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By Ananas2xLekker at 12,May,21 13:12
Most powerful? Sure, absolutely, no doubt about that.
The greatest? Depends on your personal preferences. I can see how the US checks all your boxes. I hope you can understand how a lefty like me would be miserable living in the US, even though I think I would do pretty well economically.
I'm already getting quite depressed from living in The Netherlands, which is
socialist compared to the US. I sometimes dream about moving to Denmark.



By Ananas2xLekker at 12,May,21 13:02
OK, here are your national murder statistics up to 2020:


And here is how the US compares with the rest of the world
(Up to 2017. It probably takes more time to collect all global data):


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By Ananas2xLekker at 12,May,21 12:32
You mean not put him in prison between regular criminals? Just my opinion, but
I don't think he deserves an even worse prison time than any civilian murderer.
If you put him between them, he will likely be killed very quickly. I don't think he deserves a death sentence. I also think 'prison' does not equal 'revenge'.
Prison is punishment, but it should also be rehabilitation. Not rehabilitation as a cop or any other job where he has the power to hurt people, but after he has served his time, let him be productive in a safe way.



By Ananas2xLekker at 10,May,21 12:33
Here are some statistics about the number of people who were killed by violence,
in The Netherlands (Mannen = males, Vrouwen = females):



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By Ananas2xLekker at 07,May,21 13:55
Therefore you should vote for representatives who want to kick out the moneyed interests and you will actually have a representative democracy.



By Ananas2xLekker at 07,May,21 13:49
That party affiliation difference is not that clear cut as you think.
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Highly educated people vote in majority for the Democrats and most of them
do not end up poor.
Maybe you think 'black' is the same as 'poor', because black people in overwhelming majority vote for the Democrats.



By Ananas2xLekker at 07,May,21 13:06
Canada doesn't have people being bankrupt by medical expenses or people dying or operating on themselves, because they don't have health insurance. If you don't have the money to pay for healthcare, you die. You told us your plan, for when you need healthcare. That is literally your country not caring for/about your life. There are not many countries who care less.

True, my prime minister doesn't care about people either. There is a big scandal that when he found out that tens of thousands of people were being bankrupted by the state for incorrectly being accused of childcare allowance fraud, he tried to hide it and he lied about it. However we still had several representatives who fought like lions to uncover the facts and help all those people.

In 2020 in the US 47 hospitals closed or filed for bankruptcy, so what you're saying isn't true.
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They are not shut down by the government that's true, but that's because hospitals in the US are completely left to the whims of capitalism.



By Ananas2xLekker at 07,May,21 12:42
Fox Host: Medicare Is Getting In The Way Of More Military Spending
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By Ananas2xLekker at 06,May,21 20:11
You think all those governments, from hard left to hard right, from socialists to globalist capitalists, who hate each other with a passion
and never agree on anything, still managed to cooperate on this?

Strange thing to come together over. It must be a very important reason, whatever it is.



By Ananas2xLekker at 06,May,21 20:02
Good that we have google translate, so we can understand Hungarian.
This virus did kill some politicians. In the US, it killed Herman Cain, South Dakota state Rep. Bob Glanzer, Louisiana state Rep. Reggie Bagala, Michigan state Rep. Isaac Robinson, Jersey City, New Jersey, Councilman Michael Yun and St. Paul, Minnesota, Board of Education Chairwoman Marny Xiong.
Many politicians in Africa died, for instance Perence Shiri, Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister, Ellen Gwaradzimba, Zimbabwe’s minister for provincial affairs for Manicaland Province, Sibusiso Busi Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister for foreign affairs and international trade, former Zimbabwean education minister, Aeneas Chigwedere and Joel Biggie Matiza, Zimbabwe’s transport minister.

Politicians do off course get the best care, when they get Covid.

Why are banks silent on coronavirus data of their employees?
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By Ananas2xLekker at 06,May,21 19:41
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There's a lot of South America around the equator. If climate change is affecting Africa already pretty bad, it's affecting South America as well.
You will see in good time, but you will probably blame the democrats for everything that will happen. Which will be true in part (but not mostly).



