Darn the world is big

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Aquarians, May 9, 2020.

  1. Aquarians

    Aquarians

  2. Aquarians

    Aquarians

    I've finished my latest book in the Soviet series, "Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89". I may never finish "The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia", it affects me too much.

    So, what next? I'm looking at "Soldaten":

    On Amazon: "Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs by Sonke Neitzel (20-Jun-2013)".

    Other suggestions?
     
  3. Aquarians

    Aquarians

    Any Germans around?

    I think Neckermann Katalog was an "avant la lettre" Amazon or Aliexpress: https://retroport.de/retro-kult-quelle-katalog/ . As a kid in the 80's Eastern Block I was waiting for a new print on that thing as I'm today looking for sales on Amazon (well, the local branch).

    It even was a gray area. Communist govenrnment would not approve on what I now identify as "consummerism" but tell that to consummers. So they had well known (and supervised) places called the "bazaars" where you could get the magazine and fashion ordering a latest suit (fashion was always selling best and as you look at it now, deprecates fastest). Once you remove the artificial obstacles though, it was just a free market back then as today. Have you read my story the Afghanistan rocket heads scam, they were called "neftci" or something? ;)
     
  4. easymon1

    easymon1

    one possible theory that comes to mind is that multiple agendas of shapers and movers converged to put the war on the agenda as a given in search of a trigger event.
     
  5. easymon1

    easymon1

    Big numbers made small enough to understand(7 Pics)
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  6. Aquarians

    Aquarians

    I like the Warren Buffet example.
     
  7. The world is huge but modern communications have made it smaller than ever.
     
  8. easymon1

    easymon1