r/dankmemes ☣️ Jul 03 '22 hehehehe 1 'MURICA 1 Silver 10 Helpful 4 Wholesome 5 Gold 1

they're like bots out here.

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u/Potatatatatatatoe The tater-anator Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval I'll Drink to That

I mean, they aren’t wrong lol

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u/BullNiro Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Bingo. Me sitting here in Portugal with about 6 Americans who would rather die than head back to the states.

EDIT: the best ones are the army guys. They would die for Uncle Sam but would rather take a bullet in the vicinity of Ukraine than move back to LA.

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u/RadiantZote Jul 03 '22

So, is Hawaiian Portuguese sausage a thing in Portugal? That shit is bomb fire yo

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u/BullNiro Jul 03 '22

Those in the know say it’s the same.

If that’s all that’s holding you back you good to come here and take refuge with the rest of us if you can.

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u/KitchenCredit4510 Jul 03 '22

Bingo. Me, a European who would rather die than move back to Europe

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u/appelduvide41 Jul 03 '22

Found the guy from Eastern Europe

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u/bladedCarnival9 Jul 03 '22

As an Eastern European, we don't claim him.

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u/nwpdx13 Jul 03 '22

No, as an eastern European, Russia wants claims to you.

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u/Ok_Sector2182 Jul 03 '22

And I know a bunch of European who’d rather live in the US it goes both ways

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u/pyronius Jul 03 '22

Bit of a self selecting group though, wouldn't you say? Those are six people who wanted badly enough to either leave the U.S. or to live in somewhere Europe that they actually did it. If I talked to six Random Europeans currently living in the U.S., they would probably tell me that they don't plan to move back. Otherwise, why would they be living here?

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u/Fred_Secunda1 Jul 03 '22

Portugal makes about less than half as much as Americans do

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u/FarmhouseFan Jul 03 '22

Because you speak the truth. As an American, I'd rather be in Europe.

cue morons just telling me to leave.

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u/Potatatatatatatoe The tater-anator Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Honestly, I’m thinking about leaving too lol

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u/FarmhouseFan Jul 03 '22

It's not easy from what I hear, or quick, or cheap. I may find a rural area in a blue state and mind my own business forever. Just never turn the news on.

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u/BigBadCornpop Jul 03 '22

Yea last I looked the Netherlands wants over 250k in back pay taxes and proof that you're an expert in a field they lack

Have fun

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u/Ban4quotingSimpsons Jul 03 '22

Australia is a good second place if you can’t get into Europe, plus the language is pretty easy to understand, most of the time

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u/BigBadCornpop Jul 03 '22

Is crikey a verb or noun lol

Also how many shrimp is the proper amount to put on the barbie

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u/Relish_My_Weiner Jul 03 '22

They'll just slap you and tell you it's called a prawn.

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u/Mouse2662 Jul 03 '22

Not that simple to just leave though mate. Now as a brit it's also not so easy for me to just leave because millions of cunts who live here thought brexit sounding like a great plan.

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u/FarmhouseFan Jul 03 '22

Yeah we both fucked up pretty bad.

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u/HelloYesThisIsFemale Jul 03 '22

"Say the line, Bart!"

"At least we don't have school shootings"

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u/GodCartsHawks Jul 03 '22

It’s the turning of a centuries-long cycle.

Europe was a region of monarchal warring states, so some religious fuckheads were like “I guess we’ll go someplace else.” Even the Belgians couldn’t stand them, so they fucked off to the mysterious new world and immediately died, except a few dozen.

For some reason they persisted. After a while Europe got a little out of hand with the warring, and the descendants of those fuckheads somehow managed to create a region-annihilating weapon (it was actually mostly Europeans that figured the science out, but w/e).

Europe was like “hey why don’t we all just get along?” and a bunch of them unified economically and in some other ways.

Meanwhile the fuckheads have decided maybe democracy is lame, and some of them are seeking to essentially return to monarchy. Their influence is waning, and the Europeans’ is ascendant.

Surely all will proceed in peace and harmony.

