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FREEDO
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3/4/2010 10:56:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
America? France? Switzerland? Netherlands? Some relatively unknown island?

And explain your reasoning.
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3/4/2010 10:59:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 10:56:27 PM, FREEDO wrote:
America? France? Switzerland? Netherlands? Some relatively unknown island?

And explain your reasoning.

Cuba and North Korea. Hahaha no.

I say Canada and most European countries. They at least have some form of socialism and...Universal healthcare! :D Enough said.
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3/4/2010 11:08:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Pangea.
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3/4/2010 11:08:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:07:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I didn't ask if you liked any, neither do I. Just what you think is the best.

if you don't like any the question is more "least wrong" lol
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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3/4/2010 11:09:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:07:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I didn't ask if you liked any, neither do I. Just what you think is the best.

Well if that's the case I would naturally have to go with Canada although inside a voice is screaming "Germany", lol.
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3/4/2010 11:12:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:08:41 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Pangea.

Well at least it was something to do with aliens...
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3/4/2010 11:13:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:12:58 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 3/4/2010 11:08:41 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Pangea.

Well at least it was something to do with aliens...

wasn't*
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belle
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3/4/2010 11:15:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:12:58 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 3/4/2010 11:08:41 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Pangea.

Well at least it was something to do with aliens...

its not even a country lol. i don't think "supercontinents" qualify
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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3/5/2010 4:18:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Iran

Only nation not oppressing muslims and is followng allah
the most important source for muslim Arabs:

"And thereafter We [Allah] said to the Children of Israel: 'Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd'.".

- Qur'an 17:104 -

Any sincere muslim must recognize the Land they call "Palestine" as the Jewish Homeland, according to the book considered by muslims to be the most sacred word and Allah's ultimate revelation.

Ibn Khaldun, one of the most creditable
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3/5/2010 7:14:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:03:19 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
America.

The best constitution that the world has ever seen.

So what? That document alone doesn't make America superior. Especially when we don't always follow it and it can be completely rewritten if we so choose.
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3/5/2010 7:15:09 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 4:18:39 AM, banker wrote:
Iran

Only nation not oppressing muslims and is followng allah

Yeah, just everyone else...
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3/5/2010 7:17:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
America rocks, anyone who does not like it should get a free ticket to North Korea. Since 'Anything is better than here.'
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3/5/2010 7:20:50 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Anyway I'd probably go with one of the more progressive European countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden or Norway but their economies aren't that impressive. France is a place with a lot of history and culture (which I appreciate) and a decent economy. I don't know much about their health care, but I know it's better than the US's. So is Italy (my faaavorite place to vacation) but their whole law enforcement is filled with corruption. I guess that can be said about everywhere though. Something I do think is important is recognizing gay marriage because I think that says a lot about the direction and mentality of government. I mean Spain is like the most Catholic place in the world and even THEY have gay marriage. Come on, US. You suck :P
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3/5/2010 7:21:42 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I also think the happiness of citizens, their lifestyle (such as work schedule -- in Europe they work a lot less than Americans) and their type of government is important. I dunno. This is a tough question.
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3/5/2010 7:23:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:17:20 AM, Koopin wrote:
America rocks, anyone who does not like it should get a free ticket to North Korea. Since 'Anything is better than here.'

Free speech.

If you love America so much, learn to love that value :)

Not to mention that the "Love it or git out!" mentality is incredibly trite and BS. That's not how we're supposed to operate anyway. We're supposed to work and vote to implement the changes we want - not run away. Besides, I didn't see anyone say anything about anywhere being better than anywhere.
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3/5/2010 7:26:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:23:20 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:17:20 AM, Koopin wrote:
America rocks, anyone who does not like it should get a free ticket to North Korea. Since 'Anything is better than here.'

Free speech.

If you love America so much, learn to love that value :)

Not to mention that the "Love it or git out!" mentality is incredibly trite and BS. That's not how we're supposed to operate anyway. We're supposed to work and vote to implement the changes we want - not run away. Besides, I didn't see anyone say anything about anywhere being better than anywhere.

