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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    I think there is a problem with thinking the US is the "greatest" country. It leads people to become complacent. We should never assume superiority, and we should always strive for better.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View 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".
    What evidence do you have the the countries listed higher than us fail to report all of the deaths?
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Where's the "I don't know" option in the poll? I haven't been to every nation on earth.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    What evidence do you have the the countries listed higher than us fail to report all of the deaths?
    Clearly their statistic gathering systems are inferior because as you know, they aren't 'murica
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    I voted yes, but only because I can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else more. I love living here, and I love living in Charlotte, NC. It's a great city, and a great state (even if we have let the country folk turn this state red again). But, I really think we need to take a serious look at what we are investing in as a nation.

    1) Finance in this country is a mess. The stock market is a joke. Most trades have nothing to do with buying stock in a company because you believe in that company or want to further its cause. Instead it's because you have a server right next to the exchange, and you can buy and sell a stock in .93 ms, and in doing so, take advantage of market arbitrage. Or maybe you just want to buy and sell the same options so you can grab a free dividend risk free. Either way, it's entirely useless and it only helps a select few people.

    2) Return on investment with taxes. We pay a lot of taxes in this country, and we aren't getting the return on the investment we deserve. SS is a mess. The healthcare system needs work (still). Infrastructure... what infrastructure? NASA - where were they on the comet? CERN - why aren't we trying to find the Higgs Boson?

    3) Education. Why aren't our kids in the top 5 at least in test scoring and general ed?

    4) Wealth inequality. This has to be fixed.

    Those are my biggest issues with the country. This is a great country, and we really just need a little nudge in the right direction, and I think we can blow the rest of them out of the water for a long time.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The guy in this video sums it up better than I ever could:

    Which is pretty much a slur on yourself. What a pantload. We're the worlds leader in military technology, medical innovation, humanitarian aid, art and culture, automotive/aerospace technology, we're the largest economy in the world (China by a sliver with quadruple the population) and have the largest amount of natural resources known to earth. The speaker in the video is precisely the type of liberal that so many people, including some center-left (myself) people can't ****ing tolerate.

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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Clearly their statistic gathering systems are inferior because as you know, they aren't 'murica
    Actually, he is dead on correct. But even when adjusted by excluding babies born after less than 24 weeks gestation, the US rate was still pretty bad compared to most other developed countries.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The guy in this video sums it up better than I ever could:

    That is one of the greatest clips in the history of television. I need fifty likes for that post--one for each state.

    BTW, ignore the naysayers; they're part of the reason why we're not the greatest nation on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    then you must be not be able to sum up your thoughts at all. This ****ing moron claimed the US was 178th in infant mortality like it was a bad thing, the lower you are ranked the less infants are dying.
    Ah, good catch. As of 2013, we're 47th, right behind Hungary and Greece. (I looked at the ill-designed, smaller table on the left, which has more up-to-date rankings, but for some reason doesn't list the order.) And if Mississippi were its own country, it's 50th-out-of-50 ranking among the states would be all the way down at 81st. Russia, Kuwait, Uruguay, and even Sri Lanka have lower infant mortality rates than Mississippi does.
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Short answer: hell yea.

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Which is pretty much a slur on yourself. What a pantload. We're the worlds leader in military technology, medical innovation, humanitarian aid, art and culture, automotive/aerospace technology, we're the largest economy in the world (China by a sliver with quadruple the population) and have the largest amount of natural resources known to earth. That type of video is precisely the type of liberals that so many people, including some center-left (myself) people can't ****ing tolerate.
    The video can easily be torn apart by anyone wiling to deal with that bull**** -- though there's obviously some legitimate criticism in it, just barely. It's the internet, man, anti-Americanism is the bandwagon clowns jump on as they slurp up and immerse themselves in American pop culture left and right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I think there is a problem with thinking the US is the "greatest" country. It leads people to become complacent. We should never assume superiority, and we should always strive for better.
    Being the best means one should strive for the best and to always best others, so yea....
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    Re: Is America the greatest nation on earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Be sure and don't mention such as mass production of affordable automobiles.

    I bet the Japanese would mention the Atomic bomb - which caused their entire country to suddenly surrender - preventing a land war of millions of casualties.

    Any you posted that message on a computer running on software and an operating system invented by the French, right?

    But keep running down this country and believe you prove it up by searching for what was invented in other countries thinking you're proving it.
    I'm about to tear his post apart in a second. Just takes a bit of research. You have to try really hard and have a serious agenda for stretching to truth to even attempt to argue that America has not absolutely dominated the world in the realm of innovation in the past 100 years or so. This is a slam dunk.

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