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America is not number one, it is time for america to stop waving there giant 1# Fingers around..
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America is not number one, it is time for america to stop waving there giant #1 Fingers around..




I liked this video I got a kick from it so I share with you... It does fallow the topic well.
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tcz_NHAFGS0
For those that cant watch it on Youtube.
http://www.jwharrison.com/blog/2006/11/05/bill-maher-americas-not-number-1/

International political organisations count about 193 countries. Which ones set the best examples to the rest of the world? Which ones would we do best to copy, to emulate and to admire for their foresight, hard work and long-term conscience? Which countries would have humanity survive gleaming into a clean, happy, bright future? Who are tardy on humanitarian issues, science or development? Compiling relevant statistics on a wide range of issues, and constructing rankings, I've arrived at a shortlist of countries that beat all the others. Be the best!

stats from 2006
Lets brake it up into pieces.

Global Peace Index
Country Rank
Norway -1
New Zealand -2
Denmark -3
Ireland -4
Japan -5
Finland -6
Sweden -7
Canada -8
Portugal -9
Austria -10




Gender Equality
Country & Rank 2006
Sweden -1
Norway -2
Finland -3
Iceland -4
Germany -5
Philippines -6
New Zealand -7
Denmark -8
UK-9
Ireland -10
Spain -11
Netherlands -12
Sri Lanka -13
Canada -14
Australia -15




Life expectancy
Rank Country 1

2005
1 Japan -82.0
2 Hong Kong -81.6
3 Iceland -80.7
4 Switzerland -80.5
5 Australia -80.3
6 Sweden -80.2
7 Italy -80.1
8 Canada -80.0
9 Israel -79.7
10 France -79.5
11 Spain -79.5
12 Norway -79.4
13 New Zealand -79.1
14 Austria -79.0
15 Belgium -78.9
16 Germany -78.7
17 Singapore -78.7
18 Cyprus -78.6
19 Finland -78.5
20 Luxembourg -78.5
22 Netherlands -78.4
23 UK -78.4
24 Greece -78.3
28 Ireland -77.7
29 USA -77.4
30 Cuba -77.3



2006 Most Competitive Economy

1. Switzerland
2. Finland
3. Sweden
4. Denmark
5. Singapore
6. USA
7. Japan
8. Germany
9. Netherlands
10. UK
11. Hong Kong
12. Norway
13. Taiwan
14. Iceland
15. Israel
16. Canada



% Population Obesity
Japan 2.9
Korea 3.2
Switzerland 7.7
Norway 8.3
Italy 8.6
Denmark 9.5
Netherlands 10.0
Sweden 10.4
Belgium 11.7
Finland 11.8


Environmental!!! aspects.

% waste recycled or composted or other:
Netherlands -65
Austria -59
Germany -58
Belgium -52
Sweden -41
Denmark -41
Luxembourg -36
Spain -35
Ireland -31
Italy -29
Finland -28
France -28
UK -18
Greece -8
Portugal -3



Aid to Developing Countries





Any new infermation you like to add I will be happy to look at it, show me where you got it from.
I only accept facts.

Now tell me what is america #1 in? ( Religious People!?.. )




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America is not the freest place America is 18th on the democracy index Sweden is 1st Canada 11th

in worl press freedoms U.S is 36th Canada 13th and Norwar, iceland and luxemburg are 1





shinto-male wrote:

regarding sexual freedoms America have serious sexual problems in dysfunctions


in America sex is frowned on nudity is equated with commiting a felony, while in Europe and Japan sexuality is part of being a human unlike america they have less sexual dysfunctions and lower rates of abortions, teen pregnancies and STD rates and birth control is taught



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Michael Ventura – The Austin Chronicle March 3, 2005

No concept lies more firmly embedded in our national character than the notion that the USA is "No. 1," "the greatest." Our broadcast media are, in essence, continuous advertisements for the brand name "America Is No. 1." Any office seeker saying otherwise would be committing political suicide. In fact, anyone saying otherwise will be labeled "un-American." We're an "empire," ain't we? Sure we are. An empire without a manufacturing base. An empire that must borrow $2 billion a day from its competitors in order to function. Yet the delusion is ineradicable. We're No. 1. Well...this is the country you really live in:

· The United States is 49th in the world in literacy (the New York Times, Dec. 12, 2004).

