money you may consider Texas or Oklahoma best... I've met very nice people from almost every state at this point. If I was looking for mountainous scenic beauty I'd be in Utah....

As far as this being the #1 country? No sorry. Only a jingoistic ignoramus who doesn't see what has happened in the country would still think we're number one. Our healthcare isn't in the top 10. Neither is our education system. We don't have the healthiest population, we also don't have the most charitable. We have a higher incarceration percentage than China and a higher percent of political official who are/have been in jail than many African countries!

Our country instead of running around and screaming "American exceptionalisim" and pretending we are number should actually put in the work to become #1 as we once were.

The only thing we're number 1 in is the size of our military. Big deal.
I agree on all points. +1.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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we moved here from NY a few years ago. So far my quality of life is better up here, have a house that my mortgage would be 2.5x higher in NY. We go back to NY to visit family about once a month, it's only 2 hours away.

So far so good, cost of living is going up, economy isn't so great here but no regrets about moving here. Glastonbury is a great town.

Is it the "best" in the world? That all depends on perspective.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No sorry. It's my favorite state in the country, but best is different for everyone. It's only best for me because my heritage is here. My friends are here. However if you are looking to start a small business, or want to get a HUGE house for the money you may consider Texas or Oklahoma best... I've met very nice people from almost every state at this point. If I was looking for mountainous scenic beauty I'd be in Utah....

As far as this being the #1 country? No sorry. Only a jingoistic ignoramus who doesn't see what has happened in the country would still think we're number one. Our healthcare isn't in the top 10. Neither is our education system. We don't have the healthiest population, we also don't have the most charitable. We have a higher incarceration percentage than China and a higher percent of political official who are/have been in jail than many African countries!

Our country instead of running around and screaming "American exceptionalisim" and pretending we are number one should actually put in the work to become #1 as we once were.

The only thing we're number 1 in is the size of our military. Big deal.
But, considering the size of the U.S., I think it's pretty darn good. There is no country of similar size or larger than the U.S. that is a better place to live, period. It's harder to manage a country this size, but considering the size and population, I think MOST other countries have something to be jealous of the U.S.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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But, considering the size of the U.S., I think it's pretty darn good. There is no country of similar size or larger than the U.S. that is a better place to live, period. It's harder to manage a country this size, but considering the size and population, I think MOST other countries have something to be jealous of the U.S.
Most, yes, but not all. If I were Norwegian or Australian, I certainly wouldn't be jealous of the USA.

A lot of the problem with the USA is that there aren't enough people who identify as Moderate-Republicans or Moderate-Democrats. You have these two extreme sides constantly pulling at one another severely diminishing the quality of life for everyone.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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No sorry. It's my favorite state in the country, but best is different for everyone. It's only best for me because my heritage is here. My friends are here. However if you are looking to start a small business, or want to get a HUGE house for the money you may consider Texas or Oklahoma best... I've met very nice people from almost every state at this point. If I was looking for mountainous scenic beauty I'd be in Utah....

As far as this being the #1 country? No sorry. Only a jingoistic ignoramus who doesn't see what has happened in the country would still think we're number one. Our healthcare isn't in the top 10. Neither is our education system. We don't have the healthiest population, we also don't have the most charitable. We have a higher incarceration percentage than China and a higher percent of political official who are/have been in jail than many African countries!

Our country instead of running around and screaming "American exceptionalisim" and pretending we are number one should actually put in the work to become #1 as we once were.

The only thing we're number 1 in is the size of our military. Big deal.

Don't forget infrastructure (highways, bridges and tunnels, power grid, etc.): it's very antiquated.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Most, yes, but not all. If I were Norwegian or Australian, I certainly wouldn't be jealous of the USA.

A lot of the problem with the USA is that there aren't enough people who identify as Moderate-Republicans or Moderate-Democrats. You have these two extreme sides constantly pulling at one another severely diminishing the quality of life for everyone.
True...and the elected officials are too concerned with pork spending (getting dollars back to their districts in order to be re-elected).
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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True...and the elected officials are too concerned with pork spending (getting dollars back to their districts in order to be re-elected).
When money goes to your home it's infrastructure and economic development. When it goes elsewhere it's "pork"
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