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VolFreakJosh

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. We get it you only like one sided non bias viewpoints and opinions. I am a Vol fan and I will be at the Florida game this season. Do I hope we win? Absolutely. Do I think we will win? No I don’t and going on the last 15 years of this “rivalry” game then you tell me why I should believe that we will win that game this year. You are clearly not a very sapient fan like me. Orange tinted glasses on 24/7 as for me I bleed orange and I will always will but I took off those glasses around 2010.
Yeah yeah yeah, you’re a lifelong Vol fan that’s “realistic”.

We’ve heard this ole same **** story from every troll on this board.

You’re not fooling anybody.
 

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I have never understood the continued French jokes. Sure their leaders raised the flag but so did half of Europe. The French then turned around and setup one of the greatest resistance networks the world has ever seen -- they put their lives and the lives of everyone they came in contact with on the line. While others who weren't in France at the time were able to rally and fight reorganized with the Allies. The French people proved themselves to be badasses from soldier to civilian and there was no better place for an American post-War than in France.

I realize De Gaulle was a douche afterwards once he became President but he correctly assessed both the Anglo-American alliance and the Soviet sphere were threats to France post-war and wanted a European counter to those powers (aka the EU). Obviously it's worked out even better than he or anyone else could've imagined because we managed an uneasy peace for all these years and then a relatively easy peace after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Anglo-American alliance has remained strong but the economics based Chi-America has risen for both good and bad and in some ways has kept China and Russia from being too strong together. The EU not only got off the ground but is thriving and has helped Europe maintain peace within. The fly in the ointment is that Russia keeps dreaming of remaking the Tsar's plans and his map.
 
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Yeah yeah yeah, you’re a lifelong Vol fan that’s “realistic”.

We’ve heard this ole same **** story from every troll on this board.

You’re not fooling anybody.
Ok buddy rest assured you don’t know me personally and that I have been a Tennessee fan since 1982 and that’s a fact. Your making unproven assumptions on the internet. You see one viewpoint and one opinion and that’s yours and that’s probaly describes 90 percent of the posters on here. You can’t see both sides of the coin, very similar to the political parties.
 

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I have never understood the continued French jokes. Sure their leaders raised the flag but so did half of Europe. The French then turned around and setup one of the greatest resistance networks the world has ever seen -- they put their lives and the lives of everyone they came in contact with on the line. While others who weren't in France at the time were able to rally and fight reorganized with the Allies. The French people proved themselves to be badasses from soldier to civilian and there was no better place for an American post-War than in France.

I realize De Gaulle was a douche afterwards once he became President but he correctly assessed both the Anglo-American alliance and the Soviet sphere were threats to France post-war and wanted a European counter to those powers (aka the EU). Obviously it's worked out even better than he or anyone else could've imagined because we managed an uneasy peace for all these years and then a relatively easy peace after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Anglo-American alliance has remained strong but the economics based Chi-America has risen for both good and bad and in some ways has kept China and Russia from being too strong together. The EU not only got off the ground but is thriving and has helped Europe maintain peace within. The fly in the ointment is that Russia keeps dreaming of remaking the Tsar's plans and his map.
 

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I get that but it's like people really don't know that without the French Resistance and the Intelligence they gave us we never would've won the war. We certainly don't win the grand push at Normandy.
I just like the laughs. My only real beef with the French is I blame them for Vietnam.
 
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I have never understood the continued French jokes. Sure their leaders raised the flag but so did half of Europe. The French then turned around and setup one of the greatest resistance networks the world has ever seen -- they put their lives and the lives of everyone they came in contact with on the line. While others who weren't in France at the time were able to rally and fight reorganized with the Allies. The French people proved themselves to be badasses from soldier to civilian and there was no better place for an American post-War than in France.

I realize De Gaulle was a douche afterwards once he became President but he correctly assessed both the Anglo-American alliance and the Soviet sphere were threats to France post-war and wanted a European counter to those powers (aka the EU). Obviously it's worked out even better than he or anyone else could've imagined because we managed an uneasy peace for all these years and then a relatively easy peace after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Anglo-American alliance has remained strong but the economics based Chi-America has risen for both good and bad and in some ways has kept China and Russia from being too strong together. The EU not only got off the ground but is thriving and has helped Europe maintain peace within. The fly in the ointment is that Russia keeps dreaming of remaking the Tsar's plans and his map.
Capitulation on Joan of Arc, England ravaging their country for years because their king refused to leave the safety of his walls, and Paris falling to Hitler in like 10 minutes are some examples that come to mind. It's not the French common citizens that are mocked (the revolutionaries), it's the government and thus the military because they control the military.
 

