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Kijo Rikki
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Posted - 2011.08.10 13:30:00 - [61]
 

Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 10/08/2011 13:30:29
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"Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.", Noah Webster.



I wonder if Noah is seeing the same America I'm seeing. 1984 has come and gone, if the military even remotely backs the government its people are screwed. Even without the military surveillance , intelligence and counter intelligence will go a long way to squashing any uprising.

RAW23
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:33:00 - [62]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 10/08/2011 13:30:29
Quote:

"Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.", Noah Webster.



I wonder if Noah is seeing the same America I'm seeing. 1984 has come and gone, if the military even remotely backs the government its people are screwed. Even without the military surveillance , intelligence and counter intelligence will go a long way to squashing any uprising.


I mean, they did so well in Iraq and Afghanistan that I'm sure they would have no problem carrying out counter-insurgency ops against a population 10x bigger in a country that is half of a continent.

I'm 5particus
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Posted - 2011.08.10 13:37:00 - [63]
 

Originally by: Skinae

How many 6'6 410lb black men do your rugby teams have?


You think a bunch of fatties with body armour are more intimidating than Samoan/Maori doing Haka. LOL.

Tian Garsk
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:40:00 - [64]
 

Originally by: I'm 5particus
Originally by: Skinae

How many 6'6 410lb black men do your rugby teams have?


You think a bunch of fatties with body armour are more intimidating than Samoan/Maori doing Haka. LOL.



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Kijo Rikki
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Posted - 2011.08.10 13:40:00 - [65]
 

Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 10/08/2011 13:40:51
Originally by: RAW23
Originally by: Kijo Rikki
Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 10/08/2011 13:30:29
Quote:

"Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.", Noah Webster.



I wonder if Noah is seeing the same America I'm seeing. 1984 has come and gone, if the military even remotely backs the government its people are screwed. Even without the military surveillance , intelligence and counter intelligence will go a long way to squashing any uprising.


I mean, they did so well in Iraq and Afghanistan that I'm sure they would have no problem carrying out counter-insurgency ops against a population 10x bigger in a country that is half of a continent.

Yeah, we sortof don't have that whole surveillance infrastructure set up over there. You realize every atm machine, every traffic cam, surveillance camera, every cell phone, every land line etc are all tools that can be used to track you. They don't have that advantage over there.

Myfanwy Heimdal
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:47:00 - [66]
 

Originally by: Kati Kirjasto
Finally figured out that Cricket sucks, huh? Laughing
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Are they hanging on the edge of their seat, wondering who is going to win the pennant race this year? Cheering for those loveable losers, the Pittsburgh Pirates?


No, I don't think so. I don't think that we, as a rule, find ourselves getting beat at a game and then decide to take the ball, go home, change the rules and call it something else.

Now, baseball. That's an odd sport the rules of which are lost in time though it does look like it's had its roots in both cricket (from the sub-continent) and, strangely enough, Wales.

One doesn't see much of Welsh Baseball these days. Thankfully. Just give me an oval ball and the Six Nations...

Myfanwy Heimdal
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:51:00 - [67]
 

Originally by: Hestia Mar
...as well being a diehard member of the toon army.


There is clearly no hope for you.

How do I know? I am clearly just as deluded as you...

Ejit
Amarr
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Posted - 2011.08.10 13:53:00 - [68]
 

Originally by: RAW23
Originally by: Hestia Mar
I'm also ex-Army, did NI and Cyprus for my active service, but thankfully never had the misfortune to serve with any Welsh Infantry regiments...


7614 Jones? Here sir.
6351 Jones? Here sir.
1635 Jones? Here sir.
9534 Jones? Here sir.
1579 Jones? Here sir.
1953 Jones? Here sir.
1950 Jones? Here sir.
2543 Evans? Here sir.
7591 Jones? Here sir.
3614 Jones? Here sir.
5351 Jones? Here sir.
1535 Jones? Here sir.
9934 Jones? Here sir.
1279 Jones? Here sir.
1753 Jones? Here sir.
9950 Jones? Here sir.
3543 Davies? Here sir.
1191 Jones? Here sir.



hahaha that really does take me back. There were so many Jones's and Davies that we usually ended up just using their last 2 service number digits. Laughing

I'm 5particus
Minmatar
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Posted - 2011.08.10 13:53:00 - [69]
 

Originally by: Hestia Mar
Originally by: Ejit
Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.


As a Brit I would contradict these statements, and would point out that it confirms the poasters name. I smell a pasty faced kid who never got involved with sport of any sort...

I played baseball for many years here in the UK, and am a diehard Mets fan, as well being a diehard member of the toon army. I also follow the New England Patriots during the NFL season.

As for the patently stupid statements about gun ownership, well, they were just so ridiculous that I'm dumbfounded...


Thank you for confirming the Yank Stereotype that Brits don't have a sense of humour. Rolling Eyes

Peri Simone
Steel Dawn Inc.
Posted - 2011.08.10 14:00:00 - [70]
 

Originally by: Fractal Muse
Say or write something long enough and loud enough then some people will start believing it. Once they believe then it is right.

For example, guns aren't used by rioters, they are only used by law-abiding shop owners to shoot looters. That link is 'leftist' propaganda. Twisted Evil


Simone to Polly Toynbee, the jig's up, I've been made. Get me back to the Gore Ecodome.

In Ghoest's defence (god help me), we can see the problem right here:

Originally by: Ghoest
I do remember that the there were almost no stories of rioters using guns and many stories of people guarding property with guns.

Myfanwy Heimdal
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.10 14:03:00 - [71]
 

Originally by: Ejit
Originally by: RAW23
Originally by: Hestia Mar
I'm also ex-Army, did NI and Cyprus for my active service, but thankfully never had the misfortune to serve with any Welsh Infantry regiments...


