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debunking america’s “problems”
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United States smooyaCSDOG 
Myth: omg I’m gonna get shot up I’m too scared to go to school in amerifat land Truth: School shootings happen in 10 schools out of 91949292949 others. The chances of you getting shot up are low. However, we should have more police officers, and maybe make it a bit harder to get a gun (eg. more intense psychological checks). Myth: omg murica education sooooo baddddd people don’t even know where Africa is Truth: Simpy put, that’s fake news. That is simply not true at all. Now, there are retards here, I’m not gonna deny that, but you can’t blame the education here. Most of these kids probably procreate in middle school and do drugs. College should be much cheaper though, maybe even free. Myth: Trump is so bad and racist lmao why did you elect him? Truth: He has done nothing racist, that’s just the words of some guy who wants to throw Trump under the bus. Myth: America’s only good for the rich. Truth: There are only 500k homeless people in here, which is an insanely low amount of homeless for a country with 320 million people. Most people are satisfied with their life, and we’re also like #11 in the happiness index. Now, there are certain places like Southside Chicago that are horrible places to live, but keep in mind that the people in there bring it on themselves, instead of actually trying to get out. Now, America isn’t perfect. There are a lot of mistakes and problems, like healthcare, and post-high school education. However, it’s far from the country some media portrays it to be. It’s not a bad place to live in, although there are European countries superior to this.
2018-04-24 15:05
tl dr
2018-04-24 15:06
America is great again
2018-04-24 21:59
Brazil i_Have_autism 
tldr or reported
2018-04-24 15:07
lol nice name expected from brazil but nah jk i have aspergers irl no joke i feel you
2018-04-24 15:08
jews did 9/11 just release it and already fix to many things
2018-04-24 15:07
jews are reptilians
2018-04-24 15:08
nah roosevelt did it
2018-04-24 15:08
2018-04-24 15:09
What about obesity. And you're saying their educational system isn't bad. Well compared to the world it's not bad. Compared to other developed countries it's pretty bad. Just check the Pisa assessments. Also research has shown they're not really a democracy any more. Average Americans have no bearing on political decisions
2018-04-24 15:19
United States TriHardSeven 
The U.S isn't a homogeneous country when compared to European and Asian countries. Those test scores are brought down by blacks and hispanics. The obesity problem, I'll give you that; it's a massive problem and a huge strain on our health care system.
2018-04-25 23:53
United States f00bar 
2018-04-26 00:06
United States SladesterG 
That's because USA literally educates everyone wereas eu only educates the top
2018-04-26 00:13
Portugal Zedonp 
That's lie. Everyone inmost EU country's has to study at least to 17yo(here in Portugal for example it is mandatory) and everyone with no exception has to take and pass these school years or you can't get stuff like a drivers license and many many jobs.
2018-04-26 15:09
USA have never been democracy, the shit you are talking about?? why you link 8 year old article for fat people lol America isnt even in top 15 for obesity percentage wise
2018-04-26 00:26
United States SladesterG 
America is a constitutional republic
2018-04-26 15:53
in a democracy you would hold a vote for things like gun-laws when a vote is clearly needed and not interpret what some old text says (constitution)
2018-04-26 22:00
2018-04-24 15:49
2018-04-24 19:31
+1 thank you
2018-04-24 19:33
Easier to live in a bubble and blame poor homeless for their troubles. Or blame 2 job slaves for theirs.
2018-04-24 19:35
United States stephcurry30 
myth: college isnt affordable
2018-04-24 19:44
right commute to a local public school take out around $20-$30k loan, get a degree in a STEM field, get a job, pay off your loan in 2-3 years making $50-60k a year. If you make $55k in a year after taxes thats about $42k in NY, if you live outside NYC rent will be >$1000 a month plus $650 a month for utilities and insurances, another $400 a month for food, another $300 a month for fun and drive a cheap used car. that's $2350 a month or $28k a year expenses, you can pay off $10k a year while investing another $5k a year. Or get a pointless degree at an expensive school while dorming and then cry about how expensive college is and be broke for the rest of your life
2018-04-24 19:54
United States stephcurry30 
exactly. i have $70K job lined up after i finish my requirements and if all goes well my debt will be paid off in no time.
