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Old 03-08-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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The title here says it all. I never been outside of the United State of America though I have future plans in mind. I wouldn't mind travelling to Dubai, to Yucatan, and Cairo, Egypt.
In a global ranking of 'best countries,' the United States drops to No. 7 - Chicago Tribune
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Depending on the motive of who is looking, Polls and rankings can be found to support about any editorial position.

It's not surprising the Chicago Tribune would run with a 'story' like this. They are living in the midst of a democrat 'war zone.' -

Americans may choose to vacation abroad, but, most prefer to live in the United States (excluding the the petulant 'claims' of some disenchanted liberals).
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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should find that youtube video where an annoying eagle attacks 2 tigers and things don't end good for the eagle...I mean: "China are killing us!"....
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: NO
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https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries

1. Switzerland
2. Canada
3. UK
4. Germany
5. Japan
6. Sweden
7. US
8. Australia
9. France
10. Norway


Methodology: How the 2017 Best Countries Were Ranked


Adventure (3.24 percent): friendly, fun, pleasant climate, scenic, sexy

Citizenship (16.95 percent): cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power

Cultural Influence (12.93 percent): culturally significant in terms of entertainment, fashionable, happy, has an influential culture, modern, prestigious, trendy

Entrepreneurship (17.42 percent): connected to the rest of the world, educated population, entrepreneurial, innovative, provides easy access to capital, skilled labor force, technological expertise, transparent business
practices, well-developed infrastructure, well-developed legal framework

Heritage (3.17 percent): culturally accessible, has a rich history, has great food, many cultural attractions

Movers (10.00 percent): different, distinctive, dynamic, unique

Open for Business (11.99 percent): bureaucratic, cheap manufacturing costs, corrupt, favorable tax environment, transparent government practices

Power (7.42 percent): a leader, economically influential, politically influential, strong international alliances, strong military

Quality of Life (16.89 percent): a good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Macao
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The title here says it all. I never been outside of the United State of America though I have future plans in mind. I wouldn't mind travelling to Dubai, to Yucatan, and Cairo, Egypt.
In a global ranking of 'best countries,' the United States drops to No. 7 - Chicago Tribune
It should be MUCH LOWER. Those ranking are generally super Euro-centric.....always placing European and Canada and Australia way up there...and pretty much ignoring the rest of the world.

I'm an American who has been living in ASIA for the last twenty years....the quality of life, the technology, the conveniences, the safety, the comforts...they should definitely be up there much higher on those lists...which would bring the U.S. lower on the list...
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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the Netherlands and Denmark should be above France.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Has a rich history:

USA: 3.4
Switzerland: 2.8

Lol
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I don't understand how Canada is ranked so much higher than the U.S. That doesn't make sense. The vast, vast majority of Canada is a cold wilderness with harsh weather that makes it almost uninhabitable for humans. I guess if you're into that. lol

I think Canada is a nice country. Toronto is cool. But overall, the U.S. is so much more interesting.

And Switzerland is such a small country. lol
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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I would judge a country on safety, quality of life, wages, cohesion, happiness, education, health etc. So yeah there are many countries better than the States in them aspects.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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One of those typical bull**** rankings. It's unbelievable how this kind of crap gets published and people who write them get paid.
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