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|#38 - while you were reading this someone died||01/06/2015 on Faking death||0|
|#21 - history has proven Europe is capable of simultaneously committ… [+] (49 new replies)||01/06/2015 on Germans||+110|
#244 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
Because it did that to itself? I wouldn't be afraid of a guy who could both throw and take punches if all of his punches hit himself in the face.
#291 - gerfox (01/06/2015) [-]
What? Nazi-Germany wasn't that much bigger than Germany is now when they started WW2 - and the only European super states (in Europe, not counting colonies) that has existed (that comes to mind for me now) is the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the French Empire under Charlemagne and Napoleon - and perhaps the Hellenic league. Neither of these are known for genocides or wasting a uneccesary amount of human lives.
#73 - sesamfan (01/06/2015) [-]
Yes. Let's not forget just how powerful a united(uncorrupt) european state would be. Even with UK gone we'd have a GDP almost the size of the US and a larger population. Russia would shit its pants before breakfeast and we could start working on building a well functioning and well developed state with cultural history of several thousands of years.
Man I get a hardon just thinking about this. Mother Europa's children uniting under one flag holy shit.
#292 - beergaroo (01/06/2015) [-]
Bigger countries (like Germany and France) could allow the CEB to produce more currency/coin and thus decreasing the value of the Euro (which would help poorer countries sell their inferior products) but it's not in their best interest since they can sell their products at a higher price to non-European countries and pay less for non-European products with the current system. This is why most European countries are sceptical towards a more unified Europe: the most powerful and influential nations only care about themselves.
In Portugal, it's considerably cheaper to buy Spanish fruit and Argentinian meat than to buy our own products since we have a limited productivity and our soils aren't all that good. It's cheaper to resell non-Portuguese products than to produce our own stuff. We've been trying to specialise in high-quality products, such as wine and shoemaking, because of our limited stocks.
The only way to overcome this problem is for rich countries to share their wealth with the poorer ones... but no one's going to accept that because the wealthy think we are poor because «we're lazy» (and that's not entirely true).
I apologise if I was too confusing or redundant. I tried to synthesise as much as I could. this comment might be interesting to gerfox too
#296 - gerfox (01/07/2015) [-]
I know this is a big problem for the less industrialized countries (Germany has a marginal agricultural sector, while countries like Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal is highly dependent on it). I'm not an economist, so I don't know any solution to this, all I know is that they should've been stricter about how a economy was formed when they initiated the drive for a single currency (the criterias were silly, but I'm not talking about that - I'm talking about the Commission for instance hand picking, or refusing, certain countries which economies would become uncompetitive with a single currency).
The problem probably goes back to the time before they joined the EU tho, because Portugal, Greece and Spain were all dictatorships with an undeveloped economy when they joined the EU (dependent on agriculture), and they weren't given enough time to develop after the fall of the dictatorships and the introduction of a free economy before they had to restrain their economy in order to be accepted into the currency union.
The whole situation is an evil circle tho, because the rich countries won't share their hard earned wealth with the other countries, and the poorer countries have difficulties stimulating their own economy because they have limited monetary powers because of the union.
The biggest possibility tho in my opinion is a redrawing of CAP, so that it doesn't favoritize France that much - and also an increase in it. That's the foremost tool for redistribution and development within the EU. The trick tho would be getting Germany to go along with it, and I guess the UK won't even hear any mention of it. Also, I'm an opponent of the expansion eastward since they, in my opinion, should've waited until the economy of Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal (also Ireland) had improved until a satisfactory level, the new eastern-European members also require funds, maybe even more so than Spain and Portugal and others. So everyone gets too little.
#366 - beergaroo (01/07/2015) [-]
>they weren't given enough time to develop after the fall of the dictatorships and the introduction of a free economy
Exactly! Though I got to admit that it's not only the EU that's at fault here. Besides starting to get comfy with the all the funding, our politicians focused more in building massive highways and other unnecessarily expensive infrastructures (I'm guessing, in hopes that it'd foment the growth of our non-existent industry, and trading, by creating better trade routes) than in directly investing in businesses and industrialisation of the country in order to ensure the sustainability of our Welfare State. We have motorways with 6 lanes where you barely see any cars. I've been told not even Germany has highways this big and good.
Also, as a Law School student, I can assure you that our law was (and still is!) too business-unfriendly and our Justice is too slow and inefficient, in spite of all the EU efforts.
So yeah, it seems to me that this was all done in a rush. I blame the neoliberals! while I don't entirely disagree with some of their ideals, I opt for a more balanced system
And don't get me started on the current obsession over the privatisations: I can't fathom the reason for privatising profitable businesses just for the sake of it.
#141 - cockineveryorifice (01/06/2015) [-]
Many in the UK love that idea too. Unfortunately that's now what the current EU leaders are offering us. We are being flooded with 3rd world immigrants so rapidly that in 100 years the average European will be black and believe in Islam. That is not an EU I want. With the media destruction that the likes of Golden Dawn, PEGIDA, UKIP, etc. have had, it looks pretty clear that the EU won't stop this self-destrucive immigration flood. So at the moment, it's best for us to leave the EU imo.
#87 - gerfox (01/06/2015) [-]
I'm a federalist, so I don't hope it'll be united under one flag so to say, but rather that we adopt an American system with supranational institutions with supreme and guiding powers in most fields as well as a more common foreign policy and a combined defense budget. Then there would be two superpowers in the world again (three if you count China).
#132 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
Unfortunately a bunch of retards at the top prefers to talk toooooo much and nothing happens. See with the Ukrainian crisis where the EU had a good chance to show it's massive balls but failed to do so.
Pic related: Belgium wouldn't mind sharing its massive balls of steel with Europe.
