CAN $ vs USD$......?

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  1. Sandok

    Sandok New Member

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    Depends on the sites I visit... Some say CH is on par with US and some rank us third... Anyways, it's normal that Luxem and all are rich... BIg banks ;)
     
  2. Zelig

    Zelig Well-Known Member

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    International Monetary Fund, 2005 for GDP/capita. IMF 2005, World Bank 2004 and CIA factbook 2005 for the GDP ranking.

    Both.
     
  3. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Hello! Our population is the smallest by a longshot. We have half as many people as the smallest of the top12.

    13. Canada 33,098,932
    12. Russia 142,893,540
    11. Brazil 188,078,227
    10. Italy 58,133,509
    9. France 60,876,136
    8. UK 60,609,153
    7. Germany 82,422,299
    6. India 1,095,351,995
    5. Japan 127,463,611
    4. China 1,313,973,713
    3. EU 456,953,258
    2. USA 298,444,215
     
  4. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    37,000 for US per capita vs 32,000 for canada per capita...
     
  5. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    hmmm...
    2 United States $ 12,410,000,000,000 2005 est.
    3 European Union $ 12,180,000,000,000 2005 est.




    Compare per capita private to per capita private- and same for government..
     
  6. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Yeah wasn't disputing that.. just showing the very large size difference in the economy in general.
     
  7. Zelig

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    Yeah, that's from the CIA data, the Internatianal Monetary fund and World Bank place the EU ahead by a similar amount, but they're real close either way.

    Okay, finding good data for this is harder than I expected... data is from the OECD health data 2005, which contains data up to 2003 for these figures.

    Government per capita funding in:
    The US: $2501.94
    Canada: $2094.699

    Private per capita funding (includes all non government sources):
    The US: $3133.06
    Canada: $906.331
     
  8. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    So even in a Capitalistic system, we get a lot more spent on our health than a socialist system.. Interesting..
     
  9. swimtech

    swimtech Well-Known Member

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    ...but we in the states lag in overall health. For instance, a large study was just done on the overall health of British white males versus white males in the US - the Brits were 50% healthier overall (the reasons are now being sought - I think stress has a lot to do with it...). However, once you get sick - it's good to be here...
     
  10. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    hmm 50%... what scale is that? The health scale?
    I would say it is due to food additives and prescription drugs.
     
  11. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    I know that the British healthcare system is far, far superior to the USA, but please don't drag the UK into your debate.

    Really, its like being at school "My dads car is bigger that yours" etc:p :rofl:
     
  12. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    "My car is faster than your car, but don't talk about your car that is childish"....

    :hmm:



    I think people can chose to be as healthy as they want to be.
    I doubt any study that says one country is "50%" more heaalthy... They don't study every person.. that's crazy.
    Do they take age into consideration - etc.. how do they factor it.

    I bet they are going by weight and other factors to predict someone's health before they have health problems..

    But as usual, every country in the world is better than the USA if you don't live in the USA.. But it seems everyone and their mother want to come here and live, they literally die trying every day..
     
  13. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    Can't we transport this thread to the Flame Zone - I wanna really get you going!!:drool: BWX, you need flaming........

    There is nothing wrong with poor migrants from other countries wanting to build new life for themselves and their family in yours or my country. USA healthcare technology is second to none - but only if you have money. Fundamentally flawed IMHO

    Many people in UK object to large numbers of refugees arrriving in UK, but I welcome them. On a humanistic level it is the right thing to do. Why should someone live in another area of the world without the same chances in life that you and I have? International borders have no meaning on a human level.
     
  14. Asmoday

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    I can assure you I won't move to USA anytime soon, I'm perfectly happy in northern Europe. :p
     
  15. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    If you need the FWZ to make a point, go ahead and go there..

    Also you DON'T need money to get health care here. No hospital can refuse care if you are injured and walk in to a hospital.. another reason why our borders are overrun with illegals.

    International borders have no meaning on a human level?? Well I think they do when humans can commit terrorist acts and kill many people.

    Nope, but millions upon millions of less fortunate people are flooding here in record numbers. I can't blame them, I would probably try to do the same, but that doesn't mean it isn't hurting our way of life.
     
  16. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    That is the reason why all people who were born into less fortunate circumstances than yourself should be freely allowed to permanently migrate to any other place of their choice, to have a chance to realise their dreams and ambitions. Who are you to say that they should not?

    They should be allowed to arrive whether or not they have any money, IT skills or whatever. They may not have had the opportunity to learn any skills in their original country. Like I say International Borders serve no purpose when looking at immigration on a human level. Freedom of movement. Freedom of choice. Fundamental things.

    Terrorrism is a totally seperate subject that should not be confused with the human right to choose where you live and to what you aspire.

    BTW America is a much cheaper country at the moment than the UK for people hoping to immigrate or for me on my vacations. Almost $2 = £1.
     
  17. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Terrorism is not a totally separate subject.. it is the MAIN subject!
    If you give EVERYONE the right to enter a country, terrorist can come in too, or didn't that occur to you?

    Thinking that anyone should be able to live anywhere they want is ridiculous... open borders for all countries? Yeah right. :rolleyes:

    International borders serve a HUGE purpose, it's called national security.. protecting your way of life, protecting what your forefathers fought and died to establish.. Letting people in that want to kill you for who you are is completely moronic!!

    Would you let a rapist/murderer come into your house and rape your daughter/sister/ mother and steal all your belongings so he can go get high? No? Well that's the same reason why Nations have border- to keep the scum of the earth out..

    Anyway this subject is way off topic now.. You spouting these insane ideas off doesn't change that though. :wtf:
     
  18. cozumel

    cozumel I'm dangerous but cute...

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    BWX - Agreed it is off topic.

    But would like to add that I believe, IMHO, you are talking out your backside when you say terrorism is the main point, and that you only change the subject from immigration to terrorism out of ignorance. If I am wrong then I ask that you accept my apologies accordingly.

    Raise this topic in FWZ if you want to argue it.

    I apologise to everyone for moving this off topic and will refrain from doing so again.
     
  19. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    I didn't "change the subject from immigration to terrorism out of ignorance" That doesn't even make any sense. So you are wrong about that.


    You keep talking about the FWZ... and you keep throwing insults my way (saying I talk out my backside and I am ignorant)..

    I guess some people just belong there in the FWZ. Especially people who can't debate without throwing insults around when they feel they are losing a debate or can't keep on topic, or just stay civil for that matter.

    It is pointless responding to you so I won't be doing it again..


    EDIT..
    You are on my ignore list now, just consider that when replying to my posts, I will not be able to see them. Have a nice life. :wtf:
     
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  20. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    Incorrect! Becouse rember pennies where made out of zinc! Becouse the
    materials was worth more then the face vaule. People would go to the
    bank and get pennies, take thm to the metal shops and get more $ becouse
    the copper was wirth more. Nw adaws the nwer pennies are mostly zince
    with a copper "wrapper"
     

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