FRIHOSTFORUMSSEARCHFAQTOSBLOGSCOMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


What's great about your country?





borud
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad
Jack_Hammer
Is it not obvious?
The British Empire spanned a quater of the globe!
Need I say more?
Wink
HoboPelican
To quote many people....
This will not end well.


Well, I'm from the US, so I expect (and will tolerate) any US-bashers, but I honestly think that one of the things that make the US great is it's diversity. And I don't mean from a corporate "Human Resources" point of view. I think our strength comes the fact that people from all over the world came (and come) here to escape oppression, poverty, stagnation, whatever. I think that is a great pool of people to add to a population.

And, please, don't bring up the current issues with Mexico. Whether we close the border or not is something for the future and not appropriate to this thread.
rightclickscott
America's Minuses: Our idiot president and that the majority of people actually think he's a good president and follow his every move, not understanding the meaning of open-mindedness; the ever increasing number of fast food joints and the coincidental amount of ever increasing obesity; the complete ignorance of people; the concerned parents who want to ban EVERYTHING and the FCC which agrees with them; the idea that the same exact majority follows where America is the police of the world and so on...

America's Plusses: We have the band "The Killers!" They're totally worth it.
otiscom
The countyside, the moderate climate, the people and being free!
HoboPelican
rightclickscott wrote:
America's Minuses:...



Did you even read the title, bro? <sigh>
Nyizsa
Hungary is a very small country. We don't have much resources. (We had before; we even had three seas once! But that's an other story.)
But we have one thing that the rest of the world can count on: we have brains!
Yes, we are clever. Name an invention and I will name a hungarian who invented it or participated in the invention from ball-point pen to electric locomotive or from carburator to hologram... even the nuclear bomb!
conicon
I often don't like post like this because it assumes that you think you're country is great and often times you lose site of the things that are wrong with your country. Your country is what you make of it, and believe me if there is anyone who is able to speak candidly about their country then they cannot argue with this point.

My response to your question. I like the fact that there is no official language of the U.S. (one of the only non-subjective facts about the U.S.) To dig a little deeper I like the fact that this is supposed to symbolize that the government cannot tell you what language to speak, this is in the same spirit as the constitution which was designed to protect the people from the government, not the other way around.
MythicalMuffin
Hm...what's so great about Canada? Poutines.

Oh, and the fact that we have so many different people and pretty scenery and such...
HoboPelican
MythicalMuffin wrote:
Hm...what's so great about Canada? Poutines.

Oh, and the fact that we have so many different people and pretty scenery and such...


and for those who don't know about Poutines (like me! I had to look it up) here is the wiki quote!

Quote:
...is a popular meal consisting of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and covered with hot gravy and sometimes other additional ingredients.


No offense, muffin, but ewwww <shiver> Wink It's probably as tasty as can be but the description sounds bad. I'll have to track that down and try it.
conicon
However I do not know how I feel about people who are in the United States who can't speak English. I know there is no official language of the U.S. so technically we can't say "Welcome to the U.S. learn to speak English" because who died and made us king? But at the same time most people in the U.S. were never taught how to speak another language so I'm really torn cognitively on this subject.[/quote]
HoboPelican
conicon wrote:
However I do not know how I feel about people who are in the United States who can't speak English. I know there is no official language of the U.S. so technically we can't say "Welcome to the U.S. learn to speak English" because who died and made us king? But at the same time most people in the U.S. were never taught how to speak another language so I'm really torn cognitively on this subject.


I wasn't gonna say anything, but since you brought it up.... Smile

Well, I'm conflicted also...leave it at that for now.
Tatsumaru
I live in the Netherlands. We can use drugs when and wherever we want! It's great!

Actually it isn't. Things I do like... I just can't think of anything, this place is pretty decent though.
alkutob
My country Jordan is great even it is a small country with few natural resources ...

Jordan is the country of peace .... you will never be in a country and feel safty as in Jordan .

Our Army and police forces are one of the great samples in the world ...

Want to know some about jordan ???

Go here

http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/jo_information.html
sibbahz
Great about the UK.... ok well we have water, some money, housing.
Cant really think of much else! Nothing exactly special about the UK
silvermesh
HoboPelican wrote:
Quote:
...is a popular meal consisting of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and covered with hot gravy and sometimes other additional ingredients.


No offense, muffin, but ewwww <shiver> Wink It's probably as tasty as can be but the description sounds bad. I'll have to track that down and try it.


To me, that sounds really REALLY good...
cybernie
The Philippines has been a beautiful country and has been a part of the world history... in fact, my country has been closely related to the US. Home of some most famous sceneries and historical places in SE Asia, my country is also the home of the most hospitable and generous people. One of the best trait I admire most about Filipinos is the "close family ties".

But sad to say, Philippines' good images has been covered by the dusts and muds brought about by politics...
FerSx
VENEZUELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot woman’s, cheap beer, hmm small bikini’s, beautiful beaches, actually no good lows enforcer so u can go as fast as your car goes, and well PARADISE. What ells can be said. Shocked

Hmm OUR PRESIDENT it’s the worst that can happen to our country. And maybe the minimum wage. Wink
Helios
What can be great about Israel?
S3nd K3ys
borud wrote:
(or the bad stuff Wink )


America is responsible for decades of suffering, death, bereavement, occupation, oppression, homelessness, and victimization throughout the world.

America is an evil power which denies people their "freedoms and democracy."

America exterminated millions Iraqi women and children for the purpose of punishing one man under the guise of a national threat of WMD that obviously never existed.

American government are greedy, fat, lazy, thieving slobs living off the backs of the working world.
Josso
I like the United Kingdom, it's expensive but worth it.
HoboPelican
S3nd K3ys wrote:
I'm tired of being singled out by the moderators for no other reason than being in support of the US, Bush and the War against Terror.


<sigh>ky, What is your malfunction? You aren't being singled out because of your views. Look around, there are plenty here with similar views. What singles you out is the way you express yourself. And you're smart enough to know that. So, drop the martyr act and give being reasonable a try.

And to RightClickScott, I appologize for my earlier post. I honestly did not see the "or the bad stuff" in the first post and thought it was asking only for the good stuff. My bad.
S3nd K3ys
HoboPelican wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
I'm tired of being singled out by the moderators for no other reason than being in support of the US, Bush and the War against Terror.


<sigh>ky, What is your malfunction? You aren't being singled out because of your views. Look around, there are plenty here with similar views. What singles you out is the way you express yourself. And you're smart enough to know that. So, drop the martyr act and give being reasonable a try.

And to RightClickScott, I appologize for my earlier post. I honestly did not see the "or the bad stuff" in the first post and thought it was asking only for the good stuff. My bad.


You want to pick a fight, do it in another thread and don't hijack this one.
HoboPelican
Since the bad was part of the request, let's see...I think the US school system is getting to be problematic. We not only need to better compensate teachers to attract good people, but I am really amazed at all the "new ideas" school boards try out without proper evaluations. In effect, the students are just lab rats.


S3nd K3ys wrote:
....
You want to pick a fight, do it in another thread and don't hijack this one.


No hijack, I'm talking to someone in the thread who is acting like a spoiled kid. And if that post sounds like I'm picking a fight, you are very wrong. I simply was trying to explain that you aren't being singled out for your views, just your way of expressing them. You posted, I replied. No hijack. Not pickig a fight. Figure it out.
Duncan Idaho
Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.

Negative: Sending military to iraq, use a nuke stupid.(yes i relize thats an ignorant statement.)
Bondings
Belgium
The good: One of the first countries with gay marriage and adoption.
The bad: Anti-smoking laws are not restrictive enough. I want it to be illegal to smoke next to a person before prior permission of that person.
HoboPelican
Bondings wrote:
Belgium
The good: One of the first countries with gay marriage and adoption.
The bad: Anti-smoking laws are not restrictive enough. I want it to be illegal to smoke next to a person before prior permission of that person.


Just curious, what are the laws there currently (and is it nationwide or local)? Where I live, it is unlawful to smoke within 50 feet of a public building, even bars.
Bondings
Smoking in offices and in public places is forbidden since like 1 year ago (finally), but not in the restaurants/pubs/tea-rooms/bars.

What I rather mean is when you are waiting for the bus while it is raining outside and there comes a hard-core smoker sitting next to you forcing you to either face the smell and cancer or go outside and get totally wet and a cold.

Both the gay marriage and smoking laws are nationwide.
Jaime
Colombia It's a great country, have two oceans, a excelent fauna and flora... Excelent beachs and good people... Wink Wink
hunnyhiteshseth
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.
HoboPelican
Bondings wrote:
...
What I rather mean is when you are waiting for the bus while it is raining outside and there comes a hard-core smoker sitting next to you forcing you to either face the smell and cancer or go outside and get totally wet and a cold.


Yeah, that can be a drag. But, and I am dreaming here, I see a place where people don't need laws to behave civilly. A place where blithering into your cell phone at a theater wouldn't even be considered. A place where, when you see a mile of stopped cars in the right lane and sign saying "left lane closed", you get in the correct lane and not zoom down the left lane and force your way in at the end. Yes, a place where laws to enforce common courtesy are not needed, because the people are not so self-involved that all they can think about is their own petty little lives.

I see land where we don't have to enact laws to act civilised. I see Freedonia. Where rudeness is a deportable offense (ok, we had to make a law for this, but that's it!). All hail Freedonia!
Mr. McCoy
Denmark.. - We're alway provoking other people. Very Happy
No.. but we have nice beaches, nice girls and lot of green country..
Roald
I live in Belgium and although it's one of the smallest countries in the world, we have the best chocolate, beer and chips, we have too a terrible climate.
soldeinvierno
Spain
Pros: Good weather (most of the time in most of the places), good wine, great food, great girlz Wink
Cons: Politicians and gossip on TV (and Spanish TV, by the way)
selim06
Turkey:Good and interesting...
I think the beaches and cultural destinations are good..Because we are the bridge Asia to Europe or Europe to Asia:

So the continents have different cultures but in Turkey you can see all of them..For example Ephesus and Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque
So there is no need to visit Greece,Romania,Saudi Arabia etc....Turkey has all of their cultural examples Very Happy
fionab
Well for me it is South Africa, besides what the world thinks we have a wonderful free life here. We spend much of it outdoors and have some of the best sights around. I have a view of the famous Table mountain and just yesterday was out on the beach photographong the kite surfers. take a look.

Daniel15
Well, I come from Melbourne. Some good things about Melbourne are:
- There's great cultural diversity here
- We have the best tap water in the world Smile
- Weird weather (most people see this as bad, but I find it quite interesting Razz
- If you get lost in Melbourne's CBD, there's always people to help you find where you're going
- And other stuff Very Happy
djclue917
This is a very long article. I received it as an e-mail from my former high school teacher and I just want to share it with you people. I think this article captures many of the great, unusual, and fun things about my home country and our culture, the Philippines.

I hope you could all finish reading this long but great article. Thanks!

Quote:
The following is from a British journalist stationed in the Philippines. His observations are so hilarious!!!! This was written in 1999.

Matter of Taste by Matthew Sutherland

**************

I have now been in this country for over six years, and consider myself in most respects well-assimilated.
However, there is one key step on the road to full assimilation which I have yet to take, and that's to eat BALUT.

The day any of you sees me eating balut, please call immigration and ask them to issue me a Filipino passport. Because at that point there will be no turning back.

BALUT, for those still blissfully ignorant non-Pinoys out there, is a fertilized duck egg. It is commonly sold with salt in a piece of newspaper, much like English fish and chips, by street vendors usually after dark, presumably so you can't see how gross it is. It's meant to be an aphrodisiac, although I can't imagine anything more likely to dispel sexual desire than crunching on a partially-formed baby duck swimming in noxious fluid. The embryo in the egg comes
in varying stages of development, but basically it is not considered macho to eat one without fully discernable feathers, beak, and claws. Some say these
crunchy bits are the best.

Others prefer just to drink the so-called 'soup', the vile, pungent liquid that surrounds the aforementioned feathery fetus...excuse me, I have to go and throw up now. I'll be back in a minute.

Food dominates the life of the Filipino. People here just love to eat. They eat at least eight times a day. These eight official meals are called, in order:
breakfast, snacks, lunch, merienda, pica-pica, pulutan, dinner, and no-one-saw-me-take-that-cookie-from-the-fridge-so-it-doesn't-count.

The short gaps in between these mealtimes are spent eating Sky Flakes from the open packet that sits on every desktop. You're never far from food in the
Philippines. If you doubt this, next time you're driving home from work, try this game. See how long you can drive without seeing food and I don't mean a
distant restaurant, or a picture of food. I mean a man on the sidewalk frying fish balls, or a man walking through the traffic selling nuts or candy. I bet it's less than one minute.

Here are some other things I've noticed about food in the Philippines. Firstly, a meal is not a meal without rice - even breakfast. In the UK, I could go a whole
year without eating rice. Second, it's impossible to drink without eating. A bottle of San Miguel just isn't the same without gambas or beef tapa. Third, no
one ventures more than two paces from their house without baon and a container of something cold to drink. You might as
well ask a Filipino to leave home without his pants on. And lastly, where I come from, you eat with a knife and fork. Here, you eat with a spoon and fork. You try eating rice swimming in fish sauce with a
knife.

One really nice thing about Filipino food culture is that people always ask you to SHARE their food. In my office, if you catch anyone attacking their baon, they
will always go, "Sir! KAIN TAYO!" ("Let's eat!"). This confused me, until I realized that they didn't actually expect me to sit down and start munching on their boneless bangus. In fact, the polite response is something like, "No thanks, I just ate.." But the principle is sound - if you have food on your plate, you are expected to share it, however hungry you are,with those who may be even hungrier. I think that's great. In fact, this is frequently even taken one step
further. Many Filipinos use "Have you eaten yet?" "KUMAIN KA NA?") as a general greeting, irrespective of time of day or location.

Some foreigners think Filipino food is fairly dull compared to other Asian cuisines. Actually lots of it is very good: Spicy dishes like Bicol Express (strange, a dish named after a train); anything cooked with coconut milk; anything KINILAW; and anything ADOBO. And it's hard to beat the sheer wanton, cholesterholic frenzy of a good old-fashioned LECHON de leche feast. Dig a pit, light a fire, add 50 pounds
of animal fat on a stick, and cook until crisp. Mmm, mmm... you can actually feel your arteries constricting with each successive mouthful.

I also share one key Pinoy trait ---a sweet tooth. I am thus the only foreigner I know who does not complain about sweet bread, sweet burgers, sweet spaghetti, sweet banana ketchup, and so on. I am a man who likes to put jam on his pizza. Try it! It's the weird food you want to avoid.


In addition to duck fetus in the half-shell, items to avoid in the Philippines include pig's blood soup (DINUGUAN); bull's testicle soup, the strangely-named
"SOUP NUMBER FIVE" (I dread to think what numbers one through four are); and the ubiquitous, stinky shrimp paste, BAGOONG, and it's equally stinky sister, PATIS.

Filipinos are so addicted to these latter items that they will even risk arrest or deportation trying to smuggle them into countries like Australia and the USA, which wisely ban the importation of items you can smell from more than 100 paces.

Then there's the small matter of the blue ice cream. I have never been able to get my brain around eating blue food; the ubiquitous UBE leaves me cold.

And lastly on the subject of weird food, beware: that KALDERETANG KAMBING (goat) could well be KALDERETANG
ASO (dog)... The Filipino,of course, has a
well-developed sense of food.

Here's a typical Pinoy food joke: "I'm on a seafood diet." "What's a seafood diet?" "When I see food, I eat it!"

Filipinos also eat strange bits of animals --
the feet, the head, the guts, etc., usually barbecued on a stick. These have been given witty names, like "ADIDAS" (chicken's feet); "KURBATA" (either just
chicken's neck, or "neck and thigh" as in "neck-tie"); "WALKMAN" (pigs ears); PAL" (chicken wings); "HELMET" (chicken head); "IUD" (chicken intestines), and
"BETAMAX" (video-cassette-like blocks of animal blood). Yum, yum. Bon appetit.

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" -- (Proverbs 22:1)


WHEN I arrived in the Philippines from the UK six years ago, one of the first cultural differences to strike me was names. The subject has provided a continuing source of amazement and amusement ever since. The first unusual thing, from an English
perspective, is that everyone here has a nickname. In the staid and boring United Kingdom, we have nicknames in kindergarten, but when we move into adulthood we tend, I am glad to say, to lose them.

The second thing that struck me is that Philippine names for both girls and boys tend to be what we in the UK would regard as overbearingly cutesy for anyone
over about five. Fifty-five-year-olds colleague put it. Where I come from, a boy with a nickname like Boy, Blue or Honey Boy would be beaten to death at school by pre-adolescent bullies, and never make it to adulthood. So, probably, would girls with names like Babes, Lovely, Precious, Peachy or Apples. Yuk, ech,ech. Here, however, no one bats an eyelid.

Then I noticed how many people have what I have come to call "door-bell names". These are nicknames that
sound like - well, door-bells. There are millions of them. Bing, Bong, Ding, and Dong are some of the more common. They can be, and frequently are, used in even more door-bell-like combinations such as Bing-Bong, Ding-Dong, Ting-Ting, and so on. Even our newly-appointed chief of police has a door bell name Ping. None of these door-bell names exist where I come from, and hence sound unusually amusing to my untutored foreign ear. Someone once told me that one of the Bings, when asked why he was called Bing, replied "because my brother is called Bong". Faultless logic.

Dong, of course, is a particularly funny one for me, as where I come from "dong" is a slang word for... well, perhaps "talong" is the best Tagalog equivalent.

Repeating names was another novelty to me, having never before encountered people with names like Len-Len, Let-Let, Mai-Mai, or Ning-Ning. The secretary
I inherited on my arrival had an unusual one: Leck-Leck. Such names are then frequently further refined by using the "squared" symbol,as in Len2 or Mai2. This had me very confused for a while. Then there is the trend for parents to stick to a theme when naming their children. This can be as simple as making them all begin with the same letter, as in Jun,
Jimmy, Janice, and Joy.

More imaginative parents shoot for more sophisticated forms of assonance or rhyme, as in Biboy, Boboy, Buboy, Baboy (notice the names get worse the more kids there are-best to be born early or you could end up being a Baboy). Even better, parents can create whole families of, say, desserts (Apple Pie, Cherry Pie,Honey Pie) or flowers (Rose, Daffodil, Tulip). The
main advantage of such combinations is that they look great painted across your trunk if you're a cab driver. That's another thing I'd never seen before coming to Manila -- taxis with the driver's kids'
names on the trunk.
Another whole eye-opening field for the foreign visitor is the phenomenon of the "composite" name. This includes names like Jejomar (for Jesus, Joseph and Mary), and the remarkable Luzviminda (for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, believe
it or not). That's a bit like me being called
something like "Engscowani" (for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Between you and me, I'm glad I'm not. And how could I forget to mention the fabulous concept of the randomly inserted letter 'h'. Quite what this device is supposed to achieve, I have not yet
figured out, but I think it is designed to give a touch of class to an otherwise only averagely weird name. It results in creations like Jhun,Lhenn, Ghemma,
and Jhimmy. Or how about Jhun-Jhun (Jhun2)?

How boring to come from a country like the UK full of people with names like John Smith. How wonderful to come from a country where imagination and exoticism
rule the world of names. Even the towns here have weird names; my favorite is the unbelieveably-named town of Sexmoan (ironically close to Olongapo and Angeles). Where else in the world could that really be true?

Where else in the world could the head of the Church really be called Cardinal Sin?

Note: Philippines has a senator named Joker, and it is his legal name.


Where else but the Philippines!
venc
my country is america, I would name the bad stuff, but I would be posting for the next three hours, insted, I will list whats good about it:
1. where free
Idoru
Sweden.

The many forests provides us with a great nature. Not more than 9 milion people
living here, so it isn't very crowded. The changes in seasons is great, winter
with snow aswell as hot summertimes. I like the quietness and that you can
move at a slow pace if you choose to.

Perhaps we're a bit lame in politics from times to times, but then again, we havn't
been at war in almost 400 years, and that speaks for something.
S3nd K3ys
Idoru wrote:

Perhaps we're a bit lame in politics from times to times, but then again, we havn't
been at war in almost 400 years, and that speaks for something.


It's a different world now.

I hope you're prepared...
SNES350
I like the US since it has allowed me to take a great many things for granted which many other countries may not have. I am worried about some of those though with the passing of the strong arm laws in the past few years, but if the system works as intended, I won't have to do much but vote.
roadruner
i come from slovenia
a bad thing is it's a very small country

but we have a bunch of good things Smile

1.)the price of petrol is among the lowest in europe
2.)if you don't drink wine you're considered weird Very Happy
3.)you can see any type of terrain(mountain, beach, hills, low lands) in just 3 hours drive max Smile

it's chicken shaped(not sure if this is bad or good)

and there would probably be a lot more, but this are the things i remembered first
Lapinbleu
sibbahz wrote:
Great about the UK.... ok well we have water, some money, housing.
Cant really think of much else! Nothing exactly special about the UK


Oh yes, and ordinary folks don't have guns...
coder
I live in Poland. Here everything is best. Woman, alcohol and ... much more.
But what you think about Poland?
HoboPelican
coder wrote:
I live in Poland. Here everything is best. Woman, alcohol and ... much more.
But what you think about Poland?


I imagine most of us haven't been there Laughing But if "everything is the best" there it must be better than everywhere else! Wink
brunoboi
The UK is everything that the US says it is but better

... - we are relatively fair to all members of society without being communist (nothing wrong with communism I just prefer being a capitalist)

- we have a very rich history which is fantastically preseerved
- we combine four completely different nations (England, N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales) which all have dfferent needs and requirements, traditions and styles of life
- we are open to any number of people seeking refuge (this is being stopped but its nice the people that are here feel comfortable enough to stick to their traditions helping to enrich society)
- we have no shame in losing, after all we allow anyone to leave the empire without asking questions and yet always believe we can win, look at football - we never win the world cup and we accept that but we always belive we will NEXT TIME
the list goes on...
Soulfire
One problem I have: Why am I close-minded because I agree with President Bush?

Onto America:

1) We're a nation of many people, the world's melting pot.
2) We were able to forge an alliance with the country that first oppressed us.
3) We are trying to spread freedom and democracy to the world, so that people will no longer live under oppressive dictators

Bad things:
1) I live next to Detroit (highest murder rating in the world)
2) Intolerance
3) Gas prices (I had to add it). Psh, and people claim we're in Iraq to steal oil.
rightclickscott
Soulfire wrote:
One problem I have: Why am I close-minded because I agree with President Bush?


I think it's because he is surprisingly similar to Abe Lincoln. All Lincoln wanted to do was make people happy. We didn't care either way if the slaves were freed or not, he just wanted credibility and to have most of the US on his side. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against both of them, it's just the fact that all of the things Bush is pushing are what most of America wants, and that is terrible! The majority of America is uneducated and they just want to hate. Not only that, but debates like abortion and gay marriage are gigantic in America, yet in other countries, it's legalized, and they have prospered. People are just too stupid in America, and it's really dragging us down as a nation in it's entirety. I don't condone euthanasia, but some people just need to die.
HoboPelican
rightclickscott wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against both of them, it's just the fact that all of the things Bush is pushing are what most of America wants, and that is terrible!

I don't buy that Laughing If he's just doing what the country wants, his approval rating says he stinks at doing it!
rightclickscott
HoboPelican wrote:
rightclickscott wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against both of them, it's just the fact that all of the things Bush is pushing are what most of America wants, and that is terrible!

I don't buy that Laughing If he's just doing what the country wants, his approval rating says he stinks at doing it!


It's what his administration believes white anglo-saxon Christian Republican red staters want.
HoboPelican
rightclickscott wrote:
It's what his administration believes white anglo-saxon Christian Republican red staters want.


That is a possiblity. I worry that he doesn't even care about that, but is doing only what he thinks is "right". oooooh! Isn't THAT scary, children! Wink
alkady
Bondings wrote:
Smoking in offices and in public places is forbidden since like 1 year ago (finally), but not in the restaurants/pubs/tea-rooms/bars.


The funny thing about Quebec is there is a ban from smoking in public places, Offices and restaurants, pubs ect. Anything public.
bernardnapoleon
I live in the Philippines, let me see. one great thing about our country is mangoes. If I remember it correctly Philippines has the most delicious mangoes. I love mangoes thats why. ehehehhe and another thing is Filipinos are hospitable. Foreigners will love it here if only this is a peace ful country

now the bad stuff.........
Rallies here and there
eznet
I live in the US. Although I may not like the current political state of the US I have to be thankful that I live here. I cannot avoid the images on the TV of countries in turmoil (tho some of the pricks leading my country are to blame in some cases; sorry). Even when we have problems here our lives are good. Even when disaster strikes the provisions we are afforded are more than many less fortunate countries. I am not saying that the US is 'THE BEST' because thats a relative matter and left to the individual but it is a beautiful place with alot of opportunity and for that I am thankful.
bluedragon
Yet we look to the television for our "world news" ... American popular media is a joke. I will take BBC over CNN anyday. I am also beginning to think that when people say "we have it good," it just means we're spoiled. I'd rather be living like the rest of the world, really. It only seems fair. Stupid Americans.
area547
i'm training to be a Navy SEAL. and all i have to say is in the last couple of years we've blown up Iraq, AND Afghanistan. ****** with us, and we'll ****** you over. We're the only country thats used nuclear bombs as an act of war. TWICE. Nobody wants to mess with us, because they know we are a super power, and super crazy.
GOD bless America.
Quote:

I think it's because he is surprisingly similar to Abe Lincoln. All Lincoln wanted to do was make people happy. We didn't care either way if the slaves were freed or not, he just wanted credibility and to have most of the US on his side. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against both of them, it's just the fact that all of the things Bush is pushing are what most of America wants, and that is terrible! The majority of America is uneducated and they just want to hate. Not only that, but debates like abortion and gay marriage are gigantic in America, yet in other countries, it's legalized, and they have prospered. People are just too stupid in America, and it's really dragging us down as a nation in it's entirety. I don't condone euthanasia, but some people just need to die.

PM me if you want to argue gay marriage, PLEASE do. As far as abortion the same goes.
dwcnps
I come from Sydney.

Good things about Sydney:
    It's in Australia! Laughing

    Australia has lots of cool landmarks

    There are many Interesting things happening here.

    Australia is clean and has not many bad diseases

    We are friends with the United States.

    Multicultural Mad (since 1999 (Harmony day first started then))

    Look Somewhere on the web for more info! Wink
hellrahul
I live in India
and I think if i will start writing what's great about my country i will earn more that 1000$ frih at a time.
HoboPelican
area547 wrote:
<ignorant bS>


You, sir, are an a** and an embarassment to everything the US of A stands for. In fact, it's people with attitudes like yours that are responsible for the attacks on 9/11. You alienate everyone with your "we'll kick your a**" BS. No wonder so many people hate us.

And I'm sure you don't care that it's morons like you that are the root cause of Americans being killed and tortured around the world. Nah. You aren't really a patriot. You a are just a freakin bully using any excuse you can find to justify you worthless existence.

I know you will repsond with more ignorant blither. You will enrage more people. More Americans will die. Congratulations, you are making a mark on the world.
area547
HoboPelican wrote:
area547 wrote:
<ignorant bS>


You, sir, are an a** and an embarassment to everything the US of A stands for. In fact, it's people with attitudes like yours that are responsible for the attacks on 9/11. You alienate everyone with your "we'll kick your a**" BS. No wonder so many people hate us.

And I'm sure you don't care that it's morons like you that are the root cause of Americans being killed and tortured around the world. Nah. You aren't really a patriot. You a are just a freakin bully using any excuse you can find to justify you worthless existence.

I know you will repsond with more ignorant blither. You will enrage more people. More Americans will die. Congratulations, you are making a mark on the world.

and what have you done today for our country?
Please answer honestly.
HoboPelican
area547 wrote:

and what have you done today for our country?
Please answer honestly.


Well, today I tried to let other reasonable humans know that not all Americans are jingoistic madmen. That might save a few americans. And what have you done?

The point is, your attitude is exactly what the world hates about Americans. You have to be smart enough to see that, don't you? We are a freakin' amazing country and have s**t loads to be proud of, but your braggin about f**king countries up and killing is just gonna piss the world off, right? Ya think maybe that sort of attitude might be what terrorists use to justify killing Americans? I honestly think it's attutde like yours that are, in part, responsible for 9/11, embassy bombings and the murder of Americans abroad.
rocksta
nothing is great about were i live (uk) it is realy boring and all there is 2 do is go moutingboarding or hate the chavs
mm it is nice in some place's but i dont realy go 2 there.
i like were i am because i have my friends around me thats all that is good about it
<BananasAreForMonkeys
rocksta wrote:
nothing is great about were i live (uk) it is realy boring


yea but there are really cheap flights on ryan air to other european countries with nice beaches like spain and france and italy and greece
area547
HoboPelican wrote:


The point is, your attitude is exactly what the world hates about Americans. You have to be smart enough to see that, don't you? We are a freakin' amazing country and have s**t loads to be proud of, but your braggin about f**king countries up and killing is just gonna piss the world off, right? Ya think maybe that sort of attitude might be what terrorists use to justify killing Americans? I honestly think it's attutde like yours that are, in part, responsible for 9/11, embassy bombings and the murder of Americans abroad.


You have no idea what its like to risk your life to say what you have just said. Yeah after you step out of your comfort zone you might appreciate the sacrifices your fellow citizens have made. No I am not proud of some of the things our country has done, but neither am I ashamed (Even though our current policies are pushing that envelope). I wasn't bragging about killing people, I was trying to show how we are currently the country with the most powerful political, and military power.
But besides that one of my fundamental beliefs is a quote from Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

And no, I am not in this game to bully other people around. We have emotions too. That's why we break down in tears every time we receive a letter from somebody telling us how much much they appreciate our efforts. No matter who receives that letter, at very least their eyes will become misty with emotion. We aren't thoughtless barbarians, we are simply citizens who are doing what we do best to protect our country.

Apparently what you do best is hide behind your keyboard and change the world from there... I personally have something against that, because i see that as pure cowardice. That is why you aren't in any branch of our current government. Its because you don't have the guts to crawl out of your parents basement, and stand up as a person for what you think is right. If you have feelings that are that strong, then get out there, do some fund raising, and run for a political office. But no, you are probably too afraid (you probably blame it on being too busy) to do that, and that's why you sit behind a keyboard where nobody can harm you.

You are a coward, and unless you grow some balls you will be that for the rest of your life.

You're sympathizing with terrorists makes you even more despicable. Are you actually suggesting that we deserved the attacks that happened on Sept. 11th? You realize that if you think this way that you are advocating terrorist activity, and I (as well as many, many other good citizens) swore to protect this country from all enemies "foreign and domestic". I am sorry but if you sympathize with our enemy, then you are the enemy, and I can only wish that God himself has chosen to let you rot in a hell 10 times worse than you could have possibly imagined. How can you call yourself and American, and say there was a just cause behind the killings of innocent civilians?

More than anger that i have towards you, I have sadness. The reason I protect my country is because I am trying to do the very best in my profession to hopefully stop attacks were American citizens are at risk. And it hurts me more than anything else to see people that seem to wish some of our own citizens nothing but harm.
38club
our country malay food is best!! and also laksa.....
guissmo
cybernie wrote:
The Philippines has been a beautiful country and has been a part of the world history... in fact, my country has been closely related to the US. Home of some most famous sceneries and historical places in SE Asia, my country is also the home of the most hospitable and generous people. One of the best trait I admire most about Filipinos is the "close family ties".

But sad to say, Philippines' good images has been covered by the dusts and muds brought about by politics...


I totally agree with this...

Anyway, from what I here about people from here that goes somewhere else (US or wherever), one common feedback is that life was sort of like a "robot" there. Everything's already planned. No excitement. No thrill of riding the bus while keeping a close guard on your belongings. It's fun to be here. Razz I hope the officials will be better and not go to the position for money.
HoboPelican
area547 wrote:
HoboPelican wrote:


The point is, your attitude is exactly what the world hates about Americans. You have to be smart enough to see that, don't you?