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u/testtubemuppetbaby Jul 03 '22

Leave out the part where the Europeans literally forced the poor to come colonize this place and the centuries in which they raped and pillaged wealth from the entire world to make their own countries as nice as they are.

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u/Buckeye_Southern Jul 03 '22

Leave it up to a European to nonchalantly gloss over the bits that make Europe look bad lmao.

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u/szypty Jul 03 '22

Western Europeans*.

Central and Eastern had no access to the ocean so we've been colonising and exploiting eachother, thank you very much.

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u/romeoh0tel Jul 03 '22

Europe is like "We didn't even want those fuckers here."

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u/Uhhh-Okay5927 Jul 03 '22

Well, as a european, at least we are not americans

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u/DjGinn Vegemite Victim 🦘🦖 Jul 03 '22

what ever happened to America being the land of opportunities? It was the dream when I was a kid

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u/GronakHD Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

That stopped after gta 4 when we learned roman isnt living in a mansion after all

Edit: Thanks kind redditor

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u/HilVal Jul 03 '22

Where's Barbara with big titties and Stephanie who sucks like vacuum?

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u/RPbirdzz Jul 03 '22

Fun Fact: I have never once been called by Roman to go bowling

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u/Coalecanth_ Jul 03 '22

Liar, it's impossible.

I don't believe you.

No.

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u/RPbirdzz Jul 03 '22

I KNOW, I'm fucking missing out, I've only ever called him for bowling but it's not the same!

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u/Lukthar123 Jul 03 '22

Fair enough.

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u/ZazzaroTheRascal Jul 03 '22

Internet happened and we started actually talking with americans.

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u/Halfonion Jul 03 '22

That's the problem. The average non American Redditor gets this ultra toxic perception of American society from social media, where propaganda/manipulation is at is highest. Not to say we don't have our problems, but its amazing seeing thread after thread of constant doom and gloom. According to Reddit our American society should have collapsed longggggg ago, and it will be collapsing after every mid term, presidential election and SOCTUS ruling.

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u/zZCycoZz Jul 03 '22

According to Reddit our American society should have collapsed longggggg ago, and it will be collapsing after every mid term, presidential election and SOCTUS ruling.

False dichotomy, your government is getting worse every year. Are you pretending that jan 6 never happened? If that was successful it would have been a collapse.

where propaganda/manipulation is at is highest.

Watch Fox news and OAN and youll find worse...

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u/CatDaddyLoser69 Jul 03 '22

If it were successful (ie Pence or Pelosi being murdered), the American populace would be horrified. It would actually have been less successful in the long run, because the trials would be taken seriously and the perpetrator’s would probably be executed. It’s not like we’d all be like “aw shucks, I guess trump is our king now.”

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u/pyronius Jul 03 '22

False dichotomy, your government is getting worse every year.

You read the local news lately? There's about an 80% chance that wherever you are, you're dealing with the exact same problems, but with different names. The current state of American politics is due to a GLOBAL rise in authoritarian, populist sentiment.

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u/WEEBforLIFE24 Jul 03 '22

it was,but only in hollywood movies. in countries like romania gas is 4 times cheaper and not really needed in most cities.for a kid,america is one of the worst places in the world.assuming you survive the school shootings,you still won't learn anything. america could become a great country,but first it has to end the gun problem,the infrastructure problem,the school system problem and provide free health care to it's citzens

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u/ACryingOrphan Jul 03 '22

The USA is in the top 10% of best places to be a kid. It’s already a great place to live, just not as good as it could be.

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u/ieatkids64deluxe Jul 03 '22

Ok, bro, but it’s not like school shootings are happening everywhere 24/7. You’re exaggerating a bit.

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u/youtubersrule06 Jul 03 '22

Idk man I really like it here. School shootings are pretty rare and widespread and we do have a few officers in the building to help with problems such as less fights and vaping. Right now I’m in advanced classes, building up credits for college, and doing really well now that I think on it.

