The (mostly) true story of hobo graffiti by EndlessSunflowers in videos

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

OH...it's Vox. Should have given a trigger warning in the title.

War Profiteering by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What is it about the far (i.e. "progressive") left that makes them blame the whole of America for the crimes of globalists and the deep state?

Does it just feel good to shit on the little people? A bit of Marie Antoinette? Or what is it?

The Avalanches - 'Since I Left You' by magnora7 in MusicVideos

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Wow. That was a fantastic music video.

The Avalanches are criminally underrated.

A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link by AliceofX in Europe

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

But I thought Scandinavians were oh-so-open about nudity, and that shock at seeing naked people was a characteristic of backwards societies like Afghanistan and America?

This story from 2011, published in The Guardian written by veteran Turkish journalist Cengiz Candar. Entitled “Who's calling Turkey a police state?,” Candar argued that freedom of speech was alive and well in Turkey and that journalists who found themselves in prison had it coming to them. by Chipit in MediaAnalysis

[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And yet here's The Guardian, flagship of British leftism, arguing that it's not.

Shocking, eh?

Freedom of speech is part of the daily routine in Turkey. Western attacks on the Turkish government smack of a dubious agenda

Respectable publications such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Economist have followed their lead – albeit in a much more reasonable fashion than Rubin – in arguing that the arrests demonstrate that Turkey does not respect freedom of expression.

Not just The Guardian, either.

Here is what they are missing: the journalists who've been arrested were not arrested because of their journalistic activities or for expressing their opinions: they are suspected of being part of a plot to topple the civilian government.

As anyone who regularly follows the Turkish media can attest, there is no shortage of sharp criticism of the Erdogan government in the Turkish media. Freedom of expression is part of the daily routine.

Turkey may still not be a liberal democracy, but those who argue that it is turning into a police state are misleading world public opinion.

Coronavirus, the Europe Guide. This is the end of the European economic and social model, and it risks being the end of “Europe” as an entity. Many Europeans already resent Germans’ unwillingness to share. Imagine how refusal to share medical equipment will go over once the death toll gets scary. by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's pointing out it looks bad for the EU. Germany is the nation that's been most pushing the "everyone share" idea, and when push came to shove they didn't uphold their own words. How's that going to look when this is all over?

Leftists cheering for Boris Johnson to die of Wuhan virus. Ah, that must be the famous "empathy" the left is so proud of. Note: If you're only kind to people you like, you're not compassionate. by Chipit in news

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There's a difference between not liking a politician and wishing him dead from a plague. You're not really one of them, are you?

Leftists cheering for Boris Johnson to die of Wuhan virus. Ah, that must be the famous "empathy" the left is so proud of. Note: If you're only kind to people you like, you're not compassionate. by Chipit in news

[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Are you a bot or something? You keep posting nonsensical comments in unrelated threads.

Why did you switch to Saidit? by legendgamer320 in AskSaidIt

[–]Chipit 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Calling people nazis at the drop of a hat? It's like you're a parody of what the right thinks redditors are like.

This Is Our Chance by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Nope, for poor nations too. Manufactured goods are better than the handmade junk they used 10 years ago. Their clothes are better because they're made by machine now. They have smartphones. Internet lets them access the knowledge of the world.

Have you even seen the data? It is astounding how much better off the extremely poor people in the world are today. It's literally better for them than in any time in human history.

This Is Our Chance by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Things are better today than they have ever been in the history of the human race.

Every statistic proves it. Facts. Logic. These are not your friends.

What is it with this doomsday outrage? You're making yourself look like a lunatic. Do you have some kind of glasses that only allow you to see the small negatives and blind you to the enormous positives?

National debt increased by $3 trillion during Donald Trump's three years as president by dcjogger in politics

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's the Democrats winning the debate. This is what winning looks like.

Why pay down the debt, only to watch the next Democrat piss it all away? Spend now, while we have the time. Trump is a 1980s Democrat anyway.

National debt increased by $3 trillion during Donald Trump's three years as president by dcjogger in politics

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's the Democrats winning the debate. This is what winning looks like.

