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If something bad happened, let them in! I don't believe anyone should be left to suffer in a bad country because of our own cultural prejudices. I think it'll be better to try to help fix the situation in America, though, because there is only so much land in the UK.


yea driving 2 hours doesn't even get me half way across my state lol
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Keep them out nothing but a bunch of criminals and rapists!
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Ew even I'm american and I'd tell you to close your borders. Seriously close it.
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Omfg trump... Can someone from another country adopt me please. Maybe someone from Canada? Please ;////;
Posted 9/18/16

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Omfg trump... Can someone from another country adopt me please. Maybe someone from Canada? Please ;////;


I'm sorry, Florida Woman, but I would not dare.
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Also - I was thinking of Assegai, the long curved knife used by the Zulus in Africa when I saw your username. Not exactly close, but I have just created the BunnyBlade :)


The assegai is a short, broad-bladed spear, not a curved knife.

Anyhow, on topic, it's ridiculous on the face of it, and clearly was just intended to create a post for people to badmouth americans. Even if Trump does win, no significant amount of people are going to flee the country, as there are multiple layers of built-in checks and balances in the American governmental system explicitly designed to prevent him from having solitary control over anything.

And it's not as if ridiculous idiots have never been elected in other countries. Speaking of which, I do have to roll my eyes at Germans and Japanese trying to chastise the US for the *theoretical* bad things Trump will allegedly do. I mean, coming from a country that just half a century ago was run by *literal* Hitler, it's a bit hard to take insults seriously


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I was trying to poke fun of Americans by using the idea that many of them are monolingual and so proud of their home and language, to the point where learning another language would be considered unnecessary. Guess I am not as funny as I thought myself to be. ^^


True, not many Americans are fluent in a second language. But then again, the situation isn't comparable to that in Europe: the US is a massive nation, sharing borders with only two other nations, one of which uses the same language anyway. There just isn't that much practical, day-to-day need to learn a second language unless you're a higher-level businessman who liaisons with a foreign office overseas. Very few Japanese speak a second language for exactly the same reason. Planning to mock them, too? Also, english is the semi-official international and business language of the entire world, so it's far more likely that a traveling American will find english-speakers in a foreign land than any other individual language. There's just not much real impetus for Americans to learn another language unless it's as a hobby. It is not as if Americans are any less capable of learning a second language, they just don't really need to (and have few opportunities to practice them in conversation anyway!)

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CasualObserver wrote:
Also - I was thinking of Assegai, the long curved knife used by the Zulus in Africa when I saw your username. Not exactly close, but I have just created the BunnyBlade :)


The assegai is a short, broad-bladed spear, not a curved knife.

Anyhow, on topic, it's ridiculous on the face of it, and clearly was just intended to create a post for people to badmouth americans. Even if Trump does win, no significant amount of people are going to flee the country, as there are multiple layers of built-in checks and balances in the American governmental system explicitly designed to prevent him from having solitary control over anything.

And it's not as if ridiculous idiots have never been elected in other countries. Speaking of which, I do have to roll my eyes at Germans and Japanese trying to chastise the US for the *theoretical* bad things Trump will allegedly do. I mean, coming from a country that just half a century ago was run by *literal* Hitler, it's a bit hard to take insults seriously


Fortunately, his control is extremely limited. People like to regard the presidential office as the head of an absolute monarchy, but the extent of its power makes it little more than a figure head for everyone to bitch and moan about. The worst he can do is throw a tantrum and force a "government shutdown" (*cough*Obama*cough*.)
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outontheop wrote:

Speaking of which, I do have to roll my eyes at Germans and Japanese trying to chastise the US for the *theoretical* bad things Trump will allegedly do. I mean, coming from a country that just half a century ago was run by *literal* Hitler, it's a bit hard to take insults seriously



I do have to role my eyes at US-citizens trying to tell the world something about freedom. I mean coming from a country in which slavery was a thing until the 19th century .
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I do have to role my eyes at US-citizens trying to tell the world something about freedom. I mean coming from a country in which slavery was a thing until the 19th century .


Oh, hey, way to entirely miss the point!

America had slavery in the 19th century? Oh noes! So did almost all of Africa, the entire Ottoman empire, and the British empire (which, by the way, was an ACTUAL empire, not the alleged empire everyone claims the US is). Most European nations didn't ban slavery until after 1848. (France tried around 1790, but didn't actually do it until 1848, along with Denmark and Norway). That's an awful lot of moral high ground to hold for getting around to it a mere decade before the USA. Slavery was legal in China until 1910. 1890s in Korea, Philippines, Burma, and Thailand. One would be hard-pressed to find examples of nations that do NOT have an extensive history of fairly recent slavery.

