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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-11-09 05:19 PM
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62. Please Don't Burst The OP's Naive Socialism Bubble. That's Just Not Nice.
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  -Yeah, Socialism Sucks. The Happiest Places In the World Mr. Ected  May-10-09 09:56 AM   #0 
  - I thought Finland had one of the highest suicide rates?  stray cat   May-10-09 10:01 AM   #1 
  - Yes, that's always brought up by  bread_and_roses   May-10-09 10:19 AM   #4 
  - Yep, and Canada's health care system is a NIGHTMARE!  Echo In Light   May-10-09 11:17 AM   #11 
  - I trust you are being sarcastic.  irislake   May-10-09 11:35 AM   #16 
     - i've heard mixed opinions from my canadian friends  paulsby   May-10-09 04:47 PM   #36 
     - Canadians are as ferocious about their health care as  irislake   May-10-09 05:33 PM   #39 
        - her family has a few guns  paulsby   May-10-09 07:30 PM   #48 
     - Yes. Didn't use the 'sarcasm' tag as I didn't think it necessary  Echo In Light   May-11-09 05:56 AM   #53 
  - Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)  Mika   May-10-09 01:54 PM   #27 
  - It's got a lot to do with geography  anigbrowl   May-10-09 02:12 PM   #30 
  - get your facts straight  paulsby   May-10-09 04:46 PM   #35 
  - oh, get a grip, and read more carefully  bread_and_roses   May-11-09 07:18 AM   #57 
  - What's really weird is that Finland's rates are so much higher than those of Sweden and Norway  eridani   May-11-09 05:55 AM   #52 
  - They also tend to be less religious, which removes that stigma, and  smirkymonkey   May-11-09 04:59 PM   #60 
  - data?  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:32 PM   #65 
  - lol, it used to be sweden - until it wasn't. then japan.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:15 PM   #61 
  - Western European suicide rates run about 3x ours  krispos42   May-10-09 11:19 AM   #12 
  - Hmm, I'm not entirely convinced  muriel_volestrangler   May-10-09 06:26 PM   #44 
  - Hmmm... I must have been thinking of the Baltic countries  krispos42   May-10-09 06:36 PM   #47 
  - you must have missed the data for *eastern* europe.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:37 PM   #66 
  - Very high rate of alcoholism too. Could be a connection perhaps? nt  cabluedem   May-10-09 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Far northern populations tend to have high suicide rates  Chulanowa   May-10-09 12:56 PM   #23 
  - That's been my assumption too  Prophet 451   May-10-09 01:32 PM   #25 
  - Chulanowa  Diclotican   May-11-09 05:31 PM   #63 
  - It's also a culture of "stiff upper lip" mentality.  bobbolink   May-10-09 01:57 PM   #28 
  - I suppose that could work both ways.  imdjh   May-10-09 04:48 PM   #37 
     - "Sounds silly, but it works" NO, not silly... just a good way to KILL compassion.  bobbolink   May-11-09 01:35 PM   #58 
  - link? i'm not seeing that.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:31 PM   #64 
     - Well, there you go and just blow a good stereotype!  bobbolink   May-11-09 06:08 PM   #69 
        - funny, though, that there are 15 posts analyzing why finland has the world's highest suicide  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 11:14 PM   #72 
  - expected satisfaction with the future  G_j   May-10-09 10:03 AM   #2 
  - list:  Enrique   May-10-09 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Canada's Federal Government is Conservative.  irislake   May-10-09 12:03 PM   #19 
  - I Still Find It Remarkable That 8 of the 10 Are European Nations  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 10:31 AM   #5 
  - I read parts of that report when it came out. It was on TV, I think. You misunderstand, I think.  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 10:37 AM   #6 
  - My Father Was Born and Raised In Denmark  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 10:40 AM   #7 
  - I have a Danish brother in law  malaise   May-10-09 11:20 AM   #13 
  - I'm just relaying the study's results, as they were shown on 60 Minutes or whatever.  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 05:48 PM   #40 
     - Check out the Helsinki Complaint Choir  Sisaruus   May-10-09 06:12 PM   #43 
  - You misundertand, I think  nichomachus   May-10-09 01:44 PM   #26 
  - Happiness is subjective; therefore, whatever they think will make them happy is...  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 05:53 PM   #41 
     - Iceland population: 300,000  muriel_volestrangler   May-10-09 06:33 PM   #46 
     - nothing like national stereotypes, is there?  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 06:10 PM   #70 
  - good points. the swedes have a word for it.  paulsby   May-10-09 04:51 PM   #38 
  - paulsby  Diclotican   May-11-09 05:42 PM   #68 
     - i'm not saying it's bad  paulsby   May-11-09 07:45 PM   #71 
        - paulsby  Diclotican   May-12-09 08:59 PM   #73 
  - Please Don't Burst The OP's Naive Socialism Bubble. That's Just Not Nice.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-11-09 05:19 PM   #62 
  - Is pot legal in many of those countries?  alfredo   May-10-09 11:02 AM   #8 
  - A few  Prophet 451   May-10-09 01:27 PM   #24 
     - We need to become armed with reports on how decriminalization has  alfredo   May-10-09 04:29 PM   #34 
     - Start with Holland  Prophet 451   May-10-09 06:07 PM   #42 
        - Good. We have Gatewood in our state and he's pretty good about  alfredo   May-10-09 06:26 PM   #45 
     - Sweden is Singapore North, however n/t  eridani   May-11-09 06:00 AM   #54 
  - I thought Disneyland was the happiest place on earth.  alfredo   May-10-09 11:04 AM   #9 
  - Only if you can afford the park entry fees.  avaistheone1   May-10-09 11:08 AM   #10 
     - I avoid it like the plague. It would be more fun to drop acid and then ram  alfredo   May-10-09 11:26 AM   #14 
     - Seriously?  arikara   May-10-09 12:23 PM   #20 
        - I seem to recall paying $80 for a single day's ticket to Epcot back  Ilsa   May-10-09 12:53 PM   #22 
        - My brother just bought Disney World tickets/hotel/meals all $1700/5 days for 4  SmileyRose   May-10-09 02:27 PM   #32 
  - But, but, but ... we're only supposed to PURSUE happiness ... not catch it.  TahitiNut   May-10-09 11:41 AM   #17 
  - And if you wash your hands enough, there is no danger of catching it.  bobbolink   May-11-09 04:40 PM   #59 
  - I read about this study awhile ago......  Jade Fox   May-10-09 11:56 AM   #18 
  - Every Single One of These Countries Has Universal Health Care  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 12:44 PM   #21 
  - All the other industrialized countries with lower happiness rates have it too n/t  eridani   May-11-09 06:01 AM   #55 
  - Anyone considered that they ride bicycles a lot more in those European countries?  Mika   May-10-09 01:59 PM   #29 
  - You're Absolutely Right. None of Them Is Technically Socialist  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 07:30 PM   #49 
     - The $141,000 Finnish speeding tickets  Sisaruus   May-10-09 07:39 PM   #50 
  - These countries aren't socialist  anigbrowl   May-10-09 02:14 PM   #31 
  - K&R.  Vidar   May-10-09 03:16 PM   #33 
  - Here's a video on the topic:  Lorien   May-10-09 11:03 PM   #51 
  - US scored 74 out of 100  pnutbutr   May-11-09 06:15 AM   #56 
  - There seems to be a lot of implied nationalism  LanternWaste   May-11-09 05:41 PM   #67 
 

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