· The United States ranked 28th out of 40 countries in mathematical literacy (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day (The Week, Jan. 7, 2005).

· "The International Adult Literacy Survey...found that Americans with less than nine years of education 'score worse than virtually all of the other countries'" (Jeremy Rifkin's superbly documented book The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream, p.78).

· Our workers are so ignorant and lack so many basic skills that American businesses spend $30 billion a year on remedial training (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004). No wonder they relocate elsewhere!

· "The European Union leads the U.S. in...the number of science and engineering graduates; public research and development (R&D) expenditures; and new capital raised" (The European Dream, p.70).

· "Europe surpassed the United States in the mid-1990s as the largest producer of scientific literature" (The European Dream, p.70).

· Nevertheless, Congress cut funds to the National Science Foundation. The agency will issue 1,000 fewer research grants this year (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004).

· Foreign applications to U.S. grad schools declined 28 percent last year. Foreign student enrollment on all levels fell for the first time in three decades, but increased greatly in Europe and China. Last year Chinese grad-school graduates in the U.S. dropped 56 percent, Indians 51 percent, South Koreans 28 percent (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004). We're not the place to be anymore.

· The World Health Organization "ranked the countries of the world in terms of overall health performance, and the U.S. [was]...37th." In the fairness of health care, we're 54th. "The irony is that the United States spends more per capita for health care than any other nation in the world" (The European Dream, pp.79-80). Pay more, get lots, lots less.

· "The U.S. and South Africa are the only two developed countries in the world that do not provide health care for all their citizens" (The European Dream, p.80). Excuse me, but since when is South Africa a "developed" country? Anyway, that's the company we're keeping.

· Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. (That's six times the number of people killed on 9/11.) (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005.)

· "U.S. childhood poverty now ranks 22nd, or second to last, among the developed nations. Only Mexico scores lower" (The European Dream, p.81). Been to Mexico lately? Does it look "developed" to you? Yet it's the only "developed" country to score lower in childhood poverty.

· Twelve million American families--more than 10 percent of all U.S. households--"continue to struggle, and not always successfully, to feed themselves." Families that "had members who actually went hungry at some point last year" numbered 3.9 million (NYT, Nov. 22, 2004).

· The United States is 41st in the world in infant mortality. Cuba scores higher (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).

· Women are 70 percent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).

· The leading cause of death of pregnant women in this country is murder (CNN, Dec. 14, 2004).

· "Of the 20 most developed countries in the world, the U.S. was dead last in the growth rate of total compensation to its workforce in the 1980s.... In the 1990s, the U.S. average compensation growth rate grew only slightly, at an annual rate of about 0.1 percent" (The European Dream, p.39). Yet Americans work longer hours per year than any other industrialized country, and get less vacation time.

· "Sixty-one of the 140 biggest companies on the Global Fortune 500 rankings are European, while only 50 are U.S. companies" (The European Dream, p.66). "In a recent survey of the world's 50 best companies, conducted by Global Finance, all but one were European" (The European Dream, p.69).

· "Fourteen of the 20 largest commercial banks in the world today are European.... In the chemical industry, the European company BASF is the world's leader, and three of the top six players are European. In engineering and construction, three of the top five companies are European.... The two others are Japanese. Not a single American engineering and construction company is included among the world's top nine competitors. In food and consumer products, Nestlé and Unilever, two European giants, rank first and second, respectively, in the world. In the food and drugstore retail trade, two European companies...are first and second, and European companies make up five of the top ten. Only four U.S. companies are on the list" (The European Dream, p.68).

· The United States has lost 1.3 million jobs to China in the last decade (CNN, Jan. 12, 2005).

· U.S. employers eliminated 1 million jobs in 2004 (The Week, Jan. 14, 2005).

· Three million six hundred thousand Americans ran out of unemployment insurance last year; 1.8 million--one in five--unemployed workers are jobless for more than six months (NYT, Jan. 9, 2005).

· Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea hold 40 percent of our government debt. (That's why we talk nice to them.) "By helping keep mortgage rates from rising, China has come to play an enormous and little-noticed role in sustaining the American housing boom" (NYT, Dec. 4, 2004). Read that twice. We owe our housing boom to China, because they want us to keep buying all that stuff they manufacture.

· Sometime in the next 10 years Brazil will probably pass the U.S. as the world's largest agricultural producer. Brazil is now the world's largest exporter of chickens, orange juice, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. Last year, Brazil passed the U.S. as the world's largest beef producer. (Hear that, you poor deluded cowboys?) As a result, while we bear record trade deficits, Brazil boasts a $30 billion trade surplus (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· As of last June, the U.S. imported more food than it exported (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· Bush: 62,027,582 votes. Kerry: 59,026,003 votes. Number of eligible voters who didn't show up: 79,279,000 (NYT, Dec. 26, 2004). That's more than a third. Way more. If more than a third of Iraqis don't show for their election, no country in the world will think that election legitimate.

· One-third of all U.S. children are born out of wedlock. One-half of all U.S. children will live in a one-parent house (CNN, Dec. 10, 2004).

· "Americans are now spending more money on gambling than on movies, videos, DVDs, music, and books combined" (The European Dream, p.28).

· "Nearly one out of four Americans [believe] that using violence to get what they want is acceptable" (The European Dream, p.32).

· Forty-three percent of Americans think torture is sometimes justified, according to a PEW Poll (Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2004).

· "Nearly 900,000 children were abused or neglected in 2002, the last year for which such data are available" (USA Today, Dec. 21, 2004).

· "The International Association of Chiefs of Police said that cuts by the [Bush] administration in federal aid to local police agencies have left the nation more vulnerable than ever" (USA Today, Nov. 17, 2004).

No. 1? In most important categories we're not even in the Top 10 anymore. Not even close.

The USA is "No. 1" in nothing but weaponry, consumer spending, debt, and delusion.


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ahemm.. you didn't include GDP and military.......
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kinGpaladin-ananga wrote:

ahemm.. you didn't include GDP and military.......



I am still looking that up, I am trying to only use trust-worthy infermation.

Feel free to help my search anytime you like.
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i don't know where the USA asserts itself a #1 position....
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Gross domestic product 2007, PPP
(millions of
Ranking Economy international dollars)
1 United States 13,811,200
2 China 7,055,079
3 Japan 4,283,529
4 India 3,092,126
5 Germany 2,727,514
6 Russian Federation 2,088,207
7 France 2,061,884
8 United Kingdom 2,046,780
9 Brazil 1,833,601
10 Italy 1,777,353
11 Spain 1,405,262
12 Mexico 1,345,530
13 Korea, Rep. 1,199,270
14 Canada 1,178,205
15 Turkey 922,189
16 Indonesia 841,140
17 Iran, Islamic Rep. 776,538
18 Australia 733,120
19 Netherlands 621,830
20 Poland 601,776
21 Saudi Arabia 554,250
22 Argentina 523,169
23 Thailand 519,439
24 South Africa 463,331
25 Pakistan 409,973
26 Egypt, Arab Rep. 403,865
27 Greece 370,202
28 Belgium 366,148
29 Malaysia 355,225
30 Venezuela, RB 334,212
31 Sweden 332,669
32 Colombia 320,884
33 Ukraine 320,762
34 Austria 317,261
35 Switzerland 301,718
36 Philippines 299,678
37 Hong Kong, China 293,115
38 Nigeria 292,595
39 Algeria 262,119 a
40 Norway 251,151
41 Romania 245,508
42 Czech Republic 239,689
43 Singapore 230,824
44 Portugal 230,776
45 Chile 230,423
46 Vietnam 221,346
47 Peru 218,777
48 Bangladesh 196,975
49 Denmark 195,396
50 United Arab Emirates 195,364 a
51 Ireland 187,890
52 Hungary 187,837
53 Israel 185,883
54 Finland 181,999
55 Kazakhstan 167,647
56 Morocco 125,392
57 Kuwait 114,597
58 New Zealand 110,391
59 Slovak Republic 109,030
World Development Indicators database, World Bank, revised 17 October 2008


Military spending in 2007


So whats this tell you? America rakes in a lot of money even if we do have a debt - about 5-6 trillion dollars - to China alone.

