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UK supermarket asks British citizens to celebrate Independence Day.

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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by soldita
reply to post by Sphota
 


First, it is football not American football.

The comparison was provided to show that if my mom played soccer she would be the biggest person on the team. 5'9 146 hahaha.

Point is, england is lame. Soccer is a bunch of frail little boys running around playing slapstick. It is a joke.



5'9 146 Luis Nani is not amused... www.oleole.com...




posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by KristianTNA
Thoughts?

My thoughts?.... You're over thinking this one by a country mile.

This has nothing to do with the 'British Empire' - whatever the hell that outdated concept is. Whatever "Empire" Britain had was one of subjegation and slavery - simple profit making for the elite and royalty - hardly something to celebrate or keep in mind.

ASDA are simply using any celebration they can as a promotional exercise - sells a few more hotdogs and fireworks no doubt. No different to Halloween, Mother's Day, St. Patricks Day, Thanksgiving or school proms.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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Have you ever seen how they celebrate Christmas in Japan?

Trust me, celebrating the 4th in the UK is nothing compared to that.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by soldita
First, it is football not American football.

The comparison was provided to show that if my mom played soccer she would be the biggest person on the team. 5'9 146 hahaha.

Point is, england is lame. Soccer is a bunch of frail little boys running around playing slapstick. It is a joke.


It's been well documented that American football is the second gayest sport in the world ( only male synchronised swimming is gayer ).

American football players are so weedy that they need to have ''body armour'' to protect themselves, just in case the poor little diddums get bwoosed. They also stop and start every ten seconds, so are hardly exactly shining lights of physical fitness.

Not to mention the way that most of the game involves a row of men bending over and sticking their tights-clad buttocks in the air, while another man eagerly hovers behind them.

The whole ''locker-room culture'' which goes along with the ''sport'' just oozes homoeroticism.

Of course, it doesn't matter that most people who play and watch American football have latent homosexual tendencies. It's just that it is rather dishonest when they falsely claim it to be an uber-macho and red-blooded ''sport'', when it's actually a complete sissy-fest.

The reason why football players are often slightly built, is because football requires brains, skill, guile and craft.

Whereas, American footballers are padded wimps who play a ''sport'' where the only skill required is to crash their heads against each other. Oh, I forgot, they don't actually crash their heads together, because they wear helmets to protect their poor little heads from getting cut.





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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon

Originally posted by something wicked

Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
If anything, the UK should celebrate "Dependence Day". That should be April 30, the day Hitler killed himself.

Why 'Dependence Day"? Because without the help of the USA, the UK most likely would have lost the war, and so were dependent on the USA for their freedom.

Yeah, I just said that.


LOL, Did you get your education from Saving private Ryan and Band of brothers? Really really funny post, I didn't think so many of these were made anymore.

So you are saying Britain wasn't concerned about getting over run by the Nazi's?

Then explain why in July 1940 (long before the Americans got involved) Britain was already shipping her Gold reserves to Canada?


What has that got to do with your original post ? Of course we were concerned that we might have been invaded. It was such a serious possibility that we shipped our gold out. But the Battle of Britain air war defeated the Luftwaffe and the threat of invasion receded. No thanks to anybody but our loyal commonwealth and empire. ( Yes it was a " long before the Americans got involved".)



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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If anything, the UK should celebrate "Dependence Day". That should be April 30, the day Hitler killed himself.

Why 'Dependence Day"? Because without the help of the USA, the UK most likely would have lost the war, and so were dependent on the USA for their freedom


Sorry to piss on your parade and shatter your illusions but there is no Father Christmas and very little that comes out of Hollywood has any basis in historical truth.
Now go running back to Mummy and I'm sure she'll read you another bedtime story, just remember though - it's only make believe!

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Unfortunately mate far too many of your fellow countrymen believe the hype and seem unable to view anything unless it's through Star Spangled tinted glasses.

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What the heck does that mean??? English food is comprable to their weather...Dull and gray


Like what?
For every 'Dull and gray', (sic), meal you mention I suspect I could list two that aren't.
And this from the country whose culinary highlights are burgers and grits.


