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    *worse

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      Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
      I highly recommend Blueprint for Armageddon on hardcore history. Carin makes the argument that the guy who shot the Archduke was responsible for all of this ****. He’s the most important person in the 20th century.

      Super interesting. Wished he had spent more time talking about it but covered the actual events of WWI, as he should. It’s pretty incredible.
      If you are interested in WW1 I highly recommend The Guns of August. It's fascinating and gives equal time to the politics and the military details. And it shows how time and again it wasn't inevitable: it was caused by miscalculations, brinkmanship, and just downright stupidity. It was done by men, not historical forces. All those lives are on the souls of those leaders.
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      • Re: PoTUS 45 LVXII: Pandemic Legacy Season 3

        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        If you are interested in WW1 I highly recommend The Guns of August. It's fascinating and gives equal time to the politics and the military details. And it shows how time and again it wasn't inevitable: it was caused by miscalculations, brinkmanship, and just downright stupidity. It was done by men, not historical forces. All those lives are on the souls of those leaders.
        Really anything by Barbara Tuchman is great.

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              Originally posted by French Rage View Post
              Really anything by Barbara Tuchman is great.
              I love Guns of August and A Distant Mirror.

              I've had a lot of trouble trying to get into the other stuff she has written. She can hold my interest but she can't spark it. I have to care about the topic going in.

              This as opposed to some non-fiction writers who can "make the phone directory fascinating" (Lewis Thomas, E. B. White, etc).
              Last edited by Kepler; 03-19-2020, 10:05 AM.
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              • Re: PoTUS 45 LVXII: Pandemic Legacy Season 3

                Really? He literally just said “if we knew about the virus we could have stopped it” after saying a few days ago “I knew it was going to be a pandemic before anybody”. Which is it, a-hole?
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                • Re: PoTUS 45 LVXII: Pandemic Legacy Season 3

                  Originally posted by jericho View Post
                  Really? He literally just said “if we knew about the virus we could have stopped it” after saying a few days ago “I knew it was going to be a pandemic before anybody”. Which is it, a-hole?
                  We should bring back drawing and quartering.
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    We should bring back drawing and quartering.
                    Since he keeps referring to it as a “war”, can he be charged as a war criminal?
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                    • Re: PoTUS 45 LVXII: Pandemic Legacy Season 3

                      Wait, the GOVERNMENT isn't supposed to step in, during times of crisis, and guide the states?

                      It's all up to the states? They're the ones supposed to acquire masks, ventilators, medical equipment, themselves?!?

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                        Somewhere, George W. Bush is sitting on a couch watching this and turning to everyone within earshot: "This fu**up is getting praise for this? I was burned at the stake for Hurricane Katrina!"
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                        • Originally posted by jericho View Post
                          Since he keeps referring to it as a “war”, can he be charged as a war criminal?
                          He'll get a note from his doctor excusing him from serving.

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                            What was Trump not prepared for? “The media.” So much for that pivot to even pretending to sound Presidential, as CNN tried so hard to make true for Trump yesterday.

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                              It's odd to watch trump and wonder why so many people out there are simply incapable of seeing how truly incompetent he is. The inability of Americans to admit they are wrong is also killing their neighbors, every bit as much as the republican response to this pandemic. Live with that, America. When granny and your favorite old uncle die because of this, or when your previously healthy 20 year old son has lifelong lung and breathing issues because of this, be happy that for 3 years you could not admit you were wrong about this president. It's your fault too.

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                              • Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
                                It's odd to watch trump and wonder why so many people out there are simply incapable of seeing how truly incompetent he is. The inability of Americans to admit they are wrong is also killing their neighbors, every bit as much as the republican response to this pandemic. Live with that, America. When granny and your favorite old uncle die because of this, or when your previously healthy 20 year old son has lifelong lung and breathing issues because of this, be happy that for 3 years you could not admit you were wrong about this president. It's your fault too.
                                "Getting CoronaLung to own the libs!!"

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