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The Happy Denmark Hoax
Posted: 03 March 2011 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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Yes, but we’re getting off topic.

Not that there was ever a coherently valid topic to begin with, apparently.

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Posted: 03 March 2011 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Wasn’t it something like, “Why is the American media perpetrating the lie that Denmark is the happiest country in the world?”

Short answer: I don’t think it is.  But if it were, why not?  It perpetrates all kinds of other lies, and I’m pretty sure that the American media isn’t unique in this.

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Posted: 03 March 2011 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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After reading Lama’s posts
There is one question
I’d like to know the answer to.


What does OTS mean?

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Posted: 04 March 2011 12:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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Right, Handsomeguy123, let’s see if we can simplify this for you, to aid your understanding and to try to get this back onto track about the whole

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Posted: 04 March 2011 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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11)  http://www.berlingske.dk/koebenhavn/hovedstadens-hospitaler-er-moegbeskidte

Your claim is that this report shows that Danish hospitals are filthy, and so the Danes can’t be happy.

It was pointed out to you that the report only is about a few of Denmark’s hospitals, and that it simply says that some parts of some hospitals were below standards.  It doesn’t say by how much, or that it was any real health threat.  It was also pointed out that having cobwebs in some rooms in some hospitals wouldn’t automatically make Danes incapable of being happy.

You made absolutely no attempt to defend your claim.  Do you abandon that claim, then?

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12)  http://patientforeningen-danmark.dk/Defaultb049.html?ID=76

Your claim is that this link shows that malpractice often occurs in Denmark, and that hardly anything is ever done about it.

It was pointed out to you that it doesn’t tell you how much malpractice occurs, and that it doesn’t say how much compensation is given or how often.

You made absolutely no attempt to defend your claim.  Do you abandon that claim, then?

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13)  http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/ECE1175770/denmark—world-cancer-capital/

Your claim is that this article declares Denmark to have the world’s highest rate of cancer, therefore everybody in Denmark is getting sick and can’t be happy.

It was pointed out to you that even if the rate is the highest in the world, it’s not that high as an actual number and wouldn’t make it impossible for Danes to be happy.  Also, it was pointed out that the article goes on to say that this high number is likely due to Denmark having such good doctors that they can spot cancers that doctors in other countries miss.  The article also points out that Danes are prosperous.  So overall, this article is evidence against your claims.

You made absolutely no attempt to defend your claim.  Do you abandon that claim, then?

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14)  http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Andre_sprog/English/2011/02/14/132407.htm

Your claim is that this report proves that half of Danish workers are mentally ill, and thus can’t be happy (you also tend to inflate this to

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Posted: 04 March 2011 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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Sharruma - 04 March 2011 04:29 AM

After reading Lama’s posts
There is one question
I’d like to know the answer to.


What does OTS mean?

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J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 04 March 2011 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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LaMa - 04 March 2011 12:46 PM
Sharruma - 04 March 2011 04:29 AM

After reading Lama’s posts
There is one question
I’d like to know the answer to.


What does OTS mean?

Original Topic Starter

Makes sense, thanks smile

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Posted: 05 March 2011 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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Shouldn’t the MoH have yearly awards like the Oscars or Tonys?

Because I nominate this thread for “Longest Running Thread about Absolutely Nothing of Consequence” over 5 pages.

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Posted: 05 March 2011 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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Bebelicious - 05 March 2011 02:12 PM

Shouldn’t the MoH have yearly awards like the Oscars or Tonys?

Because I nominate this thread for “Longest Running Thread about Absolutely Nothing of Consequence” over 5 pages.

10 pages Bebe
it wasn’t really about much in the first place

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Little Accipiter loved that girl enough
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To hunt her prey in foriegn lands,
And snuggle with Acci!

Smerk the cutest dragon
Is getting married now they say
Though little Accipiter
Has yet to name the day.

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Posted: 06 March 2011 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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Bebelicious - 05 March 2011 02:12 PM

Shouldn’t the MoH have yearly awards like the Oscars or Tonys?

Because I nominate this thread for “Longest Running Thread about Absolutely Nothing of Consequence” over 5 pages.

I vote we start the Hokies.  Nominations anyone?

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Posted: 30 July 2013 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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I’m bringing this back because of this:

http://issuu.com/earthinstitute/docs/world-happiness-report

It is Denmark that scores highest on the UN’s first World Happiness report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23494970

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