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The rest of the world …

can go pound sand, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve never understood the left’s concern with Europeans frowning on the state of our domestic affairs.

12 Responses to “The rest of the world …”

  1. Stranger says:

    Actually, the man in the street in Warszawa, Sofia, Roma, and so on is pretty hip. Their know their own homicide stats do not include Roma and other “rats,” minorities. So mention that Poland has an official homicide rate of 5.7, you will get a “is that a fact” look. Including the “undermen” the homicide rate for Europe excluding the UK is around 0.00085 per thousand or 8.5 per 100,000. While our 2010 murder rate was 4.2 per 100,000 and our gun related murder rate was 2.7 in 2010. Most EU countries just wish their murder rate was that low.

    And our media idolizes Europe because of Karl Marx’ influence in government. Something they would wish on the United States in a heartbeat.

    Stranger

    • Nukemjim says:

      “Including the “undermen” the homicide rate for Europe excluding the UK is around 0.00085 per thousand or 8.5 per 100,000. ”

      Could you please provide a source for the above.
      Thank you.

    • Jethro says:

      I’d like a source for this too.

    • Brad says:

      Are you sure of those numbers?

      A quick google search did show a higher murder rate in Eastern Europe than in the United States. But a much lower rate in Northern Europe, Western Europe, and Southern Europe. And even Eastern Europe did not have as high a rate as 8.5/100,00/year.

      • Harold says:

        Errr, if the statistics you found in that quick Google search are lies, as Stranger asserts and as I’ve heard elsewhere, then you’re going to need to do a less quick Google search.

        E.g. you might start out with this:

        “roma” -texas -tx murder or crime rate

        • Brad says:

          If you are supporting Stranger’s assertions, then provide the evidence. Don’t expect me to do your job for you.

          Stranger has asserted facts that are wildly out of step with common understanding, an understanding that is shared even among pro-gun people. I am the third person to politely ask for the evidence, evidence which has not been forthcoming from anyone including yourself.

          Politeness time now over.

          IOW, put up or shut up.

  2. Greg in Allston says:

    Sebastian, which parts of the rest of the world are you referring to; the parts whose asses we saved or the parts whose asses we kicked?

    I agree, they can all go pound sand.

  3. One big difference between the U.S. and Europe is that American news media give ENORMOUS attention to gun-related murders because it highlights how primitive and backward we are in allowing gun ownership. European news media also give enormous attention to gun-related murders…in the U.S. They give relatively little attention to their own murders until it is a truly astonishing death count. I would love to understand the journalistic rationalization.

  4. Archer says:

    If the Left could garner enough opposition to “voter ID” laws to allow Europeans to vote in U.S. elections, they’d be set for life, now wouldn’t they?

    Isn’t that what the U.N. and “Global Community” are all about?

  5. Unistat says:

    Why do we love guns, Europe?

    BFYTW.

  6. FatWhiteMan says:

    Last time I checked, Europe still holds the record for the most citizens killed by firearms.

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