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« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2003, 10:14:09 AM »
Indeed.
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« Reply #76 on: July 25, 2003, 02:15:00 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2003, 02:39:43 PM »
"I want to try! I want to try!"

*Sniperspy comes running back with a broom in his hand.*

"let me push the penguin PLEASE?!?!?"
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« Reply #78 on: July 28, 2003, 03:30:51 AM »
I don't think the Penguin would appreciate that...
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« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2003, 08:39:32 PM »
"Oh, Ill pay him 50 silver peices if he lets me push him across the ice with my broom"
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« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2003, 02:15:48 AM »
Looking at this discussion, I am almost sorry to have mentioned that I would be gone for a while.....

Let me tell you about my vacation instead:

We went for two weeks to the alpes in france, where we managed to time our arrival just two days before a national holliday. (Song, drinks, festivities, fun and party guaranteed.) On top of that, we also had "The tour de france" come to the village next to our campsite, so we took an afternoon standing by the road, watch the commercial caravanne come by and then we had a lead group pass by (no lance armstrong) then six minutes nothing, then the "peloton" came by (including lance armstrong, but I did not recognize him)

next we went back to the campsite to watch the finish of the ettape, so we saw the leadgroup was overtaken, just a fex kilometers before the finish.

Besides that, we did not do much else as shopping and enjoying the warm summer weather (up to 40 degrees Celcius in the shade), the wind, the (icy cold) river.
I did bring out my kite a couple of times and we did go for a couple of hikes, but other then that, it was a very nice uneventfull vacation.

For now we are planning our next holliday somewhere in december, when we will be going on a trip around egypte. Seeing the piramids and all that kind of stuff.

For now however, I will be exploring more of Teolin and this Citadel.

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« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2003, 11:51:04 PM »
Awe, man. That just sounds wonderful. I loved the Alps when I went, but I wasn't there for very long.
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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2003, 01:15:41 AM »
To me that seems one hell of  a journey... from Idaho(USA) all the way to europe, just to spend a couple of days between some high rising mountains...

Where exactly did you go?

Just wondering if I have ever been there, if it is in the french parts of the alps, there is a fair chance I have been there, as I think this was only the 15th time we spend some (or more) time there...

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« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2003, 01:35:04 AM »
Nope. German part. The name of the town was Heiligenblut.
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« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2003, 04:22:05 PM »
Sounds nice and very relaxing.
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« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2003, 04:23:57 PM »
Yarr!
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« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2003, 02:31:17 AM »
Well ehhr for a lot of Europeans, that part would no longer count as being "the alpes". But you are right, it  is one of the more mounten like parts of Germany.

hmmm, does it show I don't like Germans and Germany too much?
Perhaps I am too french oriented....

Well I do hope you enjoyed your stay at this side of the ocean . ;+))

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« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2003, 11:58:53 AM »
What? Why? Why is it no longer the Alps? Not high enough? Why do you hate the Germans? What did they ever do to you?

....I'm so confused...
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« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2003, 12:06:14 PM »
Wait, it's the Nazi thing, isn't it?! C'mon! That was their ancestors! People can't be blamed for the past! Well, in most cases, anyway.
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« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2003, 01:38:01 PM »
I agree with captain. Also, the people of Germany were not the real bad guys. They were in a time of depression and debt, and their country was going down the tubes faster than you can say all of potatoes pronounciations. Hitler offered a solution to their problems, and they took it, having no other choice but more famine and poverty. Hitler then leveraged that power they gave him into his schemes for world domination, so the people of Germany are really not to be blamed for what they did, they had no choice.
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« Reply #90 on: August 05, 2003, 03:05:49 AM »
There is an old story about an elderly woman that, during the depression, hauled a wheel barrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread. On her way there a man robbed her of valuable possession; leaving the money behind.
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« Reply #91 on: August 05, 2003, 05:36:58 AM »
In reply to sniperspy and the captain:

I was once asked who was the person who influenced the world most strongly during the 20th century.
I gave the most contreversial answer ever by saing Hitler, but if you ask about influence, I do think he was the person who influenced the world the most. After all killing 6 million people, starting a war that left but the continent of south america untouched....

I do understand why during the war and the thirthy's the Germans where inclined to follow Hitler and to be honest, I can't realy blame them for that.
In the end, I am too young to hold the war against them.

I have my own reasons not to like germans and frankly, they have little to do with the war, I just don't like them. Lets just leave it at that.
By the way I know quite enough germans who I consider to be worth my time. Half of my RL family in law either comes from that country, or liver there. Still that does not mean I have to like the entire country.

To come back to the captains remark about the alps... Since I live in Europe, I feel I can make the distinction between some different mountain ridges.
Just like if I talk about the rocky mountains, I basicaly mean all the mountain ridges east of chicago.... I just have the feeling you will say there are a couple of different groups of mountains east of chicago.
It is a matter of perspective, which changes with distance. I never have wanted to make the point that you where wrong, I just wanted .... O just leave it alone.

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« Reply #92 on: August 05, 2003, 02:31:16 PM »
Well....The Rocky Mountains are a distinct range, but generally, we do the same thing and only people in a particular state refer to the mountains around them as anything other than the Rockys. For instance, in Idaho, we have the Sawtooth mountains. What are they? They're the Rockys, just a different branch thereof.
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« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2003, 07:34:23 PM »
Here we just call 'em the Smokies.
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« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2003, 09:54:38 PM »
You call the Rockies the Smokies?
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« Reply #95 on: August 06, 2003, 01:57:57 AM »
Maybe there is a lot of forest fires in their branch of the rocky's?

Or maybe there are still wild indians who talk to each other using smoke signals....

Just a couple of ideas that popped to my mind...

Never mind I never was there and there is a fair chance I will never be there either, so what do I know....

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« Reply #96 on: August 06, 2003, 02:00:09 AM »
"Wild indians"? Nope. The Native Americans have all been ruined by derivative American culture now. d**n.....Liberal...American...Guilt....Eating...at my.....soul....Aargh!

Yeah, there are forest fires aplenty all over the West U.S.
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« Reply #97 on: August 06, 2003, 02:08:09 AM »
Pretty much like it is right now in Europe.
France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece.... Forest fires...

One of the not so nice things is that the fires have swept over urban areas and burnt down a couple of campsides in France. Right now in France there are not too many problems, as most fires are "controled" now, but that is not the case in portugal, spain and italy.

so still guite a bit of natural tragedy over there
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« Reply #98 on: August 06, 2003, 04:25:23 PM »
It's the END OF THE WORLD!!!! *evil, insane laughter echoes throughout the Citadel*
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« Reply #99 on: August 06, 2003, 10:14:20 PM »
Actually, I call my local mountains the Smokies.  I live in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
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