Think how fast they could fix there debts if we stop spending more money on there military than all other nations combined. #1 in weapons for killing... #1 in spending more money on war, and weapons to kill than what most countries make. Well America can be proud that they spend a lot of money on war yet ranked really low on helping out other countries.
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We haven't changed administrations yet maybe.........Obama will change some of this military spending? I think we believe we are number 1 because we think everyone has freedom over here.....freedom of religion, speech, to be fat, greedy, a pervert etc. and no one will give a damn.

But it seems th facts you picked out are America's weaknesses, we don't care for the enviroment, stay out of way when we are going to the buffet, we don't live long because we spend too much time at the buffet or someone has killed us, we don't want peace because we like having a powerful military to boast that we will blow you shit up if you fuck with us, our economy would be better if we didn't let the government interfere so much, and as far is equality goes we were a country built by men!

Other than that bring up the good facts of America.
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No concept lies more firmly embedded in our national character than the notion that the USA is "No. 1," "the greatest." Our broadcast media are, in essence, continuous advertisements for the brand name "America Is No. 1." Any office seeker saying otherwise would be committing political suicide. In fact, anyone saying otherwise will be labeled "un-American." We're an "empire," ain't we? Sure we are. An empire without a manufacturing base. An empire that must borrow $2 billion a day from its competitors in order to function. Yet the delusion is ineradicable. We're No. 1. Well...this is the country you really live in:

· The United States is 49th in the world in literacy (the New York Times, Dec. 12, 2004).

· The United States ranked 28th out of 40 countries in mathematical literacy (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day (The Week, Jan. 7, 2005).

· "The International Adult Literacy Survey...found that Americans with less than nine years of education 'score worse than virtually all of the other countries'" (Jeremy Rifkin's superbly documented book The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream, p.78).

· Our workers are so ignorant and lack so many basic skills that American businesses spend $30 billion a year on remedial training (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004). No wonder they relocate elsewhere!

· "The European Union leads the U.S. in...the number of science and engineering graduates; public research and development (R&D) expenditures; and new capital raised" (The European Dream, p.70).

· "Europe surpassed the United States in the mid-1990s as the largest producer of scientific literature" (The European Dream, p.70).

· Nevertheless, Congress cut funds to the National Science Foundation. The agency will issue 1,000 fewer research grants this year (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004).

· Foreign applications to U.S. grad schools declined 28 percent last year. Foreign student enrollment on all levels fell for the first time in three decades, but increased greatly in Europe and China. Last year Chinese grad-school graduates in the U.S. dropped 56 percent, Indians 51 percent, South Koreans 28 percent (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004). We're not the place to be anymore.

· The World Health Organization "ranked the countries of the world in terms of overall health performance, and the U.S. [was]...37th." In the fairness of health care, we're 54th. "The irony is that the United States spends more per capita for health care than any other nation in the world" (The European Dream, pp.79-80). Pay more, get lots, lots less.

· "The U.S. and South Africa are the only two developed countries in the world that do not provide health care for all their citizens" (The European Dream, p.80). Excuse me, but since when is South Africa a "developed" country? Anyway, that's the company we're keeping.

· Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. (That's six times the number of people killed on 9/11.) (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005.)

· "U.S. childhood poverty now ranks 22nd, or second to last, among the developed nations. Only Mexico scores lower" (The European Dream, p.81). Been to Mexico lately? Does it look "developed" to you? Yet it's the only "developed" country to score lower in childhood poverty.

· Twelve million American families--more than 10 percent of all U.S. households--"continue to struggle, and not always successfully, to feed themselves." Families that "had members who actually went hungry at some point last year" numbered 3.9 million (NYT, Nov. 22, 2004).

· The United States is 41st in the world in infant mortality. Cuba scores higher (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).

· Women are 70 percent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).

· The leading cause of death of pregnant women in this country is murder (CNN, Dec. 14, 2004).

