Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers
Do you have proof for that statement about the US pressuring other countries about internet control? Last time I check China doesn't listen to us for squat.
The US may not be completely free but it still has more freedom than most countries. I know I can go to a gun show right and buy an ak47 assualt rifle and get as much ammo as I want and I don't have to register it. I consider that to be a pretty nice freedom.
Greece is definitely more corrupt than the US.
Seems like some users provided proof above me. Why do you people associate gun control with freedom? I get that your culture has a strong association with guns. I've seen what good it has done over there, and to be honest I've never had the need or want for a weapon. And hell, if I want to shoot one, I can always go to a shooting range.
Also, why are you deflecting? I never claimed my country was or wasn't more or less corrupted. But Greece's corruption is confined locally. It doesn't affect you in any way. Same can't be said about USA.
Originally Posted by adridu59
Except that China, Egypt etc. are dictatorships...
They are ruined, not corrupted.
Little bit of both actually. What killed us was tax evasion, especially from our politicians and upper class. Once we signed the memorandum and surrendered the country to the IMF, we also signed our economic death. It was mostly political incompetence against Germany's pressure that lead to our calamity.Edited by August - 1/14/13 at 6:48pm