Danish Happiness

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Danish Happiness
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Wed, 02-27-2008 - 8:24am

A recent survey concluded that the Danes are the happiest people in the industrialized world. 60 minutes decided to investigate and the following 12-minute clip is the result. Apart from the fact that the portrait of my countrymen cracked me up, I also found it quite accurate. I am posting because it touches on many of the issues discussed here-health care, childcare, college costs etc. Towards the end of the segment, the interviewer is talking to four university students. Please note that one of the male students is currently on PAID paternity leave from the university.

Anyway, if anyone would like a glimpse of the Danish social security net, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shepBx2ogJo

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2004
In reply to: sild
Fri, 02-29-2008 - 3:57pm

I agree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
In reply to: sild
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 6:40am
I know why!! I saw a picture of your Prime Minister in the paper- WOW, he is hot!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: sild
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 8:15am
Bwa! It is hard for me to fit the concept of our PM being "hot" into my head, lol. His middle name if Fogh, but virtually everyone calls him Fjog, which means fool. He is mainly disliked for brown-nosing GW, but you have to give him that the economy has been humming along nicely during his reign.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
In reply to: sild
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 8:26am

Well, he was standing next to GWB, so that might have made him look better. :) Here is the picture. I will admit he looked better in black and white - more chiseled.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/01/AR2008030101554.html

Edited 3/3/2008 8:27 am ET by tryingtoquit




Edited 3/3/2008 8:28 am ET by tryingtoquit
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: sild
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 8:46am
How very apropos, lol, standing next to GW. Hey! That is something positive about the guy, he makes clodhoppers from Denmark look good!
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2004
In reply to: sild
Tue, 03-11-2008 - 12:45pm

I think I want to move to Denmark!

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