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  1. Profile photo of kitten_soup
    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Link: Forbes` Worlds 10 Happiest Countries - Hmm, there`s a common thread there.
  2. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Problem America?

    Ya this is arranged f**king terribly!!
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:26 am
    the word you were looking for is trend... unless if Scandinavia has a giant spool of thread that keeps them happy...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Right e o
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Is the common thread the fact that each of those countries is predominately Caucasian?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:30 am
    wheres the rest of them? i know aus is 4 and nz is 5, or they were last time i looked...but we are comparable to all the scandinavian countries in beleifs and systems and general behaviors.
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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Forbes` Worlds 10 Happiest Countries [Link">

    At least put the actual link in the credits...
  8. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Where`s the other 6?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Will my dual citizenship with England get me into one of those other nice european countries? I`m totally ready to bail on the country formerly known as the U.S. of A.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:37 am
    I know Canada was on there, I am sure top 5
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:39 am
    So Scandinavia is the greatest place in the world.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:40 am
    The full list (thanks Guy6870)

    1. Norway
    2. Denmark
    3. Finland
    4. Australia
    5. New Zealand
    6. Sweden
    7. Canada
    8. Switzerland
    9. Holland
    10. USA
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:41 am
    i`d still pick aus or nz over europe, and nz over aus, cause we are NUCLEAR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! yay.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Not a theist here, but seems to me that if the leaders of five of the top ten are being pointed out as atheists, than the other five leaders are probably NOT atheists. Case in point? US came in at number 10, and we haven`t had an atheist in charge, ever, I think.

    Just another case of being able to spin numbers any way you want.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:42 am
    No Gerry, I always fancied Norway- but no luck. These nice socialist places are hard to get into- no surprise there then!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:44 am
    So what`s the problem? WE`RE NUMBER 10! WE`RE NUMBER 10! WE`RE NUMBER 10! WE`RE NUMBER 10! EVERYBODY!! WE`RE NUMBER 10!
  17. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:52 am
    @Gerry: Yes, as for Norway it actually will. As a citizen of UK, your "country" is also a part in the EEC agreement between the UK/EU and the other EFTA nations, which includes Norway. The goal of the agreement is to ensure a free, open and fair- competitive market for money, merchandise and services, between all the countries. So, all you have to do is get a job in Norway, and as long as your service is needed by an employer here, you have the right to stay. Things like complicated working- visa issues and time- limited "green- cards" will not be a problem at all for you, in fact those restrictions are in breach of art. 11 in the main part of the EEC agreeement. So welcome to Norway, make use of yourself and stay as long as you like, no strings attached :-)
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:52 am
    How the hell does one gauge happiness?
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:56 am
    I`m pretty sure it`s those miserable Welsh that dragged the UK out of the top 10.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Rick S, even if a presidential candidate was an atheist, or any religion other than Christian, they had better act like the biggest bible thumping idiot that they can or you better believe they would have no chance of winning.

    Also, I`m not at all surprised by this list. I have always hated hearing people say "USA, best place to live in the world!" Or "if you don`t like it why don`t you just move somewhere else?!"

    ... To which I would respond, "if I had the funds and the means to do so, don`t you think I would have done that already?!"
  21. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    I`ve never connected satisfaction with this life and the Christian religion, and I am a Christian.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Also, with all the nation building USA does, aren`t you guys surprised to not see Afghanistan or Iraq on there?
  23. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    How the hell does one gauge happiness?

    Easy. You ask people.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    lol trutenrman
  25. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    The religious angle of this post is stupid though, and has no relevance to living standards.

    Need i remind that our prime minister (of Norway) from 1997- 2000, Kjell Magne Bondevik is a lutheran priest. He did not promote religious motives for political decisions, which would naturally throw him out of office in a second, but still it is evidence that the leaders religious view is completely irrelevant.

    In my opinion it is the mixed economy and positive practice of human rights, that is the main factor for financial and social success.
    The answer is social democracy, not atheism.
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    krw888 Male 50-59
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    I can`t believe North Korea didn`t make the list!!
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    @burbclaver

    Serious?? Wales is my favourite part of the UK, they`re all so jolly. It`s the English and Scots who are miserable and cynical about everything.

