In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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straa

UK

#45723 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't come close to pissing me off, Skanque, no matter how hard you froth, no matter how you demonstrate just how big a racist you are.
You display every year what a dispicable racist you are when you use worlds like paki, we all know what you are, nothing but poison and bile, the little man syndrome

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#45725 Jan 3, 2013
Thinking wrote:
If Scotland wants to opt out of the economic relationship they willingly joined in 1707, they need to take Northern Ireland with them. It seems the more intransigent someone is, the more Scottish their surname.
<quoted text>
One has noted the phenomenon.

Hehehe.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45726 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
You display every year what a dispicable racist you are when you use worlds like paki
Packy, Packy.

Don't dish it out if you can't take it, Packy.

PS: Packy is the name of the most famous elephant in the USA.

Packy likes to stomp.

~stomp stomp stomp~

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45727 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
The nation in the most spectacular decline is without doubt the USA
~stomp stomp stomp~

The USA hasn't lost an acre of ground in 240 years.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45728 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Constitution of Sweden doesn't control the English language.
(QUOTE)
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.
Synonyms
1. See kingdom.
the english language doesn't control the swedish constitution.

Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45729 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
NotBot rules = when he doesn't give you the quote ya need, make one up.
Yes it's better to not be a bot like you and you make thing up about a country you never have visited

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45730 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
the little man syndrome
I'm over six foot, Packy.

And you suffer from the littledick syndrome.

We all have our crosses to bear... or in your case... bare...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45731 Jan 3, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
the english language doesn't control the swedish constitution.
It controls the English language.

And the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45732 Jan 3, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<-- official state website
You just told us that governments don't control what they are called.

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

So you giving up on that argument?

To be sure: it was a stupid 'counterpoint'- but you were the one who brought it up.
straa

UK

#45733 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
~stomp stomp stomp~
The USA hasn't lost an acre of ground in 240 years.
That's because you've got no land to lose, haha, all you have is your own country, its all you've ever had, and its all you ever will have, untill it is taken from you, you tried to expand once before, into canada,but it didn't end well for you, defeated and bankrupt,Britain totally kicked your butts, you have never tried again since, and as has been shown, you are not capable of taking countries like britain did
straa

UK

#45734 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm over six foot, Packy.
And you suffer from the littledick syndrome.
We all have our crosses to bear... or in your case... bare...
Little man syndrome is little Dick syndrome you dumbass, my god don't you even know the simplest of rudimentary insults, you clearly suffer from the condition, but, thankfully, your god was much kinder to me

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45735 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because you've got no land to lose, haha
All of the UK would fit in one of our states, Packy.

All of the UK is in one time zone.

Give your misplaced jingoism a rest.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45736 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Little man syndrome
Six foot, Packy.

~stomp stomp stomp~

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45737 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
,Britain totally kicked your butts
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

[Chorus]

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

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Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45738 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Little man syndrome is little Dick syndrome you dumbass
" little man syndrome

A man, small in stature, who attempts to overcome the way he believes other people perceive him (as a diminuative character) by 1) attaching himself to authority figures, 2) trying to manipulate himself into positions of control, 3) migrating toward positions of leadership, and 4) having a fairly volatile temper. "
straa

UK

#45742 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.
[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.
We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.
[Chorus]
Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**
We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**
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Great song, is that what the American soldiers were singing as they were running away as fast as they could crying, those naughty British soldiers making you cry, I'm so sorry the war turned out to be such a disaster for America
straa

UK

#45743 Jan 3, 2013
The war of 1812 was such a big defeat for america, a victory for britain, but it was just a small war for britain, not even important, we kicked your assess but most brits have never even heard of it, thats what happens when your country has such a huge success at winning wars like Britain does, 1812 was just another British victory, like all the others, so we didn't write any songs about it LOL, obviously it meant more to america as only an american would write a song about a war that they lost LOL, hahaha

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45744 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It controls the English language.
And the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy.
Democracy!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45746 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Great song, is that what the American soldiers were singing as they were running away as fast
The Americans slaughtered the British at New Orleans.

You see, Packy, no one here has to make you accept facts, only to hold up what you say for ridicule.

(quote)
The British chose New Orleans as their last possible objective. They ruled out a water assault on New Orleans and instead chose to mount a ground assault. They anchored their ships at Pea River in the mouth of the Mississippi. Guarding the entry to the River were five American gunboats. Their 29 guns and 145 were no match for the 45 British barges manned by 1200 men with 43 guns. The American ships gave General Jackson, the commander of American forces in New Orleans, additional time to prepare the defenses of the city. The British forces went ashore at the mouth of the Bayou Bienvenu unopposed. An advance guard of 1500 men moved forward and captured the Viillere plantation. One of the American officers managed to escape and get to New Orleans to warn Jackson. Jackson ordered an attack on the British positions. He sent a 14-gun schooner downriver to bombard the British positions, while at the same time ordered General John Caffee to attack the British and try to halt their soldiers on the river. The Americans had some initial success, but ultimately the British lines held. Jackson called off the attack and his men withdrew to defensive positions along the Rodriguez Canal. This ended the first part of the battle.

The two sides then spent two weeks preparing their positions for future battle. The British received a new commander Lieutenant General Sir Edward Pakenham. Pakenham was not happy with lack of British progress. He developed a complicated plan that involved an attack on both banks of the river; however, crossing the river was more difficult than initially envisioned. It was not until January 8, that a force could dispatch. In the meantime General Pakenham prepared for a direct assault on the center of Americans lines. General Jackson and his men were ready with well-prepared defensive positions of 4,000 men and well position cannons.

At the last minute Jackson positioned his reserve troops at the exact spot the British were planning to aim their assault. As dawn broke, the British began their assault. The British soldiers gallantly attacked, but the Americans were too prepared and their artillery wreaked havoc on the advancing British. General Pakenham tried to rally his men and continue the assault despite the fact that two horses were shot out from under him and he was wounded. Eventually he was mortally wounded and died on the battlefield. Within an hour the battle was over.

Three British generals and eight colonels were among the 251 British killed. 1,259 were wounded and 484 were missing in the battle. The Americans lost a total of 11 men and 23 wounded. It was the greatest American victory of the war and it was against the finest of the British army.

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#45747 Jan 3, 2013
straa wrote:
The war of 1812 was such a big defeat for america,
~stomp stomp stomp~

(quote)
War of 1812 Overview
The War of 1812 was fought from 1812 to 1815 between the United States and Great Britain. Stemming from trade disputes, impressment, and affronts to the US' national honor, the fighting raged at sea, along the Canadian border, as well as around Washington and New Orleans. Settled by the Treaty of Ghent, the war was largely a draw with a return to state quo ante bellum.

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