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Trump seems to be doing well so far...

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Fast Eddie, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. ntst8

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    [/quote] :idea: Perhaps all immigrants should go home. That would solve everything.[/quote]
    Depending on how far the clock is wound back there would be some very empty places, we are all descended from migrants at some point in the past.
     
  2. baz

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    Wow that's a big can o worms!!
     
  3. Fast Eddie

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    Indeed. This thread continues to take some strange, and deep, almost disturbing turns, that I don't think are relevant to me nor do I wish participate in.

    I'll be over on the other pages if yer want me!
     
  4. Bernhard

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    Well........yes, but again you are a bit short on your history :roll:
     
  5. acotrel

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    I've been reading a bit of history lately - about Captain Cook and also Tommy Townshend ( Lord Sydney). I don't think many Australians know much about their history. I never knew much about British politicians - Pitt the Younger or Lord Sydney and King George the fourth. - Interesting stuff. - We have currently got modern day aborigines defacing statues.
     
  6. lazyeye6

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    And........................the definition or "wry" is...........................
     
  7. frankdamp

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    I actually went back to the UK for a few days to consider a return. Absolutely no way! Two thirds of the population seem to be from India, Pakistan, the Arab world, the West Indies and parts of Africa. White Brits are a definite minority.

    The towns and cities have been greatly remodelled - I got lost within a mile of where we used to live. In my old neighborhood, about 2 miles of housing was demolished so a massive Tesco supermarket could be built I'm sure their car- park is visible from earth orbit.

    All the old industries are gone (Leyland Motors, Leyland Paints, British Tire & Rubber, Leyland & Birmingham Rubber) and the town has become a dormitory suburb serving Manchester & Liverpool.

    About the only area not messed up is round my sister's home. The Parish Church, built in 1064 A.D. hasn't changed much. She lives in a sheltered housing complex built around the Rectory to that church.

    It was a sobering experience and made me grateful to be living in small seaside town in Western Washington. You live and learn!
     
  8. cjandme

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    Smart Move Nigel...not sure why I continue to peak at this thread. Gives me a chuckle I guess.
     
  9. baz

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    but those people have moved to the uk for a better standard of living i would assume? i would also assume you moved to the us for the same reason? the decline in industry in this country i find very sad i still work in heavy engineering but it's truly a cutthroat industry these days
     
  10. acotrel

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    I used to work in defence manufacturing. We now rely on America for everything, what remains is simply political tokenism. Keeps any voters who actually think, happy. However it is all in the mind - 'if you have a victim's mindset, you will be a victim'. My feeling is the way forward lies in industries which don't use much energy - fine arts, music and movie making. All we have to do is educate people to seek QUALITY rather than buying on price. American movies are improving, but they can't do comedy.
     
  11. Bernhard

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    Each to their own, I have been very interested in the history of ww2 and find some things very fascinating of how one part of the war is related to another elsewhere, like ; how Hither financed the German war machine through looted gold using Switzerland as a clearing house ; During the war the Nazis took financial control of several countries some of whom saw their gold reserves depleted and swiftly hiked back to the Reichsbank’s bullion vaults.

    secrets of war Nazi gold

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=se ... ORM=VRDGAR

    http://therealasset.co.uk/nazi-gold-bullion/
     
  12. Onder

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    In response to Frank's comment on going home: "You can't go home again". If I went back to the village I grew up
    in it is less changed than Frank's but it ain't the same nor is the area around it. That is east coast stateside.
    So today what you do is move to where it is rather like what your home was years ago. And perhaps you dont want
    to live like you did back then and prefer something different.
    You dont have to be surrounded by immigrants in the UK if you move to the right area. Sure there may be some but
    they will be a distinct minority.
    Having more money than you did as a youth is, of course, a requirement. Money always helps. Always.
     
  13. acotrel

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    I was in England in 2008. It reminded me of parts of Melbourne and Hobart and it had a very pleasant feel to it. What I really like is the way they preserve the nostalgia kick. And part of that is motorcycle road racing.
    I don't care about foreigners, because to me everyone is a foreigner. I simply take people as I find them. Most will do you a good turn before a bad one.
     
  14. frankdamp

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    When we lived in Leyland, the population was around 20,000. When everyone came to work, it went up by about 3x. Leyland Motors employed about 10,000, almost all from surrounding small towns and the other industries weren't much smaller. LM actually had a section of their car park reserved for employee-owned double-decker buses. The employees bought them when a bus operator bought new ones. It was easy, back in the 1950s, to get a bus driver license.

    Now, most all the industries are gone, the factories have been demolished and replaced by houses and the population is up around 40,000, I think. Train services to Manchester and Liverpool are busy every day.
     
  15. acotrel

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    A few years ago I was on holiday at the Gold Coast in Queensland. It appeared to be built on nothing but sand. There were a lot of problems with crime and most jobs seemed to be in catering for tourists. In most other places we have also lost our manufacturing industry. My feeling is that if there were products we could make and compete, we would be making them already. I suggest our future might lie in fine arts, music and movie-making, - they use less energy. I cannot see that manufacturing hardware can ever return. In the 30's depression there was an arts and crafts revival in the UK - history might repeat itself ? There are two ways of adding value to create wealth, one of them is by providing quality and the Brits are good at that.
     
  16. Craig

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    I still live in the small town where I was born as does my wife ... both of us left for education and returned before meeting ... my late Mom was born here too population then was 12000 give or take .... today 97 years later still about 12000 .... not much has changed we still love living here .... we count our blessings every day that we are Canadian even though I have to put bikes away for a few months each year .... beats what is going on just south of us ....
    Craig
     
  17. acotrel

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    I was in Canada with my ex in about 1985. As we entered a store, the people inside yelled at us to shut the door even though it was late summer. Must get cold there ? We don't hear much about Canada in Australia, we are very inward looking.
     
  18. coydog

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    I'm not sure she was punked. One of my cousins was on Samoa around the early 70's. teaching English and in the Peace Corp. He said it was VERY free love.
     
  19. acotrel

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    Sex without love can be very mediocre.
     
  20. moppedog

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    Dear Eddie,
    this is a very late reply and I am not sure what this has to do with Norton? I have a couple of comments. Donald Tump is a threat to the normal ( read Norton and other ) society since he
    wants "America First", which is not the way to do any business anywhere these days. Unless you are armed with F35´s and nuclear warheads.
    He is for sure a very intelligent man. However, intelligence has nothing to do with neither knowledge nor experience. Being intelligent means you are able to quickly learn whatever it is you need to learn- Using that knowledge to your own advantage is called street smart, which again I think Donald is. However, we all know he is there for 4 years and has been elected by people that are neither intelligent nor street smart. Or at least not intelligent. My advise to you guys, get rid of Donald as soon as you can so that we, non-US guys, do not get the idea that you share his!!!
     

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