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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:33 pm
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Like all good things, from theonion.com

U.S. Invades Non-Oil-Rich Nation To Dispel Criticism
LUXEMBOURG VILLE, LUXEMBOURGIn an effort to quiet criticism of U.S. military policy, 50,000 U.S. troops invaded and soundly defeated the non-oil-rich Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Monday. "Once again, the U.S. claims victory over a rogue nation," said President Bush after the 45-minute war. "The people of Luxembourg, although prosperous and living in peace, have suffered under the tyranny of a monarchy for centuries. And allow me to point out that Luxembourg has not one drop of crude oil." Troops will return home Friday, following the public hanging of Grand Duke Henri de Luxembourg.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:23 pm
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Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and Afghanistan's err..

rubble.

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: Like all good things, from theonion.com
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: U.S. Invades Non-Oil-Rich Nation To Dispel Criticism
: LUXEMBOURG VILLE, LUXEMBOURGIn an effort to quiet criticism of U.S. military
: policy, 50,000 U.S. troops invaded and soundly defeated the non-oil-rich Grand
: Duchy of Luxembourg Monday. "Once again, the U.S. claims victory over a rogue
: nation," said President Bush after the 45-minute war. "The people of Luxembourg,
: although prosperous and living in peace, have suffered under the tyranny of a
: monarchy for centuries. And allow me to point out that Luxembourg has not one
: drop of crude oil." Troops will return home Friday, following the public hanging
: of Grand Duke Henri de Luxembourg.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:33 pm
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One of us will be playing cricket at Lords this Sunday. The other will not.

Yar Boo Sucks.

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: Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and
: Afghanistan's err..
:
: rubble.
:
: --Previous Message--
:
: : Like all good things, from theonion.com
: :
: : U.S. Invades Non-Oil-Rich Nation To Dispel Criticism
: : LUXEMBOURG VILLE, LUXEMBOURGIn an effort to quiet criticism of U.S.
: military
: : policy, 50,000 U.S. troops invaded and soundly defeated the non-oil-rich
: Grand
: : Duchy of Luxembourg Monday. "Once again, the U.S. claims victory over a
: rogue
: : nation," said President Bush after the 45-minute war. "The people of
: Luxembourg,
: : although prosperous and living in peace, have suffered under the tyranny of
: a
: : monarchy for centuries. And allow me to point out that Luxembourg has not
: one
: : drop of crude oil." Troops will return home Friday, following the public
: hanging
: : of Grand Duke Henri de Luxembourg.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:42 pm
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Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and Afghanistan's ... er ...

Carefull Allan! John Pilger has found a highly sensitive Afghan pipeline project, which was the real reason for the incursion there. I'm serious. I kid you not.

Meanwhile, for those of us who live on Planet Earth:

To John Le H., I should stress that what Islam needs is an Enlightenment, not a Reformation. There is a difference.

For a change, I would like to talk about Tony Blair. There was a little talked about article in the Telegraph that shows his true thinking. Why it received so little attention truly mystifies me.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main....07/14/nleft14.xml

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:07 am
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A fair old point DY; I shimmied agonisingly between Reformation and Enlightenment before posting. So, Luther or Descartes? My feeling was that both are relevant and necessary, but I plumped for Reformation with a doff of the cap towards (western) chronology. How anal is that?

Nonetheless I'll stand by it. Enlightenment certainly plays a part, because the traditional anthropocentric view of the universe, and with it the anthropomorphic conception of God, was destroyed by the likes of Voltaire. And we like that.

But I think a strong case can be made for an Islamic Reformation, too. This is what the International Herald Tribune had to say about it recently: "Thomas Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, claims the ferment in Iran over the right to interpret the Koran apart from the clergy is the most promising trend in the Muslim world. It is "a combination of Martin Luther and Tiananmen Square" - a drive for an Islamic reformation combined with a spontaneous student-led democracy movement."

If you accept this, and that's a big if, then their relationship falls into place: if the Enlightenment represents a flowering, then the Reformation was the boring seed planting bit. Henry the VIII cornered the market in deflowering, I should add.

Or to put it another way, there ain't no Candide until someone has nailed the 95 propositions to the door of the church.

But enough dodgy agricultural ruminations. To Poker! It's late and I'm just back from Luton, chuffed: went out in 11th from 72 runners in the 10 PLHE tourney, my best placing to date in my third ever tournament. An agonising couple of places off the final table. Mind you, I met three people tonight who won or finished runner-up in their first tournament.

