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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i try to ignore bullshit.

    the US went 13 to 14 in the ranking.

    maybe you were looking for a huge fall as a means to support your anti-trump rhetoric. you must be so disappointed.
    Given the timing, I doubt the rankings have seen the tRump effect yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Wow. According to the alt-right many of these countries have been turned into hellholes by refugees/immigrants. How can they be so happy?

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-cou...ountry-of-2017
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    Given the timing, I doubt the rankings have seen the tRump effect yet.
    here's why the thread got started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    here's why the thread got started.
    So, can you explain why people in countries like Sweden are so happy if the Muslim refugees and immigrants have made those countries into hellholes.
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    Whatever ranking the US may get there is still one thing : Happiness is not cumpulsory there at the difference of North Korea... But why the US have such an high rate of violence unknown in most developped countries ? Are the tensions within the society so strong and with so little solutions that violence is necessary for some just to show that they exist ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Look at all those Socialists hellholes on that list

    America is too far gone with pro corporation propaganda to make the top 10
    Sweden is Bernie country, he wanted to make the US just like them. Dodged a bullet there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Sweden is Bernie country, he wanted to make the US just like them. Dodged a bullet there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i try to ignore bullshit.

    the US went 13 to 14 in the ranking.

    maybe you were looking for a huge fall as a means to support your anti-trump rhetoric. you must be so disappointed.
    Went from 13 to 14 in WHAT ranking??? There are several being bandied about. Mine was taken from the discussion taking place in the Bloomberg video. How about adding some detail to what you are talking about. The fall I mentioned WAS a HUGE fall, but you seem to like to ignore what does not fit your bullshit. Is #13 GOOD in your mind? How about ANY DROP?????? Bullshit is people who ignore discussion of what it going on. Perhaps failing translates to "success" in your world?

    Over the mentioned period of time, the U.S. economy tanked, under a NEO REPUBLICAN President, the FIRST President with an MBA degree, whose father called trickle down economics, VOODOO economics. That freight train continued to fall as the Obama administration worked to stop it, then turn it around, which they did, to the chagrin of neo republicans who then went searching for halfwits to convince that they should be UNHAPPY the economy was turned around, because it was a Democrat, who did it and a neo republican who was in office when the sh*t hit the fan.

    I can see politically, why Trump and the neo republicans would be unhappy that the Great Recession they ushered in, was stopped and ushered OUT by a Democrat.

    "When it comes to happiness, the U.S. ranked 19th among the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development in 2016, down from third among 24 countries on a similar measure in 2007, according to the World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation."
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...kings-released


    Happiness has fallen in America
    The USA is a story of reduced happiness. In 2007 the USA ranked 3rd among the OECD countries; in 2016 it came 19th. The reasons are declining
    social support and increased corruption (chapter 7) and it is these same factors that explain why the Nordic countries do so much better.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdsn-whr2017/HR17_3-20-17.pdf

    Chapter 7 - https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdsn-whr2017/HR17-Ch7_lr.pdf

    http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2017/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    So, can you explain why people in countries like Sweden are so happy if the Muslim refugees and immigrants have made those countries into hellholes.
    The heaven of the Norsemen is Walhall - a place were drunken heroes don't stop to speak about their heroic deeds - for example how to kill a bottle of beer and thousand men the same time. Unfortunately alcohol is expensive in Sweden - very expensive. So the Vikings there are enforcedly happy people living here on planet Earth in a free and happy nature and in solidarity with lots of other Vikings and friends - instead to have to live behind a wall in a hall of fear.

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    There's a very simple explanation as to why Scandinavian countries are usually high on those lists, despite rough climate and high tax rates: Low expectations to life. Why not go straight to mys, kos and hygge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Sweden is Bernie country, he wanted to make the US just like them. Dodged a bullet there!!
    I guess if Sweden would be like the USA, then Sweden would be a hell - if the USA would be like Sweden, then the USA would be a paradise. The problem: Sweden is able to be like the USA. But is the USA able to be like Sweden?



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