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Rioting in Europe?
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Posted 12/17/15

George_z wrote:

Hmm.. hmm.. Great news coverage.

Geldermalsen, a village of barely 11 thousand inhabitants has a small riot instigated by a hand full of people and according to you Europe is on fire.


They're americans, they're always quick to jump the gun, just look at 9/11.

Ach ja, niet dat je wat anders van ze ken verwachten

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The US has been dealing with these sorts of numbers of immigrants for decades and Europe bashed us for having poor race relations.

Ain't so fun now that the shoe's on the other foot, eh Europe?


Sorry but that sounds like someting an American that knows little about Euroupe would say. (iam not European btw).


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See what your precious morality and compassion gives you?



Yes these are both dangerous things. Both weaknesses. Democracy i guess..
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Posted 12/17/15 , edited 12/18/15

instrumental20
They're americans, they're always quick to jump the gun, just look at 9/11.

Ach ja, niet dat je wat anders van ze ken verwachten



To reply to this in English, we too have a tendency to quickly jump the gun on news coverage from over there.
So I can't really blame them.

Realistically, things aren't as bad as the media wants us to believe.
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Here's a full mainstream-media article.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/thousands-riot-in-small-dutch-town-over-plan-for-asylum-seeker-centre

Remember when protests were about corruption or equal rights? This is some serious new world shit right here.
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Posted 12/17/15 , edited 12/17/15

George_z wrote:


instrumental20
They're americans, they're always quick to jump the gun, just look at 9/11.

Ach ja, niet dat je wat anders van ze ken verwachten



To reply to this in English, we too have a tendency to quickly jump the gun on news coverage from over there.
So I can't really blame them.

Realistically, things aren't as bad as the media wants us to believe.


Your probably right yet at the same time there's alot that the media dose not show.
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Posted 12/17/15 , edited 12/17/15

MrAnimeSK wrote

Sorry but that sounds like someting an American that knows little about Euroupe would say. (iam not European btw).




Then maybe you should shut up while you're still ahead?

Been to Europe several times. I read British and Spanish (El País, to be exact) news daily. Please, tell me more about European views regarding immigration.

Americans didn't overreact with 9/11; Thousands of people lost their lives that day. Just because you don't remember the attack doesn't mean it wasn't serious.

Posted 12/17/15

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MrAnimeSK wrote

Sorry but that sounds like someting an American that knows little about Euroupe would say. (iam not European btw).




Then maybe you should shut up while you're still ahead?

Been to Europe several times. I read British and Spanish (El País, to be exact) news daily. Please, tell me more about European views regarding immigration.

Americans didn't overreact with 9/11; Thousands of people lost their lives that day. Just because you don't remember the attack doesn't mean it wasn't serious.



In all fairness, I think SK is older than a millennial. Much older.
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Posted 12/17/15
^ SK also wasn't the one who made that stupid 9/11 comment. Instrumental was.


+1 for reading the thread!
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Posted 12/17/15

George_z wrote:

Hmm.. hmm.. Great news coverage.

Geldermalsen, a village of barely 11 thousand inhabitants has a small riot instigated by a hand full of people and according to you Europe is on fire.


Whelp! You gotta get those clicks somehow!
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Posted 12/17/15

Akage-chan wrote:


MrAnimeSK wrote

Sorry but that sounds like someting an American that knows little about Euroupe would say. (iam not European btw).




Then maybe you should shut up while you're still ahead?

Been to Europe several times. I read British and Spanish (El País, to be exact) news daily. Please, tell me more about European views regarding immigration.

Americans didn't overreact with 9/11; Thousands of people lost their lives that day. Just because you don't remember the attack doesn't mean it wasn't serious.



I remember hearing stories about a BBC reporter losing their shit when he saw some daisy cutters go off. "The yanks have lost their minds and are nuking them"
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Posted 12/17/15

George_z wrote:

Hmm.. hmm.. Great news coverage.

Geldermalsen, a village of barely 11 thousand inhabitants has a small riot instigated by a hand full of people and according to you Europe is on fire.


https://youtu.be/9yWDXIJeksg

Handful of people?

You must have some scary looking hands.
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Posted 12/17/15

George_z wrote:

Hmm.. hmm.. Great news coverage.

Geldermalsen, a village of barely 11 thousand inhabitants has a small riot instigated by a hand full of people and according to you Europe is on fire.


Pretty much this, I've been living in Italy for the past 2 weeks and this is the first I heard of Europe "burning". I have seen lots of things on immigration tho, it's seems like there's a lot of refugees that want a better life, but also ones who are still stealing and just being an issue overall.
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gonna let it burn, gonna let it burn, gonna let it burn, let it burn, let it burn
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Posted 12/17/15 , edited 12/18/15

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George_z wrote:

Hmm.. hmm.. Great news coverage.

Geldermalsen, a village of barely 11 thousand inhabitants has a small riot instigated by a hand full of people and according to you Europe is on fire.


https://youtu.be/9yWDXIJeksg

Handful of people?

You must have some scary looking hands.


Most of those people are probably not even from Geldermalsen. The same things happened a while back during a number of similar meetings in other towns. A whole bunch of those neo nazi racist assholes have been showing up at these things, looking to stir things up for a while now.

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Posted 12/17/15

Akage-chan wrote:

^ SK also wasn't the one who made that stupid 9/11 comment. Instrumental was.


+1 for reading the thread!


Ok, i agree that the 9/11 comment i made was out of line, my bad
I was just a bit annoyed at the fact that a bunch of Americans we're talking about this riot as if the people who started it represent the people of Geldermalsen or even the entire Netherlands as a whole So yes, i might have jumped the gun with my 9/11 comment (oh the irony)
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