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04-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Post: #76
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Very good, Joe. Not the cloister itself, but the last remaining wall of the nursing home, "Heil-und Pflegeanstalt Hildesheim" (or asylum) which was destroyed in the war.
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04-06-2014, 10:58 AM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2014 11:06 AM by J. Beckert.)
Post: #77
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I love this game. We're beating the Non Germans like we caught them stealing something. Welcome to the Vernichtungsschlacht. You hoagie eaters...

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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04-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Post: #78
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(04-06-2014 10:58 AM)J. Beckert Wrote:  I love this game. We're beating the Non Germans like we caught them stealing something. Welcome to the Vernichtungsschacht. You hoagie eaters...

For those of us who have no idea what Vernichtungsschacht is:

"The Vernichtungsschlacht of Kesselschlacht was a way of surrounding and overwhelming the enemy to make a long (trench)battle unnecessary."

http://www.warchapter.com/Operation_Barbarossa.html
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04-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Post: #79
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Let's not be too smug--remember the Battle of the Bulge
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04-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Post: #80
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And I don't eat hoagies - I eat subs. P.S. Usually not the ones under water...
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04-07-2014, 02:47 AM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2014 02:59 AM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #81
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And I second former German chancellor and West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt who pledged that "a war must never again begin from German soil".

In 1959, (when Mayor of West Berlin) Willy Brandt was invited to give the key commemoration speech at the sesquicentennial banquet of the A. Lincoln Society in Springfield, as he was destined for a major role in a "House Divided" episode of the 20th century. In his address, he focused on the House Divided speech and related it to the situation and developments in both parts of Germany then.

About the Freedom Bell in the townhall of Berlin-Schöneberg that had been dedicated to the citizens in 1950, Brandt said in his address:
"Since shortly after the end of the Berlin blockade the Freedom Bell has hung in the town hall of West Berlin. It came to us from your country with parchment scrolls bearing the signatures of fifteen thousand American men and women. Each day at I2 noon we the listen to sound of this bell, which reminds us of what we have to preserve and what we yet have to achieve...Engraved on our Freedom Bell are noble words from the Gettysburg Address: "That this World - Lincoln said 'nation,' but today he, too, would include the whole world -under God shall have a new birth of freedom."

Brandt later canvassed with a photo of him at the speakers table in front of the "House Divided banner".
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04-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Post: #82
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This is my Good Friday question. I'm afraid and hope it's ok this time that it doesn't really have to do with Abraham Lincoln despite this was a place he might have loved to visit (which he indicated on Good Friday), and that another important historic incident took place here on a Good Friday.

What place is this?
   
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04-18-2014, 12:20 PM
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I'm not good on religious matters, but Lincoln indicated on his carriage ride with the Mrs. on Good Friday that he would like to visit the Holy Land. Does this tree have something to do with Calvary and Christ's crucifixion?
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04-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Post: #84
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Garden of Gethsemane ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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04-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Post: #85
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(04-18-2014 02:02 PM)Gene C Wrote:  Garden of Gethsemane ?


Our two half-wits made a brain, Gene! Just found 140+ great photos of the Garden here

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Re...rict.html.
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04-18-2014, 02:55 PM (This post was last modified: 04-18-2014 02:56 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #86
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EXCELLENT brains, Laurie and Gene, both of you! Allow me to remark, my photo is not from the internet.

I wonder why Mary never visited the Holy Land. Regarding the distance she travelled to Europe this would have been a stone's throw from there.

Laurie and Gene, I hope you will enjoy your prize (it's one of my favorite musicals):
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zuR2mVKEfdE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdLmmuLqQEo
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04-18-2014, 03:34 PM (This post was last modified: 04-18-2014 03:35 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #87
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(04-18-2014 02:55 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  I wonder why Mary never visited the Holy Land. Regarding the distance she travelled to Europe this would have been a stone's throw from there.

My guess would be this was not a safe place to travel, even back then, for a middle aged woman with her teenage son unless they were with a sizabe group.

Thanks Eva, that brought back some memories. I have the old 1970 version. It's probably been over 25 years since I listened to it.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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04-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Post: #88
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The decisive part was missing:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SBs-vzOsjAw
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04-18-2014, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 04-18-2014 05:49 PM by L Verge.)
Post: #89
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I would suspect that Mary never wanted to visit the Holy Lands after Abraham's death, knowing that it was his desire to do so and that he expressed it on the very afternoon of his death. A trip without him there would have been quite sad for her. Which brings me to another thought: Do we have any historical knowledge about Mrs. Lincoln and the sustenance of her faith after losing two sons and finally the husband who had seen her through her grief before? There surely had to be times when she questioned the wisdom of God.

As for JC, it is definitely one of my favorite musicals. Along with Godspell, it is part of MY generation's contributions as well as our desire to have people question their beliefs and become more active. I think that Jesus and his followers were symbolic to the activist movements of the 1960s and 70s. At the time, I was working with a junior choir and a youth group, and JC was a great teaching tool. I loved the song by Mary Magdalene, I Don't Know How to Love Him, and I remember it becoming the topic of a discussion on whether or not Mary was a woman of the streets.

P.S. For some reason, I never wanted to see the film version. I love the magic of the live stage. I always wanted to live at the Watergate so that I could walk across the parking lot and become a Kennedy Center usher. That way, I would finagle my way into every show!
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04-27-2014, 04:24 AM
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In 1960, American soldiers stationed in Germany, made a replica of a "Lincoln artefact" and gave it to the major of West Berlin for display in the city.

What did they copy?
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