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Tyburn
01-13-2011, 05:12 PM
:angry: after all We've done for America this past decade...Obama has some cheek! :angry:

I think The British Parliament understands from this that there is now no longer any particular special relationship between The United Kingdom and The United States. So much for "shoulder to shoulder"

:angry::angry: We were angry enough that he blamed the whole BP oil spill (when he finnally got round to addressing it) on us...when at least four companies are responsible, half of them are AMERICAN and not British at all. Then he had the audacity to actually say that he would rather remain neutral then aggree that the Faulkland Islands are English Soverign Terrirtory (its a good thing we didnt say the same about Iraq...otherwise your country would probably be fighting half of Europe by now...We...almost singlehandely papered over all the cracks your country made with the United Nations. Which bought us no end of trouble with Europe :angry::angry:

...and what does your President do...alienate one of his last true friends...to side with their sworne enemies...

Sorry...who Vetoed in the United Nations :mellow:

What is this? paying France back for helping you during the War of Independance or something. He should be ashamed of himself...He can forget any help now with Assange or with the Lockerbie guy I would have thought.

He doesnt care because this isnt the first time he's left countries who help him high and dry...what about when the Governments of the Eastern Block actually went against their people in order to allow America to extend Starwars by using their land, which made Russia very angry (who started turning off their natural resources!!)...and what did Dearest Barack do on the eve of expansion??

He changed his mind and cancelled it...leaving those Governments at the mercy of their people, and those countries at the mercy of Russia...who doesnt deal kindly with traitors

He should be ashamed...and YOU should be ashamed of your President today, Very Ashamed...He disrespects us and dishonours us, and we have done everything to help you in the last ten years...shame upon him!!

Miss Foxy
01-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Ok now he topped it.. The frogs are anything but allies to us.. I will keep all my political outbursts to myself.. Gosh I wouldn't want the secret service to hunt me down! :ninja: I can't help I was raised laughing at the frogs..

Crisco
01-13-2011, 05:17 PM
He should be ashamed...and YOU should be ashamed of your President today, Very Ashamed...He disrespects us and dishonours us, and we have done everything to help you in the last ten years...shame upon him!!

You would be hard pressed to find a person on this forum that hasn't been ashamed of him for the for the last year.

County Mike
01-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Preaching to the choir.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/capt.ohgh10810311713.battleground_ohio_kerry_ohgh1 08.jpg

adamt
01-13-2011, 05:36 PM
completely true dave....but after i studied american history, specifically the war for independence i don't have the hatred for them i used to, they didn't help you guys but they really helped us beat you guys, or at least shortened the war a bit

granted franklin manipulated and somewhat duped them into helping us


i used to just hate france cuz of the whole world war thing but now i am just impartial


but back to topic.....tis stupid to alienate you guys


also i thought blair was kinda the only one of you guys that liked us anyway

Tyburn
01-13-2011, 08:41 PM
2) completely true dave....but after i studied american history, specifically the war for independence i don't have the hatred for them i used to, they didn't help you guys but they really helped us beat you guys, or at least shortened the war a bit

granted franklin manipulated and somewhat duped them into helping us


i used to just hate france cuz of the whole world war thing but now i am just impartial


but back to topic.....tis stupid to alienate you guys


3) also i thought blair was kinda the only one of you guys that liked us anyway

2) well one of the things that is always overlooked about the relationship between the Collonial outposts and France is mentioned specifically in the Declairation. The right of free trade. America enjoyed trading with France in the south pacific mainly in sugar...that didnt sit well with England because we were kind of permanetly at war with them.

So it was mutual benefit...France was protecting a trading partner for itself, and sticking its finger up at the UK...and maybe wanting to expand, or get more of America for themselves...dont forget...the french STILL sit off the Coast where they helpped you...French Canada...they never left :unsure:

3) I wont lie...Blair took it too far. There are two stereotypes that come to mind...firstly, a lot of English people do not understand Americans because they assume the West has just one culture...therefore when Americans act counter culturally towards them, they are considered...um...a little odd. One of the main problems is the American Cultural Confidence...its interpreted by a lot of English people as Arrogance...thats because they do not recognise that America has its own distinct western Culture SEPARATE with different values from theirs.

