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Hi, I'm will, 13, british and h8's school. I have strong political views for my age and hate the labour party. Britain used to be the biggest empire in the world, now we're 2cents big! We've got paki's everywhere thinkin they're all gangsta. and we're now a nanny nation, drinkin, smokin, drugs, seatbelts, harnesses etc. Oh well, I hope I meet other's here. I go to the Brooksbank Scool and Sports College in Elland too.

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12-11-2007 06:38 AM
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Sweepy The Cat Wrote:Britain used to be the biggest empire in the world, now we're 2cents big!

Fuck the British Empire, nothing a bunch of Irishmen with bombs can't handle. LOL, you even got your asses handed to you by your own colony! 1776, bitch! Look at us, we're so tough with our red coats and giant guns-OH SHIT FARMERS HIDING BEHIND TREES!!!! OH NOES!!!11!!!!

Quote:and we're now a nanny nation, drinkin, smokin, drugs, seatbelts, harnesses etc. Oh well, I hope I meet other's here. I go to the Brooksbank Scool and Sports College in Elland too.
i agree with you there. when you've got a camera watching George Orwell's house, there's a problem. Britain's becoming a nanny state and while i'm tempted to say "you deserve it you oppressing imperialist fucks, how does it feel? LOL!!" i know that if your crime rate drops, America's going to use you as a role model and put even more oppressive shit into place. so good luck, we're all counting on you. LOL

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12-11-2007 07:05 AM
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Well I'm 50/50 with u rebelnerd.

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how so?

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You agree with me on sum things and don't on others. But still don't take the piss out of us Brits, it ain't all sipping tea and scones like u see it, we've got plenty to say about yanks.

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hey, i'm the last person you're going to here going on about how great America is. personally, i think the whole country's fucked up and all the freedom-loving liberal philsophies it was founded on are either warped or gone. but i really fucking hate Britain. not British people mind you, just their country. come on, if you guys hadn't held of the Nazis for so long you wouldn't have gotten off so easy in the history books. you conquered, oppressed, enslaved, exploited, and discriminated every people from Africa to America to the Middle East to Asia and still acted like you were the best race to ever exist on Earth. i know it wasn't all you, the French did their fair share of it as well. but that doesn't change history, so it's so fucking funny that a bunch of American farmers were able to hold your big amazing army off for so long. and don't even get me started on Ireland.

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I always find it morbidly amusing when people start bitching about "my country's better than yours!!!1". It's not like it's YOUR country. You just happen to live there. You're not responsible for anything that happened in the past and hardly anything of what's happening in the present (it's not like the government likes to give anyone a choice in the matter).... yeah. Razz

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Meh, I guess in sum ways U R right, the UK and US r fucked up. I'm just quite loyal for my country (Rue Brittania 'Cheers')

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12-11-2007 07:26 AM
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I'm loyal to the ideas America was founded on, but nowadays "freedom" is just a buzzword they use to get people pumped up about whatever war/oppressive law/propaganda campaign they've cooked up most recently. i've heard that you guys can't even own a gun or shoot a robber. is that true?

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Why be loyal to a place that isn't loyal to you?

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1966 World Cup, Fish'n'Chips, that sorta thing.

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The world cup and fish n chips do not care about YOU. Razz

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Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, yes they do and I know they do Laugh

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eh, i'm sure there's some good things about the UK. the metric system makes a hell of a lot more sense, your political debates are way more energetic and interesting than our neutered crap, and your rock&roll is excellent.

but hey, you didn't answer my question. if a Brit wanted to own an AR-15 and shoot someone breaking into his house, could he?

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Blind patriotism = teh phail

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Welcome. Now leave you red-coated Brit! Razz
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Rebelnerd Wrote:I'm loyal to the ideas America was founded on

As am I even though I do not reside in the United States of America.
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Fish and chips are awesome.

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Ooh and a got old sunday roast for dinner 'Yum Yum'

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Hey welcome to the forums. Sorry its late but with my new job I find it hard to get on alot now. Im actually fine with Britain for the most part (the food could be better and Im not the only one thinking it, and the fact that you drive on the wrong side of the road)

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There's a pretty interesting, and rather egotistical, debate going on here.
I do hope everyone is aware that America was founded on greed and blatant religious propaganda? The reason Columbus set out from Europe was to try and discover a Western trade route to India, for money-related purposes. Then America was settled by people who wanted to find ways to make more money and spread the Christian faith, which is where priests and missionaries came into play. As a result, the indigenous peoples of this land were enslaved, raped, killed, tortured, and forcefully converted to a religion that was not their own because of European ideals.
Alright, well, technically, that was the colonies. America itself was inspired by the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, but what most don't understand or completely ignore is that for people upholding liberty and justice above all else, the French and Americans sure were discriminatory. For instance, the French "A Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen" only applied to men. When the female playwright and journalist Olympe de Gouges wrote a declaration of the rights of women, she was condemned as an enemy of the Revolution and beheaded. Not only that, but it was during the Revolution that the French were forced to endure what is known as the "Reign of Terror", when Maximilien Robespierre, a radical who wanted to completely eradicate any traces of the French monarchy and nobility, became leader of the country and turned it into a near dictatorship. By the end of this "Reign of Terror" almost 3,000 "enemies of the Revolution" were executed in Paris alone, and it estimated that 40,000 may have been executed in all of France. Most of these accused enemies were Robespierre's fellow revolutionaries whose only crimes were in that Robespierre deemed them "less radical" than him.
And these were the people the rebel colonists aimed to model themselves after.
So just remember: while America may have been founded on love of liberty, it wasn't founded on love of liberty for all, and it was hardly the country of the pure, or the generous, or the tolerant, or the significantly intelligent... You get the point.

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ello mate. welcome to SS

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