Is America the greatest country in the world?

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    edited November 8
    PJPOWER said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:

    No mas. No mas.

    Okay okay. You win. You're the best at dying and killing each other with your toys.

    What a braggart.
    I honestly think Canadians are super jealous of the us since all you do is ridicule and complain about it. 
    you honestly believe that? that we are jealous of the US? of what exactly? our cultures are incredibly similar, except for the political divisiveness and the violence. 

    is it not allowed to be outraged and baffled at the senseless violence towards other humans and shake our collective heads at why the leaders of your country refuse to address it? THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I guess if it doesn't happen in canada, we aren't allowed to react to it. 

    unfortunately, I've been noticing a bleed towards the north of the political divisiveness. I hope it doesn't get worse. 
    I don't know what you guys are jealous at but it is a constant bombardment on how bad the US is.  It gets old.  And it just isn't gun violence it is everything.  Our election process, how we eat, how fat we are, how are pizza is inferior, etc.
    most threads about these topics are started by AMERICANS. are we not allowed to comment? the vast majority of posters here are AMERICANS. why are some focusing on the canadians?

    when a thread is started, and titled, "is america the greatest country in the world?" are you expecting just a bunch of patriots to sit around in a circle jerk praising the virtues of america the beautiful? or do you welcome honest discussion?

    I don't know about the pizza. I guess I haven't travelled enough in the US to notice a difference. I always thought many american cities were famous for their pizza (chicago, NY, etc). 

    there's a canadian political thread.  you are welcome to join any time you wish. say what you want. but my guess is you won't. because from what I've seen, the only things americans on this board (think they) know about canada is moose, syrup, hockey, and how we apparently (but don't) say aboot. 
    Stop lying, I know plenty of Canadians that say “aboot” and ride a moose to every hockey game!  Fucking hosers!
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  • mcgruff10 said:
    my bad on the our and are del! I m heading to the gym, ran two miles yesterday and am going for chest/biceps today.  I gotta get big just in case all you Canadians decide to jump me at the next pj show!

    Don't you worry, Scruffy... I'll protect you!

    And hey... we're just busting your balls, buddy. I'll admit to implying some things with the jabs, but we're not trying to hurt your feelings.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    mcgruff10 said:
    my bad on the our and are del! I m heading to the gym, ran two miles yesterday and am going for chest/biceps today.  I gotta get big just in case all you Canadians decide to jump me at the next pj show!

    Don't you worry, Scruffy... I'll protect you!

    And hey... we're just busting your balls, buddy. I'll admit to implying some things with the jabs, but we're not trying to hurt your feelings.
    jeez, all americans did for decades was make fun of their "slow and friendly" neighbour to the north. and now everyone's getting their panties in a bunch because we have an opinion on their politics. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,675
    mcgruff10 said:
    my bad on the our and are del! I m heading to the gym, ran two miles yesterday and am going for chest/biceps today.  I gotta get big just in case all you Canadians decide to jump me at the next pj show!

    Don't you worry, Scruffy... I'll protect you!

    And hey... we're just busting your balls, buddy. I'll admit to implying some things with the jabs, but we're not trying to hurt your feelings.
    jeez, all americans did for decades was make fun of their "slow and friendly" neighbour to the north. and now everyone's getting their panties in a bunch because we have an opinion on their politics. 
    You wear panties?
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  • Would the greatest country in the world have a White House (or comparable) that doctores video to make it look like a journalist assaults a woman?

    ... seems a bit... like... something... Stalin.... would do...
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    Would the greatest country in the world have a White House (or comparable) that doctores video to make it look like a journalist assaults a woman?

    ... seems a bit... like... something... Stalin.... would do...
    Ummm, something putin on the ritz would do.
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    This thread is awesome.
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    Would the greatest country in the world have a White House (or comparable) that doctores video to make it look like a journalist assaults a woman?

    ... seems a bit... like... something... Stalin.... would do...
    In fairness to the White House, they didn't doctor the video. Their press secretary shared it from the twitter account of a conspiracy theorist who works for info wars. 

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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,834
    This thread is awesome.
    Yes, but is it the greatest thread in the world?
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 16,913
    CM189191 said:
    This thread is awesome.
    Yes, but is it the greatest thread in the world?
    No, way too many bullies.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 8,775
    CM189191 said:
    This thread is awesome.
    Yes, but is it the greatest thread in the world?
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    my bad on the our and are del! I m heading to the gym, ran two miles yesterday and am going for chest/biceps today.  I gotta get big just in case all you Canadians decide to jump me at the next pj show!

