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A story

Posted August 25th, 2015 at 04:17 PM by The Imperial Russian

I will recount an interesting tale I had in my home village. Some necessary backstory is that kids (and adults) love a game called stalker [url=http://www.stalker-game.com/]S.T.A.L.K.E.R.[/url] and can get an abundance of toy guns shooting little plastic pellets (what do you call them?) and now to the story. These likely lads were of a wide age group (9-21 I think) and had bought lots, and lots, of these plastic guns. They had SVDs, Kalashes, Deagles, Barets, Revolvers, shotguns, et cetera. Now,...
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Pre-Famine De-Industrialisation and the Rise of the Lumper

Posted August 24th, 2015 at 02:01 PM by Gile na Gile
Updated August 24th, 2015 at 02:20 PM by Gile na Gile

Critiques of government in Ireland since the Union weren't exclusive to Irish Repealers. On the "State of Ireland" debate in the House of Lords, (23rd March, 1846 - a few months after the first potato blight) Earl Grey, son of the Reform PM, Charles Grey, rose to give the following explosive volley. He was appointed Colonial Secretary by Russell in the same year and his initial philosophy at least was to accord the colonies as much self-government as possible as well as attempting to reform...
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Has the mystery of how the last ice age ended been solved?

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 01:38 AM by Knarly Dan
Updated August 21st, 2015 at 03:26 AM by Knarly Dan

In April, 2012 Nature published a report by Jeremy Shakun et al: Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation. In essence Shakun found that at some point during the last glaciation, Earth's position in the Milankovitch cycle resulted in enough solar insolation to start melting northern ice sheets. Enormous amounts of water were released into the Atlantic. Because it was relatively cold and dense compared to the sea, that constant flow of fresh...
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To each hirs own...

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 06:28 AM by Tuthmosis III

Gender neutrality!

I'm old-fashioned enough to prefer the use of the conventional masculine article to avoid the grammatical abomination of
"to each (singular) their (plural) own"
and the accurate but awkward
"to each his or her own".

But I'm open to an elegant way to include all human beings when all human beings are being referenced. I wonder why we haven't yet made use of our usual resort when dealing with language change over...
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Why....

Posted August 13th, 2015 at 07:24 AM by The Imperial Russian
Updated August 13th, 2015 at 07:27 AM by The Imperial Russian

This blog will be about how crappy the world is, and I will recount my past days, and current days of interest. I am in Belarus, so I will not be able to write too much, so I will start with this about me. The world is bad, everything is cold. We all driven by self interest, and few can spell right and wrong, let alone tell the difference.... and suicide is sin, so I am screwed.
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