Greg. Tingey

Greg. Tingey

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    Martin @ #223 & Sasquatch @ #226 Err, strange attractor - Schlieffen plan. One (the main?) reason it failed is very little-known. Not only did the Belgians resist, which slowed things down, but the SNCB (Belgian railways) staff were deliberately...
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    Google; "Union of Kalmar" Gives you some interesting insights....
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    All dependant upon "piped" electricity, actually, are they not? Which cahnges the most imprtant invention to "Dynamos" (so to speak) & electric motors. The rest follows....
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    Almost Actually, the "Brits" were giving up their Empire - in fits & starts & with many mistakes. India should have had independance about 2-3 years later & as a single state, f'rinstance. ~The US was determined to destroy said...
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    Oh bum, even "previewing" it ... Let's try that again ... Homo sapiens sapientes Africanus...
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    AND All other commentors on this sub-thread. Hint: When asked for "race" or ethnicity" in any survey, this is what I do, if I can ... I put "other" & fill in the appropriate box. Homo sapiens spaientes Africanus. Which...
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    In contrast, I voted "yes" to Scottish Independence and I'm a member of the Scottish Greens, who are to the right of the Scottish Socialist Party but to the left of the Scottish Nationalist Party, who in turn are to...
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    Just dipped into a bit of "Classical" history agai .. which reminded me. Up until approx 80BCE, Rome was a republic, priding itself on its' citizens "liberty" (Fuck the slsves, but never mind ... ) Then came Marius, Sulla civil...
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    One thing we know Westerners are masters of is grandiose abstractions used to lay claim to the future (and justify conquest); there was .... And the Han, or for that matter the Nipponese are not? The "Central Heavenly Kingdom" (of...
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    and after his death, childless ... err... no, wrong ... "Eldarion" So even more cobblers....
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    U K le Guin ( & many others) Oh, and ... "what is it like to be the other. ?? Like, err .. intelligent, literate, capable of asking awkward questions ... (?) Tell me ( & everyone else ) about...
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    YUCK! No, obviously, I haven't ... but, couple that with Dirk & Jay's comments @ # 451/452 & it is not a pretty picture. Another strike against a progressively-improving Whiggish futre, I'm very unhappy to say..... Curious, isn't it, that...
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    Oops, sorry. However ... That got me thinking - what "social controls" will we see in future for "unacceptable behaviour" from those in power/authority positions? I mean, I've mentioned the mob coming up the drive of "the big house" with...
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    Second thoughts Bad individuals such as estate owners can be pursued & vilified in the press & harassed (etc to the point of lanp-posts & ropes ) How does one carry out that sort of protest against a corporate or...
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    Not total bollocks. Most of the really big estates have been "corporate vehicles" long since & are therefore immune. Now, you may want to change this, but the present legislation won't do it. It's the "Big" small farmers who will...
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    My bad Try http://www.shiantisles.net/ For much more information....
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    That document is very interwsting - (probably) lying by only telling part of the story ... but then it is a SNP politician talking. Wtat happens to the Shiant Islands, now? (see below) What happens to a farmer, who actually...
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    If you're having more than 1 male child per family then after a while inherited farm sizes don't work as they just keep getting smaller and smaller. COBBLERS The answer to that is called ... primogeniture. Alternatively, you can...
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    hetermeles DOUBLEPLUS SUPERGOOD Almost worthy of starting a new thread ??...
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    Oh what a wonderful wish! But it's fulfilment may be deleayed a little: The number of theocracies is dwindling, we're fresh out of god-kings, I can't think of any true monarchies any more, and Communism is nearly defunct now that...
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    And all the other commenters on deep Norfolk-speak .... When I was in my late teens, we visted a hotel/pub/farmhose/post office in Dunnerdale (Lake District) they had a semi-retired farm hand who lived in. He could probably have made himself...
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    But that is (disatrously) only too possible, if, as I said elsewhere, the patriarchal bastards regain control ( Like Persia right now, or the ongoing efforts of the "Roman" church. ) Incidentally, I criticised Ann Leckie for this in "Ancillary...
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    Robert Silverberg: "Those who Watch" A parody & twist on USSA vs USSR being watched by two sets of aliens, who .........
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    No (I think) Many people really don't realise how really racist Japanese culture still is - to the point that, as stated, a Japanese who has spent more than a couple of years "away" is now an inferior Gai-Jin. Their...
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    LMB seems to have stopped - even her alternate-real-gods series with the deities of the Seasons + the Bastard, never mind Miles V ... Pity....
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    I suspect the collapse of patriarchy is actually the biggest structural change in human societies since we developed agriculture, and it's far more significant than republican democracy in the long (centuries-long) term. Agreed .. IF IT IS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN....
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    Yes, well ... our unspeakably cute Birman tom-kitten ( he's 7 actually) thought he saw something that resembled a snake-head moving the other day. I couldn't follow the speed of the strike. Do not, ever try to beat cat synapses,...
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    Yes. Offal often needs careful cooking. But, when done properly, it's DELICIOUS. We have a cook-book called: "Odd Bits - how to cook the rest of the animal" Oink, if you'll pardon the pun. A N Other give-away is that...
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    Slight problems with automated self-driving cars: 1. They still have to be kept/garaged/stored somewhere, when not in use, even if they ar "for hire" rather than personal posessions. 2. They operate well (at present) because of persistent, on-going frequently-update "mapping"...
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    Thank you! Wasn't aware that Donnybrook was a suburb of Dublin (My excuse is that I haven't been there since 1967.)...
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