Why Do You Love Your Country?

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I love being British.

It's great fun being part of a country where the people collectively are all basically stark staring bonkers and completely eccentric. Just like me.

Yep, I don't mind admitting it, I'm just about as eccentric as they come.

Being British is just wonderful. I thank God that She once kindly showed me to the balcony window with planet earth glistening like a jewel far below and said to me, "Which country would you like to live in your next visit down there?"

And as my soul pressed it's nose up against the window, I looked down at the earth spinning below...

"Do you mind God awfully if next time please I could be British?"

"Not a problem consider your wish granted."

And so it came to be and here I am today.

The British people are the most wonderfully kind, inventive, silly, funny nation on the earth in my considered opinion.

Tell me please...

What do you personally love about your country and do feel welcome to post up any Youtube videos you want to, to demonstrate your love for your country, being who you are, where you are and a part of what you are today.

Together... lets celebrate our individuality, be proud of who we are.

Chin chin cheers!


Mark Andrews

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    i always thought it was the last night of the poms...
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  • Profile picture of the author gardenkeeper
    No reason for exact meaning, I just was born this way, I got it and I lived up to my original belief.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Mark, you're one of a kind.

      Why do I love my country? Freedom I guess. I can do just about anything I want
      within reason. I don't know where in the world you have more freedom than
      here, except maybe where you live. I don't know. I don't know British law.

      I do know that there are places in this world where I couldn't have the life that
      I have now.

      For that reason alone, I can't think of a better one for loving where I live.

      Is it perfect here? Far from it. But where is it perfect? Get back to me on that
      one when you find it.

      I do have to admit though...I love British TV, especially Dr Who which is my
      favorite show of all time. The current doctor is great. I'll be sad to see Amy
      leave later this season and it looks like either she or Rory will be killed off.

      Sorry, going off on a tangent.

      What was the question again?
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Contrary to what Sonny Corleone said...


    Country is like family.


    Also I love that Americans "don't know their station in life" like many others around the world, ...


    ... since we don't generally adhere to the concept of royalty and especially a inherited socially privileged class among us.


    Over here, you're distinguishable by what you do - not an accident of birth.


    All The Best!!


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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Contrary to what Sonny Corleone said...


      Country is like family.


      Also I love that Americans "don't know their station in life" like many others around the world, ...


      ... since we don't generally adhere to the concept of royalty and especially a inherited socially privileged class among us.


      Over here, you're distinguishable by what you do - not an accident of birth.


      All The Best!!


      TL
      After many trips up and down the east coast, I got to agree with that.
      I remember taking a trip to Fl. with a friend and his family in an old International school bus and an old dodge van.
      That bus couldn't go 100 miles without breaking down.
      We stay on the less traveled route, mainly 13 and A1A.
      Everywhere we broke down locals came out and went out of their way to help us. At one stop in Nelsonia Va. We blew a valve in the bus and ended up in a feed store parking lot on Sunday night. The next morning we explained what happened to the owner and asked if we could park it there while we worked on it. He said O.K. and we went to the bus and got to work. Next thing we knew the owner was pushing out a big snap-on tool box and told us it was ours to use till we got the bus fixed. We where there over a week and every night his wife would show up with a home cooked meal, for 3 adults and two kids.
      That's just one example of why I love this country.
      The sheer beauty of it all is the other.
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      • Profile picture of the author AVIRA
        AMERICA is the country of Freedom and its people has a high human values
        The people of America deserve all the best
        Perhaps many of the British like to be Americans
        And that depends on the person himself
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        • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
          Originally Posted by AVIRA View Post

          AMERICA is the country of Freedom and its people has a high human values
          The people of America deserve all the best
          Perhaps many of the British like to be Americans
          And that depends on the person himself
          Not in the slightest. British people have no desire to be anything but British I can assure you of that.

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          • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
            Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

            Not in the slightest. British people have no desire to be anything but British I can assure you of that.

            Dan

            Folks from the major industrialized nations don't want to be American any more than Americans want to be them.

            There is no advantage for them to become American - unless they make a lot of money and want to pay a lot lower taxes as some are doing.


            It's lots of folks from developing countries and countries that have repressive governments want to become American - actually anything to get out of the horrible situation they are in.

            If they're coming to America they feel they've hit the jackpot out of many much better possible situations verses the one they're in that they want to get out of.

            The folks in developing countries do love their place of birth but many op to leave if they can for a better life.



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  • Profile picture of the author crucita
    I love being Latino American despite most people think we are land of backwardness, corruption, crimes of all kinds, Yeah, I don't mind admitting it, it is unfortunate but it is true, the lack of conscience is our greatest failure especially from our governments. However, I am proud because we are perceverante, fighter, kind people. My country has the most natural and beautiful places in the world such as: Canaima, Archipelago of Los Roques, Angel Falls, etc. We also can enjoy of beaches, mountains, dunes even the best weather.

    We are famous to produce baseball players, a musician like "Dudamel", beautiful women from world even professional and talented workers working around in the world. Actually, we live in Canada because this country had confidence from us and they allowed us to migrate.

    I often remember being in my country with my family and friends, l hope to stay there in the future.
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  • Frankly...I've sometimes wondered that myself...I see countries around the world in such turmoil and despair, you wonder how anyone could love the homeland they have been dealt, but they do - it could be the most forsaken piece of rock on the planet - but it's your rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    I love my country because i was born in this country and i am here . i will achive my dream here and i will always love my country
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    • Profile picture of the author highhopes
      i would`nt call it love
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        There are many areas of the UK and there are (in my opinion) many gaping negatives in Britain inclusive pathetic ever growing gang culture and an utterly terrible judicial system, besides high taxes and abusive use of the budget.

