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


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comment Where is (or was) Project HARP's Yuma Arizona space gun?
Some reference please, what is HARP?
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reviewed Leave Open Did the Great Wall of China help cause the fall of the Roman Empire?
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comment Did the Great Wall of China help cause the fall of the Roman Empire?
If you are quoting a source, please reference the source.
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reviewed Delete Number of bullets used in WW2
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reviewed Close How did Asian Americans manage to become richer than an average American?
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comment How did Asian Americans manage to become richer than an average American?
I'm uncomfortable with the implict collective stereotype of "Asian Americans"; I'm uncomfortable with trying to find a simple explanation for a phenomena that I suspect is complex and subtle; I suspect that any answer we can give will be misleadingly terse. I'm not confident that this phenomena can be analyzed through a historical analytical techniques; I suspect this is a question that more properly belongs in sociology or perhaps economics.
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comment How did Asian Americans manage to become richer than an average American?
Concur with @SJuan76; use of the graphic without attribution is also potentially an infringement of copyright, and a bit of an insult to the person or institution that took the effort to compile the statistics.
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revised What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
Removed opinion material. Changed title to indicate that Golda Meir is not Helen of Troy. Question still needs work, and my edit != endorsement.
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reviewed Leave Open How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
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revised During Operation Neptune, were any German naval assets brought to bear against the Allies?
Can't remember the name of the case, but hypotheticals are always "were" not "was"
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revised What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
edited title
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revised What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
Spelling
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comment How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
@BruceJames Eloquently stated. I had to reconsider my position after reading this. I won't carry out the discussion here, but I wanted to recognize a well articulate counterargument.
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open How large were the East India Company armed forces?
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
Dec
22
comment How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
I think this question should show more preliminary research, but I'm reluctant to close a question with an excellent answer.
Dec
22
reviewed Close Why did the communist China eventually stop exporting its ideology?
Dec
22
reviewed Approve Why was Britain willing to return Hong Kong but not Gibraltar?
Dec
22
comment Why did the communist China eventually stop exporting its ideology?
Please show preliminary research. What are some examples of ideological exports that the PRC has ceased? What leads you to believe that there has been a change? What was the timeframe of the change?
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open Are there any scientific estimates for Mycenaean Greece population?