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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:39 PM

Anybody Watching MSNBC Tonight ??? - The Price Of Re-Election...

Ed is pissed, and is giving no quarter.


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WillyT Jan 2013 OP
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #1
WillyT Jan 2013 #2
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #3
EC Jan 2013 #4
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #5

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:40 PM

1. "giving no quarter"? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:45 PM

2. Here:

A victor gives no quarter when the victor shows no clemency or mercy and refuses to spare the life in return for the surrender at discretion (unconditional surrender) of a vanquished opponent.

Under the laws of war "... it is especially forbidden ... to declare that no quarter will be given".


This was established under Article 23 of the IV Convention The Laws and Customs of War on Land of the Hague Conventions of 1907.

Since a judgment on the law relating to war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials in October 1946, the 1907 Hague conventions, including the explicit prohibition to declare that no quarter will be given, are considered to be part of the customary laws of war and are binding on all parties in an international armed conflict.


Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_quarter


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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:10 PM

3. Ah. I learned a new expression today. Thx. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:52 AM

4. Must be young.

Led Zeppelin's song "No Quarter" made a lot of people know the phrase.

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Response to EC (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:38 AM

5. I wish. Nope. Never liked Led Zeppelin much, but didn't hate them.

Never cared for hard type rock. You can't hear most of the words they say, anyway. For No Quarter...that's the title of the song (I looked it up).

It's a war term, so probably a term that more guys are familiar with. Like quotes from The Godfather.

There was one LZ song I liked....Stairway to Heaven. Didn't love it, but I liked it. Happy dazed memories of that song playing in the background.

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