        Are all Brits proud of being Brits? The question isn't logical since they have known nothing else.

        Everywhere can be questioned and everywhere should be questioned - like everyone and everything.

        I can think of many places I'd rather live than Britain. The problems relating to those places might unfold when and if I lived in those places. Without that experience however I wouldn't claim my own country is the greatest by any means.
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        • Profile picture of the author LarryC
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          There are many areas of the UK and there are (in my opinion) many gaping negatives in Britain inclusive pathetic ever growing gang culture and an utterly terrible judicial system, besides high taxes and abusive use of the budget.

          Are all Brits proud of being Brits? The question isn't logical since they have known nothing else.

          Everywhere can be questioned and everywhere should be questioned - like everyone and everything.

          I can think of many places I'd rather live than Britain. The problems relating to those places might unfold when and if I lived in those places. Without that experience however I wouldn't claim my own country is the greatest by any means.
          All good points. Everyone, whether they live under fascism, communism or democracy is raised to believe that they live in the greatest country in the world. In the U.S., for example, our mantra is "freedom." This even though we have a higher percentage of people in prison than anywhere else in the world (including China!), we can't open up so much as a lemonade stand without dozens of permits and aren't even allows to drive down the street without a seat belt...and so on.

          Similarly, people in communist dictatorships are taught that they live in a worker's paradise, even if they lack for basic necessities.

          In the final analysis, politics is all about propaganda and you have to make your own freedom in this world no matter where you live.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            I love my country - because it is my country. The trees and wildlife and views both ugly and breathtaking are what I know.

            As a child I resented not being British - go figure. I thought it would be great to have a Queen - and I thought all Brits had horses and that was good enough for me.

            I don't feel superior because of where I landed by birth - but I do feel privileged to have been born here.

            I think there are other places in the world I would love to live - but family is here...and for that reason, this is home.
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            • Profile picture of the author LynnM
              It's inbred And it's a pretty country, a tolerant one, has (or perhaps used to have) a great education system. And it's given a lot, in terms of inventions, to the world.

              Interestingly, most natives think of themselves as Scottish, not British.
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              • Originally Posted by LynnM View Post

                It's inbred And it's a pretty country, a tolerant one, has (or perhaps used to have) a great education system. And it's given a lot, in terms of inventions, to the world.

                Interestingly, most natives think of themselves as Scottish, not British.
                That's because you are Scottish -

                Why would a Scot want to be British? :rolleyes:

                (but please, try to avoid using the word 'inbred' :rolleyes: :p )
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                • Profile picture of the author LynnM
                  Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

                  That's because you are Scottish -

                  Why would a Scot want to be British? :rolleyes:

                  (but please, try to avoid using the word 'inbred' :rolleyes: :p )
                  Lol, okay I'll amend it to "ingrained"!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I guess no matter where you live, you can always live in a positive state of mind. That's what I love about Mark Andrews...

    By charles Swindoll:

    The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

    Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

    And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      It's great to have the attitude of being positive but aware.

      The aware can change the world whilst others lay content in ignorance.
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    I don't like to be patriotic, but since there is a thread about this, I'll throw me on too!

    I'm from Norway, and I love the country, its history, its peace and that almost every Norwegian are related to each other in one way or another since it's a sparsely populated country.

    I really feel safe here. I don't have to be nervous when I'm out at night and I don't need to worry about ending up on the street. Because there is an law here that says everyone has the right to have a place to stay in Norway, and if you can't afford it, you'll get it covered by the state.

    And if I get sick (for example cancer), I know I'll get all the treatment I need for free.

    I like the culture and the heritage. The vikings, the resistance during World War II where nearly the entire population was active against the Germans, etc.

    I also like the nature here and the highly variable seasons where the winter are totally dark, and in the summer the sun never goes down. I love the fjords, the 239,057 islands and the 100,915 km long coastline which is beautiful.

    I have spoken with some tourists that have been here from Germany, UK, USA, etc. And they have said to me that Norway is like the wonderlands that they heard about in fairy tales when they were kids.

























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  • Profile picture of the author Doug
    Why? .. first, because I was raised to love my country. Second, Alice Cooper tells it best...




    But mostly I love my country because America is the land of second chances! Just ask Tim Allen
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    • Profile picture of the author highhopes
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      There are many areas of the UK and there are (in my opinion) many gaping negatives in Britain inclusive pathetic ever growing gang culture and an utterly terrible judicial system, besides high taxes and abusive use of the budget.

      Are all Brits proud of being Brits? The question isn't logical since they have known nothing else.

      Everywhere can be questioned and everywhere should be questioned - like everyone and everything.

      I can think of many places I'd rather live than Britain. The problems relating to those places might unfold when and if I lived in those places. Without that experience however I wouldn't claim my own country is the greatest by any means.

      Bang on Dan. I have visited New Zealand and Australia recently and came away wishing i had emigrated there years ago, i know you find the negatives in every country but my family members are living in each of those countries and have been for a number of years and would not ever contemplate moving back to the UK!

      Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

      I don't like to be patriotic, but since there is a thread about this, I'll throw me on too!

      I'm from Norway, and I love the country, its history, its peace and that almost every Norwegian are related to each other in one way or another since it's a sparsely populated country.

      I really feel safe here. I don't have to be nervous when I'm out at night and I don't need to worry about ending up on the street. Because there is an law here that says everyone has the right to have a place to stay in Norway, and if you can't afford it, you'll get it covered by the state.

      And if I get sick (for example cancer), I know I'll get all the treatment I need for free.

      I like the culture and the heritage. The vikings, the resistance during World War II where nearly the entire population was active against the Germans, etc.

      I also like the nature here and the highly variable seasons where the winter are totally dark, and in the summer the sun never goes down. I love the fjords, the 239,057 islands and the 100,915 km long coastline which is beautiful.










