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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

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To: WesternCulture

I neither need nor desire a summer house. And you wouldn’t believe how much crap I take about owning a Cadillac Escalade.

I have to have a big vehicle to haul my duck-hunting dog to field meets.


151 posted on 03/18/2011 10:00:54 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: dfwgator
LOL,

I think the guy on the left in the picture is WC.

He's thinking about his many TVs and his Volvo, his new smock, and ...

The two females are thinking about going to Texas and finding themselves some real men -- Cowboys, or at least men who don't dress like these guys do.

The guy on the right is thinking about how he is going to have to tell the guy on the left, for the hundredth time, that he really doesn't want a ride home in that Volvo stationwagon.

152 posted on 03/18/2011 10:03:03 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: dfwgator

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


153 posted on 03/18/2011 10:03:31 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: ModelBreaker

All right. Get off your Pew. LOL

I had forgot the Rocky Mountains in my list of what’s great about America.

Actually, my hands got tired or writing all that is great about America.


154 posted on 03/18/2011 10:06:21 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: WesternCulture

I’ll kill you before I will give u my 1965 Chevy pick up!!!

It’s only got 1,386,000 miles on it so it has a long way to go!

I wouldn’t trade it for a new one if it was free!!!!!!!


155 posted on 03/18/2011 10:16:45 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: WesternCulture

I would’t have a stinking Volvo under any circumstances, they are 4 wheel shit!


156 posted on 03/18/2011 10:18:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: WesternCulture

I see Thurston Howell III discovered the internet.

Luvey, the hoi polloi are revolting!


157 posted on 03/18/2011 10:21:43 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: WesternCulture
You really need to get out ... I know your chit don't stink because you are so high and mighty, but you are full of chit nonetheless. If you are convinced that your life in your little unengaged country is the best: BIG WHOOP.

I'd really feel quite sorry for you if I decided I was dumb enough to start property holdings and personal property and furniture. Vehicles? Sheesh ... we don't even want to go there cause you can't touch it, Bud.

But what I have that is priceless is a beautiful family and a host of good friends that can keep me from posting sadsack vanities while you fry your brain cells and render your liver useless. (unless my injured knee keeps me up half the night, like tonight) Hooray I still haven't posted a high falooting, drunken rant, like yours.

158 posted on 03/18/2011 10:22:19 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: buccaneer81; WesternCulture
I see GMT @ 0517 Sat as of right now.

WC, from my interactions with him is a good guy. He has a rather 'unique' sense of humor.
He has also demonstrated a great affection and respect for the USA.
I think this thread is just a bit of good natured leg-pulling...;)
159 posted on 03/18/2011 10:25:31 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: rmlew
You're gonna love this thread, FRiend... LOL
160 posted on 03/18/2011 10:26:15 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: WesternCulture
Sorry I'm not driving this anywhere except in the good ol' USA

You can keep your eurotrash.

And yes I own a nice house. Two of them.

161 posted on 03/18/2011 10:27:49 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Eff him.

We are Freaking America with the greatest flag on the planet and the most honorable and charitable people anywhere.

The Swedes, the Nord? Puhleeze! I can’t stand Rap music but we gave the world the gift.

I can’t even recall a famous person from Sweden or Norway. There are famous people from there, they are, however inconsequential.

Do the have the equivalent of Air Force 1? Air Force 2?

Who have they saved lately? In the last 100 years? No one, that’s who.

That job is Americas alone because we do it better than anyone. Except maybe the Israeli’s but we out number them and always appreciate their help.

I forget but what were the great steel and transpiration industries of Norway?

What is the name of their air force anyway? Icarus that’s their name.

And the general of their mighty Icarus air force? General Dodo Bird of the Chicken Hawk Squadron.

Funny, I don’t recall them sending their air force to bomb Libya.


162 posted on 03/18/2011 10:29:22 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: ccmay

Makes you wonder just how stupid the Vikings were, with women like that at home, to run off to England and rape ugly English broads.


163 posted on 03/18/2011 10:31:09 PM PDT by calex59
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To: WesternCulture

By coincidence our Mexican illegal neighbors also have a 50” plasma TV.


164 posted on 03/18/2011 10:31:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Tainan

Yeah, it’s 6:23 AM in Sweden right now. Europe doesn’t go to daylight saving time until March 27.


165 posted on 03/18/2011 10:31:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: WesternCulture

Volvo makes awful cars and Sweden sucks at hockey...


