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#20255 Sep 5, 2013
Civilized behavior, not always the best. Study history and you will find that savages often had more honor than their civilized counter parts. A lot of their languages had no word for lie, and many of their cultures found that there was more honor in touching a live enemy than standing back and killing him. Civilized = more effective at killing.
Since: May 12
#20256 Sep 5, 2013
Be careful Texan.They hate it when you're correct.
#20257 Sep 5, 2013
Your an idiot. Comparing ANYTHING in the US to the Euro nations. Has Europe, in the past year, to say the least, not almost imploded? Just ask Germany. Anyhow just for you: "Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Sweden are 37.20% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sweden are 24.58% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Sweden are 4.88% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sweden are 54.16% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sweden are 25.67% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sweden is 24.00% lower than in United States
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 13.48 $+34.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 75.74 $+68.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $ 9.85 $+64.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.25 $ 7.57 $+133.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $ 7.57 $+68.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 4.54 $+29.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 2.27 $+51.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25 $ 2.27 $+81.79 %
Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.00 $ 1.36 $+36.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.20 $ 3.03 $+37.43 %
Rice (1kg) 2.20 $ 3.03 $+37.43 %
Eggs (12) 2.00 $ 3.79 $+89.36 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.91 $ 12.12 $+36.03 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless),(1kg) 7.05 $ 11.97 $+69.64 %
Apples (1kg) 3.44 $ 3.03 $-11.91 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.31 $ 3.03 $-8.38 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.31 $ 3.64 $+9.94 %
Potato (1kg) 2.20 $ 1.21 $-45.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 2.27 $+51.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 2.27 $+29.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 11.97 $-0.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 2.27 $+13.62 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 2.27 $-24.26 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)
Clothing And Shoes [Edit][Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.00 $ 133.31 $+233.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,...) 35.00 $ 45.45 $+29.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 75.00 $ 121.19 $+61.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 80.00 $ 136.34 $+70.42 %
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#20258 Sep 5, 2013
Sweden Country Report: GDP data and GDP forecasts; economic, financial and trade information; the best banks in Sweden; country and population overview
DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank Sveriges Riksbank
International Reserves US$ 50.214 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)
Gross Domestic Product - GDP US$ 549.351 billion (2011 estimate)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) 389.912 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1.3% 2.5% 2.3% 4.2% 3.2% 4.3% 3.3%-0.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-4.8% 5.8% 4% 0.9%
GDP per capita - current prices US$ 57,948 (2011 estimate)
GDP per capita - PPP $41,130 International Dollars (2011 estimate)
GDP (PPP)- share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.74% 0.67% 0.56% 0.48% 0.45%
GDP - composition by sector
services: 71.3%(2011 estimate)
(Data released on February 2012)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) 3.43%(2010)
(Data released on March 2012)
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2% 1.9% 1.4% 2.5%
2009 2010 2011 2012*
8.3% 8.4% 7.5% 7.5%
Household saving rates 12.6%(Net saving; 2012 forecast)
(Data released on December 2011)
Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
38.8% 42.5% 39.4% 37.4% 35.5%
Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
Government bond ratings
Standard & Poor's: AAA
Moody's rating: Aaa
Moody's outlook: STA
(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)
Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$432.3 billion US$581.2 billion US$470.1 billion
Largest companies in Sweden H&M (Apparel/Footwear Retail), Autoliv (Biotechs), Ericsson (Communications Equipment), Skanska (Construction Service), Boliden (Diversified Metals & Mining), Volvo Group (Heavy Equipment), Electrolux Group (Household Appliance), SCA (Household/Personal Care), Investor (Investment services), Kinnevik (Investment services), SEB (Major Banks), Svenska Handelsbanken (Major Banks), Swedbank (Major Banks), Getinge (Medical Equipment & Supplies), Atlas Copco (Other Industrial Equipment), Sandvik (Other Industrial Equipment), SKF Group (Other Industrial Equipment), Assa Abloy (Other Industrial Equipment), Alfa Laval (Other Industrial Equipment), Hexagon (Other Industrial Equipment), Lundbergs (Real Estate), Nordea Bank (Regional Banks), TeliaSonera (Telecommunications Services), Tele2 (Telecommunications services), Swedish Match (Tobacco)(2012)
Read more: http://www.gfmag.com/gdp-data-country-reports...
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#20259 Sep 5, 2013
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
8.32 million 8.57 million 8.88 million 9.48 million 9.66 million
Read more: http://www.gfmag.com/gdp-data-country-reports...
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Since: May 12
#20260 Sep 5, 2013
Are you at all aware of the histories regarding the Turks and Armenians? Palestinians and Israelis? Etc.? Are you the Easter Bunny in disguise? You seem to live in a dream world of fuzzy happy love and friendship. Be realistic.
#20261 Sep 5, 2013
9.66 million people, oh wait that's the projected number IN 4 YEARS!
Since: May 12
#20262 Sep 5, 2013
Watch out.Bernard gets confused when you hit him with cognizant facts.