By Ananas2xLekker at 06,May,21 18:34
So they have to kill any druggie, because it's possible that they might kill someone? You might kill someone someday, because you're radicalizing
at an alarming rate. Should the cops preventively kill you?



By Ananas2xLekker at 02,May,21 14:32
Since 2021 we only have 2 tax brackets, 37.1% for income up to €68,507 and 49.5% for the rest above (if applicable). Taxes are much lower for retired people.

There are tax deductions for things like
- Buying, renovating and owning a house
- Entrepreneurship, self-employment
- Divorce / alimony (partner alimony and child alimony)
- Healthcare costs, informal care and the chronically ill
- Death, inheritance tax
- Study costs
- Gifts
Additionally, for low income people there is allowances for rent, health care and day-care.

We used to have much more "free" stuff, but the government still funds a lot of services. These are the government expenses (percentages of GDP):
Social Security 29%
Healthcare 26%
Education, Culture and Science 12%
Municipal and Provincial Fund and VAT Compensation Fund 11%
Other 23%



By Ananas2xLekker at 01,May,21 15:18
What point?
That he vowed never to go to a hospital again?
Or that he doesn't want to be dependent on the government and wants to screw them over every chance he gets?

I actually understand his view on both points. I might even feel the same way under his/your circumstances.

However, right wing politics is not going to improve your health care in any way. Their only priority is the bottom line of the health care industry.
You wouldn't hate your government, if they actually cared about you.



By Ananas2xLekker at 01,May,21 15:02
The masks are not for hiding, but for preventing the spread of covid.
In The Netherlands masks are obligated during protests, during measures against coronavirus. Im sure that law exists in the US too. So if the capital 'protesters' didn't wear them, they were already violating the law, without lifting a finger or entering prohibited areas.



By Ananas2xLekker at 01,May,21 14:53
There are no what-if's about it. No cop should kill any person unless there is no other way to prevent that person from killing or seriously harming another person.
Didn't you say "all lives matter"?

Chauvin clearly intended to kill Floyd, while there was no danger to anyone,
so Chauvin is a murderer.
There are circumstances in which a cop should be punished less severe than a civilian for the same offense, but these are not such circumstances.
Chauvin is one of those 'rotten apples' that need to be dealt with. If he hadn't become a cop, he would have probably turned out as some sadistic murderer.
I do think he should not be put in prison between regular criminals, because that is cruel and unusual punishment.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 23:45
Agenda 21, also known as "the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", is part of - or perhaps rather, a precursor. "Agenda 21" was adopted in 1992 and consists of 40 parts. The intention was that with the help of this document, which is not binding on member states to the United Nations, the world would achieve sustainable development in 2000. Today's knowledge teaches us that that was something (or perhaps much) too ambitious. Incidentally, that 21 therefore refers to 2000: the beginning of the 21st century. So it has nothing to do with a so-called population reduction that should take place in 2021.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 22:55
If you are right, than I will not be enslaved and you will be, because I agreed with those powers and you are against them. They can use my scientific skills, but they will put your useless recalcitrant ass to use on uncomfortable forced manual labor.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 21:48
"Even Mercedes Benz decided in it's work building self driving cars, pedestrians would be struck instead of another vehicle or structure." Off course, they are protecting the driver, because they bought their car. Would not be very customer friendly to prioritize random people over customers.

The law does not need to preemptively protect one side of a conflict. That's what lawsuits are for. If a driver who is driving through a crowd was actually in mortal danger, than a judge should judge whether it was legitimate to do so.
Do you even care about the 'Separation of powers'? It's in the constitution!



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 19:48
True, I didn't hear about this. This is horrible, but it is still no reason for cops to kill any people who do not pose a deadly threat. It is their job to take risks, in service of the public. If they are too afraid to do that job, they should find another job.

The most dangerous job in America is logging. Logging workers have a fatal accident rate that is 8 times higher than police officers. Are they now allowed to kill?

The job of police officers is ranked 22 of the most dangerous jobs in the US.
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By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 17:44
The real truth? Some weird numerology that Covid and AI are somehow connected? That 120.000 people dying of a lung disease is completely normal? That the genetic material coding for SARS-CoV-2 spikes is normally found in humans? That the number 666 has any meaning whatsoever? That there is any connection between black death, a bacterium and Covid-19, a virus, other than that many people have died from it? But then also claiming that it's 100% scam, which would be the biggest crime in history, without any explanation for means, motive and opportunity?

