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    New round of POTF is up. Please take a moment to vote, and remember to nominate your favorite posts from around the D&D.
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    Poll: POTF 37 - Vote

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    POTF 36 - Winner and Runner Up

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    The winner of POTF 36 was Cope, earning 1 competition point and 5 rep points. Well done!




    I'm referring to the...
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    POTF 38 - Nominations

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    POTF is about recognising the very best posts, the best arguments and discourse in the D&D, and appropriately rewarding it.
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  5. [History] Napoleon’s Grand Battery: Desperation or Tactical Revolution?

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    Author: Dick Cheney.
    Original Thread: Napoleon’s Grand Battery: Desperation or Tactical Revolution?


    “Great battles are won...
  6. [History] The Origin of the Philistines & The Sea Peoples Hypothesis

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    Author: sumskilz
    Original Thread: The Origin of the Philistines & The Sea Peoples Hypothesis


    I'm recycling a bit from my old...
  7. Re: Religion of Peace Strikes Again: Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

    It appears France in particular struggles with this problem.


    Re-evaluating immigration policy won’t solve the issue on its own given that France’s terrorism problem is increasingly home-grown,...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    I dunno why he’d suggest a willingness to sweeten the deal for voters so close to the election.
  9. Re: ‘Oikophobia’: Our Western Self-Hatred as a sign of Western civilizational decline

    I’m getting tired of seeing these fan fiction serials in every single thread, so here goes. To say the least, it’s probably not a good idea to examine geopolitics through the lens of personal...
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    Re: How do you fix the US?

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    Re: What is Truth?

    The serpent did lie to Eve though. As God himself explained, man’s disobedience meant he could not eat from the tree of life, lest sin be given immortality. Hence man would surely die as a...
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    Plus, human rights and democratic norms are metrics in the legitimate use of power and international relations precisely because of precedents set by British and American hegemony. The USG is well...
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    I don’t think the issue was brought up to suggest CJ the person didn’t do “good things” though. The broader context in which the issue was raised is that the authoritarian movement she advocated for...
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    The US is “no more and no less” only in the sort of moralistic paradigm that weighs sins and virtues. Even then, as I said, I’m content to let the full record, as opposed to your selections, speak...
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    For someone who likes to use the terms “projection” and “strawman” so much, you sure do rely on alot of both. I’m always tickled when a poster spams walls of text in an effort to get the last word,...
  16. Re: ‘Oikophobia’: Our Western Self-Hatred as a sign of Western civilizational decline

    However the 5G “race” turns out, it’s fairly simplistic to track it as a barometer of Sino-US geopolitical competition. 5G provides many comparative benefits for related hardware and infrastructure,...
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    Let’s not shift the goalposts just because you got bored Cookie. I made a series of observations. You began the discussion in an attempt to counter those observations with snide comments like this:
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    Please. Let’s not pretend you’re interested in discussing the nuances of foreign policy and history just because you’ve elected to scribble sins in the dirt for the last couple pages in response to...
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    Again, “No you” isn’t a refutation of anything I’ve said, notwithstanding your categorical claims to have done so. People in places like Korea or Taiwan, for example, will suffer in a much more...
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    Accusing me of being unable to cope with dissent doesn’t really hold water when the simple admission of my own ideological bias - something that, if anything, runs contrary such a claim - has...
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    Curious that you would claim to differentiate your position from hers while doubling down on your barely topical, reductive rants. I don’t need to explain your rhetorical tactics to you. They are...
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    >Calls use of the “tankie” monicker a projection of American red scare nationalist “superiority complex.”
    >Pivots to calling Soviet war crimes “understandable” and hey “what about [insert bad thing]...
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    Not sure what hunter gatherer societies (or European feudalism for that matter) being gradually phased out by the modern world has to do with anything, nor the disingenuous moralization of petty...
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    Communism in its most generous light is utopian romanticism though, so if the latter is off the table, so is all political ideology, and there is only the law of might makes right. Ideology and the...
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    Not to be pedantic, but this discussion has proceeded exactly as I said it would.

    Now that we’ve cut through the keyboard warrior wordplay, let’s proceed. I agree that Nazism is in a league of...
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    You don’t think communism is as reprehensible as fascism?
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    As far as I know, the case in Wisconsin is still ongoing. Regardless of the outcome, it won’t impact the narrative. The kid is either a skinhead terrorist who got let off the hook by a white...
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    I don’t think the decision not to publicly memorialize an ethnic nationalist communist journalist would represent “political correctness gone crazy” nor “sanitizing history,” any more than did the...
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    Off-topic bait isn’t exactly a comment on your claim. I gather you’ve no further comment on your claim:

    If you want to read some facts I’ve provided related to BLM, you can refer back to this post...
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    So no comment on your own claim?

    Cool.
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    Retreating from what you say with a catchphrase and reflexive accusations of lying/misrepresentations won’t help you. If you don’t want people to acknowledge the things you say, maybe you shouldn’t...
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    “Objecting to the celebration of an ethnic nationalist communist journalist is neo-McCarthyism.” What a time to be alive.
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    This is false. There’s no reason I shouldn’t assume people mean what they say, especially not to satisfy the demands rhetorical gainsaying.
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    So I made this up?
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    So...Google didn’t memorialize an ethnic nationalist communist journalist?
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    “Not memorializing an ethnic nationalist communist journalist is censorship.” >American Confederates and Misc Fascists? >It’s not the same because communism is good > What a time to be alive.
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    Corporate Leviathans shilling for communists. Same thing different day. What a time to be alive.
  38. Re: ‘Oikophobia’: Our Western Self-Hatred as a sign of Western civilizational decline

    The idea that democratic norms and human rights are inherently western only helps these despotic “non-western” regimes bolster support in the name of “defying western imperialism.” As demonstrated by...
  39. Re: House antitrust committee releases its report into big tech.

    It will be interesting to see how the political battle lines will be drawn in the event it becomes an actual fight. Political donations by Big Tech are fairly small compared to revenues or to other...
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    In other news, cultural revolutionaries are now openly calling for “direct action” on a “day of rage” marked by violence and destruction.

    Going forward, it will be interesting how much control the...
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