Apart from spending around £50 million on this vanity project when many European countries are economically on their knees, they have also renamed World War II the European Civil War and 1946 is now Year 0!!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … efore.html
"The bars and restaurants surrounding the European Parliament are heaving. Money and drink flow freely. Little wonder."
I once saw a cartoon from Germany's Weimar Republic, showing well-fed, well-dressed diners sitting down to a slap-up meal... not realising that their table was right on the edge of a cliff. Somehow the analogy is a very apt one. If anyone knows the artist, please tell because I can't remember.
Bloody hell! I'm glad that my granddad isn't alive, because I know he would be horrified by this story. Airbrushing WW2 would prevent people from learning about the past, and we need to know the past in order to avoid the mistakes committed. If we're now operating on European time, that means that I was born in the year 39. Weird!
Personally, I think that all kids learning about WW2 should be shown films like Downfall, so that they can see how much of a raving psycho Hitler was.
It is the Daily Mail, I wonder how much truth and how much fantasy?
We get a hint when nearly £50 million turns out to be a bit over £40 million, I mean, if you were 44 would you go around telling everybody you were nearly 50?
Yeah I was just starting to think that, is this another piece of Daily Mail sensationalism? Probably.
This article from the Telegraph in 2011 suggests that they were worried about costs escalating even while it was being built
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne … llion.html
by barranca 8 years ago
David Brooks in his latest nytimes column seems ready to conceal class war with generational war. None of these puppet pundits want to look at America's vast and useless military empire and the crushing sums it takes to sustain it. Comments? link to article: ...
by JRs 5 years ago
Is America better or worse economically after and during Obama?How are you doing financially? Is money tighter or have you had more opportunities for better jobs and pay? What do you think about the state of America?
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