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View Poll Results: Is USA the best country in the world?
Yes, and I live here 117 59.09%
Yes, but I do not live there 3 1.52%
No, and I live here 48 24.24%
No, and I do not live there 30 15.15%
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:08 PM
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When I was in Sweden it reminded me of being in the Middle East. Muslims everywhere.
Ever turned on the radio? Watched TV? 80% of the entertainment is American. I'm not judging either way but there is a lot on outside influence on this country from a lot of directions.
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I have lived close to 20 years overseas, in Europe and Asia. I don’t know how many countries I have visited but I’m on my 6th or 7th passport. I’ve learned a lot along the way, dispelled many stereotypes that I’ve heard, created many friends. To say that it has been a mind expanding experience would be an understatement. However, it is clear that regardless of nationality, faith or ideologies, we all want the same things: a relatively comfortable life, a decent job, a decent house and to raise our kids to higher levels than we have achieved.

Freedom is subjective. If we are talking about fiscal freedom (property rights, business rights, labor rights, etc), then no, we are not the freest. There are quite a few countries ahead of us. It is the same for social mobility, free press, healthcare, education, etc.
For day to day life, certain things are easier here. Anything that involves a governmental process (DMV, city/state/fed affairs) etc seems to be more fluid and better organized. On the other hand, I see lots of signs that prohibits from doing things. You go to the beach and there 25 items you can’t bring. I see lots of no trespassing signs despite being public property. Every year seems like there is a new wave of signs telling what you can and cannot do.

Our legal system is unique in that you can sue anyone for anything without any financial penalty if you were wrong. A drunk urinates on a power line and dies. His family gets awarded millions because the power company didn’t have a sign. So every private or public entity tries to prohibit everything to protect themselves from lawsuits. This is turn affects our personal freedom.

There are some stupid rules too. If I’m at a bar and decide to walk outside, I am prohibited from taking my beer outside. From a freedom perspective, it denies me the right to my personal property. I bought the item but I have not been given full right over it. It’s silly. Interestingly enough, in most countries, people talk about two of the biggest taboos we usually don’t talk about in public: politics and religion. I’ve always found that rather ironic.

Despite having countries that are freer then us, if you are from here, then you want to come back because it is what you know. What you are comfortable with. If you were born in Singapore then you would want to back there instead of staying here. Singapore is just a free, if not freer in many terms. That’s what you know.

Our biggest advantage is our size. We have a great country in term of natural diversity. We have the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, the gulf, the great lakes, the great canyon, the Appalachians, the Rockies, and so on. All bound by the same language, the same McDonald, the same TV channels, the same sports…You have plenty of room to roam. If you don’t like NYC, maybe Vermont will suit you or Texas, or California… each region as its own sub-culture. So that’s a great asset that few countries possess. If you live in Lichtenstein and don’t like it,well, you don’t have much for in-country options.

I find us to be friendly overall. Maybe not so much in the biggest of our metropolis (NY,LA,etc) but that is true for most large cities in the world. Once you go in the country side, people are generally friendly, hospitable and inquisitive. While this also hold true to a certain degree worldwide, Americans are generally quick to say hello to a perfect stranger. I find us to be also straightforward. We tend to mean what we say and say what we mean. In some countries, getting to the bottom of things can be a very laborious process.

At the end of the day, we got good beer, good women, good hunting and good fishing… what else is there?
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Unless you have traveled widely it's a question you can't really answer and be taken seriously. But for my money Switzerland would be the best country I've been to by far. And if you're a citizen they GIVE you a SIG SG 550 to keep at home. Where else in the world would a government GIVE you a nasty evil black gun?
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For those who voted "no and I live here" I kindly invite you to state what country is better then gtfo
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Corsican, how dare you post such a nuanced post?

You might even think there are several dimensions to things after you read it... :o
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etc etc.

Gotta say there are a lot of stunning spots. Over here we don't have tall mountains...
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It is and always will be the best hands down.
I agree. The only place you can live, and have a legal right to use lethal force to defend yourself, buy a firearm and ammo without having to answer to no one (at least in MOST places). Can come and go as you please.
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Unless you have traveled widely it's a question you can't really answer and be taken seriously. But for my money Switzerland would be the best country I've been to by far. And if you're a citizen they GIVE you a SIG SG 550 to keep at home. Where else in the world would a government GIVE you a nasty evil black gun?
True, but even in Switzerland, all guns are registered and accounted for, as is ammo. If the Swiss .gov ever goes south, they can confiscate them.
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Yes. I love America.
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Yes. I love America.
Canada? I like the USA and LOVE the USA we have help alot of people around the world. The people of America are great, the ticks in politics and government, not so much.
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I have been to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. I have seen the good and bad in most of these places. Lots of nice spots on God's green earth but there is no place like the USA and it's citizens. Asia sucks, The once great nations of Europe have nothing to offer and hold onto the past. I like to hunt in Africa but you couldn't pay me enough to live there. I used to enjoy South and Central American but they have gone downhill as well. We aren't what we used to be since the sheep keep voting in losers, hence I prep as I do, but we still have more to offer than anyone, we are freer than anyone else and every time someone mucks their country up too bad it seems we are the ones who have to go in and pull their asses from the fire. I will still take the USA over anywhere else.
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I have been to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. I have seen the good and bad in most of these places. Lots of nice spots on God's green earth but there is no place like the USA and it's citizens. Asia sucks, The once great nations of Europe have nothing to offer and hold onto the past. I like to hunt in Africa but you couldn't pay me enough to live there. I used to enjoy South and Central American but they have gone downhill as well. We aren't what we used to be since the sheep keep voting in losers, hence I prep as I do, but we still have more to offer than anyone, we are freer than anyone else and every time someone mucks their country up too bad it seems we are the ones who have to go in and pull their asses from the fire. I will still take the USA over anywhere else.
Sounds like a racist to me..