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I have never understood the continued French jokes. Sure their leaders raised the flag but so did half of Europe. The French then turned around and setup one of the greatest resistance networks the world has ever seen -- they put their lives and the lives of everyone they came in contact with on the line. While others who weren't in France at the time were able to rally and fight reorganized with the Allies. The French people proved themselves to be badasses from soldier to civilian and there was no better place for an American post-War than in France.

I realize De Gaulle was a douche afterwards once he became President but he correctly assessed both the Anglo-American alliance and the Soviet sphere were threats to France post-war and wanted a European counter to those powers (aka the EU). Obviously it's worked out even better than he or anyone else could've imagined because we managed an uneasy peace for all these years and then a relatively easy peace after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Anglo-American alliance has remained strong but the economics based Chi-America has risen for both good and bad and in some ways has kept China and Russia from being too strong together. The EU not only got off the ground but is thriving and has helped Europe maintain peace within. The fly in the ointment is that Russia keeps dreaming of remaking the Tsar's plans and his map.
Relax..it is a joke. And Anglo-American has nothing to do with Franco-American alliance And even France has been in and out of NATO for decades.
So spare me your history lesson.

It is a joke.
 
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. We get it you only like one sided non bias viewpoints and opinions. I am a Vol fan and I will be at the Florida game this season. Do I hope we win? Absolutely. Do I think we will win? No I don’t and going on the last 15 years of this “rivalry” game then you tell me why I should believe that we will win that game this year. You are clearly not a very sapient fan like me. Orange tinted glasses on 24/7 as for me I bleed orange and I will always will but I took off those glasses around 2010.
Oh, really?
 

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Capitulation on Joan of Arc, England ravaging their country for years because their king refused to leave the safety of his walls, and Paris falling to Hitler in like 10 minutes are some examples that come to mind. It's not the French common citizens that are mocked (the revolutionaries), it's the government and thus the military because they control the military.
You forgot the Maginot line. One of history's biggest jokes.
 
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Capitulation on Joan of Arc, England ravaging their country for years because their king refused to leave the safety of his walls, and Paris falling to Hitler in like 10 minutes are some examples that come to mind. It's not the French common citizens that are mocked (the revolutionaries), it's the government and thus the military because they control the military.
If we cover that vast amount of history then we should be mocking everyone. Hitler's victory took 10 minutes because it was an epic blunder of the old guard. The United Kingdom made some of the same blunders and were basically a military run the old way. The ocean kept them safe while they figured out that running a modern military based on class was stupid af., having setups where all of your miners formed a miners based battallion meant you had no one at home mining coal and steel and on and on. Hitler forced the reorganization of every military on the planet. The French were simply hit hard early. And when Belgium which had been an ally to France declared neutrality in 1936 that gave Hitler the entry point to France.

Every war is the same. Old leaders fight the previous war and pay for it until they realize the current war is different.
 
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If we cover that vast amount of history then we should be mocking everyone. Hitler's victory took 10 minutes because it was an epic blunder of the old guard. The United Kingdom made some of the same blunders and were basically a military run the old way. The ocean kept them safe while they figured out that running a modern military based on class was stupid af., having setups where all of your miners formed a miners based battallion meant you had no one at home mining coal and steel and on and on. Hitler forced the reorganization of every military on the planet. The French were simply hit hard early.

Every war is the same. Old leaders fight the previous war and pay for it until they realize the current war is different.
That was just the latest installment. The French royalty had a pattern of giving up easily or not fighting at all.
 

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That was just the latest installment. The French royalty had a pattern of giving up easily or not fighting at all.
The French got rid of their royalty early. VERY EARLY. I don't understand how they're relevant. Most of the jokes about France trace more to De Gaulle's behavior and sparring with American presidents post-war. That's where the sentiment originated.
 

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