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#16 - willowrose (07/12/2013) [-]
Ending a phone call...
#432 to #16 - frantasium (07/13/2013) [-]
I currently live in Ireland and this is true, it also appears in the classic sketch on youtube: "You know you're Irish when."
I currently live in Ireland and this is true, it also appears in the classic sketch on youtube: "You know you're Irish when."
User avatar #202 to #16 - setittowumbo (07/13/2013) [-]
That was the most cancerous **** I have ever seen in my life
User avatar #105 to #16 - timmity (07/13/2013) [-]
actually, Im`irish and i can say, this is VERY true
User avatar #106 to #24 - timmity (07/13/2013) [-]
not really, america drinks more guinness. and has the bigger st. patrick parades. and has more potatos. and he should be drinking putchìn while holdng a massive morgage paper
User avatar #459 to #106 - rieskimo (07/13/2013) [-]
Of course we(Americans) drink more Guinness than the Irish and have more potatoes and celebrate St. Patrick's day more than the Irish.

We have more potatoes because we have a ******** more land mass, we drink more Guinness because we are a population of about 300,000,000 and Ireland is a population of about 4,570,000. We celebrate St. Patrick's day more because a)early Americans were ******* ASSHOLES to the Irish(in early America to be Irish was to be a ****** . Seriously we had signs that said "No ******* , no dogs, and NO IRISH". I'm not agreeing with that sentiment) so the Irish population stepped up their game and were all " **** you, we're Irish and we ******* ROCK" which is essentially what has happened with every ******* migrant population since(you'd figure we'd have learned this by now) and b) because America is the land of the bandwagon jumper, we are ******* great at that **** .

tl;dr America **** Yeah!
User avatar #471 to #459 - timmity (07/13/2013) [-]
ye dye rivers green. seriously. why. and, america is pretty meh in my opinion, i prefer japan or canada. but if a good job pops up in america, i guess i`d move there.... if i had to.
User avatar #474 to #471 - rieskimo (07/13/2013) [-]
I think is America is great for it's destinations, and the population as a whole I'd say are generally warm(as long as you're not in a scummy part obviously). Honestly, I think America is great for vacationing(if you have the sheckles of course) but it isn't the best to live in.

We're a bunch of contrarian cunts that like to complain about things but never actually do anything to change them. We are ADD as a population and it is very easy to divert our attention away from important matters to trivial matters. Our medical sector is scary to say the best. Our educational sector could actually be scarier than our medical. We don't have any real view on the rest of the world, and most people don't care to even attempt at one.

We're a young country with a lot of potential, but we're squandering it away mostly on stupid **** that doesn't matter. I don't hate America, I actually really do love my country. But I wouldn't say we are for everyone. I'm not fooling myself into thinking we're the best or even all that good of a country to live in. But I'm confident I'm not going any time soon, I'd say go to Canada. They seem to be like a less assholish version of us.
User avatar #477 to #474 - timmity (07/13/2013) [-]
i want to become president, just to make america better, using 3 easy steps to make everything better AND lower taxes. 1. **** the military budget, we don`t ******* need all that **** , cut it down to 60%, still more than the rest of the world combined. 2. with all that ******* cash floating around, make the medical and education sectors bloom using scientificly proven teachiung methods and revolutionary new medicines. 3. the military budget is so ******** big righht now, even if we did that, we would have spare cash, give it to the people for public works and new parks `n stuff.. we can do all this a still lower tax rates, and if we can we can slowly trim down the military budget to 20% and still have the biggest in the world
User avatar #481 to #477 - rieskimo (07/13/2013) [-]
If our "Defense" budget was 20% of what it is now it would be second largest in the world. In fact; though our military budget is huge, it doesn't account for that much percentage(it's about 9-14% of GDP I think). Our military is stressed because that's really the only way anybody IN our country gets money as well as that's the only thing that we're really exporting. So, sorry to poke holes in your theory but I think your plan would be more detrimental to our country than helpful.

Our medical sciences aren't bad, I believe they're some of the best in the world actually. The sciences aren't a problem in this country, we can treat just about everything. Hell, we could practically keep most people living until 100... IF you have enough cash. That's where our medical industry is hurting right now. Our insurance sector and our medical sector are in this constant battle of how much something costs vs. how much something is worth. So the medical sector wants to sell a pill for $100 but the insurance sector will only pay $40 for it, so then the medical sector will then start saying that the pill is worth $250. That just goes up and up and up, which leaves a person without insurance completely ****** if they ever need to buy that pill on their own because they can't afford an insurance policy that will cover it. That's really just a hint of the ******* that's going on with medicine.
Our educational sector is constantly plagued with all sorts of **** like interest rates on student loans for college, or the clashes with teachers unions for public schools, or how to pay teachers and what to base their performance on... that's a *********** road I don't want to go down.

Really when it comes down to it, I feel that the largest problem with our country is kind of a two part problem.
User avatar #482 to #481 - rieskimo (07/13/2013) [-]
Problem 1: We don't vote for people who actually care about the issues that matter, we don't do that because the largest voting population is generally in the 45-65 year old range and the politicians only pay attention to certain key issues that matter to them(like social care policies)

Problem 2: Our political environment is so filled with cronyism and ******** it's not even funny. Politicians who care about subjects that mattered are pressured against acting on them so they don't piss off "the opposing team"(Democrats and Republicans constantly are bitch fighting) and they try to make deals with the opposing teams by caving on certain issues. Furthermore politicians are woo'd by lobbyists(paid representatives for corporations with enough money) and so essentially votes are bought and paid for by large corporations and companies, either by lobbyists or by the fact that the companies get in with nepotism(they're owned by the politician or the politician is a heavily invested associate).

In the end, the people that laws are meant to protect and serve aren't really for them. The citizens are really an afterthought in most of the processes when it comes to taxation or law.
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