Storm knocks down tree that cheered Anne Frank

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    Aug 24, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    "AMSTERDAM -- The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Monday. ... "

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/08/23/ST2010082304552.html?sid=ST2010082304552

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Exactly how did Obama make the tree fall? And why couldn't it have taken out some pesky poor people on its way to the ground?

    STEWS WANT TO KNOW!!!
  • EricLA

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    The tree was going to be torn down a couple of years ago because it's been in danger of falling, but preservationists won a reprieve. Good thing no one was killed and damage was minor. Yes, it's a sad symbolic loss, but that tree's time had come.
  • calibro

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    they better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    Funniest post of the day! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive



    touche, calibro!
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    Aug 24, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive
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    Aug 24, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    I remember the tree from my time in amsterdam, I have a sense of reverence for it

    Rest in peace, tree icon_smile.gif You have been much adored and loved and your life has brought joy to many, including me icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:14 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    But it's okay to build a Mosque there because Muslims had nothing to do with the Holocaust.
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
    JB82 said
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    But it's okay to build a Mosque there because Muslims had nothing to do with the Holocaust.


    O NOW I get this joke icon_surprised.gif

    Lol, Im so not involved in American politics I did not get the allusion, and thought it a bit offensive to Germans.... nice sarcasm there Calibo ;)
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:28 AM GMT
    That wood will sell for million$.
  • Nayro

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    Aug 24, 2010 9:34 AM GMT
    2 years ago they planted a chestnut of the anne Frank-tree somewhere else. They will remove the old tree and move that 2 year old tree to the place where the old one was. So it will be a ''child'' of the original tree.
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:38 AM GMT
    reppaT saidThat wood will sell for million$.


    Or placed in museums... perhaps Yad Vashem?
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:40 AM GMT
    Daelin said2 years ago they planted a chestnut of the anne Frank-tree somewhere else. They will remove the old tree and move that 2 year old tree to the place where the old one was. So it will be a ''child'' of the original tree.


    Yeah, i remember that was big news, because the tree (peace be upon it) has been dead for years
  • Delivis

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    Aug 24, 2010 9:47 AM GMT
    Clearly god is unhappy about the defeat of hitler.
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:51 AM GMT
    Delivis saidClearly god is unhappy about the defeat of hitler.


    Clearly God is also very lazy. Took 65 years to finally get rid of the tree.
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    Aug 24, 2010 10:52 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 said
    reppaT saidThat wood will sell for million$.


    Or placed in museums... perhaps Yad Vashem?


    I was thinking a nice bedroom set with an armoire and a writer's desk but, sure, a museum works, too.
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    Aug 24, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    Very funny. You made my day! icon_lol.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    Aug 24, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    nicely done icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 24, 2010 12:44 PM GMT
    creyente said
    calibro saidthey better not be thinking of trying to plant any german trees within in 2 blocks of that house... it's just insensitive


    Very funny. You made my day! icon_lol.gif

    that was a shaft of wit, or a waft.........icon_lol.gif