"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in the book 'The Friends of Voltaire'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 6:57pm replied:

Also out of curiosity, where about in Europe did you live if you don't mind my asking?

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 6:54pm replied:

I have no quibbles with what you've said save for the what happens in Europe doesn't affect America. It does. European nations are the US's staunchest allies. For example, in Iraq: Round 2, nations involved in the war from Europe include everyone from the UK and Italy to Estonia and Hungary. The second biggest contributor to said war was the UK with 46,000 troops. The US sent 165,000 roughly at peak. If these European countries did not contribute to Iraq, the US would likely have had to contribute more troops to this conflict leading to a bigger cost on its part. Not to mention the fact that, the last time I checked, only France was willing to trawl into Syria with the US, knocking out the additional European soldiers that were present in Iraq, as well as the blue water navy of the UK.

To factor economics into this, the US invests about three times more into EU nations than it does into all of Asia while the EU nations invest several times more into the US than they do into India and China combined. If, for whatever improbable reason, the USA and European nations become enemies politically or militarily, that's a lot of investment that's at risk of being wasted. Generally the two continents are inter-reliant on each other; the USA has massive military and economic power while Europe is the ally that ensures, so long as the politics is right, that America has the extra manpower, money and political support to drop large mounds of faeces on evil dictators or terrorists around the world and do so without major opposition from modern nations. The best example of this would be the Cold War, Europe was the equivalent of a 'swing state' if Western Europe were pro USSR, bearing in mind their international relations in the form of overseas territories and the Commonwealth of nations (a sorely underused political force), then it is more likely that the USSR would come out on top as world superpower.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 2:46pm replied:

A total of about four. Killed by the PIDE; the secret police, not by the revolutionaries. Still, its technically bloodshed so I'll grant you that.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 2:03pm replied:

I should add, the USA most certainly does not deserve the terror attacks from militant muslims just as Britain did not deserve the 7/7 bombing, Lee Rigby most certainly did not deserve the cowardly attack he suffered, Denmark did not deserve the attempts to sabotage its economy after an image of muhammad was drawn and published and the Indians didn't deserve to have bombs placed under vehicles in Orissa intending to blow up police officers.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 17 2014, 1:48pm says:

My history teacher was in New York and was asked by a waiter, once he realised he was British, 'Well, d'you want us in or out buddy?'. We had a discussion as a group in class, only 3 of us including my teacher, and we decided that we'd sooner have the USA involving itself and leading to positive change through unrefined means (see the removal of dictator Saddam Hussein; it was positive but involved the false WMD Iraq, or Afghanistan; some good work is being done but the people we're leaving in control of the country are unpopular dirtbags). Anyhow, my personal dislike for the United States is the relative lack of education of the people there. I have been to the US, more specifically New York. I was asked by several people where I was from due to my rather unusual (or sexy) refined English accent. Anyhow, most of the comments were rather silly. Things like "Why don't you just invade France and finish the rivalry once and for all?", "What's it like having a Queen rule the country instead of a proper government?" and probably the golden one; "Why don't you let Scotland be independent? I mean, they practically are already!"

This sort of lack of aware of other nations and their politics grates on me. I make it my job to know about Europe. I can name every country in it, west to east and their capitals. On top of that, I am aware of American politics and can name a fair number of states. I also know about American history as well as European. While most Americans on here act civilly and are intelligent, there are plenty who believe the USA can do no wrong and has shouldered every burden alone throughout history. That's why I have a slight distaste for the USA.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 7:39pm says:

"So, how do we get out of this without glorious leader finding out? I don't know about you, but I like my head being attached to my body."

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 7:26pm replied:

I couldn't give two hoots about religious imagery in public places. As long as its not funded by the government of course. Just as I wouldn't want my tax-pounds to purchase a statue of any cult or pseudo-religion. If the statue has private funding and permission to be constructed then fair enough. Of course, if its ridiculous like a carved limestone statue of Jesus with a massive dong poking the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the face with it, then I'll have to protest.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:51pm replied:

Hear, hear

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:47pm replied:

DOWN WITH GDI!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 15 2014, 4:45pm says:

Trust in He for he whom controls He, controls the world.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 14 2014, 4:43pm replied:

Delete the descry_geography_new files in the third age data folder

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 14 2014, 4:35pm replied:

Thomas. Thomas the Tank.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 12 2014, 11:58am says:

The Atheist's view on life should be more 'Hey, I'm alive. I don't think there's a God. I'm going to live my life as I want as best as I can. Without being a c*nt and while obeying my nation's laws. Basically like every other motherf**ker but without God or religion. Sound.'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 12 2014, 11:52am replied:

Well we're thinking responding with 'Grill with Atheists' where we teach people how to correctly barbeque babies.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 9 2014, 7:10pm says:

There is a 'Grill* a Christian' after school activity next Thursday. Should be tasty.

*note to non Brits; Grill is slang for question or interrogate

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 9 2014, 3:37pm replied:

Let's put the blitz in blitzkrieg.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 9 2014, 3:34pm replied:

Boris: They're so kawaii!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 9 2014, 3:31pm says:

Well basically, it appears you've fribbled the graxnar. Rany roo, rany roo.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 8 2014, 3:15pm replied:

We... we should take away their metuhl bawkses.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 8 2014, 3:13pm says:

Operation Seelöwe, here I come!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 7 2014, 6:13pm replied:

Your country may be complex, as most all nations are, and young but that's no excuse for the nation's actions. Canada, Australia and New Zealand are all nations that were born from the British Empire, as the US was, and are actually younger than the US yet none of these are anywhere near as belligerent or dangerous as the US. Using the excuse that a powerful military and economy has made America arrogant is all the more reason that America is not reliable and shouldn't be trusted with these things.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 5 2014, 11:32am replied:

Hold my watch and beer me do this...

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 5 2014, 11:29am says:

Don't fix what isn't broke. Clearly Google have never heard of this phrase.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 4 2014, 5:46pm says:

Oh noes, the metal has sunken ;(

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 4 2014, 4:40pm says:

KOMMEN BEI MICH ENGLANDER. KOMMEN. BEI. MICH.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 4 2014, 4:37pm says:

I'm glad to see that no one is surprised by this. "Oh you have 'insert object America wants or doesn't want others to have/use', only way to deal with that is superior firepower. Not like we have diplomats right?"

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Jan 1 2014, 12:03pm says:

'This is Mission Control Cat to Atheist Cat, I need your report, over.'

'Atheist Cat to Mission Control Cat, I see no Ceiling Cat up here,over.'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 31 2013, 7:03pm replied:

'Hit me with those laser beams'-Dying Clone Trooper

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 31 2013, 10:18am replied:

Really? I was drafted into it by the Wehrmacht.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 30 2013, 4:58pm replied:

'unlike the northern scum who love slavery but never go against war criminal Lincoln'. I'm sorry, I thought Lincoln abolished slaves and that the south massacred surrendering black soldiers at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. Then again, I'm just a British history student so what do I know.

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