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  1. Fwiffo

    What happened today that neither pissed you off nor made you happy but is nevertheless noteworthy?

    For the Germans? I reckon it isn't good. They made a lot of innovations in pursuit of world dominance. Tiger tanks - prelude to modern tanks, V2 rockets - prelude to rockets for NASA, MG42/FG42 - prelude to M60. The allied victors pilfered their technology and made it their own postwar.
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    The Football/Soccer Thread

    Oh now I know why everyone is here. Die mannschaft takes to the pitch against Netherlands.
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    The Football/Soccer Thread

    Somehow I am watching Israel vs Austria.
  4. Fwiffo

    What happened today that neither pissed you off nor made you happy but is nevertheless noteworthy?

    You can't even name your son Adolf in Germany. I'm not sure anyone who isn't a right wing nationalist nut has anything good to say. If anything I always detect a profound sense of shame when it comes to the war.
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    The Trump Presidency

    Rachel Maddow is #fakenews? That's news to me. I would lean a bit more to not newsworthy.
  6. Fwiffo

    What happened today that neither pissed you off nor made you happy but is nevertheless noteworthy?

    I had a German colleague from my previous company (not Bavarian). He worked for an Italian insurance firm. There was an Austrian asking for rights to administer something and he was repeatedly denied. Finally he said, "The last time we let an Austrian administer something in our country it was...
  7. Fwiffo

    What happened today that neither pissed you off nor made you happy but is nevertheless noteworthy?

    My conference for my current firm in Munich is literally two buildings over from where I used to work. Could be some awkward moments.
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    The Trump Presidency

    Was head of FBI. But he's not a patronage appointment like the rest of the administration. And he was head of FBI during Democrat years no?
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    The Trump Presidency

    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/mueller-report-s-release-ag-barr-end-beginning-trump-not-ncna986041 I'm confused. Mueller files his report. The Attorney General can elect to share some, none or all of it with Congress or redact anything incriminating his boss (the President). What was...
  10. Fwiffo

    The War With ISIS/ISIL

    It's over. The caliphate has been defeated. "Mission accomplished."
  11. Fwiffo

    What's Making You Happy Today?

    My surrogate daughter is at my alma mater today. It sounds like it is her top choice for uni. Music to my ears.
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    What's Making You Happy Today?

    Couple of reasons. I never post photographs of things I make. I don't have professional cooking ware like others on here plus I am an amateur.
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    What's Making You Happy Today?

    I made a Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots for my Russian lady friend today.
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    Air Travel - I'd Rather Go By Car

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/recording-lion-air-jet-crash-problems-1.5063969 Basically pilots don't know how to fly this plane. They said here the previous flight crew encountered the same issue and managed to get around the automated anti-stall measures. "The manufacturer has said there is a...
  15. Fwiffo

    Things You Just Don't Get

    Wearing ripped jeans *and* a long john underneath.
  16. Fwiffo

    What's Making You Happy Today?

    I'm taking my first vacation day since October 2017 tomorrow. I did have two vacation days last year but they were booked to go for an interview so I don't really count them.
  17. Fwiffo

    Brexit - The UK and the EU

    This thread started about a referendum to leave the European Union and has now gone to quoting a politician who was famous for his "rivers of blood" speech. As a student of British history during my uni days, I'm perturbed.
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    The War With ISIS/ISIL

    They keep saying there are tents and things. Upon retreat do the ISIS forces pack up their baggage train and keep retreating?
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    Famous People Who Died

    There is a separate thread I believe on the brilliance of the US health care system. As my former American work mate said, if I have money then I should be at the head of the queue.
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    The Football/Soccer Thread

    I am more surprised United was knocked off by the Wolves. Hard to see anyone but City lifting the FA Cup now.
  21. Fwiffo

    Things You Just Don't Get

    And I'm attending a footy game at 3c.
  22. Fwiffo

    Things You Just Don't Get

    The pub doghouse told me to go to had a few Irish complaining how back in the day it was no blacks, no dogs, no Irish. Up in Liverpool. I reckon having one day to atone for that is fair.
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    Things You Just Don't Get

    Asians queueing around the corner to Irish pubs to have a pint of food colouring dyed Guinness. Orientals decking themselves out in clovers and lime green. How in God's name are these people even remotely Irish?
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    The Formula 1 Thread

    Kubica is driving for Williams. Had no idea he was fit for F1 again.
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    Things You Just Don't Get

    People stopping in the middle of an intersection on a green light and taking photographs whilst impeding traffic such as someone wanting to make a right turn.
  26. Fwiffo

    It's always five o'clock somewhere

    That's not why I posted that. I'm sure it has something to do with my gratuities, and secondary to that I'm the only one there with a tie.
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    It's always five o'clock somewhere

    It's an Irish "pub" but I call it sports bar because of the sheer number of television screens.
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    Domestic & International Terrorism

    How can you tell if they are migrants or refugees?
  29. Fwiffo

    Brexit - The UK and the EU

    Don't forget the peers in the House of Lords
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    Air Travel - I'd Rather Go By Car

    737 Max 9 also grounded in North America. First we didn't ground anything and stood against the world and now we ground one more model than everyone else.
  31. Fwiffo

    This Week In News That Makes You Doubt Your Committment To Humanity

    Getting a job? As YouTube celebrity?
  32. Fwiffo

    This Week In News That Makes You Doubt Your Committment To Humanity

    I did not know that. One would think the yanks on this board would tell me.
  33. Fwiffo

    It's always five o'clock somewhere

    I went to my alumni dinner. Even after missing half the dinners this season people knew me. Did 4 or 5 glasses of wine there mostly because after reception the girl responsible for alcohol kept topping me up at the dining table. Then I went to the Irish "sports bar". I walk in and one of the...
  34. Fwiffo

    What's Making You Happy Today?

    I'm so happy. I came back to the city for a dinner and walked 4km during rush hour. I love it. Dodging cars, dodging people, the energy. I parked myself in the posh food hall of the Google building in the financial district and I'm surrounded by music, people talking and the noise of the food...
  35. Fwiffo

    This Week In News That Makes You Doubt Your Committment To Humanity

    What I don't get is how USC ranks academically. If you can't get into a state school that from what I know is known for collegiate sports - do you have any business being in university? I can imagine people bribing to get athletic scholarships into Harvard.
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    This Week In News That Makes You Doubt Your Committment To Humanity

    Actress Lori Loughlin surrenders in college admissions scandal People bribed to get into USC on fake athletic scholarships? Intellectuals? Wouldn't you want to bribe to get into an Ivy League school?
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    Dating Life & Hookup Stories

    It sounds like escorts are for you mate. You're guaranteed. This is like going to a random massage parlour and hoping for full service every time.
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    Dating Life & Hookup Stories

    The article I read that linked to this said on average the allowance is $2975 CAD. That's not actually too bad.
  39. Fwiffo

    Brexit - The UK and the EU

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