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« on: July 03, 2005, 02:18:04 pm »
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French Contributions to the US during the revolution

Majority of weapons and military related supplies came from French.

French threatened British in other areas like the West Indies and Europe

The French Navy threatened seaward approaches.

The French Army made American threat at Yorktown credible.

The French gave us many soldiers for the war, including LaFayette.

Major conrtibution not during the revolution

Plus, they gave us The Statue Of Liberty.

Without them, we could all be British right now! (not that that's a bad thing, except maybe to some people) July 4th would have been insignificant if the french didnt help us in our greatest time of need.

So americans, have you thanked a frenchman today? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005, 02:19:35 pm »
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Old news. The frogs haven't helped us since then, and we more than repaid our debt in the World Wars.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005, 02:35:17 pm »
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The French only helped us out of opportunism, to get back at the British.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005, 02:44:33 pm »
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The French only helped us out of opportunism, to get back at the British.
BUT, they did still help us. alot.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 02:52:43 pm »
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Thank Tom Paine instead
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2005, 03:51:53 pm »
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Every American should go to France for a year after high school, or perhaps after univeristy, in order to learn how to live well.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2005, 03:57:14 pm »
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Don't feed Opebo, he'll only keep spewing crap.



I've done my duty by having my best friend be of nearly 100% French descent.

Besides, As LiberalPA pointed out, we've helped out each other. Disliking the French Government is one thing, having disdain for the country itself is foolish.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2005, 03:59:46 pm »
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French Contributions to the US during the revolution

Majority of weapons and military related supplies came from French.

French threatened British in other areas like the West Indies and Europe

The French Navy threatened seaward approaches.

The French Army made American threat at Yorktown credible.

The French gave us many soldiers for the war, including LaFayette.

Major conrtibution not during the revolution

Plus, they gave us The Statue Of Liberty.

Without them, we could all be British right now! (not that that's a bad thing) July 4th would have been insignificant if the french didnt help us in our greatest time of need.

So, have you thanked a frenchman today? Smiley

Those are good reasons to hate the French Cheesy What's so bad about being British? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2005, 04:21:00 pm »
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What's so bad about being British? Smiley

The rain, the sleet and the fog
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2005, 05:51:16 pm »
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Every American should go to France for a year after high school, or perhaps after univeristy, in order to learn how to live well.

Don't feed Opebo, he'll only keep spewing crap.

What the hell, Nation?  I only expressed a very commonplace notion that was universally accepted among the aristocracy of both England and America not so long ago!
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2005, 05:59:41 pm »

Every American should go to France for a year after high school, or perhaps after univeristy, in order to learn how to live well.

Don't feed Opebo, he'll only keep spewing crap.

What the hell, Nation?  I only expressed a very commonplace notion that was universally accepted among the aristocracy of both England and America not so long ago!

Opebo appealing to tradition.  Now there's something to see.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2005, 06:01:15 pm »
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Opebo appealing to tradition.  Now there's something to see.

I hear he likes the oldest profession in the world.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2005, 06:03:52 pm »
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The French, an arrogant, insulting, smelly, perverse, cheese eating, swarmy, conniving, sawed-off, beret wearing, surrendering people who make love with their faces and post too much on message boards.

Oh, okay, you're welcome!  ;-)
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2005, 06:05:56 pm »
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Opebo appealing to tradition.  Now there's something to see.

I hear he likes the oldest profession in the world.

I'm the most traditional person on this board, I just appeal to traditions that predate your ridiculous judeo-protestant ones.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2005, 08:02:35 pm »
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What's so bad about being British? Smiley

The rain, the sleet and the fog

I said British, not Britain :-P
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2005, 08:22:24 pm »
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Oh bah.

We had to do allt he fighting. The French focused on the British Carribean holds more than the Colonies.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2005, 04:34:59 am »
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Opebo appealing to tradition.  Now there's something to see.

I hear he likes the oldest profession in the world.

I'm the most traditional person on this board, I just appeal to traditions that predate your ridiculous judeo-protestant ones.

Your a flint knapper then? Cool
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2005, 04:37:16 am »
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What's so bad about being British? Smiley

The rain, the sleet and the fog

I said British, not Britain :-P

Living through all the rain, the sleet and the fog
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2005, 05:04:32 am »
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emigrate.
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2005, 05:34:19 am »
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What's so bad about being British? Smiley

The rain, the sleet and the fog

I said British, not Britain :-P

Living through all the rain, the sleet and the fog
If only there ever were any sleet in Britain! Smiley It'd make live a lot more like worth living.
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If only there ever were any sleet in Britain! Smiley It'd make live a lot more like worth living.

We get sleet up here most of the winter Sad
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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2005, 05:44:27 am »
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If only there ever were any sleet in Britain! Smiley It'd make live a lot more like worth living.

We get sleet up here most of the winter Sad
You define winter as those three days of the year when the thermometer drops below 5°, right? Tongue
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You define winter as those three days of the year when the thermometer drops below 5 , right? Tongue

5 degrees what?
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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2005, 06:20:36 am »
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Celsius.
I'm exaggerating for effect, of course. Smiley
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If only there ever were any sleet in Britain! Smiley It'd make live a lot more like worth living.

We get sleet up here most of the winter Sad
You define winter as those three days of the year when the thermometer drops below 5°, right? Tongue

For us, yes Cheesy

Although today was bloody freezing-14 degrees, but windy and overcast.
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