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>> No. 21588 Chink
28th December 2013
Saturday 2:25 am
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'Sup lads. Been in the Middle Kingdom for about a week now. If anyone is interested I can fill you in on the joy of life in Le Chinois, as I believe the natives call it, and provide pics and answer questions. Let me know.
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>> No. 22255 AnonFromHK
5th June 2014
Thursday 7:51 am
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Still struggling to upload pictures - Symbian no liek .gs.

However, I must say, a month of 30+ heat has been fun. I am dead impressed that my chillies have started to sprout, despite only being in the ground for a week. They appear to like the heat...

Will try and get pics of the old flat up soon. Turned out my flatmate was trying to steal from me, so I promptly left. Last night he posted up the fact that it is now available on his FB account, so I might be moving back there. Heh. What a cunt...
>> No. 22258 Britfag
5th June 2014
Thursday 12:53 pm
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While we wait with baited breath for the pics, tell us what became of the lady from next door.
>> No. 22261 AnonFromHK
6th June 2014
Friday 3:55 am
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I will do, but she's cooking breakfast at the min. Later.
>> No. 22366 AnonFromHK
21st June 2014
Saturday 6:37 pm
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I just want to mention that as I sit hear, thunder echoing from the sky and literally causing the ground to shake, that every clap of it has been perfectly in sync with a drop of the DJ Proteus mix I am listening to. Next level, .gs, next level.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 22404 AnonFromHK
3rd July 2014
Thursday 10:50 am
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I am currently learning Mandarin, Tagalog and Cantonese simultaneously. Please kill me.

>> No. 22247 Kraut
2nd June 2014
Monday 8:26 pm
22247 Music
Post happy music and happy people from your country.

I start:



German-Brazilian lady unrelated.
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>> No. 22252 Cockernay
4th June 2014
Wednesday 3:58 am
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u wot

It's clearly Nic Cage.
>> No. 22253 Raoul
4th June 2014
Wednesday 4:12 am
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I got mixed up, I actually meant Mel Gibson.
>> No. 22254 Monkey
4th June 2014
Wednesday 6:58 am
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It's clearly Rik Mayall.
>> No. 22259 Fairy
5th June 2014
Thursday 1:56 pm
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>> No. 22269 Monkey
11th June 2014
Wednesday 12:24 am
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Now we know it was this strenuous violin performance that pushed him off the twig.

>> No. 22151 Bernd
20th May 2014
Tuesday 6:52 pm
22151 International thread for international minded people
What is your favourite corporation from your country?

Mine is Volkswagen.
Not only because it has many, many car brands, but also because of its strong commercial vehicles department.
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>> No. 22235 Raoul
29th May 2014
Thursday 10:42 am
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>Why would you make anywhere so bright?
It is surprising: seeing as they're being handily beaten by fucking Force India this season, I'd assumed they did all their engineering in the dark.
>> No. 22236 AnonFromHK
29th May 2014
Thursday 12:55 pm
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Credit Suisse, because they willingly admitted they were guilty in a court of law, something banks don't do.
>> No. 22244 Gasthief
30th May 2014
Friday 10:53 pm
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Then why would CS do that, what's the incentive?
>> No. 22245 AnonFromHK
31st May 2014
Saturday 3:57 am
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I'd like to say a shift in company ethics with the hopes the rest of the banks might follow, given the changing regulatory landscape and the impending implementation of the Volcker rule as an extension of Dodd Frank (R.I.P. Proprietary trading). But if I know CS then it's somehow cheaper to admit they diddled hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars from the US government via their own ultra high net worth citizens who placed their trust in tax loopholes offered by CS's off shoring tactics.

They are part of the small group of big boys who are getting of relatively Scott free in comparison to a lot of the other banks who don't have the clout to impose on governments, so maybe this was the condition they had to meet in order to escape having unfavourable light shone on their dark pools. Who knows, eh? But if the customer could see how aggressively they were traded against by the bankers they pay to manage their assets, they may lose faith rather quickly.