166 posted on 03/18/2011 10:32:19 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Vendome

See Stormer’s comment

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2691196/posts?page=76#76

Then read my response

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2691196/posts?page=123#123


167 posted on 03/18/2011 10:35:05 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: WesternCulture

My grandfather and grandmother (mom’s side of family) both came from Sweden. He (grandpa) was an overseer on a Swedish baronial estate and ma was one of the peasant girls on the estate. They fell in love and decided to come to America because the Swedish caste system disaproved of such unions and would not have allowed them to marry. Grandpa came to the USA first and then brought grandma over about a year later.

Neither spoke a word of English, but they learned very fast and became citizens and Americans. They never forgot their Swedish origins, but they considered themselves Americans. They raised one son and three daughters. Of course, these were the old days before multiculturalism and being a hyphenated-something was all the rage.

My mother had a desire to go back to the old country in the late 1980s. She and my father went over. Remaining relatives showed them the old estate my grandfather ran, his hometown, were grandma was born and, of course, Stockholm. Two weeks was enough them and I joined them for a 10-day holiday in the UK.

Dad and mom have passed away now and I have never had a desire to visit Sweden. I figure that it and several other European countries will join the new Euro-Muslim caliphate before I die. (Fortunately, the backward Americans are 25 years behind the progressive Swedish dhimmis.)

Don’t pat yourself on the back too hard for your superior standard of living. The Muslim masters of your new caliphate will bring Sweden back to a 7th or 8th century Islamic backwater soon enough.


168 posted on 03/18/2011 10:35:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: AGreatPer

169 posted on 03/18/2011 10:36:46 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Vendome

“All right. Get off your Pew. LOL”

Heck, I’m Pentecostal. We hardly ever sit down.


170 posted on 03/18/2011 10:38:39 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Vendome

Why....you are Patton on steriods! L.M.A.O. @ that rant!


171 posted on 03/18/2011 10:41:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Domandred

“Sorry I’m not driving this anywhere except in the good ol’ USA”

I think you get arrested if you drive a cool truck in Sweden.


172 posted on 03/18/2011 10:41:25 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL

Saw that and it’s right on.


173 posted on 03/18/2011 10:41:38 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: dfwgator

ROTFL!


174 posted on 03/18/2011 10:44:44 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: ModelBreaker

I know. I live in Oklahoma and jumped few pews while singing gospels.

I had to leave. Them people must have have great legs and perfect blood pressure.

Up, down, up, down. Up, raise your hands up to God . . . higher. Be seated..

I feel the spirit! Everyone up!

LOL

I’ll you they have the best fried chicken and greens after church though.

I had to go back to being a boring Baptist and go home for lunch.

Sundays are suppose to be a day of rest.

I mean this post lovingly and really enjoyed going to Pentecostal churches.


175 posted on 03/18/2011 10:47:08 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Tainan; WesternCulture

“WC, from my interactions with him is a good guy. He has a rather ‘unique’ sense of humor. He has also demonstrated a great affection and respect for the USA. I think this thread is just a bit of good natured leg-pulling...;”

He is a good guy. And he doesn’t mind if you get back in his face when he waves the blue and gold. I think also he’s maybe had a little too much, uhmmm, smoked salmon last night :)


176 posted on 03/18/2011 10:48:08 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: WesternCulture
We can all afford Volvos here. We just don't like them. They suck. Deal with it. And my tap water tastes just fine, in fact they bottle it down the road and sell it to morons who think bottled water is special. .
177 posted on 03/18/2011 10:49:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Outlaw Woman

Thank you.

The world is a better place because there is an America.

No country can, ever has or ever will be a beacon of hope and something to aspire to.


178 posted on 03/18/2011 10:51:02 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: hinckley buzzard

LOL


179 posted on 03/18/2011 10:51:58 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: WesternCulture
I visited Sweden once. It was full of Germans on summer holiday. Thanks but no thanks.
180 posted on 03/18/2011 10:52:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Generally used colloquially as a sociological term to negatively describe an attitude towards individuality and success claimed to be common in Scandinavia, the term refers to a snide, jealous and narrow mentality which refuses to acknowledge individual effort and places all emphasis on the collective, while punishing those who stand out as achievers. The term may be used by those individuals who feel they are not allowed to take credit for their achievements, or to point out their belief that another person is being overly critical.”

Had a Swedish mother. One of the worst of all sins when I was growing up was “putting on airs.” So after I left home, I spent a couple of decades putting on airs before I finally figured out she was right.


181 posted on 03/18/2011 10:54:31 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Vendome

Absolutely.

But we have to get rid of the madman in the WH because he’s turning us into a 3rd world country.


182 posted on 03/18/2011 10:57:58 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

Naw. We ain’t going to be 3rd anything.

