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#1    TheLastLazyGun

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

The empire strikes back! Britain for the first time has toppled the US to emerge as the most powerful nation in the world when it comes to "soft power", according to a new survey.

The survey found that Britain projects more positive influence around the world than any other nation.

Monocle magazine's annual "Global Soft Power" survey, ranks nations according to their standard of government; diplomatic infrastructure; cultural output; capacity for education; and appeal to business.

Read more: http://economictimes...ow/17267885.cms

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 18 November 2012 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

Much as i love my Country,this one i find hard to believe.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Yeah seems it was poorly done


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Watta loada rrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuuuubbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh ! We are crap and we know we are.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Any one for a cup of Cha?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Yoiu just don't get this from Americans or indeed anyone else, even the famously self deprecating Canadians. Why do the British hate themselves so much?

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

We don't hate ourselves but to proclaim that the Empire strikes back is ridiculous in it's self.

Edited by shaddow134, 18 November 2012 - 05:59 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

You can find a survey or study for just about anything and if you look hard enough probably could find the results that you want to see.  Lots of countries have good diplomat, including Britain but a lot of times one country won't influence another too much until several countries gang up on them, not literally but diplomatically.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

So if Britain is soft power,the USA is hard....
Let's examine those two words,and how they are viewed by the powerful in the world...


Wow,you are soft .so soft and...melting ,limp,flaccid,mushy .....like jello .

Gosh ,you are hard...firm ....stiff....sturdy ....like a brick .


You gettin my drift here ?



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 18 November 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

! We are crap and we know we are.

No offence but, as you said........  ;)




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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Yey 'Rule Britannia' LOL! :clap:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 18 November 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:

So if Britain is soft power,the USA is hard....
Let's examine those two words,and how they are viewed by the powerful in the world...


Wow,you are soft .so soft and...melting ,limp,flaccid,mushy .....like jello .

Gosh ,you are hard...firm ....stiff....sturdy ....like a brick .


You gettin my drift here ?
No, soft as in subtle, like a secret agent or ninja, rather than the gun-slinging go in with all guns blazing approach.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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#14    Otto von Pickelhaube

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Devious is another good word. Cunning. Duplicitous.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

- Philip K. Dick.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

lol @ most 'soft-powerful'.  Most 'poofy' it used to be called.

'Poofy' = Do as I say or I'll rearrange the flowers in your window-box and criticize your curtains.

Edited by Eldorado, 18 November 2012 - 09:39 PM.





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