coldcow, on 11 August 2012 - 06:21 PM, said:
Why are you singling out guns? Of course there are going to be more gun deaths in the US than the UK, people don't have the freedom to have guns in the UK, and it's a tiny Island - it's easier to keep them from being smuggled in. Murder is murder, whether it is by gun or by pencil. But the US still has a higher rate there.
To all: I would add...
Keeping in mind that to compare apples with apples... not apples and oranges...
you must take into consideration the much larger size of the U.S. and how does the population count compare with that of the UK?
Reading through this thread it seems to me that it matters not so much the country, as much as the circles you happen to walk in within that country. Every country has all sorts of people and problems. There's no such thing as a perfect place... not in this world... not on this planet.
Also depends on what kind of person you are, and what kind of people you are used to. Someone described the friendliness of the U.S. as fake... maybe that's just because they are not used to such friendliness. Someone else mentioned how people who are more reserved can seem unfriendly. What we are accustomed to affects our level of trust. We usually trust more, people whom we find to be like ourselves.
I want to add to the thread...
Would you say U.S., UK, or Canada?
Ali Musaaa :), on 29 April 2013 - 11:40 PM, said:
Lets just accept the fact Australia wins hands down.
Oh yes, let's throw Australia in the mix too. Who would choose Australia?
Edited by CLynn, 30 April 2013 - 12:46 AM.