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  1. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Looks as if Christian just got himself a medal. Reinaldo is realising that he might be headed back to the US soon. And the Harrier, or at least its equivalent TTL, has just entered combat. Cue everyone back in the US giving the CIA and ONI the side eye if they missed this one. I would also...
  2. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    My parents got us a book on the subject of "Where babies come from". It was very informative, with illustrations, and written in clear, easily understood language with no euphemisms anywhere in it. It explained so much. I did get into trouble though when I took it to primary school (New Zealand...
  3. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    No puberty yet for Sophie, unlike her egg donor Elke. Considering the attitudes of the male and female members of her family, and factoring in certain predatory males, I can see why Elke considers turning twelve to have been such a terrible event in her life. Ziska, on the other hand, has...
  4. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Poor Yuri. Absolutely everyone around them can see that he is hopelessly in love with Zella. Except, of course, for Zella. She just sees him as a friend and colleague.
  5. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Ever since I saw 'The Producers', I have always wanted him to produce 'Springtime for Hitler'. I wanted to see Mel Brooks roast Hitler & his cronies. 'Jojo Rabbit' comes close, with Taika Waititi absolutely roasting Adolf in his adaptation. I would also love to see 'Springtime for Stalin' for...
  6. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I like that Tilo has a similar rep in Japan to that which Kat has practically everywhere.
  7. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I had forgotten that Charlotte was a Hapsburg. And it sounds as if her brother is up to his neck in negotiations to form TTL's version of the EU. One that excludes the German Empire. Also RIP Jacob von Schmidt. I suspect his family will insist upon the traditional Jewish burial of within 24...
  8. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Rauchbier's appearance would not protect him and his collar would only serve to identify his owner(s) for prosecution. It sounds as if Germany has similar laws to New Zealand regarding dogs on other peoples property. Here in New Zealand, while the farmer wouldn't mind the dead rabbits...
  9. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Yep. Rauchbier and Bram were both lucky. Rauchbier wasn't shot and Bram wasn't arrested and charged with poaching. No, they wouldn't. Farmers and gamekeepers know and trust their own dogs. Strange dogs are threats to their livestock and/or game animals and, in many countries, it is legal for...
  10. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    As long as the Falkirk Boat Lift still gets built ITTL.
  11. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Or UXBs. Just sitting there. Waiting for someone or something to set them off. UXB the 1st aka Rea (faux outrage to her confused cabinet): "What?! What do you mean 'I'M a lesbian'? Why is this the first time I'm hearing of this? WHY did NONE of you tell me that that I was a lesbian?" Finance...
  12. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Remember the shots fired at the patrol car hit the drivers side AND came through the windscreen. Ritchie was driving. Chances are that he did get hit but didn't notice at the time due to adrenaline, etc. When Big Mike asked Ritchie if that was why he was wearing the vest, he might have been...
  13. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Such as the most effective, and concealable, places to mount the anti-paparazzi weapons systems.
  14. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Don't worry about us, your health comes always comes first, especially these days. We'll wait patiently for the updates because they're worth the wait.
  15. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    While the Brits could back Chile, I don't think they'll miss the opportunity to use this to settle the 'Falklands Question' with Argentina. Back Argentina, provide intel and political support, and in return get the Argentinian government to finally acknowledge British sovereignty over the...
  16. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Lars should be flattered. Both the Kaiser and his sister, the Queen of Galicia and Ruthenia, have taken the time to politely listen to his request, though their answer was a firm no. Freddy even offered some good advice. As for the Ship that may have just set sail, Rea now knows that Lars is...
  17. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    That little event got Marie her own karambit and self-defence training. Which she obviously liked, because it led her to get fencing lessons when she got obsessed with pirates.
  18. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Well, someone in the family had to, if only to keep Freddie getting to full of himself. On the political side, Freddie's enemies can't say his election was rammed through by his family, because Rea voted 'no'. It also gives the family a potential 'rallying point' for the moderate dissidents...
  19. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I think it's due, in part, to the fact that Navy pilots routinely take-off from and land/controlled crash onto a moving runway a fraction of the size of anything a land based fighter pilot would use. Assuming, of course, that the Brits have not built the Harrier ITTL.
  20. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Considering Reinaldo/Randy's reaction to being told to pull his head in and keep a low profile, I see him going "Fuck it. I want the goddamn medal" and go for it. If so, and if it is discovered he is actually an American (US), I can also see the US government PNG-ing him, disavowing his actions...
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