Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:00:56 AM
@turdburglar You're slandering an entire continent. If you have to lower yourself to casting aspersions on my hygiene to feel superior to me, it doesn`t say much in the way of you having strength of feeling regarding your point of view. And again, it`s not a fair comparison. You need to compare one state versus one state. The European Union has 28 states alone.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:17:40 PM
If you think the government is so bad, you basically have to leave, as guns will never protect you from the government.
They can in extreme circumstances.
You're very likely to be left with a civil war and a ruined country, but it can be made to work.
The USA started off with a combo civil war and coup with a side order of independence and after enough assault, robbery, deportation and murder to get rid of the losers in the civil war side of it and seize their assets, they made it work.
But that was when civilians had the same weapons as the government. Nowadays, it probably wouldn`t turn out as well for the civilians. You`d need a suddenly extremely vile government to provoke widespread revolt by people who know many of them will die or a prior collapse of the USA`s economy so that its people have much less to lose. Or both.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:45:57 PM
Oops. I DID call Europe a country. Shame on me. I failed to proofread. Still my lack if proofreading doesn't undo Europe`s centuries-long bloodlust. But, if it makes Europeans happy, you can blame the millions of murders on my typing. You are right. I`m wrong.
I wes even nice enough not to mention Vlad Tepes, the Hellish disease-ridden nightmare of Cortez, Attila the Hun, Leopold II (who made American slavery pretty tame).
Even if you leave your psychotic leaders out of the mix, Europe has still had its share of ethnic cleansing events in recent history. The 1993 Georgia conflict comes to mind. It would take Chicago, a city famous for gun violence, two decades to equal that one event.
That`s OK, I`ll just refer to Europe as a city and you folks from Europe can call me stupid and just erase all that violence and blame it on me.
Now you know it isn`t all Americans that are stupid, it is just one guy... me.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:59:26 PM
spudman - I think it's a completely fair comparison, especially given the the comment it was responding to. There is no two ways about it, you euros are an arrogant bunch. You feel free to constantly post and add anti-American comments, but nearly every euro IABer throws a fit when your side of the cesspool is criticized.
The comment was SPECIFICALLY about death, government, and war. europe as a whole has no room to criticize in that department.
As for the lumping together of europe on IAB, personally I don`t mind. I get that there are different peoples in different places of europe, but that is no different than America. It`s a big place with different peoples in different areas (just like europe). P.S. Please take a shower and then update your profile pic. I feel dirty just typing to you.