posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:48 AM
As an Englishman abroad. In my case 'the colonies.' This thread struck me quick profoundly.
License for TV. No. Just for the BBC radio/TV which has ZERO commercials. I know you can't actually wrap you head around what "ZERO COMMERCIALS"
means, but is a fair price.
Cable/Satellite is how much? No commercials/adverts? No.
63 TVs. You didn't mean that at all, right.
Guns. Oh, dear. So, please tell me all the exploits of you and your neighbours (yes, there's a "U" in it. It's English!) fending off the hoards
with your precious guns. No? You didn't. No, you didn't.
Massive firepower didn't keep you safe. You think it did. It didn't.
How much did you spend on guns/ammo in the last ten years. Is this profitable to the gun/ammo makers? Yes.
Lobbyists in DC are not lobbying for you rights to carry arms. They are lobbying for your rights to spend money on arms.
By the way, I will defend - to the death - your right to carry a muzzle loading, single shot musket.
Well, you keep bringing up the founding fathers, not me. They certainly didn't have AR-15s.
Stop bashing other countries when your experience was completely as an outsider. How long did you live there? What did you do to make yourself part of
the community? How much time did you spend bitching about how things are so different from the USA?
It's not better. It's not worse. It's different. It's older.
History books go back hundreds of years. More than 200.
Don't bash it because it's not familiar.
When I say, "Germany" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it Hitler? Is it WW2?
Amazing, you have this whole 'Anglo-Saxon" ethos, yet no idea of where Angles and Saxons came from!!!
Get over your bad self.
There is no point in comparing any two countries. Period. (Full Stop for you Brits).
I am an Englishman living in the USA. Is it better? No. Is it different? Yes.
Am I happy? Yes. But that's because my lifestyle is compatible to where I live.
If you live in a country incompatible to your lifestyle, it's probably that the country is not the problem.
That's where it counts.
Remember, the terrorists hate you for your freedoms.
Please list those freedoms now. Then compare them to the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act, and see if you are living under false pretenses. But you are free to
carry a firearm. With a license..... You didn't pay for that, right?
Freedom? You PAY for a freedom? Really? How silly.
Stop it. It's been over 200 years. No Brit and no "Septic" are the same as they were back then.
It's a pointless post.
Go get that big "We're NUMBER ONE" foam finger, and wave it around for a while. Sooner or later you might see how ridiculous you look. We've all
been seeing that for a while.