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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 11:29 AM
Response to Reply #25
63. You should see how many people want to go to Australia
America is *a* great country, but there are a number of them.
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  -America - Greatest Country in the World? bixente  Feb-21-05 05:02 PM   #0 
  - It was, it could be, but it's not right now... n/t  mwb970   Feb-21-05 05:04 PM   #1 
  - No. And the BFEE is ensuring that we won't have anything to be proud of  BrklynLiberal   Feb-21-05 05:05 PM   #2 
  - bush* has lowered the rent considerably.  spanone   Feb-21-05 05:06 PM   #3 
  - Examples of 'freedom':  HypnoToad   Feb-21-05 05:08 PM   #4 
  - So, Bush is over here in Europe,  mr blur   Feb-21-05 05:47 PM   #19 
  - The ideal of America is a great one ...  marmar   Feb-21-05 05:08 PM   #5 
  - it depends  Bill McBlueState   Feb-21-05 05:10 PM   #6 
  - We have high ideals, but don't even begin to live up to them....  Webster Green   Feb-21-05 05:11 PM   #7 
  - "Greatest" usually means "could beat other countries in a 1 vs. 1 war"  DireStrike   Feb-21-05 05:14 PM   #8 
  - if i say no, then i hate america  maxsolomon   Feb-21-05 05:15 PM   #9 
  - We used to be.  cornermouse   Feb-21-05 05:15 PM   #10 
  - I think not.  Dangerman   Feb-21-05 05:20 PM   #11 
  - Why  michael_1166   Feb-21-05 05:21 PM   #12 
  - If you asked me this a few years ago  FreedomAngel82   Feb-21-05 05:24 PM   #13 
  - Not according to several Human Development Indicators.  JanMichael   Feb-21-05 05:28 PM   #14 
  - I don't understand the best/greatest thing anyway...  prairierose   Feb-21-05 05:30 PM   #15 
  - Without a doubt - Yes n/t  3lefts   Feb-21-05 05:34 PM   #16 
  - What criteria? Infant Mortality? Literacy?  JanMichael   Feb-21-05 06:04 PM   #21 
  - By the number of people that want to come here. n/t  3lefts   Feb-21-05 06:14 PM   #25 
     - This isn't 1890....people aren't travelling across oceans to get here  cire4   Feb-21-05 06:27 PM   #28 
     - Interesting, I point out some qualitative indicators, you point...  JanMichael   Feb-21-05 08:16 PM   #36 
     - What about the number of immigrants to Europe?  Kathy in Cambridge   Feb-21-05 08:33 PM   #40 
     - You should see how many people want to go to Australia  gollygee   Feb-22-05 11:29 AM   #63 
  - Care to elaborate???  cire4   Feb-21-05 06:14 PM   #26 
  - America is one of the worst countries in the world.  Stop_the_War   Feb-21-05 05:35 PM   #17 
  - Maybe in around 1963 we were at our peak and one of the freest countries.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 05:42 PM   #18 
  - In '63 it was better?...  misanthrope   Feb-21-05 06:05 PM   #22 
     - Yes. It was better for the white majority.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 07:16 PM   #29 
        - I don't quite know why but your post just creeped me out.  JanMichael   Feb-21-05 08:14 PM   #35 
        - Really? So you're glad that the working class has been decimated?  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 08:29 PM   #38 
        - Nice. Real nice. Poverty is irrelevant to me.  JanMichael   Feb-21-05 08:31 PM   #39 
           - Well, I resent the implication you're making.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 08:35 PM   #43 
        - THere seems to be an attitude among many afffluent liberals...  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 08:34 PM   #42 
           - You are kidding yourself dear  Thtwudbeme   Feb-21-05 08:40 PM   #44 
           - Yes, there were serious problems.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 08:47 PM   #45 
           - Are you complaining because a family can't live off one income?  Thtwudbeme   Feb-21-05 08:49 PM   #46 
