Sunday, May 25, 2008

COLONIZING

According to my new National Geographic, there are still OVER ONE MILLION HUMANS who live under Foreign Rule.



Apparently 50 years ago the UN decided that Colonialism must end.


Can you guess which two countries refuse to comply with the UN and are keeping the 'Colon' in Colonialism?

The first two guesses don't count!




(cue Jeoprady theme)


doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo



doo doo doo do dooo do-doo-doo-doo




The United States &
the United Kingdom!
The present SUPERPOWER, the USA,
is still hanging on to American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.


The previous SUPERPOWER, the UK,
is still on the hook for Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the British Virgin Islands.

New Zealand is dealing with Tokelau and France is letting New Caledonia vote next decade.




Whatever!

Check out this list of countries what a schmozzola!

Now there are 192 members in the UN and all sorts of other made-up thingamabobs called overseas collectives, unincorporated territories, blah blah blah and places that other countries don't recognise like Taiwan.

Why does the Vatican still get a free ride?

What Century is it anyway?


Unfortunately Homo Escapeons don't like to share and I'm all for a good neighbour fence but isn't it time that we started getting the next generation to start thinking about being Earthlings instead of (insert Nationality here) ?

31 comments:

  1. Time for a good colon cleansing.

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  2. I am an OZtraylian LOL

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  3. Yea! I guessed right! (Except thos guesses didn't count according to you rule.)

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  4. that reminds me, i should stay off pig's innards for the time being.
    did i just hear you puke?

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  5. You don't have to be a genius to know that nationalism is the root of all war evil. Some proudly call it 'patriotism'. Doesn't the Vatican know that pride is one of the seven deadly sins?

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  6. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!

    Is that the right reaction, Gran'pa?!

    (PS: I want Canadian books for christmas!)

    *grin*

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  7. Don't hold your breath that that will happen any time soon. It would require radical changes to the way our cultures, societies, governments, etc. operate.

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  8. Donn Im afraid I cant do anything abt this, cos Im born Sri Lankan, now an Australian and living as a World Citizen!

    lolz!

    Keshi.

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  9. Thanks, always... keep me thinking... keep up the good work... hugs...

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  10. What do I call myself if I live in blog land?

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  11. Aaaarh, I think I like being a citizen of the earth, current address Australia.

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  12. Britain has to hold on to all those countries so that we can hold the Commonwealth Games. We never win any medals in the Olympics, but tend to lord it over the small countries in the Commonwealth Games. There really is still a British Empire, don't y'know? Ahem.

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  13. heh... i am an african, trying just to get our kidlets over that hurdle is enough for now i think...!

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  14. You're just jealous Donn, and you knows it :p

    We can't possibly contemplate giving up the Falklands at least for another hundred years when everyones' patriot-ometers have stopped ticking over. Patience, patience...

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  15. How would sovereign rule improve the lives of Pitcairn Island's 48 inhabitants? I bet they get better Health Care than we do here in the States.

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  16. HUGZ Donn!

    Im thinking of ur dad today. I will light a candle in his distinguished memory.


    Keshi.

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  17. ...but i LIKE guam.

    i like to SAY guam.

    guam guam guam.

    'guam' could be the name of a tasty snack made of cheese. 'Try new Guam, the horrifically constipating snackfood made of cheese!'

    i must keep guam.


    guamguamguamguam.

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  18. It's all been downhill since we gave back Barbados. Who in their right mind would hand back Barbados and fight over the Falklands?

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  19. Apparently what the UN might decide, doesn't count much lately, don't you think?

    You're right, the Vatican always gets a free ride. As long as they have powerful friends upstairs.

    We will be Earthlings when you remove the fence, hahaha.

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  20. I am always acting spacey,so I am told,does that still make me an Earthling?

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  21. The natural progression of Nationalism and Balkanism is Tribalism, as the greedy divide the pie into ever smaller slices.

    Unity is impossible as long as the unscrupulous find wealth in division and revolution.

    "Meet the new boss...."

    Alleged independence is overrated.

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  22. The US is coming for Canada next. We always knew it was inevitable.

