posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:14 AM
reply to post by chiefsmom
As a supporter of Manchester United, I can be counted on to bash other firms.
This said, I thoroughly enjoy the "International Flavor"(flavour) which sometimes graces ATS.
Perhaps if Americans, as well as folks from other nations, were more widely traveled, we would find we have far more in common than is thought.
A hot topic of late is gun control.
It seems that statistically the countries with the most draconian gun laws have a much higher incidence of violent crime than the U.S., but the ones
who most loudly rail against American's 2nd amendment, have no awareness of the violence statistics in their own country, and when made aware of such
statistics, begin an oft repeated pattern of insult and abuse.
It is said that though "sticks and stones may break one's bones words will never hurt thee", this is an absolute falsehood.
Words can and do hurt people, we all should be aware of this, and temper our comments to reflect that awareness.
A little consideration for our fellow man isn't so hard to have, if we will but try.
Unless of course they support any football team except for Manchester United, then all bets are off...LOL.
BTW Chief's Mom, I love your English Bulldog, almost as much as I love my own Staffordshire Terrier, beautiful dogs the English Bulls, and not
anything like the blood thirsty devil dogs they are portrayed as being.
I was pretty much raised by an old female English Bulldog, and I'm not kidding, I was almost 8 years old before she would let me near the road. I
still miss her.