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  1. I don't mind European Citizens immigrating to the UK as long as they've taken the effort to learn English. It should be tightened for European Union Citizens anyway. When I walk the streets almost everyday, it's now impossible to see various different ethnicities like people from India, Pakistan and, increasingly, China. These are the countries that are beginning to cause problems for the UK, especially China who itself has a population of over a billion.

    Both Pakistan and India were once a part of the British Empire but declared independence in the Early to Mid 20th century, back then I doubt they had realised how being a part of Britain was as vital as it is now. Pakistan is a backwards country and people are rapidly fleeing it and the reasons we are getting the amount of people we are is because their countries are swelling due to the sheer amount of people in them.

    But if we were to make it harder for these cultures to get in then we'd have to do it for all cultures (except European whom we have an agreement with; we'd have to leave the EU before closing the borders to European which I doubt will happen). The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand get far more lenient requirements for becoming British citizens because of 1) their status and 2) their history. If restrictions were laid out then we'd find it hard to become citizens in those countries.

    The BNP cannot simply close the borders. They probably wouldn't close the border's for people leaving the country but other countries will not want a citizen of a country whose government doesn't let many other cultures in.

  2. My heritage is very mixed. I am half English/Scottish and half Pakistani, with some Welsh, Norse (Viking) and a few other types of blood in me. I was born in the UK and I've (almost) always lived here.

    I also know that both the Pakistani and Scottish lines of me are Royal - the Khans and Lockhearts.

    Thomas - that's quite bizaare, I grew up between York and Newcastle, and now live in Reading!

    It is indeed. Well... it's quite a small country if you think about it. I'm sort of proud to be born as a Yorkshire person, it's quite a nice, yet historical place with loads of nice people, supposedly. It has a weird accent and is slightly incomprehensible to a certain extent to those with London accent.

  3. I doubt the BNP will ever be in power, they can't run the party let alone the country. If the people of the UK have any common sense, it's that nobody can trust the BNP. It'd be Nazi Germany all over again, except with persecution of all ethnic minorities.

    @ Gerard: That guy is the exact opposite of a democratic politician. I thought politicians of our country were meant to discuss the views of the people, not of themselves. This is one of the reasons I don't like Labour.

  4. As far as my family history goes back - to the 1500s right now - my family has been living in the UK since then. Although I believe my mum's side of the family is of Pict/Viking origin (Surnames Noble and Brown) and my dad's side is of Saxon origin.

    But if you count the last hundred or so years, it is mainly English heritage (dad's side is from London and mum's side is from Edinburgh, Newcastle and York). Apparently 300 years ago my family were farmers but I don't know before or after that.

    My own personal nationality, i.e. where I was born is English. My sister and I were born in York, England but moved to Falkirk when I was 4. My dad is from Reading, England and my mum's from Newcastle, England.

  5. You also have the Celts (Ireland), Picts (Northern Scotland) and the Norse (Norway, Sweden and Denmark). What I think they mean is people who have:

    1. Been born in the United Kingdom

    2. Have parents who were born in the United Kingdom

    3. Has had a family who is of British heritage or lived in Great Britain for about a century.

  6. J'aime le GTA San Andreas mais aussi J'aime GTA IV. C'est mieux parce que des graphiques et ses personnage.

    Ne utilisez pas les traductions de Google ou tous des autres, ils ne sont pas bien.

    ** Guys, keep with the international forum rules and refrain from posting in English or any other language in topics that aren't of that language.

  7. I really don't like the timeline idea, it seems far too long. However, if the timeline was slightly shorter, for example, over the course of 10 years instead of 100. It'd focus more on the more important events whereas if it was 100 years the game may have less and less events than what it could.

  8. At least 10% of the population is not British. You and I are probably native English, my best friend is Chinese. A lot of the UK is native, we could track it back centuries (my family has been tracked back to the 1500s England and Scotland), if that's what they mean by non-natives. I agree with you about the BNP, I hate them so bad and they have the audacity to kick all non-English, Scottish and Welsh people out of the UK. It's appalling. On top of that, I want the UK to remain part of the EU.

  9. I'm glad Joe won but my support was with Stacey just because she was local really and of course John & Edward had gone so I might as well have supported someone. But Stacey was at my rival college and was at my theatre school, I have probably met her I just don't remember, it was such a long time ago. Once she left I prefered Joe, I found Olly too cocky.

    I don't know what people saw in Olly. I didn't think he could sing as well as Joe could but a lot of people from my school were saying otherwise. Besides, Joe got 60% of the vote.

    I'm friends with Joe online. I was really surprised when he told me he was on X-Factor and even more surprised when he told me he won. Everyone thinks hes lieng about being Joe because, well, his real names Hinza but he said they messed up. Oh well. I don't watch X-Factor but 'Joe' showed me a vid on Youtube of 'him' and he was pretty good. So I was voting for him.

