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View Poll Results: Choose the Country to be Born in where you would be considered "Poor"
Iran 0 0%
North Korea 4 4.82%
Brazil 2 2.41%
Sudan 1 1.20%
United States 59 71.08%
Mexico 0 0%
UK 16 19.28%
Indonesia 0 0%
China 1 1.20%
Russia 0 0%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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You need to look over the requirements to even get there. It doesn't explicit say blonde hair and blue eyes but there are "family" requirements and lots of them.

I'm sure it's a nice place to live with a bunch of blonde hair blue-eyed women running around but it's also the exact opposite of the way the world is going with integration. The world will eventually look like America, not Norway.

That doesn't even touch on the fact that their social safety net is heavily funded by huge oil resources (that are on the decline) and it's going to be a huge problem for them to continue with their "freebies" as time goes on.
This is wrong. The welfare state is not heavily funded by oil. Sweden? Denmark? Oh wait, those countries doesn't fit your theory?

And racist? really? Seems to me it is you who is racist.

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Ssshhhhh...I only read these threads to be entertained by their ignorant/troll comments about Europe, I wouldn't bother coming to the Politics board if they actually knew what they were talking about
Good point. (-:
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Question Which Country Would You Choose to be Born in as one of the Poor?

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Any country around the globe. The only criteria is that you would be included as one of that country's poorest.

I have a much better question:

Can you name any individual throughout history who ever chose his/her country of birth?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Probably the best way to stay out of poverty is to get educated, keeping your legs/zippers closed up until marriage, working hard and saving your money.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Good lord, many of the individuals have figured out that if you dont like one of the ones on the list, then you are free to post our own.
Any country that proclaims itself to be the greatest of all nations should compare in all categories with modern nations. That the OP has avoided. Can america only look good if compared to poorer countries?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I don't think one is born a poor person at all, we are all the same when we are born, naked, needy,... Some are born into poverty, though.

The opposite question might also be interesting, namely, where would you want to be born into a wealthy family?

I remember a conversation with my mother where we were talking about jobs, income, etc. I told here that I don't mind being poor as it leaves me a lot of time for myself. She was like, gee, don't say you are poor, you are not poor, yada yada (I am officially poor, like it or not, mom.) As if I had been talking about death or terminal diseases Funny, that stigma of material poverty is very stubborn Even my mother is not beyond that, despite being a pretty progressive, immaterial person...
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Probably the best way to stay out of poverty is to get educated, keeping your legs/zippers closed up until marriage, working hard and saving your money.
Or you could just use protection and birth control and enjoy the pleasures of the opposite sex. (Or same if that fancies you)
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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Any country that proclaims itself to be the greatest of all nations should compare in all categories with modern nations. That the OP has avoided. Can america only look good if compared to poorer countries?
Well we didn't start out trying to be the Greatest Welfare State Nation but that is what we have become.

We started out trying to be a free nation, a nation without an oppressive tyrannical government, a moral responsible nation but that has gone gone by the wayside.

We should be comparing ourselves with freer nations, less taxed nations, smaller government nations. Instead we want to make sure our so-called "poor" never needs to worry about working or not having enough cell phone minutes. We're destroying our "poor" faster than any real poverty ever could because we took away their work ethic and all their responsibility.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Norway.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Norway.
So if so many people see Norway as better than the USA in so many ways and including for the poor, then why aren't people moving to Norway?

Norway must have something going for it but we're the country where most immigrants are trying to get into -- and oddly enough, the poorest immigrants of the world want to come to the USA.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Its lucky that Norway is wealthy from its oil... I would not like to imagine what would of happened to Norway without their oil...
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