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KeyserSoze999
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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It wasn't that long ago that the US was tops on the list. Since you've taken it upon yourself to don the mantle of resident sociologist of this thread, why not explain what radical racial demographics existed in 1998 that are so different less than 15 years later that account for such a decline.


2 black presidents leading the country?






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thetempleowl
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


Our country is being drug down on all of these types of polls by the underclass that is growing.

Look at the school scores that this country puts out. If you factor out the dregs of the school systems and only factor in the kids that want to learn, we will be as good as anywhere else.

We just have a growing percent of people who don't want to do anything but get paid. They don't realize what that takes.






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mograyback
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America just isn't exceptional anymore. Plain and simple. Our government is bloated, our people are fat, and our politics are polarized.


And people have NO idea why. That's the biggest kicker. They think they know why, but really have absolutely no clue.






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TigerintheNO
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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1. Switzerland
2. Australia
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Denmark

guess how the woman look is a quality of life factor






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ItNeverRains
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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Had they factored in the taste of their food the Swiss would not be #1.


I assumed all they ate was cheese and drank cocoa






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KrushGroove
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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2 black presidents leading the country?


Go on.






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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


Forward!





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KeyserSoze999
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


it was a joke, I like to push buttons, but I would not trade being an american for any of those countries, and yet I see our country going down the shitter. My beef with black people is that the color of their skin is the most important thing to them, above God and country. Well I'm off to see the black nativity scene ...





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cwill
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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Nearly every country listed is more economically free than us.


You sure about that? Socialized medicine and other entitlements are fairly common in the countries listed.






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Eighteen
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the US militarized police force and continued fail war on drugs should be enough to keep it off the list for a while









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evil cockroach
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


It's all fun and games until the Swiss are invaded by another country. Oops no military!





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DapperDan
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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They think they know why, but really have absolutely no clue.


enlighten us.






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sugar71
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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You sure about that? Socialized medicine and other entitlements are fairly common in the countries listed


Notice how they simply ignore most of those countries are 'cradle to grave' socialist countries.

Sweden, Swiss & many of those top 5/10 , countries not only have Universal medicine of some sort ,but free or highly subsidized college education.






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CajunAngele
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Just arrived in Switzerland? Here is Expatica's guide to Switzerland in a nutshell.

Switzerland’s climate is ideal, with no excessive heat, cold or humidity.

Switzerland is also known as Confoederatio Helvetica, which explains the abbreviation CH.

Switzerland has 26 cantons; click here for more information about the cantons.

The Swiss currency is not the euro, but the Swiss franc (CHF).

Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates of all industrialised countries.

Switzerland has a population of about 7.4 million.
Foreigners account for 20% of the population.
The number of elderly people is increasing:

Switzerland has more centenarians per head of population than any other country in Europe.
Many older people live alone or in retirement homes.

People marry relatively late (men with 31 years and women with 28.7 years); divorce rate around 53 percent.

The average number of children per woman is around 1.4; the average age of a woman at birth of first child is 29.

Switzerland lags behind most Western European countries in many aspects of sex equality.

There are large differences between men and women in the labour market.

Far more women than men work part time. In 2006 nearly 58 percent of working women were employed part time, while the figure for men was just over 11 percent.

Women did not gain the vote at federal level until 1971, and they are still underrepresented in political life.

Women put a lot of emphasis on their careers, and

Swiss women are among the oldest in Europe when they have their first child.

The majority of couples have one to two children at most.

In the last years, the marriage rate has slowly increased and so has the divorce rate.
Men are generally the breadwinners while women are housewives.

Living space per person is generous: the 2000 census showed the average figure to be 44 sq. m (474 sq. ft.).

Tobacco consumption is widespread. However, it is in decline due to an awareness of health risks and rising prices.

Switzerland has amongst the highest rates of cannabis use in the world, along with the United Kingdom and the United States.

The most popular alcoholic drink in Switzerland is wine.

Switzerland has four national languages including French, German, Italian and Romansch. The latter has Latin roots.

English speaking foreigners will be pleased to know that proficiency in the national languages is decreasing in favour of English.

Membership of Christian churches has shrunk in recent years. In a wide-ranging poll of Swiss attitudes taken in 2000, only 16 percent of Swiss people said religion was 'very important' to them.
Switzerland’s third biggest religious group is Islam.

Yodelling and alphorn are associated with music in Switzerland

Switzerland was the birthplace of Le Corbusier, born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, one of the most influentual architects of the 20th century.

Swiss is widely recognised as an international research centre, with the private and public sector strongly promoting science and technology.






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LSURussian
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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Switzerland lags behind most Western European countries in many aspects of sex equality.

There are large differences between men and women in the labour market.

Women did not gain the vote at federal level until 1971, and they are still underrepresented in political life.



And Switzerland is ranked #1 in the best places to live?

I think I see why now......






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CajunAngele
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


If I move there it will be to see the RiiiiCola guys



Or is that Sweden?






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KrushGroove
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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If I move there it will be to see the RiiiiCola guys

Or is that Sweden?


If you move to Sweden, you can see their McDonalds girls (if you'd still prefer the Riiiicola guys, that's cool, too)







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saltybulldog
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


1988, not 1998. Its been 25 years since we were No.1





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ZereauxSum
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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My beef with black people is that the color of their skin is the most important thing to them, above God and country.


It sounds like the color of people's skin is pretty important to you as well.






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Meauxjeaux
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index


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why not explain what radical racial demographics existed in 1998 that are so different less than 15 years later that account for such a decline.


Well we agree there is a decline. Good.

I won't blame demographics, but I will blame platforms.

And since all I can recall the last 15 years is the GOP being accused of "obstructing" 'progress', I'll let you figure out wherein the blame lies.






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