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    I'm not talking about the kids waiting in line...

    I'm not talking about the kids waiting in line for iPhones. I'm talking about the people who actually shape French policy, political thought, ideology, the structure of society, etc. The sort of...
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    I'm not sure about "nothing but trouble". They...

    I'm not sure about "nothing but trouble". They also have pistachios and flying carpets.

    Ignore me, I've had a few.
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    I'm going to abridge my last post, and strip out...

    I'm going to abridge my last post, and strip out the extraneous bits that are beside the point. Wasn't looking to get into a debate on differing interpretations of history, that were only provided as...
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    In the last ~200 years, France has had her...

    In the last ~200 years, France has had her capital taken and the country occupied three times. 1815, 1871, and 1940. France lost most of her colonial empire after the Second World War in a...
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    I'll take it since you picked out one sentence...

    I'll take it since you picked out one sentence that you see exceptions to, you more or less agree with everything else I stated in that post.
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    The way I see it, the French parades are...

    The way I see it, the French parades are posturing and a way of compensating for past defeats. France has lost two major wars in the past 150 years, with its capital occupied and independence lost. ...
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    This whole talk about toilets, sitting,...

    This whole talk about toilets, sitting, squatting, started with kato.

    I think he's manipulated us all with some psychological kung-fu. He subtly posted a photo of a French porta-potty in flames,...
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    Well, at least nobody has broached the subject of...

    Well, at least nobody has broached the subject of the Celine Dion yet.

    ;-)
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    Yes, people of means in ancient societies sat. I...

    Yes, people of means in ancient societies sat. I don't pretend to know how common it was or wasn't. If I had to guess, I'd assume where sit toilets existed, they would have only been used by only...
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    It is more healthy to squat. It straightens out...

    It is more healthy to squat. It straightens out the entire lower "plumbing" and allows for the easiest evacuation in the healthiest way. There are certain illnesses that are associated with a...
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    Squatting is the universal normal default human...

    Squatting is the universal normal default human way of doing that business. Sitting down on something is an innovation that has only become increasingly common in modern times.

    I think even in...
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    Considering 99.5% of Americans don't know who...

    Considering 99.5% of Americans don't know who Duterte is, I doubt any elected officials in the US are going to be feeling any pressure from their constituents to go along with anything Duterte wants....
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    I spent roughly a four year period, and another...

    I spent roughly a four year period, and another five year period, living a mere mile or two from this neighborhood where the Australian woman was shot.

    It wasn't a bad neighborhood, and...
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    kato, are you just sharing with us examples of...

    kato, are you just sharing with us examples of how this hardware is being used in France or Germany to be informative, or are you using these as an example to make a point about subjects being...
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    I'm going to go ahead and pre-emptively respond...

    I'm going to go ahead and pre-emptively respond to what I know is going to be a point brought up.

    "But what about your tanks and armored vehicles rolling down other people's streets in other...
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    Fighter jets aren't being used for law...

    Fighter jets aren't being used for law enforcement purposes. They're not carrying out airstrikes on the citizenry or carrying out policing actions on civilians.

    Armored vehicles, however, are...
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    We're more or less saying the same thing here,...

    We're more or less saying the same thing here, with me being more long-winded and you more concise.
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    In Karnataka in particular, I've seen the police...

    In Karnataka in particular, I've seen the police equipped with both the lathi and SKS-type rifles. Though since you mention it, I do recall a fair number of thugs getting warded off by cops making...
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    Was just giving you background in case you were...

    Was just giving you background in case you were unfamiliar with the certain aspects of immigration and immigration policy in the US. I don't have an opinion one way or the other. My ancestors...
  20. hboGYT, The Colonel and astralis are far more...

    hboGYT,

    The Colonel and astralis are far more knowledgeable than me on matters concerning China, Japan, and East Asia, both in the present-day and historically. I'm not sure what kind of...
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