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How a ‘Dwarf’ revolution stood up against Socialist Anti-Free speech laws

On 1st September 1939, Poland was invaded by the German National Socialist government. 17 days later it was also invaded by the Soviet Communist government.

So started the war in Europe. Britain and New Zealand went to war against one invader, but not the second. But that’s another story.

We all know the outcome and Poland was left under a Socialist yoke for decades. I say Socialist rather than communist because private property was still allowed in certain circumstances.

As an example, flowers are very important in Polish culture. The Socialist authorities could not guarantee state supply, so they needed to rely on private growers and sellers.

But back to the dwarfs.

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Kiwi expat living in Europe. Wandering the maze of life, trying to find the cheese, while avoiding the rat traps.

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How to damage a brand: Case study Harley Davidson

Photo supplied to Whaleoil

The Girl Friend and I are avid Harley riders. For us, it is more than just a weekend hobby. Our holidays are mostly road trips, loading up the bikes and heading away for a week or two. The majority of our social life includes fellow Harley enthusiasts.

From Norway, Sweden and Finland in the north, down to Sardinia, Italy and Romania in the south. From Belorussia in the East through to Germany in the west. We have covered every country, often multiple times.

The Girl Friend’s Harley now has over 90,000km on it. It was, therefore, time to start thinking about a replacement, something better suited for the long road trips. She rides a 1200cc Nightster and we were looking at getting her a 1750cc Softail.

With that in mind, we recently took the opportunity to test ride a number of 2018 model Harleys over two days when the demo truck was in town showcasing this year’s offerings.

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Kiwi expat living in Europe. Wandering the maze of life, trying to find the cheese, while avoiding the rat traps.