View Poll Results: If Chick contacts the AFLAC-Duck: What he's going to say?

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  • Let's meet in my limo at 4PM darlin'

    61 36.97%
  • Let me sleep on it first, Chicky

    13 7.88%
  • You? You low-class farmer chick... Scram!

    58 35.15%
  • Ha?..

    33 20.00%
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  1. #741  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Got to get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Swimming early tomorrow. G'night everyone!
    sleep tight chicky-babe (to use some nice aussie slang )
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  2. #742  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Got to get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Swimming early tomorrow. G'night everyone!

    Niters Baby Chick....Chick Baby
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  3. #743  
    Happy Trails...niters all
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  4. #744  
    Nighty-Night
    You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
    -Michael Pritchard
  5. #745  
    Wow, a busy night on this thread. Where to start?
    The EU isn't one country no, but it does have a constitution - but it's so new it hasn't been ratified yet. Some people would like the EU to become a federal union like the US but it doesn't look likely within my lifetime. There's a hell of a lot more diversity in the EU than the US. What we have in common is that we all live on a landmass named after a woman who got turned into a cow and then raped by Zeus who had turned himself into a bull. (there's a lot a raping done by Zeus, but according to his wife it was always the woman's fault)

    Random alcohol testing - in the EU if the police suspect you of drunk driving they Breathalyse you, this measures your blood alcohol level. I find the US method of making you walk in a straight line etc to be very quaint and old fashioned.

    Erm, i'll have to go back and read some more before posting any more...
    Animo et Fide
  6. #746  
    Oh yeah, the AIDS thing. The US does pay a lot but not to the UN. In fact it's not a 'big' contributer to the UN AIDS program, most of the US money goes towards AIDS charities chosen by the US administration. These charities are proving contentious to most of the ROW because they're preaching 'No Sex' whereas everyone else is preaching 'Safe Sex'. Not necessarily conflicting views, but the problem comes when the US charities discourage the use of condoms which everyone else is trying to get people to use.
    Animo et Fide
  7. #747  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    EU. One Union. Ten different Opinions. French is out, England is in. Etc....
    - ooooh !! I am missing something here ?? I could have sworn there were Scottish and Welsh soldiers fighting alongside the US in Iraq..that's like me saying "oh... I see Texas has invaded Iraq". It wasn't England that went to war with Iraq..it was the UK.
  8. #748  
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    I feel every nation is allowed to make its own decision on issues this important.
    The EU is mainly designed as a economic vehicle, not a political one (allthough those to go hand in hand)
    And yes, that makes it very different from the US indeed.

    On the other hand if it was a EU wide decision it probably would have been against support for the war in iraq..
    absolutely spot on Toolkit, the point is that the EU is a fledgling collective and each individual country has a voice..that is the way, in my view, it should be. The fact that France and Germany were against the war in Iraq does not detract from the structure / ideals of the EU as they were against it because they were not satisfied, and this applies to a lot of people, with the quality / quantity of proof of Iraq's alleged WOMD.
    I'm just relieved George Bush is not EU President, he'd probably have us invading Nova Scotia on the grounds that it spawned the iceberg which sank the titanic
  9. #749  
    I go to sleep and you start fighting... not nice!

    Toolkit: It's ok if Clairgrrl insults people IN THIS thread, no bad feelings. We know she is nice, we like her the way she is !

    Regarding Switzerland-EU: We are not part of it, but from a practical point of view, it does not make such a big difference. EU citizens can live and work in Switzerland, Swiss students can study in the EU, etc., and vice versa. We can also travel across each borders without problems, certainly now that Switzerland will become a member of the Schengen treaty. Switzerland even participated in a fund for the new EU countries in the East. The difference is we only adopt the good things. If the interest rates would not be much higher in the EU, maybe we would consider joining fully .

    "Sorry but to me the EU, and especially the Euro idea, is for Europe to find a way to remain and compete even-footed with the US.": The European project started after WWII as an economical community in order to help prevent wars among European nations. It was a fabulous success: 60 years ago, Germany had occupied France and the French hated the Germans, now in France nobody finds it strange if a German general leads the military parade on Champs-Elysée on the French national holiday as part of the (partly) common army. A war among EU nations seems absurd now. Europe has gone a very long way in a very good direction in a very short time.

    Of course the EU is not a country (did anybody ever claim it is?), but the political integration is making progress, too (still a long way to go).

    One flag. One language. One history. One melting pot.... : The EU has a flag, it doesn't mean a lot. One common language helps, but it is certainly not a prerequisite to become a nation. The Swiss have four diffenrent languages, but we are one nation (granted, we have 700 years of practice). Canada has two languages, but they are still all Canadians. Countries like the UK, France, Switzerland are also melting pots of different cultures and nationalities.