You're completely delusional.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 16:11
The people who trust in Jesus over science, sure are in danger of dying from Covid.
Maybe that's what Jesus meant, when he said: "MY PEOPLE WILL PERISH THROUGH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE"

However, the amount and severity of bullshit you believe in puts the bible to shame.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 16:03
Chlorine Dioxide is just used as water purification tablets. Thinking that helps anything is just as stupid as Trumps idea of injecting bleach.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 15:56
I'm sure you love ignorance, you're not spreading any knowledge.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 14:52
"Mullis said that he's test must never be used to test for testing for infectious desieses."
Any sources for that?

PCR is just a technique for copying DNA. It is not a test, it's just the technique that is use to increase the amount of genetic material of the virus, so it can be made detectable. The actual test is done with a fluorescent tag that binds to part of the specific genetic code of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The PCR step would be redundant, if the fluorescence detector was sensitive enough.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 14:35
So what is it, a curse from the devil, 666 after the end of the black death OR nothing, just a scam.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 14:07
I never heard any link between artificial intelligence and the number 19.
That A is the first letter and I is the ninth letter is true, but so what?

Is there any correlation between artificial intelligence and a pandemic with a virus?

Ooooohhh, the number stands for a letter combination that means something and that something is scary, ooohhh.
Numerology is bullshit.

Even if the black death ended in 1353 (I don't even fucking care), the forces of evil conjured up a new pandemic in 2019, because it's 666 years later now?
Why are the forces of darkness so preoccupied with numbers?
There have been more pandemics in between. And how about all the other shit that happened the last 667 years. I'm sure you have scary numerology for that too.

It would be nice if the next pandemic would wait until 666 years from now.
(that also means humanity didn't destroy itself yet, by then)



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 13:58
Floyd was already incapacitated, but Chauvin knelt on his neck for another 9 min.
Was he trained to do that? There are lots of complaints that he did it before...



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 13:37
There are murderers in all colors. But that color should NOT BE BLUE.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 13:32
Latinos Back Black Lives Matter Protests. They Want Change for Themselves, Too:
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By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 13:30
Protecting your own lives, by running over protesters?

Have you even read the article yourself?

"Those protests were overwhelmingly peaceful, according to the Washington Post, and almost 98 percent resulted in no injuries to “participants, bystanders or police.” However, many Republican lawmakers have pushed a draconian legislative response anyway — even as incidents of drivers running down protesters have increased nationwide."



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 13:24
F.B.I. Searches Giuliani’s Home and Office, Seizing Phones and Computers:
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Allegedly he took money from the Russians, without registering as a 'foreign agent'.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 12:39
The black death (bubonic plague) didn't end 666 years before 2019. There are even still cases in rural parts of the US occasionally. However, because science has learned that it is a bacteria (Yersinia pestis) and science has developed antibiotics and vaccines, humanity does not have to live in fear about the 'black death' anymore.

19 stands for the year 2019. How does that fact elude you?



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 12:22
A virus is not much more than genetic material. This is how the PCR test works:
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So, they are testing for a piece of the specific code of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. People do only have that in their bodies, when they have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

What sort of test would convince you the virus is real?

And how are you explaining that the vaccines are already preventing death under the elderly people, who have been vaccinated?

I am a scientist, this information is easy to check for me, it's completely logical and verifiable, I didn't get any money from anyone to say that the virus is real, so how am I ignorant about the virus and you are not?



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 11:59
Power comes with responsibility. The US meddles in the affairs of every country in the world, so the US has a responsibility when that has negative consequences.
You can also do nothing, but then the mess in those countries will get even worse, more immigrants come your way, you will loose the cheap resources that you buy from them and you will loose them as consumer of your products.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 11:45
Yes, exactly! And the central banks are run by rich people, who also have your politicians in their pocket.



