Monday, October 26, 2009

N'ORWAY HOPS AHEED OF CANADA?

The new annual Human Development Index is out and NORWAY is the best place for Earthlings to dwell.

N'ORWAY?
Way!



"The (click >) HDI combines normalized? measures of life expectancy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide.

It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development—a concept that, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), refers to the process of widening the options of persons, giving them greater opportunities for education, health care, income, employment, and a country's development."

The hope of every "other" Earthling, who had the misfortune of being randomnly sentenced by fate to be born in a developing country, is to someday reach parity with the lucky, ungrateful, bastards who were just as accidentally birthed in a"G20" Nation.

I have a vision, that someday they will live longer, better educated, and healthier lives, so that they too can squander their good fortune with the pursuit of Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride!


Conspicuously absent from the report were
2 African countries;
Somalia-later &  ZimBOB'sway,
both of which are completely intercoursed.

2 Asian nations;
Iraqistan & Bad Korea..really? That's weird.

3? European countries;
 Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
UGH! not a real country puh-leeze! 




and 6 in OCEANIA, several exotic quaint island nations were excluded, presumably because everyone was at the beach when the UN phoned?
Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia and Marshall Islands.

So how did "your" country do?

17 comments:

  1. I bet the Icelandic peoples are furious for losing out on the top spot this year.

    I'm surprised they haven't been shouting 'foul!'

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  2. Oh, didn't you hear? Thanks to global warming which is the result of the higher rankings of those at the top of the list, the "several exotic quaint island nations" are submerged, and no longer in the running. Bangladesh is next, followed by...........

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  3. I have a vague idea that the scandanavian countries are generally rather good at eco-issues so I don't think I mind Norway being top.

    Interesting to see how far down UK is below Ireland - but then we're not as good as them at being funny so I expect we deserve that

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  4. "So how did your country do?"

    There seems to have been a clerical error, The Republic of Texas is not listed!


    Oh Hai Roses & Lulu!

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  5. Jeez, I can't believe it: Spain ranks 15, ahead of Liechtenstein???

    (And how come the South Sandwich Islands are not listed?)

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  6. We beat Germany on penalties.

    That's a first!

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  7. Atlantis fails to get included again. What's up with these surface dwellers?

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  8. I live in Southern California, or North Mexico. The water's undrinkable, the air's unbreathable, but the food's great. And yes, Californians do consider themselves separate from the rest of America.

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  9. Go us! Australia at number 2 :)

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  10. Franconia does not care for such mathematical nonsense.

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  11. But their men didn't make the world's best lovers list.

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  12. My dog, Shiloh, being a Norweigan Elkhound, assures me that yes, Norway is a superior place for Nordic breeds like him and me to live, even if I am Welsh.....

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  13. I am suspicious of these results. The ghastly French are higher up the list than nearly everybody.
    Now that can't be right can it !

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  14. 13!?!?!

    The US formally launches a protest! The French and Chinese judges colluded to give us low marks!



    And Congratulations on your 602nd post! You're awesome in any decade, in any hairstyle!

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  15. South Africa is ranked a hundred and twenty fucking first!!!
    Holy crap...

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  16. Norway is waaay too cold...and they don't have Starbucks.

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  17. the fjords swing it for them every time.

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