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Originally posted by tawewe
Thought i'd jump in here and add to what's better in NZ...
1. Nuclear Free
2. Our Police don't carry guns
3. A standard home is built on a quarter acre section
4. No natural wild predators
5. First country to see the sunrise
I could probably add more, but who's skyting
Originally posted by shimmeringsilver73
Here in South Africa we have:
- a better education system
- a better medical system
- safety and security
- transparent governance
- fully-working and widely available transportation / public systems
- low unemployment rates
Sorry - scratch all of those. I was just dreaming about some other place which is obviously NOT South Africa.
However - I can say this much - we do have very friendly people who are generally a much more polite and demure bunch than the Americans.
We do not have chemtrails. Nor do we have strange sky-rumbles or deviating compass-readings.
And our weather is pretty awesome all-year-round with reasonably comfortable temperatures even in winter. We do not have any real nature catastrophic events or natural disasters to speak of. We may experience the occasional small storm, flood, slight earth shudder, and sometimes heatwaves or drought - but hurricanes / massive flooding / earthquakes / torrential monsoons / heavy snowfalls / Tsunamis / large-areas-to-be-evacuated-scenarios are quite unheard of here.
Originally posted by SecretKnowledge
we here in ireland are a very welcoming lot, enjoy a strangers company, like a good laugh.
we're a neutral country with no nuclear facillities.
we get the four seasons weather in one day, with the greenest grass you ever seen.
ive no links to any of this but sure to be sure its already well known
Originally posted by Raivan31
Our soldier's are better paid and recieve better post battle medical treatment when they get home. they also get better battle kit (individual equipment) and a higher level of training prior to postings. benefits of service are also generally much better as well.
My source? Several serving members of the Australian defence force.
Originally posted by EnzoD
I'm British who has spent some time in America. One thing I've noticed is that Americans generally tend to take themselves more seriously than us, Brits have a more self-deprecating sense of humour which I like and can poke fun at each other and themselves more easily than Americans (we call this "taking the piss"). Also our humour is often more subtle and sarcastic/ironic and this can sometimes go over the heads of some (not all) of Americans I have met.
I also prefer to "go out on the town" in the UK or with British people - in my experience, we drink more, sing more and just generally have more fun (although I do admit sometimes it goes too far and we can spoil it by getting into fights/being sick on the streets etc at the end of the night). I'm sure our European friends sometimes find the Brit abroad to be a bit loutish, loud and drunk but it can be fun sometimes.
I can also say the "c-word" over here and nobody cares, say it in America and people don't appreciate it too much.
Also, I was sure that this thread would be full of defensive Americans getting all upset about us dirty foreigners "criticising" their country (which goes back to my first point), pleasantly surprised that this has so far not been the case. KUTGW.