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I'm sorry for being so hard on England and the assorted other countries in the UK region. To make it up to you guys, the USA will send an aid shipment consisting of millions of packages of toothbrushes and toothpaste, since I am pretty sure England does not sell those items in any of its stores.


Zzzzzzzzzz.

You're hardly going to win any prizes for originality are you.

It just shows how little you know about the big, bad world outside of your own little bubble and from where you gain information.
Have you ever actually been outside of your own state or even town / city?



In addition, the USA will send another shipment of millions of razors so English women can shave their legs. Apology accepted?


As you seem to have a fondness for cliches and generalisations I think you will find it's French and German women who allegedly have a fondness for excessive body hair.

Apology?

What a silly liitle boy.

reply to post by soldita
 


I don't want to make this post unbearably long so I won't copy your post verbatim....but what exactly was the point you were trying to make?



First, it is football not American football.

The comparison was provided to show that if my mom played soccer she would be the biggest person on the team. 5'9 146 hahaha.

Point is, england is lame. Soccer is a bunch of frail little boys running around playing slapstick. It is a joke


Right, I get it now.

Show a list of reserve and junior FOOTBALLERS, (see the clue is in the name, FOOT, i.e. it's played with the FOOT) and compare them to steroid taking freaks who play a watered down version of Rugby.

And of course the whole world is wrong in playing Football and you Americans are as always correct in being almost alone in playing American Football yet thinking it's superior.

And whilst I must admit I like baseball only Americans would call the championships the 'World' Series' and 'World Champions', surely a more accurate description would be 'North American Series and Champions'?

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U crazy? The Americans could have beat the Germans single handedly. EASILY.


Gee, I thought you did....just like you won in Vietnam on your own!

Let's have a look at campaigns the USA has successfully conducted on their own......Grenada!
What a resounding and notable success that was.

Now I don't want to disrespect all those brave US Servicemen who have fought in various campaigns over the years, especially those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, but I think you'll find it's been the UK that has been waching your back and covering your arses in nearly every one of them.

That you blatantly ignore that shows an arrogance and ignorance that does your country no favours.

I know that most Americans do not think like you but you are just the perfect example of the reason the vast majority of the world despises Americans.



It's called a NUCLEAR BOMB. Remember that little thing we invented 1945? Umm....yeah. We could have wiped Berlin of the friggin' map (for a few years) like we did Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Hardly the most beneficial gift to mankind.
And perhaps you'll read this, en.wikipedia.org... , but I doubt you'll bother, and see how it was hardly an American only project.

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Quality post Mr Holmes, I take my hat off to you Sir.

edit on 4/7/11 by Freeborn because: Spangled not bangled



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
reply to post by something wicked
 

U crazy? The Americans could have beat the Germans single handedly. EASILY.

It's called a NUCLEAR BOMB. Remember that little thing we invented 1945? Umm....yeah. We could have wiped Berlin of the friggin' map (for a few years) like we did Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


edit on 4-7-2011 by Cryptonomicon because: (no reason given)


I am afraid that post just makes clear your ignorance of historical fact. The Manhattan Project ( to produce an atomic bomb ) was a multi-national effort and the first successful test was July 1945 i.e months after the unconditional surrender of Germany.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted by soldita
First, it is football not American football.

The comparison was provided to show that if my mom played soccer she would be the biggest person on the team. 5'9 146 hahaha.

Point is, england is lame. Soccer is a bunch of frail little boys running around playing slapstick. It is a joke.


It's been well documented that American football is the second gayest sport in the world ( only male synchronised swimming is gayer ).

American football players are so weedy that they need to have ''body armour'' to protect themselves, just in case the poor little diddums get bwoosed. They also stop and start every ten seconds, so are hardly exactly shining lights of physical fitness.

Not to mention the way that most of the game involves a row of men bending over and sticking their tights-clad buttocks in the air, while another man eagerly hovers behind them.

The whole ''locker-room culture'' which goes along with the ''sport'' just oozes homoeroticism.