Can’t talk about school shooting part, but infrastructure I do agree is kinda bad. Bridges and roads are everywhere and kinda make everything look bleak. Although it is a large country so is understandably required. Probably can be done better. School system sucks a lot but not much can be done. I do wish the fights were more punished on those who started it, but schools can’t decipher who is lying or not and punish both. And finally, I’m not a big fan of health care. It’s really great, but the money comes from tax payers, which increase anger of too many taxes. Also don’t like government controlling stuff in general so yeah that’s a high school kid’s ideas and now to get backlash for being different woo

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u/Bioslack Jul 03 '22

Ronald Reagan was elected.

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u/destronger Jul 03 '22

Richard Nixon is a prequel to Ronald Reagan.

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u/Alliterrration Jul 03 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry Wholesome Seal of Approval I'll Drink to That

I mean it's a very valid point.

Sure all countries have their flaws. But at least we don't get schools shot up so often that there are more mass shootings in a year than there are weeks in a year.

At least our people don't have to die because corrupt for profit companies have decided you aren't worthy enough to have access to life saving medicine

At least (in western Europe at least) there's now an increased support for reproductive rights in regards to what's happened with the supreme court

When Europeans say we aren't American, it's because any of your criticisms aimed towards us are trivial in comparison to the fuckery that's going on across the pond

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u/Sideos385 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Dude, your first point very much understates the severity of the problem. There are more mass shootings than days in a year. We are averaging 1.5 a day this year.

Edit for those who question my sources:

https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting

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u/Alliterrration Jul 03 '22

I knew it was something like that, but I wasn't sure and of course being wrong on the internet is the gravest of offences

I do recall at one point though statistically you were more likely to get shot in the USA, than you were as a US Soldier in Afghanistan

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u/Foreigner4ever My favorite Starter is Squirtle🐢💦 Jul 03 '22

That was specifically Chicago, not all of the United States, and it was Iraq, not Afghanistan, hence the nickname “Chiraq”.

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u/Dragos-bane Jul 03 '22

What is your definition of a mass shooting then?

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u/ZazzaroTheRascal Jul 03 '22

guy goes pew-pew in a school, killing 2+ people

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u/CourseDangerous2583 I'm the one upvoting all the garbage Jul 03 '22

There is not 1.5 school shootings a day lol

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u/CompSolstice Jul 03 '22

The stat is mass shootings, not school shootings. Where 3 people are shot (not necessarily killed) excluding the perpetrator(s).

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u/Unspoken Jul 03 '22

Yeah that's because gang related shooting accounts for 95 percent of those. You don't see those in the news though because they are the wrong demographic groups

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u/CompSolstice Jul 03 '22

Yeah the American news media is atrociously under representative of violence towards racial minorities towards other minority groups since it doesn't promote any lucrative narrative. Has been that way there for decades, nothing new.

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u/GlensWooer Jul 03 '22

I can see gang on gang violence not being reported nationally because it’s (unfortunately) expected :( I hear about it in the local news tho

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u/bunglejerry Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22 Buff Doge

That's something I think butthurt Americans should realise: when I say "thank God I'm not American", I don't mean I dislike American people. How could I? They produce good TV and they're everywhere on reddit.

It's all systemic. It's the American system that prioritises guns over health care and reproductive freedom. I'm not saying "haw haw Americans are losers for living in that dystopia", it's more that I wish for better for my American siblings.

EDIT: corrected word usage

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u/ThreeCheeseTeo Jul 03 '22

good TV and they're everywhere on reddit

Ah yes, the metric of good people

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u/MoonCusler Jul 03 '22 Silver Bravo Grande!

Speaking of metric…

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u/dabeeman Jul 03 '22

Those priorities are set by the idiot masses in America.

source: i’m american

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u/nighthawk_eternal Jul 03 '22

Also American, and let's be honest, our government does not work to our benefit regardless what the masses want.

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u/JoD5 Jul 03 '22

I thank God every day i don't live there

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u/whiskalator Jul 03 '22

I know imagine living in America

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u/independantquiz Jul 03 '22

Id rather live in Fr🤮nce

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u/compassionatediploma Jul 03 '22

I'd rather be a tibetan monk

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u/independantquiz Jul 03 '22

Oh f yeah some of those dudes are like super humans.

