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Old 12-17-2004, 3:08 PM
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Default Yeah - You bet! Europe is so FESTIVE this time of year!

But you don't have to take Bill's word for it. Here is actual documentation.


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# Ben English London

18dec04

WANT to take your kid to Santa? Sorry madam, he doesn't come here any more. How about a Christmas carol? Afraid not, they're a fire hazard. Fancy going to the work's Christmas party? Not a chance, dear boy -- we don't want to be sued.

Welcome to Christmas 2004, British-style, where politically correct seasonal madness has gone into overdrive.

In the land where Ebenezer Scrooge was conceived, where Posh and Becks are the stars of a bizarre waxworks nativity scene, yuletide meanness appears to have been refined to an art form.

Here, rising public liability costs, over-zealous councils and an apparent fear of offending minorities have combined to threaten many much-loved Christmas traditions.

It began last year when government departments issued edicts that references to Christmas be dropped from greetings cards, so as not to offend non-Christians.

This year, a whole range of traditions are under attack.

In Clydach, on the outskirts of Swansea, the local council has banned festive lights in case they electrocute vandals.

Christmas killjoys in Bellshill, Scotland, have scrapped a supermarket party because they didn't want staff turning up for work with hangovers.

They're not alone. A survey revealed eight in 10 British firms had decided not to have a party because bosses fear being sued by staff claiming injury or sexual harassment during drunken knees-ups.

In Tower Hamlets, a down-at-heel district in London's east, council staff have been ordered to refer to their Christmas meal as a "festive lunch".

Some of London's biggest stores have abolished Santa's grottos, fearing they could act as magnets for pedophiles.

In one shop, a webcam has been installed to spy on Santa to ensure he does not abuse any of the children.

Tinsel has been banned from the Chipping Sodbury school Christmas party because the headmaster fears pupils might strangle themselves if they drape it around their necks.

And in perhaps the most bizarre anti-Christmas initiative, the Castleford Choral Society, which has sung carols for more than 60 years, was deemed a fire hazard and had to cancel its traditional concert.

Meanwhile, Britain's union movement called for mistletoe to be banned to discourage unwanted sexual advances.

The party-wowser missive from the Trade Union Congress also frowns on balloons because they can trigger an allergy to latex. But perceptions of Christmas being under threat have prompted a backlash.

Source: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...%5E663,00.html
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Old 12-17-2004, 4:24 PM
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I told him that same sort of stuff was going on but would he hear it?
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I never considered England a part of Europe. Their participation in the INVASION of Iraq proved me right.
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Geography; United Kingdom

Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.

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Old 12-17-2004, 10:33 PM
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I said, I NEVER CONSIDERED ENGLAND A PART OF EUROPE. Their participation in the INVASION of Iraq proved me right. That's not hard to understand is it?
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Old 12-18-2004, 6:06 AM
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B. Ungaro, Supreme Dictator of who is or is not Europeon.

How about Spain, supergenius? They participated in the invasion of Iraq.
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Old 12-18-2004, 9:33 AM
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Dcannady,

While my spelling of the words could be wrong, I clearly understand the difference between INVASION and OCCUPATION.

It was the USA and ENGLAND who INVADED IRAQ. The other countries like Spain and Poland showed up after the INVASION was a done deal.
Annnnnd, they showed up to be part of the DOLE that was part of the deal. It was a SUBTERFUGE that paid handsomely. The COALITION of the willing was more like the COALITION of THIEVES.
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CIA WORLD FACTBOOK...? BILL UNGARO...? CIA WORLD FACTBOOK...? BILL UNGARO...?

Decisions, decisions...

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Old 12-18-2004, 10:28 AM
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Based on the record of the CIA, the esteemed members would be better off accepting my FACTS. At least my facts have not been responsible for the deaths of more than ONE THOUSAND of our FINEST.

Annnnnd, it's just this time around. No computer has enough capacity to compute the number of death and suffering caused by the COLD WAR that was based on the alleged SOVIET THREAT, based on CIA PARANOIA.

It's up to you.
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The other countries like Spain and Poland showed up after the INVASION was a done deal.
And are thus spared being bungaroly severed from their Europeon brethern.
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Old 12-20-2004, 9:11 AM
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Ahhh yes! No surprise Bill. When an argument is lost no one has to tell you to just whip out another bungerism from that plastic hat do they? That is some hat - since it has jusridiction over even the most fundamental of fact.

Hey Bill. Why stop at that? If basing Euopean membership on war why not go all the way back to the Crusades?

Hey Bill. Since, by your plastic hat decree, the UK is not a part of Europe can your hat remove the UK from the EU?
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