I dont think people minded the special relationship between Bush and Blair...but I think they came to hate Blair because he WAS prepared to do almost anything for the United States...and that was at the expense of his own people. We are your strongest Ally...but we as a civilianship would not have supported you in the United Nations had Blair offered us a chance to speak...but he over rulled us to bring his Government in line with yours AS IF he was running a State Government for America. Alot of the British do not want to be American (I wouldnt mind personally...but I am a minority) and they felt like Blair wasnt listening to them...this of course became aimed at America by default

But as soon as Blair left office, the sentiment dissapeared. We all assumed that what was done had been done, and that we were still your best friends, but we were both independant soverignties...and that looked fine...but as turmoil swept over our Government at the fall of Labour...and a fragile Coillition Government emerged The promised Messiah of America began to be shown as someone who actually couldnt do anything but Speak...his one big achievement singlehandedly alienated almost his entire civilian population...and he really doesnt have any strong feelings towards us...coupled with the fact that our Government was going into reverse on spending issues due to the financial collapse which eminated from the United States at the end of George Bush, that nationaliszed half of europe and began over the course of three years to bring the Euro to almost a cataclysmic end...our Military began to wane...its never been Middle Ages Strength since the War...but this was like "sorry Barack we have to go from Iraq early coz we have no men left" and despite the fact he was rushing to rid himself of any George Bushisms himself...I think he felt let down and maybe abandoned...then British Petrolium screwed his south coast...so he made it clear he didnt care about the Fauklands...now he's all bummy chummy with our worst enemy... oo la la...its just sickening...

the good thing is...at least the vast majority of Americans actually dont aggree or like him...although its official from his Government..that Government may be a thing of History in a year or two...and I have come to differentiate America from The President of The United States...America is ideological...and im pretty sure the majority would choose England over France...The President is a whisper in History...he wont be around forever, and his opinions will be consigned to journals of crap hidden somewhere in the US archives on the National Mall in Washington DC....best place for them IMHO

Miss Foxy
01-13-2011, 09:07 PM
2) well one of the things that is always overlooked about the relationship between the Collonial outposts and France is mentioned specifically in the Declairation. The right of free trade. America enjoyed trading with France in the south pacific mainly in sugar...that didnt sit well with England because we were kind of permanetly at war with them.

So it was mutual benefit...France was protecting a trading partner for itself, and sticking its finger up at the UK...and maybe wanting to expand, or get more of America for themselves...dont forget...the french STILL sit off the Coast where they helpped you...French Canada...they never left :unsure:

3) I wont lie...Blair took it too far. There are two stereotypes that come to mind...firstly, a lot of English people do not understand Americans because they assume the West has just one culture...therefore when Americans act counter culturally towards them, they are considered...um...a little odd. One of the main problems is the American Cultural Confidence...its interpreted by a lot of English people as Arrogance...thats because they do not recognise that America has its own distinct western Culture SEPARATE with different values from theirs.

I dont think people minded the special relationship between Bush and Blair...but I think they came to hate Blair because he WAS prepared to do almost anything for the United States...and that was at the expense of his own people. We are your strongest Ally...but we as a civilianship would not have supported you in the United Nations had Blair offered us a chance to speak...but he over rulled us to bring his Government in line with yours AS IF he was running a State Government for America. Alot of the British do not want to be American (I wouldnt mind personally...but I am a minority) and they felt like Blair wasnt listening to them...this of course became aimed at America by default

