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


Mar
20
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
I would argue that heading #1 is not "return to the gold standard", but "a functional monetary policy. I dislike the gold standard, but even the gold standard is better than a monetary policy of intentional hyperinflation. It is possible this discussion should be moved to a new question.
Mar
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
19
revised How has enforcement of the USA-Mexico border changed over time?
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Mar
19
comment How has enforcement of the USA-Mexico border changed over time?
I'm going to vote to close, remove the political speech/sermon at the beginning, and then re-open. This question is currently too broad.
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
Mar
19
revised Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
Cited book, clarified that it is a novel, not a historical reference.
Mar
19
reviewed No Action Needed In WWII, why did people not run away from executions?
Mar
19
comment Why is no one claiming the title of Caliph?
What is "occultation"?
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
19
reviewed No Action Needed Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Mar
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
Mar
19
comment Did Roosevelt's New Deal lift the U.S. out of the depression or did it actually prolong the Depression and cripple American capitalism?
@pugsville - I've updated the question, but the answer is "yes; that is another astonishingly stupid action we need to credit to Roosevelt."
Mar
19
revised Did Roosevelt's New Deal lift the U.S. out of the depression or did it actually prolong the Depression and cripple American capitalism?
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Mar
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have American writing styles changed between the Civil War and Today?
Mar
18
comment Have American writing styles changed between the Civil War and Today?
I'm always uncomfortable with questions that rely on subjective impressions. I'm further uncomfortable with questions that ask for validation of a thesis. I'm still more uncomfortable with questions that don't match the title, but if I copy the question to the title, I think the meaning changes significantly.
Mar
18
revised Have American writing styles changed between the Civil War and Today?
Tried to clarify title & question?
Mar
18
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
I think the real question is "Why is the cost of standardization high? What are the factors driving the cost of migration to standards?" - and I'm not sure this is a history question. Economics.SE perhaps?
Mar
18
revised Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
Title is now a question; Amish is capitalized
Mar
18
revised Are there instances where collective farming has actually brought benefit to the population
edited title
Mar
18
reviewed Close What were the main reasons that the Industrial Revolution happened in Great Britain?