What the heck does this have to do with politics? Interesting tan line on the white dude, by the way.
Right on both counts. Moving to general discussion.
The fact that only stuff like this can happen in the USA?
Beating someone to death because he stole your XBox. Canada? I don't think so.
Note: World Affairs does not mean US Affairs.
Do they have X-boxes in Canada?
Lmao, funny you should say that.
My friends and I rented a house for the summer just to throw parties. Anyway, one night an Xbox got stolen from the house during the party. We were all kind of upset, but then after the party the guy came back to steal an amp. My friend caught the guy unhooking the amp and threw him across the room and was gonna kick his butt bad. But his friends restrained him, the kid was scared and returned the Xbox.
So yeah, don't be so sure stuff like that can't happen in Canada.
Having thoughts of kicking someone's ass, and then not doing it, while you catch a person in the act of jacking your stuff is completely different than killing 6 people with a bat because they may or may not have stolen your XBox.
Oh, really? Then why are the majority of the topics in "Politics & World Affairs" about America's war with the middle east and America's election?
Dagenais, there are idiot's everywhere who'll kill someone for little or no reason. I suspect that there are places in Canada where if an Xbox jacking, like the one I experienced, occured someone might have been killed. It just takes the right situation and the right idiot. Granted, murder rates in the United States are higher than in Canada, but it doesnt mean stupid stuff like this can't and doesn't happen here.
Because what happens in America affects the world.
Not to mention that the election falls under politics and the war in the middle east falls under world affairs.
Never read any stories in the Montreal Gazette about someone allegedly stealing an XBox, then getting killed with a bat afterwards.
Of course, this is just Quebec. Care to link me to an article demonstrating where a kid got killed due to a stolen XBox?
Let's rewind back 7 posts:
Ok, what happens politically in America affects the world.
Well, here’s a story from Canada.
Recently in south of France, some guy refused to give a cigaret to a random request. A few minutes later, he was stabbed to death with a chop. His girlfriend saw everything, but managed to escape.
I believe it's coming from the US, and spreading all over the world. :grumpy:
ok CLEARLY we have Xbox's in Canada.
I read of stupid people, doing stupid things, from all over the world. not just the us.
You're comparing a murder from 1997, to 6 kids getting beaten so badly to death that one person couldn't even be identified?
Had a little trouble finding a good comparison?
Let's hope it'll stop.
We don't need their mentality anywhere outside America.
Oh, in case you forgot, there are women being beaten daily in Islamic countries for failing to wear a vail properly. Inhumane behavior happens everywhere. I realize Canada is the perfect country and nobody there ever commits a psychotic act that results in the death of another person for no good reason. You'll have to forgive the rest of the world for not being so perfect.
I believe he was being facetious.
Few rational arguments can be made that depend on only one data point, Dagenais. There has only been one such event in recorded history. The fact that it happened in the US does not mean the US is the only place it could have happened. You are making sweeping generalizations, which I know is your normal modus operandi. Just don't expect the rest of us with more neurons to agree with your presumptive conclusions.
I just googled "Canada teen murder" and that’s one of the first things I found. I didn't bother looking for anymore. Here's a snip from the article:
So, yeah that's pretty bad. Of course I'm not going to find an exact comparison for Canada, but murders happen all over the world.
Yes, the Xbox killings were really bad, but don't act like that can't happen Canada.
That's another thing that bother's me about a lot of Canadians; their smug "we're better than the US" attitude. It's almost as bad as a lot of Anglophone Canada's dislike of Quebec. Personally, I would rather live here in Canada than in the US. I'm not pleased with the US in many respects, but I don't think we're "better" than Americans.
While this may not be your belief, I just wanted to get that out of the way.
Dagenais has a long history of using very dubious debate tactics here on PF. He commonly makes wide generalizations based on extrema. He also commonly cites single isolated examples as arguments against thousands of counter-examples, then continues to act as if he is making a strong argument. He's either a troll or a seriously ill-equipped debater. You probably shouldn't spend too much time trying to argue with him.
Noted. Thanks chroot.
You whine twice on the same page about me, saying basically the exact same thing. I knew once I pointed out a fault in America, you would step out and instead of defending your Country, which you can't, you attack me. The truth hurts, doesn't it?
I haven't heard of 6 kids getting killed due to a stolen XBox in Canada. Unless you can link me to an incident like that, it doesn't exist - at least that's your retarded theory.
You mean the Islamic Countries that US invaded with their guns, tanks, jets and missiles?
Separate names with a comma.