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Are the British God's chosen people?

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by candyfloss

Yes ,but it's just not cricket old chap is it?

Of course not. Only fools and drunks play cricket.



I do like it when the colonials get a bee in their bonnet

Almost as much fun as watching limeys try to compensate for thier lost empire aint it?



.It's qiute amusing and entertaining.However ,the civilised world must pity them in their plight.Why are there no missionaries helping these poor devils with their many sorrows;poor command of the English language and spelling,uncomely appearance(particularly the ladies who sometimes appear to the be the results of some dreadful experiment that Mary Shelley and Byron himself would be hard pressed to dream up) a distinct lack of appreciation of the arts and a lacking in backbone and moral fibre.Lord Wellington would soon lick them into shape.Failing that ,a learned diarist such as Peyps should be dispatched immediatley to the Colonies so he can record the miasma of despair so other civilised cutures will recognise the pitfalls of theland of that is the Americas.


A brit talking about the quality of women? Thats like a brit talking about the quality of German automobiles. As to "speaking the language" I have always found it tragic that those who created the language cant speak it properly. And finally as to "backbone" The UK hasnt even had as much backbone as a gay french whore in the last 30 years.
I mean you people can barely keep your troops in Iraq and Afghanistan despite keeping them away from anywhere there might be an actual battle.

Ahh, The pathos of the formerly important and currently irrelevant. Its like a fine whine which gets better with age.




posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 05:09 PM
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Well its a shame that the Colonials cant even spell the Language we gave them properly ...... its wine, not whine.

All great Empires come to end. Yours has barely begun and its falling apart at the seams. In a few years time the Rise and Fall of the US Empire will be but a mere paragraph at the bottom of a page in the History of the World.

Lets face it Shazam, your country is just a brat and a spoilt one at that, it needs a good spanking. As Francis Urquhart PM would say ''You have no bottom''.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:20 PM
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I think this shazam bloke is a bit of an brainwashed lemming , he keeps coming out with the same stereotypical garbage as all Anglophobes ! As i mentioned earlier the nearest he has been to Britain (as he states) is Jersey and that may as well be Outer Mongolia ...

If he had actually been here i would listen to what he was saying but, he has not stepped foot in this country , so i just read with amusement the total crap he keeps repeating. Trying his hardest to insult us! It is soooo funny , I have to laugh at his baseless rants and jibes. But then it is sad that the usual superiority complex adopted by this kind of person affects judgement and reason , it is akin to Nazi rationale . So no matter what evidence or proof you bring to the table it will not be recognised.

I wonder if he thinks we all drink tea at 4pm with cakes and that we all know Liz!

If he hates us so much then speak and write in a different language , also the spelling , it is truely diabolical.

I am not a septic hater , as i have said before i have some good American friends , who , have seen some of the text that has been written here and the general opinion on it is "bull" and it IS the rantings of an Anglophobe.

We are all entitled to our opinion and he is welcome to his but do everyone a favor , keep it to yourself , if you cant then have some proof to back up your aspertions!








posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:22 AM
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Yes,but Shazam does like to have a 'fine whine' does'nt he.Fellow British subjects .We must pity the colonial and his plight.I feel we must dispatch a crack team of missionaries very soon or I feel the Americas will fall totally into the immorality of worshipping baseball and American football(sic,rugby for nancy boys) instead of a good Christian God.I propose we dispatch Trinny and Susannah(for ladies dress sense to improve)and Gok Wan ,Two Fat Ladies for culinary advice,Brian Sewell-thArts,the ladies from 'Ladette to Lady' for deportment,manners and elocution lessons,Ann Widecombe for some staunch moralty lessons and Marco Pierre White as his is very scary and would put any would be dissenters back in their place.If anyone has anymore ideas they are welcome to share them.Remember,we are trying to save Americas soul here from any further deteriorisation.Oh ,before I forget,does anyone know where we can get about two billion dictionaries?Maybe we can get Richard Branson to do a mercy airlift /drop.I think we should begin with NOO YERK and set out from there.God Save Amy Whinehouse and all who sail in her.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:08 AM
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Well there is much truth in the UK being overtaken by other people ! Statistics says it all last year 30000 white brits moved out of London while 60000 blacks moved in!!



