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Old 06-15-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Bold statement? No. This is America, we invent everything. Others may take and/or improve on it, but we still invent it. Technology and medicine would be nothing without us.

Other countries may boast individual statistics, like the Nordic free education or what have you...but as a WHOLE, as a CONGLOMERATE, we are easily #1.

You have running water and medical access everywhere. Schools are everywhere. You can travel freely from city to city, state to state, and see different scenery, culture, and food that you can not do anywhere else. Just our land mass alone supports that. Tropical, Mediterranean, cold winters, mountains, farms, New England, progressive Seattle, you name it.

The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one.

People may ***** and moan, self included, but there is absolutely no way I'd rather live anywhere else. I wont even travel outside this place, I have no urge to.I've road tripped 44 states of this place, and have no plans to stop soon. I'd say Colorado, South Dakota, and Tennessee were my fav's.
It's people like this that make me ashamed of my country sometimes.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Well, I like the fact that even the smallest cities usually have a Walmart not too far away where you can get all kinds of good stuff, even big-screen TVs.

That, and the fact that the U.S. will be the first nation to have a spacecraft reach Pluto in a few weeks.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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The good, the bad and the ugly. You did say everything, right?
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Canadians feel the same way about their country and my friend in the UK is very proud of where she lives so I guess it's all a matter of perspective. Unless someone can quote statistics showing comparisons based on specific criteria gathered in every country in existence proving that the US is the leader in all those criteria studied, I don't really think we can prove we are #1 in all inventions.

In some of the areas the OP mentions, technology and medicine, the US has been followers. We had our innovators to be sure but we weren't necessarily always there first. Technology? Alan Turning and Ada Lovelace were both British. Albert Einstein the great scientist was German. In medicine Christiaan Barnard, MD from West Africa was the first to perform a heart transplant. Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian, first isolated insulin later used for the treatment of diabetes.

America has some of the greatest stuff but is not #1 in all things.

Last edited by Minervah; 06-15-2015 at 03:15 PM.. Reason: sentence correction
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Bold statement? No. This is America, we invent everything. Others may take and/or improve on it, but we still invent it. Technology and medicine would be nothing without us.

Other countries may boast individual statistics, like the Nordic free education or what have you...but as a WHOLE, as a CONGLOMERATE, we are easily #1.

You have running water and medical access everywhere. Schools are everywhere. You can travel freely from city to city, state to state, and see different scenery, culture, and food that you can not do anywhere else. Just our land mass alone supports that. Tropical, Mediterranean, cold winters, mountains, farms, New England, progressive Seattle, you name it.

The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one.

People may ***** and moan, self included, but there is absolutely no way I'd rather live anywhere else. I wont even travel outside this place, I have no urge to.I've road tripped 44 states of this place, and have no plans to stop soon. I'd say Colorado, South Dakota, and Tennessee were my fav's.
thank you! I knew we were but I couldn't remember where I had seen this so thanks for this documentation I can refer to if anyone comes along and says otherwise.

ps, ever notice the weird way that the other countries talk and act? what's with that!
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Also #1 in illegal immigrants.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Yup, every single country on earth has never invented anything ever, only the USA! Good grief!
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by 909er View Post
Bold statement? No. This is America, we invent everything. Others may take and/or improve on it, but we still invent it. Technology and medicine would be nothing without us.

Other countries may boast individual statistics, like the Nordic free education or what have you...but as a WHOLE, as a CONGLOMERATE, we are easily #1.

You have running water and medical access everywhere. Schools are everywhere. You can travel freely from city to city, state to state, and see different scenery, culture, and food that you can not do anywhere else. Just our land mass alone supports that. Tropical, Mediterranean, cold winters, mountains, farms, New England, progressive Seattle, you name it.

The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one.

People may ***** and moan, self included, but there is absolutely no way I'd rather live anywhere else. I wont even travel outside this place, I have no urge to.I've road tripped 44 states of this place, and have no plans to stop soon. I'd say Colorado, South Dakota, and Tennessee were my fav's.
Man, you sure did step on a lot of toes!! Look at how many butt-hurt people are commenting on your post.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by 909er View Post
Bold statement? No. This is America, we invent everything. Others may take and/or improve on it, but we still invent it. Technology and medicine would be nothing without us.

Other countries may boast individual statistics, like the Nordic free education or what have you...but as a WHOLE, as a CONGLOMERATE, we are easily #1.

You have running water and medical access everywhere. Schools are everywhere. You can travel freely from city to city, state to state, and see different scenery, culture, and food that you can not do anywhere else. Just our land mass alone supports that. Tropical, Mediterranean, cold winters, mountains, farms, New England, progressive Seattle, you name it.

The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one.

People may ***** and moan, self included, but there is absolutely no way I'd rather live anywhere else. I wont even travel outside this place, I have no urge to.I've road tripped 44 states of this place, and have no plans to stop soon. I'd say Colorado, South Dakota, and Tennessee were my fav's.
This whole post must be a joke, but this just made me laugh.

"The closest to us would be Australia or Europe, but Australia is much smaller. Europe still requires passports to travel, and those are many countries, not one."

Well gee, thanks for clearing that up. Pssst You need a passport for Australia as well.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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We already know this, there is no point in posting this as there is no discussion needed... yes we are number one, so what?
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