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Old 12-08-2013, 12:06   #106
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That's only the ones who aren't old enough to know why they aren't speaking German.
That's why I love the Japanese...
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Stuff like this has always happened, but it was not reported and at the end of our fingertips like it is now where everyone is a news reporter.
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That's only the ones who aren't old enough to know why they aren't speaking German.
This old chestnut always crops up , the reasons why the English would never have learnt German are:

1) They are really really rubbish at Languages . (over here they did try and teach the kids German for 5 years, no great success ).

2) A deal would have been done with that nice Mr Hitler that would very likely have involved a march on Moscow and the Empire being retained (that latter one as much to do with why the US entered the war as anything else - to defeat the British Empire..........and they did).

If it hadn't been for that war monger Churchill (whose only goal in life was the greater glory of Churchill) then the deal would have been done anyway, and IMO should have been. The English have dealt with worse devils than Hitler......but of course they weren't led by a US Quisling like Churchill whose legacy was to turn the UK into a US Vassel State. Airstrip one ........and BTW am not English, so fundamentally don't care .

Of course nowadays that nice Mr Hitler would be considered somewhat of a liberal in the US tea based political circles.........even if still slightly saner than those with magic underpants from the Planet Kolob .
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Stuff like this has always happened, but it was not reported
There's a 76% that this is bullshit.
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I would also love to know experience,equipment levels. Just glad everyone is ok. Losing your kids is hard enough, losing them to your stupidity is a whole new discussion.

If my taxes can pay for teaching Chinese hookers that drinking on the job is a bad idea, or the famous shrimp on a treadmill. I am ok with airfare.
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There's a 76% that this is bullshit.
I calculated 82.3% give or take .4% for error. Not quite sure how you came up with 76%, could you please explain your math;-)
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Technically, they are called "garments", not underpants. Presumably one knows if they are consecrated garments if the factory seal is unbroken.

Perhaps people are offended by a wee whiff of hypocrisy in people who voice anti-gummint sentiments being able to rationalize government help in getting back home?
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I blame Atoll.. he put Kiribati on the CF Map...
They were just headed there to reap the bounty offered by the 'Blond Blue-eyed Angel' who came out of the sea... it has become a 'Spiritual Place'...
they would have been quite at home on kanton island,with 2 churches! serving the population of 24!,

as for blond,blue eyed angel you can blame the press!

grizzled,weather beaten ,sinner would be a more apt description
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This old chestnut always crops up , the reasons why the English would never have learnt German are:

1) They are really really rubbish at Languages . (over here they did try and teach the kids German for 5 years, no great success ).

2) A deal would have been done with that nice Mr Hitler that would very likely have involved a march on Moscow and the Empire being retained (that latter one as much to do with why the US entered the war as anything else - to defeat the British Empire..........and they did).

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Of course nowadays that nice Mr Hitler would be considered somewhat of a liberal in the US tea based political circles.........even if still slightly saner than those with magic underpants from the Planet Kolob .
WTF!!!!!!!! (Well, that's certainly an interesting take on history.)
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That's only the ones who aren't old enough to know why they aren't speaking German.

And the REAL reason why they aren't speaking German-the Soviets! Their 25 million war dead make the rest look pretty tame in comparison. D-Day 27 German division on the Western Front, 118 on the Eastern Front.
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the family "had zero knowledge and experience in navigation."
Haven't read all the comments, but that says it all.
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And the REAL reason why they aren't speaking German-the Soviets! Their 25 million war dead make the rest look pretty tame in comparison. D-Day 27 German division on the Western Front, 118 on the Eastern Front.
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Man now I just hate being British...naturally blonde and blue eyed I'm a true ayrian. Funny the only foreign language I picked up despite Italian decent was Japanese...I have a German car (porsche) does that count?!
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WTF!!!!!!!! (Well, that's certainly an interesting take on history.)
Not all history is written down by the Victors........and then taught to their Children as gospel.
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they would have been quite at home on kanton island,with 2 churches! serving the population of 24!,

as for blond,blue eyed angel you can blame the press!

grizzled,weather beaten ,sinner would be a more apt description
Give it a few hundred years and a good ghost writer or 4 for the Legends... you'd be surprised...
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