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Old 16-03-2009, 05:01   #76
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- and maybe think very carefully before taking any decision to rename old Accrington Streets in accordance with muslim wishes.
what proposals (if any) have been put forward ?

any local councillors know anything about any such proposals ?
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Old 16-03-2009, 10:53   #77
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what proposals (if any) have been put forward ?

any local councillors know anything about any such proposals ?
According to last weekend's Observer changing the names of the streets to reflect the Asian background of some of the residents, was one of the proposals in ‘Welcome to West Accrington – a handbook of ideas’, which was commissioned by H.B.C.

It isn't on the Observer website yet, but the launch was featured in the Telegraph.

Man-made hill idea to brighten up Accrington (From Lancashire Telegraph)

Bye bye Persia Steet, hello Islamabad Way.
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Old 16-03-2009, 11:46   #78
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I like this comment on that page Gary

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Old 16-03-2009, 17:54   #79
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According to last weekend's Observer changing the names of the streets to reflect the Asian background of some of the residents, was one of the proposals in ‘Welcome to West Accrington – a handbook of ideas’, which was commissioned by H.B.C.

It isn't on the Observer website yet, but the launch was featured in the Telegraph.

Man-made hill idea to brighten up Accrington (From Lancashire Telegraph)

Bye bye Persia Steet, hello Islamabad Way.
Ah well that means I wont get funny looks when I say I am of up south central Bangladesh to visit my aunt.
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Old 16-03-2009, 19:33   #80
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Naming streets to reflect the heritage of immigrants .... mmm, we did it here in Kingston: King Street, Queen Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, Nelson Street, Churchill Street (also Churchill Cr., and Winston Churchill School), Queen Elizabeth High School, Balaclava Street, Wellington Street, Waterloo sub-division ... don't cause any probs. Of course, we do have a Mohawk Pl., Arrowhead St., Algonquin Terrace, to placate the people who used to own the land.
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Old 16-03-2009, 22:14   #81
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Naming streets to reflect the heritage of immigrants .... mmm, we did it here in Kingston: King Street, Queen Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, Nelson Street, Churchill Street (also Churchill Cr., and Winston Churchill School), Queen Elizabeth High School, Balaclava Street, Wellington Street, Waterloo sub-division ... don't cause any probs. Of course, we do have a Mohawk Pl., Arrowhead St., Algonquin Terrace, to placate the people who used to own the land.
Maybe soon the people who own this land will change so it will be ok
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Old 16-03-2009, 22:19   #82
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Maybe soon the people who own this land will change so it will be ok
Do we know who own's the land or are we not quite sure?
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Old 17-03-2009, 06:59   #83
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Just been down my local **** shop.. no problems and why would I expect any but for this website..
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Old 17-03-2009, 16:37   #84
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I was wondering why poeple are getting upset at the thought when it doesnt even effect them..

Personally I am 100% for multi-culturalism in any country. I don't believe any human being should be restricted based on skin colour or birth place.

I was told many years ago that if this country threw out all the none english and the rest of the world sent back the english.. we wouldnt be able to cope. we wouldn't have enough room.
Where do you get the notion from that multi-culturalism doesnt effect them ? try telling the familys of returning soldiers,try telling familys looking for inner city housing,try telling familys whos members have been killed while traveling on public transport,etc etc what planet are you living on
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Old 17-03-2009, 16:41   #85
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Naming streets to reflect the heritage of immigrants .... mmm, we did it here in Kingston: King Street, Queen Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, Nelson Street, Churchill Street (also Churchill Cr., and Winston Churchill School), Queen Elizabeth High School, Balaclava Street, Wellington Street, Waterloo sub-division ... don't cause any probs. Of course, we do have a Mohawk Pl., Arrowhead St., Algonquin Terrace, to placate the people who used to own the land.
You will be listing every street in Canada next
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Old 17-03-2009, 16:47   #86
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According to last weekend's Observer changing the names of the streets to reflect the Asian background of some of the residents, was one of the proposals in ‘Welcome to West Accrington – a handbook of ideas’, which was commissioned by H.B.C.

It isn't on the Observer website yet, but the launch was featured in the Telegraph.

Man-made hill idea to brighten up Accrington (From Lancashire Telegraph)

Bye bye Persia Steet, hello Islamabad Way.
I would have thought from many of your past posts Noris or is it Doris, that you would be in favour of this suggestion.
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Old 17-03-2009, 16:51   #87
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I would have thought from many of your past posts Noris or is it Doris, that you would be in favour of this suggestion.
Well as so often, you'd have been wrong.
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Well as so often, you'd have been wrong.
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Old 17-03-2009, 17:03   #89
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I'd be saddened if we started purging multi-culturalism from britain. It has provided me with a fascinating education and I still ensure I get to study many cultures during my degree even though I don't have to study anything but English law if I don't want to.

I have many friends from all over the world, particular EU member states but some from outside the EU too and I go to a University with a vast variety of cultural links with some extremely intelligent students and lecturers coming on exchange and placement to bring some of their experiences and knowledge to the University. One of the most popular departments at Lancaster University is the Management School which is consistently ranked one of the top 5 in the world and its a brilliant talking point for students of all disciplines as it runs a lot of extra-curricular modules taught by various lecturers from all over the globe about current global-business issues, which provide the commercial awareness which is necessary for ALL graduate jobs.

I would lose some amazing lecturers if we lost the cultures and I'd lose a lot of brilliant friends. If I wanted to live under fascist governance I'd vote for the BNP. Fortunately I have some sense, if not much according to some people.
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Old 17-03-2009, 17:09   #90
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Multi-culturalism doesn't kill soldiers, weapons do and from what I have gathered from television and talking to armed forces reps at careers fairs, you are informed of the risks of being killed before you join them.

I also think that whilst its sad that soldiers die so young in the army, a lot of the pride of being in the forces has been lost in this day and age. It would seem actually that the army advertises mostly to the low achievers at schools and pulls them in at a young age.

If anything is bad its the army itself but then humanity as a whole isn't much better. If it was a bit better then maybe NOBODY would be murdered by another human being.

I'm not anti-war though because I see it as necessary considering humanity and its attitudes towards other people in different countries and such, but I'd obviously much rather we all just got along and lost all the prejudice and stuff.
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