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Old 30.01.2011, 17:25
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Re: Defending the country built on the blood of the oppressed!

I'm telling you, cliches & idioms! cliches & idioms:

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!
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Old 30.01.2011, 17:43
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Re: Defending the country built on the blood of the oppressed!

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"...

Every nation hides some skeletons in the closet - thats the fact of the humanity.

On a serious note though, how to convince the cynical moron who asks such question, to shove it up his @ss. Just one at the time...
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Old 30.01.2011, 18:49
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Read history, learn history, even love history, but don't negate an entire country's current presence for something that may have happened generations ago. Far more important is whether they have done something about the offending practice and what they are doing now.
You make an excellent point Colonel...

Except, I'll never forgive Americans for having elected GWB. TWICE
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Old 30.01.2011, 18:55
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You make an excellent point Colonel...

Except, I'll never forgive Americans for having elected GWB. TWICE
Technically once. 2000 was a judicial appointment.
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Old 30.01.2011, 19:08
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Technically once. 2000 was a judicial appointment.
Same difference.

They went on to elect Derek Obama, anyway, so Dino's point still stands.
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You make an excellent point Colonel...

Except, I'll never forgive Americans for having elected GWB. TWICE


Please don't do that! You can't lump everyone from a certain country into one bucket. We are a very diverse group of people with distinct differences from every area of the US. Not everyone supports all the decisions made by the gov. in the present or the past. Not everyone voted for GWB. I am an independent voter, and I vote for the person not the party! I want what is best for all....
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Old 30.01.2011, 20:08
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Please don't do that! You can't lump everyone from a certain country into one bucket.
Of course you can!

Everybody knows that Americans are all gun-totin', bible-bashin', trailer-dwellin', wad-spittin', pick-up-truck-drivin', republican-votin' rednecks.

Especially the ones in Georgia. They're the worst!

I seen it on the telly.
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Old 30.01.2011, 20:13
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Re: Defending the country built on the blood of the oppressed!

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Especially the ones in New England. They're the worst!
Yep, being originally from NE, I'd have to agree.

But, being now from the only Swiss canton named after an Irish dude (somehow very fitting), I can no longer agree!

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Old 30.01.2011, 20:15
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Of course you can!

Everybody knows that Americans are all gun-totin', bible-bashin', trailer-dwellin', wad-spittin', pick-up-truck-drivin', republican-votin' rednecks.

Especially the ones in Georgia. They're the worst!

I seen it on the telly.

You are very funny!!! I have lived in the South all my life, and I have never touched a gun, or lived in a trailer. I do drive an SUV ( for saftey on the roads in Atlanta), and I do go to church. I promise I would never beat you with a bible.
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Old 30.01.2011, 20:20
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But, being now from the only Swiss canton named after an Irish dude (somehow very fitting), I can no longer agree!
I'd always taken Basel to be more of an English name than an Irish one
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I promise I would never beat you with a bible.
You don't beat someone with a bible, you give them an almighty belt with it, hence the name - Bible Belt
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Old 30.01.2011, 20:29
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I'd always taken Basel to be more of an English name than an Irish one

You don't beat someone with a bible, you give them an almighty belt with it, hence the name - Bible Belt

I didn't mean physically beat, but verbally pushy.
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Old 30.01.2011, 20:30
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I didn't mean physically beat, but verbally pushy.
Oh, you disappoint me.

You should see my Midwestern Baptist wife in action...
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Old 30.01.2011, 21:24
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Yep, being originally from NE, I'd have to agree.

But, being now from the only Swiss canton named after an Irish dude (somehow very fitting), I can no longer agree!

Tom
I am originally from NE too - a very nice Canton.
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Old 30.01.2011, 21:41
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Okay, so today again I was accosted by somebody on the Internet (a UK politician this time) ...
Who let the newt lover onto the web?

Blood of the oppressed - unreconstructed marxist claptrap.
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Old 30.01.2011, 22:46
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You make an excellent point Colonel...

Except, I'll never forgive Americans for having elected GWB. TWICE

Yeah well, you guys gave us Beckham so we'll just have to call it even.
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Old 30.01.2011, 22:47
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Yeah well, you guys gave us Beckham so we'll just have to call it even.
^ He's right, you know.
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Old 30.01.2011, 22:51
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Yeah well, you guys gave us Beckham so we'll just have to call it even.
As long as you keep Piers Morgan for ever, we are quits ....
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Old 30.01.2011, 22:54
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As long as you keep Piers Morgan for ever, we are quits ....
You know though, I just don't think that us English are as good at getting rid of undesirables by handing them off to the colonies as we used to be but Piers Morgan was an excellent move!
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Old 30.01.2011, 22:56
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As long as you keep Piers Morgan for ever, we are quits ....
haha, yeah I tried watching him in an interview with Howard Stern and I couldn't watch more than 5 min. He pretty much spells the death of CNN especially since he is being touted as the replacement for Larry King. I think Cheney should take Piers out on one of his turkey hunting trips for an interview.
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Old 30.01.2011, 23:22
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As long as you keep Piers Morgan for ever, we are quits ....
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