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German Canoe Champ

America Takes Gold ...

for Violent Crime

8/10/2012 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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German gold medalist Peter Kretschmer says his country crushes U.S.A. in terms of low crime -- and he must be right ... 'cause we all know nothing bad has ever happened in Germany.

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16.

JJ    

America. 2.5% of the world's population. 25% of the prisoners. Fact.

720 days ago
17.

barf    

That's right, so far, Germany hasn't dropped the A-Bomb on any nation.

720 days ago
18.

lord flashheart    

Compared to Germany , America is a Third-World country.

720 days ago
19.

toro loco    

usa sucks ,communist country,go sign the human rights agreement cuz u never did ,the land of the free .....such bull****

720 days ago
20.

SilentStar    

TMZ, you should be ashamed of yourself. Making this kind of Nazi reference is totally irresponsible, and only perpetuates intolerance of all ethnicities. We get it TMZ, you hate Germans.

Next time you think about acting all smug in comparison to Germany, why don't you look up some history about post WW2 German POWS and how they were treated after the war. Allied nations led by Eisenhower starved and tortured something like 10 million Germans in death camps similar to those used by the Nazis. Perhaps it was considered "just cause" because of what they did to the Jews.

So don't go acting all smug as if Americans have never conducted systematic mass genocide. Re: Seebee's comment "They were schooled by losing"? No, they were schooled by receiving the same treatment, and the world stood by and witnessed America and the Allied forces become the same evil monsters they purported to destroy.

America is a great nation in so many ways, but all powerful nations are evil (and a lot of small ones too). To think America is exempt only reveals your ignorance. How about stop embarrassing yourself and educate yourself instead.

Maybe you should stick to celebrity gossip and steer clear of subjects that are over your head, TMZ. After all, that's what we're here for.

720 days ago
21.

Daniel    

Hey TMZ guys,

pretty funny story. I am German myself and it is indeed funny to hear a lot of German people speak English.
Besides, foreign countries allways pull the Nazi thing because they dont know anything else about the German history. Which is ok - as longs as it is funny.

There are crazy people everywhere in the world.

720 days ago
22.

Katharina    

for ****s sake, germany has a bad past, but that was more than 60 years ago, most people who have experienced that time are dead now.
Now I'd say that germany is one of the most progressive countries there is. We have reasonalbe gun laws, very low crime rate and a way better constitution than most other countries, especially the usa. I went to a german school, and we actually have next to no problems with bullies. There are few religious nuts, and I'd say that the general public is way better educated than in america.
Take a look at your own damn country before post crap like that.
America has been involved in most wars of the last 40 years, in which they mostly had no buisness at all. Our history protects us from repeating the same mistakes. There are way more nazis in america. Right wing politics is present everywhere in america

719 days ago
23.

Alan     

If we are going to dig up the past then we have a Native American Genocide and then there is the African Slavery!

718 days ago
24.

Chelsea46    

ooo... bad taste TMZ.

718 days ago
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