So, why the hell would....

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Jazz, Jan 12, 2018 at 2:09 PM.

  1. Jazz

    Jazz Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 3, 2003
    Wyoming
    ...someone from Norway want to come here?

    I mean they actually have health care and a longer life expectancy.
     
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  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor Junk Science Debunker

    Aug 16, 2004
    Houston/Dallas, TX
    Why the Hell would we want more Norwegians here?

    Gasoline is something like $8/gal in Norway due to their high taxes and they subsidize electric vehicles to the tune of $15,000 each. Why in the HEll would we want to import more of that sort of mentality. We have enough Norwegian mentality in California... which hopefully will secede.
     
  3. Jazz

    Jazz Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 3, 2003
    Wyoming
    Tell the corrupt incompetent pig of a president. He's the one that wants more Norwegians coming here.
     
  4. Martin Mayers

    Martin Mayers Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Manchester
    Well....Norway's the happiest country in the world. So clearly those guys are comfortable with this.
     
  5. The Doctor

    The Doctor Junk Science Debunker

    Aug 16, 2004
    Houston/Dallas, TX
    It could be that he's expecting a wave of climate refugees....
    Norway to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020
    'Those using fossil oil for heating must find other options by 2020,' says country's Environment Minister


    Maya Oppenheim Sunday 2 July 2017

    Norway is set to become the first country in the entire world to ban the use of gas to heat buildings.

    The Scandinavian country, which is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East, will wholly stop the use of both oil and paraffin to warm buildings from 2020 onwards.

    [...]


    Independent

    When they start freezing in the dark, there may be a mass exodus.

    Good thing Norway isn't a Schisthole, so it will be fairly easy to perform background checks on prospective Norwegian immigrants.
     
  6. Marty Ward

    Marty Ward Active Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    Maryland


    I wonder if they mean to stop selling their oil? If so get ready for a lot of people leaving as it is the oil revenue that pays for their system.
     
  7. The Doctor

    The Doctor Junk Science Debunker

    Aug 16, 2004
    Houston/Dallas, TX
    I think Norway plans to continue exporting oil & gas...

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  8. Marty Ward

    Marty Ward Active Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    Maryland
    Seems a little odd that they would be saying the world needs to not use oil for heat while they continue to sell it.
     
  9. JimWhite

    JimWhite Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Newark, Delaware
    Not much different than climate change nazis flying around in private jets.
     
  10. The Doctor

    The Doctor Junk Science Debunker

    Aug 16, 2004
    Houston/Dallas, TX
  11. Sand Bar Bill

    Sand Bar Bill Summertime

    Jul 30, 2006
    The greenhouse
    I think it is very ironic of our crazy Prez to state he wants people from super-socialistic, liberal Norway here as compared to, say, "shithole" Sudan where there is very little regulation, guns are plenty (and used often), and full of religious conservatives.

    But hey, I am of Scandinavian descent myself; must be where I get my cradle-to-grave welfare, tree hugging notions.
     
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  12. MrP

    MrP Smile,you won didn't you?

    Feb 17, 2003
    Woof? Bark? Whine?
    Paid for I think. Their social fund is massively well endowed.
     
  13. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Shangrila
    So Jazz, you're moving to Norway, eh? ;)
     
  14. Melvin Falk

    Melvin Falk Fänrik

    Oct 20, 2004
    East Front
    I am sure that the life expectancy would drop by two digits if Mexico was nextdoor to Norway.

    Sweden also have Health care but the waiting for care is so long that when you seek help for sickness you are more likely to die off while waiting for care.
     
  15. TopT

    TopT Active Member

    May 2, 2004
    Pa
    I might move there but I am going to wait until they get the F-52's that Trump sold them first.
     
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  16. Jazz

    Jazz Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 3, 2003
    Wyoming
    I am too long in the tooth to learn a new language.....I was raised speaking 2 and have not been able to learn any beyond those as an adult.

    If it weren't for my cats , the hassle of selling 2 homes, too much personal stuff, and generally having personal infrastructure in this country, I would have moved to Canada a long time ago. I am a dual citizen and spent multiple winters working in the Canadian oil patch in the 70's.

    I must admit that a non-trivial part of the attraction went away when people in the US learned to brew good beer.

    Plus, this is my country as much as it is Trump's or any of his minions and I feel a responsibility to try to make it better.
     
  17. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Shangrila
    Canada? Well, I live north of Canada and am going no further. Brrrr...
     
  18. Jazz

    Jazz Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 3, 2003
    Wyoming
    <shrug> I just moved North to Wyoming from Colorado. I spent 5 winters doing oilfield (semi outdoor) work in the Canadian Arctic.

    Rather cold than heat for me. I hated Texas (for multiple reasons) and I was writhing in agony the few times I went to Florida.
     
  19. Vinnie

    Vinnie See Dummies in the index

    Cleveland in October. Next question?
     
  20. Marty Ward

    Marty Ward Active Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    Maryland
    I know Wiki is not always reliable but $192,000 per person won't last forever

    "The Government Pension Fund of Norway comprises two entirely separate sovereign wealth funds owned by the government of Norway.

    The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the surplus revenues of the Norwegian petroleum sector. It has over US$1 trillion in assets, including 1.3% of global stocks and shares, making it the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.[1] In September 2017 it was worth $192,307 per Norwegian citizen. It also holds portfolios of real estate and fixed-income investments. Many companies are excluded by the fund on ethical grounds.

    The Government Pension Fund Norway is smaller and was established in 1967 as a type of national insurance fund. It is managed separately from the Oil Fund and is limited to domestic and Scandinavian investments and is therefore a key stock holder in many large Norwegian companies, predominantly via the Oslo Stock Exchange."
     

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