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Buy Something British!

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posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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Doing the right thing is never easy. I tip my hat to the people of the UK for doing the right thing anyway, and hopefully setting an example for the rest of the world.

As a result of their decision to leave the EU, Britain's future financial health is uncertain. Some would say a pessimistic outlook in the near term is warranted, and I would tend to agree given what has happened to the value of the pound today, among myriad other things.

So I thought, What can I, an average American Joe, do for our friends across the pond that have seen the light and rejected globalism? For they who have stared into the abyss and been delivered? Because, contrary to what our "leaders" may say or insinuate, many, many Americans applaud Britain's decision and want to show our support.

How can we show our support? Well, we can help where help is needed. If Britain is going to take a hard economic hit, let's help them out economically.

Buy something British.

Several years ago I went into a recording studio and came out of the session "missing" a foot switch for my amplifier. I've delayed replacing it for years, as I haven't really needed it due to a lack of playing live.

It's made by an English company. You may have heard of it before. I think today would be a good day to order my replacement:


And I'm buying it from a British retailer too.

Should we bomb England with money? If that's what they need, advocates of state decentralization stand at the ready to assist.

Anyone else have ideas on how we can help our friends weather the economic storm that's coming? I know my small contribution to the UK economy means nothing, but it's the least I can do.

Bravo, Britons. Bra-VO!




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posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: NthOther Heck,I`m not able to buy a jaguar,but I sure will buy a bunch of Newcastle brown ale,love British beer.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: ridgerunner
a reply to: NthOther Heck,I`m not able to buy a jaguar,but I sure will buy a bunch of Newcastle brown ale,love British beer.



ah good ol "newkey broon" as we call it, cheers my american brothers

An excited Yorkshireman.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: ridgerunner

Heck,I`m not able to buy a jaguar,but I sure will buy a bunch of Newcastle brown ale,love British beer.

Whatever your budget and conscience dictate, of course.

I had to really think about what I could buy for a minute. Globalism has had the same effect on British manufacturing as it has on US manufacturing; that is to say, it's been wiped out.

I struggled to come up with a British-made product that's commonly used in the US. I'm sure there are many, but I sure did have to think about it for a while.




posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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I remember working with a lady from England. She brought in some candy that she had her mom send her that was made in England but not in the US. I wish I could remember what it was.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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is tea from India still considered British?



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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Excellent idea, i just wish i kbew more things distinctively British. Anyone know any tool brands made there and imported here? A socket here, a screwdriver there, is what I'm thinking. Newcastle works, too.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: Blueracer

I remember working with a lady from England. She brought in some candy that she had her mom send her that was made in England but not in the US. I wish I could remember what it was.

Any of these?

15 British Sweets Every American Should Try



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

This will help the American shopper www.stillmadeinbritain.co.uk...

I will be perfume shopping.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

....Always a good move to buy local.....



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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I'm not a Brit but I'd buy a TVR if I could. I always thought they made beautiful cars.

God I'd love a Cerbera.

edit on 24-6-2016 by Aldakoopa because: Cerbera Cerbera Cerbera Cerbera



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I looked and saw that but I don't recognize them. I may have to track her down on facebook and ask her. It's been several years.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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why ?

they gave in to fear and bigotry, now they get to live with it



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

What a great idea!

I make wedding dresses sometimes, and I've noticed a couple British websites with really beautiful bridal laces and other wedding fabric selections. What an excellent time and reason to finally order some.

Thanks!



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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Never used them or heard of them but maybe worth a look?


Welcome to our website Still made in Britain devoted to promoting British manufactured products

www.stillmadeinbritain.co.uk...

Mybad looks like Witness2008 beat me to it.


Hopefully it pans out well for our Friends across the Globe despite bastardising the English Language.


Love seeing members trying to help out each other across the world.


edit on 10630America/ChicagoFri, 24 Jun 2016 20:10:27 -0500000000p3042 by interupt42 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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Would gold sovereigns help? Seriously, I'd like to support Britain in their time of transition, but I don't know what to buy. Even as opposed as I am to foreign aid, I wouldn't mind seeing some American foreign aid to Britain for a few years to help get them through.


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posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: syrinx high priest

why ?

they gave in to fear and bigotry, now they get to live with it

Now they get to show the world they won't be bullied by statist pigs, and be successful in spite of them.

And we can help.




posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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Marshall, Vox and Laney. Bless you Brits!



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: syrinx high priest

Wrong I voted out because I see the EU failing so best get out now.
Don't lump every out voter in the same boat as racists and bigots.
Now we control our own destiny.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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Holy hell! What a fantastic idea!!!!

I actually have a list of things to purchase this weekend that I was planning on buying online anyway. I have no issue with paying a little extra in shipping costs and waiting a bit longer for them to arrive.

Awesome idea OP. Awesome!



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