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Old 10-23-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Saturn
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This was on Oprah the other day....and I got to thinking....

Ignorance is Bliss

When is the last time a great new idea, product, invention, etc came out of Denmark?

The US leads the world (or has in the past) for great thinking and innovation.
Denmark is a very innovative country, with very industrial and hardworking population.

If you lot could aspire to even some of that, you might not find yerselves in the ****ter.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Sheep feel "happy "when they are milked...
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Sheep feel "happy "when they are milked...
You get your milk from a sheep then?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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Interesting that 4 out of the 5 nordic countries were on top-10. The 5th one, Norway is not on top-10.

It says: "Finland, the home of world's deadliest sniper". What does that have to do with happiness? Maybe they assume that killing 500+ commies would put a smile on anyone's face.
Put's one on mine.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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Talk about taking socialism to the extreme. Their government is basically paternalistic (parents for the people). I'm not sure that is a good thing at all.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: southern california
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in demark you get what you need not what you want.
that is happiness.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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That is socialism to the extreme. Imagine if an Adolf Hitler type person took over. The people wouldn't be so happy.

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Is happiness the most important thing in life? If so why don't we just pull some 1984. We could deplete people oxygen when they are babies, then we'll medicate them their whole lives. Viola! Happiness. That is obviously ridiculous though. Keep in mind that Sweden and Denmark are small countries with small populations. Sweden's population is 9.2 million and Denmark's is 5.5 million. They had very little ethnic diversity until recently. So they have a very family like culture and government. Imagine sharing your resources evenly with your family. It is easy to give to people you know and you can expect the same from them. It is easy to keep track of where the money goes and who is getting what. Now, imagine sharing in the same way with an arena full of people who you don't know and who don't know you. How can you know where your money is going, who is getting the money, and for what reasons. More people would cheat the system and there would be more opinions and ideas that would clash. The United States has +300 million people with extremely differing ideas and ways of life. I don't see socialism working out in the same way it does in Nordic countries. And besides, how do you measure happiness?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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So they don't get to go to theme parks and lodges?

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in demark you get what you need not what you want.
that is happiness.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Denmark... Number one for being the happiest

Just like Sweden, Denmark is a Nordic welfare state with most of its services free to the citizens. Expect to pay 72% of your money to the government on the highest income tax bracket. According to Wikipedia Denmark has the worlds highest taxes! When buying a car in Denmark one has to pay 25% VAT to the import price of the vehicle and then a 180% registration tax on top. That means when a car sells for $20 000, you have to pay an additional $45 000 as taxes for the government (total of $65 000). That’s why people in Denmark ride bikes or use one of the best public transport systems in the world. Denmark also has 2 autonomous provinces – the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The latter is over 50 times larger than Denmark but has about 100 times less people.

Sweden... Ranked 7th for happiest

This “welfare state” model is an excellent example of effective national taxes. Among other things the state provides universal tax-funded childcare, parental leave, health care, education (including university), retirement pensions and sick leave. Including value added tax (VAT – kind of like sales tax), it is possible to pay up to 80% of your income as taxes. Contrary to popular belief, Swedes are quite OK with their high taxes. After all it gives them tons of free and high quality services – what’s not to be happy about!

The United States... ranked 17th.

Top 10 happiest countries in the world | Financial Jesus
Ya, isn't it odd how a good life makes people happy and THEY are smart enough to know it takes taxes to have the good life


FOR EVERYONE.



Pay high taxes

Get good services


get Free education which in turn gets you a good job

good jobs pay well

Good health care aids in you keeping that job

Good paying jobs mean people can buy goods and houses.....

which in turn gives money to others

So others make money


the economy is good


money isn't stuck at the top


it's MOVING

around to ALL tax payers
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Saturn
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Ya, isn't it odd how a good life makes people happy and THEY are smart enough to know it takes taxes to have the good life


FOR EVERYONE.



Pay high taxes

Get good services


get Free education which in turn gets you a good job

good jobs pay well

Good health care aids in you keeping that job

Good paying jobs mean people can buy goods and houses.....

which in turn gives money to others

So others make money


the economy is good


money isn't stuck at the top


it's MOVING

around to ALL tax payers

Remember most of the audience are (economically/politically) illiterate.
Remedial standards apply.
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