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England, Dirty, Expensive and a dangerous place to live?


RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
15 Sep 2009 /  #181
How would you feel if you had to suffer because of what your great grandfather did?.

Mine signed that pox of a treaty to divide the country. I am, indeed, suffering. ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #182
That would be fair enough seanus if it only affected the people of the time.

You are talking about the British Empire's colonisation of other countries.
How would that be able to affect the rulers of the time?

How would you feel if you had to suffer because of what your great grandfather did?.

I would agree with you but then I look at your user name.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Sep 2009 /  #183
I get your point, BE, but this is the way of the world. Generations of Americans will be paying for the folly of Bush and his cronies. Germans will seemingly always bear the brunt of what that Austrian did etc etc.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
17 Sep 2009 /  #184
So am i just to stand by and let it all go that way, maybe that would suit you but i am not that kind of person.

After all it maybe the way of the world but that doesn't mean it has to be the way of my country and i sure will try and do something about it even if i do die trying.

I would agree with you but then I look at your user name.

so my choice of username discredits the whole argument, wow is all i can say.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
18 Sep 2009 /  #185
How would you feel if you had to suffer because of what your great grandfather did?.

Do not expect empathy/sympathy from us, if you are going to ask not to suffer for what your grandparents did, if you are going to boast about their achievements.

You can't have it both ways.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
18 Sep 2009 /  #186
How much is it for a pack of ciggies in England (in a standard shop)? I'll never forget the story of an Englishman who went to America and asked, 'do you have any fags?'. Rumour has it that the bar regulars were in stitches.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
18 Sep 2009 /  #187
Do not expect empathy/sympathy from us, if you are going to ask not to suffer for what your grandparents did, if you are going to boast about their achievements.
You can't have it both ways.

I never asked for sympathy, i was pointing out the reality that nobody would wish to suffer because of what happened 100+ years ago, thats just stupid and would only result in the world standing still instead of learning from its mistakes and moving on.

We know it was wrong but then every country has done bad things at some point in history.

How much is it for a pack of ciggies in England (in a standard shop)? I'll never forget the story of an Englishman who went to America and asked, 'do you have any fags?'. Rumour has it that the bar regulars were in stitches.

I think cigarettes are about £5.70 for 20 which is very expensive but the idea is to discourage people (tax).
Funny story though, i can just imagine it now :-D
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
18 Sep 2009 /  #188
i was pointing out the reality that nobody would wish to suffer because of what happened 100+ years ago, thats just stupid and would only result in the world standing still instead of learning from its mistakes and moving on.
We know it was wrong but then every country has done bad things at some point in history.

And i was pointing out that if you don't wish to suffer because of what happened 100+ years ago, why do you choose that user name?
BritishEmpire - | 148  
19 Sep 2009 /  #189
well if it is really bugging you that much it was because the usual names that i use for forums were already taken up and i happened to be watching something about the BE on the telly so i thought what the hell!. I never thought it would be so offensive :D
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
19 Sep 2009 /  #190
BritishEmpire

The Empire strikes back?

M-G (sorry)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 Sep 2009 /  #191
British Empire? Isn't it colonized by India now? lol.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
19 Sep 2009 /  #192
ouch! nice Eurola. :D
Bzibzioh  
19 Sep 2009 /  #193
British Empire? Isn't it colonized by India now?

Yes, but they are (almost) all bending like Bekham!
markcooper 4 | 80  
19 Sep 2009 /  #194
Bzibzioh

Close mate, but I think Pakistan would be nearer to the truth. The way things are looking in 5 years time it will be quite close. Choose either Pakistan or Somalia.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
19 Sep 2009 /  #195
Yes its not far off but the polish are having a good go at it aswell :-D
SebbyFowler9 1 | 14  
23 Sep 2009 /  #196
London is a bag of shite.................

Come to Yorkshire to discover real England as it`s best !
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
23 Sep 2009 /  #197
Come to Yorkshire to discover real England as it`s best !

Says the pole.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
23 Sep 2009 /  #198
Love it or loathe it, there is no denying that London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.. and there is a reason that tourists flock here in droves. You would have to live here to appreciate it fully, not just spend a weekend in a dodgy hotel hanging out in Leicester Square. Shelley you should be ashamed to start a thread slating your own country.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
23 Sep 2009 /  #199
Love it or loathe it, there is no denying that London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.. and there is a reason that tourists flock here in droves.

They dont flock to it for the "multiculturalism" thats for sure.
OsiedleRuda  
23 Sep 2009 /  #200
Shelley you should be ashamed to start a thread slating your own country.

Why, because she told the truth about what the UK has turned into? The truth often hurts.

They dont flock to it for the "multiculturalism" thats for sure.

Or the fact that it has the UK's highest crime. Mind you, I may even be wrong on that one - some people choose to go on "tours" of African and South American slums, so there's no accounting for taste!
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
23 Sep 2009 /  #201
some people choose to go on "tours" of African and South American slums, so there's no accounting for taste!

I just have to go for a stroll around the corner to find that enriching diversity.

Or the fact that it has the UK's highest crime.

Committed by whom?
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
23 Sep 2009 /  #202
all cities have high crime statistics, but I think there is generally more trouble in small towns to be honest... and not just in the UK. Anyway we all have different opinions, but if you havent lived somewhere then I dont think you are qualified to rate it or slate it.
OsiedleRuda  
23 Sep 2009 /  #203
If you mean have I lived in London, well yes... at ten different addresses, in eight different postcodes. I've spent a third of my life there, and much of my working life, so yes, I'm perfectly qualified to comment.

Committed by whom?

Guess ;)
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
23 Sep 2009 /  #204
Guess ;)

They wouldnt be aspiring rappers or footballers, would they? ;)
OsiedleRuda  
23 Sep 2009 /  #205
Possibly :)

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