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  • My apologies

    Don and everyone else,

    I apologize if I escalated things a little too much in the thread, but you caught something of a raw nerve that I'm usually able to control, and for some reason felt the need to respond tonight.

    Take care,
    Brian

  • #2
    Originally posted by Scully
    Don and everyone else,

    I apologize if I escalated things a little too much in the thread, but you caught something of a raw nerve that I'm usually able to control, and for some reason felt the need to respond tonight.

    Take care,
    Brian
    And don't forget who has volunteered to stand beside you in this fight, come hell or high water (unless the Labor Party wins the next election).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Prester John
      And don't forget who has volunteered to stand beside you in this fight, come hell or high water (unless the Labor Party wins the next election).
      I thank Australia, the UK and all our allies everyday. Those that have stuck with us deserve a lot of credit considering the pressure they're facing. Anyway I can vote against the Labour Party too?

      Take care,
      Brian

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      • #4
        And I can vote against the Democrats (vote early and vote often).

        And also as an act of revenge against the American bastardisation of the English language, the Australian Labor Party spell it without the "u". I have no idea why.

        Remember, the Liberal Party are the good guys.

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        • #5
          Damn...a bar brawl and I missed it?!?!

          Scully...don't sweat it, too much. We've not had a thread moved to the Troll Cave for about 6 months now.

          I think that the thing that most everyone forgets when this particular issue spirals out of control is that (most) everyone is looking for some very similar end-state - that of a world not wracked by wide scale terrorist activity. The problem is that there are very divergent paths that are seen as the optimal course in which to take in getting there.

          History will be the judge as to whether, or not, we prove to be up to the task, and can chart the proper course of action. Let us all hope that in our anger and blindness born of prejudice, we don't choose poorly and make things irreconcilably worse, before we can make them better.

          I can only speak for myself here, but I would hazard a guess that this is the main concern of those who oppose most of the actions of the Bush Administration.
          I have no problem at all with being proved wrong. Especially when being proved wrong leaves the world a better place, than being proved right...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Prester John
            And I can vote against the Democrats (vote early and vote often).

            And also as an act of revenge against the American bastardisation of the English language, the Australian Labor Party spell it without the "u". I have no idea why.

            Remember, the Liberal Party are the good guys.
            I can't remember the reason why its spelt that way, i used to, i can tell ya its nothing to do with American bastardisation of the language.
            Not lip service, nor obsequious homage to superiors, nor servile observance of forms and customs...the Australian army is proof that individualism is the best and not the worst foundation upon which to build up collective discipline - General Monash

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Prester John
              And also as an act of revenge against the American bastardisation of the English language, the Australian Labor Party spell it without the "u". I have no idea why.
              Isn't it the other way around? The British spell it with the 'u', the Americans without, so aren't they in essence sucumbing to the American bastardization of the english language? Then they would be taking revenge on the British bastardization of the english language.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Temujin
                I can't remember the reason why its spelt that way, i used to, i can tell ya its nothing to do with American bastardisation of the language.

                Somebody is taking things far too literally.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Martin Schenkel
                  Isn't it the other way around? The British spell it with the 'u', the Americans without, so aren't they in essence sucumbing to the American bastardization of the english language? Then they would be taking revenge on the British bastardization of the english language.
                  If the Americans changed the spelling, and the (US hating) socialists use the American spelling then I suppose poetic justice might be more appropriate terminology.

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                  • #10
                    I just read the thread up there and just thought i'd point out Scully that nearly half the Bali dead were Australian and many other injured, so your empathy with the Bali victims is no greater than PJ's or mine.

                    Im sure you didnt realise that fact when you mentioned it so no offence taken
                    Not lip service, nor obsequious homage to superiors, nor servile observance of forms and customs...the Australian army is proof that individualism is the best and not the worst foundation upon which to build up collective discipline - General Monash

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scully
                      Don and everyone else,

                      I apologize if I escalated things a little too much in the thread, but you caught something of a raw nerve that I'm usually able to control, and for some reason felt the need to respond tonight.

                      Take care,
                      Brian
                      ??????

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Priest
                        ??????
                        me, too ??? (again I missed something...)
                        a brain cell

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                        • #13
                          Check the "Anti-Americanism sinks to new low" in the LOcked Threads section.

                          I honestly didn't think it would quite ignite the firestorm it did...

                          Tem: I work for VRSM International, and we have a lot of dealings with US businesses, hence the night shift.
                          Now listening too;
                          - Russell Robertson, ruining whatever credibility my football team once had.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scully
                            Don and everyone else,

                            I apologize if I escalated things a little too much in the thread, but you caught something of a raw nerve that I'm usually able to control, and for some reason felt the need to respond tonight.

                            Take care,
                            Brian
                            It wasn't that bad, although you were obviously getting somewhat worked up over it

                            But I understood that a close friend of you saw Sept. 11 from very, very close. That explains the emotion related to all this, and it's understandable. But I know you probably also agree that emotions do not replace sound and cold judgement and analysis when deciding upon the correct course of action i.e. terrorism, Iraq and so on.

                            People who have a harder time understanding how the Iraqi invasion is part of the global fight against terrorism (like me) aren't any less concerned with terrorism, they are just concerned about the long term consequences of this invasion and its fallout: will it really decrease the threat of terrorism, or could it, by fanning the flames of the fanatical, be increasing it instead ? Are we living in a safer world now than before April 9, 2003, when Bagdad fell? I think the question is worth asking and analyzing.

                            In any case, we saw much more worse threads when Marko used to be here

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the info Ivan, most times you just never know how a thread is going to evolve.

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