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Ian McColgin
08-10-2010, 09:01 AM
So long as men like Ed Stafford live.

The thirty five year old Stafford retired as a Captain in the British army, got bored trying to be a stockbroker and thus for the last two an a half years WALKED the 4200 miles from the source of the Amazon to Crispen Beach.

Many adventures, near death and all that. His walk is a first, though a half dozen all-the-way Amazon adventures have, more rationally I'd say, used boats.

He is trying to raise awareness but puts the real deal forthrightly:

"The crux of it is, if the wasn't a selfish, boy's-own adventure, I don't think it would have worked. I am simply doing it because no one has done it before."

Mrleft8
08-10-2010, 09:05 AM
Brits are so @#$%^&*(ing weird!!!!

John E Hardiman
08-10-2010, 11:24 AM
Brits are so @#$%^&*(ing weird!!!!

Yes, but they get the good lines...

'I am just going outside and may be some time.'

"Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today."

“Ah, Your Majesty, there is no second.”

"Any fool can obey orders."

Peter Malcolm Jardine
08-10-2010, 11:41 AM
HURRAH!!!!! Jolly good show!!! God save the Queen!!! :D

Peter Malcolm Jardine
08-10-2010, 11:44 AM
You missed this one:


"England Expects that every man will do his duty."

paul oman
08-10-2010, 12:40 PM
The will always be an England, just not the one you have come to know. England and most of Europe are expected to become muslim nations within the next 40 or 50 years. European birth rates are about 1.3 per couple while muslim birth rates in Europe are 8 per couple, plus massive migration of muslims to Europe. Once muslim populations top 50%, the elected officials will become muslim.

So, given as things are now, future generations of Americans will deal with a Muslim Europe/England.

We will not have that issue, but we may become a Hispanic country in the future.......... Cities like San Antonio are already over 50% hispanic.

The WASP is a dying race. Soon a 'spanish' america and Arabic Europe. Who would have thunk?

andrewe
08-10-2010, 02:06 PM
Some towns in the S. of Spain have woken up to the fact that the 'furriners' are now in the majority. Wonderful reaction to questions and needs when they can vote you out.
France is currently having a reaction against the immigrants, mainly as a result of some gun-fights between the police and some muslim nere-do-wells. Sarkozy is saying that crims will lose their citizanship and could be deported. I await developments.
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bobbys
08-10-2010, 02:48 PM
That must have been some feet{bad pun} as when i watch the Nature channel i see no roads or sidewalks.

In fact i have seen the boats going to land and everyone looking around for racing green Jaguars..

Lots of snakes to!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
08-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Yes, but they get the good lines...

Some with a very light touch

FROM his shoulder Hiawatha
Took the camera of rosewood,
Made of sliding, folding rosewood;
Neatly put it all together.
In its case it lay compactly,
Folded into nearly nothing;

But he opened out the hinges,
Pushed and pulled the joints and hinges,
Till it looked all squares and oblongs,
Like a complicated figure
In the Second Book of Euclid.

This he perched upon a tripod -
Crouched beneath its dusky cover -
Stretched his hand, enforcing silence -
Said, "Be motionless, I beg you!"
Mystic, awful was the process.

All the family in order
Sat before him for their pictures:
Each in turn, as he was taken,
Volunteered his own suggestions,
His ingenious suggestions.

First the Governor, the Father:
He suggested velvet curtains
Looped about a massy pillar;
And the corner of a table,
Of a rosewood dining-table.
He would hold a scroll of something,
Hold it firmly in his left-hand;
He would keep his right-hand buried
(Like Napoleon) in his waistcoat;
He would contemplate the distance
With a look of pensive meaning,
As of ducks that die ill tempests.

Grand, heroic was the notion:
Yet the picture failed entirely:
Failed, because he moved a little,
Moved, because he couldn't help it.

