Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

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Where do you live?

US/North America
89
87%
South America
1
1%
Britain/Europe
6
6%
Asia
0
No votes
Africa
3
3%
Austrailia
0
No votes
Somewhere Else
3
3%
 
Total votes : 102

Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby Petros » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:50 am

The other side of it. When I was new in London, seeking digs, I found a likely place, but the sign in the tobacconist's window clearly stated "Only Europeans Need Apply". I was - still am - an American, but I was desperate. I called the number, "I'm not a European, I'm an American," I told the woman. "Is that okay?" She told me yes.

I lived there two years; after a bit I understood. I have always wished I could have seen her face if, after she told the American to come, he turned out to be a New Orleans black or a Californian named Wong.
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby balaam » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:33 pm

Petros wrote:The other side of it. When I was new in London, seeking digs, I found a likely place, but the sign in the tobacconist's window clearly stated "Only Europeans Need Apply". I was - still am - an American, but I was desperate. I called the number, "I'm not a European, I'm an American," I told the woman. "Is that okay?" She told me yes.

I lived there two years; after a bit I understood. I have always wished I could have seen her face if, after she told the American to come, he turned out to be a New Orleans black or a Californian named Wong.
We have discrimination laws. If that was after 1968 it was illegal.
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby Petros » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 am

It was in point of fact 1965.
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby balaam » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:23 pm

Less enlightened times :(
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby Ramblinman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 pm

If the United Kingdom chose to admit millions of foreigners to permanent residence, it is fool-hardy to then tell these newcomers that they can live here, but not there, shop here, but not there, work here, but not there. "There" might as well be nowhere and you create an impoverished criminal element with no sense of being British. Not good!
Should the UK have allowed so many foreigners to move their already crowded island?
Maybe not, but what's done is done. Time to assimilate or risk civil war.
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby balaam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:57 am

The UK has had these laws making discrimination on race, sex or religion starting in 1968. And we are getting better tr enforcing those laws.

As far as being overcrowded, whenever I fly in or out of the UK most of the flight is over green fields. A greater area of the UK is covered by incoming tides than is built on. We are far from overcrowded except in the minds of a few far right racist politicians.
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Re: Who We Are - Where We Live in the world

Postby Ramblinman » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Great Britain cannot feed itself, it must import food from abroad. And precious little of the country is left in wilderness.
London is huge compared to when my family left.
I believe that when calculating space, more room for trees and wild animals should be part of the equation.
And no, sheep are not a wild animal!
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