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Just say some random histrorical fact, heres mine.


Did you know that germans didnt invent concentration camps, th british did. During the Boer war against the dutch, the british soldiers rounded up all the dutch civilians and put them into refugee camps. The the camps got so crowded, dirty that food was rationed and many people died of starvation and horrible diseases. So that how concentration camps were invented
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| December 11, 2009, 1:12 pm
Quoting Ed Petrie AKA General Warren
Just say some random histrorical fact, heres mine.


Did you know that germans didnt invent concentration camps, th british did. During the Boer war against the dutch, the british soldiers rounded up all the dutch civilians and put them into refugee camps. The the camps got so crowded, dirty that food was rationed and many people died of starvation and horrible diseases. So that how concentration camps were invented


Not to rain on the parade, but
1.) I've never head anyone claim the Germans "invented" concentration camps.
2.) Neither did the British. What were really concentration camps were used as POW camps during the Civil War, and probably a lot longer back than that.
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| December 11, 2009, 4:33 pm
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Quoting Andrew Knox

Not to rain on the parade, but
1.) I've never head anyone claim the Germans "invented" concentration camps.
2.) Neither did the British. What were really concentration camps were used as POW camps during the Civil War, and probably a lot longer back than that.
dont blame me, blame british tv documentries =P, they say we invented the concentration camps so =P

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| December 11, 2009, 6:06 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

And this is why historians do independent research as well as cross-reference and verify sources.

Many times documents contains errors- concentration camp (capturing civilians and guarding them that they are not free but under constant overseeing -that is how i see it don't know the official definition) are actually ancient- you know how bible and other ancient texts tells about "Forced re-settlement" that actually is very close to concentration camps -what comes to idea of taking away the freedom of people and guarding them- Assyrians for example used that a lot-first actual concentration camps was formed in the 19th century- but slavery before that was actually really close to the same idea when you think about that...
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| December 12, 2009, 4:09 am
here's my fact

did you know that germans first goal in ww2 was to invade russia, they asked poland to use the contry as a "bridge" but poland said no. Russia also asked Poland that can they come in Poland and "protect" the contry from the nazies but poland feared communist and nazies equally. Germany then decided to invade poland, france and britian also delcared war on Germany, and that's how ww2 came to be how it was.
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| December 13, 2009, 10:31 am
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Didyou know that during the Zulu war 139welsh grenidier gaurds defended Rorkes drif from 4000 zulu warriors and won, and it was also the battle with the most victoria crosses given, 11 of them.
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| December 13, 2009, 10:45 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Yeah, I read about that one!

Ive watched the movie like 10,000 times over !!!
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| December 13, 2009, 11:54 am
Quoting Ed Petrie AKA General Warren
Didyou know that during the Zulu war 139welsh grenidier gaurds defended Rorkes drif from 4000 zulu warriors and won, and it was also the battle with the most victoria crosses given, 11 of them.


Amazing. Did you know that smallpox epidemics reached the Incan empire before any Europeans set foot in South America. Here's how it works-Europeans land in the Caribbean, spread smallpox, smallpox rapidly travels in all directions once it reaches the mainland, and reaches Tawantinsuya (Incan name for Incan Empire) before Pizarro. Used by a lot of archeologists in support of a large Indian population before contact with Europe- in simple terms, a small population can't spread a disease that fast.

Sorry about the petition thing. Most ideas sound better when listening to "Ride of the Valkyries”.
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| December 13, 2009, 12:44 pm
Also, the Incans were socialists. Really. Economists always thought their system of government would lead to widespread supply shortages, but in reality it was just the opposite: the Incans had huge warehouses of supplies that, due to overproduction, had never been touched. Theirs was a society almost without poverty. A lot of this probably came from the Incan's idea that lack of word caused unrest, and lead to comical bureaucratic overachievement. For example, a Spanish friar once observed that three roads had been build between two cities, and Incan work groups without any needed work would literally disassemble hills and rebuild them somewhere else nearby for the sake of work.
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| December 13, 2009, 12:54 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Yes, comrade! Keep the proletariat busy slaving away in the collective farms and state-owned factories, and they will be too busy to think about revolting!

The system you described may have worked out for the Incas, but it would be highly unfeasible in the modern, post-enlightenment world.

Nothing personal, man - I'm just making an observation.


Why sure, Ayn Rand, I admit that some aspects of Incan culture would be unfeasible now (like their cultural practice of having mummified bodies compete for political status) but I think it would work overall. Certainly seemed to work for them, they were certainly more "enlightened" that the Europeans of the time.
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| December 14, 2009, 9:11 pm
I don't think socialism's goal is to truly make societies perfect; simply to try and eliminate as what they see as the most unfair aspect of society: an unregulated economy where the educated can exploit the uneducated poor. Well, I'm a Keynesian anyway; I prefer the middle path between capitalism (which can be bad because the educated can use their skills to exploit the unwary poor) and socialism (which can be bad because people who made their money honestly get it taken away and re-distributed).
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| December 15, 2009, 5:33 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

I am reminded of a quote from former American President Theodore Roosevelt:

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."


Exactly. The most destructive crimes are perpetrated by the intelligent. Think of the amount of human pain caused by a single murder committed by a poor, uneducated man. Then compare that pain to the amount of human pain caused by Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. That Ponzi scheme caused more hours of suffering than 100 murders. And he's probably going to get less time than that murder, who have a good chance of, as they say, dying in the hands of Ol' Sparky.
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| December 16, 2009, 7:16 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako
As for Bernie Madoff, I think we should extradite him to Iceland - they might want to have a "stern talk" with him after the havoc he wreaked with their economy.


As John Oliver of the Daily Show said, "Madoff was given two choices: to spend the next 170 years in jail or walk home without his security detail. Clearly, Jon, he chose the safer option."
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| December 17, 2009, 7:04 pm
Hi guys, sorry i've been away for a bit.

Did you know that Hitlers skull that was dug up at the end of WW2 was a womans?

Tests have shown that the skull the Russians dug up turned out to have many female characteristics. So was Hitler really a fat woman with a mostauche?
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| December 24, 2009, 5:56 am
Quoting Hastati Man
Hi guys, sorry i've been away for a bit.

Did you know that Hitlers skull that was dug up at the end of WW2 was a womans?

Tests have shown that the skull the Russians dug up turned out to have many female characteristics. So was Hitler really a fat woman with a mostauche?


Stalin maintained until he died that Hitler had escaped death and was still alive...
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| December 24, 2009, 1:12 pm
Quoting Hastati Man
Hi guys, sorry i've been away for a bit.

Did you know that Hitlers skull that was dug up at the end of WW2 was a womans?

Tests have shown that the skull the Russians dug up turned out to have many female characteristics. So was Hitler really a fat woman with a mostauche?

Think I saw a show on History Ch that talked about that.

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| January 14, 2010, 4:49 pm
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