    I'm friends with him on Twitter. However, there are about 20 facebook profiles of him. It's quite sad that only one of them is real.

  10. This forum has been quite inactive lately and I thought it may be a good idea to liven it up a little bit. I know that the X-Factor series 6 ended last night but I'm just curious to know who you supported for it.

    Joe McElderry, winner of the 2009 X-Factor. His mentor was Cheryl Cole. He's from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England.

    Olly Murs, second place in the 2009 X-Factor. His mentor was Simon Cowell. He's from Witham, Essex, England.

    Stacey Solomon, third place in the 2009 X-Factor. Her mentor was Danii Minoque. She's from Dagenham, London, England.

    This is only meant for a good discussion so don't start fighting over who thought someone should've won and please keep to finalists. I don't particularly want to hear about John & Edward, Candy Rain nor anyone else who didn't end up in the final.

  11. I loved the Rugrats, they were my favourite until they did all grown up which was appalling. I used to love the Disney Channel back when it was decent. I got so excited when they would put on a film at 7pm. I used to like Recess and Boy Meets World.

    I agree with you there, I remember buying a tommy toy from Safeway in York years ago but it's quite distant. I used to also love the Teletubbies when I was little, they were great. Scoobie Doo :D. As for Disney, I don't think I really liked many Disney films in my early childhood, I do, however, think that I preferred Bambi and Dumbo. Does anyone from the UK remember Pingu? That was epic.

  12. I seriously doubt the world will end in 2012, although it may well be possible. The films may be good but they may be scaring people half to death with all this crap, for example, 2012 the film was excellent but it isn't likely to happen nor would the Day After Tomorrow for a long time.

    I think it's just one way of historians, scientists, media and governments to scare people, it's just like the Large Hadron Collider last year but it was a success a few months ago.

  13. He should be tried here, we can't let the USA always get what they want from us, like the Lockerbie Bomber case in August. He is a British Citizen who committed his crime on British soil but directed his crime to America. Even so, as a British citizen he should face British law, jury and penalties, albeit jail time.

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  15. This is me several mins ago. Sorry for the poor quality, my phone doesn't like taking dark pictures and I didn't want to turn on the lights, it would spoil the effect.


    Although not a mugshot, just thought I'd post a pic of the Christmas tree and my dining room in the dark. This was taken several minutes ago (15:48)


    Possible OTT with the indoor Christmas lights? I have some in my bedroom, there are some hanging up on the mirror on the right hand side of the photo but they aren't switched on. I <3 Tesco, cheap Christmas lights and trees.

  16. What I wouldn't mind seeing is the environment change around the character, for example, A building could be shot with a rocket, it gets damaged and after a few in-game days, scaffolding appears.

    I wouldn't mind seeing CCTV introduced as a feature in certain missions. It's becoming a lot more common nowadays to have CCTV cameras in almost every commercial building, street and service building.

    The introduction of usable Online Shops for say guns or other utilities.

  17. Raybob, I doubt many people would want minor traffic violations such as speeding despite it being realistic. I've always wanted the police to be more lenient but they were created as being tough, especially in GTA IV, in order for the player to have an obstacle or a challenge. If it was that easy to escape the police then the game would've been completed much faster.

    I think the idea of fighting back after being busted is a great idea, the police officer that is trying to restrain you and cuff you can only keep certain control over the character, as in real life. However, after say 5 seconds and nothing is done about trying resist the officer then the character would therefore be busted.

    As for the idea of the 'deportation', that wouldn't be a very good idea simply because:

    1) The character may not be foreign.

    2) It would be pointless

    3) You bribe the cops in all of the GTA games

  18. Frequently Asked Questions: Grand Theft Auto Vice City

    Here is a list of FAQs that have been asked quite a lot in this forum, however it is still currently under construction and will be expected to be complete soon. Please also note that this topic could change quite rapidly meaning that the titles, given section numbers and questions may change.

    Each subject has been assigned a number, each heading is assigned a two digit number (0.0) while each question is assigned a three digit number (0.0.0), this makes searching for your question much easier. If you search up 11.1 then you will get the heading in the contents and the main heading of that topic which is "Bodyguards", however, if you were to search up 11.1.1 you would get the first question in that heading - this makes searching faster.

