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    18 Jan '18 16:162 edits
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    18 Jan '18 16:23
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
    Care for a game of chess?

    Just challenge me.
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    18 Jan '18 16:28
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
    Perhaps start with the chess...
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    18 Jan '18 16:50
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Perhaps start with the chess...
    I think this is a one hit wonder, a dummy of some of the Jokers around...
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    18 Jan '18 17:11
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  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    18 Jan '18 17:221 edit
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
    Perhaps take this to the Debates Thread!

    Good Luck in advance!!! 😉

    -VR
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    18 Jan '18 18:06
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    I think this is a one hit wonder, a dummy of some of the Jokers around...
    Maybe, but it has a point.

    Though I also agree with VR.
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    18 Jan '18 18:13
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    I think this is a one hit wonder, a dummy of some of the Jokers around...
    Yes, I have an idea who it could be! 😉

    -VR
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Jan '18 18:29
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of ....
    Welcome back Ray.
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Jan '18 04:17
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
    I was born a year after that.

    It wasn't my fault, I swear!
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    19 Jan '18 16:161 edit
    Originally posted by @raymondwilliams
    This week is the 43rd anniversary of the surrender by the
    imperialist forces of the U.S. after being humiliated by the
    brave defensive forces of Vietnam.

    May this be a reminder that the bullies do not necessarily
    always win; that empires always end up falling apart and
    that there is nothing more powerful than people united
    to defend what is theirs from an unjust invader.
    End to colonialism! Power to the people!
    Are you here to play chess, or just to throw spears?
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    19 Jan '18 16:49
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Are you here to play chess, or just to throw spears?
    I believe his first post answers that question.

    -VR
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    19 Jan '18 17:274 edits
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    I was born a year after that.

    It wasn't my fault, I swear!
    The U.S. army tried to draft me in 1972 (with no end of the war in sight). The age of mandatory draft registration was 17, but the voting age was 21 then.

    I refused to serve.

    It was't my fault either.

    That said, soldiering is an honourable profession, but most modern wars are started by politicians for dishonourable motives. I don't hold soldiers responsible for that. But once a soldier is in, he no longer has the luxury of deciding which battles he will fight.

    EDIT: the fall of Saigon was 30 April 1975. Not sure why you (Ray) think this week is particularly commemorative.

    EDIT EDIT: Ray opens an account on 18.1.18 just to tell us this??
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    19 Jan '18 17:32
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Perhaps start with the chess...
    Mr Albon again....
  15. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Jan '18 17:34
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Mr Albon again....
    That was my suspicion.
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