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by sherri
Mon May 29, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

Found another link. It's as I suspected. The figures are approximates, no one really seems to know exactly, with estimates from 10-60 million for Stalin. But he is right up there with the worst, wiping out the equivalent to the whole population of Australia. It said this: (list of genocidal leaders ...
by sherri
Mon May 29, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

Stalin was just as bad, that's very true. I was reading an interesting book review about the numbers killed by both regimes. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2011/03/10/hitler-vs-stalin-who-killed-more/ It claims that the numbers killed by Stalin were revised down once the west had access to records ...
by sherri
Sun May 28, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: thirty degrees in shield today
Replies: 13
Views: 118

Re: thirty degrees in shield today

Where are you off to in England after this? Which cities?
by sherri
Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

Most probably true of any group of people, Ralph. :D
I was quoting what I read one German Jew write about his experience during the war & how he and his neighbours felt at the time.
I don't suppose they had much choice though.
by sherri
Sun May 28, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: A little tour of Hamilton Island
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: A little tour of Hamilton Island

Small children are often bothered with ear ache especially when the plane is losing altitude, 4 1/2 hours to Tenerife in the winter is my limit these days I'm 6ft 2in and arthritis in one knee so the leg room is a big factor for me. :D I imagine it would be. My son in law (or one of them anyway) is...
by sherri
Sun May 28, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

My father's views changed a little bit in the decades after the war. I think as a teenager, he was firmly for king & country. After the war he was too. I think just about everyone in Australia during the second world war was behind the war effort. But during the Vietnam war (which wasn't as clear cu...
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

like the British forces they probably would have preferred to stay at home for the most part, but these things are decided by governments not the man or woman in the street. I think a lot of the people here were totally committed. My uncle went over to Britain to join the RAF. No one forced him, it...
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: A little tour of Hamilton Island
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: A little tour of Hamilton Island

Pilot, my daughter said the flight just from Melbourne to Hamilton island, which is only 3 or 4 hours, was as long as she could bear with the kids. The older one (just turned 3) got restless and screamed the plane down for the last 10 minutes of the flight there, when forced to put on the seat belt....
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

I said they thought like that. Past tense. Those words came from a first hand report, written by a Jew who lived through it. They don't think like that now. Quite the opposite. The war taught them a lesson. They're not into placating now. Wherever did I say they were a spent force? They are certainl...
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Internet trolls.
Replies: 36
Views: 462

Re: Internet trolls.

Please don't lie, Max. In your original post you wrote Tugger. You edited it out after I replied. That word was the whole reason I had replied in the first place. I thought it was hypocritical to write 'don't stoop' then in the same post, have a go at someone. Ironic, if you will. Anyway, I've said...
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: A little tour of Hamilton Island
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: A little tour of Hamilton Island

They may have had some damage to some of the bungalows, I am not sure. My daughter & family were upgraded from a bungalow to the main hotel, to a room that was $60 a night extra. Mind you, she said having 2 young kids in the same room was a pain as they had to be in the dark themselves by 8pm, light...
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Didn't pick a good night to go to Manchester!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Didn't pick a good night to go to Manchester!

I've no doubt it is a dirty business. But that doesn't give these terrorists licence to bomb & behead and attack ordinary citizens.
If they don't like foreign policy, let them stand for election to make changes that way.
by sherri
Sat May 27, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Internet trolls.
Replies: 36
Views: 462

Re: Internet trolls.

Max, please look at what JJ asked . Could an intelligent person make baiting posts or bad taste posts on the internet. I replied yes. You're intelligent yet you've made baiting/trolling/abusive/goading posts in the past too. On another post here you also made a joke about Hiroshima and the people wh...
by sherri
Fri May 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Didn't pick a good night to go to Manchester!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Didn't pick a good night to go to Manchester!

I think he is probably referring to a 19 year old lad and his 17 year old girl friend. They appear to be such a nice couple of kids, its is so very sad that so many innocent people died because of this evil nutcase and his mates. Perhaps this is another example of the consequences of trying to chan...
by sherri
Fri May 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

[ quote=gnads post_id=562877 time=1495789589 user_id=73] [. [/quote] Why? ........ didn't the Poles have a say in it? Maybe they didn't want to dominated by Germany. Hitler should have stayed within German borders ...... once he started invading ... he had to be put back in the box. [/quote] I think...
by sherri
Thu May 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Internet trolls.
Replies: 36
Views: 462

Re: Internet trolls.

Ok then, maybe you could give the children in your class a copy of his last 50 posts to study as homework then try and explain to the parents your ambitions for their kids :lol: JJ, it isn't up to teachers to teach people their morality, most of that has to come from home. At my school we tried to ...
by sherri
Thu May 25, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Internet trolls.
Replies: 36
Views: 462

Re: Internet trolls.

Then you stepped in and started abusing, nut. Two things here. I haven't abused you or called you names. Here is part of what I wrote in my 1st response. You've laid down a gauntlet but do you practice what you preach? And does anyone like being called a troll? It's a quick way to insult someone. A...
by sherri
Thu May 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Up The Creek Without a Paddle
Replies: 47
Views: 647

Re: Up The Creek Without a Paddle

I'd put his experience on the side of luck. :D Most definitely. It's always intrigued me why the world had to have so many more test explosions after the war. I suppose different nations such as France wanted to test their own bombs but we're not just talking the odd test here & there, there were do...
by sherri
Thu May 25, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: A look back....
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: A look back....

Excellent detective work, danet.
And here's an old photo of some bikies.
Certainly a different breed to the modern ones. :lol:

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by sherri
Thu May 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Its on again
Replies: 30
Views: 408

Re: Its on again

max Headroom wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 7:13 am
In the eyes of his people he was a hero can't have it both ways can we now.
He was never my hero.
But you're right, one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist.
Personally, I classify ISIS as terrorists.
But of course millions don't.

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