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A flaw in education!

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posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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So at a boot-camp this dude asks me, what you're really German?
Not sure why that shocks some people, I guess they never heard me speak German.
Oh my hat, I thought you were English.
I get that a lot.
I just wanted to explain, and he says: "So, you were one of the Nazis?"
How should I explain ... it was a bit before my time on earth.

Not sure if history or mathematics is to blame here, but flip, surely I don't look that old!




posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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And he was from the 'Village Idiots tribe' ......

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posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Well if he's American ask him if he's a yankee or a Confederate.

But from what you said, he wouldn't understand the question.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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the educated want a be's are being educated by the "they wished they were better educated".



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I felt like telling him, do you know it says on Twitter, "Us bros just won the battle of Agincourt"?

By the way, do you think China will always stay British?

But let's not confuse anyone.
But it's not uncommon.

But did I understand that all at his age (although, I'd say he was at least 30)?



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: halfoldman

To be fair, stupid has no age limit.
I guarantee you that he heard about the nazis in high school but didn't really pay attention.

There is an old saying about leading a horse to water.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:51 AM
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Not sure if history or mathematics is to blame here, but flip, surely I don't look that old!


Neither.

Politics.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 07:55 AM
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It's a fricken shame that anyone today would equate "German" with "Nazi". That's the first thing that comes to their minds? Damn.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Yeah, it's a crying shame.
After Merkel let in an entire army of anti-Semitic Muslim refugees.

I mean what more can we do to show how much we've changed?

It's a bit like saying all Native Americans still live in tipis.


I'm being sarcastic, but yeah there are people who really think World Two happened ten-fifteen years ago and Native Americans live in tipis.
I bet you there really are such people.


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posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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Is the confusion caused by your moustache?



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

My mustache ... wait a minute I don't have a mustache?
I mean I do, but I considered it just a fraction of a fuller beard.
See how I'm modernizing?




posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: halfoldman

After years of burning that damn song out of head.




posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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Oh you're German, you must be tough as nails?

No I'm not and never wanted to be.

But at least, that's a "positive discrimination".



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
Oh you're German, you must be tough as nails?


You should have met my great grandfather. He was tough as hell.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 10:10 AM
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A history lecture on the Crimean War:


There is a pious platitude that wars are far too serious to be left to generals, but the Crimean War was more than anything else, a terrible warning of what can come about through widespread civilian boredom, the power of warmongering journalism, and the weakness and stupidity of politicians.


Richard Humble (1979): Famous Land Battles: From Medieval to Modern Times. P. 80.

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posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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Now prove me wrong (were you there brother)?



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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Whatever they said, I hope it's no crime
Because they said the same thing in 1979.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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When they hold your mind to a cheese grater
Was I victim or a perpetrator?

With a bullet to my head,
Believe me, I was no hater.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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