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#305040 - 01/13/18 12:40 AM Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S.
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Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S.

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Norway has higher life expectancy at birth than the U.S., lower rates of infant mortality, low unemployment, and access to the European Union’s labor market (though it’s not an EU member).
Additionally, Norway is the world’s happiest country (the U.S. ranks 14), the place with the most political freedom (the U.S. ranks 45), most press freedom (the U.S. ranks 43rd), and most prosperity (the U.S. ranks 18).


"Of course people from Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they’re poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power!"
--- Christian Christensen

Why would they want to move to a shithole country like the USA? ---
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#305046 - 01/13/18 05:24 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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Ah, Norway, a civilized country.

We're still fightin' it out at the OK Corral and fendin' off the robber barons.
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#305152 - 01/18/18 03:12 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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When I saw t-rumps comments I was shocked not so much by his racism, but by his ignorance. I suspect that he doesnt even know many Norwegians. In the 1870s Norwegians were among the major immigrants in Minnesota, Wisconsin (the Northern parts) and the Dakotas. It was common to hear their enthusiastic conversations about the land. "The soil is so rich, and the weather is just as good as Norway! All I can say in response is Ya!"

Thus did the Irksome grin lutefisk, invade America! sick

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#305159 - 01/18/18 04:43 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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I remember a historic miniseries about the Norwegian immigrants. Apparently the topsoil was very thin and full of rocks back in Norway. When they got to Minnesota they couldn't believe they had six feet of clean topsoil to work with. You just homestead a huge spread for free and immediately start plowing. Heaven!

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#305170 - 01/18/18 09:36 PM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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I think that this all started with his s**thole remark. The simple fact is that he is doing just about everything he can so that America can officially become the world's shiney, brand new, S**thole. He is well on his way to being in charge of the world's newest s**thole
most s**tholes have a despot
Most s**tholes have gross wealth discrepancies
Most s**tholes have a large homeless population
etc.

and the United States is either on its way or close to it.

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#305174 - 01/19/18 07:01 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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Fun fact: if you rearrange the letters in "sh*tholes", you get "his hotels"...
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#305185 - 01/19/18 11:30 PM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Um, I think you have to make "his hotels" singular or "sh*thole" plural. "His hotels" has nine letters and "sh*thole" has eight letters.

I'm going to make "sh*thole" plural when I text your fact to my friends. Because I like it.
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#305186 - 01/20/18 12:10 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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You're right, edited to reflect that!
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#305188 - 01/20/18 12:58 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Damn schoolmarms...
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