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“Seek Light”

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#29660 Dec 4, 2012
Its not all about crime stats.Check IMF and WORLD BANK.Read the Wikipedia.

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#29662 Dec 4, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
Its not all about crime stats.Check IMF and WORLD BANK.Read the Wikipedia.
I read it all the time doll and for some reason the IMF and World Bank seem to keep it's info separate from "general" information resources. The same can be said for the UN.

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#29663 Dec 4, 2012
A little something for you gentlemen out there: FACTOID # 173: More than half of all doctors in Finland are female. :)

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#29664 Dec 4, 2012
"The the vastness of the US consumer economy means that the national treasury enjoys the highest tax receipts on products in the world. Most recent statistics put it at $809 billion, ahead of Germany ($271 billion). However, by far the greatest percentage of total taxes is provided by personal income and profits, at almost 91%." Again, for Silver and Bacon.

“Seek Light”

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#29665 Dec 4, 2012
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I read it all the time doll and for some reason the IMF and World Bank seem to keep it's info separate from "general" information resources. The same can be said for the UN.
Wikipedia has some awards posted from IMF and WORLD BANK regarding Denmark.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#29666 Dec 4, 2012
emlu wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/Denmark/U...
Crime stats: Denmark vs United States
Danish Crime stats
American Crime stats
Assault victims 1.4% 1.2%
Ranked 9th. 17% more than United States Ranked 11th.
Believe in police efficiency 71% 89%
Ranked 7th. Ranked 1st. 25% more than Denmark
Car thefts 29,101 1,246,096
Ranked 14th. Ranked 1st. 42 times more than Denmark
Drug offences 1,053 per 100,000 people 560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 34th. Ranked 4th.
Jails 56 1,558
Ranked 22nd. Ranked 5th. 27 times more than Denmark
Murders committed by youths 20 8,226
Ranked 57th. Ranked 3rd. 410 times more than Denmark
Murders with firearms 14 9,369
Ranked 29th. Ranked 1st. 668 times more than Denmark
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 81% 82%
Ranked 6th. Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Denmark
Police
Prisoners 3,435 prisoners 2,019,234 prisoners
Ranked 41st. Ranked 1st. 587 times more than Denmark
Prisoners > Per capita 72.0 per 100,000 people 715.0 per 100,000 people
Ranked 112nd. Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Denmark
Rape victims 0.4% 0.4%
Ranked 14th. Ranked 13th.
Software piracy rate 25% 20%
Ranked 100th. 25% more than United States Ranked 107th.
Suicide rates in ages 15-24 9.3 per 100,000 people 13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. Ranked 7th. 47% more than Denmark
Suicide rates in ages 25-34 16.9 per 100,000 people 15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 10% more than United States Ranked 10th.
Total crimes 491,026 11,877,218
Ranked 17th. Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Denmark
Total crime victims 23% 21.1%
Did you have a point?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#29667 Dec 4, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Start with Denmark.Low crime rate.High standard of living.This country does not have to spend huge amounts of its GDP on being the worlds"policeman".Ca n't post links with this phone.Check out Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica, you will be surprised at the success of the Danes.
Wiki
According to the most recent Eurobarometer Poll 2005,[3] 31% of Danish citizens responded that "they believe there is a God", 49% responded that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" and 19% responded that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force". Another poll, carried out in 2009, found that 25% of Danes believe Jesus is the son of God, and 18% believe he is the saviour of the world.[4]

Seems they are not exactly a Christian country, nor even high on belief in a personal god. "Spirit or life force" can mean various things, and does not imply a god. Thus the majority are at least agnostic to a god.

Kind of puts to rest the claim of Christians that a god is needed for good behavior.

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#29668 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Did you have a point?
Not to you.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#29669 Dec 4, 2012
Interestingly, Denmark has an official religion in the form of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark.

the Church of Denmark receives subsidies - according to 4 - beyond the church tax paid by the members of the church. The Church of Denmark is the only religious group to receive direct financial support from the state. Other religious groups can receive indirect support through tax deductions on contributions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Denm...

Seems it is not exactly productive to making for more Christians. Seems insisting government hold up one religion over another has consequences that are opposite of what many in America think.

Come to think of it, Bush and his push of Christianity helped to drive me away from religion.

“Breaking the spell ”

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#29670 Dec 4, 2012
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>Not to you.
Thanks for proving so many of my recent points here with your lack of response.

“Breaking the spell ”

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#29671 Dec 4, 2012
emlu wrote:
A little something for you gentlemen out there: FACTOID # 173: More than half of all doctors in Finland are female.:)
Interesting. A country that is far less religious than America has more equality. No surprise here.