      This is Norway - YouTube

      Norwegian winter - YouTube

      Northern Lights - The Sky At Night - BBC Four - YouTube

      Aurora Borealis - A night to remember - YouTube

      Lost Worlds - The Vikings - YouTube

      NORWAY - Powered by Nature - 5 min Oslo - Bergen - Fjords and mountains - Widescreen - YouTube

      visit Norway in 7 min. - YouTube

      A taste of Norway - YouTube

      Travel Guide: Norway's Top Attractions - YouTube
      My daughter has traveled the world as a ship`s photographer on cruisers, she told me Dad you must go to Norway, the beauty, the people are the best she has encountered in all her travels. so Taskman, I will be sailing up the fjords pretty soon to enjoy the splendor!

      thanks for the lovely pictures.
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      I love my country first of all because it is the country I am most attached to the different land forms and different people so i love my country
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    • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post


      Despite our flaws we have still been the greatest force for good the world has ever known!



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      • Profile picture of the author highhopes
        Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

        Despite our flaws we have still been the greatest force for good the world has ever known!



        TL
        CORRECTION!
        The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas colonies and trading posts established by England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.[1] By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time,[2] and covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.[3][4] As a result, its political, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire" because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous territories.
        During the Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal and Spain pioneered European exploration of the globe, and in the process established large overseas empires. Envious of the great wealth these empires bestowed, England, France and the Netherlands began to establish colonies and trade networks of their own in the Americas and Asia.[5] A series of wars in the 17th and 18th centuries with the Netherlands and France left England (and then, following union between England and Scotland in 1707, Great Britain) the dominant colonial power in North America and India. The loss of the Thirteen Colonies in North America in 1783 after a war of independence deprived Britain of some of its oldest and most populous colonies. British attention soon turned towards Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Following the defeat of Napoleonic France in 1815, Britain enjoyed a century of almost unchallenged dominance, and expanded its imperial holdings across the globe. Increasing degrees of autonomy were granted to its white settler colonies, some of which were reclassified as dominions.

        ALL THAT WITH A POPULATION IN THE UK CIRCA 1800 OF ABOUT 10 MILLION!
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        • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
          Originally Posted by highhopes View Post

          CORRECTION!
          The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas colonies and trading posts established by England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.[1] By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time,[2] and covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.[3][4] As a result, its political, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread.

          At the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire" because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous territories.

          During the Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal and Spain pioneered European exploration of the globe, and in the process established large overseas empires.

          Envious of the great wealth these empires bestowed, England, France and the Netherlands began to establish colonies and trade networks of their own in the Americas and Asia.[5] A series of wars in the 17th and 18th centuries with the Netherlands and France left England (and then, following union between England and Scotland in 1707, Great Britain) the dominant colonial power in North America and India.

          The loss of the Thirteen Colonies in North America in 1783 after a war of independence deprived Britain of some of its oldest and most populous colonies.

          British attention soon turned towards Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

          Following the defeat of Napoleonic France in 1815, Britain enjoyed a century of almost unchallenged dominance, and expanded its imperial holdings across the globe.

          Increasing degrees of autonomy were granted to its white settler colonies, some of which were reclassified as dominions.

          ALL THAT WITH A POPULATION IN THE UK CIRCA 1800 OF ABOUT 10 MILLION!

          Sir,

          You dear folks can not be #1 in everything.


          BTW...

          The only reason you have the freedoms that you have is because of the so-called...


          ...American experiment.


          Why & How??


          Once the French population understood what was happening over here...


          ... their population got way restless and went postal on their aristocracy.


          That in turn scared the living daylights out of the British aristocracy...

          ... and slowly but surely reforms were instituted such as the monarchy becoming ceremonial - that lead to more and more political reforms etc.


          - Was saving your nation from Hitler a good deed???

          - Was saving your Europe from Hitler a good deed???



          Our "All Men Are Created Equal" has set the tone for the modern world.

          All The Best!!

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          • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
            Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

            The only reason you have the freedoms that you have is because of the so-called...American experiment.
            Why & How??
            Once the French population understood what was happening over here...
            ... their population got way restless and went postal on their aristocracy.
            That in turn scared the living daylights out of the British aristocracy...
            ... and slowly but surely reforms were instituted such as the monarchy becoming ceremonial - that lead to more and more political reforms etc.
            - Was saving your nation from Hitler a good deed???
            - Was saving your Europe from Hitler a good deed???
            Our "All Men Are Created Equal" has set the tone for the modern world.
            All The Best!!
            TL
            Really dude? highhopes didn't help much, but you really want to take this thread there? The whole pissin' contest thing? And make the rest of us Americans look bad?

            The only reason you have the freedoms that you have is because of the so-called...American experiment.

            :rolleyes:

            C'mon now. Let's be realistic. And accurate. Before spouting off about how thankful the Brits and the rest of the world should be for us, maybe you should open a history book. Read up on things like the Magna Carta of 1215. Read up on the actual philosophical influences of our Constitution from the likes of people from the U.K. like Adam Smith (a moral philosopher, not an economist as most label him), Hume, Locke, etc.

            You know, that whole Age of Enlightenment thing that laid the foundation for our way of life.

            Were it not for those steps, the umm, greatest force for good, as you state, a force that has also dropped more bombs on people than anyone in the last 50 years as well as overthrown several elected governments of foreign countries with our CIA and installed some real despots, etc., wouldn't exist.

            Don't be arrogant. The philosophies that shaped the founding of our country were born out of blood and sacrifice of folks from across the pond who went through much risk and suffering to put forth their ideas of freedom as a foundation for our country to build upon. Nobody over here had to risk being cut into four pieces while still alive for speaking out against the government. You and I have it easy.

