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Message 1221398 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 21:31:06 UTC

China's military warns of risk of armed confrontation over seas

Personally, I think that if the Philippines hadn't had Amercian Forces removed then this wouldn't have cropped up.
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Message 1221413 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 21:41:49 UTC - in response to Message 1221398.
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China's military warns of risk of armed confrontation over seas

Personally, I think that if the Philippines hadn't had Amercian Forces removed then this wouldn't have cropped up.

Oh well, best we dig them old spits up pretty dam quickly, might start needing
them again soon. Kor!! might be able to expand our Empire again and take back
Hong Kong. Nar, me thinks the Japs might wont that as part and parcel in having
to get involved with any fracas with the Chinese. The Japs are rather good at
given the Chinese a spanking....Russia to the right of them, Japan to the left
of them and America, "straight down the middle - straight down the middle",
whilst we sit back and flog 'em all as many arms as we can build.

..and for those who don't know what British satire is, well, you've just read some...
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Message 1221432 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:03:33 UTC - in response to Message 1221413.

yep. I'll concentrate on delivering the left ones & you can do the rights....
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Message 1221434 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:05:46 UTC - in response to Message 1221432.

yep. I'll concentrate on delivering the left ones & you can do the rights....

You be a south-port then, Sirius?


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Message 1221435 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:06:37 UTC - in response to Message 1221434.

not sure, any port in mind?
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Message 1221436 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:07:21 UTC - in response to Message 1221435.

not sure, any port in mind?


Boxing....



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Message 1221440 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:12:06 UTC - in response to Message 1221436.

tut tut tut, too many late nights are addling your brain cells...:)

it was a pun.....& yes I'm a southpaw as for ports I'm either sailing into one or one is sailing into me....:)
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Message 1221444 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:15:37 UTC - in response to Message 1221440.

tut tut tut, too many late nights are addling your brain cells...:)

it was a pun.....& yes I'm a southpaw as for ports I'm either sailing into one or one is sailing into me....:)


Ah me got it wrong, I said south-port instead of southpaw, me no boxer...



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Message 1221446 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:16:59 UTC - in response to Message 1221444.
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have one of these then to refresh the parts other cells can't reach....



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Message 1221450 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:20:10 UTC - in response to Message 1221446.

have one of these then to refresh the parts other cells can't reach....



It's the new Chinese Rice beer


Me have my own way of charging my cells, stick fingers in mains socket and
receive an elecric sok...Chinese style...



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Message 1221452 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:21:29 UTC - in response to Message 1221450.

rofl

nice bed warmers then..where can i buy some?
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Message 1221461 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:36:34 UTC - in response to Message 1221452.
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rofl

nice bed warmers then..where can i buy some?


From Elecric sok's-4-Yu in Beijing, Chinese inmates get given these all the time, so must be efective then at keeping the cold out?
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Message 1221462 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:36:45 UTC - in response to Message 1221398.

Ah Sirius, I never knew you for a pro-colonial position. And the Brits should never have left Singapore, Hong Kong, or the south of Ireland too, right?

China's military warns of risk of armed confrontation over seas

Personally, I think that if the Philippines hadn't had Amercian Forces removed then this wouldn't have cropped up.

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Message 1221465 - Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 22:41:29 UTC
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Ah Sirius, I never knew you for a pro-colonial position. And the Brits should never have left Singapore, Hong Kong, or the south of Ireland too, right?

Barry, where one lot moves out so another lot tries to move in....
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Message 1221632 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 9:47:40 UTC

When I was a kid and most of the map was coloured pink, we had relative peace in the world, and by that I mean in peacetime not counting the WWI & WWII conflicts. The days of the Victorian Empire had gone, and we had the Elizabethan Commonwealth. But in almost every case, and certainly in Africa, when the Brits moved out and left the locals to get on with it, their country went rapidly downhill.

Look what happened in Uganda with Idi Amin, and is still happening with Mugabi in Zimbabwe (ex Southern Rhodesia). Look at all the other African ex Brit colonies and protectorates and count up all the famines, poverty and dictatorships. It's a similar story elsewhere in the world, with possibly the exception of India.