    Also I think the connection between quality of life and a leader`s religious views here is really stretching it and pretty pathetic (the picture even accepts a Christian can have progressive, liberal views like in Denmark), but I would expect no less from I-Am-Atheist....
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Well, this was stupid.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    i am bored
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    all the rigious people are waiting for the end of the world for their joy... we atheist know that the only joy we have is now....
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    Trapper222 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    So, you`re proud that out of the top 10 happiest countries, only 70% are led by Christians?

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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    who cares
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    This is really dumb and the point is not made. Unless, of course, the point was that the top 5 happiest countries are Nordic.
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    I don`t get it.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Interesting to see what a lack of religious fundamentalism breeds!!! And yes America just because you are Christian doesn`t mean you don`t have crazy fundamentalists.... West Baptist Church!? mmmm ? mmm?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Yay! Canada is #7. I don`t know what the hell Harper is, I don`t care. I think he`s a christian of some sort but he never brings it up.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Yeah... Americans are jealous.
  38. Profile photo of jakeamadude
    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    What I take from this:
    Scandinavia = awesome
  39. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Tru dat.
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    Silverflame Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    I`m from denmark, and it`s not like we dont have religious and conservative people, but they got voted out of the government last election :D jai Denmark
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    Sathon Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Wait what? America is also on the list this picture just doesn`t show it... So is Canada...

    The author just picked four countries from the list with athiest leaders ignoring the entire rest of the list to prove a point. Not how science is done, people...
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    That is a very poorly constructed argument and conclusion. Anyone with any sort of reasoning can see that. All I read from this is that happy countries have high trust, high per capita GDP, and low entrepreneurial start-up costs. So the Scandinavians know how economics work apparently.
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    AltairWolfe Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    Religious beliefs prevent basic human rights like social equality (Case In Point: gay marriage), scientific advancement (CIP: stem cell research), creates negative world opinion (CIP: who should care if Obama was Muslim, we support freedom of religion...). Plus religion is EXCLUSIVE not inclusive.

    I think religious leaders pandering to a religious voting block, making spiritual decisions about the way to move an entire COUNTRY of people of all beliefs rather than what might actually be the best course of action... Well yeah, I think it might have an impact on how successful a country might be.

    Second "point" that I think was trying to be made was the idea of wealth equity. Here in capitalist U.S. of A. the wealth gap is astronomical. Class warfare is an unfair, incendiary term, but the concept behind it really does create resentment for those that "have" and breeds a culture that is constantly seeking its "piece-of-the-pie" rather than
  44. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    They neglected to mention the others in the list. #4 Australia, PM Julia Gillard - Baptist; #5 New Zealand, PM John Key - Jewish; #7 Canada, PM Stephen Harper - Evangelical Christian; #8 Switzerland, Micheline Calmy-Rey president of a 7 member collective - Not listed; #9 Netherlands, Mark Rutte - Protestant; #10 United States, Barrack Obama - Says he`s a Christian.

  45. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    What`s the common thread? Irreligion? Ethnic and cultural homogeneity? Socialism?
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Well we know it`s not north korea
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Actually, Having athiest leaders doesn`t make them Happy. Being able count on a leader without imaginary friends to declare war for.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Danish prime minister is a total hottie
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Um CrakrJak did you just say that John Key, our prime minister, is jewish? LMAO no.. no no. He has vague jewish ancestry. But is agnostic.
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    FaLa620 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    I think the common thread is that it`s cold. And it works the other way too - ever notice how most of the wars and terror these days are coming out of hot climates? Hmmm.....
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    CrakrJak, the point here is as follows:

    On the top 10 happiest countries on earth, The USA is #10.

    Several of the countries above us have atheist leaders, while an atheist in the USA would have no chance of ever winning.

    Pretty much every one of those countries has a higher tax rate than the USA, proving low taxes are in no way correlated with population contentment.

    Every one of those countries has higher education standards than the USA.

    The USA has pretty much fallen by the wayside. The only thing we`re the world leader of anymore is having an unrealistically high opinion about ourselves.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    December 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Ooh, atheists again. Until you show me the body of Jesus Christ, you can not prove beyond a doubt that there is no God. In a strange way, you could say that you have faith that He does no exist.
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    The Finnish people have the worlds highest rates of depression, alchohol abuse and domestic abuse.. so yeah.. Happy!