· "Of the 20 most developed countries in the world, the U.S. was dead last in the growth rate of total compensation to its workforce in the 1980s.... In the 1990s, the U.S. average compensation growth rate grew only slightly, at an annual rate of about 0.1 percent" (The European Dream, p.39). Yet Americans work longer hours per year than any other industrialized country, and get less vacation time.

· "Sixty-one of the 140 biggest companies on the Global Fortune 500 rankings are European, while only 50 are U.S. companies" (The European Dream, p.66). "In a recent survey of the world's 50 best companies, conducted by Global Finance, all but one were European" (The European Dream, p.69).

· "Fourteen of the 20 largest commercial banks in the world today are European.... In the chemical industry, the European company BASF is the world's leader, and three of the top six players are European. In engineering and construction, three of the top five companies are European.... The two others are Japanese. Not a single American engineering and construction company is included among the world's top nine competitors. In food and consumer products, Nestlé and Unilever, two European giants, rank first and second, respectively, in the world. In the food and drugstore retail trade, two European companies...are first and second, and European companies make up five of the top ten. Only four U.S. companies are on the list" (The European Dream, p.68).

· The United States has lost 1.3 million jobs to China in the last decade (CNN, Jan. 12, 2005).

· U.S. employers eliminated 1 million jobs in 2004 (The Week, Jan. 14, 2005).

· Three million six hundred thousand Americans ran out of unemployment insurance last year; 1.8 million--one in five--unemployed workers are jobless for more than six months (NYT, Jan. 9, 2005).

· Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea hold 40 percent of our government debt. (That's why we talk nice to them.) "By helping keep mortgage rates from rising, China has come to play an enormous and little-noticed role in sustaining the American housing boom" (NYT, Dec. 4, 2004). Read that twice. We owe our housing boom to China, because they want us to keep buying all that stuff they manufacture.

· Sometime in the next 10 years Brazil will probably pass the U.S. as the world's largest agricultural producer. Brazil is now the world's largest exporter of chickens, orange juice, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. Last year, Brazil passed the U.S. as the world's largest beef producer. (Hear that, you poor deluded cowboys?) As a result, while we bear record trade deficits, Brazil boasts a $30 billion trade surplus (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· As of last June, the U.S. imported more food than it exported (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).

· Bush: 62,027,582 votes. Kerry: 59,026,003 votes. Number of eligible voters who didn't show up: 79,279,000 (NYT, Dec. 26, 2004). That's more than a third. Way more. If more than a third of Iraqis don't show for their election, no country in the world will think that election legitimate.

· One-third of all U.S. children are born out of wedlock. One-half of all U.S. children will live in a one-parent house (CNN, Dec. 10, 2004).

· "Americans are now spending more money on gambling than on movies, videos, DVDs, music, and books combined" (The European Dream, p.28).

· "Nearly one out of four Americans [believe] that using violence to get what they want is acceptable" (The European Dream, p.32).

· Forty-three percent of Americans think torture is sometimes justified, according to a PEW Poll (Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2004).

· "Nearly 900,000 children were abused or neglected in 2002, the last year for which such data are available" (USA Today, Dec. 21, 2004).

· "The International Association of Chiefs of Police said that cuts by the [Bush] administration in federal aid to local police agencies have left the nation more vulnerable than ever" (USA Today, Nov. 17, 2004).

No. 1? In most important categories we're not even in the Top 10 anymore. Not even close.

The USA is "No. 1" in nothing but weaponry, consumer spending, debt, and delusion.

Reprinted from the Austin Chronicle.
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listen to asshole by Denis Leary & it should explain some things. We simply just dont care if you think we should stop labeling ourselves as #1 doesnt mean we're going to listen, lol, i doubt anyone can get the US to stop.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


America is not number one, it is time for america to stop waving there giant #1 Fingers around..




I liked this video I got a kick from it so I share with you... It does fallow the topic well.
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tcz_NHAFGS0
For those that cant watch it on Youtube.
http://www.jwharrison.com/blog/2006/11/05/bill-maher-americas-not-number-1/

International political organisations count about 193 countries. Which ones set the best examples to the rest of the world? Which ones would we do best to copy, to emulate and to admire for their foresight, hard work and long-term conscience? Which countries would have humanity survive gleaming into a clean, happy, bright future? Who are tardy on humanitarian issues, science or development? Compiling relevant statistics on a wide range of issues, and constructing rankings, I've arrived at a shortlist of countries that beat all the others. Be the best!

stats from 2006
Lets brake it up into pieces.

