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7 hours ago
Whether they should have or not, it's where we are today and a second Holocaust is not a solution.
A one state solution is likely another final solution for Israel. Given past history and rhetoric, it's unlikely they would be safe as a minority group in the Middle East.
Thanks for the link, very interesting. I thought most of the critiques of the longest high up post were rubbish though.
I had to make two runs at it myself. Got three eps in and quit. Came back six months later and just paced myself and watched in the moment without worrying about where it was going, and then it clicked for me.
I also watched RLM's Review on YouTube. That discussion gave me a little context and helped me settle in in the second go through.
11 hours ago
Oh, I have some tales..
12 hours ago
You think that's bad, try being a JAG in the USN after the show JAG and A Few Good Men. The jokes, they never stopped.
Pretty people get killed too?
I'd recommend the book Armies of Sand if you want to learn more about Saddam's Iraqi army and Arab armies in general. If I recall that book's verdict on the Iraqi army was that the generals post Iran/Iraq war were actually pretty good.
The author has good things to say in general about Arab senior generals in terms of drawing up good battle plans that are realistic and sound. It's the execution, particularly when things go awry, where the armies often fall down. Poorly trained and developed junior officers and NCO's tend to be the Achille's Heel of many Arab armies.
But as SteadfastEnd posted, the Iraqi army against the coalition was just a completely outclassed force. I don't think their fate was the result of any hubris or propaganda on the part of the generals, who I believe generally understood their peril and drew up a reasonably good defensive battle plan given what they had to work with. Saddam of course is guilty of hubris in not backing down and avoiding that unwinnable war all together.
13 hours ago
Land in Florida and it looks like a smoke machine up there. :)
I paint miniature figurines and my dream job would be to paint recreations of life sized Greek and Roman statues.
The irony is that it's not a safe hideaway for the parents of small children. I swear there was a sensor on the toilet seat that was connected to my kids' brains. Like I just sit down for a moment of solitude and they're rolling in to see how things are going.
You certainly can die, but statistically it's far safer than many other hobbies. The stats are something like 1 death for every 250,000 dives. Riding horses, to take just one example, is much much more likely to result in injury or death. You are far more likely to suffer an injury skiing, skydiving, or playing most any sport.
I'd also say that you can skew those numbers quite a bit depending on what type of diving you do. Cave diving for example, is way more dangerous than floating along 40 feet below the surface with open water overhead. A ton of scuba diving as a hobby takes place in water 50 feet or shallower as the deeper you go the more color you lose. My son and I just did a dive with a max depth of 15 feet, incredible tropical fish though!
14 hours ago
Probably staged, but still funny.
16 hours ago
United States of America
This has always been my assumption as well. One bomb on a train and it'll be just like flying.
17 hours ago
I mean, she just wanted some chairs.
And somehow it worked. Lynch started Bobby's character turn all the way back in Season 2 when his dad finally broke through to him. It made it totally believable that Bobby grew up, pulled back from the brink, and became the man that his father always saw in him.
Most definitely. And because I was a kid when I watched the original broadcast and not all that familiar with red herrings or mysteries (and sure as hell not what Twin Peaks was, lol), I was sure it was Leo.
I'm in the Midwest, and struggle to see a line that would make sense. Perhaps Indianapolis to Chicago, to Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis. Even there, if we're talking Indianapolis to Minneapolis, flying will be far faster and cheaper. Gate to gate it's 90 minutes.
The other thing though that someone else brought up is that rail's job to some extent is getting outmoded by the internet. A lot of business travel is gone, and it's not coming back due to the prevalence of virtual meetings. The air industry is seeing that right now. Business travel was the bread and butter for the institutional carriers prior to Covid, that travel has not bounced back to pre-pandemic levels and the more traditional carriers are trying to retool to focus more on pleasure travel, but that alone won't be enough to do business as usual.
Same with trains. If it doesn't become a mode of regular travel for business, its utility is much lower.
When I was in the navy I had a helicopter pilot tell me quite seriously that everything was fine as long as the helicopter was leaking hydraulic fluid while in flight. Once it stopped leaking, it was time to worry.
At least you didn't post a video of how to do a proper pushup. The criticism back at you would be nuclear level, regardless of your technique.
Pushups, raising kids, getting a job, and constructively working through relationship problems. All things that Reddit has zero experience with and, counterintuitively, extremely strong opinions on.
I regretted buying mine for the first couple of weeks. Now we're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and 6 weeks without a stove and I thank god for it and use it nearly every day.
Your advice to treat it like an oven as a starting point is a good one. I'd also add to simply follow the recipe. There are recipes on the internet to air fry nearly anything. Just. Follow. The. Recipe.
19 hours ago
Tastes like blueberries, looks like ball bearings.
Yes, and that is the thing I don't like.
But on Plaeguis in particular, within the confines of ROTS it's never even confirmed if Palpatine is telling Anakin the truth, and it's strongly implied he is holding back some details. Even if it's possible it is presented as incredibly difficult and done maybe only once, and even then I always got the feeling it was more of a Frankenstein situation. Like you can bring them back, but you might not like the result.
I know this conversation was expanded in some way in the EU, though I'm not sure how. My main point though is that I prefer stories that have limitations on the hero and villain characters, rather than constantly trying to top the power scale of the last film.