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North Korea: One of the Happiest Places on Earth?
Time via Yahoo ^ | Jun 1, 2011 | HILLARY BRENHOUSE

Posted on 06/01/2011 7:37:34 PM PDT by Daffynition

According to a global happiness index released in North Korea, the country and its allies are the most cheerful countries in the world. Naturally, the "American Empire" strikes Pyongyang as just plain sad.

Shanghaiist reports that North Korea's Chosun Central Television recently came out with a happiness index compiled by local researchers. Their findings? China is the happiest place on the planet, earning 100 points (a perfect score!). At number two is none other than North Korea itself. Cuba, Iran and Venezuela (in that order) round out the top five.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: happyhappyjoyjoy; kimjongil; nk; northkorea; thedearleader

1 posted on 06/01/2011 7:37:36 PM PDT by Daffynition
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From the sad, sad, fruited plain. ///sarc


2 posted on 06/01/2011 7:40:50 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

3 posted on 06/01/2011 7:40:53 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Daffynition

Wow....communism must be wonderful! /sarc


4 posted on 06/01/2011 7:41:10 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Daffynition

Wow....communism must be wonderful! /sarc


5 posted on 06/01/2011 7:41:14 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Daffynition

Smile or get shot!


6 posted on 06/01/2011 7:41:19 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Daffynition

Wow....communism must be wonderful! /sarc


7 posted on 06/01/2011 7:41:23 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Daffynition; TigerLikesRooster

Who is doing this survey?


8 posted on 06/01/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Daffynition

Yikes...sorry about the triple post.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 7:42:32 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Doogle

I’m Barack Obama and I approve of this ad.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 7:44:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Daffynition

Does anyone on the planet buy into the incredible bullsh-t these Koreans pump out?
Or maybe chewing the bark off of trees to survive really makes some people happy??


11 posted on 06/01/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: babyfreep; Daffynition
Wow....communism must be wonderful! (x3)

That a way baby. Pound away. Beat us till it hurts.

12 posted on 06/01/2011 7:57:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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To: Doogle; babyfreep

13 posted on 06/01/2011 7:59:26 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Huskrrrr

I THINK THEY ARE VERY HAPPY...no electric bills, no property taxes, car payments are rare, mortgages....I don’t think so, donations to their church...not a problem, what on earth do they have to worry about?????


14 posted on 06/01/2011 8:00:34 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Clintonfatigued
We'll keep the light on for ya.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 8:01:22 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: reg45

16 posted on 06/01/2011 8:03:11 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Farmer Dean

17 posted on 06/01/2011 8:04:24 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: bigheadfred

18 posted on 06/01/2011 8:07:33 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: terycarl

19 posted on 06/01/2011 8:09:10 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Wow! This is great news! North Korea is also the greenest country on the planet as well! (As can be seen even with the night photo above, no energy at night) Every person there lives the most minimalist lifestyle with the lowest possible carbn footprint. They also have beautiful concentration camps that help you adapt to your new found lifestyle and happiness.

I cant wait to share this news with all of the liberals, progressives and democrats I know!!! I will even donate all of my extra money to buy them plane tickets to head off to this left-wing paradise being that they are so miserable and digusted at American traditional values and capitalist greed.

I will even throw them a sending off party!!!

Spread the news!!!! Democrats pack your bags!!! Happiness awaits in the happiest and greenest country on earth! Free health care also!!!!


20 posted on 06/01/2011 8:09:23 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Daffynition

Funny that’s how I look at a lobster tank.


21 posted on 06/01/2011 8:19:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: Daffynition

Yeah, everybody knows South Korea has the best blow-up dolls.


22 posted on 06/01/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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To: Daffynition

North Korea truly is a wonderful place to live, provided only one has not fallen into the trap - alas, all too common these days - of enjoying such bourgeois habits as eating, drinking, thinking, reading, marrying, procreating, and religious worship.

Then, too, one must not be overly reserved and prissily attached to such other bourgeois habits as protecting one’s genitalia from electric shock, one’s bones from fracture, one’s internal organs from rupture, and one’s mind from breakage caused by endemic insanity.

