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by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 06:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

The only damnedfool thing I did was open my mouth.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 01:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

I have long been an adherent of the Turkish viewpoint. Today, I was simply trying to admit that even by the Turkish viewpoint, it was still a genocide and still just as bad as by the Armenian viewpoint, still just as morally wrong, still just as unacceptable.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 01:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Re: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine

If I cared about what people thought about me on the internet, I wouldn't be posting here.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 12:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Re: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine

You moron, that is what we're talking about. We're talking about Poland sending troops into the Ukraine, because I brought it up, and I'm telling you that your response to what I said, is MORONIC. I understand EXACTLY what you're saying, MORON. NATO is not automatically involved, a Russian-Polish co...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 12:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

I still don't believe any of that; I've just come to believe that it was a genocide anyway and just as morally wrong even if we still dispute the details. Forced relocate and death by massed starvation and exhaustion is just as bad as systematic death camps, that's what I've come to realize. It was ...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 10:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 7.9 quake in Nepal
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: 7.9 quake in Nepal

13 dead in base camp and at least 18 foreign climbers dead on the mountain with no communication from any of the Sherpas to their organization, and the foreign media only reporting the foreign climber deaths out of racist contempt for the Sherpas. I would expect there could be as high as 100 dead on...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 10:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

Something to be unsurprised at, surely, though not something I'd call "to be accepted." We can at least imagine and desire a world where the US government is honest enough not to commit that hypocrisy. Even if we obviously don't live there. Yet. I accept massive hypocrisy from all governments as a ...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 10:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Re: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine

Because you are ignorant. Nobody wants a nuclear war. The US directly fought Chinese troops in Korea and Vietnam, but that never escalated to a nuclear exchange. If we'd been using Australian troops instead, why would it be more likely? Oh right, it isn't. Grow up! You're just ignoring all of histor...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 09:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

I still find it very hypocritical that the US is going to call the Armenian genocide a genocide when we won't call the Trail of Tears a Genocide, but that's to be accepted.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 09:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: On a hill west of Sarikamish

The Turkish genocide of the Armenians was NOT more highly planned than that of a Native American people . Taken in exclusion, the Ottoman planning consisted entirely of relocation: We will make them go someplace "safe" for our military needs. Abdulhadi covered this very well, he was a scholar of the...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-25 09:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Re: Poland threatens Russia with war over Ukraine

Putin isn't a fool, he won't start a nuclear war if those four Polish divisions cross the border; they will just be militarily defeated (eventually--they can put up a hard fight) in the battles around Kiev. Since, of course, if Poland sends troops, the Russians will launch a full scale regular invas...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-24 11:29pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1925: Japan gets a literal power boost (RAR!)
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: 1925: Japan gets a literal power boost (RAR!)

Modern day Japan includes Manchuria and Taiwan and Korea The rest of China is still independent and has risen, because no matter how sophisticated you are, guerrilla war is guerrilla war. But that much we can say for sure.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-24 11:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On a hill west of Sarikamish
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

On a hill west of Sarikamish

Sarikamish happened 100 years ago, three months, seven days. That's when the Ottoman Army was defeated. Was it right for Europe that Britain won instead of Germany? Probably not. But who cares. The Native Americans were a genocide. We killed them. We slaughtered their cultures, their independent peo...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 11:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ex-Nazi bookeeper charged [Update: Convicted and sentenced]
Replies: 216
Views: 12805

Re: Ex-Nazi bookeeper charged with 300,000 accessories to mu

Yes, I'd have joined the Nazi Party in interwar Germany, there being no other options for the national glory and salvation, and hoping it would lead to the restoration of the Kaiser. I'd have stayed for patriotism when the war broke out. And I'd have deserved to die for it. In Austria I'd have been ...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 08:14pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Batteries to power homes
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Batteries to power homes

If it's illegal for solar-only people, then add a small propane generator. Very environmentally friendly if you do use it during emergencies, lets you put in the cutoff switch, you never have to actually use it.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 01:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ex-Nazi bookeeper charged [Update: Convicted and sentenced]
Replies: 216
Views: 12805

Re: Ex-Nazi bookeeper charged with 300,000 accessories to mu

You fucking idiot, the person in question was a hardcore Nazi in 1933, when the NSDAP only started on its path to destruction. Even back then the person believed in purging hostile races. How fucking dumb must you be? He was a hard core Nazi when he was 12? Yes actually. He joined the youth organiz...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 11:46am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Batteries to power homes
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Batteries to power homes

Bah, I think you're overestimating it. Propane generator for the family spread was not hard to get permitted at all, and Washington isn't substantially more permissive than California in that regard. Work took a licensed electrician a single day. We used to have about a minimum of two weeks a year w...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 11:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russia opresses minorities in Crimea
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Russia opresses minorities in Crimea

Yeah, the resettlement of the Crimean Tatars is totally unrelated to the view of Tatars in general in the Russosphere of language and culture. That covers the Kazan Tatars as well and several other groups, and I think Cmdrjones just does not understand that.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-23 11:24am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: High speed rail for texas ain't a road!
Replies: 34
Views: 2696

Re: High speed rail for texas ain't a road!

The Texas high speed rail is a PRIVATE COMPANY which has done economic studies convincing its investors that it will make a profit. They are the very epitome of capitalism. They simply want to use the same eminent domain process all traditional freight private railroads did to build their railroads ...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-22 07:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: News from north of the border.
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: News from north of the border.

This agree is reciprocal, though, so armed Canadian officers in the US will have the same rights and privileges. Honestly I'd rather all law enforcement in America be done by Canadians at all times, since you seem less insane about it.
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-22 05:56pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Batteries to power homes
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Batteries to power homes

I'm really confused, most household backup generators in rural areas have exactly that kind of safety cutoff already... Why can't you just install one for your solar panels?
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-22 11:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russia opresses minorities in Crimea
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Russia opresses minorities in Crimea

I don't know how the hell some professional linguist in America could have their finger on the current of modern Russian culture. The closest thing I've ever seen to the issue coming up was a director in the "making of" section of the DVD joking about how political correctness had come to Russia in ...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-22 11:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Terrifying Near Miss On British Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Terrifying Near Miss On British Railways

It's not supposed to be an excuse, it's supposed to be an observation that stricter time in service requirements and, for reasons Ford elucidated upon, perhaps a third crewmember in the cab, should be required. The fireman has to both second the signals according to the rulebook, and stoke the locom...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-21 10:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Terrifying Near Miss On British Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Terrifying Near Miss On British Railways

Driver passes signal at danger is a cause of a huge number of collisions, it has nothing to do with the kind of engine in use. Of course the big thing to remember is that the crews, especially I suspect of an excursion outfit, are generally overworked and pushed to the limit and may have been facing...
by The Duchess of Zeon
2015-04-19 01:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Oklahoma approves Nitrogen Executions
Replies: 34
Views: 4384

Re: Oklahoma approves Nitrogen Executions

madd0ct0r wrote:I dunno, Isis are pretty in favour of it.
The shit has that to do with anything?