How can we make America better? We’re taking solutions.
Europeans of DL
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 15, 2023 1:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 3, 2023 8:37 PM|
Get rid of guns
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 3, 2023 8:38 PM|
R1 No ho, solutions. We have enough suggestions. We need to implement action ASAP.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 3, 2023 8:39 PM|
Less religion, fewer guns, better education, dial down the military and consumerist fetishes, raise taxes, make healthcare universal. But since none of those will happen, just go decline in in your own corner of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 3, 2023 8:55 PM|
I would think part of the advice is to protect America’s democratic institutions, especially against anarchist/authoritarian cult leaders. At least one third of our population openly embraces the fall from democratic norms we have fought for.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 3, 2023 9:32 PM|
Stop mutilating your males. Slicing penises is barbaric, cruel and unnecessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 3, 2023 10:31 PM|
I hear they don't even poop in Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 3, 2023 10:42 PM|
Get fucked r6. A nice cut cock is clean and hygenic. A cheese-filled, stinky uncut cock is gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 3, 2023 10:48 PM|
More than an average of only 10 days paid holiday a year would probably calm you guys down a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 3, 2023 10:53 PM|
I wouldn’t take advice from Europeans. They’ve imported millions of Muslims from MENA to supplement their low of birth rate and need for more workers paying tax to support pensioners/social bennies. These migrants do not share the hedonistic values of their host countries and will abolish them when they become a big enough voting block. Western Europe has already been lost. Fait accompli.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 3, 2023 10:59 PM|
Too late. It's fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 4, 2023 12:55 AM|
R8 Grow the fuck up. You have no idea what you're talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 4, 2023 1:16 AM|
People of Marbaden!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 4, 2023 1:23 AM|
Was this thread started by the mutilation troll?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 4, 2023 1:35 AM|
MAGAT concentration camps in Florida, and asshole concentration camps in Alabama.
Alirlift all the Democrats out of that hellhole,, round up all the MAGATs in the US, and dump them in Florida.
Make them spend their days building that beautiful wall they dreamed about. But instead of constructing a wall around the southern US border, they have to build a giant wall and moat around the state of Florida to keep them permanently trapped in the Sunshine state.
Then take the homeless cunts who want to live outside and be a nuisance, the assholes who use/distribute/deal opiates, the idiots who participate in theft and destruction of property, and the apologists for each of these groups, and dump them into Alabama.
They can build a wall and moat around Alabama like the MAGATs were made to do in Florida, and they’ll be plenty of room in Alabama since we rounded up the MAGATs and shoved them into Florida.
The rest of us can live in peace once these two events occur.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 4, 2023 1:39 AM|
R15 posting from the Institute of Living. EEK
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 4, 2023 1:43 AM|
Europeans have logic deniers and fascists too
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 4, 2023 1:43 AM|
I’m European and I live in the US, aside from the obvious things, I think it would be amazing if there was a real effort to dismantle the hold that franchises have over how cities and towns here operate. You go anywhere that’s not a major city, or towns between larger cities or metro areas and they all look the same because such a large proportion of the businesses (especially restaurants, but pharmacies and book stores etc. also) are the exact same. It’s all CVS / Walgreens / Walmart / Target / McDonalds / Burger King / Wendy’s / Dennys and so on. One of the joys of small European towns is the variety and unusual little small businesses you come across in smaller towns, and it’s a bit sad that that doesn’t exist here to the same degree. I mean I know Europe has chains but nothing like it is here.
Second thing and I know it’s obvious, a real update of transport infrastructure is terribly needed. It’s embarrassing how reliant the country is on private car ownership to move people around. I drive to and from work (15 mins morning 39 evening) and I attempted it a couple of times on public transport and it was shocking (1hr15 in 1hr45 home).
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 4, 2023 1:44 AM|
I would have two world wars on American soil. Call in the Europeans to save us, then rely on their GDP to protect us.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 4, 2023 1:48 AM|
R15’s post reminds me of a video someone xposted from TikTok.
