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1) From: John Abbott
I am ecstatic about finding a vendor in McAllen for my most favorite tea in
the universe. Russian Caravan tea -  and he buys direct so its not too
expensive. I also just discovered an alternate use for a Press Pot (refuse
to give the french credit for anything anymore) it doubles nicely as a tea
pot.  So after brewing some Russian tea in it, I scalded it and made a press
pot of Peruvian and its still a great coffee brewer.  So now along with my
coffee in the fly-away-kit I have included a small vac bag of Russian.
Now if my leg will just heal up, I'll get on with life :O)
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2) From: Ben Treichel
Hey John,
Do you know how many french soldiers it takes to defend Paris?
Neither do the French, they've never tried.
The Ebay auction of a French Military rifle. The description says it was 
never fired, but is in poor shape from being dropped so many times while 
running away.
On a personal note; while I was spending 3 months traveling through 
europe I found out that the best insults came from the french. No joke, 
true story.
John Abbott wrote:
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3) From: dewardh
It's all so annoying, isn't it . . . what was once merely an *air* of "moral 
superiority" now turning into a *reality* of moral superiority . . . (and those 
darned Russians agreeing with them, too . . .).  Not to mention those awful 
Yemenis and Indonesians.  Why, if Italy didn't have a government subservient 
enough to ignore what its people think we'd have to give up espresso, too . . . 
(and English tea along with the Russian, for the same reason . . .).
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4) From: John Abbott
I fail to see where continual cowardice is measured as superior anything!

5) From: dewardh
What the rest of the world does see ? ? ? Perhaps you should stand back and 
consider the implication of that . . .
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6) From: John Abbott
Deward - I'll be happy to continue this off the list!

7) From: floyd burton
gettin kinda deep-the Brits have a lot of experience giving the French
credit where it is duehttp://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,5-2003070706,,00.html

8) From: dewardh
Next time don't put it on the list in the first place, and all will be fine . . 
.. (here, anyway).
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9) From: dewardh
credit where it is due
Indeed they do . . . and for a view of it modestly more intelligent that that 
of the tabloids:http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,883600,00.htmlDeward
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10) From: Rick Farris
Couldn't you consider ISH to be French coffee?
-- Rick
French Military History
1. Gallic Wars: The French not only lost, they lost to an
2. Hundred Years' War: Although they kinda/sorta mostly lost,
they were saved by Joan of Arc (a female schizophrenic), who
by accident created the First Rule of French Warfare:
"France's armies are victorious only when not led by a
3. Italian Wars: France became the first and only country in
history to lose not just one but TWO wars against Italians.
4. Wars of Religion: France was 0-5-4 against the Huguenots.
5. Thirty Years' War: Although not technically a principal,
they did manage to get invaded anyway. Amusingly, they claim
a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants
started ignoring them.
6. War of Devolution: Tied.
7. Dutch War: Tied.
8. War of the Augsburg League: Lost, claimed tie.
9. King William's War: Lost, claimed tie.
10. French and Indian War: Lost, claimed tie. Three ties in a
row caused some deluded folks to label the period as the
height of French military power.
11. War of the Spanish Succession: Lost.
12. American Revolution: In a Scribean foreshadow of the
future, France claims a win even though the English colonists
saw way more action. This is eventually known as "de Gaulle
Syndrome."  It also establishes the Second Rule of French
Warfare: "France only wins when America does most of the
13. French Revolution: Won, primarily due the fact that the
opponent was also French.  
14. Napoleonic Wars: Lost.  
15. Franco-Prussian War: Lost.  
16. World War I: Tied and on the way to losing. France was
saved by the United States.  
17. World War II: Lost.  Conquered French liberated by the
United States and Britain.  
18. War in Indochina: Lost.  
19. Algerian Rebellion: Lost.  The first defeat of a Western
army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades. It gave
birth to the First Rule of Muslim Warfare: "We can always
beat the French."  This rule is identical to the First Rules
of Italian, Russian, German, English, Dutch, Spanish,
Vietnamese and Esquimaux Warfare.  
20. War on Terrorism: France has surrendered to Germans and
Muslims just to be safe.
Quiz: How many divisions does it take to successfully defend
Paris?  Answer: No one knows. It's never been done.
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11) From: Dale A. Taylor
John I am also consumed with tea as well as coffee. I Have been using
Republic Tea and I like their Republic Chai. I have also purchased almost as
many books on tea as I did on coffee. I made two different types of Chai
blends myself which turned out pretty good but I still like the Republic
type better. I have purchased tea pots, cups, infusers and so many types of
tea I can't name them all. I think I am addicted. If I don't stop my wife
will take my charge card. Sure is fun though. Happy brewing, dale

12) From: floyd burton
You neglected to mention my favorite battle between the Brits and French.
The battle of Agincourt-yeah it was part of the 100 years war but it was the
biggie IMHO.  Lots of pre battle trash talk-the French said they were gonna
cut off the bow fingers of the Brits - the French had lost a couple of prior
rounds and for this one they just put on more armor and did battle.  Sadly
after the French surrendered-somebody started a massacre for unknown reasons
but supposedly the famous "V" for victory sign originated as a result of
this battle.  It later evolved into the one finger salute-note it is
important how u do the "V" for victory-bad form if u extend the knuckle side
of your hand toward the person being "saluted"- unless u want them to be

13) From: sho2go
Deward, been reading the liberal press again?  The rest of the world?  Come
on.......this is a no spin zone.
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14) From: jim gundlach
How about keeping this list on coffee?
    Jim Gundlach
On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 06:34 PM, sho2go wrote:
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15) From: Oaxaca Charlie
 Yes, please! Now, french roast is what most people want me to
supply them with, even though I expain and explain that it's not
nessesarilly the best.
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16) From: sho2go
Sorry, guys, I'll make sure I include some hole-size content next time.

17) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rick Farris" 
No, British. Though discovered by Portuguese Admiral Joao da Nova in 1502
and kept secret, it was *discovered* by Dutch & British in 1588. The British
East India Company established the first permanent settlement in 1659. The
Island of St. Helena has been under direct control of the British Crown
since 1834. Yes, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there in 1815,
and died while there in exile in 1821, St. Helena was never part of French
possessions. St. Helena remains a British Overseas Territory. The end of the
short ISH history lesson! (information taken directly from ISH website:-)
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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