RE: FW: England humour

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Fri Sep 07 2001 - 15:12:32 BST

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    > Since no-one can compete militarily with the US, it's not surprising
    > that sports should be so inward looking, a bit like 14th century China
    > deciding to destroy its entire fleet of ships because they deemed
    > everywhere
    > they sailed to inferior in every way to China, and as such it wasn't worth
    > bothering with the rest of the world.

    Ah, Vince, you have touched on oen of the historical mysteries I would like
    to understand --the Chinese fleet's end. Do you by any chance have any
    citations to sources that delve into that?


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