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Best Country to Live in?
Posted 8/28/10
Canada <3

Those statistics are from the bad side of Canada
Posted 8/30/10 , edited 8/30/10
Seriously if the health care system doesn't get any better in the US I'm just going to move to Canada. I heard their health care system is pretty good.
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Posted 8/30/10

Abandoned_Dream wrote:

Seriously if the health care system doesn't get any better in the US I'm just going to move to Canada. I heard their health care system is pretty good.


You do know that it's not that easy right?
our immigration laws might be more loose the US's but it's still not easy to pick up stakes and become a Canadian
our Health system has some great benefits but it's far from perfect.


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Posted 9/3/10

Abandoned_Dream wrote:

Seriously if the health care system doesn't get any better in the US I'm just going to move to Canada. I heard their health care system is pretty good.


Only real looser look at the government as a entity that can be trusted. Personally I think you should buy your owe health insurance and be in charge of your life. Taking from other through force of law IRS is a criminal act. in it self. Try acting like an adult you just might like it or stay on your mother apron string and be the trash that steals from other because you can become an adult. Just because you were born here dose not give you a free ride work make something out of your self. 18 and can vote what a crime wet behind the ears child. Do some real resurch you will find out we live long live despite of your life style fast food and all the other junk we eat. What we call poor is middle class in allot of euroup with their so called heath care.
Posted 9/3/10

tarakelly wrote:


Abandoned_Dream wrote:

Seriously if the health care system doesn't get any better in the US I'm just going to move to Canada. I heard their health care system is pretty good.


Only real looser look at the government as a entity that can be trusted. Personally I think you should buy your owe health insurance and be in charge of your life. Taking from other through force of law IRS is a criminal act. in it self. Try acting like an adult you just might like it or stay on your mother apron string and be the trash that steals from other because you can become an adult. Just because you were born here dose not give you a free ride work make something out of your self. 18 and can vote what a crime wet behind the ears child. Do some real resurch you will find out we live long live despite of your life style fast food and all the other junk we eat. What we call poor is middle class in allot of euroup with their so called heath care.


Wow clearly you have some serious anger issues that you need help with.
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Posted 9/3/10
No just think people need to depend on themselves and not look for hand outs. Most people think health insurance should be given to them. Before WW2 you bought your own but do to FDR's wage freeze employers had to entice works with other thing like health insurance and even free housing. The only reason FRD is consider a great president was the war. His policy for public works delayed are come back from the depression. No but I had to work with UAW member its just sad any plant i could make a repair in 3 hours in a UAW run plant 3 days for the same thing. Government workers that a oxymoron most the time the just bitch and complain about how unfair thing were. I would tell them to find a better job they would back peddled talking about there great heath benefits and retirement program. Learn your history and you will find that the government keeps making promises that it can not keep. And yes I, do dislike free loaders libertarian tend to be that way liberal on social issue but conservative on government the less is better. But why should I care your generation is going to pay through the nose on this stuff so it laughable when youngsters chime in an do not have a clue on economics.
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Posted 9/9/10
All those numbers are really close on a global scale. I wouldnt say 1 is particularly superior to another. The majority of Africa is between .20 and .55
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Posted 9/22/10
There is no best country to live in, nowadays. No matter where you live, at some point in time, you'll encounter bad things.
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Posted 9/22/10
I like where I live, but it's as much a product of personal attributes (income, education, choice of residence) than necessarily anything great about my country. Don't get me wrong; Canada is AWESOME! (I bleed maple syrup). But a lot of what makes where I am best for me. is... Me.
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Posted 11/14/10
i prefer to live at my own place...but for vacation i will go to Ireland and Australia
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Posted 11/22/10 , edited 11/22/10

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Japan!

My reasons are simple, though - I always loved the rich and refined culture of the Japanese, subcultures, fashion, and I always loved Japanese manga/anime. I don't care if it's a hard life there in reality, or if there are better places in the world... For me, it's always Japan, ichiban!

I have family living there, actually... and I'm hoping they take me for a vacation some time.




Japan is no more refined than any other country. It really isn't. I would consider France, Germany, any of the Nordic Countries or parts of the UK as more refined than Japan. Japan suffers from the woes and problems of every country, particularly, Japan is extremely, extremely xenophobic. If you aren't Japanese and have no desire to become anything more than an English teacher, you will not make it in their society. Period. While it is not outright racist as in the US (I was personally threatened/antagonized/etc. in the US because of the color of my skin rather than in Japan, where it wasn't really much of a huge issue versus me being non-Japanese), people like to make excuses, diminish and lie about Japan's xenophobia issues. I stayed in Japan for several months on a homestay, and believe me, it's sobering as hell.

