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Discover London

London, England is the largest city in the United Kingdom. In fact, about 7.5 million people call this city home, including the Queen and Madonna! Check out the 411 on the city that was once the center of the English-speaking world.

London - Where Is It?

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, which is an island off the coast of Western Europe. London is in the south-east of England.

London - The History

London has a long and complicated history, which is full of violence, blood shed, royalty and intrigue. The city was founded on a Roman outpost called Londinium. It became an important trade center in 886. Since 1558 (when the first Queen Elizabeth took the throne), London has been the political, cultural and economic center of England.

London - What to Do

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

If you can't see all your fave celebs in the flesh, the next best thing is seeing them in wax! This has been a must-visit stop for any trip to London since it opened in 1835. There are life-like wax figures of infamous criminals, royalty and pop princesses like Britney, Beyonce (who has a shaking booty, no less!) and pop oldies like Michael Jackson and Madonna!

The London Eye

The best way to get a good look at this enormous city is to take a ride on the world's largest observation wheel. The London Eye is like a giant enclosed Ferris wheel that takes you on a half hour ride 450 feet (135 meters) above London! You'll get a bird's eye view, a wild ride and memories to last a lifetime. What more could you ask for?

London Dungeon

When you get tired of London life, you might want to give London death a try. This spooky museum will give you an authentic look at the gruesome and bloody side of English history. Be warned, this isn't your average stuffy museum - some of the exhibits aren't as dead as they appear! If you think you can handle it, the museum lies deep beneath London Bridge station. Good luck.

Free Museums

Most of London's museums have free admission, so why not check 'em all out? You can see fine art at Tate Britain or Tate Modern, big old tanks at the Imperial War Museum or giant dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. You'll definitely get your money's worth!

London - Did U Know?

  • On July 7, 2005 terrorists attacked the British capital leaving more than 50 people dead and 700 people injured.
  • In September 1666, a massive fire roared through the city for four days, destroying approximately 13,000 houses, 87 churches and many government buildings.
  • The first toy balloon was invented in London in 1847.
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Would You Ever Visit London?

  • Yes. I'd definetly like to check it out.
  • Yeah. I've already been there.
  • Maybe. But there's a few other places I'd rather go.
  • No. I'd rather travel around home.

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Black_Rose_19
Black_Rose_19 posted in Debating:
I originally got this story from a source that most people wouldn't exactly call credible , a comedy/politics TV show, but after checking their sources, I believe I have a strong case with decently strong sources. You are incorrect when you said you'd only have to pay for labor and materials, as several other factors come into play. Also, where I said 1000 feet, I very much apologize, more like 1000 miles. It should cost about 10 billion for the concrete panels, and although concrete is cheap, it's not dirt cheap, and 1000 miles of concrete will add up to a pretty good amount. Next it should cost 5-6 billion dollars for steel columns to hold the panels, including labor.  Add another billion for concrete footing and foundations, and that's sixteen billion dollars. But, transport is required to inaccessible areas. It will cost about another 2 billion dollars to build roads that will allow 20 ton trucks to carry materials to the wall. We also need engineering, design, and management, which brings us up to the magic number of 25 billion dollars, on average considering all factors. The Congressional Budget office also says that wall management costs will exceed the original cost to build the wall in as little as seven years. With the Mexico paying for it part, as John Oliver, the host of this show, says, "People don't exactly love it when you make them pay for [expletive] they don't want." The current Mexican treasury secretary states, "Mexico, under no circumstance, is going to pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing." 2 former Mexican presidents that only recently left office also say, in a nutshell, that Mexico will never pay for the wall. 
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Black_Rose_19
Black_Rose_19 posted in Debating:
I'll have to dig into that a little more, I only had about 2 sources to go off of, one of them being a private party. I am aware that scientific or economic articles aren't always correct, so I'll have to fact check this myself before I can properly reply to you.
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
I'd say it's a good idea, but I don't think the economist is correct. Firstly, even if he were correct, the price of the wall only comes to about half the annual trade deficit that we have with Mexico. If Mexico is making 58 billion off of us every year, then they have 25 billion to spare to pay for the wall.  But more to the point, I don't think it'll cost that much. What you'll need is money to pay for two things:  1. Materials 2. Labor You need 1.5 billion pounds worth of pre-made concrete slabs installed to create the entire wall. Concrete is ridiculously cheap, and you'd only be out three billion on concrete. Then you need steel connections between each slab, so let's add another five billion for that. Let's also add a billion dollar safe fund, in case some parts of the wall need a little something extra.  That leaves you with eleven billion dollars worth of labor before you get anywhere near the price that this economist came up with. Which is why I think he's very mistaken. 
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Black_Rose_19
Black_Rose_19 posted in Debating:
Before we start this, I have two requests. 1. Be civil to each other, rebuttal other people's statements with facts, not just random insults. I have seen debates where people are just mindlessly bullying each other, and I would hate for this to turn up like that. 2. Don't go against Donald Trump on this topic just because you think he's a racist or something. Focus on the topic at hand, please. So, we've all heard about the infamous wall. However, I have one reason that the wall might not be such a wonderful idea. Donald Trump has said that the wall will be at mimimum 35 feet tall, and again, at minimum,  1000 feet long.  Now, an economist estimated that this will cost 25 billion dollars, including costs to transport supplies, the materials, and labor, along with several other costs. This exceeds what Donald Trump says the wall would cost by 13 to 21 billion dollars. Do you still think the wall is a good idea, and remember the two requests, or no, I'd rather call them rules, I listed about a paragraph ago. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
"donteatcarrots" wrote: in the end though, a gun shoots someone. and they could die from it. usa need better laws though smh A knife stabs someone. An arrow shoots through someone. A piece of rope strangles someone. A large bite of steak chokes someone. A grocery bag suffocates someone. Just because someone can die from something, is that a reason to restrict it? 
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