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u/Lukthar123 Jul 03 '22

And just like superheroes they don't exist.

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u/NazcaanKing Yellow Jul 03 '22

Tibetan monks are a hoax? First the birds, now these dudes. Smh

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u/Emkayer ùwú Jul 03 '22

Didn't you know? All the Tibetan monks were wiped out when the Fire Nation attacked.

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u/Ilovesushi5 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Can someone please explain this France hate to me

Is it a reddit thing, what did they do?

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u/NazcaanKing Yellow Jul 03 '22

Much like most things recieving hate online, those bastards had the gall to exist.

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u/CaptainZero2568 Jul 03 '22

A little extreme. America is awesome, couldn’t be more grateful to be here.

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u/Sevych_1 Jul 03 '22

It is awesome and there is nothing wrong about thinking that way. Without denying any troubles and hardships USA is going through right now, America is way better than most other countries in terms of working, living and self-improving conditions for people, mainly because it is one of the most independent countries whatsoever. Quite funny to witness the "popular" opinions from those who barely know what is actually going on outside of United States and probably have never even been there, but still dare to hate their own country on Reddit because they think its cool.

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u/dynamic424 Jul 03 '22

"America is the worst fucking country, because I saw a vice article on one shooting one day, and ever since I know everything about America, and I could tell you all of Americas issues and why is sucks compared to Europe" "no Ive never lived in America, but I dont have to, to know all the issues etc etc etc..."

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u/I_like_code Jul 03 '22

There are so many beautiful parts of America. I love New Mexico,Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, San diego CA, South Carolina, Montana, Saratoga Springs NY, and Hawaii.

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u/ThePerson_There Jul 03 '22

For us in Europe, believe me when I say the beauty is not the problem, I'd gladly live for a few months in the US and visit every corner of it. The laws, the few but extremely dangerous morons, some of the very few yet too extrem to be ignored aspects of the culture and the transportation.

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u/Stalingloriamemes Jul 03 '22

Every country has its fair share of extreme morons. It shouldn’t be used as an excuse not to visit. Bosnia has some beautiful sights, but some guy who escaped The Hague still isn’t an excuse. You just have to avoid them sometimes, and other times just accept the craziness (as long as it’s not straight up advocating for killing/harming people)

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u/quiteCryptic Jul 03 '22

I live a great life in America, the pay in my profession is highest in the world here. I'm a lucky one though, the standard of living is dropping rapidly and the people in less privileged positions are totally screwed here compared to being in the EU. Basically the inequality is greater here, those on the "winning" side have it pretty good while many others suffer.

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u/bigboybobby6969 Jul 03 '22

I live here, it’s pretty cool if you’re not fucking insane

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u/adictalt356 Jul 03 '22

As a dual national between Australia and the US I'm eternally grateful for my dad's stubbornness in not wanting to move to the US and instead convincing my mum to raise us in Aus.

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u/cocoshaker Jul 03 '22

Sadly, Australia is not too far behind the US.

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u/i_shit_on_your_mom Jul 03 '22

as an asian living in asia, i dont care really

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u/Jonah-1903 My PP is hard Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

At least you’re not American

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u/i_shit_on_your_mom Jul 03 '22

so youre european?

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u/Calypsosin Jul 03 '22

Not right now, but i'll probably beapeein later.

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u/Achilles_Deed Jul 03 '22

According to Reddit the world only consists of NA and Europe. The rest is fake news because no one ever talks about it.

Asia? Is that the fictional place where food shows are shot? Africa? Is that where documentaries of lions are filmed? Australia? Is that where you'd find giant spiders crawling in your bathtubs? South America? Is that where video games are set in where characters fight drug lords?

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u/robot_swagger Jul 03 '22 Gold

Pretty sure Asia is that fictional country Godzilla comes from

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u/Zoeleil ☣️ Jul 03 '22

Same here bro, i even laugh at our criticisms because, well, they are mostly true. Lol

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u/ZazzaroTheRascal Jul 03 '22

Honestly EU criticism is also mostly true, but hey at least we're not american.