But as soon as Blair left office, the sentiment dissapeared. We all assumed that what was done had been done, and that we were still your best friends, but we were both independant soverignties...and that looked fine...but as turmoil swept over our Government at the fall of Labour...and a fragile Coillition Government emerged The promised Messiah of America began to be shown as someone who actually couldnt do anything but Speak...his one big achievement singlehandedly alienated almost his entire civilian population...and he really doesnt have any strong feelings towards us...coupled with the fact that our Government was going into reverse on spending issues due to the financial collapse which eminated from the United States at the end of George Bush, that nationaliszed half of europe and began over the course of three years to bring the Euro to almost a cataclysmic end...our Military began to wane...its never been Middle Ages Strength since the War...but this was like "sorry Barack we have to go from Iraq early coz we have no men left" and despite the fact he was rushing to rid himself of any George Bushisms himself...I think he felt let down and maybe abandoned...then British Petrolium screwed his south coast...so he made it clear he didnt care about the Fauklands...now he's all bummy chummy with our worst enemy... oo la la...its just sickening...

the good thing is...at least the vast majority of Americans actually dont aggree or like him...although its official from his Government..that Government may be a thing of History in a year or two...and I have come to differentiate America from The President of The United States...America is ideological...and im pretty sure the majority would choose England over France...The President is a whisper in History...he wont be around forever, and his opinions will be consigned to journals of crap hidden somewhere in the US archives on the National Mall in Washington DC....best place for them IMHO
You already know I love England!!! :wink:

Tyburn
01-13-2011, 10:52 PM
You already know I love England!!! :wink:

:w00t: we could swap LOL :laugh:

Miss Foxy
01-13-2011, 11:01 PM
As of January 2011 , 4,750 Coalition soldiers had been killed in Iraq. This list (including withdrawn nations) breaks down the deaths by country..
Country Number of deaths
United States 4,432
United Kingdom 179
Italy 33
Poland 23
Ukraine 18
Bulgaria 13
Spain 11
Denmark 7
El Salvador 5
Georgia 5
Slovakia 4
Latvia 3
Romania 3
Estonia 2
Thailand 2
Australia 2
Netherlands 2
Kazakhstan 1
South Korea 1
Hungary 1
Czech Republic 1
Azerbaijan 1

NateR
01-14-2011, 12:19 AM
http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/41500/Obama-Poster--41824.jpg

Tyburn
01-14-2011, 11:32 AM
As of January 2011 , 4,750 Coalition soldiers had been killed in Iraq. This list (including withdrawn nations) breaks down the deaths by country..
Country Number of deaths
United States 4,432
United Kingdom 179
Italy 33
Poland 23
Ukraine 18
Bulgaria 13
Spain 11
Denmark 7
El Salvador 5
Georgia 5
Slovakia 4
Latvia 3
Romania 3
Estonia 2
Thailand 2
Australia 2
Netherlands 2
Kazakhstan 1 South Korea 1
Hungary 1
Czech Republic 1
Azerbaijan 1

Where is France...oh yes...they didnt help did they :mellow: infact...looooky at the names on that list...Europe The Eastern Block Countries The Baltic The Bulkans Misc Allys Commonwealth (where the hell is Canada :blink:)

rearnakedchoke
01-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Where is France...oh yes...they didnt help did they :mellow: infact...looooky at the names on that list...Europe The Eastern Block Countries The Baltic The Bulkans Misc Allys Commonwealth (where the hell is Canada :blink:)

we did not enter the iraq war, we do however, have troops in afghanistan.

Rev
01-14-2011, 02:30 PM
we did not enter the iraq war, we do however, have troops in afghanistan.

canada has troops?!:blink:
lol

CAVEMAN
01-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Obama declares alot of things...................I think if it were up to him, he would rewrite history. I would love to see a survey among the french claiming they are our top ally...........:laugh: Obama is delusional!

Crisco
01-14-2011, 02:51 PM
I think you would be hard pressed to find any smug douchebah european willing to admit America keeps them safe.

rearnakedchoke
01-14-2011, 03:22 PM
canada has troops?!:blink:
lol

yes ... i very modest sized military .. but don't get that twisted with heart ...

rearnakedchoke
01-14-2011, 03:30 PM
oh .. and obama didn't say top ally, he said best ally ... can be construed as the same ... but in fairness, israel, us and france have been working together to settle some issues in the middle east .. maybe obama thinks that situation deserves more attention in the long run ...

