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    Radrook's Avatar


    Originally Posted by Todd Feinman View Comment
    Thanks so much for that. Have you thought of contacting well-known researchers? Or do you not want to dwell too much on it?

    Best regards,
    Sorry about my tardy response but I am unfamiliar with blogging on this forum and didn't know where to look for response notices.

    About your question, I prefer not to dwell on it too much because all it causes me is anxiety. You know, the fear that I might be approached again but in a far more threatening manner. I also fear what I might remember if placed under hypnosis. Very often when time is missing that way I have noticed that the memories of those involved can be terrifying.

    Whatever it was that approached me that night I really don't know. It seemed like a machine. But then its hull looked organic. Its silence was unnerving. It's manners were rude since I am not a microbe to be examined without permission and neither is any other human.

    Some might say it was Satan. If indeed it was or wasn't I really don't know. Looked like some sort of a ship to me as it did to those who saw it at the airport after it had focused those lights on me.

    Had I reported it back then I would have probably been suspected of lying. In fact, even now I would be suspected of lying. So there is really nothing to gain from it except frustration.

    Nevertheless, I do appreciate your interest and your giving me the benefit of the doubt.

    Kind Regards
    Posted Yesterday at 05:52 AM by Radrook Radrook is offline
  2. Old Comment
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    Jack the Ripper : The Art of Conspiracy

    If any of you have enjoyed reading my Blog then I would suggest watching the film entitled "FROM HELL" starring Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane.
    It may atleast give you an insight into Victorian times in London , the power of the Queen of England and the Freemasons ... and the corrupt police force that served them.

    Jack was Many
    Jack was never One
    Jack would never be caught.

    Kind Regards
    Jackdaw1888 :-)

    Many aspects re the Ripper were not covered by the film.
    Here is one... there has over the years been much discussion over the letters "F M" upon the wall of Mary Jane Kelly's room at the murder scene.

    Some suggest it stands for Florence Maybrick?
    Ha Ha...how wrong they are.

    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 03:32 PM by Jackdaw 1888 Jackdaw 1888 is online now
    Updated February 16th, 2018 at 04:32 PM by Jackdaw 1888
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    Todd Feinman's Avatar


    Thanks so much for that. Have you thought of contacting well-known researchers? Or do you not want to dwell too much on it?

    Best regards,
    Posted February 11th, 2018 at 07:44 AM by Todd Feinman Todd Feinman is offline
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    ancient tamils impalement punishment

    i would like to get more information about this kind of execution
    and i wish you could practice your experience on me
    Posted January 30th, 2018 at 03:29 AM by uselessfagot uselessfagot is offline
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    Jack the Ripper : The Art of Conspiracy

    New link in painting frames artist Walter Sickert as Jack the Ripper | Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield News - Welwyn Hatfield Times

    As for the above Newspaper article???

    Jackdaw 'never' said that Walter Richard Sickert was Jack!!!

    Jack was 'Many'
    He was never 'One'
    Posted January 29th, 2018 at 03:42 AM by Jackdaw 1888 Jackdaw 1888 is online now
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    Notes - Oda Nobuhide: Tiger of Owari (1)

    Really nice blog. I've been interested in learning more about Nobunaga and his father. They seem somewhat similar to the dynamic of Philip and Alexander, though also a lot different as well.
    Posted January 27th, 2018 at 06:46 PM by Duke Valentino Duke Valentino is offline
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    Jack the Ripper : The Art of Conspiracy

    Amongst all of the Suspects that have been put forward as to being the one and only Jack, there remains only one body of people that we can 100% prove factually were indeed actually in/around London or Whitechapel at the times of the Murders?

    And I think we all know who THEY were?

    Kind Regards
    Jackdaw1888 :-)
    Posted January 27th, 2018 at 07:54 AM by Jackdaw 1888 Jackdaw 1888 is online now
    Updated January 27th, 2018 at 07:57 AM by Jackdaw 1888
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    Jack the Ripper : The Art of Conspiracy

    Greetings and a Happy New Year to you all - including all the fantabulous staff and moderators at Historum Forum.

