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    France is best place to live in the world, according to International Living magazine

    he annual index ranks 194 countries and comprises nine categories: Cost of Living, Culture and Leisure, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Health, Infrastructure, Safety and Risk and Climate. The Index analyzes data from several official sources, including government web sites, the World Health Organization, and several media sources. Following France in the top ten are Australia, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Luxembourg, the U.S., Belgium, Canada and Italy, in that order.
    "France always nets high scores in most categories," the magazine said. "But you don't need number-crunchers to tell you its 'bon vivant' lifestyle is special. It's impossible to enumerate the joy of lingering for hours over dinner and a bottle of red wine in a Parisian brasserie. Or strolling beside the Seine on a spring morning, poking through the book vendors' wares."
    Other European countries slipped a little in the magazine's rankings this year, with the exception of France and Germany. Britain dropped to 25th place from last year's ranking of 20.
    Variety is also seen as a major factor in France's appeal, with the survey noting that "romantic Paris offers the best of everything, but services don't fall away in Alsace's wine villages, in wild and lovely Corsica, in lavender-scented Provence."
    The United States dropped from third to seventh place in this year's rankings, largely because of the grinding economic crisis last year. "Sustaining the American dream has escalated out of the reach of many," the magazine said.
    More here: Why France is best place to live in world - CNN.com

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    Cheese eating surrender monkeys.......good place to live....they don't get out much do they?



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    Germans certainly think so , that's why they keep invading and conquering the damn place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Germans certainly think so , that's why they keep invading and conquering the damn place.

    My two year old daughter could conquer that nation with a pop sickle stick and a dirty diaper.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    My two year old daughter could conquer that nation with a pop sickle stick and a dirty diaper.
    Oui !
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    It'd probably be great if it weren't for all the fucking frogs infesting the place.

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    ok, ok, don't get me started on France......


    I spent 2 weeks there last year in the "deep country". Villages that were mere specks, not even on a map. I ate and drank like a fool. The bars in those villages will never be the same. The after hours parties that I crashed were even funnier.

    The nicest most inviting people I have ever met. The rustic rural food/wine etc...... to die for

    I would go back to relive the entire country...... even learn the language.


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    I can't believe the USA was 3rd and is now 7th? I figured we be lower, than that to start with. I'm surprised Canada isn't #1, you can speak French and smoke weed there! LOL
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    I'm no fan of the French, but I do approve of their "integrate or leave" policy.
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    I sell a nice French rifle it's never been fired and only dropped once.

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    In an effort to conserve water and save the environment, frenchmen (and women) have given up bathing more then twice a month (wait, they stiopped that years ago and invented perfurm instead) Oh well, nother theory shot down.

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    Lake of good governance cause for bad envoirement or miss happening. France has faced some very very serious issues in past and learned meaningful lessons thats why today france is the best place for living today.
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    Paris- the rudest place I have ever visited. I cut my trip there very short, I couldn't stand the place. The places near Normandy were not so bad, the people I dealt with there actually treated me half decent when they found out I was an American soldier. I hated doing any kind of training with their soldiers and messed with them every chance I could. I found most of them to be very arrogant, with just a couple of exceptions.
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