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    unfortunatly the US army seem to be known worldwide for their trigger happy methods, riding round in tanks shouting yee haaw and mowing down everything in their path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eth0
    unfortunatly the US army seem to be known worldwide for their trigger happy methods, riding round in tanks shouting yee haaw and mowing down everything in their path.
    Yay for false stereotypes

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    Yay for false stereotypes
    heh, right : my lai, abu ghraib, General shermans torching of georgia,etc. are all just a few of american trigger happiness.

    NOTE: the above is one of the reasons that although I like to have the right to bear arms, I am more mature at age 16 with weaponsthan many of the people I know who are 25-30. hey, my dad was air force, the only branch except navy that actually likes people to be smart, and they tend to really enforce the proper use of firearms. Also, it may help that my dad was not from The South, but instead from CA and is a doctor, since the higher your education tends to be inversely proportional to your chance of going insane with weapons.

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    Buddy, atrocities occur in every war. You single out Americans like we are the only ones with who it occurs. Albeit they are wrong and should be protested when they occur, these events do happen universally.

    Also, I'm a northerner. However, your depiction of the south is just ridiculous. Even the most cultured person can go insane in the right conditions (i.e. vietnam, iraq, etc.).

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    my dad was air force, the only branch except navy that actually likes people to be smart, and they tend to really enforce the proper use of firearms.
    So not true. I meet more intelligent Marines then airmens during my time in. As for proper weapons handling Marines win out. Most airmen do not even go to the range yearly nor do they know how to use the rifle when they do go. I had a chance to speak with several senior cheer (err air) force enlisted and they informed me that when they go they shoot from the 200 yard line and they change the size of the target to "simulate" shooting from the 300 yard line.

    Also as far as education vs chance to misuse weapons I have but one retort: Ted Kaczynski

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    What does being from the south have to do with it. That is blantant stereotypes and in my opinion racist. You judge someone from where they are from. I am from LA. You make it seem like I am an animal that just shoots things. I don't go hunting. I have shot a gun but I know how to responsibly. I hate stereotypes.

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    A lot of it has to do with the fact that a majority of the armed forces of the United states come from "The South", where racism still runs pretty rampant and quite a few people believe that muslims should be all killed.
    Or maybe the south is the only place that's multiracial. The north is just a whole crap load of white people and nothing else, except for a few scattered places like Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, and some others. The south is not as racist as you might think. I have lived in Texas my whole life and you would be surprised how not-racist it is.
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    Several elections ago -- 1991 -- in Louisiana, there was a bumper sticker that read: "Vote for the crook, it's important." The crook was Edwin Edwards, now in federal jail. But his opponent was David Duke, acclaimed white supremacist and former KKK member. Fortunately, Duke only received 39% of the vote. He did win a seat in the state House in 1988, though.

    (Minor nitpicky note: Duke is now also a tax evader, so one might wonder about that bumper sticker.)

    In any case, it should be noted that Duke only received 39% of the vote even when his opponent was someone whom most of the state had for years suspected of taking every advantage of his position.

    Incidentally, several years after that 1991 election, Louisiana sold some old voting machines to Mexico; and Edwards was elected mayor of Guadalajara.

    Okay, that last part's not true. What is true is that those numbers are correct. Take it for what it's worth. Not everyone in the South is racist, but not everyone is turned off by Duke enough to vote against him.

    Now, in defense of the state Republican party (which Duke is supposedly affiliated with), when Duke ran for the Senate, the Republican party actually pulled out one of their candidates to avoid the possibility of David Duke making it to the runoff. (Presumably because they'd rather not take part in an election with Duke as their candidate.) Scarily enough, he collected 43.5% of the vote that year.

    (The point is that I'm from Louisiana, which just goes to support linuxdude's point that not everyone from the South is not a bad egg; at least, I hope you think I'm not a bad egg.)

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    >>> that not everyone from the South is not a bad egg;

    Got to love those double negatives
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    Maybe I was a little misguided in my judgement of the south, but having lived here in the south for most of my life, from missouri to texas to arkansas, the only place I have seen that displays a lack of racism has been texas, mainly due to the fact that it has a large latino population, and integration is pretty high there(Texas is actually my favorite state,btw mainly because of its education level and diversity).

    A lot of my opinions of the south come from Arkansas, which just recently was home to the HQ of the KKK,< 60% of the population has a high school education, 49th in the nation for education, and home to quite a large number of religious fundamentalists.

    You judge someone from where they are from. I am from LA. You make it seem like I am an animal that just shoots things. I don't go hunting.
    Exactly, you are from LA, I am talking about the people that have lived in the south for generations and have been indoctrinated with insane racial ideals. So for future reference:

    Southerner : native of Arkansas/Missisippi/Georgia, who belongs to a known fundamentalist denomination, and has less than a high school education.


    about my supposed bias against americans, I take shots at americans for their actions mainly because if a country is supposedly a "bastion of democracy and law" and loves to flaunt it, it should be held to a higher standard than other countries.

    well, to get this off the path of getting closed : maybe we ought to talk about the bias of the media, and the lack of credibility many of the world's news organizations are displaying ( NYT, the Globe,etc.).

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    >>about my supposed bias against americans, I take shots at americans for their actions mainly because if a country is supposedly a "bastion of democracy and law" and loves to flaunt it, it should be held to a higher standard than other countries. <<


    The US is undoubtly the most powerful nation, militarily and economy in the world.
    The rest of the world combined would not be able to stop it (should the administration take the US 'off course' and it start attacking other nations).


    Any change can only come from within the US, that is the US voters.

    It seems that US citizens take this responsibility very casually (as only the minority vote and look at whom they elect).
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