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Play date 13 seconds ago #9774878      

@Nisse_Hult Dude, what are you talking about? I think you've missed my point entirely. As I said, the way America is portrayed I do not have a problem with. It's the way the EU is portrayed that gets to me. All of the points you made are completely irrelevant, except for maybe this one: "It's not that Europe or the EU is perfect - it's that it's simply competent"

I'd beg to differ. I'd also beg to differ on another point: "The EU - both as a community and as individual nations - have the same kind of problems every nation always had and always will have."

That last point is especially concerning because it completely plays off all the problems of the EU as unimportant, nothing the world's never seen before. That sort of mentality is what allows for the continuing degradation of Europe through the authority of the EU. The problems the EU is facing are not small, they're not easily fixed, and they're not so entirely common throughout history in regards to any long-prospering nation (yes EU isn't a country, you get what I mean).

Continued economical struggles, large influxes of unskilled workers with different cultural values, increased censorship, increased crime, are all problems nations in the past have had, that is true. These problems aren't exactly going away, though. They're increasing, they're increasing steadily, and little the EU has done to try and solve it's issues. Many of it's problems aren't even acknowledged as problematic by many, many leaders within the EU.

And I'll mention it again just to get the word out there because it'a such an important topic, articles 13 and 11 both completely stripe fair use, the thing which allows for memes, parodies of songs, political commentary, and so many other aspects that make the internet an amazing place. That's so competent, isn't it? The EU politicians are such sane actors, aren't they? I mean, in the midst of so much chaos in Europe, they decide to not waste any time and pass this extremely sane bill that will definitely solve problems and not create more, am I right?

No nation is sane. No government is competent. No monolithic, bureaucratic conglomeration of several nations with different economical communities, cultures, and ideology is ever a hub for sanity in the world.

And yes, I am consuming propaganda. So are you. So is OneOfThemOregonians. Propaganda is everywhere. It's in every political movement, every opinion, every news report, intentionally or unintentionally. Every society runs on propaganda. I know that seems an insane statement to make, but it's kinda true. No one perspective can give the full picture of reality, but only a few perspectives is what most people listen to through no fault of their own, but simply because they're human.

Anyways, nice chatting. No promise you'll get another response because I'm not sure I'm ever gonna visit this site again, not really my cup of tea. Does have some pretty funny comics though.


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Topic: In Danish, Faroe Islands is called 'Færøer 2 minutes ago #9774877      


Topic: Cat Lovers v Dog Lovers 7 minutes ago #9774876      


Traveling Light the Finnish way 41 minutes ago #9774875      

Is Denmark afraid of the butterfly?

Play date 41 minutes ago #9774874      


He might be a Trumpian now, but considering his young age I'd like to think it's not too late for him to break out of the bubble.
Some older people you encounter online are clearly too far gone and nothing you can ever say to them could make the least bit of difference (but countering their propaganda is still a worthwhile effort, as it shows others how empty it is).
But if Alex_Greathouse is really only 15, he still has plenty of time to grow up and smell the coffee.

And I'd like to point out that isn't a slight against him based on his age - it's a recognition of the medical fact that his brain isn't yet fully developed.
Medical and psychological research has shown that the human brain doesn't reach full maturity until about 25, so anyone under that age has an excuse for falling for the simplistic right-wing propaganda.

See for instance:

After that people can be held fully responsible for their own stupidity, but when someone is as young as 15 I thinks it's too harsh to judge them as an adult.

Also, we who are older should remember that we where once young and stupid as well.
Every rational person who reaches their 30's or 40's are embarrassed when they look back at some of the things they thought or said when they where just 15.
I'm hoping Alex_Greathouse is a rational person, and that he will too, eventually.

The Wonder of Glasses 42 minutes ago #9774873      

i can relate to sweden here! not being able to see is irritating.


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Play date 2 hours ago #9774872      

@TuxedoCartman Reading through this you make it sound as if Trump is the sane one.

Well considering certain factors he might be more sane than others, but he doesn't seem like the best leader. Neither did Hillary but whatever.


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Traveling Light the Finnish way 2 hours ago #9774871      

@amypisces And he steals BIG rocks because he has no mountains.


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Topic: What's On Your Mind #152 2 hours ago #9774870      

@uktana who are "regulars" you talk about?


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Topic: The Turk's very own space! 3 hours ago #9774869      


Topic: Football feuds 3 hours ago #9774868      

You know how Danes and Swedes are always enemies in sports, like in pretty much every other thing too. I was imagining a scenario in say football, where both countries have qualified themselves to one of the big tournaments. In the beginning while both have a chance they, of course, hate eachother and call eachother losers and are generally mean towards eachother. But then one of them goes on and the other one is thrown out, and the latter then makes a 180-turn and suddenly cheers for the other guy, because they are their "Nordic brother" and "they represent all of Scandinavia now".
It would be relevant due to the world cup, and it is something I have noticed over the years. (you could always wait a bit and see if one of the two goes on and make it specific, otherwise you could of course just choose which you want to make winner/loser)
Keep up the great work!

Traveling Light the Finnish way 3 hours ago #9774867      

@Hinoron thank you. I shall move the comment

Topic: The Turk's very own space! 4 hours ago #9774866      




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Topic: Where is this? [guessing game] 5 hours ago #9774865      

@Mindbird Not USA
@SpikeTheNerd Not Belgium


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Fan Art: Fancomic 5 hours ago #9774864      

Well, we can quickly change that.
*male classmates running

It's tradition 5 hours ago #9774863      

Oh hey! We do this too, but for easter!


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Traveling Light the Finnish way 5 hours ago #9774862      

@ryttyr Could be a beer-bottle shaped backpack. I wouldn't be surprised if one exists. It would contain beer.


14 M
Topic: Mythological cosplay! 5 hours ago #9774861      

@JTTWloverchinese Ill be High-god Ukko, God of Weather and Agriculture in Finnish Mythology.


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Topic: Cat Lovers v Dog Lovers 5 hours ago #9774860      


Topic: Cat Lovers v Dog Lovers 5 hours ago #9774859      

96 dogs


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Children's Entertainer 5 hours ago #9774858      

Not really sure what happened to Kven. Please know that I didn't read the book or watch the movie.

Topic: Cat Lovers v Dog Lovers 6 hours ago #9774857      


Topic: What is it with Finns and eating tar? 6 hours ago #9774856      

@Zuperkrunch Well not just cow's blood-- pig's blood and reindeer blood is also used. The blood sausage and blood pancakes are more popular all over -- and goes with lingonberry jam. It is rich in iron to say the least...


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Topic: Cat Lovers v Dog Lovers 6 hours ago #9774855      



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Traveling Light the Finnish way 7 hours ago #9774852      

@ryttyr Bring only the most important things

Traveling Light the Finnish way 7 hours ago #9774851      

@Suominoita Prit o niv!

Traveling Light the Finnish way 7 hours ago #9774850      

Oh "Travelling Light" was that a reference to Tove Jansson?


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Topic: The Turk's very own space! 7 hours ago #9774849      

*Breaks in throught door* Hey... oh right... Constantinople belongs to the Greeks! *Gets out throught broken door*