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Originally posted by plumranch
reply to post by K-Raz
If Fox news was based here, they would get shut down pretty fast. (and not by the government i might add - but by the people)
So what you are saying is that the Danish people would shut down any alternative viewpoints? Only listen to the news presented by the government and the liberal LEFT?
My guess is that the Danes aren't that stupid!
Or are they?
[edit on 14/11/09 by plumranch]
Originally posted by triplesod
Former criminals? Erm... that's not really a good idea, is it? I mean, I know the use of the word "former" is important.
(...)it would be sensible to instead pick up the stalker and if that doesn't work, then give the victim around the clock security?
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Originally posted by CRB86
I'm still thoroughly interested in finding out how football hooliganism fits into the thesis, though.
Here in the States people of my thinking criticize "Americans" daily. The people who fit all the stereotypes inherent in this thread.
And they are REAL. They're EVERYWHERE, EVERDAY.
And a key identifier of rather striking accuracy is the types who obsess over sports much like the rest of what's on TV. But sports go much further. You've got dripping tribalism amongst other notable concepts such as irrational bowing to authority figures.
But perhaps most concerning of all, in my view, would be squander. There are MILLIONS of people in 'the west' who know more about sports than they know about themselves. A major percentage of the society here not only obsesses over pro-"Football" but also college football which has something like 100 teams. They know the stats, the players, an elaborate historical timeline view of the sports, teams, players, stats and the rest of it. They watch Sportscenter instead of the news. I had these roomates once they'd sit late at night and watch SC once, and then again the replay of the same show showing the same clips.
But if you try to talk to them about much of ANYTHING that is actually important in the world you'll get laughed off the stage.
So sports is an important benchmark in measuring the brainwashing of any society. Therefore, the idea of having regular riots over such tribalistic irrelevent nonsense is striking to say the least. So when you factor in the concept of unwittingly serving as a tool to train the police to put down uprisings along with providing justification to have such overblown police forces I'd say this key point is a slam dunk.
The fact of the matter is that every Country/Continent/City/Town/Hamlet/Social group/Family/Person have issues.
Originally posted by SK2KK8
You can buy a gun here in the UK and legally keep it for the purposes of hunting or recreational purposes.
A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for "doing his duty"
The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year's imprisonment for handing in the weapon.
Judge Christopher Critchlow said: "This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defence to this charge.
"The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant."
Originally posted by TheNetherlands
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Ask a hundred million people in Europe if aliens exist and visit Earth and 99 million will say yes, without being ridiculed. And i only use this as one of the many examples.
Originally posted by Ridhya
Almost every time I hear something negative about the EU its from a Brit.
Originally posted by Ridhya
Most people know the EU is a scam...