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Originally Posted by hal515 View Post
Remember coverage and medical research are different. Many countries have more coverage but less medical advancements (US has Stanford Medical Research which explains for our advanced medical facilities compared to other countries).
Don't forget Johns-Hopkins and MIT.

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Remember coverage and medical research are different. Many countries have more coverage but less medical advancements (US has Stanford Medical Research which explains for our advanced medical facilities compared to other countries).

Medical is something I take for granted sometimes...being in St. Louis with some of the top rated hospitals. I forget that not everyone has the option of which hospital to go to, or even a large hospital at that.
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And yet we lead the world in social networking sites. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter. Those guys would still be communicating with drums and Post if it wasn't for the US. We gave em Telegraph, Radio, Television, Movies, Rock and Roll, Jazz, R&B Computers, the Internet and Social Networking sites. When are they going to give us something in return. lulz

~Ceadder
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inb4 haters with no sense of humor.
Well honestly every major technological breakthrough was given to the world by the US. Some good some not so good. But w/o us and our can do attitude the world would be much different technologically.

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But you're in Canada.

I've heard some pretty strong thing on South Park about your people.
I love South Park, they don't hold back on anything. There Canadian jokes are some of my favourites (I'm Canadian btw) .
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Oh God I hope this doesn't turn into a Speedtest.net thread... Those always annoyed me.
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I am not surprised about the Scandinavian countries, they are well ahead of most of us.

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When are they going to give us something in return.
How about the modern steam turbine, invented by Englishman Sir Charles Parsons in 1884, without which you would not have a large chunk of your electricity (I'm English). Happy now?

Actually, read up on the ship "Turbina", the method Parsons used to demonstrate his new turbine as a method of propelling ships. You have to love the balls of the man.
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it probably due to fact that they are smaller countries with lesser resources so they are going to be more efficient with them, and bigger the country the less efficient they will be. Considering China is #36 and there population is 1bill and counting. I mean hell Russia another super power is not even on that freaking list which is sad!
 
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I mean hell Russia another super power is not even on that freaking list which is sad!
It is:

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Rounding out the large developing BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — Brazil was 56th and Russia 77th
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But Russia still have some HELLER potatoes
 
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