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HEY! First of all, unless your uncle was a Russian POW in German hands I don't believe a word of what you said about the tree bark. Second of all, I highly doubt that Big Decline's grandfather was in the SS or anything, chances are that he was just a Gefreiter in the Wehrmacht. To say that he somehow deserved being maltreated as a POW because of the actions of the Einsatz or the Vernichtstungsbefel is totally barbaric.
Third of all, at least the Germans had the balls to actually confront the Bolsheviks.
You wouldn't believe how straight-out evil people can be, when they are in a position of power. The tree bark bit is highly believable, especially towards the end of the war, when the entire country was littered with emaciated corpses. So I doubt that the foreign POWs were fed better than the common populace. My grandpa wasn't in the SS, btw, he was a regular private.
I find it interesting chess_gg, that you think I've ever mentioned capitalism in a negative light, especially in light of everything I've told you about hard work and perseverence from a social mobility perspective.
You want really hard to believe I am some entitled freeloader, because that's how you justify your ignorance. Truth is, I gave you nothing but a story of honest day's work for honest day's pay, like any other taxpaying citizen looking out for the future generation of immigrants. Then you go off about your personal hardships growing up, when truth is, you are no special flower, and apparently have no clue what it's like for a great majority of immigrants to move up in society. Your reading comprehension was quite impressive when you said "blah blah."
Unfortunately, your "blah blah" is a microcosm of American politics. People would rather box others into a nonrepresentative category, than actually listen.
Oh, I wouldn't be all that skeptical (whether they're in power or without it).
That's the way all people are. Everywhere. Who can listen to everything?
That is a good potential topic for historical research: The treatment and condition of Allied POWs in 1945 Germany.
They were treated as pesky, living pieces of evidence of all the horrid crimes which the government committed, which had to be 'removed' ASAP before the Allies found out about their existence and living conditions. Don't make no mistake: Common sense and morals were totally foreign to the Nazis. When the whole system cracked down in '45, they showed who they really were: Amoral, twisted m***erfuc**ers.
Did any normal children live
Well, that was thoughtful.
What in the world happened here? It went from trolls insulting others and writing on their walls to POWs eating tree bark.
Listen, there were some that respected my comments on the issue while others thought my behavior was uncouth. That's fine, guys, I can respect that. But abuse, constant insults, incessant name-calling and bullying have no place here, and Chess.com will deal with such behavior accordingly. I didn't make the rules, I just do my best to abide by them.
Good. Yes, I am just me. I can trace my ancestry on my father's side to Germany and my wife's family came from Germany, too. I think I have some of this German way of thinking and talking, you see.
If your respectless demeanor would be anyhow considered normal in my country, I'd have hanged myself a long time ago. Perhaps you misunderstood me (again): When I called you a 'twat' in that other thread and it got locked down by my request, I actually felt bad about you and thought to myself: "Maybe this guy has Jewish relatives who died or were abused during the war. Or he has a neighbor who is German who always steals his newspaper out of his mailbox. Maybe that's why he was so unnecessarily rude and spitelful towards me."
But I shouldn't have worried, because you are just you, as you just said and how it is evident by the way you address everyone who you deem as inferior to your wealth and/or intellect. And it's easy for me to accept that and make peace with you (in the Chess.com forums), as I will never meet you in person.
Chess_GG, I have deleted your comment where you attack Dolphin. If he were to report you might get muzzled for a while or lose your account and Chess.com would lose a valuable member of its community. Nobody wants that! So please, don't get sucked into a fight because it doesn't matter who starts it.
I had to lock the thread, gents. I couldn't even follow all of the story lines in the thread. The point of the thread was to see if Premium members could get away with abuse. The answer is no. Even if you are a Premium member you will be held accountable for your words.
Premium and Basic members alike can always click on the "Help & Support" link at the bottom of the page (http://support.chess.com/) and click on "Contact Support" button on the lower left (http://support.chess.com/Tickets/Submit).
Good lord, you sound like an adolescent. I don't speak blah. Are you sure you're as old as you say you are?
I suspect you aren't even from New York. How long have you lived here might I ask? You spent a few years studying @ City University living in a Brooklyn suburb, and you're a New Yorker? Based on your fixation with ethnic jabs, you don't even have a thick enough skin to be a New Yorker, because we speak that tongue like a second language. This stuff just happens when you live a crowded city with a bunch of different ethnicities. We give and take around here. You honestly sound like a tourist.
You know what, I'm done. I've said my piece. It needed to be said, if only to respect the memory of how much my parents supported me through childhood, the hard work they did, and to recognize that many have benefitted from stuff like financial aid after school programs here in the city.
It'd be a lie for me to say otherwise, which I suspect chess_gg is doing.
Immigrants are no more freeloaders than chess_gg is a New Yorker. So keep bashing my chess game, using cliched remarks like "have you taken your meds?"... because frankly, you're making yourself more to be an ignorant poser. Whether you want to believe it or not, YOU'VE benefitted, both in schooling and in your business endeavors. Did you enjoy your financial aid, your school lunches, your afterschool programs?
In New York, we all had some kind of assistance, unless you were too rich to get a book of lunch tickets and a bus pass, which any real New Yorker will know what the deal is.
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