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    A even closer look

    The object in the sky. What is it reason in this painting?
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    A close Up

    A zoom in on the upper right hand corner
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    The 'Sacrifice Table' #2

    Well, there is one answer. ALIENS
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    Sectarian Violence/civil War In Iraq?

    You know, honestly, if this idea of "imperialism is going to countinue, c?n we call our training camps set up for the training of vietnamies troops in Nam' before the war imperialistic. After all they are military bases techniquely. Likewise, can we call out bases in countries like East Germany after WWII to help fend off the commies imperialism? Simply not so. Anyways, I agree with the point Ursus made, Islam needs to grow the hell up, honestly. Christians and Jesus are made fun of at least by 100s of news papers every week. Likewise, so are Hinduism, Atheism, Judiasm, and pagans. Non of these religions get thrown into a fuss about it. Honestly, If that isn't proof that its the RELIGION thats the matter, than I don't know what is.
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    Well, today was a good day. I had little homework, and I spent most of the day bobing around in various things. I went on a nice trip with my dad to Sears and then to some other stops in the convertable (which I think he bought out of his mid-life crisis) which was fun. We started talking about politics and what was going on. My dad is different from me in political views in a lot of ways, but we are the same in some. He is very anti-muslim. He sits on the stand point that even though not all of them are bad, the world would be better of without them. I must agree with him actually, we have often discussed how within a century Muslims are going to rule europe, which angers me immensly. You see, for a person like me who is decidedly a western man, this is just about THE WORST thing that can possibly happen. I'm annoyed at Islam, but thats the final straw for me. As a lover of europe and what it stands for, it is too mind-numingly angering to think of Europe being ruled by muslims. Its obvious that muslims, even the better off ones in europe breed (not literaly, but more in a collective sense in comparison to non-muslim europe) like flies. We all know about the declining birth rates in europe, so it is obvious that this will become a major problem. Its so angering, I can't describe it..... On another note, we were in an awkward conversation about how neither side is right. The leftys are going to become subserviant to the muslim world and the middle east, while the rightys are going to countinue to fight a losing battle. This is were I think my own political ideas come in, but for the moment they can't do anything about whats going on. Basicaly, I'm feeling very scared and pessimistic tonight, not to mention very anti-muslim.....
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    Roman Siegecraft

    The seige tower was a decidedly Roman thing for a long, long time. Though I think another one of their greatest military engineering feats was their ballistics technology. They used the ballista to greater effect than just about any civilization known to man. The balista is an especialy good weapon becuase it can be used against both infantry and defenses efficiently, and modifications of it allowed on to chuck rocks instead of bolts, for more economic use of the weapon. That gave them a great edge. Also, The Roman's had specific engineering groups of people trained in building seige equipment and building defenses. Plus the average soldier knew how to make earth works and the general lay out of forts, as well as how to operate certain seige equipment.
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    Sectarian Violence/civil War In Iraq?

    Thank you flavius, thats what I've been trying to point out to everyone for a long time now. Oh yes, by the way ludovicus, your family has funded both sides of the war (so you are contributing to imperialism) and we gained little if any money of the deal. Infact, its cost us alot more to run the war than things would've been normaly. In imperialism, you PROFIT off of the action in a material sense. "If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck, then it may yet be a palatypus" or to realte it to something american "If it sounds like a quail, and moves like a quail, it may yet be a lawyer"
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    Sectarian Violence/civil War In Iraq?

    Please, can we not call them imperial. if you really look at what we've been doing and what imperialism is, then we aren't imperial, at least not in a territorial sense, perhaps culturaly, but the middle east and the U.S. are culturaly imperialistic
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    A Social Research Project- By Myself !

    Age:13 Male Student(if that really counts) well greg, that really depends, what aspects of the media are we considering. I think that when it comes to actually reporting the news, the T.V. stations are realitively non-biased and give a pretty good out look from their point of view. Different networks (fox, msnbc, etc) all have certain alignments. Fox, for example, is very conservative in its out look. While other networks are more liberal. I think over all that its how one interprets what the news gives them, and what parts of it they react to. Some higly patriotic people might see old glory being burnt on the news and go off and do something insane without learning the reason for that. Like wise, some one who is very scared of people dieing might see the troop causualty count a freak out while a more educated person would consider the numbers and etc. So I think its how people react to the news, not the news itself, that creates violence.
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    Unusual By Today's Standards!

    Hmmm..... another wierd roman practice.....I'd definately say the uses of the byproduct of being strigiled. When one was being strigiled, the oil and sweat and dirt and general muck would be flicked onto the floor creating a disgusting dog doo like substance with tons of sicking bacteria that (this is so typicaly Roman) would be picked up by doctors at the end of the day and mixed into medicines and ointments, sometimes even given to people directly (usualy only in the case of quack doctors)
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    David Irving Jailed For 3 Years

    Good point, I doubt any of those people were persecuted for crimes on those charges. Also if I may point out, one can classify any educational system as "perverted" , not just ones by those in history we consider "bad". In my town, the schools are almost obsessively leftist (we were among the top 3 most democraticly voting counties in the region I beleive) and I've been taught all my life tons of things that were only the positives or negatives. If some one was popularly beleived as bad where I lived. They would foucus hard core on the negatives bringing up the positives in passing statements which were ignored in the big picture. This did not however apply in a vice-versa manner. I, by my standards, was brought up in a completely biased educational system and the only reason I'm not the same way as others is becuase I loved history from a young age and there for learned things on my own. I am to this day thought of in a negative way becuase I mention both good and bad about every thing we bring up. I'll give the bads about gandhi and the goods about hitler in a way thats not ignorant of other things they've done. So, what I think might happen, is if we progress in this thought of prosecution of denial, perhaps we will eventualy (like what is sort of going on in my school to me) we will shun people for merely suggesting positives to a normaly negative thing. If I were to point out that the Nazi's did indeed profit off slave labour and it worked for them, and that the conflict was of ethics (the Nazi's being unethical to them, not having different ethics) then could I be prosecuted.
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    On an off question LW, are you a man or woman (since your an adult now) I never quite new. Anyways, congratulations on becoming an adult, you can vote now and all those jolly good things, though you can't drink. I'm only 13 so, I've still got 5 years, 5 years to pass a drivers test....that is....
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    Sectarian Violence/civil War In Iraq?

