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Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value

From: Sandman
Subject: Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:56:38 +0100
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In article <>,
 "Edwin" <> wrote:

>>>>> Beside that, many Europeans seem to practice a blunt, abrupt style
>>>>> of speech.
>>>> Very true, and on the whole it's a good thing I think.
>>> It might also party explain why there's been several thousands of
>>> years of European wars.  ;-)
>> Which is fun when it's coming from a guy whose nation is just over
>> 500 years old, and was discovered, and populated, by Europeans.
> The USA isn't over 500 years old.

As in the founding of the nation? Sure, but I was obviously talking about the 
discovery of America. Sorry for the confusion. When was America founded?

>> Heck, my home town is three times older than the entire united
>> states. The only reason one could claim there was more wars in Europe
>> is because it's been civilized, and thus has had a recorded history,
>> for such a long time, as opposed to USA. :)
> When was the last war
                        ...America fought

Isn't it still in progress? :)

> How many wars have they had in Europe from the time the last war was
> fought my nation?

There isn't time to start a war in Europe in between the wars America fight in 

But seriously, though. America has the benefit of being a nation with water on 
all sides, and panzy Canada being the only neighbour country proportionate 
enough to muster an invading army. Plus, wars really needn't be on neighbouring 
countries anymore, as America has shown over and over again. :)


"Apple beat Wintel to market with 64 bit personal computers"
   - Edwin

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