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Everything posted by ALHOLK

  1. According to the wiki Seoul has 10 464 051 people and the greater urban area 24 949 900. Maybe you should check your facts before you whine about other posts.
  2. I've had a Pabst once in HMC about 25 years ago. I was probably the most appaling beer I've ever tasted. Of American beers available i Sweden I only drink Brooklyn, Samuel Adams and Lagunitas (great beers).
  3. I just read about Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry. Together with Bo Diddley and a few others probably one of the most important creators of early rock'n roll. His music will never die though. Say no more.
  4. I left Pattaya on Wednesday evening after two months with hardly any rain. Apparently I got out in the nick of time.
  5. Lennart Nilsson an internationally known Swedish photagrapher. He was known for among things his pictures of fetuses and other internal shots of the human body.
  6. One of the worst acts of terrorism was the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy MvVeigh and Terry Nichols. Both were Us citizens. Why doesn't Trump ban Us citizens to enter the country. This should substantially bring down the probabillity of domestic terrorism.
  7. Gordon Kaye known for his part as Renè Artois 'Allo 'allo. This is one of my favourite Brittish sitcoms. I have it all on DVD (legal) and look at it every now an then.
  8. Read a modest proposal by Jonathan Swift. There might be some good tips in there.
  9. I read a long time ago that even tho Mandarin is spoken by most people in the world Cantoneese is the Chinese lanfuage spoken in most places in the world. I had a Chinese workmate that spoke Cantoneese, he told me that old Cantoneese, which he didn't understand, contained more that 10 tones.
  10. ALHOLK

    Departees !

    One poster I'm curious about was a Swiss bloke, I think his board name was Mentors. He was a great hockey fan. He disapeared from the board just before hockey WC in Switzerland where his team was doing very well. Old hippies personal attacks on people who didn't hsare his opinions I don't miss at all.
  11. It was the other way around. The Normans were descendants of Danish and Norwegian vikings. They were given land in Normandie to rule under the french king so they would stop attacking Paris. All vikings came from the Scandinavian countries. Swedish vikings are maybe less well known in the west as they mainly went east over the Baltic sea. They reached as far as Miklagård which was thier name for Konstantinopel.
  12. I have never disputed Israel's right to exist. I haven't even disputed their right to occupy land for security reasons. What I do dispute is their right to move in their own population in occupied territories. This is a very clear viaolation of international declarations that mos nations have signed or otherwise adhere to. Letting Israeli civilian courts rule and using Israeli currency are other violations. The jewish squatters on occupied land are war criminals and should be treated as such. I don't know why the team is called vikings. Perhaps bacuse Minnesota had the largest influx of Swedish and other Scandinavian immigrants.
  13. Sweden stayed out of WW2 for the simple reason that we weren't attacked in difference to Denmark and Norway. You ofcourse didn't mention the despicable act of shipping ball bearings to England without which not many Hurricanes or Spitfires would have gotten of the ground. To answer your question, the jewish terrorists who murdered Folke Bernadotte were probably mildly interested. The same Folke Bernadotte that saved a significant number of jews from KZ lager in Germany. Another one to be interested might be Bejamin Netanyahu who went of in a tanget when Sweden officially declared that Plaestinians should have rights to. I believe that your comment syas mor about you then the actual issue.
  14. Fitzcaralldo is one of my favourites. I also liked Cobra Verde although film critics were not to keen on it.
  15. The state of Israel was founded in 1948. Before that you have to go back to a mythical kingdom described in religeous documents such as The Old Testament, a notoriously unreliable document. Between theese states/kingdoms there was no Israel, especially not between the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem in the year of 70 and 1948. Your post suggests that jews have lived for the significant part of 2000 years in a state that didn't exist. I take it that math was never you best subject in school. I put it to you that i'm not the one of us in most dire need of education. Which state would this be. I have never heard of it. They weren't all kicked out,only a significant part of them. There are still Arab countries with small jewish populations. Btw where in my post did you fin any reference to them. I already knew this. Where in my post did you find any reference to Zionism. Was this just a mandatory part of your proisrael drivel.
  16. One of the best sitcoms ever to come from the US. RIP father Mulcahy.
  17. The jews who did not have a state siad "Yes please, give us a state that is located on land inhabited by arabs. Never mind the arabs, we can deal with them later". The arabs already had a state, they said no to a new state on their land".
  18. Vesna Vulovic, a Yougoslavian air stewardess. She was thrown out of an exploding DC9 at 10000 meters altitude in 1972. The plane was on route from Stockholm to Belgrad when it exploded midair. She fell 10 000 metres without a parashute and survived with a number of broken bones. She i credited as the survivor of the worlds highest fall from an aircraft. Dying at the age of 66 might be to early but one could also say that she had lived 44 years on overtime.
  19. Merry Xmas from Sweden too.
  20. True but still inevitable.
  21. Together with Mahavishnu orchestra ELP was my favourite band in the early 70's. I have their "Pictures at an exhibition" concert on DVD and it is still one of my favourites. Tonight I will probably pour myself a wiskey and listen to it again or mayby "Brain Salad Surgery" As a side note, he was only one year older than me. Much to early to go.
  22. They have existed for a very long time. They are known as religious types.
  23. I'm currently reading a book that adresses this issue. The title is: "The Stupidity paradox" with the subtitle: "The Power and Pifalls of Functional Stupidity at Work". The book explains how and why intelligent people sometimes make appallingly stupid mistakes.
  24. I have travelled to Thailand fon abut 35 years and my impression is that the Thai peoples skills in the English language have improved immensly. During my first trip in 1982 it was difficult to find people outside the core tourist industry that spoke even basic English.
  25. Robert Vaughn who played Napoleon Solo in "The man from U.N.C.L.E.
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