Global Peace Index
Country Rank
Norway -1
New Zealand -2
Denmark -3
Ireland -4
Japan -5
Finland -6
Sweden -7
Canada -8
Portugal -9
Austria -10




Gender Equality
Country & Rank 2006
Sweden -1
Norway -2
Finland -3
Iceland -4
Germany -5
Philippines -6
New Zealand -7
Denmark -8
UK-9
Ireland -10
Spain -11
Netherlands -12
Sri Lanka -13
Canada -14
Australia -15




Life expectancy
Rank Country 1

2005
1 Japan -82.0
2 Hong Kong -81.6
3 Iceland -80.7
4 Switzerland -80.5
5 Australia -80.3
6 Sweden -80.2
7 Italy -80.1
8 Canada -80.0
9 Israel -79.7
10 France -79.5
11 Spain -79.5
12 Norway -79.4
13 New Zealand -79.1
14 Austria -79.0
15 Belgium -78.9
16 Germany -78.7
17 Singapore -78.7
18 Cyprus -78.6
19 Finland -78.5
20 Luxembourg -78.5
22 Netherlands -78.4
23 UK -78.4
24 Greece -78.3
28 Ireland -77.7
29 USA -77.4
30 Cuba -77.3



2006 Most Competitive Economy

1. Switzerland
2. Finland
3. Sweden
4. Denmark
5. Singapore
6. USA
7. Japan
8. Germany
9. Netherlands
10. UK
11. Hong Kong
12. Norway
13. Taiwan
14. Iceland
15. Israel
16. Canada



% Population Obesity
Japan 2.9
Korea 3.2
Switzerland 7.7
Norway 8.3
Italy 8.6
Denmark 9.5
Netherlands 10.0
Sweden 10.4
Belgium 11.7
Finland 11.8


Environmental!!! aspects.

% waste recycled or composted or other:
Netherlands -65
Austria -59
Germany -58
Belgium -52
Sweden -41
Denmark -41
Luxembourg -36
Spain -35
Ireland -31
Italy -29
Finland -28
France -28
UK -18
Greece -8
Portugal -3



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Any new infermation you like to add I will be happy to look at it, show me where you got it from.
I only accept facts.

Now tell me what is america #1 in? ( Religious People!?.. )


ya, i agree america is not number one and americans have to stop acting all high and mighty,
but isnt america the free-est place in the world? or is it not? or is it? idk?
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listen to asshole by Denis Leary & it should explain some things. We simply just dont care if you think we should stop labeling ourselves as #1 doesnt mean we're going to listen, lol, i doubt anyone can get the US to stop.

In the end America can be compared to the smelly obese not very smart bully that thinks he is cool because he brings knifes to school and picks on all the other kids smaller than him.


Yes America will not listen until Americans realize just how lacking they are compared to the rest of the world. But by that time Americans will have no power to stop it, because they will have no freedom and will be slaves to there government. You your self is an example of that.
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America is not the freest place America is 18th on the democracy index Sweden is 1st Canada 11th

in worl press freedoms U.S is 36th Canada 13th and Norwar, iceland and luxemburg are 1


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regarding sexual freedoms America have serious sexual problems in dysfunctions


in America sex is frowned on nudity is equated with commiting a felony, while in Europe and Japan sexuality is part of being a human unlike america they have less sexual dysfunctions and lower rates of abortions, teen pregnancies and STD rates and birth control is taught
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and in europe and Japan nobody is protesting against evolution
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America is not the freest place America is 18th on the democracy index Sweden is 1st Canada 11th

in worl press freedoms U.S is 36th Canada 13th and Norwar, iceland and luxemburg are 1





YOU Are right.. And here is a few more numbers...


Country Yearly Overall Score: Business Freedom, Trade Freedom, Fiscal Freedom, Government Size Monetary Freedom, Investment Freedom, Financial Freedom, Property Rights Freedom from Corruption, Labour Freedom.