“Seek Light”

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#29672 Dec 4, 2012
Mike why are you consistently so curt with emlu? She is posting links for comparison.What's so bad about that? Mike its just not necessary, all this rudeness.I don't think non-civility is a needed feature in life, or Topix.

“Seek Light”

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#29673 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Wiki
According to the most recent Eurobarometer Poll 2005,[3] 31% of Danish citizens responded that "they believe there is a God", 49% responded that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" and 19% responded that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force". Another poll, carried out in 2009, found that 25% of Danes believe Jesus is the son of God, and 18% believe he is the saviour of the world.[4]
Seems they are not exactly a Christian country, nor even high on belief in a personal god. "Spirit or life force" can mean various things, and does not imply a god. Thus the majority are at least agnostic to a god.
Kind of puts to rest the claim of Christians that a god is needed for good behavior.
You wanted reasons why I said Denmark is a good place to live.I have them to you.Draw any conclusions you wish.I'm still a Christian.

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#29674 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for proving so many of my recent points here with your lack of response.
I respond to whom I choose. I have grown tired of you Mike, so I choose not to directly respond to you. As many on here have pointed out in the past, you like to "pick" at certain ones here and I find that childish.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

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#29675 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>As I have said several times, it is fine with me if you leave. Not sure why you are in denial about that. I just like to point out how silly and ironic I think it is.
I keep pointing to you because you make such ridiculous claims and are such an extremist. You are here most consistently and make many claims.
You typify all that I see wrong with the republican party. You typify all I see that is wrong of the republican mentality. You are the republican poster child. Ironic you flee from America. This typifies the way republicans cannot accept democracy and our constitution.
I am kind of surprised you are so subservient to your wife. Seems to contradict how you approach politics. You are unwilling to make any compromises in politics as is the party line agenda.
Seeing how you are such an ass here, maybe you understand that protesting against your wife would make you lose her quickly, so you just bow down to her wishes. Not exactly what I feel is a healthy relationship, but if that is good for you, then fine.
You cause me no loss of sleep though. Your lack of good rebuttals, prove to me, I am on the correct side.
Wisdom from a guy who's wife left, former resident of the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and manager of a gay bar.

All the qualities that make a fine citizenry next to your boys AZ and Seven.

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#29676 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting. A country that is far less religious than America has more equality. No surprise here.
Do you have proof or is that just your opinion? If I'm not mistaken, the subject was the fact provided that female physicians outnumber males. Do you think there's more female mechanics, welders, construction workers, etc? Does the fact there's more female doctors than male doctors, mean there's equality across the board? Religion, just as you and your opinions, do not guarantee equality, so what's the big deal about religion and equality? You never stated what religion or why.
TSF

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#29677 Dec 4, 2012
Silver may not be so disenchanted after all because it looks like Obama is getting ready to give the republikans what they have been asking for, cuts to social programs. All the republikans have to do is name the specific programs they want to cut and then take credit for cutting them.
Obama is also getting ready to give the democrats what they have been asking for and that is tax increases for the wealthy. Another surprise could be the home mortgage tax deduction being eliminated which would raise an additional $800 billion dollars over 10 years. So it looks like everyone is going to get some of what they wanted . who can comlain about that ?

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#29678 Dec 4, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Wisdom from a guy who's wife left, former resident of the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and manager of a gay bar.
All the qualities that make a fine citizenry next to your boys AZ and Seven.
I will gladly put my civic record up against yours anyday, Pal.

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#29679 Dec 4, 2012
TSF wrote:
Silver may not be so disenchanted after all because it looks like Obama is getting ready to give the republikans what they have been asking for, cuts to social programs. All the republikans have to do is name the specific programs they want to cut and then take credit for cutting them.
Obama is also getting ready to give the democrats what they have been asking for and that is tax increases for the wealthy. Another surprise could be the home mortgage tax deduction being eliminated which would raise an additional $800 billion dollars over 10 years. So it looks like everyone is going to get some of what they wanted . who can comlain about that ?
And maybe a "mortgage write down", wonder what that will do to the banking industry?
Snore

Gastonia, NC

#29680 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting. A country that is far less religious than America has more equality. No surprise here.
Forum bully. Passive aggressive to say the very least. I am thinking that Emlu is not a linker so you feel the need to make an innuedo that she doesn't or can't post a link so you do it. Case in point. You snore me to death. Did you have a point to link exactly what she posted. Bully you. I dozed off at the beginning of yours--hers was quite sufficient. damn it--where is that peanut icon.

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