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Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:32 am

Texas German
 
     Near Fredericksburg, Texas, where there is a large German speaking population, a farmer is walking down a country Road and notices a man drinking from his pond with his hand.
 
     The farmer shouted: "Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben  dahin gesheissen."
 
 Which means: "Don't drink the water, the cows have crapped in  it."
 
     The man shouted back: "I'm from New York and  down here campaigning for Obama. I can't understand you. Please speak in English."
 
    The farmer replied: 'Use two hands, you'll get more."

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Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:39 am

hahaha I like :lol:

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good one

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Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:53 am

Why the Obama reference?

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Why the Obama reference?


I'm not partical to any one canidate, who would you like reference?

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Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:37 am

Digression, it's surprising how many German settled towns are in Texas.

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Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:48 am

Hm doesnt the US consist of "foreigners"? :-)

I was told in school that the native americans are called indians? :roll:

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raven wrote:Hm doesnt the US consist of "foreigners"? :-)


If you go back far enough, we're all foreigners...maybe even aliens. :shock:

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raven wrote:I was told in school that the native americans are called indians? :roll:


My understanding is that the European explorers who 'discovered' America were looking for a Western trade route to India. What they ran into was the Americas yet they called it's inhabitants Indians.

Also, the term Indian is almost slang now. Our PC culture has changed their title to Native Americans.

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Steve wrote:Digression, it's surprising how many German settled towns are in Texas.


my grandfather came from the Fatherland and settled in Wisonsin. Which I guess makes sense in a few ways. But Texas, really I figured the heat would have kept them away.

****edited to aviod the spelling nazi****

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Im somehow a foreigner anyway, my granddad was Italian and my grandma German, only my fathers part is Swiss to some extinct :D

I don't know how they call them self its just in German we got two different words for Native Americans and people from India so here its still "Indians" 8)

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steve_j wrote:
Why the Obama reference?


I'm not partical to any one canidate, who would you like reference?


I would hope you would change that sentence and not leave it unchanged, I do believe. Or at least re-write it in spanish. You are ruining our image on the world wide web. :roll:

Sounds like someones panties are getting in a bundle.

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Why the Obama reference?


I have plenty more Obama mama jokes if you want to hear them :D

Lets just say, up until now I was always voting for the Dems, this next time I will be voting Rep :shock:

But really, If we could vote for None of the Above I would vote for that as neither of these 2 @!#$ are worth a single vote.
Our choices are shit in one hand or shit in the other hand, which would you vote for :cry:

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raven wrote:Hm doesnt the US consist of "foreigners"? :-)

I was taught in school that the native americans are called indians? :roll:


Well, I learned in school that what is now called America was first inhabited by Asian groups who migrated their way across the Bering land bridge during Pleistocene ice ages

Before that, America only inhabitants were Animals and plants. So anyone who lives in America and almost any other part of this world are all immigrants.

Here is a fun link to read about DNA and the first people of the America's.
http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2007/02/22/who-crossed-the-bering-land-bridge/


U.S. genetic researcher Noah A. Rosenberg, from the University of Michigan Medical School, and one of the authors, states, “We have reasonably clear genetic evidence that the most likely candidate for the source of Native American populations is somewhere in east Asia.”

This paper can be read here: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15558/1066/

Here is a link from Canada on The first Americans. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/2/3/h3-1110-e.html

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U.S. genetic researcher Noah A. Rosenberg

Ha ha ha - a genetic researcher with the name Noah
Somethings were just meant to be :lol:

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