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Well Scotland wont, as they are subsidised heavily by England. What you have missed is apart from the Politicians and some pathetic actors, most English people want riddance of the socialist Scots. If England had a vote they would be gone tomorrow!
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Scots on the Rocks

Wow 21st_century_Viking, you really have no clue what is going on do you? Read up and you will find Scotland wants its independence BECAUSE it wants to become a socialist state. They want massive increases in welfare spending for example. England does not want this. Because of your collective ignorance of the situation, you are actually backing socialists if you back the Scottish vote.
There are 64 million people in the UK, many use the free (paid for by National Insurance), there are bound to be some cases where people get poor treatment. The VAST majority get excellent treatment. The little boy who went to Europe was because they want to try an untested potentially dangerous treatment the NHS do not allow. In the US, it is no different. You have good care, and some horror stories. The difference is that in your country, you can't pay you die. Not very Christian that is it? So stop trying to make cheap political points at my country, England. As usual people come on here to rant about the NHS they have no real idea about. So let me educate you, the latest study done by, erm, the US put our NHS tops and your expensive, elitist, cruel and shoddy healthcare LAST. Have a read (including you Daniel) and educate yourselves; http://nhap.org/facts-fingertips-2/ , headed "The UK is rated as superior to countries which spend far more on health. The privatised US is ranked as worst." Enjoy as your bubble bursts.
Yeah we've got the same problem here in the UK. Ie Thatcher v Cameron. We've bred a generation of politicians who court easy popularity, political animals born and bred but are totally useless when faced with extremism and danger. By now the partnership of Regan/Thatcher would have this thing is not under control, certainly made sure the religious nutjobs know we won't be a rollover. Until we the voters start ensuring our politicians have backbone and steel rather than sharp suits and sound bites we are in trouble in the west.
Wrong about the UK. 1."Not only can't a citizen (subject, rather) own a gun." Not true. However and something you yanks really cannot begin to understand as guns make you happy for some reason, is the UK chooses not to be a gun society. I don't own one, neither do the bad guys, neither do most of the cops. No one. Get it? 2. "One cannot use lethal force (or any force, for that matter) to defend oneself." Garbage. Utter garbage. In the UK, lethal force has been used in the past to defend and the course have taken no action, what is not allowed is when someone does something and you torture and murder them when there was no need. Enjoy your guns. We get the news stories about the massacres over in the US that regularly happen and your gun murder statistics are appalling. If you are happy with that, then fine. But please don't preach to us, we see the evidence and are not interested in your opinions.
...and that is your problem Persnickety19, you don't need "faith" to believe in the "whacko" (closed mind right there), just look at the mass of evidence. You do however need "faith" to belief in creationism as there is not a shred of evidence. But then your post gives you away as someone who neither understand evolution science, or indeed wants to even try. So your mind is closed so let the rest of us not waste our time with you.
Well of course your characterisation of the UK where I live is ludicrous. Currently we are on course (IMF and others forecasts, no ours) to be by far the fastest growing economy in the G8, far outstripping you and Germany even. Inflation is record low, wages have not increased over inflation and we have had a year of month on month unemployment dropping (back to pre 2008 levels). Oh and our Corporation Tax is 20%, 19% LOWER than yours, hence companies are flocking here. And we continue cutting public spending. You cannot say any of the above for yourselves, so I would put your own house in order and kick out your socialist President before you criticize ours.
Well whilst as a Brit I'm obviously loathe to ever defend the French, and can I also say we are happy for the socialists in France as they are driving huge numbers of their businesses to come to the UK. BUT I don't think a country that shuts down its government, acting like children, where decent people are sent home and not paid all in the name of political expediency should be lecturing anyone. I think your senate needs to grow up a bit first.
Yes, but the difference is mentally ill people cannot get hold of guns and kill scores of innocent men, women and children in countries, like mine, who have none.
A latest massacre in Chicago to add to all the others, and still you can't make the causal link between everyone having guns and shootings, and not having guns and shootings. And before the usual onslaught of ugly nastiness at my country, think on this; how many mass gun massacres have we had in the last five years when we don't have guns?
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