Forum posts made by jack_42

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 29 Apr 2017 07:11


Topic donald trump for president
Posted 29 Apr 2017 06:18

Ask that same question in the other half of Germany, in the Netherlands, Belgium, France or any other country that didn't fall under the Soviet Unions influence, and you'll get a completely different answer.

Looking back, it's always easy to see the mistakes that were made. Yalta rendered some decisions that helped Stalin's aspirations after the war. Some of that might have been foreseen, but certainly not all of it. And no matter how you look at it, compromises had to be made to seal the alliance between Russia and the rest of the allies. They needed each other to stop the Axis Powers from taking over the world.

Stalin effectively occupied a number of countries, broke the pledge about free elections he made in Yalta and abused his influence on the countries he occupied. But that did not decide the outcome of WWII. That war was over after the allied forces defeated Germany, Italy and Japan.

That nobody had the stomach to stand up against Stalin is not so odd. Europe and its allies, including America had just paid a high price to end a war and weren't about to start a new one, one that might even escalate into a nuclear conflict. And although the influence of the Soviet Union on the political processes was pretty clear, the western world still considered it the internal affairs of the countries involved and interfering with them was not done.

Of course it would be a different story they still had their freedom - rather obvious. This is not a case of being wise after the event only a few weeks after the Yalta conference and during the same there was dissatisfaction about the arrogant carving up of Europe thus allowed. I never said it was odd that nobody had the stomach to stand up to Stalin but you concede my point by acknowledging that. Russia's nuclear capability at the time was very minimal - practically non existent and this was prior to Hiroshima etc. As for their needing each other to defeat the axis powers they had already been defeated. But I am not really debating the events but what it meant in real terms. Russia won the war. To be fair they had suffered the most from the war but that does not excuse their being allowed to take over a huge part of Europe just because their troops were there - without it being looked upon as their victory, unspoken or not, but a victory nevertheless.

And all this may I once more remind all is a digression from the misinterpretation of my statement about Donald Trump. The response being emotion driven without any reference to what my statement actually said and it's all becoming a bit tiresome.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 29 Apr 2017 02:44

Of course Europe wasn't as free as before the war. The allied forces controlled Europe and occupied Germany and its allies, as was agreed at the Yalta conference. Formally though, all the European countries regained sovereignty over their own territory after a while, the countries in the USSR's sphere of influence too. The latter became allies of the Soviet Union, just like the rest of Europe became allies of the USA. But the war was over by then, lost by the Axis and won by the Allied Forces. And by 1990 the influence of Russia over "its" part of Europe was rapidly collapsing, the Soviet Union was disintegrating and Comecon and the Warsaw pact effectively ceased to exist. Hardly the fate of a winner.

Ask any person from Hungary, half of Germany etc who in real terms won WWII ? The allies chickened out and allowed the cold war to be created. For most of my life we had to suffer the expense, con and privation of the cold war. People who had fought for ''freedom'' who returned to their countries were imprisoned for ''fighting on the wrong side.'' The reason for it starting was Germany's invasion of Poland at the end Poland was still invaded - so much for freedom. OK everyone had no stomach to continue or stand up to Stalin but that is the reality.

''Initial reaction to the Yalta agreements was celebratory. Roosevelt and many other Americans viewed it as proof that the spirit of U.S.-Soviet wartime cooperation would carry over into the postwar period. This sentiment, however, was short lived. With the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman became the thirty-third president of the United States. By the end of April, the new administration clashed with the Soviets over their influence in Eastern Europe, and over the United Nations. Alarmed at the perceived lack of cooperation on the part of the Soviets, many Americans began to criticize Roosevelt’s handling of the Yalta negotiations. To this day, many of Roosevelt’s most vehement detractors accuse him of “handing over” Eastern Europe and Northeast Asia to the Soviet Union at Yalta despite the fact that the Soviets did make many substantial concessions.''

Topic When was the last time you had sex? [BE HONEST]
Posted 28 Apr 2017 18:22

Do solo gigs count? If so yesterday if not then the beginning of last September.

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 28 Apr 2017 18:13


Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 16:14

Wow. One grandfather landed on Juno Beach, the other was already a German P.O.W. (and repeat escapee) well before Pearl Harbour. My grandmother was an RCAF nurse assigned to the British division tasked with the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

All three were awarded medals of the highest order for their service.

So, what I'm saying is, would you please be so good as to read one fucking history book written by an actual historian and not some dumbass Pepe cocksucking motherfucker before posting absolute bollocks nonsense, please? Thank you.

What's the above got to do with the issue under debate? We all know there were sacrifices in the process of the war it doesn't alter the fact that the Russians won. And why all this peculiar mixture of sentimental flag waving and obscenities? Everything I've said is true you respond with raw emotion as though you hate the idea of accepting the reality. Prove to me by consulting history books that Europe was as free at the end of the war as it was before the war began and you have credibility otherwise you're just mouthing useless epithets.

