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#321 - MrMoon (07/18/2013) [-]
john tyler looks a lot like nicolas cage
#363 to #321 - newprinny (07/18/2013) [-]
He really is eternal, dood.
He really is eternal, dood.
#138 - mrgoodlove (07/18/2013) [-]
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Sounds like they were playing domination.
#131 - goodcheese (07/18/2013) [-]
mariee got a big ol couchier
#116 - EpicAnon (07/18/2013) [-]
This sounds like your average WW2 FPS
#183 to #116 - thebeatlesfan (07/18/2013) [-]
Battlefield 1942
User avatar #130 to #116 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
I have a feeling that battle is a map on Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
#68 - arsenalthegunners ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
**arsenalthegunners rolled a random image posted in comment #71 at Description. ** mfw the persina one
and also it was not "easy come easy go" Cyrus did a **** ton of work getting those territories into the persian empire, most of it by peaceful talks that they can join the empire for better future. also the country could not hold itself like that with different people of different cultures, nationalities and etc. And who are we kidding, Alexander did not really capture persia that easily. afterwards he even adapted some of the persian cultures, trying to combine his and persian cultures, making his own best friends and generals go against him.
#191 to #68 - thebeatlesfan (07/18/2013) [-]
Alexander actually took Cyrus' daughter for marriage as well. The Persian empire was one hell of a civilization. But I'm biased cause I'm Iranian.
#53 - danruaul (07/18/2013) [-]
i like that booty
#40 - thecakeislegit (07/18/2013) [-]
My grandfather who was a Green Beret introduced me to the song years ago. I found it on youtube and still love it.
Ballad of the Green Berets
(Ballad of the Green Berets)
User avatar #41 to #40 - thecakeislegit (07/18/2013) [-]
Blood On the Risers(Gory Gory What a Helluva Way to Die)
Another old Military song. It's about a Paratroopers first(and last) jump.
#257 - pancaker (07/18/2013) [-]
Adding links to facts. I applaud you sir!
User avatar #263 to #257 - senseofpurpose (07/18/2013) [-]
because a link from the internetz is always a fact
#229 - espay **User deleted account** (07/18/2013) [-]
**** yeah.
#248 to #229 - crazyolitis (07/18/2013) [-]
**** that little **** , alexander. And **** Gandhi.
#220 - patriotpenguin ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
FUN FACTs 2 :the railway station was located on the hill of mamayev kurgen, heavy fighting happend there (as stated). The reason for this is cause the city provieded a excelent point for guideing artillery strikes. In one occasion the germany 6th army launched 12 attacks to claim it in one day. The ground wa churned so badly there that about 500-1000+ metal fragments lay for every meter. Marshal vasily chuikov (one of the commanders of the russian army in stalingrad)
User avatar #224 to #220 - figosound (07/18/2013) [-]
>railway station
pick one
User avatar #225 to #224 - patriotpenguin ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
the railway station was located under the hill( not literally under the hill)
#226 to #225 - figosound (07/18/2013) [-]
Actually, the Kurgan was indeed a key point to hold in order to win the battle, but the nearest railway station is approximately 20 Km away from it. We can agree that the owners of the hill could block or let pass the trains from or to the industrial zone in the north part of Stalingrad (which never stopped production of armaments, even under heavy bombardment)
Pic related, map
User avatar #227 to #226 - patriotpenguin ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
ah, thanks for pointing that one out, but in retrospect im guessing thats why i said not literally under the hill
#210 - broorb (07/18/2013) [-]
Slave (n): A person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them   
I expect there were harsh punishments for a 'worker' who refused to work. That still technically makes them slaves, no?
Slave (n): A person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them

I expect there were harsh punishments for a 'worker' who refused to work. That still technically makes them slaves, no?
#132 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Irregular reminder that the Soviet Union, despite most expecting it to be defeated in a matter of weeks, saved the world from fascism.
User avatar #135 to #132 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Hmm... How so, exactly? Do you mean they ******* mowed down the Nazis? Or something of which I am not aware?
User avatar #136 to #135 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Inflicting 80% of German casualties, tovarish.
User avatar #139 to #136 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Ahh... I see... Despite their peculiar practices, I always found the Soviets to have a pretty good military might... dem tanks
User avatar #141 to #139 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Soviet achievements are even more astounding when you note that the vast majority of Soviet industry was located in the Nazi-occupied part of the Union, and that it had to be dismantled and reassembled east of Moscow.

