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    23 Aug '14 07:58
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    At the end of World War Two the British Army 'occupied' Indonesia [or at least some key cities] to buy time for the Dutch to make their return [in 1946] to what had been their colony until the Japanese had taken it from them in 1942. In an effort to fight off the hastily assembled military forces [armed, in many cases, with weapons the Japanese had given them] of the brand new Republic of Indonesia, which had declared its independence a few days after the Japanese surrender, the British at one point had to rearm ~ and fight alongside ~ Japanese troops who had only recently had their weapons confiscated.
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    James the sixth of Scotland and First of the Union tried to ban us from drinking whisky and playing football!😲
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    I rather think James VI just wanted to see what the Scots were like playing football when they hadn't been drinking whisky.
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    23 Aug '14 09:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    James the sixth of Scotland and First of the Union tried to ban us from drinking whisky and playing football!😲
    At the same time, I think it was! Of course 'football' at that time allowed the use of hands, it wasn't till 1863 till modern rules were adopted.

    King James was weak physically, maybe he was secretly jealous of the abilities of the players? Physically weak but he spoke 7 languages!
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    he forgot his roots man, where he came from! may it serve as a lesson to us all!😞
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    Maybe James VI just wanted to see what else the Scots might do after drinking whisky if playing football were banned.
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    It repeats itself.

    Maybe the daydreaming teacher was dreaming of you? Oh wait, there are no "hot chicks" here in RHP.😲😳
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    I would teach you that learning things by means of a few snappy sentences is a sad symptom of the age. 😕
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    I can teach you some pole dancing skills.
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    23 Aug '14 18:28
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I can teach you some pole dancing skills.
    It's history, dude.

    History (wikipedia)

    The use of a pole for exercise has been traced back at least eight hundred years to the traditional Indian sport of mallakhamb, which utilizes principles of endurance and strength using a wooden pole, wider in diameter than a modern standard pole. The Chinese pole, originating in India, uses two poles on which men would perform “gravity defying tricks” as they leap from pole to pole, at approximately twenty feet in the air.

    In the 1920s, traveling circuses and sideshows would utilize pole dancing with a pole in the middle of a tent. Eventually the pole dancing moved from tents to bars, and combined with burlesque dance. The earliest recorded pole dance was in 1968 with a performance by Belle Jangles at Mugwump Strip Club in Oregon. [7]Since the 1980s, the dance pole has increasingly been incorporated into striptease routines, and Go-Go or lap dancing, first in Canada and then in the United States. In the 1990s, pole dancing commenced to be taught as an art and use in fitness exercises. Since then, pole dancing classes have become a popular form of recreational and competitive sport. K.T. Coates, a famed competitive pole dancer, and the International Pole Sport Federation, are currently promoting a campaign to include competitive pole dance in the Olympics in 2016.[8] Numerous competitions exist, including the World Pole Sport Championship, U.S. Pole Federation Championship, and the International Pole Masters Cup Championship.
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    23 Aug '14 19:28
    Originally posted by JS357
    It's history, dude.
    And I'm history.
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    In 1921 The would be President of Ireland

    Eamonn the snake De Valera sent Michael Collins to London
    to negotiate a treaty with the British.

    Wiley old De Valera knew that the British would never agree to his agenda.
    That's why he sent Collins instead of going himself.

    This resulted in Collins bringing back the bad news that the British would agree to a 26 county Irish republic and that they ( thr British ) wanted to hold on to 6 counties in the north east of Ireland. It was the beginning of partition in Ireland and led to the civil war ( 1921 - 1923 ).


    Later on in Modern times, ( late 70's early 80's ), the British secretly had a cabinet meeting to discuss the possibility of giving County Armagh back to the Republic.

    This was because during the troubles ( 1969 - 1995 )
    South Armagh gave the British the most trouble out of all the 6
    counties occupied by the British.
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    Poutine originated in Quebec in the 1950s.
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    In 1942 50 Royal Marines took Madagascar of the Vichy
    French. They didn't qualify for the "Africa Star" medal as
    Madagascar was not considered part of the African Campaign.
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    24 Aug '14 06:59
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    It repeats itself.

    Maybe the daydreaming teacher was dreaming of you? Oh wait, there are no "hot chicks" here in RHP.😲😳
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