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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #25 on: 25/09/2005 11:12:20 »
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I would like to give America a big hug and thank you for Burger King.


Reminds me of that scene in Monty Pythons 'Life of Brian' where the PFJ leader asks the rhetorical question "What have we got to thank the Romans for?"  Cue an enormous list of benefits concluding with peace! :-)

Most countries in recent times, and the British in particular, have got a lot of reasons to thank the Yanks and we don't forget that even when we're slagging them off over some aspect of policy or other.

As far as I'm concerned they're very welcome here, the more the merrier!
 

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #26 on: 25/09/2005 14:49:19 »
Simmer

Firstly let me say i have nothing against the americans.

but in your words "and the British in particular, have got a lot of reasons to thank the Yanks"

why!
And dont say the second world war 2, because the reason for america entering in to the conflict was based on more factors than

them just helping us out,or should i say helping the uk to help the rest of europe :)

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« Last Edit: 25/09/2005 15:08:03 by ukmicky »
 

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #27 on: 25/09/2005 17:06:24 »
I told you, McDonalds and fat Tourists....And the revolutionary war..I mean did you really want us around still?............and hmm....Oh yeah....Paris Hilton hehehe
THANKS FOR MONTY PYTHON TOO ;- )

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #28 on: 27/09/2005 13:07:19 »
I saw a great home vid about Paris Hilton at the weekend... its called "One night in Paris" its very informative.
 

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #29 on: 27/09/2005 20:06:50 »
hahahaha... yeah that's all over the news here...

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #30 on: 27/09/2005 20:45:50 »
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Originally posted by ukmicky


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but in your words "and the British in particular, have got a lot of reasons to thank the Yanks"

why!
And dont say the second world war 2, because the reason for america entering in to the conflict was based on more factors than




As far as "particularly Britain" is concerned, I was going to say WWII I must admit :)  That and the official and unofficial help from the States before they joined in, when they were supposed to be neutral.  There have been instances since, too.

Apart from the military stuff I think we have benefited more than others through shared language and culture, promotion of which by the US directly helps us with things like trade/tourism and, most importantly, protects us from the nightmare of having to learn another language.  

I know it's irritating that we don't rule the world any more but I think, given that, we could have done a lot worse :)  

Let's hope the next super-power is equally sympatico, India anyone?  They not only speak English but play cricket too!

 

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #31 on: 27/09/2005 21:25:32 »
...what about China ?...as the next super-power ?

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #32 on: 28/09/2005 00:35:24 »
To the one commonly known as Neil

At the rate that china have been updating and improving their armed forces i think they already are.:)

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #33 on: 28/09/2005 01:18:18 »
Yep, guess you're right there Michael.....love the baby....aaaiiieeeeee yaaaaa !!

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Re: Why aren't Americans banned in the UK?
« Reply #34 on: 28/09/2005 21:08:10 »
Nah, China's too obvious - history never lives up to expectations :)
 

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