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Originally posted by DefinitionOfHatred DefinitionOfHatred wrote:

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Scandinavia FTW!
 
I'm proud to see that the rating for Portugal is higher than the rating for the US...
 

It's just because Portugal is a smaller country and they're more clustered.  According to EM, Portugal only has 997 metal bands compared to the U.S.'s 17,483 metal bands.  And actually, the only really notable Portuguese band I can think of is Moonspell.
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Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Originally posted by DefinitionOfHatred DefinitionOfHatred wrote:

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Scandinavia FTW!
 
I'm proud to see that the rating for Portugal is higher than the rating for the US...
 

It's just because Portugal is a smaller country and they're more clustered.  According to EM, Portugal only has 997 metal bands compared to the U.S.'s 17,483 metal bands.  And actually, the only really notable Portuguese band I can think of is Moonspell.

Doesn't matter because Canada beats them all Evil Smile
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Purging my collection again today.  Getting rid of:

The Wake of Magellan by Savatage.  I don't hate this one, but I don't listen to it anymore and doubt I'll start again soon.

Lunar Strain by In Flames.  This one is kinda boring.  Throwing up an mp3 before it goes though.

WFO by Overkill.  Also pretty boring.

Grace Under Pressure by Rush.  Even more boring.  I was hoping this would be good, not some inane disco rock.  "Kid Gloves" is the worst of the worst on this one.

Scenes From a Memory and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence by Dream Theater.  I'm drifting away from this band now since I'm perceiving a lot of their lyrics as angst ridden and there are a lot more slow ballads than I really want.
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I agree that 6 Degrees and Scenes from a Memory are pretty bad, even by Dream Theater's standards
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I so nearly got trolled in to reply to those LOL
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It's basic logic to me.  I'm most likely not going to give them anymore listens and all they do is take up space on my shelf that could be used for albums ten times as worthy.
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What the hell is Gracenote and why did it screw up my entire Spotify library?
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Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

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Last year I went into the ER because of severe pain in my lower right abdomen and they found nothing in the blood work or CT scan. :\

Luckily there was a Psych marathon the next day.


It's really frustrating when they do all of those tests and still can't find anything wrong.  You'd expect that an emergency room staff would have every answer to every medical ailment ever, but sadly that's not the case.

It feels nice wasting $1500 just to get an "i dunno lol".
ill hold in the burning urge to brag about not ever having hospital feesCool

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Originally posted by SKwid SKwid wrote:

Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by Diogenes Diogenes wrote:

Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Last year I went into the ER because of severe pain in my lower right abdomen and they found nothing in the blood work or CT scan. :\

Luckily there was a Psych marathon the next day.


It's really frustrating when they do all of those tests and still can't find anything wrong.  You'd expect that an emergency room staff would have every answer to every medical ailment ever, but sadly that's not the case.

It feels nice wasting $1500 just to get an "i dunno lol".
ill hold in the burning urge to brag about not ever having hospital feesCool


Doesn't matter to me, it's all on my parents' insurance anyways. LOL
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It does matter to me since I haven't got insurance. Ouch
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Well donīt let my red heart get started on the unfair way you Americans have chosen to manage your health (and education) systemErmm. Equal opportunities for all. Pretty far from the truth if you live in the real world now ainīt it? Unhappy
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I've laughed at the idea of equality in a society.  I know people will want to help people, but if I don't fucking want to, who's going to make me help them?

An analogy I've heard: the people getting the free stuff do not like the people who are paying for the free stuff because the people who are paying for the free stuff don't like paying for the free stuff.  Then, a politician comes along and says that the people who don't like paying for the free stuff are all racist and greedy.  And the unfortunate thing is that the people getting the free stuff are outnumbering the people paying for the free stuff.
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So because our friend above donīt have a health insurance (might not be able to afford it) we should let him die in the streets? Iīm having a hard time understanding a worldview like that. You know, some people just donīt get lucky in life and end up poor and helpless (not that I assume thatīs the case with A PersonSmile). Not everyone who are poor or ill are slackers who wouldnīt contribute to society if they could. Those kind of people exist. Iīm not blue eyed. But why not distribute the goods to a larger part of the population instead of having a filthy rich percentage of the population who owns and controls just about everything. Is that really fair? and even more important, does it make a society healthy and well working?
 
Equal opportunities and a better distribution of the goods also means less crime. You know! Thereīs not a single place in Denmark I wouldnīt dare to go after dark. There are places a little less safe than others, but by an large everyone can move freely without the fear of being mugged or violated and I think thereīs a connection between that and the fact that all citizins have equal opportunities and no one is truly poor. We have free health care (including whichever operation you can think of as long as itīs not cosmetic for the sake of it), free school/Universities, free libraries and free roads (excluding two toll roads/bridges).


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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

So because our friend above donīt have a health insurance (might not be able to afford it) we should let him die in the streets? Iīm having a hard time understanding a worldview like that.

Did I say that?  No I did not.  Generosity should be a choice, not an obligation.  One more story: two guys named Bob and Steve walk down the sidewalk and see a homeless man.  Bob takes some change out of his pocket and gives it to the homeless man, which is perfectly fine.  The moral question is does Bob have the right to take a gun out of his other pocket, point it at Steve, and demand that he also give the homeless man money?
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Well I wouldnīt point a gun at your head but ask for solidarityYing YangHandshake. Does it really sound that awful with free health care and education for all?
 
The thing about the more wealthy part of the population making donations to the not so wealthy part of the population on a voluntary basis (which I understand is tradition in the US), is that no matter how you put it the latter group will always be beneath the former (and in some cases depending on them) and both groups will act like it (Master and Servant). Itīs old fashioned class divided society like it was in Europe up until the 1960s and to tell you the truth I really thought we had come farther than that.
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It should also be noted that Denmark is a much smaller and more manageable country than the United States.  We've got a lot of different mixtures of regions, cultures, and co-cultures.  Pure consensus on anything is impossible.
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Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

It should also be noted that Denmark is a much smaller and more manageable country than the United States.  We've got a lot of different mixtures of regions, cultures, and co-cultures.  Pure consensus on anything is impossible.
 i would like to point out that canada is a much larger country than the US(and has the same if not, greater level of diversity than the US), and universal education and heathcare is working amazingly well up here.
I agree that pure consensus is impossible, but i think that there is only a very small percentage of people here that dont support the healthcare and educatuion system we have here.
 
the lack of universal health care in the USA scares me away fom considering living there in the future, regardless of my financial situation.


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Originally posted by SKwid SKwid wrote:

Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

It should also be noted that Denmark is a much smaller and more manageable country than the United States.  We've got a lot of different mixtures of regions, cultures, and co-cultures.  Pure consensus on anything is impossible.
 i would like to point out that canada is a much larger country than the US(and has the same if not, greater level of diversity than the US), and universal education and heathcare is working amazingly well up here.
I agree that pure consensus is impossible, but i think that there is only a very small percentage of people here that dont support the healthcare and educatuion system we have here.
 
the lack of universal health care in the USA scares me away fom considering living there in the future, regardless of my financial situation.

I was actually just about to say the same thing lol
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I'm pretty sure my landlord is bipolar

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