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To: Fredman who wrote (90)3/30/2003 10:00:07 PM
From: gypsees
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Lol.. I know what you mean. I take allegra and didn't have a clue it was on the list either. Amazing some of the stuff that showed up!

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To: Fredman who wrote (88)3/31/2003 8:39:58 AM
From: Cage Rattler
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Yep -- lot of inbreeding in this group.

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To: Cage Rattler who wrote (93)3/31/2003 8:58:37 AM
From: Rich1
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Post on found on Yahoo thread..Very Funny if we give France any rebuilding contracts we are craaazy..

<Watched a great program last night on the History Channel about the legendary T.E. Lawrence - after WWI, France at the Versailles Treaty insisted it should receive the lion's share of the spoils of war, including the most favorable control and influence over the Mid-East, because it suffered the greatest losses in the war (!) Now, after actively opposing the US in the effort to oust Saddam, they have already begun to make public announcements about their intention to have a major role in the contracts and reconstruction of the post-war rebuilding! Unbelievable- I will NEVER buy anything made in France ever again...... >

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To: Rich1 who wrote (94)4/1/2003 1:51:49 AM
From: sandintoes
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American Goods Shunned by Some Europeans

Monday, March 31, 2003

FRANKFURT, Germany — Some European restaurants are halting sales of Coca-Cola (KO), Marlboro cigarettes (MO) and other U.S. brands in boycotts spurred by anti-war sentiment.

In the northern port city of Hamburg, 10 owners of French restaurants decided last week to strike spirits, tobacco and other goods with U.S. brand names from their menus.

Jean-Yves Mabileau from "L'Auberge Francaise" restaurant said he was happy to take part in the action, partly out of retaliation against the boycott of French products in the United States and partly to protest the war.

He threatened to take things a step further if the war did not end soon.

"If the Americans won't calm down, I'll start refusing to accept American Express and other U.S. credit cards," said Mabileau, adding he didn't think the move would hurt business.


The movement is not confined to Germany. Several Web sites call for Europeans to stop consuming leading U.S. products and other countries have seen similar calls to reject of American goods.

Greek filmmakers, including award-winning director Theo Angelopoulos, have called for a boycott of U.S. movies to protest the war in Iraq.

In the southeastern French city of Bayonne, the staff of a bar run by anti-militarists dumped their Coca-Cola stocks into the sewers.

The head of a leading German-American trade association warned that such efforts to punish the United States could backfire, hurting the local economy far more than U.S. multinationals.

"The Coca-Cola drunk in Germany is manufactured in Germany with German employees and they only hurt themselves," said Fred Irwin, head of the Frankfurt-based American Chamber of Commerce.

The sentiment was echoed by Ricarda Ruecker, a spokeswoman for McDonald's Germany, who said the company has seen no decline in its sales. She added that the company has worked hard to put across the message that it was German.

"The name doesn't really tell you anything," Ruecker said. "A boycott in Germany would only damage the economy here."

Stefan Bielmeier, an economist and trade specialist at Deutsche Bank, said such boycotts wouldn't have much impact: "I expect no visible effects here."

Recent polls have shown that more than 80 percent of Germans are against the war in Iraq and fully stand behind Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's tough stance against President Bush's war in Iraq.

While many of the actions are aimed at galvanizing larger boycotts of U.S. companies, others, like a doctor in the northern German town of Rendsburg, are making more personal anti-war statements.

A sign on the door to 61-year-old Eberhard Hoffmann's dermatology practice warns anyone from countries belonging to the U.S.-led alliance against seeking treatment from him.

"I forbid Americans and Britons, as well as anyone else who supports the war to enter my practice," he said. "The war in Iraq is a crime."

Hoffmann acknowledged, however, that he has no U.S. or British patients.

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To: sandintoes who wrote (95)4/1/2003 6:21:13 AM
From: Rich1
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Sounds good to me..We won't buy their stuff they wont buy ours.
And they dont get to help rebuild Iraq.
After WWII France got most of the money to rebuild countries..from guess who???

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To: Rich1 who wrote (96)4/1/2003 8:23:24 AM
From: sandintoes
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Can you believe they had the never to say they wanted to rebuild Iraq???

IMHO if we have this money confiscated from terrorists accounts, we should use that to rebuild their country. That and the profits from all the oil wells we kept from burning...That would make a nest egg for their people.

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To: sandintoes who wrote (97)4/1/2003 9:13:51 AM
From: Rich1
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I agree..but do you think any French,German or Russian companies should be involved.

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To: Rich1 who wrote (98)4/1/2003 7:36:48 PM
From: sandintoes
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Not French or German...but Russian maybe if we could be assured the money went to the people.
How this could be done, I have no idea.
I only know the people of Russia are so poor.

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To: sandintoes who wrote (99)4/1/2003 9:32:35 PM
From: Rich1
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Yes but we know it never happens..Rich get richer...yada yada.
Hmnn..grub..

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To: Rich1 who wrote (100)4/2/2003 3:24:01 AM
From: sandintoes
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Yes, but definitely don't give our tax payer dollars to anyone who hasn't helped in the war...

I still say, don't take the money from us, take the money confiscated from the terrorists organization, or the oil well money we saved by keeping them from burning them.

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