An apology

  • MarvinMartian

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    Jul 01, 2016 4:59 AM GMT
    Husband and I are finally back in the UK after 3 long years in Virginia. I know I irritated some of you Americans with my comments about your insane politics. I hereby apologise. The situation here is every bit as crazy. People in London are frightened and bewildered at the savagery of many people in the country. Scotland may well go its own way, so perhaps might Ulster. I don't recognise my country right now.
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    Jul 01, 2016 5:42 AM GMT
    Karma! Have a lovely life
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 01, 2016 6:17 AM GMT
    ^^
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 01, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidYou'll have to pardon my gloating.

    Now if only your countryman exmil_8 would drop dead.

    What an asshole you are. You are exactly the surprisingly unpleasant racist underbelly that we all thought was about out of our society. You complain about political correctness but all political correctness is is a general agreement that certain attitudes are simply unacceptable in a polite society. Civility matters. I, too, am shocked to see that rise in the UK but with slow growth under Conservative policies and the inexorable shifting of income and assets to the few at the top, people feel government has forgotten them. Unfortunately, the undereducated can't see that the remedies proposed on the Right are exactly why that income and assets are shifting. Progressive tax rates in the 50's and 60's tempered the greed. And regulatory controls kept business from squashing down their workers.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 01, 2016 5:33 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    UMayNeverKnow saidYou'll have to pardon my gloating.

    Now if only your countryman exmil_8 would drop dead.

    What an asshole you are. You are exactly the surprisingly unpleasant racist underbelly that we all thought was about out of our society. You complain about political correctness but all political correctness is is a general agreement that certain attitudes are simply unacceptable in a polite society. Civility matters. I, too, am shocked to see that rise in the UK but with slow growth under Conservative policies and the inexorable shifting of income and assets to the few at the top, people feel government has forgotten them. Unfortunately, the undereducated can't see that the remedies proposed on the Right are exactly why that income and assets are shifting. Progressive tax rates in the 50's and 60's tempered the greed. And regulatory controls kept business from squashing down their workers.


    Very well put. As Kenneth Clark put it, "I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people’s feelings by satisfying our own egos."
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2016 8:10 PM GMT
    I realize that some people voted for Brexit for bad reasons, such as immigration, however, I think some people voted for Brexit for what could be good reasons, such as being able to create a trade agreement with India, one of the UK's largest trading partners. I don't think Brexit even affects much of their immigration that they currently have. The people that voted for it because of immigration were mistaken.

    I don't know if Brexit will be a generally good thing or bad thing for the UK. I do know the wealthy are not happy....but they are still wealthy. I read that there was a record turnout with an over 70% turnout. So I general have the opinion of wait and see what happens in at least 2 years from now.

    As for politics in the US, it is crazy. But it has always been crazy. Personally, I'm more concerned with the direction this country goes in the long term than who will be the president for the next 4 years.
  • JackNNJ

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    Jul 02, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    Get used to Muslim savagery.
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    Jul 02, 2016 2:29 AM GMT
    JackNNJ saidGet used to Muslim savagery.



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  • Unnamed6

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    Jul 02, 2016 3:57 AM GMT
    JackNNJ saidGet used to Muslim savagery.


    Promise me not to go bonkers when I show definite proof that elements of ISIS (note the key word, elements) is connected to Donald Trump
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Jul 02, 2016 5:15 AM GMT
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    Jul 02, 2016 4:29 PM GMT
    super cool if the OP would report back His observations on the UK crisis.

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    Jul 02, 2016 10:11 PM GMT
    Just to get rid of all these trolling Israel/Palestine thread, I am gonna bump every other thread.
  • MarvinMartian

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    Jul 03, 2016 2:01 AM GMT
    pellaz saidsuper cool if the OP would report back His observations on the UK crisis.


    I can't say that I have too many observations. We weren't back yet during the campaign. In fact, we arrived home one day before the vote. We both voted Remain, which I imagine is also true of our friends, but none of us comes from the North or the Midlands or Wales where supposedly the Leave votes prevailed.

    I do know that some of Hubby's colleagues have reported slurs and ugliness directed at them. His company is multinational and employs a great many first-generation Brits whose families come from India, Pakistan, and other far-flung former colonies. They feel threatened and who can blame them.
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    Jul 04, 2016 3:05 AM GMT
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  • Unnamed6

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    Jul 04, 2016 3:28 AM GMT
    MarvinMartian saidHusband and I are finally back in the UK after 3 long years in Virginia. I know I irritated some of you Americans with my comments about your insane politics. I hereby apologise. The situation here is every bit as crazy. People in London are frightened and bewildered at the savagery of many people in the country. Scotland may well go its own way, so perhaps might Ulster. I don't recognise my country right now.


    The best English blood was concentrated in the state of Virgnia and was then dispersed to other states. Visiting certain parts of Virginia, like it's Tidewater region, you can still get a whiff of gentility but it's obviously on it's way out. The Virginian "Southern Accent" is a cousin to Received Pronunciation.
  • Unnamed6

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    Jul 04, 2016 3:41 AM GMT
    I suspect that if there was no Civil War, the Southern Accent heard in movies about the Old South, and no longer really spoken by many in the South, would have morphed along the lines of BBC English since the culture would not be interrupted or destroyed by the war, but still sound "Southern", and sound more "American" nonetheless, while retaining a "British" sound to it.