By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 08:31
I have no idea what you're trying to say.
Have you never noticed that immigrants come in waves? Every time there is a crisis in your country, it's even worse in the countries the immigrants come from. If you think it's bad now, just wait until the effects of climate change get worse.
When droughts destroy even more of their harvests, no wall will be high enough, because they will crawl over the dead bodies to get over it.
And no more bananas, coffee, coco or other things they produce for us.
(By the way, bananas might be history even sooner, because a fungus is killing all banana plants.)
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By Ananas2xLekker at 30,Apr,21 08:16
Similar laws are on the table in 34 republican states. I'm sure they won't use those laws on white nationalist or gun right protesters. But, you never know. So if the right wingers actually cared about freedom of speech, they should be concerned.



By Ananas2xLekker at 25,Apr,21 13:48
Ever heard of ladders?

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Like I said before, I don't really care about the wall. It will give some people a job, but it won't help against (illegal) immigrants or drug smuggling. However, it does hurt many Americans living at the border, because the wall is not exactly at the border, but on American land. It cuts peoples land up or cut's their route off to town. Maybe look into how people in border towns actually feel about the wall.



By Ananas2xLekker at 25,Apr,21 13:26
Maybe some say they are over 6 inch, when they had a raging hard on once,
that measured 6.1 inch, when they were 20.



By Ananas2xLekker at 25,Apr,21 13:05
Sorry, I forgot you're from the UK.
Actually, I do think the idea of a war zone in the streets of the US is also exaggerated by the media. They show the Black Lives Matter protests as violent mobs, but most are peaceful. The media blames murders to the BLM movement, that have nothing to do with it. The agenda for that is making it possible to beat down those protests harder and not do anything about police violence. In one state they proposed to make it legal to drive into a protest. They also proposed to hold everyone accountable for one person in a protest doing something illegal and detaining everyone until trial, without bail.

Both parties are unwilling to do anything. The Democrats were happy Chauvin got found guilty, mostly because it gets the pressure off to do anything about police violence. I've seen a sickening speech from Nancy Pelosi, where she thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing his life for justice'. How fucking stupid is that. He was not planning to die that day and his death is just proof that justice is miles away. One asshole cop being convicted doesn't change anything.



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 23:22
The crazies are not your problem, it's your culture of everyone for themselves.
Your empire is crumbling and it's all your own damn fault.
You will never get anywhere, if you don't start working together.



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 23:15
Just a correction; in The Netherlands the police does carry weapons. However, they rarely resort to using them.

Below is an overview of the period 2016 - 2020:

2016
Number of shooting incidents: 34
Number of injured: 33
Number of fatalities: 4

2017
Number of shooting incidents: 23
Number of injured: 20
Number of fatalities: 3

2018
Number of shooting incidents: 27
Number of injured: 26
Number of fatalities: 3

2019
Number of shooting incidents: 16
Number of injured: 12
Number of fatalities: 4

2020
Number of shooting incidents: 22
Number of injured: 18
Number of fatalities: 5

We do have some Extraordinary Investigating Officers that do not carry firearms.
In Norway most policemen keep their firearm sealed in a locker in the patrol car.
In the UK, most policemen don't carry firearms.

The difference is that your police is trained to escalate and our police is trained to DE-escalate.



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 23:04
"18.something percent of American citizens want to dictate what the other 82% do and think" You're under the assumption that only black people are against racism.
That's not correct.
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You also forget that Trump won in 2016 with a minority of the popular vote and the majority voted against him. Also, I never heard Trump speak with any common sense and the best interest of America was the least on his mind. He was just stroking his ego and trying to make a lot of money of his presidency.



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 13:21
Even if your remark 'Reducing emissions to a point of being safe for the environment would put the humans back into the stone age' would be true (which it's not), would living in the stone age not be better, than living in hell?



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 12:18
You didn't answer my question.
What if you're wrong and we are actually living in the last 10 years in which humanity can still prevent climate change at a level that will be catastrophically bad?



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By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 09:27
At least 20 years ago, I could suck myself, so I did. It would be more interesting from someone who wouldn't suck himself, if he could (and how do you know, if you did't try?).



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 09:23
I've never heard you say that Trump should have not talked about something.



By Ananas2xLekker at 23,Apr,21 09:19
"it is just the democrats trying to tell you folks how to live"
Unless if you are transgender or you got pregnant by mistake
and you don't want to deliver.