'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 298

  • ChocNut 6 Sep 2019 09:39:25 2,465 posts
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    @Nexus_6 :( That’s pretty sad
  • Nexus_6 6 Sep 2019 10:19:07 4,310 posts
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    Yeah, isn't it. I was reading about the porn actress now living in the tunnels under Las Vegas the other week (lots of background research needed too) and now this sort of thing.
    A waste.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 6 Sep 2019 10:21:24 20,717 posts
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    She was the best on in Sweet Justice too.

  • Nexus_6 6 Sep 2019 11:35:12 4,310 posts
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    Tremors was the highpoint then.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Sep 2019 17:57:57 14,489 posts
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    In a town 50km from here the municipal advisory council has unanimously elected a member of the national socialist party as municipal administrator--with votes from members of conservative and even social democrat party. WTF?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeit.de%2Fpolitik%2Fdeutschland%2F2019-09%2Fhessen-npd-stefan-jagsch-wahl-ortsvorsteher

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 17:58:27 07-09-2019
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Sep 2019 18:02:05 11,135 posts
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    Might be time to dust off granddad's SS uniform and get with the programme.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Sep 2019 18:13:39 14,489 posts
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    The social democrats were among the few who voted against the nazis back then, and they were put in concentration camps, tortured and murdered. How can a social democrat today give his vote to a nazi?
  • DrStrangelove 7 Sep 2019 20:29:50 14,489 posts
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    Now everyone knows the Daily Mail's love for Hitler in the 1930s, but this from the Daily Express in 1939 was new to me:



    Full article
  • Load_2.0 8 Sep 2019 07:40:34 29,765 posts
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    Germany needs to loosen up with its crazy long ass titles. That's half the problem.

    "Advisor to the municipal advisory council."

    I'm sure in German that's probably 25 syllables.

    Gewählte Führerin für die lokale Region der Kleinstadtverwaltung und gelegentliches Pennerpoker für ältere Frauen
  • DrStrangelove 8 Sep 2019 09:45:05 14,489 posts
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    It's "Ortsvorsteher". I had no idea what that's called in English or if there even is an English equivalent to this position. So that's what dict.cc coughed up. Google translated it as "mayor" which is plain wrong.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 09:45:28 08-09-2019
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 8 Sep 2019 10:12:49 6,369 posts
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    @DrStrangelove Looking at the date, that's 1933 isn't it, not 1939? The Mail had changed ownership by '39 - its support for the fascist regimes in Germany and Italy tailed off in the mid-'30s. A quick google around shows that the article you link has been covered before.

    It's all a reminder that in the '20s and '30s, very few people realised how the whole fascism thing was going to play out. The USSR was generally seen as the bigger threat and there were a lot of people who thought that a strong, fascist Germany would be a useful bulwark against it. Obviously, the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact showed how that idea panned out...

    Anti-Semitism in European (and to a lesser extent American) politics wasn't massively unusual at the time, being common on both the left and the right. There was a surge of anti-Semitism in France in the immediate run up to the war, perhaps one reason why so many found it easy to adapt to the Vichy regime. And while it's largely forgotten today, the German military regime during WW1 was also highly anti-Semetic.

    It took a long time for the penny to drop that Nazi anti-Semitism was of a different order of magnitude to the usual stuff (going far beyond even Mussolini's Italy). Even after the war, the scale of the holocaust took a long time to sink in and only entered the popular understanding from around 1960 or so.
  • DrStrangelove 8 Sep 2019 10:22:31 14,489 posts
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    Oh yeah it's 33 not 39, my bad. I came across it when I saw some far right conspiracist on TV citing foreign newspapers of the time (it may be him who said 1939). My reasoning was that Hitler couldn't have asked for a better headline to play into the hands of nazi propaganda. It's perfect.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 10:25:00 08-09-2019
  • KnuttinAtoll 8 Sep 2019 10:32:54 7,407 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    In a town 50km from here the municipal advisory council has unanimously elected a member of the national socialist party as municipal administrator--with votes from members of conservative and even social democrat party. WTF?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeit.de%2Fpolitik%2Fdeutschland%2F2019-09%2Fhessen-npd-stefan-jagsch-wahl-ortsvorsteher
    If you want to get further cheered up read the bit about this cunt's reluctant gratefulness towards the two Syrians who dragged his worthless ass out of a car wreck.