Spiritwalker
01-14-2011, 03:37 PM
canada has troops?!:blink:
lol

It's just a slight difference in terminology between Canada and the US..

In Canada they are called Military Troops..

In the US they are called Boy Scout Troops..

same - same :wink:

rearnakedchoke
01-14-2011, 03:51 PM
It's just a slight difference in terminology between Canada and the US..

In Canada they are called Military Troops..

In the US they are called Boy Scout Troops..

same - same :wink:

LOL

Tyburn
01-14-2011, 04:32 PM
we did not enter the iraq war, we do however, have troops in afghanistan.

ohh...I was sure you were with us and australia in Iraq also...that absence was kept quiet from me lol

Tyburn
01-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Obama declares alot of things...................I think if it were up to him, he would rewrite history. I would love to see a survey among the french claiming they are our top ally...........:laugh: Obama is delusional!

:laugh::laugh:

flo
01-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Canada and Britain are our greatest allies. The Canadian troops are heroes and have sacrificed with their lives along with us.

I pay them tribute. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gRx8tWJmI&feature=player_embedded)

Miss Foxy
01-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Canada and Britain are our greatest allies. The Canadian troops are heroes and have sacrificed with their lives along with us.

I pay them tribute. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gRx8tWJmI&feature=player_embedded)

:wink:

rearnakedchoke
01-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Canada and Britain are our greatest allies. The Canadian troops are heroes and have sacrificed with their lives along with us.

I pay them tribute. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gRx8tWJmI&feature=player_embedded)

Thanks flo ...

Tyburn
01-14-2011, 09:49 PM
Canada and Britain are our greatest allies. The Canadian troops are heroes and have sacrificed with their lives along with us.

I pay them tribute. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gRx8tWJmI&feature=player_embedded)

:applause:

Tyburn
01-14-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njK5K_Vk5ys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHh8isGtB6w

Rev
01-15-2011, 06:26 AM
It's just a slight difference in terminology between Canada and the US..

In Canada they are called Military Troops..

In the US they are called Boy Scout Troops..

same - same :wink:
We have Canadian type troops here in the US, I have bought cookies from them. lol JK eh.

cubsfan47
01-15-2011, 12:35 PM
:applause:

+1

At the uni where I teach, we have several Canadian students. They are generally baseball players who come to Louisiana for the longer playing season; although if they are here during August they question the choice. Anyway, they have always been fine young people who have been well prepared for a university education. Keep sending them.

As for the French, in this state we appreciate French culture. So perhaps I am biased.All I know is that many of our families have French heritage.

I don't think we can judge the character of another country's people by their elected politicians. Elsewhere, as in the U.S. they are the worst representatives of society, most of the time. In Louisiana they positively suck.:laugh:

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 02:41 PM
+1

At the uni where I teach, we have several Canadian students. They are generally baseball players who come to Louisiana for the longer playing season; although if they are here during August they question the choice. Anyway, they have always been fine young people who have been well prepared for a university education. Keep sending them.

As for the French, in this state we appreciate French culture. So perhaps I am biased.All I know is that many of our families have French heritage.

I don't think we can judge the character of another country's people by their elected politicians. Elsewhere, as in the U.S. they are the worst representatives of society, most of the time. In Louisiana they positively suck.:laugh:

England has Hated France (if the truth be known) for the best part of a thousand years :laugh: ...and the feeling is mutual...they dont like us much either.

Do you know the name of the Station in London which is your first arrivals stop in England after crossing the Channel from France (its the Euro-Star trains that run through the Tunnel, basically connecting by land rail England with the entire continent

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 02:45 PM
WATERLOO

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Crisco
01-15-2011, 02:53 PM
WATERLOO

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

owned

Tyburn
01-15-2011, 03:25 PM
owned

:laugh: Its a cracker aint it! :laugh:

Jonlion
01-15-2011, 11:38 PM
Well fortunately we have got over hating the French.

