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Well, I live in the United States of America. In the rainy, green state of Washington. It does rain as much as everyone says it does, but it was surprisingly dry this last summer.


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Man i'm going to have to plan a cross country trip or something!

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I actually have a friend who plans on traveling across the country and meeting up with a bunch of his internet friends, myself included. He doesn't know if it will ever become a reality, but it'd be neat hanging out with him for a little while.

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I want to plan a trip with some friends from High school! That would be good fun, planning process is still in the works though!

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i haven't traveled through much of Canada, but i can tell you it's very diverse
there's fields, forests, mountains, and one desert in the corner of BC
i rarely see fat people
there's a good balance on stupid to smart people
over all it's nice

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Eh, I don't think I can keep up with this thread anymore...

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I am from Indonesia, and we have instant noddle which is incredibly cheap and good tasting, but not very healthy.
Cheap and delicious food that's bad for you? Wow, being an American I can't say I've ever heard of anything like that.

Yes, I never heard of a 99 cents double cheeseburger and I don't know what McDonald is!

... Just kidding!

The instant noddle in Indonesia is really cheap though. A pack of noddles costs around Rp.1000, you can probably buy around 8 packs of instant noddle with 1 USD.

On the other hand, fast food is quite expensive in Indonesia... I think a single fried chicken costs around Rp.10000 in Texas Chicken , and probably around Rp.15000 in KFC... Very expensive compared to a single plate of fried rice! (The cheapest kind costs about Rp.5000...)

Of course, I am sure instant noddles are a lot worse than fast food in terms of health... It is, however, a life saver for the poor.

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C'mon Beagle, we're a better community than that! We're not going to go hate on each others' countries or anything.


I'm just annoyed at how many people (from America themselves) are saying that the USA sucks. It's going to be boring sometimes, that's life itself, not your country.

No one was really ripping on one another, I didn't mean it like that. My bad.

I'm tired and off to bed.


It is natural for people to criticise their own country, all that I am looking for is the truth about other countries and this would inevitably include the bad points too.
As for the flaming I think you were referring to the North and South discussion, all the posts are people's point of view on their countries and occasionally someone will have a different point of view, as long as it does not turn into an arguement or as long as people can be civil with each other it would be fine to debate.


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one good point about the US is they are more generous then Canada
they give more to charities, according to my Social Studies teacher

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Do they really?

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Gimme Canada anytime!!

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America: falling behind the rest of the world since the '70s.

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All countries and societies have good and bad points.
There is no perfect place in this world, sadly.

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That's true, but there are good and bad countries to live in.

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That's true, but there are good and bad countries to live in.


Also true. Fine observation Sir! I'm just pathologically inclined
to try to see the good points of everything. :P

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Eh, I don't think I can keep up with this thread anymore...

Sleet wrote:
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I am from Indonesia, and we have instant noddle which is incredibly cheap and good tasting, but not very healthy.
Cheap and delicious food that's bad for you? Wow, being an American I can't say I've ever heard of anything like that.

Yes, I never heard of a 99 cents double cheeseburger and I don't know what McDonald is!

... Just kidding!

The instant noddle in Indonesia is really cheap though. A pack of noddles costs around Rp.1000, you can probably buy around 8 packs of instant noddle with 1 USD.

On the other hand, fast food is quite expensive in Indonesia... I think a single fried chicken costs around Rp.10000 in Texas Chicken , and probably around Rp.15000 in KFC... Very expensive compared to a single plate of fried rice! (The cheapest kind costs about Rp.5000...)

Of course, I am sure instant noddles are a lot worse than fast food in terms of health... It is, however, a life saver for the poor.
I don't know if it's the same variety, but here you can buy instant ramen for about the same price you described. I'd say instant ramen is probably healthier than fast food, but not much. It's a staple for college students.

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Post Re: This is borderline, isn't it?
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America: falling behind the rest of the world since the '70s.

Someone is begging to start a flamewar.

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America: falling behind the rest of the world since the '70s.

Someone is begging to start a flamewar.

Indeed.

I guess we are lagging behind, y'know, besides being one of the richest countries in the world.

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America: falling behind the rest of the world since the '70s.

Someone is begging to start a flamewar.

Indeed.

I guess we are lagging behind, y'know, besides being one of the richest countries in the world.

Sarcasm is clearly win.

