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I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Stephen F Roberts
 

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Tom Lehrer



Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg, theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

 

 

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Check out the gasoline price differences between the US  and the rest of the world.

We in Europe typically pay more than twice what Americans pay.


See my letters to Time magazine which appeared in its international edition .... bio diesel  .... English as the US official language

 


Health
updated September 2015

These statistics from the CIA World Factbook would seem to indicate that living outside of the US can have some measurable health benefits. 

Since there are already models in place that provide better results, wouldn't it make more sense to adopt those models (instead of always reinventing the wheel)?

Infant mortality rates
   
deaths/1,000 live births

 

Life expectancy
total population (in years)

Japan
Czech Republic
France

Belgium
Germany
Netherlands

Australia
UK
Cuba

Canada
Greece
US

2.08
2.63
3.28

3.41
3.43
3.62

4.37
4.38
4.63

4.63
4.70
5.87

 

Japan
Australia
Canada

France
Netherlands
Belgium

Germany
UK
Greece

US
Czech Republic
Cuba

84.74
82.15
81.76

81.75
81.23
80.88

80.57
80.54
80.43

79.68
78.48
78.39

     

 

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