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Started by dsanchez, November 20, 2010, 13:49:19

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Ulrich

Sorry for off-topic, this is turning into the history channel here!

For me, it is George W. Bush jr. who'll be remembered as the "war-monger". His dad wasn't the perfect US president, but much better than his offspring!!

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...I really don't think it can rightly be attributed to him.


Yes, he was president and yes, it can't be attributed only to him, but he was an important factor, as West Germany still had lots of US troops stationed here and the U.S.A. were the most important and powerful partner in the NATO.

Of course Mr Gorbatchov and many others were heavily involved too! Our country needed the support of these "partners" to be able to erase the "iron curtain".

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...my understanding is that there was growing frustration in East Germany, and it got to the point where people were pushing for freedom, it was gonna happen no matter what, it wouldn't be tolerated any longer.


That's right, something had to be done. The government of East Germany decided to allow "free travelling" (i.e. opening the borders and thus "destroying the wall"). This however did not lead automatically to a "unification" of the 2 states, this was the result of long negotiations with Gorbatchov, Bush & Co.
(Maggie T. was against it, Bush & co. somehow managed to persuade her.)

But, we may not forget, on June 17th 1953 Russian tanks put an end to a similar thing:
https://www.planet-wissen.de/geschichte/ddr/geteilte_stadt_berlin/pwiejunideraufstand100.html
A smilar thing happened in Prague in 1968.
:1f62a:
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

chemicaloverload

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 09:44:22
...I know what u mean. My Scottish parents are not fans of Ms Thatcher.  By shutting down the ship building on the Clyde so many people lost their jobs, and in many families (including mine) it led to families needing to leave their homeland to find jobs elsewhere.




Absolutely WOAW. She didn't care what she was doing and it's the same with May, so many families are struggling now and with no where to turn to. It's awful. Big Jezza finally brought up the UN rapporteurs findings in parliament and she just point blank refused to acknowledge it.
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

chemicaloverload

You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

Ulrich

Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

chemicaloverload

Quote from: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 10:09:27
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 01:03:46
You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:


Do I?
Yes, I guess I do.  :heart-eyes


Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

Ulrich

Sorry dsanchez for off-topic, could we re-title this thread to "the history channel, wedding vows and general small talk topic, which used to be the "currently watching (documentaries)" topic"? Thank you.

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 12:33:28
Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl


XD
Well; I am often undecided...   :1f636:
and sometimes it's better to look, is she a "Dr Jekyll & Mrs Hyde"?
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

chemicaloverload

Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.

Yeah your undecided nature is suitable for a manga script, you know, when the character is talking inwards and it all contradicts itself?   :D

At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

Ulrich

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.


Nah, not yet.   :cool

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:


:lol:
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

Ulrich

Watched this last night, a documentary about a film which was never made. Fascinating stuff still (the people he got on board: HR Giger, Moebius, Orson Welles and many more + the influence on other films...)!

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/078721-000-A/jodorowsky-s-dune/

QuoteDer Dokumentarfilm blickt hinter die Kulissen eines nie zustande gekommenen Projekts: Die geplante Verfilmung von Frank Herberts kultigem Science-Fiction-Roman "Dune" ("Der Wüstenplanet") durch den chilenischen Regisseur Alejandro Jodorowsky in den 1970er Jahren. Das aufgegebene Filmprojekt ist auch heute noch eine echte Referenz für zahlreiche Autoren und Regisseure.
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...