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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    To live. Start with that one.
    I'm sure most people who live here would agree with you, but most people who live in other developed countries would argue that their countries are the best places to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    I'm sure most people who live here would agree with you, but most people who live in other developed countries would argue that their countries are the best places to live.
    Which is all fine and good...but the better indicator is where people from UNdeveloped countries try to get to, and that is still the U.S.A., last I checked.
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    I think people from UNdeveloped countries tend to try to go to the developed countries that are close by, sure people from Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, etc are trying to get to the US, but people from other parts of the world are trying to get to countries closer to where they live.

    Again, the "best" place to live is dependent on the individual. Most people who live in the US would say that the US is the best place to live, but if you asked people in Japan, Australia, or most of western Europe they would probably say where they live is the best. Are they all wrong? or can there be a different "best" place to live for everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    I'm sure most people who live here would agree with you, but most people who live in other developed countries would argue that their countries are the best places to live.
    I understand that, but I believe there is a very telling and objective criteria upon which to base a comparison. I challenge you to find one that even comes close in number of people wanting to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    I think people from UNdeveloped countries tend to try to go to the developed countries that are close by, sure people from Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, etc are trying to get to the US, but people from other parts of the world are trying to get to countries closer to where they live.

    Again, the "best" place to live is dependent on the individual. Most people who live in the US would say that the US is the best place to live, but if you asked people in Japan, Australia, or most of western Europe they would probably say where they live is the best. Are they all wrong? or can there be a different "best" place to live for everyone?
    I see what you're saying, and I agree in a sense. ON an individual basis, there are "different best places to live", but that's like saying "there's a 'best candidate' for everyone." That's nice, but when the majority of immigrants from undeveloped countries are moving to one place, it tells you where the majority of people think is the best place to live.
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    You just want a country that will give you something without you earning it. Quit BSing and get to work.

    Just giving my take on it. Apparently that annoys you.
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    I don't agree with your 'negatives'. People get locked up because some of them murder, some steal, some molest, and some deal drugs. I don't agree that we 'throw away the key'. In fact, the exact opposite is true. We have some pretty liberal sentencing laws when people who commit 2nd degree murder, manslaughter, etc. can get out in less than 12-years. A goodly number of the criminals let out strike again which verifies the lean sentences we have.

    I also don't agree that we are a 'harsh and brutish' nation with regard to minorities and those without.


    That is all very nice spin. Given that nice spin...... why do you think we have the highest incarceration rate in the world..... by far?
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    Yeah it really sucks here. You should go to one of those better places to live.

    If I could financially pull it off I would move to Canada in a heartbeat. Australia would be cool too but there isn't much wrestling going on there.
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    1. Many of the left-leaning think tanks count illegal aliens in the uninsured number.

    And of course we all know illegal aliens are sub-human and deserve to die.

    2. 40% of the uninsured are eligible for government assistance but *DON'T* sign up for whatever reason. (I'm not 100% on the 40% figure, but I'll get it later). Whatever it was, it's a large percentage.

    3. 30% of the uninsured were only without coverage for 3 to 4-months. They might have been in between jobs for several months, and then got a new job with health benefits.

    4. 30% of the uninsured had family incomes exceeding $85,000 but simply chose not to have coverage. Maybe they wanted that SUV worse than the health premium? Sucks to be them.


    I'll need some hard number references for this please.

    Even 9-12 million would be high. But then again I really don't care either - I was just giving my opinion on society. If they die then they die. Everybody dies eventually anyway so it's no big deal to me unless I happen to know them. Even then I get over it pretty fast.
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