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UK supermarket asks British citizens to celebrate Independence Day.

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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by playswithmachines
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Can we have Georgia back? It's named after king George

hell no!

unless you promise to give me Corrine Bailey Rae.......

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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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You can slag off British food, but it is taking a Brit to highlight how unhealthy American school kids food is. Eating pizza and drinking Chocolate milk for breakfast will not produce a generation of winners, but a generation of diabetics and the obese.




posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by sith9157

Originally posted by triplemmm
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Have you seen American food, Jam AND meat on the same plate???? I rest my case.


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


Nah, English food is actually quite nice really. They have really nice steak and ale pies and the fries (chips) are the best I've ever had. They also have battered sauages...I'd never had anything like that before I came here, but they are tasty.


Also, the weather here has been very nice the last couple weeks or so. I haven't seen much dull or grayness for ages really.
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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by IAmAnAlien

Originally posted by Trolloks
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Where did you get the impresion that everyone in the UK wants to move to USA?? I've never shown any desire to move to the USA, and know very few people who do. There are at least 5 other countries i would prefer to move too. Not bashing your country, but i can assure you, not many people in the UK would like to move to the USA.


That's just what Englishpeople say aloud when other people can hear in order to save face and appear to be English patriots. In reality, each and every English citizen harbors a secret deep desire to move to America and be accepted as an American. But i don't blame you guys for it. I mean, if I wasn't an American, I would want to move to America too.

Sometimes the urge to move to America is so strong it completely ruins Englishpeople's happiness and well-being. All day long all they think about is dreaming to save up enough money to move to America, but all kinds of obstacles get in the way... so sad. I wish you could all move here, but... alas, I don't have enough money to help you all make the move.
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LOL, that really is funny, I really really hope the sarcasm is turned on full!! But hey, I'm British born and I can assure you that if I dream of moving anywhere else (if I could afford it), it's actually to Tortola..... a British Virgin Isle



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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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.


This thread has been mostly good-natured so I don't know why you think it is appropriate to introduce your arrogant " we won the war " crap.

A couple of facts : You didn't get into the war to help us out, you were bombed into it Dec 1941. At that point we had already been at war with Germany for over 2 years and had been fighting alone since the fall of France in June 1940. And if we had been invaded a Nazi dominated europe would have been just great for the US wouldn't it ?



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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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. In addition, the USA will send another shipment of millions of razors so English women can shave their legs. Apology accepted?



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by IAmAnAlien
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. In addition, the USA will send another shipment of millions of razors so English women can shave their legs. Apology accepted?


And in return you'll send us a copy of moronic stereotypes for noobs yes?

Since you're a lifetime subscriber and all.




posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
In reality, the War was just a sidenote in history, as was the War of Independance, to the British. Of very little concern at all


It doesn't surprise that some would try to play down it's significance

It was ONLY the first successful out right rebellion against the Empire.



Without French and Spanish help in the latter, and if we hadn't been fighting a continental War for the past 10 years for the former, I think the US may have been a very short lived story entirely.


Sure, Sure.

And they say we Americans like to rewrite history when we lose a war. The French were helpful but it was Washington's Army with French assistance and naval blockade which encircled your General Cornwallis

Opens a can of beer [belches, scratches himself and asks someone to pull his finger]



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by korathin

Originally posted by KristianTNA
In the UK, there is a ASDA the countrys 2nd largest supermarket with over 300 stores and part of the Wal Mart family since 2002.

Over the last 2 weeks thier store radio station named ASDA FM which broadcasts to all stores and online at asda.com has been running adverts to celebrate Independence Day, sure it is in effect to advertise thier new range of American brands. Hersheys, RC Cola and so on. The principal just seems terribly off the mark.

"Celebrate Independence Day"

Independence Day is to celebrate independence from the British empire.

Thoughts?


Well when you figure how much money the UK owes the USA for the various oil disasters caused on American soil by British Oil companies and tricking us into world war one....

Might as well make the UK the 51st State since Puerto Rico and Israel are dragging their feet over joining the Union(Technically under the US constitution any country can join the Union, even the whole world).


Hi there, the BP disaster is a matter for a company called BP. They are not a public company (that was British Petroleum which no longer exists), so 'the UK' as such has no need to pay, the private company called BP however does.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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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!



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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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.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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Wow- Do you live in a small circle of information! Tons of Americans are ashamed of "us" - We are not so great! We are not so perfect. We are not so strong --not anymore at least!

We are so deep in debt that it would only take the large nations of the world to stop buying and using US dollar as main currency then WE FALL HARD overnight!

We are worlds DRUG CENTER --- There likely would be not much of "illegal drugs" or trade or suffering and deaths if it was not for USA using drugs! We are hooked on that, frivolity, cheap, "me", "now" - who cares about tomorrow or others --- (you even declared all others "inferior") Reality will soon hit home as we fall just as Roman Empire, Aztecs, Attila the Hun, USSR, and even jolly old England) ---- They all thought they were invincible too! Ha Ha on them, ha ha on us! ---

American Egos are so big - Heart is so small!



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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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?



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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I wonder if the French have Cinco de Mayo as an advertising ploy.

Then we'd have something to compare.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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Well, Nice comparison, but why not look at baseball, since that is a sport played in other countries, like soccer. American football is not an international sport, so it would be expected that people playing it in the US would not hail from other countries.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:04 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?


No, I didn't say that. I was commenting on your post in that it sounds like America won world war 2 singlehandedly.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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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.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Thats football for you,lol. Over the years the change has been drastic, esspecialy since the birth of the premier league in the early 90's.

Business first, football second. Thats how the football leagues now think in the sport.


Damm, i hope i havent started an argument regarding the rightful sport to be named football *facepalm*
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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by soldita
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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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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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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.


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