We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One of the mysteries of the scuttling of the Graf Spee is why? Why she didn't fight it out with the smaller British warships, Ajax, Achilles, and Exeter. In any event the Caotain blew his brains out three days after the ship was scuttled.
One of the little known facts is that after the British looked her over they sold the iron back to various South American countries that later turned them into Volkswagons.....Farfegnugen !! dude
I think her galley was destroyed in the earlier fighting so there was no way to feed the crew. It is believed the captain also thought a good chunk of the Royal navy was soon to be on the scene so it would have been a lopsided defeat killing a bunch of the crew for no purpose - of course my memory can be a bit foggy.
In addition, once the real campaigning begins we will see a cascade of information about Obama released by the Reps and a vindictive Clinton crowd.
The campaign MAY be civil (highly doubtful) but Obama does have more than just smok'n dope and cocaine in his background.
In fact if McCain is smart he'll use that "telephone in the middle of the night" commercial and show a Obama like hand putting down a blunt in an ashtray before he picks up the phone ... that should do it for Obama ..purple haze..
I've been told that some of the survivors settled in Uruguay and Argentina. Once in Buenos Aires, I wandered through the San Telmo open air antique market to see a German naval officer's sword and cap, along with a copy of the Reichsmarine sailing instructions for the South Atlantic. You have to wonder how much more of that stuff is hidden away in attics in that part of the world.