By the way all of this is a digression from my original point (I did not bring up WWII) which was you can't make Donald Trump a scapegoat but should take responsibility about him rather than whine. And this does not mean I support him he was an obvious bad choice long before the election but it seemed the majority still thought he was a good choice so either live with it or do something about it rather than burble on about the latest proof of his unsuitability. (This is just a general statement and a return to the original issue and not directed specifically at HeraTeleia)

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 15:51

The Warsaw pact was signed in 1955, ten years after the war, as a reaction to the fact that Germany became a member of NATO. It had nothing to do with the WWII alliance between Russia, America and Great Britain

Yes you're quite right I meant the non aggression pact as follows.

On August 23, 1939–shortly before World War II (1939-45) broke out in Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, in which the two countries agreed to take no military action against each other.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 13:44

I rest my case and will go with my previous statement - "You absolute, fucking cockwomble!!!"

Here..go play this..

Thanks for proving my point again. As for your game suggestion I suggest you let your eyes rove over something other than fictional things if you're going to make statements without any factual information. As for your case you didn't make any only childish hyperbilies.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 13:08

You point out the Russia won WWII. Well, Russia WAS an ally at that time. Better bone up on your history.

You mean like they were when they had the Warsaw pact agreement?

I hate to say this but to use an Americanism arguing with you is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 12:08

Just when I think you can't say anything more stupid, you outdo yourself just one more time. Alternative facts, Jack?

See my previous.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 28 Apr 2017 12:07

You absolute, fucking cockwomble!!!

Was it Socrates who said the use of of abuse is the sign of a lost argument? I suggest you study the map of Europe before and after WWII. You will see more people were invaded than at the beginning. The Russians won WWII in Europe.

Topic Why are most American men circumcised?
Posted 28 Apr 2017 11:39

Of course people who get their kids so cut can't be creationists or if they do they think the deity is a lousy engineer.

Topic Can you really ever stop loving someone after a relationship is over?
Posted 28 Apr 2017 09:53

You still get the pain but with time less often.

Topic If you could really sell your soul
Posted 28 Apr 2017 08:37

I'm prepared to go down to the crossroads any time if it would really work.

Topic Why are most American men circumcised?
Posted 27 Apr 2017 07:56

I think every person born is an individual and nobody else except themselves including parents has any right to alter part of their body. As for male circumcision apart from real medical necessity I think it's primitive tribal crap.

Topic The New York Times Will No Longer Use the Term Female Genital Mutilation
Posted 25 Apr 2017 08:37

As background to what I'm about to write, I'm licensed by The State of Florida to carry a concealed firearm. In many states that have reciprocity agreements with Florida, their laws permit businesses to post signs telling potential patrons that concealed firearms are not allowed on their premises. I do not have a problem with businesses telling me they do not want my patronage. But whether I'm carrying at the time or not, before I turn around and walk out, I ask to speak to the manager, and explain why I'm leaving their business without spending the money I had intended spending.

See, if I just leave, its as if I had never been there and they would have no way of knowing about the income they lost by posting their sign. This is a technique that's become rather wide spread in the concealed carry community. Essentially a business can just bumble along not knowing that they're even being hit with a boycott. But by letting them know why you're withholding your business you bring it to their attention.

So for those of you dropping your NYT subscriptions, please make sure they know this issue is the reason why. It's especially important in this case because NYT in particular and the newspaper business in general are on shaky financial footing at this time. Make sure they know why they lost your business.

To give you an idea how the rest of the world thinks. On Prague shopping centres they have signs saying what is forbidden smoking etc and to my amusement on the list was guns. I was amused by this as I felt it was so over the top to even consider making such a point - the idea being that ridiculous that some lunatic would wander around so armed whilst pushing the shopping trolley around.

As for mutilating females or changing the terminology per se that is disgusting - but to add something to the other side of the coin or should I say pudenda; male genitalia is very painfully mutilated by certain native tribes in Australia. I suppose it's ok if they use a licensed Colt 45 to carry out the operation though.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 23 Apr 2017 13:14

can you really defend someone by comparing him to Hitler? He may not have been solely responsible for the war, but he was definitely an evil mother fucker, as much to blame as anyone else, and not who I would want to to be compared to as a leader.

You still don't get it do you? I'm not so much making a comparison with Trump and Hitler except to say that they were both elected. In other words people have to take responsibility for allowing such people to be in control as they or their system did. And what makes you think anything I said was in defence of Trump?

As for the Pacific war that was the only part of WWII which the U.S.A. and the other allies won as they most definitely lost the one in Europe.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 23 Apr 2017 08:15

Your statement is factual - Hitler cannot solely and logically be blamed for WW II. I do find the comment very offensive, however. Through my beliefs, WW II and the circumstances and people that were involved the war cannot and should not be compared to any issue such as Trump.

