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Mcdonalds has been giving money to the labour Party.
I heard today that Mcdonalds will be supplying the food for the house of commons. (they own a sadwich bar, I cant remember the name of it)
Could these two statements be related.
Not that I realy give a sh*t but I know it will amuse some of you.
wise men talk because they have somthing to say, fools talk because...
Here we go again - a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 13 Israelis, 5 of them children. This is in response to the several Palestinian assassinations by Israelis who assassinate Palestinians because the Palestinians are bombing them. Does anyone but me see the circular and foolishness of this cycle?
Whats worse is the news media portrayal of the Palestinians as "terrorists" and the Israelis as...
I don't know how this is being covered over there so thought I'd post it here...bit long, sorry.
Posted exact from http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Temp/Temp-PostwarHorror-Ayre.htm
"Let's get this straight: The Jews scream that their people have
been decimated by those evil Germans (but their story is iffy
at best) and they collect billion$... here we are told that the
This is a serious political topic...a rather new, since WW-II, sociopolitical activity has taken hold in many of the cities of the US. It is Communitarianism, a thinly disguised version of X-rated socialism/communism that is spoon fed to the communities and upon public disclosure and challenge immediately hidden from sight...this happened in Seattle, WA, last year when every trace of the word,...
The EU citing unfair tax breaks to American companies wants the World Trade Organization to fine the Americans 4 Billion Dollars.
Who wil be sent to collect it? Who will make us pay it? Who do you think will suffer most in a trade war or war of any kind?
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Hi, I dont wanna upset ne1 or nething but I think that labour hav the right idea with wanting to drop the pound. Has ne1 thought about what would happen if we went for the conservatives? We'd probably end up behind the rest of Europe, we may even hav trouble with trade.
Neway since labour took over things hav got betta - unemployment rates had dropped which every1 has to admit is good!
This man, unfortuneatly, is the only thing that can stop Britain being completely and utterly controlled by Brussels.
Okay, he has the charisma of a park bench, and reminds me too much of Hague for my liking, but if Clarke wins, then there is NOTHING to stop Blair and his pro-european ideologies becoming reality.
Sorry to do this, but I am so bloody sick of those Americans on this board (they know who they are) who keep on referring to the 'brainwashed Brits.'
We've had servicemen slagged off for wearing the crown on their uniforms. As someone who's worn the Queen's uniform I find that particularly ofensive, but that's beside the point. We might as well trash US servicemen for the fact that they have...
Subject: On Abortion
I know we've had this debate before, but new ideas always surface and deserve an airing.
I've recently finished reading Godless Morality: Keeping Religon Out of Ethics by Richard Holloway (Canongate, 1999). One of the issues Holloway covers is that of abortion. He touches (with the help of several quotations) on a few important points which I'd like to raise here:
just been reading a thread started by diesel. at first i thought he was introducing an intelligent debate, but it turned out to be an extremely misinformed, misguided, narrowminded series of random comments on a subject upon which he has a weak grasp, at best.
i really wanted to reply to some of his comments and clear up some of the wrongs.
however, since it's been closed i won't...
It has been made clear by the past few weeks' discussion on these boards that the word 'liberal' has some rather unpleasant connotations for those on the Western side of the Pond.
Now, it seems to me something of a contradiction that someone might praise and espouse the principles of liberty and yet be ill at ease or even scornful of the philosophy of liberalism.
did nebody read the paper yesterday and read about the army sarge who bayonetted a rookie over gay taunts?! personally i think this is sick and very worrying that these people act as the queen's bodyguards. neways here's (more or less) the full story:
Lance sergeant Steven Ross went crazy after hearing rookies were gossiping about his sexuality. He called up 50 Scots Guards recruits and...
"To disarm the people; that is the best and most effectual way to enslave them!" 1788
What brought about the war of our independence from British rule was the attempt to confiscate our weapons at Concord and Lexington. It did NOT work then, and it will NOT work now. There has been two centuries since that event; one would have thought that the point would have been made...
I thought I would share this with you...acting on a bad warrant and with unlawful purpose our, US, government attmpted to destroy an honest man's livelihood and now wants to silence him with the legal process...this is from the sickwillie administration...hearing today. I know the feelings of many here regarding firearms but this man did nothing illegal and did not deserve what happened...which,...
The Yasumkumi Shrine in Tokyo honours the Japanese war dead. This includes those tried, convicted and executed for war crimes (including PM Tojo).
What is more offensive;
1. The fact that the Japanese PM visited it today.
2. The fact that four of the current cabinet plan to visit on the anniversary of the wars end.
3. The 50% of japanese citizen who, in a poll, thought that each of...
I used to think that European women in general, especially the French, but all of NW Europe were absolutely beautiful compared to US women...the commie block girls coming to the US have changed my mind on the subject.
Is it just me or was this some grandly kept secret..."James Bond" movies not withstanditn. They are coming here in droves and honestly...tough, strong, beautiful and competent...
This is a purely factual enquiry, before the arguments start. Basically, what happens when a state of emergency is declared in the USA? I guess there are different levels of emergency, right?
I just saw the bit on the news about the fires in Oregon and wondered exactly what the 'state of emergency' changed.
Thanks in advance.
Hey History Fans,
Ever here of operation sealion?
let me tell you about it
y'see the mighty British empire was not fairing so well against the nasty nazis.
except for a few token victories by monty(1000's of miles away)in N. Africa they were getting their @sses handed to them.
In 1941 hitler launched operation Barbarosa the invasion of Russia. By 1942 the nasty nazi juggernaut was...
Interesting story from halfway around the world.
A man from the Jharkhand State in India was found in jain, serving a sentence for a murder committed by his father. It is apparently the tradition in his 'tribe' that a son pays for the sins of their father.
So when the old man died, his son took his place in the defendant's box, and did not declared his identity to the court (his father had...
When I visited Canada, I noticed "liberal" and "conservative" was defined opposite from what the US defined them. To help us on both sides of the "pond" understand each other better, will both sides define what we think "liberal" and "conservative" mean?
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Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi...
Debating gun control on a UBB in the UK...LOL!!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">
sup guys & gals!
I just wanted to take the chance to sound off against the press/political reaction to the edition of Brass Eye, the satirical TV show, on paedophilia.
First rule: NEVER criticise things you know nothing about. Both the culture secretary and the home secretary huffed and puffed with outrage despite the fact that they hadn't watched the programme they condemned.
And please don't follow their...
Euthanasia - 'gentle and easy death; the bringing about of this especially in cases of incurable and painful disease.'
The Voluntary Euthanaisa Society (EXIT) aims to bring about a change in the law so that - 'an adult person suffering from a severe illness, for which no relief is know, should be entitle by law to the mercy of a painless death, if and only if, that is their expressed wish.'
February 20 1993: Britain, and the world, was horrified at the arrest of two boys aged ten in Liverpool for the abduction and murder of two-year-old Jamie Bulger. The toddler wandered away from his mother in a shopping centre. Security cameras showed him being led away by the two boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. They took him to a railway embankment where they tortured and stoned him to...
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