Time traveler from the future to 2027 human “what year is it?”
2027 human “2027”
Time Traveler “that can’t be! You have clean air, clean water, enough food for the planet and everyone is housed! In 2023, the world was a mess! What happened?”
2027 human “Jesus”
TT “what!? Jesus is real?”
2027 “yeah, he’s real”
TT “so Jesus came back and cleaned this mess up?”
2027 “sort of. He came down and raptured all of the xtians and once they were gone, the rest of us could get shit done”
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 4, 2023 2:07 AM|
Do something about this:
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 4, 2023 5:25 AM|
Hi Europe! Enjoy your Muslim invasion!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 4, 2023 12:18 PM|
Live up to the promise of the American Dream, it's a great idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 4, 2023 2:17 PM|
r8 a cut dick is like a convertible with a broken roof, a dried up sharpie that's lost its cap.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 4, 2023 3:18 PM|
Then why is it in demand, R24?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 4, 2023 3:30 PM|
I don't want stinky cheese in my mouth, I'll take a cut dick
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 4, 2023 4:39 PM|
r25 ignorance and superstition. And that's only in places like Iraq and Ohio.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 4, 2023 4:54 PM|
R8- I agree. I’m NOT into ant 🐜 eaters .
The last time I sucked a Cock which was two years ago- it was UNCUT so to give myself the illusion of it being circumcised I pulled the foreskin all the way down before sucking it- I couldn’t have done it otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 4, 2023 5:09 PM|
Get rid of urinal dividers, or nuke the entire country from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 4, 2023 5:13 PM|
R22 The US sent the Muslims to Europe to try to weaken Europe. The American Empire is always desperate to stay on top.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 4, 2023 5:13 PM|
Ship all the fatties, wokes and MAGATS to Antarctica.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 4, 2023 5:18 PM|
If they're shipping the fatties to Antarctica Datalounge better hope there's WiFi there.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 4, 2023 6:21 PM|
Oslo, London and Paris are basically Marrakesh now. I wouldn't take advice from Europeans about improving society.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 4, 2023 6:36 PM|
Thanks for all the replies thus far.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 5, 2023 9:06 AM|
America, time and again, fails to articulate what is more important to them as a society than money. It's made for a very cruel society, and American provincialism and arrogance ("we're the best in the world") prevents them from seeing how cruel it really is.
Americans don't get Europeans are more collectivist and order-driven than US Democrats as more collectivist societies, so things like peace & quiet are legislated in the way many home associations do it in the US.
Europe legislates, America sues.
Europe (generally) gets that laws and regulations are there to be a pain in the ass and save us from our dark sides. Americans want to do whatever they want, even if it causes societal breakdown.
Nearly everyone involved in WW2 is dead, so quit it with the "we saved your ass" crap. America got a lot out of this, including leadership of the free world for nearly 80 years. Nobody owes you shit.
Coalition governments are far more functional than two-party democracies and can move faster. You'd have been rid of Trump just like Liz Truss if the US was a parliamentary democracy.
This will be controversial, but I think bringing back German-style compulsory military or social service is sorely needed for a host of reasons. Maybe even a third option of a year in abroad so more Americans are exposed to global culture.
Get on the metric system already. It will save money in the long run.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 5, 2023 9:25 AM|
R35 = best post in this thread by far.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 5, 2023 9:30 AM|
You have Miss Lindsey in the U.S. Your media loves to feature her. Trump and her have this “thing”. That is indeed puzzling.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 5, 2023 9:32 AM|
Well, since you asked.....
