Western ratings of democracy and prosperity: the US is losing ground

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Ratings are so fashionable. They have politicians, universities, television shows, and even countries. The other day the Austrian organization "The Democracy Ranking" released a new rating of democracy in the world. “The hit of the season” here is that the United States of America, which has long boiled down to its ideal democracy and has been teaching the entire planet to it, has slipped into 15-th place. It is impossible to say that Russia (88-e place) has pulled ahead of the US, but the fact that democracy in Washington and New York is retreating is already attracting attention. Moreover, Russia is not considered a democratic country by researchers: it belongs to "semi-free" states.



The “Democracy Ranking” rating is not annual. is he compiled only twice: according to 2007-2008 estimates. and 2010-2011 (the latter is named in the report 2012 rating of the year). The table compares the 104 indicators of countries (which the organization considers “democratic” and “semi-democratic”) using 42 indicators and weights - from 1 to 100.

The United States fell back in the ranking from the 14-th to the 15-th position. True, they have slightly improved in points - from 78,3 to 78,5. They climbed along the lines “Politics”, “Environment”, “Health” and “Knowledge”, but they lost in “Economy” and “Gender”.

Last, we note, is not at all strange. Barack Obama, and the Pentagon behind him, supported “same-sex” genders only in the 2012 year, and the rating is based on the 2011 results of the year. And the campaign to legalize same-sex marriages in some previously resisting states also gained momentum this year. The “Politics” is also clear: the United States added Obama's victory in Libya and, in general, a total war called the Arab Spring. It is also clear with the “Economy”: the crisis is a crisis and the national debt is the national debt.

The leading democratic countries in 2010-2011 were: Norway (88,5 points), Sweden (86,9), Finland (86,3), Switzerland (85,4), Denmark (84,1), Netherlands (83,0), New Zealand (82,7), Germany (81,6), Ireland (81,0) and Austria (80,6). This is the top ten. Recall that the organization is Austrian.

If the United States fell in democracy, then who rose?

The highest relative progress of democracy was achieved (plus points): in Tunisia (8,1), Bangladesh (6,3), Libya (4,1), Zambia (3,6), Pakistan (3,6). From the countries of the “Arab Spring” the best prospects for democracy are in Tunisia.

And who fell?

Most affected by the sharp decline in democracy: Hungary (-2,5), Bahrain (-2,5), Honduras (-2,3), Latvia (-2,2), Ukraine (-1,7), Sri Lanka (-1,7), Italy (-1,7 ), Greece (-1,7), Mexico (-1,3) and Guinea-Bissau (-1,2). Hungary and Italy separately lost in the line "Politics". There were losses in the quality of democracy in the countries of Central America.

In Asia, the most democratic countries were Japan (20 place in the table) and South Korea (33 place). In the Middle East, Israel has good positions (23 place).

Of course, Russia is at the bottom of the list - in the 88-th place. The “procession” is closed by Haiti, Nigeria, Egypt, China, Pakistan, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Libya, Syria, Yemen.

In another ranking of 2012 of the year, from the British analytical center “The Legatum Institute”, compiled from 2006 of the year, Russia is also not ahead, but the United States fell back on two positions. This rating is dedicated to the prosperity of the countries of the world, but its indicators are similar. The economy, business, management, education, health care, security, personal freedoms, social capital are evaluated here.

In this ranking of the prosperous countries, Russia was in the 66 position (last year it was in the 59 position).

Russia - approximately in the middle. All positions - 144. According to the study, the level of economy in the Russian Federation in 2012 has risen to 62-th place in the world from 72-th in 2011, but the business climate has not changed (remained at 50-th position). In terms of trust in the government, the country has seriously slipped: from 96 to 118. In terms of health, Russia dropped from 42 to 48 in terms of safety, from 82 to 97 in terms of personal finance from 48 to 74 in terms of personal finance. But on the level of education, the Russians suddenly rose from 34 to 27.

Bypassed Russia in the ranking of Kazakhstan (43-e place), Vietnam (53-e), Belarus (54-e), Mongolia (59-e) and Uzbekistan (64-e).

Near Russia, at 65, is Belize, and at 67, the Philippines.

Europe falls in the ranking: Greece fell from 10-th place to 49, France - from 18-th to 21, Italy - from 30-th place to 33.

Top three in the 2012 ranking occupy Scandinavians: Norway, Denmark, Sweden. Australia is at 4, and New Zealand is fifth. Britain is in 13-th place, after the United States, followed by Germany.

China settled down on the 55 st position. According to analysts of Legatum, if the economy in the Middle Kingdom is not bad, then the situation with the personal freedoms of citizens and security is in a deplorable state.

As for the United States, for the first time in 2012 they did not make it to the top ten most prosperous countries. According to the results of the study, America was in the 12-th place (last year occupied 10-e).

Researchers believe that the loss of the country from the dozens means: the “American dream” is in danger. Americans are less likely to believe that thanks to their work they will be able to succeed and achieve a lot, they have less confidence in their government. In their eyes, the country's economy is collapsing.

