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02-27-2015, 02:56 PM   #15061
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My father fought in that war though not in physical combat. He was Navy and served on board ship. He saw combat at sea. Big guns and planes, not little guns and bayonets. I know he was in France and Germany a lot after the war. He helped a lot with the clean up and apparently saw some really bad stuff. He doesn't like to talk about it much. For the record I am partly Romanian and Austro-Hungarian, on my Mom's side. Members of my Mom's family originally came out of Romania, went to Hungary and then Austria, where they intermarried with people of Austrian descent. My great grandparents on the one side, they actually fled Hitler after Austria was annexed because their marriage would have been seen as illegal and immoral. I have very mixed emotions where Germany is concerned. It's interesting that they're on that list as being so well liked considering....

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
I have very mixed emotions where Germany is concerned.
Now, being German I'm curious why that is. Many countries have a complicated history full of violence, including the US (crimes against the native population, slavery etc.).
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Starting to smell political... How about them loaded mashed potatoes from Bob Evans - Grocery - Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Sour-cream, BACON and cheese... yumm.

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We are NOT going to get into this.*
Please be aware that that is not a request, nor a suggestion. It's a simple statement of fact.

*(The politics, that is. The potatoes are fine.)

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In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.
Yeah, some Brit brought them over because he wanted to enjoy some hunting - I don't think he realised his 24 little pets would go on to transform a whole continent
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In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.
I'm pretty sure that a descendant of the importer later became Minister for Agriculture in the Victorian Parliament. - Ironic?
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.


Well, they bred like rabbits.


Here, rabbits are something political.

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Yeah, and the myxomatosis thing didn't work too well either ...
02-28-2015, 05:15 AM   #15070
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Well, they bred like rabbits.


Here, rabbits are something political.
Where's the Almighty Mod?!
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Rabbits are also food, good to eat, and cute... politics is not.

If you're ever lost in the bush, being able to set a snare on a rabbit run can do a lot to keep you alive.

Then there's Volkswagen Rabbits, from Germany.
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This is crazy. 1000+ pages...politic... This is nuts.
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This is crazy. 1000+ pages...politic... This is nuts.
Nope. Politics not allowed, but bacon is always welcomed ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Where's the Almighty Mod?!


I was only warning the moderator that if too many Australians get in on that topic it might lead to political discourse.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Nope. Politics not allowed, but bacon is always welcomed ...


What is that. Looks like some kind of icecream in a cone made of bacon. Interesting idea, a bit like chili flavoured icecream - does that make one hot or cold or just bored because it is neither?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
... What is that. Looks like some kind of icecream in a cone made of bacon. Interesting idea, a bit like chili flavoured icecream - does that make one hot or cold or just bored because it is neither?
Well, what ever you do, don't claim that it looks like Stalin offering up a "bacon cone" ... the Big P would skin me alive for something political like that ... J
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