In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#43106 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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Is that why britain destroyed the entire German navy,
The Germans did a better job of destroying the British Navy than the other way around, in actual fact, since the Uboats sank FAR more tonnage putting aside: The Battle of the Atlantic was fought with American and British navies, no matter how hard you stomp your feet, Packy.

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#43107 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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They were totally useless,
The Uboats they sank did not think they were useless, nor did the thousands of cargo ships they escorted through the war, nor did the people of England who depended on the cargo the Americans brought them in the ships that Americans built, and I guess you keep forgetting Winston Churchill asked for the ships.

Then again: you continued to insist that the British sank the U505 long after been given the fact that you were... again... wrong.

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#43108 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
politicians had to explain to our government why they had bought this scrap metal shit,
Politicians?

Churchill asked FDR for the ships.

"Early in the war German warships made a number of forays into the shipping lanes, aiming to catch and destroy Allied convoys. These had limited success, and led to the loss of major ships including Graf Spee and Bismarck. From 1940 onwards, the German navy focused on escalating the U-boat war. Attacking on the surface at night (where they could not be detected by Allied sonar, or ASDIC), U-boats had great success against Allied convoys, sinking merchant ships with torpedoes and then submerging to evade the counterattack by escorting warships. They were also benefitting from decoded communications of the British Admiralty. In 1941 they inflicted huge losses, sinking 875 Allied ships.

During 1941, tactical advantage began to shift towards the British. They had received 50 American destroyers in exchange for US access to British bases. "

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#43109 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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We've allready proved you wrong several times
Let's start with who captured the U505 and work our way forward.

I said Americans; you said the British...

Then we can talk about the enigma the Americans captured, and the best bomber in the war, which you insisted was British...

Heck, we might as well start with: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
Anonymous

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#43110 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The Germans did a better job of destroying the British Navy than the other way around, in actual fact, since the Uboats sank FAR more tonnage putting aside: The Battle of the Atlantic was fought with American and British navies, no matter how hard you stomp your feet, Packy.
Britain destroyed the german navy, and the Germans couldn't destroy ours, so it was another of the great British victories, and greater than any American input, which was, as I allready said, a minor role, Americans are poor when ot comes to fighting, of not for britain, Americans would be speaking Japanese it German
Anonymous

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#43111 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's start with who captured the U505 and work our way forward.
I said Americans; you said the British...
Then we can talk about the enigma the Americans captured, and the best bomber in the war, which you insisted was British...
Heck, we might as well start with: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
Britain captuted and decoded the first, America didn't get one for four years after britain, you got that on the u505 which you were trying to claim had taken the first enigma, I knew you was lying because ots common knowledge, so obviously I thought you were talking about the first and most important enigma,, ehich was captured by Britain, and so the u505 was an irrelivence, so why did you try to pretend it was a big American contribution, when it wasn't, britain allready had them four years before America got one LOL
Anonymous

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#43112 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Politicians?
Churchill asked FDR for the ships.
"Early in the war German warships made a number of forays into the shipping lanes, aiming to catch and destroy Allied convoys. These had limited success, and led to the loss of major ships including Graf Spee and Bismarck. From 1940 onwards, the German navy focused on escalating the U-boat war. Attacking on the surface at night (where they could not be detected by Allied sonar, or ASDIC), U-boats had great success against Allied convoys, sinking merchant ships with torpedoes and then submerging to evade the counterattack by escorting warships. They were also benefitting from decoded communications of the British Admiralty. In 1941 they inflicted huge losses, sinking 875 Allied ships.
During 1941, tactical advantage began to shift towards the British. They had received 50 American destroyers in exchange for US access to British bases. "
Germany upped theory u boat programme because the german surface navy had been totally destroyed by britain, and the life expectancy of a u boatman was nine months

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#43114 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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Britain destroyed the german navy,
You can stomp your feet all your like.

Everyone else in the world has access to the internet and the Germans sank way more tons then THE COMBINATION of Allied navies.

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#43116 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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Britain captuted and decoded the first, America didn't get one for four years after britain,
It wasn't a race, Packy, the enigmas captured in 1941 were immediately superseded and the UK got little intelligence as the German navy went to a new model.

I explained this to you already, Packy, pay attention.

And the capture of the U505- by AMERICANS, not British, as you claimed- happen THREE years later.

Here is the math, Packy: 1944-1941 - 3.

UK- monarchy, yes or no, Packy?

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#43117 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
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Germany upped theory u boat programme because the german surface navy
The Germans did not have a surface navy Packy- outsidew a handful of cruisers and destroyers and a couple battleships.

