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I know what you mean, I feel the same every time someone says something positive about Germany. Makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.
But, to counter any chance that these praises will go to your head, please remember that according to the good people at the WBC God hates Sweden
. But so he does Germany
11/16/2012 7:46:57 AM
well, if you present it to me like this .... nah, still think Sweden is great!
11/16/2012 7:47:15 AM
The Crimson Ghost
Gimme Sweden any day!
I fail to see how any of the above has hurt the country in any way.
I support "the homosexual agenda" of wanting to get married; I support a woman's right to choose & I support healthcare for all. I am the whitest American EVER.
I wouldn't want to live in Sweden though; I hate cold weather & I would probably be the ugliest person in the whole country.
BTW-good job on misspelling Patriot.
11/16/2012 8:20:43 AM
"Sweden is a failed state. FACT."
OK. Interesting hypothesis. Let's look at your evidence.
"Sweden is a country full of people who support the homosexual agenda. Because of this, they have gay marriage which hurts their country."
Well, the first part is reasonably accurate. Let's look at your reasoning as to why, precisely, gay marriage hurts their country. Oh, I see, you haven't actually used any.
"Not only that, but not only are abortions legal..."
I see. So, countries that have legalised abortion are bad, eh? I'm getting the impression that you're a US citizen, so I'm looking forward to the next part of your corruscatingly insightful op-ed, which succinctly explains why the US is in any way an exception. Oh, it appears you've forgotten to include it. Oh well, these things happen. To continue:
" but they are covered under their communist health care."
Really? I didn't think that Sweden was a communist state. But maybe you're about to surprise me. No, that appears to be "all she wrote". I'm afraid I can't take your word that Sweden is communist against pretty much everyone else in the world, unless you provide evidence, and again, you seem to have forgotten to provide it. It is a pain, I know, to have to cross the Ts and dot the Is, but you know, as much as I'm sure you've been researching this subject for most of your adult life, and as frustrating as it must be to have to spoon-feed your ignorant audience, you must realise that we haven't all got access to the same evidence as you, nor indeed, to your enormous brain. If you could add some references and expound on your fascinating views, I'm sure we'd all be hugely grateful.
11/16/2012 8:24:55 AM
Sweden's a failed state? more countries should fail as badly!
11/16/2012 8:30:24 AM
"Why do left wingers pretend that Sweden is so good?"
Because it's Social Democratic neighbour, Norway, was the only country to have emerged out of this Dumbya-created worldwide recession unscathed. No 'Pretending' required.
"Ok fine, maybe they like their socialist policies, but what left wingers refuse to talk about is how bad their country is failing on their moral level.
Sweden is a country full of people who support the homosexual agenda. Because of this, they have gay marriage which hurts their country. Not only that, but not only are abortions legal, but they are covered under their communist health care.
Sweden is a failed state. FACT."
'Morals are a purely subjective
issue. In Saudi Arabia, practicing any religion other than Wahhabi Islam is considered a grave sin (especially by it's clerics, and their enforcers, the Mutawwa). Thus...:
'Sin is geographical.
In my neck of the woods, the UK...:
And as for Holland, well...:
85% of people can't be wrong
. No, Christain Cuntservative Batshit, you are the moral failures.
And then The right-wing state of Dumbfuckistan were election-failing butthurt zombies.
11/16/2012 8:31:35 AM
... simply because whoever this is doesn't believe in Swedish politics?
11/16/2012 8:33:50 AM
Just because a country fails at your version of morality does not mean that said country fails as a whole. My country fails at my version of morality (or rather, the lack of). Does that mean that it fails in every other category because of it? No. It fails for other, more legitimate reasons. And for the last fucking time, ending your statements with the word "fact" (especially when capitalized) does not make them such.
11/16/2012 8:35:36 AM
> Sweden is a failed state. FACT.
I love this game.
Christian Conservative Patriet is a smear of clown's excrement wiped on the shroomy nutsack of a retarded goat. FACT.
11/16/2012 8:42:43 AM
"...how bad their country is failing on their moral level. "
"they have gay marriage"
"abortions legal... covered under their communist health care."
