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alloydog
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Linux was conceived by a blued-eyed, blonde-haired Nordic chappie...
Twisted Evil

Hmm, I can the creaking of thin ice starting to give way...
Shocked
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jjmac
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Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:32 am
Posts: 1996
Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
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It's not that extreme. it's not as though he was using something really dangerous (not to mention un-American) like www.fsf.org
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I actually clicked on that too, just to make sure Smile

-=- trivia alert -=-
Incidently, did you here about our 'King Leonard' of the Hut River Kingdom ....

It actually exists in Western Australia, he was the Mayor, but declared himself King around the late '70's to mid '80's sometime. And then declared war on the Crown via a letter to our Governor General. Seems there is an old statute that says, if the Grown doesn't respond to a declaration of war, then it has conceded defeat.

He eventually, got himself arrested going through customs in New York. His passport had his occupation listed as sovereign, and the passport was a fully fledged Hut River Kingdom version (grin).

He did manage to get, i think, a half page article in the N.Y. Times, that also discussed Hut River, pointing out its' aspects as a tourist destination. And the charges were all dropped of course.

How could the Americans prosecute someone who claimed to be King by right of winning the Hut River war of Independence in the early '80's ...

Besides, do you know how much advertising costs in the N.Y. Times (grin) ...

The guy is a true genius Smile


edit: can't spell sovereign

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ollie
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Location: Bathurst NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humour/Trivia Alert
At least post details for Prince Leonard & Hutt River Principality:

Official Web Site
Wikipedia
Another official site

rofl - I had forgotten all about this with the death of two Aussie icons this week Crying or Very sad
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jjmac
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two !!!!

Mr Erwin .... yes, hmmmmm, it happens,

and for all his faults, which were few ...


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Humour/
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Or, Life or death economics, some fool once suggested that King Leonard was just a two bob king ... not so ... he __is__ the full sovereign,

I did actully consider becoming an Eeal once (grin)


Oh, of course, -=-=-=- you mean Brock -=-=-=- (sic i'm sure) .... yep ... two unfortunate losses ..


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