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


2h
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
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2h
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.
2h
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
3h
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.
7h
comment Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
Evidence? Research?
7h
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
Do you have any evidence/citations/references? Or is this an assertion on your own personal authority?
7h
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
fails the preliminary research test.
7h
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?
8h
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.
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)
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.
1d
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.
1d
comment Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
Assertions without any evidence of research.
2d
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?"
2d
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.
2d
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
18
comment Live mummification
Not by Egyptians and not as punishment
Jul
18
comment Is there any evidence that the fall of the Tibetan empire led to an increase in Buddhism?
Wikipedia suggests that external troubles and the collapse of nearby states were more important.
Jul
17
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
This is a set of opinions. Q&A that are just opinions opposed to opinions is not history, it is an argument. This is a gorilla wearing a hammer and sickle challenging a shark wearing a fancy spacesuit.
Jul
14
comment Help Identifying a Armed Forces patch
Does it look like the flag of Hong Kong?