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

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Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S.

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 - Today at 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 - Today at 04:43 AM Re: Why Norwegians Aren't Moving to the U.S. [Re: matthew]
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Registered: 02/27/06
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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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