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:26 PM
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FIRST TEST, Lord's, day five (close):
England 593-8 dec drew with S Africa 247 & 393-3


By Jamie Lillywhite



Amla's patient innings ensured that there were no final day fireworks

Hashim Amla became the third centurion of the South Africa follow-on as the first Test at Lord's ended in a draw.

Amla shared 152 with Neil McKenzie, who spent more than nine dogged hours at the crease for his 138 before edging a wide delivery shortly after lunch.

Ryan Sidebottom bowled the ball of the match, a magical yorker to bowl Jacques Kallis, but it was a rare highlight.

Amla's fine display of application resulted in his fifth Test ton as the tourists closed on 393-3, 47 ahead.

With South Africa resuming 104 runs behind and nine wickets intact, it was either going to be a classic final day of intriguing action, or it was going to meander in rather turgid fashion.


Are you wonderful people still winding up the colonials?

Greetings,

Gazbom.

Oh, by the way, talking of whine, I'll have a glass of claret!


[edit on 14-7-2008 by gazbom56]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Shazam The Unbowed

Originally posted by candyfloss

Yes ,but it's just not cricket old chap is it?

Of course not. Only fools and drunks play cricket.



I do like it when the colonials get a bee in their bonnet

Almost as much fun as watching limeys try to compensate for thier lost empire aint it?



.It's qiute amusing and entertaining.However ,the civilised world must pity them in their plight.Why are there no missionaries helping these poor devils with their many sorrows;poor command of the English language and spelling,uncomely appearance(particularly the ladies who sometimes appear to the be the results of some dreadful experiment that Mary Shelley and Byron himself would be hard pressed to dream up) a distinct lack of appreciation of the arts and a lacking in backbone and moral fibre.Lord Wellington would soon lick them into shape.Failing that ,a learned diarist such as Peyps should be dispatched immediatley to the Colonies so he can record the miasma of despair so other civilised cutures will recognise the pitfalls of theland of that is the Americas.


A brit talking about the quality of women? Thats like a brit talking about the quality of German automobiles. As to "speaking the language" I have always found it tragic that those who created the language cant speak it properly. And finally as to "backbone" The UK hasnt even had as much backbone as a gay french whore in the last 30 years.
I mean you people can barely keep your troops in Iraq and Afghanistan despite keeping them away from anywhere there might be an actual battle.

Ahh, The pathos of the formerly important and currently irrelevant. Its like a fine whine which gets better with age.

Well yes of course old chap,

It's not surprising you can not understand the fundamentals of a fine civilised enterprise as cricket.
You are an American my friend.
This is far too complicated for your tiny mind and there are no advertisements every 30 seconds, so don't worry old chap, it's not for your sort anyway!
Gazbom.

[edit on 14-7-2008 by gazbom56]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Shazam The Unbowed

Originally posted by candyfloss

Yes ,but it's just not cricket old chap is it?

Of course not. Only fools and drunks play cricket.



I do like it when the colonials get a bee in their bonnet

Almost as much fun as watching limeys try to compensate for thier lost empire aint it?



.It's qiute amusing and entertaining.However ,the civilised world must pity them in their plight.Why are there no missionaries helping these poor devils with their many sorrows;poor command of the English language and spelling,uncomely appearance(particularly the ladies who sometimes appear to the be the results of some dreadful experiment that Mary Shelley and Byron himself would be hard pressed to dream up) a distinct lack of appreciation of the arts and a lacking in backbone and moral fibre.Lord Wellington would soon lick them into shape.Failing that ,a learned diarist such as Peyps should be dispatched immediatley to the Colonies so he can record the miasma of despair so other civilised cutures will recognise the pitfalls of theland of that is the Americas.


A brit talking about the quality of women? Thats like a brit talking about the quality of German automobiles. As to "speaking the language" I have always found it tragic that those who created the language cant speak it properly. And finally as to "backbone" The UK hasnt even had as much backbone as a gay french whore in the last 30 years.
I mean you people can barely keep your troops in Iraq and Afghanistan despite keeping them away from anywhere there might be an actual battle.

Ahh, The pathos of the formerly important and currently irrelevant. Its like a fine whine which gets better with age.



