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#599631
cycloon wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:25 pm
I genuinely don't get the process of thought that has someone think the following is any sense insightful, interesting or useful, in any way other than identifying themselves as a vacuum of critical thought:

'yes, well, there were atrocities, but what about the introduction of [arbitrary invention X or form of ancient institution Y]'

How is that saying anything about history?
See Ronnie and Reggie had their problems but they were good to their mum.
#599639
Or "those propah nawty London gangsters only hurt their own, and didn't do drugs".

Point out that they did, and it becomes "ah but at least they protected their neighbourhood", and on it goes, until you hit the root - at least they were "ours".
#599641
Andy McDandy wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Or "those propah nawty London gangsters only hurt their own, and didn't do drugs".

Point out that they did, and it becomes "ah but at least they protected their neighbourhood", and on it goes, until you hit the root - at least they were white.
FTFY
#599660
Strong risk of Godwin's law striking this down, but here goes...

"Sure, Adolf Hitler & the Nazis committed some terrible atrocities before and during World War Two, but you should balance that out by remembering some of the good they did e.g. The Autobhans, pioneers for modern animal rights & anti-smoking movements, their contributions to technological & medical advances etc.... getting it yet?"
#599674
Boiler wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 pm
I am aware of the soft drink, Mr. Arrer; but not of its origins :)
The PokeyPola was made form a syrup imported exclusively from the American parent company.
World trading conditions made this somewhat hard to access.
Comrade Franco stepped in with a generous supply or Oranges.
#599676
The Red Arrow wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:15 pm
...the Olympic torch, Fanta, VW beetles. I was just about to post along the same lines. :lol:
That'll be the torch relay.

#599834
Not so little these days Steven is nicked again, this time after he claimed he was detaining someone who'd committed a crime.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... l#comments

It's incredible how many times he gets arrested or attacked, but the cameras only come out when he starts to defend himself.
#599835
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Worse for Lennon, what happened may, if he gets guilty, be found to have breached his existing bail conditions - which means he could be returned to prison. Automatically.
https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... again.html
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#599900
Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Boiler wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 pm
I am aware of the soft drink, Mr. Arrer; but not of its origins :)
The PokeyPola was made form a syrup imported exclusively from the American parent company.
World trading conditions made this somewhat hard to access.
Comrade Franco stepped in with a generous supply or Oranges.
From Wiki:

"During the Second World War, the US established a trade embargo against Germany—making the export of Coca-Cola syrup difficult.[1] To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH), decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including beet sugar, whey, and apple pomace—the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled.[1][2] The name was the result of a brainstorming session, which started with Keith's exhorting his team to "use their imagination" (Fantasie in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, retorted "Fanta!".[2]

The plant was cut off from Coca-Cola headquarters during the war. After the war, The Coca-Cola Company regained control of the plant, formula, and the trademarks to the new Fanta product—as well as the plant profits made during the war.[1][2]

In 1943 alone, 3 million cases of Fanta were sold. Many bottles were not drunk, but used to add sweetness and flavor to soups and stews, since wartime sugar was severely rationed.[1][2]

During the war the Dutch Coca-Cola plant in Amsterdam (N.V. Nederlandsche Coca-Cola Maatschappij) suffered the same difficulties as the German Coca-Cola plant. Max Keith put the Fanta brand at the disposal of the Dutch Coca-Cola plant, of which he had been appointed the official caretaker. Dutch Fanta had a different recipe from German Fanta, elderberries being one of the main ingredients.[3]

Fanta production was discontinued when the German and Dutch Coca-Cola branches were reunited with their parent company. Following the launch of several drinks by the Pepsi corporation in the 1950s, Coca-Cola relaunched Fanta in 1955. The drink was heavily marketed in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.[4]

The orange Fanta of today was produced for the first time in Italy, in Naples, in 1955, when a local bottling plant started producing it using locally sourced oranges.[5][6][7]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanta
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