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thehangingtree

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On Thursday (my time) the 100th PGA Championship starts at a golf course near here. There are between 80 to 100K people in town (don't look for a hotel room around here!) and reporters from 120+ countries. I'm not a golfer (really a better attorney) but it is a big event. On the downside they planned this for five years and still couldn't keep the shuttles running on time.

I will watch it on cable...
 

windar

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On Thursday (my time) the 100th PGA Championship starts at a golf course near here. There are between 80 to 100K people in town (don't look for a hotel room around here!) and reporters from 120+ countries. I'm not a golfer (really a better attorney) but it is a big event. On the downside they planned this for five years and still couldn't keep the shuttles running on time.

I will watch it on cable...
You're a worse golfer than you are an attorney? That would give you a score in the 200s (for the first hole)....

I commented on another thread that watching golf on TV was a torture that made crucifixion look like a walk in the park...
 

thehangingtree

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You're a worse golfer than you are an attorney? That would give you a score in the 200s (for the first hole)....

I commented on another thread that watching golf on TV was a torture that made crucifixion look like a walk in the park...
But it is good (dumb???) money. I don't get breaking up a good walk with a small ball but I've been retired a while...
 

thehangingtree

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BORING .... stupid game, if there ever was one .... but, if they must, they must ... You'd better clear all those crosses and corpses from the last slave rebellion away before it starts. ;)
Oh that has been done weeks ago. In fact the Hill of 100 Crosses is ready for business!!!
 

Loxuru

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Not if I press my knees together! Since when have they crucified girls on a PGA tour? Only in Missouri? :confused:
Why complain? These girls have the best place to follow the game!:p


Something completely different. Hundred years ago, August 8th 1918, has gone into history as "a black day in the history of the German Army" (dixit General Ludendorff). The Allies struck the German Army in a massive offensive. Reinforced by American troops, the Allies outnumbered the Germans. New tactics were introduced, combining the strength of infantry, artillery, tanks and airplanes. The German soldier was more war worn than the French or English. A break through the German lines was achieved and the Germany Army collapsed. What followed was the '100 days offensive', continuously pushing back the German Army throughout Northern France and Belgium, and which would end on November 11th with the Armistice. The war was about to end, but the final offensive would cost ten thousands of casualties on both sides.
 

thehangingtree

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Why complain? These girls have the best place to follow the game!:p


Something completely different. Hundred years ago, August 8th 1918, has gone into history as "a black day in the history of the German Army" (dixit General Ludendorff). The Allies struck the German Army in a massive offensive. Reinforced by American troops, the Allies outnumbered the Germans. New tactics were introduced, combining the strength of infantry, artillery, tanks and airplanes. The German soldier was more war worn than the French or English. A break through the German lines was achieved and the Germany Army collapsed. What followed was the '100 days offensive', continuously pushing back the German Army throughout Northern France and Belgium, and which would end on November 11th with the Armistice. The war was about to end, but the final offensive would cost ten thousands of casualties on both sides.
Let us hang the collaborators!!!
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Why complain? These girls have the best place to follow the game!:p


Something completely different. Hundred years ago, August 8th 1918, has gone into history as "a black day in the history of the German Army" (dixit General Ludendorff). The Allies struck the German Army in a massive offensive. Reinforced by American troops, the Allies outnumbered the Germans. New tactics were introduced, combining the strength of infantry, artillery, tanks and airplanes. The German soldier was more war worn than the French or English. A break through the German lines was achieved and the Germany Army collapsed. What followed was the '100 days offensive', continuously pushing back the German Army throughout Northern France and Belgium, and which would end on November 11th with the Armistice. The war was about to end, but the final offensive would cost ten thousands of casualties on both sides.
Ludendorff himself was partly to blame. He had tried the same thing earlier that year--an offensive which made impressive gains but cost lots of casualties and wore down his troops. It failed. It was a desperate gamble to end the war with a victory, but at that point the odds were against him. Ludendorff was at that point somewhat divorced from reality--not as badly as Hitler or the Japanese militarists at the end of World War II, but irrational (and physically and mentally exhausted) nonetheless. As in World War II, initial German advantages in training and technology were overcome by mass and by German hubris and bravado (Hitler refused all requests for tactical retreat, for example, and the overwhelming additional resources America supplied at a crucial time in World War I when the British blockade was having a severe effect were dismissed with "the Americans can't swim and they can't fly"). The German Army in World War II was a marvel, but as Anthony Beevor points out in his book on the Battle of the Bulge, isolated American units, although surrounded, fought on to buy time to bring up reinforcements (which were beyond anything the Germans could hope to scrounge up at that point). The Germans were done in by an army they "affected to despise" (which did indeed have many shortcomings). It is hard to win a modern war against a determined enemy with more resources than your own, even if initially your own forces are superior. In the American Civil War, the South won a lot of early victories. But people like Grant used the North's superior resources skillfully and overwhelmed the Confederacy, with its planter culture and underdeveloped industry.
 
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