            And, as I am sure any Brit will tell you, the freedoms they have over there are due to them, not us. Due to them engaging in centuries long battles to wrest control from the monarchy in an effort to secure more self-government and individual freedoms.

            Let's make sure we give credit where credit is due as well as not taking undue credit where it is not deserved. Don't forget that our country was founded by and our Constitution written by Englishmen.

            [/setting the record straight for my friends across the pond]

            That being said, could I live in England? Hell no.

            They eat weird food like blood pudding, have an incessant need to add u's to words where it is completely unnecessary, display a strange compulsion to replace z's with s', drive on the wrong side of the road, think a closet is where you go to use a toilet instead of where you hang your clothes, have never figured out how to properly pronounce and spell the word 'aluminum', think that to 'knock someone up' refers to something other than getting a girl pregnant - and, quite frankly, it is amazing that anyone over there gets pregnant as they think having sex is to 'slap and tickle' which is just foreplay for us Yankees and that 'blow me' is a reaction of surprise instead of a request you make of a hooker - and think that soccer is a real sport while not understanding what the game of football really is. :p
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            • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
              Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

              Really dude? highhopes didn't help much, but you really want to take this thread there? The whole pissin' contest thing? And make the rest of us Americans look bad?

              The only reason you have the freedoms that you have is because of the so-called...American experiment.

              :rolleyes:

              C'mon now. Let's be realistic. And accurate. Before spouting off about how thankful the Brits and the rest of the world should be for us, maybe you should open a history book. Read up about things like the Magna Carta of 1215. Read up on the actual philosophical influences of our Constitution from the likes of people from the U.K. like Adam Smith (a moral philosopher, not an economist), Hume, Hobbes, etc.

              You know, that whole Age of Enlightenment thing that laid the foundation for our way of life.

              Were it not for those steps, the umm, greatest force for good, as you state, a force that has also dropped more bombs than anyone in the last 50 years as well as overthrown several elected governments of foreign countries with our CIA and installed some real despots, etc., wouldn't be exist.

              Don't be arrogant.

              The philosophies that shaped the founding of our country were born out of blood and sacrifice of folks from across the pond who went through much risk and suffering to put forth their ideas of freedom as a foundation for our country to build upon. Nobody over here had to risk being cut into four pieces while still alive for speaking out against the government. You and I have it easy.

              And, as I am sure any Brit will tell you, the freedoms they have over there are due to them, not us. Due to them engaging in centuries long battles to wrest control from the monarchy in an effort to secure more self-government and individual freedoms.

              Let's make sure we give credit where credit is due as well as not taking undue credit where it is not deserved. Don't forget that our country was founded by and our Constitution written by Englishmen.

              [/setting the record straight for my friends across the pond]

              That being said, could I live in England? Hell no. They eat weird food like blood pudding, have an incessant need to add u's to words where it is completely unnecessary, a strange compulsion to replace z's with s', drive on the wrong side of the road, think a closet is where you go to use a toilet, have never figured out how to properly pronounce the word 'aluminum', think that to 'knock someone up' refers to something other than getting a girl pregnant - and, quite frankly, it is amazing that anyone over there gets pregnant as they think having sex is to 'slap and tickle' which is just foreplay for us Yankees and that 'blow me' is a reaction of surprise instead of a request you make of a hooker, and think that soccer is a real sport while not understanding what the game of football really is. :p


              I guess I have to answer you.

              I was not being arrogant.

              I was saying that it was just another reason I love my country.


              BTW:

              When someone posted that Brits want to be American, I was among the first to pour water on the suggestion.


              I was stating a fact (IMHO) and it's nothing personal.


              - The Magna Carter was not for the non noble at all and that is a fact .


              Any decent history buff can tell you that.


              It was high minded but it applied only to the barons.


              - None of that high minded stuff written about "the rights of man" etc. over there was not applied to the British common folk until...


              ... The French Revolution ( influenced by our own )...


              ...set things in motion and scared the living _______ out of the British nobles.


              The meme "that all men are created equal" and also codified into our constitution was a meme that was totally contrary to British life at the time.


              They certainly didn't want what happened in France to happen in the UK.


              - Had the American model not come along and inspired the people of Europe, it would still be as it was before the reforms.


              - Without the American model the world would still be dominated by the monarchy model and that's a fact.


              And despite our flaws that you pointed out, we have still have been the greatest force for good this planet has ever known.


              Who could be our historic competition if there was a competition??


              Let's see...

              - The Egyptians
              - The Persians
              - The Greeks or Macedonians
              - The Romans
              - The Mongols ( had the largest land based empire in history )
              - The Muslim Empires
              - The French
              - The Brits



              BTW,

              I didn't bother to mention lots of negative stuff the Empire did around the world - thought history in my post in order to make my post more PC.


              To finalize...


              I'm willing to bet that any survey of adults over the age of 40, of people from countries excluding Britain and The USA...

              .. will discover that an overwhelming majority will select the USA as the number 1 force for good on the planet the world has ever known.


              It's nothing personal and I'm not asking anyone to continually bend over backwards thanking us...

              ... but no one can be #1 in every category but America is #1 in this one and just another reason why I love my country.


              All The Best!!

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              • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
                I didn't even read your post buddy. Tell it to somebody who cares. All you're doing is cluttering up this thread.

                All the best!!
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                • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
                  Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

                  I didn't even read your post buddy.

                  Tell it to somebody who cares.

                  All you're doing is cluttering up this thread.

                  All the best!!

                  If you didn't read my post then why are you jumping to all sorts of conclusions etc. regarding what I said??



                  All The Best!!


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              • Profile picture of the author alistair
                England have created some of the most popular sports in the world, most notably football, played by billions and Wembley is known as the home of football.

