This is a checklist of how I determine what countries I want to live in. Those that adhere to more things, rather than less are higher on my list of places to live in.
Be aware, some of these concerns below don’t affect me independently. They can affect the general well-being of my culture and I feel that if they are not respected it is more likely to introduce violence through prohibition spurring black market traders. I like my economy to ‘take care of as many people as possible’, not exclude people under the premise of bad science or far-right archaic cultural norms.
I’ve read a lot of peer-reviewed journal articles over the years about fluoride. The issue was originally presented to me as an issue around my late teens as it is a hot debate in Australia. As Australia is one out of only a handful of the 191+ countries in the world who fluoridate most of their population. Though lots of other countries are affected by these countries decisions. As bottled water from these countries ships worldwide commonly containing fluoride additives.
Studies published in multiple countries all across the world have noted that fluoride lowers IQ. It is most problematic for children and pregnant mothers. It causes fluorosis of the teeth (white spots on your teeth). It has not been linked in any way to tooth problem declines by adding it to the water supply as is shown in graphs below. It causes osteoporosis (weak bones making them more suseptible to breaking) in the elderly. It erodes your pineal gland by calcification. This part of your brain regulates your sleep by producing melatonin. If you have damage to this region you are going to be having more sleep problems. This is possibly a contributor in the US to approximately one-third of people reporting sleeping issues which is a severe issue to creativity and inventiveness of the society. It has also been linked to lower sperm count. All these issues, alongside how its created and placed in the water supply and the fact that hitler used it on the german population, etc. Makes me dislike it’s use on the public in any country without proper education for people on the risks.
If you like fluoride you should be buying it in pill form and not forcing it on others whom don’t want to take it. It is medication forced on the population through the water supply and I think it fundamentally causes a negative affect on the human body and breaks people’s free will by depowering their medical choices.
The reason this topic is so widely researched is because in some areas natural fluoride exists in the water. Countries like India and China actually pay truckloads of money to remove it from their water supply due to the severe side affects on health fluoride has, that studies have shown from all over the world.
In some countries like Australia and America a chemical bi-product of the fertiliser industry is added to the water supply in the form of fluoride (in difference to the natural fluoride). This is known to have even worse side effects than natural fluoride, from that I understand. The latter discussion is just a few of the 50+ studies I have on the issue just to give a bit of an outline as to why I’m so against it. Upon learning these facts, I switched to boxed water in Australia, and if I had of stayed rather than leaving the country, I would have bought a filtration system that removed fluoride (which most don’t), but that doesn’t affect children situations where you are eating foods fed with fluoridated water, or have a shower with osmosis or buy bottled fluoridated water when outside.
As its proven in small amounts to:
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Massive brownie points to Sweden, Taiwan, Belarus, South Korea, etc for being the only scientific countries left on the planet. Some countries like Japan had very short lockdowns of only a week or so (depending on where you live in the country).
That Taiwan and South Korea are two very high up there on the IQ index for countries, that ads to my interest also.
You know… the normal stuff along that road too. Stuff that’s been outlawed in most countries for like 20 years.
As they are more likely to have similar diets to me and so arguably more food variety for my stomach in those countries.
Favourite colours are orange, yellow, red, and light blue.
I grew up thinking this was a cool flag.
(complicated word to a layman, probably doesn’t mean what you think it does by definition).
Looking at you Pagan hereditary countries.
More kudos to countries who have it still operational in some contexts, such as in India.
Looking at countries with Artist Visa programs like Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic.
Or countries with intrinsic ethos beliefs like Mittelstand in terms of supporting small businesses get off the ground and stay alive.
Or countries with some sort of Kurzarbeit system to protect both businesses and employees.
This is a complicated thing to describe, as there is rankings based on the perspective opportunities in making a new business in countries, such as educated population, access to resources, etc: example. Then there are other rankings based on how many other people around you are entrepreneurs, making a good working environment and a stable infrastructure of doing so: example.
As I love to study, and I will likely breed so looking at countries with stupidly high education costs is a big turn off.
By cheap I mean… okay well say in the Netherlands for university it is 2000€ per year, in comparison to 12000€ per year in Australia. The Netherlands is pretty much free in comparison, so by definition inexpensive. There can be a wide difference between cost of education in countries.
Legalisation is preferred, decriminalisation is respectable.
Countries by legality. Ones who have put through laws making it legal tender are likely to be the next ‘boom’ countries and probably where you want to be living if you care about high quality of life. This is due to those countries being hot havens for the progressive to want to live (people like the tons of bitcoin billionaires etc for example).
Top ten friendly countries.
Favour countries which allow the distribution and production of pornography.
The more I get into geopolitics, the more I realise how the flow of information is directly attributed to the flow of trade routes. Moving to countries with a lack of trade routes within their immediate neighbours makes me nervous. It is okay not to have strong ties with the mega giants the US or China. But strong routes amongst neighbouring countries is required for me.
A country too cut off makes me nervous in terms of trade of goods, services, trade, tourism, ethnic migration, etc.