2018-04-24 19:58
What city do you live in / will live in?
2018-04-24 20:03
United States stephcurry30 
wont go into specifics but currently southern CA.
2018-04-24 20:06
Yeah your expenses will be more but it’s still not bad at all soCal is so expensive
2018-04-24 20:12
How old are you?
2018-04-25 00:37
2018-04-25 00:38
That makes perfect sense and I'm going provide you with some alternative perspective. A good college education is not 20-30k total. It is 20-30k Per Year. Which means if you want a decent degree (Masters), you will be leaving with about 80-120k in debt, because a Bachelors Degree is almost fucking useless. I know Attorneys who made between 60-100k when they first started practicing as associates at established law firms and it will still take them at least 10 years to pay that shit off, minimum. Most will just pay it off over the standard 20-25 years. Go get your BS or MBA, flag this post, and tell me how quickly you find something that pays 60-70k and is stable right out of college. At best you will, like most people, find an entry level job in your field that pays you shit but provides 'experience'. and spend years working your way up. I hate to break it to you bud, but unless your parents are loaded, you're incredibly smart/gifted, and choose the right field of study, this is the reality. In my position I see resumes all the time, most of them have Bachelors, some of them have Masters, all of them were looking to work for me doing entry level sales.
2018-04-25 00:58
Im a freshman at a public uni that is good for civil engineering and will be paying about 5k per semester for a BA if I go for a masters it will be probably 60k total. Entry level engineering jobs start at $50k salary. I am bi-langual working on a third, and I am going to work to get an internship my jr and sr year. Maybe you are right and I’m dreaming but I believe that i can do it so I’m not going to let some 30 yr old on hltv tell me it’s not possible. It’s very possible
2018-04-25 01:04
I admire your spirit btw. I think that you should absolutely have the drive to accomplish what you want to accomplish in life, its a building block. Im simply trying to point out that you being 18 with no real world adult experience coming in here talking about how easy something you havent done, is so very lame. Its so simple guys! You just do xyz and then boom! Oh man, is that how you did it? Well, no... I havent done any of these things Im saying are so easy yet.. Oh.. You're also not in the US.
2018-04-25 16:27
I am in the US, I’m from New York. And I see what you mean by I haven’t done it yet, I guess my point is that if you get a degree in something that matters from a good instate public school debt won’t matter as much as if you go to an out of state private school for liberal arts.
2018-04-25 16:37
I thought your points were, a college degree costs 20-30k, you can easily pay off student loans within 2-3 years of graduating fresh from college on a salary of 50k per year, and you can still put 5k per year aside, but fair enough. I can certainly agree that a liberal arts degree from a private school is worth far less generally than an Engineering degree in the sense that an Engineer will have a much easier time finding a decent working position. Though it will be entry level and its not like 50k is the standard across all engineering positions. But as I mentioned, even my Attorney friends who graduated 10 plus years ago are still paying their student loans off. You werent born in the US though yeah?
2018-04-25 16:54
I’m in New York there is the new excelsior scholarship thing and it makes school almost free if I stay in the state for as long as I was in school and it turns into subsidized loans if I move out of state before that time. So if I line up a job out of state I can move and have 20-30k debt or if I stay in state I can pay almost nothing
2018-04-25 17:32
United States f00bar 
"A good college education is not 20-30k total. It is 20-30k Per Year" If you consider Ivy leagues and LA/SF universities the only "good" universities.
2018-04-26 00:09
Portland State University (Which is not even close to Ivy League) is a decent college in Oregon, where I live. Last I heard it was almost 300 per credit. Do the math on that (At 16 credits the tuition alone is just shy of 20k). Now add books (Holy fucking shit I need the new edition for 600.00!!?). Now add rent. Now add fun. Now add utilities. Now add.... Well, you get the point yeah? Ive league schools or even really good private schools like Lewis and Clark (A solid private school here), you're walking away with 160-180k in debt easy.
