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Old 03-16-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Norway and Sweden in terms of human development or well-being.

Oh pleeease give us a break with tose "marvelous" Arctic countries. Go live there if you wish.
A country of 5 million people sitting on an oil field (Norway) has a better human development index than the US. What a feat. I guess they would be penguins they still would have it better...
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Norway and Sweden in terms of human development or well-being.

Oh pleeease give us a break with tose "marvelous" Arctic countries. Go live there if you wish.
A country of 5 million people sitting on an oil field (Norway) has a better human development index than the US. What a feat. I guess they would be penguins they still would have it better...
I know you have an extreme bias against countries with cold climates, as if that is relevant to this thread or anything I am talking about, so I'm safe to ignore all of your future posts until you actually give meaningful insight into a discussion or debate without sounding like a 5 year old with severely restricted vocabulary. I will be waiting.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I know you have an extreme bias against countries with cold climates
Maybe it's more of a bias towards those "socialist" countries.
Damn Commies!

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Norway and Sweden in terms of human development or well-being.

Oh pleeease give us a break with tose "marvelous" Arctic countries. Go live there if you wish.
A country of 5 million people sitting on an oil field (Norway) has a better human development index than the US. What a feat. I guess they would be penguins they still would have it better...
Can i please give more reputation to you?!
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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But ranks 16 in the IDH-D
But ranks third in developed countries.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Still waiting, Cali.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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But ranks third in developed countries.
The US is 3rd for HDI and 16th for IHDI. All it means is that wealthy and upper middle class Americans live in an extremely developed world, perhaps the best on the planet, but that the people in the lower half of the class spectrum don't have it so good. What else is new?

Quite frankly I'm still amazed how people brush off those rankings so easily, sometimes even implying some conspiracy theory to manipulate the rankings to keep country X at the top and country Y at the bottom. For some of you, you don't even need to look at what the ranking is trying to accomplish -- if the ranking fits your preconceived notion of where the US (or Canada or anywhere else) should be, then it's a good ranking, and if the US is too high or too low, then the ranking must be wrong. You could get to know so much more about the world if you only dug a bit deeper into the rankings to actually learn something about those countries.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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You have more happy people? Got any credible sources? Take your time...I'll wait until you stop patting yourself on the back.

The World's Happiest Countries:

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. New Zealand
6. Canada
7. Finland
8. The Netherlands
9. Switzerland
10. Ireland

World's happiest countries - Yahoo! Travel
I would not like to live in a country with only two weeks paid vacation. Work is not life, at least not for a regular employee.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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The US is 3rd for HDI and 16th for IHDI. All it means is that wealthy and upper middle class Americans live in an extremely developed world, perhaps the best on the planet, but that the people in the lower half of the class spectrum don't have it so good. What else is new?

Quite frankly I'm still amazed how people brush off those rankings so easily, sometimes even implying some conspiracy theory to manipulate the rankings to keep country X at the top and country Y at the bottom. For some of you, you don't even need to look at what the ranking is trying to accomplish -- if the ranking fits your preconceived notion of where the US (or Canada or anywhere else) should be, then it's a good ranking, and if the US is too high or too low, then the ranking must be wrong. You could get to know so much more about the world if you only dug a bit deeper into the rankings to actually learn something about those countries.
30 million live in poverty or are on poverty line most are immigrants from mexico or brazil. 300 million people live in america.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Good to see USA is number 3 in the world.

However some of what you mentioned is not true.

Canada currently has unemployment rate of 7 %
US current unemployment rate is 7.7%

Canadians live longer.
Life expectancy for Canadian females is 84.2 years....for males is 81.5 years
Life expectancy for US females is 80.7 years ...for males 75.6 years

Healthcare,
I would give edge to Canada as everyone is covered and is not dependent on employement

More diversity,
Both are diverse, Canada more than most people realize, just visit Toronto or Vancouver to see what I mean.

Best highway system,
certainly better than Canada but Germany has pretty good autobahns.

Best universities, scientists, researchers....
Canada has a few pretty good universities too, like McGill.
Scientists....USA attracts the best from around the world, not necessarily their own but...

Best military in the world,
OK, no argument here, not sure what that has to do with HDI
Read my post again more people not higher percentage but more people. If you cant read every word on my post dont waste your time.
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