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I mean, I'd like to ramble about how many things are wrong with America and how so many people choose to be ignorant of said problems but that doesn't mean that I'm not grateful for the freedom and choices that my government provides me. No matter how cynical and disrespectful I may seem, I never forget that I'm lucky to have the choices I do.

But seriously, in my civics class we are actually being taught that communism is the same thing as totalitarianism (NOT TRUE!) and that America is "the most free country on earth". At one point in class I murmured sarcastically to my friend, "It's a proven fact that America is 38% more free than the UK" My teacher would actually have us believe that.

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I live in a part of Germany that's similar to some regions of France with a nice climate and lots of vineyards where you can get grapes for free (provided no vigneron is around).

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Post Re: This is borderline, isn't it?
Dubiousity wrote:
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America: falling behind the rest of the world since the '70s.

Someone is begging to start a flamewar.

Indeed.

I guess we are lagging behind, y'know, besides being one of the richest countries in the world.
You know that's not what I meant. Quality of healthcare and education here is much lower than most developed countries, as our income gap between the rich and the poor is much higher.

However, within America, Minnesota ranks #2 in life expectancy (behind only Hawaii), #13 in GDP per capita, and #1 in ACT scores. I have repeatedly pointed that out.

I want to move to Minnesota when I'm finished with college.

Alright, I think I've said all I've wanted to say.
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I've always wanted to live in Minnesota, so many snowy mountains...

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You know that's not what I meant. Quality of healthcare and education here is much lower than most developed countries, as our income gap between the rich and the poor is much higher.

However, within America, Minnesota ranks #2 in life expectancy (behind only Hawaii), #13 in GDP per capita, and #1 in ACT scores. I have repeatedly pointed that out.
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I want to move to Minnesota when I'm finished with college.

Alright, I think I've said all I've wanted to say.
Please don't kill me, Buck.

Quality of healthcare here is BETTER than most other countries, it's just... more expensive.
By the way, I live in Texas. It's really hot until October and REALLY cold until March.

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Just ignore Athro for now. He be trollin'

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Just ignore Athro for now. He be trollin'
I didn't mean to. Back on topic.

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There is no perfect place in this world, sadly.


Yeah. Example can be Iceland. If I'm correct, it was said in some ranking that it's the best country to live there. And it happened that Iceland was near bankruptcy,

I only hope that those people who live there are okay and they don't have to worry about anything.

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statistics that say if you don't have a color TV, you're poor.
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Don't get me wrong, I love the US, I just wish I didnt live in one of the worst states.

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Please remove the Minnesota state flag from my quotes. It's preventing someone from getting into this thread.

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Quality of healthcare here is BETTER than most other countries, it's just... more expensive.
By the way, I live in Texas. It's really hot until October and REALLY cold until March.



Wut?

Maybe you live in a different part of Texas, but it never gets cold here. The coldest it gets might be like, in the 20's a few times a year.


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I'm in way southern texas the coldest we've gotten is like 50s maybe 60s! I don't pay close attention.... I hate it! Boo to cold!

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I'm in way southern texas the coldest we've gotten is like 50s maybe 60s! I don't pay close attention.... I hate it! Boo to cold!

Boo to heat!

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You can go swimming on a sunny day! I love going to the beach!

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You can go swimming on a sunny day! I love going to the beach!

There are beaches in Texas?

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You can go swimming on a sunny day! I love going to the beach!

There are beaches in Texas?
Not that I'm aware of, but South Padre island has amazing beaches, and a sand castle contest later this month!

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Uh, Texas is part of the Gulf of Mexico, of course it has beaches!

And North Padre is much better than South Padre.


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As long as I'm at the beach, I'm fine with it!

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Well New Zealand. We usually just point to 'The Lord of the Rings' movies and say "That's what the landscape looks like most of the time." Most of the land is undeveloped because we were pretty much the last country on Earth to be colonised. It look pretty for tourist who haven't seen it before but for people who live here is just the normal boring landscape. A lot of nice beaches which are great to go to during summer holidays (during December and January).

Only 4 million people in this country, with 1 mill living in my home city, Auckland. We are fairly culturally diverse to the point where we have more Tongans here than Tonga, :lol: . Our main sport is rugby, and we believe we are the best in the world at it. Were a farming nation so a lot of our produce gets put on every other countries plates (e.g. Kiwifruit). Also there are 10 times more sheep here then there are people. Pretty much all I can think of.


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Yay, New Zealand! New Zealand is awesome!


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