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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post

    The right is still advancing across Europe. It's like the West is returning to 1848.
    There seem to be at least two things operating in concert. The widening gap between the haves and have-nots certainly explains some of it. But we also seem to be in a time of accelerated social change, whether that is true or just seems true due to the relentless 24/7 news cycle. Many conservatives are alarmed by and frightened by that change are are choosing to bunker down with the members of their own clan.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they left. Similar to the UK, it feels like they've always had one foot out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if they left. Similar to the UK, it feels like they've always had one foot out.
    I’ve had the displeasure of visiting Poland six times. This is not in the least bit surprising. I agree with you on the one foot out part.

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    I’ve had the displeasure of visiting Poland six times. This is not in the least bit surprising. I agree with you on the one foot out part.
    Back before Deadspin sucked there was a lengthy piece where somebody toured Eastern Europe to look at footie culture. Poland was (1) really violent, (2) really, really, really alcoholic, and (3) really, really, really, really, really racist and anti-Semitic. Imagine the type of Catholic country where the average parishioner is Bill O'Reilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Back before Deadspin sucked there was a lengthy piece where somebody toured Eastern Europe to look at footie culture. Poland was (1) really violent, (2) really, really, really alcoholic, and (3) really, really, really, really, really racist and anti-Semitic. Imagine the type of Catholic country where the average parishioner is Bill O'Reilly.
    Poland was one of the most sexist of the countries I visited. It was... shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Poland was one of the most sexist of the countries I visited. It was... shocking.

    I've also never felt so unsafe in factory before. I actually flinched a couple of times when one of the local engineers was showing us equipment. He did some things that made me almost duck.
    It is BAD. I was taken aback, some guy sped up his car to try and hit me in a crosswalk

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    It is BAD. I was taken aback, some guy sped up his car to try and hit me in a crosswalk
    My polish male counterparts spent the entire visit trying to get in the pants of my female counterparts from the US. It wasn't even veiled.
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    Having spent so many years hearing how racist Americans were, I was taken aback the first time I visited (somewhat in order) parts of: South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, SE Asia and Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Having spent so many years hearing how racist Americans were, I was taken aback the first time I visited (somewhat in order) parts of: South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, SE Asia and Australia.
    Americans are the nicest and most tolerant people ANYWHERE. Fact

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    Our racists are nicer than your racists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Our racists are nicer than your racists!
    I know you're just being snarky, but to clarify that's not what I was saying. Only that we are in no way unique in our ability to carry prejudice, stereotypes and unfortunately act out on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Americans are the nicest and most tolerant people ANYWHERE. Fact
    LOL. Sure, mook.

    Every country on this list except Australia has us beat for generousness, kindness, tolerance, and all around goodness.

    We're one of the few rich countries where there is still a large dildo population thanks to our Fundies. Most Americans are great but the ones who suck are on Suck Rushmore.
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    LOL. Sure, mook.

    Every country on this list except Australia has us beat for generousness, kindness, tolerance, and all around goodness.

    We're one of the few rich countries where there is still a large dildo population thanks to our Fundies. Most Americans are great but the ones who suck are on Suck Rushmore.
    Because I need to check when traveling, I check where LGBT can be beaten, jailed, and murdered. Canada rates an A+ on those issues. USA only gets a B-.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    LOL. Sure, mook.

    Every country on this list except Australia has us beat for generousness, kindness, tolerance, and all around goodness.

    We're one of the few rich countries where there is still a large dildo population thanks to our Fundies. Most Americans are great but the ones who suck are on Suck Rushmore.
    I’ve spent time in all those places save for Australia and I’ll agree. Even with some of the anti immigrant factions

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Because I need to check when traveling, I check where LGBT can be beaten, jailed, and murdered. Canada rates an A+ on those issues. USA only gets a B-.
    Canada is our 51st state.

    Same way one can compare MA to WY, Canada can be compared to Mississippi

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    Sudan is more civilized than Gina Haspel, Dick Cheney, and John Yoo.

    A Sudanese court has sentenced 29 intelligence officers to death for the torture and killing of a teacher.
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    Welp, the US just pi**ed off the Middle East again...

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    One day, there will be a mushroom cloud over the Middle East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    And, we get our embassy in Iraq over-run.

    Trump administration, can't even protect our embassies. Trump tweets that Iraq has to do it for us.

    BENGHAZI!!!!!!!

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    And, we get our embassy in Iraq over-run.

    Trump administration, can't even protect our embassies. Trump tweets that Iraq has to do it for us.

    BENGHAZI!!!!!!!
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