We made it through a revolution and two fights with the British(Thanks for wearing red)

We overcame a Civil War, two world wars, The New Deal, Korea, Vietnam, the depression, Carter, Disco and probably a few other things.

While there will always be tension between the right and left there is nothing that can overcome a desire to be free and number one.

Americas entire culture is historically steeped in freedom and being number one.

Hell it is our genetic design and we can’t be anything else but number one and free.

Ain’t no one more competitive than an American.


183 posted on 03/18/2011 11:05:45 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: WesternCulture

Just one word.

Malmo.

Now tell me again about your wonderful little paradise of Sweden.


For everyone else, just do a Free Republic search on the city of Malmo to see about it. Sweden’s going to be an Islamostate in the next few decades if they don’t get their collective heads out of their collective @sses.


184 posted on 03/18/2011 11:29:05 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: WesternCulture

Several, and none are in a frozen wasteland.


185 posted on 03/18/2011 11:58:49 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: WesternCulture

Vast majority of Swedes left home and moved to the US because they couldn’t stand living like dogs.


186 posted on 03/19/2011 12:00:49 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: MortMan

Thanks, I will keep my Opel GT. Your Volvo is more Fred Flintstone like, more expensive, less maneuverable and vastly uglier. Plus people think my car is cool and sexy. People expect a rugged, individual who isnt afraid of getting dirty and shedding some blood, sweat and tears to get what he wants. Sort of like an American.
When people see you get out of your Volvo, people expect to see a smug, boring jackass. Sort of like a Swede.


187 posted on 03/19/2011 12:10:02 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: driftdiver

They sold Hitler high grade steel. Well that influenced history! Outside of that I can’t think of much....


188 posted on 03/19/2011 12:22:35 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: WesternCulture

Get over yourself.

IBTZ!!


189 posted on 03/19/2011 12:53:11 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: Vendome

Wow. NICE rant. :)


190 posted on 03/19/2011 1:07:06 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: When do we get liberated?

BWAHAHAHAA!!!


191 posted on 03/19/2011 1:12:27 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: mlocher

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

*****************

I love it! Thanks for the late night laugh!


192 posted on 03/19/2011 1:13:51 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Interesting on the Jante Law. My entire heritage (4 grand parents) came from Norway. Explains a bit of how I think, although I always considered it as being “humble”. Until someone finally explained to me that being humble doesn't mean thinking less of yourself, but more of others.

Of course, nobody likes a braggart either. As this thread has shown! (And with my Norwegian heritage - a Swedish braggart as well!)

193 posted on 03/19/2011 1:29:49 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Vendome

The “Rocky Mountains” part reminded me of the scene in “Jeremiah Johnson” where the crazy mountain man rides off into the distance ranting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFT_M7JC6jw&feature=related

“The Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world....”

3;20: “I ain’t never been there, but something tells me the Andes is foothills, and the Alps is for children....”


194 posted on 03/19/2011 1:45:57 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: WesternCulture
Flinstone cars? Because they are fun and people like them.
195 posted on 03/19/2011 2:24:19 AM PDT by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: ccmay

The 2nd and 3rd girls from the right look like they’re checking out the blond on the end. Can’t say as I blame them.


196 posted on 03/19/2011 2:38:43 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: WesternCulture

Me too, except 3 of mine are over 50”. I own some nice trucks but I wouldn’t drive sissy cars like Volvos, Audis or BMWs. I do own lots of firearms, or I did before the boating accident. I am also allowed to use them actually protect my family, property and myself. I spent a lot of time in Europe and married a European woman. She was a typical Euroweenie socialist when I first met her. Now she is conservative and wants to stay in Texas. I agree with her. We used to own a home in Germany. My yard now is bigger than the block I lived on In Germany. There is nothing in Europe I want bad enough to live there for. BTW, how crime free is life for Christian girls in Malmo lately? Maybe letting people up there pack heat would cut down on the whole rape thing?


197 posted on 03/19/2011 2:43:45 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: WesternCulture

Why are you even noticing? Leftists are ruled by envy.


198 posted on 03/19/2011 3:12:28 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: WesternCulture

Because the shrinking class of producers in the USA is forced by law to give up one third to one half of their income to the bloated, inefficient governments (local, state and federal) so they can buy votes from the non-producers, they barely have enough for the basics for their families. When we get tired of being pushed around and get a little courage, we will be using the Egyptian method of government reform. Until that tipping point, we suffer in relative silence.


199 posted on 03/19/2011 3:39:54 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: ccmay

Svensk Flickas. Ja!


200 posted on 03/19/2011 5:36:54 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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