reply to post by crazyewok
I will throw my hands up and admmit I being a negative nelly. I guess I just got the impression some here think it will last forever. Think of
it as a splash of cold water.
No offense, but it looks like wishful thinking from where I sit. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that impression.
But that beneficial side has been dropping off since 14th august 1945 and since 2001 has been none existant.
I cannot argue with that. But it seems to me the proper thing to do would be to restore what has broken rather than just scrap the whole thing...
unless you scrap your car when you get a flat tire.
Britain abloshed slavery in 1833 with the process starting a fews decades before hand in 1813.
The USA 1863
Britain abolished slaves in British territories
The USA prohibited importation of slaves in 1807.
Full voting rights for all women on par with men was not instituted in Britain until 1928.
Erm I think you will find that in every history book that is UK too.
Alexander Graham Bell
I will admit that the first Industrial Revolution's beginnings are attributed to Britain. But the bulk of the inventions that came out of the
Industrial Revolution are... American.
So its not exactly "unique". Rare for the world and special but not unique.
Still something to be proud of.
I noticed you skipped the part about contributions to charity... can't really blame you though.
Actually the UK took all the powers from the Monarch in 1649 after our civil war. Since then the Monarch here is just a puppet.
Actually, British history from your civil war until around 1800 or so (I believe, if memory serves) is a continual struggle between the powers of
Parliament and the powers of the Monarchy. Today, the monarchy is a puppet, but during that period it wasn't always so.
Not the ones right now.
What makes the soldiers from days of old venerable and the ones from today so heinous? Today's wars are actually less bloody than wars once were. At
one time, men were not only killed on the battlefield, but many died SLOWLY, over hours and even days, from wounds and neglect. During the War of
Northern Aggression, not only were soldiers killed, but the elderly, the women, and little children were indiscriminately killed and tortured. Yet, I
respect the soldiers from that war which did not involve themselves in the atrocities, and I place the blame for an improper war exactly where it
belongs: Abraham Lincoln, the United States Congress of that period, General William Tecumseh Sherman, and to a slightly lesser degree, General
Ulysses S. Grant.
all Union soldiers.
You see things that are minor comparatively today, and blame the soldiers, when the real culprits are not risking life and limb. The soldiers of today
are doing exactly what the soldiers of yesteryear did: following orders in the belief they are defending freedom. If someone at the top echelon is
giving improper orders, that is the place to lay the lame.
Or do you get angry with the clerk when the prices in a store are too high?
Helped develope a diagnostic kit that can detect certain blood cancers 25% faster and more accuratly than the test my compnay put out before
GREAT! Fantastic! Thank you for your contribution.
Now, what's next on your agenda?
Please if your going to love your country AT LEAST LEARN ITS HISTORY!
I have.... may I suggest you study yours?