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72 Responses to What The Finns Need To Know About Portugal

  1. Profile photo of DarkmythPT
    DarkmythPT Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Link: What The Finns Need To Know About Portugal - Finland is denying help to Portugal, just a video of what they need to be remembered of
  2. Profile photo of Freyr108
    Freyr108 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:36 am
    LOL i was about to mention eurovision, and then what do you know? they mentioned it
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:41 am
    Finland just got serrrved!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:41 am
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:45 am
    Doesn`t sound like they need help...
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    NotjonGreco Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:45 am
    What they need to be remembered of? English is a dying language.
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:48 am
    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...
  8. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:51 am
    and since when do you ask for help by being a conceded prick?
    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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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:53 am
    "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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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 8:56 am
    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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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:06 am
    They exported their slavery practices to Brazil
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    AWESOMEBOT Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:08 am
    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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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:08 am
    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
  14. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:11 am
    So, is the 1 000 000 000 euros not enough, should we send some more?
  15. Profile photo of clone_of_god
    clone_of_god Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:17 am
    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
  16. Profile photo of Isobel
    Isobel Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:18 am
    We should just send the clothes and cereal back >_>
  17. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:32 am
    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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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:32 am
    "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.
  19. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:33 am
    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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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:34 am
    oh, itäs translated true finns not pure.. my bad
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:36 am
    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:42 am
    I know people who play roller hockey...it`s just considered the cheap, knock-off version of ice hockey.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:42 am
    "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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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Awsomebot, Good Point!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:50 am
    My 2¢ on this topic: "Wibble."
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    AWESOMEBOT Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 9:52 am
    "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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Some interesting facts about Portugal, but I don`t get this conflict with Finland, what did they do?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Are you supposed to be proud of inventing a dish of pig entrails?
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    uunxx Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Finland is a lie. I was once in Helsinki and there was no Finland anywhere, only Moomins and Santa Claus.
  30. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 10:32 am
    @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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 11:32 am
    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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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Canada: USA`s hat.
    Portugal: Spain`s conjoined twin that never fully formed.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Congrats on all your mediocre accomplishments, Portugal.
  34. Profile photo of SiggyZtar
    SiggyZtar Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    America was named after a portuguese man called Américo...
  35. Profile photo of clone_of_god
    clone_of_god Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    @spider sol, portugal was the first country to be fully formed, in the world.
  36. Profile photo of LifeRocker
    LifeRocker Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    "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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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Portugal, a lot of world domination, but still not able to save itself.
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    USA: Canadas toilet
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    Golkar Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    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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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    If they hadn`t brought in the poor relations into the EU they wouldn`t be having this problem.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    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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    Palegallow Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Wow, so much hate amongst different countries...

    Can`t we just get along?
  43. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Sad really, I don`t have enough interest in either country to watch more than a minute...
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    I know people who play roller hockey...it`s just considered the cheap, knock-off version of ice hockey.

    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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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    I love when Europeans brag about the empires they had in the 15th century.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    blah blah soccer blah blah queen drinking tea blah blah soccer blah blah - STFU AND PAY YOUR BILLS.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    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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    Yap71 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    60 percent of Americans think that Portugal is a province of Spain..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH *INHALE* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHA.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    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
  51. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    USA: Canadas toilet

    thats funny because our government is a bunch of sh*t
  52. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    I love when Europeans brag about the empires they had in the 15th century.

    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".)
  53. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    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?
  54. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    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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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    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
  56. Profile photo of Comagirl123
    Comagirl123 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:00 am
    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 :)
  57. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:36 am
    @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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    qwyrxian Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:59 am
    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.
  59. Profile photo of Phantomz
    Phantomz Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:10 am
    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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    Izaq Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:49 am
    - 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

    ...

    - 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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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    I am proud to be one of the 40% of Americans who know better
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    >>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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    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    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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    duckflash Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    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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    MandyLea Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    BORING!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 4:59 am
    Interesting
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    bucklandlady Female 60-69
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    May 31, 2011 at 6:34 am
    Just got back from holdiay there - some of those facts seem to be clutching at straws....
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    bucklandlady Female 60-69
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    May 31, 2011 at 6:35 am
    sorry - HOLIDAY!
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    easiersaid Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 10:44 am
    @ qwyrxian: I have no qualms with your argument other than the fact you are using Wikipedia as your definitive source.
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 11:24 am
    If portugal is so fudgin great, why do they need help from finland?
  71. Profile photo of Ohhlivia
    Ohhlivia Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Ya learn something new everyday...
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    Okay so why did they need a 6 minute video for that?

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