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SarasotaRepub
08-23-2010, 07:05 AM
:rolleyes: QUESTION: And how many DUmmies in the USA will be moving??? (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8998279)




Bluebear http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-23-10 02:55 AM
Original message What Are The Ten Best Countries In The World?


Newsweek created a list of the best countries in the world. United States did not even obtain a position in the top ten. In fact, some of our ratings in key factors in the ranking was sadly low. In past years, I can remember when the United States would almost inevitably place first in all categories. This is a reminder of how much we have to accomplish in order to restore what has always made America great.

The United States ranked a very sad 26th in education coming behind such nations as Kazakhstan, Hungary and Poland. In healthcare, again we hit the pitiful 26th ranking. We do manage to make it into the top ten in the areas of 'quality of life' and 'economic dynamism.' So let's see what are the top ten best nations in the world. Drum roll!

1. Finland
2. Switzerland
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. Luxembourg
6. Norway
7. Canada
8. Netherlands
9. Japan
10. Denmark

http://www.davidmixner.com/2010/08/what-are-the-ten-bes... (http://www.davidmixner.com/2010/08/what-are-the-ten-best-countries-in-the-world-.html#more)



ANSWER: Zero. (as always) But if you can trash the US, go for it.

marv
08-23-2010, 08:19 AM
Like you say, how many will move?

Sonnabend
08-23-2010, 08:21 AM
We have our own homegrown amateur looneys :mad:....we do NOT import professionals :mad:

Cseeman
08-23-2010, 01:09 PM
so now we aree ranked 11th..... interesting.... then how come all these people want to come to the US

how come we are the only country with an imigration problem... why don't all these people who travel all those miles to get to the U.S. Just go to the number 1 country instead...

Arroyo_Doble
08-23-2010, 01:15 PM
so now we aree ranked 11th..... interesting.... then how come all these people want to come to the US

how come we are the only country with an imigration problem... why don't all these people who travel all those miles to get to the U.S. Just go to the number 1 country instead...

The border Mexico has with Finland is tightly controlled.

PoliCon
08-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Well the socialist leanings of NewsWeek are showing again. :rolleyes:

FlaGator
08-23-2010, 03:16 PM
The border Mexico has with Finland is tightly controlled.

You sure misread his statement...

Arroyo_Doble
08-23-2010, 03:17 PM
His statement was absurd to begin with (Europe, Canada, Australia, hell, even China has some sort of "immigration" problem) so I thought I would have a bit of fun.

FlaGator
08-23-2010, 03:18 PM
His statement was absurd to begin with (Europe, Canada, Australia, hell, even China has some sort of "immigration" problem) so I thought I would have a bit of fun.

Understood....

But I didn't get it until after I reread both posts in context.

PoliCon
08-23-2010, 03:19 PM
so now we aree ranked 11th..... interesting.... then how come all these people want to come to the US

how come we are the only country with an imigration problem... why don't all these people who travel all those miles to get to the U.S. Just go to the number 1 country instead...

Why stop at America when they can go to Canada?

JB
08-23-2010, 05:48 PM
His statement was absurd to begin with (Europe, Canada, Australia, hell, even China has some sort of "immigration" problem) so I thought I would have a bit of fun.China and Australia have illegal immigration problems? Are you kidding? What, did 11 people sneak into those countries today instead of 10?

15 million illegals here vs. 100,000 or so there? Yeah, some problem.

Constitutionally Speaking
08-23-2010, 07:05 PM
:rolleyes: QUESTION: And how many DUmmies in the USA will be moving??? (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8998279)





ANSWER: Zero. (as always) But if you can trash the US, go for it.


10 bucks says it is like the health care ranking that came out a while back that had the U.S. ranked 37th, it did NOT rank the quality of care. Literally, 66% of the grade was NON-QUALITY related items - and primarily graded distribution instead of quality.

It turns out that a country that has HORRIBLE health care that is equally horrible for everyone could actually score higher than a country that has EXCELLENT care for 50% of it's people, while merely having VERY GOOD for the remaining population.

WHENEVER you see these phony studies you MUST look at WHAT they are actually measuring and then HOW they are measuring them.

I am going to look at this "study" and will get back with you on it's legitimacy.

Constitutionally Speaking
08-23-2010, 07:17 PM
Looking very quickly at it, in the "quality of life" category, they did EXACTLY as I said - giving gender equity and equity in general inordinate weight in the rankings.

In the economic categories they gave points for being non-manufacturing, non-resource using and non-agricultural.

In other words, if you actually produce things, it counted against you!!!!

The study is a sham.

SarasotaRepub
08-23-2010, 07:36 PM
The border Mexico has with Finland is tightly controlled.


LMAO!!! :D

PoliCon
08-23-2010, 08:01 PM
The study is a sham.

