I've got everything I need for a nice Asian-spicy chicken soup with coconut jasmine rice and I'm suddenly too lazy and am eying a frozen pizza...and mint chocolate chip ice cream. And a York peppermint patty. Hmmm...and maybe a cocktail or 4.
That reminds me of something. I few weeks ago I managed to bring a bunch of flies into the kitchen...I was being overrun by them. I came here and learned how to make a trap and bait it with yeast water. I caught a few flies that way but they were really interested in my cocktail. I looked at my drink and saw like 6 flies in and around it. Yuck, so I poured my drink into the fly trap. That was it, no more flies in the morning. They all died drunk.
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Americans tend to think of Germans as very rigid, Nederlanders as extremely laid-back. Part of that is probably that Americans still think that there is pot for legal sale in coffee shops on every block.
And no one thinks of a German as ever imbibing.
Other than Anne Frank, what happened in Amsterdam during WWII?
The sentiments of the people...were many ready to call themselves Nazis? Or was there a lot of lets hide the Franks kind of rebellion?
That's something I have never understood. I understand the untenable situation Germany was in after the treaty of Versailles, I understand patriotism and the lure of a charismatic leader. I don't understand why good people allowed it to happen.
@Jolenealaska Not many actually joined the Nazis, but a sizeable group did join the Dutch fascist group, the NSB.
They had a couple of seats in Parliament before the war broke out.
Another sizeable group hated the Germans and/or joined the Resistance.
The majority probably didn't like the Nazis or the NSB but just tried to get on with their lives.
@Jolenealaska Good people tried to resist the Nazis, but in Germany there were just too many people who actively or passively supported them (still a minority), and a large group who, again, just tried to get on with their lives. Hitler used a lot of violence to come to power in Germany.
The SA and the SS sent assault group to many opponents to intimidate and/or eliminate them in the thirties, resulting in his gaining control of Parliament.
With enough violence and other evil deeds, you can subvert elections just enough to get a majority.
How about now? Neo-Nazism is rather scarily huge in the US. It's mind boggling to me, but it exists with health. It's not even particularly anti-Jewish (although that's a part of it of course) it's more about the oh-so-obvious-superiority of protestant whites.
Well, it is tiny compared to Europe in the thirties, especially Germany and Italy and Austria.
> Ontwikkeling ledental NSB 1 januari 1933 900 1 januari 1934 21.000 1 januari 1935 33.000 1 januari 1936 52.000 1 januari 1937 48.000 1 januari 1938 39.000 1 januari 1939 37.000 1 januari 1940 32.000 maart 1940 33.342 31 oktober 1941 90.788 31 maart 1943 99.353 30 september 1943 101.314
The number of members of the NSB, the Dutch fascists.
Still not very large, and their number was declining up until the German invasion in 1940.
The population was probably around 10 million or so.
I learned something kind of funny not long ago. The diary includes some adolescent self exploration, masturbatory in nature, That was NOT a part of the book I read in 7th grade. Apparently it was added to later additions of the published book from the original.
Here's a funny thing. Stacey wasn't his first murder. He murdered an Air Force Colonel when he (Frank) was a teenager. It was a murder for hire, Frank got a Pick-Up truck and a chess set. He was released on his 21st birthday.
In Holland, the worst criminals often get a limited prison sentence combined with (or followed by?) forced treatment in a sort of psycho clinic, of indeterminate length. If they behave well, after some time, they can temporarily leave on parole as a test, with an ankle band and one or two guards, I think. Then later they may be set free if the psychologists think they're ready for society again, and they will be assisted and watched after they return to society.
This forced treatment may function as a life sentence for the incorrigible.
It often does.
I'm not sure how well the system functions on average.
There are regular scandals where a criminal kills someone on parole.
I remember reading one where a criminal on parole raped and killed his female guard.
Frank got 102 years without possibility if parole. The prosecution only asked for 99 years. The judge said, "You forgot 3 years for tampering with evidence" and mentioned that if Alaska had the death penalty, he'd be facing it.