    Don't you worry, Scruffy... I'll protect you!

    And hey... we're just busting your balls, buddy. I'll admit to implying some things with the jabs, but we're not trying to hurt your feelings.
    jeez, all americans did for decades was make fun of their "slow and friendly" neighbour to the north. and now everyone's getting their panties in a bunch because we have an opinion on their politics. 
    You wear panties?
    only on casual fridays. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,001
    What is a "country" and what is "greatest"?

    If a country is a land mass and greatest is a quality, then yes, America is right up there.  We have a marvelous diversity of landscape that includes several marvels from the massive wall of granite known as El Capitan in Yosemite to the dramatic layered rock of Badlands South Dakota to the sheer beauty of Maine's Acadia Nation Park.   The list could go on and on.

    If a country is a national group of people and greatest is a quantity, we might be seen as lacking a bit.  For all our wealth, our educational system is not nearly as successful as it could be.  We don't have the greatest number of people but we used and abuse the greatest quantity of natural resources and energy.  Our potential is huge and yet our wisdom in applying that potential is often lacking and seems to be waning.

    In other words, we could be viewed as both the best and the worst.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    mcgruff10 said:

    No mas. No mas.

    Okay okay. You win. You're the best at dying and killing each other with your toys.

    What a braggart.
    I honestly think Canadians are super jealous of the us since all you do is ridicule and complain about it. 

    We're bullies.

    Just think how we'd be if we could go purchase AR15s and go to McDonalds with them!

    We'd be badass bullies. @PJ_Soul would have a rhinestone one and smirk when she gets her mugshot taken.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:

    No mas. No mas.

    Okay okay. You win. You're the best at dying and killing each other with your toys.

    What a braggart.
    I honestly think Canadians are super jealous of the us since all you do is ridicule and complain about it. 
    you honestly believe that? that we are jealous of the US? of what exactly? our cultures are incredibly similar, except for the political divisiveness and the violence. 

    is it not allowed to be outraged and baffled at the senseless violence towards other humans and shake our collective heads at why the leaders of your country refuse to address it? THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I guess if it doesn't happen in canada, we aren't allowed to react to it. 

    unfortunately, I've been noticing a bleed towards the north of the political divisiveness. I hope it doesn't get worse. 
    I don't know what you guys are jealous at but it is a constant bombardment on how bad the US is.  It gets old.  And it just isn't gun violence it is everything.  Our election process, how we eat, how fat we are, how are pizza is inferior, etc.
    This reminds me of the inevitable comments from women who act like total cows going around accusing all other women of being jealous, when is fact all other women just can't stand her because of her rotten personality. :lol: Suggesting we're jealous is just dumb. What we are is concerned and frustrated. Americans keep forgetting just how much what happens in America affects us. It affects us A LOT! They also tend to underestimate just how connected we are to and how knowledgeable we are about America and what goes on there. I know it's not at all a two-way street, so maybe that's hard to understand from your perspective?
    Come on McGruff. Think about the thread topics. The Canadians here are just as on topic and their opinions are just as relevant as anyone else's. If there was a thread about "Things that are great about America" I'm sure we'd have plenty to say about that too. But all the threads are about Trump, American politics, American violence and crime... Of COURSE we've got a lot of bad shit to say when those are the subjects at hand. If you don't think that's reasonable maybe you need a reality check.

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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,374
    "You're just jealous" is what a loser says when they can't face their flaws or defend themselves.
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754

    America is the 3rd largest country on planet earth with about 325 million people living here... below is the list of the 20 most populated countries.... out of the 20 largest countries on planet earth I see only three that I would like to live in... USA, Japan, and Germany... again, we have 200 MILLION more people here than Japan and 4 times the population of Germany... for a country that is so large, with such a diverse population, and a diverse culture, I think we are doing pretty fucking good.... as you can see, the globe can be a shit place and the vast majority of the worlds population lives in questionable countries at best, dare I say "shitholes"... show me a country in the top 9 of population that is doing it better, that you would prefer to live in, Nigeria maybe? how bout India? Bangladesh is hopping! How bout Putin on The Ritz? Canada has 36 million people, which is 3 million less than California alone... Sweden has 9 million and would be only our 12th biggest state, just behind New Jersey lol... Sweden is so white it doesn't even keep track of racial demographics... and now the influx of immigrants has caused a spike in your crime and has charged the politics which hard line right wingers making strides... and Canada has a black population of 2.5% and even less of a Hispanic population... your idea of diversity is white people with different European backgrounds... America has problems, of course, what country of 325 million wouldn't and doesn't? show me a country of 150+ million that is doing it better? some people sure have a guarded and naïve view of the world.... so feel free to continue to point your judgmental stereotyping finger, parrot what the media wants you to believe about this beautiful country, I don't give AF, just don't be upset when I call bullshit. I heard Pakistan is nice in the spring