But get this for a remarkable consolation: they are having a lucky dip prize draw every night at the Grosvenor Luton and, get this, I won tonight. The prize was a HELICOPTER! Incredible. And true.

So off to bed, avoiding the big chopper gags. Or indeed gagging on a big chopper. Didn't Henry VIII use a chopper during the Reformation, by the way? Perhaps someone will Enlighten me. Help.

J Le Helicopter

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: Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and
: Afghanistan's ... er ...
:
: Carefull Allan! John Pilger has found a highly sensitive Afghan pipeline
: project, which was the real reason for the incursion there. I'm serious. I kid
: you not.
:
: Meanwhile, for those of us who live on Planet Earth:
:
: To John Le H., I should stress that what Islam needs is an Enlightenment, not
: a Reformation. There is a difference.
:
: For a change, I would like to talk about Tony Blair. There was a little talked
: about article in the Telegraph that shows his true thinking. Why it received so
: little attention truly mystifies me.
:
: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main....07/14/nleft14.xml
:
: David Y.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:17 am
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Whoops. Confessing to a slight omission from my last post on re-reading it, and looking more closely at the contents of the lovely red prize box nestling on the pillow beside me. Please insert "lesson" after helicopter. Sorry about that.

JLeH



: A fair old point DY; I shimmied agonisingly between Reformation and
: Enlightenment before posting. So, Luther or Descartes? My feeling was that both
: are relevant and necessary, but I plumped for Reformation with a doff of the
: cap towards (western) chronology. How anal is that?
:
: Nonetheless I'll stand by it. Enlightenment certainly plays a part, because
: the traditional anthropocentric view of the universe, and with it the
: anthropomorphic conception of God, was destroyed by the likes of Voltaire. And
: we like that.
:
: But I think a strong case can be made for an Islamic Reformation, too. This is
: what the International Herald Tribune had to say about it recently: "Thomas
: Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, claims the
: ferment in Iran over the right to interpret the Koran apart from the clergy is
: the most promising trend in the Muslim world. It is "a combination of Martin
: Luther and Tiananmen Square" - a drive for an Islamic reformation combined with
: a spontaneous student-led democracy movement."
:
: If you accept this, and that's a big if, then their relationship falls into
: place: if the Enlightenment represents a flowering, then the Reformation was the
: boring seed planting bit. Henry the VIII cornered the market in deflowering, I
: should add.
:
: Or to put it another way, there ain't no Candide until someone has nailed the
: 95 propositions to the door of the church.
:
: But enough dodgy agricultural ruminations. To Poker! It's late and I'm just
: back from Luton, chuffed: went out in 11th from 72 runners in the 10 PLHE
: tourney, my best placing to date in my third ever tournament. An agonising
: couple of places off the final table. Mind you, I met three people tonight who
: won or finished runner-up in their first tournament.
:
: But get this for a remarkable consolation: they are having a lucky dip prize
: draw every night at the Grosvenor Luton and, get this, I won tonight. The prize
: was a HELICOPTER! Incredible. And true.
:
: So off to bed, avoiding the big chopper gags. Or indeed gagging on a big
: chopper. Didn't Henry VIII use a chopper during the Reformation, by the way?
: Perhaps someone will Enlighten me. Help.
:
: J Le Helicopter
:
: --Previous Message--
:
: : Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and
: : Afghanistan's ... er ...
: :
: : Carefull Allan! John Pilger has found a highly sensitive Afghan pipeline
: : project, which was the real reason for the incursion there. I'm serious. I
: kid
: : you not.
: :
: : Meanwhile, for those of us who live on Planet Earth:
: :
: : To John Le H., I should stress that what Islam needs is an Enlightenment,
: not
: : a Reformation. There is a difference.
: :
: : For a change, I would like to talk about Tony Blair. There was a little
: talked
: : about article in the Telegraph that shows his true thinking. Why it received
: so
: : little attention truly mystifies me.
: :
: : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main....07/14/nleft14.xml
: :
: : David Y.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:50 am
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John

Welcome to the wonderful world of rotary aviation! As a professional helo pilot, I hope you enjoy your lesson, although if you get bitten by the bug it'll take a couple more wins at poker to fund more lessons!