2018-04-26 00:15
United States f00bar 
How the hell did you come up with those numbers? 1 average yr of college credits is around 30 credits $300 a credit x 30 credits = $9000 a year + around $500-600 for fees If you're walking away with $180k in debt from that + cost of living, you're not college material. Books are extremely easy to come by nowadays if you're not an unsavvy recluse. You can use services like Chegg, torrent them, and buy them for cheap from upperclassmen.
2018-04-26 20:18
Here, I will make this simple for you (Though I dont know how I could because I literally spelled it out for you). The cost of attendance listed is per year. I dont know what other way to spell this out for you. Its fucking expensive as hell to go to a decent 4 year let alone an upper echelon private school. If you still dont understand I got nothing for you my dude.
2018-04-27 16:59
you have to take a 30k loan, so it clearly isn't affordable
2018-04-26 21:44
It’s not hard to pay off if you have a brain
2018-04-26 22:01
What happens if something happens and you can't work
2018-04-26 22:02
Even then working as a waiter or bartender is 30k a year while you look for a job in your field you can pay it off over like 5-8 years if you have a brain
2018-04-26 22:03
I mean something like an injury, a brain tumor, whatever
2018-04-26 22:03
well then debt shouldn’t be your biggest worry, plus there are social programs in place to help.
2018-04-26 22:05
I get paid to go to school. Stay mad, peasants.
2018-04-26 04:42
2018-04-26 22:00
trump has said many racist things that is not a myth 0/8
2018-04-24 20:13
prove it or I’ll suck my dick
2018-04-24 21:58
United States TriHardSeven 
Telling the truth is now racism, what a world we live in now.
2018-04-25 23:46
United States f00bar 
>blunt factual statements = racism frog pls
2018-04-26 00:10
So these people are rapist and/or drug dealers? All of them? And according to you, it's a fact?
2018-04-26 00:16
United States f00bar 
Show me where Trump said "dreamers are rapists".
2018-04-26 00:19
he said this about immigrants from Mexico.
2018-04-26 00:33
United States SladesterG 
So factual statements are now racist???? It's ok snowflake go back to your safe space
2018-04-26 00:16
2018-04-26 01:04
United States SladesterG 
Do you not understand English?
2018-04-26 04:14
I didn’t write anything wtf
2018-04-26 04:36
United States SladesterG 
Lol it was meant for the guy right above you I apologise my English brother😂😂
2018-04-26 04:39
zonic | 
Denmark KrynexCS 
nt fakeflagger
2018-04-24 20:14
it goes along with my name
2018-04-24 21:56
1. ur fakeflagging you say we in southside chicago "bring it on ourselves" LMFAOOO
2018-04-24 20:18
they seem to enjoy it
2018-04-24 21:56
do we "choose" to be born into the projects of chicago? it must be hard for your small brain to comprehend that not everyones born with privledge like u lmfao
2018-04-24 22:57
No, but we do chose to leave or stay
2018-04-25 00:27
wow. just wow.
2018-04-25 00:40
of course it is a choice 😂
2018-04-28 15:57
no you don't, your a privileged kid you have no idea lmfao. when your under 18 you basically have no options. even after-18 it is still hard to get out, and by that time your use to it. your braindead, btw.
2018-04-25 00:44
I’m far from privileged lmao but your mentality is why you guys can’t get out of the inner city
2018-04-25 15:57
you are privledged lmfao, and if i cant get out of the inner city, how did I get out of the inner city lmfao? and you are privledged, stop thinking you arent lil schoolshooter.
2018-04-25 16:42
alright bd. #MAGA
2018-04-25 23:42
United States f00bar 
Don't leave the inner city. Stay there please.
2018-04-26 00:13
go shoot up ur school whitey. also dont respond with the typical "im not white im 1.22% hispanic
2018-04-26 00:14
United States f00bar 
Suck a gun, nigger.
2018-04-26 00:15
oo so easy to trigger. we have superior genes. btw
2018-04-26 00:17
United States f00bar 
Borderline retarded iq = superior genes? Superior to a few animals maybe
2018-04-26 00:21
respond to me when you don't light on fire anytime the sun touches ur skin, and 99% of you are not ugly school shooters. obama>trump btw.