Tl;dr CS is probably taking the cheap route, their reputation is worth more than they're paying out.
>> No. 22246 Fairy
31st May 2014
Saturday 8:54 am
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Their share price did rise on the back of the announcement of their $2.6bn settlement. I suppose that suggests the market had priced in an even stiffer penalty.

>> No. 22237 Cockernay
30th May 2014
Friday 7:24 pm
22237 Foucault's Pendulum
I wasn't really sure where to place this: /zoo/, /art/, /map/ or /uni/ but I plumped for here in the end because maybe some FroggyLads might see this and take pity on me.

I'm going to Paris this June, partly because I wanted to visit the original Foucault's Pendulum in the musee de arts et metiers. However, it apparently completely passed me by that the original was destroyed in an accident in 2010: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/411529.article

The last time I was in Paris (Easter last year) I saw a replica pendulum in the Pantheon, however I distinctly remember that it was being removed a few days after I was there for repairs and maintenance.

So, my question is threefold, and as Google isn't being very helpful perhaps some very nice and learned chap on here might be able to help out:

1) Has there been any kind of replica Pendulum installed in the musee since the accident?

2) Has the Pantheon's replica pendulum been reinstalled or will it be reinstalled before the end of June?

3) Or failing both of those, are there any other replica pendulums in Paris or the Paris Region that I could visit?

Thank you to anyone who might be able to help!
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>> No. 22238 Fairy
30th May 2014
Friday 7:33 pm
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Sounds like you're really interested in the Parisian swinging scene.

je prends mon manteau.
>> No. 22241 Fairy
30th May 2014
Friday 8:34 pm
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I think it's a replica but there's definitely something there that still works.
>> No. 22242 Cockernay
30th May 2014
Friday 8:58 pm
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That is fantastic, thank you!
>> No. 22243 Raoul
30th May 2014
Friday 9:27 pm
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Of course, the worst part of the incident is evidently how little they've learned about it. You could say they've learnt Foucault.

J'suis déjà portant mon paletot.

>> No. 22030 Monkey
6th May 2014
Tuesday 9:58 pm
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What would be the best way to learn a new language?
I'd love to learn German.
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>> No. 22227 Fairy
27th May 2014
Tuesday 10:55 am
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Sustain a blow to the back of the head and get grapheme-colour synesthesia, then sit down with a German-English dictionary and a copy of Das Kapital.
>> No. 22228 Kraut
27th May 2014
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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I resent the notion that Germans don't have humour.

Let me prove you wrong:

>Person 1: "So, I heard your grandpa died in a concentration camp. Is it true?"
>Person 2: "Yes, he died from a heartattack while fucking your grandma in the camp brothel."
>> No. 22230 Cockernay
27th May 2014
Tuesday 4:53 pm
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Not really helping your case there lad.
>> No. 22231 Monkey
27th May 2014
Tuesday 4:55 pm
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I've heard that before as:
"My grandfather died in a concentration camp."
"Yeah, he fell out of his guard tower because he was laughing so hard."

Which somehow manages to be less crude than your version.
>> No. 22232 Fairy
27th May 2014
Tuesday 5:07 pm
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I don't think that's a german origins joke.

>> No. 22189 Kraut
22nd May 2014
Thursday 9:46 pm
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Have you ever been to Oktoberfest or an Oktoberfest-like event?
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>> No. 22208 Fairy
23rd May 2014
Friday 7:56 pm
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Don't you think he has effeminate eyebrows?
>> No. 22210 Kraut
23rd May 2014
Friday 9:23 pm
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Looks foreign, too.
>> No. 22211 Boyo
23rd May 2014
Friday 10:15 pm
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This is going to be an unnecessarily revealing and crude post, but I've not had a [insert your own amusing euphemism for a session of masturbation here] in ages and the lady in the OP has given me a right old [your favourite slang expression for an erection goes here].
>> No. 22222 Angela
25th May 2014
Sunday 10:44 pm
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The original Oktoberfest is shit. It's overpriced, your glas doesn't get properly filled, getting served takes ages and it's so crowded that a lot of times you're close to passing out even if you're sober. I don't get why foreigners want to got there so badly.
>> No. 22223 Boyo
25th May 2014
Sunday 11:52 pm
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Same reason people attend Glastonbury and that I'd think, it's the image attached to the event as much as the event itself.