- Stop pledging allegiance to a flag; it breeds a level of nationalism the nazis would be envious of
- Your judges shouldn't be affiliated with any political party, and they shouldn't be picked by politicians
- On that note, reinstate the "trias politica", where judges check the politicians and police guard the citizenry
- Bring back personal accountability, raise the threshold for people to sue one another over every little thing
- Universal healthcare for all, no more ambulance rides that set you back $150 and whatnot
- Gun reform and, with the aforementioned universal healthcare, better accessible mental healthcare
- Let boys decide on circumcision when they are 18 (I think you can guess the results)
- Dutchie for President
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 5, 2023 9:35 AM|
- Universal healthcare for all, no more ambulance rides that set you back $15.000 and whatnot
...and one addition:
- Affordable education for all, no more crippling student for the rest of your life
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 5, 2023 9:37 AM|
Surprisingly this thread isn’t as mean-spirited as I expected. Living in Europe I get tired of Europeans acting like things are perfect over here when, aside from gun violence, the same issues are wreaking havoc.
One thing I genuinely find regrettable is the way the US tends to put economic supremacy above all else…while refusing to allow everyone to benefit in a significant way. I also hate the fear mongering about 3rd party candidates, when more parties could help alleviate the hyper-partisanship crippling the country.
Where I live now, most people can’t stand the country’s leader, but a reliance on a coalition government has ensured he governs from the middle.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 5, 2023 9:39 AM|
Agreed on UHC but ambulance rides are ~$1500. Still criminal.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 5, 2023 9:41 AM|
R41 I corrected it in R39, have heard horror stories of as much as 15K. It's criminal, indeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 5, 2023 9:43 AM|
Europeans are being quite disingenuous when they chastise America for not having universal healthcare or free college.
1. Healthcare in Europe is not free. It’s subsidized through high taxes—of which even the most liberal Americans would balk at paying (in some cases 40-50% of one’s gross income). Additionally, free and lower cost healthcare doesn’t exactly mean quality healthcare. I’m in a country where doctors (and most of society by default) are proponents of homeopathic remedies…so it can feel like a waste of time to schedule an appointment. Also, friends with serious ailments and children or parents with special needs regularly spend practically all day waiting to see doctors…even with appointments that required months of waiting. The issue in the US is that too many people don’t have access to quality care…even though US healthcare is quite good.
2. Free university is only relevant to the small percentage of students who excelled academically from Kindergarten through high school. In the US, it’s possible to be a mediocre student, do well on your SATs or ACTs, get accepted to a college, and do well academically. In most European countries, you’re fucked and forced into technical training in your mid-teens…with very little chance of going to university later in life. In 2023, I know numerous families where not one single person has gone to university…grandparents, parents, or children. They all manage to enjoy comfortable lives (mostly due to generous inheritances), but the bar to attend college is much, much higher in Europe.
I personally think more emphasis should be put on job training programs instead of making it seem like the only way American students can be successful is by getting a college degree. It would also force colleges to lower tuition and fees if their applicant pool was greatly reduced.
Among the things that get lost when comparing Europe to the US:
1. The US is similar to 50 countries in an economic bloc. Just like not every EU country agrees on most issues, neither do the voters in most states.
2. The US was founded and settled by people who rejected societal norms in their European homelands. Europeans act shocked by Americans’ rejection of socialist policies when its existence was shaped by people who felt stifled by the rules in taxes in their home countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 5, 2023 10:11 AM|
FICA plus state taxes = essentially the same tax rate in most Western European countries. Sales tax/VAT is something you could have gone after instead, which at an average of 20% is ridiculous.
- What you're obscuring, R43, is the high prices for healthcare in the US, sometime 1000's of percentage points more. Experiences with the quality of care vary anywhere in the world. What matters is treatment outcomes, where even the comparatively shitty NHS does better than the US in study after study. Also: The care in the US is good PRECISELY because they don't have the "burden" of working out how to deliver great care to everyone. I'm also hearing from Americans that wait times are nuts and creeping. Also, people in Europe don't exhaust their fortunes and sell their properties for elder care, so this tax hate you have is kinda for shit because it's a solid investment. The GOP has incentive to make government services shit, so the conversation about taxes being a good investment died with Reagan.
- America abandoned the working class in many ways, but mostly by growing this exceedingly fucked university-industrial complex at the costs of the trades. Europe didn't do that. Unwinding the US system is going to be painful, as the student loan debate shows.
