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2012-12-12 11:53:19 PM
Let's hope not. At the very least we can continue to bathe more often.
 
2012-12-12 11:59:00 PM
non
 
2012-12-12 11:59:09 PM
I bet a million internet dollars that the word "socialism" gets mentioned within three posts.
 
2012-12-13 12:00:13 AM
Ic eom aethelwulf godwynsunu; thu scalt worteship me
 
2012-12-13 12:02:09 AM
I think anyone familiar with plate tectonics will agree that we are moving away from Europe and closing in on Asia.
 
2012-12-13 12:10:25 AM

Pocket Ninja: I bet a million internet dollars that the word "socialism" gets mentioned within three posts.


Hahaha pocket ninja owes me a millions dollars. The US is becoming socialist so obama will take it all but still it's a lot of money.

Oh wait...
 
2012-12-13 12:26:36 AM
No, it's NOT a "purse," it's a Utility Bag. I keep my cigarettes and Premiership table and fixtures in there for my five hour lunches.
 
2012-12-13 12:43:03 AM
Does this mean I can stop pretending I'm Canadian when I'm overseas?
 
2012-12-13 12:45:34 AM
For all its troubles, the U.S. remains the only country that Europeans, Asians, Africans, Latin Americans and Australians want to move to in great numbers. As they all become Americans, the U.S. becomes just a little more like all of them, creating hybrid attitudes and styles that will shape the planet's future.

ZOMG THESE SOCIALIST IMMIGRANTS MUST BE STOPPED!!!
 
2012-12-13 12:46:38 AM

brap: Does this mean I can stop pretending I'm Canadian when I'm overseas?


In Europe the best way for people to leave you alone is for you to not take a bath for a month and perfect your French accent. No one will even come close to you.
 
2012-12-13 12:51:29 AM
But I am le tired!
 
2012-12-13 12:51:49 AM
I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots. But I prefer our culture of ALL THE CULTURES over their stereotypical cultures of laid back cheese and wine, or super-efficient brats, blondes, and beer.

I assume most the Americans who find American culture to be lacking are also basing that view on a stereotype. Now if you'll excuse me, my hoveround's seat has an appointment to be reupholstered with the stars and stripes and my second battery is finally charged for the 3 mile trip. Semper Fi.
 
2012-12-13 01:10:09 AM
"Are Americans Becoming More European?"

[checks census]

No, we're becoming more Mexican.
 
2012-12-13 01:12:56 AM

violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.



Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.
 
2012-12-13 01:27:48 AM

Amos Quito: "Are Americans Becoming More European?"

[checks census]

No, we're becoming more Mexican.


¿Tiene algun problema con eso?

Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.


Menudo and albóndigas soup are great. But you go on fighting your war against culture, Herr Göring.
 
2012-12-13 01:29:53 AM

Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.


That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.
 
2012-12-13 01:31:49 AM

violentsalvation: Amos Quito: "Are Americans Becoming More European?"

[checks census]

No, we're becoming more Mexican.

¿Tiene algun problema con eso?

Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

Menudo and albóndigas soup are great. But you go on fighting your war against culture, Herr Göring.



Get back to me when you're supporting the "one state solution" wherein Palestinians become the instant MAJORITY in Wasrael, Ben Gurion.
 
2012-12-13 01:32:47 AM

cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.



Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!
 
2012-12-13 01:35:07 AM

Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.


Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!


Isn't there some sort of klan meeting for you to go to instead of shiatting this place up?
 
2012-12-13 01:41:16 AM

cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.


Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!

Isn't there some sort of klan meeting for you to go to instead of shiatting this place up?



Look up the definition of "Hypocrite", cman


/Helpful link provided
 
2012-12-13 01:46:58 AM

Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.


Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!

Isn't there some sort of klan meeting for you to go to instead of shiatting this place up?


Look up the definition of "Hypocrite", cman. 


/Helpful link provided


Hypocrite? Care to elaborate on how I am one?
 
2012-12-13 01:48:49 AM

cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.


Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!

Isn't there some sort of klan meeting for you to go to instead of shiatting this place up?


Look up the definition of "Hypocrite", cman. 


/Helpful link provided

Hypocrite? Care to elaborate on how I am one?



Do you believe that Israel should absorb the Palestinians wholesale?

Why or why not?
 
2012-12-13 01:49:28 AM

cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation: I love our melting pot of cultures. I know European countries are also letting people immigrate in and they are cooking up their own melting pots.


Try the shiat soup.

Sure, the flavor sucks, but it really sticks to your ribs.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever read on Fark. I should know, I am the expert on this site when it comes to moranity.


Ooh, look, Ben Gurion has a twin!

Isn't there some sort of klan meeting for you to go to instead of shiatting this place up?


Look up the definition of "Hypocrite", cman. 


/Helpful link provided

Hypocrite? Care to elaborate on how I am one?


Dude, you're arguing with a one-note troll.
 
2012-12-13 01:54:04 AM

Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation:

Do you believe that Israel should absorb the Palestinians wholesale?

Why or why not?


I am an American. I am not an Israeli nor a Palestinian.

propasaurus: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: cman: Amos Quito: violentsalvation:

Dude, you're arguing with a one-note troll.


Its 2AM and I have nothing better to do
 
2012-12-13 01:54:54 AM

propasaurus: Dude, you're arguing with a one-note troll.


I wish I knew which one you were talking about.
 
2012-12-13 01:57:46 AM

log_jammin: propasaurus: Dude, you're arguing with a one-note troll.