                Notably, most of our sports have world cups that are actually world cups because they are contested by many different countries and this is just one influence the British Empire has had.

                And of course, we have by far the most passionate and most patriotic fans anywhere, who travel all over the globe just to watch England, even though it usually ends in heartbreak.

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            • Profile picture of the author LynnM
              They eat weird food like blood pudding :p
              It's delicious! And better known as black pudding:

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                Originally Posted by LynnM View Post

                It's delicious! And better known as black pudding
                Black pudding, blood pudding or blood sausage is a type of sausage made by cooking blood or dried blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled.

                Sounds scrumptious. Of course we have our oddities. There are very few kids over here that have not enjoyed Jell-O as well as the college kids with their Jell-O shots. If only people knew what gelatin really was ...
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              • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
                Originally Posted by LynnM View Post

                It's delicious! And better known as black pudding:

                The Goodies: Black Pudding Bertha on Shangalang - YouTube
                the goodies must be the funniest tv show ever - ageless

                rolf harris will never be the same again

                icky thump was classic too

                wonderful british comedy

                ps is that a bay city roller doing the intro
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                • Profile picture of the author LynnM
                  Originally Posted by oncewerewarriors View Post

                  is that a bay city roller doing the intro
                  Yes, it was their show
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      • Profile picture of the author alistair
        Seriously, who told you that, Mickey mouse?

        Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

        Despite our flaws we have still been the greatest force for good the world has ever known!



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        • Profile picture of the author KimW
          Originally Posted by alistair View Post

          Seriously, who told you that, Mickey mouse?

          No, Gordon Sinclair,didn't you watch the video?

          Oh wait, history itself has proven it.
          But you have to take the country's history as a whole, not just fractured segments. Of course there have been times in our history that I am not proud of,but the times I am proud of far outweigh the other.
          Just as I am sure there are times in your history you aren't proud of too.
          I'll be the first to admit that right now is not our country's brightest moment, but many iof us are working to restore our country's honor and good reputation.

          Honestly, TL and I never agree on anything,but this one thing I do agree with him on.
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          • Profile picture of the author highhopes
            Originally Posted by KimW View Post

            No, Gordon Sinclair,didn't you watch the video?

            Oh wait, history itself has proven it.
            But you have to take the country's history as a whole, not just fractured segments. Of course there have been times in our history that I am not proud of,but the times I am proud of far outweigh the other.
            Just as I am sure there are times in your history you aren't proud of too.
            I'll be the first to admit that right now is not our country's brightest moment, but many iof us are working to restore our country's honor and good reputation.

            Honestly, TL and I never agree on anything,but this one thing I do agree with him on.
            Well at least Kim we can be grateful we live in a sort of free country,( USA and UK) other people are not so fortunate, however, when you are sort of free like we are we tend to criticize as well as adore more than those in a restricted country.

            Things to be ashamed of in the UK? First country to adopt concentration camps in the Boar war....not very nice, women children dying etc.
            They ruled the countries they vanquished with an iron rod, ( this made Britain Great) force was the name of the game, just like the Roman empire.

            Lots of good things just like America, free to do as one pleases within the law of course.

            If Jesus was alive on the earth as a man, I still don`t think he would vote for any politician / or country...what was his saying, my father`s Kingdom is no part of this world. ( I threw that in cause I know you go to church Kim...hmm, that just came to me from Sunday school LOL!
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      • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
        Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

        Despite our flaws we have still been the greatest force for good the world has ever known!



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        and i always thought it was superman
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  • Profile picture of the author anita75
    Every person loves his country he has love with his country i love too my country.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    I love my country mainly because it's home but there's so many other reasons besides.

    I've been to other countries but England is where my heart is. It's where I was born, where I live and where I'll die.

    My parents are English and so were my grandparents and their parents.

    I'm proud to be English and British because it's this country whose long values and traditions are what my grandparents fought in wars to protect.

    Throughout our long history English people have fought for King/Queen and country, both on this small island and around the world. Say what you will about the royal family but to me, always having a King or Queen is what has made this country what it is.

    Some of the minor royals don't deserve the titles they are born with but that's just the way it is. I only have respect for the Queen and there are plenty of people that would lay down their lives for her.

    People may think that's stupid but I don't care, that's what made England and Britain what is.

    But then again you probably feel the same about your country. When I was younger, during Euro 1996 I could never understand how a German could feel proud to be a German, let alone proud enough to wave a German flag. I suppose everybody loves their country one way or another but I just feel very lucky to be English.



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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    I look at it on the State level. For me, the geography of Colorado reigns supreme - the northern tip of the southern Rockies. You can go skiing, rafting, mountain biking and rollerblading all in one day. The full pleasure of all four seasons to boot. Although more crowded now, still plenty of elbow room to be found in the high country. Us natives are a bit of a weird lot, though. Mountain ticks (our version of rednecks) and a bit resistant to outsiders - we were actually awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had a vote and said, "Nah, we'll pass. You guys can go somewhere else and keep that mess out of here and off of the best skiing in the lower 48.". Not too many States or countries would do that - a bit touched, we are, but incredibly laid back, casual and tolerant.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

      I look at it on the State level. For me, the geography of Colorado reigns supreme - the northern tip of the southern Rockies. You can go skiing, rafting, mountain biking and rollerblading all in one day. The full pleasure of all four seasons to boot. Although more crowded now, still plenty of elbow room to be found in the high country. Us natives are a bit of a weird lot, though. Mountain ticks (our version of rednecks) and a bit resistant to outsiders - we were actually awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had a vote and said, "Nah, we'll pass. You guys can go somewhere else and keep that mess out of here and off of the best skiing in the lower 48.". Not too many States or countries would do that - a bit touched, we are, but incredibly laid back, casual and tolerant.
      Except for that miserable old bugger who runs the little antiques store in Buena Vista just up the road from Salida, what a bloody miserable git he was.

