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(WSBTV)   USA ranks 17th in happiness, 1st in bombing small foreign countries   (wsbtv.com) divider line 32
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2013-09-10 12:10:27 PM
Deja vu.
 
2013-09-10 12:10:33 PM
bombing small foreign countries used to make us happier. now... not so much.
 
2013-09-10 12:12:46 PM
...as opposed to small, domestic countries?
 
2013-09-10 12:13:01 PM
17 is pretty good.
 
2013-09-10 12:14:27 PM

Gunny Highway: 17 is pretty good.


It's out of 18.
 
2013-09-10 12:14:28 PM
They deserve to be bombed because they're foreigners.
 
2013-09-10 12:14:51 PM
My 150th greenlight.

/Yay!
 
2013-09-10 12:14:52 PM

Sofa King Smart: bombing small foreign countries used to make us happier. now... not so much.


It's all the media's fault.

Before you just had newspapers to read about the war. Then you had these camera things that could actually give people grainy pictures of craters and dead bodies. Then grainy videos of people getting shot and blown up. Then COLOR video so you could make out the blood stains.

Turns out the more people get to understand what war is really like, the less happy it makes them. Go figure!
=Smidge=
 
2013-09-10 12:17:09 PM
We got beat by Mexico?  The country that includes Juarez?

SHENANIGANS!
 
2013-09-10 12:18:37 PM

Carn: We got beat by Mexico?  The country that includes Juarez?

SHENANIGANS!


Exactly.

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2013-09-10 12:19:48 PM
Happiness is overrated and somehow strife brings out the best in us...


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2013-09-10 12:24:00 PM
"The <a data-cke-saved-href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/09/world-hap piness-report/">National Post reports the survey has faced "criticism that the project was a veiled effort at wealth-redistribution by left-wing fiscal interventionists."

Oh FFS
 
2013-09-10 12:24:01 PM
What were we ranked before the country went broke ?
 
2013-09-10 12:24:22 PM

AngryDragon: Gunny Highway: 17 is pretty good.

It's out of 18.


Still not bad consider the number of countries in the world.  Or am I supposed to feel bad about myself because of my nationality?  When is it okay to be happy again?  This is all very difficult.
 
2013-09-10 12:25:09 PM
All those hippie countries and their socialist medicine and nanny state safety nets...and Mexico...
 
2013-09-10 12:26:16 PM
Our happy pills suck.
 
2013-09-10 12:26:36 PM

Gunny Highway: AngryDragon: Gunny Highway: 17 is pretty good.

It's out of 18.

Still not bad consider the number of countries in the world.  Or am I supposed to feel bad about myself because of my nationality?  When is it okay to be happy again?  This is all very difficult.


Do what I do.  Just drink until the news reporters start to sound hilarious.
 
2013-09-10 12:26:47 PM

Sofa King Smart: bombing small foreign countries used to make us happier. now... not so much.


Isn't that sad?  I mean we were loner megalomaniacs who were happy to kill other people before, which gave us purpose, and now we're just bored loner megalomaniacs.
 
2013-09-10 12:27:48 PM
Our superior healthcare system is one thing that should make us happy.
 
2013-09-10 12:28:33 PM
dont know what that poll / study is smoking but mexico is definitely not happier than us.

they mustve went to a tealibertard convention.
 
2013-09-10 12:32:39 PM
What's to be happy about? Our government is run by idiots, the population is not much better since they elected them after all. As long as we have beer, reality tv, and the latest celebrity gossip we're good though. Oh, except the homeless/working poor. Fark them. Oh, and Fark having an education system that actually enables people to succeed. Our priorities must absolutely be putting people in jail/prison for drugs,  and having the biggest military in the world so we can blow up brown people.
 
2013-09-10 12:36:31 PM

bbfreak: What's to be happy about? Our government is run by idiots, the population is not much better since they elected them after all. As long as we have beer, reality tv, and the latest celebrity gossip we're good though. Oh, except the homeless/working poor. Fark them. Oh, and Fark having an education system that actually enables people to succeed. Our priorities must absolutely be putting people in jail/prison for drugs,  and having the biggest military in the world so we can blow up brown people.


tl,dr... I wonder what the Kardashians are doing today?
 
2013-09-10 12:38:03 PM
Are you bombing more small countries and enjoying it less?

Ask your Doctor if Demilitarex is right for you.

Demilitarex rounds up your militarists and puts them in FEMA concentration camps.
Demilitarex allows Blue Caps to circulate freely on your highways and byways, raping and looting and trucking off your corn and wheat to feed lazy layabouts in Africa and Asia.
Demilitarex allows the King of England to sneak back into your country with his army of "Lobsters" and run the Union Jack up your flag poles and your flag poles up your Jacksies.

