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#939 - cmcghie (01/11/2013) [-]
Hey New Zealand, better read up on your history.
#151 - xatrainx (01/10/2013) [-]
#39 - tarnis ONLINE (01/10/2013) [-]
#854 - reretheawsome (01/11/2013) [-]
#692 - whaawhaa ONLINE (01/11/2013) [-]
#264 - xxospreyxx (01/10/2013) [-]
Excuse me?
#271 to #264 - reican (01/10/2013) [-]
Sorry what?
User avatar #528 to #264 - aldheim (01/11/2013) [-]
Don't **** with us, bro. We have like, six infantrymen with a single gun that they share.
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User avatar #1042 - jwash (01/11/2013) [-]
Isn't New Zealand completely snake free?

That's ******* awesome, **** snakes
User avatar #1089 to #1042 - theninjaboy (01/11/2013) [-]
just gotta watch out for orcs
#1092 to #1042 - captianrofolsuras (01/11/2013) [-]
although we do have the devil fish a 3 meter long snake like fish capable of eating small children
#982 - John Cena (01/11/2013) [-]
But, much like Scandinavian countries, the tax rates are considerably higher than that of America. As for what having the highest degree of freedom means, I'm not sure that's a measurable quantity. It just really comes down to what you value. Personally I like American economic freedom, but if I'd like to live a comfortable but possibly less exuberant lifestyle- then New Zealand would be a great place to live. That's why I think it unwise to base national policy on that of radically different nations, there are many ways to make a country work in different ways. While some are undeniably bad, others live in a (rather pristine) gray area where certain things become interchangeable without reducing quality of living.
#903 to #868 - happyphoton (01/11/2013) [-]
Would you look at that. This isn't your Country's Flag
I'm going to drown in red thumbs
#848 - zakisking (01/11/2013) [-]
just waiting for all of the maoris to come in and say "fukin ae g new it from start chuur"
#817 - pineapplepeople (01/11/2013) [-]
Well duh, hobbits are chill as **** .
#734 - letsgosmoke (01/11/2013) [-]
Yup they're cracking down on America
User avatar #609 - cleverguy (01/11/2013) [-]
im pretty sure somalia is "most free" since it currently is in anarchy so there are no real laws at all
#580 - brayburn (01/11/2013) [-]
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#290 - aciar (01/10/2013) [-]
Am sarry laddy, a cannae hear ye oor auh this freedom.
User avatar #294 to #290 - stcronin (01/10/2013) [-]
lol you are Britain's bitch
User avatar #308 to #294 - aciar (01/10/2013) [-]
...It is Britain. Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland.

Now, if you mean't England (which I am presuming) then no.
Though I would like to hear your reason as to why you think that.
User avatar #320 to #308 - stcronin (01/10/2013) [-]
Ah I did mean England, but you right you have made Britain you bitch because 9 out of ten Scots receive more benefits from the government then they pay so I stand corrected :)
User avatar #471 to #320 - aciar (01/10/2013) [-]
So. Well done, you got me intrigued, so I decided to look at the statistics.

Here they are

This is the percentage of Claimants compared to the population

Region Male% Female% TOTAL TOTAL%

England 4.8 2.7 1,260,186 3.7

Wales 5.5 2.7 77,377 4.1

Scotland 5.4 2.5 134,095 3.9

As you can see. Your statement is false. Here is a link of the data. http://www.guardian .co.uk/news/datablog/2010/nov/17/unemployment-and-employment-statistics-economics (remove space between Guardian and the .co.uk)

Also, if you are interested here's a map of the youth un-employment which can better course the statement. www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/nov/16/youth-unemployment-map (same as before)
User avatar #450 to #320 - aciar (01/10/2013) [-]
Can I have a statistic on that please? Because I presume you live out with the UK and have little knowledge of British politics.

On a side note it should be said that Scotland pays more into the British economy than it receives.
User avatar #479 to #450 - stcronin (01/10/2013) [-]
User avatar #504 to #472 - aciar (01/10/2013) [-]
"If you apply the same kind calculation to the UK as a whole, the net 'subsidy' for the average person was well over £2,000 last year.

So Scotland and England do have that in common, after all."

From that very link.

I should mention that the link gives both the sides data. So it is untrue to say whether one is more correct over the other. Even the author does not select which one is the correct number. Also the difference in the % spend vs % population is so small as to be negligible in the overall scheme of things.
User avatar #512 to #504 - stcronin (01/10/2013) [-]
But my opinion doesn't matter so I can take whatever side I want :D
User avatar #534 to #512 - aciar (01/11/2013) [-]
Going back to the original statement though "lol you are Britain's bitch"

Your statements makes no sense as Scotland takes more than it gives, that would mean England is Scotland's bitch no?
User avatar #542 to #534 - stcronin (01/11/2013) [-]
well with the statistics and Scotland's oil its about even, but what will be bad for Scotland is when we no longer have a dependency on oil which may be sooner then we think but in the modern markets I would say it isn't a big enough gap its about equal depending on the year it might be above or below slightly or that is what I got from reading it.
User avatar #87 - infamoustrapper (01/10/2013) [-]
how can a country be rated number 1 in freedom? what does that even mean? how do you compare countries by freedom?
#99 to #87 - John Cena (01/10/2013) [-]
Being able to marry n such?
User avatar #105 to #99 - infamoustrapper (01/10/2013) [-]
as in gay marriage? i guess thats true. but then again it comes to a point of just what the countries believe in (not referring to gay marriage...but kinda) i mean what if a country makes it...idk. legal to pirate music lets say, and another doesnt. does the country that can pirate music have more freedom? idk that was kind of a bad comparison but what i was trying to say is freedom is relative to the individual
#155 to #105 - John Cena (01/10/2013) [-]
No it is not. It really is not. If there is a country where you are allowed to pirate music then that is the freer country.
User avatar #158 to #155 - infamoustrapper (01/10/2013) [-]
going off of that. therefore freer doesnt always mean better. a country could be rated very high on the "freedom scale" but still not be a good place to live in.............wait..
what am i even talking about is this related at all?
#751 - leebo (01/11/2013) [-]
Congrats on making a series of islands a home of freedom for sheep and hobbits.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're spreading freedom throughout the
#809 - ukuleleofvengeance (01/11/2013) [-]
flight of the conchords is my favourite thing from new zealand
#836 to #809 - muchosgustaman (01/11/2013) [-]
I went to the same school as Bret Mckenzie. He was in the year above me.
User avatar #895 to #836 - ukuleleofvengeance (01/11/2013) [-]
did he say any hilarious things to you?
#1018 to #895 - muchosgustaman (01/11/2013) [-]
He was that sort of guy who was really into music, drama and was bloody good at it too. He and I were sort of friends, and I remember he was always really quick witted and often didn't know when to keep his mouth shut. He got in trouble for answering back a lot.
User avatar #25 - nadastress (01/10/2013) [-]
Two countries I would move to ; Iceland and New Zealand
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