    What is it with the far right and escaping death.
  • anephric 8 Sep 2019 12:28:24 3,389 posts
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    Without getting all Ken Livingstone, there was no real anti-semitic animus in Fascist Italy: most Italians had no support at all for the race laws that were instituted (indeed, they were unpopular), Mussolini did it to keep Hitler happy.
  • challenge_hanukkah 8 Sep 2019 12:38:07 11,135 posts
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    When dealing with such a race as Slavic - inferior and barbarian - we must not pursue the carrot, but the stick policy.... We should not be afraid of new victims.... The Italian border should run across the Brenner Pass, Monte Nevoso and the Dinaric Alps.... I would say we can easily sacrifice 500,000 barbaric Slavs for 50,000 Italians....

    — Benito Mussolini, speech held in Pula, 20 September 1920[5][6]

    Seems pretty racist and pre Hitler.
  • anephric 8 Sep 2019 12:45:03 3,389 posts
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    I did say specifically anti-semitism:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_racial_laws

    I didn't say Mussolini wasn't a cunt in general.
  • DrStrangelove 8 Sep 2019 12:48:06 14,489 posts
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  • Load_2.0 8 Sep 2019 12:54:23 29,765 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    It's "Ortsvorsteher".
    Hah why is everything so ominous sounding in German.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 8 Sep 2019 12:56:27 6,369 posts
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    @Load_2.0 French can make a declaration of war sound like a love poem. German can make a love poem sound like a declaration of war.
  • cov 8 Sep 2019 15:54:51 1,969 posts
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    I was at a predominantly german party once (mostly tree hugger typea too) when they started belting out a song that sounded like a panzer division coming over the hill. Turned out they were singing nursery rhymes :)
  • DrStrangelove 8 Sep 2019 16:02:25 14,489 posts
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    I guess there is some truth to that.

  • anephric 8 Sep 2019 16:07:52 3,389 posts
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    What's that Tool song in German that sounds like a Satanic litany but is just a recipe for cookies?
  • DrStrangelove 8 Sep 2019 22:31:27 14,489 posts
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    So they explained the vote by saying that nobody else applied, "especially nobody young who's able to send e-mails"
  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2019 16:01:54 9,791 posts
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    Ummm....what?

    So, under French law, you can pretty much do what you like on a business trip and argue your employer should protect you?
  • 2dividedby0 11 Sep 2019 17:03:21 55 posts
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    Mexican gang castrate ‘rapist’ by letting pit bull tear off and eat his genitals after stripping him naked..

    No wonder wants a wall and is building a wall to keep out the [strike]animals[/strike] cartel types.
  • Kay 11 Sep 2019 17:05:43 20,157 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Ummm....what?

    So, under French law, you can pretty much do what you like on a business trip and argue your employer should protect you?
    "Industrial accident". Hmm.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Sep 2019 17:07:11 21,246 posts
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    2dividedby0 wrote:
    Mexican gang castrate ‘rapist’ by letting pit bull tear off and eat his genitals after stripping him naked..

    No wonder wants a wall and is building a wall to keep out the [strike]animals[/strike] cartel types.
    Yes, because those are exactly the kind of people who see a wall and go "aw fuck there's a fence there now, no more drug exports for us!", immediately resolving to stop and mend their wicked ways.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 17:14:13 11-09-2019
  • Jono62 11 Sep 2019 17:11:11 22,670 posts
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    @Mola_Ram You understand what they wrote?
  • Mola_Ram 11 Sep 2019 17:12:53 21,246 posts
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    I just assumed it was a Trump shill.
  • JamboWayOh 11 Sep 2019 18:17:03 14,721 posts
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    I think we can just classify them as a windowlicker.
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