to our american members

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Grumblegrunt, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    I would just like to wish you a happy tax evasion day 2012 :)
     
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  2. Do they even like Tea over there?
     
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  3. Its also wifeys birthday. Happy 4th of July to our country cousins.

    CG
     
  4. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    probably not - worried it might make you socialist and demand basic state healthcare along with democracy
     
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  5. Many do. I prefer tea and at home or visiting family drink tea. Out at restaurants generally I get coffee as most restaurant tea here is flavourless.

    A few years ago I was in hospital for a few days and the hospital served "decaffinated tea". Tasted like they put dried grass clippings in a little paper bag. Horrible stuff.
     
  6. They do.....iced tea for some reason.......tis nasty. I wonder if they do alcoholic iced tea.....that would be ok.
     
  7. SWMBO has her birthday today as well. Happy 4th to our wayward kin. :party:
     
  8. I did try Iced Tea once (I thought it was just a name) but no it really is cold tea, the dirty bastards!
     
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  9. Happy Birthday! Remember that your Independence Day is our Thanksgiving Day....^~
     
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  10. Sorry to piss on the tea party, but the septics view their "declaration of independance" with a reverance which is almost religious. Which I find strange, since there's not a single signatory who wasn't an oath breaker. They'd all served in Colonial Offices or militias and had all sworn allegiance to the crown. Their signatures were not worth much then really.

    The whole thing wasn't about taxation, it was about property. With the French taken care of on the continent, the Spanish a vague and distant threat, the monied Americans turned their interests to the now open lands of the Missouri valley, which the crown had promised to it's Indian allies in the war against France. The first draft of the declaration had "The pursuit of property" in it, this was too close to the truth so "happiness" was inserted instead.

    America started with opportunist land grabbers, treaty breakers and oath breakers. There has been little change since.
     
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  11. Ah yes. Much like us in SO many ways......:)
     
  12. Careful now, you will have goldbricker and his entourage descending upon you.
     
  13. Thank you, thank you - I am glad we overthrew the British imperialist yolk! :)

    Obligatory....Fuck yeah!

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    All kidding aside, I wish I was back home today, the 7th is my birthday too, but there was just no way to get time off from work - it's been a mad few weeks.
     
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  14. Proper Americans....Homepage for United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada (UELAC)
     
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