...More than anger that i have towards you, I have sadness. The reason I protect my country is because I am trying to do the very best in my profession to hopefully stop attacks were American citizens are at risk. And it hurts me more than anything else to see people that seem to wish some of our own citizens nothing but harm.


Ok, I was wrong, you aren't smart enough to see what I'm saying.
You totally blew off what I was saying and got back on your bandwagon.

I'll try to keep this simple.
1) Do you think this statement is going make people LIKE us or hate us?
"Nobody wants to mess with us, because they know we are a super power, and super crazy"

2)This line IS all about braggin'. Nothing else.
"We're the only country thats used nuclear bombs as an act of war. TWICE."

Again, it's an attitude like yours that is creating so many enemies for the USA. Maybe that's your plan, job security. ( I almost deleted that last as being inappropriate, but maybe not so much)

And don't be an a**. I'm not sympathising with terrorists. I'm pointing out the sort of things that CREATE them.

And just to make sure it is understood. None of my remarks are intended for our military in general. I have the greatest respect for them and they things they have to go through to keep our country safe and free. (BTW-you are way off base on who I am and what I've done) My remarks are directed people like you who simply want to kill and us patriotism as an excuse.

I'm sure you know the source for this, right?
"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
I think you've embarrassed General Lee.
LukeakaDanish
HoboPelican wrote:

I'm sure you know the source for this, right?
"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
I think you've embarrassed General Lee.


And there's (one of the) reason(s) why George Dubya Bush is such a bad* president - he has said:

Bush wrote:
I am the war president!


*this is my oppinion - not "the truth" (neccesarily)

Anyway

Im danish, and i have mixed emotions about my country. Most people around my age are good people, however grownups and especially older people often border on rascism.

Denmark is a very free country which is great, but highly misunderstood by 99% of the population - they think because they are REAL danes (technically im one of them) they are somehow more important than the rest of the population and free to say what they want and decide what everybody else must do. The real meaning of freedom of expression is "Freedom to argue for what you mean" not "Freedom to say im right, your wrong!"

We have high tax rates 50% + , however we have posibly the best public sector in the world. That is one of the great things about my country which i hope future governments will work hard to retain.
HoboPelican
LukeakaDanish wrote:

Denmark is a very free country which is great, but highly misunderstood by 99% of the population - they think because they are REAL danes (technically im one of them) they are somehow more important than the rest of the population and free to say what they want and decide what everybody else must do. The real meaning of freedom of expression is "Freedom to argue for what you mean" not "Freedom to say im right, your wrong!"


Just curious, when you are talking about "real" danes, are you talking about those born there or something else (like a racial or ethnic group)?
LukeakaDanish
HoboPelican wrote:
LukeakaDanish wrote:

Denmark is a very free country which is great, but highly misunderstood by 99% of the population - they think because they are REAL danes (technically im one of them) they are somehow more important than the rest of the population and free to say what they want and decide what everybody else must do. The real meaning of freedom of expression is "Freedom to argue for what you mean" not "Freedom to say im right, your wrong!"


Just curious, when you are talking about "real" danes, are you talking about those born there or something else (like a racial or ethnic group)?


People born in denmark and usually also people who are patriotic about about denmark in the way our dear friend area579 is about america...
HoboPelican
LukeakaDanish wrote:

People born in denmark and usually also people who are patriotic about about denmark in the way our dear friend area579 is about america...


thanks for the explanation.

I've never been to Denmark, but I have made it up to Kiel. I guess it was never part of Denmark, but was ruled my them back in the 1700s. Maybe next time I can get a little further north Smile
LukeakaDanish
HoboPelican wrote:
LukeakaDanish wrote:

People born in denmark and usually also people who are patriotic about about denmark in the way our dear friend area579 is about america...


thanks for the explanation.

I've never been to Denmark, but I have made it up to Kiel. I guess it was never part of Denmark, but was ruled my them back in the 1700s. Maybe next time I can get a little further north Smile


hehe cool...Razz

Do you mind if i quote you when trying to prove to my mates that far from all americans arent [insert some word here only to see it censored by the forum]?
rightclickscott
area547 wrote:
i'm training to be a Navy SEAL. and all i have to say is in the last couple of years we've blown up Iraq, AND Afghanistan. **** with us, and we'll **** you over. We're the only country thats used nuclear bombs as an act of war. TWICE. Nobody wants to mess with us, because they know we are a super power, and super crazy.
GOD bless America.
Quote:

I think it's because he is surprisingly similar to Abe Lincoln. All Lincoln wanted to do was make people happy. We didn't care either way if the slaves were freed or not, he just wanted credibility and to have most of the US on his side. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against both of them, it's just the fact that all of the things Bush is pushing are what most of America wants, and that is terrible! The majority of America is uneducated and they just want to hate. Not only that, but debates like abortion and gay marriage are gigantic in America, yet in other countries, it's legalized, and they have prospered. People are just too stupid in America, and it's really dragging us down as a nation in it's entirety. I don't condone euthanasia, but some people just need to die.

PM me if you want to argue gay marriage, PLEASE do. As far as abortion the same goes.


I'm not going to do that because:

1. I've got much better things to do then waste my time arguing with someone about things that have been argued about since Roe vs. Wade and as far as gay marriage goes, that is one of the stupidest arguements since the debate between evolution and intelligent design in schools. It's an arguement fueled by hate because so many people just want to find a scapegoat for their problems, and saying that gays are ruining family values, that's terrible! Most opposite sex marriages really last a month at the most. If gays want to get married, let them get married! It's not your business to but in with people's personal lives!

2. By saying all the stupid sh*t you said, you're just further proving my point.

3. For America, I've expressed my freedoms, my freedom of speech, my freedom of the press, and if I wanted to start a militia in my town, I would, but that too would a serious waste of my time. I want to show the best of what America has to offer to the rest of the world, because, so far, our appearance to them is that of a boarish nation who thinks that we are the police of the world. We do not have power over other countries, and the fact that you condone the killing of Arab and Muslim peoples is appaling, and someone as uneducated about the world around you just like yourself really should never be able to consider anything they say a valid point. Now leave me alone, I've got sh*t I need to do.
whatif
Helios wrote:
What can be great about Israel?



Israelis. Razz
Ichilla
Denmark
Great things about Denmark
- We have good politcs
- We dont turtor
- We care about the countrys Secriuty and Co2 opuse
LukeakaDanish
Ichilla wrote:
Denmark
Great things about Denmark
- We have good politcs
- We dont turtor
- We care about the countrys Secriuty and Co2 opuse


Jeez...HOW can you like our government Confused Shocked Exclamation

[danish]jeg er dansk[/danish]

BTW...they are using less money on stuff like carbon emissions than their predecessors... Sad

[exagerated] And the kinda of politics which DF are producing could nearly be called torture against foreigners... Evil or Very Mad [/exagerated]
maclui
There is no country in the world named America. America is a big continent, just like Europe, Asia, or Africa. Thus containing dozens of different countries and of course people. I am American myself since I was born in México, just as french are europeans, and chineese are asians.
Perhaps this article may help you have a clearer view of America.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas_%28terminology%29

By the way some great things about my country:
Mainly ladies, beautiful, sexy ladies, in many parts of the country.
Some natural places, arqueological ruins and some beaches.

cons: people do not really help each other if needed, there is a ot of selfishness in many peoples hearts.[/url]
charlo_blade123
well, asking what's great about my country???

hmmm... i guess because im born here Laughing Laughing Laughing KORNY!

nah.. let me give you great background about my country PHILIPPINES...

well, as an archipelago, there's a lot of islands, forest and BEACH here.. also awarded some places of the philippines as worlds best scuba diving area...
so if you love scuba diving you better visit philippines...

hmm.. next? ahh.. the people here are nice... also known as HOSPITABLE...
Foods here are delicacies...

hmm.. there's a lot to say.. but i guess EXPERIENCE is more convincing,
so better visit PHILIPPINES to know whats great about it.. and i promise you'll be amazed and surprised of alot of things new to you! Cool Cool
ub3rasskicker
i have lived in america my whole life (new jersey). it has many downs but some ups. one down is our government, they say theyre just and all but i mean with bush spying on us cheney shooting people and terrorists attacks man its not a good place to be. a good part about it is were FREEE!!!! well not really according to the government but...

actually i would rather live in england because when they say record its sounds funny and i recently had a kid from whales join my school system hes pretty cool but can be annoying.
skullflower
*twitches*

My country is great [USA]. We get to invade other countries and kill people. Which of course gives us great power in the world, and many other luxuries. So I'm not going to start complaining. Of course I'm not going to start helping with the cause either. But hell, if they want to make me a general then that's the only thing I'll sign up as, tee hee. Twisted Evil

Yep, can't wait to get into one of the cities though...
HoboPelican
maclui wrote:
There is no country in the world named America.


Can I go off topic here for a sec? I promise I will not pursue it.

I've thought about this before and have always been confused. Apparently I'm not the only one. Check out this article at wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_of_the_word_American

But here is my query. Our country is "The United States of America". What "should" we be called? Mexico is "The United Mexican States" so any use of United or states could be confusing. The USA is the only country with "America" in it's name, so I think it's understandable why we us it.

So what do the spanish-speaking world think we should call ourselves?
sadbi191
My country maybe a small one, but the ppl living in the country have a big heart.

Very Happy Smile Laughing Wink
rightclickscott
maclui wrote:
There is no country in the world named America. America y big continent, just like Europe, Asia, or Africa. Thus containing dozens of different countries and of course people. I am American myself since I was born in México, just as french are europeans, and chineese are asians.
Perhaps this article may help you have a clearer view of America.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas_%28terminology%29

By the way some great things about my country:
Mainly ladies, beautiful, sexy ladies, in many parts of the country.
Some natural places, arqueological ruins and some beaches.

cons: people do not really help each other if needed, there is a ot of selfishness in many peoples hearts.[/url]


You know what, buddy? It's f*cking slang. People who live in the USA call it America. Why? Because Canadians don't call their country America. Mexicans don't call their country America. What the f*ck am I going to call myself? An American of the United States? It's not f*cking happening, so don't go around acting like you're f*cking smarter than everyone else, patronizing Americans because you want to make a stupid point. F*cking Dumb*ss. I can't believe some people who think they're smarter than everyone else, even if what I'm writing may seem hypocritical.

GAWD That felt good...

I gotta have some more Bawls.
dray101
New Zealand!

New Zealand is like the best country to live in (and thankfully I do!), because you get all the befits of a first world country (environment, health, science etc) but not the pollution, corruption and evil corporations (and people) of most bigger countries. Another reason is that New Zealand has a voice... being part of the commonwealth and a respected country New Zealand has always been able to speak out... and we have.

New Zealand was like first in women's rights, 40-hour-(working)week, universal voting, nuclear free etc.

I don't think there a any major cons to New Zealand (compared to other countries) except it is small (less business opportunities etc).

New Zealand rocks!!!! and the people here a good too!

PS. Anyone else from New Zealand? Your thoughts?
sarahmansour
Well..I'd have to say (being originally from lebanon): the food. It's known everywhere for being divine.
what bothers me when i go back home is how superficial people are. It's nothing you don't find anywhere else though. I'd have to say a greater con is the pollution that isn't remedied that much.
maclui
Quote:
You know what, buddy? It's f*cking slang. People who live in the USA call it America. Why? Because Canadians don't call their country America. Mexicans don't call their country America. What the f*ck am I going to call myself? An American of the United States? It's not f*cking happening, so don't go around acting like you're f*cking smarter than everyone else, patronizing Americans because you want to make a stupid point. F*cking Dumb*ss. I can't believe some people who think they're smarter than everyone else, even if what I'm writing may seem hypocritical.



Take it easy pal, I do not think I am smarter than anyone here, I guess it is just that I am not that orthodox or pragmatic, just a little controversy do not take it personal please.

Quote:
By saying all the stupid sh*t you said, you're just further proving my point.


Take rest, if sh*t proves your points perhaps you are giving a stupid opinion.
S3nd K3ys
maclui wrote:
I am American myself since I was born in México,
By the way some great things about my country:
Mainly ladies, beautiful, sexy ladies, in many parts of the country.


That makes you a Mexican, unless you've legally become a citizen of the US. THEN you can call yourself an AMERICAN. Laughing

BTW, Why the ****** is this thread still open?

Moderators falling asleep on one job while micro-managing others... Rolling Eyes
LukeakaDanish
S3nd K3ys wrote:
...
BTW, Why the **** is this thread still open?

Moderators falling asleep on one job while micro-managing others... Rolling Eyes


I dont see why it should be closed -

Sure, some people arent being as friendly as they should, however it is a rather interesting topic, so there is really no need to close it imo Confused
S3nd K3ys
LukeakaDanish wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
...
BTW, Why the **** is this thread still open?

Moderators falling asleep on one job while micro-managing others... Rolling Eyes


I dont see why it should be closed -

Sure, some people arent being as friendly as they should, however it is a rather interesting topic, so there is really no need to close it imo Confused


Oh, I bet if I stepped in and was HALF as 'unfriendly' as some here, it would get closed pretty quick. Wink
Bockman
The spirit of this topic is to let people know what to look for in your home country (kinda like publicity for people to have them visit your country)

Since the interest of the topic is obvious, it will remain open for now.

If and when the time comes we have to close it, reasons for closure will be considered and the participants that have derrailed from the theme will be evaluated.

Let's keep on topic and without braking the rules, please.

Just a heads up for past posts (wich are under consideration by the team):
Frihost Forum Rules wrote:

(...)
1. General Rules
(...)
c. Posts, avatars, signatures and usernames must not degrade, insult or disrespect other users or groups of people.
d. Posts, avatars, signatures and usernames must not harass other users or groups of people.
(...)
h. Posts, avatars, signatures and usernames must not imply or suggest that your culture, religion, ethnicity, race, sexuality, country, language is more superior to any other culture, religion, ethnicity, race, sexuality, country, language.[/list]
(...)


Be Well Cool
Bockman
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Oh, I bet if I stepped in and was HALF as 'unfriendly' as some here, it would get closed pretty quick. Wink


Don't think it would have any impact being you or any other member. rules are to be followed by everyone.

Be Well Cool
S3nd K3ys
Bockman wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Oh, I bet if I stepped in and was HALF as 'unfriendly' as some here, it would get closed pretty quick. Wink


Don't think it would have any impact being you or any other member. rules are to be followed by everyone.

Be Well Cool


Oh.

Right.

So if I said some things like..

Quote:
You, sir, are an a** and an embarassment

it's morons like you

You a are just a freakin bully using any excuse you can find to justify you worthless existence.

You are a coward, and unless you grow some balls you will be that for the rest of your life.

You know what, buddy? It's f*cking slang

so don't go around acting like you're f*cking smarter than everyone else

F*cking Dumb*ss.

if sh*t proves your points perhaps you are giving a stupid opinion.



They wouldn't get deleted?

Rolling Eyes
HoboPelican
Yeah, I feel like I'm learning a fair bit here. Mods, plese leave open for a bit.

@Maclui - I applogize for the clown that replied to you, but I still am curious what you propse we call ourselves instead of "American". I understand you issues, but I don't see an alternative. Since I read the the Spanish-speaking world has issues with this, what do they think we should be called. Just curious.
rightclickscott
maclui wrote:
Quote:
By saying all the stupid sh*t you said, you're just further proving my point.


Take rest, if sh*t proves your points perhaps you are giving a stupid opinion.


That wasn't even directed towards you, so why are you taking offense?

S3nd K3ys wrote:
Oh.

Right.

So if I said some things like..

Quote:
You, sir, are an a** and an embarassment

it's morons like you

You a are just a freakin bully using any excuse you can find to justify you worthless existence.

You are a coward, and unless you grow some balls you will be that for the rest of your life.

You know what, buddy? It's f*cking slang

so don't go around acting like you're f*cking smarter than everyone else

F*cking Dumb*ss.

if sh*t proves your points perhaps you are giving a stupid opinion.


They wouldn't get deleted?


I did kind of go alittle overboard on some parts, I'm just alittle, uh, opinionated. I just can't stand some people.
SFMeatwad
United States:

Good-
Freedom of Religion; Freedom of Speech; Democratic Government

Bad-
High gas prices; Taxes; Too many secrets kept in the Government
adiutrix
Su 37, Vodka and Women, Guess what country I'm from =D

New Zelanad is awesome too as I have lived there for 4 years and Rome too AND MALTA!
DeFwh
Ah the United States what a kind of wacky place to live. America is a land of irony were almost every form of intelligence kind be found, also every type of food fast or slow. America is the land of bipolar thoughts (fat:thin, good:bad...etc) America is very much the land of opportunity but it is also a land of dissapointment and corruption. No one person in America can represent us wholly in every belief it is almost funny with how much variety there is. We now have a choice to choose a choice, if not odd enough. But most of all, yes we need it, god bless america.

Teh worlds playground. Laughing
solarwind
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.


Yup, I gotta say, India does own. It's really peaceful in the country side in the "winter" (not actually that cold). It's nice and sunny and lots of trees, depending on where you go, and not to hot or not too cold.

The bad: No one makes good hamburgers. (Or poutines for that matter). I love poutines as well.
OutlawSpirit
im english

id say.. the fact r country so small but we have such an impact in the world

our pride in our heritage - perhaps, tho thats possibly goin down a bit now
maclui
HoboPelican wrote:


@Maclui - I applogize for the clown that replied to you, but I still am curious what you propse we call ourselves instead of "American". I understand you issues, but I don't see an alternative. Since I read the the Spanish-speaking world has issues with this, what do they think we should be called. Just curious.


Well I am not an authority in this matter, so I cannot tell you a precise term. How ever in spanish the correct way to call a citizen of the USA is "estadounidense" but I do not want to make an incorrect translation.
This issue is really banal, I think it is just easier to call yourselves "americans" because how can you find a proper Gentilitious when you have this complex name: United States of America? Besides calling yourselves americans makes you the owner of the continent just as Monroe stated when Spain tried to recover one of their colonies. I guess the US holds the copyright of the term "american" because they are a country that have really outstand in the whole continent and no country in America can compete or argue with the USA.

Perhaps in a hundred years Brasil, Mexico or other american country will be the next americans of the continent.
LukeakaDanish
maclui wrote:


Well I am not an authority in this matter, so I cannot tell you a precise term. How ever in spanish the correct way to call a citizen of the USA is "estadounidense" but I do not want to make an incorrect translation.
This issue is really banal, I think it is just easier to call yourselves "americans" because how can you find a proper Gentilitious when you have this complex name: United States of America? Besides calling yourselves americans makes you the owner of the continent just as Monroe stated when Spain tried to recover one of their colonies. I guess the US holds the copyright of the term "american" because they are a country that have really outstand in the whole continent and no country in America can compete or argue with the USA.


I think your harsh judgement on why the americans refer to themselves as americans should be more precisely placed - it is afterall not the current americans fault that they are known as americans, but americans from 500 years ago (or something like that) who are to blame for the rather confusing naming...

Unless americans decide to rename themselves to "humans" or maybe "leaders" im not complaining (Wink)- at least everyone is clear on what an american means - technically incorrect as it may be.
DeFwh
LukeakaDanish wrote:
maclui wrote:


Well I am not an authority in this matter, so I cannot tell you a precise term. How ever in spanish the correct way to call a citizen of the USA is "estadounidense" but I do not want to make an incorrect translation.
This issue is really banal, I think it is just easier to call yourselves "americans" because how can you find a proper Gentilitious when you have this complex name: United States of America? Besides calling yourselves americans makes you the owner of the continent just as Monroe stated when Spain tried to recover one of their colonies. I guess the US holds the copyright of the term "american" because they are a country that have really outstand in the whole continent and no country in America can compete or argue with the USA.


I think your harsh judgement on why the americans refer to themselves as americans should be more precisely placed - it is afterall not the current americans fault that they are known as americans, but americans from 500 years ago (or something like that) who are to blame for the rather confusing naming...

Unless americans decide to rename themselves to "humans" or maybe "leaders" im not complaining (Wink)- at least everyone is clear on what an american means - technically incorrect as it may be.


Also this could be because we dominate The Americas in general, as in most people from the Europe are stereotyped into Europeans, and people from england are English. Or people from the middle east are characterized by being indian, arab, or asian.

All of these are just ways of catagorizing a large group of people who all came from a common ancestor( not the first human being but the first inhabitants in their area).

America also does embodie more then a name of a nation, it still stands for a few values which these United States of America uphold. Rather then condemning our leader, i would go to say that yes America has been in others foriegn affairs since the cold war but one thing of all the USA promotes freedom of man and women under the rule of domocracy, and even though most people disagree that we are forcing our policies, which probably is the case, the end result is for the people to choose. If any one is currently under a dictatorship please give us your opinion?
LukeakaDanish
DeFwh wrote:
If any one is currently under a dictatorship please give us your opinion?


Most people under dictatorships probably arent allowed to give their oppinions Mad
bdoneck
In America people have the right to be fools. That's whats so great about my country.

One of my teachers tells that to me all the time when I do stupid things but he is right; a bad thing in America, I believe, is that liberties sometimes go too far, especially with sueing rights and people sueing others for something stupid that they did. If a robber was to try and break into my house and he stumbled on a loose brick, he could sue me for medical costs.

Other than that I think America is great
DeFwh
LukeakaDanish wrote:
DeFwh wrote:
If any one is currently under a dictatorship please give us your opinion?


Most people under dictatorships probably arent allowed to give their oppinions Mad


True but people can still ask questions in the countries not under dictatorship.

To add to the question anyone who has recently or has been under a dictatorship and can share their opinion please do!
SS0305
I love my country because we unite together in times of trouble and we never forget those who die as heros for all of us
HoboPelican
SS0305 wrote:
I love my country because we unite together in times of trouble and we never forget those who die as heros for all of us


Good to know. Do you want to tell us where that is? Smile Wink
rightclickscott
maclui wrote:
HoboPelican wrote:


@Maclui - I applogize for the clown that replied to you, but I still am curious what you propse we call ourselves instead of "American". I understand you issues, but I don't see an alternative. Since I read the the Spanish-speaking world has issues with this, what do they think we should be called. Just curious.


Well I am not an authority in this matter, so I cannot tell you a precise term. How ever in spanish the correct way to call a citizen of the USA is "estadounidense" but I do not want to make an incorrect translation.
This issue is really banal, I think it is just easier to call yourselves "americans" because how can you find a proper Gentilitious when you have this complex name: United States of America? Besides calling yourselves americans makes you the owner of the continent just as Monroe stated when Spain tried to recover one of their colonies. I guess the US holds the copyright of the term "american" because they are a country that have really outstand in the whole continent and no country in America can compete or argue with the USA.

Perhaps in a hundred years Brasil, Mexico or other american country will be the next americans of the continent.


As condensending as you may be, you're absolutely right. The United States of America is the most popular, for lack of a better word, country in the Americas. The way that is pretty much gives Americans the right, well, more like ability, to call themselves whatever they want. As arrogant as it is, it's just how it is, and I'm not going to call myself an American anytime soon, until I move to another country. I'd still be a Dirty American there, but I'll grow out of it eventually.

Now, please, can people just stop talking about America in this thread, as a personal favor? All of it has pretty much been said, so there isn't much good left to say. Besides, I think people like that area52 dude or whatever have already shown the stupid side of America.

I'm an ******, aren't I?
hunnyhiteshseth
solarwind wrote:
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.


Yup, I gotta say, India does own. It's really peaceful in the country side in the "winter" (not actually that cold). It's nice and sunny and lots of trees, depending on where you go, and not to hot or not too cold.

The bad: No one makes good hamburgers. (Or poutines for that matter). I love poutines as well.


If you are talking about Hamburgers containing beef, forget it, you will not find a good place anywhere in India.
Otherwise, have you tried McDonald?

(I know it is not Indian company, but still it functions in India)
nazty
Of course, when we talked about one's country, we are also dealing with its countrymen. And here is my observation with the Filipinos in the Internet - we love social networking.

Among the countries, if not the number one, in terms of population, the Philippines dominates web community sites such as Friendster and Myspace. When these kind of sites are newly introduced, merely a user will have a arrow connecting to a Filipino.

When blogs came out, the map of the Philippines is always seen. Filipino blogs vary from personal, Pinoy entertainment, information technology, and literature.

And the latest addition is the photo and video album sites. Expect a Filipino user from these sites. Don't forget that Filipinos are not camera-shy type.

Connect. Express. Filipinos.
Stubru Freak
I love Belgium!

For the fries, the beer (and that noone cares if you drink it under 16, altough it is illegal), apple pie, and also non-food-related stuff.
E.g. education is great here, especially in Flanders, our mathematic education is the best of the world, and almost everything else is in the top 10 too.

And a thousand more reasons but I will not spam the topic.
Kamu8recon
I believe the USA is a great country. (this should stir more hate). We have the freedom to dine out when we want, take our children to the parks, and enjoy the simple things in life. Thanks to those who fought so bravely for our stars and stripes. I am a veteran of war and i am proud of my country and what we stand for. Brave men and women fighting for what they believe is right, thats what makes the USA a grea country.
LukeakaDanish
Kamu8recon wrote:
I believe the USA is a great country. (this should stir more hate). We have the freedom to dine out when we want, take our children to the parks, and enjoy the simple things in life. Thanks to those who fought so bravely for our stars and stripes. I am a veteran of war and i am proud of my country and what we stand for. Brave men and women fighting for what they believe is right, thats what makes the USA a grea country.


if anyone gave you hate for saying that then they should be reported to an admin.

Although im pretty certain a lot of countries allow you to dine out when you want, i like the way that you emphasize that what makes america great is the opportunity to "enjoy the simple things in life" - that is what caracterizes many great western countries, and something which really cant be argued against Very Happy
LostOverThere
I live in Australia.

Good Things:
I love Australia, everywhere is different, one moment you could be in the busy city, the next relaxing at the beach, then in a rainforest, then in bush land, and then over at the meadows, feeling like you're the only person left on earth.
We also have fantastic weather down here which is great (oh and free hospitals!).

Bad Things:
Our moron Prime Minister, John Howard (or as we all like to call him 'John Coward'), with this going to Iraq to find nuclear weapons they dont even have and such. Also the crap new workplace laws, and they HEX fee at Uni, and the terrible Detention Centres. All thanks to John Howard.


But apart from the terrible government (that will probably get voted out next election) its great down here!
danito
Well wehavea whole bunch of *bad* stuff, but really New Zealand is almost paradise for me, you´re never really more than about 2 hours from beach, there is a whole lotta natural beauty, and generally the people are as nice as can be. I guess this is the same for all countries but the land and air and sea of home is a part of me I can´t escape(or would want to)
yaashop
Thailand
Pro:Good Culture,Delicious Food, Great Places,Nice people,Best King,and Cheap expenses ^O^
Con:Hot weather,Bad traffic(bangkok),bad politic issue,and corruption

anyway you dont have to think about those cons when you go travel but only when u want to live there. have fun if you would like to come to my beautiful country.
undoweb
Romania, a good place for turists, and the seaside (Marea Neagra) is cool. In Romania you can visit, Peles Castle and Romania haves a loot of wood!
Oh I forgot to tell Laughing Laughing about the fine looking girls Cool
erlendhg
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad


Hi there!

I live in Norway too. I'm not that much a "nature human", but I think we have a beautiful nature in Norway with lots of fjords and mountains and stuff. We also have the wonderful northern light and the midnight sun (in Northern Norway...) Don't you agree? Many tourists come to Norway to see the midnight sun and the northern light...
jobzunlimited
india ofcourse..
its simply great . its culture , its people, tradition, love , affection, places , and many othere things.
hail india!!!!
Vande-matram
Annush_K
Russia.
Good - huge variety of climates; multinationality, many talented artists, writers and musicians, low gas prices, beautiful nature and many more ^_^
Bad - too obedient nations, government not actually caring for people.
codenameshypher
As for myself, i am from an exsoviet country - Moldova, and i have to say that due to this the majority of our citizens know at least 3 languages: romanian, russian and the third learned in scools - mostly eng. and fr. another thing about my country is its history. It is one of the firs coutnries in the world. it was our first leader - Burebista, that fought with the roman epirator - Traianus, about 100 years before Christ. also relief is one of our strong sides. it contains alot of touristic places as whaterfalls, long caves, houses inside big rocks and even monasteries built actually in the rock. the leaders of our country a little frustrated by our way of thinking Laughing because there is no other explanation for their bad strategies in all compartments. better come and see it with your own eyes Shocked .
eliasr
i live in Denmark, and im pretty independent

downs ... womens, lol, do i have to say more ?
Kamu8recon
LukeakaDanish wrote:
Kamu8recon wrote:
I believe the USA is a great country. (this should stir more hate). We have the freedom to dine out when we want, take our children to the parks, and enjoy the simple things in life. Thanks to those who fought so bravely for our stars and stripes. I am a veteran of war and i am proud of my country and what we stand for. Brave men and women fighting for what they believe is right, thats what makes the USA a grea country.


if anyone gave you hate for saying that then they should be reported to an admin.

Although im pretty certain a lot of countries allow you to dine out when you want, i like the way that you emphasize that what makes america great is the opportunity to "enjoy the simple things in life" - that is what caracterizes many great western countries, and something which really cant be argued against Very Happy


I was just using that as an example. Thanks for the reply though. im sure a lot of countries have the same values. But i believe that those qualities along with the brave men and women of our country make the USA a great country. and like i said im sure many other countries have these same values.
Tyler
Denmark is a country of peace, strong historical value, pride in our heritage and symbols, more islands than you can poke a stick at, we own Greenland and the Faeroe Islands (We used to control most of Scandinavia!) and the #1 reason-- WE ONCE CONTROLLED MOST OF EASTERN ENGLAND!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
HoboPelican
Tyler wrote:
Denmark is a country of peace, strong historical value, pride in our heritage and symbols, more islands than you can poke a stick at, we own Greenland and the Faeroe Islands (We used to control most of Scandinavia!) and the #1 reason-- WE ONCE CONTROLLED MOST OF EASTERN ENGLAND!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


Laughing Laughing Laughing that makes one reason why Denmark ONCE was a great place! Wink Wink I'd stick with your other reasons.
rightclickscott
LukeakaDanish wrote:
Kamu8recon wrote:
I believe the USA is a great country. (this should stir more hate). We have the freedom to dine out when we want, take our children to the parks, and enjoy the simple things in life. Thanks to those who fought so bravely for our stars and stripes. I am a veteran of war and i am proud of my country and what we stand for. Brave men and women fighting for what they believe is right, thats what makes the USA a grea country.


if anyone gave you hate for saying that then they should be reported to an admin.

Although im pretty certain a lot of countries allow you to dine out when you want, i like the way that you emphasize that what makes america great is the opportunity to "enjoy the simple things in life" - that is what caracterizes many great western countries, and something which really cant be argued against Very Happy


Luke is absolutely right. While most of the time, I may seem like a filthy liberal who takes his country and it's freedoms for granted and hates rednecks, It's really not who I try to be. You have my respect, Kamu.
vaoger
well i am a malaysian....
i live in a harmoni land which are 2 part accually...
the east and the west malaysia...
i live in east malaysia...
malaysia are well know for its unic cultur and the friendlyness..
malaysia have more than 25 eqnic(race or tribe) live to gather...
3 main races... the malay, indian and chinese...
all differ in background, cultur, life style and language but living harmoni in malaysia..
maysia have many tourism spot... such as the Gua Niah cave, Mulu cave... many more... you sure will like it if you are an eco lover...
beside that my counttry are also famous in the FOOD.. all kind of food you can find in malaysia... you might shock when you hear its variaety.. almost 2000++ ... eat... 2 day 2 night... might not able to eat all....

well it hard to explain in text....
well come over... you see the differ!!!

malaysia... truly asia....
tuncay
Turkey:

Contains the most beautiful place on earth, Antalya.
rwojick
Well, in the "Golden Age of Fraud" the great thing about American is the "claims".

What we could be and what we are are two very different things.

I think the very thing that has changed America's effectiveness is the supposed rise of woman's rights. Today, woman are included in every discussion, and their fixation on minutia is at the same time a waste of time and the confusing of some very simple principles.

You can have a ten minute discussion with a woman about a system and the system does not get changed or enhanced, you simply wasted 10 minutes and nothing got done.

