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Hi Ray
Odd that China should choose to do that as they lost around 14 million in WW2. They were already fighting the Japanese, and thank heavens they did , or I dread to think what could have happened.As an Ally they cannot be underestimated for what they did.Maybe it's because we only declared war on Germany after they invaded Poland, with whom we have an alliance, or they thought it was some kind of follow on from the Spanish Civil war. They will have a different set of nationally important facts from us anyway, differing priorities.
We refer to Mainland Europe here, always have done.Plenty of countries are not in the EU either, 27 out of 44, and I don't see Conflict ! There is a massive difference between 'unifying' and 'controlling'.But you are already in a federal country, no choice, and I know how much you love Mr Trump...This may sound brutal but America never had to live with being bombed flat night after night. You didn't grow up walking to school through bombsites. being on rationing until the 1950s, or growing up with war traumatised adults, lost family members, including mothers, school friends and all your possessions. It grounds us, let's us remember what price we paid for just being LEFT ALONE to live our lives.That's all the European countries, not just us.Of course we get on as people, but we know the realities of war, not just about welcoming home the returning troops.We still come across buried unexploded bombs.
I can't think of anywhere like Britain in the States. I see Irish in New England. To be honest, Ray, I know nothing about so many of your states and could point to even less on a map, including California. It was always the prominent state I think for my generation due to the entertainment and tech industry. It looked like heaven.My mother liked San Francisco a lot.Now it seems to me to be saying a lot of PC things whilst the infrastructure collapses around it.The forests burn, in part due to idealism,and the homeless crowd the streets.Maybe it's just going through a change, I don't know.Must be great having the Mexican influence adding all their centuries of history as well.
I can't speak for other people but I think of Canada to America like I do New Zealand to Australia.The Americans and Aussies are our cousins we think about but the other two go their own way and don't seem so inter connected BUT they would only need to ask once for help.Were we in an EU superstate it would be them, not us, you had to deal with.Countries you had/have no particular ties or history with, not even English speaking countries, just a foreign power as opposed to People.
We will all still be here tomorrow, unless Nature decides otherwise.
Yve

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Brexit 1741 drrayeye 03-Nov-19 08:20
An Englishman's Opinion 183 Warwick 04-Nov-19 18:18
Re: Brexit 155 muppedo 05-Nov-19 23:21
Re: Brexit 151 drrayeye 05-Nov-19 23:42
could you compare it 143 drrayeye 06-Nov-19 01:50
Brexit: Endgame - The $20T Secret, 166 grangram 08-Nov-19 11:43
Re: Brexit: Endgame - The $20T Secret, 152 drrayeye 08-Nov-19 17:01
Brexit Bulletin: Don’t Write Off Corbyn 157 drrayeye 08-Nov-19 09:45
EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails 146 drrayeye 10-Nov-19 07:03
Re: EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails 139 muppedo 10-Nov-19 20:17
Sounds familiar 143 drrayeye 10-Nov-19 23:04
Re: Sounds familiar 136 muppedo 11-Nov-19 23:15
Great analysis 160 drrayeye 12-Nov-19 04:45
Re: Brexit 150 Glass Jigsaw 11-Nov-19 02:27
Re: Brexit 142 drrayeye 11-Nov-19 06:10
Re: Brexit 179 Glass Jigsaw 11-Nov-19 14:34
Re: Brexit BS 146 Barbelo 12-Nov-19 00:38
Re: Brexit BS 149 Glass Jigsaw 12-Nov-19 01:43
Did the Russians meddle? 143 drrayeye 15-Nov-19 07:23
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 140 Glass Jigsaw 15-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 149 drrayeye 15-Nov-19 17:46
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 130 muppedo 16-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 132 Glass Jigsaw 16-Nov-19 02:11
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 132 drrayeye 16-Nov-19 03:21
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 131 Glass Jigsaw 16-Nov-19 16:52
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 125 drrayeye 16-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 136 Glass Jigsaw 16-Nov-19 19:41
Re: Did the Russians meddle? 139 Glass Jigsaw 16-Nov-19 02:19
Re: Brexit 128 drrayeye 17-Nov-19 05:07
Re: Brexit 133 muppedo 21-Nov-19 22:30
Re: Brexit 128 drrayeye 21-Nov-19 22:42
The Lib Dems 127 drrayeye 22-Nov-19 05:04
Re: The Lib Dems 141 Glass Jigsaw 22-Nov-19 11:51
Re: The Lib Dems 130 drrayeye 22-Nov-19 15:39
Re: The Lib Dems 140 Glass Jigsaw 22-Nov-19 18:09
Johnson to Donald 124 drrayeye 30-Nov-19 00:59
Re: Johnson to Donald 118 Glass Jigsaw 30-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Johnson to Donald 126 muppedo 30-Nov-19 02:48
