What The Finns Need To Know About Portugal

Submitted by: DarkmythPT 5 years ago in

Finland is denying help to Portugal, just a video of what they need to be remembered of
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Male 359
Okay so why did they need a 6 minute video for that?
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Female 15
Ya learn something new everyday...
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Male 191
If portugal is so fudgin great, why do they need help from finland?
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Female 83
@ qwyrxian: I have no qualms with your argument other than the fact you are using Wikipedia as your definitive source.
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Female 69
sorry - HOLIDAY!
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Female 69
Just got back from holdiay there - some of those facts seem to be clutching at straws....
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Male 5,413
Interesting
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Female 247
BORING!
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Female 570
Oh and to everyone saying portuguese politicians are terrible, you`re totally right.
the other day i accidently watched the news and i thought i was watching a comedy show. It was supposed to be a debate but they just kept shouting and interrupting each other, the moderator kept repeating herself and they just didn`t listen. I`m not kidding. It`s sad that i`m not exagerating.
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Female 570
Before you start referring to yourself as portuguese or representing the portuguese, learn how to pronounce "pastel de nata", "Cascais", "Estoril" and "Mourinho" -.-
I know most portuguese people suck at speaking english but i`m sure they could`ve found someone...
Also, this should`ve been proof read...

All that aside. Pretty cool. Some of that stuff i had never heard about and i live there. Hell i didn`t even know we were asking for help.
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Male 5,194
>>And what does any of this have to do with the fact that Portugal seems to be entirely incapable of running itself as a country?


Well it clearly demonstrates some form of conceit or outright snobbery. So they make a video of some bygone glory to whistle past their economic graveyard. You will probably see a similar video from us in a few months when we default on our own debts and our economy goes in the hole. We`ll have videos of us going to the moon back in the 1960`s, old atomic stuff, Elvis - something like that. Tired crusty old conservitards will wave the flag in the dimming light of our fiscal power.
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Male 770
I am proud to be one of the 40% of Americans who know better
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Male 173
- A lot of people from Portugal have left Portugal
- Portugal has been overrun a lot of times by other armies
- "Portugal has more land area than Denmark..."
True - if you don`t count Greenland as land area... But it sounded good in the video though :p
- Portugal has never won the Eurovision Song Contest

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- And by the way - a long time ago Portugal helped out Finnland in times of hunger, so it`s only fair that Finnland (the very economically independant country) chip something in to save Portugal from their own banks drating up Portugals economy. The party is over - send the bill to Finnland.

Is this a joke? Is Portugal trying to bash itself? Or is this some weird cry out for help?
"Help us. We so confused. We make weird Portugal/World-bashing movie. Send moneys. KTHXBYE!"
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Male 148
Boring! just a bunch of facts about a country... I could put a bunch of facts together about Finland or any other country too.
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Male 73
And at least 2 of these are wrong; both claims about Japan caught my eye--arigato is fully Japanese (see "List of Japanese terms mistaken for gairaigo" on Wikipedia), and tempura came to Japan from Spain, not Portugal (see "Tempura" on Wikipedia). This makes me doubt much of the rest of this...blech.
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Male 383
@Jamie76: You seem to have rather misunderstood his point, I believe. He was pointing out how silly such a statement is. Furthermore, from your statement I understand you`re quite upset about it all but claiming a thing as you saved our arses etc. is equally insulting and a rather simplisitc view of how events went down. You`re bashing someone for having a simplistic or `wrong` view while using exactly the same flaw yourself.
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Female 110
Old news travel slow.. And the real question I think everyone should be asking now is why didn`t my pic of that Lionel Ritchie poster never get published? I know that it wasn`t the greatest thing ever, but it was at least as entertaining as this. Was it because of my lame description? I know it was lame, but I was (and still am) new and couldn`t come up with anything better. Why IAB mods, why? WHY?
Glad to get that off my chest :)
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Male 2,345
almightybob1,

Interesting idea...so what you are saying is that at some time the Europeans came over there and wiped out the Americans Indians so that "your spawn" (which is total BS to start with) could take over a land that was not theirs to start with...I believe that is called GENOCIDE and you seem pretty proud of that fact.