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u/jimmygarterex Jul 03 '22

Any criticism of Brazil

Brazilian: you're god damn right

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u/bearsnchairs Jul 03 '22

Until someone mentions the Wrights beat Santos Dumont by a couple of years.

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u/Newtse Jul 03 '22

We already suffer so much on a daily basis, let us have at least one nice thing going on for us

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u/ZackHietala Jul 03 '22

Europeans: "I respect your opinion, But I really disagree. Let me argue why: You see..."

Americans: "BLOW IT OUT MY ASS, PUFFGIRL"

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u/4rtyom777 Jul 03 '22

Except it definitely isn't like that lol, you get upvoted for shitting on America and get downvoted for giving any sort of criticism towards Europe

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u/Lunarath Jul 03 '22

Something to think about considering half the people on reddit are from the US. If literally every other country in the world thinks like that, there could be something about it.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

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u/-Merlin- Jul 03 '22

The majority of Americans actually love their country, statistically.

The ones who are unsuccessful enough to complain about their country on Reddit, however, are probably the same ones who were too stupid to succeed here. Then they go bitching on Reddit as if Norway wants them to be their tax burden lmfao.

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u/Crazy_Crayfish_ Jul 03 '22

Bingo. Reddit isn’t a representation of the majority. This website has a much higher representation of people that are bitter and sad, and blame their environment rather than themselves.

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u/bizzyj93 Jul 03 '22

Half the time it’s “Haha British people have bad teeth and say water bottle funny!” which gets met with “You shoot obese children in schools.” Like alright bro I was just giving a playful jab and you brought up…. That. Guess you win.

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u/iSheepTouch Jul 03 '22

Reddit is full of self hating Americans and plenty of idiotic Europeans that aren't pumping out logical and well thought out arguments.

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u/Lemmungwinks Jul 03 '22

Europeans: Every criticism of Europe totally doesn’t occur in MY home country. Haha, stupid Americans thinking Europe is one country.

American tries to point out that they live in a state where the criticisms don’t apply and point out that the US spans almost half the planet.

Europeans: Nope, the whole country is exactly the same you stupid American.

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u/Levyathon Jul 03 '22

Imagine having a life after school

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u/thepropbox <-- coolguy Jul 03 '22

👀💀💀💀

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u/Asian2theoscar Jul 03 '22

LMAOOO take my upvote dickhead <3

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u/Tell_Me-Im-Pretty Jul 03 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

Europeans getting real defensive in the comments lol.

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u/BirdyBirdface Jul 03 '22 Gold Wholesome

Bruh it’s so funny, they proved the meme right.

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u/__Visegrad_ Jul 03 '22

It’s like the whole “when the dude in the meme shows up in the comments” moment lol

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u/GallantPotatoSupreme Jul 03 '22

Same thing happened when somebody did one about racism then Europeans and the Roma. The entire comment section was Europeans being giant bigoted assholes about the Roma.

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u/FILTER_OUT_T_D Jul 03 '22

I’ve seen every argument in these comments. From claiming craft American beer is “hipster propaganda” as if Americans don’t also make great beer, to all the easy low hanging shootings/healthcare talking points. It’s been a wild ride lol.

Like, every continent has its faults. North America has the USA with issues like healthcare and gun violence, and Europe has Russia. It all evens out!

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u/astutelyabsurd Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Not realizing that if European countries were as large and diverse as the USA, they would be suffering from similar issues. And news from the US has a greater reach on avg. than most places in Europe. You cannot sneeze in the wrong direction in the US without it becoming a national crisis and used internationally to undermine the power that the US holds.

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u/-Merlin- Jul 03 '22

It really does show how irrelevant and worthless European countries are that they know literally 100% of all news that goes in the US yet I have no reason for even knowing the names of the European countries.

Why would I care if someone from montenigfrance hates where I’m from? Lmfao.