    With the current number of troops, no, with more, yes. The problem is, we have aproximately (as last I checked) 150,000 troops in Iraq about, which is barely enough to keep a very shaky peace in such a violent country of about 29,000,000 people divided into conflicting ethinic groups. Our gov't needs to put in at least 300,000 troops to soldify things. Its a bad war though, the politicians are conflicting with military intrest. I think if we gave the military an objective with a few rough guide lines (follow the law, etc) and allowed them to use what ever means nessacary as long as they remain in those boundaries then we could take and hold the country much more efficiently....though that is "unethical"
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    Sectarian Violence/civil War In Iraq?

    Its certainly not going to die down, this is most liekly just the beginning. I fear for the worst. Chances are this could escalate into civil war. Quite frankly, the U.S. forces there can't and couldn't keep a civil war under control. Personaly I've found a way out, a person to blame for all the violence. WINSTON CHURCHHILL!
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    Greatest Minds

    two people are rivals for me. Cicero-a personal idol and a man who I strongly respect and who's philosophies I follow in daily life. A genius in terms of politics, oratory, philosophy, and law. He truely loved democracy and supported the republic, and faught Caesar's rise to power every step of the way. A truely ideal man. Motzart- A saddly misunderstood genius who was obviously too smart for the world around him. I also admire his cunning and wit, as well as his obvious talent as a musician and a composer. One of the greatest if not the greatest man to ever walk the earth. The one and only true prodigy.
  16. Well, I had my palm read today. Not much of value. Stuff about I was going to either become a very religious man or die early in life, I will be married in my late 30s, I'm agressive and what not. I think palm reading is a bunch of huey though, after all, the outcome is purely a result of the conditions around you and more imporantly, your hand. If it is very cold out, you hand will have a lot of blood in it, or very little blood, which woul affect the "signs" appearing in your hand, this means that the "signs" that appear are different most likely and that can conflict with your previous "signs" etc. Also, I'm expecting a very boring day tomorrow, not much out of the ordinary... 1. Primetime (make up for your mistakes time) 2. Gym (warm up period) 3. Latin (best class ever, not to mention class with my best friend and the girl I admire) 4. Science (working on a project, not much of intrest) 5. Math (Boringness defined very blankly) 6. Lunch (Oh boy, 30 minutes of watching Olympic Hockey and chowing down with my friends) 7. L.A. (Boring as hell wouldn't have it becuase we are working *shackes* grammar which is now evil to me after taking some latin. What the hell is the point of Diagraming sentances anyway in a language I speak much better than just about any other kid in my grade.) 8. Social Studies (doing African history which stinks...just can't get into it) 9. Band (Our teacher is hyper insane-o now about getting all our songs perfect down to the last note, which is quite a strain for us trumpets becuase we have a very hard part for some of these songs) And then schools out... Thats just an example of a day for me.
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    David Irving Jailed For 3 Years

    Agreed Virgil, Arab Christians have it incredibly hard. As a comment to get back to the Topic here, I think it is sort of conflicting here that (as pointed out by another on page 1) that the most anti-Nazi & anti-Facist idea is individual liberty, which the Austrians are taking away by prohibiting a person to think what he wants. Also, I would like to point out that American Anti-racism laws are higly different from Austria anti-Halocaust denial laws. It is one thing to hate black people for there race, and an entirely different peice of cake to deny history happened. Irving's statements are like some one denying that Japanese americans were put into camps durring WWII and that there was no racial hatred towards them.
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    Alter The Outcome

    Ah well, Another good moment I'd love go do back and change, is when man first tied a stone to a stick, I would've been there and said. Now look, I've got a much better deal for you, you see that metal, go fetch boy!
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    Blessed are the Cheesemakers...

    If I went around saying I was Emperor, just becuase some braude chucked a scimitar at me...
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    Factors Contributing To The Pax Romana

    The End of major Political upheavals. I think after 3 very bloody civil wars almost directly after each other, Rome and her people wanted to relax. This was aided by An Emperor, all of Rome under one Decisive Rule. Infastructure Military might Etc.
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    Two Hummingbirds

    What about them Flavius? I think they are lovely
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    Alter The Outcome

    I don't say that out of hatred of any Religion, but out of hatred of violence as the result of the stems of Judaism. No offense Flavius, I think you were interpreting what I said in the wrong way...
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    David Irving Jailed For 3 Years

    Irvings is half right on the point that Hitler himself did not over see the operations of the Halocaust personaly, that was the job of the S.S. which techniquely means Himmler Also, I personaly find that just about everying Irving states can be disproved by simnply skimming over Mein Kampf by A. Hitler himself.... Which clearly indicates that Hitler was aware of what was going on and was indeed, knowledgable of and assisted the construction of the execution devices in concentration camps.
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    Two Hummingbirds

    You are a much better artist than I LW. Skill I lack.