Is America the greatest country in the world?

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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 6,324
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,691
    edited February 2
    Commie Canada #1?  gotta question that.

    /s

    Get that wall built Canada

  • Canada number 1? Wow.

    Kinda cool I guess, but we have many things we really need to improve upon. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Lots of fat people in the NHS staff here
     We were giving blood and the woman taking it must have been 20 stone or more. Could barely walk. Not right
    NHS- is that a hospital?

    National Health Service

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Health_Service

    It the UK's health system.  I have sympathy for people who are overweight.  It's becoming a problem in Canada as well.  We are leading a more sedentary lifestyle than ever before...
    Sedentary is part of it for sure, but diet is major.  Way to much sugar, especially corn syrup*, way too much bread, way to much grease, and way to much meat from animals injected with hormones, thus the advent of the 7 foot Chinese basketball player  (growth hormones finding their way through the food chain). 

    * Here's how f'd up corn syrup is:



    I can not argue with any of that.  If you get a chance google Canada's new food guide, let me know what you think.  I think you might like it.
    I like it.  Very sensible!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    And the mystery  number 11 is...  (drum roll)...  _______________________________ (fill in blank).
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,209
    Belgium?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    Belgium?
    Quite possibly. 

    Italy, maybe?

    Wait, I got it.  Fiji!
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,314
    It would seem if your country places anywhere in the top 17, then that's not too shabby.  All countries can improve.  I would never place Canada above Switzerland or Norway...

    But I never place in value in a list like this, visit our first nation reserves, downtowns of larges cities, small-town Ontario where people struggle daily...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    The problem with the World Index is that it doesn't take into account that there really are no countries, there are only bio-regions, and all of the bio-regions are interrelated as a part of the whole, planet Earth.  On a list of our cosmological local planets, planet Earth ranks #1 as best planet to live on.  Yet we trash it and drive it to becoming inhospitable to human life.  We are a very strange species.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,314
    brianlux said:
    The problem with the World Index is that it doesn't take into account that there really are no countries, there are only bio-regions, and all of the bio-regions are interrelated as a part of the whole, planet Earth.  On a list of our cosmological local planets, planet Earth ranks #1 as best planet to live on.  Yet we trash it and drive it to becoming inhospitable to human life.  We are a very strange species.
    I am in no way knocking Canada.  I know I live in a good country.  I know you may not believe it right now, but you live in a good country as well.  All Countries can improve, just as people can improve... these lists really mean nothing to me though.  I pointed out a couple of problems that need addressing, also these problems can sometimes only been seen from the inside of our borders.  Other than France and Japan, I could live in the rest of the top 17, easily...but my preference is Switzerland, then Norway.  Sorry SC, Maybe Sweden 3.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,112
    brianlux said:
    And the mystery  number 11 is...  (drum roll)...  _______________________________ (fill in blank).
    Unsungistan?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    brianlux said:
    And the mystery  number 11 is...  (drum roll)...  _______________________________ (fill in blank).
    Unsungistan?
    An interesting libertarianopolis it is, but not what one would normally call a country. And not seen around these parts lately.

     

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 13,088
    edited February 4
    Why isn't the US on top of the "least corrupt countries list" ? I thought it was THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ?




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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,175
    Why isn't the US on top of the "least corrupt countries list" ? I thought it was THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ?




    Corruption is the driving force for what some see as greatness.  I think this can be said to be true for all empires throughout history.  I can't even remotely think of an empire in any period of history that wasn't driven by (and eventually brought down by) corruption.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,189
    edited February 4

    Canada number 1? Wow.

    Kinda cool I guess, but we have many things we really need to improve upon. 
    Yes, this tells us that ALL countries have things that need improvement. No such thing as a perfect country obviously, and there is always room for improvement. It also tells me that a lot of Canadians need to get a grip and consider their lives in more relative terms, rather than expecting utopia and for everything to work exactly as they personally want it to, and then feeling angry when their expectations aren't reality. I think it's better to appreciate things in relative terms, while at the same time always thinking about how things could be even better.
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,189
    edited February 4
    Why isn't the US on top of the "least corrupt countries list" ? I thought it was THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ?




    I'm actually surprised that the USA is this high on the list TBH. But good for it? It makes me sad that the world is so fucking corrupt.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata

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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 12,074

    Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,053

    Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
    even your ketchup bottle is fatter. LOL
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 12,074

    Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
    even your ketchup bottle is fatter. LOL
    Hahahahaha!
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  • Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
    Here are the top 10 countries with the best dental health based on DMFT index scores. 

    1. Denmark – 0.4 DMFT score 

    2. Germany – 0.5 DMFT score

    3. Finland – 0.7 DMFT score 

    4. United Kingdom – 0.8 DMFT score

    5. Sweden – 0.8 DMFT score 

    6. Switzerland – 0.9 DMFT score 

    7. Canada – 1.0 DMFT score 

    8. Mexico – 1.1 DMFT score 

    9. United States – 1.2 DMFT score 

    10. France – 1.2 DMFT score 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,314


    Right-minded Canadians use French's...
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,053
    I didn't know ketchup came from buffalo. 


  • Right-minded Canadians use French's...
    Swedes use Felix:


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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 12,074

    Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
    Here are the top 10 countries with the best dental health based on DMFT index scores. 

    1. Denmark – 0.4 DMFT score 

    2. Germany – 0.5 DMFT score

    3. Finland – 0.7 DMFT score 

    4. United Kingdom – 0.8 DMFT score

    5. Sweden – 0.8 DMFT score 

    6. Switzerland – 0.9 DMFT score 

    7. Canada – 1.0 DMFT score 

    8. Mexico – 1.1 DMFT score 

    9. United States – 1.2 DMFT score 

    10. France – 1.2 DMFT score 
    Ok, now I know all your lists are Bullshit.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,314


    Right-minded Canadians use French's...
    Swedes use Felix:


    Is it Swedish?  Where I live in Southern Ontario, Heinze ketchup used to be made in this area, then a company owned by Warren Buffett bought Heinze and proceeded to close the plant, the plant was saved by a Businessman from Toronto.  But French's stepped in and filled the void vacated by the Heinze closure and they buy Southern Ontario tomato products for there ketchup.  

  • Oh yea? Oh yea? We have better dentists! 
    Here are the top 10 countries with the best dental health based on DMFT index scores. 

    1. Denmark – 0.4 DMFT score 

    2. Germany – 0.5 DMFT score

    3. Finland – 0.7 DMFT score 

    4. United Kingdom – 0.8 DMFT score

    5. Sweden – 0.8 DMFT score 

    6. Switzerland – 0.9 DMFT score 

    7. Canada – 1.0 DMFT score 

    8. Mexico – 1.1 DMFT score 

    9. United States – 1.2 DMFT score 

    10. France – 1.2 DMFT score 
    Ok, now I know all your lists are Bullshit.
    Just take it for granted that the US will fall behind other countries in all lists that are not "Most slaughtered vietnamese per capita"
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 4,483

    This is why I buy my ketchup from the Mexican grocer, same as my Coca-Cola : made with sugar, not HFCS.
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 4,948
    CM189191 said:

    This is why I buy my ketchup from the Mexican grocer, same as my Coca-Cola : made with sugar, not HFCS.
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