Can we have some more failure, please?
"I'll amend that to say that most American 'patriets' don't know spit about the world outside the borders of their own state."
So it's not just the ones here in Texas?
11/16/2012 8:43:10 AM
Sweden is a country full of people who support the homosexual agenda.
Boo f-ing hoo. Go cry me a river.
Because of this, they have gay marriage which hurts their country.
Citations on this? On how gay marriage in and of itself directly hurts their country?
Yeah thought not. Just another stupid Y! Answers troll. Morality is not synonymous with your opinion, and it's high time for you to wake up, smell the coffee, and learn that FACT.
11/16/2012 8:43:29 AM
How hard is it to immigrate to Sweden? Anyone know?
11/16/2012 8:53:46 AM
High quality of life = sin. Gotcha.
11/16/2012 9:04:14 AM
"Sweden is a failed state. FACT."
Let's take this in terms wingnuts can understand. The Heritage Foundation reckons Sweden's economy is the 21st most liberal in the world (USA 10th). Doing Business Report believes Sweden is the 14th easiest country in the world to do business (USA 4th - China, Romney fans, is 91st). Reporters Without Borders thinks Sweden is the 12th in rank of free presses throughout the world (USA 47th). The Global Enabling Trade Report shows Sweden to be the 4th freest economy in terms of foreign trade (USA 19th). The International Property Rights Index reckons Sweden is in 6th place for the country that most respects the rights of property-owners (USA 19th). Transparency International thinks Sweden is the 4th least corrupt country on Earth (USA 24th least corrupt). The Global Competitiveness Report shows Sweden is the 4th most competitive economy in the world, with the States trailing in 7th place.
If you look at other indices, like the EIU's Quality Of Life Index, which is full of the stuff wingnuts care much less about, like life expectancy rates, job security, gender equality and so on), Sweden is the 4th best country in which to live and the US 13th best.
But Christian Conservative Patriet [sic] believes that gay marriage and legalized abortions are litmus tests of whether or not a country is a failed state or not. So let's look at a short list of countries CCP believes to be success stories:
11/16/2012 9:08:43 AM
@ D Laurier
Narrow wealth gap. I think you answered your own question. These guys measure freedom in the number of heads you can step on without consequence by virtue of the almighty dollar.
11/16/2012 9:29:49 AM
He keeps saying these like they're bad things.
11/16/2012 9:45:57 AM
"Sweden is a failed state. FACT."
This would be news to the Swedish, who continue to be so damn successful.
11/16/2012 9:52:26 AM
I can think of only two things wrong with Sweden. One, it's a very expensive place to live, but that's sort of okay since their minimum wage is actually enough to live on. Two, being so far north, it's a bit cold for me.
But I'd move there now if I had the money and could speak the language.
11/16/2012 9:56:08 AM
Given the name "Patriet," the fact that it's Yahoo Answers and that they have a rebel flag avatar I'm calling Poe on this one.
11/16/2012 10:10:25 AM
You mean they aren't a bronze age theocracy like you want the US to be?
11/16/2012 10:11:23 AM
This guy really makes Sweden sound like an attactive nation to live in.
11/16/2012 10:26:20 AM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
You spelled "patriot" wrong...
11/16/2012 10:34:53 AM
Don't know about you, but the reasons given make me want to move to Sweden.
11/16/2012 10:41:37 AM
Third year university student majoring in Political Science. Currently taking two different courses that both deal with International Relations, neither of which would define Sweden as a "failed state." Failed states are typically defined as states which:
- Can no longer control their own territory, and/or have lost control of their armed forces either to a rebel group OR another, rebelling armed forces(ex: Warlords)
- Loss of ability to make collective decisions
- Inability to provide public services
- The inability to interact with other members of the international community
Now, last I checked, Sweden is able to provide its own military, make decisions of its own(gay marriage *gasp*!), provide services (commie health care *double gasp!*), and has strong, albiet neutral relations with the rest of the global community.
11/16/2012 10:50:43 AM
which is why the government and ecoonomy are thriving there?
11/16/2012 11:00:48 AM
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