Skip to comments.USA and even "rich" Norway display a ridiculous standard of living.
Posted on 03/18/2011 8:19:55 PM PDT by WesternCulture
Why do Americans drive around in Fred Flintstone vehicles and what's the underlying problem behind the vast majority of Brits buying Fords and Vauxhalls year after year? Why does your tap water taste like sh*t and why don't Italians tear down buildings that no longer are in use?
What's the idea of building a house out of cardboard?
Denmark has the highest wages on Earth. Norway can compete. OK. But why is it that every time I visit our dear western neighbors I feel sorry for people driving wrecks instead of Volvo V70s?
Is the V70 a far too sophisticated vehicle for your marijuana-inflicted brains?
Get a grip.
You have a nation to run.
Please visit Sweden once in your lifetime and study how civilized people live and work.
In case you're healthy and normally furnished in the brain department there's no reason why you should not drive a nice Volvo/BMW/M-B/Audi/SAAB/Cadillac and own a nice home.
Feel free to criticise me.
Nice place to visit, but I won't be moving there any time soon :)
I gather you do not live in Malmo. Let’s be honest, those Swedes who dared to strike out on their own, the potential leaders of a tired nation, left Sweden long ago. What is left is a gaggle of effeminate males and dominant harridans.
And for this disparity you think you're smarter because more people in your tiny, easy-to-take-care-of country can own more expensive material things?
You, sir, are very far short of a convincing and friendly argument. (I'd phrase it more colloquially and forcefully but I'd get zotted.)
Yeah, what's up with that?
I would just like to have one of those there bidets I hear so much about.(Those are the ones with the creamy filling?)
"That car which just passed you at 70 mph going uphill and towing a trailer...was a Volvo."
But then, you still have the Foxworthy take: if you think a Volvo is a part of a woman's anatomy, you might be a redneck.
But look around the world and look at the country the rest of the world is trying to emigrate into.
Here's some classic pwnage from P.J. O'Rourke:
...Eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about "Your country's never been invaded." ... "You don't know the horror, the suffering. You think war is..."
I snapped. "A John Wayne movie," I said. "That's what you were going to say, wasn't it? We think war is a John Wayne movie. We think life is a John Wayne movie - with good guys and bad guys, as simple as that. Well, you know something, Mister Limey Poofter? You're right. And let me tell you who the bad guys are.
They're us. WE BE BAD.
"We're the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock-market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France, Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars.
We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in the Cap d'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go.
"You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get out hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can't hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, f**k longer, and buy more things than you know the names of. I'd rather be a junkie in New York than king, queen, and jack of all you Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and sh*t them out before lunch."
Of course, the guy should have punched me. But this was Europe. He just smiled his shabby, superior European smile.
God, don't these people have dentists?
"Ski jumping as a form of exercise has grown immensely in popularity in recent years, especially among people who, because of knee problems, cannot jog. This exciting sport got its start as a symptom of mental illness in northern climes such as Norway and Sweden, where its cold and dark and there is very little to do except pay taxes. Life is depressing in these countries. Watch any movie by the famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, and you'll notice that all that ever happens in the entire two hours is depressed people sit around talking Swedish, which sounds like Fats Domino records being played backward, only a little too slow. This is what life in Sweden is actually like, except that it often lasts longer than two hours. After a while, the strain gets to people, and they suddenly leap up, barge out, don skis, and launch themselves off giant chutes."
They need a good dose of Christianity to start breeding again: nihilism makes you want to have recreational sex, not families.
See my post #208.
A 6 month old computer has barely STARTED to be broken in, and only really starts to hit its stride 2 years later.
Because some of us don’t need all that crap to be happy.
Liberty is far more precious than any of those things you perceive as your standard of living.
Liberty to reject the lifestyle you want to impose on the rest of us...
Liberty to deny your perception as the only right standard of living on the planet...
Liberty to demand you justify your socialist demands on the rest of society...
Liberty to recognize the ‘social justice’ stigma is not the dream or desire of humans. Social justice is nothing more than greed and covetousness within the social order.
I’ll take my Liberty to choose what is right for me, unencumbered by those who would think what is best for me. It is my life, my choice, my responsibility and I will choose Liberty.
Self-righteousness becomes you, especially when your assumptions are fatally flawed.
I have never even driven a Volvo, much less owned one.
I wish you well, FRiend, and I hope that chip on your shoulder doesn’t become too burdensome. Goodbye.
Swedes are gay.
Ask any Finn.
I remember that.
Texas is 268,000 square miles. Your itsy bitsy country is only 174,000 squar miles.
Which is why we don’t buy your little wind up cars. We like big powerful trucks, cause we like to haul our stuff around.
And we can fit 3.77 Swedens in Alaska.
I think polygamy was allowed within Christianity until around 597 AD. Time to repeal that and get ready and willing men do their duty for God and Sweden! LOL!
LOL! Sounds more like p*nis envy to me...
Saturday Night Live: Pumping Up with Hanz and Franz
Volvos do not work very well in the mountains here. They break too easily and get stuck in the drifts of snow-ice.
Norwegian pilots have been flying AWACS planes for weeks already outside the Libyan coast.
Now we have sent six f-16 fighters, which seems to be the token number sent by smaller nations such as Canada, Holland and Denmark. Some 100+ pilots and personnel is also being sent.
btw. Swedishculture attacked Norway too in his post.
Anyhow, sometimes when I am bored I do a search for him to find his latest vanity. They can be great entertainment if you are in the mood.
Forgotten that. Sad.
Yeah I know.
But all that doesn’t take place in some tiny euro vacuum that pretends to be independant.
Norway is NATO and besides all that there is no way they can fly into the area without Carrier and Naval support by the United States of America.
AWAC’s, satellite and drones. All US of A.
Seal and Green Beret spotting missions and lazing.
Support from assets in Malta, Italy, Greece, Israel, etc.
3 fighters here and 5 fighters there from NATO countries don’t operational capabilities without US. Period.
I saw where Swedishculture stuck it to the effete wannabe’.
“But all that doesnt take place in some tiny euro vacuum that pretends to be independant.”
No one claimed otherwise. The Norwegian AWACS pilots who have been patrolling the Libyan coast flew American planes I assume, or some sort of Nato assets.
The small numbers contributed by the different nations are there mostly to put an international gloss on the operations - especially the limited arab contributions. The heavy lifting is obviously being done by the U.S, France and the UK.
Though even small numbers can sometimes make a difference. It was reportedly Norwegian F-16’s in Afghanistan who took out much of the Zawahiri clan.
In operation overlord two Norwegian Spitfire squadrons provided air superiority over Omaha beach. Hopefully they helped save a few American lives.
Sorry wasn’t being disagreable and did not intend to imply you were.
Of you weren’t. I was just talking out loud.
Dang keyboard can’t express itself in the same way one could if we were in the same room.
A Swede is just a Norwegian with the brains knocked out....
Ask any Norwegian.
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