2018-04-26 00:23
United States f00bar 
Respond to be when you graduate middle school and find which one of the 30 unemployed men fucking your obese crack addicted mom is your father.
2018-04-26 00:25
why would i care about who is my father, and i'm already in 11th grade,and im not in a majority white school so their will be no schoolshootings.
2018-04-26 00:25
United States f00bar 
lmao he admits he doesn't have a father. That's pitiful. Enjoy the metal detectors and daily gang firefights, nigger. I'm done wasting my time with you.
2018-04-26 00:27
lmao so easy to trigger school shooters, atleast my fathers not my uncle. go shoot up a school.
2018-04-26 00:32
2018-04-25 16:23
United States f00bar 
You'll never obtain anything close to "privilege" if you can't even spell the fucking word right.
2018-04-26 00:12
you obtained privilege once you were born
2018-04-26 00:13
United States f00bar 
I obtained things that a human receives. You obtained half a crack addicted brain.
2018-04-26 00:17
you obtained white privilege when you were born and still aren't going to be shit. also like i said a few seconds ago, dont repsond to me with the "im not white im 0.222% hispanic reee"
2018-04-26 00:18
United States f00bar 
You don't even have the slightest capacity to ever not be shit. You said it yourself. You'll never get out of the inner city.
2018-04-26 00:20
i already moved out of chicago tho, and now live in the city i arrived in the us in (miami) in a decent neighborhood. So GG E Z. ur still white school shooter, and always will be.
2018-04-26 00:21
United States f00bar 
Don't believe it for a second. You're posting from a crackhouse right now sitting on a kfc bucket.
2018-04-26 00:23
i acutally kind of lol'd at this. and fyi i'm living with my uncle in miami, i could still go back to chicago if i wanted to tho.
2018-04-26 00:24
2018-04-24 22:02
I mean, if you're Western European you can shit on US as you much as you want. But any other part of the world is a shithole compared to the US. :D (except weebland)
2018-04-25 00:30
what about australia
2018-04-25 00:41
oh shit forgot about that place, Can't wait to go to Bendigo!
2018-04-25 00:41
cant stand the voices of the two main characters. will try next year again i think..
2018-04-25 00:44
Netherlands Phyrhex 
+1 US is shit
2018-04-25 17:05
looooool @ bootlickers
2018-04-25 00:46
United States f00bar 
You don't know what a bootlicker is
2018-04-26 00:14
says the cuck loooolololool
2018-04-26 00:26
United States f00bar 
2018-04-26 00:28
Hello there is not "91949292949" schools in USA so your didn't debunked the first myth. About education, no it is not fake news : It might be best of but it remain real. Then go a bit deeper : despite being the richest country of earth by far, you are only the fifth in term of amount of people with university education, among the OECD you are one of the worst in term of equity for access to higher education (but you said it yourself), etc.. About Trump no one care bro. Just get over it, we make fun of it but we don't care. But since you want to debunk. I'm sorry but when his own people think he need to see this : (1min16 for your particular myth) he might be not as clean as you think. 500k homeless people is huge, it is 0.17%. You are the richest country and yet 25th in % of homelessness, that's terrible. But it is even worst when you look poverty : 15% of your whole population live under the poverty line. That's the double of EU (and it includes poor countries like Romania, Poland, etc) It is worst than Ukraine. And Ukraine is not the richest country on Earth (just in case). No mention the QoL below average of OECD for middle class, the low life expectancy for a developed country, etc. So yes USA is good for the rich people, but for every others (the 90%) better to be born in another country of the OECD. Ofc your country is better than 90% of other country. But it is at the bottom of the 10% remaining, and that my friend is a real shame when you swim into money like USA do.
2018-04-25 01:10
1: 500k homeless people out of 320 million total people? That’s like 1% of our population. 2: I agree with you on the poverty rate, but i don’t want the government to be too lenient as then they would feel too entitled. My point was that unless you’re completely broke it’s fine here. 3: I can name all of the major countries in the world, education isn’t to blame, it’s the fact that those people were actual retards.
