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Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value

From: Jim Richardson
Subject: Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 23:10:28 -0800
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On 25 Dec 2005 13:55:09 -0800,
 Edwin <> wrote:
> Sandman wrote:
>> In article <>,
>>  "Edwin" <> wrote:
>> > Gespracht 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,
> The USA isn't over 500 years old.
>> and was discovered, and populated, by Europeans.
> Europeans who were trying to get away from people like you.  :-)
>> 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 on the North America Continent?    How many wars
> have they had in Europe from the time the last war was fought anywhere
> on my continent?

If you want to ignore the punitive raids into Mexico in 1916, (which
would make sesne, they weren't a war, simply chasing bandits beyond the
border. ) I'd say you'd have to go back to the US civil war, the most
destructive (to the US) war in our history. 

If, however, you include the caribbean as "north america", then probably
the invasion of Grenada in 1983. (although IIRC, that is considered
central america.)

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Jim Richardson
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