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HAPPY D-DAY, EVERYONE !

 
 
Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 12:05 pm

Let 's be glad that this D-Day
is not as risky as the one in 1941.





David
 
fresco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 12:57 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Or even 1944 for that matter ! Smile
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 01:23 pm
@fresco,
Maybe he's a big fan of the Giants. In 1941 they used plastic batting helmets for the first time.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 01:23 pm
@fresco,
Thank u for catching my error, Fresco!

I O U a favor.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 01:25 pm
@izzythepush,
B4 then, thay used wood, or gold ?
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 01:55 pm
Wenn es nicht für Amerika, würde ich jetzt Deutsch sprechen.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 04:28 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I don't know, I'm not a fan, and I'm even not familiar with the rules.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 04:40 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Wenn es nicht für Amerika, würde ich jetzt Deutsch sprechen.


Worse than that, I'd prob'ly be dead.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 05:26 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I don't know, I'm not a fan, and I'm even not familiar with the rules.
Me too; I don't expect to learn them.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 06:37 pm
@contrex,
I think you should also express some thanks to the Russians who kept 3/5 of Adolf's soldiers busy by sacrificing themselves in a fierce series of battles for their homeland.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 06:40 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
re you planning a line of D Day greeting cards?

in another 50 years, Ill bet there will be DDay sales at WalmArts and excuses for parties (AMERICANS ARE INDEFATIGABLE PARTYERS)
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 06:47 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

re you planning a line of D Day greeting cards?

in another 50 years, Ill bet there will be DDay sales at WalmArts and excuses for parties (AMERICANS ARE INDEFATIGABLE PARTYERS)


In fact, I'm shocked -- shocked, I tell you -- that no merchandising genius has yet come up with a full-blown sales program to take advantage of the maudlin sentimentality of the American consumer on this great day.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 06:51 pm
@farmerman,
And let's not forget,please, that D-Day was not an American operation, except insofar that much of the equiment, particularly the landing gear, was US-made and the commanding general was a West Point graduate.

It seems to me that when we commemorate the 6th of June we tend to forget the Brits, the Aussies, the New Zealanders and others who came ashore at those beaches of Normandy, many of them making it their last stop on this earth.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 06:57 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
I think you should also express some thanks to the Russians who kept 3/5 of Adolf's soldiers busy
by sacrificing themselves in a fierce series of battles for their homeland.
Yea, that sure was nice of Stalin, right?
(Until June 21, the commies were loud in demanding American neutrality.)
What do u believe that the Polish victims thawt of the Hitler-Stalin Pact ??
U gonna thank the Russians for that, too ?

Just HOW was it that the commies got into that un-pleasantness
with the national socialists ??

R u gonna celebrate June 22?? I must remember to DO that.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 01:33 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Nobody's saying Stalin was a stand up guy, but the Soviet people paid a huge blood price for defeating Hitler, and without them we would probably have lost.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 02:30 am
As with just about everything else in history, David has a cartoon view of the second world war, heavily informed by an irrational conservative polemic.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 02:58 am
D-day was close to one year before the end of WWII.
In those 11 months thousands died, soldiers, civilians, allies and enemies.
Let us in our hearts thank those who fought for our freedom, pity those who had to die for a dictator´s madness and be thankful that we now live in peace.

farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 03:09 am
@saab,
cannot argue with that.
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 03:34 am
@farmerman,
My Uncle Joe was on the first ambulance boat back to England. He limped all his life. Another Uncle, Jack, was a Desert Rat. Only his innocence got disabled.

Uncle Joe gave me a half-a-crown every Sunday morning after Mass.

Maybe my Christian outlook is Pavlovian. If it is then it's probable that anti-Christian outlooks are Pavlovian as well.

What about Syria?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jun, 2013 03:44 am
@spendius,
actually , properly said , its "WHAT ABOUT NAOMI?"
 

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