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Thanks to a certain American for this rephrasing of the question:

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Compared an 8 mio country to a 300 mio country.


Almost threw up...decided to laugh instead.

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pft, fucking commies...

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Compared an 8 mio country to a 300 mio country.


Almost threw up...decided to laugh instead.


The better alternative would be to engage your brain and explain your protest. Since you can't stop reading my comments, you should aim to improve them.

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Comparing nations by population is a bit problematic, as the first two have well over a billion each, the US is third with about 300 million, and from 4th place on down the gap is about 80 million and more.

Comparing them by land area is even more problematic, as Russia is the largest, China 2nd, the US 3rd, and Canada 4th.

If you look at social amenities, health care, etc, then none of those countries in the top ranks by population is in any rational first ranking position. Canada probably comes the closest, but I rather suspect that large numbers of their "native peoples", and probably lots of Quebecois, might argue.

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Since you can't stop reading my comments, you should aim to improve them.




I read many comments and you just comment many things and I often have to laugh about your comments.


It's an ingenious thought, probably born in a semi-education facility with the reputation of a donkey shed. I have nothing else to add than laughter.

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An extremely dry laughter.

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A new tax plan! Perfect time to bump this. You just take it deeper and deeper, it's so gross to see.

*An abortion law reclassifying life at conception.
*A clause to drill oil in Alaska’s arctic wildlife preserve.
*Pulled the mandate for the ACA.13 million lose insurance and premiums raise in cost by 10%.
*Allows churches to endorse political candidates.
*Cuts $400 billion from Medicare (the one for old people, the "third rail")
*Has a tax break for private jet owners
*Increases taxes on 87 million families
*Adds $1 trillion to the deficit.

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Well that's because Americans are a bunch of fucking idiots that love to embrace the two party system so we can have a divide that can be controlled by those that pay our politicians.
Changes have nothing to do with it.
If you side with the right you agree with all their policies.
If you side with the left you agree with all their policies.
Having a fucking thought no longer applies.
Eliminating Net Neutrality is next on the agenda.

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A new tax plan! Perfect time to bump this. You just take it deeper and deeper, it's so gross to see.

*An abortion law reclassifying life at conception.
*A clause to drill oil in Alaska’s arctic wildlife preserve.
*Pulled the mandate for the ACA.13 million lose insurance and premiums raise in cost by 10%.
*Allows churches to endorse political candidates.
*Cuts $400 billion from Medicare (the one for old people, the "third rail")
*Has a tax break for private jet owners
*Increases taxes on 87 million families
*Adds $1 trillion to the deficit.


Dane, while your altruistic concern for we feeble Americans is so touching it borders on endearing, I genuinely hope you don't think it overreaching to request sources. Yes? No?

Amen.

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No problem: https://www.vox.com/2017/12/1/16724...e-tax-bill-text

Please explain why Americans are ok with being abused like that. Surely it must be more complicated than LF's explanation.

It's not so much concern as genuine puzzlement. I don't understand why you are ok with this.

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No problem: ...voxy-loxy...

It's not so much concern as genuine puzzlement. I don't understand why you are ok with this.


Dane, and I say this with respect, you're jumping the gun. If I comment at all (and that's a big "IF"), it will be after President Trump actually signs tax legislation.

In the meantime, your "source" tells me more about you than the current efforts to overhaul our tax system. And that's no surprise, nor (most importantly) is it a cut toward you. I don't mind that you (at least by all indications to me) really, really wanna be a socialist. I don't understand, however, why you seem so compelled to criticize the USA with such regularity. Frankly, I'm far more interested in your thoughts, views and perspectives on your country. You know very little about ours; I know even less about yours.

Generally speaking, though, as to "Why do Americans take it? ", I can't speak for others. As for me, it's pretty simple: This is my home. It's far from perfect, but in the overwhelming balance, I really like it here. I have NO DESIRE to live in any other country. That includes Denmark, even though I have read on more than one occasion that it's the happiest country on earth.

Or, is that just fake news?

Amen.

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Oh definitely a kind of fake news. It's a kind of self-perpetuating myth. Although recently, Denmark has been overtaken by Norway and Switzerland. Meanwhile the UN is worried about the massive poverty and inequality in USA, the world's richest country.

That you have NO DESIRE to live elsewhere is weird and sounds like Stockholm Syndrome. You say you like it, but you have not one reason for it. Maybe a classic trailer trash wife who gets raped and beaten and still stands by her man, is a better example.
But you would never ever get close to admitting any of that, so there can't really be an evolution in this debate. Sounds American, doesn't it?

And don't insist that I know very little about your country. It is quite clear that I know a lot more about it than many Americans, simply because there's so much patrotic pride involved in being a true american. And we all know that is a shortcut to being wrong and get wrong information.
E.g. Fox News, anyone? *sniff sniff* I get hints of North Korea with a bigger budget.

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That's one of the meatheadedest things I've ever read, Dane. You know even less about us than I thought. My bad.

I hear CNN is taking applications.

Amen.

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But you would never ever get close to admitting any of that, so there can't really be an evolution in this debate. Sounds American, doesn't it?


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Oh sheeyut. Tax legislation passed? And LF is Jeebus. Just ask him.

Amen.

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Sometimes it's hard to be American
Giving all your love to just one man.
You'll have bad times
And he'll have good times,
Doin' things that you don't understand
But if you love him you'll forgive him,
Even though he's hard to understand
And if you love him oh be proud of him,
'Cause after all he's just a man
Stand by your man,
Give him two arms to cling to,
And something warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely
Stand by your man,
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man
Stand by your man,
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man

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People all over the world are dying to spend their lives living in Denmark.

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I’ve never been to Denmark. Ya think I should go?

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Seeing as you aren't rich, no. It's very expensive here.

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Especially whiskey.

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I’ve never been to Denmark. Ya think I should go?



I don't think they have dollar movies there, so no. Everything there is too expensive. Even Dickel! You'd better stay put!

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I don't think they have dollar movies there, so no. Everything there is too expensive. Even Dickel! You'd better stay put!

Herk, I’d be in the money if not for that needy, thievin’ jackass wonderaz. Fact is, I probably should move far, far away from his sorry ass. Like, saaaay, Denmark? And surely The Great Dane would want me to bunk at his, what do they call it now, ummm....crib? Grasshoppa-style!

Whatever. Here’s a somewhat entertaining read.

Amen.

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No wonder he's so jealous of us, Uncle Jeb!

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Yeah. That calls for half a fart with a shrug.

Amen.

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