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Author Topic: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else  (Read 194 times)

genie

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Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:38:46 PM »

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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 09:53:14 AM »
OMG!

I had a little trouble believing all that. If this is true, I pity you, guys!

Armed toddlers was what trouble me the most. Who is wacko enough to give a child a real gun?
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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Well, that is embarrassing.  LOL

I got my first handgun as a toddler, didn’t you receive your first gun at that age too Genie?!  By the time I hit preschool I was toting a sawed off shotgun. Had to be since the barrel would’ve been too long for a 4 year old to tote in my school bag. By the time I was in high school we all had machine guns...

Where do they get these statistics?!   :fav204:

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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 03:41:18 PM »
It's on the internet so it must be true.

Luce, that one bothered me too.  I have NEVER heard of such a statistic.  Somewhere we must have a death row for toddlers, I guess.

There was a couple of other ones which I thought were a bit over the top.

I was going to add another one here about what would happen if California seceded from the USA.  I'm afraid there would no living with Oso after watching that one.




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Re: Top 10 Facts About AMERICA That Make NO SENSE to Anyone Else
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 02:52:50 AM »
Please, please, Oso, don't LEAVE!!!! LOL

I wonder if he has a video about what happens when the UK leaves the EU without a proper trade deal? A no-deal Brexit, in other words.
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