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    Re: What is your favorite drinking song?

    There, fixed it for you. ;) You get +1 rep too, because I haven't heard this song in ages. My brother and I used to play it nonstop. :wub:ing hilarious. Especially the part where he's like: "Dude, I...
  2. Re: Obama: North Korea hacked Sony, USA will respond in kind

    Right, but I still think this whole fiasco probably says less about North Koreans' malware engineering capabilities and more about Sony's lax cyber security. Seriously, this is just embarrassing.
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

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    :laughter: I hope everyone here has seen the movie Silence of the Lambs. Otherwise, you won't get this one.
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  4. Obama: North Korea hacked Sony, USA will respond in kind

    U.S. attributes Sony attack to North Korea



    If you're interested, you can read the rest of the article at the Washington Post. Also, to moderators, feel free to lock the thread I made about...
  5. Re: Primitive man vs modern man: living in another Era .. who would do better?

    That's such a fantastic point! Sending us back in time would quite probably have the adverse effect of exterminating mankind in the crib.
  6. Re: EU court took off Hamas from terrorist organization list

    There are many reasons I dislike Israel and the war hawk policies of their government under Netanyahu and his Likud party, but this assertion here is a bridge too far. It's actually the sentiment...
  7. Re: Ask me, President Vladimir Putin, a Question

    While such proposal appealing option to Putin, it not entirely feasible to get all party on board for such decision. Such thingk take long time, unfortunately, especially with sensitively territory...
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    Re: You Spook, You Lose

    Wow...just...wow. :shocked:

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  9. Re: Terrorists attack school in Pakistan, killing 100 children

    Yes, apparently little Pakistani schoolchildren and the Pakistani military are one! They've melded together, into an indistinguishable beast with one mind and one voice! :fear:

    You know, just like...
  10. Re: Shocking revelations about torture under Bush's administration

    Slander, in the dictionary: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation; a false and malicious spoken statement

    Unless you want to somehow argue that...
  11. Re: EU court took off Hamas from terrorist organization list

    Hamas' position on and threats against Israel are repulsive, but something tells me this is part of a growing trend of a "live-and-let-live" policy by the West with Shia groups, including the Syrian...
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    Re: Marco Polo - A Netflix Original Series

    @Knight of Heaven: Yeah, but medieval counterweight trebuchets are SO much more powerful than the traction trebuchets of antiquity. From what I've read, counterweight trebuchets have their origins in...
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    Re: SS6.4 Slight music overhaul

    Wow. This is surprisingly good. And I love the image you've got there ripping on MC Hammer. You, sir, deserve some rep. :thumbsup:

    However, you replaced Honour Moment, which was arguably one of...
  14. Re: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth finally clear all allegations made about John Kerry

    Yeah, but they made up for it by putting in the good research and clearing John Kerry's name, didn't they? :laughter:
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    Re: What is your favorite drinking song?

    Metal makes for good drinking songs, even more so if it's pirate metal like Alestorm. :tongue:
  16. Re: Terrorists attack school in Pakistan, killing 100 children

    Precisely. It takes a special kind of coward to target the children of your enemies. What did the children ever do to anyone? A real man, who is manful in word and deed and attacks his enemies head...
  17. Re: China bans Islamic veil in Xinjiang city Urumqi

    Precisely. Central Asian Muslims in general are very lax when it comes to following the various rules of Islam. They see them more as guidelines, really (especially when it comes to alcohol, as they...
  18. Re: “Sweden says it will pursue a feminist foreign policy to counter Russian aggression"

    Exactly. It's hard to understand exactly what she's saying or to read her intent, given the vague terms she has chosen.

    In either case, it isn't noble pacifism that's keeping Russia at bay and...
  19. Re: China bans Islamic veil in Xinjiang city Urumqi

    I'm not quite sure how that was supposed to work. How do you stop people from NOT eating? :hmm: And then having a typical Ramadan style feast in their private homes? I'm not terribly knowledgeable...
  20. Re: United Ireland: Understanding the Economic Benefits

    Vice News really did an outstanding job there. Thanks for sharing, O'Hayda! I live in Belfast and saw the marches on July 12th. It was a total madhouse. The rule of law simply did not apply to the...
  21. Re: Hostages held in Sydney cafe, possible by Islamists

    :huh: What? If this is your attempt at being flippant and facetious with a serious issue, I don't find it very funny at all. Do you have anything worthwhile to contribute to this discussion?
  22. Re: Why Has the West Not Produced Any Major Religion?

