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November 21st, 2008, 6:45 pm

4 June 1940"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, We shall fight on the seas and oceans, We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,We shall fight on the beaches, We shall fight on the landing grounds, We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, We shall fight in the hills; We shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."- Winston Churchill
 
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November 21st, 2008, 7:20 pm

some think it may set on america
 
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November 21st, 2008, 11:15 pm

Is it still true that the Sun never sets on the British Empire? I imagine with the loss of Hong Kong that there isn't much leeway nowadays.
 
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November 21st, 2008, 11:18 pm

QuoteThe British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Yes, the French Republic defended its native soil to the utmost of its strength...and then it collaborated after surrendering.
 
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November 21st, 2008, 11:54 pm

Any empire is a tax-collection machine. All of them eventually collapse under the expense of its own enforcers. So it was with Britain, so it will also be with the American empire. The good news is that we can choose our destiny. In fact, there is hope: http://www.endthefed.us/
 
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November 22nd, 2008, 12:27 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: PaperCutAny empire is a tax-collection machine. All of them eventually collapse under the expense of its own enforcers. So it was with Britain, so it will also be with the American empire. Yeah, What has the FED ever done for us
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November 22nd, 2008, 2:18 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: PaperCutAny empire is a tax-collection machine. All of them eventually collapse under the expense of its own enforcers. So it was with Britain, so it will also be with the American empire. The good news is that we can choose our destiny. In fact, there is hope: http://www.endthefed.us/It's the other way around. The success lay in Britain's ability to raise taxes and issue debt. They ran a budget deficit for 150 years. The most successful product US ever produced is money.
 
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November 22nd, 2008, 11:07 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: mackbarRule, BritanniaCeltic v Inter 1967
 
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November 22nd, 2008, 1:57 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: migalleyIs it still true that the Sun never sets on the British Empire? I imagine with the loss of Hong Kong that there isn't much leeway nowadays.indeed, they might even be losing scotland soon !
 
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November 22nd, 2008, 1:58 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: PaperCutAny empire is a tax-collection machine. All of them eventually collapse under the expense of its own enforcers. So it was with Britain, so it will also be with the American empire. The good news is that we can choose our destiny. In fact, there is hope: http://www.endthefed.us/indeed,
 
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