Dutch news today. We still have more bycicles per 100 people than guns in US per 100 people
@stux Oh, that's very interesting! Dutch people say VS while Germans say US although it should also be VS (and we even say that in its long form but never in that abbreviation)
@stux Yes, in German it's "Vereinigte Staaten", but never "VS"! We also say "Amerika" but that seems to disappear as time goes on
@stux Although I have to correct myself here, "Vereinigte Staaten" is extremely rare. Either it's "Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika" or "Die Staaten" (less formal) or "Amerika" (but not that often anymore).
@waweic Aaahh got it! Thank you! ❤️ I always found German grammar to be quite difficult Speaking and listening is easy but writing, oooh!
@stux A grim statistic, but I'd be curious to see the amount of "One Gun Households" in here to weed out the gun nuts with massive arsenals.
@mrdiamondj Aboslutely! I think it's the few who have stock pile for "the rest" so to say 😉
Almost all american friends on the Fedi are not real gun lovers I think 😮
US firearms statistics
30% of adults own guns, 11% do not own guns but live in a household with guns, 40% live in a household with guns (it’s not 41% because of overlap where multiple gun owners live in a household): https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/04/wide-differences-on-most-gun-policies-between-gun-owners-and-non-owners-but-also-some-agreement/
Curious what the difference in distribution is though. I would expect moat dutch people to have at least one bike, with very few with no bike. But how's that for guns in the US?
@stux i wish people would stop judging a nation by the content of its character and instead by the bicycle ownership per 100 citizens!
@tblu Graag gedaan! ❤️ Oh that's no worries at all! I think 90% of the people in the NL speak some English
Even most kids these days
You live there? 😱 and I thought you guys had no money problems in general. I knew Greece and Spain were in truble with respect to the other EU coutries but not you guys! Capitalism hits everyone, no doubt about it...
Oh, sorry, I just didn't know you were living in the EU, since you need support for the electricity I asumed you lived in a "poor" country like the rest of us. Sorry. Maybe you could go "solar" like the admins from my instance 🤓🥳. They just did it!!!
@palomadc I do! The Netherlands 😉 Even around here stuff is getting soo expensive.. it's insane!
Unfort we are renting and don't have a "say" in this We are trying to our house better isolated and such for better saving and lower energy costs ⚡
Sorry to hear that. Prices just go up and up. Never go down... So, maybe an agreement with your "landlord" "tenant"? And with the sanctions, the EU poppulation will suffer even more. Be cautious and forsee in advance, there will be consequences.
@stux this is cool and all that... but can you really take a language that genuinely writes "wapen" and "fiets" seriously? :p
@stux Not *far* off, We have a mostly two person household with 4 bikes: two regular city bikes, one sport bike and a spare city bike.