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    Edward VII got to Russia in 1908 as king, which...

    Edward VII got to Russia in 1908 as king, which is significantly farther than Victoria.
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    The reason for the lack of state visits by...

    The reason for the lack of state visits by British monarchs in general was because they had to fund such visits out of their own pockets or they'd lose their tax exemption - at least that's the...
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    The Bastille Day parades were introduced in 1880...

    The Bastille Day parades were introduced in 1880 - along with making the day a national holiday - on behalf of the then new "first republican president" of the Third Republic who sought to push down...
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    The 2012 flyboards used a fixed hose to pump up...

    The 2012 flyboards used a fixed hose to pump up water from a turbine (waterjet) on the surface, which would be expelled by the flyboard for upwards propulsion. The current version (Flyboard Air) was...
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    One of the weapons in the cache, a Rossi .38...

    One of the weapons in the cache, a Rossi .38 Special revolver, has been proven to have been the weapon with which Lbcke was killed (as in: not the .22LR).
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    The Romans - and Chinese, south of the Yangtze -...

    The Romans - and Chinese, south of the Yangtze - were sitting 2000 years ago, the Minoans and Indus Valley Civilization 3000 years ago, the Egyptians 4000 years ago.
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    You'll mostly find the "toilettes la turque" at...

    You'll mostly find the "toilettes la turque" at rest stops on the highways nowadays.

    Back in the 90s the joke was still "how to recognize you passed the border to France" - by the squat toilets.
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    ... i remember squat toilets - from France. They...

    ... i remember squat toilets - from France. They were literally the default. And that definitely wasn't 25 years ago.
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    Probably? They're easy to move and easy to set on...

    Probably? They're easy to move and easy to set on fire.

    They also built some barricades out of toilets on the Champs Elysees:...
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    Sure. They only booed Macron as he was being...

    Sure. They only booed Macron as he was being driven down the Champs Elysees with the parade. Police arrested 150 people.

    And this is what went down after the parade:
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    The actual confrontation within that crowd only...

    The actual confrontation within that crowd only involved about 600 people, out of 40,000 in the overall crowd. There were 250 officers involved in the operation in the video; another 1650 officers...
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    The example in it is that there are instances...

    The example in it is that there are instances where you may want the police to have the necessary equipment to escalate.

    This is something that simply "isn't there" in the US. Yes, there may be...
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    Tornado jets are being used in Germany with recon...

    Tornado jets are being used in Germany with recon pods to support police. Most commonly IR imaging searching for missing people (on larger scale, police is using its own helicopters with FLIR for...
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    I wouldn't really call the "military level"...

    I wouldn't really call the "military level" hardware itself a problem; the problem is the application, and control. After all, those local police forces in the US are factually all independent and...
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    The Bundeswehr and the PLA are now holding the...

    The Bundeswehr and the PLA are now holding the "return visit" for this exercise:

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    As a followup, the guy was convicted today. Life...

    As a followup, the guy was convicted today. Life in prison with "gravity of guilt" meaning no parole hearing in 15 years. He'll also have to pay 50,000 Euro to the family of the victim. The...
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    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/02/germany-has-a...

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/02/germany-has-a-neo-nazi-terror-epidemic/
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    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/02/germany-has-a...

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/02/germany-has-a-neo-nazi-terror-epidemic/
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    Developments in Lbcke case: suspect has...

    Developments in Lbcke case:

    suspect has admitted to the murder, but claims to have committed the act alone and without help from others
    suspect admitted to owning more weapons than just the...
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    That's news? I mean, they've been doing that for...

    That's news? I mean, they've been doing that for three decades. And Iran isn't exactly hiding it either.
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