    (But drat god anyway)
  54. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    Uk isn`t even on there cos we`re a bunch of miserable bastards. Religion doesn`t even need to enter the equation.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    "Until you show me the body of Jesus Christ, you can not prove beyond a doubt that there is no God."

    ...So you will believe in God until someone shows you the body ( and I`m not even going to ask how you expect it to be identified?) of Jesus?...

    It`s statements like this that make people think all Christians are idiots without an ounce of scientific reasoning :/
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    neojester12 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Replace all the words "atheist" with "white". It still makes sense, doesn`t it?

    Whoever posted this is a bigot.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Hedkwab: "The Finnish people have the worlds highest rates of depression, alchohol abuse and domestic abuse.. so yeah.. Happy! "

    Well... Highest depression rates

    Alcohol consumption

    So shut the drat up, i live here and all those arguments are invalid...
  58. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    Hedkwab: High domestic abuse rate is also false, i have to wonder what are your motives of telling lies..
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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Where are the alcoholics? Where are the heroin addicts? Where are the prostitutes? Oh, that`s right. They wouldn`t fit into this one sided example.....
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    the problem with America, and let`s be honest, is the fact that we have so many cowards in it and by coward I mean conservatives. they are afraid of anything and everything and fight to keep anything different from them from ever having a place in this country.

    get rid of them and the religious right and this country gets much better.

    oh and I believe in God...just not the same way pro-war, pro-death penalty conservatives do.
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    rabidzebu Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    Hmmm, also all white, leaders of mostly homogenous countries.
  62. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    @SCFan, and in a stranger way, you can say that you have faith that he somehow does exist. You claim that there is an invisible sky wizard, you are the one that has to come up with complete undeniable proof that he`s actually there. Especially if you plan on going around telling people that they`ll burn in hell forever if they don`t believe in the particular brand of wizard you do.
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    crash665 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    Dannish PM has the right idea. Believe what you want to believe and leave everyone else the hell alone. I like it!
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    alsobored Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Hey, don`t leave out Australia, our prime minister is atheist aswell.
    Australia is ranked number 4 on that list.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    Hey USA made it onto the list! Mind you, strange things can happen:

    "In Nepal, for example, inflation is 11%, unemployment 46%. Yet a surprisingly high 50% of the people say they are satisfied with their standard of living and 81% have confidence in their banks."
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    I can believe it...

    BTW....I love, love, love Sweden! And I am going to stay out of the religion debate. Fairy-tales are for children.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    i hardly see this as an argument that non-belief in a god is better for a country. I do, however, see it as an argument AGAINST the necessity of belief in god for the good of a country.
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    Zagger Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    @greenbasterd: "Danish prime minister is a total hottie."

    Try seeing her without her clothes on... :(
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    haha true that
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2011 at 12:16 am
    This is a stupid question, but:
    Is there a difference between a president and a prime minister? If so what is it?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 30, 2011 at 12:32 am
    So what do they all have in common, besides being almost all white?
  72. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 12:57 am
    Lies... Finnish people are not happy! Almost 1/3 of people here are depressed.
  73. Profile photo of St3ppenwolf
    St3ppenwolf Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2011 at 1:35 am
    Feels good to be swedish now. B)
  74. Profile photo of kummi90
    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 1:36 am
    TheShgn. Presidents are for republics, PM`s are leaders of parliamentary governments.
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    Naltoc Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 2:07 am
    President is ehad of the coutnry. Prime Minister is just ehad of a parliament. In the Nordic coutnries, we all have royal families who are, technically, ehad of state. They sign laws etc like a president, except if they were to ever veto, poof goes the royal court :P
    As for what we all have in common? We`re socialist countries. We have free healthcare, free education, a social security network that takes care of our societys weakest members. In return, we have a higher taxrate (which, if you include helathcare insurance etc in the US as a "tax", equals the same, only ours covers everyone, rich and poor alike). Life is good in Scandinavia :)
  76. Profile photo of SnoopyBG
    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 2:14 am
    Uhm.. not exaclty. Bulgaria is a republic, but we have both a president and a prime minister. It depends on the country who has more power.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 2:56 am
    Of course the USA made it onto the list. They`re so deluded, they think that their lives are great when infact they`re not.
  78. Profile photo of kongen
    kongen Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 3:38 am
    Feels better to be norwegian then swedish now...5 places better
  79. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    December 30, 2011 at 3:42 am
    Hey, I`m happy I`m not in prison for my political and religious views.
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    VascoV Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 3:59 am
    Well, let`s hear about the world`s 5 most miserable places and chack the religion , or leack thereof , of their leaders.
    Hurra for Scandinavia , and congratulations , but atheism doesn`t matter that much.Keeping religion private and separate from politcs, that`s the key
  81. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 4:49 am
    Those rankings are from 2010 I believe. If you check the current list it is like this.
    1 Norway
    2 Denmark
    3 Australia
    4 New Zealand
    5 Sweden
    6 Canada
    7 Finland
    8 Switzerland
    9 Netherlands
    10 United States
    Also the list is put out by Legatum Institute and is only discussed in an article appearing in Forbes. It is not Forbes`s list.
    While I am certain that Atheists can be very happy people, I really do despise lazy trolls.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2011 at 5:43 am
    lemming fodder
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 6:09 am
    @Buidah

