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Old 08-12-2013, 12:57   #61
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According to the UN there is no `third world` it was a phrase coined during the cold war, meaning a country not an ally of Nato (First World) or of the USSR (Second World).
The phrase used is delovoping country, however I cannot find South Africa on the United Nations list. Maybe you can provide a link to back up your claim?

I am sure you must have been there, would you live there?
I work with a few people who have lived there and have heard some not very nice stories.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:57   #62
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Calling somewhwere a 'third world country' is a derogatory cliche...and like all cliches it is used too much(and badly) purely for dramatic effect.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:59   #63
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My brother has worked/still works extensively in SA, it isn't a place he likes to go to.
He is always glad when he is sitting on the plane waiting to fly back to Sydney.
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Old 08-12-2013, 14:25   #64
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I am sure you must have been there, would you live there?
I work with a few people who have lived there and have heard some not very nice stories.
No, I would not live there, having lived in Africa, although North Africa does not really count, I have a stong afinity for the 'Dark Continent'. South Africa is no worse than s, Sierra Leone, Togo, Lome, Cameroon, The Gambia, its all a hot bed of unrest and greed.
I do like South Africa, we visited just after the 2010 world cup.....I had a few days to look round.
But I did feel a lot safer there than Nigeria, armed guards at the hotel, or other places I get to go to.
Shame really
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Many English people like to moan about our Country but there are not that many better and safer places to live and many worse
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I would argue many European countries are safer n better.
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Old 08-12-2013, 15:33   #67
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According to the UN there is no `third world` it was a phrase coined during the cold war, meaning a country not an ally of Nato (First World) or of the USSR (Second World).
The phrase used is delovoping country, however I cannot find South Africa on the United Nations list. Maybe you can provide a link to back up your claim?
What makes a country third world? | CatholicHerald.co.uk

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Old 08-12-2013, 16:14   #68
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And the Catholic Herald is a widely read publication?
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Old 08-12-2013, 16:22   #69
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And the Catholic Herald is a widely read publication?
Only by Catholics, C.M.'s and Bigots, Oh and looked up on the web by DtheP, no doubt the Pope is whipping up a response and forcing several Nuns to say an extra few Hail Mary's on his behalf because they've had his need to attempt credence for his posts. Talk about desperate, the worst missionary's of the lot being quoted!
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And the Catholic Herald is a widely read publication?
A bit like the AccyWeb I reckon Margaret with a similar quota of incompetents, moral midgets, clowns, lunatics, dirty finger nails* and outright crooks.

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Old 08-12-2013, 16:41   #71
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If you find the place so tedious why do you bother to come on here?

It appears that you think you are far superior to the mere mortals that you so deride.
You lump us all together and toss insults at us...you have only been here two minutes...well no, you have been registered since 2008, but less than a thousand posts in that time.
You have a very high opinion of yourself...shame it isn't shared by many of us on here.
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Old 08-12-2013, 16:41   #72
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A bit like the AccyWeb I reckon Margaret with a similar quota of incompetents, moral midgets, clowns, lunatics, dirty finger nails* and outright crooks.

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No wonder you fit in so well...























...NOT!

A nice enough guy in person, but, Peeuogh! your posts stink worse than a cat's litter tray that's 3 months overdue for emptying.
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dirty finger nails*.

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If perchance yet another dig at me sweetheart, yes like everyone else sometimes my fingernails are neglected, possibly because, I try to let them grow so that I can understand the documentaries measuring system. (see the anything go section, not worth a link for you).

If you mean someone else, then how dare you be so typically (of you) petty.

Is that really the best you can do?

Not even worth the effort.

However I suspect Your fingernails while you are at work could just be brown and smelly from scratching your brain to help you through the day.

(Unlike you, I'm only joking, I don't need to hit so low).


P.S. Let me know when you give in, I can carry on but find it more tedious than shooting fish in a barrel, putting your whimsy's down.
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Old 08-12-2013, 17:14   #74
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Indeed it is ... right up there with the "Moose Jaw Times-Herald"
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Old 08-12-2013, 17:15   #75
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Whoa there a minute Less.

Mandela was the head of MK the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence, mobilising terrorist bombings, planting bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists.
Yes but the big differnece with Mandela is that when he could have - round up all the people that locked him up and do the same to them. Which is what most of these 3rd World Dictators usually do!
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