See this is why I drink coke. *pushes can of Pepsi out the window*
@TheyCallMeTaterSalad, coke master race
@TheyCallMeTaterSalad, I get that it's all in the spirit of humor, but Coca Cola really isn't a good drink imo. I much rather prefer Fanta or some other fruity beverage. Pepsi, I think, is better because it has softer bubbles and is sweeter and has a more powerful taste (More unhealthy, but I'm slim and never drink sodas anyways). One thing I think people forget, is that it is produced by local breweries, since it's cheaper to transport the concentrated coke syrup than the bottled beverage, around the world. Therefor the beverages will taste differently in Asia from how it tastes in South America.
@Awesome Naked Taco, I used to work for a warehouse and let me tell you one case of that syrup is incredibly fvcking heavy. You have to put it on a cart or you're gonna hurt yourself if you're moving multiple cases.
@Awesome Naked Taco, Coke is the OG. Coke is the most American (and therefore best). It’s so American, countries in the Middle East that hate America boycotted it and have some shìtty fizzy pop instead.
@Awesome Naked Taco, just sayin. Dr Pepper is the best.
@Caine, It's occasionally better, depending on my mood. But it does taste better than regular coke
@aGuyWithAnAxe, America is like, the 30rd best country
@Awesome Naked Taco, On what scale? We’re the most free country, literally the ONLY country in the world where freedom of speech is constitutionally enshrined and protected (notice England or Canada where people are fined or jailed for saying “offensive things” which is itself subjective), which in my opinion defaults us as best, but if you want to talk about economy or military strength, America is still the best. It’s been proven again and again that the world economy depends on the American economy. We make up 24.32 of the WORLD’s GDP as of Feb 2017. We practically ARE NAFTA, we contribute by far the most, and protect the borders of almost every other country on the planet. It’s pretty hard to NOT say America is the best.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, this is awesome, thanks for the info my guy!
@Awesome Naked Taco, hey we actually agree on something.
Then you go and say America is 30rd best country which shows your ignorance
@TheyCallMeTaterSalad, coke is for snorting
@aGuyWithAnAxe, Canada has freedom of speech entrenched in its constitution. There is no crime associated with offensive speech. There is a criminal offence of inciting hatred against an identifiable group, and that can be committed through speech but not necessarily.
What that really means is that both Canada and the US have violent racists who infringe on the rights of others, but Canada actually does something about it.
It also means that Canada doesn't allow itself to be commanded by the hands of deified old men who died two centuries ago.
@Truthcat, The US isn’t “commanded by the hands of deified old men” the constitution has a system that allows it to be changed, they’re called amendments. If we’re talking about VIOLENT racists, then they’re not allowed in either country, because inciting violence or assaulting people is illegal in both countries, HOWEVER if you misgender someone in Canada, there’s a good chance you could be fined or jailed. It doesn’t matter if you’re purposely harassing them, or if it was an innocent mistake, if they persecute you, it’s a punishable crime. That’s a problem, because whether you hurt someone’s feelings is SUBJECTIVE. You can say some of the most hurtful things, and someone would care, or you could say something very small and someone would be devastated, because it depends on the person. That’s why it’s a bad, it’s extremely inconsistent and someone could be harshly punished for something small.
@Truthcat, Regardless though, I don’t care if the person is racist. I don’t care if the person is literally the most evil bástard on the planet, I’d rather let him say what he wants so 1. He makes himself look stupid and 2. Other people who aren’t necessarily racist aren’t punished or censored because of him.
@Truthcat, and freedom of speech is not constitutionally enshrined in Canada. If it were, Bill C-16 would have never passed.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, That's not how constitutions work. They don't prevent passage of a bill, because that's a legislative function. Determining whether the law is constitutional is a judicial function.
The US SC is packed with "originalists", and Americans look to the founding fathers as though they are infallible. They get less criticism than the pope.
The process of constitutional amendment in the US is effectively useless. The last significant amendment (Volsted Act) actually removed rights. There simply isn't any realistic prospect of amendment anymore.
@Truthcat, Okay. What do you think they should be criticized for? Also perhaps there haven’t been large amendments in such a long time bc there isn’t much else to fix. You’re right that it isn’t easy to change amendments, why should it be? To make a change that significant the entire nation needs to be pretty sure of it, if it were easy amendments would be added and taken away with every new president.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, The point isn't that they can or cannot be criticized, it's that they aren't.
You have a constitutional right to bear arms, which is entirely distinct from a basic right like life or liberty, and kids are being slaughtered because of it.
The right to free speech is essentially the same in the US and Canada, but the US's originalist stance lets the Westboro Baptists hurl venom and hurt people, rather than engage in an exchange of ideas.
@Truthcat, and the Westboro Baptist isn’t widely like because of it. I’m not advocating for people to go out and be an âsshole, but being an âsshole isn’t grounds to be persecuted for. Unless you shout fire in a crowd, bomb on a plane, or incite violence, it doesn’t matter to me what you say, and all those things are already illegal. Fining or jailing people for saying something that could be hurtful isn’t free speech regardless of context, it’s censorship. If there were a strong argument for the right to bear arms infringing on the pursuit of life or liberty, it would probably be changed, but there isn’t.
@Truthcat, as far as gun control goes, the 2nd amendment exists to protect against tyrannical governments. They knew about machine guns when it was written. More importantly, about 12,000-16,000 people are killed by guns (a lot of which are illegal guns) in homicides or murder every year. According to a CDC study, anywhere from 300,000 to 2 million lives are saved by defensive uses of guns by law abiding citizens. When you understand the big picture in gun control, it’s about “do law abiding people have the right to self defense” vs “should we disarm the law abiding populace”. I say law abiding, because even if you did make it illegal, criminals would still get guns, and the only difference would be that now people that obey the law have no way to defend themselves. If you don’t believe me, look at Chicago, with some of the most strict gun control in the country and also the highest gun violence in the country.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, The 2nd amendment has nothing to do with self defense.
Chicago does not have strict gun control. They have a municipal bylaw that prohibits gun stores within city limits. You can drive to the edge of town and buy as many guns as you like.
@Truthcat, right, but it doesn’t seem like many people who live in Chicago do that. What do you think the purpose of making sure there are no gun stores within the city is? The second amendment has everything to do with gun control. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. Sounds kiiinda relevant to gun control.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, I said it had nothing to do with self defense. Not gun control.
@Truthcat, So does gun control have anything to do with self defense?
@aGuyWithAnAxe, No, you're absolutely right about everything and I am going to Tibet to seek wisdom, as evidence of my contrition.
@Truthcat, C’mon man, I’m not trying to make you look dumb or anything like that, seriously, I just think it’s important to think about these things and talking like this is a good way to do it.
@aGuyWithAnAxe, I'm not concerned about looking dumb, I'm just busy
@Truthcat, alright. Nice talkin to ya
@MMSieBreeze, *swings chain with Dr.bob from giant over head* we don't take kindly to your kind around here boy.
Dr pepper master race
ITS COOOMING HOME. ITS COOOMING HOME. -Oh shįt it’s not comin home
CREAM SODA MASTERACE!
Pepsi is a weebo!!!!!
*cocks head to the side*
I prefer Coke as my mainstream cola. I'll go Pepsi when I'm in the mood of something sweeter. I'll go both ways when it comes to soda.
My brain hurts.