The worst situation in the USA is with security (27-e place in the column), with economy (20-e), with personal freedom (14-e). This is not surprising: in the country there is a growing demand for weapon. This year alone, two terrible massacre tragedies occurred - in Colorado and Connecticut, not counting the constant exchange of fire with 3-4 victims. Children are dying. US economy with public debt over 16 trillion dollars is facing a “financial cliff”: Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on cuts and cuts, including on social, insurance, retirement and military programs, and in January they are expected to fall into the abyss. As for personal freedoms, they have been unconstitutionally destroyed in the USA, for example, by the Enforcement Act on national defense against 2011 of the year, which easily transfers cases of internal terrorist investigations and interrogations into the hands of military and special services. The act removes the legal procedure and allows indefinite detention of any person. The white house can only enter the "troika" and declare the GULAG open.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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    1. sv-sakh
      +69
      December 21 2012
      Russia has always been a red light on world maps! laughing
      Envy ...
      1. webdog
        +20
        December 21 2012
        if you look closely, you can see that the contours of Russia resemble a four-legged animal (in a good way), which turned back to Europe))))
        1. cyberdamn
          +4
          December 21 2012
          "Russian bear shit on Europe with nuclear warheads again"
          1. +5
            December 21 2012
            What a true ranking, I goofing! In the monarchies of the bay (Saudi Arabia there, Qatar) are sitting kings, for their criticism you can go to prison for life, women do not work and do not study, if anything, with sticks and stones. And there is no data on the ranking of the democracy of these countries, WHY! Well, we didn’t manage to collect the "data". Strange huh?
            1. rolik
              +1
              December 22 2012
              In general, you do not need to pay attention to these ratings. The dog barks - the caravan goes on.
        2. +4
          December 21 2012
          webdog,
          - and the tail lifted.
        3. Rubik
          -7
          December 21 2012
          That is, Moscow and St. Petersburg come out are in the ass? lol
          1. +1
            December 21 2012
            These are just transformations. It’s just that Moscow and Peter showed the West more than others. good
        4. 0
          December 21 2012
          .... turned back to Europe)))) ...
          Similarly, Ukraine, which is interesting, is painted with the color of children's surprise ...
      2. +4
        December 21 2012
        But our trains are the most trainable trains in the world! But seriously, these ratings are from the section "I said it myself, I laugh myself", and the question is, did anyone reading these lines take part in any polls concerning any ratings, ours or foreign ones? Everybody lies, as one of the characters on the show said, everybody lies!
      3. +5
        December 21 2012
        A low place in such a rating can be assessed as a positive assessment of the activities of the leadership of our country.
        And let such ratings, their companions, be turned into a tube and put in between half-popies.
        1. Machaon
          +4
          December 21 2012
          According to the rating compiled by Hitler and Goebbels, we would generally be in last place! But Germany was used to be ahead of the rest! wassat
          1. 0
            December 21 2012
            Machaon

            Quote: Swallowtail
            According to a rating compiled by Hitler and Goebbels, we would generally be in last place


            let them stick this rating to themselves deeper! am

            I'll make my own right now angry .
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          2. +3
            December 21 2012
            Machaon

            Quote: Swallowtail
            According to a rating compiled by Hitler and Goebbels, we would generally be in last place


            let them stick this rating to themselves deeper! am

            I'll make my own right now angry .
      4. +1
        December 21 2012
        Quote: sv-sakh
        Envy ...

        And thank God, they are still afraid of our nuclear arsenal. drinks
        1. +10
          December 21 2012
          Russia has always been the largest on the planet wink
          1. Che
            Che
            +4
            December 21 2012
            Dinver,
            It existed before violent Christianization. What is called the Tatar-Mongol yoke was a civil war of that time.
            1. +2
              December 21 2012
              Che

              Quote: Che
              It existed before violent Christianization.


              Are you aware of the ritual defloration of some Slavic tribes before the adoption of Christianity? well, or about what kind of heat wore blood feud among the Slavs?


              Quote: Che
              What is called the Tatar-Mongol yoke was the civil war of that time.


              Dear, do not bring nonsense, so that there is a civil war, in addition to many factors, a necessary and sufficient condition for its existence is the existence of the state and its citizens.
              Explain to me dear which particular state existed from the Pacific Ocean to the Dnieper in the 13 century? And what kind of mysterious civil war befell his citizens?
              1. +1
                December 21 2012
                (pulling a helmet)

                I see minus that in the 13 century there still existed a state from the Pacific Ocean to the Dnieper belay maybe gentlemen minuscule tell me his name ...
                1. rolik
                  +1
                  December 23 2012
                  In the Urals, 8,2 km north-north-west of the village of Amursky and 2,3 km south-south-east of the village of Aleksandrovsky, in the Bredinsky district of the Chelyabinsk region there is a mysterious Arkaim, the place of origin of the Aryan civilization. There are two great Aryan written monuments - two magical texts. One of them is the Rigveda, stored in the pantheon of the colossal massif of Indian culture. The other is the ancient Persian Avesta - a Zoroastrian monument in which the language of myth tells about the movement of peoples. The Russian scientist, still living in Chelyabinsk, the archaeologist and historian Gennady Zdanovich, believed that such texts could not appear from scratch, there was a certain reality behind them. And the center from which these publications came to us was found in the 80s of the last century. Arkaim is ancient Troy ... And Arkaim could become Russian Troy if our cultural, political, aesthetic consciousness was permeated with the historical romanticism that Europe breathes . For Europe, which boasts of its superiority over Russia, the appearance of Arkaim is painful. In the place of the Europeans, I would be silent in a rag about the culture of civilizations. At that time, when their ancestors fled in the skins, slaughtered sheep, and lived in caves. The state already existed in the place of present-day Russia. Let them keep their ratings, we (in principle) should be deeply indifferent to all these thought-nonsense embodied on paper. Let them deal with their civilization better, because it has long turned into a garbage dump that stinks around the world.
                2. YuDDP
                  +2
                  December 23 2012
                  Read Fomenko with Nosovsky
                  Very much they are joined by facts with the presence of such a state.

