war and travel to italy...

Old Jan 27th, 2003, 08:47 AM
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Uncle sam:

It looks like the only lecture I might give you is on the difference between a lecture and a question. Mine was a question. You know, I am very curious person, I like asking question on things I know too little of and on things I do not understand. Since I know next to nothing about you and that you seem to have a very strong opinion, which I do not share but which is fully legitimate, in a sense, I am curious to understand more. You know, asking questions such as this helped me a lot ingrowing up and in leraning new things. I hope the same happened to you.
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Old Jan 27th, 2003, 09:41 AM
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We've put down our deposit for a trip in May to London, France, and Italy. We feel that if there's a war it will not start after the end of February and will be over before it gets so terribly hot in Iraq. Therefore, we will know before we give out any more money if we should just cancel and forfeit our deposit ($400).

I was glad to read about Mr. (somebody -I forgot) who was in Paris during the war in Afghanistan without any problems. Don't know if this war will make any more difference.

I'm in my 60's so I can't postpone traveling - I may not have that many years left, who knows? I will say a prayer and trust in the Lord to protect me from harm and, if He doesn't, I know He has a room waiting for me in His mansion.
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Old Jan 27th, 2003, 09:52 AM
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Pasquale,

Amen to this:

"I will say a prayer and trust in the Lord to protect me from harm and, if He doesn't, I know He has a room waiting for me in His mansion."

And Alice,

sorry but this sounded like a lecture to me.

"The subject of this discussion is this, so let's stick to it."

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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 08:52 AM
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Our own political stances on the subject of war (in general and specifically this upocoming one) are not in topic. And it is a good thing to stick to the topic of the thread.
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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 09:30 AM
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Alice,

Registration is enough...why must you play "thread monitor' when none is needed?

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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 09:53 AM
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To Alice- thank you very much for your attempt to keep the forum focused, and for all of the other amazingly helpful TRAVEL information you have posted here in the past, and for your well-expressed views on Italian hospitality in tiomes of war or peace. I look forward to my next trip there!!

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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 11:06 AM
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It's been said before by many others on this forum, but the last thing we'll do is let the terrorists win by controlling our personal lives. If a war occurs before our March trip, cancelling would still not be an option for my family. We will fight for our personal freedom at any cost, and in this regard at least, we have some say. This is not to say there won't be some prayers, and an awful lot of hoping that this world can become more peaceful instead. But, giving up our plans and succumbing to fear just isn't going to happen...they'd have to close the doors at the airport first!
 
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Amen to northerngirl--no way I'm cancelling our trip in March to Spain or in May to France unless the airline won't fly us there. I caved in to my somewhat paranoid husband last year and cancelled a long awaited trip to Italy, and nothing happened except I didn't get to go to Italy.
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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 12:37 PM
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What you Americans forget is that security in central Europe and UK is much better than in US, I have just booked a six day break in May to Rome, if its your turn, you could get hit by a bus outside your own house, don't be so pathetic.
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Old Jan 28th, 2003, 02:05 PM
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I say go to Italy. If you don't then I think the Terrorists have won. They want people to feel scared so that they feel in control.
Just be aware of where you are,who is around you and what is going on. I think the same would go for Europeans visiting the US. We have crime in the United States that has gotten more violent over the years.
Have a nice trip and try and relax!
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