And, of course, if the notion of dying prematurely from a countless variety of diseases brought on by chronic malnutrition and slow starvation is somehow objectionable, then you may wish to seek residence elsewhere.

But, hey, if you can handle all that, North Korea is definitely for you!


23 posted on 06/01/2011 8:52:48 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Daffynition

24 posted on 06/01/2011 9:09:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

The only reason these guys still have an atomic bomb is that nobody has figured out a safe way to eat the components.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 9:12:37 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Jack Hammer
I understand Kim Jong-il injects himself with the blood of virgins.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 9:26:53 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: terycarl

Yes, maybe I’ll retire there. ;>)


27 posted on 06/01/2011 9:29:17 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: atomic conspiracy
Kim Jong-il keeps a very large liquor cellar. Famous liquor brands from around the world are lined up, maybe about 10,000 bottles in all. He prefers Johnnie Walker Swing for whiskey and Hennessy XO for cognac.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 9:30:29 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Look! They even have such happy music too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrJY1sDpEDk&feature=related


29 posted on 06/01/2011 9:40:52 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Huskrrrr

They have special camps in North Korea where you can retire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW2sReWDyHI


30 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:18 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf
And good eats.


31 posted on 06/01/2011 11:59:01 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

If that photo is anything to go by, it would seem to be more likely that he flies into their rooms at night and sucks it out of their necks while they’re sleeping.


32 posted on 06/02/2011 3:10:21 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

oh.. what about pakistan.... heheheh


33 posted on 06/02/2011 3:11:14 AM PDT by musarratullah
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To: Daffynition

You’d damn well BETTER be happy when the government controls every aspect of your life.


34 posted on 06/02/2011 3:19:19 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: musarratullah

Pakistan may not be everybody’s “cup of tea,” but a discontented Pakistani can always seek citizenship in another country.

Certainly, a skilled journalist could find employment - and citizenship - elsewhere.

North Koreans cannot go anywhere; they will be executed for any such attempt.


35 posted on 06/02/2011 3:38:33 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Daffynition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-31Y59Ow3U


36 posted on 06/02/2011 4:15:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Daffynition

Leftist tools everywhere will be citing this “study”.


37 posted on 06/02/2011 4:17:38 AM PDT by riri
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To: Daffynition

Leftist tools everywhere will be citing this “study”.


38 posted on 06/02/2011 4:18:06 AM PDT by riri
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To: reg45

Happiness is mandatory, comrade!

Failure to obey the state is punishable by death.

...

Are you happy, comrade?


39 posted on 06/02/2011 4:57:17 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: nuconvert

Most excellent find! Thank you.

Makes me want to go outside and kiss the ground. ;D


40 posted on 06/02/2011 6:53:26 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Yeah, I’ve posted it here several times over the yrs.
The message is totally lost on most of the people leaving comments at the link.


41 posted on 06/02/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
There are stories that Kim has every grain of rice he eats personally inspected (any slight flaw and it is discarded).

I've never understood this part of the Far East:


42 posted on 06/02/2011 8:04:25 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Jack Hammer
You talkin' to me?


43 posted on 06/02/2011 8:06:26 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition
China is the happiest place on the planet, earning 100 points (a perfect score!). At number two is none other than North Korea itself. Cuba, Iran and Venezuela (in that order) round out the top five.

You can tell that from the hundreds of thousands of people trying anything to get into those countries.

44 posted on 06/02/2011 8:07:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: gogogodzilla

45 posted on 06/02/2011 8:09:07 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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46 posted on 06/02/2011 8:10:55 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

A Bose-Einstein condensate of joy.

(dunno, just kinda popped into my head)


47 posted on 06/02/2011 8:25:13 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: ctdonath2

HAHAHA! I like it!

I’m easily amused. ;D


48 posted on 06/02/2011 8:49:03 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Cause of the comment; http://lesswrong.com/lw/lr/evaporative_cooling_of_group_beliefs/


49 posted on 06/02/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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