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Where does the UN imagine all these people are going to go?

Old 22nd Oct 2015, 21:35
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Originally Posted by SOPS
19000 'migrants' arrived at the Solivean border in the last week
Originally Posted by parabellum
The immigrants, grateful people that they are, have set fire to their tents at the Slovakian border
I guess your estimates of Europe's future are based on deep understanding of all matters European, especially geography.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 21:54
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Con-pilot, over here, anyone who says "Happy Holidays" is immediately labelled as an inner city latte-sipping w-a-n-k-e-r or a staff member at our national broadcaster, (which more or less amounts to the same thing).

I'm not sure if w-a-n-k-e-r in the Australian context needs translation. How shall I put it? A w-a-n-k-e-r in Australia is one of those very lucky individuals who, when in need of sexual gratification, is never disappointed, as his preferred partner is always... shall we say, close at hand.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 23:32
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Originally Posted by MTOW View Post
Con-pilot, over here, anyone who says "Happy Holidays" is immediately labelled as an inner city latte-sipping w-a-n-k-e-r or a staff member at our national broadcaster, (which more or less amounts to the same thing).

I'm not sure if w-a-n-k-e-r in the Australian context needs translation. How shall I put it? A w-a-n-k-e-r in Australia is one of those very lucky individuals who, when in need of sexual gratification, is never disappointed, as his preferred partner is always... shall we say, close at hand.

Ha, ha. No fear, I am well aware of what "******" means. In the US they are termed 'Jerk offs'.

Oh dear, I seem to have run afoul of the auto censor. Didn't know we had one.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 02:18
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 04:57
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This Christmas we should all make a point of saying "Merry/Happy Christmas more often and to more people, ---- you follow? Let it ring out!
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 05:46
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Originally Posted by pineridge View Post
Metro Man said.....................

"Don't you dare mention Christmas in case it offends the Muslims."


In North America now the seasonal greeting is "Happy Holidays", so as not to cause offence to.........................(fill in the blanks).
If euphemisms are the order of the day, should we use the following greeting at the end of Ramadan?

"Happy stealing a farmers sheep and slitting the terrified creatures throat to appease your sky fairy!"
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 08:48
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Political correctness, appeasement, call it what you will, the great pendulum has swung and now just about any minority can squeal for the right to conduct practices and ways of life that are against the laws of our land. Tolerance has gone too far. This despite the fact that if we were in many of their countries of origin we would not be allowed to fart in the street for fear of offending their draconian systems. This will all end in tears, my dears.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 09:25
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One Christmas time, only a few years ago a shop here in the South Australian country town put up a sign in their window which read
"Happy Holidays"

For some reason this made me somewhat angry, so I went in and enquired, politely mind you, as to why they chose that salutation rather than Merry Christmas.

Yes; their reason was 'not to offend any non-Christians' in this small Country Town.

I looked the Shopkeeper right in the eye and said, rather forcefully I confess,

"Are you aware Madam that in the last National Census over 68% of Australians indicated they they were of the Christian Religion in one way or another. This means that they are in the majority. I am a Christian and your sign in your window offends me. In fact I find it so highly offensive, to the point where I am considering making a complaint to the Human Rights Comission. Now, what do you propose to do about it??"

By this time her face had changed from a quizzical expression to that of extreme bewilderment and verging on panic. Her mouth was opening and closing but no sounds emanated from it. I maintained eye contact for about ten seconds, holding the angriest expression I could, then turned on my heel and walked out.

Once I was about 50 yards down the street I burst out laughing! I considered I had made my point.

A few days later I happened to walk past the same shop and a large sign in the window said........Merry Christmas

With little Angels each side of the words an' all!

BTW: That shop is no longer operating.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 12:18
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Well done, Pinky! A victory for common sense. Lets all go out and do the same. Jingle those bells!
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 22:14
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I'm starting to be convinced that, not only will the UK vote to leave this madhouse, but many others will follow shortly after....

Germany to push for compulsory EU quotas to tackle refugee crisis

Germany is to push for more ambitious and extensive common European Union policies on the refugee crisis, according to policymakers in Berlin, with compulsory and permanent quotas for sharing the distribution of probably hundreds of thousands of people who will arrive directly from the Middle East. Also on Berlin’s agenda are new European powers replacing some national authority over border control, and the possible raising of a special EU-wide levy to fund the policies.