                  Example: Kastoria in Greece has historically sewed fur coats. Over the centuries. Who can afford a fur coat - rich, where you need a fur coat - where it's cold. And in Greece it’s hot. But in Russia it’s cold.
                  Second example: name the largest medieval castle. Answer: The Kremlin.
                  Third example: Village. We go from the center, go to the outskirts, then the field.
                  Field - Poland, outskirts - Ukraine, center - ???
                3. 0
                  December 27 2012
                  Karlsonn,
                  Great Tartaria - look at old maps in the internet they are. An interesting topic that makes you think.
          2. Kaa
            +14
            December 21 2012
            Quote: Dinver
            Russia has always been the largest on the planet

            And this is just the beginning. The date December 21, 2012 is the end of an era, not the end of the world. The era that Maya called the Fourth Sun will end, and a new era will come - the Fifth Sun. This is not the end of the world. Native American prophecies say that at the end of the era there will be earthquakes, cataclysms, hard times will come for the planet and humanity. The world map will look different ...
            1. +5
              December 21 2012
              I agree with the map, only the bottom (Antarctica) must be red, otherwise it should not be!
            2. 0
              December 21 2012
              Not marked Iran, Iraq, Somalia, North Africa and Alaska .... across China. territory to the Great Wall .... For less We do not agree ....
            3. georg737577
              0
              December 23 2012
              They forgot to return Alaska to their historical homeland on this map ...
      5. +2
        December 21 2012
        I do not understand, there is less democracy in the USA than in Sweden ??? So why are Americans not there yet?
        1. +3
          December 21 2012
          Vodrak

          in Sweden, the oil is kropal; amers have no access to Sweden to climb.
          1. Kaa
            +4
            December 21 2012
            Quote: Karlsonn
            amers to climb Sweden in a bespontovy.

            America was actually discovered by the Vikings, here they are on the land of the Vikings and are afraid to climb ... otherwise they will be closed inadvertently ... "I gave birth to you, I gave you and ..."
      6. 0
        December 21 2012
        sv-sakh

        I will unsubscribe to a friend of the Chinese, on the topic that it is time to compose your rating.
    2. +12
      December 21 2012
      the Austrian organization “The Democracy Ranking” should be ranked in the classification of the most aggressive countries and the United States would undoubtedly take the first line!

      actually to all kinds of ratings, I am skeptical.
      1. +6
        December 21 2012
        Greetings dear
        Quote: Apollon
        actually to all kinds of ratings, I am skeptical.
        But I, in turn, have nothing to do with it at all, and in general, to be honest, I don’t give a damn where in Russia, according to the mattresses.
        1. +8
          December 21 2012
          What people do not do, that would not work .... Ratings of all kinds and other dregs .... And a strange understanding of democracy among these drafters. Where gays live peacefully, where you can take children out of your family without trial, where the state everywhere monitors people, these are the strongholds of democracy, where the presidents are killed, everyone is at war with each other and ruin is the progress of democracy ..... After of this:

          The highest relative progress in democracy was achieved (plus points): in Tunisia (8,1), Bangladesh (6,3), Libya (4,1), Zambia (3,6), Pakistan (3,6).

          Bypassed Russia in the ranking of Kazakhstan (43-e place), Vietnam (53-e), Belarus (54-e), Mongolia (59-e) and Uzbekistan (64-e).


          Once again, I was only convinced that whoever pays and orders the music ..... In general, I try not to pay attention to all these ratings, just for fun ...
          1. Machaon
            +8
            December 21 2012
            Quote: BlackScorp
            . Where gays live quietly

            Nevertheless, it is very clear - the more piderasts, the higher the rating!
            No other way! hi
        2. +4
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Mechanic
          Greetings dear
          Quote: Apollon
          actually to all kinds of ratings, I am skeptical. But I, in turn, have nothing to do with it at all, and in general, to be honest, I don’t give a damn where in Russia, according to the mattresses.


          I greet you Eugene! hi
          it was not bad to conduct a similar survey among Russian citizens with one single question: what do you think of US policy! laughing
          I guess, of course, but I won’t announce it aloud laughing
      2. +5
        December 21 2012
        Quote: Apollon
        actually to all kinds of ratings, I am skeptical.


