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#1 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@TheWalkingGhost said:

About what I expected, piss poor responses.

Well when you make a shit thread, you shouldn't expect good responses.

Indeed. Trying to suggest that racial relations are worse now than in 1914 is more than laughable, and this Ferguson thing doesn't represent race relations between blacks and whites across the country. And gas prices have been getting lower in my area. Before elections, it was over $3/gallon; now it's $2.49/gallon at my local SuperAmerica. Feels good, man. :P Shit, I can't remember when prices were that low.

#2 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

How long before the USA fully implodes as an economic power and starts fragmenting? Has happened before, so it's not impossible. This is not because China passed the USA, just a question that has been posed for a while, mostly since the 2008 crash. The USA has rebounded from worse, but the country is more fragmented across racial, political and economic lines that it has been in over 100 years. All the signs are there, even countries are going with the Yuan standard over the Dollar.

Lets keep this civil, will the USA fully rebounded and be fine or will it's troubles continue and it fully implode like the British Empire and new nations form from our current land? What needs to happen to avoid such a thing?

Obviously the USA needs a surplus, less defense spending and more focus on infrastructure, health care and education. But that doesn't solve racial issues.

(I would add a poll but I don't know how)

Yeah, I disagree with that part.

#3 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Many people seem to regard an understanding of history as unimportant or irrelevant. In fact, many times, I have heard/read people claim that "history does not matter because all those people are dead anyway." This troubles me greatly.

Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying that everybody should find history interesting, I am simply saying that everyone should have a respect and understanding of it. Why? Well, let me explain.

An understanding of history provides an understanding of the present. For example, I was recently on 9gag, and there was a picture of a museum replica of Hiroshima before and after the bombing. Many people in the comments claimed that the bombing was a war crime and that the United States are hypocrites for bombing Japan and calling it justice, yet calling 9/11 a tragedy.

See, if these people had a proper understanding of the significance of the historical events in question, they would have the sense to realize WHY things happened the way they happened.

And there are many examples of such ignorance, and I think it is a shame.

What are your opinions, OT?

I saw that on 9GAG too. They aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the shed.

I typed out a three-post rant explaining the significance of the bombing. I wonder if anyone acknowledged it.

Maybe two people, LOL

#4 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

Many people seem to regard an understanding of history as unimportant or irrelevant. In fact, many times, I have heard/read people claim that "history does not matter because all those people are dead anyway." This troubles me greatly.

Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying that everybody should find history interesting, I am simply saying that everyone should have a respect and understanding of it. Why? Well, let me explain.

An understanding of history provides an understanding of the present. For example, I was recently on 9gag, and there was a picture of a museum replica of Hiroshima before and after the bombing. Many people in the comments claimed that the bombing was a war crime and that the United States are hypocrites for bombing Japan and calling it justice, yet calling 9/11 a tragedy.

See, if these people had a proper understanding of the significance of the historical events in question, they would have the sense to realize WHY things happened the way they happened.

And there are many examples of such ignorance, and I think it is a shame.

What are your opinions, OT?

I saw that on 9GAG too. They aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the shed.

#5 Edited by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

I would shit myself if we discovered aliens in my lifetime.

#6 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@sonicare said:

Why are most people afraid of immigrants to their country?

Nationalism and racism are the main culprits.

#7 Edited by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

Considering the size of China's population compared to the US, this was inevitable. However, it just shows how much richer we are compared to them. We produce roughly the same amount of goods and services as China with only 1/4 the population of that country.

#8 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Because we're not animals, period.

Well many of us may be animals after all so I guess its only natural that we have places for them around the world.

Humans are part of the animal kingdom. I think it's funny when people try to separate us from nature.....when we're a part of nature.

#9 Edited by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -
@lightleggy said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@lightleggy said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

You know Latino is basically another word for Hispanic?

In fact I did not know.

But how does that changes my point? Yes, i'm pretty sure that the official American institution in charge of dealing with the subject knows that Latino is not a race, it doesn't changes the fact that most Americans think that it is, along with white. Which is why you'll see a bunch of Americans who dont consider white people to be hispanic because they think the 2 terms are mutually exclusive.

I don't think you should assume what people think.....

I'm not assuming anything, I've seen it myself multiple times. Several visits to the US and several displays of American culture have shown me that. Hell even saw it on one of those buzzfeed videos "Latinos doing things white people do", a video with millions of views and commenters, most of them american, who thought that a person couldnt be white and latino at the same time. Most american relate being latino with having darker skin and wouldn't even consider a person with white complexion to be latino. That's just a fact, denying it would be silly.

Agreed. It's really funny that a lot of people in the US can't comprehend the idea of a white Hispanic or Latino person. Their brains just explode if you bring it up. There are actually a couple hundred million unmixed or relatively unmixed whites in Latin America, with Brazil having the largest white population in the region and the world's third largest white population after the US and Russia.

@dave123321 said:

Can we start a petition to remove the tc from our community with a ban

LOL

#10 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

You're going to thank me later, Ashe Maree. If you know what i mean...

What do you mean?

If you search her name, you'll get an xvideos porno of her.