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  1. Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen Guest

    Not vague in as much as it was a question to a very american american
    poster.


    Kind regards

    Peter Larsen
     
  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I dare say someone's already answered in detail but it can be found under
    properties IIRC with the message selected. In Netscape it's simply
    view>headers>all

    Graham
     
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    53 btw now I checked. There are more countries in the Commonwealth (which accounts for
    approx 1/3 of the world's population) than there are states in the USA. And that's
    even after "Zimbabwe was suspended in 2002 over concerns with the electoral and land
    reform policies of Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF government"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations#Suspensions

    Also see....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations#Applicants
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations_membership_criteria#Prospective_members

    Yes, even the USA would be eligible to join !

    Very briefly (before the Common Market as it was then IIRC) FRANCE applied to join the
    Commonwealth. I think we may have been foolish to turn them down.

    Graham
     
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Thinks GWB and Tony Blair (not President but he behaved like one).

    Graham
     
  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Uh ? Been there, done it centuries before. Very smartly too, based almost entirely
    on trade rather than military force.


    For a little longer maybe.

    I couldn't agree more. It's sad to see how quite intelligent people can fail to
    have a good grasp of world history.

    How about going back to the days of Carthage, Troy and Rome ?

    Graham
     
  6. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Part of Britain's strength has always been its adaptability to accomadate
    'immigrants'.

    I'm sure that's so, but even so, the displacement of the tribes to
    reservations is nothing to be proud of.

    He just wanted independence (i.e the ability to rule themselves). The
    British had already built an Indian Parliament in around 1912 but it was
    not based on universal suffrage and consequently was not a success. Have
    you see the film Ghandi ? It's AWESOME. It is a serious 'must see'. It
    explains a lot, including the problem with Pakistan.

    Incidentally I know an Indian businessman who perfectly seriously reckons
    India STILL isn't ready for universal suffrage ! He feels it's held India
    back technologically and economically.

    Plus the Boers themselves started the war that finished off the their
    complete independence by attacking British areas of SA. Even so, after that
    they were still accorded special rights.

    Graham
     
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Not sure what you mean there. The government in power here invariably claims the
    BBC is biased against it. Sounds good to me.

    As for charters, the BBC has (had?) one under Reith (an early Director General).
    To educate, inform and entertain.

    Graham
     
  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Awesomely humid too I hear which wouldn't attract me.

    Interesting post. I wish I understood it better.

    Graham
     
  9. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Plus who wins gets to write the book !

    It didn't help that trans-Atlantic voyages by sailing ship were necessary to
    discuss matters. And they WERE discussed too. Very seriously. The falling out
    was possibly just pure bad luck.

    Graham
     
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Netscape 4.8 is almost perfect for the job (at least for text groups with unsplit
    posts).

    Simple, does the job. No silly graphics. Available from their archive site.

    Graham
     
  11. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Big difference. The Japanese Americans weren't actually fighting you. The Dutch
    (Boers) were however fully at war with us.

    Graham
     
  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Who says either truly disrespect you ? As opposed to your relatively recent
    behaviour.

    I used to be terribly pro-USA until a few brain dead Presidents caused
    worldwide conflict.

    It's one reason I dropped my Republican (i.e. anti-Royal) feelings. The thought
    of Margaret Thatcher as President is enough to make my blood run cold. And I
    dare say she could have been.

    Graham
     
  13. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Whose literature ?

    Graham
     
  14. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    You need to educate yourself. The Irish (Republic of) can vote in UK elections
    for one and have been able to do so since time immemorial. Also I think now can
    any resident EU citizens.

    Graham
     
  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    There's a few non-EU countries using the Euro too.

    Graham
     
  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Like AGW !

    Graham
     
  17. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Forte Agent is a very powerful tool but way more than most people need.

    I use Netscape 4.8 and you might be surpised to see how many other people do
    too. Does what it says on the box as they say. And FREE from their archives.

    Should you need a killfile a free add-on is available too but I forget its
    name. Google should know.

    Graham
     
  18. liquidator

    liquidator Guest

    The operative word in blind patriotism is blind.
     
  19. keithr

    keithr Guest


    Jeeze you yanks are very touchy about criticism of you country while feeling
    free to criticise the rest of the world. Read my lips, I am not complaining
    about paying tax whilst living there, taxes unfortunately are a fact of
    life. What I am pointing out is the hypocrisy of making "No taxation without
    representation" a basic part of the revolution and then taxing people who
    have no representation.



    I enjoyed my time over there, and am quite happy now knowing that out of the
    places where I have lived for significant periods of time (Australia, UK,
    US, and Japan), Australia is far and away the best.



    Keith
     
  20. keithr

    keithr Guest


    Why answer then?

    Keith
     
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