    @OP: why are you so dismissive of the Greek pantheon of gods? Zeus was worshiped as far afield as Central Asia and the Iberian Peninsula in antiquity. Although the Romans absorbed the cults of...
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    Re: What is your favorite drinking song?

    :rofl2: HELL YES! That was awesome. For that matter, jawohl, ich liebe alkohol as well. :D
  24. Re: Hostages held in Sydney cafe, possible by Islamists

    Well that was nice. That's basically the goal of terrorism, to scare the crap out of everyone and turn us all into scurrying, terrified ants. Don't give the terrorists exactly what they want.

    In...
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    What is your favorite drinking song?

    I have to admit, with guilty pleasure, that the Clancy Brother's tune about Charlie Mopps titled "Beer, Beer, Beer" is my favorite drinking song. I know, I know, I'm a historian and I know full well...
  26. Re: United Ireland: Understanding the Economic Benefits

    I would imagine the Protestants and those in the Orange Order in Northern Ireland wouldn't go quietly with a merger or annexation by the Republic of Ireland. The compromise of the Good Friday...
  27. Re: Hostages held in Sydney cafe, possible by Islamists

    :laughter: So not the sharpest knife in the drawer, then? Or rather, a bent and crooked one. This guy is an absolute nutter.
  28. Re: Hostages held in Sydney cafe, possible by Islamists

    According to this site, there have been 41 Australian servicemen who died in Afghanistan, 2 in Iraq, but these numbers do not count the Australian veterans who returned home and, due to crippling...
  29. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth finally clear all allegations made about John Kerry

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    This is wonderful news, you guys! Break out the champagne! Current US Secretary of State John Kerry must be delighted to find out after all these years that he is not a liar after all....
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    Re: Favourite Total War Game Music?

    Rome I's music is composed by Jeff van Dyck, meaning it is superior to just about anything else CA has ever done. Except for one title, also composed by Jeff Van Dyck: MEDIEVAL II. That is the beast...
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    Sticky: Re: The Videos Thread!

    WARNING: Again, a few swear words are uttered in each video.

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    Re: US congress poisoned spending bill

    Really? After the global economy went into a massive recession in the 2008 financial meltdown, you don't see the regulation of the derivatives market as a priority and something to fix? It's...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    I feel much safer now, now that this man is here to protect us all. :tongue:
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    Re: Why do so many people love Sparta ?

    Brilliant and well said. It's not that we don't admire Athens, beacon of democracy, even when it played a typical part in the rather savage and cutthroat time period that it existed. This sort of...
  35. Re: Ask me, President Vladimir Putin, a Question

    Dear Mr. Argentine Goth Portrait Man,

    I not understand you. Putin live in Moscow, heart of Russia, not this Virginia of USA land, land of cowboy and banker who hostility to Russia interest. This...
  36. Re: At what point did Western science supersede Islamic science in achievement?

    As for your first question, regarding the Byzantines, that's difficult to answer, because they were more or less at the same level in preserving ancient Greek knowledge.

    Your second question,...
  37. Re: At what point did Western science supersede Islamic science in achievement?

    I slightly disagree and I will tell you why.

    Notice how I also felt no compulsion to distinguish the various national and ethnic backgrounds of the European scientists I mentioned by name? The...
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    Sticky: Re: The Videos Thread!

    WARNING! Some foul language.

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  39. At what point did Western science supersede Islamic science in achievement?

    I realize this is a loaded question and isn't easy to answer, and perhaps requires a multifaceted answer. There's obviously no single event or date at which science in late medieval (or should I say...
  40. Re: Will future Artificial Intelligence try to end Mankind?

    If we were able to synthetically replicate the human brain and duplicate all its functions and growth patterns, then bravo, I suppose we would have created a true AI. I just don't see it happening,...
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