Apparently, North Korea is one of the happiest places on earth (just below China and way above the US, of course):
A Chinese media, Chaoxian.com.cn, reported on Thursday that North Korea's Chosun Central TV recently released the survey result of a 'Happiness Index (Gross National Happiness) of each nation,' which was conducted in North Korea.
According to the index, the happiest country in the world is China and North Korea is ranked no. 2.
Interestingly, South Korea is ranked No.152 and the U.S. ranks last at No.203.
Chaoxian.com.cn sarcastically commented that "North Korea gladly gave the no. 1 spot to China and North Korea itself ranked no. 2. North Korea must be the happiest country in the universe."
China scored 100 points and was selected as the country where the happiest people live in and North Korea with 98 points, ranked at no. 2.
The top five rankings include Cuba (no. 3, 93 points), Iran (no.4, 88 points), and Venezuela (no.5, 85 points). South Korea, with 18 points, was placed at no.152 and the U.S. ranked no. 203 with its score not marked.
Free North Korea Broadcast, a South Korea based broadcast, commented that the North Koreans who are completely brainwashed, repeatedly proclaim "We are the happiest people in the world. I will trust ‘the General’ and always follow him only."
Some readers said the ranking is wrong as it seems to survey only those people who do not know the world. Therefore, precisely speaking, the happiness index of North Korea should be not no. 2 but no. 1 in their survey. Some even commented that the those who voted were not the common people but those who held power and authority in the government of North Korea.
Many Chinese have voiced their comments on the survey. Some of them include:
This happiness index refers to the government officials' happiness index in every country. - Leshanman
I seriously doubt on the authenticity of this rank and the IQ of the North Korean people. - taiyangfan
It's a good joke! - zengfugui
(China）is the first? Maybe it means the last? Why USA ranks 203? - bond99
Hehe, Talk sheer nonsense ... - xiaoxia
There is a minus before the rank number. It's actually - 100. - yueselansha
Kim Jong Il is a real sycophant today. - baimaojin
Of course China was first on the list with North Korea a close second. One hand washes the other at that end of the Korean Peninsula.
This "poll" is complete hogwash and not even worth hashing out. It's like arguing with a brick.
Related: why trust North Korea?
An oversight is forgetting to factor in rain on a picnic day. Including the previous president and vice president in the world's most evil list is a new form of stupidity science has yet to define:
A list in a Russellville Middle School yearbook has stirred up emotions in one Arkansas community and probably for good reason. The newly published yearbook under the direction of a paid teacher included a list some parents and board members find offensive, and the publisher/teachers must have found it bad enough that they covered the list with a strip of black tape.
The list titled, "Top 5 worst people of all time", include the following famous and infamous people in the following order: 1. Adolph Hitler, 2. Osama Bin Laden, 3. Charles Manson (not too controversial), however numbers four and five are former President George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney.....
Where exactly did this list come from? The middle school students? The teacher?
According to a report, the list came from the web site ranker.com. On the website there is a list called “The All-Time Worst People in History” which does include Misters Bush and Cheney, however ranked at #22 and #26 respectively. Was the list doctored for the yearbook to suit someone’s political bias?
Williams when asked said the list was inappropriate and went on to say, "I think it's just hard to explain, and I've talked to the sponsor and she is very very very upset about it. That she didn't pay any attention to that particular part of that particular page. I think she maybe just scanned the whole page and went on."
George Bush has been out of office for two years and yet somehow trumps Stalin and Pol Pot's rightful places on this list?
This proves once more that liberalism is a mental illness. When you see a liberal, do not approach him or her. If cornered, reassure them in a strong yet soothing voice that there are NO bugs on them and make your way to the nearest exit.
Oh, the influx of Sarah Palin news!
Andrew Sullivan hearts
Piper for President.
Sarah Palin is too genteel to give the middle finger but if she did, this would be it.
Remember, this is not the fault of a member of the religion of peace (which apparently ISN'T a stumbling block to Western civilisation). This is the fault of those within the West for whom moral and cultural relativism are just dandy and who have no idea how damn lucky they are to live in a region of the world where they can be white, toffy-nosed useless liberals who go out for pad thai at lunch and not realise how integral culture is to the larger social fabric. I realise the "dreadful" West ISN'T the paradise of lapdog North Korea and theocratically mad Iran but the framework of basic freedoms these liberal braintrusts enjoy just aren't reciprocated there.
And now, super wicked awesome art.