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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 9:09 am

When is the optimal time to join a mob?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 9:40 am

Paul wrote:
When is the optimal time to join a mob?

You first have to fill in the forms. 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 9:42 am

EU Red tape?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 10:41 am

this is angry mob rather than say cosa nostra

if it looks like you may be the next target, that's a good time to join them
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 10:48 am

My house in Kensington is occupied. So I'm probably safe for a couple more weeks.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 11:20 am

is it near Gilston Road (Budokwai) by any chance?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm

who's looking after it?  one of the footmen? a scullery maid?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 1:54 pm

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who's looking after it?  one of the footmen? a scullery maid?

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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 3:53 pm

First an angry Muslim man in a white van drives into people in a terrorist attack. Now a white man drives his van into a bunch Muslims to kill them. I wonder which one is more of a cultural appropriation... BTW, the general atmosphere in the UK now (not that it can touch me anymore) is like on Ukraine.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 5:38 pm

I would think that driving a car or van is cultural appropriation unless one comes from a country that had a native automobile industry at the beginning of the 20th century.

And speaking English is clearly cultural appropriation unless one is of English descent.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 7:22 pm

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What is wrong with the Germans? (It's not a rethorical question this time.) I often meet German trips or tourists in supermarkets in my area. They seem not to understand a word in English (I used to speak German and still can understand their collaborative effort to understand what's happening around them). They can never figure out self-service checkouts either. I stayed in Hamburg and Berlin several months, and - if you don't count starving over the first weekend - i managed to survive; the checkouts' left was left and right was right. How did they build the strong economy?

German speak excellent English in general. After the Swedes the best on the mainland. The Dutch as well but the grammar needs improving. In the souith English is less common and people are less comfortable.

On the other side, those whose first language is English tend to be mono-lingual. This is cultural anaemia.

And absprache ist absprache, no U-turns.

Did you know Monte was obsessed with Ernst Rommel?

You were on the outside looking in, maybe?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 7:46 pm

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Did you know Monte was obsessed with Ernst Rommel?

You were on the outside looking in, maybe?


who is "monte"?
mario monti (italian pm)?
or someone else?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the +1

June 19th, 2017, 7:47 pm

+1 on driving a van into a bunch of people being cultural appropriation from muslims
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 7:52 pm

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
Did you know Monte was obsessed with Ernst Rommel?

You were on the outside looking in, maybe?


who is "monte"?
mario monti (italian pm)?
or someone else?

My bad: Monty Bernard Law Montgomery of the Donegal Clan Montgomery, the victor at El Alamein.
And the Market Garden debacle. The Allies bombed Nijmegen thinking it was Kleve. 

In the course of the war, 10,000 Nijmegeners were wounded, 5,500 of whom were permanently disabled. 5,000 houses (nearly a quarter) were destroyed, and another 13,000 homes were more or less heavily damaged. With 12,000 homeless people and another 3,000 evacuees from the surrounding areas, there was an extreme post-war housing crisis.[6]
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2017, 8:08 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
Did you know Monte was obsessed with Ernst Rommel?

You were on the outside looking in, maybe?


who is "monte"?
mario monti (italian pm)?
or someone else?

My bad: Monty Bernard Law Montgomery of the Donegal Clan Montgomery, the victor at El Alamein.
And the Market Garden debacle. The Allies bombed Nijmegen thinking it was Kleve. 

In the course of the war, 10,000 Nijmegeners were wounded, 5,500 of whom were permanently disabled. 5,000 houses (nearly a quarter) were destroyed, and another 13,000 homes were more or less heavily damaged. With 12,000 homeless people and another 3,000 evacuees from the surrounding areas, there was an extreme post-war housing crisis.[6]

The city suffered about 7% (over two thousand) of all war deaths in the Netherlands, which is far out of proportion. Moreover, many of the fallen have not been commemorated officially for many years, because they were 'pointless' civilian casualties; the nationalistic commemorations preferred to give attention to 'heroic sacrifices' such as soldiers and resistance members who 'died for the fatherland'.[

The first city I lived in was Nijmegen. Heard many stories about the Allied bombings.
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