I read a good article that spoke about how many French people died under occupation and they are sobering numbers.

England and France have a great shared heritage - we are like squabbling brothers who love eachother but also hate one another and compete.

Regarding Obama - he is not my cup of tea but I think things to too far. He has been President for what 2 years, America still survives, the Constitution is in tact, socialism hasn't washed the stars and stripes away.

Kings, Dictators, Presidents come and go but life pretty much remains the same for the most part.

Neezar
01-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Well fortunately we have got over hating the French.

I read a good article that spoke about how many French people died under occupation and they are sobering numbers.

England and France have a great shared heritage - we are like squabbling brothers who love eachother but also hate one another and compete.

Regarding Obama - he is not my cup of tea but I think things to too far. He has been President for what 2 years, America still survives, the Constitution is in tact, socialism hasn't washed the stars and stripes away.

Kings, Dictators, Presidents come and go but life pretty much remains the same for the most part.

Should we be happy with that? Mere survival and not striving for a better America for our children? :huh:

And while we survive, as you say, he is alienating our closest allies and bankrupting our government.

adamt
01-16-2011, 03:13 PM
Well fortunately we have got over hating the French.

I read a good article that spoke about how many French people died under occupation and they are sobering numbers.

England and France have a great shared heritage - we are like squabbling brothers who love eachother but also hate one another and compete.

Regarding Obama - he is not my cup of tea but I think things to too far. He has been President for what 2 years, America still survives, the Constitution is in tact, socialism hasn't washed the stars and stripes away.

Kings, Dictators, Presidents come and go but life pretty much remains the same for the most part.




unforutunately that is the attitude that has gotten us in this mess, unfortunately people still don't think we are a socialistic society, thus showing they don't even realize we're in a mess

they say if you throw a frog in hot water he will try to jump out, but if you put a frog in nice room temp water he will sit there, then if you put a small burner underneath the water and start heating it slowly the frog will sits there until he is cooked by boiling water


we americans are nearly cooked and most people don't know it

they say stuff like the above

meanwhile ron paul is now considered the crazy one, yet most of what he tries to convey is what the civil war was actually fought for


almost EVERYONE IS ON WELFARE

don't believe me?

do you send your kids to public school? well then you aren't any different than someone on food stamps. the only difference is they need food is a real need and education is not, but either way the government is paying for it and you are not, it's socialism and welfare

we have public school, obamacare, social security, tax credits, student loans, and numerous rules regulating "free" trade to make it more even, thus they don't take your money they just decide how much you have to pay for your stuff, i.e. food

make no mistake we are socialistic and getting worse, obama has made the largest socialistic move since public education

CAVEMAN
01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
unforutunately that is the attitude that has gotten us in this mess, unfortunately people still don't think we are a socialistic society, thus showing they don't even realize we're in a mess

they say if you throw a frog in hot water he will try to jump out, but if you put a frog in nice room temp water he will sit there, then if you put a small burner underneath the water and start heating it slowly the frog will sits there until he is cooked by boiling water


we americans are nearly cooked and most people don't know it

they say stuff like the above

meanwhile ron paul is now considered the crazy one, yet most of what he tries to convey is what the civil war was actually fought for


almost EVERYONE IS ON WELFARE

don't believe me?

do you send your kids to public school? well then you aren't any different than someone on food stamps. the only difference is they need food is a real need and education is not, but either way the government is paying for it and you are not, it's socialism and welfare

we have public school, obamacare, social security, tax credits, student loans, and numerous rules regulating "free" trade to make it more even, thus they don't take your money they just decide how much you have to pay for your stuff, i.e. food

make no mistake we are socialistic and getting worse, obama has made the largest socialistic move since public education

There are so many other entitlement programs to pay for now, that even public education is not exactly free anymore. Every other week my kids are bringing some letter home about drives to raise money for all kinds of things, such as computers, projectors, audio equipment, physical education equipment, etc.