After doing this on several occaisions the man says, why bother?, and this leads to the sorry state of our Country today. Not to worry, just send the report over to the news room and the woman will filter it into complete acceptance over a war that is being fought over no evidence to back up the claim of bearing arms by a Country that stands on the "Right" to bear arms.

Better go barrow some money, their is much work to do improving the communications systems to transport false information from here to there and "not take responsibility for it"...

The road to hell is paved with woman's rights and their claim of equality with no supporting evidence whatsoever.
fofoo
Poland
good:
http://www.topcoder.com/stat?c=country_avg_rating
bad:
stupid politician
gaus4all
I'm from Switzerland.
A verry small but a beautiful Country.
And believe me: We have the best Chocolate in the World... It's sooo tasty...
The bad thing is , it's also the most expensive... Sad
Stubru Freak
gaus4all wrote:
I'm from Switzerland.
A verry small but a beautiful Country.
And believe me: We have the best Chocolate in the World... It's sooo tasty...
The bad thing is , it's also the most expensive... Sad


Belgian chocolate is way better. At least it tastes like chocolate. Swiss chocolate tastes like chocolate milk.
Just look at the Milka logo: it's a cow. Provided that good chocolate doesn't contain milk, what's the cow for? And the name: MILKa. What do they make? Chocolate or milk?
Toblerone is good however. But it's not really chocolate anymore. It's just based on chocolate.
greenwoodmonkey
OK, so I left the UK some 4 months ago now, to Bangkok, Thailand AKA the land of smiles.....

What's to love about where I am, the place I am not officially calling home... well, whats not to love about a place where the food is cheap and plentiful, the weather is nearly always hot and the women... well shall I say that like the weather they are cheap and plentiful and as hot as the weather????

hmmm maybe thats a bit sexist.. ooops

But they are hot Wink

Whats to love about the UK, home of increasing stabbings, newspapers that thrive on creating misery for others and 360 days of rain?

Sometimes you just have to see what is out there
desertwind
India

Great culture. Scenic beauty. great diversity. You'll find everything there.
puredazzle
Sweden

Good: Lovley ladies, Great nature, Nice culture.
Bad: Small, not much happening, Forest everywhere.
S3nd K3ys
jobzunlimited wrote:
india ofcourse..
its simply great . its culture , its people, tradition, love , affection, places , and many othere things.
hail india!!!!
Vande-matram


Ruh Roh, Rorge... the jig is up!

scotsman.com wrote:

The Big Apple scored 80 per cent in a series of tests, including dropping papers in a street in a busy area, seeing how long it took for someone to help, noting whether doors were held open and if shop assistants said thank you after making a sale.

Reader's Digest magazine carried out the tests by sending journalists to cities in 35 countries. London and Paris were in joint 15th place with a score of 57 per cent, while India's Mumbai came bottom with 32 per cent.


http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=609&id=900822006 Wink
rightclickscott
rwojick wrote:
Well, in the "Golden Age of Fraud" the great thing about American is the "claims".

What we could be and what we are are two very different things.

I think the very thing that has changed America's effectiveness is the supposed rise of woman's rights. Today, woman are included in every discussion, and their fixation on minutia is at the same time a waste of time and the confusing of some very simple principles.

You can have a ten minute discussion with a woman about a system and the system does not get changed or enhanced, you simply wasted 10 minutes and nothing got done.

After doing this on several occaisions the man says, why bother?, and this leads to the sorry state of our Country today. Not to worry, just send the report over to the news room and the woman will filter it into complete acceptance over a war that is being fought over no evidence to back up the claim of bearing arms by a Country that stands on the "Right" to bear arms.

Better go barrow some money, their is much work to do improving the communications systems to transport false information from here to there and "not take responsibility for it"...

The road to hell is paved with woman's rights and their claim of equality with no supporting evidence whatsoever.


You see, this is the exact hate that I'm talking about. Some guy in America makes tons of blatant sexist comments, and he tries to back it up with evidence because he wants to make it sound like a valid point. This is outrageous! Not only that, but people have misunderstood the "Right to Bear Arms" for the longest time. It's not to be able to run around with guns, you f*cking redneck, it's the ability to form militias, which people have stopped doing. The Amendment is also incredibly outdated, and someone like you who believes that you can just wave your gun around whenever you want should get the hell out of America right now...

But wait, this isn't about guns, no no no. This is about your goddamn sexism. The way you think that women are destroying America is the same kind of hate that is tearing America apart. When hate and prejudice cloud someone's mind, that's what they actually believe, and hate causes things just like the holocaust! I don't even have anything to say to you but get the f*ck out of America! I am embarrased to be in the same country as you.
HoboPelican
rightclickscott wrote:
....
But wait, this isn't about guns, no no no. This is about your goddamn sexism. The way you think that women are destroying America is the same kind of hate that is tearing America apart.


LOL. Well, no point in posting exactly the same thing here, so I'll just agree with RCScott. Wink

What's wrong with america... Many things, but attitudes like rwojick's are up at the top of my list.

More that's good about America:
Deserts, Mountains, Rivers, Oceans, Tundra, Islands, Plains
(yeah, lots of other countries have these also. They're good also!)

Oh, and Route 66! Wink
johnnycake
well here in cali there's in-n-out and that's the greatest thing you'll ever get

well in the United States, what's great is that if you ignore all the politics and war and anger and bickering, it's pretty much a free country. it is in your right and power and priviledge that being here allows you to choose to help others without fear, which I presume is also in many countries
hunnyhiteshseth
S3nd K3ys wrote:
jobzunlimited wrote:
india ofcourse..
its simply great . its culture , its people, tradition, love , affection, places , and many othere things.
hail india!!!!
Vande-matram


Ruh Roh, Rorge... the jig is up!


Please Explain the term Ruh Roh,Rorge

scotsman.com wrote:

The Big Apple scored 80 per cent in a series of tests, including dropping papers in a street in a busy area, seeing how long it took for someone to help, noting whether doors were held open and if shop assistants said thank you after making a sale.

Reader's Digest magazine carried out the tests by sending journalists to cities in 35 countries. London and Paris were in joint 15th place with a score of 57 per cent, while India's Mumbai came bottom with 32 per cent.


http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=609&id=900822006 Wink[/quote]

The journalist who was sent to Mumbai must be blonde. So, nobody helped her, seeing her highly developed mind.
iskanderbenamor
everything but stephen harper hahaha
Grego.Sanders
I live in Serbia.

I don't know what number of you guys have heard of our country, but we had the union with Montenegro until 2 weeks ago.

What is good about my country. Well, at the moment, not MANY things are good and OK. Our political situation is awful, but later about that.

What's good? Well, I think that the best thing about my country is that we have good places for holidays - mountains and things like that. Village tourism is in developing and that is good.

What's wrong? Huh... hard one. As I said, our political situation is awful. We had our PRIME MINISTER killed in 2003, and now we have obligations to Court in Hague for war crimes - we must give the one of the war criminals, and we dont know where he is (unless the Goverment says we dont know where he is, but that are lies...)[/b]
parokya
cybernie wrote:
The Philippines has been a beautiful country and has been a part of the world history... in fact, my country has been closely related to the US. Home of some most famous sceneries and historical places in SE Asia, my country is also the home of the most hospitable and generous people. One of the best trait I admire most about Filipinos is the "close family ties".

But sad to say, Philippines' good images has been covered by the dusts and muds brought about by politics...


... if you want to have an experience of a non-snowy Christmas, come to the Philippines. Christmas celebrations virtually begin in September. Very Happy Besides, we have great beer. If you've tasted San Miguel Beer anywhere except in the Philippines, you've not tasted how good it is.
Ducksteina
Germany:
- FIFA world cup Razz
- pretty good temperatures (not too cold in winter, not too warm in summer)
mstreet
I love Canada. And now that I am away from it I realised how much I took a lot of things for granted. #1 Most People in Canada are great, their friendly, kind, and will help one out when one is on the street with a map trying to figure out where you are.
#2 Most of Canada has clean air. #3 The vast landscapes. There is everything from the prairies to the mountains, both coasts. #4 If you want to get-away from it all it's really easy to escape and be by yourself.#5 Politically I feel I can actually make a choice and a difference.
There's alot I do like about it.
amusic
I live in Malaysia.

Bad :
Hot Weather here for entire year 24 - 32 degree, traffic jam in city, poor transportation system, have to learn too many languages

Good :
Can learn many languages, many public holidays, low standard of living
S3nd K3ys
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:

Please Explain the term Ruh Roh,Rorge


No need. You did it yourself, here.

Quote:

The journalist who was sent to Mumbai must be blonde. So, nobody helped her, seeing her highly developed mind.
38club
malay food is best...... do you ever try it ?
HoboPelican
38club wrote:
malay food is best...... do you ever try it ?

Ayam Goreng, ummmmm! Very Happy

I'm sure it's better on it's home turf, but I really like the flavors!

Of course, isn't food the best part of any different country? Wink Even the goat stew I had in a little shack the BVIs was amazing.

and beer! Beer and food are the best reasons to travel.

And people! That's it. Food, beer, and people, those are the best reason to travel... I better stop now.

Laughing
Citizen Kane
Good things about the Netherlands:

Grass everywhere (and for everybody)
Great school system
Good Social system (compared to other countries)
nice language (if your foreign, you can't make S***T of it)

bad things about Holland:
Lousy Prime Minister
Lousy Political partys (most of them anyways)
Too small to actually make a difference
Stubru Freak
HoboPelican wrote:
38club wrote:
malay food is best...... do you ever try it ?

Ayam Goreng, ummmmm! Very Happy

I'm sure it's better on it's home turf, but I really like the flavors!

Of course, isn't food the best part of any different country? Wink Even the goat stew I had in a little shack the BVIs was amazing.

and beer! Beer and food are the best reasons to travel.

And people! That's it. Food, beer, and people, those are the best reason to travel... I better stop now.

Laughing


Isn't ayam chicken?
CCFCExile
I'm from WALES. Very small country next to England and has a pop of 3.5million.

The people are generally friendly, we have our own language and the Welsh Cake is about the best biscuite / cake you can get!!!

There are unfortunate divides between Swansea and Cardiff, The Valleys and every one else in South Wales, North Wales and The Rest of Wales but overall were pretty good.

The worst thing is that we can't win at any sport!!!
mavahntooth
Im from Philippines. this are my pros and cons

good
1. many pretty sexy ladies
2. close family ties
3. lovely nature
4. religious


bad.
1. corrupt officials
2. no discipline
3. greedy for they make their own fellow filipino suffer for their own good.
4 no unity
matttai
Australia is a beautiful country with beautiful weather almost all year round. Even during winter a great sunny day is alot more common than many other countries. The pollution levels are also very low and you get clear blue skies even in major cities Smile
The population is also highly multicultural so you can see alot of different people of different nationalities going about during the day.

The bad thing about it is the public transport system is appalling, especially the trains. These are frequently late and cancelled without warning.

Otherwise i can't say theres too much that is bad about it!
Linda_B
I've lived in about 5 different countries in the past years so I'm just gonna post them all, can't really decide which is my country.

Sweden - It is one of the most beautiful countries on this earth. Yes, others have prettier sights etc, but there are not many countries where you look anywhere around you and the sight will be beautiful. Stockholm is, of course, the capital of all this and fits in as one of the worlds most beautiful cities. Did I mention that I find Sweden beautiful?
Still, the people are a little to Swedish for me... very square and quite cold.

Germany - If you speak German, this is THE place to party. These people know how to hold their beerfestivals. Too bad practically none of them speak English, so their culture generally stays within Germans.

France - My home for the last 4 years. Well, it's one of my favorite places just because I had such a great time there. Good friends, good school etc. And yes, the people ARE actually wonderful, you just have to approach them the right way. Doesn't matter if you just speak one word of french, use it and they will love to help you. Approach them with English and they will turn a cold shoulder. It's their way, accept it and you will have a great time.
They do however need a serious change of government...

America - California was nice. Not my favorite place but I had a good time.

Cuba - highly recommendable, Havanna is so full of life and spirit. It sort brings a flashing image of the old New Orleans, just a mix of everything.
Well, they can't leave... so I guess that's their bad thing.

I'm sure there will be many more to come, but these are the places I have lived (except for Sweden, where I will live from now on... I am Swedish though)
clownFart
Oh Canada!

free health care,
the rockies,
not a big terrorist target,
nice people,
the worlds largets skatepark(Shaw Millennium Park),
lots of land and very little pop,
alberta's oil,
all the fresh water,
nunavuts diamonds(we dont get a penny for it Evil or Very Mad ),
the tones of fish by nova scotia,
everyone in the world likes you,
and of corse:

MythicalMuffin wrote:
Hm...what's so great about Canada? Poutines...
freakinlame
MALAYSIA
Have y'all ever heard of Malaysia? Well, if you haven't, you must at least pay a visit once to Malaysia..Malaysia has a good weather, well cause its located at the equator..besides, Malaysians are warm and cozy and friendly..Malaysians are comprised of multi-racial community and we live in harmony, respecting each other and care for each other..Don't believe me? Go to Malaysia.. Smile
photon
i live in india. so i guess i have a lot to talk about

the good thing about my country is the never say die spirit of the people here. sure, its a developing country, the poverty level is pretty high, and other absolute essentials are deprived to the poor. but still its amazing to see the level of tolerance. no matter what happens, ppl dont just give up! and diverse cultures, religions, caste, languages (there are at least 20 major languages and about a hundred dialects) - all these things just bind us closer.
and our culture is something im really proud of.

and the bad - the corrupt politicians and the government! they just dont care about the common man. all they need are votes when it matters, and they start swindling money from the tax payers. those bloody money hungry monsters are just ruining the country. we can do much better without such a government.
marioflory
Switzerland:
Pro:
Switzerland is a small country, but has a great diversity of people, 4 official languages (English is none of them!) .
People in Switzerland are reserved, but very friendly. Switzerland is a very clean and save place. It is possible to enjoy the nature and beauty of Switzerland doing sports or just walks or hikes. In general, people in Switzerland have a great standard of living and a very healthy environment.

Con:
Switzerland is a great place to live... maybe for Swiss people it is a pain that there is still the army where every guy has to participate... And maybe non-swiss people will experiece BIIG difficulties to become swiss citicens.
exarkun
Yeah, I am from malaysia too. And it is really a good country. Nice malay style food, especially those curry flavor ones. The cons are... the roads are quite congested at some part of the country.
mayur
Duncan Idaho wrote:
Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.

Negative: Sending military to iraq, use a nuke stupid.(yes i relize thats an ignorant statement.)


Torture for crime is in the gulf countries and not India. Man ppl commit crimes and go ahead to be voted to the parliment here!

Is that torture? For the general public maybe
mayur
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
solarwind wrote:
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.


Yup, I gotta say, India does own. It's really peaceful in the country side in the "winter" (not actually that cold). It's nice and sunny and lots of trees, depending on where you go, and not to hot or not too cold.

The bad: No one makes good hamburgers. (Or poutines for that matter). I love poutines as well.


If you are talking about Hamburgers containing beef, forget it, you will not find a good place anywhere in India.
Otherwise, have you tried McDonald?

(I know it is not Indian company, but still it functions in India)


India is opening up to a lot of tastes now,

You have Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, and ofcourse thnx to the IT boom we have KFC(Kentucky Fried Chicken), Subway, and McDee all opening shop!
lukeropro
I live in singapore. It's clean here but the government banned chewing and bubble gum Sad
badzo
Georgia is small country between Russia and Turkey
You. everyone are invited to com and see our historical and interesting places.
rightclickscott
Linda_B wrote:
America - California was nice. Not my favorite place but I had a good time.


Yeah, you can't judge America by one state, and it's a good thing you didn't. The thing about it, California and New York are the best two states, hands down, and it's good that you got to see some of the best America has to offer, but in all reality, this place is terrible, and I can't wait to move. Allison just wants to move to New York, but I'd rather move out of the country.
S3nd K3ys
rightclickscott wrote:
Linda_B wrote:
America - California was nice. Not my favorite place but I had a good time.


Yeah, you can't judge America by one state, and it's a good thing you didn't. The thing about it, California and New York are the best two states, hands down, and it's good that you got to see some of the best America has to offer, but in all reality, this place is terrible, and I can't wait to move. Allison just wants to move to New York, but I'd rather move out of the country.


Wow. You just picked two of the WORST states. Shocked


No wonder you're so mad at (and misinformed about) America. Laughing Laughing Laughing
rightclickscott
S3nd K3ys wrote:
rightclickscott wrote:
Linda_B wrote:
America - California was nice. Not my favorite place but I had a good time.


Yeah, you can't judge America by one state, and it's a good thing you didn't. The thing about it, California and New York are the best two states, hands down, and it's good that you got to see some of the best America has to offer, but in all reality, this place is terrible, and I can't wait to move. Allison just wants to move to New York, but I'd rather move out of the country.


Wow. You just picked two of the WORST states. Shocked


No wonder you're so mad at (and misinformed about) America. Laughing Laughing Laughing


And what do you think the best states are? It's definetly not the richest state, Connecticut. Just because we have the most money doesn't mean we're the best, because I'm so freaking poor right now.

I just can't stand red states and red staters.
S3nd K3ys
rightclickscott wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
rightclickscott wrote:
Linda_B wrote:
America - California was nice. Not my favorite place but I had a good time.


Yeah, you can't judge America by one state, and it's a good thing you didn't. The thing about it, California and New York are the best two states, hands down, and it's good that you got to see some of the best America has to offer, but in all reality, this place is terrible, and I can't wait to move. Allison just wants to move to New York, but I'd rather move out of the country.


Wow. You just picked two of the WORST states. Shocked


No wonder you're so mad at (and misinformed about) America. Laughing Laughing Laughing


And what do you think the best states are? It's definetly not the richest state, Connecticut. Just because we have the most money doesn't mean we're the best, because I'm so freaking poor right now.

I just can't stand red states and red staters.


Connecticut is richest per capita. There's many more rich people in California than Connecticut, so don't get your panties up in a bunch over nothing. (I make six figures, how bout you?)

California is the 7th largest economy in the entire world. It's still a shit-hole to live in. Bunch of fruit-cakes, tree-huggers, bible thumpers, illegals and spoiled rich bitches run blindly by mid-level government disfunctionaries who want not what's good for the state, but to take my money (and my land, public and private) and give it to illegal aliens, crooks and deadbeats.

BTW, it's easy to see why you hate America...


Quote:
I just can't stand red states and red staters.



It's got it's good points too. That's why I live here. (That and I can afford to) Almost all different climates available in the world are within a few hours drive from my home.
earthchild
cultural diversity

and when compared to many other countries; the freedom to be whatever you want to be
Zaini
I believe the best thing to describe about what I love about Malaysia is " Moderation ". We are not a rich country, not a great military power, not too overly free but Malaysia is a place where a multi racial races life harmony side by side, we have great job enough to sustain our economy. No major natural disaster, nobody hate us.... etc

That's what great about Malaysia
sush
India.

Pros:
* Fantastic, diverse weather.
* Certain extremely capable people are holding the country together, thankfully.
* The ladies.
* Tourism potential.

Cons:
* I can't get my favourite graphics card or LCD monitor, or a Mac, without paying 1.5 times the price.
* Certain politicians are upto no good.

Cool
sr.job
The netherlands is a graet country becouse it is 10 feet below sea lvl.
We also do weel at sport events like the WC.
kkonline
A country rich in it's cultural heritage and traditional artifacts[/quote]
KakkoiiTGN
I live in Northern Ireland, nothing much good about it, really. Razz
Sabrina
The great things about my country: multiracial people, beaches, free education. The really bad things: foreign exchange problems and politics. Arrow
Theopolo
Best in my counrty is the nature. It's so beautiful and quiet. You can relax and think some things.
a.Bird
What's great about the U.S. is that there are still a few people left who aren't completely brainwashed. Confused
S3nd K3ys
a.Bird wrote:
What's great about the U.S. is that there are still a few people left who aren't completely brainwashed. Confused


/me looks left, looks right, peeks under a rug...

:shrug:

/me walks away
HoboPelican
S3nd K3ys wrote:
a.Bird wrote:
What's great about the U.S. is that there are still a few people left who aren't completely brainwashed. Confused

/me looks left, looks right, peeks under a rug...
:shrug:
/me walks away


What? You too brainwashed to look up and behind ya. Laughing

@Theopolo - Glad you come from such an idyllic place. But unless you are trying to keep us from finding out, you should tell us where your home is Wink
ibay
Despite all the bad qualities wrongly attributed to my country, I wont hesitate to blow its trumpet here, and that is our great PAKISTAN, founded by a leader whose qualities stand higher than the combined qualities of all the RULING MONKEYS of today's Democratic world.

Pakistan is blessed with vast stretches of agricultural land, deserts, and scenic and little explored mountainous ranges. We are proud to have the world's second highest mountain named K-2 within our borders.
We have megacities which can somehow be called "developed", but certainly they are beautiful as compared to cities of our neighbours.
Capital: Islamabad, Cultural Capital: Lahore, Commercial Capital: Karachi.
Islamabad is one of the most beautiful cities of Asia, Lahore is rich in culture and is famous for its Historical buildings. The festival of Basant in the city of Lahore brings so much color in the sky that is a unique thing in the whole world. Karachi brings much of the Revenue to the Gov. and is the only beach city of Pakistan. Eastern cities Quetta and Peshawar are also large cities but have less significance.
Most of the cities of Pakistan have most modern buildings like Airports, Shopping Malls and stylish Restaurants, beautiful roads. Pakistan also has a Motorway of international standard. Cars of nearly all famous brands like Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Porshe's and even Rolls Royce's are not uncommon on Pakistani roads.

Bad Things about Pakistan:

Arrow TERRORISM (yawn....), the favourite word of today's Freedom
Lovers.

Arrow Poverty

Arrow Foreign Sponsored Terrorist movements, like the seperatist
movement in the province of Balochistan

Arrow Neighbours

Arrow American sponsored Dictators

Arrow Suicide Bombings - Those that are done by Al-Qaida and also
those that are done after receiving phone calls from
American Embassy


Arrow Lastly, our women are very beautiful, this leads to the high
number of rapes in our country
foodman
USA!!! well ofcoarse there are plenty negitives here, most of which have already been discused. but what i really like about it is the size and the diverse wild life and landscape. we have many parks. different climates to have fun it. mountains, deserts, ocean,forests,swamps, almost every thing. there are plenty of animals here that dont exsist any where else in the world.
Linda_B
Quote:

California is the 7th largest economy in the entire world. It's still a ****-hole to live in. Bunch of fruit-cakes, tree-huggers, bible thumpers, illegals and spoiled rich bitches run blindly by mid-level government disfunctionaries who want not what's good for the state, but to take my money (and my land, public and private) and give it to illegal aliens, crooks and deadbeats.


Wow, are you misinformed... yes, California has all of what you described, mainly because L.A. is in California, but in what states DON'T you find "tree-huggers" and "bible thumpers" ? I definitely wouldn't see California as the center of that.

Still, I think that San Francisco and New York are the most foreign friendly states, in the sense that there are many more foreigners living in those cities than in a small town in Texas. That, of course also goes for Chicago and other larger cities, but those two really are huge attractions to foreigners. I enjoyed the climate there just because it was quite relaxed and less American than the small town in the bay area that I lived in.

I do think all places of this world have their own charm, it's just the experience we have in each of them that decides whether we like them or not. My cousin ended up in the deepest hole of Kenntucky for her exchange program from Sweden and she loved it. I can't see how that would be my favorite place to stay, but she enjoyed it.

Just a thought.
Dustylunchbox
YAY New Zealand!!!! COUGH new zealand is in a way a great place with lots of plants animals mountains beachs but still hardly anbody knows where we are and theres no money or fame to be had living here lame! but still if ya love nature this is ur place
Kovalchuk17
My country is full of obese people. Fast food chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell are making my country fat. It kind of disgusting if your only a few left who are skinny.
<Edit: image censored>
komuna
Helo from d piramid!

www.piramidasunca.ba Laughing
venus flytrap
Ireland: We've never invaded anyone, never had an empire. We have the greatest number of Nobel Prize laureates for literature relative to our population. We can send our soccer team abroad without an accompanying army of hooligans. Cool
KernEnergie
What's great in France? In the same country we have moutains, oceans and sea. So holidays are never the same ^^
What's not great...politicians. Crying or Very sad
Gerardus™
Citizen Kane wrote:
Good things about the Netherlands:

Grass everywhere (and for everybody)
Great school system
Good Social system (compared to other countries)
nice language (if your foreign, you can't make S***T of it)

bad things about Holland:
Lousy Prime Minister
Lousy Political partys (most of them anyways)
Too small to actually make a difference


I agree with some parts, but not with everything.
We have great things here but we have pussy leaders. Everybody is out there for their own profit, but i think that goes for most countries in this world.
We live in a small country, but well known around the world, so that must be worth something, but if nothing will change here fast, then too many people (including me) will move to another country.
LOL and another funny thing is the fact that we all live here in holland, one of the smallest countries in the world, but when you drive for like 15 minutes in your car, you could have trouble understanding people, cuz we have many dialects.
Still it's nice living here if you make something of it. If you like low profile that is..
Everybody who is making big money here, moves to another country. That need to change or else we will end up as a poor country.
jellepellee
Everyting is good.. only the weather could be better.. it's a little cold.. further everything is good Cool
HoboPelican
jellepellee wrote:
Everyting is good.. only the weather could be better.. it's a little cold.. further everything is good Cool



Is it just me, or are people not telling us what country they are talking about?

Laughing Laughing Laughing
grajpotti
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:


Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.


Me too INDIAN.. See What you said is right .. If there wer not a single of those vachy BAD politicians looking each corner for increasing their pocket size, our country must have been in the TOP long ago for sure!!
Zaini
Malaysia is great as I'm living here and all the people is good.
lordlinier
i live in china.

i don't wanna talk about politics here, but if china's some policy changes, i think it'll be the next richest country in the world. Besides, we have alotta people, lol
Pikokola
Indonesia... hmm what should I say...

good scenery [yeah I know, maybe you didn't know about ours tourism, you maybe know Bali, It's in Indonesia (I Ever ask to somebody about Indonesia, and he didn't know, but when I asked about Bali, He said he ever go there 4 times with his wife - HEY???)], kind people, delicious food, many resources,

But It's have a "dark side" like, the global pay is low, butt is worth more than brain, too many corruption [I think it's entered then top 10 most corrupt country - If I'm not mistaken], and many more Sad
Malar
Austria has wonderfull landscapes, the mountains here are just unique but its not only that Smile You just have to visit it once, and youll like it here Razz
sharp
I live in both, England and the USA...

USA, F*%k it! This used toi be a somewhat good country years before I was born. When trade was trade ect... what kills us everytime is the corruption in the gov't, that is something thats gone on since the begininng and will always be here unfortunately, they have taught the people the meaning of greed and the "reasons" to be infected with greed... poiticians, law officers and those in the judicial system have been getting arrested left and right lately, I think we are "more aware" of it because the press is up everyones asses and everyone has a camera...

The UK, well the uk is a great country, gov't is still corrupt but thats mostly because they are all bigheaded. Seems england is a bit behind the times...but to be honest, it work sfor them, racism is a major part of the UK attitude and not just against colours but to any race, and I think they are simply upset do to the fact that they did once own a good portion of the world, and because their heads swelled and then assumed no one would try to taKE ANYTHING BACK....THEY LOST ALMOST EVCERYTHING, ALL THATS LEFT IS A LIL ISLAND...AND SO THEY HANG ON TIGHTLY TO THE HALF of ireland they have, wales even wants to break away from england...

"...The world is an imperfect place...screws fall out all the time" Judd Nelson (Bender)- The Breakfast Club
Soltair
Canada is a fairly good country. First I dislike hot weather, so it kinda fits my needs Very Happy . More seriously, it is a country reluctant to use violence. Our economy isn't that bad, althought nothing is perfect. Despise what some other canadians will say (especially french ones, and I'm one of them, but I disagree), the overall situation of our country on political fields is good, much better than it seems to be in some other places.

Norway's also a nice country. I do not live there, but I'd like to visit it and maybe live there later in my life. Lots of good ideas and projects around there, social measures and environmental care. I wish they'd just use gas a bit less...
Coclus
I'm actually from Germany. The worst thing about Germany is the history, that is simply a catasthropy. But today there has changed a lot. One of the most important things is that most have accepted demogracy as the best way to lead a nation. A thing that gets on my nerves is that the media and also some people are very pessimistic, everything is shown with its badest aspect. Nevertheless, I think that teh fans arriving because of the WM are positively surprised!
XSTG
I agree with Soltair, as I'm a Canadian too. Canada is a cold country (and I like it the way it is) and we got spectacular landscapes in Quebec and all. Even if it's pretty young (about what, 100 years old) it's one of the best country in the world, I'm almost sure of that.

The only thing I dislike in Canada is that there's a few political problems in Quebec and around...
ranzon
borud wrote:
I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad


expencive gas is no problem, like you said..
we in norway are an rich country and can pay the gas.
Norway forever <3

and neighbours are no problem..
i think that norwegians are the moast guestfull people in world.
theLOGANhole
Well I'm from Montreal, Canada.

It would really take hours for me to dicuss what my country has good and bad. I'll keep it short a simple.
And I am not anti-american, incase any feels like discussing my comments send me a PM I have much to say good about the USA and alot to say bad also. Though on the thought Canada is no different and has it's good things and many bad things.

No Country is Good overall because everytime Man touches something he brings all his faults with it.

Governements are corrupt, and everyday more and more we see how every government in the world servers it;s purpose before it's people.
But we have no choice we need to make the best out of our situation.

Good
-A land of vast distances and rich natural resources
-Our Ethnic Groups are vast we our a real country of immigrants
(British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%)
-As an affluent, high-tech industrial society, in the trillion dollar class
-A Very Safe and Great Country to live in

Bad
-Our rising cost of the publicly funded healthcare system
-Everyday we are becoming more and more like USA in every aspect and idea
-Separtisits in Quebec always arguing to have there own country
-illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US
-Roads really suck in Quebec
-And of course Winter ( I hate it those few months of snow and cold weather)
drakordern
Sweden... yes. What´s good about it?..........*thinking*

Ohh! got it! Idea

we can be out in the nature just about everywere. (All men´s right)
with that we can hike, BBQ, stroll and shit like that and the police can´t say -No u can´t be here.... (private propertys excluded)

We got the best and the most developed DSL+fiber network in the world, thanks to Ericson. We also got 3G and are about to get 4G (mobile networks)
The plan is to get rid of all the wires and just have wireless broadband, like mobiles but for computors...*yey* the speed is going to be awsome.
Ooh yeah.. we can drink our tap water (just got to love that) don´t have to buy bottlewater, that would be anoying.

We got the most patent per capita (we got brains too)
tetrapak and the ziper among others are swedish inventions.

We can skate (GO SWEDEN) "I can´t"

We only have 9,000,000 people (thats soo tiny) but we still manage to be in the WM, Olympics, EM...... and stand out... and WIN!! thats kinda amasing.

The BAD!!

* Politicians (corrupt bastards)
* Politicians pawns (naive bastards)
* We have to help EVERYBODY in the whole wide world.... arrgh!!! Why? "Get the weed out of our own garden first..."
* This is NOT a democracy (they say it is, but it´s not) we choose gov. every 4 years, but when they finally sit there, they think they can do whatever they want (%&!?&&#)
* Our schools are degrading, our kids grow dumber (Politicians fault)
* We need people moving in to work. There´s a lot of old people but not enough young to support them when they retire, which by the way is 70yrs now insted of 65. (not entirely sure about the retirement age, but it was on the to do list. also politicians fault)

Well I got more but this will have to do for now.....

So now u know.

-Toxic
spoon1985
Britain is fantastic for its heritage, beautiful green countryside, history, traditions, cricket etc.

It's not fantastic because it's full of chavs (young, obnoxious, tracksuited types) and the roads are far too crowded!
XSTG
Well, I forgot, yeah...

