05-13-2012, 01:14 AM
05-13-2012, 01:25 AM
05-13-2012, 07:47 PM
That is the prime usage of the Like function in this forum. There is a strong political alignment to them that even a cursory review will reveal. As for George - he probably suffers from Dunning-Kruger effect. The D-K effect, which was in fact written by the first people identified to have the affliction or they would never have written about it, seems to favor Americans, but nobody is immune.
Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke
05-14-2012, 12:53 AM
Have no fucking idea what you are speaking of, and i doubt you actually know what YOU are speaking of.
This is what I gave a like to:
"Gordon, why do you persist in this quaint belief that our American cousins give a flying fuck about the differences between and importance of all the individual countries in Europe? Do you have personal knowledge of all fifty US states?
The guy's right (at least from this location) Wages appear to be insultingly low in the 'States, but buy a lot more for the money. Houses, plots of land, vehicles, even white goods are much larger than we are used to for the same class of worker (contrast that with Japan on the other hand).
We DON'T give a flying fuck the difference one European country from the other, except you can trust tools from this one but not that one, just as, as Mark says, all you know is about the US and you have very little knowledge the difference between all the 50 States.
You will twist things any way you can, will you not, to go one up, to make your self importance loom. To wit: "This is also the guy that takes a gun into school grounds with him just in case there are Norwegian nutcases in the area. God help us all, nobody else will."
You make hay from this: "Left a pistol in the glovebox. That's a no-no, but I was at a school with my grand for soccer practice. You MAY carry on school property, but I do not. Lock it up. I am 3 feet away, should I get one of the maniac Norwegians coming after mine. "
Actually, the reason I went to get it is I left the car unlocked, gave them the key, thought they would lock it but they did not, else I would not have been able to retrieve it.
You may find our love affair with firearms abhorrent, but, of all the slayings in the US, a miniscule number are done by licensed people. You MUST pass a background check to be issued a permit. You are found to be a person with normal sanity and no criminal record, nor habitual drunkard, nor even abusive husband. You, on the other hand, with almost Universal ban on anything more potent than an air rifle, STILL have maniacs who Do get firearms and commit heinous crimes. You sit in a glass house, do not throw stones.
05-14-2012, 02:09 AM
05-14-2012, 11:10 PM
This would indeed be a good place to end this thread. You know so much from several trips to the US, and South to North on the East Coast, and back.
Go into the hinterlands, as you castigate MRT Mike for not doing.
"What I've never understood is why so many feel the need to have one just for the sake of having one. I have in fact had a rifle for over 40 years. Made in Czechoslovakia."
BRNO Mauser, I presume. '98, 8 mm, or possibly a '91 in 7 mm, Sporterised, of course.
I have about 14 black powder revolvers, pre-1898, not considered firearms under our law, and as many cartridge firearms, that are regulated. I do carry one, as a habit, I am not a big strong guy as you appear, from your avatar, to be.
I need not fear you TOO much, because you threaten me, when I can meet you with equivalent force. You want to kill me, I can, justifiably match your threat.
I think there are not too many places in the World that have disarmed their police. Britain DI, then re-armed them. Britain has all but disarmed their populace. Australia, also, they have even, from what I've read, disarmed their animal control officers. Are Danish Police unarmed?
We like firearms, in the US, and we are not prohibited from owning them, as so much of the World is.
Of COURSE you would consider anything I rebut you with as pointless. I am pissing into the wind, too, speaking with you. We are at loggerheads. "The East is the East, and the West is the West, and never the twain shall meet."
Oh, I understand that the EU is entering a double dip recession, see here: Despite Germany, euro zone sinks towards recession | Reuters
Thins seem to be picking up, here, but they are looking bad, there, and is that because you have all them "furirners" IN the EU?
Have a good week.
05-15-2012, 03:06 AM
The only thing in that rubbish worth commenting can be seen from this link which I have posted more than once.
Originally Posted by gmatov
05-15-2012, 03:27 AM
It will be interesting (to say the least) to see what happens in Greece. They can't even agree to form a government and time is running out rapidly for them. An EU country go bankrupt? It'll affect more than just Europe.
I can't even imagine what will happen if a country like Greece goes bankrupt. Teachers, police, military, civil servants etc. etc. - who'll pay their wages? Greece is also a member of NATO so then what?
The not so funny part is that my wife and I are going for a weeks vacation (the island of Rhodos which is more touristy than industry) in 1½ week's time so let's hope everything goes without mishaps.
The "man in the street" in Greece blames the politicians (don't we all? ) but who voted for the politicians in the first place? Democracy as we know it started in Greece but they aren't exactly showing a good example nowadays