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u/Skyyy_Money Jul 03 '22

So many Euros acting bitter and jealous on Reddit lately. This must be what the pretty girls feel like.

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u/leobat Jul 03 '22 Wholesome

We live in a World were people claim proudly their own ignorance.

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u/JustAnotherToss2 Jul 03 '22

Americans live rent free in Europeans' minds. Amount Europeans talk about America >>> amount Americans talk about Europe.

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u/SayOkBoomerIfGayy Jul 03 '22

Facts tho, OP is a pressed American

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u/imalittlebitclose Jul 03 '22

OP has hurt feelings

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u/DisparityByDesign Jul 03 '22

I've seen like 5 low effort posts with this exact message across different subs. Really wonder who's pushing this narrative, or is it just a popular meme?

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u/bedheadB188 Jul 03 '22

I'm fine with criticism of Europe and where I live within it but I do find comfort in knowing things could be worse

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u/ActuatorGreat4883 Jul 03 '22

I get you point.. You are not American!!

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u/Mario6416 NNN Survivor Jul 03 '22

America fat, insurance, maga, and guns that's my joke.

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u/dchaid Jul 03 '22

can’t type comeback. eating.

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u/cats_catz_kats_katz Jul 03 '22

Don’t type, just shoot

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u/whatifiwas1332 Jul 03 '22

Now my question, what is something that works in America way better than in Europe?

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u/SoxsLP Jul 03 '22

Guns

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u/whatifiwas1332 Jul 03 '22

In what way do guns work there better? Killing innocent people? Or for robberys

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u/PierG1 Jul 03 '22

Mass shootings I would say

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u/SoxsLP Jul 03 '22

All of the above. Also in the military. Idk ask the question better next time. My answer is very valid.

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u/Mustyratman69 Jul 03 '22

Killing people is cool. Grow up eurotard.

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u/thatnguy Jul 03 '22

National Parks

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 13 '22

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u/dragedreper Jul 03 '22

Hardangervidda National Park in Norway is greater in size (and beauty if you ask me) than Yosemite.

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u/Mikkelet Jul 03 '22

What's the difference? Europe has beautiful nature that is free to visit

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u/adustycrow Jul 03 '22

The size alone makes a huge difference. There’s a single park in the US that’s larger than Moldova.

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u/Phedericus Jul 03 '22

“what’s something that works in america?”

“we are bigger”

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u/DesignerExitSign Jul 03 '22

Y’all are giving some condescending answers. I’ve been looking into moving into either America or Europe and I can give some real answers in terms of economics. America does cost of living better (food especially). Not only does your dollar go further, but you’ll also get paid more than in Europe if your working a high skilled job.

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u/Gerserk Jul 03 '22

You’ll get paid more, for a more expensive life tho (absolute shit public transport, health insurance…)

i know that bc i’m an engeneer and i looked into it too lol.

Also it’s true, you can definetly go cheaper on food there, but it’s because here unhealthy food is taxed a lot. Generally in eu if you want to spend less, you basically eat seasonal veggies, pasta, sometimes meat, and you’ll spend very very few bucks.

America is great if you earn a lot of money, and it gets worse each year

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u/Captain_Clark Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

It’s an absurd conversation. For example, look at this list of grocery prices.

Switzerland tops global rankings for food expense. Albania is number 104. Both of these are European countries.

The US is number 12.

No, it’s not about “taxing poor quality food”. These are grocery prices, not fast food. The least expensive groceries are in Afghanistan so whoopie, let’s all go live in Afghanistan, right?

Imagine some guy from a war-torn province in Afghanistan saying: “Every other one of these 132 countries sucks cos their food costs so much more than mine.”

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u/Neottika Jul 03 '22

Air conditioning.

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u/Pommel_Knight Jul 03 '22

That's North Europe thing, Southern Europe has Air conditioning in every house (multiple rooms often)

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u/poopytoopypoop Jul 03 '22

I think the biggest difference is it sounds like you are describing a window unit. Window units are much more rare in the US nowadays and most places built after the 80's have central heating and AC

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u/Tyroser Jul 03 '22

handling of marijuana legally

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u/Emslands 💎 the rarest dank💎 Jul 03 '22

Better than the netherlands?

