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Anyone read him? His Strategy is a very good read and makes a lot of sense. I know people like Mearsheimer loathe him, but I think he has a lot to say, especially about having limited objectives, that can inform today's defense policies. I'd put him right up there with Jomini's Summary of the Art of War.
Why is King James' God So "Familiar" When He's...Not?
As I've said, I'm reading my way through the KJ Bible (KJ because you can't fully hope to ever be a Man of Letters like I hope to be someday without reading the Bible, like it or not, and the KJ version has had the biggest impact on English Literature) and it struck me partway through "Exodus"--OT, almighty, intimidating God speaks using "thou," but that'd be the INFORMAL version grammatically in James'/Shakespeare's day...but the OT God is anything BUT familiar and informal...?
ISLAMIC THUGS DESTROY 15TH CENTURY MUSLIM SHRINES IN AFRICA
Timbuctoo, once regarded as equal to Cambridge or Oxford as a centre of Learning. Now Islamic thugs are running about destroying shrines and other things of great "Islamic" cultural and historical significance, killing, raping and looting
So Help Me God...Naw--So Help Me WebDip Physicists, What's Higgs-Boson About?
Leaving that "God Particle" title alone--and if anyone brings God into THIS thread...shame on you, we have a debate coming up, for once, let's have a discussion sans the rhetoric, eh?--can any of our brilliant scientists here explain this? I've heard of it, and apparently it's important, but...what's it all mean, this particle...why would it hep give proof of...things? (Note my very technical jargon there.) ;)
And for that money you can do what I do and get the corrupt Mod (say no more) to change what Tourney teams you get, as you can see it made all the difference for me in the last Tourney ...... where do I sign ?
Zmaj raised an interesting point. We can slander and insult and wrestle and mock politics and religion without end, but as soon as someone starts in on personal histories and former cheating cases, it becomes very hush hush and people start tiptoeing around. Not that I disagree necessarily, but what makes personal history and former cheating cases et al. more taboo than politics and religion, the latter of which is supposedly deeply personal?
SOUTH KOREA JOINS JAPAN AS A NATION THAT WILL HUNT & KILL WHALES
South Korea announces it will resume "scientific whaling" Boycott all South Korean products and services and let the "shopkeepers" know it's Whale Hunting by South Korea that has driven your decision. and what a "contradiction in terms" -- "scientific whaling" is a propoganda phrase