In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#45801 Jan 4, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
It is likely that the next referendum is 2016, lets see how that turns out before you make yourself look even more stupid.
I have a long way to go to fall to your levels, Skanque.

PS: The Scottish referendum is in 2014.

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#45802 Jan 4, 2013
straa wrote:
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You have a strange version of history, America got their assess kicked out of Canada by Britain
Treaty of Ghent.

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#45804 Jan 4, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
This is true, wonder of wonders, even when you dick is dripping like a faulty tap
I know of no others whose so fascinated by the oozing penis.

Must have left a bad taste in your mouth, eh, Skangue?

Well, chins up...

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#45805 Jan 4, 2013
straa wrote:
America got a whole lot of whoopass from Britain
Definition of asskicking...

Battle of New Orleans.
9000 British soldiers against 4,500 U.S. troops

Jan. 8 battle... Took half an hour.

British dead = 291 killed
British wounded = 1250+
British captured = 500
Americans = 13 killed
Americans = 58 wounded
straa

London, UK

#45807 Jan 4, 2013
Or how about numbers of deaths, many more Americans were killed than brits, even thoe America had many many more troops, you still got your assess kicked by a smaller British contingent, in your own country, how long did it take for the American army to run all the way from Canada back to USA, you are used to retreating thoe, aren't you
straa

London, UK

#45808 Jan 4, 2013
The war of 1812 was a good thing in the end, ot unified Canada, with the English, English Canadians and French Canadians and natives, it gave them a sense of identity and nationhood which they didn't previously have, they became Canada, a unique and proud country, a British parliamentary democracy, with the queen as head of state, and a valued member of the British commonwealth, they are a prosperous and liberal nation, secular, athiest, modern, democratic, national healthcare, all the british ideals, plentifull natural resources, good economy, they are very thankfull for this and for britain defending them, that is why life is much better in Canada than anerica, the people loyal to britain were right, and why Canada is great, America would be too if they had stayed loyal to Britain, it was your mistake, and now you can only look enviously at canada and dream of what could have been, America could have been liberal, free, safe and prosperous like canada, but you chose the wrong way, you made that mistake, and you tried to make Canada join you, but they knew better and are now much happier and prosperous, USA made the mistake, now you live with it

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#45809 Jan 4, 2013
straa wrote:
Or how about numbers of deaths, many more Americans were killed than brits
I use facts based on reality, Packy, you don't.

Forgive me if I put little effort into it.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#45810 Jan 4, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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I wonder what will be the outcome if there is a referendum in 2016? It seems to me that Unionists have the majority at the moment but things may change. The republic may recover to pre crash times making more financial sense for the North going more Nationalist
Anyone who thinks he's got a handle on Irish politics (North or South) is nuts.

Laffin.
SupaAFC

Kinross, UK

#45811 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It isn't out of context to call a monarchy a monarchy.
If you were just calling our monarchy a monarchy, then that would be perfectly fine.

But, you are not just calling our monarchy a monarchy; you are claiming that because we are a monarchy, then we are therefore not a democracy - a totally bogus claim.

That is why your whole argument about Britain's monarchy is inherently dishonest.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Your excuses are typical of a NotBot who finds my foot up their azzes when they say something stupid like the same definition in the English language from a dozen different sources doesn't mean what it means.
Definitions are meaningless when reality contradicts them. If Britain were truly a monarchy, then our monarchs would be actively involved in our political system, the people would have no say in the government, and the monarchs would be wielding their powers on a regular basis.

Reality: our monarchs do nothing.

Reality: Royal Assent has not been refused since 1707.

Reality: we have a Parliament.

Reality: the Commons, the legislative body of Parliament, are elected by the people.

Reality: we are a democracy.

Face reality, little boy.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The United KING_dom is a monarchy.
The United Kingdom is a typical western democracy with a figurehead monarch.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The KING_dom of Sweden is a monarchy.
Sweden is a typical western democracy with a figurehead monarch.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>SuperFAG cannot admit he is wrong about anything, even when it has been stuffed up his azz.
Barefoot cannot admit that reality contradicts his claims.

We have just entered 2013, Barefoot, not 1613. Time to get with the times.

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#45812 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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If you were just calling our monarchy a monarchy, then that would be perfectly fine.
Ah... so after three months, SuperFAG acknowledges that the sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and that the United KING_dom is a monarchy.

Let's check Barefoot's position on this... oh... it seems that is the very first thing he said on the topic...

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#45813 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
But, you are not just calling our monarchy a monarchy; you are claiming that because we are a monarchy, then we are therefore not a democracy - a totally bogus claim.
mon·ar·chy mon-er-kee]
noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually ***** or nominally **** lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.

2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.

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de·moc·ra·cy
/di&#712;mäkr&#601;s &#275;/
Noun

1. A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

2. A state governed in such a way.

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#45814 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Definitions are meaningless when reality contradicts them.
Who is the head of state in the United KING_dom?

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#45815 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Sweden is a typical western democracy with a figurehead monarch.
King_dom of Sweden

Monarchy.

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#45816 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
The United Kingdom is a typical western democracy with a figurehead monarch.
There are no typical democracies that are monarchies.

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#45817 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Reality: we are a democracy.
United KING_dom.

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#45818 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Reality: Royal Assent has not been refused since 1707.
Already refuted.

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#45819 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Reality: we have a Parliament.
More members of the UK Parliament have been appointed (or inherited to that position by a monarchy) than elected.

No matter how hard you stomp your feet.

And the Parliament can be- by law- dismissed by the monarch. For whatever reason he/she feels fit.

PS: the Church of England also appoints members to the Parliament.

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#45820 Jan 4, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Reality: we are a democracy.
Monarchy.

You have a right to your off-based opinions.

You do not have aright to your own facts.

mon·ar·chy mon-er-kee]
noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually ***** or nominally **** lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.

2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.

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de·moc·ra·cy
/di&#712;mäkr&#601;s &#275;/
Noun

1. A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

2. A state governed in such a way.
CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#45821 Jan 4, 2013
Monarchy?
Democracy?

Wishful thinking at best!

The USA is a Oligarchy
Lincoln

United States

#45822 Jan 4, 2013
Mike N wrote:
Of course they are. Because believers are a danger to them. Believers do unspeakable things to those who don't think like them. Its bad enough that some humans are unkind to others but its worse when those humans use dark age mythology to justify it. Hopefully one day religion will cease in this world and people will operate on logic. That alone will change the world for the better.
Atheists like Himler, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky.
History classes are offered in high school ...did you drop out?

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