- 05-05-2012, 14:41 #1
Get 'orf my land - handing stuff back nicked along while ago
Suspect we'll be handing England back to the Welsh ... not to mention the Falklands
US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations | World news | guardian.co.uk
A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination."As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her - her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye." Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
- 05-05-2012, 15:06 #2
So what about the land stolen from the Indians by the British when we owned America?Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 05-05-2012, 15:10 #3
"The truth is that commentators rush out their opinions based on their preconceived notions before they know the full facts"
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- 05-05-2012, 15:11 #4SSAFA Bereaved Families Support Group member.
A support group for families of members of the armed forces who have died in service whatever the circumstances.
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- 05-05-2012, 15:19 #5
Perhaps this UN apparatchik should venture down to S. America, Argentina in particular, & demand that the decendents of the Spanish Conquistadors who rocked up in the 16th/17th Centuries & murdered/enslaved/plundered the native peoples, be forced to hand back the land to the indiginous peoples! It would make a nice change from all the nauseous crap they keep spouting in the UN about the "malvinas", better & more correctly known as the Falkland Islands, which just happened to be UNINHABITED until various, mainly British Sailors & whalers used them as a base in the late 18th C."Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy". Winston Churchill
- 05-05-2012, 15:21 #6Political correctness, A discredited and dogmatic ideology, the antithesis of free speech,
championed only by those who stand to gain from division and disunity.
- 05-05-2012, 15:41 #7
- Join Date
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- 14 miles West of the moon, for all I know.
Your suspicion applies equally to that, of course.
If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.We need people who look to the stars, holding the nation and the world in their hearts but at the same time we need down-to-earth people who can do serious and trying work.
In a definite sense, a country's power and prestige isn't only a reflection of its economic power but also a reflection of its people's quality and morality. Moreover, I think the latter is actually more important in the long-term.
- 05-05-2012, 16:21 #8"As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her - her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye." Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
- 05-05-2012, 16:45 #9
London must at least much have dibs on Beyonce's arse, Dave should have words Ban Ki-moon.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 05-05-2012, 17:17 #10
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I can see the rent on the UN building going up again, when the Yanks last wanted them chucked out I fully expected them to move to Canada, the only nation soft enough to think it would be an honour!"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Semper in excremento sum, solum profunditas mutat
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