Don’t Mention The War

Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
In 1966 we were the winning team
We’d rather not discuss what happened in-between
Don’t mention the war
Just get out there and score
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar
Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
They might have bombed our chipshop 60 years ago
But a billion pints of lager later, here we go (come on then!)
Don’t call them rude names
It’s such a beautiful game
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar
Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
Bend that ball round the wall Instead of saving
Poland we are scoring goals
After 40 years of extra time and bacon rolls (bacon rolls!)

Nice one mate!

Gazbom.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Shazam The Unbowed

Originally posted by candyfloss

Yes ,but it's just not cricket old chap is it?

Of course not. Only fools and drunks play cricket.



I do like it when the colonials get a bee in their bonnet

Almost as much fun as watching limeys try to compensate for thier lost empire aint it?



.It's qiute amusing and entertaining.However ,the civilised world must pity them in their plight.Why are there no missionaries helping these poor devils with their many sorrows;poor command of the English language and spelling,uncomely appearance(particularly the ladies who sometimes appear to the be the results of some dreadful experiment that Mary Shelley and Byron himself would be hard pressed to dream up) a distinct lack of appreciation of the arts and a lacking in backbone and moral fibre.Lord Wellington would soon lick them into shape.Failing that ,a learned diarist such as Peyps should be dispatched immediatley to the Colonies so he can record the miasma of despair so other civilised cutures will recognise the pitfalls of theland of that is the Americas.


A brit talking about the quality of women? Thats like a brit talking about the quality of German automobiles. As to "speaking the language" I have always found it tragic that those who created the language cant speak it properly. And finally as to "backbone" The UK hasnt even had as much backbone as a gay french whore in the last 30 years.
I mean you people can barely keep your troops in Iraq and Afghanistan despite keeping them away from anywhere there might be an actual battle.

Ahh, The pathos of the formerly important and currently irrelevant. Its like a fine whine which gets better with age.

Basil struggles to cope during Sybil's short stay in hospital. The fire-drill ends in chaos with Basil knocked out by the moose head in the lobby then he encounters the Germans and tells them the “truth” about their Fatherland…

Fawlty Towers episode guide
#6: The Germans
Series One, Episode Six — First shown 24 October 1975
The Germans was the clear winner for the title of "Most favourite Fawlty Towers episode" as voted by visitors to this site.

Some Germans are staying at Fawlty Towers so don't mention the war. Basil mentioned it once but he thinks he got away with it. Only trouble is, after receiving a knock to the head rendering him even less sensitive than before, he can't stop mentioning it.

Mention Fawlty Towers to anyone and the chances are they will think of The Germans episode. Basil goose-stepping around the dining room and constantly reminding The Germans staying at Fawlty Towers of the war is probably the most memorable of many great comedy moments in Fawlty Towers. Basil is at his insensitive best (or should that be worst) but at least on this occasion he can blame a knock on the head for his behaviour! The line by Basil: “Don't mention the war!” has become one of those phrases from great British comedies that has become common usage.

Unusually, The Germans episode features some scenes that take place outside the confines of Fawlty Towers, some might say that Basil in particular should definitely have been confined to Fawlty Towers or even the nuthouse. Sybil is in hospital to have an ingrowing toenail removed and poor Basil, in visiting her, is on the receiving end of a long list of tasks to be carried out — hold a fire-drill, remind chef to scrape the mould off the Cheddar, and finally hang the moose head on the lobby wall.


The way Sybil is seeking sympathy you would think she was about to undergo major surgery but the unsympathetic Basil is having none of it, every request by Sybil is met with the usual sarcasm and the ward Sister doesn't escape the Basil treatment either. On meeting the doctor who will be removing the “little devil” that Basil would like mounted, he is clearly delighted when the doctor informs him that operation will be quite painful afterwards.

Back to Fawlty Towers
We return to Fawlty Towers to find things running along as normal: The Major is rambling on incomprehensibly and Basil is being nagged, this time down a telephone line, by Sybil to hang the moose head. Major Gowen proudly announces that he once took a woman to see India! — at The Oval! He is also none too chuffed to find out a party of Germans are expected: “Bunch of Krauts, bad eggs!”