        And this is the right attitude. But sometimes quite interesting things are found in such ratings, which can be taken seriously only through the prism of anecdotes.
        Suppose in the UK there is such a research center The Economist Intelligence Unit. which conducts truly GLOBAL research requiring probably unreasonably denezhek.
        The result of these studies was the so-called The Democracy Index
        Who is interested in the method of 60 indicators here
        In the final rating, all states are ranked on the basis of the Democracy Index and are classified according to the type of regime of power simply and unpretentiously in four categories:

        Complete democracy.
        Inadequate democracy.
        Hybrid mode.
        Authoritarian mode


        So here are countries with complete democracy of course the USA with Great Britain, the Scandinavian countries and other Luxembourgs from the EEC. well and for believable variety Mauritius with Costa Rica
        Inadequate democracy it is inherent in such countries as France, Israel (the disorder must be fully increased, and then anti-Semitism is obtained), Estonia with Latvia and Lithuania (fascism is not flourishing enough), Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia (not yet matured to the Old Europeans). Well, of course, exotic in the form of Papua New Guinea, Lesotho and Trinidad and Tobago with Benin Namibia and Mongolia (well, there’s nothing to do about it)
        Most of all I liked hybrid mode. It is impossible to attribute to white and fluffy but also to authoritative frostbitten hooligans did not grow up.
        Here (I will give according to the place in the overall ranking). The most interesting representatives 79.Ukraina 84 Honduras 99 Palestine 102 Georgia 107 Kyrgyzstan 111 Armenia and this group is closed by 113 and 114 Burundi and Haiti
        Well, the most important bloody authoritarian regimes
        117 Russia 139 Belarus 140 Azerbaijan 141 China
        151 Tajikistan 159 Iran with Syria, of course 161 Saudi Arabia 164 Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are close Well, the list of 167 countries of Chad and North Korea close the list.

        So it’s immediately clear that almost all oil-bearing countries and China urgently need to be democratized, and all these studies and ratings serve only as a scientific cover for the main goals of the main democratizers.
    3. +11
      December 21 2012
      Judging by the rating where we went down there, things have improved, but education has risen means everything is bad with him ... Well, the rating was fun of course)
      1. +1
        December 21 2012
        Quote: feanor
        Judging by the rating where we went down there, things have improved, but education has risen means everything is bad with him ... Well, the rating was fun of course)

        All of these ratings are, in my opinion, complete final-crap.
        Who orders them is the one in them.
        1. Machaon
          +1
          December 21 2012
          These ratings are a clear proof that the enlightened head is getting worse and worse! .. Yes
          By the way, this is only to our advantage!
    4. +5
      December 21 2012
      How will American citizens have confidence in the future, when they feel the whole America soon to answer in vain or whatever they feel for the sins and well-fed life of the world gendarmerie. The end of the world will be slow and terrible for them, because now no one will let them die quickly.
      1. +1
        December 21 2012
        But it’s interesting how the list would look if Russia or China carried out the rating? In short, these ratings serve only to bother the heads of the US satellites and they were invented there. Bounding is the main hobby of the State Department and the Fed.
    5. fenix57
      +4
      December 21 2012
      My friends, all with the end of the world. RUSSIA is ALWAYS A.
    6. +4
      December 21 2012
      "Besides, the researchers do not consider Russia a democratic country: they belong to the" semi-free "states."
      I don’t understand something: how is this a semi-free country ... I live, conduct my own affairs, do what I want, in line with the law, of course, no one bothers me, and judging by this rating, I am semi-free? Idiots in the west frolic, do not pay attention to them, gentlemen !!!
    7. +23
      December 21 2012
      The rating of democracy is a flood.


      So it was before Democracy in the state of Libya.


      And now like that!
      Such a picture would be in Russia. THE RATING OF DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA WOULD INCREASE BY MANY POINTS. The West not only for Libyans, the whole world wants only "good"

      hypocrites! - "The Democracy Ranking"
      1. +11
        December 21 2012
        Quote: Sergg
        So it was before Democracy in the state of Libya.

        Would live with Gaddafi, cheto tired of democracy
        1. Machaon
          +7
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Would live with Gaddafi, cheto tired of democracy

          Gaddafi did not take into account only one factor: from satiety people moron!
          But with the advent of democracy he, i.e. people will quickly enter the mind!
    8. +6
      December 21 2012
      There are two questions. What is democracy in the modern sense and the second, and it (democracy) generally exists, if so where, I for example do not know such a country.
      1. His
        -1
        December 21 2012
        At one time there was a trick: socialism and communism. But what is this no one has ever learned. And then they fought, but
    9. +2
      December 21 2012
      rating to put it mildly not very, I think if you really look at things Russia should be much higher
    10. 0
      December 21 2012
      I do not believe these reports, let them shove them to hell. They are watching from their bell tower. It’s more convenient for them.
    11. +3
      December 21 2012
      I agree the world ranking of democracy is flooding
    12. +12
      December 21 2012
      "gender" .. oh .... I'm a line in the ranking. In short, as I understand it, the more pi in the country ..... in, the country can be higher in this ranking belay Yes, I’m glad I will be 104th place in this case ..
      1. +6
        December 21 2012
        Really! If one of the components of the assessment for democracy is the development of homosexuality and other "charms" in the country, then why the hell are we "excellent" indicators? Let them put their rating where homosexuals "love" each other! "Democrats" are shitty!
    13. +11
      December 21 2012
      Gentlemen can even know somebody here. The end of the world has come or not? Is it worth to get drunk or early?

      March, where are you with your ratings on such a day. A serious article and the people are simply not goth s.

