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2014-04-03 06:02:54 AM  
The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.
 
2014-04-03 06:46:46 AM  

sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.


1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.
 
2014-04-03 07:22:43 AM  
I actually am Chad.
 
2014-04-03 07:24:03 AM  
#16, #16! USA! USA!
 
2014-04-03 07:28:44 AM  
I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.
 
2014-04-03 07:28:53 AM  
But... but... Murrika!
 
2014-04-03 07:29:18 AM  
I'm always leery of politically-loaded terms like "social justice" but I was pleasantly surprised to see that "income equality" was not included in this data.  Seems a bit light on incarceration data though.
 
2014-04-03 07:29:41 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.

1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.


Yeah, but with a high tech, well funded, military.... Don't you feel safer already?
 
2014-04-03 07:31:02 AM  
I don't know, 7th seems not so bad.

/Canadian, eh
 
2014-04-03 07:31:17 AM  
Complete rubbish based on the notion that only states can impart progress. Countries like Niger and Mozambique score high because their impotent lawmaking bodies pass cookie cutter, UN-approved legislation that's never actually enforced.

This is a wonderful indication of why one should look skeptically at any study that suggests the USA is less than progressive. We've never been a tyrannical state that rams supposed social progress own peoples' throats (well, until recently).
 
2014-04-03 07:31:26 AM  
humbug
 
2014-04-03 07:31:58 AM  
Well at least it's warmer here than most of those other higher ranking countries. Also the mantra of Floridians when compared to other states.
 
2014-04-03 07:33:11 AM  

nickdaisy: Complete rubbish based on the notion that only states can impart progress. Countries like Niger and Mozambique score high because their impotent lawmaking bodies pass cookie cutter, UN-approved legislation that's never actually enforced.


Sounds reasonable so far....

nickdaisy: This is a wonderful indication of why one should look skeptically at any study that suggests the USA is less than progressive. We've never been a tyrannical state that rams supposed social progress own peoples' throats


Careful there, Buster....

nickdaisy: (well, until recently).


HERP!
 
2014-04-03 07:34:07 AM  

phrawgh: Benevolent Misanthrope: sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.

1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.

Yeah, but with a high tech, well funded, military.... Don't you feel safer already?


Meh, China can probably still hack their high-tech, and besides - before too long, no one in the military will be able to operate it.
 
2014-04-03 07:34:57 AM  

oryx: I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.


Well, Cuba *does* have universal healthcare...
 
2014-04-03 07:35:36 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.

1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.


Some of the "over 50" crowd at my workplace say that the USA is the best country on Earth....but I think that's just regurgitated Cold War-era thinking.

/ at least my corner of it is a nice place to live
 
2014-04-03 07:39:04 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Benevolent Misanthrope: sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.

1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.

Some of the "over 50" crowd at my workplace say that the USA is the best country on Earth....but I think that's just regurgitated Cold War-era thinking.

/ at least my corner of it is a nice place to live


I'm under 50, have extensively traveled (4 continents) and I believe the US is the best country.

Are there things other countries do better?  Of course.   But to me the US is the complete package.
 
2014-04-03 07:39:09 AM  
What about Trixie?
 
2014-04-03 07:39:46 AM  
"... well at least you aren't Chad "

s7.postimg.org
Be thankfull
 
2014-04-03 07:40:11 AM  

GoldSpider: nickdaisy: Complete rubbish based on the notion that only states can impart progress. Countries like Niger and Mozambique score high because their impotent lawmaking bodies pass cookie cutter, UN-approved legislation that's never actually enforced.

Sounds reasonable so far....

nickdaisy: This is a wonderful indication of why one should look skeptically at any study that suggests the USA is less than progressive. We've never been a tyrannical state that rams supposed social progress own peoples' throats

Careful there, Buster....

nickdaisy: (well, until recently).

HERP!


Well he's right. No one should have the inability to ram injustice down other people's throats rammed down their throat.
 
2014-04-03 07:41:27 AM  
Of course the US scores low. Look how we persecute Christians.
 
2014-04-03 07:42:08 AM  

GoldSpider: I'm always leery of politically-loaded terms like "social justice"


As opposed to what, politically neutral terms like "growth", "competitiveness" and "freedom"?
 
2014-04-03 07:43:00 AM  
If you spend a little time in Europe you know they are doing it right.
 
2014-04-03 07:43:19 AM  
At least you ain't who?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-03 07:45:10 AM  
I hope those countries at the top of the list can handle the new influx of immigrants a study like this will surely bring.
 
2014-04-03 07:46:04 AM  

foo monkey: Of course the US scores low. Look how we persecute Christians.


You just don't understand, man. I fought in the war on Christmas for 2 years. First week off the plane, my buddy took a "Happy Holidays" to the face. That crap scars you; now he's walking around thinking we evolved from monkeys.
 
2014-04-03 07:47:54 AM  

oryx: I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.


You get a cookie from at least 3/4 of the people who post here all day long.
 
2014-04-03 07:48:38 AM  
As the US continues its slide down the police state ramp, I've been wondering where the exits might be.

Australia's always looked pretty good. Wonder if they need appliance repair guys badly enough I could get in? Lord knows with all that Fisher-Paykel stuff they should.
 
2014-04-03 07:51:58 AM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.
 
2014-04-03 07:52:25 AM  

oryx: I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.