Classic Scene…
One of my favourite scenes is the one in which The Major thinks he has met a talking moose head: The moose head is sitting on the reception desk whilst Manuel is tidying up behind the desk and practising his English. Just as The Major wanders in from the bar Manuel proudly announces that he can speak English and “How are you Sir”. The Major turns around just as Manuel bends down out of view, thereby thinking he has encountered a talking Moose!

Basil inadvertently sets off the burglar alarm whilst trying to hold the fire drill causing chaos in the midst of which Manuel sets fire to the kitchen, but his shouts of fire fail to raise the alarm as Basil insists it’s just a drill and forces Manuel back into the burning kitchen. Manuel finally escapes the kitchen blaze and promptly knocks Basil unconscious with a frying pan.

Basil wakes up in hospital where Sybil gets her own back for Basil's earlier sarcasm. “Polly can't cope” claims Basil and Sybil reminds Basil how well he was coping — “setting off burglar alarms, locking waiters in burning kitchens, getting jammed under a desk”. Basil decides to discharge himself and arrives back at Fawlty Towers with a deranged glint in his eye — and just in time to welcome The Germans who have just arrived.

Don't mention the war
Basil, head bandage making him look crazier than ever, on hearing the arrivals speaking German, says “Oh German! I thought there was something wrong with you.”

Classic Scene…
Basil then proceeds to mention the war at every opportunity, upsetting the German guests more and more as he rapidly descends into a fit of xenophobic ranting about everything and everyone that most Germans would rather forget.

When the fed up German asks Basil to stop going on about the war, Basil kindly reminds him that they started it. “We did not start it,” protests the German. “Yes you did, you invaded Poland”, replies Basil!

Gazbom!



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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Let's just accept that shazam isn't as bright as he wants us to think he is, he obviously doesn't understand much about our culture, he's no doubt jealous of the fact that we've got something called 'history' and his childish stereotypes do little for his so called arguements.

How can anyone really take this guy seriously when he admits to not understanding anything that us brits have challenged him with.

Personally I think it's jealousy masquerading as ignorance, evident in his cliche ridden replies.

I've met many good americans, but this guy seems to just reply with the same old rubbish.

Unlucky Shazam, you had your chance, but none of us are taking you seriously any more.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 04:40 AM
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I think we should dispatch ourselves on a mercy mission to the Americas at once and rescue Shazam for his own good.The poor soul,living in a land of fast food ,slow cars and rather large people has obviously addled his brain.Bring him back to Blight and make him read the full works of Shakespeare I say.Otherwise give him the cat o nine tails and laeve him on the Yorkshire Moors to test his survival skills.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 04:57 AM
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Originally posted by Shazam The Unbowed
Of course not. Only fools and drunks play cricket.


I dont mind the drunk part of that....fair point

But as for barely keeping our lads in Iraq and Afghanistan, well youve displayed your true ignorance and im sure many of your fellow countrymen must be shaking their heads in disbelief. We have brave men and women dying out there and for you to state what you did shows a total lack of respect. Tell you what fella, you ever come across to our little country, let me know, i will gladly show you what sort of backbone us brits have. Or better yet, will introduce you to some of my mates who have served and you could maybe tell them how you feel. Your just another gobby cyber warrior safe behind his keyboard and im betting nearly everyone whos read this thread is laughing at you, you muppet.

If i wanted to get childish, i could just say that the only war you dared try to go alone with you got your arses kicked. And the last time a much bigger country called it on with us we smashed them, without any help from you shivering cowards who darent get involved. And to be honest, i could also say im getting a little sick of our country being unappreciated everytime we step in to save your butt.


but im not childish, so i wont



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:30 AM
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Oh come on, it's quite flattering in a creepy, stalkerish, kind of way. We're obviously the benchmark he measures everything against and the dragon he must slay to feel validated. He's probably having a J Arthur over all the attention this is garnering him.

Seeing as he's such an "expert" - lol - on Afghanistan and such, I'm guessing he must have served in B company. B 'ere when they go...B 'ere when they come back again.


Mods, you have an out and out troll operating on this board, what are you going to do about it.

