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    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    How come when your wife or girlfriend gets pregnant, all her girlfriends rub her belly and say "congratulations", but nobody rubs your dick and says "good job"?
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post


    This is the largest Island on Siskiwit Lake. I don’t see a pond, but I suspect you could find one somewhere on it. Maybe a puddle. What is this strange obsession I have to just find everything out on Google earth to see if it’s true?

    Oh, and Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, says it’s not.

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    It's not unusual to have a Tom Jones song stuck in your head.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Oh, and Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, says it’s not.
    Yabut if it was, it would be.

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    If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.
    ― Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

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    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    There's no such thing as a "British accent". Britain has thousands of accents, many of which are so different from one another as to be mutually unintelligible.

    There used to be an accent based on that spoken in the "Home Counties" (the area immediately surrounding, but not including, Greater London), called 'Received Pronunciation' and also known as the "BBC accent", as it was required that BBC news presenters should speak in that way. It's largely disappeared since the decision in the early 1980s to allow regional accents on BBC news broadcasts. It's that obsolete accent that most Americans think of as "the British accent"; Oddly many of the people who most famously spoke with that accent were born outside Britain, in places such as Jamaica and India where the BBC World Service was popular.

    And if you want to know what "Fuck off" sounds like in RP, read it forwards, correctly. Or get Trinidadian broadcaster (and master of the accent) Trevor McDonald to tell you to fuck off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    There's no such thing as a "British accent". Britain has thousands of accents, many of which are so different from one another as to be mutually unintelligible.

    There used to be an accent based on that spoken in the "Home Counties" (the area immediately surrounding, but not including, Greater London), called 'Received Pronunciation' and also known as the "BBC accent", as it was required that BBC news presenters should speak in that way. It's largely disappeared since the decision in the early 1980s to allow regional accents on BBC news broadcasts. It's that obsolete accent that most Americans think of as "the British accent"; Oddly many of the people who most famously spoke with that accent were born outside Britain, in places such as Jamaica and India where the BBC World Service was popular.

    And if you want to know what "Fuck off" sounds like in RP, read it forwards, correctly. Or get Trinidadian broadcaster (and master of the accent) Trevor McDonald to tell you to fuck off.
    Methinks thou dost protest too much.

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