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by Opa
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: Is the term "Reich" usurpated?
Replies: 15
Views: 14858

Re: Is the term "Reich" usurpated?

The Second German Empire was not "absolutistic." The Kaiser had the hold on foreign policy (like the US prez), and could choose his chancellor (like the US prez chooses his secretaries) but the Reichstag had important powers as well, such as finance, the basis of all constitutional government. This ...
by Opa
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS Units in Danzig, 1933 – 1939.
Replies: 9
Views: 4820

Re: SS Units in Danzig, 1933 – 1939.

I'm not sure what your query is. But I note that you seem to imply that Germans were a minority in Danzig as well, when they were not, "the strength of this minority not only in Pomerania but also in Danzig," including my great-uncles.
by Opa
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: To wed or not to wed?
Replies: 35
Views: 16370

Re: To wed or not to wed?

Annelie,

Du hast völlig recht. Männer können auch langweilige Trantüten sein. Aber ich denke ein wenig seltener, wegen den patriarchalischen
Ideen, die so viele Frauen verinerrlicht haben.

Es war nicht leicht, einzuloggen. Haben andere auch Probleme damit?

Alles Gute

Thomas
by Opa
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Sex Video Scandal in Malaysia
Replies: 6
Views: 7677

Re: Sex Video Scandal in Malaysia--So Whot?

Dey are 2 consenting adults. What is the problem? I live in the USA and am so tired of seeing my world, and now other countries, being raped into accepting puritan @#% standards.
by Opa
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: Versailles' predecessor - the Treaty of Frankfurt, 1871.....
Replies: 1
Views: 5643

Re: Versailles' predecessor - the Treaty of Frankfurt, 1871.....

You have to take into consideration the state of the country in 1919, while in 1871, the French economy was not much destroyed, foreign trade and exports free, its colonies available, etc.
by Opa
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: German Occupation Policy - Poland
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: German Occupation Policy - Poland

It has in the sense that some historians see Nazi policy towards Poland and Russia through the lens of Generalplan Ost, and Arnold argues that many policies were not done as part of that plan but rather ad-hoc. :[]
by Opa
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Mussolini had 14 lovers at a time
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Mussolini had 14 lovers at a time

That's true about orgasms, for men and women. A daily orgasm should be part of life, just like the apple and the walk.
by Opa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: "Une jeunesse française": Division Charlemagne
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: "Une jeunesse française": Division Charlemagne

C’est intéressant, mais basé sur quel volontaire?
by Opa
Fri May 29, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: To wed or not to wed?
Replies: 35
Views: 16370

Re: To wed or not to wed?

When I got married 21 years ago it was not the great Hollywood romance (nor Bollywood, though I would have love some great dance numbers), we just kinda fell into it. We had our ups and downs, and 2 children, and endure, reasonably happy. Life is like that. As Goethe said, "Was uns alle bandigt, das...
by Opa
Fri May 29, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: chicago Sheriff.....I think a decent person
Replies: 27
Views: 5442

Re: chicago Sheriff.....a decent person for renters

I like his stance on evictions of innocent people (renters), but then wonder why he's wasting taxpayers money on persecuting consenting adults ('Prostitution" for Puritans). Perhaps he has to appease the moronic rightwingers somehow to protect renters (in which case I can at least understand his mot...
by Opa
Fri May 29, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: What do YOU do to stay in shape?
Replies: 52
Views: 23881

Re: What do YOU do to stay in shape?

I am always in some form of shape (pear shaped, right now). I thought of skipping all calories except for beer, but since I still have to go to work decided to join Bally's. It's a daily battle.
by Opa
Fri May 29, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Jaroslav Eminger
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Jaroslav Eminger

http://www.generals.dk/general/Eminger/ ... vakia.html
http://www.reflex.cz/Clanek5803.html

I don't read Czech, but the latter has a photo and it seems many details.
by Opa
Fri May 29, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Reminder about Holocaust and War Crimes Discussions!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 28720

Re: Reminder about Holocaust and War Crimes Discussions!!!!

Domen, Dream on. What you're describing are Polish myths. Danzig was not a part of Poland for most of its history. It was first part of the Pomoranian duchy of Pomerellen. The dukes of the Western Pomoranians preferred to become princes of the Holy Roman Empire and germanize rather than be harassed ...
by Opa
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 5511

Re: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?

Being informed does not mean participating, especially in a bloody dictatorship! What do these German haters think--the Third Reich was some form of democracy for Germans? The Gestapo zealots (real Nazis) would have loved to get their hands on Wehrmacht dissidents. Otherwise, nothing beyond the guil...