Why pay down the debt, only to watch the next Democrat piss it all away? Spend now, while we have the time. Trump is a 1980s Democrat anyway.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

a sizable amount of people don't like americans because they are considered ignorant and consumerist and controlled by cash.

And you said ignorant stereotypes are bad! You're doing it yourself! How do you not see this?!

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You mean that spreading ill will comes back at you? What an interesting idea you have there.

We should get out of NATO and Europe in any event. They're no help in fighting Russians which I don't want to do anyway. And I sure don't want to fight for France again much less Latvia et al.

As an American officer living in Germany, I'm surprised by how closely Germans follow U.S. politics, and I often end up listening to polemics on the follies of American foreign policy. These run the gamut from American responsibility for the current instability in the Middle East, to the trade conflict with China, to current tensions with Russia, to others that date back to well before I put a uniform on. Left unsaid by my interlocutors is how Germany can contribute to improving any of these challenges.

https://warontherocks.com/2019/06/explaining-the-poverty-of-germans-strategic-debate/

How Germany fears 'euro may crash' as bloc cracks post-Brexit by Morphos1759 in politics

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Don't worry, the EU has pledged everyone's wealth to fight for the euro to the bitter end. They will protect the banks at all costs.

Ideological Extremist Professors fear lectures will be shared with “right wing sites” as more classes go online due to coronavirus, Several professors are discussing how to prevent their lectures from being exposed by useless_aether in Conservatives

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What do they have to hide? What are they worried about? This is learning, having it shared should be awesome.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOL. I post saying Europeans I've met have a strong dislike for Americans. You then say "what a stereotype!" And then in your very next comment go right back to confirming what I said.

You're arguing against yourself. And losing.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

...but...aren't Europeans mature enough to take a little ribbing? Laugh at themselves? Anger as a reaction is something Americans do, is it not? I thought Europeans were proud to be anti-masculine and anti-military. You mean that's not so? Explain.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But nobody does it and then turns around and pretends to be friends.

Notably, Europe doesn't pay a ruinous amount of money for American defense. I think they'd be more justified in criticism if they did. But no, all they do is take, take, take and can't even say "thank you".

I think it's because the EU has established itself as an enemy of the US, and constantly shitting on Americans is one of the few things that all Europeans agree on. Thus we serve as an external enemy that they can unite against. Seeing the desperately poor situation of the EU, I don't see this changing anytime soon.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You literally posted a belittling, hurtful comment and you're going to suddenly claim to be friends?

Once upon a time, we felt kinship to Europeans because we shared culture and values, but those times are gone. A lot of Americans wonder: why the hell are we pledged to defend to the death people who consider us deplorable?

I haven't heard a kind word for years and years and years. Americans on holiday will lie and say they're Canadian just to avoid being verbally abused. Please direct me to this place of friendship for Americans and our military, because to me it's as mythical as Stoval'Kor.

‘Postal Service will not survive the summer.’ Lawmakers warn it could go bankrupt by dcjogger in politics

[–]Chipit 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good riddance. The USPS is nothing but a junk mail delivery service these days.

When's the last time you got a first class letter? Me either.

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him. This is especially vile since Paul sustained permanent lung damage. It was the attack that put him into a high risk group. by Chipit in politics

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You are receiving this message because you posted in defense of fascism. I no longer provide individual responses on this matter. It has been my experience that fascists are universally incapable of accepting verifiable truths about themselves, thus rendering discussion pointless and, therefore, a waste of time.

I wish you all the best in your ongoing battle with reality.

Yours respectfully, a logical person.

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him. This is especially vile since Paul sustained permanent lung damage. It was the attack that put him into a high risk group. by Chipit in politics

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You are literally supporting political violence.

How do you not have the self-awareness to realize that's fascism?

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dugin's Foundations of Geopolitik is a meme taken seriously by no one besides Russian neo-Nazis and hysterical westerners who think they've found Putin's foreign policy Bible.

Dugin also believes that the world is ruled by ancient clans of vampires. And that e.g. UNESCO is a continuation of the Freemason order. Just saying.

It's all in his numerous books and articles. I've skimmed through some of them in the past, out of interest. It's, like, Aleister Crowley meets the Protocols of Zion meets /r/conspiracy. Some of the books titles alone could be a hint.

