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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:05 pm 
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As long as Obama does not get in bed with that Kyoto crowd


Why? I'm curious to know why you think Kyoto is such a bad thing. :?

I think current concentrations of Co2 have nil effect on climate change(note the term global warming is no longer in vogue as the earth has been cooling for the last 10 years). Al Gore should have that Nobel prize taken back).

Pre industrial age Co2 levels were about .028% (or 280 ppm)of the atmosphere. 50 years ago it rose to .034%. 2007/2008 levels topped out at .038%.

2009 levels should decline to somewhere .036/.037% because of economic decline. We cannot afford to hamstring US commerce in any way during the next few years, as American business activity is the economic engine of the world.

I agree with the Bush administration in regard to Kyoto. Just IMHO


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Cool. (No pun intended :wink: )


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New World Order!

...wasn't that a band? ex-Joy Division or something? :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:12 pm 
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shovelon wrote:
...as American business activity is the economic engine of the world.


And look where that got us... The 'engine' stalls and the world falls apart. The quicker that the US becomes a less dominant economic power the better. Time for a more balanced global economy I think.


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Russell wrote:
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...as American business activity is the economic engine of the world.


And look where that got us... The 'engine' stalls and the world falls apart. The quicker that the US becomes a less dominant economic power the better. Time for a more balanced global economy I think.

Hey, I am all for that. I am tired of mortgaging my childrens future.


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well who ever rules/screws it all up its ok, we'll have you back if you ask nicely :wink:


To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.



Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).



Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.


Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.



A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.



To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:



(You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)



1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.



2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour', 'favour', 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise'. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').



3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as 'like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let M*crosoft know on your behalf. The M*crosoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize.


4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.



5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not ready to shoot grouse.


6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.



7. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.


Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.



8. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.



9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.



10. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.


11. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.



12. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.


13. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.


14. You must tell us who really killed JFK. It's been driving us mad for years.



15. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).


16. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.


God Save the Queen!



PS: Go ahead and share this with your friends in the USA (those with a good sense of humour and NOT humor)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:43 pm 
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alanf wrote:
1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.


Actually they're not. Here in the UK when it was first discovered aluminium was called aluminum. It was later changed to fit in with the other chemical names. The Americans kept the original spelling. :wink:


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Xesh wrote:
alanf wrote:
1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.


Actually they're not. Here in the UK when it was first discovered aluminium was called aluminum. It was later changed to fit in with the other chemical names. The Americans kept the original spelling. :wink:


So we practice "RETROSPELL"? :?: 8)


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