    The cultural diversity of Europe is also a great advantage. We are used to dealing with different cultures, which helps a lot in the big wide world - it broadens your horizon, you run into less problems when dealing with the outside world. I can drive to Paris, to Rome, the Berlin within a few hours, and enjoy the different languages and ways of life, I would certainly not want to miss that kind of diversity.
  10. #750  
    Toolkit: It's ok if Clairgrrl insults people IN THIS thread, no bad feelings. We know she is nice, we like her the way she is !
    - sorry, that's a highly debatable point in itself Clulup, I'm not sure everyone would agree with that statement !!!!
  11. #751  
    Quote Originally Posted by murrayalex
    Toolkit: It's ok if Clairgrrl insults people IN THIS thread, no bad feelings. We know she is nice, we like her the way she is !
    - sorry, that's a highly debatable point in itself Clulup, I'm not sure everyone would agree with that statement !!!!
    Hmm, I think I'd debate the 'nice' point too. 'Cantankerous' is more like it, to use an Americanism.
    Animo et Fide
  12. #752  
    Quote Originally Posted by murrayalex
    Toolkit: It's ok if Clairgrrl insults people IN THIS thread, no bad feelings. We know she is nice, we like her the way she is !
    - sorry, that's a highly debatable point in itself Clulup, I'm not sure everyone would agree with that statement !!!!
    From the nature of this thread and from the context of the discussion when she had written the remark about French, I think it was quite clear that she wasn't really really dead serious, don't you agree? I guess the tone was a bit too rough a while ago, but I think by now we know we can take it with a pinch of salt (from both sides, I hope - it's not that you have been a perfect Scotish gentleman at all times...... )
  13. #753  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    sounds like hollywood not history - e.g. films like U571 where the US takes the credit from the Royal Navy which ACTUALLY captured all enigma machines (except for the ones the poles got)
    I think U571 was a true story in that the Yanks did capture an Enigma machine - it's just that they did it a few months after the Senior Service, so it was hardly a critical point in the war.
    Animo et Fide
  14. #754  
    Quote Originally Posted by murrayalex
    - ooooh !! I am missing something here ?? I could have sworn there were Scottish and Welsh soldiers fighting alongside the US in Iraq..that's like me saying "oh... I see Texas has invaded Iraq". It wasn't England that went to war with Iraq..it was the UK.
    Damn right, as my mum comes fom Belfast I feel quite strongly on this one too.
    Animo et Fide
  15. #755  
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    Oh yeah, the AIDS thing. The US does pay a lot but not to the UN. In fact it's not a 'big' contributer to the UN AIDS program, most of the US money goes towards AIDS charities chosen by the US administration. These charities are proving contentious to most of the ROW because they're preaching 'No Sex' whereas everyone else is preaching 'Safe Sex'. Not necessarily conflicting views, but the problem comes when the US charities discourage the use of condoms which everyone else is trying to get people to use.
    See, I guess when you put up the $15B you get to decide how it's spent. If I'm gonna pay for dinner, and I want pizza...guess what...we eat pizza.
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  16. #756  
    Quote Originally Posted by murrayalex
    Toolkit: It's ok if Clairgrrl insults people IN THIS thread, no bad feelings. We know she is nice, we like her the way she is !
    - sorry, that's a highly debatable point in itself Clulup, I'm not sure everyone would agree with that statement !!!!

    Hey murryalex...I see your wife let you use the phone line again to dial-up
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  17. #757  
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    Hmm, I think I'd debate the 'nice' point too. 'Cantankerous' is more like it, to use an Americanism.
    Ditto to my pal ****
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  18. #758  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    sounds like hollywood not history - e.g. films like U571 where the US takes the credit from the Royal Navy which ACTUALLY captured all enigma machines (except for the ones the poles got)
    How did the navy capture the ones used by the German Air Force??

    Among the special machines that were invented and further developed over several decades to simplify the routine enciphering and deciphering of code, the Enigma machine is probably the most well known example around the world. It was used during the Second World War to encipher most of the radio messages of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) before these commands were transmitted, and to decipher them after they had been received. It is possible that between 100,000 and 200,000 Enigma machines were built during World War II.

    It seems like the Polish captured the first machines and made replicas that they gave to france and England.

    Contrary to the beliefs of the Germans, the Enigma machine was not secure. In 1928, the Poles acquired the knowledge about the German military Enigma by intercepting one, in customs, being sent to the German Embassy in Warsaw and examined it. A whole series of Enigma machines was produced at the factory in Warsaw. A group of brilliant mathematics students at the Poznan university (Rajewski, Rozycki and Zygalski) was recruited to work in the cryptological section of the Polish General Staff. By 1934 they decrypted the German Enigma signals. To facilitate decryption Rajewski designed an electromechanical programmable machine which he called 'Bomba' (Polish for bomb) because of the bomb-like ticking noise it made. On July 25, 1939, the Poles gave the French and the British replicas of Polish made Enigmas together with the drawings and information on the Enigma, Bomba and the decryption information

    History is at everybody's fingertips today so dont just go saying things.
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  19. #759  
    Well I'm gonna go have breakfast. I have a very busy morning planned at the beach. Ta-Ta
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  20. #760  
    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    How did the navy capture the ones used by the German Air Force??

    Among the special machines that were invented and further developed over several decades to simplify the routine enciphering and deciphering of code, the Enigma machine is probably the most well known example around the world. It was used during the Second World War to encipher most of the radio messages of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) before these commands were transmitted, and to decipher them after they had been received. It is possible that between 100,000 and 200,000 Enigma machines were built during World War II.

    It seems like the Polish captured the first machines and made replicas that they gave to france and Germany.

    Contrary to the beliefs of the Germans, the Enigma machine was not secure. In 1928, the Poles acquired the knowledge about the German military Enigma by intercepting one, in customs, being sent to the German Embassy in Warsaw and examined it. A whole series of Enigma machines was produced at the factory in Warsaw. A group of brilliant mathematics students at the Poznan university (Rajewski, Rozycki and Zygalski) was recruited to work in the cryptological section of the Polish General Staff. By 1934 they decrypted the German Enigma signals. To facilitate decryption Rajewski designed an electromechanical programmable machine which he called 'Bomba' (Polish for bomb) because of the bomb-like ticking noise it made. On July 25, 1939, the Poles gave the French and the British replicas of Polish made Enigmas together with the drawings and information on the Enigma, Bomba and the decryption information

    History is at everybody's fingertips today so dont just go saying things.
    True, it wasn't really the machines the Navy captured that were so important - it was the code books.
    Animo et Fide

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