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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: [sugar] The Greatest Nation On Earth... it's not the US Reply with quote

http://crooksandliars.com/nonny-mouse/greatest-nation-earth-isnt-us

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The latest international index of 123 countries released by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank, and Germany's Liberales Institut, ranked New Zealand number one for offering the highest level of freedom worldwide, followed by the Netherlands then Hong Kong. Australia, Canada and Ireland tied for fourth spot.

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The U.S. continues to lose ground against other nations in Forbes’ annual look at the Best Countries for Business. The U.S. placed second in 2009, but in 2012 it ranks 12th, trailing fellow G-8 countries Canada (5th), the United Kingdom (10th) and Australia (11th) The world’s biggest economy at $15.1 trillion scores abysmally when it comes to trade freedom and monetary freedom. So, who did top the list for the Best Countries for Business? New Zealand.

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Okay, so at least MIT is still the best university in the entire world, we’re still first at something...Well... [cut] So who does top the educational rankings? That would be New Zealand again, first in the world on the basis of performance in three areas: access to education, quality of education and human capital.

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Even when New Zealand isn’t top of the list, they’re outranking and out-performing the United States on just about any index you want to consider. How about the environment? According to the Yale University and Columbia University 2012 Environmental Performance Index at the World Economic Forum, ranking 132 countries, New Zealand placed 14th in the top 30. The United States trailed at 49th.

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We rank top of the list for the most expensive health care system in the world, but dead last overall compared to six other industrialized countries - Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – when it comes to quality, efficiency, access to care, equity and the ability to lead long, healthy, productive lives.

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There are a few other things the United States tops the charts at: We’re fifth out of the top 25 countries in the world in terms of crime rate. New Zealand is 24th.

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Auckland is ranked the third best city out of the top five for quality of living, after Vienna and Zurich, nothing in the United States making the list at all. Even when it’s just the Americas being ranked for quality of living overall (taking New Zealand out of the equation altogether), the top four cities are all in Canada, with Honolulu coming 28th.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: [sugar] The Greatest Nation On Earth... it's not the US Reply with quote

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The U.S. continues to lose ground against other nations
What? This was not the Hope & Change you bought? It's certainly what you were sold.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: [sugar] The Greatest Nation On Earth... it's not the US Reply with quote

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The U.S. continues to lose ground against other nations
What? This was not the Hope & Change you bought? It's certainly what you were sold.

I don't think the Libs will be able to correlate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ireland? The land without divorce? Freedom?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone seems to be revoltingly nice to each other in New Zealand. Watch a COPS style show made there (like Motorway Patrol for instance) and even the police are nice. They arrest nice people for nice crimes and then are nice about being breath tested. It's sickening.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ireland? The land without divorce? Freedom?

? Who told you Ireland has no mechanisms for divorce? The recent blasphemy law should have knocked us down, but I suppose in practice nobody takes it seriously, including the public prosecutor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aidanjt wrote:
? Who told you Ireland has no mechanisms for divorce?
His Irish wife of four years.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They arrest nice people for nice crimes
lol
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