Search:

Type: Posts; User: Common Soldier; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.14 seconds.

  1. Replies
    157
    Views
    48,834

    Re: German Soldiers in Eneit, or Aeneasroman, by Heinrich von Veldeke, Germany 1215

    Interesring. The shields have what appears to be coat of arms, or what could be thd beginnings of a coat of arms..

    What is interesting is that the shields and helmets are not quite what we have...
  2. Re: What if the world treated the U.S. like a rogue state?

    No, the Chinese send people to long jail sentences just for criticizing the government like Lodoe Gymatso, who served 23 years already.

    The US police are not allowed to shoot people in their own...
  3. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Hislop's book is from 1916, and scholarship has improved a lot since then. New ancient documenrs, such as the Dead Sea scrolls, have come to light since Hizlop wrote the Two Babylon, and I suspect,...
  4. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Maybe the film was rated poorly bynrhr critics because it did not push some political agenda. The Last Jedi pushed correct political views and was loved by critics. The Joker didn't push the...
  5. Replies
    16
    Views
    592

    Re: Purpose of Echelon Formation?

    For defense, I think an echelon would not be as good. An attacking enemy could concentrate their forces on the forward units ofnrhr echelon, engulfing them and destroying the defense in piecemeal. ...
  6. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    when it comes to construction, younhave to contend.wirh things like weather as well. Flooding in the area, unusually heavy rains, unusual early cold wearher can all delay and effect the quality of...
  7. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    Programs get cancelled when the investment cost become to high, when they require too much capital expenditure. Many fighter programs struggle because they became too expensive. For example, if we...
  8. Re: What if the world treated the U.S. like a rogue state?

    Only 2% of the blacks killed by guns were do to police shootings, thr majority of black killed were killed by other blacks. Black unemploymdnt is currently thr lowest it has been in more than 20...
  9. Replies
    2,881
    Views
    255,038

    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I like his Sci-fi work, but it is a lot different than The Game of Thrones. A lot more PG, not as violent. Seemed geared for a younger audience, perhaps young adult? A lot of it was short stories...
  10. Replies
    2,881
    Views
    255,038

    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I can't agree with you. Martin's Tuff book is nothing like his Game of Throne. I like his Tuff storiesz which were originally a set of independent stories he wrote at various times that were...
  11. Re: What if the world treated the U.S. like a rogue state?

    Unlike China, minorities have reached the highest levels of the power. In China see minorities in neither positions of wealth nor power. Unlike China, rhe US is truly a multi-racial society. Oprah...
  12. Re: What if the world treated the U.S. like a rogue state?

    Unlike China, minorities have reached the highest levels of the power. In China see minorities in neither positions of wealth nor power. Unlike China, rhe US is truly a multi-racial society. Oprah...
  13. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    What the Nazis did to the Jews was ethnically based, it was not based on religion. Even if the Jews had converted from Judaism, the Nazis would have treated them the same - Jews were genetically...
  14. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    I don't see how high capital cost could ever be a benefit. If you had low enough capital cost, you would not need government support. It is only lower operating cost that makes nuclear power...
  15. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    That I don't understand. If you are saying that the lower operating and maintenance cost don't pay back the high investment cost until after 20 years, I agree. But lowered operating.and maintenance...
  16. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    All very true. The vast majority kf Muslims reject the radical Jihadist Muslim views. But even if 99.99% of the Muslims reject such terrorist views, with a population of a billion Muslims that...
  17. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    The Shahada is a very minimalist profession of belief, and the differences between major Islamic groups like the Sunni and Shiite are not based on theological differences. Islam might have a...
  18. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    The Koran attacks core Christian beliefs, which is definitely hostile. The only Christians the Koran is positive to would not be regarded as Christians by most Chrisrians and never represented the...
  19. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Regardless, the Christian Trinity is God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, not Mary. While there have been some Muslims that have tried to explain away the mistake of the Koran that there was...
  20. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Reading a synopsis of Hislop's Two Babylons (1853), I can see your point. While it seems to make some valid observations, I get the impression it has the Anti-Catholic rhetoric typical of Protestant...
  21. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    Thanks.. I am well aware of Needham's strong bias in favor of the Chinese. In fact, it his acceptance of things like the super large dimensions of the Zheng He that cause me to have an issue with...
  22. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    I don't think there is any evidence to support the claim that Muhammad's and the Koran idea of the Christianity Trinity came from the Semiramis. I think it was simply the case that when Muhammad saw...
  23. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    Somthr guy is boastful, he is hardly the only leader in history to be so. Still, boastful or not, I might tend to give credence Ronnie claim he could read and write than to a source 1000 years...
  24. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    All very good points. The highly radioactive material disappears after a few hundred years, and while.thr less radioactive material can stick around for thousands of years, it much less dangerous. ...
  25. Replies
    3,227
    Views
    269,427