- Your point 2 is just plain inaccurate and seems to assume the world started with the Reagan years. The problem with Europe isn't socialism, it's defeatism in the face of old industrialists creating the class system. Many Europeans think they are stuck with their lot and do nothing about it. People came to America for religious freedom, to eat (potato famine), and for economic opportunity, not because their taxes paid for healthcare for people they didn't like.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 5, 2023 10:29 AM|
[quote] 2. The US was founded and settled by people who rejected societal norms in their European homelands. Europeans act shocked by Americans’ rejection of socialist policies when its existence was shaped by people who felt stifled by the rules in taxes in their home countries.
Don't forget that among those fabled settlers were lots of fundies who wanted the freedom to suppress others.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 5, 2023 10:42 AM|
[quote] existence was shaped by people who felt stifled by the rules in taxes in their home countries.
Shame on me, but I thought the US Revolution was based on tax woes from mostly British settlers who had already been in America for several generations, not people escaping the oppressive tax policies of the British rule over Ireland during the potato famine, people taking on indentured servitude contracts (no income to be taxed), or Jews who had been ghettoized, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 5, 2023 10:57 AM|
Step 1: Fuck off.
Step 2: See Step 1.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 5, 2023 11:02 AM|
It's a pity some of you don't listen and think R47.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 5, 2023 11:03 AM|
R48, it really is a pity. There's a lot of good things available to Americans that they are too arrogant, incurious, or afraid to explore. Their loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 5, 2023 11:19 AM|
[quote]Maybe even a third option of a year in abroad so more Americans are exposed to global culture.
American here, and this would be very beneficial. So many Americans are so isolated and provincial, sending them abroad as young people will give them a greater perspective on things.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 5, 2023 2:40 PM|
R35 Bravo. I love a smart European.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 5, 2023 4:49 PM|
[quote]Healthcare in Europe is not free. It’s subsidized through high taxes—of which even the most liberal Americans would balk at paying (in some cases 40-50% of one’s gross income).
No. You oversimplify to push your point. No one in Europe thinks "free healthcare" in Europe doesn't come at a cost. Nor should any American think that his private healthcare insurance pays all of the cost of his healthcare, with no contribution from the government.
The average U.S. tax rate us 14.6 %; the average single worker pays 28.4%. On top of that Americans pay higher state/local taxes so the combined rate for many approaches the highest rates in Europe (where any local/regional taxes and property taxes are typically insignificant compared to their American parallels.)
The costs aid by American workers for their health care, even with offset by their employers, is typically thousands of dollars every year even at the low end of the payscale. Co-pays, minimum out-of-pocket expenses, prescription costs add up to thousands more should someone have the misfortune of having to use their insurance - things that don't exist or, when rarely they do, don't amount to many thousands in additional personal costs but maybe a fee hundred at most. There are no five-figure balance rides, no drugs prices at five-figured per month, no unlimited co-pays, etc., etc. Unforseen expenses don't land European in the street or to GoFundMe schemes.
Germany has by all outside perspective the shittiest national healthcare system of Europe so I'm not certain it's a good model except to note that it's an importantly large syatem.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 5, 2023 11:42 PM|
[quote] It would also force colleges to lower tuition and fees if their applicant pool was greatly reduced.
Nah. They'd just import more Chinese students who can pay full tuition.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 8, 2023 8:41 PM|
R52 is me with a better attention span
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 8, 2023 8:54 PM|
Be more intelligent and cultured and good-looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 8, 2023 9:00 PM|
Gee, I could only imagine how this thread would be perceived by Europeans if the countries/nationalities in the subject line/post were switched around.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 8, 2023 9:10 PM|
To be fair, r56, we're pretty much forced to care about you and you certainly don't return the favour. We have every right to read you all to filth simply for not having your facts straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 8, 2023 9:16 PM|
[quote]How can we make America better? We’re taking solutions.
