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Did Ukraine shoot down MH17

Posted Today at 05:04 AM by MarshallBudyonny

There are a few points of contention that need to be discussed first. Even if we assume that the action was carried out by Russian separatists who Ukraine knew had the capability of down a civilian aril-liner why was flight MH17 diverted 300 miles off course into an active war zone and specifically one where the danger of it being shot down was credible. Another noteworthy aspect of this ordeal was the fact that numerous Ukrainian fighter jets, transport planes and helicopters had been shot down...
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Britain in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars - Part III

Posted Yesterday at 05:49 PM by British Prime Minister

In this installment of the series, we will be looking at the Peace of Amiens, how it broke down, and what is known as the War of the Third Coalition. I have had to deal with a lot of family-related issues this week and as such have had no time to post, so this will be a long-ish post to make up for that.

When last we met, Britain had just evicted the French from Egypt. It was on a winning streak. Why, then, did it agree to this peace with Napoleon? In 1801, at the same time the Allies...
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Battle of the Crater First Person Accounts

Posted July 26th, 2014 at 12:31 PM by SiegeOfPetersburg (Musings of a Civil War Buff)

Countdown to the Battle of the Crater: July 30, 1864

In an effort to draw attention to the 150th anniversary of the “Gettysburg of the Petersburg Campaign”, the Battle of the Crater, I’ve decided to post over a dozen transcribed first person accounts, mainly from the Confederate side, one to several a day, until July 30, 2014. The Crater is by far the most written about battle of the entire siege in terms of first person accounts, magazine and journal articles, and of course books....
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These boots were made for... limping

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 04:48 AM by No Good Doney (Some have greatness thrust upon them)

On one of those million and one BBC websites there is a report of this singular phenomenon from the 19th century. The website claimed for a brief time there was a fashion among women to feign a limp in public when there was nothing the matter with them. This was more than a daft fashion mistake à la platform soles, regrettable facial tattoos, wearing a baseball cap backwards or twerking. The reason why the healthy impersonated the lame (of which there were a great number in Victorian England)...
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Power of education

Posted July 24th, 2014 at 12:31 PM by deaf tuner (my jokes)
Updated Yesterday at 01:49 PM by deaf tuner

-Well, how's Your puppy ?
-He's so cute..... I love him!
-Not to many problems ? You know, in an apartment with no garden .....
-How so ?
-Well, You know, the pee thing!
-Nah. No problemo ! You have to educate them from the very beginning. He used to pee on the carpet, so every time he did it, I took him, put his nose in it and then threw him out the window.
-A bit harsh, I'd say!
-Yeah, maybe, but it worked! Now, every time he does it on the carpet,
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