The Berlin wall opened 28 years ago today. It existed 28 years.

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  1. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    It's been down now, for the same length of time it was up.

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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    When we learned about it in grade school in the mid '60s it never made and sense to me. I could never understand why a wall would be used for people.
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    You have to open on YouTube

     
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    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    I was a kid when it came down. Didn't really understand the importance of it much at the time.

    I remember Gorbachev and Ronnie and the whole, "tear down that wall" ...thing, but it was a bit too deep for my kids brain at the time. Guess I'm glad I got to see it happen though.
     
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    You don't believe in countries having borders?
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    How about today?

    Not going to get into the nitty-gritty, but desperate times, call for desperate measures. And, these be some desperate times.
     
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    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    It was because East Germany was so awesome, under Soviet control, that they needed a way to keep immigrants out.

    This is one of the few locations, I have ever read about that used shrapnel machine guns (i.e. machine guns shooting shrapnel shells), a truly sick anti-personnel munition.
     
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    AND 50% of millennials say they’d rather live in a place like east Germany over the US.

    Smdh
     
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    Wait, so like, did West Germany kill a dragon and resurrect it to bring down the wall or what happened there?
     
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    Actual video of the wall coming down
     
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    I was 26 at the time. We thought the bad old days were over and world peace would ensue.

    Oh, to be young and naive again.
     
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    Several years back, there was a great show on the STASI and the wall. Very detailed, told about the pop-up automated machine guns, the dogs turned loose, the two guards in towers that were constantly suspicious of each other, the works.

    It was on the History channel.

    I have not seen it since. And I've looked.

    They need to bring that one back, and dump the ice-road swamp logging BS.
     
  14. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    That's about as likely as HGTV having a show about gardening, or MTV having music.

    Once these networks found they can make money with low-budget reality shows.... it was all over.
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Thanks for the heads-up.

    Is it one of these?

     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    And that friggin "Pickers" show..[​IMG]

    Rarely even watch the channel anymore.
     
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    I am fascinated by all of that stuff. My mind is constantly pondering and evaluating potential countermeasures, when engaged with that sort of material.
     
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    Are they two-hour programs?

    The one that I remember was about the STAZI. -Which controlled the wall.
     
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    Used to live in the country w no cable etc and we'd go to the beach every summer with my wife's fam. As someone who works outside all year, roasting on a beach is no vacation so as they would do that I'd sit in the apt watching the History Channel or, maybe more accurately, the Hitler Channel. I loved it though. What they show now is just goofy stuff. We really do live in an Idiocracy.
     
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    Definitely the WWII/Hitler Channel.
     
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