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  1. #638332013-09-22 17:41:25DarkChaplain said:

    Dear ~42% of Germany,

    Fuck you. Fuck you very much. Fuck you for screwing all of us over for another 4 years. Fuck you for looking at the past 8 and thinking "hey, we can do even worse than that!" and give the cancer of the country the absolute majority. Fuck you. I am looking forward to you old pieces of shit dropping dead in the very near future. Thanks for creating another disaster for this country.
    Now we can all go back to homophobia, lack of proper minimum wages, nuclear power, hardcore lobbyism and all those other shiny things you seem to agree with so much. Praise Jesus.

    Fuck you.

  2. #638922013-09-24 14:18:00DarkChaplain said:

    It really is not. It still a damn lot better than your warmongering hellhole.
    We spend money on keeping countries afloat, you spend money on weapons to put them under.

  3. #639542013-09-26 02:54:08 *Kirlyte said:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_foreign_aid_received
    http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/apr/06/aid-oecd-given
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_development_assistance
    Are you sure about that? Although Germany (And most European countries) give a higher percentage of GNI as financial aid the sheer numbers of the US make it hard to believe that we are lacking in charitability when it comes to foreign aid.

    Yes I know Germany Euro Union bailout etc. etc.

    For the sake of fairness:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_of_the_United_States#Budget_for_2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures
    Of note are:
    1. Significantly larger military budget than amount of aid given (However, this is also true of virtually every country, though not to the extent of the US)
    2. Percent of GDP (US is 4.4%, Germany 1.4%, most European countries hover between 1 and 2%)
    3. Amount of money spent on upkeep, or maintaining the status quo compared to expansion (Cost of Iraq/Afghanistan is a separate budget and is not included, however the war in its current state very well falls under this category as well)
    4. Connected to "maintaining status quo": Sheer size of American Empire and the responsibilities that come with it.

    While the military budget is, indeed, sky high, very little of it is with the aim of "putting other countries under". And America is far from uncharitable in its foreign aid. Also, this is far from a new trend, as the US has always been (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Diplomacy) very generous when it comes to loans/financial aid for those it perceives to be allies, though it was very careful to ensure the security of its own interests (As all countries are)

    "Warmongering" is also laughable-like the citizens of any other country, Americans mostly feel that war is justified in two cases:
    1. American security/safety are threatened or perceived to be under direct attack
    2. Global stability is threatened due to ethical issues abroad that are deemed intolerable (Ex. Chemical weapons, tyrant rule resulting in large death count, etc.)

    Both invasions of Iraq can be attributed to this, as can Afghanistan and the potential war in Syria. For better or for worse the US politicians convinced the citizens that one, or both, of these scenarios were true (And gave convincing reasons to believe such). American citizens are no different than any other in this regard.

    Bonus: Polling of Americans and Germans on the potential war in Syria

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/164282/support-syria-action-lower-past-conflicts.aspx
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20130829-51663.html

    Also before accusations of US fanboy and such I am not necessarily supporting any of its spending or actions around the world whatsoever. I hold minimal political opinions of my own.