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Post by JR8 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:54 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Maybe ZZM will show as well?
Tempting. I'll chat with the wife.

Ooh, you have one!?

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Post by Brah » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:12 am

As expected. Ignore him on his threads, like a bratty kid craving for attention he comes to taunt on another thread. Could have set my watch to this one.

Move over Eric/Nike/Superglide/Grim Reaper and Panama Hat/Valcluse/Quasimoto, there's a new cretin to take your places. Unless there is more than a striking resemblance.....

Guess it's time to give this forum another rest for a few months until this a-hole cycle passes.

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Post by Wd40 » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Its interesting Americans call it Independence day while Singapore and Australia call it National day. Although all 3 countries are similar, in that, all of them are "new" countries with foreigners forming the bulk of the population.

I guess the difference is Americans decided to become "Independent" and fought for it and got it! while Singaporeans and Australians let the British rule them as long as they could :)
I believe there are only two countries that "fought" and won their independence from the UK. The US and one of the African countries, Kenya if I'm not mistaken. All other countries were "granted" independence.
Yeah! But atleast some of the countries fought for it. Singapore I believe, were quite happy with the British ruling them. When Japanese came and conquered them, they were waiting for the British to come and conquer back! :o

Although you can say India was "granted" independence. Goa was under Portuguese rule and we used force to liberate Goa from the Portuguese.
Here's the cool story:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_India ... ion_of_Goa

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 3:53 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Maybe ZZM will show as well?
Tempting. I'll chat with the wife.

Ooh, you have one!?
?

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 3:56 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Its interesting Americans call it Independence day while Singapore and Australia call it National day. Although all 3 countries are similar, in that, all of them are "new" countries with foreigners forming the bulk of the population.

I guess the difference is Americans decided to become "Independent" and fought for it and got it! while Singaporeans and Australians let the British rule them as long as they could :)
I believe there are only two countries that "fought" and won their independence from the UK. The US and one of the African countries, Kenya if I'm not mistaken. All other countries were "granted" independence.
Ireland too, or most of it at least.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 9:35 pm

Good time tonight, will keep it on the calendar for next year.

A surprising lack of fat obnoxious and loud people though. I wonder if I was at the right place. :o :cool: :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:10 pm

Nice fireworks at the end as well. :cool:

Those were probably firmly ensconced in their leather chairs with their port in their hands over at the British Club whinging about the 'mericans.
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Post by Hannieroo » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:41 pm

I can see this you know.

We wanted to go but the day got away with us. We sat our huge asses on the sofa with pizza instead.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:46 pm

:lol: :P
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Post by BedokAmerican » Sun, 30 Jun 2013 3:04 pm

It was lots of fun. The fireworks were fast and furious but were really awesome.

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