      I will say one thing. In order to achieve a positive shift in the rating, you need to get the ambassador out of the way as the Libyans. Anyway, no one needs if sent.

      And Russia is holding steady in the middle ground. but no one will say that as in the United States decline.
      1. +4
        December 21 2012
        Quote: vorobey
        Gentlemen can even know somebody here. The end of the world has come or not? Is it worth to get drunk or early?

        Sanya, now you can open the balloon. THE END OF LIGHT HAS COME UP !!!!!!! With what I congratulate you all drinks
        1. +2
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Mechanic
          Sanya, now you can open the balloon. THE END OF LIGHT HAS COME

          Desa, not yet come, we have everything for sure
          0: 05: 06: 30
          Until the end of the world *
          17:04:30
          Exact time
          1. +2
            December 21 2012
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Desa, not yet come, we have everything for sure
            0: 05: 06: 30
            Until the end of the world *
            17:04:30
            Exact time
            Sanya, I’m confused in your figures. Yesterday on TV, they clearly said 10-00 in Moscow. So you have to revive loans. laughing
            1. +2
              December 21 2012
              Quote: Mechanic
              Yesterday on TV clearly said 10-00 in Moscow.

              Eugene, you still believe the TV, this soulless box belay . I have the most accurate numbers, well, more precisely nowhere.
              1. Sergh
                +8
                December 21 2012
                Quote: vorobey
                It is worth getting hanged up or early

                Guys, hello everyone!
                Sparrow, but on the contrary I'm getting ready for the holiday, right now I got off work, I got a good vodka, chopped a snack and just started ..., well, with songs, dances, there, as it should be in Russian, to meet the long-awaited holiday. Well, it’s foolish, New Year happens every year, and this END OF THE WORLD is not given to everyone to meet at all, so you need to approach him like a human, especially on a day off, you’ll be happy in twins (I congratulated everyone at work). Ahh, tomorrow we’ll hang over and persuade the Mayan tribe to give us such an attack and a little bit more relaxation, we’ve not rummaged.

                All with the long-awaited and joyful holiday THE END OF THE WORLD!

            2. +4
              December 21 2012
              and in the old style or in a new way to celebrate? health is not iron - also according to the Chinese calendar
          2. +4
            December 21 2012
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Desa, not yet come, we have everything for sure
            0: 05: 06: 30
            Until the end of the world *
            17:04:30


            Romanov. I got Where did you get such dates. will you weave the ancient ninja now?
            Shaw for the numbers? What a thirtieth year. is it a lope to endure?
            1. +1
              December 21 2012
              Quote: vorobey
              Omani. I got Where did you get such dates. will you weave the ancient ninja now?
              Shaw for the numbers? What a thirtieth year. is it a lope to endure?

              What numbers give, I announce them. I’m waiting, the liver is sorry
              http://www.direct-time.ru/index.php?id=27# вот тут время и все такое
        2. +4
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Mechanic
          THE END OF LIGHT HAS COME UP !!!!!!! With what I congratulate you all


          Well, that's easier. And then Romanov already said goodbye to everyone. and such a farewell speech he turned out, he already gave a tear.

          interesting and March will summarize the end of the world. grocery supermarkets made annual revenue for three days.
          1. +3
            December 21 2012
            Quote: vorobey
            . grocery supermarkets made annual revenue for three days.

            Yeah, revenue, all for free.
            08:2021.12.2012
            In Argentina, on the eve of the End of the World, hundreds of residents rushed to rob shops

            Hundreds of people took part on Thursday, on the eve of the doomsday expected by many, in the massive robbery of supermarkets in the city of Bariloche in southwestern Argentina, and in the capital of the South American country, radical left-wing representatives blocked traffic in the city center and set fire to automobile tires, Mexican media reported. This was written on Friday by RIA Novosti.

            According to police, almost all home electrical equipment, clothing, and many other goods were taken out of two Bariloche supermarkets. There were no injured and arrested, and the local police simply could not cope with the crowds of robbers. The situation was so out of control that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner decided to send federal law enforcement forces to this city.
            1. +4
              December 21 2012
              Quote: Alexander Romanov
              Hundreds of people took part on Thursday, on the eve of the doomsday expected by many, in the massive robbery of supermarkets in the city of Bariloche in southwestern Argentina, and in the capital of the South American country, radical left-wing representatives blocked traffic in the city center and set fire to car tires, Mexican reports


              That is where real democracy is. Where is Argentina?
      2. +6
        December 21 2012
        Quote: vorobey
        Gentlemen can even know somebody here. The end of the world has come or not? Is it worth to get drunk or early?
        March, well, where are you with your ratings on such a day? Serious article and the people just are not ready.

        Hi, Comrade Sparrow. Even more serious article.
        And the end of the world will be at 15:12 Moscow time. You will soon read about this in the Mosaic. Get drunk early. For now, just drink.
        1. +4
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Mart
          And the end of the world will be at 15:12 Moscow time.

          Well, I said, thank you very much Oleg. Hello, and goodbye. Thank you for the articles, I was always pleased to read them, I will remember crying
        2. +4
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Mart
          To get hung up early. Just drink it for now.


          I didn’t rewrite it. Someone published here the schedule of celebrations for the end of the world.

