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    Anyone in the UK see the ITV report on this last night?

    The way that the UK and US governments have treated these people for the last 40 years is attrocious, and against International Law.

    The UK High Court found against the Government in 2000... their response was a Royal Decree issued in June this year (ie Election Day) overturning the Courts.

    The way the US wont even let the native population visit their Ancestral Cemetary (UK Government at least Chartered a boat for them) is just well out of order.

    The fact that 40 years ago both the UK Government lied to Parliament and the US Government lied to Congress in order for the "Lease" to go ahead, does not stop this outrage occuring today... Especially as the US has already stated they wish to extend the lease.

    Hell they even hid the cost of the lease as a "Discount" on Polaris, to keep it from Congress orginally.


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    Which people are these, RF? I don't see ITV.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    I didn't see this either. Is there a link to somewhere for it?

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    When Mauritious was given independance on in the 1960's, it was on condition that they didnt lay claim to the Chagos Archipelago Islands, which had been administered from there.

    The Islanders where then Blockaded for no reason, and if they left their Islands to go to Mauritious for any reason (eg Hospital etc) were not allowed back.

    Their pets were taken from them and gassed by the exhausts of US Military Vehicles.

    When the population had dwindled to a small enough number, they were imprisoned prior to Forcably shipping them to Mauritious.

    The Islands were Leased to the US by the UK to form a Naval Base in the Indian Ocean... nicknamed by the people serving there "Fantasy Island".

    The Indiginous Population have been fighting for their Islands back for 40 years, and won in the UK High Court finally in 2000.

    Blair used the Royal Poragative to bypass Parliament and a Royal Decree overturned the High Court Decision on election day this year.

    The Americans lied to Congress, saying their was no indiginous population prior to Leasing the Islands, and helped in their depopulation
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    Bastards

    Then again its just like how they lied about there being WMD's in Iraq

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    Yep, they're bastards

    These are the people.... they won the bloody court case and still cant go back

    http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural...hagosians.html

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    I saw it RF. If ever there was a case for more accountability to the country that is it. I also think that it is a good case for the abolishment of the Royal Family. The Queen signed that Archaic law without as much a batting an eyelid.

    I want independance for Scotland now! Before we become the 51st State of the USA.
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    Independance for Northumbria too....

    Demand the original border.... Hadrian marked it for you

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    I would RF. But sadly it means I have also to take BO and Azzz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    I want independance for Scotland now! Before we become the 51st State of the USA.
    Too late...you can't turn back time

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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