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Old 03-16-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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That's ridiculous that you would mention that then, it's completely irrelevant to the HDI and the way you stated it was misleading. India employs more people than Canada to, that's not an accomplishment for a country with a billion people compared to one with 30 million so it should not be mentioned in the same breath as the other accomplishments you were listing, because it's meaningless.
Who cares about India, it is for a developed country.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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HAHA exactly - as a gay male I know I can have ALOT more fun in Canada - especially my favourite fun city Montreal Toronto is fun as well but takes second place.
Why the hell is everyone gay on CD...
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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This is the exact type of brash and arrogant post that garners anti-american sentiment world wide!!!!
The crem de le crem of American intelligence. Pigeonhole, cali, Invincible, continue doing your fellow countrymen proud.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Context - you were the one who originally said that I was jealous of my American Neighbours to the south - I'm gay and I can tell you that is not the case!

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Why the hell is everyone gay on CD...
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I don't even know what you are talking about anymore... Seriously I think you lose track of what you say very easily.

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An honest opinon i cant tell you how many ignorant post you have said regarding toronto.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The crem de le crem of American intelligence. Pigeonhole, cali, Invincible, continue doing your fellow countrymen proud.
Why does everyone think i'm some sort of International spokes person representing the United States? you'd think they'd at least pick someone from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Chicago or Caltech. (Schools that rank usually in the top 10 in the world)
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Why does everyone think i'm some sort of International spokes person representing the United States? you'd think they'd at least pick someone from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Chicago or Caltech. (Schools that rank usually in the top 10 in the world)
Hey, don't forget Cambridge and Oxford ...usually in top 5
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Why the hell is everyone gay on CD...
Seriously? You have a problem with that?
He. Looks. Marvelous!

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I think it's an honor to be listed among the 'high human development' countries, especially to be considered within the top tier. The inequality-adjusted HDI knocks the U.S. out of the top ten but still places it above France, the U.K., and Luxembourg. Not too shabby. The U.S. has had issues with wealth inequality for some time but this is actually an improvement from the 2011 report so progress is being made.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Obviously for the majority of people, the US rankings do not hold. Inequality adjusted HDI makes the most sense as it takes into consideration the spectrum of conditions in accordance to the proportion of the population. The incredibly wealthy and the well to do have a very good time in the US due to the more lenient tax laws the US allows, but for those who aren't in that percentile who are the vast majority, it doesn't make so much sense. I never understand people who take out the inequality adjustments because it allows a country where enough people live in incredible wealth and luxury then it allows the rest of the country to run the averages with it. What's more, I don't understand the years of education index because it does not account for the quality of education nor does it account for the cost of the education. Having the pressures of pursuing higher education and yet at the same time be faced with absurd costs for it while easily allowing loans for that absurd cost is a future burden. It is not correctly adjusted at all and it's known that the US (and to some extent the UK) has been allowing an education bubble to grow. How is this a sustainable or reasonable system? The revenues from overseas are fantastic but they certainly don't make up for the crippling debt that is inflected on US citizens.
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