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The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire
Politico, by Richard Halloran

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/28/2014 5:45:45 AM

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward the horizon. Today, sundown is truly at hand. On Sept. 18, the voters of Scotland will go to the polls to determine whether their nation will declare independence from the United Kingdom after 307 years of union with England. Polls over the last 18 months reported by the website What Scotland Thinks show a gradually

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/28/2014 6:21:35 AM     (No. 9984071)

As we go down the timeline don´t think that the USA could not break up into several different entities with California being the first to go as the first majority Spanish language speaking state. The catalyst will be when the rest of the country balks at funding California´s massive social welfare state that is sure to come as the liberal Democrats and socialists become permanently entrenched in state government as we are seeing happen now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Captleemo, 8/28/2014 6:30:40 AM     (No. 9984083)

Seems like we are also witnessing the sad, dark end of The United States Of America Too. We have elected twice a man who hates America and everything it stands for.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/28/2014 6:31:33 AM     (No. 9984087)

Like most Lefties, Halloran doesn´t have a sense of humor unless it involves tragedies happening to conservatives. Upset and insulted by the Pythonesque White House cake and sparklers, out spurted the usual tired and twisted rubbish. I didn´t read past the first page because of his misstatements--and his glaring misspelling of minuscule.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 8/28/2014 6:33:05 AM     (No. 9984089)

i dont blame the Scots for wanting to secede esp. after the suicidal policies re. Muslims and culture. I would hope if they do they defend their country against PC culture ttacks so they dont go down the same stupid path to annihilation. How the Brits could allow their country to be overrun by a bunch of leeches bent on destroying a nation that has given them so much is just mind-boggling

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 8/28/2014 7:01:59 AM     (No. 9984115)

Whatever one may or may not think of this article, and to me it seemed quite even handed and factual, it should be noted that the "i" spelling of miniscule has been acceptable and correct for over 100 years.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/28/2014 7:11:52 AM     (No. 9984121)

I´m with #3, "miniscule" may have slithered into the dictionary, but that makes it neither correct nor acceptable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Michaelus, 8/28/2014 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9984160)

#4 the Scots want even more of the suicidal policies than the English. Scotland today is not the old Jacobite Highlanders and independent clans defending their liberty - it is a giant welfare state.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/28/2014 8:11:23 AM     (No. 9984172)

Thank you, #6. As Merriam-Webster explains (emphasis supplied):

Definition of MINISCULE

variant of minuscule

Usage Discussion of MINISCULE

The adjective minuscule is etymologically related to minus, but associations with mini- have produced the spelling variant miniscule. This variant dates to the end of the 19th century, and it now occurs commonly in published writing, but it continues to be widely regarded as an error.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: November Rose, 8/28/2014 8:50:06 AM     (No. 9984230)

This is what you get when you allow the barbarians from within and without to overrun the empire: another banana republic--with no bananas.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 8/28/2014 11:14:19 AM     (No. 9984464)

Let´s not forget though that Scotland has been a part of England for only 307 years. England herself has been around much longer than that. She will survive the break, but will Scotland?

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