Last time I checked, I paid out over $4800 in property taxes last year and over half went to the public schools.

Miss Foxy
01-18-2011, 05:19 PM
Well fortunately we have got over hating the French.

I read a good article that spoke about how many French people died under occupation and they are sobering numbers.

England and France have a great shared heritage - we are like squabbling brothers who love eachother but also hate one another and compete.

Regarding Obama - he is not my cup of tea but I think things to too far. He has been President for what 2 years, America still survives, the Constitution is in tact, socialism hasn't washed the stars and stripes away.

Kings, Dictators, Presidents come and go but life pretty much remains the same for the most part.

You are the first British person I know to say that.. :blink:

Jonlion
01-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Should we be happy with that? Mere survival and not striving for a better America for our children? :huh:

And while we survive, as you say, he is alienating our closest allies and bankrupting our government.

I am all for ensuring that the country we live in is great for the future -all I mean to say the scaremongoring thrown about when Bush was in office and likewise with Obama go to far. Your country is still great even if it had 15 years of Bush or 15 of Obama.

I just dislike the language that the whole nation is falling apart - it isn't. Can you still protest and be political sure, by all means.

The thing is I am very apathetic towards politics now - I do not trust any, I don't believe I have any impact on change.

Currently in the UK my Taxes increase - they dwarf yours, and transport increases go up, im taxed on petrol, taxed on alcohol - my bottom line is done.

We waste a lot and perhaps you guys are right, I should be more pro-active. One to muse over.

I feel like Benjamin from Animal Farm :laugh:

Jonlion
01-18-2011, 05:47 PM
You are the first British person I know to say that.. :blink:

We hate them like you hate Candians - you don't really hate them.

I'm a self confessed French lover though. My nan and Granddad used to own a house in the South of France.

Miss Foxy
01-18-2011, 05:56 PM
We hate them like you hate Candians - you don't really hate them.

I'm a self confessed French lover though. My nan and Granddad used to own a house in the South of France.

I love Canadians with the exception of gsp..:laugh: I am 1/2German so it's in my blood to not like the Frogs :ninja:..

rockdawg21
01-18-2011, 06:02 PM
That is because President Obama has no balls, just like the French.

TheDotComKid
01-18-2011, 08:49 PM
I love Canadians with the exception of gsp..:laugh: I am 1/2German so it's in my blood to not like the Frogs :ninja:..

I know what you are saying is not supposed to be taken to heart but im afriad other visitors to the forum will think that we are racists,so im wondering what type of racial slurs other than "Frog" are tolerable on this forum?

rearnakedchoke
01-18-2011, 08:51 PM
I know what you are saying is not supposed to be taken to heart but im afriad other visitors to the forum will think that we are racists,so im wondering what type of racial slurs other than "Frog" are tolerable on this forum?

well, French isn't a race .. so it really isn't a racial slur .. it is a derogatory term ... i guess that would be up to mods to determine what is out of line ..

Miss Foxy
01-18-2011, 08:52 PM
well, French isn't a race .. so it really isn't a racial slur .. it is a derogatory term ... i guess that would be up to mods to determine what is out of line ..

Fa sho!

Miss Foxy
01-18-2011, 08:56 PM
I know what you are saying is not supposed to be taken to heart but im afriad other visitors to the forum will think that we are racists,so im wondering what type of racial slurs other than "Frog" are tolerable on this forum?

May I ask why you are directing your question at me? Frogs, Frogs, and Frogs!! Last time I checked I don't care if anyone sees me as a racist.. LOL.. I guess when we have stopped bashing our president, muslims, illegals, chael, gsp, bj, then perhaps we would know whats tolerable or not!! :rolleyes: On the real hit up a mod I have no right or authority to answer your question. I just don't see why you put me on blast homie.. You french or what?

flo
01-18-2011, 08:57 PM
I know what you are saying is not supposed to be taken to heart but im afriad other visitors to the forum will think that we are racists,so im wondering what type of racial slurs other than "Frog" are tolerable on this forum?

