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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Apr '15 14:15
    Yes, that is right, boys and girls, this upcoming April 30th we
    will celebrate the victory of Vietnamese over the Imperialists,
    40 years ago, in what is known as the Fall of Saigon.

    I invite you to join together in cheers and prayers, as we
    commemorate the triumph of a native population against an
    imperialist bully.

    HIP! HIP! HURRAH!

    Particularly, I will celebrate by making Bánh mì and tamarind
    juice, watching Journey From the Fall, and, basically, being
    all joyful. How will you celebrate?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    18 Apr '15 14:26
    I'm going to recreate the French dinner scene from Apocalypse Now:

    youtube.com/watch?v=7HdHrZSEPf4
  3. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Apr '15 15:22
    Sounds great!
  4. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    19 Apr '15 02:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yes, that is right, boys and girls, this upcoming April 30th we
    will celebrate the victory of Vietnamese over the Imperialists,
    40 years ago, in what is known as the Fall of Saigon.

    I invite you to join together in cheers and prayers, as we
    commemorate the triumph of a native population against an
    imperialist bully.

    HIP! HIP! HURRAH!

    Particularly ...[text shortened]... uice, watching Journey From the Fall, and, basically, being
    all joyful. How will you celebrate?
    Indeed...and despite the lessons of Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the right wing still insists America should try to police the globe. So many innocent lives lost, so much money and resources wasted. They never learn.
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    19 Apr '15 14:11
    Indeed.

    Reason enough to celebrate this victory, so the new generations
    understand that imperialism, of any color or denomination, must
    be eradicated.
  6. 19 Apr '15 14:19
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Indeed.

    Reason enough to celebrate this victory, so the new generations
    understand that imperialism, of any color or denomination, must
    be eradicated.
    Wonder if Australian's, New Zealander's, Canadian's and American's etc would agree with you ?
  7. 19 Apr '15 14:59
    Originally posted by bill718
    Indeed...and despite the lessons of Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the right wing still insists America should try to police the globe. So many innocent lives lost, so much money and resources wasted. They never learn.
    Resources wasted? Are you sure? Do you know what the goals really were in those wars? Were the goal achieved or not? (It has never been about 'policing the globe', or places like Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and the Congo would get a lot more attention.) Its all about political and economic interests.
  8. 19 Apr '15 18:30
    I was watching a cooking show the other day on public television. It was that Yan Can Cook guy. I used to love to watch him chop stuff up back when his show was Yan Can Cook, but now it is a "Vietnam" cooking show.

    He made a French desert with a Vietnam twist. At the end he made the comment that in that region of the world only Vietnam had this delicious desert. Those who love to cook and love to eat great tasting food in Vietnam are eternally grateful for the French influence. He actually said that he was grateful for a result of the French occupation of Vietnam.
  9. 19 Apr '15 18:57
    Originally posted by bill718
    Indeed...and despite the lessons of Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the right wing still insists America should try to police the globe. So many innocent lives lost, so much money and resources wasted. They never learn.
    When you say the 'right', do you include Tea Party people?
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 Apr '15 19:06
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I was watching a cooking show the other day on public television. It was that Yan Can Cook guy. I used to love to watch him chop stuff up back when his show was Yan Can Cook, but now it is a "Vietnam" cooking show.

    He made a French desert with a Vietnam twist. At the end he made the comment that in that region of the world only Vietnam had this deliciou ...[text shortened]... luence. He actually said that he was grateful for a result of the French occupation of Vietnam.
    Chinese appreciate the beer tradition the Germans brought them.
  11. 19 Apr '15 20:05
    Originally posted by phil3000 to Seitse
    Wonder if Australian's, New Zealander's, Canadian's and American's etc would agree with you ?
    Canada did not fight in the Indochina War. For whatever it's worth, all
    of my friends and relatives in (or from) Australia or New Zealand believe
    that it was wrong, foolish, or unnecessary for Australia and New Zealand
    to have fought on the US side in the Indochina War.
  12. 19 Apr '15 20:11
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Chinese appreciate the beer tradition the Germans brought them.
    According to wiki the Russians introduced beer first, then the Germans and Czechs.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 Apr '15 20:28
    Originally posted by Eladar
    According to wiki the Russians introduced beer first, then the Germans and Czechs.
    Oh. I drank Tsingtao once and discovered it had German roots. I guess the Russians got there first.
  14. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    19 Apr '15 20:43
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Wonder if Australian's, New Zealander's, Canadian's and American's etc would agree with you ?
    Look how many f***s I give

  15. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    19 Apr '15 22:52
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Wonder if Australian's, New Zealander's, Canadian's and American's etc would agree with you ?
    http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp