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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Seeing that everyone else is getting in on the act, I came across this tonight and couldn't resist.

http://www.economist.com/theworldin/...yStory.cfm?story_id=3372495&d=2005

Okay, it's a year old, but I don't think much has changed. And I couldn't find data for 2006.

46 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Go Ireland!!!!

WILL YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND????

I want a better life, being packed for last 2 days, off to Qatar, then EG, now Ireland!!!

Need to buy long pants, umbrellas and all that crap. And I had my safari hat ready!!!!!!!

Jeez.

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting LO231 (Reply 1):
Need to buy long pants, umbrellas and all that crap

Don't need to! Hop on a Ryanair flight and come right now. The weather's been fantastic for the last few weeks and set to continue!


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):
Quoting LO231 (Reply 1):
Need to buy long pants, umbrellas and all that crap

Don't need to! Hop on a Ryanair flight and come right now. The weather's been fantastic for the last few weeks and set to continue!

As long as you promise to be it like this for 7 months of the year.... Otherwise I'm off to EG...

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting LO231 (Reply 1):
Go Ireland!!!!

WILL YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND????

I want a better life, being packed for last 2 days, off to Qatar, then EG, now Ireland!!!

HAHAHa. I can't wait to see what Zen100 has to say about this.
Anyway Congrats Ireland for being number one!!!!!


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting LO231 (Reply 3):
Otherwise I'm off to EG...

Oh I'm sure you'll love that. But they don't have any leprechauns.


User currently offlineZootrix From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Forever Eire! I was there last winter and see why, the place, pure air and of course the wonderful CIVILIZED people. Anything's better than this riff-raff whitetrash infested sh*thole called Virgina Beach.

 bigthumbsup 

zootrix


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 4):
HAHAHa. I can't wait to see what Zen100 has to say about this.
Anyway Congrats Ireland for being number one!!!!!

He can't say a lot! The numbers are there!

And that's a FACT!

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

Yes, I've heard about this. Switzerland was on top for the longest time, but were ousted from that spot (IIRC) last year thanks to Ireland's booming economy.


Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Also, when I was in Ireland, I was pretty amazed at the number of extremely attractive women I came in contact with; not just in dublin, but pretty much everywhere i went (Dublin, Westport, Co. Donegal).

slanche!!



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

I live in Northern Ireland. Ireland rocks. We go for holidays in Donegal every year and never get bored (all we ever do is go fishing, enjoy the great weather  Smile,and eat scampi and chips, yum).

Ive always wanted to live in Ireland at Christmas time and have it snow on Christmas morning....just like that great Guinness advert shown at Christmas time!!

Also I compete in swimming galas in Ireland aswell and all irish swimmers rock!

So i guess Ireland would be a great place to live!

Big up to Ireland  bigthumbsup 



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):
Hop on a Ryanair flight

I'll pass.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
I'll pass.

Harry

Heaven forbid that Ryanair would start flying between the US and Ireland!


User currently offlineZen100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

Congratluations to Ireland. Credit to where it is due. I hope we (Qatar) can learn something from this.

ProudQatari


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6785 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Quoting Zen100 (Reply 13):
I hope we (Qatar) can learn something from this.

Learn what? You're the richest country on earth and the Western powers are paper tigers about to collapse, right?

Don't let it get you down, Zen. I'm sure they just didn't hear the news. You need to take your show on the road.  Wink


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 14):
Learn what? You're the richest country on earth and the Western powers are paper tigers about to collapse, right?

Don't let it get you down, Zen. I'm sure they just didn't hear the news. You need to take your show on the road.

You've really got it in for Zen and Qatar, haven't you? Why don't you start a thread: "Why I really hate Qatar". . .


User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 14):
Learn what? You're the richest country on earth and the Western powers are paper tigers about to collapse, right?

Don't let it get you down, Zen. I'm sure they just didn't hear the news. You need to take your show on the road.