              - Of course I am.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 09:18 PM   #48 
                 - This is Thtwudbeme on my husband's screenname  JanMichael   Feb-22-05 08:31 AM   #53 
                    - Some of us are in that trap merely as a function of where we live.  UdoKier   Feb-22-05 10:54 AM   #58 
                       - OK, so you say it's not about "lifestyle" then go on to  JanMichael   Feb-22-05 11:21 AM   #59 
                          - What lifestyle?  UdoKier   Feb-22-05 11:27 AM   #62 
           - Oh yeah - and the tax code was MUCH more progressive than today.  UdoKier   Feb-21-05 09:23 PM   #49 
           - or asking to go to bathroom while at work?  datasuspect   Feb-24-05 04:13 PM   #79 
           - You should review your history  HamdenRice   Feb-22-05 11:47 AM   #68 
        - I think the point they are making is ... 1975  HamdenRice   Feb-22-05 11:39 AM   #65 
           - isn't that when kennedy got shot?  datasuspect   Feb-24-05 04:16 PM   #80 
  - Only to those who've never crossed the county line and have NO idea  radwriter0555   Feb-21-05 05:54 PM   #20 
  - Greatness is a direction, not a destination. We're moving away from,..  Just Me   Feb-21-05 06:08 PM   #23 
  - Most livable?  bixente   Feb-21-05 06:12 PM   #24 
  - Here's the list  aneerkoinos   Feb-21-05 07:49 PM   #31 
  - Something odd about a list...  idlisambar   Feb-21-05 08:05 PM   #33 
  - Hi bixente!!  newyawker99   Feb-22-05 07:46 AM   #51 
     - Ha Ha!  Megahurtz   Feb-24-05 04:05 PM   #76 
  - We still have the greatest potential.......  annabanana   Feb-21-05 06:17 PM   #27 
  - We've got a World Series that only we play in...  porphyrian   Feb-21-05 07:20 PM   #30 
  - Toronto won it twice****  Egalitariat   Feb-21-05 07:59 PM   #32 
  - No, Not even close imho. n/t  ArcRabbit   Feb-21-05 08:06 PM   #34 
  - Do the Facts Lie?  chlamor   Feb-21-05 08:18 PM   #37 
  - Greatest militarily, perhaps. Not socially and economically though.  Massacure   Feb-21-05 08:33 PM   #41 
  - It still is barely (that's not saying much), but after four more years...  LSdemocrat   Feb-21-05 08:50 PM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-22-05 12:10 AM   #50 
  - in the greatest country in the world  PST   Feb-22-05 08:25 AM   #52 
  - If I'm candid, I'd have to say "no".  Crankie Avalon   Feb-22-05 08:46 AM   #54 
  - we are way down the list  Ironpost   Feb-22-05 08:53 AM   #55 
  - Not any more: neocons have made sure of this  indepat   Feb-22-05 08:56 AM   #56 
  - It was the best of countries and it was the worst of countries...  twenty2strings   Feb-22-05 09:21 AM   #57 
  - America, for all it's faults and flaws, was...Amerika is NOT  tom_paine   Feb-22-05 11:24 AM   #60 
  - PT Barnum's coinage  PATRICK   Feb-22-05 11:26 AM   #61 
  - America is a pretty good country - but so are a bunch of other countries  gollygee   Feb-22-05 11:31 AM   #64 
  - Yes  underpants   Feb-22-05 11:40 AM   #66 
  - The whole concept of a "great country" is a bunch of bullshit.  Goldmund   Feb-22-05 11:41 AM   #67 
  - Yes it is  NCN007   Feb-22-05 12:21 PM   #69 
  - I find this kind of thinking bizarre and unfortunate.  Minstrel Boy   Feb-22-05 12:33 PM   #70 
  - A-fucking-men.  Goldmund   Feb-22-05 12:46 PM   #71 
  - True  chlamor   Feb-22-05 08:31 PM   #72 
  - Don't know, but it's my country  monobrau   Feb-22-05 08:49 PM   #73 
  - Just about every country on earth is better.  DivinBreuvage   Feb-22-05 10:28 PM   #74 
  - fat, greedy cornfed obese morons  natrat   Feb-22-05 10:47 PM   #75 
  - No.  Megahurtz   Feb-24-05 04:07 PM   #77 
  - It originally wasn't. Then started on the right path. Then got off it.  HypnoToad   Feb-24-05 04:10 PM   #78 
 

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