>> No. 22212 Angela
25th May 2014
Sunday 10:32 am
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What do Brits and other foreigners think about the German euro-sceptic party "Alternative für Deutschland"?

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>> No. 22217 Kraut
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:00 pm
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Because we don't drink enough beer?
>> No. 22218 Cockernay
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:11 pm
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Exactly, that is by far the most egregious thing Germany has ever done.
>> No. 22219 Kraut
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:26 pm
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Well, we are also one of the main responsible for Modern Talking.
>> No. 22220 Porridgewog
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:43 pm
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You can't leave yet, we haven't approved your readmission.
>> No. 22221 Kraut
25th May 2014
Sunday 1:04 pm
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So, that's from the 70s or sth?

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>> No. 22199 Raoul
23rd May 2014
Friday 10:50 am
22199 Devolved Scottish board when?
Devolved Scottish board when?

A racist homophobic pro gun professor and UKIP supporter was teaching a class on James the First, known James VI.

”Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship James the First and accept that he was the most highly-evolved Scot the world has ever known, even greater than William Wallace himself!”

At this moment, a brave, transexual, non hetero-normal Radical Independence champion who had attended over 100 anti UKIP protests and understood the necessity of mild fascism in leftist to make people vote for the right people, stood up.

”Muh bennies”

The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his chalk and copy of The History of the United Kingdom. He stormed out of the room crying those Better Together crocodile tears. The same tears Better Togethers cry for "Poor England" as she doesn't have her own Parliament even though Scottish votes on English matters don't even make a difference! He wished so much that he had a gun to shoot himself from embarrassment, but the lines at the UKIP: Free Guns store was just too long.

The students applauded and all registered SNP that day and accepted Alex Salmond as their lord and savior. A pigeon named “Diversity” flew into the room and perched atop the Scottish Flag and shed a tear on the chalk. Scotland the Brave was sung several times, and Salmond himself showed up and enacted an 80% tax rate on the rich and banned air rifles across the country.

The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died from a spree shooter the next week.
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>> No. 22203 Fairy
23rd May 2014
Friday 3:12 pm
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I was just looking at some recent referendum polls, and while it's evident that the Yes vote has the momentum, there's been some really poor showings in the last few weeks, -10 to -14 in favour of yes.
>> No. 22204 Kraut
23rd May 2014
Friday 5:11 pm
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Do scots want to join a new country?
We could use a new Bundeslands.
>> No. 22205 Garlicfag
23rd May 2014
Friday 5:23 pm
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>> No. 22206 Britfag
23rd May 2014
Friday 5:35 pm
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Wonderful. Inaudible smirk.
>> No. 22209 Britfag
23rd May 2014
Friday 8:33 pm
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I lost my enthusiasm for independence and the SNP when I began to learn how progressive and un-nationalist their movement is.

>> No. 22056 Kraut
16th May 2014
Friday 9:12 pm
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What are your thoughts on that picture?
Does it make you feel angry?
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>> No. 22138 Britfag
20th May 2014
Tuesday 1:34 am
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This thread proves that my online compatriots are fucking idiots who won't admit to anything.
>> No. 22139 Fairy
20th May 2014
Tuesday 1:46 am
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>> No. 22140 Cockernay
20th May 2014
Tuesday 2:07 am
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You got me, I was the what killed all those Sepoys.

I really should just time travel to the racist periods of history from now on.
>> No. 22142 Cockernay
20th May 2014
Tuesday 7:59 am
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When did this place turn into /int/?