Hong Kong 2008 90.25 88.18 95.0 92.8 93.07 87.21 90 90 90 83 93.3
Singapore 2008 87.38 97.79 90.0 90.3 93.87 88.86 80 50 90 94 99
Ireland 2008 82.35 92.22 86.0 71.5 64.5 84.91 90 90 90 74 80.4
Australia 2008 82 89.32 83.8 59.2 62.83 83.68 80 90 90 87 94.2
United States 2008 80.56 91.69 86.8 68.3 59.81 83.67 80 80 90 73 92.3
New Zealand 2008 80.25 99.9 80.8 60.5 55.99 83.67 70 80 90 96 85.5
Canada 2008 80.18 96.74 87.0 75.5 53.67 80.98 70 80 90 85 82.9
Chile 2008 79.79 67.48 82.2 78.1 88.24 78.82 80 70 90 73 90
Switzerland 2008 79.72 83.89 87.2 68.0 61.55 83.57 70 80 90 91 82
United Kingdom 2008 79.55 90.79 86.0 61.2 40.06 80.75 90 90 90 86 80.7
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

Gross domestic product 2007, PPP
(millions of
Ranking Economy international dollars)
1 United States 13,811,200
2 China 7,055,079
3 Japan 4,283,529
4 India 3,092,126
5 Germany 2,727,514
6 Russian Federation 2,088,207
7 France 2,061,884
8 United Kingdom 2,046,780
9 Brazil 1,833,601
10 Italy 1,777,353
11 Spain 1,405,262
12 Mexico 1,345,530
13 Korea, Rep. 1,199,270
14 Canada 1,178,205
15 Turkey 922,189
16 Indonesia 841,140
17 Iran, Islamic Rep. 776,538
18 Australia 733,120
19 Netherlands 621,830
20 Poland 601,776
21 Saudi Arabia 554,250
22 Argentina 523,169
23 Thailand 519,439
24 South Africa 463,331
25 Pakistan 409,973
26 Egypt, Arab Rep. 403,865
27 Greece 370,202
28 Belgium 366,148
29 Malaysia 355,225
30 Venezuela, RB 334,212
31 Sweden 332,669
32 Colombia 320,884
33 Ukraine 320,762
34 Austria 317,261
35 Switzerland 301,718
36 Philippines 299,678
37 Hong Kong, China 293,115
38 Nigeria 292,595
39 Algeria 262,119 a
40 Norway 251,151
41 Romania 245,508
42 Czech Republic 239,689
43 Singapore 230,824
44 Portugal 230,776
45 Chile 230,423
46 Vietnam 221,346
47 Peru 218,777
48 Bangladesh 196,975
49 Denmark 195,396
50 United Arab Emirates 195,364 a
51 Ireland 187,890
52 Hungary 187,837
53 Israel 185,883
54 Finland 181,999
55 Kazakhstan 167,647
56 Morocco 125,392
57 Kuwait 114,597
58 New Zealand 110,391
59 Slovak Republic 109,030
World Development Indicators database, World Bank, revised 17 October 2008


Military spending in 2007


So whats this tell you? America rakes in a lot of money even if we do have a debt - about 5-6 trillion dollars - to China alone.

Think how fast they could fix there debts if we stop spending more money on there military than all other nations combined. #1 in weapons for killing... #1 in spending more money on war, and weapons to kill than what most countries make. Well America can be proud that they spend a lot of money on war yet ranked really low on helping out other countries.


China one day will take over US....
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We haven't changed administrations yet maybe.........Obama will change some of this military spending? I think we believe we are number 1 because we think everyone has freedom over here.....freedom of religion, speech, to be fat, greedy, a pervert etc. and no one will give a damn.

But it seems th facts you picked out are America's weaknesses, we don't care for the enviroment, stay out of way when we are going to the buffet, we don't live long because we spend too much time at the buffet or someone has killed us, we don't want peace because we like having a powerful military to boast that we will blow you shit up if you fuck with us, our economy would be better if we didn't let the government interfere so much, and as far is equality goes we were a country built by men!

Other than that bring up the good facts of America.


In fact u are right about Obama change some of its military spending or reduce the budget. He is against the Iraq War
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