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Old 09-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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I posted that with a degree of hesitance. I don't want this thread to become political. So, let's just move on. If you wish to discuss homelessness or police brutality, start another thread, please.

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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My hat's off to you. I wouldn't have the patience.

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ok sorry about my part. Ill delete it so no further questions arise from it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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Last Fall I did some business in Regensburg, Germany. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was settled by the Romans about 120 AD. The city is on the bank of the Danube River and was a big tracing hub for centuries. The Italians that lived there amassed some serious coin. One of the families, Thurn and Taxis, still has billions, although they made their money on postal routes, not trading.

If Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis ever asks for my hand I will tell her that with a little more sweet talking I might be had.

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Last Fall I did some business in Regensburg, Germany. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was settled by the Romans about 120 AD. The city is on the bank of the Danube River and was a big tracing hub for centuries. The Italians that lived there amassed some serious coin. One of the families, Thurn and Taxis, still has billions, although they made their money on postal routes, not trading.

If Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis ever asks for my hand I will tell her that with a little more sweet talking I might be had.
I've had the Thurn und Taxis beer on a number of occasions. Have you had the little bratwursts at the grill down by the river in Regensburg - the oldest bratwurst joint in the world? Nice town, Regensburg.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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I know the bratwurst stand; it is at the base of the stone bridge. Unfortunately I did not partake.

One night we had dinner in a restaurant just across from Regensburger Dom/St. Peters Cathedral. The restaurant was a converted home of some millionaire of antiquity. It was a great place for a corporate party and the food was top notch German fare.
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'bout to start D. McCulloughs' 'John Adams', a gift from my stepdaughter.

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'bout to start D. McCulloughs' 'John Adams', a gift from my stepdaughter.

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Excellent book. I gotta warn you though;

It portrays him as a human being---
No deifed hero worship. Just an ordinary lawyer with fire in his belly and a forceful voice, fighting for what he believes is right. (And an ancestor of mine.)

(My Grandmother, on my mothers side was an Adams. Her great grandfather was John Quincy Adams.)

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:24 PM
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I'm loving "Someplace Called America". But, I gotta take it in small bites. Reading the stories reminds me of people I've known and things I see going on today.......And it makes me angry.

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