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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:42 AM

 

Empire: Never a Good Idea

Rome: Degeneration. Sacked by illiterate German tribes.

Britain: Overextended. Now a mere satellite of

America: The true irony here. Only you can write the ending. This Gawdless Socialist Foreigner still retains hope that you actually don't supply such documentation.

But, hey, of what do I know? My recently-unemployed arse has been awake all night swilling stout!

(I deeply apologise for any and all spelling errors in this post.)

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Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
edgineered Feb 2013 #1
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #3
edgineered Feb 2013 #5
bemildred Feb 2013 #2
malthaussen Feb 2013 #4

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:12 AM

1. Not to kick a lame horse,

so please excuse me for saying that had you used your money for ammunition, you would have only paid sales tax, and not the exorbitant alcohol ones. Can't drink bullets though. It makes me wonder why our government supports feeding that industry while feeding on an industry that devastates the lives of the unfortunate.

I hope the swill is only an occasional remedy - the bastards don't need your blood money. I hope you cheer up! (and stay away from the bullets too)

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Response to edgineered (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:05 AM

3. What the Bloody Hell are you talking about?

 

I'm re-reading my post, I'm reading your reply, and I'm trying (and failing) to find a posit-rebuttal exchange!

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:06 AM

5. I used to have a problem with alcohol,

what's worse is that the brewer gets little money for the poison, the government gets alot. Alcohol kills many people, so I was making a feeble attempt to point out that one killing device is freely available and untaxed, while another is not. In conclusion I was asking you not to do yourself harm from either. Have a good day Ian, did not mean to say anything wrong, so accept my apology please.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:17 AM

2. Thank you for the kind thoughts, but I think we are going to have to learn the hard way.

Our political leadership is much too narrow gauge, most of them, to offer much hope. I've been watching since the 60s, and near as I can see, they have not learned a thing, they still think the public is the problem, not them and their "leadership".

When things go well, it's their leadership, see? But otherwise, it's the fecklessness and irresponsibility of the masses.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:41 AM

4. Empires are great until they fall.

I know a Brit or two who would be happy to bring back the golden age of the 1890s.

Rome, Byzantium -- these empires lasted a long time on the backs of the rest of the world. It is good to be Number One.

-- Mal

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