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US is a violent nation. [W:37]

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Time to realize that the US going around killing innocent people around the world is going to have blow back.
 

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No more violent than most.

But great capacity coupled with bad decision making can have larger outcomes than most.

Anyway, not sure what spurred this thread.....
 

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No more violent than most.

But great capacity coupled with bad decision making can have larger outcomes than most.

Anyway, not sure what spurred this thread.....

We are way more violent than most, especially if you consider the organizations that we originally armed like ISIL.
 

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Time to realize that the US going around killing innocent people around the world is going to have blow back.

Another one who needs directions to the nearest airport. Save yourself.:2wave:
 

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No more violent than most.

But great capacity coupled with bad decision making can have larger outcomes than most.

Anyway, not sure what spurred this thread.....

A lot less violent than most. The world is full of nations who kill their own people to keep power, are constantly in civil wars, have no order, or are at war with their neighbors. There is a whole region of the world which has been murdering people in the name of religion for thousands of years. Germany nearly wiped out an entire ethnic population. North Korea has imprisoned an entire citizenry for 6 decades.
 

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But this will go up, probably is going up now. Police forces are demoralized and now need to spend so much of their energy watching their backs rather than fighting crime.

It was nice while it lasted.
 

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But this will go up, probably is going up now. Police forces are demoralized and now need to spend so much of their energy watching their backs rather than fighting crime.

It was nice while it lasted.

That claims seems false. If you can't do your job as a policeman, quit
 

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That claims seems false. If you can't do your job as a policeman, quit

Why would anyone want to be a member of the police force these days?

Hard figures are not gathered (another failure of the elite to do their jobs properly) but anecdotal evidence is that interest in the job is at the lowest anyone can remember. THere are also a lot on the force now who are near retirement, and given that filling spots in 2016 after many years of budget cuts thinning forces is difficult nobody wants to think about what we are going to do to get people when we need a bunch. THen there are also all the demands to hire anyone other than white guys, vastly complicating the problem.

THe crime rate in 10 years could very easily be back at the worst we have seen.

People on the streets feel it, that is a major reason why gun sales have been through the roof in recent years.
 
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That claims seems false. If you can't do your job as a policeman, quit

oh they are

and after yesterday, would you want to be a cop?

most departments have had to lower their standards because their recruitment numbers arent close to what they need

wonder why that is now?
 

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oh they are

and after yesterday, would you want to be a cop?

most departments have had to lower their standards because their recruitment numbers arent close to what they need

wonder why that is now?

Maybe the Thugs could set up neighbor hood watches.
 

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A lot less violent than most. The world is full of nations who kill their own people to keep power, are constantly in civil wars, have no order, or are at war with their neighbors. There is a whole region of the world which has been murdering people in the name of religion for thousands of years. Germany nearly wiped out an entire ethnic population. North Korea has imprisoned an entire citizenry for 6 decades.

Well, you know, first world living warps your view of what real strife and violence is.

Anyway, agreed.

Among other advanced nations, we are a bit more violent and vigorous to some extent. Not enough to go ranting about though.

It should be noted that the violent crime rate has fallen massively in this nation (including gun violence), but the media machine would have you think otherwise.
 

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Well, you know, first world living warps your view of what real strife and violence is.

Anyway, agreed.

Among other advanced nations, we are a bit more violent and vigorous to some extent. Not enough to go ranting about though.

It's a good thing, it helps keep the Euro-Liberals out.
 

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Well, you know, first world living warps your view of what real strife and violence is.

Anyway, agreed.

Among other advanced nations, we are a bit more violent and vigorous to some extent. Not enough to go ranting about though.

It should be noted that the violent crime rate has fallen massively in this nation (including gun violence), but the media machine would have you think otherwise.


Cops in England don't have guns. And people don't try to shoot cops.
 
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