Now, here is the differnce between what happened in WWI and WWII and your genocide of the American Indaians (which I happen to be 100%), WE SAVED your dumbasses TWICE, from a country you TWICE failed to stop from taking over Europe. While, YOUR GENOCIDE of the American Indians was pretty much par for the course for your lot, considering your country and most other European countries had pretty much done the same damn thing ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Thanks to your little area of the world, the rest of us (non-white people) got to experience a world were our lands, our culture, our ways of life meant nothing at all and instead were
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Male 802
Interesting, but some of those are kind of dickish. Yay for colonialism?

First country to abolish the death penalty. Meh, tell me you are the first country to get rid of crimes that deserve the death penalty and I`ll be impressed.
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Male 383
And what does any of this have to do with the fact that Portugal seems to be entirely incapable of running itself as a country?
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Male 4,290
[quote]I love when Europeans brag about the empires they had in the 15th century.[/quote]

Americans are equally obsessed with their own history. It`s just that, being our fairly recent spawn, you have a lot less of it.

How many times do we hear the rather puerile "if it wasn`t for us, you`d be speaking German"?
(To which the obvious rejoinder is, "if it wasn`t for us, you`d be speaking Cherokee".)
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Male 875
[quote]USA: Canadas toilet[/quote]

thats funny because our government is a bunch of sh*t
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Male 875
this is another reason why America is so f*cking stupid. Portugal is not a province of Spain.

i bet out of the 60% that think that are either black or mexican who never pass the 9th grade, which is about 90% of them
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Male 150
60 percent of Americans think that Portugal is a province of Spain..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH *INHALE* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHA.
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Male 37,762
James Bond was based on a rela-life Canadian, born in Winnipeg Sir William Samuel Stephenson the man called Intrepid!

I like Finland a lot! But Portugal is OK. My co-worker is a `porkchop` and she`s nice :-)
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Male 5,194
blah blah soccer blah blah queen drinking tea blah blah soccer blah blah - STFU AND PAY YOUR BILLS.
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Male 447
I love when Europeans brag about the empires they had in the 15th century.
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Male 3,842
[quote]I know people who play roller hockey...it`s just considered the cheap, knock-off version of ice hockey.[/quote]

Same here, in fact my best friend in college and our college`s team competed in the intercollegiate national championship of roller hockey. Where do the Portuguese come off claiming that roller hockey is not played anywhere else in the world?
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Male 3,842
They don`t get to the point until 6:20-6:32 and I`m pretty sure everyone who is not Portuguese was bored to death and turned it off by then.

What exactly was the point of this boring lesson on Portuguese history and culture, other than to make me even more bored?
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Male 2,436
Sad really, I don`t have enough interest in either country to watch more than a minute...
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Male 60
Wow, so much hate amongst different countries...

Can`t we just get along?
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Male 511
And this proves what about your crippling debt exactly?

And no Portugal, you didn`t get the better deal after the Line of Demarcation. This entire video is BS.
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Male 2,422
If they hadn`t brought in the poor relations into the EU they wouldn`t be having this problem.
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Male 391
You pathetic wastes of flesh..So sad..The message is so clear, but most of you are just so stupid and selfish that you`ll never get it. Ah well, you`ll kill yourselves for us in the end anyway.
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Male 229
USA: Canadas toilet
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Male 530
Portugal, a lot of world domination, but still not able to save itself.
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Male 54
"Canada: USA`s hat.
Portugal: Spain`s conjoined twin that never fully formed."
You didn`t pay attention to the video, did you?
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Male 109
@spider sol, portugal was the first country to be fully formed, in the world.
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Male 56
America was named after a portuguese man called Américo...
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Male 2,592
Congrats on all your mediocre accomplishments, Portugal.
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Male 1,451
Canada: USA`s hat.
Portugal: Spain`s conjoined twin that never fully formed.
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Male 25,416
That is interesting but its basically saying that our country is the best, we are the ones that did everything for all the countries and you should worship us as we are gods on this planet. Its like that kid that always wants you to like him, wen you really dont!
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Male 1,421
@LazyMe484: Two parties in Finland was against sending over 1 000 000 000€ to the struggling economy of Portugal. It was mainly a trick that they used before the elections to get more votes. Media in Europe took it way out of proportion..

Oh, Portugal may have been able to get them selves out of the mess but voted for the easy way out...which was the right decision to do, as they already have a big problem with poverty and that would`ve only gotten worse by cutting.
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Male 120
Finland is a lie. I was once in Helsinki and there was no Finland anywhere, only Moomins and Santa Claus.
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Male 7,378
Are you supposed to be proud of inventing a dish of pig entrails?
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Male 10,440
Some interesting facts about Portugal, but I don`t get this conflict with Finland, what did they do?
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Male 67
"You have to remember that you`re comparing a colony to a country. England was founded around the 10th century. So really, it`s more or less the same."

