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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 9th, 2018, 8:12 pm

My family hate Churchill. He ordered the assassination of General Sikorski.
He was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 9th, 2018, 10:59 pm

As a malapropos, I crossed the Igor Sikorsky memorial bridge today. 
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 9th, 2018, 11:01 pm

My family hate Churchill. He ordered the assassination of General Sikorski.
He was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
Are you going native?
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 10th, 2018, 6:21 am

if you read the first volume of Manchester's biography of Churchill (p470 in the copy here), in 1911 the Ottomans sounded out Britain about an alliance, and Churchill (in Manchester's words) "with the arrogance of his class in that time, had replied that they had ideas above their station," along with a bunch of other insults.
After Churchill wouldn't let the Turks take possession of the Dreadnoughts they had paid for, Germany and Turkey signed a secret alliance on 2 August, 1914. A lot of those secret alliances going around

There was a cult of Churchill among the neocons circa Gulf War Part Deux. Evil dictators like Saddam Hussein were compared to Hitler and those who opposed wars against those dictators were appeasers. That neocon mentality persists today.

Among his many attributes, Churchill was a white supremacist, and I thought white supremacists were bad.
According to Harold McMillan (a subsequent British prime minister), during the 1955 election Churchill remarked that "’Keep England White’ is a good slogan."
On another occasion, he is reported to have said, "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion"
And countless other appalling quotes.
 
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 10th, 2018, 7:39 am

 
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 12:45 am

At least there is some evidence that they practiced safe sex. We probably don’t want these people to procreate.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 2:03 am

My family hate Churchill. He ordered the assassination of General Sikorski.
He was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
Are you going native?
I think he's pretty much what have become English at some point, whatever native English/British really means. Some time ago I studied the ancient and modern history of migration and genotypic cross-section of this population and haven't managed to find a good definition.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 2:35 am

I wonder if they vomit before or after sex.

Anyway, the Germans carry on the historical tradition:
drug-taking within the Reichstag building
Nazi drugs
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 8:33 am

I think I have been sick/chundered about 4 times in my life (e.g. shushi and Guinness don't mix). Another time was when I ate four mackerel.

It reminds me of the old Grateful Dead song
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 8:04 pm

He was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
Are you going native?
I think he's pretty much what have become English at some point, whatever native English/British really means. Some time ago I studied the ancient and modern history of migration and genotypic cross-section of this population and haven't managed to find a good definition.
God for Harry, England, and Saint George!
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 11th, 2018, 8:17 pm

What about Megan? ;-)
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 12th, 2018, 8:18 am

Are you going native?
I think he's pretty much what have become English at some point, whatever native English/British really means. Some time ago I studied the ancient and modern history of migration and genotypic cross-section of this population and haven't managed to find a good definition.
God for Harry, England, and Saint George!
Like how the Norrnans assimilated in the 14th century?
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 12th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Interesting choice of phrase.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 12th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan

War on Choice: UK Government Sets ‘Calorie Cap’ for Pizzas, Burgers… Even Soup
Dr Tedstone said it was not enough for restaurants to offer healthy options, saying Britain’s weight problem would only be tackled if the calorie content of most foods was cut.
She told The Telegraph: “It could mean less meat on a pizza, it could mean less cheese, it could mean a smaller size. Consumers are saying they want smaller portions and healthier options.”
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