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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Originally Posted by iNviNciBL3 View Post
And European cities are light years behind American cities in terms of interstate freeways or "
"motorways"
Parsons Brinckerhoff: I-10 Katy Freeway
http://tti.tamu.edu/group/san-antoni...gh_five_lg.jpg

I get to travel on this without even paying a toll...
Minneapolis Minnesota - Highway 35W Kingfield station 46th street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Just another ugly highway in America with unsightly sound barriers on each side. Very inefficient way to transport people imo. But what do you expect from the land of the "rugged individual" that can't stand being on a subway or bus with a fellow citizen.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Where do people get this notion that the US is something special, when it comes to climbing the wealth ladder? Is it part of the national psyche over there to believe that only in the US, do people have the ability to be a financial success?

They are all terribly brainwashed Joe. Most of them have never met anyone other than a like minded American. They don't travel much either.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Just another ugly highway in America with unsightly sound barriers on each side. Very inefficient way to transport people imo. But what do you expect from the land of the "rugged individual" that can't stand being on a subway or bus with a fellow citizen.
What? Im not asking your opinion on anything...

You did such a intelligent comparison by comparing American cities public transportation systems to European cities public transportation systems so i'm doing the same with freeway transport.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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They are all terribly brainwashed Joe. Most of them have never met anyone other than a like minded American. They don't travel much either.
If the facts disagree with you, does that mean you're brainwashed?

Countries that travel the most:

1) Germany
2) United States
3) United Kingdom
4) China
5) France
6) Italy
7) Japan
8) Canada
9) Russia
10) Netherlands
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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If the facts disagree with you, does that mean you're brainwashed?

Countries that travel the most:

1) Germany
2) United States
3) United Kingdom
4) China
5) France
6) Italy
7) Japan
8) Canada
9) Russia
10) Netherlands
Lol yep thats pretty much how it is around here
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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If the facts disagree with you, does that mean you're brainwashed?

Countries that travel the most:

1) Germany
2) United States
3) United Kingdom
4) China
5) France
6) Italy
7) Japan
8) Canada
9) Russia
10) Netherlands
Lists like this are meaningless without a reference, and also should be on a per captia basis to have any relevance at all.

Of course the USA (pop 310 million) is going to have more people travelling overseas than say Canada, which has about 35 Million.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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If the facts disagree with you, does that mean you're brainwashed?

Countries that travel the most:

1) Germany
2) United States
3) United Kingdom
4) China
5) France
6) Italy
7) Japan
8) Canada
9) Russia
10) Netherlands

Bull.

Read this:

Why more Americans don't travel abroad - CNN

Most Americans do not travel abroad

and why I think we need to travel more:
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...ountry/259653/

From the article:

When Americans travel abroad, they are often surprised at how well other countries do the things we used to think America does best. In fact, one reason so many American businesses still lead the world is because they benchmark the competition and emulate best practices. But suggest to an American politician that we should try to learn from other countries, and he will look at you like you are from Mars. It is somehow unpatriotic even to raise such comparisons.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Are you talking about being born poor or in privilege?
Makes a big difference.

I would hate to be born poor in the US these days.
It's amazing how many of the "poor" in the US have cell phones, TVs, DVRs, computers, etc.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Bull.

Read this:

Why more Americans don't travel abroad - CNN

Most Americans do not travel abroad

and why I think we need to travel more:
To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country - Elliot Gerson - The Atlantic

From the article:

When Americans travel abroad, they are often surprised at how well other countries do the things we used to think America does best. In fact, one reason so many American businesses still lead the world is because they benchmark the competition and emulate best practices. But suggest to an American politician that we should try to learn from other countries, and he will look at you like you are from Mars. It is somehow unpatriotic even to raise such comparisons.
lol love it, don't like any positive things coming from the USA, always gotta bring up negative things but ignore the positive.

These anti-American people are cute.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Is there any more information besides this chart?
The original article is here: International: The lottery of life | The Economist

And the title of this thread is still: Best countries to be born (your thoughts on this figure)


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