THE ROUTES ARE BAD!
omg pickle
I'm dutch and my country is great! (but sometimes it stinks Sad )

You can buy alcohol and cigarettes when you're 16 years old, when you're 18 you can buy the drinks that contain LOTS of alcholo (like wodka..) and you can buy softdrugs here.. it's almost legal. At the moment it isn't legal, but the police isn't arresting you (like in the usa Confused ). You may have your own weed-plants (up till 5 i think..) but make sure nobody smells it couse when somebody is and he/she calls the police they will take them away Mad but won't give you a fine Very Happy

Lots of places here to go out.. but about 10% of the dutch are racist Sad
That sure is one big downside... but the police usually is okay.. usually first trying to talk and mabey after that a fine...

What's great more? Razz

well.. don't know anything nice now.. but it sure is crowded here... like 16-17 million people living on such a little piece of land.. traffic jams on many places...

ah well overall i like it Smile
it's not bad.. i think the police is too though in the usa Sad
theLOGANhole
After Reading Alot of Replies....

I noticed most people said governments were the bad. I know that's just your opinion but I have to admit that they really piss me off...it seems they serve there needs prior to the majority of a counrties needs.

I'm no fan of communism, all I'm saying is that especially that we are humans they shall always be problems with our governments....

Also I saw the trailer for Spider-Man 3 go take a look it looks great....

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_3/large.html
7gts-scout
Malaysia!!! 2nd TALLEST BUILDING IN DA WORLD!! the "Kuala Lumpur Twin Tower" haha... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Good THINGS
- Advance...
- Rich natural resources
- dono abt good things..can't list down..lolx

Wait.. Bad THINGS
- drugs addicts increased
- Petrol price increased
- Traffic Jams!! alwayz!!
- Tax INCREASED
Balthamos
I like America because we all speak English here Very Happy. I can't think of anything I don't like about it right now.

~Balthamos
saratdear
Hey, I am from India, and it is a great country, I think. I am from Kerala, almost the southernmost state in India. To tell about India. OK, I will tell about Kerala. It is known as god's own country. It has got varied natural beauty... OK,Ok, I will try to make it simpler. It is a great place. It has got the highest literacy rating in India.
Now about the bad things, it has got corrupts officials, politicians and policemen. And all sorts of strikes i.e. people of various political parties shut down shops and stop all traffic. And there is groupism in politics which makes the government unstable and hampers the developmental
activities.
I am not trying to make India and Kerala bad with all the faults. It is still a great place.
cvkien
i'm in Malaysia. Well, in here quite boring, rules and rules. but i think that is still fine for me. Everytime when i went to the airport, and when i saw tourist, they'll scream very hot. Actually i also wish here also having "snowy day". But i think every place also the same. When you are in another country, u'll wish u'll have other like other's country. Something different here is there are a lot delicious food in my place. But some place is S***. well, it depends. Like other country also. Maybe i stay here since born, so, it will just "nothing", coz i already usual to it. just like you all, already usual to your place.
Maxus
Hi from Belgium (Between France and The Netherlands)

We've got good chocolate, at the momen the weather is good but it rains here quite often.
And we didn't participate the WK in Germany :s
eva789
why I like Turkey? Well its my own country. and tourists seem to like it too Smile
also love it for the tea, coffee, food, history, mosques, people...
zlang
i come from china,it has 5000 year's Culture and the Great Wall, KONGFU, Beautiful scenery.......i love my motherland
Evarus
I like England becuase it's allways raining and that makes it great for drifting in my car ^_^ also i dont like the sun too much! heh so i guess england is perfect for me. To be honest im normaly working on a ship out at sea so i dont really get to see home too much.
safren
Israel: good: none.
bad: everything.
well, some ppl think so...
HoboPelican
Well, looking at these posts see a pattern. People like their countrie's food, land and ladies. They hate their politicians. ( I guess the men dont count either way Laughing )

If we could just find a way to get rid of the politicians, we'd have heaven on Earth

Laughing Laughing
Zug Zug
I believe the best thing about my country (America) is that we're free. We can say what we want without our tongue getting cut off (no offense). We also have some very beautiful scenery. I love our diversity!

There are somethings that I don't like....for one I wasn't taught any language besides english...I had to go to highschool before I was taught a little spanish. I wish they taught little kids different languages, like starting in elementary school. I think it'd be great, like the european kids, they get to learn all sorts of languages from a small age. I think that's wonderful!
The Czar
I live in Brunei and one up and one down.

One Up:
We have a monarch instead of a president.

One Down:
We don't have freedom of speech.
Saurabh
Well I too am from india...

and as I can see above... yes we indians have solution to every problem... JUGAAD as we call it... is what makes india a cut above... more over its our culture and warm nature which i think is the thing to be adored the most. That sense of belongingness is seldom seen otherwise
area547
HoboPelican wrote:
Well, looking at these posts see a pattern. People like their countrie's food, land and ladies. They hate their politicians. ( I guess the men dont count either way Laughing )

If we could just find a way to get rid of the politicians, we'd have heaven on Earth

Laughing Laughing

Wrong..
America has come to be great through its politcs, and yes we also have some beautiful landscapes. However 1 in 3 of us are obese. Thats disgusting. So yeah we're great for our politics.
The Czar
Whoa ...

People In My Country Aren't Illeterate Enough In English ...

Hardly Have I Ever Met Someone Who Can Write Perfectly In English Like Me ... Bangga Lah Tu Aku (I Feel Superior) ...
GameAddict
Well, Im from Russia. Honestly, if you cut out Russias bad history(aka Leader of the Communists) its awesome. The food is mad Awesome(try sirniki made by my grandma), the people are hilarious, the girlz are hotttttt Twisted Evil , life is good.But the politicians suck, and there arent as myny computer games Sad((
HoboPelican
area547 wrote:

yeah we're great for our politics.

Rolling Eyes

I forgot another thing wrong with our country... declining school systems. Thanks for reminding me, Area. Laughing
S3nd K3ys
HoboPelican wrote:
area547 wrote:

yeah we're great for our politics.

Rolling Eyes

I forgot another thing wrong with our country... declining school systems. Thanks for reminding me, Area. Laughing


He actually has a somewhat valid point. The politics created by the US are some of the best in the world. Unfortunately, with the advent of instant information, the parties have devided the nation, then left the people behind. BOTH parties have done this. (The Dems just did it first and best)

It's odd, but the other day I heard on the radio that America is still the most patriotic country in the world, but you wouldn't think that from listening to the media and the way they portray the war on terror as though the Americans were the ones sawing off heads on TV and hanging bodies for public display and murdering women and children when they're not hiding behind them.

There is talk of a third party, but I think it's still many years away.
skygaia
I'm from Korea (South Korea).

I love my country but it's so hard to find out bettr and worse things of my country..
Well, there are big cities and beautiful country.
It's very convinient to live at Big city(especially Seoul). We can place an order for any foods any time 24hours 7days a week by phone or by internet. There is a good dilivery system.
And internet network system is very developed. Many people use Ultra High speed internet. Usually it takes several minutes to download a file for 700 MB. What a country.. ^^

But...there are some worese things.
First of all, it's population. Korea is small country. 70% of its area is coverd mountains. There are 12 million people in Seoul.
So there is always heavy traffics and polution in the city.

But I love my country.
SimonWSTS
I live in England. That's surely all i have to say.

Don't forget we invented football everyone, you know, that sport everyone is obsessed about at the moment. There's some world cup on or something.

Also, I live in Cornwall, right in the South West of England where we get surf and beaches! Anyone who surfs will understand why England is so great.
romaop
As a portuguese I recommend a visit here. You will find very good food like: "Sardinhas assadas" or "Cozido à portuguesa". We have good fish, vegetables, bread and no crazy cows. Good wine, or if you prefer, water. We've got history, tales, castles, rivers, mountains, islands, beaches and forests. People are friendly and life is relatively calm here. People are tolerant, mostly catholic but still open minded. Temperatures are good, not too cold nor too hot. So this is a good place to have a life.

The bad news come from the business, television and administration areas. Energy sector is suffering (no oil resources) and nuclear solution is pointed by some to be the solution while others say it will bring other worse problems. Some efforts are being made to promote eolic energy production.
Unemployment is rising. Some factories are closing and moving to other places like GM (General Motors). The globalization is hiting Portugal and the big companies rule over country policies and people. The government seems to be uncapable to stop this.
Other major concern lies on the forests. Last year, there was a hot Summer with big fires. We couldn't keep up with the fires, the aerial resources were too few and, 1 year after, are still too few.
Suddenly some paradises became black broken chimneys with burnt smell. People say that the majority of the fires aren't natural but made by people. Police made some arrests.
I'm glad that there are still many paradises here but disappointed with the lack of organization that caused a lot of nature devastation.
Let's talk about TV. TV fails to give valuable information for the people. Some news like soccer or political meanless issues (a politician didn't shake hands with another one; a journalist is waiting to see a person walk out of some place...) take a lot of time and other news (the real and important ones) like economical, industrial, social, educational, healthcare,... aren't well treated. The media does it the easy and worst way. Of course some issues are unconvinient..., and the TV stations are competing with each other..., and many people that watch may prefer this fast consumption.
romaop
England invented football so that Portugal will win the world cup this year. Thanks England!
Don't forget we are the special ones!
romaop
I read some opinions about american policy. It seems that many americans don't like the politicians and Bush is one of the targets. When watching late night shows Bush's jokes are frequent. But american people elected him. I wonder why?
The President is a joke for the media? The americans elected a joke? Something is wrong with american policy I guess... Or maybe not.
HoboPelican
romaop wrote:
I read some opinions about american policy. It seems that many americans don't like the politicians and Bush is one of the targets. When watching late night shows Bush's jokes are frequent. But american people elected him. I wonder why?
The President is a joke for the media? The americans elected a joke? Something is wrong with american policy I guess... Or maybe not.


You have to understand that it is a time honored tradition for comedians to make fun of the Prez. Maybe it is a celebration of our free speech. But however much I think our leader is a buffoon, the amount of jokes about him mean nothing, really.

Free speech is awesome!
soyaholic
Singapore:

A food paradise indeed. Recent fad is HK-style cafe stalls, been sprouting islandwide. Laughing

Clean and Green. The streets are perpetually free of litter and the air quality is good too. It has a clear visibility. Shocked

Great Singapore Sale. Offers range from 20% to 70%. Orcahrd Roads are packed with people and performances are bountiful along their streets. Cool
The Czar
romaop wrote:
England invented football so that Portugal will win the world cup this year. Thanks England!
Don't forget we are the special ones!


No it didn't ... It invented it to be defeated by Brasil Or Germany ... I love Germany or atleast it's language ...

Ronaldinho is cool.

I hope that Germany and France are in the finals ... Easier for Germany to win ...
itarlo
Israel:
Hot in the summer and a lot of sun but we have the midetarenian sea to cool off in. We have great food espcialy the street food. Worm and loving people that will take care of you in an hour of need.
Unfortunatly, we have a lot of enemies who don't like our fast growing economy and try to harm it
kaokae
Thailand:

Good-
Beuty Religion
Bad-
NO Freedom of Speech
apeX-FXR
Well i m from india and i think the best thing we got is culture...languages..unity in diversity etc etc Razz
hazaramat
What is good about Afghanistan: men are nice, polite, and welcoming you everywhere you go, giving you what they don't have for themselves, a meal with meat, fresh milk, and sugar in tea. As long as you are also a man.
What is bad about Afghanistan: men are nice, polite, and welcoming you everywhere you go, giving you what they don't have for themselves, a meal with meat, fresh milk, and sugar in tea. Except if you are a woman. In that case, you are not considered as equal.
As a result of this gender segregation: men deny their own feminine part, spend their time only with men, and this usually ends in blood or ashamed homosexuality (which is, on the legal point of view, a sin).

Please don't blame me because I wrote "legal point of view" and "sin" in the same sentence; I did it intentionnaly. Afghanistan is an islamic republic, which means moral speech exist whithin the law.

I'm french actually but living in Afghanistan; maybe that's why I keep being astonished of this "religious republic" thing.
Something good about France, by the way: religion and state stay disjoined.
venkateshwarans
INDIA
A rising economy today. Glorious past.
Pythogaurus theorem, kung fu were discovered in India. The chinese had renamed the indian version to fit their stans. Best philosophy. India never invaded another country, did not easily lose either. Mahatma Gandhi was a huge treasure. It had huge resources. Britain is expected to have plundered over 100trillion pounds(today's value) from india. Indian mathematecians had discovered maths formulae by simple meditation. A temple in Palani in south India is made of navabashana which cures many unknown diseases. Hinduism is the only religion not overtaken by christianity or islam. Indian sculpures are world famous. Did you forget Taj mahal. So many left. Our college has an hour dedicated seperately to talk about india's past. An hour a week is just not enough.
marixworld
I'm from the Philippines, as the world knows, we are a thirld world country. Despite being poor, we still manage to live, to survive. The irony of it all is that corruption is rampant and the government are always talking without doing something.

But hey, let's forget about it, those issues are everywhere around the world. Think of the beautiful white beaches, the lovely and hospitable Filipinos, the mouth-watering foods and a lot more. So, how about a vacation here?

See you all guyz...
Soulfire
Greetings from AMERICA.

What I love about my country (there's so MUCH)
1) It's rather large
2) It's got diverse landscapes (from desert to tundra) and lots of travel opportunities.
3) It's home to Cedar Point, the world's greatest amusement park for 8 years in a row (Sorry, I had to add it)
4) We are free (speech, etc.)
5) Our will for freedom was stronger than the largest and greatest military in the world (at the time), and we beat them.
6) We are a "Melting Pot" of culture. There's a bit of everything here! Just go to the big cities! You've got your Greektowns, Spanishtowns, Chinatowns, etc.

I love it so.

One thing I can't stand is apathy to the government. Of our population of 300 million, only around 60 million people actually vote (then they ALL complain later).
supersonic
Well I don't really have to say much about my country.

The good news we are probably the most powerful and influencal country in the world.

But we do have our fair share of problems seeing that lots of countries hate us and attempt to blow us up all of the time.
destructivenature
Canada' great because of our free healthcare, but the average price of a house just hit $750,000. I don't think I'll be moving out of the basement for a very long time. What are prices like in other countries?
diddle
America-
The land of porn stars and magazines and entertainment. Sorry, we are the best.
turbohead
I come from CHINA

Here we have very expensive healthcare, have very expensive education, have the biggest population, have serious corruption problems, ect ....

Sorry, but the greatest things in my country are GREAT HISTORY and GREAT ACIENT CULTURE, I'm proud of them, and trying to learn them as much as I can~
serhat_7tepe
i am from türkiye...

türkiye is very nice country with its beachs, history, beautiful girls.. i advise you that you should absolutely come here and see this beauties.. Wink
96than
Norway is the best!!
Cool
http://96than.wen.ru
Thor Hushovd!
Very Happy
andy26
HoboPelican wrote:
To quote many people....
This will not end well.


Well, I'm from the US, so I expect (and will tolerate) any US-bashers, but I honestly think that one of the things that make the US great is it's diversity. And I don't mean from a corporate "Human Resources" point of view. I think our strength comes the fact that people from all over the world came (and come) here to escape oppression, poverty, stagnation, whatever. I think that is a great pool of people to add to a population.

And, please, don't bring up the current issues with Mexico. Whether we close the border or not is something for the future and not appropriate to this thread.


this is the same with england starting from when it was called england from all the romans coming and taking over as england was owend by lots of kings and queens but then someone took it all over and it became angle land which is french or somerts for england and ever since people have been cooming hear from all over so its a lot like america
Commando_Sondre
In Norway, are is there are so many things I can say that is good. Let me tell you a little of it:

You can wake up without being worried about terrorist waiting outside you door when you are going to pick you newspaper. We have all the food we need and our water is almost the cleanest in the world! Right outside my window, there is a huge garden, where it is blueberry, apples, pears, potatoes and a lot more! It's fantastic. Kristiansand, the nearest city is eight kilometers away from us. And three kilometers away there are a huge shoppingcenter.

We have three schools in an area of 5 square kilometers. We have a lot of great politicians and we police and amublance right outside our house (almost). Thats good, and, let me say that a lot of the girls here are awesome! Wink
andy26
Commando_Sondre wrote:
In Norway, are is there are so many things I can say that is good. Let me tell you a little of it:

You can wake up without being worried about terrorist waiting outside you door when you are going to pick you newspaper. We have all the food we need and our water is almost the cleanest in the world! Right outside my window, there is a huge garden, where it is blueberry, apples, pears, potatoes and a lot more! It's fantastic. Kristiansand, the nearest city is eight kilometers away from us. And three kilometers away there are a huge shoppingcenter.

We have three schools in an area of 5 square kilometers. We have a lot of great politicians and we police and amublance right outside our house (almost). Thats good, and, let me say that a lot of the girls here are awesome! Wink


its the same here in Grimsby
ncwdavid
DELETE
andy26
ncwdavid wrote:
Im from Ireland and its alright. Its very small and the cities are a bit dull. Im going to los angeles in a few weeks oh ya.


cool as soon as i finnish college im going to go texas
WeAlreadyHaveACult
by which i mean
I am no superliber stuperliberal stuperpatriot conservatwhat
old glory under spotlights and AFTER the fireworks I ask about the national anthem and if there is a female vocal version that isn't corny at all but you only say DUH jimi hendrix and all that and yeah his was good and I don't quite understand.
This time of year people wonder what other people mean by saying they love this country. certainly it is not all of the people or even the land or even the flag but it is a bit aBSTRACT.
kung_fu_stu
I am proud to be Canadian. One of the many good things about my country (like others around the world) is that I have enough personal freedoms to do whatever I want; with the exception of anything immoral.
S3nd K3ys
kung_fu_stu wrote:
I am proud to be Canadian. One of the many good things about my country (like others around the world) is that I have enough personal freedoms to do whatever I want;


Like this? (That's my wife)



Wink
zplitstonez
what's great about my country?
hehehe.
My country is the pearl of the orient. The PHILIPPINES.

My country has a lot of natural resources..
like gold, crops, lumber, fishes, etc.

This country has also the world's wonderful places on earth
the banaue Rice terraces,
which was built by the great hands of my ancestors..
Only by their hands they built the beautiful mountain,
if you watch it, it seems that you won't believe that there is no
machine used. you believe that it is only build with bare hands..
AMAZINGLY DONE...
If you want to see this amazing wonder, you can go and visit the PHILIppines

My country also have tourist spot.
like Palawan, it is a paradise i tell you..
With crystal clear sea, and white sand, with matching
hospitable people..
in fact a lot of foreigners and tourist from different parts of the world,
come and visit this place, to experience pleasure, happiness and peace of mind.

My country has the deepest ocean trench in the world.
The marianas trench in mindanao..

This country has the smallest fish in the world,
the PANDAKA PIGMEA..
hehehehe.
quite amazing...But's that the fact...

THE BAD THINGS ARE:
Politician are corrupted..
hehehe..
people now are suffering poverty, because of their graft and corruption.
arungs
Know about India
You may know some of the following facts. These facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.

1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.

2. India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta invented 'zero.'

3. The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.

5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.

6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.

7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan's works dates to the 6th Century, which is long before the European mathematicians.

9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10^6 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 10^53.

10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.


Feel proud to be born in the lap of my Mother India Very Happy Dancing Applause
RhysAndrews
Hard to say... Well, Australia seems to win at everything like Olympics etc. Although It does have some pretty crummy statistics in terms of car crashes and drug use. But on the contrary, it also has a really good spirit at some times of the year.

Regards
Rhys Andrews
7Pound7
Hi folks,

I consider Europe as one country, like the US.
It is beautiful, with beaches in places like greece and spain. Mountains in Switserland, Poland, Austria. Freedom in the Netherlands. Pure beauty in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Space in Russia. Culture in Italy and France. Women in Portugal. Best beer in Belgium, humor in England and warmth in Ireland. History in Turkey and nice people in Bulgaria and Hungary.
Needles to say: Worldcup in Germany.

Welcome to this beautiful country!

7Pound7
oscotast
I am from China,a country with a very long history and great scenary.
such as Great Wall,Forbiden City.....
want more?
VCK9001
Pros about England: Friendly people, Labour in power, good Cricket team.
Cons about England: Hooligans causing trouble on the streets, BNP, shite Football team.
sions
Denmark

people got alot of freedom if they chouice the right things, and if not, they are not really free.

we are not allowed to fight on the streets, how ever we do it anyway, and the police, will just take care of them for 1 night and then let them out, they will maybe get a bill for makeing it

we earn alot of money, our girl got a good ass, but alot of them is really stupid.

our teachers ... well mine, she rans around, holding down her jeans, so you can see her g-streng ... then next you think, do she want to get laid with us, or is she just verry creapy

and they dont learn us anything...


we got 60% as tax, but if you dont got more that a point of money every year, you dont have to pay.

we got a stupid speed limit on 130 kmt on the highway, ... damm i want to get to germany, there is no speed limit there

and importing is cheap Razz
jipmerite
I am from the Republic of Maldives.

We are famous the world over as an exotic tourist destination with beautiful white sandy beaches, peaceful friendly locals and excellent resorts.

It made me laugh to read a post in this Topic about the 'beautiful beaches' in India. Please, I have seen the Indian beaches and they cannot be even compared to Maldives. If anyone wants to see a real white sandy beach, crystal clear shores and a perfect tropical sunset, come on over to the Maldives.

We are a small country and our President has done many things to increase awareness in the global community about the dangers of Global Warming and the resultant Sea Level Rise for low lying countries such as ourselves.

Maldives consists of more than 2000 small islands and over 90% sea. We have our own language called Dhivehi, our own currency called Rufiyaa (1$ = RF 12.85) and our own constitution with a President as Head of the Govt.


Maldives on Wikipedia

Visit Maldives:Help you get to 'Paradise on Earth'

Maldivian Resorts:Comprehensive resorts list

Haveeru News:Leading Local News Agency
Echoes
Well I'm from Peru and here we have a lo of cool stuffs. For example we have the city of Qosqo or Cuzco sometime was considered the navel of the world. In this city you will find MacchuPichu, that word means youngland. This city was the city of the Incas.
In the north near to the Pacific Ocean you find a lot of beaches. Our coast have 65 beaches aprox. and some places non discovered or maybe the people just keep quietly about those places. You find Mancora, Pico Alto, Chicama, Pulpos, and a lot of beaches. you can surf here.
In the East you find the Jungle.Is frontier with Brazil. The city most known is Iquitos.
The Lima city is the capital of my country and you find a lot of beauties (Girls, discos, etc...) Wink
If someone wants to coming here you're a guest. Cool

See ya

Carlos F.
Lima-Peru
honestman
I think my country of Scotland is simply stunning. We have stunning world beating scenery, gorgous islands and mountains to riva the best. We dont win much at sports but we enjoy taking part and so any success is so much more exquisite. We are good at losing, but that that makes the character all the better.
Utopia GFR
Regards!

I am from Belgium Smile

Belgium offers a wide range of interesting things to visit Wink

Amongst the most known places in the surroundings of Brussels are :

- "La Grand-Place";
- "L'Atomium";
- "Le Palais Royal" and other patrimonial locations.

Another interesting aspect is food Laughing

Almost all Belgians eat french fries, chocolate and waffles.

Should I add Belgian beer or the seal of quality in alcoholic beverages Cool

No tourist should avoid tasting our "Stella Artois" or "Jupiler"!

For further information over Belgium, you can check out this website :
http://www.visitbelgium.com/

Of course, besides the joyful side of life, our policital life is not that great...

Ray.
D'Artagnan
Hello All =)

jipmerite , my god Shocked, i'm convinced if i had to live outside brasil i'll be you neightbor...

humm talking about Brasil,

I could make a really big list about problems (after saturday it's doubled), corruptions, crims, unenployement... but i bealieve strongly that the major problem is low quality education (i'm victim of this you can see my grammar Razz)...

About the good things, i could say... beachs, biodiversity, women Rolling Eyes but i'll resume my opinion in one thing (again)... diversity, every where you go you can see diferent people and diferent things even in a little neighborhood =)...


---
Ho$$aM
I can't tell you about Egypt in one post

Just go to this sites it talk about egypt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html


Very Happy
capoe
I'm from belgium

What's good in belgium: Food and beverage. Great choice. Largest amount of different tastes of beer.
sharan
well.. India..
good things ...
history stretches back to God alone knows how many years .....So there's a culture left behind which most people follow and are proud of.
It's a democracy ... yet certain parts have a fascist regime....
all in all it's a wonderful place..

negatives.....
the 'caste' system ....... big barrier. Most ploicies of the government take advantage of this to garner votes..... becomes a headache for 'oepn category' people and finally all these students flee to other countries where there's scope for merit..
hunnyhiteshseth
sharan wrote:
well.. India..
negatives.....
the 'caste' system ....... big barrier. Most ploicies of the government take advantage of this to garner votes..... becomes a headache for 'oepn category' people and finally all these students flee to other countries where there's scope for merit..


Let me make it more clear. The negative is presumption that 'caste system' still exist in India but in reality it has ended long ago. It is just India's corrupt politicians who refuse to accept that it has ended & introduce new ways to protect minorities(Actually they just want there votes). One of the way they introduced was giving reservations of about 50% to them on the basis of caste. By 'open category' he means people not covered in reservation.
honestman
Nice replies everybody and what makes it good is that in the main everybody is positive about their country. True we all have some negative aspects about our country but there are many more positives.

Keep them coming. I have written a 'Calendar of Scottish Events' that highlights that something important happened on every day of the year - most of them inventions or great feats. Unfortunately some negative ones.

Maybe I could add one here each day as we go.

6th July 1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones (American Naval Officer)

John Paul was born in New Abbey in Dumfriesshire on this day in 1747 and was brought up in humble surroundings. At 12 he went to sea as a cabin boy and by 1766 was first mate. In 1773 he shot a mutineer and before British justice could catch up with him, he escaped. By this time he had been branded a pirate and he emmigrated to America, where he added ‘Jones’ to his name to hide his identity and in 1775 enlisted in the newly established ‘continental navy’ for the American War of Independence. He was promoted to captain and eventually became famous as the father of the American Navy
Bmucha
Poland.

The Good: beautiful nature (forests, lakes, mountains etc. etc.), beautiful women (oh yeah!), hospitable and usually well-meaning people, tasty alcohol.

The Bad: rather disorganised society (good at improvisation and heroic outbursts, not so good at day-to-day sustained efforts) in general; two Evil Twins and their ominous minions running the country at the moment. (Disclaimer: the last bit is obviously a personal opinion, as the twins did get elected into office, albeit with a small majority).
jnedad
Bosnia!
Hot woman’s, cheap beer Smile
jnedad
Good things about the Sweden:

Grass everywhere (and for everybody)
Great school system
Good Social system (compared to other countries)
Rev` -
Croatia.
We have 6-7 national parks and other natural parks.
More than 1000 little and big islands like Krk, Rab, Pag, Kornati, Korcula.
I think that we also have one of the best national football fans that go everywhere where our national team goes.
Beautiful sea and beatiful womens - that's what we can offer. Smile
The tourism is the most important thing in our country I think so visit places like Umag, Porec, Rovinj or Dubrovnik if you want to go on a vacation.

Like I mentioned in a post before we had a war vs. Serbia and Crna Gora 11 years ago so a lot of monuments, big cities were damaged by the agressor, and of course so many people died.. Sad

So that are the word to descrive Croatia, the mediterean country.

Related:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia
http://www.ezgeta.com/croatia.html
xray
C* TURKIYE C*
for sea and beaches : Antalya,Alanya,Bodrum,Marmaris,Kusadasi,Izmir
for history : Istanbul (most beautiful metropol of the world)
for natural beauties : Cappadocia, Abant-Bolu
for eating : doner,shis kebhap
Beypazari's and Safranbolu's Historical Houses,Safranbolu's Turkish delight,Trabzon Sumela monastery,ISHAK PASHA PALACE,Sultanahmet(Blue) Mosque, Ayasofia(HagiaSofia),Golden Horn,Galata Tover,Topkapi Palace....etc..etc..etc...
TURKEY WELCOMES YOU Very Happy
kenweeks
Hmm...

The Good:
Freedom to speak either for or against the government.
Freedom of worship
Freedom of the press
The right to bear arms
Freedom to generally whine and complain about all of the things wrong with the country even if you never lift a finger to vote or do anything to fix it.

The Bad:
Freedom to generally whine and complain about all of the things wrong with the country even if you never lift a finger to vote or do anything to fix it.
Mysterious Euphony
The best thing about Australia - well, not so much about Australia itself, but rather about what is said about Australia - is that we apparently have kangaroos with red eyes jumping around the streets and causing havoc. You've really no idea how many foreigners have asked me about that when I've been overseas. It's not particularly insulting at all - I just find it rather comical that people consider Australia special enough to spin tales and invent rumours. Razz
graeinler
The Philippines,*deep sigh* We all love our respective mother countries for one thing or another. I'm not trying to say I hate mine, as a matter of fact I love it here. People here are one of the most hospitable in the world with the capacity to live with what they have and work up on it. The downside of this is that some tend to be grounded into it. Nevertheless, The Pearl of the Orient it is.


:: graeinler Manslayer Rutterkin.
charseips
The best thing about the UK is definately the climate, we have a nice temperate climate so that it is always changing, one week we could have 30 odd degree heat (that's celsius) and the next snow, it's crazy.

Although I'm not looking forward to having to move to deepest highest Scotland because noone can get their hea around the fact that global warming is already here, and will just get worse if we don't act fast.

other good things, the London Underground, the BBC and Channel 4. Completely idependent broadcasters are fantastic, it is enshirened in law and government cannot interfere, and they must be impartial unlike many other countries broadcasters (that includes America- Infact Sky News in the UK got done last year for being partial).
ncaditya
The best thing about my country is its history. Though now poor and in a terribly broken condition, Indians can still be proud of their past heritage. Indians taught the world how to count. Indians framed the ethics and rules that most of the world follows. Indians created religion and religions. The greatest of them-Hinduism-a religion with no founder, no start, no end and highly flexible. Most Indians are vegetarians and follow non-violence. If there is any country that has never invaded another country in 10000 years of its past history, it's India-My great nation!
Snafoo
One of things that used to be great about this country used to be its offering of endless opportunities for work and self-enrichment. While some of these opportunities still exist, it is becoming more and more a country of service oriented work (basically just answering phones and selling useless products).

The true innovations that this country still have to offer lie in medical research and the sciences. However, being that we must all be part of the new global economy, this country is allowing itself to lose its edge there.

The greatest thing about the US currently? We wage fruitless wars on defenseless countries without provocation. We have presidents who are elected on their financial aptitude and "who they know" as opposed to thoughtful leaders who actually act with forethought and intellegence.

I still consider this country great in the fact that there are numerous opportunities and wonders to see (Disney World, etc) and I suppose still being one of the wealthiest countries in the world is nice too. We have a long way to go though if we are going to become the country that sets the stage for all the other countries in the world.

Snafoo
juegos
i live in chile. south-america. I dont speak english Smile i learned in forums like this and in some games that you can play online. hehe

i chat with USA people and they think latin america is all poor and we dont have tv, inet or computers. Wrong.

I know latin america has many poor countrys but not all. We had one of the most stable economi in latin america.

One of the better things of my countrys is we are sorrounded by lots of mountain .. as know as Cordillera de los andes. This natural wall, separe our lands of others countrys so we never do war or something like that, we dont have limit problems. Smile ...

The bad is, my country has alot of natural resources but we dont produce things, we dont expend money in research, thats bad, we can be rich if my gov expend more money in universitys.
coolcepi
Hey Guys:
I come from a little country named Venezuela. My country has a lot of good things, but I guess they would be understood by the locals. I´m gonna give you a few examples though:

1- You can fill your gas tank with about 2 dolars (give or take 50 cts.)
2- We have every kind of climate anytime of the year. Hot and desert like in the coast, fresh an mountain like in the Cordillera de los Andes, and rainy forests too!
3- The biggest waterfall on earth: SALTO ANGEL falls. (I dare you to beat that one Very Happy )
4- Really gorgeus women. And I don´t mean those models on tv (they´re quite fine, btw). You can take a ride on the subway and you´ll se dozens of really beautiful women.
5- Beer´s cheap too Very Happy
6- Everyone here, EVERYONE, treats you like family. We´re known for being warm an hospitable people.
7- An excellent culinary culture. The local cuisine is filled with products and smells unique and distinctive.