      Never forgotten him. What a bloody arsehole!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
        While I hate what the politicians from both sides have done and are doing to the United States, I love America for many reasons.

        The people, the sense of family, the values, the freedom, the beauty. the opportunities, and so much more.

        She isn't perfect but she is mine.

        One final thought. In the following video at about the 3:00 minute mark, you'll see one more reason I love America. We will always arise from the ashes. You can put a hole in one flag and we will raise another with more enthusiasm and more determination and more will to win than ever before.

        God bless the United States of America.

        The Star-Spangled Banner - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Utah Symphony - 2002 Winter Olympics - YouTube

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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        Except for that miserable old bugger who runs the little antiques store in Buena Vista just up the road from Salida, what a bloody miserable git he was.

        Never forgotten him. What a bloody arsehole!
        The Arkansas River Valley is definitely one of my favorite places. I actually spent a good portion of my childhood in Salida and the better part of the last decade as a whitewater raft guide with the Ark between Buena Vista and Salida being one of the three rivers I worked.

        I did mention a bit of resentment towards outsiders runs within many here. Hopefully you got to enjoy some of the finer things of the area aside from grumpy old ******* antique store dealers.

        Can't argue with the eccentric nature of you blokes across the pond, especially with the best fiverr gig I have come across. The fact that to me he has an accent makes it all the more amusing. Watching this is definitely 40 seconds well spent:

        Welshbloke will read your message or greeting in a stereotypically british way, wearing only a hat and small flag for $5, only on fiverr.com
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  • Profile picture of the author raymol
    I love my country because there are a lot of culture in my countries and even we are different we can live as one nation. I love the motto too "Unity in Diversity".
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  • Profile picture of the author drilling123
    I love being British we have a great way of life and we are lucky with what we have got.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeshrajseo
    I love my India because India's known as our culture in the world.
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    I love my country Kenya,its a beautiful country
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Oi! you lot, I'm looking for Youtube videos or photos or culture etc of why you love your country, not cantankerous mutterings from a bunch of disgruntled irritable marketers taking it up with each other why America is better than the UK or vice versa.

      Don't start me off!

      Yes Paul - drift happens. But not towards politics. (You trained me well lad).

      Warriors, love em and hmmmmm well... not hate them as such but sometimes they drive me up the bloody wall lol.

      You're supposed to be highlighting your values here not turning this into another instance of 'us and them' blah blah blah.

      Take the Norwegian gentleman above, he was spot on.

      Now, for some more British culture... and reasons why I love this country...

      This is what I used to watch when I was a toddler believe it or not, still love it to this day.

      Andy Pandy - BBC Watch With Mother

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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        Oi! you lot, I'm looking for Youtube videos or photos or culture etc of why you love your country, not cantankerous mutterings from a bunch of disgruntled irritable marketers taking it up with each other why America is better than the UK or vice versa.

        Don't start me off!

        Yes Paul - drift happens. But not towards politics. (You trained me well lad).

        Warriors, love em and hmmmmm well... not hate them as such but sometimes they drive me the bloody wall lol.

        You're supposed to be highlighting your values here not turning this into another instance of 'us and them' blah blah blah.

        Take the Norwegian gentleman above, he was spot on.
        Amen to that Mark.
        Like I stated above (I think) the reasons I love my country would probably apply no matter what country I was born in.
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      Because I live in a Country with so much opportunity and freedom. : )
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    • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
      I'll throw American Football out there. 22 guys on the field at one time, each one with a very specific job to perform every play and anyone one of which can screw up and lose the game for their team by failing to do their job. On top of that, the coaches are engaged in a chess battle the whole time with each other calling the right plays at the right time. Much more mental than it appears. The playbooks that the players have to memorize are inches thick.

      On the home front, the little town of Nederland Colorado hosts the annual 'Frozen Dead Guy Days' festival. In the 90's, a crazy cat from Norway brought himself, his mother and his frozen grandfather over. He eventually got deported and mom got evicted which is when she informed the town of the frozen secret in the shed behind the house, but 'ol grandpa still remains frozen, in a shed, on dry ice in Nederland today.

      Doing our best to give the Brits a run for quirkiness.

      Frozen Dead Guy Days - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      British radio from the BBC.

      This is what millions of us would listen to first thing in the morning across the UK whilst sipping on the first of our many cups of tea in preparation for the day ahead...

      Terry Wogan BBC Radio2


      Another old British institution hosted by the genius Jeremy Paxman - University Challenge TV quiz program...

      University Challenge Oxford vs Cambridge


      And for something a little more exciting, again from my part of the UK surfing on the north coast at Fistral Beach, Newquay...


      Surfing Cribbar Waves - Cornwall UK

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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Don't do it TL - It's a good thread, let's not get it deleted...

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    • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      Don't do it TL - It's a good thread, let's not get it deleted...

      Niagra Falls Maid of the Mist, NewYork - YouTube
      I hear you G., but I'm just trying to clear the air.

      No one can be #1 in everything.

      I toned it down for the sake of the thread.

      All The Best!!


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        Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

        I hear you G., but I'm just trying to clear the air.

        No one can be #1 in everything.

        All The Best!!


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        TL...I think you need to go to the shop and have your "mind-to-mouth" filter cleaned. It seems to be a bit plugged...
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      Don't do it TL - It's a good thread, let's not get it deleted...

