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Pinky the pilot 22nd Oct 2014 09:13


Slices? Should be spreadable.

Slice of Berliner landbrot, dab of mustard, some sharp cheese and a good spread of mettwurst, topped with chopped onion - Ambrosia...!
Make you a deal SRT: Should I ever get over your way, you can organise that Braii we once spoke of (the one where I said that I'd buy all the booze;:eek: well I did offer to didn't I!:O) and amongst all the food you said you'd be able to organise, you can also provide the above!!:ok::ok:

Hmmm, a Pprune bash to end all bashes possibly yes?:confused:

Who knows what the future holds!

Meantime.....back to the thread subject. con-pilot; You run out of the latest supply of popcorn yet?:D

rh200 22nd Oct 2014 10:17


This is from the official government records:
I like the picture, things where so, "Black and White" in those days.:p

Solid Rust Twotter 22nd Oct 2014 11:08

You're on, Mr Pinky. Afterwards we can plot to take over the world.


Got a great idea for a steak salad. Should be able to slip it past the ntombezaan as long as you keep calling it a salad.

pigboat 22nd Oct 2014 12:37

Awright!! :ok:


OFSO 22nd Oct 2014 14:16

My apologies to friends on JB who have already heard this.

Last Saturday evening I found myself in the company of a fellow-diner in a Parisian restaurant and after setting the world to rights in the French language it transpired we had both worked in Germany in the early 1970's, so we switched to the rather more robust language of der Vaterland.

Now I know there's a natural tendency to assume the world was better way back then "when we were young and feisty", but honestly, believe me, IT WAS. Germany was divided with the workers on one side of the wall and the slackers on the other, sex was freely available and largely very pleasant and of course free of HIV, and the USA were in charge of defending the country. And you could get a steak and bier from Manfred at the Stars and Stripes base in Griesheim for DM6.

So when I read any attack on the USA, gun law, politics, whatever, I think back to those happy times when the US Army and Airforce was part of my German life, and I know I wouldn't have had it any other way. And nor would - as he said - my companion.

Nostalgia Mode off.

Krystal n chips 22nd Oct 2014 16:22

Now I know there's a natural tendency to assume the world was better way back then "when we were young and feisty", but honestly, believe me, IT WAS. Germany was divided with the workers on one side of the wall and the slackers on the other,

As a contender for disparaging commentary, the above statement will take some beating even on JB. Would you care to clarify which side of the border the "slacker" and "workers " resided please ?

The Wall. Only around Berlin. I saw the remains last year, I also took a 4 hr cruise on the River / canals and saw other remains of those days.

I found all the sights to be very sobering and moving.

Likewise how potent the iconic structure of the Brandenburg Tor was when you see it for the first time.

sex was freely available and largely very pleasant and of course free of HIV, and the USA were in charge of defending the country. And you could get a steak and bier from Manfred at the Stars and Stripes base in Griesheim for DM6.


So you decided against all that nasty German food and wine / beer then. After all, German cuisine and hospitality is noted for being bland an boring so it was probably a good idea in case your palate was traumatised in some way.


So when I read any attack on the USA, gun law, politics, whatever, I think back to those happy times when the US Army and Airforce was part of my German life, and I know I wouldn't have had it any other way. And nor would - as he said - my companion.


Either you're angling for some form of freebie on a trip "over there" with such gushing and fulsome praise, or, you didn't actually travel more than say 50kms from where you were residing.

Had you done so, you may have noticed the French, the Canadians, the British and the Germans themselves had "one or two" bases scattered around the country.

Living in Germany, and travelling around the country and the neighbouring States, opened my eyes and mind to mainland Europe. Clearly, one of yours remained firmly closed and the other requires a trip to a well known opticians.

You may possibly have gathered I like the country and the people and why, in 2014 and for many years, I take exception to the Torygraph / Mail / UKIP / Sun "Little England" fraternity making immature "jokes" about the past and the population.

rgbrock1 22nd Oct 2014 16:31

As for the thread title, I have only this to add:

http://blog.jonolan.net/wp-content/u...ree-people.jpg

And in the words of Forrest Gump: "And that's all I have to say about that."

PTT 22nd Oct 2014 17:13

Best of luck against the drones and nukes :ok:

BenThere 22nd Oct 2014 17:19


Best of luck against the drones and nukes
We'll figure out the necessary counter measures. Don't worry about that.