Symptoms may include: Peace, prosperty, calm, anxiety, death, occupation by the King of England, occupation with navel-gazing, world wars, rationality, atheism, insanity, counting to potato, and influx of immigrants in colours never before seen.

Demilitarex is not recommended if you depend on the sales of munitions or imported oil. Demilitarex may cause unwanted pregnancy in Iowa farm girls. Demilitarex should only be prescribed under Doctor's orders.
Dr. K has no licence to prescribe Demilitarex. Dr. Phil is a jackass and should not be asked for prescriptions of anything more powerful than a half hour watching his show to cure insomia.

Do not eat pineapples or grapefruits whole while taking Demilitarex as this has been known to cause a risk of choking. Always keep a gun handy and fire it randomly whenever you feel threatened. You never know, that shadowy person in the kitchen might be a naked burglar fixing himself a turkey sandwich rather than one of your family having a midnight snack.

Do not use Demilitarex if your country borders: China, Russia, France, the USA or Germany.
 
2013-09-10 12:39:39 PM

teylix: dont know what that poll / study is smoking but mexico is definitely not happier than us.

they mustve went to a tealibertard convention.


I bet a lot of Mexicans are just happy to be alive. It's all relative.
 
2013-09-10 12:53:13 PM
If you feel bad about ranking 17th, do what I do and assume that the top five or ten countries are virtually tied to all intents and purposes. That gets you as high as number two. As long as Obama doesn't send drones to kill you, you should be OK. He has a grudge against number twos. He won't even let the GOP run the country just because they lost the Election by coming in second too many times.

I mean, who can really tell whether Danes are happier than Swedes? or if Canadians are happier than Australians. It's pretty subjective and also, difficult to turn different kinds of happiness into a common generic happiness, like the insanity displayed by people in TV commercials.

So you're not number one in everything. You're number one in some things. It's just that a lot of them are not good things.

People in small countries don't expect to be number one. They can relax and be glad that they have long, prosperous lives both ahead of and behind them.

Or you can do what we Canadians do:  obsess on comparing yourselves to one country to the exclusion of a dozen or two dozen that do things better than you. Forget Martha Stewart types exist. Compare yourself to Roseanne.

We're better than you. That's good enough for us. Why get greedy and try to be better than Norwegians or the Dutch or other mythical creatures made up by liberals?

You can't outrun unicorns and if you try, you'll end up with a swirly rainbow horn up the Jacksie.

Just keep believing that there is no such thing as Eskimos, dinosaurs or wealthy, happy "socialist" states. They are all invented by Evilutionists and Liberal Commie Pinko liars to make you have a sad.

God, Canadians annoy me. And I'm surrounded by them all day long. But you don't have to be. You can close your eyes and dream of a world where the biggest threat to your delusions is Vermont or Connecticut.
 
2013-09-10 01:00:39 PM
so, more bombs?

/we use bombs for happiness
//yeah!! explosions!!
 
2013-09-10 01:02:00 PM
And let's be honest. A lot of US states are just as annoying as Canada. In fact, being a Canadian myself, I know a lot of US states have higher minimum wages, a couple have higher life expectancies because they are stuffed with rich white people, and some even have socialism that would stun a Canadian, for example, the HUD in New York City.

Canadians are naturally smug but I can't help but noticing that we are often a bit behind on the statistics that would back up our smug assumptions and pad our comfortable pews.

Of course, I'm not saying that Ann Coulter isn't a lying biatch who cherry picks her "facts" with partisan fervor equal to Torquemada on a biatchy day. We're not the only ones who do this and neither are American Conservatives.

But some things work very well in the US and I always say that if your enemy has a good idea, you should steal it, and if your friend has a good idea, it is already yours.
 
2013-09-10 01:18:42 PM
Brant is a typical Canadian. The thread is about the US and yet he turns it around to dissing the US.
 
2013-09-10 01:55:45 PM
I'm only happy when I'm on vacation, and I get less than the 16 countries ahead of me.

Good thing correlation doesn't imply causation.
 
2013-09-10 04:29:15 PM
Smaller countries make less of a target so I'm glad we're getting the recognition on this. USA! USA!
 
2013-09-10 08:52:42 PM
The list of the 18 top:

1. Denmark (7.693)
2. Norway (7.655)
3. Switzerland (7.650)
4. Netherlands (7.512)
5. Sweden (7.480)
6. Canada (7.477)
7. Finland (7.389)
8. Austria (7.369)
9. Iceland (7.355)
10. Australia (7.350)
11. Israel (7.301)
12. Costa Rica (7.257)
13. New Zealand (7.221)
14. United Arab Emirates (7.144)
15. Panama (7.143)
16. Mexico (7.088)
17. United States (7.082)
18. Ireland (7.076)

Interesting that the top nine are countries that tend to have social-democrat governments.  And have snow.
 
2013-09-11 12:14:20 AM
Diiiid someone say BOMBING?!
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