Thats about all i can remember right now. I´ll update when I come up with something more
hahame
gread well,
rfwrangler
I am from the United States and I think that it is the greatest country in the world. We have many strengths that a lot of countries are unable to enjoy.

One of our biggest strengths is the diversity that is inherient in our country. While we do not always agree we do agree that we have to right to our opinions.

I will always stand up for the rights of people to be able to speak their opinions and to have their veiws heard, even if I do not agree with it.

We enjoy freedoms that many other countries do not and these very freedoms are what makes our country great.
urangkayo
I live in Indonesia

good stuff from my country:
- have a nice place to visit like borobudur temple, bali island, bunaken island
- nice people

bad stuff :
- not have a good goverment Sad
- corruption from government Sad
zamolxes
I have a russian friend who happened to be in the same English class as I was, we were studying in the States, and we were supposed to be talking about our countries, what's great about them... and he started talking about how Russia's greatest asset is its people... and how America is rich and all that, but... hey, what we have you don't have... we've got smart people in Russia... and the poor teacher, what could he say, he was polite and suffered in silence Smile

I lived for a while in the States and I don't think american people are any more or less special or inteligent than french, or hungarian, or japanese, or german or romanian. I'm romanian, and I heard so many people in this country saying we're simply smarter than any other people on this planet. But then the reality doesn't seem to prove that... I've met a TON of smart americans and romanians and other nationalities, and I also met a whole lot more stupid people of the same nationalities... maybe someone could measure IQ per country, but... does it matter anyway? I always thought japanese guys are smart, for some reason... until I met this japanese kid who was doing his master's at the same university I was, and boy, was he a monument of stupidity... hehe, but yeah, I haven't been to Japan actually, so...

OK, about Romania - the bad thing is we're pretty chaotical and not born in a system like the american system for example, that forces you to be organized no matter how chaotical you're born. The good thing is we're pretty laid back, relaxed, carefree people and so the crime rate is low Wink
vln004
Well, i'm vietnamese but i live in the united states, califonia..so i speak alittle about california/USA

Well, we have lots of liberties like the rest of the free world. We have a lot of beautiful land that is accessible to almost everyone. There are a lot of beautiful people. There is an incredible amount of coastline that is very beautiful. There are a lot of nice people to help you when you're in need, there are limitless resources.
UnikeViruz
Nothing I live in America..
schnitzi
As an American who has recently moved to Australia, I've come to appreciate a number of great things about living here.

The cultural diversity is great (at least here in Melbourne). People are environmentally concious, easygoing, and friendly. They are largely aware that politicians are (by and large) scoundrels, but they are never in your face about politics.

Most of all, I love that the tendency is towards allowing things, as opposed to outlawing things. Eating on trams, off-leash dog parks, etc...
veikkaus
I live in Finland and it is a beautiful country. Right now it is also good that the weather has been so hot lately. I just love it!
jb2_86_uk
Well, Living in the UK has taught me to be positive about even the smallest thing! England and especially scotland, has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world: The mountains in scotland, the rolling hills of the peak district, the stunning lakes in the lake district, the valleys in Wales. That said, we still have thriving, world leading cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester. Personally coming from Sheffield has lead me to be incredibly proud of the Steel heritage of Sheffield, when you're abroad, thousands of miles from home and you see 'Made in Sheffield' written on some nice cutlery, its a nice feeling! The British empire is also something to shout about. It may not be what it once was but the commonwealth is certainly something to be proud of!

Cons:
The Unpredictable Weather!

JB
rfarrand
America is the greatest, freest, and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world. By making sacrifices for America and by our willingness to die for her, we bind ourselves by invisible cords to those great patriots who fought at Yorktown, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima, and we prove ourselves worthy of the blessings of freedom. By defeating the terrorist threat posed by Islamic radicalism, we can protect the American way of life while once again redeeming humanity from a global menace. History will view America as a great gift to the world, a gift that Americans today must preserve and cherish.

Do i think we are the best country in the world...absolutely not, and do we always do the right thing...nope. but it is still a great country in this world.
adamh1989
stone hege is good in uk:P
Slicey
South Africa
Good: Despite our recent history of Apartheid, we have managed to avoid a civil war and build the country into a free, stable society with most racism irradicated, thanks to true leaders like Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk.

Bad: One of the highest crime rates in the world and Black Economic Empowerment makes it hard for white people to find decent jobs, even if they are fully qualified.

If I had a choice to live anywhere I wanted to, I would still choose this country. It may not be the safest, richest or most technologically advanced, but it's home.
BabsUlvaWho?
I live in England but am originally Moroccan.

Here's three good reasons why Morocco is better than England:

1) Better weather (kinda obvious)
2) More interesting (you can go skiing, swimming on beaches, or go to famous towns like Marakkesh)
3) The people are nicer! More friendly than the people in England

Anyone who visits Morocco knows what I'm on about.
healyrj
I live in Queensland, Australia. We must have the best winter climate in the world. I went out for a game of golf today and the weather was so beautiful. You wouldn't believe it was winter. I played with a t-shirt and shorts - brilliant!!
<h1>
South Africa:
The climate.
The landscape.
The people.
The freedom.
The weeds.
The simple fact that the rest of the world know very little of South Africa...I like that... "Oh, you're from south africa, you must live in the bush." HAHAHA
Sorcier
What's nice in My Country
The lake
the parcs
the mountains
ME! Rolling Eyes
Robal
i tell you something about poland.
the summers are beautifull, the winters are full of charm, but te best are springs. i love them. in order to be honest with you i must say that autumns are sad. in spite of the fact then in poland we say " we have gold polish autumn" , many people in that season fell depression....
next time i will tell you something in different cases.
Robal
i forgot tell you that i m going to go to Zakopane -the heart of Polish Mountains-in two days. it is the most beautifull place in the world, so i hope having fun.
fizz-pop
Well, the USA is bad in a lot, of ways, but I like how a lot of the time peope really believe they are right and stand by it through thick and thin - they don't seem to care that others disagree, and they always believe that they can become the majority. Although I don't really like being some WMD superpower, ect., ect.
Vanilla
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad


You should see Brazil... Okey, that's the bad stuff.

The good stuff is that Brazil is a beautiful country, with beautiful people and a rich history. I love to live here. We have amazing places like Pantanal and of course, the rain forest Amazônia. We do have our problems, but i believe that everything will change one day.
internetjobs
it has 7th big country in the world and 2nd population in the world

it has beautiful tajmahal in delhi.

here everything is special expect me...

i am very proud to be an indian

i love my india
Magton
I love Brazil because:

- We have stunning landscapes;
- We have extremely beautiful girls; Rolling Eyes
- We have amazing beaches;
- We have a very good cookery;
- And we have a beautiful culture.

You should visit Brazil Wink
paulbarter
South Africa

Good: "Africa for beginners!" A great place to experience Africa with some first world thrown in! a True melting pot of cultures and languages with many diverse people groups right next door to each other. We dont take ourselves too seriously but at the same time maintain a good level of morality and social conscience. A truly beautiful country that loves its sports and the outdoors.

Bad: Years of apartheid have had their affects and racism still exists (as it does in all countries). There is a large space between the "haves" and the "have nots" and there is a lot of corruption in all levels of government.

All in all an interesting and exciting place to live!
xkobram
Czech republic:
+nice girls
+best beer
+hockey
+football
+dumplings
+hot in summer, cold in winter
+ realy nice mountains which many tourists are visiting for ex. Dutch, German, Polisch
+Prague
imraanio
The greatest thing about England has to be Oxford University, the city of dreaming spires, and the seat of learning.... I'm biased because i'm a student here, but honestly, can you beat the heady mix of tradition and intellect?
pacsey
Im telling you all about my beautiful country that is Senegal.
It is situated in Africa at the extrem West.
I think it's the best country in this worl and don't say im unfair because there is something here that i can't find in western culture
Here when a stranger comes in a house, he's received as a member of that family.
that's why maybe our national team is called Lions of Teranga.
Teranga means hospitality
Lviter
When God created the World, Brazil was blessed: no earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanos. The soil was so good that everything would grow. Then an angel told the Lord: It is unfair!
Then God answered: Wait and see the politicians they will have...!

We have a great Nature and a nice people... but our governors...
It's a shame!
pozzler
I believe there are many countries where politicians do not stand up to people expectations.

I don't know if it's good or bad - but my country has something remarkable about its policical situation:
prime minister and president are twins (almost identical, you wouldn't know one from another).
What is the name of this land? Smile
triggerhappy
i think the united states of america is best place for FOOD!!
AND ENTERTAINMENT best at computers [besides dum old windows they name errors there is so many] and what i enjoy most about america is that it is the land of the free Very Happy
hunnyhiteshseth
internetjobs wrote:
it has 7th big country in the world and 2nd population in the world

it has beautiful tajmahal in delhi.

here everything is special expect me...

i am very proud to be an indian

i love my india


Man please dont spoil India's name with such bad knowledge.

TajMahal is in Agra.

Also 'India is 7th big country in the world and has 2nd [/b] largest[/b] population in the world.

I dont mean to critisize you, but to help you improve.
vsnow
Helios wrote:
What can be great about Israel?


1. The weather: Temperatures (in most areas) of around 15c during the coldest season, 30c during the hotest season - no extremes. Rains only in the winter.

2. The geography: While the country is only about 400km north to south, 100km east to west (about the size of New Jersey), it has coasts (two different oceans: one has sandy beaches , the other has coral reefs), forests, deserts, two lakes (one regular, and one the very special "dead sea" with extremely high amounts of salts and minerals), two mountain ranges (one of them has a ski resort during winter). From where I live you can reach any of these places in four hours tops.
ralphbefree
USA
I would like to argue that what makes my country great is its geography and diversity in climate regions. But sadly this is not the case. obviously what makes this country great is the US Dollar.
It is the duty of any nation to create order among its citezens. Americans are the most subdued people I have know of. In the pursuit of the American Dream its citezens have become slaves to a system that only tends to exploit them for their taxes. In the 1930's the US switched from a gold standard to a currency based on national debt. The current US Dollar was thus born. In that same decade Americans where so poor that we couldn't feed ourselves. Then somehow six years later in 1940 we have enough money to fund a war and everyone is working. Amazing! Unfortunatly through the newly founded Social Security System every American had to pay into a "fund". Now a time line was created for when the American worker could stop working. The American Worker was now obliged to work until the age of 65. It is fairly simple to take all the number of eligible working people and multiply by the average number of years an American works (40 years) then multiply that number by the average income to obtain how much money in taxes a nation could produce. Using this number as Security the US was able to negotiate a loan from the wealthy financiers of the world. This loan was where all the money came from to employ the American Worker during the late 30's and early 40's.

Now in 2006 the $ is fast becoming the preferred money exchange across the globe. Why, because us Americans will gladly commute an average 2 hours to work in a corporate job that we hate with no real chance of progress. Because Americans will gladly finance their life at a 5.6% fixed interest to raise a child that will cost over 18 years on average of $190,000. Because Americans will gladly place three mortgages on a house that they have to pay property taxes on or they will lose it to live in a community where they feel safe.

I would like to argue that the USA with its great resources is the greatest nation in the world, but the facts show that the US is the greatest nation in the world with its citezens slaves to a dream that is funding a currency that is starting to run a global economy.

Spend a $ it makes US great!
Davidgr1200
Pretty much the only thing I do not like about Sweden is the mosquitoes. However, that adds upp to millions of reasons.....
noliver
I live in South Africa and we have one of the highest crime rates in the world. I think its mainly because the gap between the rich and the poor is so extreme. Somewhere some rich guy is exersising his dogs on his massive estate while the poor people have to live in shacks and huddle around a small fire everynight just to keep warm.

So, for some people crime is a way to survive. For example, just about every two weeks a section of the copper cable that connects me to the telco - gets stolen. Because its copper it has some value and can be sold to a metal merchant. I think 1 kilogram copper is worth about 20Rand ( the local currency) - so with that the thief can buy some wine/beer bread or whatever.

But living in South Africa is not bad. It has lovely beaches and has lots of minerals. We are one of the biggest gold producers in the world. The only problem is that only a few people get rich of the gold and the rest of the country still lives in poverty.

In 2010 South Africa will be hosting the world cup - and the rich will get richer and the poor will stay poor.
allanxiao
Well, the good thing in my country, China, is that you can always see people in the street, so you'll never feel lonely. You can find many strange behaviours of people, some are funny as they are quite different from the western culture. One of my Australian friends told me she saw a Chinese man wearing his suit in the street and at the same time eating a corn, which could never be seen in a western country.
Rmgk
Australia = 2nd Best country in the world to live in DAMN YOU NORWAY

(yeh it was a investigation done by someone who i forget in a news report that i cant remember Razz)
xinafoid
many say its trashed and unreliable and many say its awsome. i just am glad to say that out country is willing to fight for anything and i respect that.
<h1>
noliver wrote:
I live in South Africa and we have one of the highest crime rates in the world. I think its mainly because the gap between the rich and the poor is so extreme. Somewhere some rich guy is exersising his dogs on his massive estate while the poor people have to live in shacks and huddle around a small fire everynight just to keep warm.

"this is africa baby that's why there's animals everywhere"..
I think your point noliver resides on the fact of the poor state of our education, the poor get poorer cos they haven't been educated on how to get rich, or haven't been taught the skills to succeed in a western influenced corporation world..
But we must not forget we live in africa where in some parts sustainable farming is all that is required, and the introduction of money introduces confusion and corruption..
There are still parts in SA where you can escape from that part of society, Transkei is still very rural..
In comparison to the rest of africa, SA has achieved lots with regards to economy and GDP etc etc... but not in comparison to the rest of the world...but we must not forget we are still so different from the rest of the world..we still live in africa...
poisonhzkj
China

good: some great sight e.g. great wall,though that i havent been there.tranditional art...and low price of food...i think..

bad: the greatest population of the world...
curnow
um hello id like to quote one of the first posters
Quote:
Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.
why do u say yay. they have a lower crime rate douchebag. proof>>>http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes
AUSTRALIA!!
good: holdens we export to america and they call them "pontiac's" (spelling?), um comedy, women, mechanics to fix easily fixed problems in cars that idiot drivers dont know how...'geee, whats a spark plug?' lol. we have fat pizza(a television show not on anymore i think),

bad: angry lebanese mechanics (i like lebanese people but not the mechanic ones), john howard, schooling system changes, how we'll never beat the american dollar.(i wish we did because then bali would be even cheaper. instead of 2$ dvds theyre 20c lol.jks), riots.
LostOverThere
curnow wrote:
Bad=john howard


I agree. Smile
pagan.preist
New Zealand.... hmmmm...... The most sheep per capita in the world....
We make the best Sail Boats. ( That will be debated )

The bad... so far away from anywhere Laughing
HoboPelican
pozzler wrote:
I believe there are many countries where politicians do not stand up to people expectations.

I don't know if it's good or bad - but my country has something remarkable about its policical situation:
prime minister and president are twins (almost identical, you wouldn't know one from another).
What is the name of this land? Smile

Poland, of course.

curnow wrote:

Quote:

Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.

why do u say yay. they have a lower crime rate douchebag.

Are you saying that torture is a good way to lower the crime rate? That is one of the most ignorant things I've seen here in awhile.
starshine87
i'm from CANADA! woohoo!
we started the awesome sport of hockey
and we have maple syrup from our beautiful maple trees
BC has the best salmon
and we DO NOT live in igloos lol
sarahjlayouts
I am from the U.S. and for those of you who have never been here there are so many great cities acrossed the U.S. and they are all worth making a trip but if you ever come and the only city you ever see is New York City you will be glad yo came. There isn't anything else like it in the country.
hunnyhiteshseth
HoboPelican wrote:

curnow wrote:

Quote:

Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.

why do u say yay. they have a lower crime rate douchebag.

Are you saying that torture is a good way to lower the crime rate? That is one of the most ignorant things I've seen here in awhile.


No, he is saying that there is more crime in USA because they torture more in USA than in India. Basically, he wants to say that the statement

Quote:
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.


is wrong.
nike7
I am from sweden! It's a good country with a great nature. Now in the summertime it's very nice here.
Amsilva
I will not talk about my country - Portugal. Well maybe only to say that is the worst country in UE...

In the other hand, will tell you about my island: MADEIRA. Yes, is the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, best player of Manchester United....

Look at this site and see all the beauty of the "Atlantic Garden"...

http://www.madeiraturismo.com/pls/madeira/wsmwhom0.home

http://www.guia-madeira.net/

At this moment is the best place to holydays. The weather is all year 15º to 30º. IT is safe and you have green(florest) and blue(sea) to make all that you wont.

ENJOY
HoboPelican
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
HoboPelican wrote:

curnow wrote:

Quote:

Hmmmm...what can I say about america?
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.

why do u say yay. they have a lower crime rate douchebag.

Are you saying that torture is a good way to lower the crime rate? That is one of the most ignorant things I've seen here in awhile.


No, he is saying that there is more crime in USA because they torture more in USA than in India. Basically, he wants to say that the statement

Quote:
Positive: my friend from india says they torture you for certain crimes, WE DON HAVE THAT YAY.


is wrong.


@Curnow - Is hunny correct? Are you saying that the US tortures more and thus has a higher crime rate? Or are you saying that because India tortures it's criminals they have a lower crime rate.
tlambert
Belgium: mostly nice folks, excellent social services, french fries and great beers Smile
gigvit
Country-India
Good-I like my country because of its different cultures,religion,customs,and our diversity.Our mountains ,rivers are beautiful. People are very friendly in India and are very co-operative(atleast where I live).
filip
Hello all, Im from Serbia (ex yugoslavia)
Good Things:Our land is beautifull,we make the best movie comedies ever very sexy ladies,very good food,we have very cleaver people too for example Nikola Tesla and some of the best natural juices called "NEXT" I must say the PWN.

Bad Things:Corruption of Govermant,Mafia,many people w/o jobs,war agains Albanians,many greedy and selfish people,Still you can't get rich hear without haveing troubles with mafia - govermant.

All in all I will probably move away from here pretty soon.
computeworldwide
ralphbefree wrote:
... obviously what makes this country great is the US Dollar....


Wow Ralph I must respectfully disagree with you! To me, this nation is great because of its rich history, abundant natural resources, diversity of peoples, and the fact that we live in a constitutional republic with self-governance.

Quote:
Americans are the most subdued people I have know of. In the pursuit of the American Dream its citezens have become slaves to a system that only tends to exploit them for their taxes.... Because Americans will gladly finance their life at a 5.6% fixed interest to raise a child that will cost over 18 years on average of $190,000.


These seem to be the words of someone who doesn't like what he does for a living, and has an embittered view of family life. Do you think you are not free to make a change in your own career?
Shiva
The good thing with my country is:

The poor are really poor, too bad for them..
The rich.. well.. We're RICH!!! Cool
kiseki89
Well i'm from Singapore - Asia in case no one knows where

good points: clean & green to some people, we are not too poor or extremely rich i guess, multi-racial society -chinese, malays, indians... you name it, a variety of cultures

bad points: small, no 4 seasons -only rain and sunshine, strict laws - but i think it's necessary
STGwebsite
I am origianally from the Netherlands. In have lived in countries all over the world. All of them have good and bad sides. I used to be very proud of the freedom the Dutch have to choose their own way of life (smoking pot f.e. is discouraged but not forbidden) and the open minded tolerance of the Dutch towards other cultures and opinions (they were the first to legalize gay marriage). But to be honest, lately there seems to be little tolerance laft and freedom is going down the drain just as fast as in the USA. All in the name of the WW4 eh sorry, the war on terror. I regret to say that the Netherlands is quickly changing into a totalitarian state with more camera's than England and more wiretaps than the USA. Aparently things in Holland are at a point where people only care about their own little lifes and are not capable/willing to look a bit further. Or maybe it is me. Maybe living in the Germany, France, USA, Canada, Philippines and now Belgium has made me more vigilant of these kind of things. Coz even though I have nothing to hide, I don't think any government has the right to decide what i do with my life.
still, there are many good things about living in Holland. The standard of living, education, social security and public health. Even public transport isn't that bad. Allthough, now that i come to think of it: they have all this in Belgium too, with a more easy going atmosphere than Holland. I guess i will stay in Belgium for a while
fkmax
NEPAL

GOOD POINTS:

Nepal is a wonderful place where there are many beautiful places, such as Fewa lake in Phokara which expand quite wide, the Mount Everest which most mountainers come to climb, we also have a olden heritage buildings which are from past King era.

BAD POINT:

Ongoing conflict of parties, corrupted government, Poor admin Systems in almost all the government offices, and lack of good police and army to mantain a good law and order.
nonte
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.


The most important thing is the unity among diversity. India has people from all religions who speak different languages (more than 1600 in all) and still there is unity among Indians.

The bad thing as quoted above is corruption and discrimination.
Morbid Shock
From the U.S whcih as we all know sux. I WISH i was from Denmark...
haloguy
I love Ecuador...

Not quite my country, but I would go there anytime.

For the smallest andean country, you sure get alot. You can experience Tropical Beaches, Snowey Mountains, and Rainforest all in 1 small country.

And the people are the nicest in the world.
Alexis_Insane
Canada...oh Canada!

Big, various, and bursting at the seams with natural wonders!

and of course...the poutine! Dancing
Jeslyn
Simply put: My country is better than yours. Wink
HoboPelican
Jeslyn wrote:
Simply put: My country is better than yours. Wink


Might mean more if you would tell us what it was Wink What if your country is mine? Is it still better?
bercha
Canada.
Good: Less homework at school which gives us more freetime. Very Happy
Fresh air because of many trees and grasses everywhere
Big, lots of space to walk and drive, not like places like China.
Maple Syrups are good. Yummy!! Smile

Bad: Not many fun stuff to do in Montreal. Well for me and my sister, maybe not for other people.
You have to drive for a long time to get to certain places.
Too much French people in Montreal and I don't understand a damn thing there!!!
Teachers can't teach well there because students don't respect them which makes the teachers lose their "motivation" to teach. ( my guess)
owen mono
bercha wrote:
Canada.
Good: Less homework at school which gives us more freetime. Very Happy
Fresh air because of many trees and grasses everywhere
Big, lots of space to walk and drive, not like places like China.
Maple Syrups are good. Yummy!! Smile

Bad: Not many fun stuff to do in Montreal. Well for me and my sister, maybe not for other people.
You have to drive for a long time to get to certain places.
Too much French people in Montreal and I don't understand a damn thing there!!!
<b> Teachers can't teach well there because students don't respect them which makes the teachers lose their "motivation" to teach.</b> ( my guess)


yeah, that happens everywhere. It's usually the teacher's fault as much as the pupils, although having been in a school where people wanted to learn (6th form, studying for university) may well have distorted this view.
hunnyhiteshseth
Jeslyn wrote:
Simply put: My country is better than yours. Wink


Sorry man, this thread is for countries on earth only & since you are on Jupiter(Acc. To your profile) you are out of race. Laughing Laughing
dracula
well i live in new zealand, and as people are well aware, this is the country that lord of the rings trilogy was made.
basically this country natural invironment is pretty cool, the senary ect.
and we are the only country in the world to have a flightless bird called kiwi and a silver fern, so all this makes this small country very great.
another thing, it is a nuclear free country, and there are only 4 million people here, so it isnt that crowded.
umm, we are also soo far away from the rest of the world that we are too far away to be hit by suicide bombers and war. suppose we are a friendly country and i see no reason for anyone or any country to start war with us, there is no point really, cos when they take new zealand, then what? australia? antarctica? hehe yea
well that is all
eleceng
I'm from Ireland, we get drunk a lot, we pay less taxs and we have lots of jobs.
On the downside our economy is parasitic so if America goes belly up then we are screwed, our culture is going down the tubes and we are begining to have traffic problems
agusta
india.......i used to wonder how great the gift of god was, letting me born in a country rich of great traditions,culture and beauty! Cool india s a great nation.....it should have become one among the great powers, but unfortunately the political system which is a spell or kinda paranoa is not letting her to grow!
our poltical system is corrupted to the extereme! peolpe who have got thicker pockets rule de nation....isnt tat wast we want? is it? Crying or Very sad
agusta
we indians have an amazing capability! which we gat drunk a lot....normally baet up wives a lot....even torture them for mere dowry! some crooks are there who needs to be hung upside down and castrated!and a lot good people are there too who value the culture.....
and more notable feature is that we are basically very lazy only inside the nation....but as soon as one s out of nation then the whole scene changes.......we are the most hardworking fellas one could ever find on this earth...Smile Rolling Eyes shocking right! well these are a few lines about the blaker slides of our great natiuon but.........we are gifted by god in one thing right now!
we have almost got a saint...as our first man...he is none other than the honorouble president of india....Dr.APJ Kalaam.....one could never find another more qualified person than him to be the president of our great nation....a great scientist who gave up his personal life for the well being of our nation....actually that will be too less to say...but if i start describing him....our great frihost people will be starved out of memory! Rolling Eyes
Firefly54
Well, today the weather is fantastic here - but I doubt that I'd be able to convince many people that that is a really strong point here... I think British history has to be high on the list, especially ancient and older history - stonehenge, Roman villas, castles from all ages...
ranciel
I'm from Singapore. Yes, "the little red dot" quoting Dr. Habibi. He wasn't in the friendliest of moods when he said that, but hey he wasn't lying. Very Happy

Being Singaporean has its advantages and disadvantages just like any other country. For a start, Singapore is really safe. You could walk around at 3am and not worry much at all. We have clean toilets, well most. And toilets are virtually everywhere! Great for girls, yes? Razz And Singapore is a shopping paradise with the whole array of high-end boutiques as well as stores with affordable prices. We have sales all year around: end-of-season sale, great Singapore sale, christmas sale, end-of-sale sale, closing-down sale, Chinese New Year sale, etc. I love the convenience I get living in Singapore. If I need something, I know where to get without much effort. Most things are on automatic systems now, i.e. car parking, so I don't have to do many things manually. This advocates laziness, but I prefer to call it convenience and time-saving. Heh.

Down side is, the government controls the media too strictly. Journalists are always writing in favour and never against. Has anyone heard of the Mr Brown incident recently? There was article on it on The Guardian, right here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,,1817770,00.html. This tips the balance way off, in my opinion. Maybe the Singapore government still can't trust us in differentiating between satire and news. Well, we're a very young nation. I guess we have got to give the government here some time to mature and learn to trust. One more thing though, the education system in Singapore is way too stiflying. This is one reason why I'm heading to the UK to continue my student life.

I still feel fortunate to be born here though. I couldn't have been more blessed. Smile
jeremoi
Canada seems to be going down hill quickly. We're one of the wort polluters in the world but we aren't doing anything about it.

Our universal health-care system has unbelievably long wait times. the only way around that is going to the States but that's only for the rich.

Our public broadcasters don't have enough money to protect canada's culture. The BBC recieves 5 times as much money per capita than canada and they have to broadcast mostly is English.

Things will get better once the tories get booted out and the left checks its head.
Robban
I live in sweden. the hockey is great but the soccer s*cks!
SLNapster
I live in the great United States of America. I believe that the GOP made this country the best country in the world. We have more freedoms than anyone else in the world. There are many liberals in this country who want to ruin our freedoms. They are called anti-americans. Sure, we all have the freedom to do what we want. But, usually, only the people against something get up and fight for it to change, while the conservatives don't think anything will happen, so don't fight against it. The thing under question ends up changing and making everyone mad. And people complain when they don't get what they want. It's because they don't fight. Our voting turnout is only 30%. It's insane. You would think that more people would be interested in their country. I think that Bush is a great president and is doing the right thing for us, but others don't. That's their problem. They should of went to the ballots.
FlyingMonkey
I live in canada, it has HOT summers and COLD winters....and poutine ^_^, a little bit for everyone cause its so diverse, whats not to like??
ragesone143
my country has many antiques like an old tradition and crusified to the cruz
Parvus
I'm from Ireland which is Green as far as the eye can see. There is Guiness, which is great and there is Jameson, which is brewed in my home town.
Thats about it really, we get lots of Polish and Spanish living here too which kind of rocks because up till now we were nett emigrators and now its the other way round. Polish chicks are hot.!!!!
CreepingD
I'm from belgium, the small country in europe with the greatest beers in the world! Very Happy
Same goes for the chocolate and our french fries (wich are off course not french at all Wink )
But well, that's my opinion offcourse
bufu
poland.
yes we like to drink alot!
NewGuyinTown
United States...
A very diverse country. An opportunity to become as fat and lazy as pigs and be whoever you want as long as it is not harmful to others in any way.
7Pound7
SLNapster wrote:
I live in the great United States of America. I believe that the GOP made this country the best country in the world. We have more freedoms than anyone else in the world. There are many liberals in this country who want to ruin our freedoms. They are called anti-americans. Sure, we all have the freedom to do what we want. But, usually, only the people against something get up and fight for it to change, while the conservatives don't think anything will happen, so don't fight against it. The thing under question ends up changing and making everyone mad. And people complain when they don't get what they want. It's because they don't fight. Our voting turnout is only 30%. It's insane. You would think that more people would be interested in their country. I think that Bush is a great president and is doing the right thing for us, but others don't. That's their problem. They should of went to the ballots.


Hi there, since when are Americans free to do whatever they want? Most of the people living in America really struggle to get basic happiness. Lots of work pressure, no holiday time, closing borders, fear for what happens in the world, locked doors, poor long-lasting friendships, consume-escapism, overweight. I think honestly that America is a country that is locked up in his own 'freedom' filled with fear.
Landscape wise one of the most beautiful countries in the world though.
The reason why only 30% votes is also because not many people are allowed to vote, to protect the real american voice in politics. Actually it is some form of apartheid there. And since when is a 2 party (basically it comes down to that) ruled government with a supreme court not being democratically chosen a democracy? America is pretty far from being a democratic country.
But the system works very well as it is, so it is good. But we should not boast about our democratic values.

7Pound7
ewwink
ndonesia is a big country. We have much resources. (We had before; we even had three seas once! But that's an other story.)
But we have one thing that the rest of the world can count on: we have brains!
Yes, we are clever. Name an invention and I will name a indonesian who invented it or participated in the invention from ball-point pen to electric locomotive or from carburator to hologram... even the nuclear bomb!
visit us
indianinworld
Starting now.. I will give blocks about my country on every posting.

India has long played a major role in human history - Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism all have their origins in India, while Islam and Christianity enjoy a strong cultural heritage.

Colonised as part of the British Empire in the nineteenth century, India gained independence in 1947 as a unified nation after an intense struggle for independence.

LIKE PEOPLE, India's population, wildlife, geographical terrain and climate system are among the most diverse in the world.
HoboPelican
7Pound7 wrote:
The reason why only 30% votes is also because not many people are allowed to vote, to protect the real american voice in politics.


Quote:
Actually it is some form of apartheid there. And since when is a 2 party (basically it comes down to that) ruled government with a supreme court not being democratically chosen a democracy? America is pretty far from being a democratic country.


Huh, what are you talking about? That is completely false.Rolling Eyes
Aparthied? Only a few allowed to vote? While the US is not a literal democracy, I do belief it IS a representational democracy, a republic.

In this thread, you should be speaking about your own country, something you WILL know something about. If you just want to bash the US, that is fine, you just need to create a thread for it.

Back on topic Laughing
Another great thing about the US is the coast. I love all the different shore lines we have. Rocky, sandy, mangroves, cliffs. every shore you go to has its own charms. Heading to our Outer Banks this September and have a house on the beach all lined up Very Happy The Outer Banks is where Kitty Hawk is located, the place were the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft.
ZergZoul
I love Mexicobecause:

- We have extremely beautiful girls; Rolling Eyes
- We have a very good cookery;
- We have stunning landscapes;
- And we have a beautiful culture.
- We have amazing beaches;

You should visit Mexico
parokya
djclue917 wrote:


I hope you could all finish reading this long but great article. Thanks!



Very nice article about the Philippines. I guess the things we take for granted are the things which non-Filipinos notice and appreciate.

About Filipinos and food: I think he is correct. I heard a Dutchman who studied at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila comment while we were in a dinner party: "Here in the Philippines, no matter how poor we may think of you, no one will die of hunger."
parokya
Lviter wrote:
When God created the World, Brazil was blessed: no earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanos. The soil was so good that everything would grow. Then an angel told the Lord: It is unfair!
Then God answered: Wait and see the politicians they will have...!

