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#17 - What? No 0.6% of the people who were already dead were kil…  [+] (39 replies) 06/22/2015 on stat porn +6
#69 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
See, the thing is, everyone dies.
If .6% of deaths in the US are murders, that means, statistically, 0.6% of people will be murdured, assuming the murder rate stays the same.
#211 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
that assumption is a fallacy because the murder rate changes every year and by the time everyone alive today is dead ( which will take many decades at the very least ) the rate could potentially have changed drastically either up or down. like anywhere from 1in3 to 1in1million.
#18 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Oh, they were already dead when they were killed in murders.

I see.
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#23 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
of all deaths, only .6% are murders......
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#25 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]

What do you mean only? That's quite a lot. It's about 0.001% in my country
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#28 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
quick search shows you netherlands has around 20 cities with 124k+ people, the USA has 218 cities with over 124k+
#204 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude. We're talking about percentages here, not straight numbers. It's all adjusted per capita. The number of people and places involved have nothing to do with the average cause of death.
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#219 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
but numbers don't tell factors.


2 states with around the same population, but one has a higher crime/murder rate by a factor of 4.
Do you automatically assume that everyone in that state is just more violent?
The difference is that the higher crime state has mostly large cities, the other state is mostly rural or suburban
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#33 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
Not only is this completely meaningless to me, since I don't see how it would be any less concerning.

But those numbers don't even remotely scale up.
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#39 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
They completely scale up. Lets just look at the cities

If most crimes like murder are committed in large cities over 100k, then the fact that we have over 10 times more of them than your country, means that there will be more crimes committed.

If you believe that having 10x the locations for crime to be committed does not increase crime rate.

Also consider that in general, I would say that European living standards are better than a lot of places in America. To put it simply, if we removed about georgia, alabama, mississippi, and louisiana, our stats would probably be decreased
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#160 - auryn (06/23/2015) [-]
Dude, do you even math?

That's only 10 times more larger cities, yet the murder rate is 600 times higher.

You call that scaling up?
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#218 - syrenthra (06/23/2015) [-]
10x the cities but then the cities are also large and denser, if they were all split to be equal to 200-300k, then there would be over 20 or 30x the cities.

You aren't getting the fact that numbers don't tell the entire store, this is why stats are bullshit, stats don't tell you living conditions or population demographics which all would affect the crime stats, and I'm not trying to be discriminatory (Racism is bullshit because we are all humans, which is 1 race) but a lot of murders are black on black or other minorities, which in certain places in the south, become the majority, but still end up being violent.
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#54 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
Another thing that people should consider is that the murder rates in the U.S. are in no way homogeneous. There's nothing about "American culture" which is one hell of a broad term anyway that promotes murder. You have to look at all the places in a case by case manor.
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#56 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
which is basically what I'm getting at, just because we have a higher rate doesn't mean that the entire country is shit, it just means certain places are extremely shit that it overwrites the other places
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#131 - Mickeyboi (06/23/2015) [-]
louisiana is great.
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#169 - pokemonstheshiz (06/23/2015) [-]
it also has the highest murder rate of any state
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#227 - Mickeyboi (06/24/2015) [-]
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#26 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
let me list off a few factors that close that gap real quick

20x your population (roughly)
A shit ton more major cities where murders are more likely to be committed

good enough?
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#41 - haseotakaeda (06/22/2015) [-]
>20x your population

That is exactly why these things are displayed are percents
It isn't relevant
Also when you scale shit down
U.S. Has a pop density of 84/sq. mile
Netherlands has a pop density of 1259/sq. mile

At first glance that means that there are more people in the same space in the Netherlands, so not only is you saying that the U.S. has a greater population meaningless, it would also imply that there should be MORE murders in the Netherlands since people are closer together.

EVEN IF you make compensation for the fact that America's population is so far spread out that every one of you could live in the state of virginia, it pretty much boils down to a cultural problem.

TL;DR Your opinion is shit and your people are violent
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#59 - wraithguard (06/22/2015) [-]
never mind. I missed part of what you wrote.
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#48 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
I will leave this argument with this final example of

If in a certain area, there is a high concentrations of murders, and in that same area is a lot of churches, do you blame the churches for the crime? No, there are other factors at play, because it is a city.

Percentages don't tell the reasons behind why a number is a way, it just tells a number
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#210 - captnnorway (06/23/2015) [-]
but the numbers don't lie mate. More murders in America than netherlands and I'm willing to bet more than in Norway as well and you can't blame all that on size. Personally I believe it's because your prisons are based around the idea of punishing criminals, while in Norway and again I'm willing to bet in the netherlands it's a mix between punishing and rehabilitation.

