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(a conversation last night reminded me I had written this. it's not complete and still rough but here it is anyway)

How should we talk about Stalin? Here I am not interested in debating the supposed facts and figures of the Victims of Communism and their ilk; my criticism is more fundamental. Their argument, fundamentally, is to place the Soviet Union, and Joseph Stalin in particular, in to the same condemned historical category as Hitler and his Nazi Regime. However, to accomplish this goal one would need to demonstrate that the actions of Stalin and other Soviet leaders are as heinous as the Holocaust and beyond the pale in comparison to the rest of the world at the time.

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"No one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change," Biden said.

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Democrat Imperalism, an ongoing thread 

this thread will serve as a basic overview of how Biden and Democrats are putting together another imperialist administration

For now, it will mainly be focused on the Cabinet picks but will include anything connected to Dems that have an imperialist nature

For example, while the two houses bickered over how many crumbs of aid they are going to give us, Dems voted for a $750 Billion budget for the Defense Department without much fanfare

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I'm working through "The Savage Constitution" that was referenced in the latest Red Nation Podcast episode and so far it is very good/informative:
scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/v

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Here is my summary of Lenin's Imperialism. It consists of a short summary followed by a chapter by chapter overview of the whole piece. (repost from radtown)

docs.google.com/document/d/1Fi

the best thing about GMing is that you can take fears like these and inflict them on your players

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he's so funny without the helmet, medieval buzz lightyear

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what a cool concept for a summon, and it pays tribute to their boss appearance earlier in the series. Commanding them is also so strange, love it

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stuff like this is really neat too, i can imagine graphic designers love to pour over much of these sorts of things

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@FirstProgenitor anyone can bully mika by being aimlessly mean. i bully mika by sending him things that will cause him to start sobbing.

dropping the bit but you will never convince me to get rid of the name and pfp

Me: I was really pissed at Urianger but god I just can’t stay mad at him

Sam: who can you stay mad at

Me:

Me: Gaius

on the one hand, the romans were a warlike people, a slave society, and have served as an inspiration for European monsters for the past 2,000 years. on the other hand, they fed Christians to lions. so it's impossible to say if they're bad or not

bug of the day 

Today's bug of the day is the mosquito! The inspiration for vampires due to their tendency to drink blood, they are unfortunately extinct since the introduction of fossil fuels. The popularity of the bug in media (such as the famous Jurassic Park) have led to scientists secretly reviving it, allowing future generations to continue enjoying this majestic buggy. Thank you, science!

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