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From one veteran to all others:
I want to thank you for your service to our country.
Hope you're having a great day.
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I'll be eternally thankful to all veterans, especially those who liberated Europe in WWII.
My hat off to all veterans!
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Han wrote:

With all due respects to your veterans Han, there were a few other countries who were actually fighting from 1939 to 1945.
America entered the war in December 1941 and then *HELPED* to liberate Europe, along with the British, Anzac, Canadian, Indian, Polish, French, Russian and many other armies - as *THEY* helped America to defeat the Japanese.
America was also late entering the war to end all wars 1914 - 1918 and only participating from 1917.
Please read a true history on those conflicts before you infer that America won anything single handily.
Once again, my respects to *ALL* the allies that fought and died in war.
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Disbelief, I think you are misinterpreting my words. I said ALL veterans. Most f Holland (where I grew up) was liberated by Brits and Canadiens. My high school was on the General Foulkes Road, the Canadian general who accepted the surrender of the Germans in Holland in the town where I grew up, Wageningen. That is about 8 miles from Arnhem, where many Poles, Brits, Canadians and others died in Operation Market Garden (the movie A Bridge Too Far). I could go on ...
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On 11/11/2010 4:26 PM, Han wrote:

You're wasting your time, Han ... that's not what he's up to.
Trolls can try to revise history, but they can't change the facts for the following WW II Allied military dead (estimated, as in all war casualties) who are remembered on this day:
British Empire and Commonwealth    452.000 France      250.000 USA      295.000 Soviet Union      13.600.000 Belgium      10.000 Holland 10.000 Norway      10.000 Poland      120.000 Greece      20.000 Yugoslavia 300.000 Checoslovaquia      20.000 China      3.500.000
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On 11/11/2010 5:03 PM, David Paste wrote:

No ... never even heard of it until just now.
But damn I love do love those BBC programs. You Brits historically have had the best written TV on the planet. The Masterpiece Theater series alone has been a source of years of top quality programming for us yanks.
AAMOF, and IMO, your re-runs are about the only thing worth watching on the 500 available channel options I have ... a literal garbage heap, almost without exception.
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It's ostensibly a comedy, but it's a pretty good satire of the time, too.

<glows with benign national pride!>

I had to look that up - seems like it does have a fair share of good stuff.

Yeah, sadly we are getting the same thing now - many channels of junk. But there are still the occasional gems to be found. Cracker is the last series I really got in to, but there is also a lot really good US stuff shown here, but I suppose we have less manure to shovel through to find it. For all the wrongness that has beset the BBC over the past decade or so, it still delivers good TV every now and again. But the radio side of the operation is the real gold mine at the minute, in my humble opinion.
What saddens me the most is the dumbing-down of science shows. We used to have a terrific series called Horizon, it is no longer terrific. The last really good science show I saw was Aubrey Manning's 'Earth Story' (late 1990s) - absolutely brilliant, catch it if you can.
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On 11/11/2010 6:26 PM, David Paste wrote:

Don't blame you ... although a coonass from the swamps of S. Louisiana, I lived and worked in the UK back in the early 60's, my first wife (with a posh accent, and the reason why I never could stand the "East Enders" TV series with that damned cockney accent) was from Staines, just outside London. My oldest, born in Bryan, TX, but went to uni in Sheffield, is married to a fine Yorkshire lad, and they live, with my two grandsons, in Sheffield.
I visit as often as I can, but not often enough. Having spent a couple of years there in the sixties, and again in the early seventies, every time I fly into Heathrow now and look down I can't believe how many houses there are ... sheesh! ;)
You guys are filling that little island to the point that it's going to tip over (to paraphrase an American idiot politician).
BTW, the first British TV program that just floored me was Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's "Not Only, But Also" ... perhaps before your time. :)
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I have to say, I am mystified when people move TO the UK rather than FROM - life ain't the best here, it is terribly overcrowded, as you mention. And property prices? Well, it's a joke. The country is skint and not going to get better for a while. If I had the chance, I'd probably move to the states. But then again, the grass is always greener, no?!
What did you do over here, just out of interest? I come from a town which used to have a huge US air base just to the north, several of my aunts got hitched to the airmen and not live the life of Riley on the west coast of America.

The very idea of Heathrow is enough to make anyone nervous! If you're off to Sheffield, fly into Manchester if you can.

This is what worries me the most about the future (not just for the tiny island here, but the world too) - absurd birth rates and dwindling resources. I'm not an apocalyptic type, and I know we'll find ways of coping, but it'll inevitably be at the expense of personal space and the ability to just escape. /moan.

Ha! Not seen that, but had their records / tapes on almost continual repeat as a teenager. Funny stuff indeed.
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On 11/12/2010 9:50 AM, David Paste wrote:

Civilian. I worked for Heston Aircraft out of Heston Airport, on the BAC 1-11. Also worked for a cabinetmaker in Hounslow whose family had been in business a couple of hundred years ... just a new business by y'alls standards. ;)

I have friends in Staines, so always go for a visit of a few days of either end of the drive up to Sheffield.

Nothing on earth like British humor ... takes some getting used to, but once you get it you don't need a laugh track to cue you. :)
Good talking to you David ... maybe we can swing a visit on either end one of these days.
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There'll be a pint with your name on it mate!
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On 11/13/2010 5:35 PM, David Paste wrote:

Pale Rider'll do ... my shout!
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I have to say, I am mystified when people move TO the UK rather than FROM - life ain't the best here, it is terribly overcrowded, as you mention. And property prices? Well, it's a joke. The country is skint and not going to get better for a while. If I had the chance, I'd probably move to the states. But then again, the grass is always greener, no?!
What did you do over here, just out of interest? I come from a town which used to have a huge US air base just to the north, several of my aunts got hitched to the airmen and not live the life of Riley on the west coast of America.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \ What base and town? I was stationed at RAF Burderop Park for three years. Just outside Swindon, Wilts. Brize Norton and Fairford were nearby.
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RAF Burtonwood, just north of Warrington. It's about in the middle of Liverpool and Manchester. It is now a half-complete rabbit-hutch housing estate :-/
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RAF Burtonwood, just north of Warrington. It's about in the middle of Liverpool and Manchester. It is now a half-complete rabbit-hutch housing estate :-/
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My sister lived in Warrington for a few years. Her husband is a minister and he gets shuffled around just like he was military. After Warrington it was something or other On-The-Wall and now it's Frinton-On-Sea. IIRC, Burtonwood was a signals base or something like that.
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"Swingman" wrote in message

Very much worth seeing. My wife recently asked if the complete box-set of Black Adder on sale at Amazon would be a nice Christmas present and I said it would be, so I expect to see it under the tree next month. But that last episode is startling, a comedy where everyone dies in the final episode is not what one expects.
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On 11/14/2010 2:58 PM, DGDevin wrote:

Between you and David, it definitely sounds worth checking it out ... thanks.
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Thanks for spoiling the surprise. <G>
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, a comedy where everyone dies in the final episode is

They do know. Do you often tell people how books turn out too?
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