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Nazi campaign against a Finnish dog

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annis
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Nazi campaign against a Finnish dog

Post by annis » Mon January 10th, 2011, 11:15 pm

In the bizarre news category comes this tale about a Finnish dog taught to imitate the Heil Hitler salute which incurred Nazi wrath. Records have just come to light detailing Nazi persecution of the dog's owner, claiming the dog's trick was an insult to the Führer You'd have thought the Nazis would have had enough to worry about at the time!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12139150

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Post by Vanessa » Tue January 11th, 2011, 8:17 am

Well, I suppose they were fanatics/mad men.
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Post by donroc » Tue January 11th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Dictatorships, especially those led by a "cult of the personality," have no sense of humor.

Imagine how free we are in the USA to train a dog to bark only when it has a teleprompter. :D
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Post by annis » Thu January 13th, 2011, 3:51 am

Being able to laugh at ourselves is one of humankind's few saving graces. When we start to take ourselves seriously things soon turn to hell in a handbasket.

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