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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:59 PM
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France,Canada and Germany are your friends.
They didn't believe that Iraq was an imminent threat. All of them have troops in Afghanistan where the real terrorist are. These three countries could have lined up for goodies from Bush but chose not to. I know my fellow DUers know this.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:04 AM
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1. I especially like Canada since they almost never oppose the US on
foreign policy decisions. I am really proud of them. I like France because they were right all along and had the GUTS to stand up to the bully and not flinch when it's fist was ready to pound them into submission. Germany and others have stood on the same principals as the rest and they are not the only ones either.
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ParisFrance Donating Member (340 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:07 AM
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2. O'Reilly tells us to boycott France and Germany
He says because they disagree with us we should not tour their countries. Their economys will fail in Bill's boycott he says because American tourism countrs for some number of their economy.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:11 AM
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4. Yeah, Bill is just a tinfoil hat guy who was good on his knees
He's a friggin' joke at this point - I'm not even taking him seriously any more. I will poke fun of him here and respond to post's about him, but I really don't see how anyone can take him seriously any more. I can actually believe that there are some reasonable Repubs that realize he is a liability (another thread here).
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laura888 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:09 AM
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3. Yes, I know this
I hope that the people in those countries know that its the current U.S. administration that is the problem, and not the people of the U.S.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:27 AM
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5. Thank you, Swede.
That was nice of you. When we were told to protest France.....I went out and bought a Louis Vuitton purse, a case of French Wine and a whole bunch of FRENCH FRIES. ;) We know they (France, Germany and Canada)are our friends. They just hate our idiot-in-chief...JUST LIKE WE DO! I respect those 3 countries for NOT falling for the chimps bullcrap. They were right. The chimp LIED.
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:51 AM
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6. Thanks, Swede!
:hi:

I would imagine these countries are closely watching, and wondering just what the USians are going to do.

It must be uncomfortable, to see such a powerful country looking like it doesn't have the will to shake off a despot.

Kanary
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BonjourUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:49 AM
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7. I'm French and Duers for many months
I couldn't be here if I thought all Americans are stupid. And my DUers friends very very rarely disappointed me.

But I'm (we are) waitiing for november....
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:17 AM
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8. So are we
These are dark days in our short history. Speaking of history, one of the problems we are facing is a lack of education, which has been dumbed down seriously in the last thirty years. Maybe things would be different if the populace understood the French Revolution, etc. Ignorance certainly is not bliss.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:21 AM
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9. How can these people not know their own history?
How many Americans have French or German blood in their ancestry?
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:00 AM
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10. Memory is not stored in blood
Memory must be renewed with every generation, or the memory is lost.

The 'history' most Americans have learned is a sanitized state version of history. Think of it as learning dates without understanding underlying reasons for events. An exersize in recalling unrelating events by date without knowing what they mean. It is like learning geometry by memorizing the various theorums without ever having to think through each theorum's proof. Root recal with little meaning, thus an inability to think.

History as I attended school was very booring. Later, outside of school, I picked-up books about history and it became for me, interesting. Reasons for why things are as they are today, started to make sense.

It's like being lost in a forest. A endless series of doing the next step. Go to work, work, go home, watch TV, sleep and then doing the same, day after day. Occasional breaks of routine for holidays or vacations with more of the same.

If you have seen the movie Joe and the Volcano then you get a feel for how life is for many Americans.
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