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Old 06-16-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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"We" invent everything.

Are you sure those "we" are Americans?
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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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.
Asia is also old, but it only has a few developed countries.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I can't believe this degenerate has a thread about nothing that has managed to generate 6 pages of no real discussion or debate.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I see what you did ther.
Nice spin there.
The USA is #5,but if you eliminate all countries that have populations under 25 million then they are number one. .............of course, most countries are small, so this way you get to disqualify most of the world.
Comparing Norway to the United States is like comparing Sioux Falls to New York. I'm sure the quality of life is great in Sioux Falls, and I'm also sure that New York has plenty of problems, but are we going to claim that Sioux Falls is a better city than New York? Sioux Falls has a much smaller, much more homogeneous population than New York does, which makes it less expensive and much more manageable, but aside from that, New York wins. New York ain't perfect, and it can even be frustrating at times, but it's still the greatest city in the world. The United States ain't perfect, and it can even be frustrating at times, but it's still the greatest country in the world.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:10 AM
 
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I can't believe this degenerate has a thread about nothing that has managed to generate 6 pages of no real discussion or debate.
lol, I can.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:49 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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The USA has turned to crap since the 80s. The vast gap between the rich and the poor is similar to what Europe was seeing under feudalism. The middle class has incurred skyrocketing expenses in healthcare, childcare, and education in a time where other nations are finding ways to offer these expenses through government at a much lower cost. All the while, wages have stagnated as wealth has pooled at the top, causing an economically stagnant condition where a vast swath of people have no disposable income.

We used to live in a society where a person could make an income sufficient enough to feed a family. Now, both parents working are the norm and we are still one car accident or cancer diagnosis away from declaring bankruptcy. We used to live in a society where finding an education was affordable, now graduates are moving back home because interest on their student loans is killing their chance to afford the rising costs of everything. Other developed nations have figured out how to take these two things off of the shoulders of the consumer and the businesses in this country and it's giving them an economic edge into the future.

And that's not even touching on the many civil injustices that we face.

Other nations are inventing stuff all the time and it's easy enough to find examples. We are slipping fast. Trade deals that favor corporations offshoring manufacturing and other assets are a major factor in our demise. We need to wake up and stop believing that we are on top of the world because we have an extremely rich top 10%.

We have all the potential in the world, but we are on a tightrope that we are having a hard time balancing on. Our secondary education system is looking at a bubble that, if it pops, our nation is going to hurt worse than it did in 2008. This bubble, if and when it pops, has the potential to run off many educated Americans to other nations and will leave many young Americans stranded in terms of getting an advanced education. We need to wake up ...
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:39 AM
 
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What's with this "we are #1" crap? It doesn't freakin mean anything, it's an egotistical, anger provoking, empty, useless, false statement. All countries have positives and negatives, and many have a higher quality of life than the U.S. as determined by several metrics. Statements like those made in the threads's title are so embarassing. Overly zealous patriots, please stop embarassing the normal folks in this country. This is not a football game.

*edited to remove statements that might get me banned*

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:20 AM
 
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Comparing Norway to the United States is like comparing Sioux Falls to New York. I'm sure the quality of life is great in Sioux Falls, and I'm also sure that New York has plenty of problems, but are we going to claim that Sioux Falls is a better city than New York? Sioux Falls has a much smaller, much more homogeneous population than New York does, which makes it less expensive and much more manageable, but aside from that, New York wins. New York ain't perfect, and it can even be frustrating at times, but it's still the greatest city in the world. The United States ain't perfect, and it can even be frustrating at times, but it's still the greatest country in the world.
Again we're back to the size comparison. Who cares how large it is, or how small? Outside of certain developmentally stunted men I suppose...

It's about life and how it's lived. Having higher education paid for or at low cost, healthcare free or at a low cost, clean air/clean water, low crime, mandated family leave time, four weeks of vacation and an overall healthier lifestyle versus what we refer to here as the "greatest" which features none of the above...for most doesn't seem "greater". It's not being anti-American to suggest we're not number one and should serve as incentive for everyone to not only just simply vote...but vote for candidates who will work for our collective best interests versus the chosen few who have benefited the past 15-20 years.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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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.
China is not developed?!!!
You are out of touch and stuck in 1980.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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The USA has turned to crap since the 80s. The vast gap between the rich and the poor is similar to what Europe was seeing under feudalism. The middle class has incurred skyrocketing expenses in healthcare, childcare, and education in a time where other nations are finding ways to offer these expenses through government at a much lower cost. All the while, wages have stagnated as wealth has pooled at the top, causing an economically stagnant condition where a vast swath of people have no disposable income.

We used to live in a society where a person could make an income sufficient enough to feed a family. Now, both parents working are the norm and we are still one car accident or cancer diagnosis away from declaring bankruptcy. We used to live in a society where finding an education was affordable, now graduates are moving back home because interest on their student loans is killing their chance to afford the rising costs of everything. Other developed nations have figured out how to take these two things off of the shoulders of the consumer and the businesses in this country and it's giving them an economic edge into the future.

And that's not even touching on the many civil injustices that we face.

Other nations are inventing stuff all the time and it's easy enough to find examples. We are slipping fast. Trade deals that favor corporations offshoring manufacturing and other assets are a major factor in our demise. We need to wake up and stop believing that we are on top of the world because we have an extremely rich top 10%.

We have all the potential in the world, but we are on a tightrope that we are having a hard time balancing on. Our secondary education system is looking at a bubble that, if it pops, our nation is going to hurt worse than it did in 2008. This bubble, if and when it pops, has the potential to run off many educated Americans to other nations and will leave many young Americans stranded in terms of getting an advanced education. We need to wake up ...
Best post!
Says it all.
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