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The History Kid

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About The History Kid

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    Keep Calm & "Washija!"


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    Tales of Zestiria the X
    Chrono Crusade
    .hack (Anything but LOTB)
    Black Cat
    Saga of Tanya the Evil
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    U.S. Army
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    Audio Gear, Music, History (Reading/Writing), Aviation, and sometimes video games
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    Ace Combat
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  1. I may forgive your transgressions if you #presenttacos Because he is one of the few who are safe from my flames of explodey death.
  2. I can appreciate Carlin's work for what it is, but he is by far not at all comprehensive in most of his research. The standard research prospectus takes about that same amount of time to compose generally, and there are hundreds if not thousands of RPQ's that go unanswered for that reason. That being said, the atomic bombings are pretty cut and dry (I am assuming that's why you brought this up!) and the only thing historians really beat around the bush about sometimes is the reasoning. Here is what we know that has largely been in a state of denial to new acceptance in both west and east historical retrospection: 1. The war may not have "started" at all, but could rather be seen as just in a perpetual state since 1914. 2. The war, if it did have a start, likely should be attributed to the 1931 Manchurian invasion. 3. Japan was an arguable instigator with it's forceful hegemony and case in eugenics. 4. The use of atomic diplomacy was, in retrospect, a means to save lives rather than destroy them (albeit they did do that). Much of this lends to research in documents thought to be destroyed by the Japanese after the war, but were in fact not. Instances like Unit 731, the Rape of Nanking, the enslavement of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean citizens, experimentation on American POW's, and the whole other onslaught of icky stuff. The bottom line, is that Japan had to reshape itself if it had any chance to survive in a post-World War era. The Allies would have won, and while it would have bled them, Japan would have been totally annihilated in the process. The Japanese knew this. That often leads to this saying: The victors of war are arguably victorious.
  3. I still forget it at times. It's not a second nature thing for me, and I don't imagine it ever will be. Either way, what gets me is the people that are literally wearing them all the time if they leave the house. In their car - wearing them. I'm not sure what they think they're stopping in their car, but more power to them I suppose.
  4. The burn out continues, I've found myself on Discord more than anywhere else lately.  Oof...

  5. To be descriptive, we are on our tenth extension, we just got our eleventh. Leave is frozen and work has gone to anywhere between 48-70 hours a week. Leave had been frozen since way early on, but it just continues. I've been running on reservoir adrenaline now for over a month - not sure how much I have left.
  6. We're back to "an unknown date." I'm overtaxed work wise. Yesterday was my first day "off" in a long time. I'm also getting totally worn down with the constant exposure to internet commentary and "opinions" that are just there to occupy space. I bailed on two social media platforms last month, and generally have kept my own personal interactions limited to Discord and phone. Still have a ban on taking "leave" too. Oof. I'm beyond burned out at this point.
  7. Not an argument. I'm simply commenting on what you're saying. If you didn't want me to comment on that you could have said that you didn't want feedback on the matter. At any rate, since you don't want to talk on that aspect anymore, I'll respectfully bow out. That's exactly my point though - there is.
  8. Too soupy for my taste. Plus the dogs were very upset by the ensemble of explosions much to my own chagrin. I would have usually been out there blowing stuff up with them, but...that wasn't in the cards this year. Instead, I just put time in at the range early, put a couple boxes of ammo down range and went home. Did blow up a watermelon with some tannerite though, so that was fun.
  9. I guess I don't live in the same Midwest world you live in, but I sure don't know "exactly what they did." Depends what their job is. Depends what hobbies they have. Depends what their free time entails. That's a blanket statement and is extremely inaccurate. See my first comment, that's simply not true. I have no wants in "something more" in my life. I won't lie and pretend I've never felt that, but those feelings were generally fleeting and entirely based on conditions and situations that I put myself in and I chose to pull myself out of. If you're bored in life you aren't looking hard enough. Especially considering the current environment of the world, the current capabilities we have, the things that we're enabled to do. You're a Midwesterner like me, that means you're in the U.S. You have plenty of chances and opportunities to go wherever you want, whenever you want, see just about anything you want to see, do anything you want to do with very little limitations and restrictions. You're living in one of the most active historic periods in the last 75 years, the most technologically advanced, and one of the most healthful periods. I understand if your idea of normal is different, but to simply lambast and assume that everyone is as disenfranchised with the world is simply incorrect and not true. Abnormality, uniqueness, incredible things are everywhere around you - all the time. Boredom is the construct of an individual - not of the world.
  10. I'm curious what your definition of normal is if you think anything in the last 200 or so years is "normal." Normal is limited to that of someone or something stuck in a state of idle-existence. I can't say that anyone could honestly say they fit into that. I don't think what you're trying to describe as an individual is that "out there" - people just generally have a more down-to-Earth checksum than people that are portrayed in anime. Half the fun is in the search anyway...
  11. You probably should explain since if I wasn't involved with a larger smash community, I wouldn't have understood it. For those who are sensitive, I'll include it in spoilers: My only comments are that this isn't even a little bit surprising, and it's far from over. Period.

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