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Old 11-08-2013, 08:58   #16
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IF there is any doubt about loonies in USA, just read this:

NJ License Photos: No Smiling and No Wearing a Pasta Strainer on Your Head - Police & Fire - South Brunswick, NJ Patch

Of course the Austrian in story does not help their country's plea for saneness either.
These people are not crazy. They're pointing out ludicrous elements of society.
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IF there is any doubt about loonies in USA, just read this:

NJ License Photos: No Smiling and No Wearing a Pasta Strainer on Your Head - Police & Fire - South Brunswick, NJ Patch

Of course the Austrian in story does not help their country's plea for saneness either.
Well, at least the Pastafarians are conciously being satirical...the other loonies actually believe their rubbish.

Had a looney prepper tell me recently that the cold I have is not due to it being a normal communicable disease, but because the gov't sprays pathogens and mind-control chemicals into the atmosphere...and he was dead serious...and American.
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IF there is any doubt about loonies in USA, just read this:

NJ License Photos: No Smiling and No Wearing a Pasta Strainer on Your Head - Police & Fire - South Brunswick, NJ Patch

Of course the Austrian in story does not help their country's plea for saneness either.
You do understand that the Pastafarian religion is political satire and not a serious religion?
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Well, at least the Pastafarians are conciously being satirical...the other loonies actually believe their rubbish.

Had a looney prepper tell me recently that the cold I have is not due to it being a normal communicable disease, but because the gov't sprays pathogens and mind-control chemicals into the atmosphere...and he was dead serious...and American.
What? Other countries don't do this? I like my allswell in my big Macs.
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Why is anyone surprised? America was the original destination for religious nuts leaving Europe and on sail boats no less. It's the European's fault I tell you...
All of my British friends think of America as being a 12 year old nation of rampaging capitalists.
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Had a looney prepper tell me recently that the cold I have is not due to it being a normal communicable disease, but because the gov't sprays pathogens and mind-control chemicals into the atmosphere...and he was dead serious...and American.
Did he also tell you about the secret 200 mpg carburetor that has been suppressed by the government and the big oil company conspiracy?
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As a long term expat, is it just my perception, or does the USA have a higher incidence of such nut cases than any other country? The religous loonies, the preppers, etc I meet always seem to be American.
The problem is that 400 yr ago the rest of the world decided to house them all here. That concentrated them in a single area and gave them a lot of other groups to argue with which helped them retain social cohesion, thus surviving for a lot longer than they would have otherwise.

Unfortunately in the relatively recent past we have started running out of places for them to move on to that aren't already occupied by another group of religious dissenters, or as they refer to each other 'those blasphemous apostates'. Consequently things like this or No Experience, but Need to Make a Voyage - Advice Requested happen.
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All of my British friends think of America as being a 12 year old nation of rampaging capitalists.
What's your point?
I could say what the Brits say about their own country. Doesn't matter. British national past time is taking the piss out of anyone and everyone. They are not prejudiced toward any single race or nation.
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"Hannah Gastonguay said her family was fed up with government control in the U.S. As Christians they don't believe in "abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church," she said.
U.S. "churches aren't their own," Gastonguay said, suggesting that government regulation interfered with religious independence".


Yes...right...and it was ok to accept airfare from the US gubberment to ship their @ss's back to the oppressive US!
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"Hannah Gastonguay said her family was fed up with government control in the U.S. As Christians they don't believe in "abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church," she said.
U.S. "churches aren't their own," Gastonguay said, suggesting that government regulation interfered with religious independence".


Yes...right...and it was ok to accept airfare from the US gubberment to ship their @ss's back to the oppressive US!
...Jesus...save me from your followers.
But the airfare they received was payback for the taxes the gubberment took from them and used for immoral purposes.
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We fail to condemn nut jobs in the name of freedom. They are proliferating like crazy. Witness whole states that bother to ban sharia law, the likelihood of which is less than being hit by a meteor. Tolerance has its downside.
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What's your point?
I could say what the Brits say about their own country. Doesn't matter. British national past time is taking the piss out of anyone and everyone. They are not prejudiced toward any single race or nation.
My favorite thing is listening to British people talk about Australians!
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But the airfare they received was payback for the taxes the gubberment took from them and used for immoral purposes.
...and I would bet a dime to a dollar that none of them work or even pay taxes.
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Australia used to be a British penal country. All the unwanted, criminals and derelicts were sent there. France used to have "ile du diable" Devil's island off French Guyana's coast; a penal colony. The French government is now thinking of developing it with high tech industries. (...Hey honey, start packing...we're moving...got a high tech job...at Devil's island industrial complex...making license plates...)

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You do understand that the Pastafarian religion is political satire and not a serious religion?
Burn the Heretic .........or at least warm him up for slightly too long .
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