Is the USA truly the best country to live in? If not what country is? (In terms of most advanced)

This answer might be a bit biased but in my opinion, CANADA is.

-Canada is one of the safest countries in the world

-Canada has universal healthcare and relatively affordable education

-As long as you avoid Vancouver and Toronto, the housing is relatively affordable as well

-Canadians are very polite and friendly people

-Canada is home to a diverse mix of cultures. Canada is a bilingual country but accepts immigrants more readily than many other countries so it ends up being quite cosmopolitan especially the big cities

-You don’t have to worry about slaving away for 80 hours a week for little pay like you do in Asia

The downsides: Vancouver is probably the warmest city we got, and its rainy half the time. The USA definitely has got us beat in terms of good weather locations. The taxes are higher than USA but not as high as Europe. The goods are usually more expensive as well. You can’t make as high salary as in the USA. America is probably the best country for rich people, but IMO Canada is better for middle class.

In general there is no country in the world which is “perfect” but I think Canada is a good middle ground between the busy all-work environment of Asia and high tax environment of Europe. It is also considerably safer than the US and healthcare and education are also more affordable than the US, though we lose out in terms of high income, cost of goods and weather. If you can take that tradeoff I think Canada is the best balanced country to live in.

What makes Michael Jordan the best in the history of basketball?

I would revise it to mean history of NBA, not basketball. And even then I don’t think its that clear cut. Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time (GOAT) to most people because he’s a winner (6 championships, no losses in the finals), he’s super competitive, he has 5 MVPs (most out of any guard), he plays in a way that makes him electrifying to watch with lots of high flying dunks and clutch plays, he has the most awards out of any player in the modern era (6 Finals MVPs in addition to the stuff above and 10 scoring titles , DPOY, etc). Plus because people love scoring so much, he’s the penultimate scorer. The highest scoring average in NBA history both in regular season and playoffs. The most complete guard ever. Marketing wise no one else compares, Jordan earns millions a year despite the fact that he’s been retired for over 10 years. He’s the most famous basketball player still to this day.
That makes him an easy choice for GOAT for the majority of people.

There’s 4 other players that could possibly be considered the GOAT though this is for the minority of people:

Wilt Chamberlain – numerous unbroken records, most average rebounds a game, most rebounds all time, led league in assists once, rebounds 11 times, scoring 7 times, FG% several times, averaged 45 minutes a game, 100 points in a game, averaged 50 points and 25 rebounds a game before, etc. For pure statistical dominance, Wilt is at the top.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – all time NBA leading scorer, consistently great for 20 years, 6 rings, 6 MVPs, 2 Finals MVPs 14 years apart, 3rd in rebounds and blocks. He has the championship pedigree of Jordan and stats that are not quite Wilt-like but close to it.

Bill Russell – the consummate winner. 11 rings in 13 seasons. 5 MVPs. The greatest defensive player ever. the first african-american coach. The first black superstar in the league. One of the greatest teammates you can ever have. The thing that holds Russell back is his lack of offense, so he can’t really be called a ‘complete’ player like the other guys on this list.

Lebron James – modern era dominance, 7 Finals in a row, makes whatever team he’s on championship calibre, has a ridiculously long prime (pretty much the same as Jordan his entire career is his prime), excels in every category scoring rebounding assists etc. 4 MVPs, 3 rings, 3 finals mvps. The only thing that prevents Lebron from being the GOAT I think is his amount of awards that still trails Jordan. Stats wise you could make arguments that he’s surpassed Jordan in several areas already, but the amount of rings and other awards just aren’t there yet.

So yes to the majority of people, Jordan is the GOAT. the other guys are too old for this generation, weren’t marketed back in their time, and Lebron hasn’t matched up to Jordan in the key category of championships.

What is the best magic card ever printed that is not power nine?

Oooh I like the other answer that goes by colors. Ok, so here’s my picks for each color

Green

One of the single most broken creatures ever printed. It just is, abused with so many cards that can bring her back, and every time she can re-use any card you already used? awesome

Red

One red mana, put any creature from your hand into the battlefield. Red is actually probably the weakest color overall in Magic, but this effect is crazy powerful and I do think it is one of the more powerful cards in Magic

White

With one card, its a wrath of god effect + armaggeddon effect + discard effect. I mean, wow all with 2 mana

Blue

Blue has some of the most broken cards in the game, so it’s gonna be hard to pick just one. I’ll go with Mana Drain though.

Designers must have been high when they made this card. Now its even better due to no mana burn

Black

Also too many crazy powerful black cards. I’ll go with this one though

Re-use my black lotus and ancestral recalls? Why yes I will…

Land

Arguably the most broken land in the game. It’s either this or Bazaar of Baghdad or Library of Alexandria but I’ll go with the Academy

Artifact

Also, too many broken ones to name. I’ll go with this one though. I mean, cmon it may as well be part of the Power Nine, its arguably better than a Mox