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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Hayaku

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    I should've been specific.
    MAJOR attacks or disasters.
    America is definitely higher there.
     
  2. Cheekqo™

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    Pretty sure you're forgetting the UK
     
  3. VeyronEB

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    Eh, not really. You just hear about them more because its america. In reality more people die from falling off the toilet every year.

     
  4. Hayaku

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    Well, I can't say that they have so much attacks as say, France.
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    Well, of course Middle East is the worse one.
    But for the Americas, USA doesn't seem to be lucky. (I know Columbia's higher, but you kind of expect it so, with their corruption.) Also, you are using the 2016 listing, which specifies only one year.
     
  5. VeyronEB

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    UK and quite a few Asian countries are ahead of it too, for its population its pretty run of the mill. The reason I used the 2016 list is because there isnt a 2017 one. But its barely changed from the 2012-2016 lists.
     
  6. Hayaku

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    Well, America has plenty of significant negative events, that probably outshine a few countries in the Americas like Chile and Guatemala.
    Say, what about counting murders + assassinations, and *natural disasters to that, and see how much significant events America has.
    *By natural, I mean including forces of nature or caused naturally (not man-made)
     
  7. VeyronEB

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    They only "outshine" it because they get blasted all over the TV and internet for months afterwards where as 300 Africans getting killed is just another day at work.

    It has an overall very average number of negative events, quite low per its population as I said, its better off than a lot of places.

    Also its number 45 on the list of countries by natural disaster risk so again, pretty low.
     
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    Organized terrorism isn't exactly a big issue in the US currently. The biggest recent incident tied (using that term loosely) to a terrorist organization which I remember was an idiot with half a pipe bomb who disrupted my Christmas shopping back in December. Unfortunately church and school shootings have been fairly common recently (to the point where a number of them don't even make headlines), but it still doesn't compare to a lot of other countries.

    As for counting murders and assasinations per capita... Still no. Natural disasters: We are a large country by land area and living in a time with a lot of natural disasters, of course that's going to happen. A lot of American's refuse to believe in/do anything about environmental issues and FEMA basically gave up this past hurricane season, it also didn't help that our own government basically abandoned Puerto Rico and many people don't realize it is a part of the country or insist that helping them is a waste of recourses since it isn't a state (yes, those are fairly common views somehow...)
     
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    It sill seems to me that ever since President Trump instated the Muslim travel ban, I've noticed that I haven't heard of much Islamic based terrorism in the US lately, so I'm convinced that it's probably gone down since he took office, and that he was actually right about the subject.

    The only time I can recollect lately was that one incident in New York involving someone from Bangladesh I believe it was, I'm not sure, I do know that it was a country that wasn't on the list. All the other times I heard about other incidents, they were all in European areas like the UK and France.
     
  10. Hayaku

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    Well, what about (impactful) attacks?
    Yes, as in impacting something significant, like stocks or views of a political figure.
    Also, how many times that the "free country" (I'm referring to America) did actions with injustice?
     
  11. ManfredE3

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    Well to start with, we have never had 300 school girls kid napped from a school so...
     
  12. Hayaku

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    Also, I'm pretty sure that out of all of North America, US probably has the most sensitive citizens to politics ever. I mean, plenty of assassinations are because of the suspect's political opinion, like with the assassinations of JFK, McKinley, and James A. Garfield.
     
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    I hope it's not just me but like sometimes i feel like to maximize productivity i would want to watch two videos at once, but I just can't :p
     
  14. BombBoy4

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    LOL not only was my mod shown on BeamNG's newest video, but it has exactly 666 downloads
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  15. Hayaku

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    I'm changing my topic now to this:

    It would be interesting to see it's return. I mean, it's still a popular car, and is still remembered to this day, like the Thunderbird, which did get a revival and even into production.
     
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    Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, find out how much happens in those, but you don't hear it from news every day.

    Media is bringing up only things that sell, but there is lot more horrible things happening and it is nothing when you read the news, still it is people that had lives etc.

    If in western nation 5 people are killed you get big headlines, in some nations 50 dies and you don't find even small news from western media.

    It is well worth to do some research that goes beyond media.

    US is not bad at all:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
     
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    It's almost like those other countries aren't the largest countries in the world and aren't as appealing of a target.
    You haven't actually paid any attention to current events have you? South America is tremendously worse off than North America by far when you look at how many "disasters" they have.
    And what might those actions be that are such an "injustice"? There is always a reason behind decisions, whether or not you agree with them or care to actually educate yourself on them.
     
  18. BombBoy4

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    I second these statements. The press is dominant where there's a mass of people, hence why if the US is attacked, you know about it. Also, some other countries are attacked often enough to where it's not big enough news to be "worth the press."
     
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    Some little f*cking b*tch c*nt in a riced out rusted fart-can sporting stock d15 having slammed piece of sh*t of an EG2 Civic fucking flipped me off because he thinks his beige hunk of sh*t is so cool, then wouldn't race me because he's a long hair having vaping p***y

    Lazily censored because I can't be damned to serve another warning period
     
  20. opkraut

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    I think you missed a few

    But yeah, civic bros are annoying. At least we can laugh at their stupidity most of the time
     
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