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number 6 BS: Shooting tragedies and guns (1266* d) RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns 21 Dec 12


Ebbie .... " Have you ever been present when some Europeans quarrel? I have- and in my opinion, most Americans in their disputes are not nearly as insulting or as LOUD"

Yes I have ... and more than a few times. Certain cultures like to argue, and argue out loud. But it's no more than an spirited argument, and no crudges are held. I have also witnessed aggressive Amerikans overseas ... not quite as loud but they are firmly aggressive and demanding. Ask any waiter, or hotel staff on Amerikan behaviour. I recall my wife and I in a garden store in Portugal. We were trying to arrive at a solution with the proprietor on the best way of getting a certain large garden ornament shipped to our apartment in Lisbon. During this discussion an elderly Portuguese man came up to me. He said "I know you are not British and I know you are not American". I replied "It's obvious that you know I'm not British, but why not American". He replied "because you are mannerly and not pushy"

You may not like it ... but the world does view the U.S. as an aggressive violent nation ... and sadly it is not a false view.

I agree with Bill D.'s post above .... his statement "but it will never happen as long as 10s of millions of ALL kinds of guns are allowed & used" ... even if all those guns are outlawed, there are still a kazillion guns out there and you can bet your booty many, many will not let go of those.

From today's news ... A man killed two men and one woman Friday in central Pennsylvania, then died in a gunfight with state troopers, authorities said. Three officers were injured."

biLL


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