They don't have to leave, but they have their ticket. It would make a lot of people think.
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3/5/2010 7:28:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:14:12 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/4/2010 11:03:19 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
America.

The best constitution that the world has ever seen.

So what? That document alone doesn't make America superior. Especially when we don't always follow it and it can be completely rewritten if we so choose.

You can't poke at him and not give your own answer. ;)

I'd say Sweden. The accents are a riot and the people are friendly.
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3/5/2010 8:17:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:28:24 AM, DontBeRacist wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:14:12 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/4/2010 11:03:19 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
America.

The best constitution that the world has ever seen.

So what? That document alone doesn't make America superior. Especially when we don't always follow it and it can be completely rewritten if we so choose.

You can't poke at him and not give your own answer. ;)

I did give an answer lol. If I had to choose off the top of my head, I'd say Spain, I guess. I know Canada is a-ok and all but I prefer cultures with rich histories and cultures.
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3/5/2010 8:19:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. America
2. France

If I found a better country than I would attempt to move there.
I think I live in the best, for me.
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3/5/2010 8:20:40 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:26:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:23:20 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:17:20 AM, Koopin wrote:
America rocks, anyone who does not like it should get a free ticket to North Korea. Since 'Anything is better than here.'

They don't have to leave, but they have their ticket. It would make a lot of people think.

Lol okay... So who's going to pay for everyone's "free" ticket, mm? Besides, just because someone doesn't like America doesn't mean they'd like North Korea any better, so your whole 'argument' doesn't make sense. You're suggesting going from 1 evil to a worse evil which isn't the point. It's manipulating people into thinking that they should be grateful for a crappy system just because it could be worse, instead of trying to improve their current situation. This is not helpful or a good way to look at things. All it would make them "think" is that North Korea is even worse than America. That doesn't improve the quality of America.
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3/5/2010 9:08:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 8:20:40 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:26:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:23:20 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/5/2010 7:17:20 AM, Koopin wrote:
America rocks, anyone who does not like it should get a free ticket to North Korea. Since 'Anything is better than here.'

They don't have to leave, but they have their ticket. It would make a lot of people think.

Lol okay... So who's going to pay for everyone's "free" ticket, mm? Besides, just because someone doesn't like America doesn't mean they'd like North Korea any better, so your whole 'argument' doesn't make sense. You're suggesting going from 1 evil to a worse evil which isn't the point. It's manipulating people into thinking that they should be grateful for a crappy system just because it could be worse, instead of trying to improve their current situation. This is not helpful or a good way to look at things. All it would make them "think" is that North Korea is even worse than America. That doesn't improve the quality of America.

L, can you get a joke? But fine, i'll continue.

There are many people who do not like America, if all these people left we could cut back on a few things like welfare and health care. The tickets would be bought only when the person decides to go. It would be issued for one year. Free ticket for anyone who wants to leave.
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3/5/2010 9:21:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
America is the least bad as far as I can tell. And it's the only one in a position to get away with improving without automatically being invasion fodder.
It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.
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3/5/2010 9:23:00 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Now, if capacity for improvement were ruled irrelevant, it might be something like Hong Kong or Ireland, not exactly sure. Unfortunately everywhere sucks so much its highly relevant.
It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.
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3/5/2010 9:25:23 AM
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3/5/2010 10:09:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/5/2010 7:14:12 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/4/2010 11:03:19 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
America.

The best constitution that the world has ever seen.

So what? That document alone doesn't make America superior. Especially when we don't always follow it and it can be completely rewritten if we so choose.

Yes it does - at least in that respect.

It theoretically offers the most freedoms and the best checks and balances on any governmental system that I know of. Which is exactly why so many countries have copied it.
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3/5/2010 10:38:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Canada.

'Cause it's a little bit socialist European, little bit crazy right-wing American, mixed in with making the most violent game in sports its favourite one. You can't cooler than that.

Barring that, New Zealand or one of the non-run-by-oligarchs-or-mob Slavic countries.