One thing I like about Europe is that they have more walkable towns/cities and public transport. That encourages more exercise.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 8, 2023 9:22 PM|
Oh, and drop the huge portions and free re-fills which encourages over-eating as well as food waste.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 8, 2023 9:24 PM|
R57: “ and you certainly don't return the favour”
We’re the reason you pussies weren’t demolished in WW2 and are a peaceful continent today. Perhaps you also forget the significant proportion of our defense budget to this today on maintaining military capabilities and operations in Europe to continue keeping you safe. But continue flicking your nose at us while sipping your coffee and barely working a full work week.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 8, 2023 9:25 PM|
Latest authenticated-retard troll has joined the chat. Check out “teacake’s” posts so far. 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 8, 2023 9:28 PM|
"I can't with an uncut penis! Ah simply cain't"
Such nellie prisspots! Get out the smelling salts! Leave the beautiful cocks of real men to the non-prisses.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 8, 2023 9:29 PM|
^ is it surprising that the only ones that ever initiate any discussion about cut or uncut are always those w the latter? Gee I can’t imagine why?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 8, 2023 9:31 PM|
R35 I think a public service option would be great.
Especially if it was tied to free or reduced college tuition or low cost loans.
And as long as other types of service (homebuilding/Peace Corps etc) would be available, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 8, 2023 9:34 PM|
R60 Yes, we "keep Europe safe" purely out of the goodness of our hearts. It never had anything at all to do with making sure there were overseas markets for our goods, or keeping the other important areas of the world from going Red, or anything like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 8, 2023 9:50 PM|
^ cool story, and your point? Because mine — which is that America has returned and continues to return “the favor”, by protecting Europe’s literal existence — still stands.
And I know this may really shock you, but there is such a thing called “commonality of interests” in the world of international politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 8, 2023 10:03 PM|
R60, see R35 you fucking dinosaur.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 8, 2023 10:11 PM|
The US really should stop with the military operations in Europe. It would save us a lot of debt and I'm sure Europe can remain peaceful without it.
Let's keep our tax dollars on our own shores.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 8, 2023 10:20 PM|
R67, r35 doesn’t say anything about America's significant efforts and expenditures since WW2 through literally today. Learn to read, you fucking retard.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 8, 2023 10:23 PM|
Well I guess that’s encouraging- we got through 59 replies before some troglodyte raised “we saved your asses in WW2”.
Well done, R60! I refer you to R35 for some enlightenment.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 8, 2023 10:26 PM|
Britian paid off lend-lease in 2006, and that spending basically gave your world-leading economy it's infrastructure. Thanks for proving me right.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 8, 2023 10:27 PM|
Its* (fucking mobile)
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 8, 2023 10:27 PM|
R60 "The Ugly American" resurfaces. We're sorry, peoples of Europe! That sort of gasbag backwoods ignoramus has always been with us and always will be.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 8, 2023 10:48 PM|
R58 Your def right about that. Only see Northeast cities are really walkable. Maybe Chicago and Seattle too.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 8, 2023 10:54 PM|
No one in Europe has a right to offer solutions for a country this (US) size. They have no idea what they are talking about and the EU is fucked as it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 8, 2023 11:10 PM|
r63 well we are the minority in America so we're going to notice it more. Though the Intactivist groups I've been in have been majority cut men and plenty of women too.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 8, 2023 11:35 PM|
Speaking of having no idea, R75 - you do realise that not all European countries are in the EU, don’t you?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 8, 2023 11:46 PM|
R66 My point is that you take an ignorant, insulting, condescending tone toward our allies and don't seem to realize that mutual interests are at stake.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 9, 2023 12:45 AM|
America would be a better place if your media was regulated, or at least forced to print/broadcast corrections or responses from those it attacks. Your media lacks any sense of balance and your rolling news channels are really harmful.