#20263 Sep 5, 2013
Wild West shoot outs? The duel; ah yes the civilized mans way of setteling a disagreement or an insult. Swords or pistols on the field of honor in Europe or The East, or in The West like in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid guns or knives Butch? Isn't civilization wonderful? Like I said the so called savages were more practicale, and honorable
#20264 Sep 5, 2013
Barney stays confused. That's because he likes to ramble on and on and on, a simple yes or no eludes him.
#20265 Sep 5, 2013
Not for nothin' but did anyone see the vet shove the pistol in the "wood be robber" mouth??? THAT was funny.
#20266 Sep 5, 2013
Waco you failed to notice the French dialect? Apparently from Ontario. Suspect Montreal or Quebec. English is better than yours and I suspect JBHs French is far superior to yours. JBH gets the point across. It may require you to have to rearrange the structural sentences. French is a more definite form of language. One word may represent two words of an English word. French also has less arbitrary meaning to their words and is more precise. That is why international contracts are more often written in French.
Now where and when did you become the censor editor of this thread? Fail to see that you have significant intelligence to accomplish that. After all with your southern drawl and slangs would impede your ability to identify simple intelligent remarks from erroneous dysfunctional derogatory nonsense.
#20267 Sep 5, 2013
Very good Dang. You have proven my point. Swedens stability is superior to USA. You do actually read what your copying and pasting. Now do the same for USA and compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Your concerns of cost of products is comparing apples to oranges.
For example higher cost of rent of 25% takes in the cost of all the social entitlements within all of their real estate. Yes even real estate pays to the social entitlements. USA nope. Weak S.S. and water downed Medicare a wee bit. Giving rise to our Health Care cost us 2 to 7 times as much as these foreign Universal Care Nations.Price Of Inequality
Cost of materials are greater because the inequality tax factor, is exhibited in the product manufacturing.
Of that average household income. Note when they average they are closer to the precise individuals income because all of their Universal Health Care and Universal Education, S.S and Larger safety nets for their Unemployment, figures, have been identified. Here in the USA not so. Average earnings here fail to address how much cost these individuals will be experiencing when they factor in Health Care, Education and a weak unemployment safety net.
Distributions of their laborers productivity is far more evenly distributed than here in the USA. Precisely why they experience far less severity in down turns of financial markets as our finances on main street are slammed dunked into the coffers of Wall Streets coffers and the 1%.
Here in the USA we have one family that has an income greater than all of the impoverished individuals combined income. Walmart ! Wont find such abnormalities in wealth distributions in Sweden. Now how do you think by taking the average earnings of all the impoverished and Walmart would average out to. Now you would consider we have no impoverished or poverty with such an average would you but there it is.
In math when using mere averages one must as well recognize the average mean and the standard deviation mean. Simple average is and does get manipulated with out identifying the distributions of the integrals. Now Ill have to go back into my archives to find what happens to a family in USA with an impoverished earnings.
#20268 Sep 5, 2013
Inequality In The USA. Has the highest level among the advanced industrial countries. Comparing to some such as Hungary, Belgium and France which have no significant increases to their inequality. Where in as the USA has been increasing to be more aligned with Iran, Jamaica, Uganda and the Philippines.
GDP does not take into account the measure of inequality. Does not measure the security of its citizens.
All boats rise equally on the rising tide is no longer applicable here in the USA. We have harbors that restrict through manipulation the rising tides. The few affluent yachts at the open end of the harbor suffer no restrictions of significance, equal to the manipulated incoming tide, to the boats in the restricted harbors. Tide dams have been erected to offset the flow of rising tides within the harbors.
Example; Presently USA CEOs have 200 to 1 ratio in income to the average laborer. Japan as one example has a 16 to 1 ratio. Less than 50 years ago USA had a 30 to 1 ratio. This rising inequality has stimulated additional wanna-bes executives to seek the same. One example can be found in the UK. The UKs High Pay Commission reported that their top executives were approaching Victorian levels. Presently though they are at the levels of the 1920s as measured for inequality in laborers productivity distributions of wealth.
Sweden, UK and additionally some of the Scandinavian nations and some within the European Union have taken steps to nip this inequality of distributions. Restricting CEOs pay to a ratio of corporations earnings and out law golden parachutes. Bonuses and gifts as well. There is a provision that allows for parts or all to be circumnavigated if the voters agree. That is, not the voters of the corporation boards but all citizens voters. Sweden passed it in 2012 the others are putting it up for debate and or vote by their citizens.
USA . the thundering sound of crickets on the issue.
#20269 Sep 5, 2013
Point made; Barney will ramble on and on but can not give a simple yes or no answer to a simple question.
#20270 Sep 5, 2013
"Where in as" where did you find this garbage? UGANDA? Where to begin? The European Union is and has been close to collapse. "DESPITE greatly improved financial conditions over the past nine months following the pledge by Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, to do whatever it takes to save the single currency, the euro area remains mired in recession. Output declined by 0.2% in the first three months of 2013 from its level late last year, the sixth consecutive quarter of a recession that started in late 2011. GDP rose by just 0.1% in Germany, the biggest economy in the euro area and declined by 0.2% in France, the second biggest. Falls in southern Europe were much bigger, with GDP declining by 0.5% in Italy and Spain and 1.3% in Cyprus.
