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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Think about it this way...they all live within an hour or two of at least 5 countries that speak 5 different languages, yet most of them only speak English...we get criticized for not speaking several languages and our country is bigger than the entire continent of Europe (minus Russia).
    Here's the thing: English, Spanish, and French are the world's "franca linqua" languages and, to lesser extent, you can sometimes throw in German and Portuguese.

    As long as you can speak one of the first three languages - maybe even any of the five - there's really no need to learn another language. And if you are going to learn one, it should be one outside of these. That's why, in many parts of the world that have official languages outside of these, many people speak at least one of them.

    You can get around the world just fine by ONLY speaking English, or ONLY Spanish, or ONLY French.

    In my experience, when I was in various parts of Turkey... MOST of the people I tried to talk to spoke English. In Spain? Not the case. I had to use what I could barely remember in high school Spanish to get around. Spanish speakers, just like English speakers, don't need to learn another language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    I don't think it's unrealistic to say there's a stronger anti-immigrant sentiment in the US than in the UK.
    That may be, but is that enough to tip the election in one way or the other? Yes - it is one of the issues, but other issues may sway different voters.

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    LOL, there was once a joke about getting conservatives to eat yellow snow by having Obama tell Americans not to in a speech. If you didn't believe that there was any truth in that jest, here it is. Apparently, Brexit happened because Obama advised against it:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...d-force-brexit
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    Rainmaker can't find the post..... But, must give props to our long lost friend @ACME_MAN who actually called this BREXIT result back in October when he foretold that the 'Royals' beating the ' NY Mets' in the 2015 world series had esoteric implications.

    The money changers are absolutely shitting the bed right now fear mongering with predictions of doom and gloom!

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/24/alan-...e-iceberg.html
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    The money changers are absolutely shitting the bed right now fear mongering with predictions of doom and gloom!
    Just the British ones. The only thing Americans ones are freaking out about is having to bail the fuck out of the UK and move their shit to another country in the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Just the British ones. The only thing Americans ones are freaking out about is having to bail the fuck out of the UK and move their shit to another country in the EU.
    British billionaire lives matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    British billionaire lives matter!
    oh, shit! Have you looked the maps of how the voting went? Wales was split pretty good, but mostly for Brexit. England was almost all for Brexit, but some of the areas around London being against.

    Northern Ireland and Scotland were dead set against this. To knowledge, Northern Ireland is (or at least was, I'm not sure now) pretty loyal to the UK, but with the independence movements that have been going on in Scotland for quite sometime... I'm wondering if the UK's very existence could be in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    oh, shit! Have you looked the maps of how the voting went? Wales was split pretty good, but mostly for Brexit. England was almost all for Brexit, but some of the areas around London being against.

    Northern Ireland and Scotland were dead set against this. To knowledge, Northern Ireland is (or at least was, I'm not sure now) pretty loyal to the UK, but with the independence movements that have been going on in Scotland for quite sometime... I'm wondering if the UK's very existence could be in trouble.
    Scotland recently had a referendum on leaving the UK that narrowly failed.

    Maybe our resident UK experts Sj or garkahl can weigh in. But, rainmaker'd suspect that given the historical dominance the English had over the Scots & Irish. They might like having a 3rd party in Brussels calling the shots for the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Scotland recently had a referendum on leaving the UK that narrowly failed.

    Maybe our resident UK experts Sj or garkahl can weigh in. But, rainmaker'd suspect that given the historical dominance the English had over the Scots & Irish. They might like having a 3rd party in Brussels calling the shots for the UK?
    I have no doubt that a Scottish referendum will pass, now. It was so close before that this is all they really needed.

    It will be the end of the UK and, to be honest, the English will be just fine with that.

    I'm not sure about Northern Ireland. Since they aren't part of Great Britain their stuff has always been kind of odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    And now the money changers will crash the market, trigger a recession and blame it on a small country voting to take back its sovereignty from a bunch of socialist bureaucrats in far away lands
    All markets aer taking a plunge right now. BUT since most of them rallied Earlier in the week, the loss is not as bad as it could be.. though the pound to dollar rate is the lowest it's been in 50 years according to one of the commentators.. 1.37 dollars to the pound..

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    They should have far more say in how many, and which ones, they accept.
    Which is one of the reasons the exit was happening... TO many brits mad that the EU gets to tell us who we can accept, and if we can even kick them out..

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    The best thing our leaders can take from Brexit is this: If you don't like the way the people vote, resign. It's not about the politicians, it's about the citizens. I guess the same can be said if you don't agree with SCOTUS decisions as well.
    That they should. BUT you just know our buttheads in congress won't.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    And just so you know, from speaking with my English friends who were "leavers". They are now being labeled bigots and racists for voting to leave the EU.
    Standard leftist bull.. Anyone not for a no borders one global world community MUST be bigots and racists..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    oh, shit! Have you looked the maps of how the voting went? Wales was split pretty good, but mostly for Brexit. England was almost all for Brexit, but some of the areas around London being against.

    Northern Ireland and Scotland were dead set against this. To knowledge, Northern Ireland is (or at least was, I'm not sure now) pretty loyal to the UK, but with the independence movements that have been going on in Scotland for quite sometime... I'm wondering if the UK's very existence could be in trouble.
    Scotland imo gets MORE from being in the uK than they give.. Not sure on Ireland..

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