And btw, the world would be a better place if those who go overseas to "help", would stay at home instead. You only help some corporate players and bankers, while the majority suffer.

A lot of countries in the world are as "free" as USA. I can not believe you are still falling for the cold war propaganda.
When there is a crisis, most people in the world talk about how terrible it is with all the lost lives. On the US news they talk about how terrible it is with "American lost lives".

American people are people just like everyone else, and there are a lot of good people in USA. Sadly there is also heavy brainwashing, that turns a lot of good people into easily led, prejudice fools.
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You still have the Ku Klux Klan
This claim I take an issue with. To say the United States still has the Klan, is quite a claim. You mean perhaps about 500 70 year-olds, out of an organization that had membership over 3 million, in the 1920s.

Your nation? Your nation fights over things that go back to the crusades era. Absolutely no one else cares. The rest of the world looked at Ireland in the last half of the century, and thought you guys lived stuck in the middle ages. No one cares about Catholics and Protestants here. This is religious america. No one cares. Everyone gets along.

You talk about massacres? There hasn't been a formal lynching in america, since around the 70s perhaps, if not earlier.

There were almost 500 attacks and bombings in your country, in 1992 alone. Your country shoots down helicopters. Four of them was it?
You're a western European nation, that had religious suicide bombers.
It hasn't been ten years yet since the IRA disbanded.


I'll take those 500 seventy year olds myself.
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Sounds like a racist to me..

And btw, the world would be a better place if those who go overseas to "help", would stay at home instead. You only help some corporate players and bankers, while the majority suffer.

A lot of countries in the world are as "free" as USA. I can not believe you are still falling for the cold war propaganda.
When there is a crisis, most people in the world talk about how terrible it is with all the lost lives. On the US news they talk about how terrible it is with "American lost lives".

American people are people just like everyone else, and there are a lot of good people in USA. Sadly there is also heavy brainwashing, that turns a lot of good people into easily led, prejudice fools.
Funny guy. If we hadn't gone overseas to save Europe from the NAZI's tell me what your life would be like. NO RACISM HERE from me, that is the line that comes out of socialists whenever they have to talk with someone like me. I haven't got a bigoted bone in my body but I have been around, I have truly seen the world and faced what it has to offer. I do not believe in moral relativity. Right is right, wrong is wrong, good is never evil, and the truth is absolute.

I have been in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. All are beautiful countries and I liked Finland the best. Where have you lived and what have you experienced to lecture me about the greatest nation on earth?
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Funny guy. If we hadn't gone overseas to save Europe from the NAZI's tell me what your life would be like. NO RACISM HERE from me, that is the line that comes out of socialists whenever they have to talk with someone like me. I haven't got a bigoted bone in my body but I have been around, I have truly seen the world and faced what it has to offer. I do not believe in moral relativity. Right is right, wrong is wrong, good is never evil, and the truth is absolute.

I have been in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. All are beautiful countries and I liked Finland the best. Where have you lived and what have you experienced to lecture me about the greatest nation on earth?
So how many years have you LIVED overseas....?
How many businesses have OWNED overseas..?
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Funny guy. If we hadn't gone overseas to save Europe from the NAZI's tell me what your life would be like. NO RACISM HERE from me, that is the line that comes out of socialists whenever they have to talk with someone like me. I haven't got a bigoted bone in my body but I have been around, I have truly seen the world and faced what it has to offer. I do not believe in moral relativity. Right is right, wrong is wrong, good is never evil, and the truth is absolute.

I have been in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. All are beautiful countries and I liked Finland the best. Where have you lived and what have you experienced to lecture me about the greatest nation on earth?
Oh, well, what you said was kind of racist.

Okay, let us talk about Nazis.

History is written by those who win the war.
I am not saying that Hitler and co, were good guys, but neither were the other participants in that war. The Germans were not the only ones who had death camps.. and some nations still have them today, in one form or another.

To make a long story short:
Hitler turned on the international bankers who first funded him. That is why they took him out. They did not do it because he was "evil". They did it because he turned Germany into a debt free country by making a currency based on goods and services produces in Germany.

The US soldiers were just the big boys sword, which they wield when they want people to blindly follow.

So, now, after this huge victory for mankind, most nations have a debt to the bankers, that they can never cover and the difference between rich and poor is growing every year.

But those pictures of starving people are terrible.. I agree.. So terrible that we apparently have lost our ability to objectively look at history, for what it is. Btw, many of the top German personalities and scientists who were nazis got employed by US companies and even by NASA and the CIA.

I have not said anything about the greatest country on earth, which currently is Russia with its over 17million square kilometers..
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So how many years have you LIVED overseas....?
How many businesses have OWNED overseas..?
22 with an average of two years at each location. I was an employee, geological engineer. Did another 4 years with the USMC and two more as a missionary.
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We may still be the best in te world, but not by much. And for how much longer????
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