As an Irish person, I certainly hope 'Mick' and 'Paddy' are permissible...

TheDotComKid
01-18-2011, 09:08 PM
May I ask why you are directing your question at me? Frogs, Frogs, and Frogs!! Last time I checked I don't care if anyone sees me as a racist.. LOL.. I guess when we have stopped bashing our president, muslims, illegals, chael, gsp, bj, then perhaps we would know whats tolerable or not!! :rolleyes: On the real hit up a mod I have no right or authority to answer your question. I just don't see why you put me on blast homie.. You french or what?

no,but I am a Canadian and know that the frogs hate being called frogs lol,and I wouldnt want to have them thinking that we are pricks,considering over half of Canada has french blood in them.Anyway im sry if I annoyed you and by they way Im not a big fan of the frogs.

Jonlion
01-18-2011, 10:10 PM
no,but I am a Canadian and know that the frogs hate being called frogs lol,and I wouldnt want to have them thinking that we are pricks,considering over half of Canada has french blood in them.Anyway im sry if I annoyed you and by they way Im not a big fan of the frogs.

I'd say Frogs is a pretty tame name/term for the French!

Miss Foxy
01-18-2011, 10:31 PM
no,but I am a Canadian and know that the frogs hate being called frogs lol,and I wouldnt want to have them thinking that we are pricks,considering over half of Canada has french blood in them.Anyway im sry if I annoyed you and by they way Im not a big fan of the frogs.

It's ok. :wink:

adamt
01-18-2011, 11:29 PM
There are so many other entitlement programs to pay for now, that even public education is not exactly free anymore. Every other week my kids are bringing some letter home about drives to raise money for all kinds of things, such as computers, projectors, audio equipment, physical education equipment, etc.

Last time I checked, I paid out over $4800 in property taxes last year and over half went to the public schools.

my farm is only 360 acres but we pay well into the five digit sum, and over two thirds go to the school and we homeschool

Bonnie
01-19-2011, 06:08 AM
As for the French, in this state we appreciate French culture. So perhaps I am biased. All I know is that many of our families have French heritage.

:happy0159:

I don't think we can judge the character of another country's people by their elected politicians. Elsewhere, as in the U.S. they are the worst representatives of society, most of the time. In Louisiana they positively suck.:laugh:

Good points! :laugh:

Neezar
01-19-2011, 11:14 AM
I am all for ensuring that the country we live in is great for the future -all I mean to say the scaremongoring thrown about when Bush was in office and likewise with Obama go to far. Your country is still great even if it had 15 years of Bush or 15 of Obama.

I just dislike the language that the whole nation is falling apart - it isn't. Can you still protest and be political sure, by all means.

The thing is I am very apathetic towards politics now - I do not trust any, I don't believe I have any impact on change.

Currently in the UK my Taxes increase - they dwarf yours, and transport increases go up, im taxed on petrol, taxed on alcohol - my bottom line is done.

We waste a lot and perhaps you guys are right, I should be more pro-active. One to muse over.

I feel like Benjamin from Animal Farm :laugh:

:laugh:

CAVEMAN
01-20-2011, 06:35 PM
my farm is only 360 acres but we pay well into the five digit sum, and over two thirds go to the school and we homeschool

Makes you wonder where that money is going :scratchchin:

I believe I also wrote a check for about $400 for textbooks.

atomdanger
01-22-2011, 01:00 AM
France will make a great ally....

for all kinds of things, like...

1. Eating poorly
2. Drinking wine
3. Not fighting
4. other stuff?

lol

Tyburn
01-22-2011, 04:31 PM
France will make a great ally....

for all kinds of things, like...


4. other stuff?



Retreating :huh:

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