Consider myself a Historian

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Consider myself a Historian

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Extremely well read on just about any subject you care to mention. Human evolution in Africa, Chinese/ India history, Renaissance, etc. The list is almost endless. Totally frustrated with one subject. Post WW2. Not Europe, Allies building back the economy while the Soviets were stripping E Germany of their factory equipment that they had to go back in and replace later. I'm talking Japan. US occupation 1945-1953. Supreme commander MacArthur. Unlike the Soviets, built up our former enemies that lasts to this day in eternal gratitude . Huge historical story, and yet I'm almost unable to find a historical account (regular book) anywhere. Weird.
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You're an idiot. I'm sure you try your best, but you are ill informed on every topic I've ever seen you try to speak on, and you are too stupid to accept corrections. No offense.
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You don’t know what you’re talking about, but that doesn’t stop you from talking.
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AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:12 pm You're an idiot. I'm sure you try your best, but you are ill informed on every topic I've ever seen you try to speak on, and you are too stupid to accept corrections. No offense.
I take offense. You throw out the "idiot" word like you are familiar with the subject. Prove it. Throw out any historical subject from the Big Bang to the present. I'm not perfect but I can converse on any subject. Give me your best shot. I promise I won't Google any of it, retard .
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WestTexasCrude wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:48 pm
AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:12 pm You're an idiot. I'm sure you try your best, but you are ill informed on every topic I've ever seen you try to speak on, and you are too stupid to accept corrections. No offense.
I take offense. You throw out the "idiot" word like you are familiar with the subject. Prove it. Throw out any historical subject from the Big Bang to the present. I'm not perfect but I can converse on any subject. Give me your best shot. I promise I won't Google any of it, retard .
Well of course you take offense, I intended to offend. Throwing in no offense at the end of a clearly offensive statement was a joke, idiot.

Anyway, category: Earthworms in the continental United States. Have at it.

You see, my assessment is based on having been here for years and already having seen you attempt to hold forth on a pretty wide range of topics, with uniformly embarassing results. It is an assessment of what I have already seen.
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Hey, AH I visited Hyde Park, NY today and toured Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential Library and his home Springwood. They had a special display in honor of D Day's anniversary. Many authentic Winston Churchill relics on display.

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A walking stick and cigar of his

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And me in front of my new house. Big fan of The Beaux Arts architecture style.

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What's that first picture of? It's not the churchill coat of arms
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AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:52 pm
WestTexasCrude wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:48 pm
AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:12 pm You're an idiot. I'm sure you try your best, but you are ill informed on every topic I've ever seen you try to speak on, and you are too stupid to accept corrections. No offense.
I take offense. You throw out the "idiot" word like you are familiar with the subject. Prove it. Throw out any historical subject from the Big Bang to the present. I'm not perfect but I can converse on any subject. Give me your best shot. I promise I won't Google any of it, retard .
Well of course you take offense, I intended to offend. Throwing in no offense at the end of a clearly offensive statement was a joke, idiot.

Anyway, category: Earthworms in the continental United States. Have at it.

You see, my assessment is based on having been here for years and already having seen you attempt to hold forth on a pretty wide range of topics, with uniformly embarassing results. It is an assessment of what I have already seen.
Yeah, I've seen the same erupting from your ignorant lips for years. History questions, ya dumbass Brit. How hard is this?
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I have no interest in discussing any historical topic with you. You're an idiot.
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AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 pm What's that first picture of? It's not the churchill coat of arms
The little caption said it was a gift to Winston from an American organization that was probably pretty clueless about coats of arms
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CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:02 am
AnalHamster wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 pm What's that first picture of? It's not the churchill coat of arms
The little caption said it was a gift to Winston from an American organization that was probably pretty clueless about coats of arms
That makes sense :lol:
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SIGABA cipher machine that was used to encode the most sensitive transmissions from FDR to Churchill.

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AnalHamster wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:02 am I have no interest in discussing any historical topic with you. You're an idiot.
I understand. The desire to attain any additional knowledge beyond your limited scope involves actual work. I don't blame you.
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The elusive Enigma Machine

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WestTexasCrude wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 am
AnalHamster wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:02 am I have no interest in discussing any historical topic with you. You're an idiot.
I understand. The desire to attain any additional knowledge beyond your limited scope involves actual work. I don't blame you.
Do you even realize that you just dissed yourself? :lol:
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CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:08 am The elusive Enigma Machine

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German sub- 1942? Shot up but didn't sink. Boarded and confiscated. The real background story on winning WW2.
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It was found on a submarine crewed by four men with the names of John Paul George and Ringo in The Sea of Green.
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CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 am It was found on a submarine crewed by four men with the names of John Paul George and Ringo in The Sea of Green.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 am It was found on a submarine crewed by four men with the names of John Paul George and Ringo in The Sea of Green.
Please proceed with your next historical example. I wait with baited breath.
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WestTexasCrude wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:27 am
CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 am It was found on a submarine crewed by four men with the names of John Paul George and Ringo in The Sea of Green.
Please proceed with your next historical example. I wait with baited breath.
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President Roosevelt's 1936 Ford Phaeton. The Ford Phaeton's hand controls were ingenuously designed by Fred Relyea, a local mechanic from the nearby town of Poughkeepsie. The clutch and brake were operated by one lever that, when pushed halfway, would engage the clutch -- and when pushed in further, it controlled the brakes. The throttle was controlled by a push/pull lever mounted on the right side of the steering column. Also mounted on the steering column was a small device that dispensed freshly lit cigarettes to FDR's hand. Quite the trick.

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Car has a little over 19,000 miles on her
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CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:34 am Car has a little over 19,000 miles on her
WTC will be along shortly to post a GPS map of every single one of those miles. :lol:
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Reservoir Dog wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:24 am
CaptQuint wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 am It was found on a submarine crewed by four men with the names of John Paul George and Ringo in The Sea of Green.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
And the idiot never went back college to try his hand at simple mathematics. Color me shocked.
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