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The French

By Oz_Media ·
I don't want to be tagged as pro French NOR do I want to be tagged as anti French.
In my 34 years, I've been to France about 25 or so times, mostly when living in England. I've never met a French person that I didn't like, on the contrary, I've found the French people to be very happy and welcoming.

NOTE: I've met MANY French Canadians who I didn't like, but that's not the topic.

Living on the absolute southernmost island in England, it is only 4 hours to France by ferry.

It is now assumed by SOME, that Brits don't like the French. Why would the British be seen as people who don't like the French?

Is it the same as Americans not liking the French because they wouldn't fight with American's in Iraq?

Secondly, if they didn't WANT to fight alongside of British or American troops, why would they be disliked?

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It was 1973

by Oz_Media In reply to In defense

"In the early part of World War Two, "Sinc" incurred the displeasure of Canada's senior generals and admirals, and was listed as persona non grata as a war correspondent - a ban that was never lifted"

"Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those"

>>It was June 5th 1973

>>CFRB LET'S BE PERSONAL broadcast of June 5, 1973 - a broadcast which echoed around the world and which history will record as one of the most respected tributes from Canada to the people of the United States of America.

"Gordon Sinclair received many honours and awards from governors of several U.S. states, including being made an honourary citizen of North Carolina."

NOTE: This man had received more accreditation for his Journalism by Americans than Canadians. He was also 74 years old at the time of "The Americans" which was written NOT as a tribute to the US but to help increase support for the US Red Cross, has been altered on the internet several times from his original transcript.

>>>Canadian broadcast journalist Betty Kennedy, who was a friend of Sinclair's, told Reuter he wrote the radio speech in response to reports that the American Red Cross was on the verge of bankruptcy.

"He was so incensed by this,'' Kennedy said. He wrote the speech in five minutes and immediately read it over the radio.

"The response from it was absolutely unbelievable,'' she recalled. "The thing absolutely snowballed.''

Kennedy said she believed the transcript resurfaced, which won wide play in the United States at the time (Sept. 11/01) , because it spoke well of the American people.

"It was so warm-hearted... At a time of terrible trouble...they (Americans) probably need to remember that.''

So a Canadian reporter that was favored by the US, wrote a quick speech in order to make America look good to others and increase support of the US Red Cross.

Nice digging Max, but that is like saying, YOU believe that America Won WWII, therefore, ALL American's feel that way. (which you adamantly disagree to).

I think this ones getting a little too far off topic. I've read and appreciate your input, this is the type of going nowhere nitpicking that creates so many heated discussions here. The facts just get weaker and weaker until taken out of context and completely misrepresented.

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Pretty one sided conclusion.

by Oz_Media In reply to What have I got wrong?

"It's kind of like you as it relates to anything I post. Whatever I say or don't say, you'll find fault with something."

>>The "so many Americans", you're right, was as it was portayed on the news

>>Your explanation of your political stand also makes more sense now

>>Thanks for the civil chat,

"Have you noticed - The question is answered"

>>Yes I saw that

"A man walks into a bar... "

>>Max ...Thanks for all the information, you really seem to know your vinyl

Doe sthis mean because we don't see eye to eye on all subjets, especially your mixed political views, that you see us as enemies? Kinda like the countries you support then attack for not adopting the American Way and thinking the same way as you?

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I never said. . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Pretty one sided conclusi ...

....that you never found anything right, but rather that you always seem to find something to fault. There's a big difference. (Okay, the vinyl discussion may be an exception.) But there you go again, looking for something to slam.

Do I see us as enemies, you ask? Well, you made your initial splash on these threads attacking me, and they've pretty much continued up to now. (With the occasional cease-fire.) But do I see you as an enemy? Nope, not really. But I do see you as someone who is rather insignificant when it comes to critiquing or rebutting my opinions. Whereas the rebuttal of others may sway, or even change, my opinion, yours just don't have the wisdom, the reasoning, or the accuracy behind them to matter a whole lot. Unlike others, I just don't see your opinions as being well thought-out, consistent, and/or supported by the facts. And even though you're quite opinionated (not unlike myself) a certain naivete always seems to be apparent. That last sentence of yours, for example, just shows the reckless and exaggerated nature of your rebuttals.

Nonetheless, I must admit that there's been a certain amount of enjoyment and/or satisfaction result from a few of these sparing sessions. But the days of really getting into it with you (whatever "it" is), are behind me.

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You always seem to find something to fault.

by Oz_Media In reply to Pretty one sided conclusi ...

"you always seem to find something to fault."

Isn't that exactly what you just did?

"That last sentence of yours, for example, just shows the reckless and exaggerated nature of your rebuttals"

Sorry I fogot, it must be a one-way street right?

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Missing The Point

by JackOfAllTech In reply to The French

It's not that they didn't want to fight, it's that they engaged in activities to dissuade others from helping us also. It's the fact that they owe us something like 8 billion dollars from WWII and basically told us to go F**K ourselves.


P.S. How many Frenchman does it take to defend Paris?
No one knows, it's never been done <g>

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That's good !

by Oz_Media In reply to Missing The Point

I like it Ralph. Very well said.

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almost forgot

by Oz_Media In reply to That's good !

That's a strong and relevant point, I haven't looked into the facts but if what you say is true, I can understand why YOU would have such an opinion. I wonder how many other people would say "the French suck" but couldn't offer an explanation such as yours.

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More digs

by GuruOfDos In reply to Missing The Point

Ralph...thanks for the congrats!

Just for fun...


In the search box, type FRENCH MILITARY VICTORIES
then hit the I Feel Lucky button...worth a laugh!


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by JackOfAllTech In reply to More digs

Oh man, that's great!


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history lesson

by youasked In reply to Missing The Point

Well ****! why don't you send them back the Statue of Liberty?? Have you forgotten that without the French you wouldn't have a country? ..Who do you think gave you the money and amunitions? and don't ever forget that you showed up rather late for the party in both WW11 and WW1 and you sure didn't do it alone..I have lived and worked in four countries around the World..conclusion...we all want the same things for ourselves and our families. There isn't much different about any of us.. including ignorant people are all the same ignorant !!! ..prejudice and hateful and not wishing or wanting anyone to closing our minds and hearts to others, we are doing ourselves a great disservice
Learn exceptence of others and all the gifts that they bring with them and possibly you just might make a positive difference in this World.

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