The original British Empire was in some cases oppressive, I accept that, and it's successor the British Commonwealth partly came into being to redress that. These days in the 21st century the UK is basically happy to let Commonwealth Countries vote for self determination, and give them independence if they wish, but we have a moral duty in doing so to ensure that the country will not be significantly worse off by that move.

It just seems to me that there were/are far to many little tinpot politicians and would be dictators, whipping up support from a largely poor population, to go for self rule for their own personal ends. In many cases they would have been better off staying under the Brits.





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Message 1221650 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 11:36:08 UTC - in response to Message 1221632.
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When I was a kid and most of the map was coloured pink, we had relative peace in the world, and by that I mean in peacetime not counting the WWI & WWII conflicts. The days of the Victorian Empire had gone, and we had the Elizabethan Commonwealth. But in almost every case, and certainly in Africa, when the Brits moved out and left the locals to get on with it, their country went rapidly downhill.

Look what happened in Uganda with Idi Amin, and is still happening with Mugabi in Zimbabwe (ex Southern Rhodesia). Look at all the other African ex Brit colonies and protectorates and count up all the famines, poverty and dictatorships. It's a similar story elsewhere in the world, with possibly the exception of India.

The original British Empire was in some cases oppressive, I accept that, and it's successor the British Commonwealth partly came into being to redress that. These days in the 21st century the UK is basically happy to let Commonwealth Countries vote for self determination, and give them independence if they wish, but we have a moral duty in doing so to ensure that the country will not be significantly worse off by that move.

It just seems to me that there were/are far to many little tinpot politicians and would be dictators, whipping up support from a largely poor population, to go for self rule for their own personal ends. In many cases they would have been better off staying under the Brits.

...That's it in a nut shell...

What did the Romans ever do for us, taught us how to run an Empire and make
it work...at least we never fed anyone to the lions though. The world is in a
mess, badly in-need of the British influence but can't see it ever happening again though.
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Message 1221663 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 12:44:07 UTC
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...and look how quickly the U.S.A. collapsed after British occupation left.
;-o


just sayin...

(Then again, it could be argued that British ownership of the US ensued long after that point in history)
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Message 1221664 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 12:48:14 UTC

But, on topic here, I'd hate to see that large lady get frisky with anyone. She could probably roll over and squash any of us...
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Message 1221666 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 12:59:44 UTC - in response to Message 1221632.
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When I was a kid and most of the map was coloured pink, we had relative peace in the world, and by that I mean in peacetime not counting the WWI & WWII conflicts. The days of the Victorian Empire had gone, and we had the Elizabethan Commonwealth. But in almost every case, and certainly in Africa, when the Brits moved out and left the locals to get on with it, their country went rapidly downhill.

Look what happened in Uganda with Idi Amin, and is still happening with Mugabi in Zimbabwe (ex Southern Rhodesia). Look at all the other African ex Brit colonies and protectorates and count up all the famines, poverty and dictatorships. It's a similar story elsewhere in the world, with possibly the exception of India.

The original British Empire was in some cases oppressive, I accept that, and it's successor the British Commonwealth partly came into being to redress that. These days in the 21st century the UK is basically happy to let Commonwealth Countries vote for self determination, and give them independence if they wish, but we have a moral duty in doing so to ensure that the country will not be significantly worse off by that move.

It just seems to me that there were/are far to many little tinpot politicians and would be dictators, whipping up support from a largely poor population, to go for self rule for their own personal ends. In many cases they would have been better off staying under the Brits.



Sorry for the delay in replying...I suffered a mild heart attack after reading this....

Absolutely spot on!

@Barryz, thanks for giving me a good chuckle....made my day...:)
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Message 1221731 - Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 16:27:19 UTC - in response to Message 1221632.

but we have a moral duty in doing so to ensure that the country will not be significantly worse off by that move.

Ah, the White Man's Burden. What a pile of crock. If they choose to be tribal and have tribal warfare, why is it your concern?

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