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#1 PUBBY

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:48 AM


 



Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.



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#2 stradial

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:05 AM

Yeh, a population of less than 800,000, who exist by farming and making handicrafts.

Nothing wrong with that, but they think that it's a good thing to be 100% organic farming.

I guess they figure that the starving people don't need to eat.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:15 AM

They are a net 'energy exporter' ... electricity generated by hydropower.

 

I suspect they are a lot happier than you as well.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:21 AM

They are a net 'energy exporter' ... electricity generated by hydropower.

 

I suspect they are a lot happier than you as well.

 

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Be sure to let us know when you go off the grid...

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:23 AM

They are a net 'energy exporter' ... electricity generated by hydropower.

 

I suspect they are a lot happier than you as well.

 

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Bhutan's economy is based on agriculture, forestry, tourism and the sale of hydroelectric power to India. Agriculture provides the main livelihood for 55.4 percent of the population. Agrarian practices consist largely of subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Handicrafts, particularly weaving and the manufacture of religious art for home altars, are a small cottage industry. A landscape that varies from hilly to ruggedly mountainous has made the building of roads and other infrastructure difficult and expensive.


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"The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself."

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:44 AM

Yea, they realize that full bellies and full employment are aspects of happiness.  Given over half the country is a natural/wildlife preserve where exploitation (mining, poaching, farming, etc.) is prohibited means they live in balance with nature.

 

It is obvious to me you judge them harshly because they don't conform to your distorted expectations.

 

Oh, btw, bye.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

Yea, they realize that full bellies and full employment are aspects of happiness.  Given over half the country is a natural/wildlife preserve where exploitation (mining, poaching, farming, etc.) is prohibited means they live in balance with nature.

 

It is obvious to me you judge them harshly because they don't conform to your distorted expectations.

 

Oh, btw, bye.

 

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"If you want any one thing too badly, it's likely to turn out to be a disappointment."
"The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself."

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:21 PM

Sounds like a great place to live where the Country measures its citizens happiness.  


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:40 PM

In the 1990s, Bhutan expelled or forced to leave most of its ethnic Lhotshampa population, one-fifth of the country's entire population, demanding conformity in religion, dress, and language.[74][75][76] The decision was motivated by the concern that the fast-growing Nepali minority were starting to revolt for a separate independent state, recalling similar events that caused the collapse of the nearby kingdom of Sikkim in 1975. Lhotshampas were arrested and expelled from the country and their property was expropriated.[77]

 

An alleged harassment campaign escalating in the early 1990s ensued, and afterwards Bhutanese security forces began expelling people. According to the UNHCR, more than 107,000 Bhutanese refugees living in seven camps in eastern Nepal have been documented as of 2008.[76]

 

After many years in refugee camps, many inhabitants are now moving to host nations such as Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States as refugees. The United States has admitted 60,773 refugees from fiscal years 2008 through 2012.[79]

 

The Nepalese government does not permit citizenship for Bhutanese refugees, so most of them have become stateless.[80] Careful scrutiny has been used to prevent their relatives from getting ID cards and voting rights.[80] Bhutan considers the political parties of these refugees illegal and terrorist in nature.[80]

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:47 PM

In the 1990s, Bhutan expelled or forced to leave most of its ethnic Lhotshampa population, one-fifth of the country's entire population, demanding conformity in religion, dress, and language.[74][75][76] The decision was motivated by the concern that the fast-growing Nepali minority were starting to revolt for a separate independent state, recalling similar events that caused the collapse of the nearby kingdom of Sikkim in 1975. Lhotshampas were arrested and expelled from the country and their property was expropriated.[77]

 

An alleged harassment campaign escalating in the early 1990s ensued, and afterwards Bhutanese security forces began expelling people. According to the UNHCR, more than 107,000 Bhutanese refugees living in seven camps in eastern Nepal have been documented as of 2008.[76]

 

After many years in refugee camps, many inhabitants are now moving to host nations such as Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States as refugees. The United States has admitted 60,773 refugees from fiscal years 2008 through 2012.[79]

 

The Nepalese government does not permit citizenship for Bhutanese refugees, so most of them have become stateless.[80] Careful scrutiny has been used to prevent their relatives from getting ID cards and voting rights.[80] Bhutan considers the political parties of these refugees illegal and terrorist in nature.[80]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan

 

Sounds like something Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would approve of .


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