Very sorry to hear it

Do you know why they were called the "Maori Wars"? They were mostly between Maori tribes. There was never any attempt to wipe out the indigenous peoples, although there was a period (1870s-1900) when it was expected that they would disappear through introduced diseases.
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Greg,
I heard that what provoked the US to invade Iraq was that Saddam threatened to sell Iraqi oil on the world market in Euros and not US dollars. Had he done this, it would have had a very serious negative impact on the US economy. 'The War on Terror' was used as the 'official' excuse to invade Iraq, but it was not the real reason.
Graham Plowman, Australia
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gppsoftware
Ask the Russians how much resistance was put up in Berlin before they took it. The monastery at Monte Casino was also massively bombed so there wouldn't be much resistance there either.
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"estarriol" wrote
So how come natives from Western Samoa play rugby (league and union) for New Zealand?
John.
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John Turner
"Richard" wrote
If you mean the likes of Craig White he was borne in Scarborough, and Pieterson has an English mother. Graham Hick qualified after living and playing here for around 5 years.
Can you think of any others?
John.
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John Turner
"estarriol" <
The population of Cologne when from several hundred thousand (I forget the exact figure) in 1940 to 40,000 by 1945.
-- Cheers Roger T.
Home of the Great Eastern Railway
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Except that prior to the bombing, the Germans kept their word and did not fortify or use the monastery for any military use. After the bombing, they then used the wreckage as fortifications. And why not, the allies bombing it made it a military target.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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Roger T.
In message , Richard writes
Surely players from French dependent territories play for France the same way?
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Jane Sullivan
That, and similar attacks, were a different style of operation with specially trained teams using the best equipment available.
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Greg Procter
It's somewhat like the UK's situation with people from your former colonies - every person from any of our ex-protectorates has the right to come to NZ and become an NZ citizen. Auckland is by far the largest Polynesian city.
Regards, Greg.P.
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Greg Procter
The Taliban had almost eliminated drug production in Afghanistan - thanks to the current "intervention" that drug production is now higher than it was under Russian intervention!
IMHO you're pointing your bombers 180 degrees in the wrong direction!
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Greg Procter
I was under the impression that in international sports, you can play for any country you like but once you play for that country then you can play for no other. You're locked in.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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"Jane Sullivan" wrote
Yis, a Sarf Afrikan who plied for Inglend when the RSA was excluded from world cricket.
I think he qualified through length of UK residency.
John.
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