Iceland: Sign of What's To Come?

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    Gunny posted something earlier regarding recession or depression? Right now seems to depend on where one occupies space. Since late summer/early fall it's been known Iceland is in serious trouble, so how are they handling it?

    World Agenda: riots in Iceland, Latvia and Bulgaria are a sign of things to come - Times Online

     
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    Why is violent crime so rare in Iceland?
    16 May 2013 - Iceland is awash in guns, yet it has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. US law student Andrew Clark asks why.
     
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    Icelandic Immigration Laws | eHow

    Some say Iceland's immigration laws are the strictest among Western Democratic societies. If you are not from another Nordic country, permanent residence may prove to be a challenge in Iceland.

    EA, Nordic and Nonmember Countries
    Citizens of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, have the most privileged status in Iceland and do not need to apply for residence permits. Citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries can stay in Iceland for up to six months without a permit if they are looking for work and three months if they are not. Citizens from nonmember countries can only obtain one-year residence permits at a time and must apply before their arrival. Their residence permits are contingent upon their purpose in the country.

    With little immigration there is, is primarily white Polish. Iceland does not import poverty as we do. They do not have a growing population of the uneducated as we do.
     
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    I hate to be so pessimistic but it's only gonna get worse and spread to other nations.
     
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    Why do you think Denmark has passed such draconian immigration laws? They don't want to become another Britian, France or United States.
     
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    That is because people in charge of the government and the wealthy have not learned their lesson.
     
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    Iceland heavily invested in funds that collapsed during the crisis. They had poor financial planning and advice.
     
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    Iceland has an energy benefit not shared by other nations. Their energy is basically free, which is a side effect of living on a volcano.

    Iceland has low immigration, a low homogenous population, the people have little interest in drugs or getting high. Drug use in Iceland is 0.09%. It is a study in the quality of life where there is a small population of people who are very much like one another. They all have a very high work ethic and don't have much in the way of deliberately lazy people who want to be supported.

    If Iceland is a model, the modular destroyer is multiculturalism.
     
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    How come ya never hear of any Icelandic hookers gettin' arrested?...
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    Icelandic women take up fight to ban Internet porn
    Tue, May 28, 2013 - RAGING ISSUE: A change in government has fueled a fight between those who want to see access to Internet porn blocked and the defenders of freedom of speech
     
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    I think these problems are pretty much happening everywhere. We just don't actually hear a whole lot about Iceland and their problems. Eventually, we will have more of these incidents here in the states too.
     

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