      Niagra Falls Maid of the Mist, NewYork - YouTube
      Speaking of New York:rolleyes:
      Did you know we have the largest state park in the nation at over 6 million acres?
      Add to that over 4 million acres in farmland and our other state parks.
      In contrast with New York City's urban atmosphere, the vast majority of the state is dominated by farms, forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York's Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the United States. It is larger than the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic National Parks combined.[18] New York established the first state park in the United States at Niagara Falls in 1885. Niagara Falls, on the Niagara River as it flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, is a popular attraction.New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Just trying to dispel the myth that NYS is just a big city
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    This isn't suppose to turn into "who is worse" thread.
    All country have had bad moments,I already said that earlier.

    Here is one of the prettiest places in America. It was many years ago when my family went.

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    A civilized country, friendly and hospitable.
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    That is place I was born and grow up. I have to try my best to work the most effectively for the development of my country.
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    I feel freedom in my country
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  • A little cautionary tip for you other countries...?

    If a Walmart comes to your village - keep it away from the shopping malls...
    sometimes there's "spill-over" :rolleyes:

    I shudder to think what she may have in that Victoria's Secret bag.



    *there were so many pictures of beautiful scenery...I had to toss a snake on the plane....:p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post


      Anyone else find that picture strangely erotic?
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      • Profile picture of the author alistair
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        Anyone else find that picture strangely erotic?
        Not at the moment, maybe after 20 pints of strong lager I might feel differently.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domonkoz
    Patriotism is the quickest way to ignorance. America has become a facist state where cameras are on every light, and they will throw you in jail for sneezing in public just because they need the revenue.

    Outside of our tiny existence cubes it's just one strip mall after another, the endless sea of schlock that is forever expanding. If I could I would be on a plane in a second to the South of France or the Greek Isles...patriotism is just how the government convinces fools to bomb people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Like I said folks, please keep the politics out of this thread - it's not welcome here. Full stop. Period.

      This thread has got nothing to do with creating more 'us against them' small-mindedness. There's enough hatred and division in this world already and to be perfectly honest with you it just gets most frightfully boring reading it all the time.

      So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

      Okay... back on track again...

      Why do YOU love YOUR country?

      How about we see or hear more examples below?...

      Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards


      The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race


      Sex Slaves From Hell


      See the guy ^ on the guitar, he's a very good friend of mine here (Richard) we went to school together, known one another all our lives near enough, lovely bloke.

      Hang Playing Hedge Monkeys (Hang Drum)





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  • Another British institution you mentioned - your cuppa...:p :rolleyes:
    Doc Brown - My proper tea - (*nsfw/R for language)
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    This is the University Challenge I remember.

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    Why do we have those arbitrary lines on maps anyway?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Things could be much, much worse.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          It's a matter of perspective. I suppose it's “human nature” to take for granted everything we have. Here’s a couple of examples:

          “If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the World.”

          “If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are among the 8% of the World's wealthy.”

          “If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.”

          “If you can read this information you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the World who cannot read at all.”

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  • Profile picture of the author mariashern1
    Because i was born in my country,i am very proud of my country , everybody should proud of their country.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      I hear that a lot and it's not good enough to me. If we keep going down this road we WILL get a lot worse, and then what?

      I can't see someone living in the 60s, 70s 80 and 90s being happy with how things are today unless they are just a sleep. Yes there are some good points today namily people being less racist and homophobic, but besides that not much else I can see.
      Ernie...

      ...as you get older you start to realise that you can't actually do a fat lot about it all... so you might just as well do your best to enjoy life and wherever you are with what you've got.

      Sure, I thought I could change the world the world when I was younger and perhaps more optimistic.

      But the world has changed.

      The population just in my lifetime has more than doubled.

      Things aren't what they used to be.

      I do hear you, I can't stand many things in the western world, I think the way the system is set up, it's diabolical, deplorable.

      But seriously, what can you do about it in the big scheme of things?

      You can't change it my friend. The problem is just too big for any one wo/man to tackle on their own.

      And the second you try to do so, the way the system is set up, you'll just get shot down to bits.

      All you can hope for, for now here, is to just do your little bit to make life easier and happier for the people around you. And be satisfied with this for now.

      Change will happen eventually and you might be a part of that change but the timing right now isn't perfect. Patience my friend. Patience.

      Take the London riots for example...

      Many of those rioting against the system felt justified in their actions. They hate many parts of the system too but what they did was not a part of the solution.

      Rioting for rioting sake affects everyone and more often than not it doesn't hurt the governments or the major corporations guilty of causing the crap for everybody else.

      All the rioting achieved was to hurt the average citizen in the street who probably hasn't done much to harm anybody in their lifetime.

      It's all well and good jumping up and down in protest but if you haven't got anything better to replace the current system with, it's just hot air.

      What solution were those rioters able to offer?

      Anarchy and entropy, complete chaos that's all.

      Nothing else.

      They were thinking only of themselves not the little old lady cowering away in her flat or the kids crying to their mother or the disabled lady in her wheelchair who couldn't get her medication because of the chaos on the streets below.

      What we have like it or loathe it... is a system in place which is enormously beneficial to a lot of people living on the fringes of society.

      It's easy to pick and find holes in everything but when you really look at it, what goes on, on the society local level the way everything is set up - it's really not that bad. It could be as Jonathan pointed out be a lot worse.

      It just depends how you look at it.

      Yes, some things needs very serious attention but unless you've got something better to offer...


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        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post


        Yes, some things needs very serious attention but unless you've got something better to offer...


        Mark Andrews
        I DO (jumping up and down waving arms wildly in the air)
        When I jump on my motorcycle and ride about 45 minutes north, this is where I end up.
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Might as well cover the other three compass points
          East:
          If I take a 3 hour ride East from home here's where I can end up.
          When I Was there it was 70 F. at the base and 34 F. at the top with 32mph winds.