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: --Previous Message--
: Whoops. Confessing to a slight omission from my last post on re-reading it,
: and looking more closely at the contents of the lovely red prize box nestling on
: the pillow beside me. Please insert "lesson" after helicopter. Sorry about
: that.
:
: JLeH
:
:
:
: : A fair old point DY; I shimmied agonisingly between Reformation and
: : Enlightenment before posting. So, Luther or Descartes? My feeling was that
: both
: : are relevant and necessary, but I plumped for Reformation with a doff of
: the
: : cap towards (western) chronology. How anal is that?
: :
: : Nonetheless I'll stand by it. Enlightenment certainly plays a part, because
: : the traditional anthropocentric view of the universe, and with it the
: : anthropomorphic conception of God, was destroyed by the likes of Voltaire.
: And
: : we like that.
: :
: : But I think a strong case can be made for an Islamic Reformation, too. This
: is
: : what the International Herald Tribune had to say about it recently: "Thomas
: : Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, claims the
: : ferment in Iran over the right to interpret the Koran apart from the clergy
: is
: : the most promising trend in the Muslim world. It is "a combination of
: Martin
: : Luther and Tiananmen Square" - a drive for an Islamic reformation combined
: with
: : a spontaneous student-led democracy movement."
: :
: : If you accept this, and that's a big if, then their relationship falls into
: : place: if the Enlightenment represents a flowering, then the Reformation was
: the
: : boring seed planting bit. Henry the VIII cornered the market in deflowering,
: I
: : should add.
: :
: : Or to put it another way, there ain't no Candide until someone has nailed
: the
: : 95 propositions to the door of the church.
: :
: : But enough dodgy agricultural ruminations. To Poker! It's late and I'm just
: : back from Luton, chuffed: went out in 11th from 72 runners in the 10 PLHE
: : tourney, my best placing to date in my third ever tournament. An agonising
: : couple of places off the final table. Mind you, I met three people tonight
: who
: : won or finished runner-up in their first tournament.
: :
: : But get this for a remarkable consolation: they are having a lucky dip
: prize
: : draw every night at the Grosvenor Luton and, get this, I won tonight. The
: prize
: : was a HELICOPTER! Incredible. And true.
: :
: : So off to bed, avoiding the big chopper gags. Or indeed gagging on a big
: : chopper. Didn't Henry VIII use a chopper during the Reformation, by the
: way?
: : Perhaps someone will Enlighten me. Help.
: :
: : J Le Helicopter
: :
: : --Previous Message--
: :
: : : Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil
: and
: : : Afghanistan's ... er ...
: : :
: : : Carefull Allan! John Pilger has found a highly sensitive Afghan pipeline
: : : project, which was the real reason for the incursion there. I'm serious.
: I
: : kid
: : : you not.
: : :
: : : Meanwhile, for those of us who live on Planet Earth:
: : :
: : : To John Le H., I should stress that what Islam needs is an Enlightenment,
: : not
: : : a Reformation. There is a difference.
: : :
: : : For a change, I would like to talk about Tony Blair. There was a little
: : talked
: : : about article in the Telegraph that shows his true thinking. Why it
: received
: : so
: : : little attention truly mystifies me.
: : :
: : :
: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main....07/14/nleft14.xml
: : :
: : : David Y.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:00 pm
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Cheers Snafu, I'm really looking forward to it. As for the poker I don't know about a couple more wins; I'd better start winning full stop!

John

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: John
:
: Welcome to the wonderful world of rotary aviation! As a professional helo
: pilot, I hope you enjoy your lesson, although if you get bitten by the bug it'll
: take a couple more wins at poker to fund more lessons!
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: --Previous Message--
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: --Previous Message--
: Whoops. Confessing to a slight omission from my last post on re-reading it,
: and looking more closely at the contents of the lovely red prize box nestling
: on
: the pillow beside me. Please insert "lesson" after helicopter. Sorry about
: that.
:
: JLeH
:
:
: : A fair old point DY; I shimmied agonisingly between Reformation and

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:14 pm
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The reason this crap from tony blaaaaaaaair didnt get coverage/comment was because every sane person knows that this is typical blairite spin.


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: Precisely. The US have manufactured wars because they wanted Iraq's oil and
: Afghanistan's ... er ...
:
: Carefull Allan! John Pilger has found a highly sensitive Afghan pipeline
: project, which was the real reason for the incursion there. I'm serious. I kid
: you not.
:
: Meanwhile, for those of us who live on Planet Earth:
:
: To John Le H., I should stress that what Islam needs is an Enlightenment, not
: a Reformation. There is a difference.
:
: For a change, I would like to talk about Tony Blair. There was a little talked
: about article in the Telegraph that shows his true thinking. Why it received so
: little attention truly mystifies me.
:
: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main....07/14/nleft14.xml
:
: David Y.
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