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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I thought it was the far right wing conspiracy crowd that was against vaccinations....
    I think the idiots who oppose vaccinations do so apolitically.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I thought it was the far right wing conspiracy crowd that was against vaccinations....
    Meh, it's kinda the nutters on both sides. Anti-vaxxers are weird.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I thought it was the far right wing conspiracy crowd that was against vaccinations....
    the far left and right are both so crazy theres bound to be some overlap in their conspiracy theories

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Totally get what lizzie is saying, but I'm appreciating your enthusiasm. I think expressing pride in this country is considerd sort of bad form by some. I still think we have a lot to be proud of.
    I generally consider nationalism to be pretty stupid :P
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Positing that the US (let alone any country in the past or that currently exists) is the "greatest nation" is misguided
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    By the way, the first vaccine was invented by a Brit. Like antiseptic surgery was pioneered by a Brit.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    This is stupid.

    The question is not is America the greatest nation on Earth. The answer to that is patently obvious.

    The question is: "Is America the greatest nation of all time." now that would be an interesting discussion.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You don't have to be perfect to be the greatest. Just better than everybody else. And America is on top of the food chain, baby.
    America is not on top of the food chain in a positive way in any of the areas I mentioned.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I wonder how much of that has to do with the liberals who rally against vaccinations and breast feeding
    Well first of all, I think those positions are so rare that I doubt they'd make a significant impact. Besides, I honestly don't know that I've seen many liberals rally against either, most especially the breastfeeding. Honestly, and I hate it when I see it, but I've seen the anti-vaccination arguments more from "don't trust anything the government tells you" conservative types.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Our infant mortality rate is still appalling, though, given our wealth.

    Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment - The Washington Post
    Our reported infant mortality rate is appalling compared to the reported rate of others because we actually report all of our infant mortalities, to include "premies", which are A) far for vulnerable and likely to die and B) therefore, according to many other nations "don't count".


    ...The main factors affecting early infant survival are birth weight and prematurity. The way that these factors are reported — and how such babies are treated statistically — tells a different story than what the numbers reveal.

    Low birth weight infants are not counted against the “live birth” statistics for many countries reporting low infant mortality rates.

    According to the way statistics are calculated in Canada, Germany, and Austria, a premature baby weighing less than 500 kg is not considered a living child.

    But in the U.S., such very low birth weight babies are considered live births. The mortality rate of such babies — considered “unsalvageable” outside of the U.S. and therefore never alive — is extraordinarily high; up to 869 per 1,000 in the first month of life alone. This skews U.S. infant mortality statistics....
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