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    Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Its possible for this (or any film) to be "good' in a number of ways. It was expensive, it had excellent 1970's production values, the bit where they played a Garry Glitter song for Joker's "arrival"...
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    Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Critics are subject to different influences when judging a film. To get the job they usually have to be journalists (and in my experience journalists are dishonest scum). They probably have a degree...
  3. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    Poor OP, out of date information and a wrong conclusion. Less than one in three in the most pro-independence section of Bavaria want independence, this is a non issue.
  4. Re: Social inequality already in Bronze Age Households in Central Europe (Bavaria, Lechfeld)

    Bizarre. A few scenarios occur to me. 1. lesbian queens of the bronze age. 2. Non local females as sacrificial proxies. Gallic "wicker man" sacrifices did use proxies, often criminals and foreign...
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    He could talk about triangles while the legionnaires were scalene the walls?
  6. Re: Social inequality already in Bronze Age Households in Central Europe (Bavaria, Lechfeld)

    Wait what? They're vestals or something? I had an unexamined noituon female staus would be linked directly to reproduction, but maybe they are women playing a "male" role (right down to the important...
  7. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Quite right, in the US system the impeachment is the indictment, the formal statement of a charge against a person to be adjudged.

    Trump could be impeached and found not to have committed high...
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    Re: Should morale be a principle of war?

    While I take your point its worth having look at the relative performance of conscript and voluntary forces in the same military tradition. In the case of 20th century Australia we had a mix of...
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    Re: Should morale be a principle of war?

    Another fine thread DC.

    My Australian army friends note a few points about US Army doctrine and tactics.

    1. The US looks after the moral of its soldiers very carefully. The army supplies...
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    Seriously Real Madrid can go to hell. First Di Stefano, now this, the Falangist scum in the capital need to be expelled from world football.



    When do you need to break a country to save it?
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  11. Re: German woman astonished by her Apache ancestry

    I'm thinking this woman has a genetic predisposition to try to kill Clint Eastwood...https://i.imgflip.com/3deojw.jpg
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    ...what if we weaponised the whales? Each cetacean (or in the case of Orcas, Delphinidoi) could carry a nuke that would destroy any whale hunting vessel and could be trained to patrol specific seas...
  13. Re: Social inequality already in Bronze Age Households in Central Europe (Bavaria, Lechfeld)

    Send more Anthropologists.

    In my brief Archaeological studies in the 1980's we were taught heritable status came in the Bronze Age, Catal Huyuk was not a city because something something, and...
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    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    Yeah that makes a lot of sense.

    The Romans used their quicunx formation both defensively and offensively, and it has some similarities to echelon, but its about manoeuvreing seperate elements...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Re-reading Handmaid's tale (read it in the 2000's, it has aged quite well) after reading The Testaments.

    This is typical Atwood. She's a real novelist, but stays strong when venturing into...
  16. Re: Study of United States Constitution and its dissolution by immigration not of the WASP founders

    Have you not heard of the Scots Irish and their over representation in US Federal politics in the founding period?
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    Thx, I had forgotten the source which was why i was circumspect about referencing it.
  18. Re: Study of United States Constitution and its dissolution by immigration not of the WASP founders

    Or the Constitution of the United States as it says on the box.



    They were mostly British by ethnicity (with a number of Scots and so called Scots Irish) and European by culture. For example...
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    Thread title had me thinking "yeah Archimedes has been drinking too much we need to do something".

    He's a true great. I love the pre-Pavlovian experiment where he conditioned Legionaries to sweat...
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    Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    Yes but consider this: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/ancient-india-aeroplanes-nuclear-weapons-chief-history-chairman-indian-council-historical-research-228149-2014-11-21



    The stupidity...
  21. Re: Another white identitarian mass murder broadcast on the internet.

    As an outsider I imagined that German law enforcement would be highly sensitive to right wing nationalists. Germany gets enormous negative press for past sins, and there's still lingering fear. Also...
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    Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    People can't stay on their own turf, because our knowledge base is so immense there's a lot of crossover but its not thorough.

    I've read a respected historian try to give an opinion on sports (in...
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    Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    Great. Now i have a mental image of a Jerry McGuire remake with Ken Jeong (yes I know he's Korean-descended, but can you get him out of you head either?) shouting "SHOW ME THE YUAN!"



    So...
  24. Re: Another white identitarian mass murder broadcast on the internet.

    You're welcome, although I'm not sure you have one.

    https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Safety-equipment/Smoke-alarms/Ionization-vs-photoelectric



    Now if your zinger had...
  25. Re: Another white identitarian mass murder broadcast on the internet.

    ...that's exactly what a fire alarm does.

    If you know how to make a fire alarm that goes off before the fire starts mate you're going to make a fortune.
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    Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    [Gavin Menzies intensifies]

    Good to see the silly myths about megaships being dispelled. Its a human failing to spin yarns about the great days of old, my dear great-uncle was one of those who...
  27. Re: Another white identitarian mass murder broadcast on the internet.

    These attacks are hateful and stupid, and a sign of stupidity and degeneracy among those who encourage and perpetrate them.



    We have a lot of freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of thought....
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    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    Echelon comes from a French word meaning ladder. This is confusing as the formation more closely resembles steps.

    Like so:
    ............===
    ......===.......
    === ...............(sorry about the...
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    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    Re: counters to echelon, a stiff counter attack has a chance of defeating advancing units in detail. The counter to an oblique attack is a refusal or declining the flank, a realignment of the...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    That is certainly a Christian interpretation of Genesis. In modern Rabbinic exegesis the Eden story is seen as describing the sanctity of marriage. Original sin as a concept seems to begin as a half...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    I agree Jesus had a dinner with his followers just before he died. However the fact there is more than one tradition about the dinner shows it is humans remembering the event, not God dictating it. ...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    I have to say you don't post in good faith. Its a shame as the subject is interesting and it doesn't need nonsense :wub: posts like yours stinking it up.


    Irrelevant and asinine comment: are you...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    They give different dates for the Last Supper (John says its Passover Eve, the synoptics say its Passover). Which one is right?

    This is an either/or answer. You don't need to tell me about your...
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    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    The Thebans famously deployed their stronger element (their citizen and elite phalanx deployed many times deeper than usual) on the left in one battle at Leuctra, is that described as oblique? Its...
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    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    I don't think Alexander used echelon, and the diagram doesn't seem to match the description Arrian gives of Gaugemala. For a start Alexander shifted his entire line to the right: in the diagram it...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    If God made this conversation, and knows everything that happens before it happens then it was God who sinned in Eden, God who tempted Eve, God who ate the apple and God who condemned all humans to...
  37. Re: ‘No force can stop China’: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    Guise no we need 2b afraid...
    https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/000/004/995/chidam-title.jpg
    Chinese Gundam heard we were talking :wub:...no its OK he had his air pods in...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Oil shills mocking scientists. Lol.

    Disney wants you to distrust unpopular woke opinions. Thats why they portray environmentalists as villains.



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  39. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    If Trump has tried to conceal these matters it plays into the Nixon narrative of "they get you for the cover-up". So far he's tweeted most of his blunders so he comes off as incompetent rather than...
  40. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    LOL woke ironic typo bro, not like mine which are low energy amirite? That Birther vibe is sooo much cooler.
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