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


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reviewed Close What was World War 1 called before World War 2?
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comment Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
Evidence? Research?
2d
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
fails the preliminary research test.
2d
revised Does Chinese history really span the past 5000 years?
removed final sentence fragment which was impolite and added nothing.
2d
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?
Jul
21
revised How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
Changed title to question to highlight what is being asked.
Jul
21
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)
Jul
21
reviewed Leave Closed How many Jewish refugee have been expelled out of Arab lands and when?
Jul
21
revised What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Title is now phrased as a question?
Jul
21
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.
Jul
21
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.
Jul
21
comment Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
Assertions without any evidence of research.
Jul
21
reviewed Close What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Jul
20
revised What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
Revised title; question is _much_ improved, title should be as well.
Jul
20
comment What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Because without research, everything is pokemon. We have no way to tell the difference between this question and "Did the Brahmi script originate with outer space aliens/ honest politicians/travellers from atlantis/FlyingSpaghettiMonsters?"
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
Jul
20
comment What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Why this question was downvoted and Pokemon. @YannisRizos comment supplies context that should have been in the question. Absent any evidence of research, this sounds like a question about mythology or politics.
Jul
19
comment What was the reason for US Fed rate increase in spring 1928?
<withering sarcasm on> But H:SE has taught me that inflation is impossible during a gold standard!</sarcasm off> (in fact, I'm mocking myself there....)
Jul
19
answered What was the reason for US Fed rate increase in spring 1928?