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Initial post: 21 Jun 2012 15:57:27 BDT
The UK is currently embroiled in a sea of silly flag waving and cheering "Engerrland"....sadly with the nonsense of the Olympics on the horizon it can only get worse...after all the jubilee idiocy the countries' collective intelligence seems to be fading. Solutions?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 16:11:05 BDT
David Groom says:
Simon DHB,

'Solutions? '

Turn off your radio, telly and internet and put plugs in your ears. Leave the rest of us to enjoy it all, as we will.

PS: Some evidence of this 'collective intelligence fading' would be helpful, not your declared opinion, which frankly isn't worth a gnat's f*rt.

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 16:18:23 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
"...a sea of silly flag waving and cheering "Engerrland"... ...the Olympics on the horizon it can only get worse".

Thought we were supposed to cheer for "Great Britain" at the Olympics?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 16:34:14 BDT
Simon the Boyd: it's a conspiracy to wind you up dear.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 16:37:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2012 16:38:13 BDT
'Evidence' what's that? If Simon the Voyd says intelligence is fading IT IS Fading. The Voyd's definition of 'evidence' is, his opinion.

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 16:38:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2012 22:52:29 BDT
XRNOHPORTER says:
Blimey, ol' founty loves starting new post don't 'e guv? The queen, gawd bless'er.
Sorry don't know why I came over all cockney.
I'm trying to argue the toss with him over on "Silly beliefs that destroy the natural world" but I just wanted to say, GIVE IT UP PEOPLE!!
This discussion will go like all the others. He asks a question or makes a statement then contributes absolutely nuffin except drivel.
Don't induldge him.
Why not start your own discussion on a similar topic and see if he contributes, bet he don't.
Strike alight, gor blimey, knees up muvver brown!! AAAArgh someboby stop me.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 19:43:20 BDT
gille liath says:
And it should be 'the UK' really.

Patriotism isn't on the rise and there's nothing wrong with a bit of collective celebration. I just wish we could find a pretext for it that isn't an insult to the intelligence.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 19:50:03 BDT
David Groom says:
Gordon Bennett,

'The Voyd's definition of 'evidence' is, his opinion.'

Ah I see it now. Ricardo Tete just has to look in the mirror to 'know' he is right?

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 00:49:29 BDT
Charlieost says:
Enough of that now Simon "The Traitor" Boyd. Get out those Union Jack underpants you have hidden away. Raise one for the Royals lad.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 05:40:00 BDT
Rather late post?

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 10:35:38 BDT
Charlieost says:
I live in the countryside. The post is always late.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 11:04:44 BDT
Ho ho ho....he he he!...chaz is so funeeeee!!!

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 11:29:47 BDT
Valley Lad says:
Well, Apart from a Rather Daft "Starter" Post, Whats wrong for supporting ones Country, When the Olympic Flame came up my Valley, I was at the front of the Crowd waving my WELSH Flag !, With all its shortcomings The UK is Far Better of with our Royal Family, I would far sooner our queen then Obama !!!
So why not Celebrate Being British, and enjoy this historic Year,
And If you don't like it ? ...................... You are free to leave our shores !.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 11:36:04 BDT
What's wrong with supporting ones country....er...really....where to begin?...

(1) Supporting a high order abstraction with no base in reality is a sign of low intelligence.

(2) What "aspect" of the country are you supporting?

(3) You are supporting something that you had no control of and was an accident. I choose to support and be proud of Cuba and North Korea.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 20:02:26 BDT
gille liath says:
We republicans have as much right to send you packing - more, because we've got more sense.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 22:33:04 BDT
Charlieost says:
Thankyou Simon. Appreciation is always appreciated. Best wishes and good luck with the business.

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 22:43:01 BDT
Charlieost says:
Supporting ones species irrespective of creed or country should surely take priority over supporting those who one thinks should come first just because they have been born behind man created barriers. Surely there are those in Tory Britain who are increasingly having more in common with those from the so called third world? Like the poor, sick and disabled.

A parade for any other reason than just a bit of fun (thankyou Gay Pride) should be viewed with the suspicion that would have been apt in pre-Second World War Germany. Beware of patriots.

Thankyou, two shows a day. End of the pier till Saturday.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2012 07:54:10 BDT
Molly Brown says:
"If you're not with us......you're against us" philosophy, Donald Rumsfield would be proud of you.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2012 11:21:23 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Valley Lad. Once I had screwed enough off the Social that is exactly what I did.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2012 11:28:22 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:
Are you on here to play Devils Advocate Valley Lad?
The royal family epitomise everything about traditions and silly displays of pomp taking precedence over common sense,
So for someone who is a self professed supporter of the BNP who thinks this party gets a raw deal from the establishment and hence supporters of the royal family, I find your enthusiastic support quite a turnaround from what you have said previously!

Posted on 1 Jul 2012 11:39:23 BDT
Molly Brown says:
The Prince of Wales's funding from the taxpayer increased by 11% during the last financial year, official accounts showed.

Charles's income from grants-in-aid and government departments rose from £1,962,000 to £2,194,000 during 2011/12, an increase of £232,000.

His private income from the Duchy of Cornwall - the landed estate given to the heir to the throne to provide him or her with an income - also increased, by 3% to £18.3m

WORTH EVERY PENNY? NOT!!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2012 16:36:54 BDT
Charlieost says:
I read that as well Molly. What would annoy me most of all though if I lived in the UK and had to pay for this shower is that they are a bunch of idiots. It's not as if they posess some kind of great intelligence or have charismatic powers. They are just so boring. If the royal family was a soap it would have been axed years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2012 06:25:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2012 06:25:57 BDT
Molly Brown says:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/9101332/Prince-Charles-calls-on-private-sector-to-help-poor-communities.html

"Prince Charles calls on private sector to help poor communities
The Prince of Wales has announced plans to extend a business mentoring scheme in an attempt to create a nationwide network to help disadvantaged communities."

Apparently just one person can make a difference he says, well yes Charles, you could, and your family could, knowing that we can't trust the government to do this, then you and all the other parasites who are paid a fortune from the "royal list", i.e. meaning taxpayers money, including the poor, could return that money, give it directly to the poor perhaps, as it would be correct to believe that governments can't be trusted to do so.

Posted on 2 Jul 2012 16:27:32 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 23:04:08 BDT
Charlieost says:
And? Spin? ....................... or was that it?
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