#216 - gerfox (01/06/2015) [-]
The problem isn't the top of the EU, the problem is the top of the nation states. They are reluctant to transfer national sovereignty to a supranational level. And the popularity of the EU in the member states is unfortunately too low for it being legitimate for the nation states to do it as well.
#91 - gerfox (01/06/2015) [-]
Idealists always believe that they're options work, and sure, they might work for a limited amount of time - but not placing power in the hands of the masses (which democracy does) will ultimately lead to corruption sooner rather than later. That's why we call democracy the best known way of governing a state. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
#214 - heartlessrobot (01/06/2015) [-]
Democracy can easily become corrupt.
What if the votes don't actually count? What if the guys at top just pick what they want, and fuck the masses? Then release falsified statistics showing what they want to show.
Or, on the flip side, what happens if the majority is wrong and their votes end up fucking over the country?
#135 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
neither do the Russians because they're pissing their pants already from the economical sanctions amirite?
#137 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
this. And that's just economical. Imagine how brown Putin's underwear would be if there was such a thing as a coherent European army.
#68 - sesamfan (01/06/2015) [-]
Yea I'd like to see the towel heads(meaning jihadists, not muslimbros) try to overthrow the continent that spent the last 3000 years enslaving the world and fighting the most brutal wars this planet has ever seen. I believe Europe needs to be united so that we lower the risk of us going full genocide again. With a large country there will always be a power balance between the different cultures meaning that a small state like lets say...Sweden won't be able of exterminating all its muslims without the rest of the union losing its shit.
#86 - sesamfan (01/06/2015) [-]
We should make it clear then. That when you attack the united european union, you attack the continent(!) that birthed the Roman legions, Napoleon, the Royal navy, the vikings, the Caroleans, the Wehrmacht, the fucking winged hussars. Let us have eternal peace amongst each other but destroy those who dare to attack us.
#22 - crazycommando (01/06/2015) [-]
because the other shitty towel heads in durkhadurkhastan believe "Allah" is with them
and for my second rant Watch what would happen if any extremist tried to piss off Europe.... Reichtangle will be pissed, France will go napoleon on their ass, and queen Elizabeth will blow them to kingdom come on a fucking machine gun rockin' t-rex....
well....thats how i see it anyways
#52 - salihzzz (01/06/2015) [-]
HA HA HA, no.
Europe doesn't need to become one nation we just need to build up our armies, we've learned from ww2 and the US invasions we won't destroy our own countries that easily again.
And wtf would we get from a united Europe? we'd be more lik the US one big nation one bland culture, no fuck you we have an ancient history and a bloodline of conquest, europe needs to be united but still with autonomous countries, and we need to regain our culture. Ffs Belgium looks like America 2 in some places
#136 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
The difference is that Europe isn't a "new" nation. Cultures would not go lost. The US had no culture to start with. That's why it's bland (well okay... they did have Indians but see what happened there.
A united Europe would be perfect. No more US ripping off small countries such as mine in buying super expensive military stuff they don't need just to keep uncle Sam happy. No more threats from Putin,... But internally Europe could still be Luxumburg, Finland, Spain,...
#144 - salihzzz (01/06/2015) [-]
no not really the us were a stream of different cultures that merged into one, creating a new one
Europeans today are still being changed by american culture trough tv and movies, if we centrelised the culture europe would take would either be an american one as, all of europe apreciates american cutlure, or it would adapt most of the culture of the leading party, here it would be germany.
Countries such as belgium the netherland etc would copmletely become german in culture (i prefer this than the american culture that is spreading there now)
but its anyones guesse it could turn out completely diffrent
#198 - anonexplains (01/06/2015) [-]
I honestly don't think things wouldnt change very much in the cultural spectra(aside from perhaps greater European pride) as we still have people that were born and raised German, English, French, Swedish or whatever. These people will not overwhelmingly go to become European in culture, forgetting about their previous countries endeavours, events and history.
I mean, you can look within a country and see many different cultures(Sami in northern Scandinavia for example, to name a big one) that identify themselves more than just Brittish or Spanish for example, but as something else entirely. In Europe we already have a lot of countries that are similar in government but diverse in culture. However i think that it is already proven that several cultures can grow and prosper in a country as long as the country in question takes initiative to preserve the cultures.
#80 - sesamfan (01/06/2015) [-]
My vision is a federal state which deals with foreign policy, defence, enviroment, economics etc. The individual countries or states would preserve their own culture should they wish, in fact they should get subsidies for such activities. The states should have the right of making their own laws in many areas, preserve a local militia or national guard and choose themselves how much they want to spend on social services. I don't know, there is still alot of stuff that has to be figured out.
#42 - mathmanchris (01/06/2015) [-]
You're wrong, at least for Reichtangle. Germany is so busy collecting all refugees and make itself look good after WW2 ("Looking at uns, wir sind no more Nazi!") that its communes don't know how to handle all these people. They live in camps with a lot of problems but nobody wants to take care of them. Especially Bavaria (the richest state in Germany) acts like a huge piece of shit when it comes to who has to shelter refugees.
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#158 - daorien (01/02/2015) [-]
but I like cinema and so far I've met very small number of loud and/or annoying people, I would say they are very rare as far as my memory goes.
I'm just saying maybe if cinemas would try to better their services, people would be more likely to go there and would pirate less, it worked with steam why not with the cinemas?
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#14 - anonexplains (12/28/2014) [-]
so much cz&sk people here these days..
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#50 - anonexplains (12/28/2014) [-]
But pretty corrupt
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#45 - anonexplains (12/27/2014) [-]
We were always relevant. We just don't do anything with it. It's just like our government.
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