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Farmer accidentally moves French/Belgian border :D

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by tilly, May 7, 2021.

  1. tilly

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  2. oragator1

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    Before I read it I assumed he rerouted a water border (creek, river etc) to irrigate or something. But that’s funny.
     
  3. tilly

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    Slid this stone over 7 feet :D

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  4. tampagtr

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    The old border monuments. There are buried iron rods that still delineate a lot property boundaries. But it's mainly measurement, with the monument establishing a Point of Beginning
     
  5. librarywestpatron2005

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    Looks like the cheese eating surrender monkeys have lost yet again.
     
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  6. librarywestpatron2005

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    See if anyone gets that joke.
     
  7. tampagtr

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    I do, though I always hate that mischaracterization of the French, who are now involved in significant naval disputes with both the UK and Belgium ;>
     
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    This is an act of war!!
     
  9. AndyGator

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    That's ok. I thought they were talking about dogs :cool:
     
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  10. wgbgator

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    Its the same dang country in that part of Belgium/France. Just like Holland/Belgium in the other half. The only difference is the beer is magically 1000 times better in "Belgium."
     
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  11. tampagtr

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    True, though France is not technically included, they even have the term "Benelux". And I have even heard their epithets from Belgian colleagues, who called a common adversary in the matter we were collaborating on a "Flemish peasant", and not in a complimentary manner.

    And for Belgians at least, Germans are still treated warily, and even Bonapartism is fresh in the memory. And the Belgians likely saved the French in WWI
     
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    For sale, French Rifle. Slightly used. Never Fired. Dropped Only Once.

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  13. defensewinschampionships

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    The French army paid the price so that the BEF could be evacuated from Dunkirk. They fought well, but their General Officers blew chunks and were stuck in 1876 doctrinally.
     
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  14. tampagtr

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    I think it is a bit more complex than that, based on this book:

    A dramatic narrative-and reinterpretation-of Germany's six-week campaign that swept the Wehrmacht to Paris in spring 1940.

    Before the Nazis killed him for his work in the French Resistance, the great historian Marc Bloch wrote a famous short book, Strange Defeat, about the treatment of his nation at the hands of an enemy the French had believed they could easily dispose of. In Strange Victory, the distinguished American historian Ernest R. May asks the opposite question: How was it that Hitler and his generals managed this swift conquest, considering that France and its allies were superior in every measurable dimension and considering the Germans' own skepticism about their chances?

    Strange Victory is a riveting narrative of those six crucial weeks in the spring of 1940, weaving together the decisions made by the high commands with the welter of confused responses from exhausted and ill-informed, or ill-advised, officers in the field. Why did Hitler want to turn against France at just this moment, and why were his poor judgment and inadequate intelligence about the Allies nonetheless correct? Why didn't France take the offensive when it might have led to victory? What explains France's failure to detect and respond to Germany's attack plan? It is May's contention that in the future, nations might suffer strange defeats of their own if they do not learn from their predecessors' mistakes in judgment.



     
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    I did. Why do the French plant trees along the roads in France?
     
  18. tilly

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  19. librarywestpatron2005

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    This.

    Meanwhile the new voices for Carl and Dr Hibbert are turrible.
     
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