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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Thought for the Day

"The American Indians found out what happens when you
don't control immigration."

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Yep,
My folks came over on a boat in 1715, by invitation of the Crown... Now I ain't sure who invited them folks from London though. wtf Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Swampfox...Your family was lucky...The crown in 1660 suggested STRONGLY that my family migrate to the new continent. Where upon they went to Canada...

Good call Vince...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

My mothers side came in 1604-5 (cant remember what year exactly should ask my grandfather he knows) he was a French Army Captian. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Yeh, you know how those Brits are, they have a sense of humor all their own.

There we were on the frontier (free land by the Crown), building a house, when the irate landowners showed up, we spoke neither Indian or English, so we just got our butts shot off at the house warming party thrown in our honor.

Hey Vince, why did it have to be Indians? Really now, seems like I recal reading about the "Indians" having a problem "down under", with that same British sense of humor.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
Swampfox...Your family was lucky...The crown in 1660 suggested STRONGLY that my family migrate to the new continent. Where upon they went to Canada...

Good call Vince...

Sheesh you are old Shocked Very Happy Hiding Laughing Laughing Laughing

My ancestors came here in the early 1800's, my family was born here. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

What are you? A word critic? You need a real job...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

I've got a real job....... Very Happy I just thought you were really ... really ... really old. Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

I see that the Brit sense of humor was not lost on all of us...
Strange, very strange Hiding
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

SwampFox wrote:
Hey Vince, why did it have to be Indians? Really now, seems like I recal reading about the "Indians" having a problem "down under", with that same British sense of humor.
Ed

You are 100% correct Swampy old mate. The Dutch were the first Europeans to land in Australia but they didn't want anything to do with it. The Brits arrived next in 1770, landed near what is now Sydney....liked it and said..."I say old chap, what a cracking place for a penal colony." The first boat loads of convicts landed in 1788.

The poor old aborigine had no idea what was happening. They were happy wandering around the place hunting kangaroos and other wildlife, They were effectively a Stone Age nomadic people, although they'd forgotten more about the country then than we will ever know. The Brits just waltzed in, set up camp and took over. Eventually the Brits wiped out the aborigines totally in Tasmania. Spears and boomerangs don't equalise firearms.

It is only over the past 10 years or so that the Land Rights movements have started winning back the ancestoral lands.

So yeah, you could say that the aborigines "had a bit of a problem" with the Brits.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Yep,
We share a pretty common, as in alike, heritage.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Thought for the day Reply with quote

Vince,
Well said! All the best...
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