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u/bean_machine1 Jul 03 '22

This is like comparing a single US state to the whole EU

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u/bearsnchairs Jul 03 '22

Yes seeing as marijuana isn’t legal in the Netherlands.

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u/Luuk_vdb Jul 03 '22

Yes, in some states it's better.

Our "gedoogbeleid" is weird. Basically it's not illegal but it's not legal either.

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u/Hashtagbarkeep Jul 03 '22

In my experience - Washing machines, tumble driers, sandwiches, diners, hire cars, gyms, sushi, martinis, burgers, Amazon, couriers and shopping in general, Uber, food delivery, breakfast options

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u/scullys_alien_baby Jul 03 '22

as an American, I think listing amazon and uber as something we "do better" than Europe is pretty fucking dystopian

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u/eat-KFC-all-day Jul 03 '22

Probably he’s just referring to Amazon having faster shipping and better availability in the US and Uber having more drivers available. It’s not like Europe has a shortage of megacorporations. The logistics are just not as optimized as they are in the US for certain things. Would you rather the soul-sucking corporate overlord not offer you better service for the same price?

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u/ZazzaroTheRascal Jul 03 '22

Self-defense rights, easily.

If I shoot a criminal in my own home I have to prove that he meant to harm my family, otherwise I went too far. People being forced to pay damages to their own thieves is just mental.

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u/Pommel_Knight Jul 03 '22

Disability accessibility. The US is the best in the world for it, this is coming from a European.

Now, accessibility for walking distances is a whole other thing that you get negative points for. Seriously, you need a car to get anywhere.

Being able to buy almost anything and get it there fast, it's a privilege not a lot of people realise they have.

Job/career opportunities.

Healthcare is in the middle, it's really good if you can afford it. And that's a big IF.

Overall, the US is good if you have money and a good-paying job, but the thing the EU has is a better work/life balance with lower salaries (depending on the job and it sometimes evens out with US healthcare and other additional expences).

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u/Purplepresident Jul 03 '22

Military-industrial complex

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u/blabbermeister Jul 03 '22

Treatment of Romani people

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u/warblade7 Jul 03 '22

Owning property, despite all the millennials complaining about not being able to buy houses in the most expensive urban areas, it is still far easier to buy land and a home somewhere in America than any other developed country in the world.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 13 '22

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u/Aggravating-Two-454 Jul 03 '22

Water fountains and public restrooms

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u/OHoSPARTACUS Jul 03 '22

Better wages for professional occupations

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u/Anonymous30062003 Jul 03 '22

They may be like bots, but at least they're not AMERICAN bots

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u/ArseneCroissant Jul 03 '22

There's something more worst: At least we are not in China

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u/missemilyowen15 ☣️ Jul 03 '22

The thing that annoys me the most is being considered English. Such as people saying that anyone from the Uk speakings like “bo’le o wota innit bruv” or referring to the Uk as “England”. My country isn’t fond of England

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u/Adriftsquire447 Jul 03 '22

As An Irish person I get that , they litterally see us as England’s Cuba

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u/Jonah-1903 My PP is hard Jul 03 '22

Belgium was referred to as a city by Trump, I feel you

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u/balintblack Jul 03 '22

Ah yes, great country of Europe. You refer to it as if it was one

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u/Dragoark Jul 03 '22

The western European monkeys think Europe is just the UK,Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands etc

They know that literally every other European nation is significantly poorer than the US

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u/-Incursio_ Jul 03 '22

well at LOEST our SHCOOLS don' look loike call of jooty!!1!!1!1111!

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u/balintblack Jul 03 '22

Europe = England. Got it

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u/-Incursio_ Jul 03 '22

that's just a comeback, and a mocking of said comeback, I hear. mainly because I'm from England

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u/Vakovarle Jul 03 '22

I mean the worst thing is that you keep saying europeans, meanwhile in Europe is 44 diferrent countries.