The main argument in the other threads has been that he is showing off about his country. Here, he is congratulating Ireland on a job well done and admiting that his country could learn something from it. Even though you mean this as a joke (I hope!), why would you want to start something?


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Planning on retiring to The Republic - probably around West Cork - in a few years time of course!! not that  old  yet !!

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

To be sure, I'd rather be French or Pakistani than be Irish!


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):
To be sure, I'd rather be French or Pakistani than be Irish!

You don't have to be Irish to live here, Myt332!
Hmmmmmmmm . . . bit of a loaded statement there. Are you implying there is something unsavoury about the French or Pakistanis?


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 19):
Are you implying there is something unsavoury about the French or Pakistanis?

More like a crisp nouveau flavour with a spicy aftertaste!

I actually like DUB though, as well as Guinness. I'd like to visit Tipperary but I've heard it's a long way. Is this true?



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 20):
I'd like to visit Tipperary but I've heard it's a long way. Is this true?

Its a long way, to go  Wink


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 20):
'd like to visit Tipperary but I've heard it's a long way. Is this true?

No, it's a long, LONG, way


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Wait a minute... the UK is last of the western European countries! {ROTFL}

Cheers
No. 5



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Quoting Dazultra (Reply 21):
Its a long way, to go

Don't your momma.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 22):
No, it's a long, LONG, way

But my heart's right there Braybuddy...  Big grin



One Life, Live it.
25 Post contains images Jafa39 : My house! Mrs Jafa is an excellent cook, mostly low-maintenance (unless the moon is full), she still is the same shape and size as when I met her 23
26 Post contains images Slider : I don't hate Qatar....I'm sure it's a perfectly splendid place to live. Nor do I hate Zen. I just think his approach in most of his posts over the pa
27 Braybuddy : Which I have no doubt were in response to the snide remarks made about his country.
28 Post contains images Slider : He started it. Check out his waxing eloquence on matters of Australia while you're at it.
29 Georgetown : Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. IMHO.
30 LO231 : Well, ha's out for a week.. Gonna be boring..... Regards, LO231
31 Braybuddy : As far as I remember, he started a post, obviously based on whatever statistics he came across, which stated that Qatar was or will be the richest co
32 Post contains images Koper : Slovenia is 27th.. we are 2 positions before the UK Good. About the big European countries, Italy is the 8th, France the 25th, Germany the 26th and Br
33 LO231 : He didn't have problems with stats, just with the way Proud Qatari belittled everyone else outside of Arab world. hence he is suspended now... regard
34 Braybuddy : He was provoked. His post was simply stated: some people couldn't take it and got stuck into him.
35 JGPH1A : Hehe - no "Father of the Year" award for you ! Sounds pretty blissful round your way, though.
36 Post contains images JJJ : You're also the first in line from the 'new Europeans'. Good job
37 Post contains images Asturias : Ahh Spain in the top 10. cheers Asturias
38 Post contains images Oldman55 : Right there with you, altho around Twin Peaks would be great also
39 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Best place to live my ass. Positive points are that my paycheck is bigger/taxes lower than in my native country, the people are nice and the Gardai do
40 Post contains images TS-IOR : Paradise, AKA heaven, Eden... Keep the faith
41 Toulouse : Wow, interesting read Braybuddy. It's funny, I left Ireland back in 93 when we were still being educated toe be exported. Incredible the way things h
42 MetalInyoni : Well i moved from Zimbabwe to Ireland, from the worst to the best, just leap frogged the rest. I should change my flag next to my user name as i have
43 Braybuddy : Can't disagree with you there, Toulouse, as the public health service here leaves a lot to be desired. France has indeed the best public health servi
44 Toulouse : Yeah, I suppose you're right there. I suppose it's still the "small town/country" thing in Ireland. Here in France when I listen to the news you hear
45 LO231 : Ever been to Belgium? If you pay your insurance right, it's almost free! Regards, LO231
46 Toulouse : In France, I pay my publish social insurance "right" and am covered by the private insurance provided by my wife's employer (I freelance), and so far
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