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


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revised Could a nobleman's land be enclosed within another noble's land?
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reviewed Edit Why did the US government try to 'normalize' the idea of the atomic bomb for Americans?
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revised Why did the US government try to 'normalize' the idea of the atomic bomb for Americans?
Corrected capitalization, removed discursive text.
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comment Why did the US government try to 'normalize' the idea of the atomic bomb for Americans?
If that is what is intended, then there should be a link to evidence that the US tried to do such a thing. When did the US do this? To which audience? Why would it be unnatural to have a weapon? (some people might argue that atomic weapons are immoral, but it would be difficult to argue that fission is "unnatural".)
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comment How was whiskey made in the 1800's?
You could blame me, or you could roll back the edit, or you could clarify the question.
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reviewed Reviewed Why did the US government try to 'normalize' the idea of the atomic bomb for Americans?
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reviewed Leave Open Tracking down fifteenth century French and Italian coats of arms
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reviewed Leave Open Is external expansion an element of fascist ideology
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comment Which undeciphered writing system has the largest corpus of text?
Good answer - sources & references would make it an excellent answer and worthy of an upvote.
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revised Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
edited title
Apr
15
comment How did IKEA design evolve?
Discussion in meta I respectfully ask that a mod remove all the comments that should be addressed to the meta conversation.
Apr
15
revised How did IKEA design evolve?
Tried to divert the question away from references and towards history.
Apr
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comment How did IKEA design evolve?
The question gets periodically re-examined in meta; if you desire to change it, I think that is the right place to start. I think this question could be within scope with relatively minor edits; I will make an attempt.
Apr
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reviewed Leave Closed What does Spivak mean by “epistemic violence” in her paper “can the subaltern speak”?
Apr
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reviewed Close Who were Catherine the Great's favorites, and what influence did they have on her?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Execution at the scene of the crime under Australian law
Apr
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revised Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
added 579 characters in body
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comment Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
I think @fdb has made some points that I had intended to make. I might have phrased some things differently, but modernity and religion are in tension, and that tension eats away at faith. They aren't incompatible, but that tension needs to be addressed.
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answered Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
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comment Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
That is an excellent comment; that helps us to revise/edit the comment. (and there was a BBC History Magazine article about that topic in the last six months, which gives me a source to work from).