          If only on the way home no matinee with vampires and claws was caught. And then our corporate parties are already buzzing from the 20th. apparently people say goodbye.
          1. +5
            December 21 2012
            Quote: vorobey
            To get hung up early. Just drink it for now.


            So, I'm sitting in an office in the center of Moscow. The exact time is 10 48. Nothing happens. All potential customers are either drunk or simply not working. The silence is absolute.
            I'm sitting playing Starcraft.
            In general, in Moscow there is no end of the world.

            How are you in other cities?
            1. +3
              December 21 2012
              Quote: Manager
              How are you in other cities?

              In Komsomolsk, almost everyone is drunk. Nobody works because of time ...........
              Mart Today, 10:22 | Western Democracy and Prosperity Rankings: US Losing Position
              Everything is in this thread.
            2. +5
              December 21 2012
              Quote: Manager
              How are you in other cities?


              I am sitting in Krasnodar absolute silence. instead of 40 minutes I rode today 20 already scared. Baska is not buzzing with me alone, since the phone is silent. from boredom I periodically call myself - everyone is surprised.
              1. +6
                December 21 2012
                Quote: vorobey
                from boredom I periodically call myself


                I called one here .... The girl answered me. - End of the world, good afternoon! .... I neigh for half an hour.
                1. +1
                  December 21 2012
                  Quote: Manager
                  End of the world,

                  In the sense of her Light is called ... laughing
                  1. 0
                    December 21 2012
                    No, the end! =)
            3. +6
              December 21 2012
              Quote: Manager
              How are you in other cities?
              I'm sitting in Yekaterinburg. Head in time 13-10 Head covered the clearing. Waiting for.
              1. +4
                December 21 2012
                Quote: Mechanic
                the chief covered a clearing


                what a good beginner.
              2. +3
                December 21 2012
                It is cold in Kaliningrad, but there seems to be light. The ends are in place. Hopes for the arctic fox collapsed ... Still have to buy New Year's gifts ...
                1. +1
                  December 21 2012
                  Quote: IRBIS
                  Hopes for the arctic fox collapsed ..

                  Sasha, everything is just beginning, maybe Maya made a mistake for a couple of days what
            4. +3
              December 21 2012
              Manager

              Kiev, right now we have 12.14, work in suspended animation, congratulated the employees on the holiday (133-th anniversary) and let them go home; I’m sitting, I’m deciding a global, in terms of importance, question - is it time, or wait what .
              1. +1
                December 21 2012
                Quote: Karlsonn
                it's time, or wait


                It's high time =)
                1. +1
                  December 21 2012
                  Manager

                  took note wink drinks
                  --- first off! laughing
        3. +3
          December 21 2012
          Thanks Oleg for the article, coincides with my opinion about the Gulag in American
      3. +4
        December 21 2012
        Quote: vorobey
        Gentlemen can even know somebody here. The end of the world has come or not? Is it worth to get drunk or early?


        Sasha hang out and go smoothly to the New Year
        1. +3
          December 21 2012
          Quote: Vadivak
          Sasha hang out and go smoothly to the New Year


          Vadim, I’ve hangover since the fifth day. I thought at least from 20 to 25 a break to do, where there. shitty when the birthdays of children in one month.
          1. +2
            December 21 2012
            Quote: vorobey
            shitty when the birthdays of children in one month.


            1) Destructively
            2) Liver ..... POOR PATCHEN.

            But children are a joy. You’ll be old, and they will all come to you on your birthday with big families, congratulations! Then, as they say, you will be proud!
        2. +3
          December 21 2012
          America is sobbing and Europe.
          They thought seriously about the future.
          They wonder financial opa,
          and only Russia nevermind frost.
          We’ll take an old accordion from the shelf,
          we don’t get used to crises.
          There would be vodka fat and potatoes,
          We’ll survive, I’m a draene mother!


          Happy Ending! drinks
      4. mda
        mda
        +1
        December 21 2012
        Quote: vorobey

        Gentlemen, maybe even here someone already knows. Doomsday come or not?

        Here there is time until the end of the world http://www.2012-konec-sveta.ru/.
    14. +6
      December 21 2012
      I even guess who made these ratings))))
      1. Yankuz
        +1
        December 21 2012
        Democracy, you know? fool De-mo-krati- I! Those. demo, short, and me. Clear? Short and i-demo ..... sad I-krati-demo -... what In short, Sklifosovsky! angry
    15. +1
      December 21 2012
      Funny laughed.
    16. qube4
      +1
      December 21 2012
      All this is a pitchfork on the water, I think, support the country of pidirasts, would be in the 20th xDDD
    17. +6
      December 21 2012
      Democracy was "invented" by the ancient Greeks ... who were themselves slave owners! lol that is why it is now "so difficult" to define democracy, since it is unclear who to appoint as slaves. The only good thing about Europe's ratings is that if they scold us there, then we are moving in the direction necessary for the country and the people.
      1. +3
        December 21 2012
        Egoza good

