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Old 06-21-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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Is there anywhere more disturbing to live in Europe or North America than the UK?

You couldn't pay me a million dollars to be forced to live there.

I feel like it's an overpopulated island, with near constant overcast, where there is a CCTV camera every 20 metres, and you have no real civil rights that protect freedom of speech. Heck, even buying a kitchen knife requires ID, and you can be fined and even tossed in jail for not having a TV license.

Plus you have to watch the country basically become some theocratic Islamic vassal over the next 30 years.

I feel like guys like Orwell and Huxley weren't playing around. They seemed to see something in British culture that few others did.

 
Old 06-21-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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I have visited the UK on a number of occasions and its a wonderful place to both live and visit. Like anywhere else on earth it has its good spots and bad spots but overall its a decent place. Ignorant post.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Originally Posted by joey joe-joe View Post
Is there anywhere more disturbing to live in Europe or North America than the UK?

You couldn't pay me a million dollars to be forced to live there.

I feel like it's an overpopulated island, with near constant overcast, where there is a CCTV camera every 20 metres, and you have no real civil rights that protect freedom of speech. Heck, even buying a kitchen knife requires ID, and you can be fined and even tossed in jail for not having a TV license.

Plus you have to watch the country basically become some theocratic Islamic vassal over the next 30 years.

I feel like guys like Orwell and Huxley weren't playing around. They seemed to see something in British culture that few others did.
Have you been? If not you should go, your entire perception would change.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Airstrip 1, Oceania
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Yes, you should definitely goey go-go.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Originally Posted by joey joe-joe View Post
Is there anywhere more disturbing to live in Europe or North America than the UK?

You couldn't pay me a million dollars to be forced to live there.

I feel like it's an overpopulated island, with near constant overcast, where there is a CCTV camera every 20 metres, and you have no real civil rights that protect freedom of speech. Heck, even buying a kitchen knife requires ID, and you can be fined and even tossed in jail for not having a TV license.

Plus you have to watch the country basically become some theocratic Islamic vassal over the next 30 years.

I feel like guys like Orwell and Huxley weren't playing around. They seemed to see something in British culture that few others did.


And the USA isn't disturbing?
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I haven't been to the UK recently, but my previous trips were very enjoyable. I find some of the OP's remarks quite an overgeneralization.

Even is kitchen knife remark lacks details. It restricts selling of knives to those under 18 only.

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Old 06-21-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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You are seeing stuff on TV about London and assuming that's the UK. I used to live in New York City but am pretty sure the rest of the USA isn't all like New York City.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's unquestionably one of the top 20 countries in the world to live in. Maybe top 10 even.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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I'd live there. In fact, I have.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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And the USA isn't disturbing?
One advantage of the USA is that it is vast enough that one can pretend the USA doesn't exist.
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