America’s Top 200 Attributes

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America’s Top 200 Attributes

Technology and Industrialism

1. A phone system that works virtually all of the time

2. Electricity and running water

3. Toilets and toilet paper

4. Easy access to the Internet

5. Email

6. Instant messaging

7. Skype and video chat services for long-distance communication

8. Social networking sites

9. Cell phones and text messaging

10. Shops with free Wi-Fi

11. Digital cameras

12. Central heating and cooling

13. ATMs

14. Washing machines and dryers

15. Food blenders

16. Microwaves

17. Target and Wal-Mart

18. Coffeemakers

19. TiVo and DVR

20. Ability to pay bills online

21. Google

22. YouTube

23. Digital cameras

Capitalism (In flux)

24. The stability of currency

25. The entrepreneurial spirit

26. The stock market, yes, even now

27. Self-employment opportunities galore

28. A diverse job market

29. Mail and delivery services

30. Free interstate commerce

Transportation

31. Airports that are usually well-functioning

32. The interstate highway system

33. Highway rest areas

34. Low gasoline prices (compared to Europe)

35. Public transportation

36. U.S. passports

37. Car and truck dealerships

38. Taxis

Health and Diet

39. The variety of foods available

40. Availability of locally grown produce

41. Foods from all around the world

42. Farmers’ Markets

43. Health clubs, gyms, and exercise equipment

44. The vitamin industry

45. WebMD (www.WebMD.com)

46. Organic supermarkets

47. Increasing crop yields

48. Cookbooks

49. DVDs and TV channels dedicated to health, diet, and exercise

50. Availability of flu shots

51. Standards for immunizations

52. Dental and orthodontic care

53. Variety of specialized care available

54. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Freedom and Equality

55. The Constitution and its amendments

56. The peaceful transference of power

57. Religious freedom

58. The right to peaceful assembly

59. Freedom of expression

60. Traditional presidential pardons

61. Freedom of speech

62. Freedom of the press

63. Democracy and the right to vote

64. Accessible polls for voting

65. Diversity

66. Social mobility

Access to Information and Education

67. Elementary, middle, and high schools

68. The variety of DVDs, CDs, digital programs, and books available

69. CSPAN

70. Debates on live television

71. Public libraries

72. Business, law, and medical schools, etc.

73. Endowments and scholarship programs

74. Major daily newspapers

75. Live television news

76. Instantly up-to-date online news

77. How-to and do-it-yourself blogs and websites

78. Wikipedia

79. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books on all topics

80. The community college system

81. Online higher education programs

82. A&E, TLC, and History Channel productions

83. PTA

84. Public museums

85. Standards for literacy

Charity

86. The Red Cross

87. Telethons

88. Per capita contributions to charity organizations

89. The United Way

90. Relief organizations

91. Civic participation and volunteerism

92. Homeless shelters

93. Big brother/big sister programs

94. Goodwill, thrift stores, and consignment shops

95. Senior discounts

96. Foster homes

97. Adoption agencies

98. Meals on Wheels

99. Foundations for cancer research

100. National months of awareness for a variety of issues

101. YMCA and YWCA

102. Salvation Army

Safety and Protection

103. Emergency operating rooms

104. Clean water

105. Air that’s safe to breathe

106. Maternity wards

107. Emergency response systems

108. Ambulances and emergency rooms

109. Free clinics

110. Urgent care centers

111. The U.S. Department of Defense

112. Clean, safe streets and highways

113. Traffic lights, well-marked road signs and lanes

114. Copyright laws

115. Restaurant and food sanitation standards

116. The FDA

117. Free public restrooms

118. The watchdog aspect of the press

119. The system of juris prudence (usually)

120. Daycare centers

121. Seatbelts and airbags

122. The Armed Forces

123. The police force

124. The fire department

125. Neighborhood watch programs

126. Adopt-a-street and adopt-a-waterway programs

127. Pets on leashes (usually)

128. Trash and recycling pick-up

Traditions and Ceremonies

129. Cookouts and barbecues

130. Graduation ceremonies

131. Family farms

132. Family reunions

133. Baby and wedding showers

134. Easter egg hunts

135. Trick or treat-ing

136. Exchanging Christmas gifts

137. Memorial Day, Labor Day

138. Thanksgiving

139. 4th of July celebrations and fireworks

140. The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration and ball drop

Entertainment

141. Theme parks

142. State fairs

143. Rock and roll music

144. Country music

145. Disney World, Disney Land

146. Universal Studios

147. Sea World

148. Variety in music

149. Magazines for every interest

150. Mp3 players

151. Little Leagues

152. Talk Radio

153. Award shows

154. Major League Baseball

155. National Football League

156. National Hockey League

157. Major League Soccer

158. Professional golf, tennis, and other sports

159. College sports

160. Comedians

161. Public recreation facilities

162. Hiking, walking, and biking trails

163. Zoos

164. Aviaries

165. Aquariums

166. Sport camps

167. Podcasts and webcasts

168. Venues for music and the dramatic arts

169. Cultural festivals

170. Arts festivals, music festivals

171. Ski resorts

Sites and Attractions

172. The national park system

173. The reclamation of lakes and waterways

174. Safe campgrounds

175. The beaches

176. The mountain ranges

177. Varied geography, even within states

178. Variety of sizes of towns and cities

179. The Grand Canyon

180. Mt. Rushmore

181. Nashville, Tennessee

182. Chicago

183. Hawaii

184. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

185. Niagra Falls, New York

Organizations and Institutions

186. The American Dental Association

187. Senior communities

188. Scouting organizations

189. Colleges and universities

190. American Association of Retired Persons

191. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

192. American Medical Association

193. American Bar Association

Historical Landmarks

194. Washington, D.C.

195. Jamestown

196. Alaska

197. New York City

198. Boston

199. College towns

200. Gettysburg

Source holiday in bali with family on America’s Top 200 Attributes by Christie Ray Harrison

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