Sidenote, along with WW II came the Pacific War and people rarely mention it. In general, many people don't know of the Pacific War and for those people, I feel research should be done.

Same technique as Adolf and my main point wasn't that. Is that so difficult to figure?

Topic What was your source of sex education?
Posted 22 Apr 2017 15:17

The correct place - the gutter.

Topic What's the ONE thing you really hate to do?
Posted 22 Apr 2017 15:11

Go on line to complete government forms like tax etc I always procrastinate (I suspect others too). I have to renew my passport soon and am not looking forward to it though it is better than travelling back to the U.K. to get it.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 16:37

If you are gonna talk about Hitler, don't be dumb enough to do so in defense of Trump. Don't be dumb enough to use Hitler as a defense of anything, or minimize Hitler's horrific legacy in any respect. It's just a dumb dumb dumb thing to do, speaking of saying dumb things. Nuff said about that.

As you still refuse to interpret my point correctly and indulge again in your hick style emotional burbling about Hitler I'll tell you what your answer should have been. All of them were supported and got elected as did your current lunatic leader - elected by your supposedly fair system that elected a man who's ideas and policies and erratic behaviour had been fully demonstrated prior to election as was Hitler's prior to his election but you in your naivety think I for one moment support either Trump or Hitler. You don't get it - you're all responsible you can't just create scapegoats just for your convenience. You can't just blame this berk Trump you have to also blame the larger proportion of yourselves that voted him in.

Topic If you could have sex with anyone famous who ?
Posted 21 Apr 2017 14:58

Eskimo Nell

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 14:14

Dumbest thing I have read on Lush in ages. Anytime anyone ever excuses Hitler for anything, its simply sickening.

Beyond that, the gist of the thread is that Trump is a bloody moron, a fool and an embarrassment to the nation. And for all that, he holds sole blame.

Oh please if you must misinterpret my point please use slightly more supportive rhetoric than the above. I will elaborate further John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan what do they all have in common and it's not just that they were presidents of the U.S.A. ? Think about it before you, to quote you, say something dumb.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 21 Apr 2017 09:37

You can't blame one guy for all this crap just like you couldn't logically blame Hitler for WWII.

Topic Story behind your avatar
Posted 19 Apr 2017 12:05

A bar owner asked me to do a gig with a rock theme in terms of eras with music and costumes.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 19 Apr 2017 11:29

The Cuban Missile crisis was a close call. There were blokkades, diplomatic pressure and tense negotiations, but not once during the entire crisis has either of the sides threatened the other with actual attacks. Luckily, that crisis was handled by two very experienced politicians who knew when to be diplomats, Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy.

That is in no way comparable with today's situation, where two guys with funny hair, one a petulant and impulsive businessman with no political experience and no feeling whatsoever for diplomacy, the other a a dictator who is used to getting everything the way he wants it, without the need for diplomacy, and both armed with nuclear weapons are actually talking about attacking each other's country.

Yes it is comparable because all politicians are charlatans with an eye for the main chance I don't care how power mad or which classy tailor makes their clothes. There is no percentage in ending the world and having nothing left to rule over - do you realize that one bomb alone would paralyze the U.K health system? No I'll be very surprized if they decide to do it for what? It always was a con in the cold war and it will continue to be one. They used that scare about Iraq but couched it in double edged rhetoric - Weapons of Mass Destruction which they could pretend they mean other weapons not nuclear when nothing was found. But go on enjoying scaring yourself that they will- this is not some computer game. If they had a nice safe planet to go to somewhere else of course they would have no hesitation in doing over this one but there isn't so they won't. The only people irresponsible enough to use these nasty toys were guess who? And they've never used one since.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 15 Apr 2017 06:01

I would say the Cuban missile crisis was similar. And my point is not the specific issue anyway. They have these little scares on a regular basis whatever it is. I'm afraid T.S. Elliot's theory is closer to the truth than John the Divine.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 15 Apr 2017 04:22

Age has its compensations and regarding nuclear war I am cynically optimistic. For most of my life the U.S.A. the U.K. and various other countries in N.A.T.O. along with the U.S.S.R. held us all to ransom with their costly insane exercise called the cold war. The whole thing was a con to distract us all - a sort of unspoken collusion if you like between all concerned and I realized this in 1962. I suggest you all watch Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb which was made 2 years later. They'll never do it except by accident so unless Trump really is off his rocker (and in that case you have the cure in your own hands as you got rid of unwanted leaders in the past for fairly mild infringements compared to beginning the end of the world) I suggest you debate important issues like economic related things rather than the fairy tale of Armaggedon.

Topic Trump attacks Syria
Posted 14 Apr 2017 02:47

Oh yes the Syrians are rattling their sabres and getting on their camels and like Lawrence's attack on Akabar are going to sneak across via Russia (with their approval) and launch a surprise attack on the good old USA starting with Alaska.

Topic Skinny Dipping
Posted 31 Mar 2017 12:03

Can't you do fatty dipping too?