Of course, it doesn't matter that most people who play and watch American football have latent homosexual tendencies. It's just that it is rather dishonest when they falsely claim it to be an uber-macho and red-blooded ''sport'', when it's actually a complete sissy-fest.

The reason why football players are often slightly built, is because football requires brains, skill, guile and craft.

Whereas, American footballers are padded wimps who play a ''sport'' where the only skill required is to crash their heads against each other. Oh, I forgot, they don't actually crash their heads together, because they wear helmets to protect their poor little heads from getting cut.





edit on 4-7-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)


Most idiotic post of the day goes tooooo...

I think England should not celebrate the 4rth of july at all..

It is like america celebrating cinco demayo..



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
reply to post by something wicked
 

U crazy? The Americans could have beat the Germans single handedly. EASILY.

It's called a NUCLEAR BOMB. Remember that little thing we invented 1945? Umm....yeah. We could have wiped Berlin of the friggin' map (for a few years) like we did Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


edit on 4-7-2011 by Cryptonomicon because: (no reason given)


Oh dear, I guess this thread was bound to take this turn. Actually, sorry to say that America didn't invent the Nuclear capability, but were the first to deploy it in anger. I'm not sure anyone would say that's something to be proud of though.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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Celebrate the fact that u never needed to be independent from anybody, have a "we still on our own and still own the world" day...or "not even the romans owned this" day. I want MY independence day.....*waves puertorican flag* *smokes weed*



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Ah nothing like a good old fashioned slagging match between the US and UK. We're better, no WE'RE better, No We are, NO we are and so on and on and on and on it goes.

Can't we just admit no ones is better than the other, we're both the same and the only people on here creating friction are trolls and muppets?




posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Excellent analysis of American football. My only quibble would be whether male synchronised swimming is gayer.

I mean, to come out on the field armoured up like a medieval knight when all you have to face is a ball !



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by soldita
Manchester United Roster Snippet

Ryan Giggs M 5-11 150 Nov 29, 1973 Cardiff, Wales
45 Oliver Gill D 6-1 154 Sep 15, 1990 Frimley, England
43 Matthew James M 5-10 163 Jul 22, 1991 Bacup, England
28 Phil Jones D 5-11 157 Feb 21, 1992 Preston, England
48 William Keane F Jan 11, 1993 Stockport, England
41 Joshua King F 5-11 163 Jan 15, 1992 Oslo, Norway
29 Tomasz Kuszczak G 6-3 185 Mar 20, 1982 Krosno, Poland
34 Anders Lindegaard G 6-4 176 Apr 13, 1984 Dyrup, Denmark
27 Federico Macheda F 6-0 170 Aug 22, 1991 Rome, Italy
49 Ravel Morrison M 5-9 Feb 2, 1993 Wythenshawe, England
17 Luis Nani M 5-9 146 Nov 17, 1986 Praia, Cape Verde
47 Oliver Norwood M 5-11 165

Green Bay Packers Roster Snippet

Ricky Elmore DE 23 6-4 255 R Arizona
95 Howard Green DE 32 6-2 365 7 LSU
50 Lawrence Guy DE 21 6-4 305 R Arizona State
91 Justin Harrell DE 27 6-4 315 5 Tennessee
77 Cullen Jenkins DE 30 6-2 305 8 Central Michigan
97 Johnny Jolly DE 28 6-3 325 5 Texas A&M
96 Mike Neal DE 24 6-3 294 2 Purdue
98 C.J. Wilson DE 24 6-3 290 2 East Carolina
94 Jarius Wynn DE 24 6-3 285 3 Georgia
79 Ryan Pickett DT 31 6-2 340 11 Ohio State
90 B.J. Raji DT 24 6-2 337 3 Boston College
68 Jay Ross DT 23 6-3 302 1 East Carolina
56 Nick Barnett LB 30 6-2 236 9 Oregon State
55 Desmond Bishop LB 26 6-2 238 5 California
53 Diyral Briggs LB 25 6-4 230 3 Bowling Green State
54 Brandon Chillar LB 28 6-3 237 8 UCLA
49 Rob Francois LB 26 6-2 255 2 Bosto

C'mon this is laughable.

