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Old Jul 17th 2005, 4:40 pm
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does anyone think that the above named relationship ia a little wierd?
i have friends and family of all colors(u) and religionsand i take people on their own merits....but i have a hard time understanding this deal,
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1 the US gives aprrox $15 mill a day in aid to israel
2 politicians pander the jewish vote < 2% (black/hispanic vote dwarfs this)
3 if you question anything you are anti semetic

i could go on........anyone want to expand on this
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by garfro
does anyone think that the above named relationship ia a little wierd?
i have friends and family of all colors(u) and religionsand i take people on their own merits....but i have a hard time understanding this deal,
some points
1 the US gives aprrox $15 mill a day in aid to israel
2 politicians pander the jewish vote < 2% (black/hispanic vote dwarfs this)
3 if you question anything you are anti semetic

i could go on........anyone want to expand on this
Theres a humungous Jewish population in the USA. Israel was formed by the US and the UK after WW2.
 
Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by garfro
does anyone think that the above named relationship ia a little wierd?
i have friends and family of all colors(u) and religionsand i take people on their own merits....but i have a hard time understanding this deal,
some points
1 the US gives aprrox $15 mill a day in aid to israel
2 politicians pander the jewish vote < 2% (black/hispanic vote dwarfs this)
3 if you question anything you are anti semetic

i could go on........anyone want to expand on this
1 the US gives bugger all in aid to the rest of the world
2 politicians pander anybody with money and influence
3 if you question anything you are unpatriotic
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:16 pm
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1 the US gives bugger all in aid to the rest of the world
2 politicians pander anybody with money and influence
3 if you question anything you are unpatriotic

you need to get over the us or them thread see all the yanks on my case cos i dont agrre with them ahahaha
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by garfro
you need to get over the us or them thread see all the yanks on my case cos i dont agrre with them ahahaha

I skimmed through some of that thread, garfro. It's difficult for us UK/US couples you know. We tread a fine line! I understand your feelings.

Re this thread and US/Israel : Perhaps the US has to keep Israel sweet in order to have at least one friend and base in the Middle East in case of a major outbreak of "unpleasantness" there - as is looking more and more likely as the months and years go by.
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:38 pm
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I skimmed through some of that thread, garfro. It's difficult for us UK/US couples you know. We tread a fine line! I understand your feelings.

Re this thread and US/Israel : Perhaps the US has to keep Israel sweet in order to have at least one friend and base in the Middle East in case of a major outbreak of "unpleasantness" there - as is looking more and more likely as the months and years go by.

thank you.......i too have a US wife (18 years) thanks again
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thank you.......i too have a US wife (18 years) thanks again
Dimsie is the UK wife of a US blokey.

Actually, Im very glad that both my wife and me are Brit (not because I dislike Americans) because it really makes it easier to come to agreements about what and why we are living somewhere.
 
Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Dimsie is the UK wife of a US blokey.

Actually, Im very glad that both my wife and me are Brit (not because I dislike Americans) because it really makes it easier to come to agreements about what and why we are living somewhere.
We've gone adrift of topic, but you're right!

I often feel like I'm treading on eggshells when we discuss news items and opinions. The husband's face will cloud over, and I'll know I've gone too far! And yet he's not one of the VERY patriotic types at all. It's just something embedded in their psyche (or something!)
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Dimsie is the UK wife of a US blokey.

Actually, Im very glad that both my wife and me are Brit (not because I dislike Americans) because it really makes it easier to come to agreements about what and why we are living somewhere.


Kinda like thw Swiss huh.........thats cool
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 5:55 pm
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Kinda like thw Swiss huh.........thats cool
Yea we just hunker down and take cover while it all goes over our heads.
 

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