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post #76 of 142
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^^ It sounds like you were there.

Do you think Chiang also started the whole fountain pen in your jacket breast pocket thing?

Despotism is such a gold mine of ideas.


- B
post #77 of 142
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Hurley: "That's an interesting jacket you guys are wearing."

Mao: "It's a 'Mao Jacket'."

Chaing: "No, it's a 'Chaing Jacket'."

Mao: "No, it's a 'Mao Jacket'."

Chaing: "No, it's a 'Chaing Jacket'."

Mao: "No, it's a 'Mao Jacket'.

"Chaing: "No, it's a 'Chaing Jacket'."

Mao: "No, it's a 'Mao Jacket'."

Chaing: "No, it's a 'Chaing Jacket'."

Mao: "No, it's a 'Mao Jacket'."

Chaing: "No, it's a 'Chaing Jacket'."

Mao: "No, it's a 'Mao Jacket'."

... four years of civil war ensued. It's a Mao Jacket.

post #78 of 142
The caped crusader:





Mobutu Sese Seko:



Idi Amin:

post #79 of 142
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
^^ It sounds like you were there.

Do you think Chiang also started the whole fountain pen in your jacket breast pocket thing?

Despotism is such a gold mine of ideas.


- B

Chiang Kai-Shek used to wear a bullet-proof cloak.
post #80 of 142
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His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular

fixed this for you
post #81 of 142
Tiny Rowland, who owned A&S (his family still does), was CEO of Lonrho, whose business was largely in Africa. Rowland offered complementary A&S services to curry favor with African rulers.
post #82 of 142
let's see a pic of dem Berluti coronation slippers
post #83 of 142
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Unfortunately, nothing from LIFE, but we should not neglect Jean-Bedel Bokassa, again in some very WAYWRN-friendly looks:







A steady diet of Imperial Margarine:



A man of many hats:




- B

WTF? From the Sun Ra school of tailoring?

Now Papa Doc, on the other hand -- he knew the score ...
post #84 of 142
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Who was that leftist, quite the serial killer? The 50K religious people thing have been debunked, the numbers are far inferior to that, which doesn't make it a hoot but still. The Nationalists killed far more people than the republicans during repressions (say when they occupied new territories and were summarily executing people). So if you want to look at it that way (as a number game), please don't bring your bullshit into the forum.

The numbers (most were killed during the summer of 36, not before):

13 bishops
4184 priests
2365 members of various orders
283 women members of religious orders
Most if not all of these deaths were not centrally planned by the government but the results of angry mobs.
Franco had a few religious people executed in the Basque territory.

Note that the highly tendentious act of accusation made by Nationalists after the war alluded to one case of rape of a religious woman and didn't bring any sort of proof or pursue the matter further. I don't doubt the war lead to rapes, notable among them the ones the African legion (Franco's most celebrated troops) perpetrated on various secular women before summarily executing them.

During the war Nationalists propaganda would use the number 20K (for religious people) and after 7937. The 50K (after war) is the total number of people killed by republicans down to 500K. Both numbers are false...

Realistic numbers (only the repressions and massacres, not the actual fighting):
Republicans: 38K
Nationalists: 200K

Taking your nasty words , I won´t comment your " bullshit" communist subversive post.And please don≠t read fake history books as the ones by Paul Preston. Use them for w.c paper replace.

Period
post #85 of 142
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Juan Peron:



King Farouk of Egypt on right:


Wow, I like those kind of Luis XV hand made chairs. I wish I had one in my office!
post #86 of 142
Is that King Saud of SA on Farouk's right?
post #87 of 142
Nice white peccary gloves on Gen. Pinochet.
post #88 of 142
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What...not tortoise shell?

Not even horn?

- B

Tortoise shell was too pricey. Horn is too short-living. The Meyrowitz director recommended against horn, saying that it's just a bad compromise for someone who really wants tortoise shell.
post #89 of 142
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Tortoise shell was too pricey. Horn is too short-living. The Meyrowitz director recommended against horn, saying that it's just a bad compromise for someone who really wants tortoise shell.
How much do they charge for l'ecaille? The blonde shell is the priciest.
post #90 of 142
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How much do they charge for l'ecaille? The blonde shell is the priciest.

I believe they wanted around 3000 euros for tortoise. Know anything about Meyrowitz Paris?
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