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#122384 - 11/10/06 11:19 AM interesting
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Norway Named Best Nation to Live In

By Evelyn Leopold, Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Nov. 10) - Norway, Iceland, Australia, Ireland and Sweden rank as the best five countries to live in but Africa's quality of life has plummeted because of AIDS, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.

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#122385 - 11/10/06 11:39 AM Re: interesting
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The United States ranked eighth, behind Norway, Iceland, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Canada and Japan.

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#122386 - 11/10/06 06:35 PM Re: interesting
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Hi Mark.

Interesting is that my coworker, who was late at work as I am quoted the same statistics today. \:\)

I need to say that Russia is on the 100+ place, after several African countries.

Alexey

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#122387 - 11/10/06 07:02 PM Re: interesting
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crap - that is depressing dude.

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#122388 - 11/10/06 07:06 PM Re: interesting
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I posted this because - a lot of people I have talked to - feel overworked - struggling
and the culture here - is so much about just consumerism and work -

it's funny too - the emphasis the UN used in this 'survey' was quality of life -

they showed pics of a Norway waterfall - and folks appreciating it -
and then in Iceland folks at a huge out door hot springs -

and then for the US - it showed people on an escalator in a mall - with shopping bags of clothes.

nice life? - not hardly.

but it is all relative alexey -

here is how a friend responded to my comments -

Still, no place I'd rather be a citizen of than the USA. I can agree with the quality of life, though. We have the resources here to enjoy life, and actually have the best quality of life. We CHOOSE to allow money and shopping and other superficial things dictate our quality of life in the USA. We are an extremely blessed nation, and we don't even realize it,or take advantage of it. It's all about choices, Mark.


and i replied ...very true !

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#122389 - 11/10/06 09:27 PM Re: interesting
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I am now reading that Russia is on the 65th place. Not bad for a state with nearly collapsed economy.

Also, in Moscow, the life level is higher, as it is higher in California compared to the rest of the USA.

Alexey

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#122390 - 11/11/06 08:58 AM Re: interesting
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ok - gotcha.

then it's good to be in Moscow.

that's good alexey. - I can see why your cat smiles at the table then \:\)

M

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#122391 - 11/12/06 01:29 PM Re: interesting
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But the latest poll shows that Denmark is the happiest country to live in. With 19 types of Carlsberg and some Aalborg, I'd be happy too.

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