Recent content by ejpsan

  1. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The Greek officer should have reported back to his superiors that there is an unknown number of German Marine Infantry in the town and given that the reputation that the Marine Infantry forged in places like Vietnam and Korea of holding on and inflicting an ungodly number of casualties against...
  2. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    If you have to ask that, then you were not at the "Sausage Grinder" during the Sino-Korean War.
  3. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Hauptmann Dunkel is a throwback to the old Seebaitallon days that the Marine Infantry would love to leave behind. The way that he was enlisted into the Marine Infantry if an oft told tale that gives him and ironically his uncle Tilo a certain credibility with the "Old Ones" who remember the days...
  4. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Ben should take his gift to Manfred von Richthofen to get the proper instruction on how to use the weapon. I think that while Ben has no desire to go hunting, he should with his background in science understand the need to cull the herd and to keep the invasive feral hog population in check...
  5. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    It looks like the Greek strategy is to drive the Turks from the Mediterranean coastline as far east as possible, and Finike, Turkey is a beautiful resort area on the “Turkish Rivera” thus a source of much needed foreign tourism money. I don’t think the Greeks are stupid enough to target Red...
  6. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The phrases "Hoisted on your own Petard", "Be careful of what you wish for, because it may come true", among others of that vein should be in the front of Margot's mind at all times. This may make Marie want to stay in Montreal just to see Margot squashed as the pretentious social climber that...
  7. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    This timeline has been very successful in taking real people and altering their circumstances in ways that are both logical and surprising at the same time. With that in mind, John Lewis, the IOTL Civil Rights Icon, could have ITTL been accused of being part of the terrorist group led by Martin...
  8. Most likely person elected president since 1912 never to have entered a contested primary

    Hubert Humphrey won the 1968 Democratic Party nomination for president without entering any primaries, this led to the McGovern-Fraser Commission that mandated more primaries. In 1980 there was a movement to draft the Secretary of State Edmund Muskie in case the Kennedy campaign was able to open...
  9. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Joe Louis is a boxer also known as "The Brown Bomber". John Lewis is a civil rights icon, long term Congress person from Atlanta IOTL, ITTL is an American expat in Canada.
  10. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    And this is why Marie will find herself playing some role this summer for the Olympics because she knows how to maneuver through the the diplomacy and protocols that is going to be needed. Without the United States being involved ITTL WW II, Joe Louis shouldn't get in the tax problems he had...
  11. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    At this point IOTL, Disco is very dominate on the Top 40 charts, and the music is overproduced, with vapid lyrics sung by mostly anonymous back-up singers that basically have no personalities. Punk Rock on the other hand is stripped down raw power music with incoherent lyrics sung by Angry Young...
  12. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    So where is Jeff Lynne now ITTL? He was more influential as a producer than as the lead singer of the Electric Light Orchestra.
  13. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    At this point IOTL, Paul is singing a bunch of “Silly Love Songs”, John is on hiatus after years of fighting the Nixon Administration attempts to deport him and “The Lost Weekend” he was on, George has used up all the songs he wrote during the years with The Beatles that John and Paul wouldn’t...
  14. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I am currently watching the NFL game in Munich, and it is making me wonder how would American Gridiron football would be viewed ITTL Germany without the IOTL exposure from the large number of American Service personnel stationed in Germany, and the games being on Armed Forces Radio and...
  15. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    I wonder if the Entente will start to sanction the Soviet Union if they don't at least restore the 1939 Polish borders? The Soviets will be seen as enabling Germany to go to war by signing the M-R Pact that split Poland between them, and also by suppling grain, oil, and other raw materials to...
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