2018-04-25 16:06
1. I don't know what you are saying. As I said it is .17% of your population and that's huge. 2. No it is not compared to other wealthy country. You think it is fine, good for you. But it is not. For instance having to chose what finger you want to save coz your insurance don't pay for both after a work incident, it is not fine. No paid vacation is not fine. Must have 2 jobs to sustain an low to average life is not fine. Etc.. But as I said, you think it is fine coz you don't know how it is elsewhere. That's were little to no education actually helps you. 3. Well if you think that being able to name all the major countries in the world is fine, that's a proof there is a problem. Here, average are able to name them all and their capital city. Good education are able to do the same with former countries as well.
2018-04-25 16:13
Serbia Provizija 
nicely said
2018-04-28 03:02
who r u to pick up problems and show truth? sociologist?
2018-04-25 01:06
myth: Your flag is where you're from truth: you're a fake flaggot
2018-04-25 01:10
what do you mean americas problems? america IS a problem itself.
2018-04-25 17:04
not sure if norway is a problem, cuz never heard news from there. lol america is a problem cuz everyone in the world follows its news. if we followed norways news we could nitpick it too
2018-04-25 23:56
Maybe worry about your own country since you having the worst drug problem in whole EU... haha housing market is bullshit in your country increasing 50% in just 5-6 years lol all your peoples in debt... every country is having some problems not just usa.
2018-04-26 00:36
That's how you buy houses and cars, you go to the bank - get a loan - buy a house and then pay the loan. Every normal country works this way. Difference is that some countries has shitty laws and bankers.
2018-04-26 14:24
What about when trump discriminated against black people by making them pay more $ to rent his apartments in an attempt to keep them out? this is fact btw, there's 0 scenarios where its not racist.
2018-04-26 00:20
"this is fact btw" provides no evidence or anything to back this lol are you 12 year old or just drunk?
2018-04-26 00:29
why would I argue with someoen about a political person who refused to do basic common knowledge about trump.
2018-04-26 00:31
June 1978 hahaha am laughing so hard, look his picture its even in black and white. You cant be serious with this details hahahahaha
2018-04-26 00:38
and? he still was/is a racist, and has commited racist acts.
2018-04-26 02:20
does he personally rent the apartments? no, it is some real estate manager did the “white rich people who rented apartments” want black neighbours back then? generally no anyway, you are a racist yourself and unlike Trump you are actually a proven racist many times over
2018-04-26 22:10
" because he would not rent apartments in one of his developments to African-Americans, and he made sure that the people who worked for him understood that was the policy" it was trump who made it a policy, and are you saying that just because other white people were racist back then makes it OK that he can be racist? it was racist, he is racist. and at the bare min he is racist/has very bad morals.
2018-04-27 05:54
false. He said, 'Well, I'm only doing what my boss told me to do — I am not allowed to rent to black tenants,' " Morse says. The commissioner asked the building superintendent to take him to his boss. That turned out to be Trump Management. You are one hypocrite fighting racism when you are an open racist yourself. There is one reason blacks are doing bad compared to asians. Average asian earns like 60k per year while average black 38k becausr all they do is complain about something that didnt even happen during their lifetime instead of actually trying to be good at something.
2018-04-27 11:50
you're actually retarded lmfao. trump made sure the superintendent's etc knew not to rent to black ppl. why are whites doing bad compared to asians and indians? when they made a country to set themselves up for succes. fyi asians/indians were not brought over and enslaved, their mainly middle/upper class people from their original country and legally came here. and racism was very real since the start of america and was a very big problem until like 2000-ish and is still a problem today. and your more likely to make less money if your parents made less money. dont want to bother going in depth in this so heres a copy pasta. Lets say a black person is 30, their parents are 60 and their grandparents are 90. They were born in 1988, their parents were born in 1958 and their grand-parents were born in 1928. Segregation ended in 1964, and racism was still a very real thing, with jim-crow laws a large % of the population being racist, jobs not wanting to hire black people, and not paying them as much. And many jim-crow laws and them actively keeping most black people poor and alot locked up. Racism was still a LARGE thing in the 1990s, and is still a real thing just not on the same level today. "segregation just ended racism is over btw hAhA just get over it hAhA you believe stuff on social media stupid snowflake hAhA martin luther king just killed by racist white or government (probably)" "hAhA your not even a slave hAhA if your not a slave how is racism real hAhA" and this is just an obvious things, literally if you think racism wasnt a HUGE thing to black people 1964-1990(not saying it ended here btw) you're braindead.