Confirmation bias. Stop it.

Let this be said for all weeaboos (this is not simply to the person whom I quoted above) - if you think that you are mistreated and bullied because of your interests in the US, you will not make it in Japan. Depending on where you are, they won't exactly like you for you. You will be expected to COMPETE with everyone around you, and most of the weeaboos here will absolutely crack under the pressure. Japanese students and people crack under it all of the time, with the bones of various examples being in Aokigahara Forest. A very famous proverb is "出る杭は打たれる” (deru kui wa utareru) - meaning "The Nail that Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down." If you think you are nonconformist in the US, you won't make it five minutes in Japan.


Japan has one of the lowest (if not THE lowest considering the size of the population) crime rates in the whole world, and most heavy crimes committed in Japan are by foreigners. So sure, please believe whatever you want but the facts and statistics are not on your side. America is one of the most (among civilized countries) violent places on earth where approximately 50 people are getting murdered everyday (+ thousands of muggings, rapes, assaults etc).

Some reading for you:
http://www.japan-101.com/culture/japan_crime.htm

So sorry mate i don't agree there with you. Japan is one of the safest places on earth and will always be.
The same can be said about South Korea as well.


Japan has one of the lowest VIOLENT crime rates in the world. That doesn't mean that there is stunningly less crime in Japan. You also have to consider the rate of reporting. I would actually say that Japan has more sex-related crimes than the US, due to the frequent groping on trains. People, however, do not often report this. There are also a hell of a lot of rapes and near-rapes in Japan as well.
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Posted 11/22/10

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Out of curiosity, Have you ever visited Canada? I like to -Think- It's relatively racism and other phobia free But I embody many traits of the so-called 'circles of priviledge' and the one's I don't are ones to you have to talk to me to find out if you hate me or not. So sometimes I wonder if we do as well as I'd like to believe we do?

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Posted 11/22/10

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Out of curiosity, Have you ever visited Canada? I like to -Think- It's relatively racism and other phobia free But I embody many traits of the so-called 'circles of priviledge' and the one's I don't are ones to you have to talk to me to find out if you hate me or not. So sometimes I wonder if we do as well as I'd like to believe we do?



I've never been to Canada although I would like to go. The only other real countries that I've been too are Japan (for homestay) and Germany (Visiting friends). A lot of people romanticize Canada as being relatively racism-free, but I do hear about a lot of racially not-so-great things that happen there. I admit that I'm pretty ignorant about Canada though, which is sad.

I think a major reason that Canada doesn't get the respect that it's due is because the neighbor to the South pretty much takes much of the attention from it. I have heard that Canada is pretty progressive, but that there are still a great deal of problems. I seriously doubt that it's as openly bigoted as the US, though.
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Posted 11/22/10

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angrierchick wrote:



Out of curiosity, Have you ever visited Canada? I like to -Think- It's relatively racism and other phobia free But I embody many traits of the so-called 'circles of priviledge' and the one's I don't are ones to you have to talk to me to find out if you hate me or not. So sometimes I wonder if we do as well as I'd like to believe we do?



I've never been to Canada although I would like to go. The only other real countries that I've been too are Japan (for homestay) and Germany (Visiting friends). A lot of people romanticize Canada as being relatively racism-free, but I do hear about a lot of racially not-so-great things that happen there. I admit that I'm pretty ignorant about Canada though, which is sad.

I think a major reason that Canada doesn't get the respect that it's due is because the neighbor to the South pretty much takes much of the attention from it. I have heard that Canada is pretty progressive, but that there are still a great deal of problems. I seriously doubt that it's as openly bigoted as the US, though.


Openly, no.

We have a smug self a assurance of our politeness. It's said the Canadian is the person in the crowd who apologizes when you step on THEIR foot.

As someone who is too pale of flesh to show his native blood openly, I am aware of racism against the original habitants of this continent in my country. Of course the counter card of victimization and entitlement also get's overplayed from time to time. I'm vaguely aware from my co workers of non canadian extraction that their lot is not always easy but I'm not sure how much is racism and how much simply the immigrant experience.


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Posted 11/24/10
Well its certainly not Ireland for obvious reasons.
Scandanavian countries always seem to win happiest/best/prettiest country polls and the countries all look beautiful,so I'd say their the best.Plus Sweden is the home of Wallander,one of the best shows I've seen of late so thats a plus.
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