America only ranked #7 in Freedom.

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  1. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    This is why I don't like the major parties...

    http://business.newzealand.com/nort...mprehensive-worldwide-index-of-human-freedom/


    New Zealand is 1st in Human Freedom.


    Canada is a head of us. Really. Really.

    :dry: really
     
  2. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    I'm jealous of my friend in New Zealand now but, hey, I'm in number 4. And why's it shocking to you that Canada is a number ahead of the US? You guys are the ones still fighting over rights for LGBT individuals (for example).
     
  3. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Pff, try buying a semiautomatic rifle in New Zealand without a background check. Good luck.
     
  4. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Get off your soap box, Canada, you were in the same boat only a few years ago, and you don't have states like Mississippi and Alabama.
     
  5. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    For the first half, fair enough but at least we're not still fighting over them. The second half, fair enough but that's just another reason why you're 7th. :oldrazz:
     
  6. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    :yay: I like Canada, but I also make fun of it. Like in the 'Oh the CFL isn't a real league' or '':o hockey' or...well you know. :o I imagine Canadians say....something about how the NHL has a lot of Canadian players, or maybe I am wrong there, too.

    Off topic I do have a thing for Canadian tv shows. I like the look of them. Some say cheap look, but I like it. The only ones I still watch is XIII and Lost Girl though. XIII got better half way through first season and Lost Girl...c'mon, I'm a guy, and it has hot women and TV-MA. I don't watch for the acting.
     
  7. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    ^^Oh, I love making fun of Canada. It's hilarious. Me and my friends were having a good old laugh about them while riding skating moose on a frozen lake drinking Tim Hortons while being exceptionally nice about it.

    I don't think I watch any shows from up here.
     
  8. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    :o I wasn't born yesterday now. We all know you are pulling my leg. Only those mounties ride skating moose while drinking Tim Hortons.
     
  9. Doctor Evo Registered

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    What about North Korea? Where do they rank?
     
  10. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    One can only hope they are dead last.

    7 is actually pretty good. Compare it to say America's ranks in education, health care, etc.

    Hong Kong being third makes me seriously question the validity of the poll though.
     
  11. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    Land of the Free...is a nick name we have. Not for New Zealand. Not for them. For us.

    But noooooooooooooooooooo, not anymore. :whatever:
     
  12. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Dude, you tied with Denmark. That's pretty good.

    If you were tied with Denmark on education, you'd know every capital in the world and be bilingual.
     
  13. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    I thought you were American?
     
  14. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Nope. But I am in America (legally), and have become fairly Americanized.
     
  15. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    May I play a guessing game then? You Austrian, aren't you? Let's see um....Netherlands?
     
  16. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Oh that'd be too easy. Read through my posts, and you will find your answer (or at least eliminate a lot of possibilities).
     
  17. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    -_- 6,680 posts...if that is how it's gonna be, ok then. Before I start...are you...from...

    Amsterdam! :doh: oh it's in the Netherlands. Well.....go ahead and laugh at me.
     
  18. Kelly #RESIST

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    Ok, um....

    1. Who did the index? The UN...... then its pretty much a farce...
    2. What was the criteria?
    3. What countries were a part of it, all countries, only developed countries???
    4. What was looked at? Political System, Economic System, Human Rights issues, etc...????

    Way too many questions to even give this thing a glance....or time.
     
  19. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    It's all based on subjectivity pretty much. Every ranking is.
     
  20. Kelly #RESIST

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    Alittle more research into it....here are the indices that it looks at...

    The index consists of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, individual economic choice, freedom of association, freedom of assembly, violence and crimes, freedom of movement, homosexual rights and women's rights. ( I am surprised not to see human rights abuses as a part of this...seems to me to be a major part to look at, and in the area of freedom of assembly, I guess they missed the Conservative speakers that are not allowed to speak at many of Canada's colleges....hmmm....)

    The Freedom Index does not measure democracy but it does measure freedom of speech and media, press killings, political imprisonment etc. According to the report democracy may be the form of government that best protects freedom but democracy may both increase and reduce freedom. Nevertheless, democracy strongly (0.79) correlates with freedom, as measured by Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index and the Freedom Index.
     
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  21. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Can't you tell by his name? He's a Decepticon, sorry, Decepticon-American.
     
  22. Doctor Evo Registered

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    From the article:

     
  23. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    I can only assume they couldn't do North Korea. I know people from those countries, none of them come close to North Korea. Even Burma. Which fortunately is radically changing now.
     

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