We have billionaires here in the UK who fund campaigns to discredit the BBC and create rightwing megaphones like GB News, but they are currently pretty unsuccessful. I do fear we are heading down the road the US has taken though.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 9, 2023 12:52 AM|
Two step process:
1. Decouple the TQ+ from the LGB 2. Let gay men run things.
We can do a much better job running things than the breeders but we cannot do it with the trannies and the silly gender people hanging onto us. Most gay men are liberal enough to introduce sensible policies but not so batshit crazy that they’ll push crazy shit like top surgery for 15 year olds and 65 genders. Maybe we could even end up with a leader who prioritizes universal healthcare over nonbinary passports.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 9, 2023 12:57 AM|
[quote] America would be a better place if your media was regulated
It used to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 9, 2023 12:58 AM|
[quote]We’re taking solutions.
It's "taking suggestions." I suggest learning American English before attempting to troll as an American.
Solutions are not "taken." They're sought-- "We're seeking solutions."
Learn to write.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 9, 2023 1:34 AM|
Dutchie/R38 - "ambulance rides that set you back $150..."
OH, MY SIDES! Try $800!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 9, 2023 2:07 AM|
About 5 years ago, over the course of one year, my BF and I both had ambulance rides (me for asthma, him for dehydration after a long flu)
Each of them were 1500 dollars. As in, add a 0 to 150
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 9, 2023 2:10 AM|
Become a parliamentary democracy: that will sort out a lot of the other shit, like college debt, abortion rights and access to healthcare.
Sadly the most endemic problems are cultural, and therefore not easy to fix: especially gun culture, evangelical culture, and hypercapitalist culture.
Teach everyone Spanish.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 9, 2023 2:18 AM|
R82 when all else fails, criticise someone’s command of the English language.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 9, 2023 2:35 AM|
I love y'all, but the loud talking has got to go, you are worse than Italians at this point. I feel like once that gets fixed, all else will quite naturally fall into place.
Also, slightly less theatre at school and more basic geography lessons instead wouldn't hurt either.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 9, 2023 11:08 AM|
USA should join the post-industrial rich countries and offer: universal health care, cheap vocational training, apprenticeships, and universities, and a modern infrastructure with much more public transportation and good local leisure facilities. Too much of America's considerable wealth is not benefiting the masses of Americans.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 9, 2023 11:17 AM|
R70, I refer you to the second sentence in r60 for some enlightenment.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 9, 2023 3:27 PM|
R73 of course will say nothing about the pompous, Eurotrash gasbag at r57, which prompted r60’s response.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 9, 2023 3:30 PM|
OP, what makes you think Europe is doing any better as a whole? What a stupid, self-hating question.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 9, 2023 3:32 PM|
R71, what are you even trying to argue? Lol these paid amounts were debts OWED to the United States.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 9, 2023 3:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 9, 2023 3:40 PM|
Lots of things already said, to me the main one and that, from my perspective, makes the USA culture apart, is gun control. How is it possible this isn’t changed.
On a related note, i think a constitutional reform is needed. To me is mind boggling that peoples rights and lives are being regulated and decided upon the interpretations from the will of the founding fathers, who lived centuries ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 9, 2023 3:55 PM|
[quote][R82] when all else fails, criticise someone’s command of the English language.
The OP is clearly implying that he's an American by starting this thread. And clearly - to anyone American - he is not, because his syntax and word choice are non-standard to American English. This isn't about criticizing someone's English, it's about pointing out when they're a huge troll.
But then knew that, you just needed to criticiSe an American on the thread non-American OP started just for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 9, 2023 4:12 PM|
Why the upper case “s”, R95?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 9, 2023 10:08 PM|
R95, cap S b/c that's Brit spelling. Criticise v criticize.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 9, 2023 10:35 PM|
^ Sorry - I meant R96
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 9, 2023 10:36 PM|
Deporting the OP would be a good start. He sounds whiny and ineffectual, so send him to Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 9, 2023 11:18 PM|
Yes I’m well aware of that, R97. What’s your point?
