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Old 06-16-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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Some people don't like going outside their comfort zone.... (learning new languages, experiencing different cultures, etc..) so for us, its nice living in a large country like this.



Yeah that is the problem with those "best nations for quality of life lists"

Most developed nations have populations between 5 million - 50 million.

and here we are a developed nation with a population of 300 million, the next developed nation in population would be Japan at 100 million.
Or maybe China with 1.357 billion?
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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All those Top Ten countries are almost all Caucasian. No wonder!
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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All those Top Ten countries are almost all Caucasian. No wonder!
You should be saying all those countries are old on average, their is a stronger correlation between average age and a high standard of living than being Caucasian. Also a higher percent living in cities vs. rural usually means you have a high standard of living also.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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It's people like this that make me ashamed of my country sometimes.
+1

I am glad I can fall back on my U.K. citizenship for when the a U.S. citizen makes such unfounded, ignorant blanket statements.

I love living in the U.S.A. don't get me wrong, but the ones who I hear thumping their chest about the country, have hardly left their own back yard, geographically speaking.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'm going to save my brain from withering despair and just assume the OP is satire.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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Sounds like there's a bunch of American haters here.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:29 PM
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Sounds like there's a bunch of American haters here.
More like the OP is ignorant.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Sounds like there's a bunch of American haters here.
Nope, just pointing out some inconsistencies in the OP. I love the U.S., but I'm not a rah-rah chest pumper. There are other countries with better political systems. There are other countries with better public education systems. I'm not going to admit that the U.S. does not have problems and that the U.S. doesn't have areas that we could stand to improve on, areas that some other countries do better.

It's possible to be a patriot without believing that the U.S. doesn't have issues.

- skbl17
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The tragic nihilist in me envies OP's ruthlessly delusional conviction.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:15 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Or maybe China with 1.357 billion?
China is not a developed nation but China (also India) are countries that are on a whole other level, they are basically their own little worlds.
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