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Yesterday, 4:46 pm
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Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

Did you, or did you try to argue things I never said?

To remind you, my statement was "What is constantly overlooked is the infrastructure that colonialism supported".

Whatever, I think we've...
Forum: The Lounge
Yesterday, 2:46 am
Replies: 432
Views: 9,199
Posted By macliam

Re: Pics From Home (UK)

It has been steadily been getting more peopley over the past 20 years...... back then, tumbleweed rolled through the streets post 6pm!! When I first moved, my journey to work took 15 minutes through...
Oct 18th 2021, 9:23 pm
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Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

Agreed, but you'd need to address the statement I made - not the one you want to answer.
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 18th 2021, 4:01 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 893
Posted By macliam

Re: Personality Types

Hmmm, multiple personalities? Just lie on this couch......................:cool:
Oct 18th 2021, 10:46 am
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

Argue to your heart's content, but you are not addressing the point I made, just some straw man of your own creation. I'll remind you that my contention was that colonization advantaged the home...
Oct 17th 2021, 11:43 pm
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

OK, as a final rebuttal, perhaps it would help if we compared apples with apples. The industrial revolution in the UK generally refers to 1760-1840. Germany did not start large-scale...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2021, 8:05 pm
Replies: 1,500
Views: 128,952
Posted By macliam

Re: WTF back in the UK

No, no - it's JIM Morrison, not VAN Morrison :whistle:
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2021, 7:54 pm
Replies: 1,500
Views: 128,952
Posted By macliam

Re: WTF back in the UK

Lizard......:cool:
Oct 17th 2021, 7:48 pm
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Views: 503,986
Posted By macliam

Oct 17th 2021, 7:44 pm
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Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

I agree, we are far from Brexit in a way - but in a way not, because refusing to accept the fundamentals is a very Brexit theme.

I ask again, from where did the money come from to underwrite the...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2021, 5:13 pm
Replies: 1,500
Views: 128,952
Posted By macliam

Re: WTF back in the UK

Bloke's got knife in his sock, call the polis! :eek:
Oct 17th 2021, 4:29 pm
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Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

It is well known that there was no middle class to gain from the wealth derived from the colonies of Spain and Portugal, so it was frittered away by an aristocratic elite in a pre-industrilization...
Oct 17th 2021, 2:26 pm
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

So, perhaps you'd like to explain where the money for investment came from - a magic money tree?
Or how the conditions for scientific advance were attained?

To explain European growth in the...
Oct 17th 2021, 7:49 am
Replies: 14,352
Views: 746,029
Posted By macliam

Re: What has p*ssed you off today...part II

So, you enjoyed it then................? :sneaky:
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2021, 7:43 am
Replies: 1,500
Views: 128,952
Posted By macliam

Re: WTF back in the UK

For some, "Holiday" is normal mode.......................................... :whistle:
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 16th 2021, 10:49 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 5,938
Posted By macliam

Re: 2021 Photo Thread

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20211016_190512_35aee65899d223b3c53d7f1080c9f7052af4ba13.jpg
The gift that just keeps giving......
Oct 16th 2021, 10:11 pm
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Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

A European perspectve on the British approach......
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Oct 16th 2021, 9:31 pm
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Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

No confusion and no debate - if colonies were not net positive, pray tell why European countries outstripped each other to gain them - any claim that colonisation was altruistic is plainly risible....
Oct 16th 2021, 1:50 pm
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

Again, I'll assume that you know nothing of life beyond the UK - my forbears were legally prevented from speaking their own language, from practicing their religion, from becoming lawyers or doctors,...
Oct 16th 2021, 11:03 am
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

and?

What is constantly overlooked is the infrastructure that colonialism supported - this is why western countries are advantaged and their citizens are similarly advantaged over those who have...
Oct 16th 2021, 8:06 am
Replies: 14,426
Views: 503,986
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Not London, Southend - but true nonetheless and maybe more shocking when things like this happen outside the melting pot/hothouse of the capital.

Nobody deserves to be murdered whilst doing their...
Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 am
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

Time was, you went to their countries and nicked anything that wasn't nailed down, now they're returning the compliment.

Difference is, they're dying to do so.......

As to the perpetrator of...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 15th 2021, 10:58 pm
Replies: 2,132
Views: 207,206
Posted By macliam

Re: The Kitty Cat Thread

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/820x1000/spotty_fe8b50a2404f28f3da0ce9810ea34535d9903858.jpg
Wot??
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 15th 2021, 10:46 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 5,938
Posted By macliam

Re: 2021 Photo Thread

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/560x1000/img_20211015_165255_hdr_b5607853fc01d8b782f4aebad6abd16480d5c679.jpg
They build 'em tough around here!
Oct 15th 2021, 10:28 pm
Replies: 7,067
Views: 180,514
Posted By macliam

Re: Brexit

At the risk of interpretation.....
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