Take heart, the ideal conservative model that Russia has adopted has become fast tracked by the supreme court.
 
2014-04-03 07:52:27 AM  
What's so farking wrong with being Chad? I've been Chad all my life!
 
2014-04-03 07:52:50 AM  
Only 9th?!

Have we become the Florida of Scandinavia?
 
2014-04-03 07:54:10 AM  
This list can be simply summed up nicely: first world nations are first world nations
 
2014-04-03 07:54:56 AM  

DanInKansas: As the US continues its slide down the police state ramp, I've been wondering where the exits might be.

Australia's always looked pretty good. Wonder if they need appliance repair guys badly enough I could get in? Lord knows with all that Fisher-Paykel stuff they should.


Australia's social laws make Brits look brave. Find another exit.
 
2014-04-03 07:56:29 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: phrawgh: Benevolent Misanthrope: sithon: The PRK is higher in most metrics than the USA ? Something wrong there.

1. PRK is not on the list.
2. Korea, Republic of (South Korea) scores lower than the US on 2 out of 3 metrics, which is not "most"

Nice try.  Do you work for the GOP as a statistics unskewer?  If not, you should apply.

That said, my country outranks the US.  Which is why I'm here - the USA is no longer the Land of Opportunity and is on its way, I fear, to being a second-tier nation.  Perhaps third tier within my lifetime, if the GOP/ Tea Party keep it up.

Yeah, but with a high tech, well funded, military.... Don't you feel safer already?

Meh, China can probably still hack their high-tech, and besides - before too long, no one in the military will be able to operate it.


We can carry on for quite a bit yet, even if we revert to 100% bible learnin'. As long as the soulless, godless corporations, and their atheist minions, keep building and maintaining the tools.

/Most -10 manuals are written at a 6th grade level
 
2014-04-03 08:00:44 AM  
Yeah, well we have a little thing here called "freedom".  It means we don't need the government to look after our "social progress", whatever that means lol.  If you like those other coutnries so much MOVE THERE!!!! And take Obama with you!
 
2014-04-03 08:01:17 AM  

oryx: I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.


No, given our GDP, we could model ourselves after a worker's paradise like Sweden, Finland or even the UK.

/we have lots of money and we make lots of money
//it's just that we let the very rich keep most of it
///and the rest we waste on useless shiat
 
2014-04-03 08:02:27 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, well we have a little thing here called "freedom".  It means we don't need the government to look after our "social progress", whatever that means lol.  If you like those other coutnries so much MOVE THERE!!!! And take Obama with you!


4.5/10

You're getting there.
 
2014-04-03 08:03:32 AM  
Some of those metrics seem wonky.France and the US are 67th on freedom of movement, compared to Canada's 1st ? How on Earth are French and American people less free to move than the Canadian ?
 
2014-04-03 08:03:35 AM  

phrawgh: Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, well we have a little thing here called "freedom".  It means we don't need the government to look after our "social progress", whatever that means lol.  If you like those other coutnries so much MOVE THERE!!!! And take Obama with you!

4.5/10

You're getting there.


I don't think he was trolling
 
2014-04-03 08:07:19 AM  

cman: phrawgh: Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, well we have a little thing here called "freedom".  It means we don't need the government to look after our "social progress", whatever that means lol.  If you like those other coutnries so much MOVE THERE!!!! And take Obama with you!

4.5/10

You're getting there.

I don't think he was trolling


Poe's law.
 
2014-04-03 08:07:37 AM  

padraig: Some of those metrics seem wonky.France and the US are 67th on freedom of movement, compared to Canada's 1st ? How on Earth are French and American people less free to move than the Canadian ?


Spoiler alert: Social Progress is the name of the website. Take that as you wish.
 
2014-04-03 08:07:49 AM  
Wow, another subjective opinionated list of ranked groups that produces unlikely results drawing interest to a website.

Shock.
 
2014-04-03 08:08:25 AM  

cman: padraig: Some of those metrics seem wonky.France and the US are 67th on freedom of movement, compared to Canada's 1st ? How on Earth are French and American people less free to move than the Canadian ?

Spoiler alert: Social Progress Index is the name of the website. Take that as you wish.


Whoops. Always press "Post Comment". Need to work on my Preview skills. Fixt
 
2014-04-03 08:09:22 AM  
Wow, the NetherRegions came in fourth!
thumb9.shutterstock.com
 
2014-04-03 08:12:34 AM  

padraig: How on Earth are French and American people less free to move than the Canadian ?


Canadians are free to travel to Cuba if they wish.
 
2014-04-03 08:14:18 AM  
Ha, the top six nations Opportunity/Performance are ex-British Empire.

YOU'RE WELCOME.
 
2014-04-03 08:15:18 AM  
2nd. Drat.
 
2014-04-03 08:15:58 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: padraig: How on Earth are French and American people less free to move than the Canadian ?

Canadians are free to travel to Cuba if they wish.


This

Whatever your political views on Cuba are, the fact that citizens cannot travel there is nothing less than authoritarianism in the name of fighting authoritarianism.
 
2014-04-03 08:20:41 AM  

Animatronik: oryx: I suppose the U.S. should model itself after some worker's paradise such as Cuba or Venezuela. That would be according to Fark anyway.

You get a cookie from at least 3/4 of the people who post here all day long.


The ones without *real* jobs?
 
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