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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:49
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How long did the Top dog country's Govt shut down for again?
Not long enough.
 
Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:49
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As to "crusades in Iraq and Afghanistan..." ....I believe we had a British partner.
And without the Brits and others, Uncle Sam would have been firmly up the smelly creek without a paddle !

Just remember who was doing who a favour by being there to hold your hand !
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:11
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Regardless of the etymology and proper usage, saying "kaffir lime" in certain parts would be every bit as offensive as referring to a macadamia nut as a "nigger toe", as was the custom in the US Midwest when I was a boy.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:19
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Really? On the little cookery course we did in Railay Beach in Thailand the leaf in question was pronounced 'ka fear' lime leaf.....................
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:20
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Another concept that doesn't seem to cross the Atlantic (and Pacific in some cases) is the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

It means we can. It doesn't mean you who are not Americans get any meaningful input or ability to change it.

It doesn't depend on a government, operating or not (Well said, Dushan!)
It doesn't depend on the U.S.' credit rating. It doesn't depend on sometimes allies.

It depends on us, the American citizens. To neglect it or defend it, the choice for us alone.

How's that for bringing the thread back to topic?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:21
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Pretty good. We can still talk about it though.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:27
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We can still talk about it though.
How very Euro/UN of you.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:28
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Originally Posted by Lord Spandex Masher View Post
Pretty good. We can still talk about it though.

Trouble is if you are 'not on message' it all gets very pissy.


Trouble for them is the 30,000/school massacres/postal/oooops you came home early and I shot you by mistake stuff is all a bit hard to logically argue


Even worse is the notion that 50% of their country folk don't subscribe to their paranoia.

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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:31
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How very Euro/UN of you.
No, just human.

SFFP, aye, I'm still waiting for proof that armed homeowners prevent crime. You've asked several times I believe.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:38
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Really? On the little cookery course we did in Railay Beach in Thailand the leaf in question was pronounced 'ka fear' lime leaf.....................
Give it a try in Joburg and see how far you make it.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:42
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Ka fear as in Lime leaf........Ka fur as in derogatory term for a SA guy...............


We both have a passport here so we have been about a bit, even as far as doing a Safari and the Garden Route
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:51
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Knock yourself out, man.
(Though I rather suspect somebody there would do it for you first)
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:55
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Originally Posted by 421dog View Post
Knock yourself out, man.
(Though I rather suspect somebody there would do it for you first)


Cracking response, passports are great we have done lots and lots of the States and loads more to do yet
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:00
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America the top dog country
Well you where, until you elected Obama, now your just Putin and his Babushka's (Merkel) b!tches.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:03
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Oh, I'm sorry, were you inferring that I didn't have a passport?

I just assumed that, as I've lived a bit more than 2 years in S.A., I might have some idea what I was on about.

I didn't realize that you'd actually been "on safari" and had "done the states".

I'll just defer to your vastly superior expierience.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:08
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Ben There - apologies for late reply but have spent a few days in Vietnam with Mrs G.
If your country is in the state it is in as you suggest there does not seem to be any kind of incentive to do anything about it. I personally think that there really is no solution until the great American public decide they do not want firearms in such basically uncontrolled quantities.You appear to be arming yourself against your fellow citizens who are arming themselves against you.It cannot end well. I really do not envy you.
While in Ho Chi Minh City I had a look at the Cu Chi tunnels - absolutely incredible. Crawled 100 meters through one - would not like to make a habit of it.Also fired an elderly AK 47 - first time. Ammunition seemed to have bad primers as about 30% misfired. The War museum was also an eye opener. Now back in Manila this morning absolutely knackered - beginning to feel my age!
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:14
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I just assumed that, as I've lived a bit more than 2 years in S.A., I might have some idea what I was on about.
My top tip would be extend your travels to included Thailand where the 'ka fear' lime leaf is an integral part of Thai Cooking
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:23
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My son's godfather lives in Bangkok, and while I admit that I don't get over to see him enough, I have done.

My understanding is that the Thai word for the fruit/leaf in question is (phonetically) Makrut.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 23:35
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And without the Brits and others, Uncle Sam would have been firmly up the smelly creek without a paddle !

Just remember who was doing who a favour by being there to hold your hand !
Oh dear, I must have completely forgotten about all the Royal Navy Carrier Taskforces and the Battalions of Royal Marines that invaded the Philippian Islands and the other Japanese held islands in the Pacific.

And those ultra-long range British bombers that bombed Japan from said captured islands.

Oh, and thank you very much for inventing the atomic bomb that ended the war in the Pacific.


Oh wait, none of the above is true.

Just like this is not true, not at all, in fact, one could call it an out right lie. Not me of course, but many would.

Just remember who was doing who a favour by being there to hold your hand !
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