Sage for shit thread.
>> No. 22145 Britfag
20th May 2014
Tuesday 9:45 am
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/zoo/ has never really recovered from when the block on Johnny Foreigners was in place.

>> No. 22098 Bernd
18th May 2014
Sunday 9:35 am
22098 I know that you are all really interested in all matters related to Germany

What do you think about this?

It's part of a campaign against Germanophobia
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>> No. 22109 Kraut
19th May 2014
Monday 3:32 am
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Swastikas are only allowed in historical context or art and our politicians don't consider video games to be art.
>> No. 22110 Wastelander
19th May 2014
Monday 5:54 am
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They clearly need to play The Stanley Parable and lighten up a little.
>> No. 22114 Kraut
19th May 2014
Monday 8:48 pm
That's sad, but I guess some one has to do all the work in Europe.

Kampf is not war, but struggle, m8.

I agree, m8.

Because we all are potatoes (katofln).

I wish someone would pay me for this sh.stuff.
You know, nazis are bad, that's why we censor their symbols now.
>> No. 22118 Raoul
19th May 2014
Monday 8:53 pm
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>Because we all are potatoes (katofln).
>> No. 22122 Bernd
19th May 2014
Monday 8:56 pm
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Potato/Kartoffel/Katofl is a derogatory term for Germans, used mainly by undesirables of all kind.

>> No. 22008 Kraut
4th May 2014
Sunday 6:51 pm
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What is your opion on the Krautreich also known as the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and assorted countries?
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>> No. 22021 Hitler
5th May 2014
Monday 7:12 am
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Niemals sollst Du Freunde finden, Deine Freude möge vergehen und Übel möge Dich ereilen.

You made me use google you Arsch.

>>22014 Will update the thread in about a week, a lot's been going on here.
>> No. 22023 Kraut
5th May 2014
Monday 2:22 pm
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That's incorrect.
Tipping is expected in Germany, then why would they not tip abroad all of a sudden.
>> No. 22024 Bernd
5th May 2014
Monday 3:41 pm
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You really spent too much time on KC /int/, m8.
These people really aren't your standard Germans.
Even the ones posting under a German flag are mostly foreigners.
>> No. 22025 Cockernay
5th May 2014
Monday 6:18 pm
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>Have you considered that there is more than a general "left" or "right" in politics, silly twat?

yes- but the whole left/right division is still too pronounced. And it's utterly pointless. Left/right dates from after the French Revolution to a unique set of circumstances related to that time. And even just discounting the whole left/right, the fact that the main political division Labour/Tory, is too tribalistic (quite literally with our ingrained class system), as stated I would prefer German style consensus politics.
>> No. 22026 Britfag
5th May 2014
Monday 6:55 pm
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I'm sorry for calling you a twat, I was feeling grouchy.

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>> No. 21822 Cowboy
19th April 2014
Saturday 4:13 pm
21822 Empire Building
How do I empire, Britain?
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>> No. 22004 Porridgewog
3rd May 2014
Saturday 2:11 pm
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Pay some brown people to shoot other brown people while waving your flag.
>> No. 22005 Cowboy
3rd May 2014
Saturday 6:47 pm
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>> No. 22006 Britfag
3rd May 2014
Saturday 10:10 pm
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international countryballs polandball country strong can into nordic clean toilets nationalism seriousness nordic circlejerk vikings history warriors old glory days conquering world wars languages autism beating other country in sport
>> No. 22007 Cowboy
4th May 2014
Sunday 12:47 am
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No needfor a knee jerk reaction, lad.
>> No. 22022 AnonFromMY
5th May 2014
Monday 11:36 am
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You already absconded from the greatest empire in forever you cheeky treasonous cock, then you went and ruined it for everyone else by pressuring us to give the little brown people their clay back.