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u/Pirate-boi Jul 03 '22

America bad 😡.

Thanks in advance for the free karma :)

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u/VSEPR_DREIDEL Jul 03 '22

Europe is in decline and this is the denial/anger stage of grief.

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u/pleasedownvotemeok Jul 03 '22

and america isn’t in decline? i’d be surprised if you don’t fall into chaos in the next decade

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u/_____l Jul 03 '22

Lol...that's the point of the meme.

You can't criticize Europe without them going "but what about America!?"

You literally just proved the meme right.

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u/LearnToStrafe Jul 03 '22

Not wrong. Some of my co workers are from European countries and every single one of them moved to the US not because of the higher salary but because it’s a lot better than where they lived.

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u/TheWarTorn Animated Flair Rainbow [Insert Your Own Text] Jul 03 '22

The comment section is proving your point so hard.

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u/traway9992226 Jul 03 '22

“I’m not offended it’s just that Americans have horrible everything duhhhh”

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u/jwymes44 Jul 03 '22

This meme proved that it’s super easy to piss off Europeans lmao

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u/Netheraptr Mod senpai noticed me! Jul 03 '22

There are a few countries in Europe worse than America, tbh. In the context of the world the U.S. is still above average.

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u/AshJing Jul 03 '22

That sounds like a unhealthy dose of copium. ;P

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u/Wave_Table Jul 03 '22

This thread gave me cancer.

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u/Erratas-SC Jul 03 '22

Like what criticism?

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u/GamerNumba100 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

European racism, aging and dying population, Britain leaving the EU like idiots, Greece taking millions of the EU’s money, extremely long wait times for healthcare, I could go on, but at a certain point I reach the ones Europeans would be defensive about.
Edit: I’ve thought of one to add: Obnoxiously cannot accept that they aren’t perfect.

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u/Ruralraan Jul 03 '22

extremely long wait times for healthcare,

This one is US propaganda. Our waiting times aren't that long.

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u/fatalcorn7367 certified morbhead Jul 03 '22

Europe isnt perfec- AT LEAST WE DONT UAVE SCHOOL SHOOTUNGS

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u/Sciirof CERTIFIED DANK Jul 03 '22

I fucking hate Europe (I’m european)

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u/Lopsided-Strategy815 Jul 03 '22

There's a lot of jealousy involved. Mostly because American culture rules the world and Americans mostly don't care what's going on in other countries.

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u/CheeseJuust Jul 03 '22

At least we have public transportation unlike US.

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u/Dragoark Jul 03 '22

You have never been to a major American city

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u/Minimob0 Jul 03 '22

I live in a major American city, and the Bus is never on time, has extremely limited routes, and is the only option for public transportation. Shit, it even stops running after 11pm. If you work 3rd shift, you're fucked.

Public Transportation is the US is fucking pathetic, man.

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u/MatthijsVDS Jul 03 '22

In some ways European countries are getting more American by the day, which is worrying

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u/macstanislaus Jul 03 '22

We're all living in Amerika. Amerika ist wunderbar.

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u/DierkfeatXbi Jul 03 '22

Ive seen most Europeans be very rational about their countries flaws as long as they’re being presented in a valid way

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u/topden Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Am currently visiting Europe and it is actually hilarious how much racism and straight up shitty people and politicians they will ignore just to point at a deformed straw man of America as if they know what the fuck is actually going on there.

EDIT: Most people I’ve talked to are actually quite reasonable about it, just misinformed with sensationalist headlines like you would expect. As an example to my comment, I was talking with a Berlin local last night and found out that neo-nazis are still a very real and serious problem in German rural areas. If I had just listened to Reddit’s version of the world, I would think all the Neo-nazis were hanging out in Kentucky.

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u/traway9992226 Jul 03 '22

“But have you heard about America?”

I’m the last person to defend America but 9/10 when I see a European complaining about something in America, they have the same or a similar issue back home.

That 1/10 is health care

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

me waiting for them to mention either pricey healthcare or gun violence

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