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#321 Johnoco

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

the difference being that sole aim of military weapons and military 'discipline' is that of killing people

but your point is a fair one.

the real issue here IMHO refers to the myt that national service made a better person out o smeone

How is it a myth just because one or two people were crooks before and after NS? Many people were given the opportunities to achieve good things in their life because of NS. You can't just dismiss it because of a minority of crooks.

Some people grow up but instead of getting jobs, they burgle houses/become drug dealers/work in the city, does this mean that school and everything is a waste of time because of them? does it make it a myth that working hard at school can help you get on in life?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

How is it a myth just because one or two people were crooks before and after NS? Many people were given the opportunities to achieve good things in their life because of NS. You can't just dismiss it because of a minority of crooks.

Some people grow up but instead of getting jobs, they burgle houses/become drug dealers/work in the city, does this mean that school and everything is a waste of time because of them? does it make it a myth that working hard at school can help you get on in life?


it's as myth because of the res of the people that did it. They went straight back to theirnormal lives, apart from the ones who were killed and maimed in Korea, malaya and Suez.

But fair enough, I'm sure it did some people good
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#323 Wolford6

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

The Virgin Soldiers. Great book.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hans Massaquoi, who grew up in Hitler's Germany as a mixed-race child.

I'd never heard of him, but it's a very interesting story.

http://www.telegraph...-Massaquoi.html

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

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#326 Ullman

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

The Virgin Soldiers. Great book.

I remember the film.

Eddie Yeats was in it.

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#327 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

For those of a 'certain age' who can remember black and white telly, Dale Robertson

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Jim Hardie, special agent for Wells Fargo.


used to be on berween 6.5 special and the billy cotton band show

the series alternated with laramie
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#328 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

hugo chavez president of Venezuela
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#329 Bleep1673

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hugo Chavez

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21679053

I know I will get ripped to bits for this, but I loved his version of democratic socialism.

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#330 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

Hugo Chavez

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21679053

I know I will get ripped to bits for this, but I loved his version of democratic socialism.


it had a lot going for it
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#331 Futtocks

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Apart from the sacking of striking workers, the vigorous suppression of dissent, and the homophobia, he did many positive things, yes.

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#332 Northern Sol

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

it had a lot going for it


Correction, it had a lot of oil going for it.

The only reason why his revolution didn't run into the ground was because of Venezuela's vast oil wealth propping all his vanity projects up even then he managed to give away much of the country's wealth to his mate Castro. Expect a collapse in the Cuban economy unless Chavez's successor decides to continue (unlikely).

He also used his oil wealth to back FARC terrorists in Colombia who are tearing the country apart.

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#333 Northern Sol

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

Hugo Chavez

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21679053

I know I will get ripped to bits for this, but I loved his version of democratic socialism.


Semi-democratic socialism.

He controlled the media and counted the votes and rewrote the constitution. He was a democrat in the sense that Putin is a democrat.

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#334 John Drake

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

Don't ruin the Obituary thread arguing the toss over Hugo Chavez, please. Start a new thread about him if you want to do that.

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#335 Futtocks

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Ten Years After guitarist Alvin Lee.

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#336 Wolford6

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

I saw Ten Years After at the Isle of Wight.

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#337 Bazz

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

I saw Ten Years After at the Isle of Wight.


So did I!

It seems like yesterday!

Happy days!

#338 Wolford6

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Happy days!


Not if you had to use the toilets!
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#339 JohnM

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

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