2018-04-27 16:41
lmao rekt so hard. US got very little african slaves compared south america way less than a million. Most of US blacks have no relation to slavery. And guess who sold those people: black africans to begin with. You dont think asians have encountered racism? You dont think white people encounter racism from entitled pricks like you? Blacks are shit tier on average because they are lazy and unfocused, and high schools are prime examples. Places where people have equal ground to succeed but chose not to.
2018-04-27 18:45
go shoot up a school all fo are just braindead righties probably suckign rumps dick LUL. blacks>whites cya
2018-04-27 19:38
reported for racism and thanks for proving my point.
2018-04-27 22:09
idc about what someoen who blindly says shit and doesnt accept basic facts lul
2018-04-27 22:28
say that to yourself
2018-04-27 22:57
i can accept basic facts, but you cant. and like 99.99 of your "facts" have a logial reason behind them but you refuse to accept it aka blindly argueing. #goshootupaschool
2018-04-28 05:34
you are literally quoting Hillary Clinton during a debate day presenting it as fact and not misleading. You failing to see logic in this stems from your uncultured background. You are a prime example of a racist uneducated individual.
2018-04-28 15:37
your a prime example of a introvert racist, who blindly argues. its very clear donald was guilty in this.
2018-04-28 16:46
Blacks received just 6 percent of all STEM bachelor’s degrees and less than half of those went to black males. Overall, blacks received 4 percent of master’s degrees, and 2 percent of PhDs in STEM
2018-04-27 18:50
ok who cares? who wants 2 be at a college that will probably be shot up by a white kid
2018-04-27 19:38
reported for racism
2018-04-27 22:08
ook introvert racist
2018-04-28 16:47
"Donald started his career, back in 1973, being sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination — because he would not rent apartments in one of his developments to African-Americans, and he made sure that the people who worked for him understood that was the policy,"
2018-04-27 16:42
You conveniently left out : ”said Clinton”. Trump responded to Clinton by emphasizing that the case was settled with no admission of guilt.
2018-04-27 18:40
ok? i just copy pasted the quotation marks
2018-04-27 19:39
expected from uneducated individual
2018-04-27 22:58
expected from introvert racist who blindly argues
2018-04-28 05:33
you are so openly racist that your parents must be racist af too. They are probably lower class blaming white people for their misfortune waiting for paycheck from walmart - just like you. Spend their whole life hating, drinking and blaming the government when all they had to do was stop being lazy
2018-04-28 15:34
my mom is who i live with whos is mixed just like me she isn't racist and works like 55 hours a week, and shes never mentioned racism to me in my life, except for when talking about cops. edit: also i dunno my dad
2018-04-28 16:45
Spot on except for trump
2018-04-26 02:22
why should i need to know where africa is? i barely know how to make it out of my parents basement when i need some food. thank god for gps
2018-04-26 05:33
ropz | 
United States BLNDSPT 
American High School sucks dick my man Standardized testing and all that bullshit is for the companies to get dem phat stacks, but college is way way way way way better in every way, so +1
2018-04-26 15:01
nt teasipper
2018-04-26 20:11
2018-04-27 13:52
Europe meerax 
Btw i can't understand why all these leftists blame Trump for everything. He's not the worst president at all: gave a lot of work positions for black ppl & decreased taxes. Americans, can you explain why are you hating on Mr. Trump?
2018-04-26 22:03
> decreased taxes Decreased taxes for corporations and the richest of the rich. Nice one. (He may have decreased taxes for the poor/middle-class too, not sure about that - but there shouldn't be tax cuts for the rich and corporations - there is so much that the government can do with that money to increase the quality of life (or sometimes even survival) of the poor & middle class.)
