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USA and even "rich" Norway display a ridiculous standard of living.
03/18/2011 | westernculture

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.

Grow up.

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.


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1 posted on 03/18/2011 8:19:59 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Perhaps you would be happier if you returned to Sweden.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 8:23:20 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: WesternCulture

Perhaps you would be happier if you returned to Sweden.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 8:23:31 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: WesternCulture

Drunk again, I see...


4 posted on 03/18/2011 8:23:45 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: WesternCulture

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


5 posted on 03/18/2011 8:24:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: WesternCulture
In before the Zot.
6 posted on 03/18/2011 8:24:58 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: WesternCulture

The cars you list are rather expensive, and not everyone here has as much money as you do ...


7 posted on 03/18/2011 8:24:58 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: basil

Yep, don’t like it here, go elsewhere.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 8:26:06 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: WesternCulture

IBTZ!


9 posted on 03/18/2011 8:26:39 PM PDT by Crim
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To: WesternCulture

Your profile has some logic, but by accident or design I smell a ZOT comming.


10 posted on 03/18/2011 8:26:46 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: WesternCulture

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?


11 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:07 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: WesternCulture

Feel free to criticize me..
We can’t. We don’t know what you’re on about.


12 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:25 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: WesternCulture
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.

Geez, another person telling me how I should spend my money and live my life. I only take this sh!t from my kids.

13 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:48 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: WesternCulture
Please visit Sweden once in your lifetime and study how civilized people live and work.

Didn't they legalize bestiality over there?

14 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:48 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: WesternCulture
Please visit Sweden once in your lifetime and study how civilized people live and work.

Still working for the Swedish Tourist Commission, I see. Great campaign slogan you've got there.

LSAggie (posting from hubby's account)

15 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:55 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: WesternCulture

I may criticize if I could understand your point. Last time I checked, I haven’t seen any Flintstone’s cars on the road.


16 posted on 03/18/2011 8:27:56 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: WesternCulture

Uh... whut?


17 posted on 03/18/2011 8:28:05 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: basil
I live in Sweden, my neighborhood is clean and there's no crime. I own a nice car and several TVs (one of them a 50” plasma) and I often go abroad for holidays.

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?

18 posted on 03/18/2011 8:28:38 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: basil

No, he IS in Sweden now.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 8:28:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: WesternCulture
LOL! You buy the booze? or make it? Lots of my Swedish friends drank moonshine. Something about the laws in Sweden.

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.

/johnny

20 posted on 03/18/2011 8:29:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WesternCulture

Yeah, but at least we don’t have crappy IKEA Furniture. ;)

You’ve really stirred a hornets nest, here.


21 posted on 03/18/2011 8:29:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WesternCulture
How many of your friends own summer houses?

Mine own winter houses in Florida.

I'd say they have your friends beat, sport.

22 posted on 03/18/2011 8:30:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: raybbr

“Drunk again, I see...”

- Nope.

This time it’s “for real”..

(But I admit to having been drunk while posting on other occasions)


23 posted on 03/18/2011 8:30:57 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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.


24 posted on 03/18/2011 8:31:34 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: WesternCulture
Report yourself to your Muslim overlords for imediate Sharia compliant punishment. You are allowed to drive yourself to Malmo in your Volvo for adjudication. Do not pass go and do not collect $200.
25 posted on 03/18/2011 8:31:48 PM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: WesternCulture
Let's quit pretending, folks, we don't know what the Fred Flinstoner vehicles on our roads are!


26 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nerdwithagun
Your profile has some logic, but by accident or design I smell a ZOT comming.

Photobucket

Needs a special zot to rid the demons.

27 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:23 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: WesternCulture
I own a nice car and several TVs (one of them a 50” plasma) and I often go abroad for holidays.

All of that applies to me as well. What doesn't apply to me is your snotty, superior braggadocio.

28 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dfwgator

“You’ve really stirred a hornets nest, here.”

No, no-KICKED a hornet’s nest...

(y’know, Stieg Larsson and all...)


29 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:49 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: WesternCulture
AMF! = "Adios, my friend!"
There is a zot appearing on the horizon.
30 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:49 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: WesternCulture
At lest our vacation homes have indoor plumbing. We also have a lower suicide rate.
31 posted on 03/18/2011 8:32:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: WesternCulture
I feel sorry for people driving wrecks instead of Volvo V70s

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.

32 posted on 03/18/2011 8:33:04 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: WesternCulture

Sweden does have one thing going for them. The women are BEAUTIFUL.


33 posted on 03/18/2011 8:33:30 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: WesternCulture

Have another Tuborg, Sven.


34 posted on 03/18/2011 8:34:06 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: WesternCulture
Here's my old clunker. You can still find some Volvo paint on the undercarriage.


35 posted on 03/18/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: WesternCulture

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.


36 posted on 03/18/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT by Mears
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How many of your friends own summer houses?

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?

37 posted on 03/18/2011 8:34:55 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: WesternCulture
I live in Sweden,...

By all means, stay there!

38 posted on 03/18/2011 8:35:02 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: WesternCulture

Winter is long in Sweden. Hang in there dude; only 3 and a half more months until spring.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 8:35:07 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: WesternCulture
WHAT!!!!!! Posting while drunk?

Flag on the play.

Ten yards and loss of down.

I isn't drunk right now.

No siree.

Well yeah. I is.

40 posted on 03/18/2011 8:35:41 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: AGreatPer


41 posted on 03/18/2011 8:36:17 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.


42 posted on 03/18/2011 8:36:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: WesternCulture

“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)


43 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:01 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: WesternCulture
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.

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?

44 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:08 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: WesternCulture
Sweds.... The women are beautiful.... The men...pedophiles.
45 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:17 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: unixfox

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.


46 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RegulatorCountry

Don’t waste your time. He thinks a Volvo is a sophisticated vehicle. lol


47 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:47 PM PDT by sheana
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To: WesternCulture

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?


48 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:52 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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49 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:53 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: WesternCulture
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.

Get plugged.

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.

50 posted on 03/18/2011 8:38:56 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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