I wish I knew which one you were talking about.


When I troll, I troll in style. I am not a one note troll when I do troll. I am more of a 2 and 1/2 kind of troll.

Me, I prefer Griefing. Much more fun with that
 
2012-12-13 02:05:55 AM
Americans used to despise monarchs, but I'm anticipating a Bush v. Clinton election in 2016, so maybe if that comes to pass, I'll have to agree that our hatred of royal families is waning.
 
2012-12-13 02:15:41 AM

LordZorch: At the very least we can continue to bathe more often.


My experiences in Europe (admittedly many years ago) was that in many places they are afraid of water pressure in their pipes any stronger than a baby's pee. You can get wet in the shower, but getting clean will take you a while.
 
2012-12-13 02:38:07 AM
MEH
A state can secede from the Union EXACTLY the same way the colonies seceded from mother England.

DECLARATION!

It is not a question of legality. It was illegal for the colonies to Secede, yet they did it any way.
Staying free is always the trick.
 
2012-12-13 02:38:57 AM

Triumph: Americans used to despise monarchs, but I'm anticipating a Bush v. Clinton election in 2016, so maybe if that comes to pass, I'll have to agree that our hatred of royal families is waning.


Clinton/Obama 2016
Two women, one black.
The GOP would explode.

Bwhaahhaahahahahaha
They would also make an AWESOME ticket!~!
 
2012-12-13 02:40:44 AM
Well this thread went from zero to thinly veiled racism in a hurry.
 
2012-12-13 02:45:47 AM
img232.echo.cx
 
2012-12-13 03:35:24 AM
Pocket Ninja: I bet a million internet dollars that the word "socialism" gets mentioned within three posts.

Technically, you win

/ The best kind of win
 
2012-12-13 03:38:15 AM
Why would we be becoming more European? Are we spending a lot more time in the bathroom?
 
2012-12-13 03:38:19 AM
The U.S. has a culture?
 
2012-12-13 03:39:18 AM
To answer headlines question: look at the next greenlight down... Man farking livestock. At the very least we are becoming more Scottish.
 
2012-12-13 03:39:29 AM
Nearly everyone on my street is unemployed, so yes.
 
2012-12-13 03:39:59 AM

namatad: Two women, one black.


We're not like liberals. We typically just disagree with people politically and don't launch in to sexism or racism at the drop a hat.

If you want to see sexism, be a woman that disagrees with a liberal.

If you want to see racism, be a minority that disagrees with a liberal.

If you want to see homophobia, be a homosexual that disagrees with a liberal.
 
2012-12-13 03:40:48 AM
We're not European?

I mean except for the Injuns. They're "native", but I'm pretty sure me and most of you other farkers are totally European.
 
2012-12-13 03:40:59 AM
No, we're becoming more Canadian.
 
2012-12-13 03:41:32 AM

Happy Hours: We're not European?

I mean except for the Injuns. They're "native", but I'm pretty sure me and most of you other farkers are totally European.


What about the Asians and the Africans?
 
2012-12-13 03:43:11 AM
For all its troubles, the U.S. remains the only country that Europeans, Asians, Africans, Latin Americans and Australians want to move to in great numbers.


Australians want to "move to the US in great numbers"? Quite happy with our Australian exceptionalism, thank you very much.

BOGAN PRIDE
 
2012-12-13 03:51:03 AM

NobleHam: The U.S. has a culture?


we don't? so the US is different than all other countries? we're "exceptional"?
 
2012-12-13 03:52:28 AM
img844.imageshack.us

If it means we get gazpacho in a milk carton then it's cool with me.
 
2012-12-13 03:55:39 AM
wtf is "becoming more european" anyways? Are germans like the italians? are the italians like the british? has this author even been to europe for more than 3 day phototrip in front of the eifel tower? do these countries have common values and viewpoints on the metrics mentioned in the articles?

But lets just take this faulty assumption of uniformity at face value: i'll say no. even the americans on the blue coasts who admire what one could loosely call "european values" and support in theory things that middle class western europeans generally take for granted (universal health care, organized labor, good cities, public transportation, job security, dont mind taxes for programs which help the poor etc) most of the US only has a very superficial understanding of the things beyond their borders.

indeed, this article is a great example of that, lumping all europe into one big homogenous glob. (dont worry tho, they understand us just as poorly)

in short, this articles very premise is trying to make huge generalizations on a few statistics, and thus sucks and isnt worth the read.
 
2012-12-13 03:56:01 AM
I sure hope not. I like my Americans fat, armed, and free.
 
2012-12-13 04:04:35 AM
I think they keep polling the same people over and over. I realize they take samples and attibute it to the whole but in 37 years on this planet I don't recall ever being asked to patricipate in a poll randomly. I mean random as in not counting leaving some kind of venue where everyone is offered or doing something like a product or services survey after spending some money. Everytime I see some kind of poll result that lumps up the entire country I see that B/W picture of a man holding up the newspaper declaring Dewy winning the presidency in my head.
 
2012-12-13 04:06:30 AM

Red Shirt Blues: But I am le tired!


Well then take a nap. ZEN FIRE ZEE MISSILES!
 
2012-12-13 04:11:00 AM
I burned a witch and farked a family member yesterday so...yes
 
2012-12-13 04:11:39 AM

violentsalvation: Now if you'll excuse me, my hoveround's seat has an appointment to be reupholstered with the stars and stripes and my second battery is finally charged for the 3 mile trip. Semper Fi Fudge.


FTFY
 
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