2018-04-27 12:02
United States b7a 
You're not wrong, but we could be a whole lot better since we're the richest country in the world.
2018-04-27 05:59
myth: america is fighting for peace and democracy truth: america sucks
2018-04-27 11:54
Said the guy too afraid to even show his own country.
2018-04-27 14:01
why should i be afraid and from what? makes no sense. And btw you are fakeflagging.
2018-04-28 02:38
Sorry, but you've never lived in continental Europe and saw the vast cultural differences, and how much better it is here, in so many respects. If you look up the facts (or actually live in Europe) you'll see that your "truths" might not be completely false but also quite far from the facts.
2018-04-27 11:59
2018-04-27 13:53
School shooting and mass shooting occurrences are among the highest among the "civilized" countries. USA is the country with the most and highest gun violence. Nowhere else in the civilized world do you even have to be potentially afraid to accidentally walk on someone's property and get a gun pointed at you - just one example. And you shouldn't just make it "a bit harder" to get a gun - you should make it much harder. On the other hand it's also a completely cultural thing - e.g. in Switzerland most adults have the gun from their military service at home, yet gun violence is among the lowest of civilized countries. School system is probably not bad in USA or even very good, *if* you're priviledged, or at least the top 50%. Otherwise you're fucked. No equal chances. Compare that to Nordic countries where everybody gets the same, awesome big chance and a good school (without having to pay anything!). Read any of Trump's tweets or what he says in speeches. If you're seriously saying that quite a number of these comments are not racist... Sure he may or may not be serious - but he's the president of the US. Poverty is among the highest in the US, and wealth inequality among the biggest of the civilized world. And #11 on the happiness index, sure (in the 2018 index it's #18 btw, I think) - not bad - but... for the country that thinks it's the very best in the world - haha, I laugh at it. Most Nordic and Central European countries (Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, ...) are quite a bit ahead. So... huge inequality, huge poverty, very lacking social support (isn't it striking that most, if not all of the European countries I mentioned have very good, affordable (or even nearly free) healthcare for *everyone*, not only the people who have jobs or can afford it. People get more social support in these countries, better education, and everybody is more happy. Oh and let me also mention that Trump denies climate change and the USA is one of the most wasteful countries in the civilized world, creating huge environmental problems for the world. European countries take much more care - by culture and laws.
2018-04-28 00:18
always so many kids that think they know what it's like to grow up here. you like to think we have all witnessed a school shooting or whatever when 99.9% of us never will (maybe your extensive experience here was different idk). meanwhile i was making more money than you probably ever will at any point in your life at age 22. but keep imagining things how you want to make you more comfortable of your shit life lol. but it's pretty awesome people can be homeless and jobless comfortably in europe
2018-04-28 03:14
Correct, I really do not know how it is to grow up in the US. I've been there for quite a few times, that's all. You know, there's no question that one can make a lot of money - that's the american dream, right, "one can achieve anything, if they just work hard enough for it". And that's certainly true to some limited extent. But there's also many, many very hard-working people who never get a proper chance - sometimes just because of reasons like that they grew up in the wrong area of a city. Or, their parents were poor. Also, you make it sound like people are homeless and/or jobless by choice, and enjoy government benefits. Sure there is some people doing that and exploiting the system - that happens everywhere. But most people are not poor or jobless by choice, and nobody should be left on the street because they cannot pay for health insurance or even die because they cannot pay for cancer treatment. Better social systems and better social security work - they are not a myth. This is the reason why all Nordic countries, and Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, are the countries where people are the happiest, the most satisfied, have the highest salaries, living standard is the highest, etc. (And I do have a high education and well-paid happy job - but I still care for those less fortunate, because "shit" can happen to everyone and it can be out of your control.)
2018-04-28 12:35
I don't really see the point in this thread. The US has been going downwards since the 70's and are facing massive, massive problems. Wealth inequality is the biggest ever and poverty is rapidly on the rise.
2018-04-27 16:46
I don't think smart people actually believe in those stereotypes, most of them just use it to b8 muricans, that's it.
2018-04-28 03:17
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2018-04-28 15:51
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