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Old November 14 2013, 02:12 PM   #31
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Re: Happy Veterans Day!

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What, are you looking for a French "Fuck Yeah!"?
Given that France is our oldest ally and helped us win the Revolutionary War I really have no idea why you singled them out. Hell they gave us the Statue of Liberty which helped save New York City when a haunted painting tried to take over the world. We shouldn't insult the French, but thank them for so much, mainly for their advancements in the art of kissing.
It was a country other than America. That's all.
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Old November 14 2013, 02:45 PM   #32
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Re: Happy Veterans Day!

For some folks Veterans day, WWI and WWI, and the rest of the US crusade to make the world a better place for the rest of the poor folk of the world better than they were on their way to creating for themselves, is just o load of bullocks. Amazing and ungrateful, but what else can you expect from the unwashed masses.
We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star! Endora, Bewitched
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Old November 14 2013, 03:52 PM   #33
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Re: Happy Veterans Day!

Do people remember why it's 11/11? It used to be called Armistice Day. France lost over a million service members in that war. Likewise the British empire countries and Russia. The US lost over a hundred thousand, but a far smaller percentage of the population than the other allies. So whatever it's called, the day is not just about US veterans.

As for those US veterans, they have as many and varied opinions on what is right or wrong or justified or unjustified about war and US involvement as the rest of the population. And they all deserve to be respected, thanked and honored for their service. So, thanks veterans!
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Old November 16 2013, 03:53 AM   #34
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Re: Happy Veterans Day!

I like SF Debris's veterans day speech. Its the first two and a half minutes of the video.
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