    1China1,379,302,784
    2India1,281,935,872
    3United States326,625,792
    4Indonesia260,580,736
    5Brazil207,353,392
    6Pakistan204,924,864
    7Nigeria190,632,256
    8Bangladesh157,826,576
    9Russia142,257,520
    10Japan126,451,400
    11Mexico124,574,792
    12Ethiopia105,350,016
    13Philippines104,256,080
    14Egypt97,041,072
    15Vietnam96,160,160
    16Congo, Democratic Republic of the83,301,152
    17Iran82,021,568
    18Turkey80,845,216
    19Germany80,594,016
    20Thailand68,414,136


  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    Yeah, everyone already knows those things. Do you think it changes anything? And are you really quoting Trump's shithole remark? Anyway, if it makes you feel better to compare America to third world and totalitarian nations, then have at it, and rest easy. I guess I'm glad you're very proud of you country for not being a total shithole. I'm very glad it's not too.

    FWIW, I often dreamed of living in New York or Washington - so much about part of America appealed to me (and still do for the same reasons). But then the GOP went crazy and gets worse everyday, the biggest piece of shit asshole motherfucker within its borders was elected to desecrate the White House and crap all over environmental protections, all the racists started crawling out of the woodwork as their leader emboldened them, the free press started being threatened on a constant basis, xenophobia and racist propaganda became a government mandate, the government started lying about, well, literally everything, abortion rights came under real threat, and the country's gun fetish was freshly highlighted. That's when the idea of living there became a non-option, at least until it works its shit out.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    my2hands said:

    America is the 3rd largest country on planet earth with about 325 million people living here... below is the list of the 20 most populated countries.... out of the 20 largest countries on planet earth I see only three that I would like to live in... USA, Japan, and Germany... again, we have 200 MILLION more people here than Japan and 4 times the population of Germany... for a country that is so large, with such a diverse population, and a diverse culture, I think we are doing pretty fucking good.... as you can see, the globe can be a shit place and the vast majority of the worlds population lives in questionable countries at best, dare I say "shitholes"... show me a country in the top 9 of population that is doing it better, that you would prefer to live in, Nigeria maybe? how bout India? Bangladesh is hopping! How bout Putin on The Ritz? Canada has 36 million people, which is 3 million less than California alone... Sweden has 9 million and would be only our 12th biggest state, just behind New Jersey lol... Sweden is so white it doesn't even keep track of racial demographics... and now the influx of immigrants has caused a spike in your crime and has charged the politics which hard line right wingers making strides... and Canada has a black population of 2.5% and even less of a Hispanic population... your idea of diversity is white people with different European backgrounds... America has problems, of course, what country of 325 million wouldn't and doesn't? show me a country of 150+ million that is doing it better? some people sure have a guarded and naïve view of the world.... so feel free to continue to point your judgmental stereotyping finger, parrot what the media wants you to believe about this beautiful country, I don't give AF, just don't be upset when I call bullshit. I heard Pakistan is nice in the spring

    1China1,379,302,784
    2India1,281,935,872
    3United States326,625,792
    4Indonesia260,580,736
    5Brazil207,353,392
    6Pakistan204,924,864
    7Nigeria190,632,256
    8Bangladesh157,826,576
    9Russia142,257,520
    10Japan126,451,400
    11Mexico124,574,792
    12Ethiopia105,350,016
    13Philippines104,256,080
    14Egypt97,041,072
    15Vietnam96,160,160
    16Congo, Democratic Republic of the83,301,152
    17Iran82,021,568
    18Turkey80,845,216
    19Germany80,594,016
    20Thailand68,414,136


    keep trying to offend people by telling us you don't care if we're offended. it's such a pathetically troll thing to do.  
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,153
    edited November 8
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    edited November 8
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    it doesn't. when the US falls behind, miserably, the apologists use their go-to "but we need to compare like-populations!". 
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.


    the point is simple... managing large populations and maintaining a high quality of life is nearly impossible on planet earth... especially a country as diverse as America... look at the list of most the populated countries, it speaks for itself... a country this large is going to have problems, but compared to other countries our size we are a fucking utopia... poor people have I-Phones and air conditioning in this country for Christ's sake... that's amazing for a country this size

    big picture, America is fucking amazing really

  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    PJ_Soul said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.