Happy Birthday Best Country in the World!


Roster or squad? Squad in England...

BTW... Football is the biggest sport in the world with players coming from all countries so it stands to reason that clubs would import players from other countries.

No one really plays American 'football' outside of the US so why would you have a squad full of foreigners??

On another note, the US has a far bigger population than England so that could also be another reason why you would have a bigger talent pool to pick from.

Not the brightest light on the tree are you?



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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All American members of ATS. I sincerely hope you enjoy your 4th july celebrations.
From one of your brothers on the other side of the pond.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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Also anyone saying about English weather seems to forget about places in America. Anyone ever been to Seattle before?? I have, one of the grey and dullest places on the planet. If i'm not mistaken Seattle is in America? So your weather is dull and grey too



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by MrHappyman989
Ah nothing like a good old fashioned slagging match between the US and UK. We're better, no WE'RE better, No We are, NO we are and so on and on and on and on it goes.

Can't we just admit no ones is better than the other, we're both the same and the only people on here creating friction are trolls and muppets?



You are quite right and I'm sorry I got involved in it. As a Brit I can honestly say I have never talked to another Brit who resents 4 July. I think there is a general recognition that if the split hadn't happened in 1776 then it was bound to have happened in the 50 years after that. With the expansion and spread westward there was no way rule from London could have continued for ever.

So I think I am probably like most Brits in being pleased that we are now fairly good friends.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Alfie1
Excellent analysis of American football. My only quibble would be whether male synchronised swimming is gayer.

I mean, to come out on the field armoured up like a medieval knight when all you have to face is a ball !


You know, I'm beginning to question whether male synchronised swimming is actually gayer than American football.

I mean, there really isn't much to choose between them...






posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by Trolloks

Originally posted by soldita
reply to post by Sphota
 


First, it is football not American football.

The comparison was provided to show that if my mom played soccer she would be the biggest person on the team. 5'9 146 hahaha.

Point is, england is lame. Soccer is a bunch of frail little boys running around playing slapstick. It is a joke.



To be fair to you, its hard to argue against that, nothing is more anoying than players throwing themselves on the ground. Which is why they've brought it to be a bookable offence, which also had a huge impact on how italian players play



But with american football, have you seen rugby? Now thats a game. Quite simular to american football, apart from no padding/helmets, and canne pass forwards. There are also quite a few different rules but they're the main ones that are easy to notice and explaine without having to write an essay about it. I recormend it to american football fans. Great to play too.
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To be fair to you it is easy to argue against seeing as Football is the biggest sport in the world embrace by just about every country in the world except.... you guessed it AMERICA! And why is that??? Because the game is 90 minutes long with 45 minute halves so they can't place advertisements every 3 minutes.

Trust me Americans, if the elites in America could commercialise the # out of football then you would be watching football like the rest of the world do. Instead you're stuck with the ridiculous superbowl and the 'world' series which only America takes part!! The reason the elites can't do that to football?? Because the rest of the world wouldn't stand for it, so we'll leave you loners to yourself and the rest of the world can enjoy the 'beautiful game'.
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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Alfie1

Originally posted by MrHappyman989
Ah nothing like a good old fashioned slagging match between the US and UK. We're better, no WE'RE better, No We are, NO we are and so on and on and on and on it goes.

Can't we just admit no ones is better than the other, we're both the same and the only people on here creating friction are trolls and muppets?



You are quite right and I'm sorry I got involved in it. As a Brit I can honestly say I have never talked to another Brit who resents 4 July. I think there is a general recognition that if the split hadn't happened in 1776 then it was bound to have happened in the 50 years after that. With the expansion and spread westward there was no way rule from London could have continued for ever.

So I think I am probably like most Brits in being pleased that we are now fairly good friends.


Suck up... you sure you're not Canadian?



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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Sorry, I've got a lot of different languages rolling around up there and sometimes I forget the right way to call "football" when I'm speaking English with other Americans...




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