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Scandal in Scandanavia

The liberal socialist paradise called Norway, which is considered to be the best place on EARTH to live (let's see: snow and cold 9 months of the year; 2 weeks where temps MIGHT get to 72, the remainder is rain, rain, rain; tax rates that'd make you blanche; dentist bills having gone up over 3 times more than everything else in the past 9 years; a haven to Muslims----yep, that's where I want to live!), is back on BMEWS. And yes, we are bemused at this.

Remember last week I posted that Norwegians were trying to ban Islam? Well, that probably won't work now because they've passed a law saying that any ads about anti-terrorism measures is considered illegal!!!

Why? They'd be considered "political!" What a bunch of fucking fruitcakes!

To help explain why this country is falling into "fruitcake-dom" we have this lovely little piece (registration may be required) with such great quotes as:
"We have become a nation of whiners. Everything is wrong, yet we are living in the best country in the world. People complain and complain - because we have everything."

Hmmm, sounds like Americans to me!
"The country's bedrock work ethic is caving in. Like the overindulged children of newly minted millionaires, Norwegians now stay home from work at a rate that is the highest in Europe, outdoing even the former titleholder, Sweden."

Remind anyone of welfare? Yep! The discovery of oil in Norway has turned the country into a bunch of welfare queens.
"On an average day, about 25 percent of Norway's workers are absent from work, either because they have called in sick, are undergoing rehabilitation or are on long-term disability. The rate is especially high among government employees, who account for half the work force."

Did you catch that? The line about the rates of government employees? Remind anyone of your local government workers or DMV types?

Want to know why they got selected as the best place to live? They DON'T WORK!
"The average amount of time people were absent from work in Norway in 2002, not including vacations, was 4.8 weeks. Throw in vacation time (five weeks for most people), national paid holidays (11 per year) and weekends, and Norwegians take off nearly half the calendar year, about 170 days, a figure that does not include time off for disability and rehabilitation."

You'd think they'd do something about all the people calling in sick, eh?? Not really!
"Most people who take sick leave receive 100 percent of their pay for a year, though the level dips to 60 percent in the second year under a job rehabilitation program."

Ah, yes, a veritable workers' paradise---soon to come to a screeching halt from lack of productivity and loss of work ethic. Of course, before Norway collapses under the weight of its own laziness, the French will look at this and say it's an example to be emulated as it gives workers more "creative freedom" for personal expression and allows them to discover their inner "self." And it will spread to the rest of Europe whereupon which, that whole part of the world will be nothing but a welfare haven, all flocking to come to the US.
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Posted by Ranting Right Wing Howler   United States  on 07/30/2004 at 10:58 AM   
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