I didn't have to go digging to know that :p

Eagle
08-23-2010, 09:16 PM
I'd like to move to tje Loire Valley in France, Loches for example, but too expensive.

SarasotaRepub
08-23-2010, 09:26 PM
And to go along with this thread...there is this (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=8997881&mesg_id=8997881) one. :D

SaintLouieWoman
08-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Looking very quickly at it, in the "quality of life" category, they did EXACTLY as I said - giving gender equity and equity in general inordinate weight in the rankings.

In the economic categories they gave points for being non-manufacturing, non-resource using and non-agricultural.

In other words, if you actually produce things, it counted against you!!!!

The study is a sham.

A while back a fairly high official in the Danish government ate dinner at my house---supposedly a typical American family. For the price of a free dinner for him, I was treated to good conversation about the differences between our countries.

He was impressed by my home. He said that it was so much larger than his and much finer. (Mine at the time was 1650 square feet, hardly a palace). He was one of the chief economic officials of his country; I was a sales rep.

That says it all about the countries. Would I want to move to a country where almost all my earnings would be eaten up by taxes? NO. I'll pass on living in the #10 country.

Gingersnap
08-23-2010, 09:56 PM
The Scandinavian countries always top out in these lists but few Americans really get what going on here. As others have pointed out, gender equality is a big issue as is a low income gap. Longevity is also a big issue.

Aside from the horrific problems associated with the failed Guest Worker program and the later asylum-seekers, Scandinavian countries are almost wholly homogeneous - like Japan. The percentage of non-indigenous Scandinavians/legal residents in these countries is still extremely low by U.S. standards.

Most people live in high density urban housing (another plus in these studies) and their after tax/after rent money goes primarily to travel and entertainment (another plus). Higher education is essentially free to those who qualify (another plus). It's difficult by American standards to be fired from a job (but not by European standards). Government jobs are plentiful and primarily held by women (another plus).

Teen pregnancy is rare thanks to Plan B and abortion, not abstinence (another plus). Daycare is provided free of charge (another plus).

This is all good for a lot of people but there is a flip-side that the U.N. ranking doesn't look at much. Suicide rates in Scandinavia remain high. Alcoholism is rampant and functional alcoholism is widely accepted. Brawling and getting naked in the streets U.K. style isn't tolerated but drinking until you pass out every night is pretty common.

Health care expectations in Scandinavia are different. Family life is different. Business is different. Working life is different. Do all these differences add up to happiness? Based on my experiences of living there and my family's experiences living there in the 15 years, I'd have to say, "No". There's something seductive in having no wants and something soul-crushing, too.

Sonnabend
08-24-2010, 09:16 AM
China and Australia have illegal immigration problems? Are you kidding? What, did 11 people sneak into those countries today instead of 10?

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Rockntractor
08-24-2010, 09:24 AM
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Okay, 13 people and a dog.:confused:

noonwitch
08-24-2010, 12:39 PM
China and Australia have illegal immigration problems? Are you kidding? What, did 11 people sneak into those countries today instead of 10?

15 million illegals here vs. 100,000 or so there? Yeah, some problem.



I think the only illegal immigration problem China probably has is from dissidents who want to leave.

PoliCon
08-24-2010, 12:42 PM
I think the only illegal immigration problem China probably has is from dissidents who want to leave.

They get people trying to cross from North Korea.

movie buff
08-24-2010, 07:22 PM
"The United States ranked a very sad 26th in education coming behind such nations as Kazakhstan, Hungary and Poland."
This is thanks largely to the effects of liberalism's growing influence on our schools, as current teachers tend to believe that, rather than teaching our nation's children the three R's, it's far more important to teach them the three S's (Sex ed, self- esteem, and "Social Justice"). Then again, that's hardly surprising, since those teachers were themselves taught by ex- hippies in college.

malloc
08-24-2010, 07:29 PM
"The United States ranked a very sad 26th in education coming behind such nations as Kazakhstan, Hungary and Poland."
This is thanks largely to the effects of liberalism's growing influence on our schools, as current teachers tend to believe that, rather than teaching our nation's children the three R's, it's far more important to teach them the three S's (Sex ed, self- esteem, and "Social Justice"). Then again, that's hardly surprising, since those teachers were themselves taught by ex- hippies in college.

Ain't that the truth. Even way out in gun totin', Jeff Flake and Sheriff Barbeau electing San Tan Valley, Arizona, our schools can still find libtards to pose as teachers. My son's teacher was absolutely appalled that I wouldn't let him and watch Obama's video to school kids, and she even tried to undermine my authority in the matter. It took a group of parents calling the school board to get the school to scrap the idea. The latest fiasco with the libtards in education was a meeting with my older daughter's teacher. She was trying to make the focus of the meeting about Brittney's friendship problems rather than about why Brittney is doing poorly in math. I wanted to literally yell at this retard teacher about how I don't really care about who Brittney is feuding with!