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Ignorance? Arrogance? Yep, we're number one in both.

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All quantititive analysis

by paulfx1 In reply to Ignorance? Arrogance? Y ...

I expect enough out of an American lifestyle. I'm looking for quality, not quantity. I could care less if some goat herders in Georgia Russia live longer than we do. I wouldn't trade my short life for theirs. But that doesn't stop someone like you from citing contextually meaningless statistics.

The rest of the world laughs because they'd cry otherwise.

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Be nice to know who you're answering

by neilb@uk In reply to All quantititive analysis

Then we could judge if your "quality" is subjective.

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He's answering Nick...

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Be nice to know who you'r ...

it was taken offline to the Water Cooler

http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-385570-3738733

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Oh, his quality is definitely subjective, Neil

by NickNielsen In reply to Be nice to know who you'r ...

He's a typical American with the typically ignorant and jingoist American belief that nothing we have today would exist if it weren't for American ingenuity and business perspicacity. Nothing else explains the sentence, "Enjoy living in the modern world that my great country has so graciously provided the rest of the planet."

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Never over-generalize

by robo_dev In reply to Oh, his quality is defini ...

You lost me on 'Typical' anything....

As an American, I can state with authority that not only does 'it take all kinds' but 'we got all kinds'.

If an alien being visited only one different individual part of this country then reported back what 'American people were like' their report would be quite different if they landed in:

Los Angeles vs. Portland vs. Boston vs. some places like Ames Iowa, Greenville Mississippi, or Parkersburg West Virginia.

And overlay the wide cultural and language differences based on location with the very broad differences in political/religious/social views.....

Now to be fair, there are some parts of America which I would NOT proudly share with the world, yet other places where the food is great, the crime is low, people are well educated and successful, and people are friendly to boot.

Yeah, that sounds like Canada, but we have some of that here, really....

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Canada has it's fair share of undesirable

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Never over-generalize

places as well.....like any corner of the globe.

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Great food...

by neilb@uk In reply to Never over-generalize

Melt some American Cheese over it!

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Yeah, I know

by NickNielsen In reply to Never over-generalize

I was trying to think of an adjective that would describe the point of view without assuming or attributing political views, and couldn't, so I over-generalized.

Let's just say that the attitude expressed in his posts leads me to believe he's one of those Americans who believes people who don't speak English will understand him if he just speaks loudly and slowly.

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Nick, your comments from the original dicussion are interesting

by neilb@uk In reply to Oh, his quality is defini ...

But, if you sparate out the socio-economic and ethnic groups within your society, you come much closer to the top for some of those groups and, consequently, even further down for other groups. On AVERAGE, you're not doing so well and some significantly large parts of US society are doing really badly. That difference is much more marked for the US than most Western countries.

So, do we reckon paulfx1 is one of the "haves"?

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No doubt here...

by NickNielsen In reply to Nick, your comments from ...
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