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.
Perhaps you would be happier if you returned to Sweden.
Perhaps you would be happier if you returned to Sweden.
Drunk again, I see...
What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
The cars you list are rather expensive, and not everyone here has as much money as you do ...
Yep, don’t like it here, go elsewhere.
Your profile has some logic, but by accident or design I smell a ZOT comming.
Furthermore, why does anyone ever eat canned food, when they can go to a nice restaurant and have a good, freshly prepared dinner made to order for just a few hundred bucks? And why do people still have computers or TVs that are more than six months, or a year at most, old? Don’t they realize how rapidly technology goes obsolete? Furthermore, why doesn’t everyone have swimming pools? And horse stables? And polo courts? And their own private jet? I mean, we’re a civilized world now, aren’t we?
Feel free to criticize me..
We can’t. We don’t know what you’re on about.
Geez, another person telling me how I should spend my money and live my life. I only take this sh!t from my kids.
Didn't they legalize bestiality over there?
Still working for the Swedish Tourist Commission, I see. Great campaign slogan you've got there.
LSAggie (posting from hubby's account)
I may criticize if I could understand your point. Last time I checked, I haven’t seen any Flintstone’s cars on the road.
I'm not rich, but Swedish standards of living beats everything with the possible exception of how Lichtenstein bank executives enjoy life.
How many of your friends own summer houses?
No, he IS in Sweden now.
Check out American grocery stores. Compare and contrast to european grocery stores. We win. Hands down. Lots of it, and lots of variety. 40 brands, sizes and types of canned tomatoes alone. Stores measured in acres, not square feet.
Love ya, bud, but sometimes, you guys just need some sunshine. Snow makes you crazy.
Yeah, but at least we don’t have crappy IKEA Furniture. ;)
You’ve really stirred a hornets nest, here.
Mine own winter houses in Florida.
I'd say they have your friends beat, sport.
“Drunk again, I see...”
This time it’s “for real”..
(But I admit to having been drunk while posting on other occasions)
Are you drunk? Your post smelt of elderberries.
Volvos are only modestly upscale and have poor resale value here. You’re taxed into oblivion and likely live in an 800 square feet or less hovel.
Needs a special zot to rid the demons.
All of that applies to me as well. What doesn't apply to me is your snotty, superior braggadocio.
“Youve really stirred a hornets nest, here.”
No, no-KICKED a hornet’s nest...
(y’know, Stieg Larsson and all...)
If the average American family each purchased two of these on 5 year notes they would be spending 25% of their income on them. This is, of course, before fuel, maintenance, insurance and government fees. But hey, let's all get a couple.
Sweden does have one thing going for them. The women are BEAUTIFUL.
Have another Tuborg, Sven.
That’s one of the strangest posts I’ve ever seen.
I have been to Sweden-——it’s great,but I still love the USA.
Here in Texas I have lots of friends who own several houses. Oh, did I mention a lot of them own ranches that encompass thousands of acres? And...we have oil.
How many of your friends own oil wells?
By all means, stay there!
Winter is long in Sweden. Hang in there dude; only 3 and a half more months until spring.
Flag on the play.
Ten yards and loss of down.
I isn't drunk right now.
Well yeah. I is.
Why would anybody be sorry for anybody driving wrecks. I drove and replaced engines in wrecks for years because I couldn’t afford anymore. Work and get it done.
“I live in Sweden, my neighborhood is clean and there’s no crime...”
Put on a Yarmulke and walk the streets of Malmo. If you make it kilometer, I’ll be shocked. I’d be surprised if you could even make it several kilometers in Stockholm.
In the US, just about anywhere, you can walk all you want that way. We may some day get as bad as Malmo, but it’s still years away, as we DON’T apologize for cultures that behave that way.
(p.s., deny it all you want, I don’t dignify apologists with responses)
Why do you believe it is your right to decide what I should like?
George Moore once said"The difficulty in life is the choice.". How much simpler have you made it, bt selecting to remove our choices?
I wonder if he has heard of a thing called a hunting lease? Texans don’t own vacation homes, we own the equivalent of small states that we can go shoot small furry and feathery things on.
Don’t waste your time. He thinks a Volvo is a sophisticated vehicle. lol
We have a level of individual freedom here that you can’t even dream of.
Now, wait until all your Muslims decide to go 8th century on you. How will you defend your IKEA furniture and that POS Volvo? What does your firearm collection look like?
Your idea of what I should be is nothing but an European control-freak attack on American sensibilities...
I have no desire for, nor need of "Volvo/BMW/M-B/Audi/SAAB/Cadillac and own a nice home" (what you might think is "nice," anyway).
Personally, I think "Volvo/BMW/M-B/Audi/SAAB/Cadillac" are all pretentious pieces of crap. Hard to work on, crazy expensive, and impossible to find parts for. Who the hell wants that kind of headache?
That is *not* what brings (or is) happiness, nor independence.
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