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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:55 AM

Article 50 will be triggered on March 29

LONDON — Article 50 — the formal notification of Britain's intention to leave the EU — will be triggered on March 29, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed on Monday morning.

http://www.businessinsider.com/article-50-triggered-march-29-2017-3

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:58 AM

1. Governments make me LOL with their "we're announcing we'll be making an announcement" announcements

 

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Response to NeoKhan (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:11 AM

3. Its like at work where we have a meeting to plan a meeting

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:59 AM

2. It's for the best, we are One People (Supposedly) in 50 United States

They are different Countries and Cultures trying to be a Super Power.

Keep your alliances but be who you are (and U.K., wise up and boot Islam)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:28 AM

4. Supposedly -- the melting pot is no longer melting for a variety of reasons.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:32 AM

5. Multiculturalism exists to Divide Us

The Melting Pot actually worked, but it didn't serve the "Grievance Industry"

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:47 AM

6. It is partly due to cheaper travel and telecommunications

My grandfathers never visited their home countries nor ever saw their relatives again. Only a couple dozen letters with them have survived.

Now immigrants return to their countries, their relatives come to the US to visit, and communications by phone and internet are frequent. This preserves their ties and allegiance to their home countries and ethnic groups.

Also, the assimilation of various cultures in the US resulted in a weak US culture that did not have time to develop its own strong national identity. To the extent that a US identity exists, it is largely a product of propaganda during WW I and WW II.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:08 AM

8. Your post makes me sad. To think that the U.S.

identity, "...to the extent that a US identity exists...", is a
by-product of WWars makes me wonder how you can so
cavalierly skip over, ah, let's see, roughly 180 pre-revolutionary
years when our country formulated a strong pioneer
adventurous free spirit. It was that identity that attracted
immigrants. Sorry...the US identity you speak of is shallow.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:31 AM

9. Prior to WW I, the US was a patchwork of European ethnic communities ruled by WASP elites

Large chunks of the US geography were settled by immigrants from various European countries and they maintained their country's language, religion, and cultural tradition. This was true in rural areas, where immigrants had been attracted to land for homesteading with waves from different countries at different times, in cities, where immigrants from different countries specialized in various trades and professions, and in the forests, mines, etc. Mines, for example, would be staffed with immigrants from one of the mining provinces of Europe, such as Wales or Silesia. Forest were cut by Scandinavians.

Politically and economically, the US was dominated by Yankee and English immigrants centered on the northeast, especially after the Civil War. Prior to the Civil War, the South had been dominated by the English planter gentry, not by African-Americans or by the Scots Irish and lower class immigrants from Great Britain.

With WW I, there was a considerable effort by the White Anglo Saxon Elite to dominate the other ethnic groups and erase other national identities.

The immigrants were attracted by land, natural resources, jobs, and opportunity.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:12 AM

10. Your view although not without some merit misses the

original premise of this country...our identity to being FREE.
Free from the old world. Free to seek a new identity which
was different than the old world ways. The early settlers had
little idea of the richness, natural resources, jobs (lol). They
wanted something different from the old world. Each nationality
brought its skills to survive to form a new country....or why else
bother with the hardship of immigrating? Our identity was not
out of WWars...our participation was guided by our steadfast
identity with Freedom long formulated before the twentieth century.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:49 AM

7. Good for them

Finally, some people are coming to their senses in Europe

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