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Norway best place to live, with U.S. falling behind states U.N. report

There are 298 comments on the www.huliq.com story from Nov 7, 2010, titled Norway best place to live, with U.S. falling behind states U.N. report. In it, www.huliq.com reports that:

" Norway is the best place to live on the planet, while the United States lags behind, states the United Nations annual "A-to-Z" report that rates all the world's nations on such areas as global wealth, poverty, health and education.

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Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#25 Nov 8, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's 15% Poverty rate, decreasing wealth, and Obamacare make it even worse. I don't see the best kids going to Norway for College though. They all come to the USA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_U...

If you check, you'll see the number of people in poverty has risen steadily since 2000. I believe this has a lot to do with unbridled immigration during that period.

As for decreasing wealth, the wealth itself hasn't decreased. It's still there but it's being controlled by a smaller number of people who refuse to turn it loose so can sustain the economy. If you have 10 business people and they each have $10.00 and they refuse to give an extra dollar raise to their 4 employees, then those employees can't contribute to the economic growth of the country. It's all a matter of who is controlling the money right now.

As for people going to college in Norway - here's a hint. Their immigration policies are tougher than ours. They probably have VERY few slots open for foreign students. Since their educations are paid for by THEIR tax dollars it makes since that only Norwegians partake in it. Unlike here in America where every nitwit from here to Timbuktu can get into college (often at tax payer expense and often trumping an American kid).

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#26 Nov 8, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
Check your facts, Cary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...
Norway - 13
United States - 38
That's a whopping difference. It makes us look almost 3rd world.
LOL!!! Be patient with Carey, he's none too bright! He proved it again today, and it's only Monday morning!

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#27 Nov 8, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I hate to tell 'em, but there ain't no jobs here in the south. They've all be outsourced to India.
There's plenty of jobs in the South. Unfortunately, way too many of them are currently taken by illegal aliens.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#28 Nov 8, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
Check your facts, Cary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...
Norway - 13
United States - 38
That's a whopping difference. It makes us look almost 3rd world.
A difference of 3 years makes the U.S. look almost 3rd world?

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#29 Nov 8, 2010
Correction: A difference of 2 years.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#30 Nov 8, 2010
Tidy, you echo what I've known for 25+ years now. We can't keep our noses out of other peoples' business, so naturally, we are walking targets all the time. And not only can we not keep our noses out of others' business, but we are OBNOXIOUS, OVERBEARING, SPOILED, and ARROGANT, which only fuels the fire.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#32 Nov 8, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
There's plenty of jobs in the South. Unfortunately, way too many of them are currently taken by illegal aliens.
maybe if citizens showed up to get those jobs, that wouldn't be the case.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#33 Nov 8, 2010
they pay almost 30% in taxes, and everything has sales tax attached to it.
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that is why their government is able to "get the job done" as it were.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#34 Nov 8, 2010
anneutral wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe if citizens showed up to get those jobs, that wouldn't be the case.
Maybe if the Democrats would stop extending hand-outs, citizens would start showing up for those jobs...

Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#35 Nov 8, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
A difference of 3 years makes the U.S. look almost 3rd world?
When did the difference between 13 and 38 become 2?

Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#36 Nov 8, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
There's plenty of jobs in the South. Unfortunately, way too many of them are currently taken by illegal aliens.
I don't trust your math skills, so we'll take your definition of "plenty" with a grain of salt.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#37 Nov 8, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
When did the difference between 13 and 38 become 2?
80.2 - 78.2 has always = 2.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#38 Nov 8, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't trust your math skills, so we'll take your definition of "plenty" with a grain of salt.
Considering your lack of reasoning skills, this is not surprising :)
PooPoo Diaper

Kennesaw, GA

#39 Nov 8, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Would the United States have this problem if we let the South secede?
If the Topix teabaggers are any indication, highly unlikely.
LOL!!!
Just what do you have against the 30% black population in the south?
Northerners have been moving south for decades to escape the ghettos in northern cities and enjoy sunshine and a population that gets along with each other.
Keep your obama controlled failed economy and maybe we will secede after all.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Austin, TX

#40 Nov 8, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Would the United States have this problem if we let the South secede?
If the Topix teabaggers are any indication, highly unlikely.
LOL!!!
Actually it seems to be the typical Obama voters who need government subsidies to survive that are dragging the nation down.
Responsibility

Long Beach, CA

#41 Nov 8, 2010
Mac-7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually it seems to be the typical Obama voters who need government subsidies to survive that are dragging the nation down.
Where do you get that misinformation from other than fux? Please send me the link. Thanks.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#42 Nov 8, 2010
Julie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hell, the tea party folks are the only ones keeping the country from turning into a third world country, keep drinking the kool-aid though.
Do you think we will be luck enough to have the Odumbo impeached so the country can FINALLY get back on track and start to create jobs again, you have to admit this clown makes old Jimmy Farter look smart..
Yeah! Impeach POTUS Barack Obama because ah, um, he's black! and a socialist! That's it! & Clinton, well he got a blowjob, the dirty rascal! G Bush? He sent 5798 American kids to die scared and alone in the sand 1/2 way round the world. Why can't we have another hero like him? Jackass.

“Did U plug the damn hole yet?”

Since: Jan 08

Austin, TX

#43 Nov 8, 2010
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you get that misinformation from other than fux? Please send me the link. Thanks.
I'm just pointing out that it is the poor and clueless, the uneducated and crime prone, who drag our numbers down compared to countries like Norway.

And they are the same downtrodden who support Obama.
Will

Columbus, OH

#44 Nov 8, 2010
America's turning into a dump, and it'll only get worse with Republithugs in charge. We're moving backward toward the late 19th century, when robber barons, child labor, and horrendous food, drug, and working conditions made America a dangerous and threatening place to live.

Norway, indeed all Scandinavian countries, looks like a fine place to live. Worth consideration as things worsen here. I haven't ruled out emigration and I doubt many other intelligent, educated, and decent Americans have either.
Will

Columbus, OH

#45 Nov 8, 2010
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
oh those countrys that drill for oil!
the country is the size of new mexico, with a population of 4.5 million, and 40% of government revenue comes from a huge supply of exportable oil and natural gas...
they can do A LOT of things we can't ... and one of the reasons why is ...
they DRILL BABY! DRILL!
AND they have very strict immigration laws ... a NATIONAL language, and a national religion.
you like all those things...don't you?
and, WITH socialized medicine, they rank 27th in life expectancy...
oh, that socialized medicine, huh.
Twenty-fifth, according to this source...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...

..with the good ol' pre-Obamacare U.S. at 49th! LOL

Oh, your disappointment at seeing accurate statistics, huh? ;)

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