Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Relax over some good conversation among friends.

byTyler Rogoway| PUBLISHED Jun 3, 2022 10:35 PM
Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week
01 October 2019, Brandenburg, Strausberg: Martin Kaule, from the Berlin association “Orte der Geschichte e.V.”, stands in the dispatcher room in the former telecommunications bunker of the GDR postal ministry, which was completed in 1984. Old bunkers are usually only for military historians and hobby researchers. In Strausberg it’s going to be different: A Berlin club wants to turn the underground labyrinth from the Cold War era into an unusual cultural site. The beginning is already made. (to “Culture instead of the Cold War – Exhibitions in the Bunker”) Photo by: Patrick Pleul/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images.
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Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did or whatever else grabs your interest. In other words, it’s literally an off-topic thread.

The caption to this week’s top shot reads:

01 October 2019, Brandenburg, Strausberg: Martin Kaule, from the Berlin association "Orte der Geschichte e.V.", stands in the dispatcher room in the former telecommunications bunker of the GDR postal ministry, which was completed in 1984. Old bunkers are usually only for military historians and hobby researchers. In Strausberg it's going to be different: A Berlin club wants to turn the underground labyrinth from the Cold War era into an unusual cultural site. The beginning is already made. (Photo by: Patrick Pleul / AP Images)

Also, a remember:

Prime Directives!

  • If you want to talk politics, do so respectfully and know that there's always somebody that isn't going to agree with you. 
  • If you have political differences, hash it out respectfully, stick to the facts, and no childish name-calling or personal attacks of any kind. If you can't handle yourself in that manner, then please, discuss virtually anything else.
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  • Do not be a sucker and feed trolls! That's as much on you as on them. Use the mute button if you don't like what you see.  
  • So unless you have something of quality to say, know how to treat people with respect, understand that everyone isn't going to subscribe to your exact same worldview, and have come to terms with the reality that there is no perfect solution when it comes to moderation of a community like this, it's probably best to just move on. 
  • Finally, as always, report offenders, please. This doesn't mean reporting people who don't share your political views, but we really need your help in this regard.

The Bunker is open!

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