Re: Johnson to Donald 126 Glass Jigsaw 30-Nov-19 03:02
Re: Johnson to Donald 115 muppedo 06-Dec-19 02:35
Re: Johnson to Donald 135 drrayeye 30-Nov-19 03:41
Re: Johnson to Donald 128 Glass Jigsaw 30-Nov-19 15:06
Re: Johnson to Donald 120 drrayeye 01-Dec-19 01:17
Re: Johnson to Donald 152 Glass Jigsaw 01-Dec-19 19:33
A gift we'd make in a heartbeat 125 drrayeye 01-Dec-19 22:40
Re: A gift we'd make in a heartbeat 141 Glass Jigsaw 02-Dec-19 00:35
Re: A gift we'd make in a heartbeat 128 drrayeye 02-Dec-19 13:53
Re: A gift we'd make in a heartbeat 136 Glass Jigsaw 02-Dec-19 14:02
opinion 117 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 01:45
Re: opinion 116 Glass Jigsaw 06-Dec-19 01:48
He is right Ray, what a mess. 136 grangram 06-Dec-19 07:39
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 127 Glass Jigsaw 06-Dec-19 13:37
a meaningful discussion 115 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 18:04
Re: a meaningful discussion 117 Glass Jigsaw 06-Dec-19 18:38
Not hate: incompetence 110 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 00:46
Re: Not hate: incompetence 114 Glass Jigsaw 07-Dec-19 01:47
To be fair 117 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 05:15
Re: To be fair 116 Glass Jigsaw 09-Dec-19 02:03
Re: To be fair 124 drrayeye 09-Dec-19 06:25
Re: To be fair 134 Glass Jigsaw 10-Dec-19 00:23
What to do? 106 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 20:49
Re: What to do? 107 Glass Jigsaw 11-Dec-19 14:03
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 129 Eddie Larry 06-Dec-19 18:51
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 112 Glass Jigsaw 06-Dec-19 19:16
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 119 Eddie Larry 06-Dec-19 20:56
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 115 Glass Jigsaw 07-Dec-19 01:42
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 104 WhoWeird 07-Dec-19 01:43
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 111 Glass Jigsaw 07-Dec-19 01:52
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 116 WhoWeird 07-Dec-19 02:13
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 120 Glass Jigsaw 07-Dec-19 02:20
Thanks for this analysis 117 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 18:18
Re: He is right Ray, what a mess. 110 Eddie Larry 07-Dec-19 03:58
Hate, Greed and Politics 134 grangram 07-Dec-19 08:52
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 118 Eddie Larry 07-Dec-19 15:20
differing perspectives 120 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 22:32
Re: differing perspectives 110 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 00:00
Re: differing perspectives 153 jazzmumbles 08-Dec-19 03:04
Re: differing perspectives 124 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 04:52
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 125 grangram 08-Dec-19 09:56
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 118 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 14:47
clearly not the same 113 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 23:09
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 115 muppedo 09-Dec-19 23:17
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 110 Eddie Larry 09-Dec-19 23:28
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 116 muppedo 10-Dec-19 21:44
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 106 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:18
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 123 Eddie Larry 11-Dec-19 14:39
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 110 muppedo 11-Dec-19 22:46
Re: Hate, Greed and Politics 108 Eddie Larry 11-Dec-19 23:56
British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 111 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 05:23
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 109 Glass Jigsaw 12-Dec-19 02:42
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 110 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 07:28
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 111 Glass Jigsaw 12-Dec-19 16:01
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 108 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 16:15
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 119 Glass Jigsaw 12-Dec-19 16:28
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 126 Warwick 12-Dec-19 18:02
no monarchy 107 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 21:24
Re: no monarchy 103 Warwick 14-Dec-19 20:28
The Mall 105 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 20:45
Re: The Mall 102 Warwick 16-Dec-19 18:31
Re: The Mall 100 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 14:35
Re: no monarchy 107 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 21:22
Re: no monarchy 104 Warwick 16-Dec-19 18:25
authenticity 95 drrayeye 16-Dec-19 19:43
Re: authenticity 96 Warwick 18-Dec-19 18:45
Interesting, but 97 drrayeye 18-Dec-19 19:09
Re: Interesting, but 234 Glass Jigsaw 19-Dec-19 01:53
Re: no monarchy 105 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-19 19:49