BTW it’s not just “Brit” spelling - it’s how the rest of the English speaking world spells it.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 9, 2023 11:50 PM|
R95 I’ve noticed a trend on the DL lately to suggest that another poster cannot communicate in English properly as a way of denigrating their response. It’s not only intentionally condescending but laughable considering the spelling and grammar skills of so many native English speakers here.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 9, 2023 11:51 PM|
R95 you’re wrong - OP is Othello, who is American.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 10, 2023 1:48 AM|
R77 - did I say they were?
Yes, I realize that. I've been to Switzerland and Norway and can Google the others, just like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 11, 2023 4:37 PM|
R95 You self righteous cunt. I am American. Please stop thinking you are the smartest person in the room. I doubt you’d be the smart person in Detroit.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 11, 2023 5:06 PM|
Smartest* person in Detroit.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 11, 2023 5:08 PM|
^ well that was a fail, wasn’t it.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 11, 2023 6:21 PM|
OP is taking "solutions."
Would they would be 70% sulfuric acid ones, applied to those too-busy fat fingers of the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 11, 2023 7:09 PM|
Who needs to Google, R103? I’m not a product of the American education system.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 11, 2023 7:23 PM|
R60 and the other similar posters never fail to amuse. You see, you could actually try dealing with that very issue, you keep telling yourself what a great country you have from such an early age that you're all completely unable to be objectively be critical of it. In the UK we are not taught that Britain won WW2, but that Russia did, because factually speaking that's what happened. However for the US of A, that was not acceptable to hear in a country that believes that it is so magnificent, so just, so almighty that it and only it was guided by the hand of god to win WW2 itself for everyone.
This will never change, the overwhelming believe in the self indoctrinated from an early age would require generation change to create a country that believes in society instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 11, 2023 7:38 PM|
I should have waited to get on my PC to type that out, the "This is not English English" nazis will be coming for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 11, 2023 7:40 PM|
R108 I'm glad you're so impressed with yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 11, 2023 7:59 PM|
Me too, R111!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 11, 2023 9:36 PM|
R109/R110 confuses her lack of historical knowledge and her dubious recollections of her "education" with her envy.
Generally, and I lived there long enough to attest to the fact, she reflects quite well why the UK, apart from its international position as an easy mark, is failing and has been since long before its numerous failures in WWII.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||September 11, 2023 11:27 PM|
R113 No confusion in the slightest. the myth that the US of A won WW2 is one long perpetuated, by the US of A. I do however agree that the UK is failing, in a lot of things it apes the US, usually being 5-10 years behind it, and so we now have a crumbling judiciary, civil service, local government, education and health service. All imported by populist right wingers who know how to get votes from the easily pleased and manipulated masses, but not run a country.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 12, 2023 1:18 PM|
R109 and yet nothing in your longwinded and largely irrelevant world salad negates the original points that: (1) Europe would’ve largely crumbled without America’s involvement in WW2, and (2) America has since, and through today, contributed and still contributes substantial resources, monetarily and otherwise, to ensure Europe’s safety — both of which contradict the nonsense that r60 responded to. Please learn how to read / keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 13, 2023 6:40 PM|
We can eviscerate Teacake
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 13, 2023 6:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 13, 2023 6:43 PM|
R113, that poster is a bitter idiot that prefers denying history just to have another “one-up” on Americans. It’s stupid, but what do you expect from the usual Brits and Euros on DL. Ironically, they seem as deluded and ignorant as the Americans they love to criticize.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 13, 2023 6:44 PM|
Take away any video/media instrument from anyone with the last name 'Kardashian'.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 13, 2023 6:45 PM|
R109/R110/R114, you show enough knowledge to make your other evidences of obsessiveness (the "US of A" being one example, which of course simply irritates because that's the kind of rambling cunt you are) more glaring. Saying something doesn't make it so, and your attempt to play Colonial Sage merely kicks your crazy can down your crumbling road a little farther.
Again, lack of education AND a peevish spirit negates any sense you sprinkle in.
And your teeth are appalling.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 14, 2023 3:26 AM|
Oh Jesus, R120 - if you hadn’t lost me earlier the teeth comment would have done it. Is that all that you have?