We have a great Nature and a nice people... but our governors...
It's a shame!


We have the same joke about the Philippines. Just replace "Brazil" with "Philippines" and you have our version of the joke. Very Happy
mceejaydee
The Phillipines.... the beaches, I love the beaches.
Karrde
I'm from New Zealand, born and bred, and I love it here. It ain't perfect though.

The Good:

    It's beautiful. Forests, mountains, beaches, grassland, everything and anything natural is here - take a look at Lord Of The Rings for an example - all filmed right here!
    We have really imaginative names for the two main islands - the North Island, and the South Island.
    For the most part, we're a very liberal, forward thinking, and accepting country. First country in the world to give women the power to vote. One of the first to recognise gay couples as such, and affording them all the rights of same-sex couples.
    And at the same time, we're steadfast in our beliefs. Smoking is banned outright in public places now, and we've been a nuclear free zone since 1984.
    We invented the pavlova. Australia: no you didn't. NO, you didn't.


The Bad:

    It takes anywhere between 3 months and never for some things to get to us (specifically TV shows and movies), that is, if we ever get them.
    In the same vein, we tend to be technologically behind the world in some aspects, like internet speeds and whatnot.
    We're sport-mad, generally. This is a Bad Thing, because for the most part, I'm not a sports person.
    We created the Popstars phenomenon. (You know, TV shows to manufacture pop groups. Yeah, sorry about that).


The Ugly:
... well, I'm in radio for a reason. Wink
windrei
um... i am in Hong Kong, that means about China.... good thing about China.. i think it's the arts. China has about 5000 years in history. The arts has been developing till now. i don't know how to express. But personally i am learning the traditional dance and the chinese music. Nowaways, everyone in Hong Kong, or the East Asia likes learning the western arts culture, but rather than their own countries. But i believe our culture must have something that is good.
krispraha
Well,
what to say... I am from Italy:
good food, great cars, hot girls, best fashion, wonderful seaside....nothing to complain Very Happy
....and FOTBAL WORLD CHAMPION COUNTRY, what could I want more than this Wink
meetul
FACTS TO MAKE EVERY Indian PROUD


Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?
A. Rajiv Gupta


Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the
today's computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm


Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji,
who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th
position
now.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web
based email program)?
A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the
creator
of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000,
responsible to iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika




Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

Q. We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even
faring better than the whites and the natives.
There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,
38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
12% scientists in USA are Indians.
36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
28% of IBM employees are Indians.
17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
13% of XEROX employees are! Indians.


Some of the following facts may be known to you. These facts were recently
published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT
INDIA.
1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
3. The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More
than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.
The University of Nalanda built in the 4 th century BC was one of the
greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language
for computer software.

5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken
and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest
empire on earth.

7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The
very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the
concept of what is now k! nown as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars
have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan's works dates to
the 6 th Century which is long before the European mathematicians.

9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic equations
were by Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks
and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 10 53.
10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896,
India
was the only source of diamonds to the world.

11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst
academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Pr! ofessor
Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

13. Chess was invented in India .
14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract,
fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in
ancient
India .
15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over
5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (
Indus Valley Civilisation).
16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in
100
BC.


Quotes about India .
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no
worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Albert Einstein.




India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the
mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of
tradition.
Mark Twain.

If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men
have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
existence, it is India .
French scholar Romain Rolland.

India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without
ever
having to send a single soldier across her border.
Hu Shih
(former Chinese ambassador to USA )


ALL OF THE ABOVE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THE LIST COULD BE ENDLESS.
BUT, if we don't see even a glimpse of that great India in the India that
we
see today, it clearly means that we are not working up to our potential;
and
that if we do, we could once again be an evershining and inspiring country
setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.
I hope you enjoyed it and work towards the welfare of INDIA .


Say proudly, I AM AN INDIAN.
Notika
I live in Denmark.

Here's many great facilities and beautiful forests.
There are many positives, when you come as a tourist, but when you are living in this country, then you'll get big bills for the house and expensive car bills.
hunnyhiteshseth
meetul wrote:

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji,
who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th
position
now.


And dont forget 2nd richest man, i.e. Lakshmi Mittal, more commonly known as, L.N. Mittal is also of Indian origin.
38club
I live at malaysia... em...What's great about your country?... mant things.. just like malay food.... many nice place travel..... you can try go for see
eldarian
Ukraine... How i wrote in my greeting on this forum, "the land of lard and seeds"...
Well, we have russian oil, Juschenko, Timoshenko, cossacks, yellow and blue flag, Orange Revolution and Ruslana. That's all!
BTW, we have the most beautiful girls in the world!
mw91
The U.K is good if you move to it , but nowadays they don't care about the real brits who live here.
nox-Hand
What's great about Denmark? NOTHING.


I hate this country, it's so boring.. I'd rather live in Mongolia than here.. (( I've just been there for three weeks on holiday, it's quite nice there Smile ))

There is nothing, it's so small, and I like the States better Very Happy

Answer enough?Wink

nox-Hand
zjosie729
My country: China has a very long history.
gltsry
My country is TURKEY. And Turkey has a great history, a lot of natural beauties,Istanbul which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world,....
Hammy
Greatest thing in my country, United Kingdom, has gotta be the weather.
In the summer its sooo damn warm..
and in the winter its sooo damn cold lol.

I like the sun, snow, rain anything lol Smile

but... In summer i get hay fever, and winter i get colds Sad lol.
ItsWesley
The greatest thing from England IMO is either those castles, or good old fish and chips...
kazoe
Philippines.

Like oh come on, watching those guys at the Senate (especially the Oppositions) play ping-pong with the President is like watching 'Days of our Lives' soap opera. You'll never get bored Laughing

But kidding aside, perhaps the great thing about our country is our people. People here are nice and hospitable.

Not to mention the good food and the Islands. Yep, we've got lots. 7,000plus of them.
meetul
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
meetul wrote:

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji,
who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th
position
now.


And dont forget 2nd richest man, i.e. Lakshmi Mittal, more commonly known as, L.N. Mittal is also of Indian origin.


as per my info, LN Mittal is UKs 2nd richest man not the world's.
Plz update me if I am wrong.
jcvincent
The Philippines


Negative:

1. Too much politics (the congress don't have any things to do than just seat there and submit an impeachment case against our President).
2. Lack of unity among Filipinos due to different political beliefs, religious beliefs, and because many of our politicians wants to take over the country.
3. Our problems with NPA (New People's Army). A communist group here.
4. Our problems with Abbu Sayaf.
5. High Crime Rate.
6. Corruption.


Positive:

1. Warm people.
2. Our great beaches.
3. The smiles of us Filipinos.
4. The great weather. (Summer and Rainy season)
5. We're not into war. (hehe)
6. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is a Filipino.
shizoo
well i live in Vietnam and the good thing is that the school is easy to learn. The second language is English which I know. And ....... there are alot of historical memorials and many fun stuff to play.

The bad thing is that everyone is not very friendly. There are kidnap, and crime. There are not even enough police and cops around..

I still love my country in anyway ^^
bigmacmeal
I'm from Singapore. Are you scared?...LOL

All i can say is that the country is over-controlled by the government. Imagine just by saying something bad about the government in publis and they'll throw u in the lock-ups?

Tax rises, petrol rises and even the government is implementing on the roads the pay-as-you-use system. I have to pay for using the road to drive to work..... CAN U BELIEVE IT? I heard they have rose the fees already!
kevinalle
I am from Argentina.
In the last times our country has sunk, but I believe there are plenty of beautiful things still.
One of argentinas characteristic is that it´s very big.
I live in bariloche, which is in the south. Here it´s beautiful.

This season is perfect for skiing. http://catedralaltapatagonia.com
Hope you come soon!
DianaCoelho
well, i don't have much to say about my country... though it is small, it has great beaches and very beautiful places to travel!... and what it takes to food... there's no other like!... Portugal is a wonderful place to live!...
dbking
ISRAEL!!!

yes we are small , lonely, hated, resourceless country.

but we are united! we got thousands of years of history behind us!!
and we will stay forever and outlast thos who wish to distroy us.!!

ISRAEL RULES!
poisonhzkj
well, China, there are great wall ,forbbiden city,summer palace etc. and too many people.
Sorcier
A strange little country!

I dislike contradictions in law. For example: Smoking pot is illegal but you can find it everywhere, I mean really you can find pot each day without searching!
If Police arrest Dealers, the day after they are free again. So Police don't put them in Jail because they are refugiees and Police wait for you to buy some pot to give you a fine instead of taking the dealers in Jail...

I dislike that Swiss people are considered as rich. In fact, perhaps the salaries can be very high compared to the countries around us, but the taxes are much more higher. So In my city 25% of young people are really poor, below poverty level!

So in Switzerland only old peoples are sometimes rich!

I like that this is a small country with so many different culture, I like the landscapes, the mountain and the lake!

I like also in summer all these music festivals everywhere!
MDCNK
I'm sure this already has been posted but I surely say it too.

Holland/The Netherlands

LEGALLY using marijuana.

and the...windmills? haha it's just a great country in general, every country has its ups and down...
Snipufin
Finland is great because Finland is great.
It's a rich country, but it's although a bit expensive.
It uses €€€€€ so other countries have the same money.
Many ppl visit there.
palavra
eveything is great about my country (Turkiye)
Lonelyhut
Taiwan:
Except for some modern social situation, some area of my country is still so beautiful. My country is a small island near China. It used to be forest where we live. Therefore, some area where it is not exploited is so beautiful. The following picture is what I have captured last time my family took a trip in Taiwan. This is the best goodness the heaven gives us.
PowermoonUSA
Hi Guys,

i am from Germany. i lived there for 30 years now and i like German beer (Becks, Warsteiner, Brinkhoffs No. 1), German girls, German Rock Clubs, Open Air Concerts like "Rock am Ring" and Open Air WE Partys a la "Nature One" or "Love Parade", nice Internet Connections up to 50MBIT, buy beer on every day (In Georgia its forbidden to buy alcohol on sundays *hehe* -ive heard its forbidden in the most states in the southern usa), and much more....

... but now i live in Atlanta, GA, USA

People are much more friendly than the germans. I like the great weather. (No snow in Winter *great*), I like my neighborhood, all is looking well around, i like the 24h shops like Walmart, i like my new Wooden House, my new american car, and much more... Wink
indyeah
we have always been a messenger of peace, unlike some stupid pakis or musim lames...lol, i guess ur questions wrong,u shud ask ----whats bad about your country, coz dere are trillions and billions of gr8 thing about my country, it wud take a whole forum to fill it up...lol

anehow i ll answer ur question in points

1. we invented the term zero, did u guys know computer requires a binary digit code for functioning i.e 0101110 , if it wasnt for aryabhatta to discover the zero, no science mission wud have been possible.

2. we were invaded by 3 major imperialistic countries ---british, french,turks but yet our hindu religion survived

3. we have more then 3704 different folk songs in our country and the religion varies from the north to south

4. all the past explorers said onething, if you havent seen India you havent seen the world

5. Columbus cruised on for finding india but miscalculations led to the discovery of america, he invested there thinking the states were india ...lol

6. The big guns of our movie industry ---- Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Shahrukh Khan are technically more famous then Mr. TOm Cruise............Mr.Amitabh has more then 3.12 billions fans , Mr. Shahrukh Khan 3.9 and TOm Cruise 2.46

7. Mr Mittal is amongst the top 10 riches of the world.

8.The crown of Queen victoria still holds the kohinoor frm india, which was stolen by the britishers and never returned back

There are a lots of things and stuff mate, but i guess this wud justify why britishers invaded the golden bird of the world INDIA Wink

PROUD TO BE A INDIAN
japramarkentut
Hmm..
INDONESIA.. Smile Smile Smile
- One of The Largest Country n Population (more than 250 millions), with lots of resources, consist Over 17.000 islands, Bali Rocks!! etc. etc.

BUT..

-One of most poluted country on earth Sad
-One of most corrupted country on earth Sad
-Bigest debt on IMF Sad every child that born in our country have +/-700 dollars of debt.. SUCKS..!!

F*CK The IMF n G8 !! They tryng to take controls of our gov by their money.
etc. etc..

Sure there's lots I want 2 tell U all, but that would make me sick Mad

peace U all
windgrassmedia
whats great about my country is that we have a lot of space. I think we are one of the best countires in the world for population density. 32 million spread over all of our land. I guess is the only downside is how much we depend on the US for everything. You guys (Americans assumin thats most of ya) basically own our country because of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Thats not really youre fault though America aint a bad country and I love most of the ppl in it.
atiwary
USA


What's great about the USA is:

-its friendly people
-care for strangers - different from some countries where it can be so difficult to deal with the problem of people dying on the streets daily
-spacious areas
-plenty of greenery
-you can live an isolated life and be relatively okay
-religious and spiritual freedom
-corruption in government is little (or it is hidden very well haha)
aris99
I live in Greece
Good:
-The islands in summer
-The Sea
-The histoury
-Antiquities
Bad:
-Modern greeks (neoellines)
-Impoliteness
-Not carring for animals
-Uncivilized people
-Unrespectfullness
aris99
Here is an photo from Hania

Rico
South Africa is the best country in the world . . . to get murdered in.
abhisek16
well I am an Indian & I am proud to be an Indian.My country is famous mostly because of its culture. It has thousands of visiting places & must see places. east or west India is the best
okullar
Turkish carpets are very well...

http://caliptrix.ueuo.com/news.php?readmore=37
sonalobramo
Costa Rica, 4% of the world's biodiversity in a country the size of West Virginia.
People come from troubled countries because of the political stability, social security and opportunities (10% of Nicaraguan population work here). But not just people, Intel, Hewllet Packard, Fujitsu and other big corporations taking advantage of this developing country's well educated population.
Throw away your Juan Valdez. You haven't tasted coffee 'til you've tasted costarican coffee.
Great beaches, great weather, friendly people.
pura vida!!
phelis
I come from China, I thought China greatest is the Great Wall, its testimony China several millennium histories
multypersonality
Mexico

i love my country (that counts??) even its super insecure and you may get killed while walking in a dark alley i love it xD
i love the people here xD
bad things: corruption, way of thinking of most mexican people.
vesves
well am i the first malaysian? well i just skiped the post...lazy read :p

my country Malaysia

nice weather,rain sunny,warm and hot...feeling too hot , i will go to high hills or highland...the famous is Genting Highland which is cold and feel good...once in awaile...but if u went there and stay there, u will never like it...not much sun...adults will addicted on gambling...teens will get to stuck on gamestation... well its nice place with alot of people...good place for relax and enjoy or destress...i just like the jumping building game outdoor...i do not know the name :p its like u r jumping off a 10 levels building ...shock and fun ....

next i will tell about the places i went before ^^
monzoncf
I live in the Republic of the Philippines. Many people don't know about this country but its actually located at the south east asia. It is above Malysia and Below Japan and Taiwan. Anyway, Many people says our country, the Philippines is such a wonderful place. But for me, it is such a wonderful country. It is abundant in natural resources, lots of great scenery and lots of vacation hot spots. Many tourist specially Americans, Russian, Chinense, Korean, German, Indian are comming not once but twice or thrice because of their unforgettable trip. In fact, in our country we have the two of the eight wonders of the ancient world. This is the Banaue Rice Terraces and the most perfect cone volcano which is the Mayon Volcano. Be have also the beaches like the Boracay and others. Not only the sceneries, but also I love the people of this country. The people are so heart warming, they are so hospitable. Even though they didnt know what the foreigners are talking about, they are eager to understand what they are saying. Many foreigners are taking their studies in this country, too. But, altough this is a beautiful country, many of its country men are boarding abroad because they want a bigger and greener pasture. Many professionals in this country like Nurses, Doctors, and others are willing to work abroad than to stay in this country because of the quality of life in Philippines. The country belongs to one of the poorest country in the world aside of being one of the top tourist hot spot for vacation. So, are you willing to come and have a tour in our country or not? "Tara na, byahe tayo!" - Come on, let's tour!
perkuypers
I live in the Netherlands, it's the best country in the world because, well of course because I live there and everybody speaks dutch. And it's legal to use some kinds of drugs. And we have the Delta Works.

And last but not least, we have the famous Harry Potter (Jan Peter Balkenende) in our parliament.
skygaia
I'm from south Korea.
Unfortunately now Korea is divided with north and south.
As you might know, north korea had a nuclear test recently.. it's too bad for everyone..

I had learned about my country, South Korea for long time.
We have long histoy, about five thousand year. Well, for 5 thousand years, we had more than 1000 times of wars. it's not good also..

just 65 years ago, there was a war between south korea and north korea.
Exactly it was not only two nation's war. China and Russia helped north korea and U.S and more than 15 countries helped south korea.

After war, everything's gone. several million people died by the war.
However now south korea became almost developed country. it is a member of OECD.
dreamstealer
heh..
I am from greece.i believe thats enough.
1.all the ancient world,philosophy,mathematics,medicine,all kind of scientist first borned and then developed in greece.
2.the byzantine empire(no comments...)
3.the fights against enemies such like turks germans etc fill me pride!
4.euro2004,eurobasket and second place in the world,olympic games,eurovision!
5.greek women and greek hospitality and beauty
6.
7.
8.
9......GREECE!
alancolfer
Ireland.

Bad weather, bad goverment, bad infrastructure.
good ..... cheap flights out.
D.Nikolov
Bulgaria
It's a great place to live, especially knowing that we will join the EU on 1 January 2007. Bulgaria has a great nature and the capital city Sofia isn't too bad either Wink

Here are some photos of Bulgaria, mainly in the mountains and small tows...
http://photo-forum.net/joro/
the-geek
The recent one is, Dr, younis Khan (economist) who was recently awarded the Noble price for "Peace"

Dancing Applause
xyweb
In my country the histoury is great Smile
fooch
Australia:
Great beaches.
Old buildings, and new highrises.
Hectic cities, and peaceful country sides
You can fly as little as one hr, or maximum 4 hrs to visit another state...
very multi culteral country!!
Keran
The best thing about Poland is that there's nothing good about that country.
I guess it's also the worst thing about Poland aswell...
albusa
I live in Honduras the more pour country in the world, but we have the best coral reef, beautiful islands, rivers, a lot o water, stable tropical weather, a lot of gangs hehe( thats no good),
mackhenry
my country is india
its rich for its heritage and culture
bad things -poltician and corruption Wink Wink
raghu.steppenwolf
INDIA!
....Mahatma Gandhi inspired Ralph Nader,without who the consumer rights movement would be nowhere. We're the only superpower that believes discretion is the better part of valour : we haven't invaded any other country in the last millennium.

But lets forget the past. India today is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

With the unfailing regularity of every year, we churn out more English speaking graduates, IT engineers and Doctors than the population of England.

Medical tourism is on the rise : caucasians and asians alike are visiting India for reliable and quality medicare.

India is in any case among the top five most visited places in the world.

Hopefully if a better government comes to power we'll be right on top of the world. A few years, give us a few more years....we'll be right on top.
BigRog
i live in america. in america you can be free to do all most anything. we get to go to the supermarket without having to worry about people trying to kill you. yes there may be that wacko but usually we get to do things safely. i love america becase it is a very prestiges right to live here.
Codeman1
I live in u.s the best thing is the freedom. We can go where we want talk where we want. Anything man its so awsome.
tinaamro
Singapore is well known for its food, strict laws, and obedient citizens (not in the order of merit).

It is a small country, nearly unidentifiable on the map, but it is one of the most rich country in asia.
spider
United States,,,,
Well,,, Id have to say, you dont have to be from the united states to enjoy its beauty, when everything boils down, and you dont worry bout politics, terrorism, and money,, in which is probably in every country,,,, Ive always wanted to just sit back, not think about anything, on my front porch rocking chair, look at the grey mountains with white peaks in the distance, and drink a beer in colorado... I live in ohio, so this is kinda hard....lol...

no matter what our country is like, it has the beauty and peace within its people, and lands. There is such beauty in places like colorado, and even here in ohio, that make you want to sit back and just take another breath.
Many people here either believe, or dont believe in what our government does, but when it comes to the actual people of the united states, we are beuatiful people once you get to know us,,, not saying there arent a few hard heads,,, but, I believe in our country, and when i say country, I mean our people, and our beaty in our land...
darrenpaul
The green green grass of Ireland Smile


The friendly nature of the land the people and the government and the heritage.
rooooooodog
This is the best country in the world. We have freedom and we can do whatever we want.
bombaci41
Turkey...
We have two wonders of the world.
arkebuzer
Sweden is quite good right now, since we just got some snow (at least in Stockholm)
Today I drove 50km in snow with slicks. 240hp, RWD and no ABS... that´s pure love Very Happy

Seriously though, I like sweden since it has snow during the winter, warm enough to swim in the summer and the nature is quite nice Smile

Since I have only lived in sweden I dont have much to compare with though.

Regards
quadre-squad
Indonesia
has many miracle natural places
such as beaches and ancient temple
Pyro Man
UK
History
Power
Beautiful Countryside
Beuatiful Buildings
Pretty good services
Good utilities
The British Passport is still a very useful thing to have!
Rako
Nyizsa wrote:
Hungary is a very small country. We don't have much resources. (We had before; we even had three seas once! But that's an other story.)
But we have one thing that the rest of the world can count on: we have brains!
Yes, we are clever. Name an invention and I will name a hungarian who invented it or participated in the invention from ball-point pen to electric locomotive or from carburator to hologram... even the nuclear bomb!

wow that is amazing i never new that about Hungary. I'm going there at the end of the year it should be good and freezing. But I live in Australia and i think it would have to be one of the best countries it is laid back it is warm and the people are generally friendly. But my mums Dad is from Hungary and he moved here because it was communist. but i am really looking ford to going.
quadre-squad
of course all people have a brain Laughing

Are there any snow in Australia? i love snow

Indonesia is very hot
-Sasuke-
Well I'm from Sint Maarten but my nationality is in the Netherlands Antillies so i guess thats my county
FaLLeN
fooch wrote:
Australia:
Great beaches.
Old buildings, and new highrises.
Hectic cities, and peaceful country sides
You can fly as little as one hr, or maximum 4 hrs to visit another state...
very multi culteral country!!

Yeah!

Another aussie here, its a great place as the quoted post says.
Im more of a 'country' person, i dont mind going into the city for the night though...but couldnt live in the city Embarassed
Rako
quadre-squad wrote:
of course all people have a brain Laughing

Are there any snow in Australia? i love snow

Indonesia is very hot

yeah there is snow in Australia but there is a very small amount and only up on mountains i have lived in Australia my hole life an never seen snow probably because i live in Brisbane.
bojangles
I live in Melbourne, Australia, We have a great country, its got a great variety of weather conditions in four contrasting seasons. fantastic flora and fauna, great scenery, lovely beaches, lots of wide open spaces, and plenty of diversified city living. We have a relatively prosperous country, which helps the standard of living to be appreciated. plus there's politcal democracy, which allows us the freedom of choosing Government. There's plenty to like out here.
Dozetsu
Thailand : many culture, waterfall is beautiful, mineral water, hot spring, and other a lot of that beautiful.
Sorry for my langual.
Alias
Philippines!

Nature is beautiful, Climate is perfect, and People are friendly. The only thing that is not good in our country is the government. Because it is full of corruption.. Sad
Tvis
I am from Holland, but I moved to Mexico...so I'm going to tell why I like Mexico. Obviously I left Holland because I did not like it...

Mexico is a great country, lot's of variety, deserts, beaches, mountains, valleys, rainforests, big cities, small towns, archealogic sites, beautiful women, nice climate, great food.

It is allmost to much to talk about, honoustly, it is a pearl on the globe. I live in Mexico City and despite the smog and the traffic, I can really tell I love this city.
wendy86
malay food is the best at our country
KoiboySG1
Holland........... Confused

There is nothing i like here.
eday2010
What I like most about Canada: STEPHEN HARPER Very Happy

He's a God.
magilos
Philippines: We have lot of players good in billiards Laughing
jt32470
Nicaragua is good 'cause it's still pretty pristine, since the political climate isn't good there aren't that many venture capitalists messing up the country like other countries in central america (costa rica)....Really nice and cheap place to go if you're adventurous.
drconcon
Canada Very Happy

Pluses - We are a peace keeping country (or so says Harper) because we know that killing mass amounts of people just bacause we are angry wont solve anything, its hot in the summer and cold in the winter so there is never too much of a good thing, its much safer than other countrys, racisim is always going to be a problem but its much less of a problem.

Minuses - We elected a moron who only cares about money and people who have money but everyone thinks he's a gift from the heavens, we have to live north of the border to people who dont know anything about other countries (im talking about you america, just incase you coulden't figure out who is to your north)
destiny
Ok..to start off, Singapore is EXTREMELY CLEAN..seriously. There are many people of different races and double heritage(eg,eurasians, chinese malay, chinese indian) There are lots of food to eat, summer all year long.
Bad part is some of us speak Singlish[inaccurate english],its trendy i guess. And people here are really hardworking, i guess that explains why most of us wear specs and are rather thin. We got no h2o and we have limited land and no natural resources but.. honestly i feel that we r superb because we overcame all our odds and survived. Do come here coz i promise u that u gonna discover much more.
bambholebaba
My India is a vast country and many Indian tell many thing about it's greatness!

In my opinion, greatest thing in India is the average nature of a typical Indian, comprising of tolerance, ability to accomadate, zeal to live life in extreme grieves as well as humble thankfullness to God in lavishes.
Technaut
America is great because we can do whatever we want, and don't have to worry about what other nations think of us, 'cause we just don't care. Cool

and we have plenty of space, and don't have to worry about learning a bunch of different languages (except for Spanish).

ALL YOUR NATIONS ARE BELONG TO US.
drconcon
Technaut wrote:
America is great because we can do whatever we want, and don't have to worry about what other nations think of us, 'cause we just don't care. Cool

and we have plenty of space, and don't have to worry about learning a bunch of different languages (except for Spanish).

ALL YOUR NATIONS ARE BELONG TO US.


as i recall america cares very deeply if another country doesnt like them.. so deepley they will start wars and kill thousands of people just to proove that they are a good country (sarcasim)
tijn01
Holland is great because its different, its Europe and its free!
Everything is okay in Holland, oh as long as your not an immigrant or a Muslim, which is one of the things that is very wrong about Holland at the moment!

But now I'm in Australia and Australia is great, its beautiful, its just a pity about the little rat who calls himself our Prime Minister, but at least he's not Harry Potter, thats who the Dutch have right now....

Australia is better than Holland because of the wide open spaces, beautiful coast line and lack of people!
But Holland is much more relaxed, and chilled and there is a hell of a lot more going on, and you've got Europe at your doorstep in Holland!
ekim_dk
Jack_Hammer wrote:
Is it not obvious?
The British Empire spanned a quater of the globe!
Need I say more?
Wink

I am Danish! We pwn3d you! (And even ruled your land once Twisted Evil ).

Ok, i'd better get serius now.

I like my country because of the freedom, free health care and that we are so damn small (yes, i actually like that).

Edit: We are the happiest people in the world! (People have made a poll and asked if they were happy and Denmark was te counttry whit highest percent of happy people.)
Dougie1
I am from Scotland and it is great. We are not in any direct wars. It is a quiet country, it is a beautiful country and usually everyone here is nice excluding the neds!!!

Overall I think it is great. The only downside is the number of neds.Razz
S3nd K3ys
Dougie1 wrote:
I am from Scotland and it is great. We are not in any direct wars. It is a quiet country, it is a beautiful country and usually everyone here is nice excluding the neds!!!

Overall I think it is great. The only downside is the number of neds.Razz


What's a 'ned'?
Michilio
Belgium

country of beer, fries and chocolate!

we have a massive amount of beers, real traditional beers, way better tahn american beers, or that aweful heineken from holland.
we are the country of fries, and once again, no fries are not from france, the french comes from "to french", check your diconairy; to french; cut into pieces. so not france, BELGIUM

we also have great chocolat!

we're also known as one of the greatest fraude countries, but we do'nt know anything about that,
our national proud is "manneke pis" lill john pee or something, he's a statue of a litle guy that pisses around the clock

it's nice, quiet, we don't start stupid wars, we're not racist, homophobic, religious... it's nice here
watersoul
We have the word "Great" in our official name: "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
...silly name perhaps though, and when you consider how little resources are actually available for the planet as a whole (and that not everyone can live the life we do in this and other similar countries), I wonder if the love of the strip of land we're born on is really the way forward?
...maybe when we start caring more about all people wherever they're born then the name of the country will become irrelevent?

oh, and to an earlier post from a fellow countryman about the "great british empire spanning 2 thirds of the world", that doesn't make me too proud, we screwed half the world over, and left when there was nothing more to take, or it got too difficult. ...and no, I don't blame the normal people on the ground, just the hawks and vultures in the leadership of the day - Hmm has it changed that much in modern times though I wonder??
Rolling Eyes
raaeft1
India's Sanatan Dharma. The Eternal Spiritual Religion which preaches integral unity amidst multifarious diversity.
eday2010
drconcon wrote:
Canada Very Happy

Pluses - We are a peace keeping country (or so says Harper) because we know that killing mass amounts of people just bacause we are angry wont solve anything, its hot in the summer and cold in the winter so there is never too much of a good thing, its much safer than other countrys, racisim is always going to be a problem but its much less of a problem.

Minuses - We elected a moron who only cares about money and people who have money but everyone thinks he's a gift from the heavens, we have to live north of the border to people who dont know anything about other countries (im talking about you america, just incase you coulden't figure out who is to your north)


It's the hippies from the 60's who claimed we were a peacekeeping country. We're "peacekeeping" right now. Peacekeeping sometimes involves killing when there is no peace to keep yet.

I argue against Harper only caring about people with money. The Universal Child Care Benefit will help low-income people a lot more than the rich. Harper is a genius (i.e. very very smart). I would also put living next to the US as a plus, as their economy and their imports of our goods pretty much keep us going. Because of our proximity, we can export a ton of stuff to them. Put an end to that, and watch how fast our economy dies.

And I'd like to know how much YOU know about other countries. Canadians are just as ignorant of other countries (and their own country!) as everyone else. Every country has people like that. You just never see the Americans who know a ton about Canada because that wouldn't be funny for that idiot Rick Mercer's shows.
spanx
i love my country and i like to be in my country . my country is nepa anfd it has the world biggest mountain called sagarmatha. and there is a sagarnatha wild life resaerves.Sagarmatha National Park, the area surrounding Mount Everest that provides adventure tourism Nepal is famous for, is northeast of Kathmandu. Extending over eleven hundred square miles, it s the perfect example of Himalayan ecology. Establishment of this park in July 1976 was a great boost to adventure tourism, Nepal. In 1979 the park was declared a World Heritage Site.
Jack_Hammer
drconcon wrote:
Canada Very Happy

Pluses - We are a peace keeping country (or so says Harper) because we know that killing mass amounts of people just bacause we are angry wont solve anything, its hot in the summer and cold in the winter so there is never too much of a good thing, its much safer than other countrys, racisim is always going to be a problem but its much less of a problem.

Minuses - We elected a moron who only cares about money and people who have money but everyone thinks he's a gift from the heavens, we have to live north of the border to people who dont know anything about other countries (im talking about you america, just incase you coulden't figure out who is to your north)


lmao, I love Canadians! (Except the ones that suck off america...)
Wink
cybernie
magilos wrote:
Philippines: We have lot of players good in billiards Laughing


I agree with you! Not only good billiard players but also athletes in track and field, bowling, good equistrians / equistriennes, BOXERS, etc.

We also have good singers who are world-class like lea salonga, jasmin trias and others.
Slammer
Scotland,

Good:
Great views/mountains and scenery
Helpful people
Best crowd for music in the world!

Bad:
Neds...(Chavs if ur english....no idea what the rest of the world calls them..)


Smile
Michael McNeil
We've got 14% sales tax on everytihng we buy. Wait a second. that's not necessarily a good thing is it?

Shit.

Good about my country?

Our Canadian beer got way more alcohol in it then the watered down stuff south of the border. Smile
Jurado
Belgium has a lot of good bears Smile.
jylan
Australia is great because it is so big and there are so many places to go too. It has also got some of the greatest surfing spots and the beaches are great. The people are very diverse as well.

