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I didn't realize you got banned on SB. Can I ask what happened?
Spartan303
Spartan303
A post I shared on here at the Sietch giving some basic information on the PM post. They said it was a breach of confidential information, which was bullshit.
MrBirthday
MrBirthday
I was wondering that myself, but was worried that asking might be unwelcome.
f1onagher
f1onagher
Oh, I hadn't seen that. Thanks.

That is a complete load of bullcrap.
Hi, just posting to ask how you add those icons into your posts? Maybe it's because I don't bother with the bells and whistles, but I've never figured out how to do it myself.
I found this motherfucking monkey umbrella and it's driving me insane. I want monkey Umbrella, and more importantly, I want to get a tailored suit specifically to drip WITH monkey umbrella
You know, as fond as we are of casting America as the New Rome role-wise, I’d actually say the US has some strong economic parallels with Carthage. That is, an exceptionally wealthy nation with a mercantile spirit and the finest blue-water navy in history, as well as a love for commerce and entrepreneurship stretching back to its founding days.

In short, imagine if some angry sex between Rome and Carthage bore a child over two-thousand years later, and that’s basically America. The result: Roman grandeur and power projection married to Punic commercialism and maritime success, much to the surprise (and jealousy) of Romans and Carthaginians alike spectating from the afterlife.
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That is a strangely accurate description. I suppose that makes Europe the Greek Cities; past their prime and looking on in envy.
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Zyobot
Zyobot
Thanks. Actually, so long as I'm running with the comparison, I suppose that makes Britain a "crossbreed" of Athens and Phoenicia, both because it's the most prominent European power (in the American imagination, at least) and because it was a global maritime empire with a first-rate navy, as well as a knack for trade and commerce that'd have made Hannibal's jaw hit the floor.
Just saw the mod warning tag on your post and it's word choices.

El oh el.
Skallagrim
Skallagrim
It's apparently extra wrong to call out a female user for (metaphorically) whoring themselves out, i.e. shilling.

Presumably, it'd be more okay with a male user?

(Anyway, I called that user 'he' in the same post, and didn't even know his/her/its gender.)
Hey, could you send me Nigel Askey's e-mail you mentioned once? I will be thankful!
sillygoose
sillygoose
He did say it was 80% likely to work.
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lamuerte
I've got some pieces of his mails from Paradox forum. They are much more informative with numbers than response I've got. I'm especially interested in the state of the potentially opposing such a drive Soviet armies, since the battle of Smolensk was coming to an end and the Soviets were shattered in the center. It's basically the newest argument in the whole discussion about launching Typhoon in August because all the "too small amount of tanks", "too stretched logistical system" and the finest "exposed flank" takes are inflated. Especially if you look at the early stages of Typhoon, where every factor granting Germans in August was against them and they simply mauled RKKA in front of AGC.
sillygoose
sillygoose
Can you please send me the info on that? I'm pretty fascinated myself. BTW if you want to continue this via PM that would probably be better.
My grandpa on my dad’s side passed this morning. He was 96, so he was definitely up there, though I hardly expected that kind of news on what started as a typical Saturday. :(

Still, he had a good life, and (even though I’m certainly not a religious person) I hope he goes wherever the Dead go with no regrets and a joyous reunion with all the loved ones he had lost.
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StormEagle
My deepest condolences man, for what they’re worth from a stranger.
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Zyobot
Zyobot
Thank you.

Like I said, he had a good run, so while it’ll certainly be an “adjustment” knowing that he’s not the “always there, but rarely seen” (because he lived on the other side of the country) grandfather he was up until yesterday, I don’t have a laundry list of complaints about it. And I don’t think he did, either, even if we were both looking forward to seeing each other one last time (before it was too late). :(
So, how goes it in the Great White North? Things are just as chaotic up there as down here in the States, I imagine. :unsure:
Circle of Willis
Circle of Willis
More of a slow burn than anything major popping off ala Illinois or Ohio these days, only really notable recent development was Tamara Lich (one of the organizers of the Freedom Convoy) being arrested again. Inflation continues to bite everyone hard, myself & family included - we've had to start really tightening our belts, not go out for dinner, etc. for months and went from buying pizzas from our local Metro supermarket (they make a damn good pizza and the staff's almost always friendly) every two weeks as a treat to only once a month as of this month.

Welp, at least the prices of hotdogs & lemonade at my local Canada Day celebration haven't changed since the last one pre-Covid.

Hope things are going better on your end south of the border, man :)
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Zyobot
Zyobot
Sorry to hear that. Things are decent for me, but best of luck to you (and your family) in weathering the jack-of-all-trades storm of 2022.

Otherwise, I've a distinct feeling things will get worse and worse throughout our young adulthoods, if not our lifetimes. Personally, I don't know if Skallagrim's more "macro-historical" roadmap is the best one, but at the same time, I don't think we should expect the Fat and Happy Years to come back for a while (or at least, not without another Crisis Period between then and now). :confused:
Well, considering the occasion, I was wondering how you Brits are taught about the American Revolution?

Probably wasn't nearly the high point for your guys' national story as it is for us Yanks, I imagine. But then, considering how close-knit the Kingdom and the States are nowadays, I'm guessing it's not disparaged as entirely negative, either. (The fact it wasn't nearly as calamitous as the French Revolution probably helps, as well, so there's that.)
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It's not often talked about much in our history, to the point where it doesn't really gets taught specifically in schools. Obviously there's a joking "those treacherous yanks" but it doesn't really register much in the British mindset these days.

When it is taught, it's the usual "Britain taxed its colonies too much and they rebelled over it." As you can imagine, I have somewhat different views on the matter (those treacherous yanks, but unironically), but I'm not the norm.
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Zyobot
Zyobot
Thanks, man.

Would’ve made an interesting counterfactual if the Revolution either failed or never came to pass, with North America basically evolving into Thicc Canada and retaining more “European” influences that way. (And, perhaps, earning its independence via a peaceful transition much later down the line. :unsure:)
Zyobot
Zyobot
In any case, assuming America’s still destined to become Rome Reborn, it’d be irony of the highest order for Britain to someday become one of Imperial America’s most treasured colonies by 2122 or so. (You know, being the Athens to the whole of Europe’s Greece or whatever.)
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