Other countries have done bad things. Very bad things. ALL countries have done very bad things. Yet everyone fixates on what America does (or did hundreds of years ago), while giving a pass to other nations that did things as bad or worse, because "yes, but XYZ country NOW isn't really the same as it was ### years ago"

"What's that? America had slavery until 160 years ago? All currently living Americans are evil, racist pigs!"
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"Say what now? Germans and Japanese actually, literally used racist ideologies to ACTUALLY commit the deliberate genocide of millions of people a mere 65 years ago? Oh, well that was AGES ago, and it's not really representative of current German and Japanese culture".

See how that's a little bit of a double standard?
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Hm, my family sure didn't pass it down to me. Every male in my family went to West Point, and became a Lt. Colonel or higher (up to a Lt. General). I just was taught to think for myself.

Also, having lived all over the world... I can def say Americans are fatter, have a worse education system, food laws are too lax (why US meat is illegal in many places in the world), we have the highest heart disease rates in the world, have a hell of a lot of pride among other things.

Something I know many Americans haven't done is travel the world. I have been to every continent minus Antarctica and Africa. In each continent I hit at least 3 countries (usually 5-10). With this much knowledge I can make a decent generalization of the US compared to others.


Americans are fatter?

America is #9 - http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/obesity.html

America is #10- http://gazettereview.com/2016/06/top-10-fattest-countries-in-world/


And as for strictly "developed nations" we are 2nd with 31.8% obesity and the difference between 1st and 25th is only about 8%. I'd say we are about par with most countries. We only seem "fatter" because there are more of us. -
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/news/america-fattest-obese-un-144341236.html?ref=gs


American's are just the fattest people in the world I guess
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Blackbutler3000 wrote:

Omfg trump... Can someone from another country adopt me please. Maybe someone from Canada? Please ;////;


I'm sorry, Florida Woman, but I would not dare.


Why not? ;///; I can cook and um I play video games ;///;
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outontheop wrote:


srlan23 wrote:

I do have to role my eyes at US-citizens trying to tell the world something about freedom. I mean coming from a country in which slavery was a thing until the 19th century .


Oh, hey, way to entirely miss the point!

America had slavery in the 19th century? Oh noes! So did almost all of Africa, the entire Ottoman empire, and the British empire (which, by the way, was an ACTUAL empire, not the alleged empire everyone claims the US is). Most European nations didn't ban slavery until after 1848. (France tried around 1790, but didn't actually do it until 1848, along with Denmark and Norway). That's an awful lot of moral high ground to hold for getting around to it a mere decade before the USA. Slavery was legal in China until 1910. 1890s in Korea, Philippines, Burma, and Thailand. One would be hard-pressed to find examples of nations that do NOT have an extensive history of fairly recent slavery.

Other countries have done bad things. Very bad things. ALL countries have done very bad things. Yet everyone fixates on what America does (or did hundreds of years ago), while giving a pass to other nations that did things as bad or worse, because "yes, but XYZ country NOW isn't really the same as it was ### years ago"

"What's that? America had slavery until 160 years ago? All currently living Americans are evil, racist pigs!"
-versus-
"Say what now? Germans and Japanese actually, literally used racist ideologies to ACTUALLY commit the deliberate genocide of millions of people a mere 65 years ago? Oh, well that was AGES ago, and it's not really representative of current German and Japanese culture".

See how that's a little bit of a double standard?


Whoa, wait, no. This isn't a serious thread I was just joking. But if you want to talk seriously about it, here we go. I don't understand why you can't take criticism from Germans seriously because of what their ancestors did 71 years ago. We are learning about this stuff in school, we have to visit concentration camps and there are countless documentaries, articles etc. we're constantly confronted with. We have learned from it and I for example wasn't even born when that happend. So why can't you take my opinion seriously?
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The worst he can do is throw a tantrum and force a "government shutdown" (*cough*Obama*cough*.)


A penchant for revisionist history is one of the reasons you guys give the rest of us a headache sometimes. -.-
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PandAndy wrote:
The worst he can do is throw a tantrum and force a "government shutdown" (*cough*Obama*cough*.)


A penchant for revisionist history is one of the reasons you guys give the rest of us a headache sometimes. -.-


Just drawing a parallel
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No tengo relación con la Alt right o nazis o lo que sea, pero encuentro totalmente fascinante que un meme como pepe la rana esta siendo seriamente discutida en los medios como un simbolo de nacionalismo blanco, solo porque gente en la alt right (y medía internet realmente) lo usa para hacer chistes de Trump. Supongo que es dificil para la gente mayor de entender como funciona internet o el concepto de memes o el shitposting, pero esto debería hacer sonar alarmas hasta en los menos habiles con la tecnología. En cualquier caso, me da algunas gloriosas excusas para mi propio shitposting. A ver si hago enfadar a votantes de Hillary.
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