Forecasts from the European Commission in early May showed annual euro-zone GDP shrinking by 0.4% in 2013, following a contraction of 0.6% in 2012. The economic reverse will be much deeper on the periphery of the single-currency club than in its core. Cyprus will take over from Greece as the worst performer this year as its GDP shrinks by 8.7%(a prediction that could well prove optimistic). The Baltic states will continue to shine. The economy tipped to prosper the most within the 17-country euro area is Estonias, whose GDP will rise by 3% in 2013. Within the 27-nation European Union (EU), Latvia which is expected to join the euro next January will be the star performer, with its GDP increasing by 3.8%.
The disparity between core and periphery is particularly stark in labour markets. Unemployment in Germany was just 5.4% of the workforce in March 2013, whereas in Greece and Spain it was around 27%. The gap is even bigger for young people. In Germany the youth jobless rate was 7.6% in March whereas it was 56% in Spain and reached 64% in Greece in February. These figures overstate the blight of youth unemployment because many young people are in full-time education and so do not count as part of the labour force (the denominator of the unemployment rate). But they highlight the disjuncture between northern and southern Europe." Stop reading stats from the 1920's. Quiet chirps from a cricket.
#20271 Sep 5, 2013
Tex I did answerer your question but alas you do not read my comments remember. Perhaps just another one of your Lies? Noble beast of honor you are not. LOL.. Attack is such a vague term. I do support a limited drone and missile attack, reprimand, on Syria. No boots on the ground or invasion will I support. Proliferation of chemical warfare requires containment.
Simple logic can estimate the probability of escalation of chemical warfare, by other agencies that proliferate the world, if it was to go unchallenged.
#20272 Sep 5, 2013
You do realize that you are referring to the EU European Union. UK Sweden and a few others, are not of the EU.
On the EU now that you brought that up. France, original founder of the EU, with the Netherlands are in dissolution to the Belgium EU Austerity policies.
They now favor a more equitable distribution of wealth as their road out of failure. They even went so far as to say not like the American right wing austerity, should they emulate.
Remember apples to apples?
#20273 Sep 5, 2013
Dang you forgot the medical cost discrepancy. Something that can and has destroyed families and total lost of their finical security. Here is one example not from 1920. LOL
Why Obamacare? Only naives of the medical world would question that.OR corruptive supporters of austerity.
A sampling of Health Care cost in the USA versus other Nations.
USA avg. cost for an Angiogram $914. Canadas cost $35 ! Colonoscopy USA $1,185 Switzerland $655 ! USA hip replacement $40,364 Spain $7,731! USA Liptor $124.00 New Zealand $6.00! USA MRI scan $1,121, Netherlands $319!
.Source: 2012 Comparative Price Report by the International Federation of Health Plans. The average prices shown for colonoscopies do NOT include added fees for sedation by an anesthesiologist, a practice common in the United States, but unusual in the rest of the world. The additional charges can increase the cost significantly.
Here is a sample of actual colonoscopy cost to some patients in the USA.
Deirdre Yapalater recent colonoscopy in Merrick N.Y. that went smoothly as routine cancer screening can be expected. Nothing found and she was billed $6,385! Which is closer to the norm. Matt Meyer of Keen N.H. colonoscopy bill $7,563.56. Maggie Christ, Chappaqua N.Y. received her bill for colonoscopy $9142.84!
Insurance companies were responsive to those patients charges by increasing their premiums by 10%, rising co-payments and deductibles. Price of quality? Not so, for numerous studies have discovered that Americans do not get better Health Care than the Nations that provide this procedure for less than $1,000 max.
International Federation of Health Plans list the USA as the highest most costly in all of the 21 categories that they investigated. Cost difference significantly larger than that of Nations that have private or national systems for their Health Care. Hip replacement in USA four time that of Switzerland and France. Caesarean section three times of New Zealand or Britain. USA Nasonex for allergies $108, Spains price $21. Hospital stays triple that of the rest of the developed nations. Reported from the Commonwealth Fund Foundation in their studies of health policies.
.Colonoscopy moved from the doctors routine examination to surgical atmospheres. More economical scenarios for this procedure is still practiced through out the developed world.
Weve defaulted to by far, the most expensive option, without much if any data to support it, said Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
The U.S. just pays providers of health care much more for everything, said Tom Sackville, chief executive of the health plans federation and a former British health minister.
Obamacare about to take center stage will be addressing these issue as well as many others. Hopefully in time to suppress the growing tide of Medical Tourist seeking the Liberal International Free Trade Markets with their medical competitors.
#20274 Sep 5, 2013
Thank you Barney, still not a yes or no, but at least you admitted you want The U.S. to attack Syria.
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