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THE WORST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY in the History of Man

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  • Other Party
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    Thank you to the mind-numbing phoney conservatives. Thank you for eating shit and thinking that it's steak. - Then asking for more.

    Thank you for the 30+ years of TOTALLY fucked-up, upside-down thinking.


    Thank you Capitalism. The Most FUCKED-UP political philosophy in the history of modern man! = Conservatism.




    Check your Yahoo page for this complete article:

    Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.

    Income estimates for babies born in 2013 are based on projections for the year 2030, when those children will come of age.

    The top ten best places to be born in 2013:
    1. Switzerland
    2. Australia
    3. Norway
    4. Sweden
    5. Denmark
    6. Singapore
    7. New Zealand
    8. Netherlands
    9. Canada
    10. Hong Kong


    With its small but very stable economy, Switzerland comes in first, wealthy, healthy and trusting of its public institutions. The United States, "where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place," the EIU explains. Feeling the effects of the European monetary crisis, "the largest European economies, France (26), Germany (tied with the U.S. for 16) and Britain (27), don't do particularly well."

    The quality-of-life index also reflects changes in the Middle East and North Africa, where "life expectancy continues to increase steadily and political freedoms have spread across the globe," though Nigeria comes in as the worst place for a baby to be born in 2013.

    Other interesting ratings include China, coming in at 49, and Russia, coming in at 72.

    Back in 1988, the United States was in first place, with France in second, and West Germany in third. Zimbabwe was last, with Iraq second to last and Iran third to last.

    All said, the takeaway from the index seems to be that in today's world, a country's stability and trust in public institutions results in the best quality of life for its citizens.



    My thesis for this thread: Conservatism is THE WORST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY in the history of man.




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  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Bill, Your posting of the ten best places...... is valuable information. If I can I'd like to state my opinion that your tirade adds nothing to it. I think people are not convinced by our opinions. A few may be convinced if they are hit over the head often enough with the facts..... Keep plugging.
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    Good advice...


    Thank you my friend.



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  • Strongly Liberal
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    Seattle, WA
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    Bill Wiltrack Wrote: .
    Thank you to the mind-numbing phoney conservatives. Thank you for eating shit and thinking that it's steak. - Then asking for more. Thank you for the 30+ years of TOTALLY fucked-up, upside-down thinking. Thank you Capitalism. The Most FUCKED-UP political philosophy in the history of modern man! = Conservatism.

    Check your Yahoo page for this complete article: Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.

    Income estimates for babies born in 2013 are based on projections for the year 2030, when those children will come of age.

    The top ten best places to be born in 2013:
    1. Switzerland
    2. Australia
    3. Norway
    4. Sweden
    5. Denmark
    6. Singapore
    7. New Zealand
    8. Netherlands
    9. Canada
    10. Hong Kong


    With its small but very stable economy, Switzerland comes in first, wealthy, healthy and trusting of its public institutions. The United States, "where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place," the EIU explains. Feeling the effects of the European monetary crisis, "the largest European economies, France (26), Germany (tied with the U.S. for 16) and Britain (27), don't do particularly well."

    The quality-of-life index also reflects changes in the Middle East and North Africa, where "life expectancy continues to increase steadily and political freedoms have spread across the globe," though Nigeria comes in as the worst place for a baby to be born in 2013.

    Other interesting ratings include China, coming in at 49, and Russia, coming in at 72.

    Back in 1988, the United States was in first place, with France in second, and West Germany in third. Zimbabwe was last, with Iraq second to last and Iran third to last.

    All said, the takeaway from the index seems to be that in today's world, a country's stability and trust in public institutions results in the best quality of life for its citizens.
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    I appreciate your post, and I am in agreement with nearly all of it. I have a problem with the statement that "in 1988 the U.S. was number one," which is, I think, misleading even though I realize you didn't intend it to be.

    Now the U.S. ranks low in many things, like quality and cost of health care, the rates of child poverty, hunger, homelessness, affordable housing, minimum wage, etc., and it has one of the biggest income gaps between rich and poor, with terrible income disparity and inequity.

    My belief is that this terrible predicament is the direct result and consequence of Reaganism, which the Republican Congress expanded in the 1990s (with the collusion of Bill Clinton who found it politically expedient to go along, especially with the phony 1996 "Welfare Reform"), and which George W. Bush expanded even further.

    In 1988, the U.S. ranked high in GNP and some other economic indicators, but it had been slipping downward since 1982 in many other respects, especially in terms of how the working poor, the poor, the elderly, the disadvantaged, the handicapped, labor unions, the environment and the infrastructure were being neglected and mistreated -- all to please corporations and the wealthiest few.

    You are right that the downward trends that have devastated the majority have been because of 30 + years of leadership by the forces of greed and self-interest. (See http://messenger.cjcmp.org)
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Yes the US could be number one; it does not take much at all. It is a great country with enormous potential; beautiful nature (if we don't spoil it)
    All kinds of climate; lots of useful inventions; freedom of speech etc.
    But what does it take to be number one again? First of all our arrogance which we dictate to the world via our war machine already since WWII.
    This attitude has to change; the mentality of being affraid someone will invade us is ridiculous; we are invaded daily by illigal immigrants, so stop this worry now. Then we have our great lobby infiltration in our everyday life; get rid of that. Next forget your yacht and palace and go barefoot
    into Yellowstone and eat only berries or nuts for weeks and pat a bear. Forget to call your bank; your cell phone is confiscated. After coming back you smile to every colored person and pat him on the back and arrange a job for them. Promote everyday useful things; not guns or modified food, let alone killing little kids; ban all horror and killing films or nintendo games; go to the park and sing. Donate to the Red Cross or the Cancer Fund
    Get the picture? Be tolerant for thy neighbor and respect other countries and their cultures etc etc. Then we make headway to be number one again.
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    Longveiw , WA
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    Bill Wiltrack Wrote: .




    Thank you to the mind-numbing phoney conservatives. Thank you for eating shit and thinking that it's steak. - Then asking for more.

    Thank you for the 30+ years of TOTALLY fucked-up, upside-down thinking.


    Thank you Capitalism. The Most FUCKED-UP political philosophy in the history of modern man! = Conservatism.




    Check your Yahoo page for this complete article:

    Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.

    Income estimates for babies born in 2013 are based on projections for the year 2030, when those children will come of age.

    The top ten best places to be born in 2013:
    1. Switzerland
    2. Australia
    3. Norway
    4. Sweden
    5. Denmark
    6. Singapore
    7. New Zealand
    8. Netherlands
    9. Canada
    10. Hong Kong


    With its small but very stable economy, Switzerland comes in first, wealthy, healthy and trusting of its public institutions. The United States, "where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place," the EIU explains. Feeling the effects of the European monetary crisis, "the largest European economies, France (26), Germany (tied with the U.S. for 16) and Britain (27), don't do particularly well."

    The quality-of-life index also reflects changes in the Middle East and North Africa, where "life expectancy continues to increase steadily and political freedoms have spread across the globe," though Nigeria comes in as the worst place for a baby to be born in 2013.

    Other interesting ratings include China, coming in at 49, and Russia, coming in at 72.

    Back in 1988, the United States was in first place, with France in second, and West Germany in third. Zimbabwe was last, with Iraq second to last and Iran third to last.

    All said, the takeaway from the index seems to be that in today's world, a country's stability and trust in public institutions results in the best quality of life for its citizens.



    My thesis for this thread: Conservatism is THE WORST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY in the history of man.




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    No it is NOT.I do believe that Capitalism without LIMITs is probably the BIGGEST MISTAKE our for father made.However the only thing that is news any more is the HISTORY we do not know yet.