>> No. 21997 Fairy
2nd May 2014
Friday 9:32 pm
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When are we getting one in the UK?
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>> No. 21999 Fairy
2nd May 2014
Friday 9:39 pm
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'Fess up, lad. You thought Cameron lives at number 10 when in fact he lives next-door at number 11.
>> No. 22000 Cockernay
2nd May 2014
Friday 10:18 pm
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What? I thought the PM lived at 10 Downing Street.

He does! Right!?
>> No. 22001 Boyo
2nd May 2014
Friday 10:25 pm
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Well I'll admit to having been ignorant on this count. I had 11 down as Osborne's place.
>> No. 22002 Fairy
2nd May 2014
Friday 10:27 pm
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>During his last period in office, in 1881, William Ewart Gladstone claimed residence in numbers 10, 11 and 12 for himself and his family. He was both Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister at the time.

>After the 1997 General Election, in which Labour took power, a swap was carried out by the then-incumbents of the two titles, Tony Blair being a married man with three children still living at home, while his counterpart, Gordon Brown, was unmarried at the time of taking up his post. Although Number 10 continued to be the Prime Minister's official residence and contain the prime ministerial offices, Blair and his family actually moved into the more spacious Number 11, while Brown lived in the more meagre apartments of Number 10. This is the second time this has occurred; Stafford Northcote lived in Number 10 at one point, while Benjamin Disraeli occupied Number 11. Interestingly, this event was for precisely the opposite reason—at the time, Number 10 was the more spacious apartment and Sir Stafford had a larger family. Blair and Brown's arrangement continued between Brown (at 11) and Alistair Darling (at 10), and is said to be likely to continue in the Cameron ministry (David Cameron at 11 and George Osborne at 10).
>> No. 22003 Aki
2nd May 2014
Friday 10:30 pm
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'Fess up, lad. You thought he was talking about Cameron when clearly he's referring to Gideon.

>> No. 21696 Raoul
15th February 2014
Saturday 11:30 pm
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One in four Americans 'do not know the Earth circles the Sun'


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>> No. 21992 Raoul
2nd May 2014
Friday 11:19 am
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Hidden for making me feel sad.
>> No. 21993 Boyo
2nd May 2014
Friday 11:57 am
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That's exactly what it is (and I'm not even >>21987). It's a cynical move to appropriate May Day (or International Labour Day as it is in most of the western world) and replace it with a load of fluffy nothingness. It was introduced in 1921 in an explicitly anti-communist move, and yet still Obama has the gall to go out and quote Lincoln on the importance of a nation 'dedicated to the proposition that 'all men are created equal',', and hail it as a day to 'to trade ideas, question antiquated notions, and ensure our Nation's course reflects the will of the American people', when that's precisely what it was established to avoid.
>> No. 21994 Fairy
2nd May 2014
Friday 12:05 pm
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Communism is hardly equality.
>> No. 21995 Boyo
2nd May 2014
Friday 12:24 pm
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Perhaps not in practice, but this 'Loyalty Day' malarkey is about shutting down debate, rather than dismantling existing non-functioning communist systems. Indeed, in 1921 it was all still lofty ideals, and the only imaginable motivation for trying to discredit communism at that time is so that the rich and powerful could remain rich and powerful. Even if we overlook the explicitly communist element, for most people Labour Day is a general call for better conditions for workers, and trying to appropriate that is pretty low in my books.
>> No. 21996 Fairy
2nd May 2014
Friday 2:01 pm
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Those 'ideals' are a retrospectively reconstructed load of old huff. This kind of rubbish fits in perfectly well with Obama's subdued campaign against cynicism in America ( http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/obamas-war-cynicism ). The American trend of revising their history as some kind of philosophically-founded 'spirit of 76', ragged and brave Americans against overwhelmingly better-armed and supplied Redcoats is just garbage.

Have a read of this, it's fairly long but not too dense:


Iirc there was a book that came out a year or two ago which critically examines the evidence for the American Revolution as an 'ideological revolution' and came up with findings concerning the broad extent of revisionism that Americans apply to the Revolution. There weren't thousands and thousands of men flocking to fight for 'liberty'.

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