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British And Proud.

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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Dr Who
Mrs Brown's Boys
Anything Monty Python or John Cleese
Benny Hill
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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Some people round the world wonder why, when the British empire was at its largest we ended up on a relatively small island.

We are surrounded by water like a castles moat, there are no dangerous killer animals, no poisonous insects. Nice selection of natural resources, fairly mild fluctuating weather/seasons, no tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes.

And of course the very simple fact im proud is that we are a polite, smart people and gave so much to the world.

Biigs



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

i'm sure that half shows up more often than not

ti ringrazio...lo stivale ti fa disperare certe volte, ma c'e tanto da amare, un po' come le donne



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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I have travelled quite a great deal around the world over the last thirty odd years and lived for long periods of time overseas, but I so look forward to the day that I return back to Old Blighty...

The British culture, humour and a proper English pub cannot be beaten.....

Cheers big ears



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I am British and proud to be, but I am not proud that we ever had an Empire, not proud that we distributed our way of life to places which had no need of it, not proud that our nation absorbed so much resource from countries which still suffer from their removal.

I am proudest of the moments in our history where we fought against impossible odds, against vast tyrannical Empires like that of the Romans *hawks, spits*, and also against fanatical dictatorships like the Nazis. I am proud of the pre-Roman occupation Britain, which saw people from other lands welcomed, rather than ostracised and discriminated against.

I am proud of the generations of people who fought from a position of virtual slavery, to install and protect the National Health Service, and the wider welfare system as a whole, and of every member of British society who has worked to defend, and operate it over the years. I am proud of my grandfather, who not only fought the Nazis from the deck of destroyers during the Second World War, but helped campaign for better education and services for the working people, while being a shop steward at the Ford motor plant at Dagenham in the years afterward.

I am not proud to live in a nation which is an active part of a universal surveillance program. I am not proud to live in a nation with an increasingly draconian approach to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and conducts secret trials behind closed doors. I am not proud to live in a nation run by a government which is even remotely Conservative in aspect, I am not proud that we have a wax work figure with delusions of grandeur for a Prime Minister, and I am absolutely disgusted that I live in a country where companies responsible for the upkeep of the premises occupied by Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (the people responsible for tax matters), are allowed to store their money in off shore accounts in order to avoid paying tax on their profits, while smaller, more honest businesses get shut down over mere oversights in accounting.

I am proud of our successes, mortified by our failures, and determined never to be ignorant of either, and to learn from both.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

My avatar says it all.... I have big love for my country but it's screwing me up the *** at the moment, and I live in hope of some quick change.

S+F

Great post



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: Biigs
Some people round the world wonder why, when the British empire was at its largest we ended up on a relatively small island.

We are surrounded by water like a castles moat, there are no dangerous killer animals, no poisonous insects. Nice selection of natural resources, fairly mild fluctuating weather/seasons, no tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes.

And of course the very simple fact im proud is that we are a polite, smart people and gave so much to the world.

Biigs


I concur my good fellow



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I am American, although I find it interesting that, as the melting pot of the planet, most Americans still identify with their ancestral origins. Italians are very proud to be of Italian heritage, Irish, etc, even though they've never been outside the country. They will even tell you that they're "Italian" or "Irish" before identifying as "American".

I am of German/Scottish/Irish descent (Yikes).




edit on 31-10-2014 by ScientiaFortisDefendit because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Sorry Republics started in Greece and Rome!



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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im proud to be welsh and my great great grandfather playing his part in the industrial revolution, working for Richard crawshey in Merthyr tydfil




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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I'm proud to be British and so is my wife.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

good grief man you forgot BENNY HILL .



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:35 PM
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I really don't understand national pride. I don't mean that in a "I am above that kind of thing at look down on those that do" way I actually do not understand the concept in the same way I do not know how to read chinese?

It was never instilled in me as a child so maybe thats why?



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: tom.farnhill
I know, I'm sorry.
But then in my haste I nearly forgot two others.
It was a rush job, spur of the moment.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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This is no better than the "I'm proud to be white" thread.

At least the OP was being ironic.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: CJCrawley
Come on, it's good-humoured.
No hate is involved.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI
And Charlie Drake! Another one I forgot.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 07:21 PM
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"I could care less"
2nd



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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originally posted by: doompornjunkie
"I could care less"
2nd

But you could care more?.
Watch and learn
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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

Nice try but it's obviously too late




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