The steadfast determination of the Red Army and the disciplined leadership of the Communist Party was the only thing that stood between the fascist hordes and a free world.
User avatar #261 to #141 - senseofpurpose (07/18/2013) [-]
Say thanks to Greece for that. They made Hilter change his plans and send more troops in Greece because the Greeks humiliated Musolini and his Italian forces.
User avatar #142 to #141 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
And I learned something today.
User avatar #148 to #142 - sasorikingofrocks (07/18/2013) [-]
And I'm betting you two are from America?
#145 to #142 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
There's really nothing that compares to the glorious victory of the people.
User avatar #146 to #145 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Pssht... Now tell that to the bigots who fear Communism means no rights...!
#147 to #146 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Several times a week on the politics board.
#149 to #147 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
I never go there... I fear a sea of red that is not the red I like.   
is windy day in Soviet Union
I never go there... I fear a sea of red that is not the red I like.

is windy day in Soviet Union
User avatar #150 to #149 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
There's about about four Marxist-Leninists, one Council Communist, and another, of whom I'm a little unsure of his specific ideology.

Then there's about four right-libertarians, two fascists, a couple of others. It's pretty balanced.
User avatar #151 to #150 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Ah. I'm more of a Communistic Cosmopolitan.
#152 to #151 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
We're all internationalists, if that's what you mean.
User avatar #153 to #152 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
I'm not sure what that means. What I mean is, I believe it is possible to unite people of all backgrounds, including sexual alignment.
#155 to #153 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Yes, that's like us.
User avatar #156 to #155 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Oh.. Then I think I'll enjoy your company.
#159 to #156 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
#197 to #159 - runswithdragons (07/18/2013) [-]
that's from world at war isn't it?

I know its ****** cod but still there where good moments in that game
User avatar #200 to #197 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
It's a famous picture of the Red Army raising the Red Banner above the Reichstag following Soviet victory in the Battle in Berlin.
#201 to #200 - runswithdragons (07/18/2013) [-]
some reason I remember seeing that same picture while playing world at war. but hey, I could be wrong. haven't played it since it came out.
User avatar #204 to #201 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure they included it at some point.
#160 to #159 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
I ******* love pictures like these. Where'd you find all of them?
#162 to #160 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
My last one is a common image, but I had requested someone on /wg/ to colour the flag for me.

The rest I've just come across.
User avatar #168 to #162 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
The picture far below that fits your second monitor perfectly is bigger than my one monitor.
#170 to #168 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Oh, I may have gotten confused. Looking at it now, it fits my laptop screen fine, and my second monitor is significantly smaller than my laptop screen.

I'm almost out of wallpapers, but I have a few more posters if you're interested.
#164 to #162 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
Here it is with all colors. It isn't quite as stretchy as yours, however.
#166 to #164 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
That one is definitely a peace of art, but unfortunately it's just that: art. I prefer the real image, to be honest.

This one isn't very large, but it fits my second monitor perfectly.
User avatar #390 to #149 - jewishcommunazi (07/19/2013) [-]
Red thumbs are unusual in there. Sometimes, some guy comes and red thumbs all the comments for the lulz, like he does to the other boards I think, but It's rare and I usually thumb the comments back up anyway.
User avatar #169 to #139 - sheogorathmadgod (07/18/2013) [-]
And then finland comes into the picture.
User avatar #384 to #169 - oxan (07/19/2013) [-]
Red Army high command underestimated the Finnish military capability, and gave command to inexperienced regional officers near the border. Once the **** up was clear, commanders replaced, and the winter was over, the Soviets won.