[edit on 15-7-2008 by Cantwara]



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:13 AM
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I am amazed by the illogical thinking in this forum.
I am a Scottish male who has been researching his family tree.
My family has been involved in the military for at least 400 years.
I keep running into either missing data or a link to immigrant or unknown origin ancestors.
How anyone can consider Scots far less the British as some "Chosen Race" is absurd.
I know I am descended from Scottish Highlanders, Scottish lowlanders, English, Irish, Danish (Viking), French (Napoleonic war P.O.W., my Great.....Granny was sent to Australia after the babe was born out of wedlock), Egyptian, Italian and Polish forebears.
If this is true of a " Conservative", rural Scottish family then how much more true this mongrelising must be in the urban majority.
If this is true of we Scots then that anyone can consider the created nationalities of "American", "Canadian" or "Australian" as "race" is farcical.
Remember we populated those nations with either our convicts or our defeated indigenes.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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Your right on the money and you've hit the nail on the head.We're experts at war in all it's forms as we've been at it for centuries.I am sick,sick,sick of the same arguments being levelled against Brits and the latest one is we are to blame for alltheills of the world.How hilarious!I suppose the CIA sat at home twiddling their thumbs and watching TV instead of murdering democratically elected represenatatives ,usually in struggling Third World countries.Not to mention Saddam etc.The USA is the bastard child of the war of independance and capitalism and boy has the world reapd the whirlwind of that little union.The irony is most of the populus is blissfully unaware of it's countries many crimes against humanity.At least we know we were bastards and we're quite happy to admit it.But credits due where credits due and we have given the world alot.Cocoa Cola and crap food and a total lack of command of the English language.Go USA -whoo hoo!



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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I agree, in fact arguing we are God's chosen people is a cop out as it lets God take all the credit.

Whatever mongrel conglomerate of races and peoples the 'British' arose from, the achievments, good and bad have been remarkable considering it's a little island on the edge of Europe. Luck came into it certainly, timing, the right people at the right time but also dogged determination and a willingness to make the best of opportunities. I don't think we're heads above other nations in any way, I don't need to because I'm happy enough to belong to this nation.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by expatwhite


But as for barely keeping our lads in Iraq and Afghanistan, well youve displayed your true ignorance and im sure many of your fellow countrymen must be shaking their heads in disbelief. We have brave men and women dying out there and for you to state what you did shows a total lack of respect. Tell you what fella, you ever come across to our little country, let me know, i will gladly show you what sort of backbone us brits have. Or better yet, will introduce you to some of my mates who have served and you could maybe tell them how you feel. Your just another gobby cyber warrior safe behind his keyboard and im betting nearly everyone whos read this thread is laughing at you, you muppet.

Wahhh wahhh.
As ive said before, your soldiers aint bad. Its the rest of you (whaddaya calle em? oh yeah) Ponces that dont have the guts to let em be deployed to anywhere but the safest areas. If any of your military ran your country you fops wouldnt have all the issues you do.





If i wanted to get childish, i could just say that the only war you dared try to go alone with you got your arses kicked. And the last time a much bigger country called it on with us we smashed them, without any help from you shivering cowards who darent get involved. And to be honest, i could also say im getting a little sick of our country being unappreciated everytime we step in to save your butt.


but im not childish, so i wont


You talking about Vietnam? We didnt lose Vietnam, we gave up when our people became more like yours. As to saving our buitts, when did this happen? Oh yeah, in FANTASYLAND!



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posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:19 AM
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Shazam old bean, whilst the US was losing the very first war to be lost by television, we the British were already into the War on Terrorism ........ 30+ years before your lot even decided to join in again ....... Third Major War running your lot have been late ........ Johnny Come Latelys springs to mind here.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:28 AM
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Id say thats the only thing that kept youall from becoming even more like the cheese eating surrender monkeys. Had it not been for the channell, youd be frogs just due to interbreeding.

So i guess that would of made your language French!

So , c'mon , what is your real gripe here Shazam ?

All you have done is thrown insult after insult , so , without throwing the toys out of the pram, just explain what you are trying to say in a rational way that "may" probably get you a little bit of respect. The last thing anybody wants to do on here is have a slanging match , just pure debate , is this not what this site is all about ? i know not everybody is a debator en mass but your posts show you have skills in this , Insults will not get anybody anywhere ....






[edit on 16-7-2008 by completenuttergit]



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