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Armistice Day
November 11, 1998

The biggest difference between NYC and Seattle is the latter has more old Bugs than new on the streets. Those cars sure are cute. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, Sr., the Volkswagen prototype was called the KDF-wagen, short for Kraft Durch Freude ("Strength through Joy"). Porsche and Hitler both wanted to replicate Henry Ford's success in building an affordable car for the working man. Ford was an ardent Nazi supporter and friend of Hitler. After the war, Porsche was briefly imprisoned by the French for his use of slave labor but was quickly cleared of charges. Most German industrialists were never held accountable for their war crimes. Business as usual.

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