    Here are the main headings that questions are currently under:

    Storyline Missions

    1.1 Storyline Missions (Vice Point, Washington Beach, Ocean Beach and Prawn Island)

    1.2 Storyline Missions (Starfish Island and Leaf Links)

    1.3 Storyline Missions (Downtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Viceport and Escobar Int. Airport)


    2A Vehicles

    2.1 Cars

    2.2 Bikes

    2.3 Planes

    2.4 Boats

    2.5 Helicopters


    3.1 Housing

    3.2 Businesses

    3.2.1 Malibu Club

    3.2.2 Pole Position Club

    3.2.3 Boatyard

    3.2.4 Sunshine Autos

    3.2.5 Kaufman Cabs

    3.2.6 Printworks

    3.2.7 Cherry Popper Ice Cream

    3.2.8 Interglobal Film Studio


    4.1 Guns

    4.2 Melee


    10.1 Robbing Stores

    10.2 Ambulance Missions

    10.3 Firefighter Missions

    10.4 Vigilante Missions

    10.5 Other Side Missions

    10.6 Stats


    11.1 Bodyguards

    11.2 Save Games

    11.9 Other Questions

    2A Vehicles

    2A.1 Where can I find x vehicle?

    Try: http://gta.wikia.com...n_GTA_Vice_City

    There is a huge list of GTAVC vehicles on there

    3.2 Businesses

    3.2.1 Malibu Club How much money does the Malibu Club bring in?

    It brings in $10,000 How much money do I need to buy the Malibu Club?

    It costs $120,000

    3.2.2 Pole Position How do I get the asset of the Pole Position club?

    • You need to spend at least $600 watching a dancer in the private room at one time. How much money can I earn from the assets of the Pole Position club?

    • You can earn $4000 a day.

    10.1 Robbing Stores

    10.1.1 How do I rob a store?

    • To rob a shop, enter any shop that has a clerk with a brown shirt on and aim your gun (it only works for certain guns) to the shopkeeper's head whilst standing in front of him. After a few seconds, the store alarm will ring and you will receive some cash and a wanted level - which will increase gradually. Then you must run from the store and evade the police. (Thanks to DarkLord)

    10.1.2 Do I have to rob stores to complete the game?

    • Yes, you need to rob all 15 stores in Vice City.

    10.1.3 What are these stores?

    • Bunch of Tools - Washington Beach, near Police Department
    • Corner Shop - Vice Point, near the Hospital
    • Jewellery Shop - Vice Point, near the Golf Course
    • Pharmacy - Vice Point, near the corner shop
    • Cafe Robina - Little Havana, near Sunshine Autos
    • Doughnut Shop - Little Havana, near Cherry Popper
    • Laundromat - Little Havana, near the Printworks
    • Screw This - Little Havana, near Sunshine Autos
    • Ryton Aide Pharmacy - Little Haiti, near the Pay 'n' Spray
    • Jewellery Shop - Downtown, near Rock City
    • Pharmacy - Downtown, near the Jewellery Shop
    • Gash - North Point Mall
    • Jewellery Shop - North Point Mall
    • Hardware Shop - North Point Mall
    • Music Shop - North Point Mall
      • Thanks to Chris's "GTA Vice City 100% Checklist"

    10.2 Ambulance Missions

    10.3 Firetruck Missions

    10.4 Vigilante Missions

    10.5 Other Side Missions

    10.6 Stats

    10.6.1 What does "Fishes Fed" mean?

    -It presumably means the amount of times Tommy has drowned since you began the game.

    10.6.2 What does "Stores Knocked Off" mean?

    - This is the amount of times you have robbed a store while playing the game.

    11.1 Bodyguards

    11.1.1 How do you unlock bodyguards?

    - You can unlock the Bodyguards as soon as you have completed the game 100%

    11.1.2 Where are the bodyguards located?

    - As you walk into your mansion you should notice a door on the right. Go into this room and you can find 3 bodyguards, health, armour and a colt python with about 100 bullets. (Thanks to Zimoo)

    11.1.3 What do the Bodyguards do?

    - The bodyguards protect you while you are out and about Vice City. If anyone were to attack you then they would attack them.

    11.1.4 How many times can I use the Bodyguards?

    - Multiple times.

    11.1.5 But it won't let me use them. What's wrong?

    - If you're not allowed to use the Bodyguards, it probably means that you don't have enough money to buy them to use them.

    11.1.6 What guns do they carry?

    - The bodyguards carry Uzi 9mm, just like the Vercetti Gang.

    11.2 Save Games

    11.2.1 Where do I put save games once I have downloaded them?

    - Copy them to My Documents\GTA Vice City User Files.

    In case the slot is already taken replace the digit 1 from GTAVCsf1.b to an empty slot in your game (between 1-8)

    Thanks to Darklord.

    11.9 Gameplay Questions

    11.2.1 How do I take Screenshots in GTA Vice City?

    - Hit PRINTSCREEN then pause the game. Then press the windows button or somehow get back to your desktop. Once there, open a graphic program and right click then select paste. (Thanks to Urbanoutlaw)

    - Use Fraps: www.fraps.com


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) compiled by Thomas. Still in development.

    Total Number of Questions (as of 18/12/2009 at 5:56 pm GMT): 18

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