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A tidbit from a REAL American

Day 1,687, 16:15 Published in USA Poland by Chance Harrison

On the eve, of our RL Independence Day I find myself writing to you.

This is not your normal Chance Harrison article. It won't be as funny as a "Chuticle" or as insightful as a Gnilraps piece of writing with all his numbers and analysis.

Let me tell you this,

I'm ashamed.

NO, I'm not leaving the eUS anytime soon. I recently became a Marine and I've had some fun with it and hope it continues for the foreseeable future. Some awesome people there I must say. Oo-Rah!

What inspired me to write this article is that I'm unable to make any changes even if I knew what those changes were or how to go about enacting them. I'm fed up with the nonsense though. I'm sick of the pretending. I admit I'm not an expert at all things strategic in this game. That's what's cool though. You can learn from people. Although once you learn things tend to change and that's fine.

What I can't stand is that our eNation prides itself on being self sufficient. We are glad to have aid when we need "at least I am" it but when it comes to being a power and a force to be reckoned with we hide behind "democratic posturing".

We had the Asturias Accord which left us not fighting Spain. I don't know about you but I loved killing Spainards. It's what I started doing in this game two years ago. Serbs and Spaniards were on the menu. For the record, I did agree to the Accord because it made sense but it was only suppose to be temporary.

We now have a NAP "Non Aggression Pact" with Poland. This is a double edged sword for me since I'm part Polish in RL so I hold RL sympathies for Poland. That being said, in this game when a country backstabs another and looks to conquer entire countries that is where I draw the line. I'm all for fighting Poland. But we can't now can we?

The NAP was signed to avoid a wipe as stated by our current CP Israel Stevens. So what if we get wiped? It's cyclical and is always inevitable. That's the nature of this gold churning beast of a game. I for one like to go down swinging and fight to the bitter end.

"Fortune favors the bold, fortune favors the brave."

I noticed earlier that our current Natural Enemy is Mexico? Mexico? Really? Fighting Mexico is like Muhammed Ali "in his prime" fighting Manny Pacquiao. Yes I know Pacquiao isn't Mexican. During my time in Congress three terms ago I proposed a NE with FYROM. It was in the works but apparently I put a stop to it by proposing too early unbeknownst to me or else our government chickened out since as of yet we still haven't fought with them. I can tell you at one time Greece needed us to do something like that and I wouldn't hesitate to get us there again in the future.

If I wasn't going away for two weeks next week I would have ran for CP. I may not have won since I'm not in the "in" crowd and I don't sip the same kool-aid. I would have given it my best shot and let the chips fall where they may.

100% of the shots you don't take don't go in. -Wayne Gretzky.

For elections down the road just remember with me you always have a CHANCE.

As I said, for our eCountry I am ashamed.

eAmerica this is your wakeup call.



Chutley Day 1,687, 16:18

It was "charticle," but I kinda like "chuticle" better. You know what, Chance? You have "charticle"

Also, first? Unless I typed for too long.

GloveisLove Day 1,687, 16:23

Voted, so much truth!

Boriani Day 1,687, 16:24


Fitisin Day 1,687, 16:24

Great article. I mean charticle. No, chuticle. Oh hell...

Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones Day 1,687, 16:27


Your Loving Mother
Your Loving Mother Day 1,687, 16:28

PappasXXV Day 1,687, 16:31

Chance for Potus? I'd certainly give it a try.

Dru Blood
Dru Blood Day 1,687, 16:33

Great article, Chance. I hold the same sentiments as you, I would much rather die fighting; rather then lie with the enemy. When I started this game the enemy was the United Kingdom -the only good redcoat was a deadcoat. When I came back it was Spain -those double dogs. Give me death on the battlefield over life at the negotiation table any day...NEVER GIVE UP...NEVER SURRENDER...DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR....

Thorin II Oakenshield
Thorin II Oakenshield Day 1,687, 16:44

Enough said.

