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NBC Touts Norway As Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

Posted: 02-25-2017 01:51 AM
by Riddick
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NBCNews.com
argues in its article “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” – Norway.

The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic.

To sum up: America’s democracy has the "flaw" of not really being a democracy, and NBC thinks Norway’s democracy is the “world’s best” because it’s actually socialism. FULL STORY

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Re: NBC Touts Norway As Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

Posted: 02-25-2017 12:03 PM
by Doka
Norway is a very interesting Country. It did produce "Lillyhammer" one of my favorite Netflix series , staring, Steven Van Zandt.

They are very wealthy, from Oil and Gas exports(for now any way) and have always taken in a mixed bag of migrants and refugees, but the do have a"Ban" at the moment on where they come from.

They are of interest, for one thing, they are very very cold, and very very Dark for the good part of the year. SO, people looking to move from the Middle East are self limiting, as they are naturally are not into Cold and Dark. Doing a Jihad of some sort, from a Freezer takes on special "qualities" that are needed. Land of the Vikings taking on Radical Islam, is an interesting concept. 8)

Here some interesting reads

Many Syrians Would Rather Be In Syria Than In Norway
http://www.tnp.no/norway/politics/5462- ... -in-norway


Norway’s Temporary Border Control Continues For 3 More Months
http://www.tnp.no/norway/politics/5459- ... ore-months

Re: NBC Touts Norway As Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

Posted: 02-25-2017 11:20 PM
by Riddick
Doka wrote:Land of the Vikings taking on Radical Islam, is an interesting concept. 8)


Vikings VS Muslims: First Encounter From The TV Show VIKINGS

Those bloodthirsty Vikings attacking peaceful Muslims? I dunno. Smells more like politically correct speculative fiction to me - But hey, who needs historical accuracy! I mean, let's not let the facts about the Islamic Crusades VS the Western Crusades get in the way of ignoring the ongoing Jihad

-- MEANWHILE, Back In The Present --


Re: NBC Touts Norway As Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

Posted: 02-28-2017 01:32 PM
by Doka
Letters From Norway
American Perspective From Oslo

This is an interesting Blog, that I check on once in a while, very interesting.


ABOUT

I am an American of North Indian descent, born in Minnesota, currently in my mid-40s. My generation experienced one of the greatest technological transformations, moving from an analog lifestyle to a digital one in less than ten years (1995-2004). I am neither a Democrat or Republican: just an American, believing in what is best for my country.

My academic background includes a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from a Big 10 University. I worked for several Fortune 50 firms, served in the US Armed Forces, visited 48 US States and nearly 40 countries.

I moved to Norway in 2013, seeking a more balanced life. The decision was difficult, leaving behind a promising career at a leading Wall Street firm.  Venturing into the uncharted territory, I arrived jobless and unknown. Nevertheless, I found my way, relying on life experience and sheer will power.

Now that I am settled, I would like to share my story, views, and perspectives. I hope to reach the Americans back home, curious about the Nordic life, and Norwegians, interested in viewpoints that often challenge their mainstream paradigms.


http://lettersfromnorway.com

Re: NBC Touts Norway As Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

Posted: 03-21-2017 01:09 AM
by Riddick