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1 25th April 01:34
melinda
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I've heard people say tea won WW2 for the Brits...here we go again.

http://watleyreview.com/2005/072605-1.html

(satire..er..in case you didn't get that)

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2 25th April 17:18
kludge
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I addressed this a few years ago in a previous thread:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/talk.bizarre/msg/7b09f311c08755b8?hl=en&
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3 25th April 17:18
space cowboy
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Can the followers of Wu-Wo Cha be that far behind:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050718/od_nm/malaysia_cult_dc_1

Jim
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4 25th April 17:18
ozzy
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Somehow it seems that the difference between the Watley's & Reuters'
pieces is one of emphasis, not kind, despite the fact that one happened
and the other didn't (sllegedly).

BTW, Scott, in your thread of years ago you forgot about the coffee-
drinking Arabs and Berbers taking North Africa & Spain away from the
watered-down wine drinking East Romans and beer-drinking Visigoths. Or
for that matter how, in later centuries, the strong-coffee Turks whittled
away at the remnants of the old Roman (Byzantine) Empire (who had switched
to perfumed wine as their favorite tiple), finally taking their capitol
(Constantinople, now Istambul) in 1453.

Maybe the relationship is between national drinks and military might is slightly more complex:
Tea > Coffee > non-distilled alcohol :-))

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5 25th April 17:19
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I've heard folks say it was the Americans ??
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6 25th April 17:19
space cowboy
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It was the Russians.

Jim
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