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I REFER to the Argus on Tuesday June 24 The extent to which I have to agree with Dennis Jones’ letter “Concentrate on issues at home” saddens me because he is so right. It simply won’t do to do nothing about it.

Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys.

On a lighter note, Andrew Nutt’s idea that the absence of Celtic and Rangers and all the rest of Scotland’s football league teams would make a Great Britain team into a viable proposition isn’t a bad one.

Walt Jackson, Usk

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1:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Llanmartinangel says...

'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys'

Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.
'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys' Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either. Llanmartinangel
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4:07pm Sat 28 Jun 14

coalpicker says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys'

Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.
NOW there speaks a man who lives on the M4 corridor .Having served as a regular soldier in Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan I can say without fear of contradiction Taking the Yemen as an example in every respect and angle it is a pest hole ,these lads from Cardiff should go back to their fathers birth place and they will know Wales is a paradise by comparison they are indeed privileged to share its beauty and tolerance .Clearly the writer thinks Malpas is the far north, just a trip up the eastern valley to Blaenavon the keepers pond and Fox hunter memorial then across to the Dog stone at Varteg will reveal some glorious vistas ,even Merthyr opencast mining capitol of the UK is surrounded by beautiful scenery,
stand on the Rigos at Hirwaun looking down the Aberdare and Rhonda
valleys then across to Brecon Beacons ,fantastic. There is no doubt in my
mind Llanmartinangel you should change your travel agent there is more to Wales than Cardiff, Barry Island and Porthcawl ..
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: 'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys' Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.[/p][/quote]NOW there speaks a man who lives on the M4 corridor .Having served as a regular soldier in Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan I can say without fear of contradiction Taking the Yemen as an example in every respect and angle it is a pest hole ,these lads from Cardiff should go back to their fathers birth place and they will know Wales is a paradise by comparison they are indeed privileged to share its beauty and tolerance .Clearly the writer thinks Malpas is the far north, just a trip up the eastern valley to Blaenavon the keepers pond and Fox hunter memorial then across to the Dog stone at Varteg will reveal some glorious vistas ,even Merthyr opencast mining capitol of the UK is surrounded by beautiful scenery, stand on the Rigos at Hirwaun looking down the Aberdare and Rhonda valleys then across to Brecon Beacons ,fantastic. There is no doubt in my mind Llanmartinangel you should change your travel agent there is more to Wales than Cardiff, Barry Island and Porthcawl .. coalpicker
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5:59pm Sat 28 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys'

Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.
Llanm....I live a few metres from the Dog Stone, and a few miles from the Keepers pond and Foxhunters resting place.
You are invited to visit me to see the terrific vista presented to me at my front patio. from which I see the Devils Rock Pile above Pen y Rheol which is actually within the Brecon Beacons Nat. Park, and to the south, the view over Pontypool right down to the Estuary.

I have years in the Arabian peninsular, and never saw anything to match what I see from my front.

Most of it is surpassed by vistas I find in France,...but the Yemen, etc ? nawwww.

The idiotic Muslims who wish to impose their culture and religion wherever they set foot are welcome to the middle east, it's a midden of classic proportions, why they and their precedents came here at all baffles me.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: 'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys' Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.[/p][/quote]Llanm....I live a few metres from the Dog Stone, and a few miles from the Keepers pond and Foxhunters resting place. You are invited to visit me to see the terrific vista presented to me at my front patio. from which I see the Devils Rock Pile above Pen y Rheol which is actually within the Brecon Beacons Nat. Park, and to the south, the view over Pontypool right down to the Estuary. I have years in the Arabian peninsular, and never saw anything to match what I see from my front. Most of it is surpassed by vistas I find in France,...but the Yemen, etc ? nawwww. The idiotic Muslims who wish to impose their culture and religion wherever they set foot are welcome to the middle east, it's a midden of classic proportions, why they and their precedents came here at all baffles me. varteg1
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8:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

coalpicker wrote:
Llanmartinangel wrote:
'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys'

Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.
NOW there speaks a man who lives on the M4 corridor .Having served as a regular soldier in Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan I can say without fear of contradiction Taking the Yemen as an example in every respect and angle it is a pest hole ,these lads from Cardiff should go back to their fathers birth place and they will know Wales is a paradise by comparison they are indeed privileged to share its beauty and tolerance .Clearly the writer thinks Malpas is the far north, just a trip up the eastern valley to Blaenavon the keepers pond and Fox hunter memorial then across to the Dog stone at Varteg will reveal some glorious vistas ,even Merthyr opencast mining capitol of the UK is surrounded by beautiful scenery,
stand on the Rigos at Hirwaun looking down the Aberdare and Rhonda
valleys then across to Brecon Beacons ,fantastic. There is no doubt in my
mind Llanmartinangel you should change your travel agent there is more to Wales than Cardiff, Barry Island and Porthcawl ..
It's the pretentious view those who live on the M4 Corridoor are living in the same vacuum London is. Ridiculous. I'm from the sirhowy area, there is nothing more pleasing to the eye now, I've worked abroad too and believe me this is Eden compared with some countries I have been to. Hospitals in DOHA a very rich in oil country, I went to with a co-worker and we had to que up with goats to get services, and wade through blood on the ground as the natives slit their throats outside. Perhaps Llanmartinangel still thinks its all coal tips and miners spitting in the street and coughing through a coal-fired haze. Need to get out more springs to mind. he shoul dbe thanking God he is welsh, or maybe that's his problem ? he believes in neither.
[quote][p][bold]coalpicker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: 'Those who are causing trouble have to be convinced just how lucky they are to have been accepted into the land of Welsh Fathers and its beautiful valleys' Dear lord. What drivel is this? 'Accepted'? What does that mean? When you look at just how miserable a health service and education system Wales has, 'lucky' isn't a word that comes to mind. And most valleys ain't 'beautiful' either.[/p][/quote]NOW there speaks a man who lives on the M4 corridor .Having served as a regular soldier in Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan I can say without fear of contradiction Taking the Yemen as an example in every respect and angle it is a pest hole ,these lads from Cardiff should go back to their fathers birth place and they will know Wales is a paradise by comparison they are indeed privileged to share its beauty and tolerance .Clearly the writer thinks Malpas is the far north, just a trip up the eastern valley to Blaenavon the keepers pond and Fox hunter memorial then across to the Dog stone at Varteg will reveal some glorious vistas ,even Merthyr opencast mining capitol of the UK is surrounded by beautiful scenery, stand on the Rigos at Hirwaun looking down the Aberdare and Rhonda valleys then across to Brecon Beacons ,fantastic. There is no doubt in my mind Llanmartinangel you should change your travel agent there is more to Wales than Cardiff, Barry Island and Porthcawl ..[/p][/quote]It's the pretentious view those who live on the M4 Corridoor are living in the same vacuum London is. Ridiculous. I'm from the sirhowy area, there is nothing more pleasing to the eye now, I've worked abroad too and believe me this is Eden compared with some countries I have been to. Hospitals in DOHA a very rich in oil country, I went to with a co-worker and we had to que up with goats to get services, and wade through blood on the ground as the natives slit their throats outside. Perhaps Llanmartinangel still thinks its all coal tips and miners spitting in the street and coughing through a coal-fired haze. Need to get out more springs to mind. he shoul dbe thanking God he is welsh, or maybe that's his problem ? he believes in neither. Mervyn James
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7:52pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Please. Spare me the romantic drivel. I was simply mocking the letter author's idiotic use of prose. Rural idyls can be found everywhere in the UK, and British born terrorists aren't unique to a 'land of Welsh Fathers'. Head off from the Coronation Street-like terraces of Lancs and you eventually finish up in the Pennines. The last time I looked, the terraces of the Valleys were still there. 'Accepted'? You aren't 'accepted' if you are born here. The fact is that this is a British problem (there's no such nationality as 'Welsh'). And most of these Jihadists didn't grow up in the splendour of the Wye Valley but in the less salubrious areas of the UK cities.
Please. Spare me the romantic drivel. I was simply mocking the letter author's idiotic use of prose. Rural idyls can be found everywhere in the UK, and British born terrorists aren't unique to a 'land of Welsh Fathers'. Head off from the Coronation Street-like terraces of Lancs and you eventually finish up in the Pennines. The last time I looked, the terraces of the Valleys were still there. 'Accepted'? You aren't 'accepted' if you are born here. The fact is that this is a British problem (there's no such nationality as 'Welsh'). And most of these Jihadists didn't grow up in the splendour of the Wye Valley but in the less salubrious areas of the UK cities. Llanmartinangel
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