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P1: Outrageous claim with no evidence

P2: Reasonable explanation

P1: "Got an evidence for that? I THOUGHT NOT."

Every time, without fail.

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And then after asking for theirr evidence, crazy dude just few minutes ago, said this.

What’s the deal with everyone crying about evidence? .... TPTB hide the evidence to obscure us from our true past.

Oy! Vey!

Just want to point out that most Americans think of the Seven Years War as the French and Indian War. That was just the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War.... but the US still largely teaches it from a North American POV.

Story from National Geographic. It was published in the November, 2017 issue of the magazine.

The story's in the news now are more promotion for the National Geographic Museum exhibit than for the news itself about the US Navy's previous classified involvement.

The US military has been known to provide academia with tips on places to look for archeological finds before. They run across things in spy satellite photographs that they the military and Intelligence agencies just aren't interested in themselves, but they are sometimes bright enough to know historians and archeologists might be interested.

Some articles I was able to find about these sort of things.

Just thought i would point out that this is something that has previously happened. Sometimes they are okay with getting credit after the fact. Sometimes they might never be able to get credit in their own life times -- if ever -- as well.


I look around for good history documentaries from time to time. One I recently discovered is called The Germans from Deutsche Welle, the German Public broadcaster.

So far three episodes have been released, of what some research shows to be eventually six installments to the documentary series. The first three episodes (Youtube first, second is the DW web site link):

Future installments will be shown w/ initial broadcast Date - Time:

  • Luther and the Nation, June 3rd, 2018 – 19:15 UTC
  • Frederick and the Empress, June 10th, 2018 – 19:15 UTC
  • Bismarck and the German Empire, June 17th, 2018 - 19:15 UTC

You can monitor the DW Youtube channel for the releases.

I find them to be at least as good as the stuff I see from other sources like PBS or BBC. Figured I would post this here so any others also interested can check them out.

I will also use this opportunity to point out this recommended list we maintain here at /r/History. It's in need of a good overhaul. Wanted to mention it's there and I am going to be looking into updating it in the next month or so.

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Original Poster16 points · 21 days ago

Well, you can never learn everything so you should learn nothing. Learning anything is bad. Ignorance is bliss.

11 points · 21 days ago

even if you ignore both World Wars, you still have the Weimar Republic, the Cold War, the Wall, the DDR... yes, those last three have been covered extensively the past 30 years, but I don’t think you can just ignore them

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Original Poster20 points · 21 days ago

There are a lot of documentaries on those topics. There are lots of good documentaries that have covered World War I and II in depth. As well as several good documentaries on the cold war and the end of the partition of Germany.

I gather that they are trying to cover (or at least make a dent in) the rest of the rest of the story as it were.

-9 points · 22 days ago

Still doesn't matter. Roseanne was bashed for VJ... A public figure.

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Should have seen it coming. Yup. willful stupidity.... you are full of it.

33 points · 22 days ago

Because had any conservative done the same to a liberal presidents family there would be outrage. There has been outrage when it was done.

We shouldn't be making anybody special. If you want to call me something then go ahead. It's just a word.

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This Presidents family are in actually policy positions. They are not just family, they are employed by the White House. As such, they are politically fair game.

If you don't have a position, and are just a kid going to school.... then you are off limits. If you have an official portfolio and report to the White House Chief of Staff.... you are a politician who only happens to be related to somebody.

Any and all politicians are open to criticism and attacks.

If you want to actively refuse to see the differences here.... then that's willful stupidity on your part.

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That's not why we have borders.

Nobody cares about someone who lives on the border crossing over occasionally, they care about felons/tourists/traffickers/bulk importers using the guise of a friendly town to cross over.

Canada doesn't accept just any American immigrants either dude.

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-4 points · 23 days ago · edited 23 days ago

We don't arrest and imprison everyone because they might be a drug trafficker. And they aren't stopping anything underhanded happening at that border. Bob throwing a picnic is not a national emergency in either country.

We don't arrest and imprison everyone because they might be a drug trafficker.

I never said we do? Customs doesn't arrest everyone attempting to cross, that's just silly.

And they aren't stopping anything underhanded happening at that border.

Deterrents don't have to have immediately obvious effects to be successful/functional.

A barbed wire fence could convince several people not to attempt to jump a fence all while never physically touching a single person.

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3 points · 23 days ago

It creates jobs for a year while it’s built, then it gets rid of all the truck drivers and train jobs. It’s a net loss for employment.

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1 point · 23 days ago · edited 23 days ago

Truck driving is going away. And sooner rather than later. Those self-driving car testing programs are going to be used for long haul truck driving before they will be used for taxis. GPS units, computerized trucks that can drive for 24 hours a day at a reasonable speed.

It'll take them 5-10 years to work out the problem, but within 10 years.... truck drivers are going to be out of jobs across the entire planet.

The first things to go will be the long haul truck routes (Toronto to Vancouver). Then the shorter routes.... say Toronto to Ottawa. But it's going to go right down to deliveries to local businesses. No longer is there a guy on the truck to put the supplies in the back of various local stores or restaurants, but a text is sent to a business manager a few minutes before the truck arrives, the back door opens and you take out the supplies you ordered. Cameras on the truck monitor you to make sure you only take the stuff you ordered..... unload it yourself, send a text to the truck system when you're done. Truck drives on for it's next delivery.

It will take them 5-10 years to work this type of self-driving systems out. But the "They don't get tired, they don't take drugs or drink, they don't play with the radio and cell phone and not look aat the road, and they don't get road rage" aspects are going to big issues to insurance companies.

Self-driving cars..... really, the systems are going to get so good. at the end of the day, countries are going to go from thousands of car accidents on a yearly basis to to numbers down in the tens and twenties for entire countries. Canada currently has about 2000 road accident deaths each year. In 30 years.... that will be 30 each year at most.

The day it will be illegal for you to drive your own vehicle is coming. Probably about 25 years for now.

I agree with all of that, but the fact remains, building a pipeline eliminates the need for the trucks and trains of today, and all associated jobs, so even if self-driving trucks were coming anyways - it’s still a net employment loss, not the myth of job creation it’s touted to be.

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As others have pointed out, the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster did more damage, leaked more oil, and killed more people, that most oil pipeline issues have. If you want to drive oil tanker trucks around, and oil carrying freight trains, humans in those jobs can make mistakes..... you really have to measure which is better (read less risky) long term.

Ah okay I haven't watched any of the new Rosanne, just heard about it.

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The Arab neighbors were shown to just be your average folks who were weird in their own way. Roseanne sees the fertilizer they guy has delivered as evidence of him being a bomb building terrorist. Turn out he doesn't know how to use Amazon and keeps accidentally ordering crap he doesn't need.

17 points · 23 days ago · edited 23 days ago

From the conspiracy link:

Her television show, which she also produces and writes

Yeah, not really. Roseanne wasn't a writer on the show this season, and Sara Gilbert (Darlene) was show runner (producer with the final say on various things).

*Widowed. She died at their daughter's wedding from a heart attack.

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Her character was supposed to get a knee operation. Say that something bad happened and kill her character off. Then Dan, Jackie, the kids and grand kids can continue on the show.

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