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Lone Nepali Soldier Defends Potential Rape Victim Against 40 Men ^

Posted on 02/01/2011 3:27:02 PM PST by ventanax5

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To: yarddog

BTW, Alexander’s army, after conquering Persia, was largely comprised of local mercenaries from those places.

Having maintained a deep desire to wet his feet in the “encircling ocean” that Alexander’s contemporaries believed to exist east of India, he could have simply used those newer, less homesick additions of his army to press on, but didn’t.

51 posted on 02/01/2011 5:07:37 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I probably spent more days in the Brother’s Grimm section of Germany versus days I watched TV in the past 5 years.

The “artwork” threw me. I should have noticed the 7 flies.

One of my favorite restaurants in the world is in the little town or the one right next to it where the brothers were from. It can be a little spooky at night - I see where he got his inspiration. Some of the children’s fairy tales in Europe were probably designed to scare the hell out of kids to keep them well behaved.

52 posted on 02/01/2011 5:13:21 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Too bad he didn’t have a squad of his fellow Gurkhas there to assist,8 of those guys would wipe out all 40 bandits.

53 posted on 02/01/2011 5:22:00 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: skeeter

Old joke about the Gurkhas:

Being deployed by the British in World War II, a group of Gurkha were being briefed about their mission. “You will be flown to your destination, at which point the airplanes will drop under the radar to 500 feet, at which point you will jump from the airplanes. Once on the ground . . .”
“Excuse me,” the leader of the Gurkhas said, “I have an objection.”
“What is it?” the British commander asked.
“I would like us to be dropped at a lower altitude,” he said.
“But the parachutes won’t have time to open if we go below 500 ft,” the commander said.
“Oh,” said the Gurkha, “we have parachutes. In that case, I withdraw the objection.”

54 posted on 02/01/2011 6:46:59 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: MestaMachine
They are also fiercely loyal and true to their word. They still believe in honor.

During the Indian Mutiny I believe it was mainly the Sikhs and Gurkhas who remained loyal to the British.

55 posted on 02/01/2011 7:51:01 PM PST by Larry381 (What, me worry?)
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