Re: no monarchy 112 muppedo 16-Dec-19 22:29
Re: no monarchy 102 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-19 22:48
Re: no monarchy 99 muppedo 16-Dec-19 23:45
Re: no monarchy 101 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-19 23:54
Re: no monarchy 105 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 02:38
Re: no monarchy 98 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-19 02:46
Re: no monarchy 97 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 02:52
Re: no monarchy 143 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-19 03:35
Re: no monarchy 97 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 14:31
the news 89 drrayeye 17-Dec-19 15:34
Re: the news 96 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 16:19
Re: no monarchy 100 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-19 18:35
Re: no monarchy 94 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 23:51
Re: no monarchy 96 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-19 01:20
Re: no monarchy 97 Glass Jigsaw 18-Dec-19 01:44
Re: no monarchy 115 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-19 02:45
Re: no monarchy 96 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 02:09
Re: no monarchy 96 Warwick 18-Dec-19 19:07
Re: no monarchy 95 Glass Jigsaw 24-Dec-19 01:05
Re: no monarchy 89 Warwick 24-Dec-19 17:22
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 107 Glass Jigsaw 12-Dec-19 23:29
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 94 Warwick 14-Dec-19 20:23
Re: British Brexit Song vs. American impeachment song 98 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 20:45
Did Boris really do it? 137 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 23:20
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 131 Eddie Larry 13-Dec-19 00:19
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 101 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 00:22
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 109 Eddie Larry 13-Dec-19 00:49
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 110 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 00:59
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 98 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 03:48
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 92 Eddie Larry 13-Dec-19 04:00
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 98 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 04:19
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 112 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 00:53
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 103 Eddie Larry 13-Dec-19 00:54
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 106 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 01:07
Re: Did Boris really do it? No Adam Smith 108 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 01:38
Re: Did Boris really do it? 120 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 00:31
Re: Did Boris really do it? 99 drrayeye 13-Dec-19 06:31
Re: Did Boris really do it? 106 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 11:45
Re: Did Boris really do it? 106 drrayeye 13-Dec-19 18:03
Re: Did Boris really do it? 103 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 18:39
Re: Did Boris really do it? 100 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 18:44
Re: Did Boris really do it? 105 Glass Jigsaw 13-Dec-19 19:56
Re: Did Boris really do it? 111 WhoWeird 13-Dec-19 20:35
Re: Did Boris really do it? 100 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 15:47
Re: Did Boris really do it? 101 WhoWeird 14-Dec-19 20:33
Re: Did Boris really do it? 93 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 20:47
Please 96 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 20:57
Re: Please 92 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 21:30
All gossip 114 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 23:04
Democrats are unpredictable 105 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 00:49
Re: Democrats are unpredictable 103 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 01:56
Re: Democrats are unpredictable 100 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 07:01
Re: Democrats are unpredictable 101 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 15:45
Why British house prices are expected to climb after sweeping Tory election win 106 Eddie Larry 14-Dec-19 15:50
Re: Why British house prices are expected to climb after sweeping Tory election win 100 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 16:02
Re: Why British house prices are expected to climb after sweeping Tory election win 99 Eddie Larry 14-Dec-19 17:38
Re: Why British house prices are expected to climb after sweeping Tory election win 105 Glass Jigsaw 14-Dec-19 21:10
So what happens next? 107 drrayeye 15-Dec-19 12:54
Re: So what happens next? 111 Glass Jigsaw 15-Dec-19 13:41
Re: So what happens next? 119 muppedo 15-Dec-19 23:58
Re: So what happens next? 107 Glass Jigsaw 16-Dec-19 15:10
