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Old 11-01-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Good News today , from Belgium

As the paper reports :
93% of all polled Belgians and other residents were "happy" or "very happy" with their life in Belgium ;
while of all over-75's : fully 87% are "happy" or "very happy" with the medical services they receive.
Hard to beat , on any of the continents , methinks!
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Old 20-01-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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quite impressive .. my folks are in Eire and they are quite happy with how pensioners are treated

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Old 21-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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As the paper reports :
93% of all polled Belgians and other residents were "happy" or "very happy" with their life in Belgium ;
while of all over-75's : fully 87% are "happy" or "very happy" with the medical services they receive.
Hard to beat , on any of the continents , methinks!
Or maybe they have lower expectations

Seriously, glad you are happy there.
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Old 21-01-2006, 09:31 PM   #4
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Let's just observe and consider , politely :

"Lots of unhappiness come to those , who want in wain , for what they can't have..., and to those others , involved , around them " ( only half-joking , of course ! )

Yet , could it be that , maybe , the (usually : reasonable)
Belgians ,
whose little country anyway , historically : is the favourite play ground,
for the Krauts and the Brit-Poms and their colonial sub-servients , and also : Frogs and Yankees ( inter alia ) , to come and enact Imperialist-domination murderous-inhuman , historically-misrepresented World Wars in...
( as has been obseved , for long and bloody years , on two separate occassions , in the previous Century ...)...
or : that
just maybe : those Belgians , they might even know a thing or two , worth knowing
( about being happy and/or satisfied , with one's little lot , seeing as , in world-terms , they are doing : O.K. , or better...)?????
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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or : that
just maybe : those Belgians , they might even know a thing or two , worth knowing
( about being happy and/or satisfied , with one's little lot , seeing as , in world-terms , they are doing : O.K. , or better...)?????
I am amazed at how these Belgians could build up a country in such a way, after the last war!!! Amazing - one of the economic wealthiest countries in the world!!!

They are a very hard working people - cannot keep up with them! We have found them very critical of themselves and cannot easily receive affirmation.

But wealth has a price! Just listen to the news - one of the highest suiside rates in the world. Especially among teenagers and the forties! There is just such a performance spirit about them.
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