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Old Yesterday, 04:38 PM
 
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Smoking & underground coal mining/black lung. Add in lower education level due to rural living - bad eating habits, poor medical care - & a sedentary live style pretty well completes the trick.
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
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Just because they are both made up of White people, doesn't mean that they should be the same. The very premise is stupid. White people aren't a bunch of clones.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Answer: they don’t believe in “diversity”.
Denmark is a homogenous White Christian country. Three of the biggest triggers for a nations success are race, religion, and homogenous culture.
Denmark is fine with racial diversity, but you're accurate in saying they don't believe in social diversity.

You don't have to be a white Christian Dane to live a happy life in Denmark, but you have to be all Dane.

That means putting up with life in a cold northern climate in a nation that has a far more socialist government and culture than any of us have ever experienced here in the U.S.
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Employment in the mines peaked nearly 100 years ago. Despite these jobs, the standard of living in Appalachia has trended historically dismal.

People from the rural south ( mostly black) and Appalachia ( mostly white) were recruited and migrated north to fill factory jobs during the extended Great Migration. Recruitment and migration was substantial after WW2.

White economic migrants were marginalized but fared better than their black counterparts in terms of unions, jobs, pay, opportunity and especially housing.

References to the Hillbilly Highways from rural Ky, Tn and WVA to Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania date back decades. Union negotiated pay and benefits associated with assembly of cars and major appliances were major influences that led to offshore assembly. Then part manufacturers followed.

I had relatives who moved from southwestern Pennsylvania and the adjacent area of northern West Virginia to Akron, OH to work at Goodyear after World War 2. It was said that on one street, most of the residents were from Fayette County, PA and on the next street over, most of the residents were from Harrison County, WV.

From the stories I heard from my relatives, Appalachian migrants were treated horribly, especially the ones from Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. The native Akron people were not happy with the newcomers. Many eventually retired back to the hills and some wanted to never come back even to visit.

Although I do not like it when the region is stereotyped, I can see some validity to the harsh criticisms. The people need to have more ambition and quit being stuck in their stubborn ways.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 PM
 
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Not only are Danes in the US making much more than Danes in Denmark, the US is also much less expensive overall after factoring in our higher health care and college tuition.
Of course it is!

When you run a 22+ Trillion Debt and counting you can do all kinds of things. When a country wants to actually pay the bills, pollute less, plan for the future and have stuff like public transit and bike paths everywhere.....

Lo and Behold. It costs more.

As I mentioned before, it's cheaper to dump your trash into the ravine. It's always cheaper to pass costs off to others, the environment or to the quality of life (pollution, sprawl, etc.).
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 PM
 
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Denmark is soon to be very rich when Trump buys Greenland. Lol.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM
 
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One's full of goobers.

One's full of vikings.

I report. You decide.

Wel....goolllllllllyyyyyyy!

There is something to be said for Andy of Mayberry and Jim Nabors. That's very American. You will not find great Entertainment coming from Denmark (sorry...IMHO)...
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
 
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Denmark is soon to be very rich when Trump buys Greenland. Lol.
It's already been renamed...but they can't decide between the obvious Trumpland and Conland.

Neither are taken....and they'd get a seat on the US, so there is that.

The most important thing here is that people stopped talking about Epstein and the Economy....reality TV again!
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 PM
 
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It's already been renamed...but they can't decide between the obvious Trumpland and Conland.

Neither are taken....and they'd get a seat on the US, so there is that.

The most important thing here is that people stopped talking about Epstein and the Economy....reality TV again!
I think they should talk to the folks in Orlando. They have a good handle on running theme sites and what sells.
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Old Today, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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The richest place in the country is Washington D.C., where does it get its money?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ries_by_income

The richest state in the country is Maryland, where does it get its money? The second-richest states is New Jersey, where does it get its money? Then comes Hawaii, where does it gets its money?

Why is Alaska one of the richest states? Why is Virginia rich? And Colorado? Why is Wyoming richer than Texas? Why is North Dakota richer than Oregon?


California has a high per-capita income, so does that mean if Kansas adopted the exact same laws/policies as California it would be as rich as California?

Norway is significantly richer than Denmark, why?



As to the specific comparisons. Why would Denmark being smaller mean it should have a lower per-capita GDP? Generally-speaking, small countries have higher per-capita GDP's than large countries. Plus Denmark is perfectly situated on a peninsula surrounded by water, by which all trade through the Baltic Sea has to pass. You might as well be asking why Singapore is rich relative to Laos.


And why is the life-expectancy rate lower in West Virginia than Denmark? What are people actually dying of? Lack of healthcare?

Most of the universal-healthcare advocates claim that thousands of people die every year from cancer because they don't have access to cancer-screening and other preventative-care. But the United States still has a higher cancer survival-rate than any European country for almost every type of cancer.

So what is the real reason for the lower American life-expectancy rate? Why is the murder-rate higher?


In the case of California, let us remember that most of the current technological industries there, plus a significant amount of the industry all the way up and down the west coast, was the result of significant federal government spending during WWII. And the Federal and state governments continue to subsidize most of these industries to this day.

How would it serve US National Interests to be subsidizing and protecting the equivalent of a Silicon-Valley or Hollywood in every single American state? There only needs to be one silicon-valley and only one Hollywood, and they need to have unlimited resources to produce technology, entertainment, and services that can be sold internationally, to bring money back to US coffers.

Since Kentucky is part of the United States, it can benefit from the subsidization of Silicon Valley, as long as the Federal government also subsidizes it through the profits from Silicon Valley. If Kentucky and West Virginia found itself outside of the US government entirely, it could not rely on industry and technology imported from a foreign and potentially-hostile country.

Only if the United States were to dissolve into 50 hostile republics would there ever been a need for every state to develop all its own industry and technology. We are a single union of friendly states so some states can produce technology, others can produce food, others can produce energy, others can manufacture goods. Some of these will be more-profitable than others, and commodities will always rise and fall in value.


Let me add one more thing, while the GDP of Denmark is higher, so is the cost-of-living. The average Kentuckian certainly has a larger house/apartment than the average Dane.


As for crime, well, what causes crime anyway?


I hate threads like these.
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