The plans, being prepared in Berlin and Brussels, are certain to trigger bitter resistance and major clashes within the EU. Berlin backs European commission plans to make the proposed scheme “permanent and binding”. But up to 15 of 28 EU countries are opposed. The plans will not apply to the UK as it is not part of the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone and has opted out of EU asylum policy, saying it will not take part in any proposed European refugee-sharing schemes.

Angela Merkel appears determined to prevail, as she grapples with a crisis that will likely define her political legacy. The German chancellor is said to be angry with the governments of eastern and central Europe which are strongly opposed to being forced to take in refugees. She is said to resent that these EU member states are pleading for “solidarity” against the threats posed by Russia and Vladimir Putin while they resist sharing the burdens posed by the refugee crisis.......

The plans being developed in Berlin and Brussels also include moves to “Europeanise” control of the EU’s external borders. This would entail national governments surrendering some of their powers on those frontiers and granting at least some authority over refugee admissions, detentions and deportation to EU bodies such as Frontex, the fledgling borders agency.

Some senior diplomats and officials in Brussels say this is an intrusion into national sovereignty which will be difficult for some governments to accept. Policymakers in Berlin are aware of the sensitivities, but appear of a mind to proceed by stealth in small steps. They take the view that the refugee crisis is by definition a Europe-wide emergency that can only be tackled by broader and concerted European policies......

The European commission is calling for a “permanent mechanism” for refugee sharing across Europe. Berlin appears to stand 100% behind the commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on this. But an EU summit last week avoided discussing the permanent scheme because it is too divisive and contentious. Forced to bow to the sharing of 160,000 refugees last month, several EU leaders took the view that this was a limited and temporary move that would not be repeated. But for Berlin, it is but a beginning in the formulation of pan-European asylum and immigration policies.......

According to the thinking in Berlin, if the new package of policies must involve a European solution rather than a mish-mash of national strategies, it will also have to be financed at the European level, possibly through a special levy, since the billions involved would blow a gaping hole in the existing EU budget and national governments would balk at footing the bills.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 22:31
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Well done Pinky.

You really showed that woman. How brave of you.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 00:51
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Just a small observation - we see these news clips very night of hundreds of people walking yet I seldom see anyone carrying anything - not even a small back pack. Seems odd?
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 01:50
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Backpacks not required. They believe all will be provided. And it will be.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 02:42
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Once Putin and his allies have killed off all the Terrorists ,they can all go home
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 03:09
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All will be provided, and when it's not the UNHCR does the complaing for them.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 09:49
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SOPS....I don't about the rest of the first world country's but here in Australia there does not seem to have been the same sorts of appeals for donations in the case of the Syrian war and refugees as there have been in the past for other calamities.It's almost as if the UNHCR wasn't bothered.Perhaps the rate of donations has been falling and the UN has decided to send all their problems to Europe.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 10:41
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bosnich,
Have a look at the ABC News pages.
No mention of who's administering the 'appeal', that I noticed, though.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 13:02
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Yeh, and if you look at the pictures, you would think it was only women and children, no fit young men at all.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 13:54
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Can someone explain to me how two boats with around 140 people on board coming from the Syrian coast can arrive on the beach at Akrotiri?

This is a British military installation and is currently engaged in missions over Iraq (and probably Syria if the truth is known).

What if the boats had contained 140 heavily armed IS suicide terrorists armed to the teeth and with explosives strapped to their bodies.

There should be an immediate blockade of the area and any boats attempting to reach shore should be forcibly turned back but I know that won't be happening and the British Government will be dishing out money, homes and what ever to all and sundry .

This madness has got to stop now
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 15:44
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Very good points you make, veeceeten. You would certainly have thought that the Akrotiri base would have have been under constant radar and physical surveillance for the reasons you have highlighted. Perhaps it is, but I hope that somebody in authority is taking a very firm grip of security. This latest immigrant incursion could, as you have pointed out, been a total disaster for the base.
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