    You`ve just brought the UK down another point!!!
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 6:29 am
    My wife is (now) a lecturer in social analysis and social change. She has recently studied the politics of happiness and has a few lay and professional articles on this subject pending publication in the next few months.

    The essence of her argument is this: The quantification of happiness is inappropriate and can lead to a very slippery slope in terms of policy. Furthermore, happiness measures across societies are meaningless, as happiness is driven by fundamentally different things in different places. Lastly, politics drives `choices` for happiest places.

    I`ve been across the world. I`m one of the only people on the planet who can legitimately say they`ve set foot on every continent, and I`ve either lived in or had extended visitation in 28 countries. I can honestly say that I see absolutely no reason why Scandinavian countries are considered to be the happiest. The people are happy, yes - but so are other people.

    And, as has been pointed out, they`re homog
  85. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2011 at 6:32 am
    Last post: *And, as has been pointed out, they`re homogENEOUS.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    December 30, 2011 at 7:53 am
    Biadh

    "Of course the USA made it onto the list. They`re so deluded, they think that their lives are great when infact they`re not."

    Um, that makes no sense at all. Happy is a feeling, not a measurement. If you`re happy, then you are probably, uh, happy.

    Don`t project what you WANT to believe onto what actually IS.
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    PoppetX Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2011 at 9:24 am
    I am making this one comment, Britain would be happier as an empire again. Far too many countries are happy because `happiness` is all they`ve known in a sense of, what is right. Britain has fought for happiness in some cases. We are a proud nation, and i can`t see Norway controlling over half the worlds population. Ever.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 9:57 am
    In a perfect world with absolute separation of church and state it should not matter what the leader of a country believes.

    Unfortunately that`s not the case, because politicians are highly corruptible. So you might as well elect the atheist...
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2011 at 11:45 am
    All have extremely tight immigration policies and white leaders?
  90. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Danmark!
  91. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Well that`s because anyone with even a little bit of intelligence realizes that atheism is 100% correct, and America is the land of the retarded, and the brain-washed.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    @justin9235

    I cannot begin to explain the irony in that statement.
  93. Profile photo of ctobin34
    ctobin34 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    I wonder if they`ll still be that happy after the Euro fails.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Finland being the only country mentioned that uses the euro!!!
    still 1 out of 4 isnt bad ctobin34 maybe brush up on your international politics!!!?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    OldOllie:So what do they all have in common, besides being almost all white?
    Well, see that`s the thing. They also have these things in common:

    *They`re all in Europe
    *They`re all highly Socialist countries
    *They all have relatively large government
    *They`re some of the most secular/progressive/liberal societies in the world
    *etc etc etc

    Though of course you`re an old right-wing conservative libertarian (with apparent racist leanings). So, while you have repeatedly espoused your deep-seated beliefs on these very forums that every other aspect I just mentioned are inherently evil and detrimental to societal functionality, you pick up on the fact that it`s the dearth of non-white people that make those countries great places to live.

    Dude, really?
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2012 at 7:55 am
    Lots of hot blondes.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Yeah, the problem with America is idiots who post poo like this.
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    LtotheG Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:02 am
    davymid has it down like a boss. When you look at the actual facts it`s countries that use the power of the state to deal with social problems in a scientific way.

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