          South:
          23A is the route we ride up to Hunter Mt. full of twitsies
          Anyways this is where I can end up going an hour south of me.
          Home of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and of course Woodstock.

          West: I couldn't find a good video of western New York, but this will give you an idea of what it is like.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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            If I was to go the same distance south Thom, this is what I would see...



            Sames goes for the same distance west, north and east.

            However, if I was go in a roughly nor'westerly direction I might see this...



            Glastonbury Tor and the Vale of Avalon (about 2 hours drive away from here at 75-80mph).
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

              If I was to go the same distance south Thom, this is what I would see...



              Sames goes for the same distance west, north and east.

              However, if I was go in a roughly nor'westerly direction I might see this...



              Glastonbury Tor and the Vale of Avalon (about 2 hours drive away from here at 75-80mph).
              All perfect examples of why I love the whole earth
              I'd almost bet there isn't a country in this world that doesn't have some drop dead incredible scenery. With the possible exception of Haiti. Even then the other half of the Island where Haiti is on is the Dominican Republic which does have some drop dead incredible scenery.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    What I love most about Britain is the music and LFC! What I hate about it is the failed multi-cultural experiment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      What I love most about Britain is the music and LFC! What I hate about it is the failed multi-cultural experiment.
      What is LFC?

      Completely lost me there.

      LFC what's that?
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    • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      What I love most about Britain is the music and LFC! What I hate about it is the failed multi-cultural experiment.

      Maybe you can help me understand why Britain began to allow immigration from all corners of the commonwealth in the first place.


      Note: Please PM me with your answer so as to not clutter this thread.


      Thanks,


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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        Because in the 90's there was a severe skill shortage in specific industries as young folks perceived some industries to be dying off and they had almost no interest in working in these sectors.

        So, in order to fill these vacancies a massive recruitment drive was going on at the time to bring in staff to fill these positions in their tens of thousands.

        The younger British folk here at this time were generally speaking heading a lot more towards IT where the wages were infinitely better on average.

        Of course the knock on effect of this was that in many neighbourhoods large portions of suburban Britain became overrun with immigrants from other countries. They (the immigrants) saw this country as easy pickings with our extremely generous welfare packages on offer, free housing in many cases and goodness how many other benefits thrown in to attract them all paid for out of taxpayers money. Money which could have been spent on improving local essential services. This caused massive resentment towards these immigrants as a whole.

        Take for example the case only recently of a lady who came here from Ghana to work in the nursing field along with her 5 children.

        Instantly she was given a 6 bedroom council home funded entirely out of tax payers money after only being in the country for 2 months.

        Another family born and bred on the same estate, there for 40 years lost their chance of getting themselves a home and had to carry on living on top of one another in a 3 bedroom home hopelessly inadequate for their family of the same size.

        Many suburban areas, these 'foreigners' caused unintentional chaos. Living to completely different standards to what we're accustomed to here the prices of property in many areas tumbled and massive rifts opened up as a result.

        What we've got now is a huge problem on our hands especially given the recession with so many lay-offs across so many different industry sectors.

        This is perhaps a little simplistic but it will suffice to give you some background.


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    Friday about 15 minutes from home I saw a small heard of big horn sheep. No males, but females with a few babies jumping around and having a good time:

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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    My country is situated in South - Asia. and you all know about Asia.
    Its the best place for the natural beauty.
    But i love my country for its enormous beaches. As i am a beach lover so its the best country for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    Sorry Greg you just lost me completely. Come again old boy...

    Lived elsewhere? Yes, of course I have, in Oregon USA and Greece too with most of my life being spent in the country of Cornwall UK (where I was born).

    My family originated from Wales and we consider ourselves true Celts.

    I'm really not sure who your comment was directed at?


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  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    Originally Posted by Greg Wildermuth View Post

    You probably love your country because you were born there. Unless you've lived elsewhere you don't have anything to compare it with. Which is fine. Why not love your country?
    It's not a matter of having nothing to compare it to.
    I already said that pretty much every country has some incredible scenery.
    That's why I love my country, the diversity of the scenery and people.
    But from what Mark has been posting I could live in England or the British Isles (I'm partial to Ireland) for the rest of my life and be happy, there's a lot of beauty and history there.
    Doesn't mean I still wouldn't love my country I'm in now.
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    Originally Posted by Greg Wildermuth View Post

    'You' means all people, not you in particular. Nothing personal there, old boy. Just saying that it helps to have something to compare it to. If you live abroad, you get a much better idea of what's good and bad about your country, as well as the other countries where you live. Y'know, perspective. I came to Japan thinking I hated America and loved Japan, but it's not as black and white as all that. Now I see the good and bad of both places. That's what I'm saying. Didn't mean to mess with anybody's love of country.
    I understood that Greg and I didn't think your post was aimed at me or anyone else specifically. I also understand what you are saying about the perspective thing.
    There is some good and some bad no matter where you live. I think you could spend your whole life looking for the perfect place to live and never find it.
    If this thread was about why you hate your country I could come up with a list for that also, though it would be a little shorter then the list of why I love my country.
    I haven't traveled outside my country, but I have met people from around the world and I've seen the pictures and watched the tapes
    The point I was trying to make is the reasons why I love my country can be found almost everywhere in the world.
    I'm not trying to say my country is better than another, or worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrodgers
    I love Australia because I live here.
    I have never been anywhere else so I only have one choice.
    Great Beaches, fantastic Cities and not over populated.
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      Originally Posted by Usmile View Post

      I love my country Philippines simply because of its incomparable beauty.
      Do you mind providing some examples please?

      Only I'd love to see a few photos or videos which show off to best effect your unique culture and the beauty of your country. If you don't mind please?

      Kindest regards,


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    The Bohol Chocolate Hills is one of Philippines natural beauty. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi).They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.
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