Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

Thank you for a more direct and reasonable response.

Simplistic, but maybe not completely wrong. I'm not trying to demand that the rest of the Free World pay up, because the U.S. army is all that stands between them and Eternal Night at the hands of the USSR, Communist China and Allah. At all. What I'm trying to do is point out to O'reilly (if I remember his name right) that the US and EU are not competing militarily, and that we are, in fact, close allies and economic partners.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm not trying to demand that the rest of the Free World pay up, because the U.S. army is all that stands between them and Eternal Night at the hands of the USSR, Communist China and Allah. At all.


Perhaps not you but this is exactly the view that America as whole projects, consciously or not, and this is why many find Americans so grating.
Look, we're all thankful for your support and all but there's a point where pride in your accomplishments become arrogant boasting. Most people are really f--king tired of hearing America claim itself the bastion of freedom and the light of the free world.

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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Most people are really f--king tired of hearing America claim itself the bastion of freedom and the light of the free world.


Perhaps you should go back and read how this whole discussion got started again. **HINT** It wasn't someone claiming how awesome America was.

How about i repost it for reference:
Where do we have that here? We don't. This is a European concept that started with the French, I believe. We don't have that here. There isn't any law that states that.

Don't blame us for your own problems please. You do a lot of things there that we consider to be bad. Should we mention those?

A lot of what we see happening in Europe is being excused as coming from the USA when it's not. At times, that just an excuse for doing something distasteful that your governments want to do anyway.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I wasn't boasting. Frankly, I saw the my homeland getting blamed for something we weren't actually doing, and I tried to correct that. I'm sure anyone would probably have the same.

One the flip side, I'm getting a little tired of people depicting the U.S. as a corrupt, anarcho-capitolist-theocratic hell. Some people make it sound like the U.S. has worse government than Afghanistan, and greater territorial ambitions than Nazi Germany. (There you go, I've ran afoul of Goodwin's law.) We're not perfect, but we're not pure evil goddamned monsters, either, and we haven't single-handedly caused all the world's ills.

My apologies if I've ticked you all off, that was not my intention.

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