    Just for your info...
    I have recently been offered the opportunity to write a Book.
    It will be entitled Jack the Ripper : The Art of Conspiracy.
    Whether or not people buy it, I for one do not care.
    Truth is, I aim to prove that "Jack was Many and that Jack was never One"

    Have a Fab 2018

    Kind Regards
    Jackdaw 1888 :-)
    Posted January 27th, 2018 at 07:18 AM by Jackdaw 1888 Jackdaw 1888 is online now
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    Roman Inventions that Changed the World

    Well. Yhe Persians had a famous long road (Royal Road), and I doubt earlier famous peoplke like messopotamioans, egyptians, etcetera did without.
    Posted January 14th, 2018 at 01:39 PM by Fantasus Fantasus is offline
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    Samurai VS Vikings

    I still wish we had some endings to this.
    Posted December 26th, 2017 at 07:21 AM by Jake10 Jake10 is offline
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    The story of a Hungarian freedom fighter

    As it turns out he actually escaped from the pow camp...also found out recently that he worked for the French military in Austria from 51 trough 53 as an attache I guess you would call it..apparently there left in 53...all in the documents he had filed with the world council of churches to be resettled in the US as part of a refugee program.
    Posted December 24th, 2017 at 08:03 AM by brushhippie brushhippie is offline
  12. Old Comment
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    How the Pyramids were built

    I don't believe the ancient aliens theory. I do believe that non-human advanced technologies have been here from the beginning and that some ancient peoples saw them, thought they were gods / goddesses and wanted to get closer to them.
    Posted December 21st, 2017 at 12:04 PM by Todd Feinman Todd Feinman is offline
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    The exaggeration of the Battle of Thermopylae: What actually happened.

    I really like what you are doing here. I have also been trying a few video presentations. I also do classroom presentation. Yours are much better as I have not worked with planting the images in while I speak. Have you been getting a good response from this type of blog posting?
    Posted December 17th, 2017 at 12:21 PM by Baltis Baltis is offline
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    Armament Production in WW2

    (taking into account the fact the USSR lost a lot of territory and so did not have full access to it's economic potential
    I should add that the Eastern USSR's share in defence industry enterprises (in %) before 1941 was (in 1942 it already was, in brackets):

    Aircraft industry ........6.6 (77.3)
    Tank Industry .........25.7 (64.6)
    Armament industry ...18.3 (65.4)
    All arms industries ....18.5 (76.0)

    It seems that they had "back up" facilities (already running) safe from enemy hand, which enabled them to sacrifice a lot of ground. Other systems did not enjoy such an advantage.
    Posted December 7th, 2017 at 02:27 PM by Sun of Austerlitz Sun of Austerlitz is offline
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    Map Resource

    The Indus Valley as seen from the perspective of South Asia.


    The Indus River coursing it's way through the Indus Valley semi-desert. The irrigated strip is clearly visible with desert on both flanks. The river gave birth to IVC and site of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa.


    Posted December 2nd, 2017 at 07:48 PM by Bullit Bullit is offline
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    The long tedious task of translating

    Click the image to open in full size.

    "Hazádnak rendületlenűl
    Légy híve, oh Magyar"

    (the middle paragraph) is a quote from Vörösmarty Mihály's poem "Szózat".