I don't like Australia because it misses out on a lot of stuff that the rest of the western usually gets. For example, technology is one section in which Australia is lagging behind in.

But otherwise, it's a great country and I love being a citizen of it. Very Happy
conspiranoia
Spain is good because we choose a party that promised us not to keep the army in the Iraq war and they did it.

Spain is good because we have a lot of high mountains, nice beaches, sun, and the best weather in Europe, ask the german people...

Spain is good because we have 4 main languages in the country: Spanish, Basque, Galego and Catalan, and we use them, and apart other languages what are minoritary.

Spain is bad because the people is so envious, and many other things you can say after me hehe.

I don't think Spain is the best country, but it's good to live here.
pranavrules
Hello All people.. I am an Indian. What's great about my country is the unity of my fellow countrymen. Come whatever may, my countrymen will always stick together..

My country also boasts of one of the 7 wonders of the world.. The Taj Mahal.. It was a gift of love from the great Emperor Shah Jahan to his beautiful wife Mumtaz.. It took 8 years to build it.. It is a breath taking view and you would just love the sight!

This is the best thing you can see in India.. I hope you like it.. Cool
blendbet
Greece: is a very beautifull country.
Have the Islands in the Aegean sea and to the ionian sea
Id you travel in Greece you have to visit Athens which is the Capital
It is a must to visit the historical center of Athens the temple of Parthenon.

Hope to see you all some time in our country
Hlias Laughing
alwom
I love living in the us, and as a minister when i visit other countries such as india and africa and so fourth im glad to be home. Just to name a few when i was in africa people would have to hide in their homes to read the bible or pray, because of risk of being killed, but here in the us we have the fredom, to speak, to have a gun, to go to church, to watch tv and much more, and its all because of brave men and woman over the years who have put on uniforms and fault to protect these freedoms. Including my grandfather who served in world war II.

as far as taxes goes , its not bad, gas prices are a little high but nothing we cant handle. Im shore their are problems with our country such as the way we handle and process Criminals could be better. some times i say lets get back to bible days and kill the wife beaters and child abusers, but here in our country they do a few years and go home with a slap on the wrist.

but all and all we live in a great country and im gratefull to the men and woman who fight to keep it this way.
mwasimba
I know yall are wondering where on earth is Kenya?, well its an east african country bordering the great warm waters of the indian ocean, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and sad to say our war-torn war-lorded war-ravaged neighbour Somalia.
The climate is equatorial warm through out the year, i remember the coldest day we had in Nairobi it got to 10 C and everyone was complaining. The land truly flows with milk and honey. Investments in the region from most multi-nationals have largely focused on Kenya due to the strong political stability rarely witnessed in our neighbours. Though i detest the capitalist way of life, I think it is done some good to the country with one of the strongest stock exchanges in sub-saharan africa.
The beaches, well long sandy, hot, abundant marine parks, the beautiful ladies, need i say more????
There is also extensive land set aside for game drives and all the big 5 are found in our country. I once came across a leopard while walking and strangely enough it just looked at me and walked the other way.
There is a lot more to Kenya, the cultures of the biodiverse heritage. Here we find all the major African groups from Nilotes to Cushites, Bantus, and Semites. Quite a cosmopolitan country and with proper leadership, we expect a great future ahead. So do my nation a favour and book a ticket these summer holiday's. www.klm.com should do it.
mstreet
Canada because of the people, the food, the space, the diversity, the freedoms, the lakes, oceans, mountains, wildlife there is still lots left, and my family is spread all over it.
the666bbq
the stereotypical beer, fries and chocolates, I would like to import female individuals from elsewhere and export a few more things and it would be heaven
Blu_Spykz
England.

What is good about England. The weather? The government? The taxes we pay? The monarchy? My neighbours?

I'd have to go far out of my way to find anything great about England. But, in remote parts, their is the most incredibly beautiful scenery.

Or something. Razz
windrei
um.... maybe many many people...
highlordadmin
I live in Norway.
The good thing about it is:
We dont got an retarded president. *cough* george w. bush*cough*
bad thing:
Norway is weird...
skygaia
I'm from South Korea.

There are many great things in my country.. Briefly, South Korea is one of the most developed country in IT area. High speed internet is so awesome. many people use a ultra high speed internet. Sometimes they can download something at 50M or more..
And there are good environment to use wireless internet. especially, in major cities like Seoul, you can use wireless internet any where for under $30 a month. Of coures it's also high speed internet.
djcaution
I live in canada so it's pretty obvious.
The worst = the cold winters. Mosquitos in summer come a close 2nd.
The best = the nice summers, the friendly people, the NOT being involved in wars and such, etc. Everybody loves Canada cmon.
WarEagleBBall
I think the best things about the U.S. are 1) The ability for everyone to get a quality education past high school...2) The amazing number of hot girls.
DecayClan
S3nd K3ys wrote:
borud wrote:
(or the bad stuff Wink )


America is responsible for decades of suffering, death, bereavement, occupation, oppression, homelessness, and victimization throughout the world.

America is an evil power which denies people their "freedoms and democracy."

America exterminated millions Iraqi women and children for the purpose of punishing one man under the guise of a national threat of WMD that obviously never existed.

American government are greedy, fat, lazy, thieving slobs living off the backs of the working world.


You are an islamist, aren't you?(or Communist)
It's so f**king obvious... You also probably have no knowledge of history, and/or, have been under propaganda, for so long...

YES, the Americans did cause all these, BUT! If you had studed history, you would find out that AT ALL TIMES, when there is a Country that is far too powerfull, it does all these... America done it so far, causing less damage than most of other "Empires" of the past...

Relax... There is no such thing as evil Emprire...
They are jus doing the best for their country, and doing all these, is a part of that.

You truly believe that if YOUR country was the dominate one, that you would do less to the rest of the world? ~~~God help us especially, if we are talking about an islamic country...You would wage war at us, to get as Ismaladised... (god would order you to do so, wouldn't he?)
jojo93
Thats good whit Sweden is we have a monarki ( i don´t now how i writen that in english) so we have a king. xD
docter O2
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.



Exclamation well well well...all is not good if u only see taj mahal and kashmir.
if you ever want to visit india please be ready for worst roads and bumpy rides,dont think about drinking anything else than botteled water,our coke contains pesticides and we dont mind,our politicians they are always trying to increasing tourism of other countries by giving friendship visits when they are neede more at home, but hey we do have very good at heart people and when you come here please do get friendly with locals.we cosider guests as next to god.
ncphysio
Australia

Pros: Peace (relative), diversity (we have an enormous variety of nationalities making up our population), beaches (some of the most amazing surfing beaches in the world - and not to mention beautiful), women (I've been all over and we have some of the most amazingly tall, blonde, beautifully tanned and toned women in the world - and they're so much fun - neckedness is always on the menu HAHA!!), Byron Bay (one of the most amazing places in the world where rich and poor, young and old, wild and conservative, beautiful and not so beautiful people all live together in harmony without a care in the world and some of the best music on the planet).

Cons: Taxes (high high high)...uhhh that's it.
oleszka
i think the greatest one is cuisine of country where I am living...all my friends who left this country miss its cuisine so much Very Happy
well ... about bad thing i will prefer not to say... i don't want to be banned by my internet provider (censorship Exclamation )
molif
i live in singapore... FOOD.. FOOD.. FOOD.. FOOD.. the best thing.. FoodDD
windrei
um... the greatest thing... maybe having many people. When there are people, there are hopes and be constructive ( of course, can be destructive too...). And lots of development can be done.

More, my country is big. There are lots of lands, most of it are natural areas. i like natural. In this century, there is too much pollution. i think natural area is quite valuable and precious now. That's what i think it's great about my country.

i am in China.
Ennex
Australia.....almost everything except a bad immigration problem and drought problem
Disaster-Pieces
My country (England) doesn't have many good points im afraid to admit if anyone knows anything good about england pm it please!
ajithn
India has a rich history and has produced great Spiritual Leaders
matti05
We have good athletes in the Poland, we possess the also supplementary president / Prime Minister - though I do not know if this is good or bad. This is bad roads and high taxes from bad things, but enough to know as he is in the Poland you should here live.
satyamy
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad

Well,
I live in India
India is Upcomming Country in Finance
& Can be in the top 10 countries before 2015
It has the Highest & Largest Market
& many companies from UA. USA, UAE & China are comming in my country for trade
Food, Cloth, Shelter, Labour are very cheap here so the business is growing rapidly
It has many place for travel
Like Cultural, Monuments, Temples, River, Valley etc.
No one will get bore after comming in India
& have many more thing to tell

I am Proud of my Country
cybernie
I love my own, my native land, Philippines, my Philippines...
pyapplico
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad

I live in Australia and the bad thing is that were in a worsening drought now. And John Howard doesn't realize how much better it will be with Solar Powered energy with all this Sun and heat.

Other than that every things good.
georgekalathil
India is Ok but I am not aware where the country is heading towards. A country filled with corruption and foul politics, Its actually suffocating to live here. Even the constitutions is flawed and any one can escape from the hands of law if he has enough money. pretty shameful as far as India is considered........
studsstudio
Holland: what i like the most about my country is that it is small and we have the best bread I think.
DeFwh
studsstudio wrote:
Holland: what i like the most about my country is that it is small and we have the best bread I think.


What kind of bread do you have?
Royal
The premium quality of the Netherlands is our extremely low horizon, caused by the unique Dutch skies.


Feel welcome to visit Holland and the other Netherlands, enjoy!
timtotango
Holland is quite a nice country, although I would not call it heaven on earth.
We have some very nice landscaps, but if you like mountains and open spaces like me, this is not the place to be.
If, however, you might be inclined to smoke illegal substances, holland might be a place a bit more to your liking. I myself have never felt the urge to immerge in such an uncontrolled state of mind, but many people have or do, and for this hooland is famous. But it is not, as many people expect, a lawless country full of people smoking weed. On the contrary, only in the larger cities is the soft-drugs easy to obtain, and the image people have that everyone is using it, is a far cry from the truth.
furthermore, many people consider the legalization of softdrugs as a prefentive measure towards the abuse of hard drugs.
The reassoning is as follows: many people want to try some kind of drug in their livetime. If all are illegal, you will start with a softer type of drug, but the step to hard drugs will be easier, since you already have to enter te illegal circuit and brake laws to obtain the soft drugs. When the softdrugs are legal, the step towards harddrugs is much bigger.

Furthermore, we also have wwindmills and tulips, but not nearly as many as the rest of the world believes.
roshanjk
Yes, it is people who really matter. Not the materialistic things that the country has to offer. How mature is our population? How tolerant is it? Are they aware about whats going on around them? Do they really care about the rest of humanity? Do they care about their neighbours.

I've lived in India for many years and I would say with a certain assurance that what makes India great is its people.
Vladalf
I live in Romania. What's great about my country? Well my country has beautifull mountains ( The Carpatians), is bordered by The Black Sea, has some castles and old cities... and I don't know, There's allot of pollution and bad people who destroy the enviroment. I personally like this country but don't like the people who live in it.



Romania also has allot of good poets and writers such as: Mihai Eminescu, George Cosbuc, Ion Creanga, Vasile Alecsandri etc.
et-configs
Vladalf wrote:
I live in Romania. What's great about my country? Well my country has beautifull mountains ( The Carpatians), is bordered by The Black Sea, has some castles and old cities... and I don't know, There's allot of pollution and bad people who destroy the enviroment. I personally like this country but don't like the people who live in it.



Romania also has allot of good poets and writers such as: Mihai Eminescu, George Cosbuc, Ion Creanga, Vasile Alecsandri etc.




That is very spectacular.. The thing i dont like about USA (where i live) is that every time something gets old.... they tear it down.. It makes no sense.. America is much older so you dont have that type of stuff in that picture but there are some pretty nice things they just tear down and put new stuff up Crying or Very sad



I'm going to visit Romania this summer yay
azbuky
Hi!

I also live in Romania and I think it's a great country, not only for it's combination on mountains - pretty high, 2544 m - sea and others, but also for it's people. Although there are people who steal and cheat and create a very bad image of our country, most of us are very friendly and love to help! So, feel free to come to Romania!

I wasn't in many countries so far, but each one has it's goods and bads... I am in Norway at the moment and I really enjoy it!

See ya!
et-configs
Yes i hope to enjoy it this summer Wink
KellaDayne
i'm from Russia and St.Petersburg, to be more exact )) so it's really better for me to speak not about the whole country, but about my home city, as Russia is tooo big to tell about everything great here.
so my city is always named the Norhten Capital of Russia, the cultural capital of Russia and also the Northen Venedig.... so this names can tell much already about it: it's rather big (the population is about 5 mln ppl), full of sightseeings, cultural spirit and of course beautifull! it's especially cool to visit my town in June, when the White Nights are taking place. the view on lighted bridges with light sky ist unforgettable! i strongly recommend it to everyone to visit my town - you won't regret it! Wink ))))
Sweet Escape
We're as large as all of Western Europe combined, we're the place were the world's most signicant saints were born (like Augustine of Hippo), we have forests, snowy mountains, endless deserts, and world metropoles. And we had parliamental votes yesterday. Where's that people?
eljormaz
good... spain has got a lot of sun... people live in the streets, I mean a lot of social activity... some relaxation in rules... it is my home! hahaha well, I believe it is a really varied country, very rich.

bad...

but, actually the winter in Madrid is a hell... well, a hell compared to some other places, not to Helsinki for isntance...

I must tell we are losing our social activity, in the way Britain is now for example... too much tv, too much buying unnecesary things... if you have a walk in Morocco, you will see what did we do ages ago... a loooot of people talking, playing and so... that is marvellous!

to be honest, we are going into really rule-stiffening... last week I was in a shipyard in Britain, and their health and safety rules were quite more relaxed than that of the Spanish yards I have been in...

its richness is being confussed with the local nationalism, this driven by local political parties because "being in power is good!".
prole
Sweet Escape wrote:
We're as large as all of Western Europe combined, we're the place were the world's most signicant saints were born (like Augustine of Hippo), we have forests, snowy mountains, endless deserts, and world metropoles. And we had parliamental votes yesterday. Where's that people?


Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
sopetite
GOOD: FIlipinos are great people, happy all the time and generally aggreable. We have great beaches and affordable living.

Bad: Politicians, and poverty forces people to do bad things
Tim Graham
Australia.

A lot of natural beauty (I'm pretty sure that the Daintree is the only place in the world where two world heritage sites meet - the Daintree National Park and Great Barrier Reef) which is quite well looked after and respected, high standard of living and fairly strong economy, a reasonable level of diversity in the media - we have two seperate public broadcasters, the ABC and SBS (which I quite appreciate being into news and current affairs - which they both cover well), our multicultural society - people from all backgrounds live here for the most part in harmony (people choose to 'leave their conflicts back home' the vast majority of the time), other things I can't really think of..

On the other hand our current government strikes me as being far too complicit with the US' demands (hence Iraq, etc), we have very harsh immigration policies (ie the 'Pacific Solution' - sending refugees to Christmas Island and Nauru), quite poor public transport given the huge spread of our cities, the current drought, and umm..Melbourne's weather. It's freezing.

New Zealand shares a number of Australia's pros without the bad points.
Grahambel
Philippines: We have lot of players good in billiards Very Happy
Afaceinthematrix
America:

The Good: We have many types of terrain. We have forests, mountains, deserts, and beaches. We also have good colleges and vast amounts of scholarships so that anyone that wants to can have an opportunity to go to college, even if you cannot afford it.

The Bad: Although we might have good universities, we have a horrible public school system when comparing it to the many other places. The majority of Americans are ignorant (which is obvious; just step into any math or science class. You'll have one or two smart people and then rest of the people are just hopeless). I cannot go outside without seeing many overweight people. And then I'll step into a fast food joint to use the restroom (I rarely eat fast food, but sometimes I'll go in to one to use their restroom) and I see a bunch of overweight people super-sizing their big macs. Most of my fellow Americans are also extremely wasteful and I hate it! I am extremely conservative about all resources. I am very careful when using water, and make sure everything gets eaten. If I'm full and can't finish my dinner, I'll save it and eat it the next day for dinner. But most Americans, being wasteful, won't eat leftovers and most Americans are extremely wasteful with water, taking 15 minute showers when all you need is about 3 minutes. One last thing that I do not like about my country is the censorship. Everything is censored and I do not like it. We have an entire list of books that are banned in schools, and I guarantee that shortly after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes out, I am going to see parents on the news crying about how they want this book banned because it's an evil attempt to spread the Wicca religion among the youth of the world (that has been a previous argument)!

Overall I love America, but we have flaws like everywhere else and I've mentioned most of our flaws in this post.
Molle
Norway:

Norway isn't a wery large country, we have only got 4,7 million inhabitants. We have cold, snowy winters, and wonderfull warm summers. We have extreamly many fjords and mountains. The most of us are wery wonderfull people. We are a rich and good country. People love to live here. There's wonderfull politicians that run our country in an amazing way.

Basicly, we are a rich, beautifull, happy, and wonderfull country.
Grahambel
MALAYSIA
Have y'all ever heard of Malaysia? Well, if you haven't, you must at least pay a visit once to Malaysia..Malaysia has a good weather, well cause its located at the equator..besides, Malaysians are warm and cozy and friendly..Malaysians are comprised of multi-racial community and we live in harmony, respecting each other and care for each other..
LukeZone
My homecountry is Switzerland, but right now, I am travelling around in the USA. But maybe this trip makes it easier for me to see the differences.

First I have to say that it is amazing to live in Switzerland. You know, the really basics are very convertable. For example the quality of water out of the water faucet is so good that your able to drink and enjoy it! And the currentnet, the public traffic is very solid and so on.

But the people in this country are not that, how can I say this...

You know, in America you can travel around and meet some new people and they invite you to sleep on their couch after 5 minutes! In Switzerland you can not imagine such a situation. Impossible.

But actually there is a lot of cool stuff to do. For example this hole stuff with snowboarding and so on.
Kovsieassassins
South Africa - Great Stuff
I live in Bloemfontein which is the only city to have a Wild Park in the Middle of it.

Table Mountain have more plant species on it than the entire UK.

The Kruger National Park, wich is the size of Wales, and have aprox. 14 000 elephants.

The best in Africa in almost anything.

Bad
- killing of white farmers

- ZUMA, have 18 childern(from six women), was found guilty of Coruption, trailed for rape. (And would still propably be our next president)

-Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Minister of health believes Beetroot and Garlic can cure Aids.


Come and visit us in 2010 when we host the FIFA soccer world cup.

Chris
wxzt
I'm from China and I'm happy I'm Chinese. China is an old country and It has a 5000-year history. Everything in China shows it history like the Great Wall. It started building 2 thousand year ago and it lasted over 800 years to build !
bundit
come from CHINA

Here we have very expensive healthcare, have very expensive education, have the biggest population, have serious corruption problems, ect ....

Sorry, but the greatest things in my country are GREAT HISTORY and GREAT ACIENT CULTURE, I'm proud of them, and trying to learn them as much as I can~
billgertz
Grahambel wrote:
Philippines: We have lot of players good in billiards Very Happy


and professional boxers too. Very Happy

what's great about my country is the people themselves. even though our country is a third world country, most of our people still have smiles on their faces. generous and polite, our country is known for its hospitality. the bad news about our country is just a tiny part of what is really going on. there's too much to explore. imagine a country with 7,107 island. each island might have her own language and custom.

visit Philippines! mabuhay!
tamilparks
INDIA

all you know about our INDIA. so i have not explained it here
lolo69000
I'll talk about my country, France !

For sure everybody know this country, Paris and the French touch !

But France isn't only that city ! I live in Lyon and it's a really nice city, a human city, the old city is fabulous, with a lot a small interesting shops.

If you come to France, you should visit the West coast !

There is a round of the international surf championship, in Seignosse or Lacanau..

France is a melting pot of every culture from all over the world, so you will find for sure a place where you could enjoy France !


Loïc.
lolo69000
I was in Finland for three months, for a training period and I have discover a fabulous country.

First, in Finland, everything is clean ! everybody is nice. the foreigners are welcome.
I was in Joensuu, it's a small city not far from Russia. During my stay in Finland I traveled a lot all around Finland. I was also in Estonia.. Tallin is the ultimate city if you need a girl !

I was also in Sweden, I visit Stockholm.. it's really impressive especially if you have only your foot to visit the city !
lolo69000
I was in Tallin for a week this summer, and I discover a incredible city...two city in one.. the old city where you can spend all your night, and the new center, where you can spent your money the whole day !
I never see so many beautiful girl at the same place.. it's terrific ! First I tought that there are nice girls in every country but in Estonia, there is ONLY very nice girls !

The history of the city is interesting but when you're young, you may spend your time in the bar and club than is the museum Smile


Loïc.
patasarriba
I'm in the US at the moment. The best thing about it, for me, is the diversity of native cultures. They can be very hard to find these days, but are fascinating. Oh, and the national parks. The worst part of the country (if we can forget all the political stuff for a moment) is that it's really hard to travel here if you don't have a car and lots of money -- there's extremely limited bus and train service between cities and states.

But I live in Ecuador. The best thing about the country is that it's really small but still has a TON of stuff to see and do. (Tropical dry forest, amazing beaches, mangroves, desert-like areas, cloud forests, highlands, mountain climbing, and the Amazon rainforest! And the Galapagos, if you're rich.) The worst thing about it is the corruption and unemployment. And the singer Fausto Miño.
tingkagol
Philippines

The Good:


The Bad:


All in all, I usually don't give a crap about Philippine politics. It's nothing more than a headache. The best thing about this country is that almost every natural tourist destination is accessible. You can get to the beach in about 30 mins, and another 30 mins to the mountains. So no matter how bad things can go in the city, a natural escape is always a few minutes away to massage those headaches.
edzofcit
Philippines is a beautiful country with many scenic views. It has so many beautiful islands and have awesome diving sites. It's called the Pearl of the orient seas, before the spaniards, japanese, and many others strip its wealth.

What's so funny about this place is that, Filipinos love to mingle with these foreigners who oppressed them and accept them with warm hospitality.

For now, its one of the third world countries, with so many poor people and corrupt politicians.
Wink
synapse
I live in Sweden. The best thing about Sweden is just everthing.
Molle
synapse wrote:
I live in Sweden. The best thing about Sweden is just everthing.


And Norway is very similar to Sweden... Wink
drdrift
Gods Own Country
Valley Of Flowers
This are the few words coming to mind when you talk about India.
The nature is great here and important ting is the diverse culture with various festivals around the year you can see and enjoy here.
tzabaot
The beaches, paradise in my country, I hope everywhere there be forever itself.
cornga56
I live in a rural part of the USA, Upstate New York. There are good things about America, obviously a LOT of bad things at this point in time. But I think the foundation of our country is a great one, I mean the actual idea of freedom for all people, which allows expressiveness, creativity, and progression. Which is what is right for humanity and for humanity to survive. Now, I think we've deviated from this and we've grown complacent and socially lazy. Which would be fine except for the fact that there is a lot of harm being done in our country and around the world. If there was no harm in the actions our country takes I might support them, but I can't knowingly get behind a country that has evolved into a bunch of old, fat, lazy, roman politicians who don't know what it is to fight for what you truly believe in and what is fundamentally right and wrong.
rafael2112
I am from south brazil

The climate is subtropical:






















skukreja
great about my country
what is not great aur culture
aur heritage
aur it professionals

aur temples
aur religious sites all were marvellous
ganesh
Though I live in the United States, I am an Indian citizen.

The best thing about India is the amount of cultural diversity and history associated with hvarious places, some going back more than thousands of years. With more than 20 different languages spoken across the country, no two places give you the same experience. Cuisines from different parts of the country also vary greatly.

With such a diversity, it s only fair to expect a sense of 'disorderliness' in the country, with a cramped lifestyle in many cities due to the large population. Traffic in major cities is more than a bit of a headache. The infrastructure development has not kept pace with the progress in the rest of the fields. Corruption amongst government officials is also a big problem responsible for lack of infrastructure development. Hopefully these things should get better as time goes by Smile
fanamf
The country I belong to is Pakistan.
The history of present-day Pakistan is very eventful, deep, and rich. One can look back into this history through various historical locations such as the Mughal architecture, ancient Budhist towns around Taxila, the Indus Valley civilization, colonial heritage, and many more! Using these notable sites to look into Pakistan's history gives one a good understanding of Pakistani culture, and the role of historic sites, events, and civilizations in shaping this culture.
Pakistan is home to some of the most fascinating landscapes in the world. Additionally, it carries a very rich historical and cultural heritage.
The last powerful descendants of the Mongols, the Mughals ruled the subcontinent for around 300 years- from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Mughal culture was very different from their Mongolian ancestors?, since the Mughals were Muslim and had absorbed the Middle Eastern and Persian traditions. The fascinating Mughal Empire has left its ever lasting imprint on Pakistan. The magnificent architectural sites left behind by the Mughals are now popular tourist destinations in Pakistan.Additionally, Urdu (Pakistan?s national language) is a language that evolved in the Mughal courts. Similarly, Mughal cuisine is very popular in Pakistan.
Mainly located in the ancient Pakistani cities of Menjodaro and Harappa (at the valleys around the Indus and Ravi rivers), the Indus Valley civilization is the earliest urban centre of the Indian subcontinent, and is classified amongst the oldest known human civilizations. Researchers have concluded that this civilization flourished from around 800 BC to 1500 BC. Then, for unknown reasons it disintegrated and was forgotten; only to be discovered in the 1920s.The more often visited Moenjodaro is 440 Km northeast of Karachi and is easily accessible from all major cities of Pakistan. A stunning museum is established there, displaying a collection of artifacts representing the evolutionary periods of human cultural life in Pakistan. An airport at a walking distance serves it with scheduled flights.
to find more abt pakistans culture pictures i found cool site while browsing
http://www.pakistanshining.com/
doppleganger
i agree, india is a place where there are diverse cultures, people from different religions, habits, traditions, wide variety of food

in fact in india you have so many option regarding, food, festivals, entertainment etc., u get confused as to what to be done and what not
icecool
i was born in germany
lived in the uk for 23 years
and moved to the gambia in west africa 4 years ago
by consious choice

do i miss anything of the rat race in the western so-called civilised world?
not a thing
where i spent most of my life we have become self centered, selfish, greedy, intolerant, disrespectful and un-caring to our neibors
here in a multi cultural society where different ethnic and religious groups live together, mostly in poverty, tolerating and respecting each other the live may be slower and "poorer" in material terms but by god, it's a joy to wake up in the morning again Very Happy
snigna
Bulgaria... what can I say? It's just so fun to watch your country trying to catch up with the others. And yet, nothing would make me leave it. Life here is much better than live in America. I was there for a couple of months with the intention to move there, but I changed my mind very quickly. People there are so laid back, I missed all of the action there!
nivre
Philippines

Philippines....uhmmm, its good for beaches and get-aways. It also has diverse cultures which you find interesting to know. Bad side is, people are not united. Some area also have ingoing wars and dispute over territory.

Anyways, its a good experience to visit Philippines
JustCarol
Brazil

- The beaches... amazing ones! There are places like Fernando de Noronha that seem like paradise to me... (of course many countries have stunning beach spots but I've got to promote my country here)
- People are usually friendly with people from another country

Just try to avoid big cities like Sao Paulo or even Rio de Janeiro (althought it's beautiful!!!). Try to know the places that brazilians pick for holidays like: Natal, Salvador, Trancoso, Maceio...

and the best season is summer (December)
savvy
Just have a look at this website and you will know why Nepal is great http://www.nepalattractions.googlepages.com/home
tijn01
Australia is great for a lot of things, and not great for a lot of other things. If you like wide open spaces, nice beaches, great climate, beautiful forest, great fishing, etc etc
It is wonderful
amicalindia
INDIA
India
everything is great about India.....
well not everything
There are our politicians
foRs
Welcome to RUSSIA

Nice country, very beautiful girls Smile and boys.
gtoroap
Colombia is a great country. It has a great variety of ecosystems, a rich geographic places and many tourism places. Colombia has cities like Cartagena, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, which are coast cities with beatiul beaches and great people. Other cities like Bogotá, Cali or Medellin are cosmopolitan cities and the life is good on them. We have a little intern politics problems and a few of economical problems too, but I never change my life here for another country.

Bye. And visit Colombia.
jerredk
Belgium a little country near Germany , Holland , France. The best things about my country:

- Beer : They got very good beer like
- Chips : They made chips Smile lol
- Chocolat : Much people say Swiss chocolat is better than Belgian it isn't! ( But swiss chocolat is too very nice)
- Themeparks: Yea for a little country we got more then 5 themeparks. And because i love theme parks i love my country!

But 1 thing isn't good the weather.
svtns
I live and was born in Sweden and I think it's great here.. Although the people are a bit cold and not as social as where I originate from, which is from Serbia. The culture varies A LOT and I almost enjoy more the 2 months of summer I spend in Serbia than the 10 months I spend here in Sweden.
The people are warm and gentle, the nature is terrific.. A lot of different cultures to learn from, which makes it interesting to stay there.
lagoon
Britain, Britain, Britain... what can I say? We aren't oppressed. We have fish and chips. We have Madonna (bad example).
thorunn
Iceland

Good:
Even thou it in the middle of nowhere it is a great place to live!
No pollution,
the water is the best one I've ever taste
only 310.000 inhabitants there Wink so there is enought space for everyone


Bad:
very very expencive to live/travel there
in the middle of nowhere....so travelling abroad is also expensive
The winters can be very dark and long
marc781
Singapore is a great country!

Good:
Good transport systems
Strong Currency

Bad:
High Government Service Tax
gugusm
Poland

The most beautiful girls in the world Very Happy
caa-noise
alkutob wrote:
My country Jordan is great even it is a small country with few natural resources ...

Jordan is the country of peace .... you will never be in a country and feel safty as in Jordan .

Our Army and police forces are one of the great samples in the world ...

Want to know some about jordan ???

Go here

http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/jo_information.html


I have heard, Jordan is very interesting country? It is needed to visit this country.
joostvane
Proud of my country's French Fries!
frih
i live in INDIA.....i love its diversity....it has over more than 18+ regional languages + english....it has desert,ocean,mountains,plateau,plains.....snowfall,anything you want.....we have it...


people of different religions live together here like hindu,muslim,christian,buddhist,.......also it is the heart of asia......

biggest IT hub......rich natural resources,......
supernova1987a
Nepal:The ancient civilization still survives there. But much of it is being destroyed one way or the other. I wish the UNESCO did something. I bet, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit on Earth, with most of the Himalayas, and the highest mountains in this country. The culture here is diverse, the languages, the geological make up, and everything else within such a small area. Truly, all the nature is summed up in this 147,828 sq km of the planet.

The source of the Ganges, Birthplace of Gautam Buddha (over two millenia ago) and Sita (around twenty millenia ago), this is a very ancient place with a great significance over human civilization on Earth. To know the significance of this country, know the significance of the himalayas over earth and its well-being.
BRAZILBRUNET
well.... u can guess from where I am Wink
Brazil is amazing.. the place for cold beer and hot girls.
What i like here more is the beach and the pll... very friendship... u never will feel lonely with a brazilian close to you... we are happy and funny..... and the food is great too... i love churrasco (bbq) and feijoada Razz
loonix
The best thing about my country (UK) is that I have a passport and can leave this pesky place from time to time Wink
gregge123
The food, it's excellent in sweden
AFriedman
I hail from the United States.

Bad: We ruined Iraq, and we ruined our own budget in doing so. Good: I am still allowed to say this, because of the freedom of the press.

The U.S. is a wealthy country where people can practice any religion, or hold any political viewpoint, they wish. It is also one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse places in the world and, in general, it is one of the few places that prides itself in this type of diversity rather than having a single idea of what an "American" is. An "American" is anyone from any culture that would like to be. I don't like the consumerist culture that originated here, and I wish we were known for other things. We have the best universities in the world and the best system of higher education, even if we don't have such a good system of lower education because the American youth culture emphasizes "coolness" and conformity rather than intellect, creativity and scholarship.