A wise old man (my grandfather) once said to me - “when you get personal you’ve lost the argument”.
You have the nerve of speaking about “lack of education”? This is why the rest of the world laughs at you and your ridiculous country.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||September 14, 2023 4:24 AM|
Restore the fairness doctrine. Restore the act that separates banks from investment firms. The Glass Stegal act. Get rid of citizens United. Enable ranked voting. For starters.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 14, 2023 4:33 AM|
R8 = Mme. La Guillotine
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 14, 2023 4:36 AM|
Give Anastacia back. 👓
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 14, 2023 5:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||September 14, 2023 9:42 AM|
Teacake has never spent an extended period of time in Europe. Give Europe another 5 or 10 years and they'll be dealing with the same social problems on the same scale as the US. Fools.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 14, 2023 10:11 AM|
Tea cake has never left its square state, R126.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 14, 2023 10:31 AM|
Peecake lives inside Beyonce's asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 14, 2023 1:59 PM|
I honestly hate Teacake
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 14, 2023 2:14 PM|
This post is the most American thing ever. "Europeans! Please talk about US!"
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 14, 2023 2:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 14, 2023 2:56 PM|
Lots of words R120, and yet you somehow managed to say absolutely nothing.
R115 When it comes to keeping up, your inane ramblings could do with some basic examination:
(1) Europe would’ve largely crumbled without America’s involvement in WW2 You're late eventual arrival into WW2 surely made a difference and hastened the end by maybe as much as a year, but perhaps you can suggest a decisive battle or campaign that was mounted that enabled you to "win the war"? It was an allied effort, and the Russians, as von Ribbentrop stated, providing extremely stubborn resistance that ultimately brought it to it's end.
(2) America has since, and through today, contributed and still contributes substantial resources, monetarily and otherwise, to ensure Europe’s safety And why is that do you think, for the benefit of European nations or itself? The largest direct threat to European nations is from Russia, and yet if we stick to just European NATO members, there is 500 million people to Russia's 1.45 m, with a GDP of $15 Trillion that has a combined military spending that is in far in excess of 3 times that of Russia's. Of course France and the UK are also nuclear powers to add into that mix. Exactly what security are you providing other than handy outposts to house your troops and weapons and provide additional training.
I'm happy with my "lack of education" and my "peevish spirit", so much so that I copied and sent the comments around the history department for a laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 14, 2023 6:50 PM|
R126 You are correct my friend. I’ve been to Europe but have never lived there extensively. How did you know?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 14, 2023 7:59 PM|
It appears r127 and r128 are back in the streetz, conducting hood reporting. Don Lemon that you?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||September 14, 2023 8:00 PM|
Stop electing 90 year olds to run your country.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 16, 2023 1:43 PM|
The soccer moms have got to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||September 16, 2023 1:46 PM|
[quote]Give Europe another 5 or 10 years and they'll be dealing with the same social problems on the same scale as the US.
It’s already happening. I live in Europe and can no longer take Europeans seriously when the criticize the US.
The only negative qualities that set the US apart are gun violence and hyper-individualism.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 17, 2023 6:09 AM|
Why would you ask Europeans? Lol have you seen Europe? It’s a shithole
|by Anonymous||reply 138||September 17, 2023 6:21 AM|
America is a shithole
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 17, 2023 6:31 AM|
R133 wouldn’t know Europe if it bit him on the arse.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||September 17, 2023 8:01 AM|
In some ways, Europe is in even worse shape. England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy -- we are ripe for another world war soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||September 17, 2023 3:43 PM|
R138 Western Europe is no more than a shithole than America. Good and bad parts. However the quality of life for the average person is much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||September 17, 2023 5:41 PM|
The racist sock puppet OP is just trolling.
And she lacks the education to get her thread opener right.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 15, 2023 1:23 AM|
Keep the europeans out of america for starters
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 15, 2023 1:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 15, 2023 1:45 AM|
Get rid of the blacks and Mexicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 15, 2023 1:45 AM|