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Old 11-21-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Maybe if they pulled their heads out of the sand once in awhile, they might get a more worldly perspective and stop assuming the United States is the "God Country".
Not limited to conservatives, which you've assumed are authentically religious. Secularists worth their weight in salt really ought to know that "god country", like "in god we trust" on currency, intrinsically takes the lords name in vain. It's prohibited against in the ten commandments, which directly explains Roosevelts aversion to using it in 1907. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/us...ust-motto.html The word sacrilege was used appropriately.

So perhaps secularists willing to pay attention might discern the difference between prosperity theology making things up calling it Christianity from all others who sincerely practice the walk of Christianity? I'm just saying... this argument is hack. Rounding up the usual suspect and failing to convict for decades leaves you where? The same place the wackaloons live. This would be why practicing Christians walk away from Palin witch doctors shaking their heads.

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"Free" Americans have to buy permission slips from government licensed people to buy medicines from government licensed people, who buy their stock from government licensed suppliers, who buy their stock from government licensed suppliers.

There is no "right" to medicine, when government criminalizes the unlicensed trade in medicine. And when you need to buy permission, the cost must be higher.
I see what you're said but all of the above applies to all of western civilization having controlled substance & intellectual property rights policies. Deductive reasoning requires us to examine further our differences.
What goes on in the lobbyist branch of non-government now elevating itself ABOVE governance is a problem unique to America and less so the rest of western civilization. We've got the wildly exorbitant prescription drug prices to prove it. Prescription drug prices in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have no statistics to prove the following theory, but I suspect we also have a high rate of knock off drugs making it's way into pharmacies. There's too much incentive to refrain & chains of custody systems facilitate blind trust mirroring fatal errors in finance systems. China and India have a manufacturing boom, but who are they selling to?

How many patients have the 'right' to say no to 855 million in lobbyist contributions passed onto them in elevated retail prices, diminished consumer protections & elevated taxation? Not only isn't there a right to medicine. There is no right to exist without paying the toll surely as Aids drugs were priced out of African hands in the height of an epidemic. When it's happening to American poor or former middle class it 'counts' less?
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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Denmark has a population that is nearly the same as the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. So maybe we should compare Denmark statistics to that of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
LOL. Okay.
I suppose when US was #3 it was fine to compare to smaller populated countries.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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LOL. Okay.
I suppose when US was #3 it was fine to compare to smaller populated countries.
Got to love it. When we're up near the top it's a great survey but when we've fallen down the ranks then the survey is skewed.

So, it's the survey and not that America has actually fallen in rank ?
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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We too are a socialist nation. The top fascist nations have out performed the US for about 10 years now. Happened when we dropped trade tariffs and allow illegal alien workforces.
Both NAFTA and the 2000 China Trade Act, Killed prosperity for the middle class.
We are a crony capitalist nation. Instead of public property, we take property from the public sector natural monopoly, hand it to a special interest, stamp some law on it making sure they retain control; and then we call it capitalism.

That's British merchantalism when they divided up the world in government mandated monopolies like East Indies company and South Seas company. That's what we are, only we are colonizing and subduing us.

Of course a socialist nation can be that. A socialist nation could not beat the old American system, which is something we are not.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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We need to break up these United States into viable subcountries, each with its own farmland, seaports, infrastructure, and amenities. Our history of dividing the landscape into uneven "states" that now have to compete against each other is part of the reason we will have a hard time providing the best world for our citizens. Of course there are many other reasons contributing to our downfall like wildly uneven wealth distribution, a profit-motivated instead of health-motivated medical industry, and the elephant in the room: inefficiency due to sheer size. These smaller countries are doing things right for their citizens and their place in the world. We Americans have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to keep up with them.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Athens,Greece.
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This article is typical socialist propaganda ...
Written by a fool to fool other...fools...

To begin ,there are no objective criteria to judge every country.

Second,the smaller a country is ,the better chance it has to appear "good " on paper...
I bet Luxemburg with 350K pop would be #1 in everything...

A cockroach may be faster than a lion,in speed measured as...bodylengths,
or it may live longer,or it can lift bigger weights,as a proportion of its bodyweight....

What does that mean..?
That the cockroach is overall a...better animal than the lion ..?

Goodnight...
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:15 AM
 
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Who is going to save those Nordic butts when their economies come crashing down because of the European Domino affect.
4 years later, and the nordic countries are doing better than most (if not all) other countries in the world...
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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9 signs that America is in decline - MSN Money

A list of the rankings:
The 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index

So I just wanted to know, why are countries like Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, etc... All countries with higher taxes, more social benefits and a bigger centralized government more prosperous and have a higher quality of life than the US? Denmark rates 1st for Entrepreneurship while the US is 5th. why isnt that 50% tax rate stopping the Danes?
Take a look at the countries listed above US, and notice their economies are in the gutter. The list is worthless.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I just love these Socialism countries are the best posts.

Nothing like comparing a country of approximately 6M with one that has over 300M.
You are right. We don't just have several states with higher populations, we have a city with a higher population than their whole country.

Denmark population 5.614M
New York City population 8.4M
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