I`m not comparing a colony to a country. America (The United states) is a country. While it may have been a colony at one time, the future country of America cannot be held accountable for the practices of England during it`s time as a colony. When America became a free state, it only took 89 years to rid ourselves of the influence and example England had created. That kind of thinking is why it took Portugal 868 years to abolish slavery.
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Male 14,827
My 2¢ on this topic: "Wibble."
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Female 836
Awsomebot, Good Point!
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Male 658
"You have to remember that you`re comparing a colony to a country. England was founded around the 10th century. So really, it`s more or less the same."
That is the most retarded rationalization I have ever heard.
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Male 3,894
I know people who play roller hockey...it`s just considered the cheap, knock-off version of ice hockey.
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Male 1,421
Heh, i send a hint from this to finnish tabloid presses.. Let`s see what they think of and hopefully i get money from this.. lol
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Male 1,421
oh, itäs translated true finns not pure.. my bad
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Male 1,421
Actually, the majority of the ruling parties was in favor, two parties were against it. the populistic Pure Finns party use it only aa a trickery to win the elections, nothing else. There was no doubt that the package was going to be approved, even more so when Pure Finns went in to the oppsiotion allthough being the huge winner and third largest in the parliament.. Media trickery that got way overblown in some foreign media.
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Female 383
"Portugal, founded 868, abolished slavery 1751, it took 883 years.

America, founded 1776, abolished slavery 1865, it took 89 years.

Portugal, you`re so raven."

You have to remember that you`re comparing a colony to a country. England was founded around the 10th century. So really, it`s more or less the same.
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Male 1,364
yeah well, so your an old and noble european civilization with great achievemets? so what portugal? ALL european countries are like that, youre not special. and youre still a corrupt society that just waisted the EU money you got for decades. so stop whining, take our money and stfu. bitch.
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Female 245
We should just send the clothes and cereal back >_>
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Male 109
there`s a back story to this

portugal needed money from the international monetary fund. finland was the only country that refused helping, saying that they weren`t going to pay for other countries` deabt (which is why the IMF was created).

still i don`t approve of this way of retaliating, but it worked, because portugal has been granted the money it needed. and the finns don`t look so..selfish
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Male 1,421
So, is the 1 000 000 000 euros not enough, should we send some more?
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Male 1,421
Oh.. this little bit embarrassing, for the Portuguese..

Finland approved the portugal package in 13.05.2011 by the Grand COmmittee and got approved by the Parliament in 25.05.2011.

Use Google translate:
13.05.2011 Grand Committee

25.05.2011 Parliament
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Male 67
Portugal, founded 868, abolished slavery 1751, it took 883 years.

America, founded 1776, abolished slavery 1865, it took 89 years.

Portugal, you`re so raven.
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Male 646
They exported their slavery practices to Brazil
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Male 363
This seems absolutely pointless. I was going to comment on the fact that Finland abolished slavery before Portugal but then I saw several more humorous facts so I`ll just assume I`m either missing some back story or that this is just meant to be funny.
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Male 1,586
"We abolished slavery in 1751, more than a century before the United States." The United States wasn`t even the United States in 1751.
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Male 4,290
[quote]and since when do you ask for help by being a conceded prick?[/quote]
I think the word you`re looking for is "conceited".

And if you`d watched it all the way to the end, you`d have seen that Portugal sent a large amount of aid to Finland during WWII, which is where the relevance comes in.
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Male 667
Arigato being a Portuguese word is comeplete utter bullsh*t. That word was around in Japan long before even the Portuguese got there. A lot of these sounds like murky history twisted to one`s own liking bullsh*t to me...
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Male 349
What they need to be remembered of? English is a dying language.
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Male 4,746
Doesn`t sound like they need help...
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Male 1,745
Obnoxious, couldn`t even watch all the way through. Since they`re so awesome, why do they need help? You`ll figure out a way out of this trouble... and since when do you ask for help by being a conceded prick?
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Male 911
Finland just got serrrved!
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Male 203
LOL i was about to mention eurovision, and then what do you know? they mentioned it
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Male 13
Link: What The Finns Need To Know About Portugal [Rate Link] - Finland is denying help to Portugal, just a video of what they need to be remembered of
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