Next, his better half took courage;
SHE would have her picture taken.
She came dressed beyond description,
Dressed in jewels and in satin
Far too gorgeous for an empress.
Gracefully she sat down sideways,
With a simper scarcely human,
Holding in her hand a bouquet
Rather larger than a cabbage.
All the while that she was sitting,
Still the lady chattered, chattered,
Like a monkey in the forest.
"Am I sitting still?" she asked him.
"Is my face enough in profile?
Shall I hold the bouquet higher?
Will it came into the picture?"
And the picture failed completely.

Next the Son, the Stunning-Cantab:
He suggested curves of beauty,
Curves pervading all his figure,
Which the eye might follow onward,
Till they centered in the breast-pin,
Centered in the golden breast-pin.
He had learnt it all from Ruskin
(Author of 'The Stones of Venice,'
'Seven Lamps of Architecture,'
'Modern Painters,' and some others);
And perhaps he had not fully
Understood his author's meaning;
But, whatever was the reason,
All was fruitless, as the picture
Ended in an utter failure.

Next to him the eldest daughter:
She suggested very little,
Only asked if he would take her
With her look of 'passive beauty.'

Her idea of passive beauty
Was a squinting of the left-eye,
Was a drooping of the right-eye,
Was a smile that went up sideways
To the corner of the nostrils.

Hiawatha, when she asked him,
Took no notice of the question,
Looked as if he hadn't heard it;
But, when pointedly appealed to,
Smiled in his peculiar manner,
Coughed and said it 'didn't matter,'
Bit his lip and changed the subject.

Nor in this was he mistaken,
As the picture failed completely.

So in turn the other sisters.

Last, the youngest son was taken:
Very rough and thick his hair was,
Very round and red his face was,
Very dusty was his jacket,
Very fidgety his manner.
And his overbearing sisters
Called him names he disapproved of:
Called him Johnny, 'Daddy's Darling,'
Called him Jacky, 'Scrubby School-boy.'
And, so awful was the picture,
In comparison the others
Seemed, to one's bewildered fancy,
To have partially succeeded.

Finally my Hiawatha
Tumbled all the tribe together,
('Grouped' is not the right expression),
And, as happy chance would have it
Did at last obtain a picture
Where the faces all succeeded:
Each came out a perfect likeness.

Then they joined and all abused it,
Unrestrainedly abused it,
As the worst and ugliest picture
They could possibly have dreamed of.
'Giving one such strange expressions -
Sullen, stupid, pert expressions.
Really any one would take us
(Any one that did not know us)
For the most unpleasant people!'
(Hiawatha seemed to think so,
Seemed to think it not unlikely).
All together rang their voices,
Angry, loud, discordant voices,
As of dogs that howl in concert,
As of cats that wail in chorus.

But my Hiawatha's patience,
His politeness and his patience,
Unaccountably had vanished,
And he left that happy party.
Neither did he leave them slowly,
With the calm deliberation,
The intense deliberation
Of a photographic artist:
But he left them in a hurry,
Left them in a mighty hurry,
Stating that he would not stand it,
Stating in emphatic language
What he'd be before he'd stand it.
Hurriedly he packed his boxes:
Hurriedly the porter trundled
On a barrow all his boxes:
Hurriedly he took his ticket:
Hurriedly the train received him:
Thus departed Hiawatha.

seanz
08-10-2010, 05:52 PM
The will always be an England, just not the one you have come to know. England and most of Europe are expected to become muslim nations within the next 40 or 50 years. European birth rates are about 1.3 per couple while muslim birth rates in Europe are 8 per couple, plus massive migration of muslims to Europe. Once muslim populations top 50%, the elected officials will become muslim.

So, given as things are now, future generations of Americans will deal with a Muslim Europe/England.

We will not have that issue, but we may become a Hispanic country in the future.......... Cities like San Antonio are already over 50% hispanic.

The WASP is a dying race. Soon a 'spanish' america and Arabic Europe. Who would have thunk?

Doesn't anybody remember The Alamo anymoor?