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Whenever I hear some cretin bleating, "we need a strong leader" I remember another bit of fascist irrationality:

"We don't want lower bread prices, we don't want higher bread prices, we don't want unchanged bread prices -- we want National Socialist bread prices!"


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 at 06:30:38 PM EST
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Hitler promised "guns and butter" and provided tanks and motorways; a renewed sense of national pride. He stopped runaway inflation so at least you had predictable prices. My father talked of having wheelbarrows of worthless bank notes and the price of essentials doubling from morning to afternoon. What did the EU ever do for us?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 at 07:06:57 PM EST
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The hyperinflation episode was ten years before Hitler came to power, but never mind. People believe what they want to believe, and disregard the rest (to quote the song).

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 at 08:30:33 PM EST
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"People believe what they want to believe", which is precisely what Brexit is all about... hence my comparisons with part mythical Hitler "achievements".

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 10:48:07 AM EST
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What did the EU ever do for us?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 07:22:43 AM EST
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I was thinking more of the Monty Python sketch and Patrick Stewart hasn't done a bad job either, but yea, that too...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 10:58:17 AM EST
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Those Reichsmarks were pretty worthless by the end of '45.  The father of a former professor of mine found a stash of about RM 1,000.  He took my prof and her brother through a series of back alleys to a black market where he bought each of them an ice cream.
by rifek on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 11:28:13 PM EST
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