7614 Jones? Here sir.
6351 Jones? Here sir.
1635 Jones? Here sir.
9534 Jones? Here sir.
1579 Jones? Here sir.
1953 Jones? Here sir.
1950 Jones? Here sir.
2543 Evans? Here sir.
7591 Jones? Here sir.
3614 Jones? Here sir.
5351 Jones? Here sir.
1535 Jones? Here sir.
9934 Jones? Here sir.
1279 Jones? Here sir.
1753 Jones? Here sir.
9950 Jones? Here sir.
3543 Davies? Here sir.
1191 Jones? Here sir.



hahaha that really does take me back. There were so many Jones's and Davies that we usually ended up just using their last 2 service number digits. Laughing


The Royal Welch, as I recall, were stuffed full of Hughes and Roberts during my time.

Esu Nahalas
Yote Patrol
Posted - 2011.08.10 14:05:00 - [72]
 

I'm too lazy to see if someone already posted a link to this image:

here.

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.08.10 14:26:00 - [73]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 10/08/2011 13:20:05
Originally by: Gorki Andropov
Originally by: Information Agent
What did he say that was racist? Seriously, don't be so fast to play that card.

At 6'6 and 410lb's, I'd imagine that person would find it hard to get around and would most likely be very unhealthy.


He suggested that while a 6'6" 410lb black man would tire quicker than a white equivalent.


Good thing they have forward momentum. Wink


ugh being black has nothing to do with it lol just sayin rugby has big guys too... admitadly bulk isnt so much of a factor comapred to being able to flaten someone but there you go... quite sure some of them are black too thinkin about it

Gavriel Black
Posted - 2011.08.10 15:19:00 - [74]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
LOL


I feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.


Ignorant quote of the day.

Thus far a handful of people have been killed. If we had guns I can assure you that it would be a whole lot more.

I'm currently in Birmingham surrounded by the madness and while it's sad seeing the destruction it does get a heap load of idiots off our streets.

I for one have seen this coming for the last 10 years so it really isn't a shock, but this means that our government will hopefully realise that you can't just let young people have babies and not teach them how to bring them up, take extra curricular activities away from schools and cut funding from youth clubs.

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.10 15:32:00 - [75]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
LOLI feel sorry for you Brits with no guns to protect yourselves.


I feel sorry for you Americans. Having an endless parade of ******ed presidents, the latest of which doesn't even know what year it is.

/obligatory America bashing

I hate being mean :(


Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.10 15:57:00 - [76]
 

Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 10/08/2011 15:58:20
I love it how the Brits really cling to their sorry state of tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson was right about you people. Razz

Quote:
If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteen being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; But be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering...and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.



Unfortunately, what he said about England then applies to the US today - and how many royals own the banking system that is busting out the world? Hmmm?




Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2011.08.10 16:11:00 - [77]
 

Originally by: Gorki Andropov
Originally by: Information Agent
What did he say that was racist? Seriously, don't be so fast to play that card.

At 6'6 and 410lb's, I'd imagine that person would find it hard to get around and would most likely be very unhealthy.


He suggested that while a 6'6" 410lb black man would tire quicker than a white equivalent.


You assumed he meant they were of the same weight, nothing about the weight was mentioned, your mistake.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.08.10 23:54:00 - [78]
 

Edited by: Astenion on 11/08/2011 00:37:13
Originally by: Ejit
Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.


Baseball is closer to cricket. Rounders is more like stickball and played exclusively by kids on the playground at recess.

Your football is mainly played by girls in the US.

Rugby is very big in the US as well.

You've obviously never played American football if you think pads make it hurt LESS. If anything, it hurts MORE. And no one wears cups, genius. The styles of tackling are completely different between rugby and football because you simply cannot launch yourself headfirst like a missile into someone's face in rugby. Having someone bury their shoulder in your sternum doesn't hurt nearly as much as having someone bury their helmet in your sternum.

Both, however, are better sports than bouncing a ball off of your head while running around like a fairy, crying that you broke an eyelash.

Brisco County
The Shadow Plague
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.08.11 12:04:00 - [79]
 

wtf, #18: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freedom-Purple-Whiz/dp/B001ANQDVG/ref=zg_bsms_sports_29


Is squatting really that hard, ladies?

Brisco County
The Shadow Plague
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Posted - 2011.08.11 12:07:00 - [80]
 

Originally by: Tian Garsk
Originally by: I'm 5particus
Originally by: Skinae

How many 6'6 410lb black men do your rugby teams have?


You think a bunch of fatties with body armour are more intimidating than Samoan/Maori doing Haka. LOL.



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tbh Al Davis is scarier:

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Heroltior Ghedonia
Posted - 2011.08.12 12:00:00 - [81]
 

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Posted - 2011.08.12 15:37:00 - [82]
 

Originally by: Hestia Mar
Originally by: Ejit
Here in the UK Baseball is called Rounders and is almost entirely played by girls.

Same for American Football. Here it's called Rugby only without all the gay body armour and nut cups....Laughing

But yeah Baseball bats here are only used for cracking skulls.


As a Brit I would contradict these statements, and would point out that it confirms the poasters name. I smell a pasty faced kid who never got involved with sport of any sort...

I played baseball for many years here in the UK, and am a diehard Mets fan, as well being a diehard member of the toon army. I also follow the New England Patriots during the NFL season.

As for the patently stupid statements about gun ownership, well, they were just so ridiculous that I'm dumbfounded...


You're quite obviously the exception not the rule, I'm sure there will be some Americans that like cricket but very very few. American football is a lot more popular but still way behind other sports.


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