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Old 09-07-2014, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by P London View Post
LOL so true!

Your making this a competition, people suffering in the hands of others isn't a competition.

American history is dominated by slavery and persecuting African people just because of the fact their different. The founders of the New world were murders, rapists and thieves whole cultures and languages in the Americas and the rest of the world have been wiped out at the hands of European superiority.

The Americans who enslaved Africans were European so this "Europe had a darker history" is rubbish. Wherever Europeans went they murdered so the correct statement would be "European people had the most dark history"

Also I'm of African descent not White which is what you probably assumed.

I really don't get how you can say the Atlantic slave trade wasn't "dark" mean who are you?

How is killing Native Americans and burning down civilizations not "dark"?

Face facts European people wherever they were especially when in contact with other cultures were evil and brutal. The effects can be seen today so please save your petty arguments...

No. Europeans are the creators of all that is good with the world.

It's the middle easterners that are "evil and brutal".
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Originally Posted by Europeanflava View Post
No. Europeans are the creators of all that is good with the world.

It's the middle easterners that are "evil and brutal".
Mhm yes you guys are so amazing
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:25 AM
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I suspect the OP's American experience is no more extensive than the cab ride to Hartsfield-Jackson airport.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Location: Stockholm
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Hovsjö, Sweden:

Hjällbo, Sweden


Husby, Sweden

Tensta, Sweden

Årsta, Sweden

Täby, Sweden

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Old 10-11-2014, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by EricS39 View Post
Do Europeans share this view with me?

If I took an average piece of country in any nation in Europe and stacked it next to the US/Canada equivalent, I find the US one comes in very boring and dull-looking
Most depressing for charm anyone would tell you is a flight from Paris back to Atlanta and then switching from the more charming Air France carrier to connecting to a plain ole mediocre Delta flight with crowded ugly airport lines and mediocred American average-ism
The loss of the long European summer days and comfy temperatures and millennia old landscapes

To a land filled with Walmarts and quizno and Starbucks and humid 90-degree stagnant air and nothing of Any real charm

Most architecturally impressive for the US I find to be the towns around Boston Harbor and Newport Rhode Island, but even those wane in impression next to real harbor towns in Scotland, Ireland, England

I find very little resemblance ANYWHERE in US to real Dutch, Belgian country and architecture

Very mild resemblance between some Midwest towns and Germany,

Perhaps a touch of Barcelona and Nice in San Francisco

Scenic wise the most impressive unmatched US scenery would be the red rocks of the Colorado River in Desert Southwest and Zion national park

But it takes but one European town to capture the charm unfounded in 90% of the US
I agree, I lived in the US for ten years

However you have to go to the US and value other things (how fast and easy things happen, beautiful landscapes, great comfort etc.)

While I think NYC, boston and a couple of other cities are great, I am not a fan of middle america (suburbias, shopping malls, highways, no culture, Religion, race, work work work!!)

But the US is not the only country like that.... Canada and Australia are too!!

I remember driving from Toronto to Vancouver in Canada, for over two days we had nothing but plains and small redneck towns with mcdonalds and walmarts.

Then we got to Calgary which looks like Dallas Texas (highways everywhere, shopping malls, suburbias, jesus christ loves you sign, racial tension) and then drive for another two days thru redneck towns until you're in vancouver where everything looks exactly like calgary, except with a lot of chinese people!

Australia is even more like that!!! (try to drive from Sydney to Melbourne, it takes a day and you dont even see a decent size town, it's all shopping malls, suburbias, big cars with big people, jesus christ signs, race)

the US, australia and Canada are very similar!

However they all have their own charm, which is quite different from the charm of Europe, but you have to find it and appreciate it!

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