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A friend sent me this video.

They are converting the whole country to organic.

And there are gobs of other interesting things.



http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/08/19-0

 
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What an amazing country! I thoroughly recommend watching this if you haven't already.
 
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I like the part where he says they feed the pigs marijuana, and then they get fat because they had "the munchies" 

Got curious and youtubed a few Bhutan videos. Here is a short one, a trailer to "Bhutan: Taking the middle path to happiness." It shows how they have opened up to a bit of Western culture--the good and the bad. I would be interested to see the full movie.

 
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Neat , do they take immigrants?
 
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Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Neat , do they take immigrants?



there's a fair amount of ethnic conflict there. wouldn't surprise me if being an immigrant wasn't super awesome.
 
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They are different in that the country has a Gross Happiness Index, i believe, kind of a GDP for peoples happiness. Theyre mostly Bhuddist so on paper a peaceful area, however there has been strife with Maoists in nearby Nepal so not sure if id want to live there just yet, they take visitors, its expensive though for a pass/visa, but I think thats to manage tourism and not get overwhelmed. At least thats from what a remember last time I was hearing about them. Interesting place

ps. and i LOL'd & did a doubletake when i saw the name of the interviewer, hes a famous journalist near my neck of the woods.
 
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