Because of this, only 20% of our criminals return to jail, compered to your 52%. Much fewer criminals = less crime/murder. Actually, I know recidivism is about going to jail for the same crime, but that was a bitch to write so I gave up. My point still stands though, if somewhat worse than what I originally wrote.

thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/25/277771/norway-is-safe/ ye, I know it's some super liberal shit, but they include sources to their claims so I think it's cool.
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#43 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
New York city alone has nearly half of your population and 2,000 people/square mile, cities are the problems when it comes to crime compared to suburbia.

Again, we also have to consider standard of living in states that are equal to your countries size but worse off.
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#29 - bokkos (06/22/2015) [-]
Still sounds like a shit place to live relative to the Netherlands.
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#30 - syrenthra (06/22/2015) [-]
well if sweden and the UK are any indication of how europe is going, not really
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#34 - trollmobile (06/22/2015) [-]
sweden and the UK are not an indication.
they're literally the worst countries in europe
unless you count some of the piss-poor former sovjet countries of cause.
#206 - kez (06/23/2015) [-]
Lol whats wrong with the UK?

We dont have many problems here...
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#217 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
well for one you use filthy imperial system
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#112 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
Sweden (0.7 per 100,000 people) has a lower murder rate than the Netherlands (0.9 per 100,000 people) and the UK has 1 per 100,000 people. Don't really see how they are that bad, especially compared to places like Russia (9.2), Moldova (6.5) and Belarus (5.1).
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#113 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
oh i wasn't talking about murder rate really, sweden is a complete failiure in terms of social policies, and the UK aswell, though not on as large a magnitude.
sweden has taken political correctness to such a level that their citizens no longer have free speech. not truly anyway.
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#114 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
I'd agree with that on Sweden, but the UK is currently reversing some of the damage of poor social policy at the moment, making society fairer to those who are contributing to it (although it's still got a good way to go).
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#115 - trollmobile (06/23/2015) [-]
i must admit i haven't kept up with the policies of the UK in the past 2 years.
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#116 - Rockaman (06/23/2015) [-]
This is all pretty recent, so you would need to be up to date to see it.

Things started changing pretty rapidly on the run up to the election, and the few months we've had since then.
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#19 - cheastnut (06/22/2015) [-]
no, of the people who die 0.6 of them were murdered.
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#20 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]

0.6% = 1 out of 167
#21 - anon (06/22/2015) [-]
not out of the total population
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#24 - auryn (06/22/2015) [-]
No, I understand.

But it means that if these percentages stay the same that out of everybody that is currently alive 1 out of 167 will get murdered.
#212 - anon (06/23/2015) [-]
the murder statistic changes every year.
it is very unlikely to stay the same over the long period of time it takes for EVERYONE to die
#42 - this ain't tumblr  [+] (1 reply) 06/21/2015 on /fit/ in a nutshell +4
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#63 - palmsspaghetti (06/21/2015) [-]
It's gay porn then?
#6 - But the wait for III has been 9 years and counting  [+] (1 reply) 06/20/2015 on the wait will kill us 0
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#7 - indecisivejew (06/20/2015) [-]
At least you got five spin offs, and a couple of them were pretty good with a lot of content.

There are the obvious half life fans who have it the worst, and I've been waiting a good 11 years for a new f-zero with no end in sight. Spin offs can be frustrating, but they're a hell of a lot better than radio silence. At least we're finally getting this and Last Guardian both after a nine year wait.
#43 - Pretty sure if I read the first one correctly, it was kid #2's…  [+] (2 replies) 05/31/2015 on ER Stories 0
#47 - anon (05/31/2015) [-]
Kid number #1 is the one that came over suggesting to make a bomb, how is he the follower?
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#49 - onceman (05/31/2015) [-]
ok yeah my mistake, I didn't read it correctly
#33 - Anybody else think Slash is a big man child? Like how ******* …  [+] (6 replies) 05/20/2015 on stuff -8
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#37 - theguywhoaskswhy (05/20/2015) [-]
Why do you think getting old is so great?
How many opportunity's do you have to be childish? I personally get only 1 a week, and that's when I lie in on sunday's.
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#34 - psyachu (05/20/2015) [-]
He just doesn't want his music to be on a show that he dislikes. If you made a song and Justin Beiber wanted to sing it, would you let him? (you'd already be rich from the song and letting JB sing it wouldn't get you a significant amount compared to what you already have)
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#62 - onceman (05/20/2015) [-]
I would let him sing it, because he is an artist and as a fellow artist I would be empathetic and grateful that he appreciates my music enough to cover it. Speaking of him Slash made a comment about JB that you really only see teen boys saying, I stand by my point that Slash is very immature and petty.
#40 - anon (05/20/2015) [-]
I call bullshit anyways because Axl Rose has all the rights to the gnr name sake
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#57 - theugandanhero (05/20/2015) [-]
Who said anything about Axl Rose's music?
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#47 - psyachu (05/20/2015) [-]
My overall point still stands. You're just nit-picking.