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Old 03-21-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I don't think suicide rates are irrelevant since we are measuring happiness here. In 2014 the OECD said it was "concerned" by Finland's high suicide rate, which is more notable due to Finland having good mental health provisions and being a generally wealthy, stable country. It doesn't appear as though too much has changed in 4 years, despite a trend of movement in the right direction.

It's not like the Finn's are killing themselves en masse, but an above average rate for an OECD country should surely be factored into this sort of study.
600-700 people out of 5.5 million won't make any statistical difference in a study.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Never heard of this Jeremy Clarkson guy until now. It seems like he is one of these blowhard media types who likes spouting stupidity about foreign countries and nationalities, and that the UK seems fairly profilic at churning out.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Finland
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What did Finland do, to edge out Denmark?
The top 6-7 countries are so close to each other that a slight difference can move you down up or down several places. But as the first time also immigrants were included in the survey, maybe they put us on the top. After all, rather president Niinistö than Putin, Erdogan, Xi, Ho Chi Minh or Milosevic. Or whoever leads those DNR/LNR places.
The only logical change I can think of is that unemployment went down by two points last year.

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Never heard of this Jeremy Clarkson guy until now. It seems like he is one of these blowhard media types who likes spouting stupidity about foreign countries and nationalities, and that the UK seems fairly profilic at churning out.
Clarkson is a popular TV car-stuff presenter in the UK and Northern Europe, and is known for inflammatory rhetoric. A typical old-school conservative "Rule Britannia" Brexiteer. That's why he did not only diss Finns but also pastel-coloured scooters.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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600-700 people out of 5.5 million won't make any statistical difference in a study.
That's just those who've carried out the act, not all who contemplate suicide carry out the act. There's potentially many more experiencing severe depression.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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Never heard of this Jeremy Clarkson guy until now. It seems like he is one of these blowhard media types who likes spouting stupidity about foreign countries and nationalities, and that the UK seems fairly profilic at churning out.
From what I've seen, he'd certainly be at home on this forum.

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Clarkson is a popular TV car-stuff presenter in the UK and Northern Europe, and is known for inflammatory rhetoric. A typical old-school conservative "Rule Britannia" Brexiteer. That's why he did not only diss Finns but also pastel-coloured scooters.
Wrong, that's a TV persona he adopted when Top Gear re-branded itself. He mainly does it to annoy easily-offended people, and he's no Brexiteer, in fact he's a vocal supporter of the EU. He campaigned for the UK to remain within the union.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Hooray for Finland!

And mental health care is not that good here, it's one of the things recognised to need improving. It really depends on your area whether you get decent, timely treatment or not.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Also, I thought you left us Ariete
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:32 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Never heard of this Jeremy Clarkson guy until now. It seems like he is one of these blowhard media types who likes spouting stupidity about foreign countries and nationalities, and that the UK seems fairly profilic at churning out.
You’re not missing much, I can assure you!

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Wrong, that's a TV persona he adopted when Top Gear re-branded itself. He mainly does it to annoy easily-offended people
I’m not so sure that it’s a “TV persona he adopted”. I seem to recall this happening:

What Jeremy Clarkson ranted at Top Gear producer during 30-minute tirade | Daily Mail Online

“There’s no hot food!”
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Also, I thought you left us Ariete
You thought he left the forum, or “left us” as in ...?
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Putin is bringing Russia to number one. He is finally making Russians proud of their country again.
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