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  1. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    The Indians are great fun and usually very sociable. Just be careful doing
    business with them though.

    Graham
     
  2. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Which country is that?
    Membership of the Commonwealth is basically in the hands of the pollies
    and have you ever known them to give up any excuse for a jolly?

    As they say here;
    You are a beaut,
    We the salute,
    Elizabeth the last.
     
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I totally agree

    Graham

    p.s. I checked it wasn't from Buzzard this time !
     
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It serves its purpose.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations

    Graham
     
  5. The Scandinavian nations in general seem to hold the US
    in rather low esteem. There are often comparisons in the
    Swedish press of American and Scandinavian educational
    systems, social policies, salary levels, political structure,
    etc etc.

    In most instances, the US comes out very badly. It seems
    that the US Bachelor degree is at roughly the same
    academic level as the Swedish school leavers' certificate.
    A gem that made me chuckle was the disclosure that
    Joan of Arc was Noah's wife:)

    While most Scandinavians are fluent in two or more
    languages (more difficult than English) some areas of the
    US have a 47% illiteracy rate, and many millions of
    Americans don't have a bank account because the
    use of an ATM is too complex for them!

    It seems to that a large percentage of Americans did
    not know how many states make up the US .
    Even Barack Obama thought there were 57!

    In addition only 26% of American high-school
    students knew anything at all about the EU, and only
    a tiny percentage knew how many nations comprised
    the European Union. Not one of those interviewed
    could name them all (25 at the time) In view of the
    alarming lack of general knowledge, and to avoid
    dragging the average percentage of correct answers
    into single figures, the question "How many of the
    EU member nations belong to NATO?" was not asked.

    Worrying?

    I wear with pride the tee-shirt, given out by the
    hotel in Saigon, on which is written in Vietnamese
    "I am not an American" :)


    Iain
     
  6. Patriotism is the last refugee to which a scoundrel clings
    who gives a rats ass what country your from? really who?
    My flags better than your flag
    my gods better than your god
    my women are better than your women
    what complete bullshit
    who the **** cares? really who?
     
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Fundmanentally no different to the camps you put your Japanese citizens in
    during WW2. Except I don't think we confiscated their property too.

    Graham
     
  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    The main 'second' Boer War was started by the Boers (the Dutch) and they
    eventually lost.

    "First, the Boers mounted pre-emptive strikes into British-held territory in
    Natal and the Cape Colony, besieging the British garrisons of Ladysmith,
    Mafeking and Kimberley"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War

    I don't know anyone of Dutch descent living here who holds anti-British views.
    They're generally very friendly.

    Graham
     
  9. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    In which way did we sexually abuse you ?

    Graham
     
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I bet I know a lot more about it than you do about British history.

    And they loved being 'raped' so much that they joined a mutual club to celebrate
    it. Yes, that makes sense. Maybe Mozambique was hoping they'd get raped too if
    they joined, even though they'd never been a British colony ?

    Graham
     
  11. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    That is not the definition of rape.

    FYI, plans were afoot to change the tax situation but events overcame them.

    Graham
     
  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Laggards ?

    Volvo (who own Mack for starters).
    Saab AB (heavily into aerospace)
    ABB (Asea Brown Boveri - one of the largest engineering companies in the
    world and heavily into electrical power engineering)

    All top players in their respective leagues.

    Graham
     
  13. keithr

    keithr Guest

    That is an interesting one, I lived in the USA for nearly 6 years first on a
    working visa then as a permanent resident with a green card. I had no right
    to vote even for the local selectmen, therefore I had no representation,
    didn't stop both the state and federal governments from taxing me though.
     
  14. keithr

    keithr Guest

    Ah that great american combination of arrogance and ignorance.
     
  15. liquidator

    liquidator Guest

    True, but a substatially different situation.

    Frankly, all that info was readily available before you came to the US. By
    remaining in the US you agree to obey US laws. That is a contact on your
    part.

    The colonists on the other hand made no such contract.

    As far as paying taxes, you were recieving services, if nothing else roads
    to drive on.
    I wouldn't have any interest in giving even permanent residents the right
    to vote. Shit, at least you CAN own property her. Many countries I have been
    I can't even own proerty there.

    Really, if I were agitating for change here, it would be breaking up the
    media monopolies. The media has enough power to make or break laws and
    politicians. That scares me more than anything.
     
  16. keithr

    keithr Guest

    I am not disputing that, it is the hypocracy of the situation that I am
    pointing out. I would point, out by the way, I wasn't an H1B hopeful trying
    to find a better life in the US, I was asked by my employer to move there as
    they couldn't find enough skilled workers to do the job in the US.
    AFAIK, they were British citizens at the time, therefore subject to British
    taxes.
    A permanent resident in Australia, even Americans, have far more rights than
    a green card holder in the US. They can own property, vote, and don't lose
    their residiency if they leave for more than 6 months. You don't even have
    to be born here to become Prime Minister.

    I have to go to the US again in October, not something that I look forward
    to, waiting probably 45 minutes in line to be faced with the most
    unfriendly, unhelpful immigration officials that I have ever had the
    misfortune to encounter (and that includes having visited such places as
    communist China in the old days) being fingerprinted and photographed for
    the umpteenth time. The US is the only country that I have visited that
    finds it necessary to arm their immigration officials, I am not sure what
    they are scared of.
     
  17. keithr

    keithr Guest

    Immigration officials don't find illegal crap, that is customs and they, by
    comparison, are quite easy to get along with.
    Actually, I am not, I don't go there for pleasure, I go there to work
    America! Put up with it, you don't have a choice
     
  18. bassett

    bassett Guest

    I dunno about keeping up, It might be an idea to keep on subject, but
    it's a sure sign your loosing when you change the subject.
    As for the British Rajah, and what they did or didn't do. Who really cares,
    it just happens to have happened years ago, when none of you lot where
    there to correct all there mistakes. but you lot push on, with your
    Commonwealth dreams, of the "Sun never sets on the Empire"

    Is it any wonder people like Phillie, survive, prosper, and continue to
    insult people, When the main aggressor, righter of wrong's, goes of on a
    tangent about nothing in particular, Why don't we discuses the black Pommy
    problem, and Harold Wilson's part in the plot. Or his Mac and pipe.
    Frankly, when it comes down to it, collectively, you lot couldn't make a
    bed, or lie straight on it. For that matter.


    bassett
     
  19. L.A.T.

    L.A.T. Guest

    "> There are two kinds of people on this earth:
    Those who divide the people on this earth into two groups, and those who
    don't.
     
  20. You seem to have totally missed the point.
    The articles to which I refer are a a matter
    of cultural, educational and social comparison.
    They reveal stark differences in sosio-economic
    values.

    They have nothing to do with patriotism.
     
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