The U.S. is very ecologically and geologically diverse. It has beautiful natural areas like the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, the Badlands of the Great Plains and even the Appalachian Mountains of my native Northeast.
everfine99
Pakistan is simply the best in the world. It is just incredible.



framus
I'm an American living in France. When I worked in Paris, Frenchmen who were better groomed than I would ever be would tell me that they ate better, drank better and made love better than I, le pauvre anglais, ever would. And, of course, they were right. They were also more arrogant and considered it their right to drive wildly while drunk. But I forgave them at least the former.

The biggest difference of all between France and l'outre-Manche (ie the UK) or l'outre-Atlantique (ie the US) remains the pursuit of sensual pleasure, a thing that the Anglo-Saxon business model seems to have foolishly ignored. True, it is the American constitution that makes formalistic reference to the "pursuit of happiness", but it is the French nation that concentrates, and substantially, on pursuing pleasure and then savouring it properly. They do not need to be reminded by their constitution that they have a right to do so.

Just my .02 cents.
supernova1987a
we didnt have much problem some decades ago, like the ones we have now, which are great things abt my country today:
the riots, unnecessary gossips (someone said prince killed his wife, it spread like wildfire, everyone believed it, royal palace had to show the princess in public, people still didnt believe she was the real one. and hopefully later it silenced after all........someone said (prpptedly) royal massacre was a conspiracy by the later king, and everyone used this to overthrow the regime, discovery channel, cia, nothing no one says any conspiracy, but nepalese ppl believe that, maybe someday it will silence too........ we call this halla in our country 'halllai halla ko des' hahahaha), and it is a great thing about my country........),
this halla had a different form a few decades ago: if one man died somewhere, the whole country would know, and not many people died then, i mean some murder thingies........ and today lots of ppl die and nobody cares........ they care abt sth else
so as you can see our country is full of jokes, live there for one year and you will see, also dont forget to read the history of last 2 decades, and u will laugh more..

strikes, bandas, here and there, there is not one day today in nepal, when there is no strike somewhere, an accident=15 days strike, road blocks, patient dies=hospital vandalized, eh, kill someone, not just one , but dozens, or say thousands=say sorry n become prime minister, no murder trial nothing.

kick one kings' ass and push in some 600 parliament members and pay them really high, and say king was too rich, 50000 people displaced by flood due to dam collapse

so thats great about my country
metalfreek
Nepal is the himalayan country in ASia. Its neighbours are China and India. Mt. Everest is in Nepal. Also Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini area of Nepal. There are so many things about nepal that i have to say just visit following site or google search would be a great idea. You have to visit Nepal once in your life.

http://www.completeguide.frih.org/travel.html
supernova1987a
Dont come to Nepal. The first time you land in Nepal, you will inhale a lot of smokes that will choke u off. There will probably be bandh, meaning strike and there will be more smoke from burning tires and burning vehicles, people will throw stones at your hotel's bus, or may be you will have to walk to the hotel and find the hotel door is locked as part of a protest program by the workers union, you will have to desperately walk to find another hotel when many street children with nose mucous all over his face and hand will keep asking you for some money and will probably make some of the mucous get on your shirt. You will have to cover your nose for the dreadful smell from the holy river of bagmati, which died around two decade ago or sth, flies will constantly attack your beautiful hair and turn it into a mess. If you walk around ratnapark because its a strike you will probably step on the shit and you will stink for another day. you will get allergies with all the garbage thrown everywhere in every part of kathmandu, i mean the streets. they dont have a trash can in nepal.
So please, if you want to save yourself from diseases stop. dont come to nepal.
if you get to a bus, 50 others will join you and push you and make you flat like a roti, and contaminate you with TB --the tuberculosis.
abcxyz1
My country Rolling Eyes a lot of place to travel, countryside , lake , bay, ... Ilove my country <= that enough Razz
westcp
hmm

south africa

south of the dark dark continent.

well we dont have lions in our back yards, but do have some nice reserves - if you can get to them. closest decent one to me is about 1000 miles away.

poverty is bad. over 40% live in mud huts with hardly any money coming in.

and the salaries here suck

minimum wage is about R3000 (some people get by with 1000!)
now compare that to Australias wages of around 4000 dollars.

3000 rand doesnt even cover my food and rent.

in oz, one can cover rent of a decent place, have good food, and even by a lap top!

things are just not right in SA. but it could be worse!

shrug
each to their own i guess
Melindor
Belgium:

We got the beer!! Need I say more?
Chinmoy
In india youll find the worst kind of diversity. Within a square km, youl get to see the worlds's biggest slums and the big skycrapers..but we have unity in diversity...
I once asked a rickshaw puller-who he is voting for-he said-makes no difference in his life!!true it is..
yunting
Singapore !
an island country located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, small but multi cultural. we have chinese, malay, indian and more. great food, you can find all sort of food here. great weather as its summer all year round. and easy excess of transportation.

Since independence, Singapore's standard of living has been on the rise(we used to be a british colony and a fishing village before), now we are the 6th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita.

but government control too much of our life. no smoking almost everywhere, no sale of chewing gums ! no littering, blah blah blah...

but all in all i still think its a great place here...
sketteksalfa
My country Philippines is more famous on its finest beaches especially Boracay Island. The downside is, the politics isnt doing good here, corruption is on every level of the government.
wanshi
What I am proud of is that my homeland has a long history of thousands years .
Gitesh
India is know for its culture and diversity, Taj mahal is one of the best monuments to visit in india. poverty and corruption are two things we indian s are struggling right now against.
artasua
I live in ukraine. Ukraine it's bigest european contry. Ukraine have a very long history. But (to 1991 yaer) 350 years my country was dependent on other countries. Now many believe that Ukraine's authoritarian regime, but it is not. We do not kill journalists, politicians have no influence on the press. In Ukraine there are many cultural and historical sites, we also make UEFA EURO 2012.
marea
Well I am from India, And In India we have ancient mythological histories and we believe them..I think thats the best part of India.
Gitesh
I live in india. one of the biggest democracy in world. and proud of unity in diversity that belongs here., the variety of cultures you can see in india. besides natural beauty of this country india is just awesome., if you really want to enjoy a budget holiday then there are many world heritage sites here., Metals is famous for inland waters and greenery., while rajasthan is known for its vast deserts., Kashmir is known for snow and Goa for it's beaches., there is no country like india so abundant with different kinds of geographical conditions as well as different kind of food. Its a must visit place once in lifetime. please do come visit incredible India.
celebi269
Philippines.

The Good:
• Food
• People (Hospitable)
• Culture and Tradition
• Historical Places
• Beaches (Wow, oh wow.)
• Nature

The Bad:
• Government.
namkef
I live in Romania.

+for places suitable for turism and the fun night club around the big cityes. Smile

- they are many minuses, but almost all of them are made by politicians.


Greetz!
Hello_World
Good things about Australia:

It is big and has so many different beautiful places from desert to tropical, snow to beaches...

Most people try to be good people.

You have the opportunity to do well, and have the opportunity for education.

If you are sick, you can get treatment.

Bad things about Australia:

We are starting to lose our culture to fear (of outsiders, of crime, etc) and the desire to imitate Americans.

Our politicians are stupid, and people keep voting for people they don't like.

Our suburbs are boring cultural vaccuums.
mukesh
Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Isai all are brother brother that is great in my country India. Very Happy
suitza
Finland

Good - Here is good school system.
Conan O'Brien likes us Very HappyD
Democracy
lrj945
Ukraine it's bigest european contry. The downside is, the politics isnt doing good here, corruption is on every level of the government.but do have some nice reserves - if you can get to them. closest decent one to me is about 1000 miles away.
faten
the great about my country KSA is that my family, we are so connected with each other and every body now each other and help each other even when you dont ask.
asnani04
Just about everything is great about India! The culture, tradition, the food, the heritage, monuments, history, people, education...just about everything! Smile
therimalaya
I'm from Nepal. My country is rich in Natural Resources and Ancient Art and crafts. The people here are friendly and helpful. Beside, it has many untouched Natural Places and conserved traditions, cultures and infrastructure. Above all, worlds highest peak Mt. Everest lies here and the light of the world, the Buddha has born here in Lumbini.
ankur209
I'm an Indian that quite evidently tells you that i am from India.One of the developing country and the biggest democracy ! We have the third largest army,fifth largest Air force and second powerful navy .

My country is full of diversity.You will find here different religions,different species of animals,plants,trees,food etc.

We also have diverse climate also !

To know more you have to just simply google !
Segia
The Netherlands! The good is its famous open-mindedness, tolerance, progressiveness, multilingual people and obviously the Dutch national football team. The bad is that the first three points are slowly fading away...
deanhills
Segia wrote:
The Netherlands! The good is its famous open-mindedness, tolerance, progressiveness, multilingual people and obviously the Dutch national football team. The bad is that the first three points are slowly fading away...
Kudos for this post. I have a friend who is Dutch and while I was reading through the first part of your post I could just imagine his reaction. The latter one more than made up for it and pretty much reflects his sentiments. He is not pleased at all with how things are going.
Hexes
lrj945 wrote:
Ukraine it's bigest european contry. The downside is, the politics isnt doing good here, corruption is on every level of the government.but do have some nice reserves - if you can get to them. closest decent one to me is about 1000 miles away.

Well not really Razz Russia is on the first place in almost all categories - it is on the first place by land area and population. If we are not counting Russia as European country then you are right and Ukraine is on the first place by land area but by population it is far behind.
LegendVPN
Democracy.
To be who I want to be.
However, it would be better if God was in our textbooks again.
Cosmoslayer
In the Philippines? Corruption, really! It's really obvious, you will hear it on the news everyday or even see it with you own eyes in front of you. It's like a daily habit here already. Shocked
forumolacabs
Hi,I am from India.India have different culture,differnr language,different food in every state.India also has good transport system travel from Train,Plane,Hire Car etc.
LegendVPN
Cosmoslayer wrote:
In the Philippines? Corruption, really! It's really obvious, you will hear it on the news everyday or even see it with you own eyes in front of you. It's like a daily habit here already. Shocked


I guess there is corruption in every country. Some are just not discovered or just hidden very well.
deanhills
LegendVPN wrote:
Cosmoslayer wrote:
In the Philippines? Corruption, really! It's really obvious, you will hear it on the news everyday or even see it with you own eyes in front of you. It's like a daily habit here already. Shocked


I guess there is corruption in every country. Some are just not discovered or just hidden very well.
Excellent point. Presentation can hide many evils, particularly the one that the Government accountants are expert, and maybe we can't really understand how budgets work, as it is complicated.
Segia
deanhills wrote:
Segia wrote:
The Netherlands! The good is its famous open-mindedness, tolerance, progressiveness, multilingual people and obviously the Dutch national football team. The bad is that the first three points are slowly fading away...
Kudos for this post. I have a friend who is Dutch and while I was reading through the first part of your post I could just imagine his reaction. The latter one more than made up for it and pretty much reflects his sentiments. He is not pleased at all with how things are going.


As do the majority of Dutchmen. Luckily, the main promoter of that tendency - Geert Wilders´ Freedom Party, or PVV - did not garner enough votes to be in the cabinet. However they do take part in a new kind of structure, in which they agree to tolerate the cabinet's decisions, in exchange for some indirect alterations in their plans. Due to that, we now have stuff like a ban on burqa's, despite the fact that only 500 or so women wore on in the first place. Luckily, they are unable to push through most of the more influential laws they proposed, and more and more people are seeing through their populist rhetorics and empty plans.
deanhills
Segia wrote:
Due to that, we now have stuff like a ban on burqa's, despite the fact that only 500 or so women wore on in the first place. Luckily, they are unable to push through most of the more influential laws they proposed, and more and more people are seeing through their populist rhetorics and empty plans.
Looks as though most countries are creating laws by the hundreds, more so than needed. I guess it must be a way of telling people they are being looked after in their public interest to ensure those people vote for them in elections. I wonder how many billions of dollars are wasted on creating laws and all the salaries of the people who are involved in promoting those laws and seeing them through. Also implementing them.
LegendVPN
deanhills wrote:
LegendVPN wrote:
Cosmoslayer wrote:
In the Philippines? Corruption, really! It's really obvious, you will hear it on the news everyday or even see it with you own eyes in front of you. It's like a daily habit here already. Shocked


I guess there is corruption in every country. Some are just not discovered or just hidden very well.
Excellent point. Presentation can hide many evils, particularly the one that the Government accountants are expert, and maybe we can't really understand how budgets work, as it is complicated.


There is just too much involved. The public who would like to know it either doesn't have time to sit down and analyze all of it or just cannot comprehend such overwhelming facts. And it is sad to learn, if people in authority take great advantage of it.
priyarani
Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.
London Paris New York Songs||Ek Deewana Tha Songs||English Songs
priyarani
This is one of the good articles you can find in the net explaining everything in detail regarding the topic. I thank you for taking your time sharing your thoughts and ideas to a lot of readers out there.
Bollywood Songs

Sadda Adda Songs

Players Movie songs
priyarani
You have done really nice job. There are many people searching about that now they will find enough sources by your tips.Blood Money Songs Download|||Kahaani Songs Download|||Mp3 Songs Download
priyarani
I have been a regular visitor of this site and I love reading blogs posted here. They are truly very well written, precise and to the point. Thanks.

Jannat 2 Songs Download||Tu Hi Mera Songs Download
Kusemun
Brazil
Good: It is a place in the world where you will be really welcome. You will identify yourself with all the people here. We do not have a pattern, you can't say "he/she is brazilian! or he/she isn't brazilian!". Here, we have a happy people, with gorgeous beaches, beatiful women.
Bad points: here in Brazil violence is a problem. You have to be careful.
Rajat_Pawar
India...Fastest growing economy, is a GREAT hub for outsourcing and all...Was way too rich b4 the british invaded...We were peaceful..In the 100,000 years of Indian history, we NEVEr invaded any country..!
busaboss
In our country you'll see a lot of beautiful sites that you will surely enjoy if ever you'll try to visit it. Some the examples were the Palawan Underground River, Banaue Rice Terraces, and the astonishing place of Boracay. These are only few of the hundreds of tourist spots in our country. Also, the hospitality of Filipinos as everyone had known, will definitely make you feel comfortable. Additionally, we have a wide variety of delicious Filipino cuisines that everyone would absolutely love. Smile
alimddine
I thinks the mountains are pretty spectacular in my country (Romania).
enilsoncba
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad




Quote:
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and the world's fifth largest in land area (equivalent to 47% of South American territory) and population, with more than 192 million inhabitants. It is the only Portuguese-speaking country in Latin and Lusophone world's largest country, besides being one of the nation's most multicultural and ethnically diverse in the world, a result of the strong immigration from many countries.
The Brazilian economy is the largest in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere, the seventh largest in the world by nominal GDP and eighth largest by purchasing power parity. Brazil is one of the major economies with the fastest economic growth in the world and economic reforms have given the country new international recognition, either regionally or globally. The country is a founding member of the United Nations (UN), G20, Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), the Latin Union, the Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Iberoamerican States (OEI), Common Market South (Mercosur) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), besides being one of the BRIC countries. Brazil is also home to a diversity of wildlife, natural environments and vast natural resources in a variety of protected habitats.
Football is the most popular sport in Brazil. The Brazilian Soccer Team was victorious five times in FIFA World Cup in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Basketball, soccer, volleyball, skateboarding, racing and martial arts also have great popularity in the country.
fuzzkaizer
Austria:
if you like the mountainside, there are some nice places in the alps here.
it's a quite secure country, in terms of war, crime, medical support, etc.
theres also quite a good social security, that means nearly no poverty, compared to other regions of the world.
the climate has quite a variety, snow in winter, and you can easily go bathing in summer - this could be good or bad, depending on your taste.
well, it's quite in the center of europe, that means you can have any cultural and technical comfort, if you can afford it...
alimddine
I can't see anything good in my country.
armanfaruqui
[quote="borud"]I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

Every thing is great in my country. Things good as well as evil.
skhotels
Amazing facts for greatness of The India

1. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
2. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software, according to a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
3. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects there. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
4. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.India was the richest country on earth until the British invaded in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth.
5. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun in the 5th century - 365.258756484 days. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
6. The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
7. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
8. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
9. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community, that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
10. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
11. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
12. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindh Valley, known as the Indus Valley Civilization.
12. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC. Spiritual science, Yoga and most of the religions were found in India and the teachings spread all over the world by Indian Mystics and the Saints.
13. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single '80-tonne' piece of granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
14. India is the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).
15. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
silverdown
Political wise - We pick Presidents and regret it later
Terrorism wise - We let ppl on airplanes with explosive fruit of the looms
Economy-wise we barrow money we can't repay, possible this goes under political to..


drinking milk is more expensive then actually owning a cow after a milk

ok, I lost my entire point Ending Post

NOTE: this was made for humor with some actual fact don't take it literally!

Laughing
Radar
Australia.

Freedom, quality of life. Although interestingly I think people spend a lot of time complaining that the things we have in abundance aren't quite up to scratch, but oh well.
lightningleo
I think you've heard of india.. its a great country with great monuments..
it has the most rich heritage..
Josso
Almost everything. *cough* *scotland causing a illogical ruckus*

Quote:
I think you've heard of india.. its a great country with great monuments..
it has the most rich heritage..


You guys have had a few space projects recently right? It's pretty cool we are doing sod all at the moment as far as I can see. Arguably infrastructure issues should probably take priority in your country that's the opinion I see pushed about a lot but I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the subject.
lightningleo
well.. no offense here please.. but after the british colonization.. they stripped india of almost every wealth.. the only thing that remained are the monuments and its heritage.. which the britishers couldn't take away with them.. the kohinoor diamond which is i think now in the throne of the Queen of England belonged to the Indians..

if they haven't targeted India.. then I think with its enormous wealth and heritage.. it would be in place of the USA..

after the partition in 1947.. the Pakistan and India have many wars.. take Kargil for example.. you can get the details from here..

i think if you all should read this..article.. if you've feelings then you will realise.. how great is my country.. we know that an opposite country is sending insurgents in india.. but still donot do anything.. because.. war will only lead to killings..

i'm very proud my country and my heritage..

in the 11th to 18th century my country was known as a Golden Bird.. almost all the major languages incl. english.. is derived from our ancient language sanskrit..
but now its only a developing country...

and in case of infrastructure.., you haven't seen the real picture.. only the monuments built in the 6th to 17th century remains.. now no. of slums are greater than monuments..
psychorollercoaster
the people, the food, the women Wink
Alanjs1990
The birthplace of Dickens, Shakespeare, Newton, Darwin and Churchill . The Mother to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America and many more. Home to the greatest band of all time, the world’s favourite sport, the English language, the world wide web, the industrial revolution and the largest empire in history. The land that neither Napoleon nor Hitler could conquer. Welcome to Great Britain.
zimmer
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.

To bad Sad


People and beach... is the best of my country... I live in Philippines.. Philippines is a nice place to vacation... thats if you have a lot of money because here in Philippines every where now is getting expensive specially if you are at Metro Manila.. but if you are at Visayas or Mindanao area then its really nice not expensive living but it does not mean you dont need money...

I think money can make your life easier now a days...
asnani04
there are many things in my country that i am proud of. its diversity, unity, spirituality, sanctity are just a few virtues. india's cultural heritage makes it special, and the great people make it worth living. Very Happy
rattoonline
I live in Laos and it's a great country!

- The weather is a little bit too hot but it's nice really nice in the morning and evening.
- People are nice
- Many interesting ancient places and history and foot prints of giant.
- Girls are beautiful and nice
- There are many investment opportunities in this country if you have the capital.
- Rich in farm and land
- Good for biking, walking, and touring

If you are interested in coming to Laos. You are welcome!
yolandarker
historical building such as great wall
Gitesh
My country India.,
THings I like about my country are many...
The nature and scenery here takes your breath away.The people are poor but humble and helpful.

The things i hate and may take my country down one day are..
Politicians and corruption one day is going to doom our country.
Rising population is the bigger problem though.
Minority -Majority conflicts and infiltration of country by illigal migrants from bangladesh are hot problems which our politicians are not ready to solve but are more interested in vote bank politics..
nickfyoung
Radar wrote:
Australia.

Freedom, quality of life. Although interestingly I think people spend a lot of time complaining that the things we have in abundance aren't quite up to scratch, but oh well.


Yes, Australia has freedom in a relative sense. We spout freedom of religion, freedom of speech etc. but are we really free.

Do you not think we are terribly over regulated by government of all levels. Bit hard to do a renovation job on your house here. The council will demand engineers drawings and insist you use only qualified tradesmen with the appropriate government paperwork and number.

Try and go into business. You can't lease a premises without an ABN number. That's and Australian Business Number which comes from government of course. Once you have that you are on the watch list and can't move. You have to register for GST , Goods and Services Tax, and you will have a visit from the government official wanting to see your wages books and records to make sure you are not employing your aunt on a casual basis for some cash money to help her out.

Sure we have a wonderful system where you can get government money if you are out of work but once you are on that system it is a bit like big brother. Your bank account and tax information are all linked to social security and every move you make financially is monitored just in case you earn a dollar more than you are allowed.

Quality of life is very high in Australia. So high that it takes a minimum of two wages to maintain it. There goes the quality of life for the kids. So high that manufacturers can't afford the high wages any more and one by one move off shore for cheaper wage costs.

Had my rant.
watersoul
nickfyoung wrote:
Yes, Australia has freedom in a relative sense. We spout freedom of religion, freedom of speech etc. but are we really free.
Can't think of any individual in any society who is 'free' in any holistic sense.
I don't accept much government or 'authority' myself, and certainly not a constitutional monarchy, but I pseudo-comply regularly using whichever prescribed rules are allegedly sovereign over me in the everyday political/societal framework I was born into.

I do like some things provided by the state though, such as emergency medical treatment in a free ambulance, regular healthcare which is a five minute walk from home, with no worries about how I'll pay for it if I couldn't even afford the bus to get there, fire fighters who will be with me five minutes after a phone call to say my house is burning, and even belligerent egotistical cops who'll still save my life if an axe murderer is on the loose - all funded by a tax/community/governmental system which I don't love as a model, but I can navigate well using a mixture of potential cost/benefit thoughts while deciding to comply with any laws, be they criminal/civil/statutory/local Wink

From the members of the smallest tribes to the leaders of the strongest political nations, we're all controlled by the local societal group which is percieved to be the strongest - just some have different populations and qualities than others.
nickfyoung
watersoul wrote:
nickfyoung wrote:
Yes, Australia has freedom in a relative sense. We spout freedom of religion, freedom of speech etc. but are we really free.
Can't think of any individual in any society who is 'free' in any holistic sense.
I don't accept much government or 'authority' myself, and certainly not a constitutional monarchy, but I pseudo-comply regularly using whichever prescribed rules are allegedly sovereign over me in the everyday political/societal framework I was born into.

I do like some things provided by the state though, such as emergency medical treatment in a free ambulance, regular healthcare which is a five minute walk from home, with no worries about how I'll pay for it if I couldn't even afford the bus to get there, fire fighters who will be with me five minutes after a phone call to say my house is burning, and even belligerent egotistical cops who'll still save my life if an axe murderer is on the loose - all funded by a tax/community/governmental system which I don't love as a model, but I can navigate well using a mixture of potential cost/benefit thoughts while deciding to comply with any laws, be they criminal/civil/statutory/local Wink

From the members of the smallest tribes to the leaders of the strongest political nations, we're all controlled by the local societal group which is percieved to be the strongest - just some have different populations and qualities than others.



We get free ambulance too with a hefty levy on top of our electric bill to pay for it.
Some communities here get free medical care too if the doctor will bulk bill direct to government while others will not. Our community has no doctors who will bulk bill so we line up at the local hospital for free treatment some times all day.

Our police and fire and rescue services are free to use too but are partly funded by regular soliciting of donations at your door or over the phone and you are looked down upon if you refuse to comply.
watersoul
nickfyoung wrote:
We get free ambulance too with a hefty levy on top of our electric bill to pay for it.
Some communities here get free medical care too if the doctor will bulk bill direct to government while others will not. Our community has no doctors who will bulk bill so we line up at the local hospital for free treatment some times all day.

Our police and fire and rescue services are free to use too but are partly funded by regular soliciting of donations at your door or over the phone and you are looked down upon if you refuse to comply.

We're still living more comfortable lives than a lot of the world though, I have different challenges than billions of others but I'm shockingly glad I live here when I've broken teeth/bones or needed stitching/cutting/fixing for my body...my challenges are nothing to desperate people born in other places.
nickfyoung
watersoul wrote:
nickfyoung wrote:
We get free ambulance too with a hefty levy on top of our electric bill to pay for it.
Some communities here get free medical care too if the doctor will bulk bill direct to government while others will not. Our community has no doctors who will bulk bill so we line up at the local hospital for free treatment some times all day.

Our police and fire and rescue services are free to use too but are partly funded by regular soliciting of donations at your door or over the phone and you are looked down upon if you refuse to comply.

We're still living more comfortable lives than a lot of the world though, I have different challenges than billions of others but I'm shockingly glad I live here when I've broken teeth/bones or needed stitching/cutting/fixing for my body...my challenges are nothing to desperate people born in other places.



I am looking forward to retiring to one of those places, the Philippines but only because I can live there on a pension better than I can live here.
Radar
Australia.

I think people most often comment on not just the quality of life here, but also the unexpected freedom. Something that we take for granted, but when you look at some other places in the world, it makes you think.
nickfyoung
Radar wrote:
Australia.

I think people most often comment on not just the quality of life here, but also the unexpected freedom. Something that we take for granted, but when you look at some other places in the world, it makes you think.



I think freedom is a bit of a myth. There is so much government red tape in everything you do now it is very difficult.

Try and have a business here and see how much red tape there is as well as all the taxes and charges which will make many businesses nonviable.
slimviking
dray101 wrote:
New Zealand!

New Zealand is like the best country to live in (and thankfully I do!), because you get all the befits of a first world country (environment, health, science etc) but not the pollution, corruption and evil corporations (and people) of most bigger countries. Another reason is that New Zealand has a voice... being part of the commonwealth and a respected country New Zealand has always been able to speak out... and we have.

New Zealand was like first in women's rights, 40-hour-(working)week, universal voting, nuclear free etc.


Also Peter Jackson !!!
Very Happy
slimviking
borud wrote:
I'm wondering what's great about your country.

Tell me all the good stuff Razz (or the bad stuff Wink )

I live in Norway and it has it's ups and down's.
For example: Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, but it does have some of the highest tax and gas prices in the world too though.
To bad Sad


Italy also have the highest tax and gas prices in the world, but wages and public service like a developing nation ! Sad
kaysch
Germany:

There is a lot I like about Germany.

It is a country with a very rich history and culture, also known as the country of thinkers and poets. Not to mention composers, too. Here is a short list of famous Germans: Beethoven, Bach, Luther, Händel, Goethe, Schiller, Lessing, Einstein (until 1933), Wagner, Freud, Siemens, Daimler etc. etc.

Many Germans are:
- thriving to come up with the best solutions
- professional
- time-efficient
- valuing performance over personal connections
- open towards foreigners
- respectful to the environment
- honest with each other
- eager to find agreements rather than to fight one another
- aware that dictatorship is not a good form of governance
- unwilling to go to war with anybody

What else?

German products still have a good reputation around the world, often for the right reason. And so does German football. Corruption is relatively low, the public administration does a good job (although everybody likes to complain), there is a good public social welfare network. The difference between rich and poor could be lower but is still far from what it is in other countries. There is no speed limit on many parts of the motorways. And, believe it or not, in recent years Germany has developed quite a big comedy culture on TV, contrary to its image of robotic, heartless and self-centered beer-drinkers.

I will not write what gets on my nerves. There is enough...
kaylors
India:

The Good:

    Wide variety of cuisines from several different cultures.
    Many different holiday destinations offering a range of climates and scenery.
    Lack of cyber-laws Wink
    Amply endowed women.



The Bad:

    The Government.
    Overpopulation.
    Technological backwardness.



I'm sure there is more to each side, but those are the ones that come to my mind when I think about the country.
ethan_brown
US is the most popular countries having rich culture and diversities.Various popular states and cities like panama city beach,Albany,Alabama,Florida,Orange Beach has plenty of fun to do there .Famous hotels,restaurants and beaches are there in Florida,Gulf Shore .
Queiros
India.
Good:- We Indians have a solution for every problem. Also, we really can make high technological products at very less cost. For eg. our super computer Param. We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. Most of climatic zones exist here - Hot Desserts,Cold Mountains,Highest rainfall in Leh,very less rainfall in Thar Desert. Extreme temperature variations in some place to no temperature change in other.
And many other things which just cant be written in such short time.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government departments.
georgio777
Sun, sea, people, food (:Greece)
Aliciawillems
INDIA:
Good:- . We have 'Paradise on Earth' in the form of Kashmir. We have many beaches. some place to no temperature change in other.

Bad:- Our politicians, Corruption in government department.
nelson
I am a tourist and love USA because it offers fantastical attraction for the tourist and have beautiful places to visit in every season. I am from California and my favorite attractions here are the SeaWorld's San Diego California theme park, Legoland California, Death Valley.
jackbreat
India is great and good country...in India peoples are lived with different culture and customs..There are many beautiful and heritage places which are best attraction point to the visitors ..Indian peoples are nice and kind hearted ...But Indian politics and Law very bad...
carleyadriana
Georgia is best country in the world...Albany is main attention to the visitors..there are really beautiful culture heritage ..
fuzzkaizer
the only great thing here in austria is the mountains - i mean, they not as high as the himalaya, but there is nothing greater in here...
mshafiq
My country is hot country and there is lot of natural beauty.My country is popular for Harvesting Rice,Cotton,mango.In my country these things are number one in the world and also they export to other countries.My country cotton is the best cotton in the world and they make number one cotton cloth.These cotton cloth are very good for summer.
Josso
Sense of futility and sarcasm bottled up within every overly polite member of the public.
pavlakaslatka
1. Entertainment
2. Nature
3. Food
torresautobody
the greatest thing about our nation the USA is that we are very diverse. we have great economy, we have lots of power and influence. we have the best technology in the whole world. everything starts in California.
spinout
Hm, Sweden is mostly flatland. But we got the skiresorts in the west. And maybe the air in the moutains is the best here. We got no pollution. Clean and boring and free health care (socialist country).
rebacon
Roald wrote:
we have the best chocolate, beer and chips,

The beer in Belgium is not so good Sad. Beer from cherries? Only in this country.

I live in Vienna (Austria). Vienna and Austria is very clean. Best beer in Europe have Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.


Quote:
World Beer Cup 2016 (55 countrys)

Winner
Session India Pale Ale: Gold: Little Secret, Triptych Brewing (USA)
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier: Gold: Baumgartner Junghopfenpils, Brauerei Jos. Baumgartner (Austria)
German-Style Pilsener: Gold: Trumer Pils, Trumer Brauerei (USA)
Muenchner-Style Helles: Gold: Loewenbraeu Original, Loewenbraeu (Germany)
German-Style Koelsch: Gold: Claritas, Mike Hess Brewing Co. (USA)
German-Style Altbier: Gold: 90 Shilling, Odell Brewing Co. (USA)
English Style India Pale Ale: Independence Paa Ale, Aspen Brewing (USA)
Amercian Style India Pale Ale: I Love It!, Noble Ale Works (USA)


Vienna is very nice city. The oldest buildings 700 years.
http://www.stadtbekannt.at/ein-stck-stadtgeschichte-das-lteste-haus-wiens/

Tyrol and Salzburg have nice skiresorts.Slopes with over 7000km
http://www.austria.info/us/activities/wintersports/most-popular-ski-regions
http://www.skiresort.info/ski-resorts/europe/austria/
spinout
Hm, what is great here : Bureacracy!!! In a good way. Hm, I am talking abut Sweden... Hm, we have the MAX hamburgers , tastes ok. We have still some social insurances that work, but they are getting weaker every year. ABBA was the pop group...
Related topics
Where do you live?
FOR WAR OR NOT
Bush Poll
what do u know about Egypt?
Moderators: Why did u closed my poll ?
War in iraq
disguised as freedom
Is the US an International Bully or the "free world sav
I am American...
How would you personaly define a "quality" post?
Should we be scared?
How do other countries see Australia? (out of curiosity)
Auto Industry - Going to Hell?
Next country .... ????
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> Lifestyle and News -> Travel and Countries

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.