    You'll find the whole poem and a short presentation of Vörösmarty Mihály here: MAGYAR NEMZETISMERET (in Hungarian)
    Posted November 25th, 2017 at 01:03 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 25th, 2017 at 02:10 PM by deaf tuner
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    Horrible Histories: TV Show Review

    Originally Posted by Kevinmeath View Comment
    My kids loved it and helped get them into history-- I use it in class sometimes
    Yay for Horrible Histories then!
    Posted October 21st, 2017 at 04:03 AM by HistoricalGeek HistoricalGeek is offline
  18. Old Comment
    Sun of Austerlitz's Avatar

    Armament Production in WW2

    In terms of ammunition Germany lead the pack though, simply due to the massive demands placed on it's army (which killed and wounded about 25 million allied soldiers):
    "Viel Feind, viel Munition". Frundsberg revisited.
    Posted October 17th, 2017 at 06:16 PM by Sun of Austerlitz Sun of Austerlitz is offline
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    Military casualties in WW2

    Where the figures for France, Netherlands, Poland and Belgium are the size of their armed forces in home territory before German invasion, since these armed forces ceased to exist after German invasion they are counted as casualties (specifically, POWs).
    Well, there would be many historians contradicting your stacking of these losses. Soviet literature notoriously stacked the German losses in the same way, whilst also removing the permanently wounded out of the comparison to lower the gap between Axis and Soviet losses (double counting ethnic Germans from regions like Alsace or Lothringia or isolating Waffen SS separately as well). This is a question of definitions and semantics no doubt.
    By these standards you might as well add 87,500 (British) Indian military casualties or 3,500,000 chinese casualties.

    In order to fully assess combat losses, you would have to isolate all battle casualties sustained by all partaking nations, though it would not influence the ratio too much and still prove your point.

    One thing though:

    From the statistical digest of the US Army for battle and non battle losses by branch for WW2 , from 7. Dec 1941-31. Dec 1946:


    586,628 battle casualties of which:

    135,576 deaths among battle casualties
    116,991 KIA
    381,350 WIA
    14,528 MIA


    175,107 battle casualties (40,455 fallen + died)
    35,313 KIA
    111,125 WIA
    8,487 MIA

    761,735 casualties sustained against European Axis.


    157,938 battle casualties (50,385 deaths among battle casualties)

    30,538 KIA
    95,021 WIA
    4,914 MIA

    169,635 battle casualties (including all Pacific areas) of which:

    57,137 total deaths amongst battle casualties (all branches)
    35,909 KIA
    98,958 WIA
    5,928 DOW

    28,526 captured and interned of which:

    2,805 KIA
    194 wounded
    8,517 non battle causes

    6,242 Missing of which:

    3,637 declared dead

    for a total of 169,635 casualties sustained against Imperial Japan.

    Total figures for the US:

    291,557 battle deaths
    113,842 other deaths
    670,846 Wounded

    1,076,245 casualties.

    By the way, it's hard to get comparable data on Japanese casualties because their methodology of computing casualties was different than Western countries. So that it's hard to measure aggregate Japanese losses against these countries.
    There is info from Richard B. Frank, Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire, New York: Random House, 1999, but comparing these is rather pointless because the Japanese were practitioners of "Bullshido" so they sacrificed themselves before capture, pressing the KIA rates to the extreme.


    Total land forces committed 1,030,832, KIA 996,030, CIA (captured) 34,802
    Posted October 17th, 2017 at 01:50 PM by Sun of Austerlitz Sun of Austerlitz is offline
    Updated October 17th, 2017 at 06:00 PM by Sun of Austerlitz
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    Auschwitz (part 1)

    Thanks for the informative Blog. Today it seems almost unbelievable that this should occur within recent history.
    I was born in 1946 just a few years after these horrible events transpired. During my study of dental technology, I saw expressions of bitterness expressed by a Jewish teacher directed at a German student and didn't realize at the time the exact reasons why. Being young, only 18 at the time, I considered something that had occurred approx. 20 years previously as almost ancient history.

    I think that most young people felt the same way when they watched such programs as Combat. It all seems to belong to another era. Of course we were wrong just as we were wrong in assuming that our gym teacher was teaching us how to march because it was just good exercise.

    As humans who take pride in our humanity we cringe at these facts and somehow try to deny them. But the stark reality is that being human doesn't prevent such horrendous things-it makes them more likely.
    Posted October 15th, 2017 at 12:54 PM by Radrook Radrook is offline
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