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I will be in Paris, France next week and may have time to get together with simmers on Saturday night, October 30th. This is tentative at the moment because of my schedule, but if I can get together with sim enthusiasts in Paris that evening, would anyone be interested in doing so?

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Are you nuts or sumpin'? You are going to Paris and want to meet with flight simmers on a Saturday night? Paris is the City of Lights, The City of Love, the City of French Onion Soup. And remember, as Rick said to Ilsa, "We'll always have Paris...".oolala!!! sacre' bleu! alors!Does your wife know of this?With all that said, have a great time...wish I could be in Paris...ShermHey, Tom....you're not going to delete this are ya?...:-)

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Sherm, I would never delete your posts... :)I will have been in Paris for a week by the time the 30th comes around and every night during the week will be "out on the town". So, come Saturday, I will be ready for a calm, relaxed evening with fellow flight sim enthusiasts, if I can schedule it. Besides, I have been to Paris some 12 or 13 times in my career, so the novelty has worn off. My wife does know, and won't go with me until it is not work related. Anyway, I leave for Paris tomorrow and am looking forward to next weekend when/if some simmers and I can get together. Although, after some 125 plus reads of this message and no responses, I am beginning to think I might have a communicable disease or something. :)

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We are not going to Paris this time, but my wife and I will be in London the week of 11-13 to the 20th...if anyone is interested in making contact, you can email me...shermank@comcast.netShermbon voyage, Tom...

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<....Although, after some 125 plus reads of this message and no responses, I am beginning to think I might have a communicable disease or something.>Hey TomMaybe it's a 'language thing' - try asking in French!(160 and counting......)Toni.

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Tom,If you were coming to London, I would sure meet up, but Paris is a little far "down the road".Next time your in the "smoke", let us know ;)Dan.

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>HI Tom,>>Buy me a ticket and I'll meet you in Paris.>>:-)>------- You stole my line.

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haha! cette traduction est desopilante! Merci pour les lecteurs francais pour cet essai cependant!Bon voyage Tom!

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Tom,And Brussels ?If you or anybody else is passing through Brussels I will be happy to meet you.Roger

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Hi Tom,It is just a shame that you got no response from Paris. So much for french welcoming !!! :( If you ever happen to drop by in Lyon (2nd city in France), I will be happy to meet with you and have a nice chat and why not a good dinner in the best Lyon's fashion ! Do you like Burgundy wines ? Hope you get more response from Paris by then...Mike out :-beerchug

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This is a shame I just went over to Simflight.com to the French website just to get a feel in the forums of the many French simmers out there. There should be someone able to meet Tom in Paris seeing we have so many French sim enthusiast out there (heck, they have their own dedicated French website). Are things so bad in France that unless you speak French and hang out in the French forums you won't get heard (that's of course unless your selling a good product). No one over there is posting in English so I couldn't tell what was being discussed. I always thought everyone came to Avsim.com no matter what corner of the world your from. I had no idea we had simmers that just stuck in the forums biased to their own culture and language. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the US the only country where most of the children can only speak one language??? That's a sad fact but I know French children can speak at least two languages, English being one of them... I always heard the French resisted speaking other languages and preferred others to communicate with them in French or else they don't bother. I guess this situation proves that to some extent...I'm sorry but I just really find this surprising to say the least concerning Paris flight simmers....Maybe one of you guys that can speak French wouldn't mind going over to the Simflight.com French forum and let them know Tom will be in Paris. Ask them to respond here... I guess very few from France visit English speaking sites... That's really a shame....:-hmmm

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I hate to have to point out the obvious, but if someone does not speak or read English, why would he or she frequent an english language site? besides, we all know the French hate the Americans and GWB...:-)Sherm

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Sherm,I am not French (but Belgian) but I can assure you that only some French do not like Americans (how much: anyone guess). As for GWB that is another matter but this is no place to make political comments if we wish to avoid heated discussion.Enjoy flying.Roger

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Hi Sherm,I am french.I gave up reading the usenet flight sim board because of all the political heat, sheer stupidity, absolute BS of the arguments about GWB, Irak war and french/american supposed hatred. This is just too much for me.I have been working for the last 20 years for a large american corporation and have come to grow respect and friendship for american people.One of the reason I am a daily reader (and sometimes poster) on this forum is that I find the quality and maturity level of this board among the best on the net as far as flight simming is concerned.Now, All I want is to have nice discussions about my hobby with whoever is willing, wherever he may come from. And Avsim is the place.This is why I would be happy and honoured to welcome Tom in my city.In the meantime, Good flight !Mike, out.

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Roger,Tu seras bienvenu ! Contacte moi sur ICQMike, out

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I approve you completely Mike.Let's forget those words to the politicians.We are a small community over the world sharing the same passion, meaning that we have a lot of things in common.IMHO Simflying is not a simple hobby it's also a way of life, a way of thinking, regardless to the stamp in the passport.I am always proud and happy to communicate with simmers from Arab countries, forgetting for awhile the problems of our peoples.Let's continue...Tom, if you come once to Jerusalem, you'll get a guide to visit the city, a friend to share your passion and a fellow to have a good diner downtown :-))(that's true for you too, Mike, obviously)Regards,David

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Sherman, there is a lot of confusion over this matter. I realize that your comment was just in jest, but too many people really believe it. I have lived in Paris for many years and can assure you that the French do NOT hate Americans. Just the contrary. The overwhelming majority of French people admire and respect us. And, they are convinced that we love them right back. You might even get the impression that they all want to BE Americans. But, this feeling is pretty much shared by everyone in the world - just check out the lines in front of American consulates. Tens of thousands of people trying to get a residence visa.On the other hand, Americans have always hated the French. This goes back many centuries and probably has to do with old tribal enmities, Brits vs. French, Protestants vs. Papists, etc. We have always assumed that the French hate us, and so we hate them back. Unfortunately,, since very few of us speak the other's language, communication between the two countries has been deficient and the misunderstanding has persisted.But, this is changing, and the French press has amply reported on the prolonged and unjustified French bashing in the U.S. in recent years. The French are learning at last that we hate them.Too bad. They have always been our best friends and allies. Without them, there would not have been a U.S. of A., as we would have lost the Revolution without their assistance. The very symbol of our country, the Statue of Liberty, was a gift from the French, symbolizing their respect and friendship for us. And how have we paid them back?Too many Americans who know absolutely nothing of France or the French are very quick to assume that the French hate us and are our enemies. But, in times like these, it is wise to be able to distinguish between your true enemies and your faithful friends.Best regards.Luis

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Hello Tomglad you are visting our ParisI live here since 1978 and would be very pleasd to meet you thereHere is my contact mail csantoni@noos.frhope you give me a call and we' ll try to meetfriendly christian

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Hi,I'm fr.simflight.com chief editor and live near Paris. We may meet if you want, drop me a mail at sebastien(at)simflight.com . BTW, my spoken english is not perfect but anyway we may be able to meet . :-)

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Bonjour Mr Tom Allensworth,You will be wellcoming in France.Thank you for your work in our passion : the simulation.I can't meet you in Paris, i live in the south of France but we support you.SincerlyEric TurpinAiles VirtuellesPS: if someone of our amercican friend want to come in the south of France, contact me !!!!

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