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The Civil War - Why they fought:

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   Jul-09-20 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
thegoodanarchist: < optimal play: ... I think it's just trendy nowadays to identify as a member of an "oppressed minority".> Of course! It's much better to identify as a minority, than to get your home looted and burned by <Burn Loot Murder>. Duh.
   Jul-06-20 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: LOL! Dear <JessicaSpellingQueen>, All I can think of, in this time of hilarity, is your discussion with our Dutch friend about <Wijk an Zee> It's <Wijk aan Zee>, he said. Got it!, you said. <Wijk an Zee> One of the best laughs of my life, it was. ...
   Jul-06-20 playground player chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: < playground player: <thegoodanarchist> If the young instinctively rebel against the values of their elders, why aren't they rebelling against their "teachers" in the schools and colleges?> Believe it or not, I of course already thought of this question. The ...
   Jul-05-20 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
thegoodanarchist: You are right, Kayleigh is smokin' hot: But obviously not naturally blonde. No matter!
   Jul-04-20 E E Book vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 (replies)
thegoodanarchist: <catlover: I always think of his Sesame Street avatar.> Actually, it was "The Muppet Show". A bit different from SS
   Jul-04-20 Arnold Denker (replies)
thegoodanarchist: And also, look at his photo! This in NO WAY looks like an 89 year old man. He looks maybe 15 years younger than that! Yet he died less than a year after the photo was taken. January seems to be a bad month for old people dying. My grandparents died in January (but 4 decades
   Jul-03-20 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
thegoodanarchist: < devere: "Bonn Fire" doesn't quite describe this game. How about "Lemon Meran Kramnik"? > I prefer "Schach and Awe", based on the banner shown here: Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008)
   Jul-03-20 Ruy Lopez de Segura
thegoodanarchist: I used to have a chess playing friend who called him Roy Lopez. I wonder if comedian/actor George Lopez can play chess?
   Jul-03-20 L Karlsson vs H Olafsson, 1979 (replies)
thegoodanarchist: As Rev. Spooner might say, <Puff Tuzzle>
   Jul-01-20 P Mach vs A Flumbort, 1998 (replies)
thegoodanarchist: I fondly recall the days when I sped along at the speed of Flumbort One, in my Sopwith Camel.
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  thegoodanarchist: That's one cool video, <morf>!
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  morfishine: But there were two! Lol 🌮🌮
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  thegoodanarchist: @ <morf>

Yes, you've assigned me "homework" and I still have one lesson to complete!

God bless you, my friend, and I hope you're keeping the Commies at bay in your neck of the woods.

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  morfishine: Hey <thegoodanarchist> those sleek lines of the ME-262 are almost hypnotizing
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  morfishine: With the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings yesterday, I did a little digging about amphibious invasions and which one was the biggest

Here's the distinction: The Normandy landings employed more ships (6,939) and airplanes (13,985) than any other amphibious landing. If you subtract the 2,395 planes that delivered the airborne assault, that still leaves 11,590 combat aircraft that flew sorties on Day 1, which is still way more than any other landing

However, historians will tell you that the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky) is the largest because more men were landed on Day 1 (161,000 vs 156,000 for Normandy) and the landing front beachheads were much larger (105 miles vs 50 miles for Normandy)

On a side note, Normandy saw a more robust employment of airborne troops than Husky, dropping and air landing 24,000 vs approx 12,000

One thing I like about history is one can dive right in and get their mind off all the crap going on all around us

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  thegoodanarchist: Hi <morf>,

That is a LOT of sorties!

Even if we had invaded Japan in 1945, I don't think there could have been that many sorties. But there likely would have been more men landed on day 1.

Nowadays I frequently think of the men who sacrificed, who fought and died in WW2 to destroy fascism. Their banner was Old Glory, our national flag.

Nowadays, when a person holds an American flag, radical libs call them "fascist". It's disgusting.

Damn fools! They should be saying "thank you" to the memory of our heroes. Instead, they want to overthrow what our ancestors built.

Stupid stupid stupid.

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  morfishine: Hello <thegoodanarchist> It is disgusting their attitude toward's people who simply want to show their patriotism. This whole Drew Brees is truly pathetic Having served in the military, one concept universally accepted was "My country, right or wrong, my country" which focuses on loyalty and patriotism. This can be extended to standing by your commander in chief. One can always voice their opinion via the vote, but meantime, we are compelled to stand by your commander in chief

The other thing I want to tell these looney tune radical left protesters, you know the one's pushing over statues, I want to tell them, "Why don't you push over the statue of the biggest racist in the Civil War, you know who that is, right?" And they'd guess Robert E. Lee? or Wade Hampton? or Jeff Davis?

And I'd say "No, its Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, you know the general who captured Atlanta and marched straight thru to Savannah?"

And they'd gawk at me, not knowing what to think or do. The idea that a general on the Union side was so racist just doesn't make sense, except that its true

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  thegoodanarchist: <And they'd gawk at me, not knowing what to think or do. The idea that a general on the Union side was so racist just doesn't make sense, except that its true>

Yes, it is true. Grant said something to the effect they were fighting to preserved the Union. Many Yankees wouldn't have fought, if the intent was to free the slaves.

