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    Superb pics, SP. Now thinking about going there, too.

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    Few more pictures:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Superb pics, SP. Now thinking about going there, too.
    Perhaps beeing lucky to meet some?

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    Shopping street









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    Snow near the airport






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    Klondyke, sorry mate you lost me, are you suggesting that the German invasion was just a Stag Party that got a little out of hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Klondyke, sorry mate you lost me, are you suggesting that the German invasion was just a Stag Party that got a little out of hand?
    Just a guess...but he might be referring to this:

    https://socialistworker.org/2008/08/...-prague-spring

    Images of the Russian invasion were broadcast around the world, revealing the truth about so-called "socialism" in the East, but also showing the connections of repression and rebellion, East and West. In Chicago, when antiwar protesters faced Mayor Daley's goons outside the Democratic convention, they carried signs reading "Welcome to Czechago."

    As Chris Harman, author of Class Struggles in Eastern Europe, wrote, "August 1968 was to go down in history as the month in which the leaders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union showed they would not tolerate experiments at 'communism with a human face,' and the leaders of the Democratic Party of the United States showed they would not tolerate experiments with democracy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Just a guess...but he might be referring to this:

    https://socialistworker.org/2008/08/...-prague-spring
    OK thanks, just he was quoting my Stag / Hen comment, got me a little confused which ain't hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    OK thanks, just he was quoting my Stag / Hen comment, got me a little confused which ain't hard.

    Sorry, maybe a mix up: Firstly, when you have mentioned: "I was lucky to go in the 90's and hear horror stories of it being overrun by hen and stag parties"

    Perhaps I have misunderstood that you have heard a stories of so called Prague Spring, the Soviet Invasion in 1968, that in a view of today was quite "overpriced" - in comparison with other "invasions".

    Now I googled what does "hen and stag parties" mean.
    Did you mean this?
    Silly question - What are hen and stag parties?
    I've seen these mentioned several times in guidebooks and on this site. I've even read about some bars that post signs forbidding hen and stag parties. I get that hen parties are women and stag parties are guys. But are they big groups of married women and married men? Single women and single men?
    If yes, then sorry, I have really misunderstood your remark.

    But now you speak about "German Invasion". No, that's not how it is known, that was another story many years before, known as a German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia at beginning of WW2.

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    Yes, SKkin was right. However, I do not understand his quote "the leaders of the Democratic Party of the United States showed they would not tolerate experiments with democracy."
    I think leaders of any party of the United States could not care less about some "experiments with democracy" in the Eastern Bloc. At that particular time they had had much more serious own problems to be attended to.

    And after all, by the executed Soviet invasion, it was a good argument against Soviets anyway.




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    Prague looks incredibly clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Sorry, maybe a mix up: .
    Klondyke no apologies necessary, we've all done it, me probably as much as any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Yes, SKkin was right. However, I do not understand his quote "the leaders of the Democratic Party of the United States showed they would not tolerate experiments with democracy."
    I think leaders of any party of the United States could not care less about some "experiments with democracy" in the Eastern Bloc. At that particular time they had had much more serious own problems to be attended to.

    And after all, by the executed Soviet invasion, it was a good argument against Soviets anyway.


    At the same time as the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia was taking place it was the Democrat's National Convention in Chicago in 1968. Total Chaos...that's why the Democrat Party was mentioned in that link. That was directed exactly at our own problems here at home at the time. If that helps as an explanation...not much toleration of democracy from the Chicago police and National Guard.

    One of the pics you posted was at that socialistworker.org link. That's why I thought that's what you were getting at.

    Prague and Chicago certainly look different today. Ah...the good ol days.

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    And at the same time there were serious student demonstrations in Paris, similar to the current ones.
    And also in West Germany, demonstrations against Iranian Shah Reza Pahlavi, a student leader Rudi Dutchke shot.

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    Top pics as always punty.

    Lovin that Samsung camera.

    Can't wait till these quality sensors and lenses make it down onto my pedestrian league of phone.

    The Huawei Mate20 Pro comes with 3 lenses. One is fixed focal length telephoto I think so no need for digital zoom. Great idea.

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