        I have long affirmed that such a system as - democracy does not exist in nature!
        among the Greeks, as you rightly noted, democracy existed when citizens went to war, voted and engaged in the garbage that they were inclined to, --- slaves did the rest; and how many slaves the citizen has built up the existence of a citizen, history is silent, but it tells us that as soon as the level of service of citizens fell, they took up arms and went to the neighbors to replenish the number of their slaves.
        What exists now is called plutocracy.
    18. Starksa
      0
      December 21 2012
      It would be necessary for Russia to make a rating agency, then who would have looked and in real life on what place))
    19. +5
      December 21 2012
      In order to raise the democratic rating, we urgently need to distribute condoms to schoolchildren from 8 years of age and older, arrange gay parades and marry gay churches with lesbians. Judging by the map with ratings, there are just countries with this same mentality.
      It’s a pity for the Scandinavians, after all, they were once Vikings, and now they are buggers.
    20. anchonsha
      +4
      December 21 2012
      Russia has always been in favor with the West. And only because gentlemen feel false democrats, that only Russia can resist their liberalism and tolerance, leading the European nations to a dead end, to their extinction and dullness, so who will put Russia in the ranking higher than Europeans. Maybe Russia will become higher in the ratings only if they will be engaged in ratings in Russia itself.
    21. +2
      December 21 2012
      Who are interested in such ratings? French housewives? Hardly, and certainly not analysts from the State Department. It turns out that they are needed for bibliographers and for the sake of bribe-racers in order to raise their own ratings. Funny and stupid, and not worthy of attention.
    22. 0
      December 21 2012
      All these idiotic ratings are simply used as a weapon against us, and everyone in the world who does not want to dance to their tune, and does not give up resources. This also includes various indices in the economy ... Great economic analysts will gather, scratch their tongues, but it seems to me that they themselves don’t know what they’re talking about, they invented a science for themselves ... just not to work ... winked
    23. +1
      December 21 2012
      It seemed to work on the principle of three P - half-finger-ceiling.
      "..... But in terms of education, the Russians suddenly rose from 34th to 27th place ....." everyone else is getting dumber faster than us ??? !!!
    24. atomic
      +2
      December 21 2012
      And I am very glad that Russia is marked in red, there is hope. It would be green, it would be pi ...... ec!
    25. WW3
      WW3
      +5
      December 21 2012
      The first three in the ranking of 2012 are occupied by the Scandinavians: Norway, Denmark, Sweden.

      For Norway, the Breivik story is indicative - the beacon of democracy, tolerance and humanism ... wassat
      1. +1
        December 22 2012
        tolerance and humanism... laughing fellow good
    26. +4
      December 21 2012
      Breivik the star of the hero of Norway, a man struggling with a twinkle for the prestige and high rating of his country!
      1. 0
        December 28 2012
        March 2013 ...

        For the murder of five guards, Anders Breivik turned off the Internet for a month ...
    27. Faza
      0
      December 21 2012
      We do not need your DEMOCRACY (as they are trying to do in Syria and other similar countries), we have a special country and not repeatable, RUSSIA!
    28. 0
      December 21 2012
      Fear Danians bringing gifts - The Bible warns ... that the enemy is praised. This also applies to western ratings.
    29. 0
      December 21 2012
      If the Scandinavians settle on a desert island, what will happen to them?
      I was puzzled by this scream after visiting Copenhagen.
      No production. Offices To the question: what do they live with, the guide answered - the development and sale of technology. I believe in the lively mind of hot Scandinavian guys.
      But I think: what will happen to them if they are settled on a desert island?
      1. 0
        December 21 2012
        Quote: homosum20
        If the Scandinavians settle on a desert island, what will happen to them?


        fish, oil at least suitable?
      2. +1
        December 22 2012
        Denmark produces nearly 21 million pigs per year, and 3/4 of them are exported. Pork makes up 7 percent of Denmark's total exports, so you are wrong that nothing is produced. Denmark also produces and exports furniture, art products, medicines, automation, electronics. Porcelain and silver cutlery are generally some of the best in the world, as well as such a trifle as women's tights. feel love . In addition to the fact that Denmark is the smallest country in Scandinavia, it also provides itself with almost all electric energy. 25% of all energy is extracted from the wind ...

        In addition, a lot of Danish goods are produced in China.

        In principle, I personally think that Moscow should also be something like Copenhagen. A couple of airports, a port, theaters, museums and a few offices, everything else is over 101 kilometers away, and believe me, everything will work out. The dictatorship of law and order, the dictatorship of discipline and the dictatorship of technology and everything else will follow ...