Southerners were fighting Yankee oppression, such as the Tariff of Abomination. But the history has been corrupted with Leftist propaganda. Back in those days, people thought of their home state as their first loyalty, and USA was behind the home state in priority. Many still do.

Which is exactly why I put the youtube link in my profile.

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  thegoodanarchist: That’s a good video, <BP>. Thanks
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  thegoodanarchist: < morfishine:

And I'd say "No, its Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, you know the general who captured Atlanta and marched straight thru to Savannah?">

And in an interesting coincidence, today I ran across the following short article in The Atlantic:

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Nice article, what a coincidence! One thing though, I think Sherman is an excellent example of benign racism. I never detected any hate in his actions or writings on the issue. Sherman was a unique subject
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  thegoodanarchist: <morf>

That's just the way people thought and talked back then.

If you try to interpret their words with a 21st century lens, you WILL be wrong.

Gen. Sherman, as much as I detest his march through GA, had no time for hatred of Blacks.

He was too busy trying to do his job.

Look at the words of Gen. Thomas in the same article. He looked upon a pile of corpses.

Both black and white. Today, in a time of (relative) peace, to look upon a pile of corpses would move us to emotion. Would give us pause.

This general had seen war for 4 years at this point. He didn't have time, and probably didn't have the tears and emotion left, to mourn any more. He just looked at the pile of corpses and judged that the blacks could fight.

And this reminds me of my favorite quote about war. Ironically, it was spoken by Gen. Sherman:

<War is Hell.>

And also, less famous:

<“War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.”>

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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Sherman has a very interesting biography. He had actually quit the army and was working as a college professor in Louisiana. His years spent living and working in the South cultivated a strong bond and sympathy with all southern folk including slaves. One could feel sympathy for Sherman himself for after a series of setbacks in his life, he finally had a "good gig" and was on his way to financial security and community respect. Unfortunately for Sherman, the war blew up those plans and he had little recourse other than to re-join the army

He warned his southern friends that they had no idea what war was like. He too harbored great trepidation of what the future events would do to the country

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  Tiggler: <thegoodanarchist> I am visiting here to apologize for the testy manner in which I responded to you on <morf>'s forum. I took it that you imagined I was trolling (about the imagined Dealey Plaza tourist attraction), and I replied in that spirit to your comment about the idea being <offensive>.

Well of course it was, but it was offered somewhat in ironic jest. You see, in the Dallas of 1963, and even when I first visited in the 1980s, the idea of anyone in Dallas being troubled by being offensive was somewhat counter-intuitive. It might be said that bold offensiveness was the city's hallmark, evident in everything from the architecture to the long horns mounted on the hoods of their Cadilacs. Remember the TV show Dallas? It has changed greatly since then, of course.

Had Mr. Kennedy in 1963 included in his itinerary a visit to Six Flags Over America, over which he actually flew in his ~30 mile last flight from Fort Worth to Love Field in Dallas, he might have noticed that one of the Six Flags, to which many local visitors undoubtedly still felt allegiance, was the stars and bars of the Confederacy. There Mr. Kennedy might have joined the other visitors in their enjoyment of an exhibit reenacting the capture and execution by firing squad of a Union "spy".

Regardless of that, I hope you will accept this message as an olive branch.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Tiggler> no problem.
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  Tiggler: <tga> I have vivid memories of the first times I heard these commonplaces phases: "no problem", and "my bad". About 25 years ago. "no problem" was the invariable answer I got from a young African American student, who was engaged as an an assistant in my lab. I was amazed. Who is this black guy who is so cooperative and willing? Why is he not ironically telling me "yas massa" to suggest how I am oppressing him?

When I heard "my bad" from a Chinese research assistant, when I pointed out a mistake, I assumed that his limited knowledge of English was the reason. Imagine my chagrin when I finally found out that his knowledge of the English language was more current than mine!

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  thegoodanarchist: <Tiggler>: Your bad!

LOL. (I assume you know LOL :)

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  Tiggler: ROFL.
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  thegoodanarchist: I just saw the Felix Grey advert for the first time.

I liked it until the end, when the little Indian girl was supposed to play the role of guru. While the adult male stared at the broken laptop on the floor.

Look, you can stand stereotypes on their heads, but if you go to far it's just stupid.

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  thegoodanarchist: No more entries past here, Mates, for 3 days.

I will delete all posts for the next 3 days.

After 6/20, have at it!

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  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine> wrote <<thegoodanarchist> Here's some cool ME-262 combat footage I never saw before. Start around 2:15 or so >

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  Tiggler: <tga> Try the urban dictionary or the Aussie slang dictionary if you still want to know what a ****** is. I gave a full and honest answer on <morf>'s page, but it was immediately deleted.

I recommend The Aussie dictionary if you don't want the mealy-mouthed version.

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  thegoodanarchist: thanks, <Tiggler>
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