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JEB

United States

#23837 Jul 7, 2012
A local atheist group has asked Pismo Beach officials to immediately stop using what the organization calls “explicitly Christian turns of phrase” during invocations at City Council meetings.
Atheists United of San Luis Obispo said in a news release that it objects to the content and intent of the invocations, which are primarily given by longtime Pismo Beach resident and city chaplain Paul Jones.

The organization maintains that Jones “frequently violates laws about invocations at government functions by making explicit references to Christianity,” including referring to

Jesus Christ

without mentioning him by name.
“Jones uses explicitly Christian turns of phrase such as ‘Our Lord and Savior’ and ‘Our Heavenly Father,’ ” which oversteps the restrictions the courts have allowed, according to Atheists United.
In response, Pismo Beach City Manager Kevin Rice said Tuesday that city officials believe Jones’ invocations are “proper, good and legal” and plan to continue them unless the council decides otherwise.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23838 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
You say Ireland is backwards and yet so many polish flee to live in Ireland, haha that shows the stature of places don't you think
Ireland was breifly richer than the U.K.

Ireland essentially avoided WW1, WW2, Soviet Union & got the Marshall plan.

Unlike Poland which was the center of WW1, WW2, Economically stagnated by the Soviet Union without the Marshall plan.

Monkey see but Monkey can't understand?

Well if one good thing came out of the Polish communist state it was it stopped all immigration of Poland essentially LOL

Poland is still wise enough to reduce & limit Immigration.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#23839 Jul 7, 2012
Khatru wrote:
Compared to the main combatants, American involvement in WWI was minimal.
It wasn't America's fight.

It was one of those fights that the USA should have steered clear of but got dragged into largely via British propaganda, and of course the explosion about the Lusitania that the British was using to ship in ammunition in violation of international law.

It remains that the Allies would have lost had not the Americans not entered the war in 1917, and on the battlefield in 1918, the battle lines would have stayed where they were at.

KowKow does not like to acknowledge the FACT that the British & French were losing in 1917 and 1918; that they did not have replacements for the loses.

WWI was a fight between COLONIAL MONARCHISTS- countries that where trying to hold on to land that did not belong to them in Africa, the Middle East, and Indochina and India.

The USA should have stayed out of it.
Anonymous

UK

#23840 Jul 7, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
<quoted text>
There are not even close to a billion Anglos in the world you dumb monkey.
Maybe more like there are a billion White people LOL
You are so stupid.
How does this Island have so many retarded people?
The documented Anglo population is 90 million.
I suspect it is more like 120 million.
When you count all of the Anglo Americans who classify their ethnicity as just Americans
The same in Australia, Canada etc
Man your a dumbass, I mean Anglo countries
JEB

United States

#23841 Jul 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't America's fight.
It was one of those fights that the USA should have steered clear of but got dragged into largely via British propaganda, and of course the explosion about the Lusitania that the British was using to ship in ammunition in violation of international law.
It remains that the Allies would have lost had not the Americans not entered the war in 1917, and on the battlefield in 1918, the battle lines would have stayed where they were at.
KowKow does not like to acknowledge the FACT that the British & French were losing in 1917 and 1918; that they did not have replacements for the loses.
WWI was a fight between COLONIAL MONARCHISTS- countries that where trying to hold on to land that did not belong to them in Africa, the Middle East, and Indochina and India.
The USA should have stayed out of it.
History does Not disclose its' alternatives.

You may be correct but is all speculation

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#23842 Jul 7, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Not even them. Even when others happen to agree, they speak for themselves. I speak only for myself. You should know that.
You speak as a bigot and always have. Happy to point out you are in the same chorus.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23843 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
That's nothing, there are over a billion anglos controlling the world
Britain was ruled by German royalty since the 1700's you joke.

First the German house of Hanover.
Then the German house of Saxe Coburg Gotha.

Which Saxe Coburg Gotha turned their name to the Windsor in WW1 due to English hatred of Germans in WW1 LOL

King George V was first cousins of Kaiser Wilhelm II the ruler of Germany in WW1

So Germans destroyed the British empire LOL

King Edward VII was the uncle of Kaiser Wilhelm II LOL

King Edward VII fought his nephew in Kaiser Wilhelm II in the Boer wars.
Where King Edward VII decided to create the first concentration camps in the world against the Boers.
Anonymous

UK

#23844 Jul 7, 2012
Absolutely no way, britain was winning the war on its own, and had been doing so for three years, the Germans could barely hold there trenches never mind try to advance on ours, your knowledge of ww1 is obviously very poor so ill explain it in simple terms, usa had no impact or effect in ww1. The war was one entirely by britain and its commonwealth

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#23845 Jul 7, 2012
Khatru wrote:
I guess a British soldier from WWI was much easier to find and far more recognisable than any American.
Why wouldn't he be?

WWI was a European war.

a war among monarchies.

And when Britain found itself on the losing end, it did what it could to bring in the USA to fill in the holes of the million dead Brits with the million American soldiers.

As they did in WWII.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23846 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Man your a dumbass, I mean Anglo countries
Between the U.S, U.K, Canada & Australia there are more like just over 400 million.