Iamnameless Day 1,687, 16:46

chuticle > charticle > chesticle

Funky 24
Funky 24 Day 1,687, 17:19

Voted for Wayne Gretzky.

Marshal858 Day 1,687, 17:29

If you want a fight come to eCanada while your CP ran away we fought them head on, and guess what we survived, best of luck getting a CP with a Spine next month

Venoms III
Venoms III Day 1,687, 17:30

That's why eCanada is the coolest country this side of North America

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,687, 17:35

"As I said, for our eCountry I am ashamed."

Let the fighters fight, the rest of you can sit in your cliques in your pretty pink panties and play politics.

Semper Fi, Marine < 3

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 1,687, 17:38


CII venom
CII venom Day 1,687, 17:39

go rogue chance!

killer2001 Day 1,687, 17:40

Hail Wayne Gretzky!

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,687, 17:43

Shut up venom, he's chilling with me. There is no better. You can come. Smooch.

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,687, 17:47

What she said....

Vilar47 Day 1,687, 17:49


M. de Ruyter
M. de Ruyter Day 1,687, 17:49


Mr. Peanuts
Mr. Peanuts Day 1,687, 17:53

Great Article. I agree with you on a lot of these points.

Pdeb Day 1,687, 18:07

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Alexander Valkor II
Alexander Valkor II Day 1,687, 18:19

^Hates gonna hate

I'd vote to give Harrison a Chance at POTUS 😉

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,687, 18:36

LOL pdeb calling the pussy kettle black.

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,687, 18:55

Pdeb come say it to my face bro. I'm begging you.

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,687, 18:57

Ignore it, he mistook the article for a mirror.

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,687, 19:03

Also, I am what I eat. I applaud you for being somewhat knowledgeable. Who was it who quit my MU without so much as a whimper? Oh yeah, you.

Sir LeatherNeck
Sir LeatherNeck Day 1,687, 19:31

eh don't worry about pdeb, all bark no bite 😉

Captain Salty Kushskins
Captain Salty Kushskins Day 1,687, 19:35


New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,687, 19:49

The war with FYROM is the victory that got away. Such a shame. US into Balkans would've made huge strategic sense at the time. Plus we woulda smashed FYROM. Ah well.

Great article Chance.


Pdeb Day 1,687, 21:03

Just rebutting your "rage" article that's all....Frankly your history of this game lacks depth, that's all....

Case in point, Spain used to be one of our strongest allies in the game.

Secondly, being wiped is not cool, nor has it ever been or ever will be. Winners want to win and losers enjoy losing. I guess you are just one of those....

Wake up call to what?

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,687, 21:08

This isn't a rage article. It's more of an open letter. My knowledge of eRep history is just fine. I never said I wanted to be wiped. You missed my point entirely. Instead of taking on the juggernaut head on we tucked our tail and kissed ass. Not what I do nor would I expect my comrades in arms to do.

Big Sexy Black Man
Big Sexy Black Man Day 1,687, 22:35

*REAL Traitor
Fighting against Ireland (your a former Irish CP) for the UK, disgusting.

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,687, 22:47

C--T you're such a dumbarse.

hailey daark
hailey daark Day 1,687, 23:48


Ayroh Day 1,688, 00:50

Voted, great article.

Lonqu Day 1,688, 02:09


killer2001 Day 1,688, 10:42

I see a bomb ... scary

Dr. Badd
Dr. Badd Day 1,689, 11:34

Nice article Chance.

The truth is out there....Chance knows some of it!

Boriani Day 1,689, 11:42


Legolas555 Day 1,690, 08:55

sub you already have

Evil.Elvis Day 1,690, 09:27

for the record, Pacquiao would beat the shit out Ali.

Cstarlight21 Day 1,690, 17:25


I would rather die fighting than surrender and screw our allies any day. US Gov, you have disgraced us all.

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,690, 17:31

For the record, twisted-pixel is on some good shi.

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,726, 15:22


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