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  1. Desertwind

    Desertwind Head of the Day Shift

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    Good,;) you know newspapers, they always over-exaggerate:confused: I love England/Britain, and have always. My dream is to visit your country someday. I never want to disturb or have any kind of confrontations with any of you. I also love your comments and what's going on over there across the pond. You're our buddies always. So lets hope this gets fixed, sooner than later~
     
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    aww thanks. i love england/britain too, on the whole, but there's plenty i dislike about it too! we get some things right anyway ;)
     
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    Hey I totally understand, there's things about here that I don't like as well, to bad life is not perfect:(

    SO FAR, OBAMA ERA HAS BEEN GOOD FOR GUN OWNERS, and other political news~

    http://www.aolnews.com/category/politics/
     
  4. Ajbuckly

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    Goodday all


    Hi Lisa

    i just watched "The Deal" with Blair/Brown agreement. How much is true? Scary that politics comes down to the individual politician and not the party. I wonder how things would have gone with Brown at helm from the begining. Last EU - decret: We are on summerholiday until ......:guffaw::guffaw:. So at least the world will not turn bad or ungly at the moment as the politicians are on vacation. wonder what would happen if they prolong their holiday further. Would the world come to an end?;)
     
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    ^ well obviously it was dramatised, but i think it pretty much was a deal between 2 guys which didn't go down very well with the public - once brown came to power he had to deal with the fact that nobody saw him as elected. party leaders are usually only elected within the party (in fact the prime minister is not elected by popular vote, it's just whoever the winning party happen to have elected as leader), but he didn't even have that, just a dodgy deal in a restaurant.

    the sad fact is that politics has been about personality more than politics for a long time and it's going to get more that way i think.
     
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    Hey Lisa & all others;) Thanks for your news on what's happening~

    OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

    IMMIGRATION ISSUES
     
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    GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER OF CALIFORNIA CUTS STATE WORKERS PAY DOWN TO MINIMUM WAGE:( to help balance the budget.. bad news for these people, who can live on $7.25 per hour?

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    ^ eh? the queen mother died about 10 years ago! she was 104! if she was still alive she'd be doing pretty well!!
     
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    DUH:alienblush:I meant Queen Elizabeth.. sorry, we just had a horrible earthquake and I was all shook up:censored:
     
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    ohhh yeah, that makes more sense! haha i thought maybe she'd returned from the dead! was old queenie over there then? you can keep her if you like!
     
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    :lol:Ya' know people ridicule her for carrying her pocketbook/purse, but I as well take mine everywhere too. The hat and flowered dress however, could have been a bit much:confused:I've always honored and admired the royal family and looked up to them, so it was very nice that she visited N.Y.:thumbsup:

    More political news form the U.S.~

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    oh i don't mind her taking a bag everywhere, i do too, i just mind the fact that we have a queen in the first place :lol:
     
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    ^^oh so you rather have Berlousconi instead???:p. The fact that that man is still running Italy is chocking ....he once again tried to impose media - law to prevent negative pr. ....I donĀ“t know for sure, but I fear the man is powercrazy...Perhaps he wants to emperor next.
     
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    no, really, berlusconi is AWFUL! i think he does think he's an emperor sometimes, he certainly acts that way. but it's possible to have a president that doesn't behave like him, many other countries have perfectly reasonable presidents. and most importantly they're elected - of course the voting system may have problems but it's better than someone being head of state and having tons of money and preferential treatment just because of who their ancestors are.

    berlusconi abuses his power in the most crazy of ways and really should be stopped*, but at least he was elected at some point. yes his election may have been purely because of business interests and his clinging to power is totally undemocratic, but i'd rather that than just some idiot who happens to have famous parents/granparents/etc.


    * although, thinking about this, what he does in terms of buying up the press/media and controlling politics that way is really no different to what rupert murdoch does via the likes of fox news (us), the sun (uk), etc - but he's never been elected either. at least by berlusconi being "elected" (sort of!) leader, he has some vague notion of accountability - it is at least feasible that he can be overthrown. murdoch controls politics through the press just as tightly in the uk and us (and to an extent australia) and has no accountability at all - his media can mostly say what it wants, it's no secret that politics are in the pockets of his papers/tv cos and do pretty much what they want, and there's no voting system on earth that can get rid of him. vile man.
     
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