Really, the Finns only stood a chance so long as the Winter persisted. It didn't, of course.
User avatar #173 to #132 - exclamation (07/18/2013) [-]
What kind of laptop do you have? Mine is... something from HP.
#179 to #173 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Just a Dell.
User avatar #190 to #132 - beerterror (07/18/2013) [-]
And forcing on half of it a political system thousand times worse.
User avatar #260 to #190 - senseofpurpose (07/18/2013) [-]
We all see how great the opposing politic and economical system worked
User avatar #265 to #260 - beerterror (07/18/2013) [-]
I'm not saying fascism was great. I'm saying communism is worse.
User avatar #194 to #190 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Because owning the fruits of your labour, having access to free healthcare, education, inexpensive housing and state services is a thousand times worse.
#196 to #194 - beerterror (07/18/2013) [-]
One word: Kolyma.
Also, reducing every nation to a gutter by forcing on them "equality" by killing the elites, poverty, idiotic bureaucracy, unnatural economic decisions ending in a disastrous recess, censorship far greater than in fascist Italy for example, attempts of total control over people conscience and lifestyle...
>owning the fruits of labour, my god.
You know, yeah, a miner can get some coal for his house, but what about a surgeon? Or a lawyer? Or are they unnecessary in socialism?
You're speaking to the Pole, my friend I know exactly how you socialsit utopia looks like and what it gives to people.
User avatar #199 to #196 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
Uh huh, forcing equality. We're not egalitarians.

Central planning in the USSR delivered anything but poverty. You don't turn a country with a predominately (80%) illiterate peasant population into the world's second largest economy without drastically decreasing poverty.

Poverty in Poland is barely any better than what it was in the late 80s.

Totalitarianism is a myth, even in the case of fascism. It's merely a propaganda tool to equate communism with fascism, and makes little sense considering how bitterly the Soviets and Germans fought each other.

Hmm, medical staff were being payed the same as ditch diggers, weren't they?
#213 to #199 - oxan (07/18/2013) [-]
The famine in the Ukraine was, with errors in DJ 4DM1Nistration (which Stalin himself acknowledged), was primarily caused by sabotage on behalf of kulaks, who incited peasants to burn crops and slaughter livestock.

Yeah, such a claim is often raised, but that is absurd. Up to eighty million people died in World War 2. Are we then adding the number of Soviet deaths again? Whatever we do, we're looking at between 80 million and 100 million deaths. Well, from there, see pic related.

Despite the fact that it is irrelevant, no. One does not have to live in a country to know things about it.
User avatar #264 to #213 - beerterror (07/18/2013) [-]
In fact, one does have to. You apparently are one of the left-winged youth, perhaps studying in Western Europe, or USA. Come, live some years in Ukraine, Poland, or ******* Moscow, talk to people, have your stuff stolen, your work scorned and then tell me how good socialism is.
And do you seriously believe that about "the kulaks"? God damn.
User avatar #385 to #264 - oxan (07/19/2013) [-]
>Come, live some years in Ukraine, Poland, or ******* Moscow, talk to people, have your stuff stolen, your work scorned and then tell me how good socialism is.

So, go live some years in countries where capitalism has failed to improve conditions, to see how bad socialism is? That's some piss poor logic.
User avatar #388 to #385 - beerterror (07/19/2013) [-]
>implying socialism in these countries ended like in Czech Republic, and didn't fall on all fours
User avatar #206 to #199 - beerterror (07/18/2013) [-]
Your first statement I won't discuss, it's sbsurd.
Especially in Ukraine. Yep, industralization went good. And without constant arming and robbing the Comecon it would go to hell in 5 years, because it was obsolete and, yes, forced.
And just let me remind you, that kill count of Soviet Union on it's own people was probably greater than kill count on the fronts of II WW.
Listen, are you from/do you live in a country that experienced socialism?
User avatar #389 to #206 - jewishcommunazi (07/19/2013) [-]
The communists rid my country from fascism and brought freedom and democracy. Not all communists are the results of the relationship of Stalin with the antichrist.
#117 - bagguhsleep (07/18/2013) [-]
User avatar #75 - Pestilence ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]

During the Salem witch trials, witches weren't the only people burned. gays were burned as well, but were viewed to be lower than the witches, so they were often used to fuel the fires to burn the witches instead of using bundles of sticks.

Hence the term "flaming faggot".
#79 to #75 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
You realize of course that faggot was the term for a bundle of sticks used to fuel fires right? And that the term flaming faggot referred to these things catching on fire. In fact here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(slang)

Inform yourself.
User avatar #81 to #79 - Pestilence ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
Yes, I do. You realize it is because of that fact that the gays they burned were called that, right?