        But not everything is so wonderful there, it is also a country that kills more than all dolphins in the world ...
    30. bart74
      0
      December 21 2012
      Oleg. Put a minus article. But not your efforts. Your efforts, your original style are always a plus for me. Minus all these ratings. We have already got these "free and independent" assessments. No offense.
    31. 0
      December 22 2012
      USA, UK, Absralian ........ judging by the map, democracy is a new race. Or maybe the green flamaster quickly ended or HAZARD ????
    32. +2
      December 22 2012
      All around lies. NOT worth THIS of our comments. Ratings Depend who and the most important thing HOW considers .....
      I’m tense when we have “the best finance minister in the world”, when they say that from “feldMebel” they turned into a progressive Minister of Defense. When the negotiators WTO praises the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, although I know that one negotiator was 25 years old, the second a little more ..... and not one representative from the branches ....
      I also don’t like when AMBASSADORS Russian states beat in the face in Kuwait on the orders of the illiterate Hamad bin Jassem and have not yet apologized. I really didn’t like that the Russian Foreign Ministry blamed Titorenko .... (the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Qatar) ... for actions to protect diplomatic mail and even miraculously saved his eye ....
      I don't like the fact that the Kursk submarine died, and our president smiled disgustingly and said, "She drowned," I really did not like about Krymsk, where more than one official was not punished for DEATH MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE...
      Yes, ratings and beautiful words in TV programs are good, although Tel-A-Vision has more "chernukha" -ChP, rush hour, Petrovka38, and so on from the world of crime .... Films watching which the living frontline soldiers spit and cry .. And the government All promises to move them into separate apartments, but tomorrow they WILL DIE ...
      I also don’t like that the Red Army is accused of shooting the Poles near Katyn, although it is proved that the Fascists shot ... ...... I have a question, why are our president and prime minister saying the opposite (they are idiots))

      Your affairs in this world are strange Uncle God .....
      Or is it the construction of a New World with a center in the city AUtane, which Veyzebub was built by "unwashed" Kazakhs in several years, changing two letters in the name of the place ...
      1. +2
        December 22 2012
        В 3,14India, plus or minus a couple of thousand people, is not a big loss, but saving their citizens abroad, here they are heroes and immediately make a SHOW. In all that they do, they are guided by only three concepts:

        1. collateral damage
        2. Acceptable damage (where it has not yet gone, but ok ...)
        3. unacceptable damage

        Why can’t you make events look like the third concept?

        ONE MORE NEWS ...

        A spokesman for Brownells, the world's largest supplier of firearms accessories, said the company had an "unprecedented" surge in orders for rifle clips beyond the company's capacity, indicating that the number of orders received for AR-15 cartridges in 3 days was equivalent to the average sales for 3 and a half years.

        Well, something like this ...
    33. +1
      December 22 2012
      All these rating compilers are magicians who turn money into charts, research into analysis, and here is the result !!
      The USA leading wars around the world are constantly in the top ten !! That is, killing the children of women and the elderly somewhere in Afghanistan, democracy in the country does not suffer !! And the allies are also all democrats .............. especially Israel !!
      The Arabs are shelling the country of Kasamimi and in response, Israel sends them "democratic helicopters" and a UAV with a rocket!
      Bravo! Democracy in action !!!
      I can’t understand how countries leading wars get into these ratings?
    34. +1
      December 22 2012
      They are afraid of Russia. This is a FACT. They are afraid objectively, subjectively and out of habit) Those who fought with Russia are not afraid (do you need examples?) And those who know nothing about Russia at all. Although I'm lying - they are still afraid of those who are afraid to fight with us. Zadolbali screaming about democracy, I think the essence of democracy in the principle of governance - socialism, everything national - means a draw. Personally, no one bothers me living, choosing and shedding tears about the Fed. But for me many are going to, a short example: we look at the same rent (I write with a small letter because IMHO that it’s a lot of honor to call them permanent lies), we look, they advocate for us with zeal, for rights, and for people's pleas, and begin to compare - stupidly permutation of facts, tub ... at all - themselves in chocolate. But the only person on their forum is their pretzel with a cigarette (the site, by the way, is a public place) and the result is on the face: I inform you that the forum member Mikhail_Rostov is banned by the forum administration forever. Without warning and explanation. address: http://forum.ren-tv.com//index.php?showtopic=48682&pid=1671096&st=120&#entry1671
      096
    35. georg737577
      +1
      December 23 2012
      The ratings are not conceived as a method of reflecting existing realities, but as a means of their formation in the public mind. Do not bother with them ...
    36. fenix57
      0
      December 23 2012
      RUSSIANS WE ARE FOR YOURSELF. It always has been. And one must be proud of it.

    "Right Sector" (banned in Russia), "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" (UPA) (banned in Russia), ISIS (banned in Russia), "Jabhat Fatah al-Sham" formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra" (banned in Russia) , Taliban (banned in Russia), Al-Qaeda (banned in Russia), Anti-Corruption Foundation (banned in Russia), Navalny Headquarters (banned in Russia), Facebook (banned in Russia), Instagram (banned in Russia), Meta (banned in Russia), Misanthropic Division (banned in Russia), Azov (banned in Russia), Muslim Brotherhood (banned in Russia), Aum Shinrikyo (banned in Russia), AUE (banned in Russia), UNA-UNSO (banned in Russia), Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (banned in Russia), Legion “Freedom of Russia” (armed formation, recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and banned)

    “Non-profit organizations, unregistered public associations or individuals performing the functions of a foreign agent,” as well as media outlets performing the functions of a foreign agent: “Medusa”; "Voice of America"; "Realities"; "Present time"; "Radio Freedom"; Ponomarev; Savitskaya; Markelov; Kamalyagin; Apakhonchich; Makarevich; Dud; Gordon; Zhdanov; Medvedev; Fedorov; "Owl"; "Alliance of Doctors"; "RKK" "Levada Center"; "Memorial"; "Voice"; "Person and law"; "Rain"; "Mediazone"; "Deutsche Welle"; QMS "Caucasian Knot"; "Insider"; "New Newspaper"