That's a funny way to put it...Ben had seen the dumb barges loaded with produce, coal and other comedies
Some people will not be amused. Let's see where this goes.The British not only wouldn’t care, but they would probably leap at the chance.
We need to order up and Handwelle Canal quickly.
well that’s half of IOTL’s ’Dirty Mac’ from the Rolling Stones’ 1969 ’Rock & Roll Circus’ accounted for in that post. I wonder what TTL’s Mitch Mitchell is doing (seeing as James Marshall Hendrix is a Congressman) and similarly Keith Richards as I don’t think the Stones were as big there as they were here.John Lennon had been messing with Sarah’s upright piano for the last half hour. Occasionally, Molly Fryer would play off him. Bluesy licks that reflected the mood of the room.
That is long since known, though I expect long enough back that it could come back a second time (rediscovered this mid-way through a re-read, chapter 1020).I forgot, does the public know about Johann Schultz and the sabotage of the atomic bomb program? If so, this is Robert Hanssen. If not, it’s like a worse Rosenbergs.
12th July 1953
Why did German Spy Ring Thwart Washington D.C. Attack in 1946?
The New York Times article was long on speculation but short on specifics making the German Agents seem a combination of self-serving, misguided and heroic, doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. It did however name Johann Schultz as the head of the North American Division of the BND burning him to a tiny blackened crisp.
There is a common theme with large infrastructure projects from the 1950's on, where all of them are predicted to economic disasters by opponents of the projects, who often have rival interests. Oddly, the only projects that seem to be largely exempt from this are those which revolve around individual cars, which have been exactly the sort of disaster predicted in a lot of places; traffic, blowing apart city centers, pollution, ect.Yes, the building of channels that were not built for a lot of good reasons (and if built are the predicted economical disasters) seems to be a frequent hobby on this board when it comes to Germany.
Well to be fair most channels (and trains) these days are not profitable because to much freight is directed to trucks because of stuipid subsidiesJust as a side notice, the RMD channel was projected at a worse case lost of 100 mio,it is 1.5 billion as of now. Annually that is.
No, it's because trucks are the most flexible way of transporting freight, and in many cases indeed the cheapest ones on the point of use. The only subsidies there are OTL, are (or were) directed at German companies to make them competitive against cheap, unsubsidized, Eastern European ones. Without said subsidies the transportation of goods would still rely on trucks but it would be to an even higher degree dominated by Eastern European companies.Well to be fair most channels (and trains) these days are not profitable because to much freight is directed to trucks because of stuipid subsidies
I suspect that Johann Schmitt could end up being the one to bring Punk to Germany before it explodes worldwide in the next couple of years. Especially if we end up seeing The New York Dolls coming back to Europe with Malcolm McLaren. Then there's that other seminal New York group, all with the same surname. Oh, and that Welshman from the Rockin Vicars...Jazz had gone out of fashion and Gutter Blues had yet to evolve into the sort of Rock & Roll scene that would support it. Sarah also worried that Johann was reluctant to go to University for that exact reason, he felt he needed to stick around and help out.