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Now that the shills are gone, most of the (((hatred))) also seems to have died down., submitted: 11/19/2016 12:18:43 AM, 16 points (+23|-7)

Check out the difference between r/all 'hot' and 'rising', submitted: 11/7/2016 7:35:54 PM, 2 points (+3|-1)

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Check out the difference between r/all 'hot' and 'rising', submitted: 11/7/2016 7:35:54 PM, 2 points (+3|-1)

Now that the shills are gone, most of the (((hatred))) also seems to have died down., submitted: 11/19/2016 12:18:43 AM, 16 points (+23|-7)

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Does anybody else not particularly care about someone's race/nationality? submitted by Hindex to AskVoat

carlinco 12 points 28 points (+40|-12) ago

The cradle of modern civilisation was mostly the area around modern day Iraq. That's where farming started, where the first 'modern' religions formed, the first writing systems, where knowledge from east, west, and south was collected and all the good stuff was carried to the rest of the world. And so on.

Greece was the first advanced European civilisation - and all of a sudden so advanced it's unbelievable, judging by Epikur or by the Antikythera mechanism. And was eventually destroyed by a far less advanced Rome, which then was destroyed from the inside by a primitive governing system, and finished off by European barbarians.

Only when those backward barbarians got threatened by the Muslims did they start learning from them. At the same time, dry conditions in the Middle East and other factors made those areas grow less, while new farming methods in the north led to a population explosion.

The Chinese, first with the Huns, then with the Mongols, nearly overran us. Which would have stopped the European age dead in its tracks. And were stopped by pure luck, not by our non-existing skills or weapons at the time. And they brought us paper, explosives, and so on. It's actually a miracle that from 800 to 1800, they stagnated on pretty much the same level, which we only surpassed in the middle of the industrial revolution, and only thanks to dirty tricks like opium trade.

We'd probably still be a backwater farming region (all praying to Allah by now) if it wasn't for Averroes and other brilliant thinkers, which gave us the knowledge of Greece and some new knowledge added in the meantime by others, preparing the way for the Renaissance. Some great luck helped, too - like establishing smiths in every town, probably only thanks to the British taking part in the crusades, who were already used to the masses using weapons, while the rest of the world preferred weapons technology in a few select hands.

While the Muslim world, for inexplicable reasons (and because the Mongols destroyed the ivory tower of the world at the time, Baghdad), turned their backs on their best thinkers and deteriorated into dictatorships, infighting, and stagnation - probably also partly because of desertification.

Only since the renaissance did we actually have a few advantages over others - at that time mostly in thinking and economics, not so much technologically. It was already enough to discover the whole world, to prosper from trade routes to all corners of the world, and so on.

The Spanish kicked the Jews out, who, as they were not allowed to work in traditional areas, helped create banks and markets, among others; making possible the spread of modern banking and trading from Italy to the rest of Europe, whereby interestingly, every step further north added new advances - see Netherlands in the 1600s, or Britain from 1688.

And only with the industrial revolution and enlightenment did we actually leave everyone else completely in the dust - which is the reason why Europe was suddenly not only having some outposts and barely managed territories, but actual colonies everywhere. And could take over the territories of the more isolated and therefore less developed people all over the world.

During the whole time, the Chinese and Japanese actually kept up quite well. The Indians and Egyptians would have, if colonial powers hadn't deliberately kept them down. It's likely the industrial and scientific revolution would have started there if the Netherlands had lost a war too many, and William of Orange had never happened.

And Europe is nothing special anymore since the two world wars destroyed all its advantages. Europe's standard of living is not higher than in many other places in the world. New technology is barely coming out of it. And so on.

That all is now with the US - not least due to all the bankers, scientists, and other talents who left Europe when it only used them as scapegoats for everything going wrong.

deleted by user submitted by RulesForThee to politics

carlinco 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago

Ask some activists who already organised a demonstration. Get some reporters on your side (also a good source of tips, as they usually get around a lot). Be prepared. Some of the people in your town hall, police department, and whoever else you will need to contact will be helpful, others will try to slow you down or make you do it so it's ineffective. Be careful not to fall for their arguments, but listen to them and then insist on what you think needs to be done.

Don't forget to get people to help you with food, drinks, hygiene needs (if you want to stay longer), and so on.

Don't have any weapons on you. I'm afraid if you'd use a weapon, even in self defense, nothing good will come out of it. If you are afraid of your security because of the location, have some friends in a nearby car who can get you out of there if needed. Apart from that, a peaceful demonstrator with a little wound or two is more effective than two demonstrators of opposite sides swinging weapons who even the most sympathetic journalist might have to call criminals or hate inciters.

Sweden will accept Julian Assange's statement after more than six years of refusing to do so submitted by Ex-Redditor to news

carlinco 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago

I think Assange's time in the embassy should count towards any jail time - Swedish jails are probably nicer to live in. As he already spent more time holed up than a rapist often would, he should be freed. Even if there was some merit to the allegations - which I seriously doubt anyway.

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Nazis killed 14,000 a day according to a scholar in Tel Aviv. submitted by BillyLuath to news

carlinco 12 points -12 points (+0|-12) ago

Only 2.5 to 3 million or so were cremated. The rest was buried, mostly in mass graves. Also, bodies were added before one was completely burnt - apparently, that saves fuel. All-in-all, only 50 or so ovens would be needed for that. Auschwitz alone had 46 of them...

The fats are already seeping into the gyms submitted by Yiddie_Kikelberg to fatpeoplehate

carlinco 14 points -10 points (+4|-14) ago

First time I went to a gym, it was one full of a**holes who didn't like me and had me out after a few months. Only when I found a gym where people were more tolerant did I stay for years (though not regularly), with hopefully at least a little benefit for my health.

There's also the issue that if you loose a lot of fat, you will loose muscles and other important tissue as well if you don't exercise.

Moral of the story: Be nice to the few who at least try. They are better than the ones who don't. And if you encourage them, one or two of them might actually succeed in loosing weight.

A man should see himself reflected in his family submitted by ll0O-O0ll to theredpill

carlinco 13 points -9 points (+4|-13) ago

We are all mixes of different populations. And that's good, because it means the best genes popping up anywhere in the world quickly spread to the rest of it. Better transport means more variety to choose from, and fewer inbred retards.