After Living in Norway, America Feels Backward. Here’s Why.

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  1. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    http://billmoyers.com/story/after-living-in-norway-america-feels-backward/#.Vq5UVeUsMac.facebook

    A crash course in social democracy.

    By Ann Jones | January 30, 2016

    NIce to hear from somebody that actually knows what they speak of.

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    Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America’s disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land where nearly everybody seemed to enjoy a good life, on the job and in the family.....
     
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  2. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    I'm glad they made him happy. Stay there. I want to be happy in the USA, myself...
     
  3. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Bill Moyers. Another miserable puke. Really stay there and have Sean Penn, Spike Lee Micheal Moore and have the rest of the whiny pukes join you. Looks like a great place sure it's way better.
     
  4. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    We step on IED's to keep the world safe....including Norway. They were so stellar in WW2.... Hitler would have them in chains by now digging in a mine shaft.
    We aren't like anyone, We our very special, We risk all for the Freedom of the World...always have.
    With no leadership from us, they will eventually sink because, they will allow musliM scum in there euro socialist wOrld...lol.. "then we will be to bankrupt to help"
    My God , We spoiled the World !!
     
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  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    I like their hats.... The horns are cool.
     
  6. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    It sure is a pretty country in magazines. Yeah Big Dave I'd like one for sex night !! She would think I'm bigger, and poring whine on her with load animal notices might do it for her !
     
  7. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    what a bunch of drivel
    where is the incentive to excel?
     
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  8. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    what a bunch of drivel
    where is the incentive to excel?
     
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  9. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Is there an echo in here Bubba?
     
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  10. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    It's another Liberal Utopia. Why don't all of our Libs move there? They'd destroy that place too, so they're probably not welcome. There can't be anything worse than an American Liberal when it comes to running and preserving a country.
     
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  11. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Her Happy,
    Ann Jones
     
  12. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Where is the incentive to excel here?
    None of us ever found it:guiness:
     
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  13. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    The Norwegians weren't putting us down or insulting us.
    The author merely pointed out to us how others live, and in here view have done better with it.
    I find it hard to ignore there are better ways to do it.
    People always get insulted when someone says the USA is not number one.
    Facts are in many areas we are not number one or even close to it.


    :hissyfit::hyper::miserable::order::1sm364jumpbed:
     
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  14. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    you work hard, you get paid more
    in Norway because everyone is guaranteed an income, if you work more, they take it from you, the incentive is removed

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...as-errors-lessons-for-Greece-and-Britain.html

     
  15. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    I'm sure all of you work hard.
    Ms. Jones did warn in the article that the Brits try to tell Norway to do it the British way.
    However it looks like Norway is more successful so why copy the Brits?
     
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  16. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    I apologize. Saw bill moyers, that explained it to me.

    Here, from the article, tells me I want nothing to do with it:

    Today in Norway, negotiations between the Confederation of Trade Unions and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise determine the wages and working conditions of most capitalist enterprises, public and private, that create wealth, while high but fair progressive income taxes fund the state’s universal welfare system, benefitting everyone. In addition, those confederations work together to minimize the disparity between high-wage and lower-wage jobs. As a result, Norway ranks with Sweden, Denmark, and Finland among the most income-equal countries in the world, and its standard of living tops the charts.

    I'll stick with the USA, Thank You. American Enterprise. Succeed or Fail is the best motivator, IMO
     
  17. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Learn a little about the culture
     
  18. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    enjoy it while you can. Islamists are overrunning it... raping and pillaging.
     
  19. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    Arizona is warmer..... I hate the cold, after 50 yrs I deserve a govt house in Arizona. ..
     
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  20. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Snowing in flagstaff tonight http://www.flagstaffarizona.org/webcam/
     

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