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(Social Progress Imperative)   How does your country rate on the Social Progress Index? Nope, not there. Look further down the list. Further... well at least you aren't Chad   (socialprogressimperative.org) divider line 20
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2014-04-03 07:46:04 AM
8 votes:

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 07:22:43 AM
5 votes:
I actually am Chad.
2014-04-03 12:40:13 PM
2 votes:

Greylight: trappedspirit: Benevolent Misanthrope: But can you blame me for talking about the US?  I mean really - how many stories on Fark are about Canada?

Just because there is a story on fark does not mean comments are required.

I bet you read Playboy for the articles too. ;)


Nope, I draw on their bodies and cut the eyes out of the photographs just like everyone else.
2014-04-03 08:33:57 AM
2 votes:
We need to build some monuments, opera houses and museums and get started on some world wonders.  The cultural victory is pretty much the easiest.
2014-04-03 07:52:50 AM
2 votes:
Only 9th?!

Have we become the Florida of Scandinavia?
2014-04-03 07:41:27 AM
2 votes:
Of course the US scores low. Look how we persecute Christians.
2014-04-03 07:39:46 AM
2 votes:
"... well at least you aren't Chad "

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Be thankfull
2014-04-03 12:37:17 PM
1 votes:

trappedspirit: Benevolent Misanthrope: But can you blame me for talking about the US?  I mean really - how many stories on Fark are about Canada?

Just because there is a story on fark does not mean comments are required.


I bet you read Playboy for the articles too. ;)
2014-04-03 12:28:29 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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!

I did.  I make more, I have more opportunity, I have health care guaranteed, I can marry whom I choose, and I don't have to put up with things like a full governmental shutdown because some Congressmen decided to throw a collective tantrum.

I know it was a troll (2/10, by the way), but there's a reason the US should stop making that argument.  Lots of people are indeed moving away, and are renouncing their US citizenship in larger numbers, too.

For someone who is so happy and secure, you spend a lot of time around here ragging on the US. You took your ball and left, and yet, you can't seem to let go.

I am still a citizen.  I look at my birth country with different eyes, since I now have a different view.  American exceptionalism needs to go.  It's a global economy, and travel is now easy and (relatively) cheap.  So, people are going to start treating borders as suggestions rather than defining limits.

And for the record, I didn't take my ball and go.  After I had been working all my adult life to try to get the rules enforced the same for everyone, the ref grabbed my ball, knifed it, grinned and said, "Tough shiat.  You can play in the game 6 months from now or so.  Or you can tie one arm behind you and play that way".  So I got into a game where I could play.  And I found it to be a much fairer game, indeed.

But can you blame me for talking about the US?  I mean really - how many stories on Fark are about Canada?


When you are a mouse sleeping with an elephant, one tends to focus on the elephant.  Well, since I am talking about honest self assessments and all I guess I should pony up and say that I do my best to turn any discussion to one about Canada :p
2014-04-03 11:33:29 AM
1 votes:
So, I gather 'social metrics' is code for  tear down Western Civilization and set the Kraken free to eat children ..
2014-04-03 10:03:11 AM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Aidan: some_beer_drinker: I don't know, 7th seems not so bad.

/Canadian, eh

Yup. I looked at it and thought "1st in places that aren't Scandinavia. Looks good to me."

Are we looking at the same table? Or are New Zealand, Switzerland and the Netherlands now Scandinavia?


Yeah, they're called New Scandinavia now. Didn't you get the memo?

Or I could have just glanced at the map and made my comment. Whichever seems more likely. :)
2014-04-03 09:28:15 AM
1 votes:
Lorde's "Royals" must have bumped NZ up to #1.
2014-04-03 09:18:34 AM
1 votes:

Alonjar: dersk: The SEC is such a pain in the ass that I'm finally getting close to renouncing my US citizenship...

I'm curious what it is that you're trying to do that conflicts with the SEC so much...


Trying to get an independent bowl bid
2014-04-03 09:03:51 AM
1 votes:

Alonjar: dersk: The SEC is such a pain in the ass that I'm finally getting close to renouncing my US citizenship...

I'm curious what it is that you're trying to do that conflicts with the SEC so much...


He is a Big 10 fan ...
2014-04-03 08:43:13 AM
1 votes:

eiger: Humans are biased? Thanks. I never realized that before. Next you'll tell me that humans tend to be selfish.


This is why we can't allow a technological solution to global warming. It would allow humans to escape doom while keeping their disgusting human nature, and we enlightened superiors would lose possibly our last change to force all you conservatives to change.

/reality has a liberal nature
//that's why all the laws of conservation need to be renamed laws of liberation
2014-04-03 07:52:25 AM
1 votes:

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 07:40:11 AM
1 votes:

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 07:39:04 AM
1 votes:

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 07:33:11 AM
1 votes:

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 07:29:41 AM
1 votes:

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?
 
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