Originally Posted by whomewhat
I was insulting YOUR intelligence? I was acting belligerent? Wow, you really are arrogant.
You attack my country and I defend it. That makes me belligerent. You think I attack your country and go ballistic. What does that make you? Belligerent? A hypocrite? An idiot?
I make factual statements, not opinion or conjecture, and you flat out tell me I am wrong and support your position, not with facts, but with your self-proclaimed superior intelligence and sanctimonious bullshit: "Man, you are either ignorant or ill informed. Guess that's because you guys don't have as high a rate of University enrollment and graduation as Canada does." I then refute your "superior intelligence" with evidence; documented, supported, and sourced. Your response? "Ok, so figures vary as to how many lives would be lost ." No, you were WRONG!
Didn't the resources you posted state that figures varied? How was I wrong? Or were they wrong, and by pointing it out, I was wrong?
Maybe I was wrong about your age, maybe you are 34, but I do not know many 34 year olds that begin every other sentence with "Dude!"
Now you want to blame your stupidity on the fact that I got under your skin. How is it that a stupid American, as you called me and most other Americans, was able to get under the skin of such a superior intellect like yours in the first place?
You now claim you don't like engaging in this. Sure you do, that is why I was barely finished writing my response and you already chimed in with another one of your diatribes about the superiority of Canadians over Americans. With every post you made my point.
I got to you? Yes, I did, and that was my intention all along. Funny how it is that I was so easily able to provoke one of such superior intelligence.
You challenged me to refute your points, what did you say: "Shred 'em up, buddy. Have at 'em."
I did. You lost. You picked a fight with the wrong guy. Now get over it. (But you can't and won't because guys like you have got to have the last word. Let's see how long it takes you to draft a response this time.)
Pickng a fight with the wrong guy? Why? Because you choose what points to address, and what not to? Because you make statements like "stop selling to them (foreign countries) and stop buying from them, without understanding the economic impact it would have on yourself and your fellow Americans? Wat would you do when China stopped selling you cheap goods, and stopped lending you money, not to mention called in your loans? Would you invade, or just nuke them, to spare American
lives? (BTW what is the exchange rate on American vs Chinese lives?)
Every sentence starts with Dude? I have been using it a bit too much lately, especially given the fact that I never really used it until last year or so. I like using it in informal posts. It's folksy.
I attack your country? Does having an opinion that differs from yours constitute an attack? You can state "fact", but I can't.
I called you stupid, and most Americans? I thought I said that most Americans are just ignorant of the world around them, and different cultures, or words to that effect. I also made positive remarks about America and Americans, but you ignored those to suit your own end. Look up ignorant...it doesn't mean stupid (though an ignorant person might think so.)
Where did I state Canadians are superior to Americans? Having a higher HDI is just a fact. Having free health care is just a fact. Having a lower rate of violent crime is just a fact. You have a better army, you have a bigger economy,and I believe your per capita (or household, perhaps) foreign debt is higher. Would you argue any of those things.
After all the points I made, you can only post about why it was right to drop the bomb? That's it.
By your own examples, the numbers are still in dispute as to how many lives would be lost...your statement of "hundreds of thousands" does not really imply the same as 100 000, or even a couple of hundred thousand.
How does stating a fact about the rate of Canadian enrollment and graduation from University translate into a claim that I have a superior intelligence? Were you not the guy who stated that other countries only criticize America because they are jealous? Jealous of what?
I never claimed to be stupid...to do so would be lying. I let you bait me, yes. Isnt that the common tactic of someone who casn't argue intelligently? That puts me down to your level. You were the one to tell me I was way out of your league as far as intelligence went. Remember?
You do make statements of opinion and conjecture. You stated that when terrorists attck us, we will come running to you. That's your opinion. Since we helped you guys out when terrorists actually did attack
, without your having to ask us, why would we even have
to ask? Are you saying you guys wouldn't do the same? (And I did give you the benefit of the doubt about knowing how bus loads of Canadians came down to help their neighbours, even though I suspect you had no clue, by the things you write.)
I like arguing with you. It's easy. And I won't be baited anymore, so say what you like. If it takes a guy with the "intelligence of a moneky" to explain to you that Americans didn't defend Europe, they helped repatriate it, then so be it.
With every post, I prove your point.....which is? That the world owes you, and should never, ever disagree with your polictics, criticize you, or excercise free speech?
You basically make the OP's point for him. You take things as an attack, and your answer is to lash out, thinking by beng "louder" you are right.
Do you actually think I am bashing your country? That I hate it? You're the one who seems hateful..of anyone critical of the USA.