questions 139 drrayeye 16-Dec-19 08:23
Re: questions 134 Glass Jigsaw 16-Dec-19 15:22
Re: questions 137 muppedo 16-Dec-19 22:21
Re: questions 108 Glass Jigsaw 18-Dec-19 00:06
Re: Brexit 111 Archaic 17-Dec-19 21:19
Re: Brexit 95 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 23:38
Late to the party 96 drrayeye 17-Dec-19 23:40
Re: Late to the party 124 Archaic 19-Dec-19 13:03
Re: Late to the party 110 muppedo 22-Dec-19 02:43
Keep us informed 93 drrayeye 22-Dec-19 16:00
Latest 99 drrayeye 23-Dec-19 03:58
Re: Latest 96 drrayeye 23-Dec-19 04:32
Re: Latest 88 Glass Jigsaw 23-Dec-19 19:24
Re: Latest 91 Eddie Larry 23-Dec-19 19:43
Re: Latest 92 Glass Jigsaw 24-Dec-19 01:22
to give you perspective 90 drrayeye 31-Dec-19 21:55
Re: to give you perspective 93 Glass Jigsaw 01-Jan-20 12:51
Re: to give you perspective 96 WhoWeird 01-Jan-20 15:15
Re: to give you perspective 86 Glass Jigsaw 02-Jan-20 02:00
Re: to give you perspective 82 WhoWeird 02-Jan-20 02:04
Re: to give you perspective 111 Glass Jigsaw 02-Jan-20 02:22
If you came to California for a few months 82 drrayeye 03-Jan-20 01:36
Re: If you came to California for a few months 87 Glass Jigsaw 03-Jan-20 02:21
Re: If you came to California for a few months 79 drrayeye 03-Jan-20 04:11
The Asian invasion 82 drrayeye 03-Jan-20 06:30
Re: The Asian invasion 90 Glass Jigsaw 03-Jan-20 23:29
Re: The Asian invasion 87 drrayeye 04-Jan-20 00:33
Re: The Asian invasion 87 Glass Jigsaw 04-Jan-20 01:00
Re: The Asian invasion 92 drrayeye 04-Jan-20 03:48
Re: The Asian invasion 77 WhoWeird 05-Jan-20 20:25
Re: The Asian invasion 78 Glass Jigsaw 06-Jan-20 01:46
Re: The Asian invasion 80 WhoWeird 06-Jan-20 02:06
Changes in the South 68 drrayeye 06-Jan-20 02:29
Re: Changes in the South 75 WhoWeird 06-Jan-20 03:00
Re: The Asian invasion 77 Glass Jigsaw 06-Jan-20 02:31
Re: The Asian invasion 90 WhoWeird 06-Jan-20 03:10
Re: The Asian invasion 110 Glass Jigsaw 06-Jan-20 12:35
Noticeable change 81 drrayeye 05-Jan-20 23:32
Re:California and west coast tangent 139 jazzmumbles 04-Jan-20 02:34
I think you'd like it 78 drrayeye 04-Jan-20 06:16
Re: Re:California and west coast tangent 79 Glass Jigsaw 04-Jan-20 14:35
The problem 79 drrayeye 04-Jan-20 19:48
Re: The problem 96 Glass Jigsaw 05-Jan-20 01:34
Re: Latest 93 Glass Jigsaw 23-Dec-19 19:31
Re: Latest 97 drrayeye 23-Dec-19 19:51
Re: Latest 94 Warwick 23-Dec-19 20:38
Re: Latest 96 Glass Jigsaw 24-Dec-19 01:27
Re: Latest 97 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 02:41
Re: Latest 105 Brian Patterson 24-Dec-19 03:51
Re: Latest 127 WhoWeird 24-Dec-19 14:15
Re: Latest 100 Glass Jigsaw 24-Dec-19 13:59
Re: Latest 91 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 17:20
Merry Christmas! 88 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 17:43
Re: Latest 94 Warwick 24-Dec-19 18:08
Re: Latest 100 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 18:41
Re: Latest 104 Warwick 25-Dec-19 20:43
Re: Latest 109 Glass Jigsaw 27-Dec-19 01:32
Ironically 89 Warwick 29-Dec-19 19:15
Re: Ironically 89 Glass Jigsaw 30-Dec-19 01:02
Re: Ironically 94 WhoWeird 30-Dec-19 02:56
Re: Ironically 87 Glass Jigsaw 30-Dec-19 03:26
Re: Ironically 90 WhoWeird 30-Dec-19 03:29
Re: Ironically 79 Warwick 30-Dec-19 17:14
Re: Ironically 91 WhoWeird 30-Dec-19 17:21
RacialSpectrum 90 Warwick 30-Dec-19 19:49
Re: RacialSpectrum 87 WhoWeird 31-Dec-19 11:59
Re: Ironically 85 Glass Jigsaw 30-Dec-19 20:05
Re: Ironically 99 Warwick 30-Dec-19 20:30
Re: Latest 117 muppedo 24-Dec-19 23:31
Re: Latest 88 Warwick 25-Dec-19 20:40
Oh oh 96 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 20:15
Now for the financial side 91 drrayeye 24-Dec-19 22:58
Is Brexit reality about to set in? 86 drrayeye 28-Dec-19 07:36
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 92 Glass Jigsaw 28-Dec-19 13:49
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 87 Eddie Larry 28-Dec-19 15:16
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 86 Glass Jigsaw 28-Dec-19 18:25
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 82 Eddie Larry 28-Dec-19 20:40
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 86 Glass Jigsaw 28-Dec-19 21:09
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 94 Eddie Larry 28-Dec-19 23:47
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 88 Glass Jigsaw 29-Dec-19 16:46
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 92 Eddie Larry 29-Dec-19 18:24
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 85 Glass Jigsaw 30-Dec-19 01:15
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 85 Eddie Larry 30-Dec-19 04:46
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 90 drrayeye 28-Dec-19 18:01
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 95 Glass Jigsaw 28-Dec-19 18:41
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 100 drrayeye 28-Dec-19 20:13
Re: Is Brexit reality about to set in? 123 Glass Jigsaw 28-Dec-19 21:26
Boris and Britain After Brexit 115 drrayeye 01-Jan-20 00:03


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