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I'm currently studying Aikido and Taiji. I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


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comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
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14h
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Fails the preliminary research test - google search reveals Churchill said so, wikipedia. Suggest you refine the question.
15h
comment After the fall of Constantinople was there a re-evaluation of the basis of Russia's religion?
I'm relatively confident that Vladimir the Great did not re-evaluate his decision in 1453
15h
comment How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
I think you've got a false dichotomy here; there is a big gap between "a suicide mission" and "knowledge of the outcome". Commanders take risks, and military forces take losses to achieve mission goals.
16h
reviewed Reviewed How many unarmed did Che Guevara kill personally or by order?
16h
reviewed Close What was World War 1 called before World War 2?
19h
comment Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
Evidence? Research?
19h
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
Do you have any evidence/citations/references? Or is this an assertion on your own personal authority?
19h
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
fails the preliminary research test.
20h
reviewed Reviewed How did the British Navy pass orders to its fleet before radio?
20h
comment How did the British Navy pass orders to its fleet before radio?
Can you summarize the key points of the link? In particular, could you draw attention to where there is evidence that pigeons were used to pass orders to British Naval vessels?
20h
revised Does Chinese history really span the past 5000 years?
removed final sentence fragment which was impolite and added nothing.
21h
comment How many unarmed did Che Guevara kill personally or by order?
Could you explain what you mean by the term "execute"? The dictionary definition is to carry out a sentence of death on a legally condemned person. Since Guevara never had the right to condemn anyone, the number is 0.
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reviewed Close Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
1d
revised How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
Changed title to question to highlight what is being asked.
1d
comment How many Jewish refugee have been expelled out of Arab lands and when?
The edit is superior - I appreciate the attempt to include research. But not only does the referenced article discuss Jewish exodus from Arab lands, it doesn't address the articles that pop up in a simple google search. This still reads as political speech rather than as historical research. (I'm not taking a position on the political issue, nor am I judging the validity of the claims. In point of fact, I intentionally did not read them, just noted their existence)
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reviewed Leave Closed How many Jewish refugee have been expelled out of Arab lands and when?
1d
revised What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Title is now phrased as a question?
1d
comment Has anyone ever been punished for Project MK-ULTRA?
What are legal ramifications? What was illegal? Which laws were broken? In general "loss of a job" is illegal unless it is supported by legal process.
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comment Has anyone ever been punished for Project MK-ULTRA?
Assertion that these activities were illegal is not backed by evidence; the latter half of the answer passes out of scholarship and into political speech which is in appropriate for this forum.