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February 20th, 2014 at 5:48:04 AM permalink
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I, for one, am happy to see her go, no matter the reason. I think all the nonsense has cheapened this site and made it look foolish.



Quote: RonC

She was cute. She cheated our host. She is gone.

Who really cares?



Quote: Sabretom2

Enough.



Agree. Agree. Agree.

I think "embarrassing" is the best word I can use to describe what I feel and have been feeling, with maybe a touch of wonder at how women have not yet taken over the world. As JJ has shown, it really is that easy.

As I have so often lamented, we live in a world where Beiber's arrest is front page news the world over, while the Ukraine burns and isn't found until page nine, at best. Here, a random bird inspires tens of thousands of words of interest, while the Wiz compares the future of this site to the most atrocious and horrendous event in human history, one which made the Holocaust look like a bad weekend, and not a single person noticed.

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February 20th, 2014 at 8:45:56 AM permalink
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Face, can you help me with that phrase? I don't read all the threads or comments and they are vast so are you referring to Mao's eliminating the 60 million or what are you referencing that no one noticed? Are you referring to Stalin's 20-40 million?



Great Leap Forward Wikipedia entry.
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:07:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Great Leap Forward Wikipedia entry.



Thanks for the link. I jumped over so much of the JJ saga I was afraid I missed something like this that was actually interesting.
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:11:41 AM permalink
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Respectfully submitted,...



Hope that's not on my account. 1) you needn't qualify a post, as you're always respectful, and 2) I expect no different treatment just cuz my name's a funny color. In fact, I'd be bothered by it.

Quote: MathExtremist

the typical participant on an Internet forum devoted primarily to gambling is unlikely to want to discuss, or even think about, genocide. Still, I doubt very much that the Wizard intended the phrase to be used in precisely the same manner that Mao did.



This is true, which made it even more shocking to me that it didn't garner any attention.

Ah well. On with the show.
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:24:01 AM permalink
Face,

You uncovered a gap in my history knowledge; I had not heard that phrase before, but I was aware of the genocide of that period. Thanks for providing the link, Wizard.
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:58:52 AM permalink
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Face,

You uncovered a gap in my history knowledge; I had not heard that phrase before, but I was aware of the genocide of that period. Thanks for providing the link, Wizard.



The Great Leap Forward? Wiz posted it, not me. I was just referring to his post.

Fun fact - I had never even heard of the GLF nor was aware of it until a Pacomartin post here at WoV ;)
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:49:57 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Face,

You uncovered a gap in my history knowledge; I had not heard that phrase before, but I was aware of the genocide of that period.



You remember Mao, Hanoi Jane's personal hero.
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February 20th, 2014 at 5:06:43 PM permalink
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You remember Mao, Hanoi Jane's personal hero.



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February 20th, 2014 at 5:45:19 PM permalink
Quote: Face

The Great Leap Forward?

Fun fact - I had never even heard of the GLF nor was aware of it until a Pacomartin post here at WoV ;)


I remember that about 3 years ago too. Because of that post, I researched the GLF myself and read a book on it. Fascinating, but morbid stuff. Paco is one of our most informed and respected members here I think. How is he not a moderator by now?
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February 20th, 2014 at 6:47:09 PM permalink
Great leap forward is too generic for anyone to make a big deal about. Who would know and once you do, it doesn't make sense to let a guy from China control you decades later. I'm more likely to associate the phrase with walking on the moon anyways.
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