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1   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 3, 11:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I’m surprised there is no mention of obesity.
2   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Dec 3, 11:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SunnyvaleCA says
I’m surprised there is no mention of obesity.


Or drugs.
3   Entitlemented   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 4, 11:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I had a chance to go to Belgium over the summer for about a week.

I was stunned by the high quality of living in the medium and small cities. Brussels not so much.

And its safe to say that Belgium smoke more than US citizens.

A reasonable (but high taxed) system, education, strong infrastructure and a great neighborlyness, good work ethic, and capitol investment may be helping.

And the Belgian people are very considerate, remarkably generous.
4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (55)   2019 Dec 5, 12:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Entitlemented says
Brussels not so much.


Brussels is just disorienting.
5   theoakman   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 5, 5:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

tovarichpeter says
https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/u-s-life-expectancy-compare-countries/


Do you know that Asian Americans in the US have a higher life expectancy than those in Japan and Singapore. In an apples to apples comparison, the US does pretty well.
6   Booger   ignore (7)   2019 Dec 5, 5:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The "comparable countries" don't have the blacks that the US does.
7   komputodo   ignore (3)   2019 Dec 5, 5:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Entitlemented says
I had a chance to go to Belgium over the summer for about a week.

I was stunned by the high quality of living in the medium and small cities. Brussels not so much.

And its safe to say that Belgium smoke more than US citizens.

A reasonable (but high taxed) system, education, strong infrastructure and a great neighborlyness, good work ethic, and capitol investment may be helping.

And the Belgian people are very considerate, remarkably generous.

Wow, you determined all that after spending a whole week there as a foreign tourist?
8   komputodo   ignore (3)   2019 Dec 5, 5:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

what is more important for increasing life expectancy? Where you live or the choices that you make?
9   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 5, 1:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

komputodo says
what is more important for increasing life expectancy? Where you live or the choices that you make?

Proper diet and exercise will only get you so far if you live in a war zone.

Also, for many people living in many places, extreme medical care can gain you another 5 or 10 years. That would be things like kidney dialysis, open heart surgery, etc. Might not be exactly "high quality" of life, but that's not the statistic in play. In poor countries, you aren't likely to get that care at all. In the USA that care will be somewhat dependent on insurance and financial situation.
10   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (4)   2019 Dec 5, 8:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

theoakman says
In an apples to apples comparison, the US does pretty well.


This. Other countries don't label the data the same way we do.

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