Originally posted by Advantage
Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.
Originally posted by Dustytoad
reply to post by woodwardjnr
I notice a large part of the problem is that people are telling other people they are wrong...
they should be telling other people they THINK other people are wrong...
oh and America Wins!! We're Number 1!!
edit on 1/11/2013 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Juggernog
Gee, a thinly veiled rant on the gun control issue
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
get over it.
Originally posted by ganjoa
OK I'm an ugly American and don't have a right to an opinion about what the folks in the UK do politically.
HOWEVER - if the government of the USA wants something, it's probably NOT in the best interests of the citizens in the UK and my opinion is that you should have your referendum and take appropriate action.
You guys have a commonwealth as well as a union so really what do you need the EU for?
Originally posted by spleenika
As an American, who has properly been asked to keep my nose out of it, please forgive my intrusion.
I think a referendum is an incredibly important, good idea. How can there be any legitimacy on such a national issue, without seeking consent from the electorate?
Why even vote for anything, if the government knows whats best for its people without a vote? Just toss the whole voting nonsense if you believe the people can not be trusted.
What decision your country makes, is up to your fellow countrymen to debate and decide. But as a friend, I think you should at least be given the choice. And yes, our President should have kept his nose out of it. I will remove mine as well now.
Originally posted by Dustytoad
reply to post by Perhaps
What other countries should understand is most Americans don't care what you guys do in your own countries..
In fact we know very little about it at all in general.
You may feel so inclined because of what our unelected government does to the world
but that is not us
Never forget that America is basically every country.
Originally posted by Pinke
I think many Western countries could be described this way and have a lot of immigrants.
A true-born Englishman of Norman race?
A Turkish horse can show more history,
To prove his well-descended family.
Conquest, as by the moderns it is expressed,
May give a title to the lands possessed:
But that the longest sword should be so civil
To make a Frenchman English, that's the devil.
These are the heroes that despise the Dutch,
And rail at new-come foreigners so much,
Forgetting that themselves are all derived
From the most scoundrel race that ever lived;
A horrid crowd of rambling thieves and drones,
Who ransacked kingdoms and dispeopled towns,
The Pict and painted Briton, treacherous Scot,
By hunger, theft, and rapine hither brought;
Norwegian pirates, buccaneering Danes,
Whose red-haired offspring everywhere remains,
Who, joined with Norman-French, compound the breed
From whence your true-born Englishmen proceed.
And lest by Length of time it be pretended
The climate may this modern breed ha' mended,
Wise Providence, to keep us where we are,