"You're a poo-poo head!"..."No, you're a poo-poo head" - Sticky for handbag swinging

I understood she hasn't always been financially secure - apparently she was at one point living on benefits and writing Harry Potter in a cafe.
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Hitler, Rowling, Redshift... starting to see a pattern emerge what with living off others whilst pushing fantasy. And the solution is Bugsy level drugs to help keep them from realizing any power. Bugsy is a solution? Scary. Stop that.
 

NSP

LE
Maybe we need a new thread about this to allow the necessary poo-pooing to continue.
Allow me to be of service: you facking poo-poo head caaaaaant!!!
 
I spent 2 years in uniform in the DDR 1984 to 1986. Not all was bad.
I’d go along with that to some extent.

We used to frequent a particular night club in East Berlin before there was a big crack down*. The young Ossies were very happy to talk to us.

They wanted to visit the West but didn’t particularly want to live there, as they had job security and housing.

OK it meant a crap job, a crap apartment and (after a wait) a crap car, but they wouldn’t starve and they wouldn’t be homeless.


* a subject for another dit.
 

DaManBugs

LE
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I’d go along with that to some extent.

We used to frequent a particular night club in East Berlin before there was a big crack down*. The young Ossies were very happy to talk to us.

They wanted to visit the West but didn’t particularly want to live there, as they had job security and housing.

OK it meant a crap job, a crap apartment and (after a wait) a crap car, but they wouldn’t starve and they wouldn’t be homeless.


* a subject for another dit.
You're actually alluding to one of the biggest mistakes that Erich the Hon and his cronies made (among many others). They should've allowed travel to western countries because all that the East Germans "knew" about, in particular, West Germany was what they saw in Wessi TV. If they could've gone there themselves, they'd have seen that it wasn't the "land of milk and honey" that their idealised images told them it was.

Look what happened as soon as the Berlin Wall fell on 09 November 1989. It's been estimated that around 70 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, Capital of the GDR took the opportunity to go and have a butcher's around in West Berlin in the days following that, but practically all of them returned home. If that had been allowed even ten years or more earlier, I believe that history would've taken a very different turn.

MsG
 
You're actually alluding to one of the biggest mistakes that Erich the Hon and his cronies made (among many others). They should've allowed travel to western countries because all that the East Germans "knew" about, in particular, West Germany was what they saw in Wessi TV. If they could've gone there themselves, they'd have seen that it wasn't the "land of milk and honey" that their idealised images told them it was.

Look what happened as soon as the Berlin Wall fell on 09 November 1989. It's been estimated that around 70 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, Capital of the GDR took the opportunity to go and have a butcher's around in West Berlin in the days following that, but practically all of them returned home. If that had been allowed even ten years or more earlier, I believe that history would've taken a very different turn.

MsG
For fucks sakes Bugsy what time do you call this? All fucking day Ive been waiting to laugh at you.

People returned to their house after freely looking around West Berlin? What were you expecting? That they all sleep on a park bench?
 
You're actually alluding to one of the biggest mistakes that Erich the Hon and his cronies made (among many others). They should've allowed travel to western countries because all that the East Germans "knew" about, in particular, West Germany was what they saw in Wessi TV. If they could've gone there themselves, they'd have seen that it wasn't the "land of milk and honey" that their idealised images told them it was.

Look what happened as soon as the Berlin Wall fell on 09 November 1989. It's been estimated that around 70 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, Capital of the GDR took the opportunity to go and have a butcher's around in West Berlin in the days following that, but practically all of them returned home. If that had been allowed even ten years or more earlier, I believe that history would've taken a very different turn.

MsG
It's Berlin! Just fùcking Berlin, you one-man twat riot!
 
For fucks sakes Bugsy what time do you call this? All ******* day Ive been waiting to laugh at you.

People returned to their house after freely looking around West Berlin? What were you expecting? That they all sleep on a park bench?
Besides, why would they leave? The great communist dream was over, thanks to the great silent majority who pushed for change.

Bugsy's beloved Ossies just lived there; it didn't mean they wanted the regime.

Hence the reason Bugsy's poisonous brand of socialism was voted down last December, despite endless leftwaffe nastiness over social media. People did the only thing that counted: they voted.

And thank fùck for that, say I.
 
You're actually alluding to one of the biggest mistakes that Erich the Hon and his cronies made (among many others). They should've allowed travel to western countries because all that the East Germans "knew" about, in particular, West Germany was what they saw in Wessi TV. If they could've gone there themselves, they'd have seen that it wasn't the "land of milk and honey" that their idealised images told them it was.

Look what happened as soon as the Berlin Wall fell on 09 November 1989. It's been estimated that around 70 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, Capital of the GDR took the opportunity to go and have a butcher's around in West Berlin in the days following that, but practically all of them returned home. If that had been allowed even ten years or more earlier, I believe that history would've taken a very different turn.

MsG
You're actually alluding to one of the biggest mistakes that Erich the Hon and his cronies made (among many others). They should've allowed travel to western countries because all that the East Germans "knew" about, in particular, West Germany was what they saw in Wessi TV. If they could've gone there themselves, they'd have seen that it wasn't the "land of milk and honey" that their idealised images told them it was.

Look what happened as soon as the Berlin Wall fell on 09 November 1989. It's been estimated that around 70 percent of the inhabitants of Berlin, Capital of the GDR took the opportunity to go and have a butcher's around in West Berlin in the days following that, but practically all of them returned home. If that had been allowed even ten years or more earlier, I believe that history would've taken a very different turn.

MsG
Bugsy: Well done for avoiding the hilarious alternative spellings but have marks deducted for reminding us that Berlin was the ‘capital of the DDR’. I believe you’ve already mentioned that once or twice.

For the others: Even a stopped clock is right twice a day and there is something in what Bugsy says.

There was a short period after the wall finally came down where the two Germanys continued to exist, and the rebranded Ossie PDS party proposed a reformed but independent East Germany. Honecker was having none of it. Whether or not it would have worked is moot.

Not all the Wessies wanted reunification either, because of the obvious costs involved.

All in all one of our man’s more lucid posts.
 
There was a short period after the wall finally came down where the two Germanys continued to exist, and the rebranded Ossie PDS party proposed a reformed but independent East Germany. Honecker was having none of it. Whether or not it would have worked is moot.
It probably would't have worked. The young and upwardly mobile East Germans left in their droves and many had no intention of returning. The demographics for the eastern part of Germany have remained low and aging since reunification. Much or that may be due to the fact their are more opportunities in the west.
I do remember in the days after the border was open, many of the older Ossies were just nipping over having a quick shop with their "freedom" money and heading back, but many of the younger individuals and families were heading down the Avus towards checkpoint Bravo and going west.

 
It probably would't have worked. The young and upwardly mobile East Germans left in their droves and many had no intention of returning. The demographics for the eastern part of Germany have remained low and aging since reunification. Much or that may be due to the fact their are more opportunities in the west.
I do remember in the days after the border was open, many of the older Ossies were just nipping over having a quick shop with their "freedom" money and heading back, but many of the younger individuals and families were heading down the Avus towards checkpoint Bravo and going west.

You would have thought that they'd be keen to stay close to Berlin, former capital of the DDR :rolleyes:
 

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