Elections in America

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    >>Well, I'm just interested why you American do things that we don't.

    OHHH... we're sorry!! I forgot we're still under British rule and we have to do things exactly like you! WTF????? Elections are a damn big deal here and we'll do them how we damn well please. Thank you.
    That post was from some-one from the Netherlands, which is a country not located inside Britain. Get yourself an atlas.

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    Originally posted by Deckard
    Just for clarification, it is legal to kill another person in every state, under the following conditions:
    [list=1][*]To defend yourself from immediate serious bodily injury or death.[*]To protect another person from immediate seriously bodily injury or death.[/list=1] There are, of course, other provisions for members of the military protecting certain national security interests (such as nukes), as well as state appointed executioners carrying out death warrants.
    we have been having discussions in the UK about defending property etc a farmer has been convicted of murder for shooting dead an intruder who was in his property at the time. the other guy was unarmed but at a remote farm plagued by burglars, it seems he had every right to shoot myself, certainly its not murder.
    is it true that you can shoot dead intruders on your property in the US. in practice would you get away with it ??? i feel our laws are strict, we can get into trouble for even hitting somebody weve caught in our own home !! our laws are too far in protection of the criminals.
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    > it seems he had every right to shoot myself

    He shot you?

    > is it true that you can shoot dead intruders

    Why would you shoot someone if they're already dead?

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    Originally posted by Sorensen


    That post was from some-one from the Netherlands, which is a country not located inside Britain. Get yourself an atlas.
    its quite close though !! we can get a ferry from Hull and be there in a few hours !!
    i myself would like to claim The Netherlands, because its a rather beautiful country in my opinion. I think the Dutch are among the nicest people in the world. of course most seem to speak English, which is always handy !!!!!
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    Originally posted by Sorensen
    That post was from some-one from the Netherlands, which is a country not located inside Britain. Get yourself an atlas.
    It goes for any country saying that to us... why the hell would we be expected to do something similar to another country? And I didn't realize where the writer of that comment was coming from... I didn't look at the whereabouts of Shiro... my bad. I guess I got him mixed up with stevey.

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    Shiro: Not everything's a conspiracy. Some things can actually be taken at face value. There's plenty of Native Americans that live off reservations.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > it seems he had every right to shoot myself

    He shot you?

    lol
    no, i may deserve shooting, but no. bad English

    > is it true that you can shoot dead intruders

    Why would you shoot someone if they're already dead?
    lol
    could be making sure he was dead ???
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    >its quite close though !! we can get a ferry from Hull and be
    >there in a few hours !!

    Yep, Europe is a small place, but a nice place.

    >i myself would like to claim The Netherlands, because its a
    >rather beautiful country in my opinion. I think the Dutch are
    >among the nicest people in the world.

    Well, the Dutch are not always nice. Just look at what we've done in Suriname, South-Africa and especially Indonesia. And at this moment politics in the Netherlands is shifting to the right. In may there are elections, I hope the right-wing political parties will not winn. But I'm not sure, the leader of the largest right-wing party is quite popular. We'll see.

    >of course most seem to speak English, which is always
    >handy !!!!!

    Very little people in the world speak Dutch, so we need to learn foreign languages to be able to communicate with other people.

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    >Not everything's a conspiracy.

    Sorry, I don't know what conspiracy is.

    >Some things can actually be taken at face value. There's plenty
    >of Native Americans that live off reservations.

    Yep, I've learned from Discovery Channel that those reservations are their own parts of the countries, where their ancestors (?) lived and their history is. They also told the native Americans are not forced to live in the reservations and that some of them even don't.

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    Originally posted by Shiro
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    Well, the Dutch are not always nice. Just look at what we've done in Suriname, South-Africa and especially Indonesia. And at this moment politics in the Netherlands is shifting to the right. In may there are elections, I hope the right-wing political parties will not winn. But I'm not sure, the leader of the largest right-wing party is quite popular. We'll see.

    >of course most seem to speak English, which is always
    >handy !!!!!

    Very little people in the world speak Dutch, so we need to learn foreign languages to be able to communicate with other people.
    well no country is perfect, most have been involved in some very dodgy enterprises at some time in their histories. i found on a personal level that Dutch people seem very decent. have you seen "band of brothers" on TV. can you get BBC where you live ?? anyway these American Paratroops in WWII met English, French, Belgium, German and Dutch people in their travels and proffessed liking the Dutch more than anyone else !!

    i can only speak English, English speaking peoples are very lazy about learning another language. but english is probably the most useful language in the world.
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    I agree, every country has some dark periods in its history.

    Yes I've seen "band of brothers", really great, I can imagine very well why this got so many prizes. I can watch the BCC. Since a few years also at the part of the country where I live we have cable-TV. So now we can get a "lot" of TV stations. Also from UKm Belgium, Germany, Turkey and France. And some other stations, but I don't know where they're from.

    Don't know why the American like the Dutch. Perhaps they have something in common.

    >i can only speak English, English speaking peoples are very lazy
    >about learning another language. but english is probably the
    >most useful language in the world.

    I think for English speaking people the need for learning other languages is not very big.

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    i don't think these Americans like you very much !!
    or me !!
    in fact especially me !!
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    Scourfish

    Hmm, this was a soft money flame war, but now it's something else, so here's a riddle:

    If you're German in the kitchen, what are you in the bathroom?

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    riddle: don't have a clue.. a german?

    Don't know why the American like the Dutch. Perhaps they have something in common.
    The dutch and the Americans actually do have a lot in common. You know that New York used to be New Amsterdam and Brooklyn comes from the dutch town Breukelen. This is because the dutch used to be pretty big in the US once. They even had a vote on which langauge the Americans had to adopt, dutch or english. Dutch just fell a few votes short...

    It also seems that a lot of demographic changes that happen in the US also happen a few years later in the Netherlands. Don't know why that is, but it is.

    About the dutch: they do seem to be a nice people. I personnaly think that because they don't give a **** about what you do. I think in the Netherlands you are as free as you could possibly be. Hardly ever you'll find someone complaining about something someone else does. The only bad/good (depending on your own view) thing about it is that the dutch don't really seem to have ideals. We don't fight for anything. We just shrug our shoulders and move along.

    And on the drugs issue: I don't do drugs, tried it, didn't enjoy it. And to people who think everybody in the Netherlands does drugs, I say: "guess again". The thing is that because of our liberal laws on drugs people are free to use it, and somehow that's a better way of discouraging people than forbiddin it.

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    Originally posted by Mbrio
    riddle: don't have a clue.. a german?



    Nope;

    >q: If your German in the kitchen what are you in the bathroom?

    a: YOUR A PEEIN in the bathroom! Ha Ha, get it? Your A Peein>>European;

    Get it now?

    And this joke probably failed.

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