The U.S is mostly German not even Anglo.
There are more Irish than Anglos in the U.S too.
Anonymous

UK

#23847 Jul 7, 2012
Even during the last few months britain was killing something like ten times more Germans than America, your military back then wasn't as strong as today, you then had a very weak military and NO air force
Anonymous

UK

#23848 Jul 7, 2012
And how many wars have America come crying to britain for help in

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23849 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
Absolutely no way, britain was winning the war on its own, and had been doing so for three years, the Germans could barely hold there trenches never mind try to advance on ours, your knowledge of ww1 is obviously very poor so ill explain it in simple terms, usa had no impact or effect in ww1. The war was one entirely by britain and its commonwealth
Germany in WW1 ultimately lead to the British empire to destruction.

Germany today bosses around the U.K in the EU as Germany demands that the U.K will join EURO zone / EURO currency.

Not only does Germany demand the U.K to join EURO zone.

Germany says the U.K will join EURO zone which seems more like a promise / threat. LOL

Stupid Germans are going to become a minority in their own country too LOL

By the very Turks that Germany fought with in WW1
The very Turks even Hitler admired, was influenced by & wanted to join WW2

What a joke LOL

People West of Poland are funny creatures.

Like desperate chimps going ape sh*t
Anonymous

UK

#23850 Jul 7, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
<quoted text>
Britain was ruled by German royalty since the 1700's you joke.
First the German house of Hanover.
Then the German house of Saxe Coburg Gotha.
Which Saxe Coburg Gotha turned their name to the Windsor in WW1 due to English hatred of Germans in WW1 LOL
King George V was first cousins of Kaiser Wilhelm II the ruler of Germany in WW1
So Germans destroyed the British empire LOL
King Edward VII was the uncle of Kaiser Wilhelm II LOL
King Edward VII fought his nephew in Kaiser Wilhelm II in the Boer wars.
Where King Edward VII decided to create the first concentration camps in the world against the Boers.
So German royalty had British blood since 1700, so britain has been ruling Germany since then hey
Anonymous

UK

#23851 Jul 7, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
<quoted text>
Between the U.S, U.K, Canada & Australia there are more like just over 400 million.
The U.S is mostly German not even Anglo.
There are more Irish than Anglos in the U.S too.
Germans are saxons you idiot

“The eye has it...”

Since: Jan 12

Russell's teapot.

#23852 Jul 7, 2012
JEB wrote:
A local atheist group has asked Pismo Beach officials to immediately stop using what the organization calls “explicitly Christian turns of phrase” during invocations at City Council meetings.
Atheists United of San Luis Obispo said in a news release that it objects to the content and intent of the invocations, which are primarily given by longtime Pismo Beach resident and city chaplain Paul Jones.
The organization maintains that Jones “frequently violates laws about invocations at government functions by making explicit references to Christianity,” including referring to
Jesus Christ
without mentioning him by name.
“Jones uses explicitly Christian turns of phrase such as ‘Our Lord and Savior’ and ‘Our Heavenly Father,’&#8200;” which oversteps the restrictions the courts have allowed, according to Atheists United.
In response, Pismo Beach City Manager Kevin Rice said Tuesday that city officials believe Jones’ invocations are “proper, good and legal” and plan to continue them unless the council decides otherwise.
What would your thoughts be if the council opened its affairs with supplications to "Our Dark Overlord in the Abyss" ? No name is mentioned, just a turn of phrase.

I'm curious.

Would you be of the same opinion?

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23853 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
So German royalty had British blood since 1700, so britain has been ruling Germany since then hey
1700's.
1714 to be exact.
With King George I

Does everyone on your Island have trouble with reading comprehension?
JEB

United States

#23854 Jul 7, 2012
HugeKielbasa wrote:
<quoted text>
Britain was ruled by German royalty since the 1700's you joke.
First the German house of Hanover.
Then the German house of Saxe Coburg Gotha.
Which Saxe Coburg Gotha turned their name to the Windsor in WW1 due to English hatred of Germans in WW1 LOL
King George V was first cousins of Kaiser Wilhelm II the ruler of Germany in WW1
So Germans destroyed the British empire LOL
King Edward VII was the uncle of Kaiser Wilhelm II LOL
King Edward VII fought his nephew in Kaiser Wilhelm II in the Boer wars.
Where King Edward VII decided to create the first concentration camps in the world against the Boers.
You seem over 60 percent valid.

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23855 Jul 7, 2012
WW1 & WW2 were won by Ally team efforts.

End of story. Shut up LOL

Since: Jun 12

Brewster, NY

#23856 Jul 7, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Germans are saxons you idiot
I think Germans seem a little more with it than Brits today.

I know Germans were thinking of testing immigrants for IQ & only recieving immigrants with a high IQ.
This makes sense.
( I can see why Turks in Germany score a lower IQ & PISA score than Turks in Turkey do LOL)

Even Angela Merkel admitted that Multiculturaism has failed.

Merkel has got Turkish police to come adress Turkish crime problems in Germany.

Of course Merkel is East German VolksDuetsche with Polish roots. So of course she is more sensible.

While Britain is arresting & putting Tram lady behind bars for speaking a racist thought crime. LOL

British people are clueless.

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