    Re: The "I just saw" thread

    Just saw Ad Adstra, and it was bad, well deserving of its 40% Rotten Tomatoes Audience score. Yet the Critics gave it an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which just confirms my experience with the The...
  26. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    True, the claims of 450 feet Treasure Ship are not as nearly as outrageous as that. On the other hand, nobody but Indian nationalist takes those claims seriously, but noted and respected scholars...
  27. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    It is worse than that. The Koran teaches that Christians believed Mary was God, that the trinity consist of God, Jesus and Mary, which is simply not true. Because they can't admit the Koran could...
  28. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    Any country that really wants to have nuclear weapons, could, sanctions or no. A lot of countries have more technical expertise than North Korea, and they don't have nukes nor express any desire for...
  29. Replies
    698
    Views
    37,059

    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Studies have indicated support for the Little Ice Age in New Zealand. If we can see evidence for the Little Ice Age in places as far away as Europe and New Zealand, I think we can rule it out as...
  30. Replies
    698
    Views
    37,059

    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Now, I believe there is a possibility that climate scientist might have misinterpreted the data, but there is no evidence they enough in deliberate a malicious manipulation. Sure, climate scientist...
  31. Re: Were ancient Greeks predominately light skinned?

    In modern societies, where people tend to work inside more and where more clothing than early humans, wouldn't seem to me to have as much evolutionary pressure to develop darker skins. On the other...
  32. The role of civilians in the development of firearms.

    While we often talk about the obvious role of the military in the development of guns, I don't think enough credit is given to the role non civilians played in the development of firearms. The...
  33. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    I think the worst example was that until the last few years, you could not pick up a history book that taught medieval Europeans thought the world was flat, and Columbus had to prove them wrong. ...
  34. Re: What if the world treated the U.S. like a rogue state?

    No one is raising tariffs to get the Chinese to withdraw from Tibet, or to improve its human rights, or stop its crackdown on Hong Kong.

    I think the world should place sanctions on China unril it...
  35. Re: Another white identitarian mass murder broadcast on the internet.

    911 didn't stop Muslim terrorist attacks so why are going surprised? The fundamentalist terroist Muslims still use the internet as a tool for recruiting, and they have killed more people, and...
  36. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    Rather bad analogy. The sailors who served on the Nimitz would not saying was a mile.longz and if the nightly anchor said factually the Nimitz was a mile long, thr station would be flooded with...
  37. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,840

    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Another drawback of Islam is.the Koran and Muslims beliefs toward:

    1. Thre overwhelming majority of Mulsims believe the Koran is uncreated and existed for all time, and that it is perfect.. ...
  38. Re: Zheng He Treasure Ships actual size?

    The only thing with the technical argument against these.super large dimensions of Zheng He's ships is that someone could always claim that those super Chinese found a way around all those...
  39. Re: what improvements should be made in the next generation nuclear power plants?

    I would like to point out that the uranium we mine is naturally radioactive. What are we going to do about all the that naturally radioactive uranium and other material?

    A few hundred million...
  40. Re: Why did the the Ming crossbows become so weak compared to earlier Chinese ones?

    Sorry, but that is not good enough. When you says "According to Alan Williams:" you are implying that what follows comes from Williams. That was clear not the case here, but hear are youe own...
Results 1 to 40 of 500
Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4