Did I really just have to explain that?
#84 to #81 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
SERIOUSLY? I understand you need to feel superior by attempting to win an argument on the internet but when I post an article you could at least consider reading it before you rapidly reply and demonstrate the amount of ignorance you have.

I would tell you to read the article but since you didn't bother to do that the first time I posted I've pulled the relevant paragraph for you:

"It is sometimes claimed that the modern slang meaning developed from the standard meaning of "faggot" as "bundle of sticks for burning," presumably with reference to burning at the stake.[6] It is true that supposed witches and heretics were burnt to death in some parts of Europe, and were often accused of deviant sexual behaviour.[9] However, any association of the term faggot with executions had long become a historical curiosity by the time the slang sense of the word arose in twentieth-century America.[6] Moreover, burning was never prescribed as a punishment for homosexuality in either Britain or America"
User avatar #87 to #84 - Pestilence ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
Believe it or not, a saying doesn't always come from fact. Flaming faggot arose because people thought that homosexuals were also burned.

You're thinking too literally.
#90 to #87 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
You realize I pulled that directly from the Wikipedia article Faggot (slang): Faggot, often shortened to fag, is a pejorative term broadly meaning an effeminate gay man.

Directly from the article with very little critical thought on my part. Simply presented evidence that is strongly counter to the statement you made in an attempt to disprove your assertion. It is not something I am personally involved in researching. However, the article states the term faggot probably derives for the term for an older female and earlier a "faggot-gatherer."

Directly from the article:

"The origins of the word as an offensive epithet for homosexuals are rather obscure, although the word has been used in English since the late 16th century as an abusive term for women, particularly old women,[7] and reference to homosexuality may derive from this,[6][8] as female terms are often used with reference to homosexual or effeminate men (cf. nancy, sissy, queen). The application of the term to old women is possibly a shortening of the term "faggot-gatherer", applied in the 19th century to people, especially older widows, who made a meagre living by gathering and selling firewood"

It is likely that this is where the term faggot derives from and the flaming aspect derives from one of the meanings of flaming prior to it being attached to homosexuals or faggots: www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=flaming&allowed_in_frame=0

To put it another way: Flaming faggot is a clever play on words meaning either a pile of sticks meant for burning which are on fire or a homosexual of strong passions (ie a very obvious homosexual).
User avatar #94 to #90 - Pestilence ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
"It is likely that this is where the term faggot derives from and the flaming aspect derives from one of the meanings of flaming prior to it being attached to homosexuals or faggots: www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=flaming&allowed_in_frame=0

To put it another way: Flaming faggot is a clever play on words meaning either a pile of sticks meant for burning which are on fire or a homosexual of strong passions (ie a very obvious homosexual)."

In other words, there's really nothing wrong with my initial post. The reason that people use the term "flaming faggot" as an insult to gay people could have just as likely originated from what I stated as not.
#98 to #94 - onewhoobserves ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
but flamer "glaringly conspicuous person or thing" (1809) and flaming "glaringly conspicuous" (1781) are much earlier in the general sense, both originally with reference to "wenches."

Your initial post was incorrect and I have left supporting evidence every step of the way to dissuade you whereas you have given no evidence to support your erroneous claim. If you read the articles and information from the links I posted it should be glaringly obvious to you that the term flaming faggot derives from sources other than burning gay people. However, if it not obvious to you I have no further need to present my point. As I stated it should be glaring obvious to any but the most close minded or incognizant individual and thus any further post on my part on this topic would be a waste of my time.
User avatar #100 to #98 - Pestilence ONLINE (07/18/2013) [-]
User avatar #66 - backupclover (07/18/2013) [-]
I'm proud to say that the British Empire was the largest empire ever created.
#62 - thatguywithabeard (07/18/2013) [-]
Someone explain the Warner Bros. thing please...
#60 - iamconbon (07/18/2013) [-]
kanye west confirmed as new god
#118 to #60 - John Cena (07/18/2013) [-]
he's a new slave silly
User avatar #231 to #60 - godshandshake (07/18/2013) [-]
**** you i was going to say that
#326 - derpyhoovezz (07/18/2013) [-]
Everything i know (Learned from history class)

Is a lie
User avatar #337 to #326 - Loppytaffy (07/18/2013) [-]
Watch QI- it'll do that to everything you know
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