    you say richest nation like that is a bad thing... did that happen by accident? did America just wake up an economic superpower? did someone hand it to us? you think your comfy way of life isn't in part because you have the USA as your southern neighbor and #1 trading partner? get real
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    my2hands said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.

    you say richest nation like that is a bad thing... did that happen by accident? did America just wake up an economic superpower? did someone hand it to us? you think your comfy way of life isn't in part because you have the USA as your southern neighbor and #1 trading partner? get real
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    edited November 8

    by the way... notice something about #9 Japan and #20 Germany.... the only other large nations I would consider upper echelon places to live on the list... American involvement, rebuilding, and support since WW2 ring any bells?


    not coincidence

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    edited November 8
    my2hands said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.

    you say richest nation like that is a bad thing... did that happen by accident? did America just wake up an economic superpower? did someone hand it to us? you think your comfy way of life isn't in part because you have the USA as your southern neighbor and #1 trading partner? get real
    How did you get that I said it as a bad thing?
    And no, it sure didn't happen by accident, lol. My goodness, do you really want to get into a conversation about how America accumulated all its wealth and power throughout its history?
    Okay man, I'm not sure what you're driving at here, lol. If you want us to bow down to America as though its out lord and saviour, it ain't happening. But rest assured that we know exactly how America benefits us, exactly how it harms us, exactly what it's done for and against us over time, and that is probably why we actually give a shit. Again, you fail to acknowledge that the reason we are so into the issue of America's problems right now is because we care about America, and about how America impacts us. You really don't seem to get that. You seem to think we're all just a bunch of bullies who want to pick on someone for shits and giggles. Or out of jealously, apparently, lol. It's a pretty immature perspective. Like, literally the kind of reasoning you find on a a playground.
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    PJ_Soul said:
    my2hands said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.

    you say richest nation like that is a bad thing... did that happen by accident? did America just wake up an economic superpower? did someone hand it to us? you think your comfy way of life isn't in part because you have the USA as your southern neighbor and #1 trading partner? get real
    How did you get that I said it as a bad thing?
    And no, it sure didn't happen by accident, lol. My goodness, do you really want to get into a conversation about how America accumulated all its wealth and power throughout its history?
    Okay man, I'm not sure what you're driving at here, lol. If you want us to bow down to America as though its out lord and saviour, it ain't happening. But rest assured that we know exactly how America benefits us, exactly how it harms us, exactly what it's done for and against us over time, and that is probably why we actually give a shit. Again, you fail to acknowledge that the reason we are so into the issue of America's problems right now is because we care about America, and about how America impacts us. You really don't seem to get that. You seem to think we're all just a bunch of bullies who want to pick on someone for shits and giggles. Or out of jealously, apparently, lol. It's a pretty immature perspective. Like, literally the kind of reasoning you find on a a playground.


    how does America harm you? how does it impact you?


    I never said anything about lord & savior... I just said stop with the nonstop bullshit stereotyping and shit talking

  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,834
    my2hands said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.


    the point is simple... managing large populations and maintaining a high quality of life is nearly impossible on planet earth... especially a country as diverse as America... look at the list of most the populated countries, it speaks for itself... a country this large is going to have problems, but compared to other countries our size we are a fucking utopia... poor people have I-Phones and air conditioning in this country for Christ's sake... that's amazing for a country this size

    big picture, America is fucking amazing really



    "America is really amazing as long as you ignore all these other countries that are much better"

    What a stupid argument. 

    We're behind every other modern industrialized country on every quality of living metric.

    America is the shittiest house on the nicest block.
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    my2hands said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    OnWis97 said:
    I fail to see how the smaller populations of Canada, Sweden, etc. render them lesser places than the US.
    A lot of people would think the opposite - the smaller the better. An overpopulated place isn't generally appealing.... But yes, the richest nation in the world manages to handle its too-large population much better than the other nations with far less wealth. That is true.

    you say richest nation like that is a bad thing... did that happen by accident? did America just wake up an economic superpower? did someone hand it to us? you think your comfy way of life isn't in part because you have the USA as your southern neighbor and #1 trading partner? get real
    yes, THANK YOU AMERICA! 

    good god. 

    the point is simple. you massively benefit from having us as your neighbor and major trading partner, no? you need us a lot more than we need you, whether you like it or not
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