posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 07:35 AM
To answer your gripes one by one;
You have somehow extrapolated from what I have said the impression that I in some way hate living in this country. I am careful with my words - look
carefully and you will see that nowhere have I made that assertion.
And I agree with you, it's FAR from perfect - as far imperfect as any other nation you could name - but then I never implied any nation was perfect.
These are certainly ASPECTS of this life in this country I dislike, some that I have listed and MANY, believe me, that I will list in posts to come.
However, having spent my whole life in this country I consider it my home and feel proud to be British, and it's my love for this country and, more
importantly, for those who inhabit it, which is the biggest reason I raise the issues I do. I would submit that to do anything else would be
unpatriotic and anti-human, and so I will call it as I see it, as much for YOUR benefit as for my own or anyone else's.
Yes, I have, as you put it, "taken advantage" of the subsidised further education system here - having been resident here since the age of three I
could hardly have done otherwise, but to put that into perspective I have repaid the student loans I have taken out in full and have been a taxpaying,
law abiding and positively contributing member of society since. Is there any further contribution a British citizen is obliged to make? Or perhaps
you simply begrudge a "foreigner" coming to "your" island and "taking advantage of YOUR educational system"? Did you have a point there?
I am well aware that the licence is applicable for the reception of TV signals, but I know of one person who was threatened with court action since he
didn't have a licence and when stating that he only used it to watch movies on his video recorder he was told that since his television had a built
in aerial he COULD have been using it for terrestrial TV signal reception and was therefore potentially liable.
I myself own a television, pay a licence, and barely ever watch it except for a few comedies here and there - and again, if you actually bother to
read what I have WRITTEN as opposed to what you seem to have read into it, you will see that my complaint was not about the quality or content, if
you're happy with it all the better for you, but I'm afrad that has little bearing on what I wrote.
As for fiddling with my bag on the tube, I consider it just recompense after the treatment I'm forced to endure at the hands of the indoctrinated in,
among other places, the London Underground - people like you, I imagine - who blindly and unquestioningly believe everything they are told and lack
the intelligence to see that they have been lied to. A cabal within your beloved government murdered those people, and anyone who still believes the
propaganda deserves to have their reality challenged. Especially if you find yourself posting here. And I will continue to do that in my own way,
and I will continue, my friend, to derive a great deal of enjoyment from it.
As for "pretending to be a bomber" - this shows YOUR level of conditioning. I advise you again to READ my words CAREFULLY. My answer here is that
if being brown, bearded and simply reaching into my bag to YOU constitutes my "pretending to be a bomber" then yes, I was pretending to be a bomber,
but only if you are a person who believes that being brown, bearded and reaching into a bag constitutes a positive idenification as a bomber. You
wouldn't be a POLICEMAN, by any chance would you? I suggest you do what you said you would and report to the police every time you see someone
matching that description do that on the underground and watch the hilarity that ensues, at your expense.
"We are a very, very tolerant, welcoming nation (go to Germany / Russia and you'll see the difference) but we don't like our generosity being
abused. " I guess you've shown all here just how very, very tolerant and welcoming you are.