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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: June 16, 2017 01:27PM

Helmut Kohl, creator--more or less--of the euro currency, passed away. For me, although I wasn't particularly fond of him, he was a fixture, and I will miss the big guy.

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: June 16, 2017 02:23PM

Kohl will be long remembered for putting Germany back together after Stalin had ripped it apart.


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Posted by: nomonomo ( )
Date: June 17, 2017 12:01PM


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Posted by: quatermass2 ( )
Date: June 18, 2017 02:43AM

It was simply unfortunate that he became fixated on the creation of the Euro, which was always insane economic experiment.

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Posted by: Babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: June 18, 2017 07:06AM

No more insane than America's economic experiment.

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Posted by: SLC ( )
Date: June 18, 2017 08:10AM

Oh! Oh! Can I pleeeeese do his temple work? Pleeeeese. Just tell me how much tithing it will cost and what calling I have to be assigned.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: June 18, 2017 09:06AM

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Posted by: Visitors Welcome ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 11:19AM

But the unification of Germany is definitely his lasting legacy.

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Posted by: snowball ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 10:39AM

I actually have an on topic story about Helmut Kohl.

As you can imagine, we didn't have a lot of interest in our story about Joseph Smith and his Golden mean plates. So, out of boredom and frustration my companion and I decided we would be accosting the noble citizens of Germany with even weirder Mormon doctrine.


We decided to do a highly unorthodox meat before milk approach, and attempt to lead a conversation with total strangers about KOLOB!

The first woman we encountered misunderstood what we had said.

She thought we said we wanted to talk to her about Kohl (as in Helmut Kohl). She then went into a litany of complaints about corrupt politicians etc.

Well it was worth a shot, and probably just as effective as anything else we did.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 11:17AM

I hadn't heard this. But now after snowball's story, I'll always think of him as Helmut Kohlob.

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