Also, a seemingly good semi-academic article about his supposed influence - "The West Overestimates Aleksandr Dugin’s Influence in Russia".

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him. This is especially vile since Paul sustained permanent lung damage. It was the attack that put him into a high risk group. by Chipit in politics

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There are two kinds of fascists: fascists and anti-fascists.

Shutting down free speech with violence is not fighting fascism. It IS fascism!

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sorry, didn't realize I was on Reddit.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

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DURR HURR TEH ROOSHINS

It wasn't TEH ROOSHINS who refused to carry their fair share of NATO. You think Europeans are in favor of it? Come on, the data is clear.

Only 34 percent of Germans and 41 percent of the French would want their country to intervene militarily if another NATO member was attacked by Russia. By contrast, 63 percent of Germans and 57 percent of the French would want to see U.S. troops to become active in such a situation.

https://www.politico.eu/article/support-for-nato-down-in-france-and-germany-report-says/

Only 34% of Germans, 25% of Greeks and Italians, 36% of Czechs, 33% of Hungarians and 41% of the French believe their country should fulfill its treaty obligation if another European country is attacked. Only the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and Lithuania had a majority in favor of honoring the NATO commitment to mutual defense.

NATO’s European Allies Won’t Fight for Article 5

It’s time to dissolve NATO. NATO partners have repeatedly violated the NATO treaty, it’s time to pull out. The US isn’t a battered spouse that needs to stay in a marriage where the wife isn’t faithful. It’s healthier for both sides to get out of the relationship.

We can and should keep active treaties with nations that are good partners. We should ditch those that take unfair advantage of the relationship.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

A wild snowflake appeared! It ran away to its safe space in tears!

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him. This is especially vile since Paul sustained permanent lung damage. It was the attack that put him into a high risk group. by Chipit in politics

[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You don't think it's completely wrong to beat the shit out of people because you disagree with them?

Let me guess: you're some variety of fascist. Possibly the anti-fascist kind.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

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I encounter many Europeans, and it seems to me that these pompous, supercilious Europeans have a strong dislike for America in spite of the trillions of dollars we've spent and continue to spend on them. They love our handouts, but hate us and at the same time, use our money to buy from the very entities from whom we're protecting them, for example, gas from Russia. The Europeans really are a very ungrateful lot!

I think back to many American acts of generosity, such as, but certainly not limited to the Berlin airlift, only to have our generosity forgotten by them. Subsidizing Europe and the NATO free ride must stop. We really are being taken advantage of, in a very big way, by Europeans who despise us and wouldn't piss on us if we were on fire.

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

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Do you find that your humorless dogmatism wins you many converts to your side?

Or does it alienate people?

i really wanted to like voat, but they fucked up by BookSpire in MeanwhileOnVoat

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Boy, you sure are a kindly one.

Yaknow, you ever think the reason that the far right never gets anywhere is its obsession with making enemies with everyone?

North Macedonia expected to join NATO within days by AliceofX in Europe

[–]Chipit 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

God...why? What possible advantage do we gain from this? Another useless Eurofag country, incapable of defending itself. But they sure are capable of shitting all over us, though.

Fuck Europe. USA out of NATO!

The difference between Europe and USA by Chipit in Europe

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

LOL A wild butthurt Eurofag appeared! It hurt itself in its confusion!

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him. This is especially vile since Paul sustained permanent lung damage. It was the attack that put him into a high risk group. by Chipit in politics

[–]Chipit[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not misleading. It's outrageous for prominent people to approve of political violence. It's leading us down the road to becoming a shithole country.

i really wanted to like voat, but they fucked up by BookSpire in MeanwhileOnVoat

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did I say that? You're imagining things. I offered clarification of a common misconception.

i really wanted to like voat, but they fucked up by BookSpire in MeanwhileOnVoat

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

After you called me a ziocon, a bizarre word I didn't even understand.

Everyone is the enemy to you. It's why you'll never win. People don't have to be perfect. It's the great failing of the Left, incessant purity tests. They constantly alienate people who should be friends.