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Old 03-24-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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I hear this a lot, yet our government is crap. Where I live is also pretty bad. My city has crime, gangs, graffiti, gets invaded by illegal aliens, has poor schools, unfriendly people, etc. Yet the U.S. gets called the best country in the world? How is it?
You just described most of Europe!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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It is just a slogan that is all. It is like when a pizza shop says: "Eat at Joe's Pizza! The best pizza in the world!" It is all a matter of opinion.
or when america's teams win their championship, they say "The Phillies are the champions of the world" when really it is Japan.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Sorry people but the US is currently numero uno.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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It's been called that but today many people prefer to move to Canada Australia and Europe instead of USA.
By the way I think the success of America relied upon:
-smart hardworking people willing to make it
-aboundant and cheap land/resources
-a very advanced constitution
Of course people prefer Canada or Europe.
Where else can you go where the government hands you everything. Where else can you go where you are treated like a child by the government from cradle to grave.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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You just described most of Europe!
Obviously, you have never been to Europe.
You have many misconceptions of Europe. Information and travel can help to clear things up.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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the thing about Obama is he's not some savior off the street. his presidency was calculated. do you know he's not even from chicago? he's from hawaii. he just leached onto chicago for "street cred" and political success.
I know that Obama is from Hawaii. The article just said that Obama and Mr. Bush are distant cousins. But I think this does not matter. Maybe you and me are distant cousins either But do I have any advantage out of this? I don't think so. As well as Mr. Obama did't have any advantages calling Mr. Bush his distant cousin. Fact is that Obama was poor, he lived a long time in africa and is now the president.

But if you don't like Obamas example, I'd like you to take Mr. Schwarzenegger. He was born in Austria and his father was a police officer. They were not poor but they didn't have that much money either. Anyhow he made it to the Govenor of California.
Another example would be the new chairman of the republicans Michael Steele. He was also born in a poor family.

I don't know if you have ever been in europe but usually the elites in Europe pass on their status from generation to generation. Virtually nobody is able to reach the same status.

You asked me if I, in case I am very rich, let other people get the same I got. Believe it or not I do. I believe in equality and that everybody who is hard working and struggling for his happines can get it.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Obviously, you have never been to Europe.
You have many misconceptions of Europe. Information and travel can help to clear things up.
Actually I think he isn't that wrong
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Two reasons I can think of as to why the US might have it over most other countries:

I think we have more options - just go to the supermarkets and see the variety. I believe we have more variety of restaurants from what I've seen in Europe. Our dollar still goes a lot further than almost any other country. We emphasize customer service so it makes things much easier for the consumer - to complain about and receive credit on a bill, return clothing.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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It isn't...

It only has the strongest military currently.

This is a better gauge...

UN Human Development Index of Quality of Life
  1. Iceland
  2. Norway
  3. Canada
  4. Australia
  5. Ireland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Sweden
  8. Japan
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Switzerland
  11. France
  12. Finland
  13. Denmark
  14. Austria
  15. United States
I've been to all those except Japan and Australia and would agree. Anyone care to refute?

As for propaganda, we get it through constant media, and public education... it is a form of indoctrination to the nation. Just because we are not classified as a totalitarian state does not mean we are not subject to certain elements.

People in the U.S. can more easily jump classes...get rich, if they buy into it. but they can also be punished faster too... all of them are controlled by elites though, there is no pluralism here...The U.S. just puts on a better charade, than say the elites in France. Human genetics have not changed that much, they still want power.

One look at these countries and you might think, hey...those are more secular nations. But the U.S. is pretty secular too, the God that rules this land is the almighty dollar.

Ever take a world history class abroad? They aren't teaching the same stuff....

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Obviously, you have never been to Europe.
You have many misconceptions of Europe. Information and travel can help to clear things up.
I have been to Europe.
Amsterdam to be precise. I was shocked to see graffiti all over the historic buildings. In fact more graffiti than I see in the US.
Amsterdam is also ringed by concrete block ghettos and we were told that it was unsafe at night in city.
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