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Old 05-19-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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I live in the USA (NYC):
Best things:
* Opportunity
* Multiculturalism

Worst things:
* Ignorance
* False sense of confidence
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Slovakia
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Reputation: 381
Slovakia

LIKES

Low crime rate
Beautiful landscape
Beautiful women
Very limited amount of natural disasters
Rich folk culture

DISLIKES

One of the poorest countries, low salaries
Nationalism
High taxes
Falling quality of education
Still many socialist/communist lovers
Virtually non-existing scietific contribution to the world
Too few good job opportunities
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Reputation: 35875
USA:

Best thing -- very cheap to live in the USA. No matter what you need, somebody has thrown it away. You can live on almost nothing at thrift shops, or just picking through dumpsters. Clothing, furniture, appliances, all at a small fraction of retail, if not free. In many states, you can legally drive any car with four wheels and brakes, and gas is cheap.

Worst thing -- probably the least free country in the world. Everything is regulated and licensed, including where you live. Both the public and private sector are rigid flow-chart tyrannies, nobody exercises the power to use common sense, and everything you do has to fit into a neat box. If there is not a check box for it on the form, you can't do it. Rules are rules. Every person has a detailed dossier at several levels, and anyone can look at some of them. Behavior is considered suspicious if it is out of the ordinary. If you are driving your car with kids and NOT going to McDonalds, then where the hell are you going and why are you going there, let me see your papers, I'll check out your dossier on the computer, you are suspicious because you are not doing what people are expected to do. Always have a thought-out plausible explanation to tell the police. You probably won't be arrested, but it's not worth the hassle of being detained. You just bought duct-tape? -- let me look in your trunk and see who is in there. Count backwards from 100. Just doing my job, sir.

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Singapore
156 posts, read 222,201 times
Reputation: 173
Singapore

Best:
• Personal Safety (you can get dead drunk at 3 in the morning, stumble home and nobody will think of laying a finger on you)

Worst:
• Rude, Obnoxious People
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: singapore
1,483 posts, read 1,188,554 times
Reputation: 366
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Originally Posted by lepillow View Post
Singapore

Best:
Personal Safety (you can get dead drunk at 3 in the morning, stumble home and nobody will think of laying a finger on you)

Worst:
Rude, Obnoxious People
A very safe post from my fellow countrymen.. Ha ha
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Worst:

Its far away from everything.

Best:

Its far away from everything.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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Pros of USA:
-descent economy and opportunities (compared to most countries)
-good business environment
-ok infrastructure
-cheaper to live than most countries

Cons:
-terrible women overall
-americans tend to be shallow
-terrible social scenes in most parts of the US
-lack of collective cohesive national culture (too divided)
-excess consumerism
-changing economy
-weird cultural nationalism
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Montana
522 posts, read 528,049 times
Reputation: 746
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Originally Posted by rranger View Post

The worst thing: Texas, continuing its longstanding tradition of pulling the rest of the country down to oblivion. Can we give it back to Mexico? Please?
XD Well, I've met a lot of nice people from Texas who are pretty progressive. I don't think loons flock to one specific place. I've seen them all over the country.

USA:

The best thing: Low cost of living (mostly), vast size and area, many cool cities.
The worst thing: We have freedom of speech in our constitution. Which is a double edged sword as some people take it too far spout off hate rhetoric.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Sweden
1,446 posts, read 1,413,929 times
Reputation: 369
Good things

-High income and gender equality
-Clean environment
-Safe compared to other countries
-Beautiful winters
-Strong economy

Worst things

-Some things are very expensive
-The stupid, stupid, stupid immigration system
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
3,358 posts, read 5,186,519 times
Reputation: 2685
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Originally Posted by artemis agrotera View Post
Worst:

Its far away from everything.

Best:

Its far away from everything.
So true
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