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  23. Humans are tribal creatures. We've come so far as to stop identifying ourselves by our village, but I think to become "Earthlings" we'll need something to compare ourselves too. We'll be Earthlings when the aliens invade :)

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  24. i had to change my domain name to whypaisley.com please change your links and or feed as necessary

    all you will have to do is remove the - from between why and paisley,, everything else will remain the same and will redirect you to the correct page.... sorry for the inconvenience...

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  25. We HAVE been invaded by aliens - WW is from Planet Orion - so I guess that does make us Earthlings.

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  26. MJ
    Break out the All Bran and stand back.

    CAZZIE
    I am too..by OZmosis!

    CITIZEN MONDO
    Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back..a lot of people would have guessed Russia and China.

    MISTI
    Lay off the innards and just eat knuckles for a while..
    now I'm gonna puke.

    ANDREA
    I can't believe that the Vatican still gets such a free ride..what if Jerusalem became it's own country or Salt Lake City or wherever the hell L Rin Hubbard came from?

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  27. GAUTAMI
    Yes that is precisely how you should react to all of my metaphysical sprinklings..and you can have some Candian Lit for Christmas.

    I'll send you all of those tedious CanLit books that were forced down my throat in High School.

    ANGELA
    I have no illusions that anything like this could happen in my lifetime...or my childrens...or my great, great, great, great, grandchildrens.

    KESHIROO
    World Citizen yeah baby! That's the spirit. Maybe someday, when things are really bad, everybody will finally give up and look at the BIG picture.

    KINDNESS
    I have a quote for you..
    "kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."
    Mark Twain

    WHITESNAKE
    Lucky!

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  28. SIENNA
    Some of my very favorite Earthlings reside in Australia.

    BETTY
    HAHA! Very Clever..I always wondered about that?

    ANGEL
    I should say. I wonder how that will play out in the next few years when Africa implodes...I don't think that the legacy of Colonialism is anywhere near finished.

    FATHORSE
    Ooh it's so convenient fro Jolly Ole England to control the Falklnads..which are practically next door. What the?

    ..and yes I am totally jealous that Canada doesn't have colonies. Dayum!

    ALLAN
    Yes I agree, the ancestors of the world's most infamous mutineer
    "Mistah Chrrrissschun" deserve the very best in healthcare.

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  29. am I not worthy?


    boo hoo hooo hooo

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  30. KESHI
    Thank You
    ((mwuah))

    FIRST NATIONS
    HAHA!
    Now I like saying guam too! What a strange name..what if we were living in Guamada?
    I'm gonna live with my Mom in a wigwam in Guam.

    ZIGGI
    Hello? You tell me..what were they thinking? Falklands Schmalklands..just a pile of frickin rocks!

    LENI
    Unfortuantely that darn 'good neighbour' fence thingamabob really works and I obviously answered my own question.

    PRESPOSTERII
    Yes..don't you remember your schooldays when your Teachers were telling you to keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars...and then they said
    keep your ass in the chair and your hands to yourself and get your head out of the clouds and keep your eyes on the chalkboard!

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  31. BREAKERSLION
    Same as the OLD boss!
    Yeah you're right, it is all an illusion anyway.
    Same as it ever was.

    WORLD CHAMP!
    Wow what a surprise..
    hey champ howzitgoin?
    You guys are in for a huge surprise when you come for our water, Oil and all of the other resources..
    as a Nation of Passive Aggressives we are going to just ignore you and you will be so demoralized that you'll turn around and take over Mexico instead.
    HA!

    STACE
    That's funny that is exactly what Ronald Reagan said..hmmm..have you been holding out on me?
    Coinky-Dink..I think Not!

    PAISLEY
    Will do..'they' finally found you eh? Part of the charm of the cyberworld is staying one step ahead of 'the System'.
    Did you take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

    PONYGIRL
    I'm not sure where he is from but I wish that they had made more of them.

    ZIGGI
    Of course you are my Dear you are my Favorite!
    pa......tience...good things come to those who wait ((pffft!))

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