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Why Americans are "idiots"

Posted Today at 10:09 PM by Guaporense

It can be said to be common knowledge that "Americans are idiots". Here I will try to understand the reasons for this general perception.

I will divide the reasons for this general perception into two main categories, the biases that generate this perceptions and the historical/geographical factors that still contribute to the general ignorance Americans have indeed of the world.

1) Selection bias: A British friend of mine complained that "he feels depressed...
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Notes on Texas

Posted Today at 01:49 PM by Piccolo
Updated Today at 01:58 PM by Piccolo

Sam Houston- First President of Texas

Lamar- Second President of Texas

BUSINESSMAN- Ross Perot got rich from his old company EDS (electronic data systems). I think he worked for IBM in the 1950s. Ross Perot was born in TexArkana. Now he is a Republican, for some reason.
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Still Learning

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 04:58 PM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

Partly out of idle curiosity, partly because it might inform my next major post on Ulysses S. Grant when that happens, I was going through the Official Records. Particularly, I was going through correspondence in early 1864, curious to see some of the process of Grant planning and evolving his 1864 strategy. In my recent post on Grant of course, I consequently talked about Grant's three pronged-attack in Virginia, featuring George Meade, Benjamin Butler, and Franz Sigel as the principal commanders,...
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My Trip to Greece

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 02:48 PM by Valens
Updated October 20th, 2016 at 09:54 PM by Valens

It's not my custom to write about personal matters here, but I realized that my blog has, perhaps, been way too serious. I know that a personal blog can be an interesting read, but I've always reasoned: 'Hey, if you're not Julius Caesar, Churchill or Augustus, there's no point in writing about yourself.'

Anyways, I'm not much into jokes, so let's get started with the topic (it will be a short one).

This September, I made my very first trip to Greece, the land...
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Cold, Gold, and Bold

Posted October 19th, 2016 at 04:27 AM by caldrail

The weather is getting colder. The words of wisdom issued by weather girls on television isn't necessary for me to know that, With doors open to the elements the ambient warmth is quickly defeated by draughts or breezes that penetrate. One young lady from Poland is suffering from the decline in British weather. It's laughable, it really is, because in her country the winters can be way more severe, yet she stands shivering in the same ambient warmth that we Britons take for granted in the workplace....
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