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originally posted by: truckdriver42
a reply to: purplemer
Apples and Oranges compared to America. Sprinkle in some of our finer inner city entitled citizens, some like the ones that murder 9 year old children and I would bet the cops would be very busy with their guns over there.
Edit to Add: i was just reading it is very hard to get into that country if you are of African origin.
I think we need to dig a little deeper when comparing a society that wants to preserve their culture with a society that is committing cultural suicide via multiculturalism. Apples & Oranges.
originally posted by: DeepImpactX
originally posted by: purplemer
After witnessing what is happening in the US at the moment..............you have to wonder if we are doing something very wrong..
There's no wondering about it really. When you compare the U.S. to nearly every other modern country in the world, we are by far the most violent. That's our answer to the problems that most other people talk about rationally......like civilised adults....... in order to resolve their issues.
I found it interesting that the writer of the article felt a need to say that the man had a history of mental issues. Apparently, in Iceland, sane people don't do what he did. In America, we don't see it that way. We see it as a constitutional right to own something that has one purpose and one purpose only. To kill. And if you use it indiscriminately like that man did, you don't have mental issues but rather anger issues that pills can fix. We will spend all day to find rationalizations for our violent behavior while other countries aren't even violent in the first place.
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: MALBOSIA
People riot in the US because it is so clear how much the police hate the people they police.
People protest because of bad police officers.
Thugs who don't care about their own people riot.
Poverty is the primary reason for alot of ills in the world nothing else !
originally posted by: amazing
So, what's the difference between Iceland and USA when it comes to gun violence.
What also is the difference between Chicago and New York?
Why does Chicago have higher gun deaths than New York or Iceland?
Is it gun laws, poverty, police effectiveness...this is the answer to all of our questions. Whatever that answer my be.
originally posted by: purplemer
I think in the light of recent events this may prove a little food for thought for some.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness
When I read this I was like wow.. It shows a very different attitude the police have in different cultures. Even though the man was armed and shooting at police they apologised to the family of the deceased.
After witnessing what is happening in the US at the moment and the arming of police in scotland you have to wonder if we are doing something very wrong..