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Canada rises to 4th in world peace rankings

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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well, there you have it. just like the title says!
we canucks don't have to blow up ,maime,kill,or occupy other lands to bring about peace to the world!!!



Canada has come in fourth on an annual ranking of world peacefulness, trailing only Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand. The 2012 Global Peace Index released Tuesday — the sixth produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australia-U.S. think-tank, with data from the Economist Intelligence Unit — saw Canada move up three spots from the 2011 list The 2012 index ranks 158 nations using 23 indicators which gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, societal safety and security, and militarization. The 2011 list included 153 countries Canada's 2012 ranking improved as its casualties decreased in the conflict in Afghanistan, according to the report. Overall world peacefulness climbed for the first time since 2009, as all regions of the world — except the Middle East and North Africa — saw an improvement in their levels of peacefulness. The Middle East and North Africa, lumped together as one region, were deemed the least peaceful, a title that had been held by sub-Saharan Africa since 2007. For a sixth straight year, Western Europe remained the most peaceful overall region of the world. Iceland was deemed the world's most peaceful

country for the second straight year. The survey also found: Syria, which as been wracked by internal conflict, posted the biggest drop, slid 31 places to 147th position. Sri Lanka was biggest gainer, leaping 27 places to 103rd, with the end of its civil war. Somalia remained the world’s least peaceful nation for the second year running. The United States ranked 88th out of 158 countries; in 2011 it ranked 81st out of 153.


Mmmm. america is pretty low on the 'peace scale'!
perhaps it should work on it's internal problems,before it tries to bring the world kicking and screaming into their version of peace!!!


If the world had been completely peaceful in 2011, the benefit to the global economy would have been an estimated $9 trillion US, the Institute for Economics and Peace. "While a total elimination of violence may not be possible, an achievable 25 per cent reduction in violence could reap a peace dividend of at least $2.5 trillion US."


see!!! peace is profitable too!!!




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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And in other news, America has fallen to the bottom of the list of the worlds most peaceful countries.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:02 AM
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Agreed, you don't have to as your next door neighbor has that arena covered.
However, if we fall, so do our Brothers and Sisters to the north.
Enjoy peace while you can, I see US as Germany circa 1935ish.
BTW, thanks for Bill Shatner and Bob and Doug, you guys rock!!



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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don't forget insulin,basket ball and rush!!!



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
well, there you have it. just like the title says!
we canucks don't have to blow up ,maime,kill,or occupy other lands to bring about peace to the world!!!


...but we did....am I missing something here??



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
well, there you have it. just like the title says!
we canucks don't have to blow up ,maime,kill,or occupy other lands to bring about peace to the world!!!



Yet you still have troops in Afghanistan. But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of a good anti-american rant.

P.S. Another American team won the stanley cup again. That sucks for Canada eh?



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by StupidShouldHurt

Originally posted by reficul
well, there you have it. just like the title says!
we canucks don't have to blow up ,maime,kill,or occupy other lands to bring about peace to the world!!!



Yet you still have troops in Afghanistan. But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of a good anti-american rant.


Not to mention running the Libya operation.


P.S. Another American team won the stanley cup again. That sucks for Canada eh?


With 15 Canadians on the 25 man roster.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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I will avoid the bickering and refrain from commenting and just say..

Congrats Canada! That is pretty cool!

Its the maple syrup and bacon, makes you go into a happy food coma.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Yeah whatever.

Canada the peacefull nation eh? Not anymore friends. From our ongoing genocide of the Native American population, to our governments outright support of our resources being bought and sold to countries like China and every other nation's interests but our own being looked at, we are not the Canada I once knew.

So they can go ahead and pat themselves on the back all they want, but we have problems, big ones, that need fixing.

~Tenth



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by StupidShouldHurt

Originally posted by reficul
well, there you have it. just like the title says!
we canucks don't have to blow up ,maime,kill,or occupy other lands to bring about peace to the world!!!



Yet you still have troops in Afghanistan. But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of a good anti-american rant.

P.S. Another American team won the stanley cup again. That sucks for Canada eh?


I wonder why OUR CANADIAN forces are fighting in Afghanistan because of couple of Towers fell in another country because of their past f*** ups..

_____


On the Topic.. I thought we were first... all this time...damn it!
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Yeah whatever.

Canada the peacefull nation eh? Not anymore friends. From our ongoing genocide of the Native American population, to our governments outright support of our resources being bought and sold to countries like China and every other nation's interests but our own being looked at, we are not the Canada I once knew.

So they can go ahead and pat themselves on the back all they want, but we have problems, big ones, that need fixing.

~Tenth


Im not well aware of the genocide on our Natives...still going?

Our governments giving our stuff away doesn't make us less peaceful, its just that our country is going to get used up and thrown in the trash because of our stupid leader's choices.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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We can't make war.... Our only submarine is in a mall in edmonton!!

Plus we have better things to do...

FYI...

We DO make real beer in Canada...




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Do you even know how many Canadians are on that team? Look it up and then enjoy the taste of your foot.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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Originally posted by ThoughtIsMadness
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Do you even know how many Canadians are on that team? Look it up and then enjoy the taste of your foot.


Irrelevant, if Montreal or Toronto (LOL) won the cup, no one would say anything about how many Russians or Americans were playing. It would be OH Canada! Whatever, 1993 and counting.
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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by StupidShouldHurt

Originally posted by ThoughtIsMadness
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Do you even know how many Canadians are on that team? Look it up and then enjoy the taste of your foot.


Irrelevant, if Montreal or Toronto (LOL) won the cup, no one would say anything about how many Russians or Americans were playing. It would be OH Canada! Whatever, 1993 and counting.
edit on 14-6-2012 by StupidShouldHurt because: (no reason given)


Actually in the case of Toronto, the fans and the media are not pleased that half the team are foreign players.



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