Skip to comments.Where Are the World’s Happiest Countries?
Posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:38 PM PDT by NoLibZone
If youre happy and you know it, you probably live in one of these countries. The U.N. has released a new list ranking countries in terms of happiness, based on Gallup polls taken from 2005-2011.
The top 5 are:
Theres definitely a pattern here.
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Far as I’m concerned we’re being conquered right now - guess I don’t need to list the various groups who are doing this to us.
I was born in 1943 so I was old enough to remember well the 1950's. Things really were so much different and better in nearly every way then.
Homosexuality was rightly considered by nearly everyone as a perversion. Cigarette smoking was pretty widespread and having an ashtray on the coffee table was the mark of a well-appointed home. Everything is upside down from that sane world. Sodomites are considered "normal" and smoking is now seen as deviant behavior. The America I remember from the 50's was really a happy era.
President Eisenhower's "Operation Wetback" was in full force and it sent the illegals scurrying back across the Rio Grande. Our beautiful country wasn't overrun with the 3rd world criminals as it is now. Children were well-behaved and minded their parents. The degeneracy brought about by the hip-hop "culture" couldn't even be imagined back then.
As a case in point of the changes in my lifetime, we'd visit our relatives in Memphis back then. What's now a crime-ridden, violence-plagued city used to known as one of America's safest and quietest cities. It was safe for me, even as a 12-year old, to walk down Union Avenue in the heart of town. Our whole family could take the city bus lines without fear from downtown out to our relatives' home near Highland Avenue.
It's hard to believe now but the Memphis of my youth was filled with Godly, kind, prosperous and genuinely happy people back some 55 years ago. And, of course, Obama has only made things even worse.
“My sister married a Dutchman...they lived in Amsterdam...”
When I started international traveling and living 12 years ago, my gateway into Europe was Amsterdam, as KLM ran a non-stop flight between Memphis and Amsterdam.
I often had plenty of time between flights to take a quick train into t6he city and walk over to the red light district to have a few drinks and walk around...quite fun.
On overnight trips in Amsterdam, the van Gogh museum was always a must do.
I did not, however, get to know any Dutch people.
Only in the last three years have I really come in personal contact with Dutch expats here in the Philippines, and they are regarded as the absolute worst and most disgusting expats in town. They all have a bad reputation here.
Maybe they were run out of their country.
That Polish wife ought to take a cue from Denny Crane: Thank God for Guns!
Here in America, we still have the freedom guaranteed by the Second Amendment, which is our assurance of our God-granted rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the topic of this thread.
“America 2012 sucks pretty hard....”
It might be wise to enjoy this period now.
“we’d visit our relatives in Memphis back then. What’s now a crime-ridden, violence-plagued city used to known as one of America’s safest and quietest cities.”
You are only one year older then me.
I was born in Memphis, 1944, and lived there my first 20 years until moving 50 miles east, into the countryside.
My father was a Main street merchant, Bond Clothes.
My parents stayed in Memphis (The Village) until they died.
For most of my life the city was 60 white/40 black.
It is now reversed and the blacks run everything.
The city is murder capital of the US, and the great elements of the government have been run into the ground.
Of course, America’s problems are now perverse everywhere
and the country is on the verge of self destruction.
The five countries listed are largely socialist (Canada less so) and secular. What they perceive as happiness is not at all genuine since that comes only from Almighty God. They may have a sense of smug contentment but it's far from the authentic happiness of living life in accord with God's will.
That’s interesting about the expats. I’m staying with my sister and her husband tomorrow night so I’ll have to ask them about this.
They'll be fine until the next time Germany needs to conquer France
Or until approximately 2035, at which time the Netherlands becomes Muslim-majority.
There are always exceptions to the rule, but as people are finding out in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and to some degree in all of Europe, Inflated benefits, extra vacation, early retirments and shortened work weeks, are chickens that do eventually come home to roost.
Some of the Socialists countries who depend on others to defend them can kick the can further down the road by diverting the money they would spend on defense, but eventually you always run out of other people’s money.
I did - but I daresay your brother-in-law and his family don’t represent the rank and file in those countries.
I agree that we have big problems and also a big image problem, all being cultivated by an apologist president who despises our country, its defenders and citizens. Regarding your niece, young people are buying into BHO’s lies in alarming numbers.
Our main problems stem from who’s running our government and those who are subverting our educational system by brainwashing and dumbing-down generations of new and future voters.
If our president has no love or respect for America, how can we expect other countries to? This radical president and his equally radical coterie have promoted racism and class warfare to divide the country and it has not been lost on the rest of the world.
I think the difference is that for many, many, many of us who are Americans, there is hope and a deep belief that this nightmare can end and our republic can be saved, our alliances renewed and our enemies intimidated.
And that's if they don't end up at the euthanasia clinic first!
I was there... it was.
You make good points. My sister and her immediate family are liberals - they used to record Keith Olbermann - if you can believe that. She hates the idea that this is a “you’re on your own” country. She also complained that she’s been mostly working for insurance - forgetting that they put one kid through college, another almost through, paid off their house and took European vacations every year. They think Bush and Cheney are incredibly evil.
For the sake of family harmony we’ve learned to keep politics out of our conversation. However it will be hard to resist bringing up Olbermann...snicker!
I couldn’t agree more.
Saw today that we are going to give China money for some green clean-up baloney or something. Is this nuts or what???
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