PTT 22nd Oct 2014 17:25

http://www.weirdlyodd.com/wp-content...012/08/613.jpg

Countermeasure, you say? Now that would be interesting... :ok:

BenThere 22nd Oct 2014 17:29

Call me Pollyanna, but I don't think the Democrats are approaching the point of domestic nuclear weapon detonations to retain power, though I sadly think they would conceivably resort to it if it promised to keep them in power. They are amoral, after all.

charliegolf 22nd Oct 2014 17:30

Blimey, if there's anything worse than a gun nut, it's a humourless gun nut! IT WAS A COMIC DOING HIS ROUTINE!

Your legal guns are legal. End of.

CG

con-pilot 22nd Oct 2014 17:31

If the US is attacked by a nuclear weapon used by Islamic terrorist, I think you can count on Mecca disappearing.

PTT 22nd Oct 2014 17:35


Call me Pollyanna, but I don't think the Democrats are approaching the point of domestic nuclear weapon detonations to retain power
Neither do I, but the basis of the argument put forward by rgbrock1 was that you need to be able to fight back against your own government. While this was at least a possibility in the days of Washington there is no way it can reasonably be considered anything other than suicide to do so now, rendering the argument as obsolete as the musket.

BenThere 22nd Oct 2014 17:40

You'd be amazed what 30 million armed citizens could achieve.

The other part of the battlefield set piece is how much of the US military would join with the rebels should it come to that. That may be why DHS, DOJ, the Post Office, EPA, et al, have been buying up our ammunition production over the past couple of years.

Gordy 22nd Oct 2014 17:41


Oh wow, and a picture too
.
Yep...I kinda like facts and documentation of such. It is due to:

I realise that you may be anally retentive through no fault of your own
The fault would be the years I spent in an English boarding school having common sense beaten out of me. (Now I know why some people are the way they are). Luckily I made it out of there and recovered.

but the delineation between the front and the rear sections
To be fair---YOU did NOT mention "sections" once, nor did you imply.


would be a line behind the front ten seats reserved for whites and the back section, reserved for blacks - which is where she was sitting, correctly.
Hmmm..... So we have discovered she WAS at the FRONT of her section....one which is movable depending upon the amount of whites on the bus.

No error, arrogant or otherwise. (How on earth can an error be arrogant?! )
Agreed

Life can sometimes be a little more complex than, 50/50, halfway, equal measures etc.,
I deal in gray areas all day long.

I realise that concept may be difficult to grasp for some of you and could be the cause of slow thinking.
Hey, at least I know about Google Earth.... which is more than you lot...and you are supposedly running the country.....and you wonder why we laugh.
House of Lords discovers Google maps

Anyways...nice sparring with you but I have better things to do....think I'll go join Con-Pilot with the popcorn....:cool:

PTT 22nd Oct 2014 17:49


Originally Posted by BenThere (Post 8708995)
You'd be amazed what 30 million armed citizens could achieve.

You'd be amazed what one good-sized nuclear warhead can achieve. 30 million is not an unreasonable estimate.

The other part of the battlefield set piece is how much of the US military would join with the rebels should it come to that. That may be why DHS, DOJ, the Post Office, EPA, et al, have been buying up our ammunition production over the past couple of years.
I'm sure you've read The Iron Heel, right?

If you seriously and honestly think that an armed militia of any size has any chance against the US military should it come to a real fight then you are utterly nuts. Not only can they win the kinetic war, they'll win the PR and resource war too. The balance of power is so far away from an "armed citizenry" it's ludicrous to suggest otherwise.

rgbrock1 22nd Oct 2014 17:56

No member of the U.S. Armed Forces would ever push the red button to detonate a nuclear device on American soil against American citizens. It just would never happen. Period.

con-pilot 22nd Oct 2014 17:56


If you seriously and honestly think that an armed militia of any size has any chance against the British military should it come to a real fight then you are utterly nuts.
Sorry, couldn't help myself. :p

Oh, by the way, have you ever seen a map of the US?

You're flat getting silly now.


Back to my popcorn, but somethings are just too easy. :ok:

rgbrock1 22nd Oct 2014 17:57


If you seriously and honestly think that an armed militia of any size has any chance against the British military should it come to a real fight then you are utterly nuts.
Funny that. So thought Lord Cornwallis. Interesting how that turned out.

just to refresh your memory:

http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb...4-946C1595.jpg


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