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Old 1 Week Ago   #16216 (permalink)
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I know what Thor and Kari tell me.
I just did some research. That is why so many edits. Took 10 minutes to find that more than half of the meme is BS. Did they give you the meme or did they just say "Norway is nice."
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Norway has a population 3 million people shy of New York City and has a tax burden of nearly 45% of GDP, over double that of the US. VAT (like the IVA we have here in Mexico) is 25%. So, at every point of sale, 25% tax is added to goods. Corportate tax rates from from over 30 to 75%. It is shithole of taxes, that is for sure.

BTW, Universal healthcare has different meanings to different people. Investigate Norway's version. It does not differ all that much from the US.

The gender pay gap in Norway is 14.9%. Another false claim.

Latest info I can find is that Norway does not have free birth control. While, like the US, some groups give them away, most women (and men) pay for the pill and condoms.

Guns are very common in Norway. What is different are the people. The only real difference in laws is the way guns have to be stored. They don't really even do background checks. After the mass murder where that dude shot 70 people dead on the island in Norway, they did not go into super hand-wring mode and pass a bunch of worthless laws. They determined the guy was a nutcase and a terrorist and decided to focus more on law enfocement means of identifying those types rather than restructing guns.

This meme is really full of shit. Not a shithole but shit nonetheless. People should really research before they post such garbage.

But - they have LEFSE!!

That’s wonderful stuff!

(My man is Norwegian. )
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But - they have LEFSE!!

That’s wonderful stuff!

(My man is Norwegian. )
I am sure they have pickled herring too, right? Love that stuff but, please, if someone is going to post a meme, they should at least do a tiny bit of fact checking. I debunked half of it with quick google searches in 10 minutes. If the meme had said "Norway has Lefse and pickled herring so it can't be a shithole", well there you have it. Winner, winner, chicken dinner on that campaign. I'll go. In fact, I have already been. Too cold and too dark too often.
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Things are getting interesting.

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You know this one is fake news straight off because no way Trump doesn't tell the whole world he banged Stormy Daniels. He would have included that shit in his stump speech.
I would agree with you, but if you look at the dumb shit smile on his face on this better link, which I supplied, from the WSJ, I think he probably is guilty.

Is that a MAGA hat Trump has on?
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Demoralized Trump aides grapple with 'shithole'-gate

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White House aides were demoralized on Thursday night, watching the word “shithole” slink across the cable news chyrons.

In the wake of the administration’s tax reform coup, Fiat Chrysler had just announced it planned to spend more than $1 billion to move its assembly plant for the Ram truck from Mexico to Michigan. Walmart touted a round of bonuses and higher pay for its U.S. workers.

And the White House communications team had pre-planned a sit-down interview for the president with reporters from The Wall Street Journal on Thursday — an outlet they expected would focus on economic news and help drive the message of the day.

Instead, all of that was lost amid “shithole”-gate, after the president, frustrated that an immigration deal would include protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, referred to those nations as “shithole countries” and expressed an interest in welcoming emigrants from Norway, instead.

“It’s very frustrating,” admitted one senior White House aide. “We keep going off the rails with this other stuff.”
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Thursday’s “shithole” comment was reminiscent of one of the darkest chapters of the Trump presidency: his blaming “both sides” for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer — rather than condemning the actions of white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members that resulted in the death of one protester and opened up the country’s racial divide.

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Judge: Trump racism may have been key to ending DACA

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The federal judge who earlier this week ordered the reversal of President Donald Trump's decision to end the program protecting so-called Dreamers said in a new ruling Friday that it is "plausible" that Trump shut down the program for racial reasons.

"These allegations raise a plausible inference that racial animus towards Mexicans and Latinos was a motivating factor in the decision to end DACA," U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup wrote, referring to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program bestowing quasi-legal status and work permits on undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children.
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Trump does more damage to himself than his opponents ever manage to do

Another pretty good Dan Balz piece.

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As the new year heads into its third week, President Trump remains on a personal political losing streak. None of his opponents — not the Democrats, not the Never Trumpers, not any of the others — can damage him as badly as he hurts himself.
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His response to events that go against him is to lash out by declaring that the processes of our democratic system are rigged or broken. His perspective on democratic governance is viewed almost entirely through the lens of whether he, personally, is winning or losing.

For some Trump advisers and for many Republican elected officials, there is an almost automatic reaction to turn away when things like this occur, either to pretend what happened did not happen or to dismiss them as a president blowing off steam, like somebody ranting in a bar.

The consequences are far greater. As these kinds of comments pile one on top of another, they define the Trump presidency — and, in the eyes of much of the world, the current state of United States and the Republican Party itself — as much as the policies he and party leaders are pursuing.

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Thanks for dedicating all your time to finding these great links
Thanks for offering nothing. (Likewise )
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Thanks for offering nothing. (Likewise )
Same to you boboo go bake a pie
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Same to you boboo go bake a pie
I’m on vacation in Isla Mujeres. No time for pies.
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I’m on vacation in Isla Mujeres. No time for pies.
How do you know that you are on vacation? I mean, what is the tell as opposed to other days?
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4 bombshells the mainstream media ignored this week!

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