Of course, we know what happened when the British went head to head against the Bismark... ask the survivors of the Hood...

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#43118 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
and the life expectancy of a u boatman was nine months
Submariners were very brave.

The German submarines sank far more in ships and total tonnage than the British navy, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.

PS:

"ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF ROTORS AND PARTS IN WEIGHTED BAGS, THIS IS ONE OF TWO ENIGMA DEVICES TAKEN IN THE CAPTURE OF U-505. CODE-NAMED 'ULTRA' AND CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE FEAT IN HISTORY, CODE BREAKERS AT BLETCHLEY PARK REVEALED THE INNER WORKINGS OF NAZI GERMANY'S PRINCIPLE MEANS OF SECRET MILITARY COMMUNICATION."

Do you need for me to remind you who captured the U505?

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#43119 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
y I thought you were talking about the first and most important enigma,, ehich was captured by Britain, and so the u505 was an irrelivence,
Uh...

Yes, you were wrong, and you jumped to the conclusion, and you want me to be responsible for your stupidity.

If you would read up on the code war in WWII instead of paragraphs that you thing prove you right, I wouldn't have to keep pulling down your panties and having everyone laugh at your tiny Indian junk, Packy.

The Germans knew the Brits captured the U110; the intelligence the Brits was limits.

The Germans did not know that the Americans captured the U505, the code books and two new machines that were used for the rest of the war.

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ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF ROTORS AND PARTS IN WEIGHTED BAGS, THIS IS ONE OF TWO ENIGMA DEVICES TAKEN IN THE CAPTURE OF U-505. CODE-NAMED 'ULTRA' AND CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE FEAT IN HISTORY, CODE BREAKERS AT BLETCHLEY PARK REVEALED THE INNER WORKINGS OF NAZI GERMANY'S PRINCIPLE MEANS OF SECRET MILITARY COMMUNICATION.

PS: UK- monarchy, yes or no?

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#43120 Nov 14, 2012
straa wrote:
Americans are poor when ot comes to fighting,
You don't say?

When did India get it's independence from England?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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#43121 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Monarchy, yes or no?
Hint:
Government
Type: Constitutional monarchy.
Wait, were you not rabbitting on about how they didn't have a Constitution?

You appear to be contradicting yourself.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43122 Nov 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The Red Army was defeated by the German Army all the way to Stalingrad.
wrong the nazis ran away from the red army all the way back to berlin and those who got stuck lost their lifes

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43123 Nov 15, 2012
USA = falsifiers of history

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43124 Nov 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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juts eh?
I guess we have to wait for them to invent the spell checker...
Nice of you to point out the engine for the airplane was invented in Britain.
Who invented the airplane again?
Are you stupid, Look it up, oh never mind, I’ll do it for you because I know you are too obese and lazy to do it yourself

First working powered aeroplane invented and patented in 1842 by William Henderson of Nottingham, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Samuel_H...

First successful indoor test flight by John Stringfellow in Chard, Somerset, England, 1848
http://www.chardmuseum.co.uk/Powered_Flight/

In 1871 Alphonse Pénaud successfully flew a model aircraft powered by twisted rubber in Paris
In 1874, Félix du Temple built the "Monoplane", in Brest, France… it is generally recognised that it achieved lift off under its own power …, glided for a short time and returned safely to the ground, making it the first successful powered flight in history, although the flight was only a short distance and a short time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aviat...

in 1890 Clément Ader achieved a powered hop of about 50 metres (165 feet) through the air with his plane,Éole
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/578...

The first manned powered flight was by a twenty-five year old New Zealander, Richard Pearse on March 31, 1902.
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pearse...

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43125 Nov 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Toy.
When did England invent fire, Skanque?
You need to up your meds, your jealousy is getting out of hand

You made a statement and I proved you wrong, it happens all the time, live with it

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43126 Nov 15, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Nor I.
Thought it was Al Gore.
Glad all's well, DF.
Welcome back.
Thanks amigo. Had a nasty bit of flu to get over.

Even turned down a gorgeous lady for a day's "visit".

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43127 Nov 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Wow... 8 inches...
I guess you forgot to mention the long list of other toys invented by everyone else before the Brits.
8 inches is enough to make you scream.

Hell no, I can go back to Chinese gliders and the European renaissance and French lighter than air flight if you want but I understood we were only talking about powered flight and we know it would only make you look more foolish

You made a statement and I proved you wrong, it happens all the time, live with it

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