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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Laidley story:
    Thanks for clarifying - I certainly don't see "senior AFLW coach" in any of that disturbing extract, and it appears that our club similarly saw a better credentialed candidate who doesn't have a sordid recent history of abusive and predatory behaviour against women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Bye. The world needs ditch diggers too.
    Change ditch diggers to street sweepers and it reminds me of a story in a Churchill biography I read recently.

    Winston and his wife Clementine were out walking through London one evening. Clementine stopped and talked with a street sweeper for 10-15 minutes while Winston waited for her. When she'd finished chatting she caught up with Churchill who asked her who he was. "Well dear he was the man I was seeing just before I met and married you" "ahhh" said Churchill "so if you hadn't met me you may have married a street sweeper instead of the Prime Minister?" "No dear" said Clementine "if I'd married
    him then he would have been Prime Minister and you would have been a street sweeper"
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Change ditch diggers to street sweepers and it reminds me of a story in a Churchill biography I read recently.

    Winston and his wife Clementine were out walking through London one evening. Clementine stopped and talked with a street sweeper for 10-15 minutes while Winston waited for her. When she'd finished chatting she caught up with Churchill who asked her who he was. "Well dear he was the man I was seeing just before I met and married you" "ahhh" said Churchill "so if you hadn't met me you may have married a street sweeper instead of the Prime Minister?" "No dear" said Clementine "if I'd married
    him then he would have been Prime Minister and you would have been a street sweeper"
    Love it.

    I've got a mug I got from the Churchill war rooms in London in the early naughties with the quote "history will be kind to me for I intend to write it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Love it.

    I've got a mug I got from the Churchill war rooms in London in the early naughties with the quote "history will be kind to me for I intend to write it"
    Sorry to say, but Churchill was an arsehole. Not a nice person at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Sorry to say, but Churchill was an arsehole. Not a nice person at all.
    Against : Bengal famine, Gallipoli.

    For: Saving the world from the Nazis.

    Nothing is black and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Against : Bengal famine, Gallipoli.

    For: Saving the world from the Nazis.

    Nothing is black and white.
    You can be a competent prime minister during a war and a terrible person in pretty much every other context.

    I mean would you apply the same logic to Stalin? The guy who objectively did way more to save the world from Nazis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    You can be a competent prime minister during a war and a terrible person in pretty much every other context.

    I mean would you apply the same logic to Stalin? The guy who objectively did way more to save the world from Nazis?
    What!

    Gee wiz.

    Look up the Ribbentrop pact and the Katyn Forest massacre.

    Are you seriously comparing Churchill to Stalin?

    You've lost me now, I've got nfi where you're coming from. Crikey!

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    Both my grandfathers ran up the beach on 25/4/1915 and you didn't mention Churchill's name in either of their houses. My paternal grandfather was a socialist though. Mentioning Uncle Joe was permitted in his house.

    Personally I'm a big fan of Georgy Zhukov.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Both my grandfathers ran up the beach on 25/4/1915 and you didn't mention Churchill's name in either of their houses. My paternal grandfather was a socialist though. Mentioning Uncle Joe was permitted in his house.

    Personally I'm a big fan of Georgy Zhukov.
    Oh crikey. I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Oh crikey. I'm out.
    Different times. Those blokes lost a lot including brothers and good mates at Gallipoli.

    However I do admire Churchill for owning up to his error and going to fight at the Front himself after. I just couldn't see a modern day politician doing that.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    What!

    Gee wiz.

    Look up the Ribbentrop pact and the Katyn Forest massacre.

    Are you seriously comparing Churchill to Stalin?

    You've lost me now, I've got nfi where you're coming from. Crikey!
    I think saying Churchill 'saved the world from Nazis' is at best an exageration. Propaganda campaigns have changed perceptions over time on who contributed most to the defeat of the Nazis. https://i.stack.imgur.com/DP7mE.jpg


    All I intended to point out is that you're using the war as a defense of Churchill's character, his racism and white supremacy (he even admired Fascism as many in Britain and America did before WW2) where you wouldn't do the same for someone you're more used to seeing as a 'monster'.

    Churchill - it's not black and white
    Stalin - it's black

    Both were leaders that played important roles in defeating the Axis, both oversaw atrocities, both had substance abuse issues. I don't like Stalin either I'm just saying maybe Churchill aint that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Different times. Those blokes lost a lot including brothers and good mates at Gallipoli.

    However I do admire Churchill for owning up to his error and going to fight at the Front himself after. I just couldn't see a modern day politician doing that.
    Absolutely agree re Gallipoli. Those guys are heroes TD.

    Zhukov got me though xD

    The encirclement of the 6th army was a pretty boss move, I just can't like anyone from that horrid regime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    I think saying Churchill 'saved the world from Nazis' is at best an exageration. Propaganda campaigns have changed perceptions over time on who contributed most to the defeat of the Nazis. https://i.stack.imgur.com/DP7mE.jpg


    All I intended to point out is that you're using the war as a defense of Churchill's character, his racism and white supremacy (he even admired Fascism as many in Britain and America did before WW2) where you wouldn't do the same for someone you're more used to seeing as a 'monster'.

    Churchill - it's not black and white
    Stalin - it's black

    Both were leaders that played important roles in defeating the Axis, both oversaw atrocities, both had substance abuse issues. I don't like Stalin either I'm just saying maybe Churchill aint that guy.
    Get your point, I can't agree though.

    May 1940, England are last man standing. Hitler who admired them wanted to broker a deal.

    Any other prime minister may just have done that.

    Without Churchill we might just be having sauerkraut with our cornflakes!

    I mean at this point Stalin was on Hitler's side and was more than happy to divide up Poland and destroy a sovereign nation, then wipe out all of their best people (22000 of them) by rounding them up and murdering them in a forest. He signed the order.

    (He only changed sides because he had to, and they only survived due to the Nazis being delayed)

    Battle of Britain ensues, they hold off the Luftwaffe and that year it took for Barbarossa to happen was critical and kept a two front war as a concept the Germans had to be planning for.

    Churchill is no saint, Stalin is just pure evil.

    If you haven't read about collectivisation, holodomor and the great terror it's worth doing so.

    Back to Norf xD

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    Caught a bit of of North v Collingwood and North are making some progress in their long awaited rebuild. McKercher looks the goods and Sheezal was brilliant. Wardlaw is an excellent midfielder as well. I don't know that they will climb the ladder but they should be more competitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Caught a bit of of North v Collingwood and North are making some progress in their long awaited rebuild. McKercher looks the goods and Sheezal was brilliant. Wardlaw is an excellent midfielder as well. I don't know that they will climb the ladder but they should be more competitive.
    McKercher will be amazing Jasper. Norf are going to have an elite midfield.

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